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
Hopefully the name Martin Walkyier does ring a bell, not only in the ears of Metal veterans ... One of his bands Sabbat has recently been revived, so the festival audience at British Hellfire and Hammerfest will have a chance to see Martin live on stage again. With Skyclad he became one of the most important influences - if not inventor ... more/mehr
The Cold from Frankfurt / Main, Germany, doesn´t play the music which fits to a summer beach party, rather something for a gloomy day in autumn. Melancholy, which in spite of that invites to dance, straight and easy. The tune reminds so much of the idols the band has like Joy Division or The Cure. This sounds fresh and even authentic, ... more/mehr
The Cold Existence
Be greeted friends of riot music, today I would like to introduce to you a Black-/Deathmetalband from Sweden, which is in this country (unfortunately) not really known yet - The Cold Existence. The guys around singer and guitarist Jan Sallander have done everything right with her album Sombre Gates (released in March).
There are bands/albums/songnames, that you might associate with everything, but with what expects you really in the end. That´s just what it is like with the latest output of Norwegian The Cumshots.
Having a look at the pretty simply coverdesign with a revolver on it, doesn´t give any proper hints on what to expect either. Everything ... more/mehr
The Dead Lay Waiting
THE DEAD LAY WAITING hail from the UK and with "Almost Heaven" they have recently published their latest album. That the metal-core band seems to have a weakness for deathcore becomes apparent very fast after you press play. That´s because now and again you are reminded of bands like THE RED SHORE or BRING ME THE HORIZON. However, ... more/mehr