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
Not necessarily everything, that comes from Japan is J-Rock and not everything is poppy, pink and shrill - even though you might get an impression like this, when reading something of "three completely mad Japanese guys". EES are rocking through their new album "Sugoi Indeed" in a fresh and sometimes pretty rough manner and this ... more/mehr
Popular Misconceptions Of Happiness
In the beginning this band reminds one of Jimmy Eat World. 12 songs that are 100% amusing. As far as the sound is concerned, you feel like you're back in the eighties at certain points and it's not important whether everyone likes the sound! The main thing is that the songs are performed in such a way that they totally ... more/mehr
Caught in a Wheel
Elenium is one of those bands you have already heard of here in Finland, you might even have seen them live, but somehow they have not managed a breakthrough yet. This quintet from Vantaa is much closer to it, though, with this album, the second in the more than 10 year band history.
The listener will find Progressive Death ... more/mehr
Son Of The Shades
It is a bit difficult to review a re-release, like in this case. Son Of The Shades came out in 2002, the second output of the Spanish one man Black Metal project Elffor (= Eöl - voc & synth), who had some help here from Numen and Suffering Donw (e.g. guest guitarist Jabo). The style shifted from Ambient to more Medieval Black Metal, ... more/mehr
Angel of Mistrust
Dutch gothic metal is, at the latest since the commercial success of Within Temptation, on the rise. However, Elizium have only little in common with their chart-storming fellow countrymen. The only parallel is their love of gloomy, epic music. In contrast to all those WT and Nightwish copyists a man is singing with Elizium. The ... more/mehr