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
Yes, they are Finns. No, it´s nothing connected with (Melodic) Death or Symphonic (female voice) Metal, or – maybe all of it?
Well, the band info already warns you that describing the music of For The Imperium is a difficult-next-to-impossible task, thus I don´t know if I can vaguely succeed here. The first of 11 tracks named ”Ignition” indeed explodes with riffs, rythms, screams/growls and clean vocals all over your sound system, the chaos is kept at bay, though, and turns into a quite classic-Rock song structure with beautiful vocal lines. The following tracks continue this attitude an bring e.g. Metal-core / Speed Metal / Punk / Pop / lounge music elements to the wild and violent sound mix, like Faith no More on acid. Or Waltari, next generation. Or a Metal-HC-Punk version of Frank Zappa´s Mothers of Invention. Or something like that. A bit stressful to listen to, admittedly. In between you get some calm moments, like the epic ballad Hero – Neu! Or a pretty straight-forward Punk/Emo songs ”Working Class Heroine” and ”Pike River”. Crazy, unpredictable - therefore a bit difficult to say if this is a good or bad album - well, it´s definitely not boring. For The Imperium – for the adventurous listeners. Definitely.
FOR THE IMPERIUM
Hakim Hietikko - vocals
Ville Suorsa - guitars
Jyri Helko - bass
Tuomas Rauhala - drums