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
The Austrians Concrete indeed created quite a tough piece, fully in the spirit of the band´s & the 5-track demo´s name. Slegde hammers that attack your ears with a mixture of Old School Death, Thrash and Prog, and initialy this combination sounds a bit too chaotic for me. But they develop a bit mire structure, and when you have reached ... more/mehr
Confession by Silence
Face the End in the Mirror
This is the second album from the north Germans and it follows the same lines as their debut. In comparison to their latest production, they are that much better –not only technically, but their songs seem more mature.
The songs seem a bit more refined and there is a clear structure at times. Especially “Confess” is a well ... more/mehr
Searching For A Parallel
The album of the Southern German band stands almost alone in the release-cluttered genre of alternative indie rock. The opening song with the paradoxical title „It’s all over“ is very catchy, and the rest of the songs are no less in quality than the first. „Transformation Complete“ rocks wonderfully, other songs reveal a delightful ... more/mehr
Just recovered from the Serbian candidate at this year´s Eurovision Song Contest, I encounter another musical group from one of the former Yugoslav republics. With Consecration, hairdos are, however, not the center of attention but their music is. After their debut album Aux, which they worked on for six years, a live album followed. ... more/mehr
Solace through Lies
There are indeed some good bands coming from Switzerland, and Contorsion is one of those, supporting with their Old School Thrash Metal such bands like Cataract, One Man Army & the Undead Quartet and some more live on stage. Their debut album „Solace through Lies“ promises to get them soon on international stages, too. As the band ... more/mehr