Rock am Ring to be streamed online - watch Metallica and more online!

The biggest Open Air Festival in Germany is getting closer with every second. Rock am Ring has become a big brand in the world of Rock, Alternative and Heavy Metal with some of the biggest bands of the planet have already performed on the stage. The crowd is so massive that on TV recordings you can see people up to the end of the horizon and even further.

Sadly, the festival is sold out since a long time and not everybody will be able to be there for several reasons. Good luck, also this year their will be a online stream available. And you will even be able to watch the full Metallica show - I was blown away when I read about it. :-)

You can find the stream and the list of bands that are set to be streamed at this link (changes still possible, depends upon confirmation of the bands, management etc.). Remember that the times given are in german time.

Rock am Ring livestream and showtimes

The Metallica show will also be shown on the bands Festival website for their upcoming Orion Music festival. Go in here for details:

Metallica Rock am Ring stream

For all people living in germany: there's more stuff available. Their will be streams over radio and TV stations and some concert footage some time after the end of the festival. Check this site for more details:

Rock am Ring @ SWR

Update 2012-06-11: Sadly it's over, but the TV /Radio station that streamed the shows has put up some best of Videos of the shows for viewing online. Lot's of great stuff in there!

Best Of Videos-Rock-am-Ring-2012

Update 2012-06-16: Just found some more live vids and moreover interview and fun stuff at a special Rock am Ring Subpage of the german TV station SWR. Enjoy!


Paradise Lost

Sometimes meeting a old friend can bring you back down memory lane. It was like this when I went to a local disco back on Sylvester 2011 to see what's going on there at the first hours of the new year. So there I met a old friend. Several years ago we shared the way from our hometown to school, which is about 25 kilometers one way nearly each day on the bus (and afterwards of couse back again the same way). What we often did was talking about music - we are both into Heavy Metal. One of the bands we both like most is Paradise Lost. So on this evening while we met back again afteral several years without contact we talked about this band,too. He suggested to me the Draconian Times Live Performance the band released some time ago to celebrate the memory of this outstanding recording.

I remembered our talk a little later when I had the possibility to download legally a album for free. My choice fell on the self titled "Paradise Lost" album. It was a long time ago I had last heard a full album from them but instantly the old feelings where back present again and it felt, as if nothing has changed in the time between. They still have this haunting melodies performed through the guitarwork of Gregor Mackintosh combined with hard rhythm and outstanding vocals. Some might say Nick Holmes can't sing but I like the way he brings up the expression of the lyrics and his dedication towards the band. Recently the band has put out a new album called "Tragic Idol" but unless to previous posts I'd like to introduce you first with some older tracks, they show more of the diversity of the sound the band offers towards the audience. So lay back and enjoy. :-) Fo further info on the band give their official home a click please.


Hear the full new Tenacious D album for free!

I talked about this great band some time ealier in this blog. By now the new album is getting closer and the band is so kind to give everybody not only a short preview on the album but instead has put the full album online for streaming. So without any further ado here you go with a good time (hopefully):

In addition to this great thing, there's also a video for the title-track up for watching.
Tenacious D -- Rize Of The Fenix - MyVideo