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
Neither "stoop"-id nor silly what four Italians from Reggio Emilia, Italy, have produced. The first album of the boys sounds quite appealing to the ears and to the mind. ' STOOPID MONKEYS IN THE HOUSE ' makes you copl down and go with the music. Everything is very easy and relaxed. STOOP use besides classical instrumentation, like ... more/mehr
No Fear Of Tomorrow
Here come a new band flying the flag of classic melodic metal. From the land that brought us Europe,Yngwie Malmsteen and John Norum now brings us Storm Crow. By the song writing, production and delivery, these guys did thier heavy metal homework and show their influences. Paying tribute to melodic speed metal as well, this cd can ... more/mehr
Balance Of Power
Another newcomer band trying to fly the Old School Metal Flag. You’ll find here some elements from Slayers “Seasons In The Abyss” to Megadeths “Youthanasia” with a slight modern touch. There are some good ideas and playing skills displayed but Overall it’s just another average metal album that has spirit but the substance is missing ... more/mehr
With their second album "Sudden Awakening" those four Germans prove that their Power Metal can be even more brutal and sinister than on their debut album. Every song is even more powerful, aggressive and emotional than before. Heavy guitar riffs, powerful drums and vocals add something unique and special. Stormage made a big step ... more/mehr
Tales of Astraal
There are certain elements that we take for granted when it comes to great Power Metal; the amazing storyline that keeps us enchanted; the meet and greet with medieval dragons and the mythical hints that keeps us hooked. All of these elements are found on this three track EP of the Swedish Power Metal band Stormhold.