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
That’s real punk and real underground: in 2003 a bunch of people in London established an open-stage concept, everything was allowed, as long as you didn’t need much more than a microphone and a small amp. That’s the stuff, that legends are made of … The idea became real huge, more and more bands wanted to play there, so that the founders were forced to find another club: the Rhythm Factory. So this sampler features eleven rough live perfomances out of that club. Some bands were signed right there in the club, like e.g. The Libertines.