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
ARISTILLUS are angry! Even though the band has to be filed under emo pop the Norwegian guys, lately, seem to have discovered their hardcore roots, too. Those who did not know the band before will probably enjoy “Devoured Trees & Crystal Skies”. It has got sweet melodies and choruses, which are suitable for a stadium, however, the pathos in songs like Neurotic or Bury The City Lights and the power pop song Circles are actually unforgivable. But, thank God or whoever, with songs like Colour The Hope, Exit Evolve or When The Flower Grows, singer and guitarist Simon Bergseth is finally growling again giving a much needed kick-in-the-butt to the corresponding passages. The NWoBHM parts, which were included now and then, are also fun, but they could have been longer. Indeed, you can also hear some postcore on “Devoured Trees & Crystal Skies”. Fans of the band will simply love this album no matter what.