Rockville Festival June 14-15, Kirf, GER, Festival arena, features this year e.g. More Than A Thousand, The Sorrow, John Coffey, Superbutt, Stereo Dynamite, TOS, Electrified Soul etc. Infos: http://www.rockville-festival.de 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. More info: www.facebook.com/slayer
R.I.P. Jeff! Festivals cancelled: ROCK AM SEE (GER) takes a break in 2013 "lacking attractive headliners"; BURNING SEA in Croatia had to succumb to a new tax regulation; yet purchased BS-tickets can also be used to visit METALDAYS in Slowenia.
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 gods are back! They got back together in the one and only, true formation and made an album the doom fans of this world have been hoping for. The community of slow motion didn’t expect anything less than a great album and the simply selftitled album “Candlemass” fulfils these expectations. Mercilessly big riffs that pound heavily at times, and are played in proper power metal style at other times. The cowl wearer doesn't hit the high notes as he used to, but these days he manages to create more of a live atmosphere, which is a plus. Not one song of all of the 9 songs sticks out negatively, which proves that Mr. Elding is just a great songwriter.