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
Who thought, Black Sabbath was always too light and joyful, but went all the way through the bloody Sabbath and paranoias, even beamed through the 90s universe of Kyuss and later through the doom metal like from My Dying Bride, such a person could find himself right now suddenly overwhelmed by a leaden, white rabbit and fat, nightmare-slow ... more/mehr
Amagortis, one of the few Death Metal bands from Switzerland, has a very simple line. They play Death Metal, only Death Metal and nothing else but Death Metal. No influences from other styles, no keyboards or female voices. And they are also not bad in what they are doing. Their second album Pre-Natal Cannibalism is not for the faint-hearted, ... more/mehr
Before the final Journey
"Amatris", the composer duo Holger Warschkow and Helge Barth, release with "Before the final Journey" their second Gothic-Metal-album. And just like the debut, this CD features many guest musicians. Their skillful music style consists of: 1. tracks with low but clean male and high opera-style female vocals and 2. soft violin parts ... more/mehr
River of Tuoni
For some time now, orchestral Metal with female voices are really in. Bands like Nightwish or Within Temptation have really set benchmarks in this genre, which many other bands try to follow. So does the Finnish band Amberian Dawn. The first impression of the starting title track is quite good, but the disillusion comes really fast: ... more/mehr
End of Eden
The Finnish band Amberian Dawn doesn`t seem to have a writer`s block. Every year the band that formed in 2006 releases a new album. Already with their debut album River of Tuoni, they managed to snatch a spot on the European tour of Epica and a year later they played at the Metal Female Voices festival. With End of Eden, Amberian ... more/mehr