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
Evil, evil stuff in my CD player. It´s simple gloomy boring Black Metal what those Russians are into. After a sinister Intro (that doesn´t fit on this CD at all!) the band stumbles through five tracks. Keyboards are pasted to those repeated 08/15-guitar riffs, standard Black-Metal-vocals are added. Yawn! Luckily this MCD lasts only ... more/mehr
One More Piece
France, the home country of SIKH, is not exactly known for its great rock music, apart from maybe Gojira. With their second album “One More Piece” SIKH wants to change that but they succeed only partly. The songs are catchy and they do rock but they have written “major label” (Sony BMG) all over them – and you are immediately reminded ... more/mehr
Nomen isn’t always Omen - Silence from Bavaria enforce a lot of noise in the bands name. After a short piano introduction which on the whole album establishes its presence, two guitars, bass, keyboard and drums roll the speakers. “Sugarsmel” starts as a calm ballade with vocals and piano and develops to be a real earworm. To become ... more/mehr
Silent Void begin to play in March 2005 in a small village called Calcio, near Bergamo, Italy, but it took until 2007 to find a proper vocalist. The current line up Marco "Sir. Marclark" Aquila - Vocals,
Stefano "MC Rage" Cavalli - Drums, Matteo "Mr. Larsen" Baggi - Guitar and Vocals, Carlo "Prof. Krantz" Ferro - Bass and Vocals ... more/mehr
Even the cover gives the idea that the Finns are taking their listeners into very particular sound spheres: Somehow seductive, somehow exciting, somehow threatening, and we have already captured the essence – Gothic Metal that touches the weary soul. Heavy orchestral violin arrangements with a combination of soprano and male vocals. ... more/mehr