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
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An Evening With Dimmu Borgir
There are gigs that you simply shouldn´t miss and when Dimmu Borgir invite to an evening with them, that´s one of those for sure. „An Evening With Dimmu Borgir“ that means no support bands, only Dimmu, two hours long!
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Anathema / Von Hertzen Brothers
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Anathema | In Slumber | Mely | Beyond the Void
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And Also The Trees & The Noonday Dreams
AND ALSO THE TREES belong among the most unusual and interesting bands. Far away from the body-hugging pop dance hysteria of our time, they evoke a trance of contemplation; music for the soul, poetry for the ear, like a trip to different musical spheres.
Already in September last year they filled the Hamburg ... more/mehr