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
After two very well selling albums across Europe, Thy Majesty return with a third potential best seller. This time a better production is made without the band losing its power or direction. Presented here is a historical concept based on Jeanne D’arc divided between twelve strong compositions continuing the direction they started ... more/mehr
Travesty Of Heavenly Essence
Is „Travesty Of Heavenly Essence“a recalling to the old virtues? Take Thyrane on the former “Hypnotic” the part of a The Kovenant clon, they now use more Black Metal parts to their songs. But still they are not afraid of modern influences or Industrial parts, nevertheless in phases they seem too artificial and trite. Songs like “Legacy ... more/mehr
I´ve never warmed towards Thyrfing. No idea why because their Pagan/Viking Metal isn´t bad, and also the production is quite fine. But somehow I miss something in particular, something exciting. Unfortunately that is not going to change with Farsotstider. Yet fans can just go and get it without listening to it before. ... more/mehr
The Austrians Thytopia - a former STALKER-Fresh-Act - release with Bleeding Earth their first self-produced album. The focus is on aggressive sound, something for Metal/Thras fans, that´s clear. The vocals of front lady Lidia Kofler can easily compete with the growls of Angela Gossow, but Lidia´s vocals have much more facets than ... more/mehr
Laurel Street Demo 2005
An all acoustic recording that reminds me of a mix of Rickey Warwick, Bruce Springsteen and John Couger Melloncamp. Even though this is only a demo and the usual American themes of poverty and misery may be the lyrical subject but the presentation, the emotion, the music speaks for itself. If this should be released as a full length ... more/mehr