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
DRAKKAR formed in 1996 and, obviously, they borrowed their name from the Vikings, who called their dreaded fast warships the same. The modern DRAKKAR ship is commanded by Dario Beretta – guitar, Davide Dell´Orto - vocals, Corrado Solarino - keyboards and Simone Cappato - bass.
The band´s latest release, When Lightning Strikes, ... more/mehr
Draugnim have been around in one form or another for more than a decade, but having seen none of their rare live appearances and not being familiar with the band´s only previous album, Northwind´s Ire (2008), I had no idea what to expect from their latest release. To my delight, it turned out to be right up my alley. "The Last Of ... more/mehr
Will the real Dream Theater please stand up!
After an impressive debut “When Dream And Day Unite", followed by two commercially and critically successful releases “Images And Words” and "Awake”, these New York Prog-Kings seemed to have taken a wrong turn on the Progressive Highway with “Falling Into Infinity” but ... more/mehr
The ninth studio album in more than 20 years of band history with a new label promises chaos, but I assume that even free improvisations by Dream Theater sound like well-planned masterpieces.
The successful line-up ... offers here almost 1,5 hours (!) Progressive Rock/Metal and luckily have not forgotten the songs about ... more/mehr
A Dramatic Turn Of Events
„A Dramatic Turn of Events“ is not just a title, that Dream Theater picked because it sounded so nice and dramatic, it´s a title that fits to this band like no other. After drummer Mike Portnoy left the band, which probably left lots of fans behind, that were wondering how the new album would sound now. Well, here we have the answer ... more/mehr