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
Once again Poland proved to be a good breeding ground for excellent bands, and I can count this one in. Neuronia return with brand new studio material, more than two years after the release of their debut ‘Follow the White Mouse’. The style can be described as ranging from Old-School-Thrash with catchy chorus (Kick the Fuckers Out) to Melodic Metal (Moon over Providence), a lot of varieties and fresh ideas - I can only recommend to check this one out. And you can quite easily, because the Warsaw-based band made this EP available online for free download - here:
- and it´s also available for streaming from the band’s pages on Facebook, MySpace, ReverbNation and YouTube.
Alone in the Dark
Kick the Fuckers Out
Moon over Providence