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
With "Tools..." the Finnish power metal formation present their third album and that means this is a make-it-or-break-it situation. In my opinion the first two albums were lacking any real identity. Some songs started quite promisingly, but soon faded into mediocre, average and uninspired power metal. But the Donzdorf "Nuclear Blast" imperium persisted and they were right to do so, as you clearly tell from their latest album. After a few times, the songs stick in your head like superglue. Songs like "Tool of the Devil", "Without Wings" and "Welcome to the Real" have definite hit-potential. So check it out and buy it!