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
Gothic Sightseeing: Club Schatten
Any musically-oriented visitor in Finland could easily name what is there worth seeing: Tuska, Tavastia, Ville Valo father´s sex-shop and the new bar Inferno. But no tourist guide would recommend what gives a broader view of the Finnish alternative music scene.
STALKER has begun its journey through Finnish dark places last ... more/mehr
Graspop Metal Meeting 2005
Like lucky pigs Konz and me were sitting with the Hammer-crew in the bright sunshine in Dessel, while all colleagues, who decided to go to another festival, were totally drowning. This was only one good aspect of this year´s Graspop.
After we arrived in Dessel, the check-in was ... more/mehr
Graspop Metal Meeting 2007
I just have to rate Graspop 2007 with full 10 elks: Pure party, a really fantastic line up with the top bands of every metal genre and I did not see one bad show! The only point of critique could be, that it was rather difficult to find enough time for drinking on Sunday, because there were so many great concerts. The organisation ... more/mehr
Graveyard Party 4
While other people celebrate Vappu, the Finnish carnival, wildly and raucously, we were more attracted to the rather gloomy Graveyard Party at Gloria on this May Day Eve. There were balloons here as well but they were rather kept in subtle black appropriate for the occasion and props like a real coffin, provided by a priest, were ... more/mehr
Graveyard Party 5
After a tough week of working and dull-depressing November weather, a Graveyard Party – already the Fifth – was atmospherically the best to die away on this Friday evening in
Helsinki, Gloria club.
While DJ Sickboy spun his records, I inspected the stage, which was decorated with great attention to detail. ... more/mehr