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
You shouldn't use the word "I" too much or even at all when you are writing a CD review. But this case is an exception. I have rarely, if ever, had a CD like „The Process of Elimination“ from Leng Tch’e in my CD player. The band calls their own music "razor-grind", a variation on grindcore. Personally I really don't know what to do with "music" that makes Slipknot and Devildriver sound like music suitable for a children's party. Leng Tch’e make music that would be perfectly suitable for a slaughterhouse: an extremely fast "clamour", in which I cannot discern any kind of structure no matter how hard I try, with some grunting and squealing that cannot really be described. This CD is absolutely on of the most shitty I have ever heard in my life. Utter crap, horrible, catastrophically bad, I can't stand any more of it, get this shit away from me!