Rockville Festival June 14-15, Kirf, GER, Festival arena, features this year e.g. More Than A Thousand, The Sorrow, John Coffey, Superbutt, Stereo Dynamite, TOS, Electrified Soul etc. Infos: http://www.rockville-festival.de 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
Pain have been ominpresent this summer, nearly no festival where Peter and his band didn´t play. For all, who still didn´t have a chance to see them live or simply can´t get enough, there´s yet another chance to see them on the actual tour.
A concert during the week is always an exasperating thing. How exasperating it is, ... more/mehr
Pain of Salvation / Anneke van Giersbergen / Árstíđir
After three weeks of touring across Europe, Pain of Salvation arrived in Essen last Sunday, bringing along an original 70s living room as stage decoration, accompanied by Anneke van Giersbergen and Árstíđir. They invited us to an evening with friends and acoustic music and I already guessed that this would be something special. I ... more/mehr
In Germany rocks the Pop. Carsten Pape is otherwise known in front of 60,000 fans in the HSV-Arena with fellow Lotto King Karl celebrating the anthem "Hamburg, meine Perle" (Hamburg, my pearl). In the 80s he was with his Neue Deutsche Welle-band, Clowns&Helden one of the main acts, and his hit “Ich Liebe Dich" circulated ... more/mehr
Paradise Lost shows are always a great experience, but the last gig at Markthalle that I attended for you it was quite different. It took me about 50 days and many hours in therapy sessions to find back to reality. That is also the reason why this review took a while. Whatever, here it is:
Well, what can you do 6 days before X-mas? Buying presents, get shit-faced at a Christmas-party or simply watch Paradise Lost at Nosturi. Like already three years ago the 5 Englishmen dared to come to the Finnish capital in dark and cold December to deliver the soundtrack of winter.