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
When those guys from Hamina, Finland (“The hottest rock bänd of western Siberia”) kick it off, don´t get deceived by the psychedelic intro. Because the following “Cruising” rather displays the dirty R´n´R/Punk-Rock we usually hear from the likes of Ramones or the Hellacopters. Going further, you cannot avoid thinking of Monster Magnet ... more/mehr
Our Finger Fist Fight
An interesting project this one is, considering the new wave of rock/alternative bands of teenage/young adult boys: Tokio Hotel has clearly opened a new door for the German youth. Shenaniganz are of course younger and less experienced, but you can sense the trend nonetheless.
A school project of some four classmates turned ... more/mehr
Open Your Eyes Or Cover Your Head
Down to earth rock music from Germany is not very common. Many things, in particular that stuff that is being pushed and hyped by major labels, appears to be without blood and without honesty. Simply without balls and attitude…
Luckily, Shenaniganz are different here. If you listen to the four young guys (all of them are ... more/mehr
Why travelling far? Shift Inc. come from Augsburg right from our German neighbourhood. Recently they were on the so-called „All Ears Bleeding Tour“ through southern Germany and Scandinavia. Wonderfully underground, wonderfully straightforward is this band: A big F*** O** to industry and compatibility, and offering exactly what Metal ... more/mehr
Before It Strikes
With Shiraz Lane we have another very young Hard / Sleaze Rock band from Finland`s capital Helsinki whose average age is 19 years. Life, love and music are their sources of inspiration, and next to the classics like Guns`n`Roses, Iron Maiden and Skid Row, also comparatively young bands like Hardcore Superstar belong to their musical ... more/mehr