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
Those five guys from Switzerland founded the band in 2004 and have been supporting e.g. Eluveitie, Cataract and Sodom.
„A New Hate is Rising“ features four songs they had been playing live a lot and that were appreciated by the audience. Hellvetica show that also Switzerland has capable Thrash newcomers. Their guitar riffs ... more/mehr
Your Last Breath
When you compare their latest release to their EP "A New Hate Rising," which we reviewed in May 2010, someone could almost think that he or she is dealing with a completely new band. The cover artwork for the 2010 EP was very professional for a small Swiss band already but what these guys have delivered for their first long player ... more/mehr
I could easily sum the review up with one sentence: Great album for oldschool Death/Thrash fans and demo junkies.
To go a bit more into detail, let´s have a closer look at this re-release of “Syzygial Miscreancy”. Hellwitch have been founded in 1984, but got forgotten over the time I guess. So this re-release is the chance ... more/mehr
"Ham-and-eggs??" Yes right, the bandname refers to this British standard breakfast, and also musically those Croatians have a connection with the island mentioned. "Reset 2" reminds you right away of (classy) 80s synth pop in the style of Ultravox/Gary Numan, and the tracks that follow have perhaps something more of the US, namely ... more/mehr
Everything has changed
Until very recently I had believed that Hemlock Smith was an alias of the Swiss songwriter and singer Michael Frei, but now I learned that it is actually a band or rather a project with different musicians. Either way, the man behind it is Michael Frei and everything else might just be a question of how one wants to look at it.