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
Medieval music crossing over to Pop/Rock, in Latin and Middle German or other languages - and those acts that might come to mind should also include Estampie!
Decades ago students of classical music in Salzburg began to focus more on medieval music and to find new interpretations of it, also the name Estampie indicates instrumental ... more/mehr
The Craft of Contradiction
Whoever listens very closely to Estuary might sense something that`s different… Unbelievable but true, the throat-voice you can hear comes from a woman! Front- female Zdenka Prado does not have to hide herself compared to a male voice, the only slight difference is an interesting aftertaste, which is noticeable but far from distracting. ... more/mehr
Sleep Of Reason
Does Gothic Rock always have to sound the same? The Eternal obviously listened to all recent Paradise Lost CDs and liked them. Add the usual touch of Depeche Mode, and then you get gloomy band number 7986451. Who needs that? Simply nobody. Especially because all those intros continuously stretched into infinity get on your nerves, ... more/mehr
Teach Me How To Bleed
Italians thoroughly understand it to create good Gothic Metal with female vocals, just see e.g. Lacuna Coil. That there are also average or below average representants of this group, is shown by those three gentlemen plus a front women from Even Vast. 40 minutes that never surprise you at any moment. Everything heard before, and ... more/mehr
Four years are in-between „Frantic“ and the last album „Sina“ of the guys of Everblame hailing from Ludwigshafen, Germany. After performances at the festivals Rock am Ring and Hurricane, they should be familiar to quite a few. I, actually, have never heard of the band before.
The first song, “Pessimistic Poem Pirate”, is ... more/mehr