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
After my interview with Danko I still don´t know why Rock ´n Roll should be black and blue, but, however, it is an interesting CD title and that is everything that counts.
Danko Jones play hard Rock `n Roll, and to be quite honest, this music is usually ... more/mehr
Call Of The Broken Souls
The Spanish band Dantalion releases here an album with atmospheric Black Metal that unfortunately doesn´t stick out of the mass in a positive way. The songs are a mixture of Doom parts and faster more traditional Black Metal, but we have heard all that already a dozen times. The Spaniards don´t show any originality or recognition ... more/mehr
Daphne Loves Derby
On the Strength of all Convinced
Stylistically speaking, the new album “On the Strength of all Convinced” is compared to the predecessor “Good Night, Witness Light” more mature and only interesting for those who also like bands like Jimmy Eat World or Third Eye Blind. Well, we are talking about DAPHNE LOVES DERBY, a Washington-based pop punk combo. In detail, the ... more/mehr
Kill Everything – Worship Nothing
Already for seven years Dark Disciple have been strolling around in the Death Metal scene and know the Americans from Baltimore offer with “Kill Everything – Worship Nothing” their second album. However, the lyrics are artificially evil, but due to the fact that nobody understands the lyrics while listening to the music, this doesn´t ... more/mehr
Beyond The Sea
On this new amazing album, the band shows less baroque elements, heavier guitars and a more powerful sound than on their previous recordings. the tracks are more straight-forward than in the past, as the band wanted to be more focused on finding the right melodies than on an overloaded production. With a touch of Labyrinth and Kamelot, ... more/mehr