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
This band from Atlanta, Georgia has released a new album after quite a long break. Magnapop are still making their usual brand of light-hearted, upbeat rock. We are reminded of their debut album, which was produced by none other than Michael Stipe of R.E.M. As mentioned before, don't expect anything new from Linda & Ruthie. ... more/mehr
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Great Melodic Rock, that’s what the guys of Main Attraction with mastermind Bennech Lyngboe present on their Debut-Album. Bennech played with On the Rise who gathered some fans. Now the man from the mountains introduces his new project Main Attraction and hopes for a major break-through in the Melodic Rock area. And that might even ... more/mehr
Unio Mystica Maxima
So straight from the cover artwork, it is practically like Dimmu Borgir´s latest album, only done in different coloring and other minor details altered, otherwise almost identical. So at first I even thought it was another edition or a demo of “In Sorte Diaboli”. Ok, it was not, instead we have a debut album from the Italian black ... more/mehr
Who found e.g. the last Dream Theater output a bit disappointing, here is your alternative: Malpracitce. The Finns have been active since 1994 and have now with their second CD for Spinefarm returned to their roots, Thrash Metal. Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom) proved to be once again a good choice as a producer, the sound is flawless, ... more/mehr
Wow, what is this – progressive Black Metal? Well, those guys from Bergen, Norway, call it „Extreme Metal“ and with their second album they don´t go as far as e.g. Ulver. Still there are also atmospheric elements, melodies, epic and gloomy parts, quite hypnotic, but also groove turning into blast beats („Chambers Of The Sick“, „Hell ... more/mehr