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
The beginning of the year welcomes the release which comes from the north of England, quasi matching the amassing masses of snow called “Open The Sky” – a fine piece of atmospheric rock in the style of the 80th/90th. The first tunes suggest wave; the bass presents through the whole work a remarkable presence. Then the female singer ... more/mehr
The prelude of the opus Ribcage from the collection of the Swedish death metal trio Ribspreader is first orchestrated as an acoustic intro which was probably meant to mislead the gentle listener because in the following acts the musicians advance a little more lively or as the artists themselves describe it, more “groovy” without, ... more/mehr
Richard Andersson´s Space Odyssey
The Astral Episode
Name: Space Odyssey. Album title: The Astral Episode. Cover: Science Fiction look. The band's style: classic hard rock with the keyboard as the leading instrument. Sound bizarre? It's really not, the second album of this exceptional band didn't come from out of nowhere. It catches your ear immediately and it doesn't ... more/mehr
Wow, that is really breathtaking! The second record given to us by Richard Barbieri is showing a development comparing to the predecessor “Things Buried”. It starts with “Cave” which captivates with fresh and timeless sound-elements. Also its successor “All Fall Down” beaks ranks and opens the door for an idyllic atmosphere.
The Pope deeply believes in it: Jesus Christ rocks. But here another one is meant: Richard Christ, who names his inner elements a mix of Barbie with the devil; according to the information on the Myspace-site living in Vatican City, too. His music: electro-rock made in Italy. And a musical parallel is easy to discover – Richard Christ ... more/mehr