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
A remarkable second output by those five Germans from Ruhrpott! Even listening to the album a couple of times I cannot find any comparison, which is quite positive anyway, and it´s also far from boring... somewhere between Death and Thrash Metal, Laid in Ashes do not only play rough Old School (e. g. the title track or Face of Death) but also groove with nice melodies (Gabriel, Visit from the other Side) and dare to add epic keyboard parts (Death of a Vampire). Appealing cover artwork, good production basically, only sometimes the drums sound like tin cans. But I think those 35 min are a bit too short ... therefore only