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
Sister Kingkong stand for calm Indie to have your mind drift off. This music is supposed to inspire dreaming and, despite the mostly melancholic gloomy mood, lead to a positive world view: one should never give up to believe in one´s dreams. That´s in itself not a bad attitude of the four Germans but the execution looks quite different. ... more/mehr
Now and Forever
About two years after the last album „True Sound of the Underground“, Sister Sin are back with „Now and Forever“. And better than ever. Liv and her guys have taken their time to develop musically and put everything into an album that should be better than the 2 predecessors. Not an easy task. The intro - which promises a bombastic ... more/mehr
Six Feet Under
First of all, Chris Barnes & Co focus with „Commandment“ on those qualities that made Six Feet Under famous: Incredible low growls, Death/Grind Metal with a good groove, mainly mid tempo but also with occasional blast beats, and this particular positive and buoyant attitude expressed in Barnes´ lyrics and song titles ...
If one would combine the money-making music industry, a rock star from the 80´s and the balls from Tokio Hotel, the result is the new album from Sixx:A.M., “This is Gonna Hurt”. This record goes to prove that there are boy-bands in every genre, even “Hard” Rock.
One very critical aspect about music has always been credibility. ... more/mehr
A very interesting mixture is offered by Skindred: Reggae and Punk and Metal all jumbled up. Sounds funny but it is like that! Finally it´s even something that you could dance to at parties. Thus e.g. „Nobody“ and „Pressure“ are real cool Reggae-Metal-bullets. The mixture is naturally difficult to digest and definitely not for everybody. ... more/mehr