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
Benighted from France perform such skillful rough Brutal Death Core that my ears can hardly follow. The band exists since 1998. They performed live with a variety of bands like Deicide, Slipknot, Fear Factory, Morbid Angel etc. Such a lot of tour activities often result in close friendships with other bands, and those often result ... more/mehr
Slaying The Life
Average Old School Black / Thrash can be found on "Slaying The Life". A bit like old Mayhem stuff, a bit like good old Tom Angelripper - spiced with those classical lyrics dealing with Satan, and this is how you get the new Bestial Mockery output. The guitar player should still have some more lessons, but otherwise "Slaying The Life" ... more/mehr
Glaube Liebe Hoffnung
If you mention the name Betontod in Germany, I´m pretty sure, that most Punk/Rockfans will know who you´re speaking of, since this band is surely among the most well known ones, that this scene has to offer. After they´ve been around since 1990 and have managed to climb up the career ladder from the small garage band from the neighboorhood ... more/mehr
Even though the interview in the current issue of Stalker brings up some questions, like how it is possible that an Israelian band has no opinion whatsoever about politics, you have to appreciate what the band have done on this album. "Down Low" is like a sledge hammer, extremely uncompromising and so energetic that one ... more/mehr
Melodic Metal and female vocals isn´t really new but well done in this case. Singer Alexandra Bernard is indeed the trademark of this cool rocking band from France. Oriental and electronic elements are included, as well as good Rock guitars and keyboard parts that support the vocal lines. Several songs also feature Sybreed`s Ben, ... more/mehr