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
Before we start having a look at the records itself, let me introduce you to the band with a few sentences. Oblomov, founded in 2000 is a Czech band from a small city called Slaný. The name is derrived from a novel of Russian writer Goncarov. After a demo back in 2001 and an EP called "Wishing The Renaissance" in 2002, they released ... more/mehr
Oceans Of Sadness
With this album Mirror Palace the Avantgarde Metal band Oceans Of Sadness from Belgium is back in business. Their fourth output contains 10 musical spheres that combine successfully Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth, Pain Of Salvation and Ministry. The final product sounds absolutely convincing yet you will need time to discover all ... more/mehr
The Germans Odium (Vocals: Ralf, Guitar: Rochus, Guitar: Dave, Bass: Beli, Drums: Matze) have beenb around for incredible 20 years. Their 7th studio album (recorded at Noisehead Studios, produced by Mario Jezik) shows right from the start with "Used to Be Me" which direction the musical journey goes - Old-School Thrash, plus a portion ... more/mehr
Reinventing the Past
FUCKING GREAT! Unfortunately it´s a rare event that a CD simply kicks you out of your socks right away, and that expectations raised by the first track are not getting disappointed until the very last song, a CD with that instant-fave potential to be destined for endless-over-and-over-rotation in your stereo.... To make it short, ... more/mehr
Giving Yourself Away
The fourth studio album of this Dutch band would even have received a higher rating, if it wasn´t the first of those six long songs (“Your Eyes”) that stuck out in a negative way: Those clean vocals sound too weird and nerve-straining, as if someone who can´t sing just tries... Yet soon afterwards Pim Blankenstein proves that indeed ... more/mehr