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
I am not a Thrash- Metal Freak! But I really enjoyed the latest record of AGE OF EVIL. Surely this must mean, that it will sweep Genre-Fans off their feet, right? In fact: these Americans kick ass.
Overall, the compact high speed parts are dominating, set in scene by the fast double-bass, for example in “Living A Sick ... more/mehr
Agents Of Man
Count Your Blessings
Altough the flood of debuts from metalcore bands is not ending, you constantly hope that there will be something new and not just a bad copy of Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed for the umpteenth time. Agents Of Man from the US doesn’t fit into the scheme. They put the hardcore back in the name metalcore and pull up heavy NYHC that ... more/mehr
I´ve always been a fan of the NYHC scene, but although few others represent it as much as Agnostic Front, I´ve always found them a bit boring. The thing with this very American style of hardcore punk metal is that in order to stand out you should have something very unique to offer. To me it´s always felt like Agnostic Front´s only ... more/mehr
Birth / The End
Even the opener ”Prisoner” leaves you open-mouthed – wow, great sound, great riffs, an even greater voice... and it continues that way, Old School Metal Scandinavian style, that means rough and melodious at the same time, creating 8 incredibly catchy Metal anthems. You cannot avoid thinking about another Finnish band, Sentenced, ... more/mehr
AGRYPNIE release their third album with "16". It contains some good black metal like Hell Militiea or WITHERSHIN. This music goes straight forward in your face, here and there you can also find some slower parts. However, some of those are sometimes a bit stiff. I also want to mention the Opener “Figur 109-3” and “Verfall”, ... more/mehr