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
After a long waiting time, Swiss band, Charing Cross, finally release their second record titled “Sinspiration“. They worked on it for a long time so that it would be more varied and better than the predecessor “We are... Charing Cross”. And I can tell you, they didn´t promise too much. The band sounds way more multi-faceted than ... more/mehr
The Spell of Retribution
There are many skulls on the cover of „The Spell of Retribution“ and looking at the band pictures in the booklet, one thing becomes clear: the three guys from Chasm are not the most cheerful characters. They seem to be very serious, wear very pointy spikes on their arms and also the(what else?) skulls on their clothing bode ill. ... more/mehr
Chief Rebel Angel
Quite pleasing what „Budapest´s finest rock´n´roll band“ (self-description on their website) deliver here. However, under a false name. Admittedly, the 2 songs „snot“ quite properly but otherwise belong musically rather to modern metal with American coining. But what the hell, you can already look forward to the full album. ... more/mehr
Children Of Bodom
Are You dead Yet?
The fifth album from Children Of Bodom shows that they still got it! This records shows clear traces of heavy metal what not in the slightest effects the quality or the usual heaviness of the sound. With the title song „Are you dead yet“ there´s another absolutely great classic of the Hate Crew on it. The songs „In Your Face“ and ... more/mehr
Children Of Bodom
"Blooddrunk" is the sixth studio release of the Finnish megasellers, lead by guitar genius Alexi Laiho. As usual this cd contains the expected high class Death Metal with lots of guitar solos and high speed keyboards.
Yet the differences between the new output and the latest cd "Are you dead yet?" are just slight ones, so ... more/mehr