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
„Wachät Uf“ is the second CD of this Swiss band from capital city Bern, who definitely deliver something unique, mixing Hardcore with provocative Hip-Hop vocals, in Swiss dialect. As the band points out, this new CD is on a new technical standard compared with the debut „Dräiät Dürä“, and the sound is indeed great, cool riffs, the vocals are a question of taste. The rap lyrics aren´t bad, but when singer Hak starts with growls even Swiss people won´t understand anything. Therefore, with some work on the vocals the third CD might make the break. Still, if you are looking for something special in some exotic language, like Swiss/Bern dialect, you gotta have this one.