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
Four guys from Hamburg want more than hard metal. They pack a developing bunch of further harsh electronics on the stage between the ears, and they even like to experiment with the vocals.
The first track starts with pleasurable synth loops, which adjust the pointer to the dance party mode - but then break off the guitars and brutal punkcore kill the peacefulness. Well, no revolution, because metal and punk and electronics - this crossover other bands have found interesting in the digital age, too. But then the voice starts to growl - and can it be? No, it's not Phil Anselmo, even if the shouts clearly march into the Pantera direction. The local man at the microphone can not just scream well.
After been shaken by the quite exciting hardcore metal party, the second song seems to be poured from other material. Melodic vocal lines - except the from hard rock influenced chorus - are mixed to a nostalgic '80s disco beat and shaked with trace elements of System Of A Down, what let anybody, who is searching for definitions and references, just standing outside in the pouring rain which has the taste of a cocktail. "Timemachine" comes already easier to define around the corner. Pantera shouts stirred with heavy rock and metal-complexity, powerful and driving, at a gig surely pretty catchy.
Although it has been ten years, this powerful EP is the first true public production from this band. You can listen to it on MySpace or Facebook, and can´t live without these tunes, has the possibility to order a rotating silver disc from the band or at their concerts.
Tracklist: 01. Trends No More
02. Silver City
04. Meet n Greet
Bandmembers: Benjamin Kapidzic – Vocals, Synths, Guitars
Frederic Twisterling – Guitars, Vocals
Clemens Spallek – Bass
Jan Ludwig – Drums, Effects