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
T-Rex are one of the 70s Glam-Rock legends. Since the tragic death of singer Marc Bolan in 1977, the band could never really continue their winning streak. Their history lists many line-up changes and attempts to get the band back on track, and also more deaths, so that T-Rex even disbanded for a while. It has become quiet about ... more/mehr
Tacere | Manzana | Moonmadness
Does the Helsinki scene already suffer from a concert overdose? Only a handful of fans had made it to Gloria when MoonMadness from Tampere began their show. What a pity, because this young act offered great songs and a talented sympathetic front woman, Heidi Bergbacka. For me admirable alone how she mastered high heels despite ... more/mehr
Tarja / Kells / Leaves Eyes
Today is Mother´s Day and here in Z7 the appropriate event takes place. After successfully completing the last few Swiss gigs in Zürich, La Grande Dame from Finland, Tarja Turunen, returns, once again, to the venerable halls of Z7. Together with her two support acts, she fully relies on girl power tonight.
Who needs a Finnish sauna when you have a 13 year old Renault Clio without air conditioning and outside temperatures of almost 30 degrees Celsius? And then the car was in the blazing sun all day long – yeeha!! And for this concert you has to get yourself into a corsage, of course. What would you give for being a man right now then ... more/mehr
Tarja Turunen / Kells / Benighted Soul
Tarja Turunen has released her new album „What Lies Beneath“ in September. This of course had to be celebrated with a tour. Since I had only seen her once as a solo artist since her split with Nightwish, it was about time to check her out again in a smaller club – at the Rockhal in Luxemburg to be exact. Luckily the weather god showed ... more/mehr