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
Antagonist Zero release their first longplayer „Doomed”: Five songs filled with beautiful guitar melodies, piano parts and influences from all kinds of Metal genres. It starts with “Nighttime Harmony”, soft piano melodies lead into an atmospheric sophisticated song, which is completed by the diversified growls of Ben Pakarinen and ... more/mehr
Feeling Feline Tonight
Sweden, Sweden, always Sweden. This spot on the face of planet earth seems to be the birthplace of European Indie-Pop music. You just have to think about names like Mando- something and XY- anything, etc. and then you know, what to expect, but not quite in this case. ANTENNAS are not like the mass of those indiepop products that ... more/mehr
This Age Of Silence
Those youngsters from Wales give their impressive debut with „This Age Of Silence“. ANTERIOR offer here even less compromise than e. g. Trivium, who could easily be quoted in comparison. And the band offers a lot of variation, too. I am totally blown away by this record and confirms my opinion, that Metalblade has a good nose for ... more/mehr
Progressive fans watch out! In the meantime 4th Album of Anthemon will enthusiasm all those Fates Warning and Dream Theater followers who don´t dislike harder Material. 4 songs in almost 44 minutes speaks for itself but the first track of 23 minutes is incredible. Divided into 5 different parts covers all what makes the heart of ... more/mehr
Hearing that Anthrax came up with a new album got me all excited, but when I saw the track list, I was a bit shocked. “Anthems” is a compilation of classic hard rock tracks from the 70´s, performed by one of the pioneers of thrash -strange, I know, but it works.
One problem I have with Anthrax is Mr. Belladonna; the testicle-squeezing ... more/mehr