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
Another Finnish band that is pretty famous in their home country but so far couldn’t make it beyond that borders. Although – or maybe because of the fact that – they don’t really sound „Nordic“ but rather American and feel at home in old school metal.
On „Mimic47“ are both thrash with mainly bellowed growls and also more ... more/mehr
Over here we have a „quite-good-but –not-realy-or-realy-good“ album in the CD-Player.
The finns play modern thrash between Fear factory and Mashine Head, but the Oakland-four had obviously the bigger influence. They use the compulsory ingredients like cracky riffs, fat drumming and vocals between shouting and melodic, very ... more/mehr
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This 5- Track CD by one of the bands of Rise Above is a nice delicacy. Let’s put it this way: what Diagonal play is a diversified progressive Rock with Jazz influences, and they do not deter from using acoustic guitars - therefore this CD convinces in terms of playing as well as songwriting.
That Frontiers usually has a good taste when it comes to bands should be pretty clear for most people. That there are more and more Melodic Rock bands popping up is pretty fine for me but I start to doubt that all those bands will find enough fans at least here in Europe. Unimpressed by the ever growing pagan metal wave, Diamond ... more/mehr
Black River Road
Oh, this record is annoying. It's annoying as hell. There is a very bad developement taking place at the moment: everything from the North with the label 'rock music' is being packed in big containers and shipped to the rest of Europe and everybody loves it. There are hundreds of bands just like Diamond Dogs. Insignificant ... more/mehr