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
Xandria have rarely played in Switzerland, therefore a lot of fans had shown up. The Swiss band Stoneman opened the concert, which pleased their fanclub that occupied the front rows.
The guys are said to be dedicated followers of Deathstars & Co with their Industrial Goth Rock, their stage ... more/mehr
Xandria / Stoneman / Mely
The Underground is a location in a former industrial zone in the Cologne part of town Ehrenfeld. With its slogan "We deliver Rock'n Roll" everything is said, actually. Today Xandria with both Supportbands Mely and Stoneman played on their tour through the German language area; almost only English was sung, though.