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 69 Eyes: Chasing the perfect song A long time has passed since the last tour of the Helsinki Vampires, now they are back with their 10th studio album “X”. At their gig at Z7 Pratteln drum-maestro Jussi69 found some time to answer our questions. After talking about the sad loss of print magazines like Stalker and Suosikki - which was part of Jussi’s youth; the 69 Eyes had finally made it to the magazine´s second last issue in November 2012, which he is really proud of - we started talking about the tour, the new record and Bar Bäkkeri. >> more/mehr
The 69 Eyes: No souvenirs from Disneyland The new album “Angels” that right after release tops Finnish charts, the completion of a US tour – plenty of reasons for STALKER to meet in Helsinki with the The 69 Eyes drummer Jussi 69 right before the band continue their life on the road, this time through Europe (check out STALKER tour dates). >> more/mehr
The Baseballs: Overnight Sensation? The King lives – and in 3 incarnations. The Baseballs bring back the good old Rock´n´Roll, or as they call it, Voc´n´Roll, to European record players. Sam, Digger and Basti had their breakthrough with their „Umbrella“ cover version and have women´s hearts melt away at their concerts. We met those charming guys in Pratteln (CH) and talked with them about their sudden success.
(Digger could not attend the interview in the beginning, he had to make some preparations on stage). >> more/mehr
The Black Dahlia Murder: Just dirty With their brilliant, new album Nocturnal the five guys from Michigan are back again. Better and more brutal than ever before the guys will be touring Europe with their melodic death metal paired with terrifyingly great vocals with none less than Job For A Cowboy and The Red Chord in November/ December (see STALKER tourdates). Find out in the interview with guitarist and songwriter Brian Eschbach everything you always wanted to know about masturbating grandfathers, rectal bleedings and the new album of The Black Dahlia Murder. >> more/mehr
The Chant: ”Tragedies have never gone out of style” For more than a decade, The Chant have not quite tried to compete for the central spot in the limelight with the Lady Gagas of this world. Instead, like a secret natural fountain in some enchanted wood, those 7 Finns have behaved with discretion, remaining a standing and steady source of excellent (naturally melancholic) music. It seems with their third album A Healing Place ( STALKER review ) they finally receive some more recognition outside their home country. Vocalist Ilpo Paasela tells us more... >> more/mehr
Dead by April: The best behaving band in the world?
Those Swedes unite Metal, Pop and Rock, Clean and Growl vocals like no other band. Dead by April start >> more/mehr
Heavy Tiger Fresh Act May 2013
It was just a birthday party with live bands I attended, unsuspectingly, and then the last act of this >> more/mehr
Rock Hard Festival 2013
translation coming soon! the ed. ... more/mehr2013-05-25
CD: New Device
New Device are still quite unknown in Germany and elsewhere, even Wikipedia does not know a thing about them. But in their ... more/mehr2013-05-24
CD: Lacrimas Profundere
Three years after their last release, “The Grandiose Nowhere”, Lacrimas Profundere are back with a new album titled “Antiadore”. ... more/mehr2013-05-24
CD: Green Express
Green Express, an international rock band from the Brazilian southeast coast, formed in 2007 and offers their first full-length ... more/mehr2013-05-24
"Verden Er Enkel" is the second album of Norwegian punk rock band Honningbarna and it sounds just like a punk rock album ... more/mehr2013-05-24
Sometimes you can hear from the very first track that this must be a masterpiece – Event Horizon is an epic-bombastic track, ... more/mehr2013-05-22
CONCERT: Jess And The Ancient Ones / Kuolemanlaakso
Two bands that I appreciate a lot, united in one concert and in the legendary Tavastia? What more to wish for to cheer you ... more/mehr2013-05-23
CONCERT: Eläkeläiset | Bruno Punani
„A Farewell to Humppa Tour 2013“, already the name of this tour makes fans quiet nervous. Will the crazy pensioners really ... more/mehr2013-05-06
CONCERT: Overkill | Lost Society
The young band Lost Society was lucky to open for Overkill for the Finnish dates; they released their debut album ... more/mehr2013-05-05
Today, Amorphis is back in the Finnish capital to promote the latest album “Circle”. The venue is actually pretty packed ... more/mehr2013-05-03