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
Penetrator is the second album by the Slovenian heavy metal institution Lene Kosti after their reunion in 2008. Those 11 songs plus bonus track impress not only with good sound and good production, but also with variety. Earthy Heavy Metal set on full power, occasionally stomping (Heavy Artillery), occasionally more sophisticated rythms (Refuse To Die), then again playful guitar licks that are relentlessly piercing your ears (13th Warrior). As guest musicians Manni Schmidt and Mat Sinner once again contributed to one song. Massive guitars dominate, but that does not matter at all, and even the only ballad offers beautiful and powerful guitars. Only the bonus track is rather bluesy than metal, just like a chill out after 40 minutes on full speed. Well done and highly recommended for fans of Judas Priest and / or Iron Maiden.
Well done and highly recommended for fans of Judas Priest and / or Iron Maiden.