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
Friends of straight and tuneful Goth Rock, pay attention - LEAVES´ EYES is coming! The newest work "Njord" is a feast for the ears for Aficionados of the above mentioned direction. The tracks are all compatible for immediate sing-along, the melodies are all catchy, the guitar work, partly supported with keyboards, is absolutely pretty ... more/mehr
From Poland comes a release - highly praised and acclaimed by the press and media - called "Cinematic" - "music to a nonexistent movie." The band: Lebowski from Szczecin. The graphic, photographic and typographic very professional and lovely designed CD-cover including a bilingual booklet in Polish and English looks a little ... more/mehr
Stay Away From All The Lonely
Leechee play emotional hardrock, and quite good. Musically there`s nothing bad to say about the debut of the band around Piotr Ziental, the songs and arrangements are very good and varied. Many a riff and base line remind you of Tool, the voice of the mainsinger veers towards placebos` Brian Molko. Nevertheless the guys created their ... more/mehr
Lee, known through grindcore and death metal band Yuppie Club, sallied forth to cover ten legendary songs from the punk, death metal and grindcore genre with his solo project Lee´s Request. Therefore, Aggressive Past feels less like a usual album than an homage to the heavier side of music. With this album, Lee´s moshing love of ... more/mehr
Left to Vanish
Versus the Throne
Brutal and playful, but neither fish nor fowl. This might be a descripton for the sound of “Versus the Throne”. The unique mixture of Hardcore punch and Thrash shredding gives you a real knock-out, but still, they are not really convincing. It might be because there is no golden thread, no structure and no variation in the songs. ... more/mehr