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
Meanwhile Amorphis can look back upon a band-career of more than 10 years. Thus the expectations of the public, as well as the band are quite high. Especially as singer and long-time member Pasi Koskinen has left the band, and now Tomi Joutsen jumped abord... But nevermind: with "Eclipse" the band concentrated again on their roots, ... more/mehr
Tomi Joutsen is inseparable part of the band, since Pasi Koskinen left the band. The singer, who already made his mark with „Eclipse“, also pulls his socks up here on „Silent Waters“. A little bit more melancholy, a little bit more Folk and as melodic as the previous album, the Finns continue their style and provide a nice sequel. ... more/mehr
Amorphis is one of those bands that have never published a bad album but went through plenty of experimenting over the years before finding their definite sound - and indeed their definite voice. When vocalist Tomi Joutsen joined in late 2004, it appeared that the previously missing link had been found. Since then, the band´s line-up ... more/mehr
The Beginning of Times
The stakes always are raised to the sky when a legend sets out to record a new album. There are but a few formations that still work with energy and power, and that`s exactly what the worldwide acknowledged experimenters Amorphis stand for today. The year 2011 marks their 10th studio release, and questions caused by the title “The ... more/mehr
Whether art imitates life or life imitates art, there is one profound difference between the two. In life, it’s a good advice to stick to a winning formula once you have found and perfected it, but try to do so in art, and soon enough you’ll be accused of stagnancy, lack of creativity or selling out. But how to evolve from a state ... more/mehr