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 asked to do a CD review for the debut album of a (relatively) up-and-coming band, most people wouldn’t be too excited. However, this was not true after I heard one of the tracks off of The Seven Gates upcoming album “Angel of Suffering”. To say the least, I was absolutely blown away. The album starts off strong and doesn’t slow ... more/mehr
Origin of the Storm
Nowadays, there are several options to control the illegal distribution of promotional records and the music contained on them. One method is to split up the tracks to 99 tracks. Normally, this works and the listener does not recognize when the player jumps from one title to another. But in this case it is actually a bit different. ... more/mehr
A Voice in the Sky
It took along time to finish A Voice in the Sky; the song Dog-Headed Priest was already written in the year 2000, even before the band existed. A range of obstacles had to be overcome by the band to finally release this record. Stylewise, The Spiritspiders are something between New Rock, Alternative and Progressive, they themselves ... more/mehr
Since The Storm was formed in 2007 they are one of the most famous bands in Denmark. Their debut album “Where the Storm Meets The Ground” reached the top of the charts and made Platin. The first tour in Denmark was completely sold out. With their second CD, singer Pernille and her husband Johan want to continue what they began. „Black ... more/mehr
Down and Out in Paris and London
Some things never change! And thus is it also with Progheads of The Tangent. Only 6 songs can be found on their new work, but, how ever, they are extremly intensive and have extra-long playing times. While 6:22 are still relatively normal at the lower end, 19:10 are developing at the upper end already as exorbitant.
Musically ... more/mehr