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
First of all you´ll have to give Hel a big thank-you, that they publish their third record at this time of the year. This acoustic melancholy that is transported through-out those 15 songs and inevitable pull down your shoulders would on darker days rather be responsible for one or another self-willed exit. From time to time the ... more/mehr
I don’t like the word Nu, but Nu Electro Rock from Rome seems to be interesting, so give them a try. And usually we don’t review EPs, but because so many LPs aren’t much longer than this one, we will give a short review: the mixture of electro, glam rock and many, many other sounds made by former gothic metal heads is really unique ... more/mehr
“Kaoskult” is already the sixth album of Viking metal band Helheim from Bergen. The band is already around for 16 years, so everyone who likes this kind of music should at least have heard about them. If you haven’t then now it’s time to get acquainted with them.
“Kaoskult” is, however, a little different than the last ... more/mehr
The Norwegians Helheim release this Mini-Album to ease the waiting period to their 7th output (Feb 2011). Listening to it I immediately have to think of Finntroll, Satyricon or the early Siebenbürgen, during the instrumental interlude even of Pink Floyd. The Norwegian dark and clean Vocals offer the unusual combination of "Emo" ... more/mehr
Heidindomr Ok Motgangr
Helheim are admired as one of Norways oldest and most revered Viking Metal bands, but I would rather put the 7th album of the band into the Black Metal section. Not just because they only have Norwegian lyrics. Yes, there are those Folklore elements regarding instrumentation and atmosphere - but this brutality, those blast beat attacks, ... more/mehr