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
Five guys from Spain took on Gothenburg Metal in 2002 and celebrated it after that under the name DARKNESS BY OATH. This sounds quite nice so far, and you could basically say that also about their 3rd CD ´Near Death Experience´. Could? Yes, if this annoying singer wasn´t there who tortures his vocal cords but still rather sounds like a coughing frog during a sexual act with a grater. In case you have tried it yourself - I mean this style of singing, not the sexual act with a grater - your vocal cords would start bleeding anyway. So it´s not the lack of commitment, it´s simply sounding - well, strange. Naturally this is a question of taste, it´s not quite mine, though. When I just ignore the screeches, I can indeed hear a cutting-edge piece of Melodic Death Metal which doesn´t have to fear the competition of it´s Swedish ancestors. A great song is the instrumental ´Holloworld´ where the clear and powerful production becomes most evident too. Very good, guys! Put one more song like that on the next album, give your singer something to heal his throat, and then you´ll easily receive 10 elks!
01. Into The Gloom
02. In An Obscure Eternity
03. Violent Intentions
05. A Cry OfTerror (Voice From Nowhere)
07. Streams Of Blood
08. Unequivocal Evil Excitement
09. Fallen Angel Of Death
10. Last Emotions
11. Terror In Thousand Faces