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
Mister ERIC BIBB recorded a Live-Album, which is not re-recorded and offers a real treat fans and the ones who want to be. A fabulous sound turns the 90 minutes on this 2 double-cd into a maximum musical enjoyment. ERIC BIBB is Blues and he shows this on LIVE À FIP. Not even melancholic, but soulful and some kind of warming, just ... more/mehr
Deeper in the Well
The US-American blues musician Eric Bibb releases with Deeper In The Well his latest album. To make one thing clear from the beginning: Those who are not into soft blues/traditional folk should stay well clear of this album.
What a creative, unique album, Mr. Bibb. Well, it took less than ten years for Eric Bibb to make ... more/mehr
First of the Vortices
Industrial metal is not something I´m terribly familiar with, but when the opportunity arose to check out the Finnish industrial metal group ErilaZ, I was game. First of the Vortices is the first release from the band that was originally a one man project, founded already back in 2005. The band´s music combines industrial metal with ... more/mehr
Musically one associates with Magdeburg rather the teenie-scream inducing boys from Tokio Hotel, but the town by the river Elbe also has some other bands to offer, like for example Eskimo Baby who already cause mischief since 1990. After several changes in musical styles in the past, the guys from Magdeburg release with “Actors Suicide” ... more/mehr
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