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 still couldn’t believe that I was about to see Alice Cooper once again live in Rio on his “No More Mr. Nice Guy” Tour! And this only because the previous show in Curitiba was cancelled.
Thanks to that, approximately 2000 Cariocas (the natives of Rio) could admire the 100 minutes of Mr. Coopers Rock-Horror spectacle.
In unrotten morbidity Mr. and Mrs.Fiend, Master of manic techno-punk, celebrated the charms of the paranormal. Hissing. Eccentric. Theatrical. Screaming, singing, writhing. Self-ironically. In any case, turns here for decades, the pointer to bizarre.
For support the Goths from England asked their young colleagues ... more/mehr
Alliance Fest: Callisto | Rust | Dawn Of Solace | Crib45 | Rujo | The Figurines
Only at the club I found out what exactly this “Alliance Fest” means: A new cooperation of musici activists who plan to organise alternative mini-festival including metal and rock acts side-by-side. Good plan, let´s see what happens in the future.
If all those other gigs at the same evening or something else was the reason, ... more/mehr
Amon Amarth | Wintersun | Tyr
Help! The Vikings are coming!
Sold out concerts, opulent setlists, harmonizing support bands and a totally enthusiastic crowd: without doubt the people beat their path to Amon Amarth´s door and, with their über-album „With Oden On Our Side“, the Swedes are about to launch into a real triumphal parade live.
A happy smile was on the face of TYR-frontman Heri Joensen when he entered Hamburger Markthalle with his bandcolleagues. What euphoric welcome for their set, horns and loud TYR, TYR chants. Until October TYR toured with Apokalyptische Reiter in Germany which made them obviously more popular. The band ... more/mehr