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
An evening filled with Finnish melancholy and progressive-atmospheric sounds - must be the perfect fit for the autumnal season.
Had never heard of Radar before, but those guys made it immediately on my "bands to keep an eye&ear on" list. Casually spoken, that band sounds like a combination of Swallow The ... more/mehr
Cannibal Corpse | Behemoth | Legion Of The Damned | Misery Index | Suicidal Angels | Nexus Inferis
The Hamburg Markthalle hadn´t seen a line-up like this for a while: Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Legion of the Damned and Misery Index. It came as a surprise to nobody that the show was sold out. Due to the early start at 18:30 as well as a total of six bands playing, the first bands performed to smaller audiences.
Next to Michael Monroe shows also the biggest tattoo event in Finland - "Helsinki Ink." - took place on this weekend, including aftershow parties at Bar Bäkkäri. We made it there just on Sunday evening, thinking that the Santa Cruz acoustic gig had already taken place. But to our surprise, two young men suddenly appear around 1 o`clock ... more/mehr
Actually, it`s not a long time ago that we admired Caroline on stage in Vantaa and interviewed them afterwards. The then announced live-hiatus fortunately didn`t last that long, instead there was a surprising change in the line-up: Bass player Cheri left, to be substituted by none other than Santa Cruz` Middy. But as he is still ... more/mehr
Caroline / Queen Seventeen
Regarding live-shows, you are sometimes just too spoiled when you live in Helsinki, because it seems the hottest rockbands of the Finnish capital are playing here almost every week. But in case of Caroline we were taught a lesson when they said "Last gig for a while!", on top of that in an Irish Pub in Vantaa-Myyrmäki. Well, the ... more/mehr