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
2012 is when the world ends? Well, this is the perfect soundtack for this event. For about an hour the listener can drown in the melancholy of ´Second World´. The 6 Italians THE FORESHADOWING indulge themselves in a deep dark sound web of doom and silver mists of despair which embrace your wounded soul gently. Who expects a quite whiny bunch will be wrong, though. For some reason I feel reminded of LEGENDA´s ´Autumnal´, although those bands have hardly anything in common. Each band is capable of creating an overwhelming mood and express an enourmous amount of charisma.
As I am running out of words and my position must be clear by now, I just need to sum up:´Second World´ deserves an open ear because of this fascinating gloom, the precise modern production and - as bonus - some chorals, which could have added more often to the arrangements because of their goose-bump-factor. Who is into ANATHEMA, FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, TYPO 0 NEGATIVE or SOLEMN NOVENA can just grab this one, too
The title track ´Second World´ and the great ´Noli Timere´ are songs I´d recommend.
03. The Forsaken Son
04. Second World
06. Ground Zero
07. Reverie is a Tyrant
09. Noli Timere
10. Friends of Pain