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. 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
In the last years, Born of Sin performed already some support shows for bands like Dismember, Sabaton and Evergrey and they were able to leave a good impression. Now, they are releasing their first full-length album called ``Imperfect Breed of Humanity``. Although not everything is perfect on this one, it is far away from being imperfect! The ten songs differ between classic Swedish Death Metal and typical Gothenborg elements. But the guys can do more than only brandish the mace. So they do also have a feeling for catchy melodies and chorus lines.
All in all, this is a really cool thing. So bang your head and put your fist in the sky! We will definitely hear more of these guys soon!