Sad news: The music world mourns the loss of Ray Manzarek (74), founding Member and keyboarder of The Doors, White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte (44) and Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder (63). R.I.P.!
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. R.I.P. Jeff!
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
Ultima Ratio Festival
For the second time, Viking and Pagan hordes assaulted a town; this time not Krefeld, but Oberhausen. Since the start of the festival was postponed (due to the paramedics, who weren´t there - and without them they weren´t allowed to open the doors..), because of the damn long queue and other delays, at least half of the festival ... more/mehr
Up From The Ground 2007
Gemünden am Main
In Germany the festival season ends traditionally with the Up From The Ground (UFTG), which took place for the seventh time this year. The popular festival has always been growing and in my opinion it´s now losing it´s reputation of being a small festival. This year´s rush was even so big, that it was impossible to get some parking ... more/mehr