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
Tobias Sammet achieved in quite a young age pretty much everything what an artist can dream of. For several years he has been very successful with his band Edguy, but it is rather his side project Avantasia that earned him a world-wide reputation.
Top-names among his list of guest musicians (e.g. Alice Cooper, Michael Weikath, Rudolf Schenker, Markus Großkopf), opulent epic bombastic compositions and an outstanding dedication to sound and detail make Tobi indeed a genious.
Now for the first time - and in combination with the release of Tobi´s new Nuclear Blast CD "The Scarecrow" - AFM Records release a box set of his two-part Metal Opera, in a nice and hight quality gold set.
Including a 44-page booklet, interviews, rare photos and Liner Notes this piece of art is a Metal dream come true...