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
For already 25 years now, Iron Maiden roves around the stages of this world. Everybody knows them, but hardly anybody knows how it generally began.
For all those, who want to get back to the old times there’s a new double DVD „The early years“ out now.
On the first DVD you find three concerts from those early days of the band. Including that, there’s a 45 minutes recording from the „Rock Pop in concert“-Festival in Dortmund/Germany, back in 1983. Compared to that, on the second DVD, the history is more effective. A documentation about the beginning of the band, some old reports from the 80ies and lots of bonus material, like from example gigs from the early days take really a lot of time, first of all, to be examined. I would like to draw the attention to a concert report, on which the band is shown at a gig on TV. If you think about the huge stages, Iron Maiden is playing in these days; it’s hard to imagine that they had to squeeze themselves on a 5-meter stage of width.
This DVD is something different and it makes a big distinction between the standard music DVDs. You don’t find a concert, which you turn on to hear two hours of your favourite music, here. It’s not the fact that you don’t find music on this one, but you have to switch trough the menu from one point to another.
It’s just a DVD that shows the beginning of the career of Iron Maiden, and this it does very well.