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
It´s a bit difficult to write about tribute albums, because presumably it´s just a treat for fans of the “originals” anyway... and honestly, that´s the reason for my interest in Re-Machined, too. Well, one of the most influential albums of one of the best bands on this planet has a 40th anniversary to celebrate, and in recognition ... more/mehr
V.A. - The Finest Noise
Der Sampler Vol. 27
For about 15 years, the label Finest Noise release their label-own sampler. The original idea behind it was to introduce you to a few more unknown bands from the infamous “bluNoise-Mailorder”. But this Mailorder was discontinued a couple of years ago and that´s because almost nobody bought records anymore. Well, I don´t know about ... more/mehr
V.A. - The Finestnoise
Der Sampler 28
For about 15 years, FinestNoise release a sampler every three months or so with twenty bands that probably would have never had a chance to release a song another way. It is not a label compilation but a possibility for bands to show what they have to offer. It´s a great idea that has always received good feedback. With a self-addressed ... more/mehr
Hell on Wheels
Men and their toys, in this case those probably are fast vehicles with loud motors! For women this fascination is not always fully comprehensible but we don´t want to spoil the party for the boys and thus the songs of the new album of the V8 Wankers from Germany with the indicative title “Hell on Wheels” entwine, how could it be ... more/mehr
The Demon Tweak
What does heavy speedrock mean? Not much. Swine-rock seems to be getting more and more popular as a genre. The V8 Wankers are undoubtedly representatives of this genre. The band name alone implies that one shouldn't expect to find anything Kafkaesque on their album "The Demon Tweak". Beer, lederhosen, extravagant tattoos ... more/mehr