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
The Swedes have been around in the Hardcore scene since end of 2002 and are now releasing their second album, as you might´ve already guessed from the simple title "Second Album". Already with their debut album the guys obviously caused a lot of excitement (rumors say, that they destroyed the venue or stage more or less, because fans were going off the rails) and on the following European tour they were welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately this success was stopped a bit due to a hand injury of the guitarist and a lack of support from their former label. However this seemed to be too boring after a while and the Swedes started to organise another tour on their own, once again with success and just while touring, they started writing songs for the actual album - and that´s definitely worth listening. This is the perfect music, for all, who are into Swedish Hardcore, because that´s a band you surely can´t ignore this year! It´s great for bringing up good times! "Soundtrack from the hard life on the road", yep indeed, because when comparing it with their former album they´ve added some extra portion of aggression and speed. "We don´t want to repeat ourselves, the songs should be fun and great to be live" - I read in some interview a while ago - and I´d say they were pretty successful in doing so with their second album. Check it out!