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
With „Post Earthquake Age“ the Death Metal Band Baalphegor releases their third album. There is not much hesitation, the quintet immediately starts off. With throughout great growls, sharp riffs and much speed the Spanish begin beating through nine striking and well performed tracks. While “Ansphina”, “Filter Of Life” and “Source ... more/mehr
In the Spotlight
Sweden has been recognised, for a long time already, as a breeding ground for first class musicians and bands, like Hardcore Superstar, Crazy Lixx and Sister Sin, who have opened the way for upcoming artists, especially in the Sleaze & Rock section. On the other hand, there is the danger to get overlooked in such abundance of bands. ... more/mehr
Babylon Underground, The
Spread the Word
Three friends have found each other again to share their music with the world and so The Babylon Underground release with „Spread the word“ their new album. Genre-wise it can be filed under indie/ alternative, the band itself describes their sound as grunge’n’roll. The album was recorded live and therefore it sometimes sounds a bit ... more/mehr
Back One Out
Emo bands often walk on a very thin line between nauseating over-romanticization and reflective observation of life. Back One Out from Italy fall with their already in 2006 recorded debut album “Helpless” rather into the first category and adhere strictly to the tried and tested formula: harmonious dual singing, stereotypical romantic-melancholic ... more/mehr
Tinitus / Live Live in Paris
The Babies as we know them! Razing guitars meet driving drums plus fronter Nicke Borg´s pleasantly throaty voice. That´s punk rock! Sadly, there are no new compositions on „Tinitus“. In principle this is not more than a best-of compilation although all songs were re-recorded. As some kind of comfort the album is upgraded to a doublet. ... more/mehr