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
For some reason everything nowadays needs to be labelled ”modern”. Ok, so I do the same and put ”modern” on the Thrash Metal box, put CHANNEL ZERO into it and feel delighted about my eclectic musical understanding. However, those Belgians don´t make my job that easy because after Electric Showdown this definition doesn´t seem to work anymore. Therefore let´s put the categorizing aside and just enjoy this CD – that was released 2011 already – in a free and democratic context.
Feed`em With A Brick is pretty cool stuff that hardly gives reason for complaints – basically none. CHANNEL ZERO focus on a stomping earth-bound Thrash`n Roll and also give room for unusual hooks and shout-alongs, for example the powerful Hot Summer or Guns of Navarone that give you goosebumps, or my fave In The City.
Summing up: Let´s keep it simple, I really like this CD! Why? Because I can find all my favorite musical styles on it and it sounds really cool! Those who enjoy THE HAUNTED & CLAWFINGER vs. ANTHRAX, should definitely check out this one!
01. Hot Summer 3:38
02. Guns of Navarone 2:57
03. Electric Showdown 3:35
04. Freedom 3:37
05. In The City 3:50
06. Angels Blood 2:50
07. Side Lines 4:01
08. Hammerhead 2:56
09. Capitol Pigs 5:34
10. Ammunition 3:39
11. War Is Hell 4:37
12. Ocean 4:06