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
The King Cavalera on the notorious Reeperbahn - the perfect location for a rock’n roll show. In town for the fifth time is Bad Machine from Finland.
After being on tour through Europe for four weeks, the ride ended in Hamburg. A fine mix of Motörhead and the Ramones with a real dirty street edge. As the band prepares to rock the house, the small crowd was fired up. The Opener of the night was “let the wannabee’s eat the dust” from their “Motörfreakout” record. One track of pure rock’n roll after another spanning from their five-cd-career.
The stage show they presented was high energy in the spirit of early Metallica and Hamburg´s own Skeletor. Lead singer/bassist Masa not only sounds like Lemmy but could pass as his replacement while drummer Ade pounds one classic sounding beat after another and the guitar team of Ana and Ade delivered the goods with hard driving riffs mixing metal and punk. This evening’s setlist was picked from their entire catalogue including the split singles. Not only is the music loud and dirty rock, but also a bit of melody á la Bad Religion which makes it more interesting and appealing to non-punk rock’n roll fans. A must see for all fans and first time listeners.
1-Let the wannabe`s eat the dust
2-All set up to go
7-Under the Spell
9-Introduction To Outrage