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
The EP „Blinding Zoe“ of the German band of the same name was already recorded in 2005, but is now re-released to have it distributed to a much bigger crowd. The EP includes five songs plus one bonus track with different leitmotifs, which could reflect the development of a young, aspiring band: Anger – Hope – Energy – Despair – Result. ... more/mehr
The next hype to follow the wake of Franz Ferdinand?
Maybe, but mainly more than a very solid debut in the category Indie Rock. Sound issues from avant-garde heroes or New Wave are true and they come along very rocking.
You can compare them to bands like „The Cure“ or „The Clash“, considering their engaged lyrics. ... more/mehr
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What the Canadians around front girl Alia O'Brien give us here, shows an impression of ups and downs. You have to adapt, because sometimes it sounds really boring and drowsy, which is annoying by and by.
They try to pull out all the stops, no matter if they put in some accordant elements or some mosh parts. Catchy melodies ... more/mehr
The Key To A Black Heart
At the moment Metal is on a track that I particularly enjoy. Therefore I rejoice to find another Swedish band who pays tribute to their idols. BLOOD MORTIZED is the name of those guys from Stockholm and they celebrate the finest Svensk Dödsmetall in the classic style of DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED, AMON AMARTH and TIAMAT. Great, you might ... more/mehr
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