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
It must be really annoying! After Max Cavalera quit the band, Sepultura became really creative. But many of the old fans did not follow their idols, despite they received much excellent press feedback. It was the same problem with the last release ``Dante XXI``, a really ambitious project where Sepultura were supported by an orchestra. ... more/mehr
Weight Of Light
The name of the band and the album are the motto here: the music is eccentric, freaky and furnished with some special kind of humor.
The songs are all noisy, and in case of songwriting the band has lots of ideas but still balanced. As far as the guitar playing is concerned, SERPENCULT are high-class, because the can do ... more/mehr
Young vampires from Eastern Finland will certainly attract all Goths and other dark-at-heart creatures. Letting go of the fact that it´s a self-made demo and the sound quality can surely be improved (I imagine even the live version is extremely vivid and impressive), ReAnimated Absurdity is a really beautiful and very touching 5-song ... more/mehr
Are you up for punk-rock? From Frankfurt am Main, Germany - emotional, straightforward and direct. Entertaining without becoming flat. Fat guitar rock with German lyrics whose singalong qualities work while the choruses on familiar territory: SERUM 114, the drug of Kubrick´s "Clockwork Orange" has become a band, but an anti-hero-medicine ... more/mehr
Once again Seven Witches not only returns with a new album but line up as well. Out goes former Helstar legend James Rivera and is replaced by another underground star, Alan Tecchio (Hades, Non-Fiction and Watch Tower), along with bassist Kevin Bolembach and drummer Jeff Curenton. Eight tracks of good old american metal with a metalized ... more/mehr