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
This evening is dedicated to Old School Rock, with a girl band, a Valkyrie-like front woman and Top-Rocker from Germany - a mixture that has the Metal Heart beating faster. Headbanging is a Must, and the predominatly male audience is exactly doing that, until they drown in sweat.
Global Battle Of The Bands 2012 - Semifinal Finland
"The Global Battle Of The Bands" (GBOB), "Emergenza", "Radio RockStarba"... Bandcontests seem to be a prospering business at the moment, at least in Finland. GBOB as well as "Emergenza" are claiming to be the world`s biggest music competition for live-bands of all genres. Who is right? Well, GBOB started in 2004, and in 2010 over ... more/mehr
Gotthard / Europe
If you tell friends that you go to a Europe concert, their question will be "So they are still existing?" Yes they are, and they don´t play Oldie festivals, but their own tours or as co-headliner, both pretty successfully. The other day the Ruhrcongresshalle was not as full as last time, perhaps about 1400 Fans werde there. ... more/mehr
A sold out sports hall would burst at the seams on this day with shitty weather. The first and only support band was New Found Glory, who really got the crowd going. After barely 40 minutes their time was up and the stage was rebuilt.
During the break, a clown, or rather a big pink interlude bunny, tried to get the audience ... more/mehr