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
What a groovy change from all metal! Don´t judge book by its cover, but do pay attention to this one: the colorful funky monkey precisely represents the sound and spirit of the record – crazy, funny, surprising, inexpressible! If the monkey isn´t descriptive enough, look at the warning sign: “Parental advisory: no sense ... more/mehr
Krokus is and will remain the best hard rock group to emerge from Switzerland! At least the latest album from Shakra, Fall, doesn´t rock the boat in that matter. On this album, which is their fifth, Shakra continues playing melodic hard rock. Even though they would like to consider them selves fresh and modern it´s all very 80´s ... more/mehr
With acts like Gotthard and Krokus Switzerland gained the reputation as Hard Rock nation. Shakra follows this tradition, and their party mood is indeed infectious.
Inspired by Mötley Crüe, Guns’n’Roses and Bon Jovi, Shakra present a new generation of Rock Acts and refresh the scene. The opening "Make Your Day" is real ear ... more/mehr
Back on Track
The hardrocker Shakra from Berne are “back on track”. The Swiss return with a brand new singer, John Prakesh. When Mark Fox left after a 7-year long liaison with the band, the rest of the guys were desperately looking for a worthy replacement. In November 2009, they found it in John.
The first time Prakesh performed with ... more/mehr
„Powerplay“ is the ninth studio record of Swiss Hard Rock band Shakra but just the second with singer John Prakesh. Now the band will see whether the fans accepted him and are willing to buy another record with him as the singer or not. Actually, I am not really worried because all those who are not purchasing a copy of „Powerplay“ ... more/mehr