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 goal of this German act is to transform medieval music into the sound of 2000. But if you now think of swordfights and castles, when men were still men and ships made of wood – well, that doesn´t quite get to the point. It´s rather that sort of medieval music from the courts or monasteries that has certain meditative and hypnotic ... more/mehr
Beyond Ground Zero
When I heard the first chord of "Beyond Ground Zero" the same feeling took over that I had already felt a few times when listening to solo albums of guitarists. Good guitar work, however, the rest of the used musical palette seems rather colorless on me. Both artists from Hamburg, Thomas Kirschler (music) and Christian Meyer-Pedersen ... more/mehr
The Hardrock veterans from Quiet Riot offer after four year now again a studio album. “Rehab” contains twelve tracks which are more or less hard rocksongs. So “Blind Faith” has become quite soft, “South Of Heaven” reminds on enormously of the song “Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi and “Old Habits Die Hard” can measure itself with old Deep ... more/mehr