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 musical actors of Theatres Des Vampires have been showing off a bloody spectacle since 1994. Inspired by Anne Rice and her dark literature they create a - self-made - sub genre with all thinkable cliches. Vampir Metal: church organ, keyboard bombast, singing violins and powerful tunes plus the variable voice of Front-Diva Sonya ... more/mehr
„Psychedelic progressive post rock” is written on their website – and this is dead on target. “Channel 1” - the debut album of the band Thesis - presents a complex work full of emotional rocky ideas and discovers obviously a lot of experiences the members collected in their earlier projects. You could try to find pieces of Katatonia’s ... more/mehr
Still Dangerous (Live at the Tower Theatre Philadelphia 1977)
The title of this record says it all: These recordings are from 1977. That time Thin Lizzy did their first headline tour through the US. They already played immortal hits like `Boys are back in Town`, `Soldier of Fortune` and `Me and the boys`. The sound quality of those 10 songs is surprisingly quite good, the booklet is a bit thin, ... more/mehr
With their second album the Polish Third Degree celebrate once again a festival of lethal Grindcore. Technical diversifications? Wrong. Melodies? Something for sissies. Therefore that CD is like a straight fist in your face. A bit too one-dimensional for me, but surely some delicacy for the genre´s fans. ... more/mehr
Love Fear And Fire
I cannot say whether the guys from Thirteen Days, a four-man combo from Klagenfurt, Austria, borrowed their band name from the same-named 2000 political thriller. But I certainly can say something about their second record, which is just running in my player.
The music of the Austrians is a mixture of Power Pop, Pop Punk ... more/mehr