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
The name Amanda Somerville should be known to all fans of Avantasia, Epica and Kamelot. The blonde beauty provides her vocal talents for those bands for years. Incomprehensibly, her solo albums are less known than her cooperative efforts with other artists. Last year, for example, she published an album with Michael Kiske, Kiske/Somerville. ... more/mehr
The Road Less Travelled
Three years after their debut „ Onwards“, the band Triosphere from Trondheim is back with their new CD „The Road Less Travelled“. After quite a long time waiting for it you naturally expect a lot. The intro is surprisingly calm and makes you wonder if the whole CD is going to be like this. But right with the next track „Driven“ ... more/mehr
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Tripping Horse are the attempt to rock and to ´stone´ , but this one does not succeed. Of course the guitars are smashing, but that is not enough for a good record.
According to their label that now re-released the record, the band got good reviews in various metalmagazines and looks back on a tour in Guatemala.
The four ... more/mehr
At a time when female soprano singing combined with lots of epic influences is thriving, it seems almost impossible to avoid these influences, without ending up as a lemming. Almost... Tristania proves that it can be done differently. Gothic Metal without too much heart-ache and romance, dripping with corniness. No, with Ashes the ... more/mehr
The Delphic Doctrine
TRISTWOOD – this is a symbiosis of sinister Death Metal and dancable electronic beats whit synth. Sounds like “No Way!”? Right, but still it isn´t! That mixture works out fine, surprisingly. Tristwood could be played at any dark-sound crossover-party and attract Wave-Electro fans as well as Death Metal heads. They have the potential ... more/mehr