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
Almost at the same time with their Finnish role models HIM Lacrimas Profundere from Southern Germany released their new album called “The Grandiose Nowhere”. Already the first single “The Letter” makes you prick your ears: a catchy song, absolutely, and it rocks even if the stringed instruments could be a bit louder.
The new CD by Lacrimosa - who are touring now, check our tourdates - starts with a minimalist guitar- and piano duet and leads over to the dramatic pathos Lacrimosa was all along surrounded – 8 minutes long ignoring the recommendation of the music industry, the listener is invited to dive into the atmosphere of the album. Lacrimosa, ... more/mehr
The first sounds switch the listener in the traditional Lacrimosa tune: a little melancholy and classical attitude is foamed with strings and guitars. The orchestral turns into the rock, and Tilo starts with aggressive hoarse voice in surprisingly harsh punk mode and rather simple, straight lyrics. With "Some ass is always ... more/mehr
Live In a Dive
This is the seventh part of the „Live In A Dive“ series from Fat Wreck, and none other than the punk rock legend Lagwagon follows in the footsteps of bands like Sick Of It All and The Subhumans with a live album. The idea of such a record is obvious: old hits and newer material are molded into one. The album begins with „Alien 8“, ... more/mehr
The debut of the British Lahannya with German roots is often compared to Lacuna Coil and Evanescence. However, I cannot follow my colleagues here. Alhtough I do not particularily like neither Lacuna Coil nor Evanescence, still both bands have their own style that you remember. Lahannya is exactly missing that.