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
Very refreshing; these kind of records are always a nice surprise. Nice, earthy rock music with some slightly alternative elements, stirring and devoted with songs that are mostly very decent. Good work. Nothing more I can say about it. ... more/mehr
Til Alle Heimsens Endar
To unite black metal with both folk metal as well as orchestral arrangements does sound a little odd at first. Nevertheless, some bands have tried this experiment before. Norwegian Galar, who formed in 2004, are one of them. However, with many of those ´adventurous´ bands, the listening experience is rather mixed. But that´s not ... more/mehr
Time for you to leave
It seems to be the year of the Swedes. Unbelievable, what especially Swedish bands have already released this year. Awesome albums through and through and Galaxy Safari´s Time For You To Leave is now part of that collection, too.
The band hailing from Nykpöping published their debut album, Star Of The Masquerade, in January ... more/mehr
On their new album, GALLHAMMER stand solidly in the tradition of metallic 80s bands like HELLHAMMER and AMEBIX. The ladies are strongly rooted in the metal genre, thus you can hear some DARKTHRONE influences throughout all of their songs. The 80s roots come through most clearly with the song structure that definitely reminds of the ... more/mehr
Land Of The Free II
The Power Metallers from Hamburg release "Land Of The Free II" as a sequel to their 13 year old mile stone. And again this CD can compete with the previous releases. Uptempo riffs and screeching guitars without compromises hit the listener with the opener "Into The Storm", with raised weapons. Here the band behind fronter Kai Hansen ... more/mehr