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
From the first tune on, the trio from Munich Black Blitz rock like hell. Their recipe is not new and has survived 30 years: AC/DC meets with Whitesnake, and track two "Bombshell" has something of ZZ Top. A delight for all leatherfrocks or those born genetically with two wheels for locomotion. Hard Rock`n´roll with well-known riffs, well-known melodies and guitar solos and a voice that blows the shit out of each room. This is no sweet Sunday afternoon tea-time music.
Moreover - and even proclaims by the cover with the three boys grinning cheerfully - the whole thing is not seen grim, but despite all the pressure rather soothing relaxed. This indeed fits the album title "Born To Rock". Such a title in the last 30 years has already exist approximately 300 times. But anyway, they don´t offer cold coffee, on the contrary, a lonely beer could begin to boil, because it is about music that never becomes less hot, even if it´s just played again.
The singer/guitarist Thomas Bauer has a strong membrane, which runs through full, although variety doesn´t belong to one of the strengths. Nevertheless it is a great debut. For future musical development, it would be desirable, the range of "sounds great, but everything have been once played already" to expand a little to own terrain.
Just take a ride by yourself, here:
1. Born To Rock
3. Take It Or Leave It
4. Point Of No Return
5. Kicked Out Of Business
6. Let It Out
7. Road Runner
8. Cause I Can
9. Hell Breaks Loose