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
Airbourne are definitely wizz-kids, no doubt about that! The Australiens toured a lot after the release of their EP “Ready To Rock” and then it was time for their debut album “Runnin´ Wild”. This highly acclaimed CD was a rock album par excellence and managed to get loads of good reviews - despite (or even because of?) sounding like ... more/mehr
Black Dog Barking
„Black Dog Barking“ is the triumphant third output of brothers O´Keeffe & Co., a brilliant expression of feeling alive in the spirit of Rock ’n’ Roll.
"Ready To Rock" kicks it off, and if you know this track from the first – rather “soft” - EP, you will receive a much more bombastic sound and inspiring energy. After warming ... more/mehr
While Carnival is rampaging outside (in Germany) with one wagon blasting a worse version of Techno than the previous one, I decided, I´d rather enjoy some good music with headphones and keep you updated about the latest releases via Midsummer records.
Let´s start with „Orientation“ from German band Akela. The name has been derived ... more/mehr
The promotion information describes the music of Akphaezya as ``unique and original``, a statement which I fully support. But actually these atributes are not allways positive for a band. So it is very difficult to get an access to the strange mix of Metal, Prog, Jazz and World Music. It would be much easier, if they would play more ... more/mehr
Al & The Black Cats
Through Thick N´Thin
The information leaflet of the label Rodeostar tries to catch the reader with a quote from the song "We Want More":: "More late night parties blaring Rock`n´Roll, more drinkin´ till we wake up on the floor...these are the things that we are living for." Very nice, but above it says in the selfsame song: " More of the same, it's all ... more/mehr