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
Already for seven years Dark Disciple have been strolling around in the Death Metal scene and know the Americans from Baltimore offer with “Kill Everything – Worship Nothing” their second album. However, the lyrics are artificially evil, but due to the fact that nobody understands the lyrics while listening to the music, this doesn´t matter much. The music of Dark Disciple is good, rough and brutal Death Metal, which has not need to hide. Songs like “In Gods Hands” or “Eat A Bowl Of Fuck” are the highlights of this record. But extremely disgusting are the diarrhoea-samples in “Kill U, Fuck U, Eat U, Shit U Out”. It does agree with the title of the song, but it avoid every good taste. Despite this and the others, more human, samples this album is quite good, although the US influences are a bit too obvious.