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
Damn! Who the hell is Ashura? Those 4 newcomers have made a statement with their debut “At The Dawn Of Your Deterioration”. This clump of music really covers them all. From Death a la Corpse or Morbid Angel to elkdeath and guitarruns like Maiden towards American Power Metal to Teutonic trash and all backwards just to switch from ... more/mehr
The Spirit of the Night - live in Cambridge 09
Already at the beginning of the year, Asia released their album Omega. This new masterpiece is now followed by the live CD/DVD The Spirit of the Night – Live in Cambridge 2009. Here you can see Asia with its original line-up including singer John Wetton, Steve Howe on guitar, Geoffrey Downes on keys and Carl Palmer on drums. The ... more/mehr
The time of release of ``Zaubererbruder`` could not be better: Right now, all German cinemas are showing trailers to the new Krabat movie. At this point of time A.S.P. are releasing a concept album to this stuff. This is what I call timing because Krabat will be uptodate very soon (``Zaubererbruder`` has entered the German charts ... more/mehr
After an average reunion show at Wacken I never imagined Assassin would record such a great album. The mighty opening and title track already shows what the deal is: old school German thrash with some Bay Area influences at its best blasts out of the speakers: Tight, intoxicating and technically perfect. The only point of criticism ... more/mehr
Astaarth from France, a duo with Lord L Moloch (voc, Ex-Baphoments Throne) and Lord Goudebaud (all instruments) present here their first album after releasing two demos (1998, 2002). They worship the glory of Burgundy, as you can guess from the CD title. Pure Pagan/Folk Metal, sometimes orchestral orotundity, sometimes midieval dance ... more/mehr