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
Punctual to their 20th band aniversary Rage invited to the Zeche Club in Bochum/Germany in January. Almost a home-match. The result of that gig will be released these days on DVD and CD, and also as a limited package. The audio-double-edition, in any case, is worth seeing.
The setlist is comprehensive to the band history. ... more/mehr
Speak of the Dead
This German band has been around for more than 20 years, but no sign of retirement. Peavy (vocals, bass), Viktor Smolski (git) and Mike Terrana (dr) have again produced an album that you have to take notice of. The Intro „Suite Lingua Mortis“ with the Symphonic Orchestra of Minsk is a small Progressive-Power-Metal masterpiece and ... more/mehr
In the year 2012 Rage are going back to their roots. Instead of orchestral, bombastic metal, which they played on their last very successful albums, they are now playing again what made them famous more than 20 years ago. This means straight-forward heavy metal without keyboards, complex arrangements or any other unnecessary gimmicks. ... more/mehr
How I Learned To Love Our Robot Overlords
Next to the record of iVardensphere, the Canadian label "Synthetic Sounds" has also sent us the latest disc of Raggedy Angry, entitled "How I Learned To Love Our Robot Overlords". Here, a sticker points out the involvement of producer Dave "Rave" Ogilvie and big names such as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson are brought ... more/mehr
How The Great Have Fallen
The third Raging Speedhorn studio album is exactly what could be expected of the six Brits: they stay true to their uncompromising hardness, the throats of Frank Regan and John Loughlin sound as usual, which means that on „How The Great Have Fallen“ the combination of these two provides a demontration of everything from cry to scream, ... more/mehr