Rockville Festival June 14-15, Kirf, GER, Festival arena, features this year e.g. More Than A Thousand, The Sorrow, John Coffey, Superbutt, Stereo Dynamite, TOS, Electrified Soul etc. Infos: http://www.rockville-festival.de 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
Back to Rock happened in Swiss Reiden for the third time. Due to the moving to a bigger area, more stands and bands, it turned out to be a real small-size Open-Air. The Blue Rockers club, who organized everything, tells the story like this:
Just like so many times before, natural born rock- metalfreaks Kuschi (Markus Bieri) ... more/mehr
Back To Rock 2009
Once again we make our way overland to Reiden and still with the same old car. The one that gets wet inside when it rains, that has the windows freeze from inside in winter and when you try to go uphill you feel like you have to push it from behind. But as long as it still goes and passes the annual inspection it will be my very ... more/mehr
Back To Rock Festival 2008
Again Reiden invited to the Back to Rock Festival: 2 days filled with good Music, Air guitar contest, market and Signing Sessions with all the bands. As the previous area wasn´t available, it was back to the roots, a smaller location with a big tent. Luckily, as the weather on Saturday turned out to be bad.
As in the last two years the Back to Rock festival had been a wet affair and there was trouble not only with the weather but also with lesser audience numbers, the Bluerockers decided on a smaller party in a more familial atmosphere with just Swiss bands.
Just like in the previous years you could find a lot, just on a smaller ... more/mehr
Badia Rocks 2007
This year Badia Rocks festival in Badia-Abtei (Italy) had its tenth anniversary. Because I had been to Summernights festival the day before, I could stay in Italy only for one day and I missed e. g. Rage and White Skull. The festival counts with its about 400-500 visitors to the smaller ones, but that doesn`t mean anything.