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 fact that Hanging Garden´s line-up consists of 3/5 of ShamRain`s (guitarist Mikko Kolari, drummer Janne Jukarainen and bassist Matti Reinola) obviously makes it sure to have an influence on Hanging Garden`s atmospheric sound, melancholic mood and overall “doomy” impression. Often while listening to ShamRain I wondered what a ... more/mehr
From Eden (debut album “Inherit the Eden“) to the end of the world as we know it (“Teotwawki”)! It’s a broad jump that Ari Nieminen, also busy with his other band Dauntless, Matti Reinola and Mikko Kolari (also Shamrain) dared to do and this jump proved to be too big for Hanging Garden, the side project of the above mentioned. “Teotwawki”, ... more/mehr
At Every Door
OOPS? I had stored the Hanging Garden sound as somewhat atmospheric-ambient-progressive in the back of my head - but here those guys from Mikkeli, Finland, start right away with a quite powerful Doom-drenched punch... It seems after half of the line up was replaced with Toni Toivonen – Vocals, Antti Ruokola – Drums and Jussi Kirves ... more/mehr
Hank Davison Band
Bon Scott is alive and kicking! And he has founded a band with members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Rose Tattoo. At least, that's what it sounds like. Hank and his buddies present some straightforward biker rock with strong blues influences, that sounds like it could have originated from a dusty bar along the route 66. Each song drips ... more/mehr
In 2006, Hannibal, the band of former Spitfire singer Alex Balakakis aka Hannibal, released their first record „This is U“. Now, six years later their second album “Cyberia” hits the stores. During those six years, the band moved from Greece to London and could add a few important points to their biography. Gigs with Whitesnake, ... more/mehr