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
I haven´t heard anything of this band from Kiev, formed in 1997, even though “Satanic Pop Metal“ is already their fifth record. I simply found the press text interesting and I was positively surprised. Death-Metal meets Electro-pop with the familiar deep growls and a tender females voice. Who now suspects that the only lady in the ... more/mehr
Vineta Part 1
To name the second act of Semen Datura just common Black Metal would not please the 10 tracks. Rather you are willing to call it modern Black Metal with drive. The Death Metal background is obviously within. Generally passages that are not simple hammered down but with delay of tempo and melody leads. That within this the heaviness ... more/mehr
It is well known that American lovers of hard music do not think as much in genres as their European brothers do. If a band plays Hardcore, Thrash Metal or Metalcore does not even matter at all. Therefore there are many bands on the US playing a wilde mixture of these three styles.
And Seneca from North Carolina do it as ... more/mehr
The Funeral Album
To be honest - despite our interview with Sami Lopakka - I expected this band anniversary (like with most metal grandmas and grandpas) to be a wondrous resurrection. After this album I have completely changed my mind. "The Funeral Album" is a splendid, dark parting gift and forms the perfect ending to the band's career. ... more/mehr
With No Mercy
My girlfriend and I were wandering around one of Prague´s suburbs, looking for the train tracks as a point of reference. When I was talking, she stopped me- "Listen! Here comes the train!" I paused for a moment, listening. What sounded like an approaching train at first, melted into the sound of distant death metal. We searched around, ... more/mehr