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
This makes clear once again why Children Of Bodom and In Flames have such a special position: there's a little more to it than combining some melodies with staccato riffs and grunting vocals. This "symphony" is so simply, not to say cheaply, put together and sounds like it could double as a chamber concert for tuba and a reed organ. The keyboard they used to produce these laughable sounds, seems to have been constructed from an old pinball machine and the "singer" sounds like Alexi Laiho with serious damage to his larynx. And to make it worse, every now and then they attempt to be a fishermen's choir.