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
First it sounded quite promising - but then... I really tried, but I simply could not take it any more in the middle of the second song - this female voice "sounding-slightly-off", this over-the-top effect, perhaps - in vain - trying to cover vocal inefficiencies? Took a deep breath, then checked quickly the other 3 songs on this EP (actually a re-issue of the 2010 debut), but unfortunately I could not discover anything to change my impression. Which is - somebody in this Portugese band or in the studio should have checked their sense of hearing even 2 years ago... Otherwise I find no explanation for this release. Only because the music itself - average Gothic-Rock, "Tears" and "Fixation" could have been good songs - I pull out