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
This evening offers another sold out Z-7 and a mix of Finnish Power Metal, Scottish Pirate- Metal and Swedish warriors, namely Sabaton, who have developed from a support act to a well-booked headliner since last year.
Thaurorod The guys and the lady from the outskirts of Helsinki are on first, the last time ... more/mehr
Samael / Chaosweaver / Black Sun Aeon
Swiss Dark Metallers SAMAEL haven´t visited Northern Europe for a while, no wonder that a lot of people came to render their homage in the halls of Nosturi club.
Those halls opened for STALKER Crew - due to various unfortunate circumstances that should not be described in detail here - only after Black Sun Aeon ... more/mehr
Samael | Flowing Tears | Soon
The first band of the night was called Soon and it was just as its name, not particularly striking and to be honest they didn’t leave a lasting impression either.
This was slightly different with Flowing Tears. At least musically they delivered a good performance. I was quite happy not only the Nigthtwish/Within Temptation ... more/mehr
There are bands you stumble upon only by accident, who also work their asses off in the clubs of Helsinki. Of course you start to wonder: How come no-one is talking about this band yet? Today, Santa Cruz from Helsinki are playing within a frame they rather deserve, e.g. brilliant light show, and the club is bursting at the seams ... more/mehr
It was only a matter of time until the organisers of the "Hair Rock Special" would put THE shooting stars of the Finnish Hard Rock scene - Santa Cruz - on their stage. Nevertheless the fourth edition of it was mainly confusing in the run-up: First it was said all the time that the second band will be announced soon just to tell us ... more/mehr
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