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
This music has a special background: it is a kind of compilation of two CDs. Five of the nine tracks are from the soundtrack to the comic strip “Pure”, whereas the other ones could have been found on the sold out soundtrack to the comic “Scum”. So this is not a usual album, because only old stuff is kept regurgitating. But there are also two short stories in comic form and a trailer to “Scum”.
The topics are politics and killing and a murderer named “Der Kosmopolit”. The music is quite normal Metal, which maybe would be more interesting with the pictures. But without the fitting images the album seems kind of boring. Fans of the band and/or the comics might enjoy, because for a soundtrack this music is perfectly usable.