Sad news: The music world mourns the loss of Ray Manzarek (74), founding Member and keyboarder of The Doors, White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte (44) and Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder (63). R.I.P.!
German Hardrockers BERSERKER will donate 18.000€ to the Berlin cancer charity for children on May 25. November 2011 BERSERKER front man Schröder was diagnosed with cancer, now he is cancer-free. In 2012 the band collected money for this charity at their concerts and will also continue to do so in the future. Slayer´s Jeff Hanneman is dead: he passed away at about 11AM on May 2nd near his Southern California home because of liver failure due to an infection after a spider bite. R.I.P. Jeff!
The Siberian Jay music video "I´m Holding" featuring Mikko Sirén from Apocalyptica on drums - we reported about the videoshoot in our "1h with" Special - can be watched here: http://youtu.be/C-hSNurZVcs
Enemynside are a young and talented band from Italy, playing Heavy Metal with some Thrash Metal parts. There idols are noone else than the four horsemen. Well, ``In the Middle of Nowhere`` will actually not compete with the classics of the Metallicats, but we are actually taking of one of the biggest and most succesful metal band worldwide…
Enemynside can really convince with their capabilites as musicians as well as with their songwriting. So they have asome advance compared to many other newcomer bands. But of course there is still room for improvement, for example with the very few lead guitars and the choruses, which could need better hooklines. Nevertheless, a solid beginning.