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
Naglfar: Close to perfection Naglfar stands for supreme Melodic Black Metal. Their new album "Téras" will surely prove this status again. Guitarist Marcus ´Vargher´ Norman took some time to answer our questions, read the result below. >> more/mehr
Navel: Eat the Rich Before they stick to their word and never ever give interviews again, STALKER managed to meet Jari Alterrmatt (Vocals, Gitarre) and Steve Valentin (Drums), who form with Evelyne Monney (Bass, Vocals) the band Navel. Quickly, when they found some time between touring with Queens Of The Stone Age and festival dates, after a video shoot and recording their debut ‚Frozen Souls’. >> more/mehr
Ne Obliviscaris: “Our brain is there to be used and challenged” Quite a rare experience: you more or less accidentally stumble over a release of a completely unknown band and it totally blows you away. Exactly that happened to me recently when I discovered Australian Ne Obliviscaris and their debut CD “Portal Of I”. As I struggled with words to describe my impression of the music, the atmosphere, what´s going on, I take the easy way out and have vocalist Xenoyr himself explain everything about the band and their sound. >> more/mehr
Neaera: Naked in the studio A few weeks ago „Armamentarium“, the long awaited third album of the Melodic Death Metal / Metalcore band Neaera came out. The band name comes from the Greek mythology and indicates a woman who has to live her whole life imprisoned and being sexually exploited. Guitarist Tobias Buck took time and answered STALKER´s questions... >> more/mehr
Necromantia: Clear and brief Well, it is rarely the case that we can provide pretty literally what is announced in the title. Necromantia´s "The Magus" kept his answers quite short ... and it seems that those Greeks in general abstain themselves from publicity, because also photo material of them is quite sparsely found...