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
From Norway but not producing anything in Black Metal style, although the band members are recruited from that genre (Old Funeral, Grimfist, Taake, Borknagar etc). Head Up High is the second album of The Batallion and revives the 80s, giving an impression of Motörhead, Venom and early Kreator - thrashing groove in Old School style, ... more/mehr
Modern Metal from Sweden – from that you already know how the wind blows and thus “Daylight Deception” the second offering from The Bereaved goes about without any big surprises. Soilwork, In Flames or also Killswitch Engage send their regards. With singer Travis Neal, who´s also busy with Divine Heresy from the States, the band ... more/mehr
The Birthday Massacre
Pins And Needles
The 6-headed band THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE from Canada are back with a new successful album named “Pins And Needles”, 3 years after the release of their last CD. You can hear consistently the band´s typical synthetic sounds, which partly give a dreamy atmosphere, especially for example on “Always”. The slightly faster song “Control” ... more/mehr
The Birthday Massacre
Hide and Seek
The likeable synth rock band THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE is back again with their new record “Hide and Seek“! Compared to their last record, “Pins and Needles”, which was released in 2010, there are more slow songs on it – thus already the first one, “Leaving Tonight”, is starting gently. The next song is “Down”, which sticks out most ... more/mehr
The Black Dahlia Murder
Finally a new album by The Black Dahlia Murder, rejoices the reviewer and merrily, puts Ritual into her stereo and presses play… a string quartet? Wait a minute, is this the right CD? After a few wonderous seconds, the salvation… familiar and much-loved sounds echo through the living room.