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
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
Belive or not
The Italians Still Fear found each other in 2000 and decided on writing their own music, a mixture of Metal, Punk and Rock. As all the band members had a faible for the 80s bands, they wanted to create something new, a mix of old and modern styles.
After several years and line up change in 2005 their demo version of „Believe ... more/mehr
Of Love And Lunacy
Welcome to the insane world of record labels. A new trend presents itself and all of a sudden anything gets signed and dragged into a studio and milked for all it's worth, supposedly to satisfy the music fan's need. Still Remains is one of those acts. Their debut album on Roadrunner is average metalcore, let's just ... more/mehr
The instrumental opener of the CD, with the same name, indeed gives you the right mood for “The Serpent”: It´s melodious yet heavy, includes Death growls as well as clean harmonious choruses, proving to be ear candy... or: This sextet from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, sounds as if it was from Scandinavia. Produced by Steve Evetts ... more/mehr
come what(ever) may
When remove from a sideproject of the mainband and becomes independent – if the band is no longer introduced as a sideproject? – if the material basically differ from the successful mainband? – if the mainband makes an uncertain break? – if there is a many-facetted und very strong new album? In case of Stone Sour you can answer all ... more/mehr