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
Oh my God! When did sex, drugs and rock ´n´ roll become this boring? The Finnish sleaze-rockers Stereo Junks have a lot to learn… No producer credits are mentioned on the four song EP “Suicide Angels” so I guess we can only blame the band themselves. First of all: If you’re looking for talented musicians and some good playing please ... more/mehr
STALKER readers should already be familiar with the Finns Stereo Junks!, and this EP is a long awaited new release after "Shut Up N Sit Down"-EP (2003), the live album "Living Bomb" (2004) and "Suicide Angels"-EP (2006). Moreover, the EP "Chemistry" presents the new line up, including local drummer Ronnie Loco, Spanish/Colombian ... more/mehr
When Midnight Strikes
Who listened closely at Wacken Open Air 2005 will have noticed the Italian horror-metalers STIGMA. With their extremely bloody creepy lyrics and back-breaking riffs the guys know how to frighten us. „When Midnight Strikes“ is their debut, on which they worked for a very long time. Producer Ettore Rigotti, who also helped Disharmonia ... more/mehr
Music from Norway, what could that be? No, you are wrong! Well, Stigma from Trondheim might use the orchestral aspect of Black Metal, but otherwise the term "gothic" seems to be more suitable, in order to describe the melancholy, the clean memorable (male) voice and loans from classical music, Doom, Prog and Pop. A track like "Sunday" ... more/mehr
It's sad, but what can you do about it? The life of a critic is a very varied one. Sometimes, rarely but surely, you receive cds of bands you really like and who produce some really good music; then there are bands that you didn't know before, but who turn out to be a pleasant surprise. Then there are those that you have ... more/mehr