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10 LATEST REVIEWS
DEMON HEAD: The Resistance - 7" EP (Doom rock)
DENY: Parasite Paradise - EP (Hardcore/Punk)
The DAHMERS: Creepiest Creep - EP (Horror garage rock/power pop)
MÖRK GRYNING: Live At Kraken - EP (Black metal)
SACRO ORDINE: Heavy Metal Thunderpicking - Album (Heavy metal)
REVOLVD: Past And Present - Album (Pop punk)
PISS RIVER: Piss River - Album (High-energy rock)
NO BORDERZ: No Borderz - EP (Blues rock)
GAIN ELEVEN: Freaking You Out - Single (Rock)
BLACK ROSE: A Light In The Dark - Album (Hard rock/Heavy metal)
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TRIBULATION CONFIRMED FOR BORGHOLM BRINNER
TRIBULATION have been confirmed for the Borgholm Brinner festival at the Borgholm Castle in Öland, Sweden on July 27-28.
Confirmed since earlier are IN FLAMES (who arrange the festival), BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, GRAVEYARD, COMEBACK KID, RAISED FIST and DANKO JONES.
borgholmbrinner.se

U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST BILL HUDSON
German-based heavy metal band U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER and their US-based guitarist Bill Hudson have decided to go their own separate ways. The split is due to a difference in their individual visions for the future, and is without any negative feelings on either side.
Bill will now concentrate on his new project, while U.D.O./DIRKSCHNEIDER decides on a replacement guitarist.
udo-online.de

DEEP PURPLE AND JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR
DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST will embark on a co-headlining North American tour, which will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio and visit 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping September 30 in Wheatland, California. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 27.
More info at deeppurple.com, judaspriest.com or livenation.com

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS ANNOUNCES UK/GERMAN TOUR DATES
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have announced a tour in UK and Germany this winter. Tickets go on sale April 25, and the dates can be found at philcampbell.net

Saxon SAXON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
SAXON have announced the second part of their EU tour, which will take place in September and October. Support acts will be Y&T, WAYWARD SONS (UK only) and RAVEN (EU only). Pre-sale start on Wednesday, April 25. General onsale from Friday, April 27.
Dates can be found at saxon747.com

ZEPHYRA GOT A NEW BASSIST
Swedish melodic death metallers ZEPHYRA have a new bassist: Alfonso Rinaldo.
The band is currently working on new songs for their next album.
facebook.com/zephyraofficial

BRUCE DICKINSON DOCUMETARY "SCREAM FOR ME SARAJEVO" TO BE RELEASED AS FILM AND SOUNDTRACK
"Scream For Me Sarajevo", a documentary telling the story of a 1994 concert given by IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson while the Bosnian War was raging and Sarajevo itself was under siege, will be released on June 29 on DVD, Blu-ray and digital via Eagle Vision. In addition, the music from the film is being released on CD/double LP via BMG.
screamformesarajevo.com

SCORPIONS ANNOUNCE U.S. SHOWS WITH QUEENSRŸCHE
German hard rock legends SCORPIONS have announced 5 U.S. shows with special guests QUEENSRŸCHE. The dates are as follows:
Aug. 31 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
Sep. 02 - Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum
Sep. 12 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
Sep. 14 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
the-scorpions.com   queensrycheofficial.com

SEX PISTOLS BASSIST GLEN MATLOCK TO PLAY IN SWEDEN
Original SEX PISTOLS bassist Glen Matlock are coming to Sweden for 4 shows in September. He will also do 1 gig in Åland. The dates are:
Sep. 12 - Folk å Rock, Malmö
Sep. 13 - Hotel Hulingen, Hultsfred
Sep. 14 - Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg
Sep. 15 - Nalen, Stockholm
Sep. 16 - Pub Ettan, Mariehamn, Åland

THE QUIREBOYS REPLACE JOE LYNN TURNER AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
The QUIREBOYS will replace Joe Lynn Turner (who have had to cancel all upcoming tour dates) at Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9.
More info about the festival at swedenrock.com

EUROPE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish hard rock legends EUROPE are going on a European tour in September/October. Special guests will be British blues rockers KING KING.
Dates can be found at facebook.com/europetheband

Entombed A.D. ENTOMBED A.D., THUNDERMOTHER AND BLOODBOUND CONFIRMED FOR METALLSVENSKAN
ENTOMBED A.D., THUNDERMOTHER and BLOODBOUND are the last acts to be confirmed for the Metallsvenskan festival in Norrköping, Sweden on June 15-16.
Confirmed since earlier are W.A.S.P., RIVAL SONS, GRAVEYARD, SATYRICON, EXODUS, PAIN, F.K.Ü., BULLET, The KRISTET UTSEENDE etc.
metallsvenskan.net

NEW ALBUM WITH RIBSPREADER IN JUNE
Swedish death metal veterans RIBSPREADER - with Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, PUTREVORE, The GROTESQUERY, REVOLTING etc) on guitar/bass/vocals, lead guitarist Kjetil Lynghaug (PAGANIZER, ECHELON etc) and drummer Brynjar Helgetun (PUTREVORE, The GROTESQUERY, JUST BEFORE DAWN etc) - will release their 7th album, "The Van Murders - Part 2", on June 6 via Xtreem Music.
The first single, "Meat bandit", is out now: youtu.be/hCpkc2GVrqM
facebook.com/Ribspreader-148182408532846   xtreemmusic.com

STRYPER BANNED BY WALMART
Expressing concerns over the album title, American retail chain Walmart has refused to carry STRYPER's upcoming 10th studio LP, "God Damn Evil". Several Christian retail chains have also objected to the title and declined to carry the album in their stores.

SOTO GOT A NEW BASSIST
SOTO — the hard rock group led by namesake vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T.) — has announced the addition of bassist Tony Dickinson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA).
Dickinson — who co-wrote a pair of songs that appeared on previous SOTO releases — replaces David "Dave Z" Zablidowsky, who died last year in a roadside accident while touring with ADRENALINE MOB.
The group is currently working on material for its as-yet-untitled 3rd album, which is on track to be released in 2019.
sototheband.com

CLOVEN HOOF ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
NWOBHM legends CLOVEN HOOF will embark on an extensive North American tour starting in September. The first date is in Norman, OK on September 11, and the last date in Austin, TX on October 14. Special guest appearances will come from VANLADE, VICIOUS RUMORS, SAVAGE MASTER, RUTHLESS and ASHBURY, among others.
Dates and other details can be found at clovenhoof.net
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Candlemass CANDLEMASS TO RELEASE BOTH EP AND ALBUM THIS YEAR
Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS plan to release both a new EP and a new album in 2018. The EP is titled "House Of Doom" and will be released on May 25 via Napalm Records. The album will be released in the fall.
candlemass.se

JOE LYNN TURNER CANCELS TOUR DATES FOLLOWING APPARENT HEART ATTACK
American hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, Yngwie Malmsteen) has canceled his previously announced tour dates while he recovers from the apparent heart attack he suffered last Friday.
The news of the singer's break from touring was revealed by his Finnish booking agent, Thomas Ståhl of Stahl Entertainment, who said in a statement: "Due to an unplanned medical procedure, Joe Lynn Turner is postponing all activities for the next few months as he is not allowed to travel or fly right now. We are working on rescheduling all club shows and will announce new dates as soon as possible, bought tickets is valid. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. No fear, only love and positive thoughts!"

NEW SINGLE WITH TNT
Norwegian melodic hard rock veterans TNT's new single, "Tears In My Eyes", is available now for streaming and download via digital platforms.
The new album, "XIII", will be released on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.
tnttheband.com   frontiers.it

NEW ALBUM WITH SUNSTORM IN JUNE
Legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner's SUNSTORM project will release its 5th album, "The Road To Hell", on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single from the effort, "Only The Good Will Survive", is available now at youtu.be/nAqLNMp2y7c

JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE have announced some shows in Spain that are scheduled for July. The dates are these:
July 10 - Sala Copernico, Madrid, ESP
July 11 - Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, GZ
July 13 - Jimmy Jazz, Vitoria, EUS
July 14 - Barna'n'Roll, Barcelona, CAT
July 15 - Sala La Choza, Gran Canaria, ESP

JOE LYNN TURNER HOSPILAIZED WITH HEART ISSUE
Former RAINBOW and DEEP PURLE singer Joe Lynn Turner has been hospitalized in Belarus "with a heart issue", his friend Graham Bonnet has confirmed.
Turner's hospitalization was first reported by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, which quoted the press service of the Ministry of Health of Belarus as saying that the singer's condition was "stable" after he was treated at a Minsk facility for "myocardial infarction", commonly known as a heart attack. Turner's presence at the hospital was also reported by Belarus's most influential daily newspaper, the state-owned SB Belarus Segodnya.
According to the Russian news agency TASS, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health of Belarus said that Turner was transported by ambulance to the hospital and that he will continue to receive treatment at the facility.

NEW ALBUM WITH CHEAP TRICK THIS YEAR
Robin Zander (vocals) has confirmed that CHEAP TRICK is working on a new album for a tentative late 2018 release.

Old Ghost NEW ALBUM WITH GHOST IN JUNE
It looks like Swedish occult rock/metal band GHOST will release their new album, "Prequelle", on June 1 via Loma Vista Recordings.
ghost-official.com

DEE SNIDER SIGNS WITH NAPALM
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has inked a deal with Napalm Records for his upcoming solo album. Titled "For The Love Of Metal", the disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, will feature contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (TOXIC HOLOCAUST), and Charlie Bellmore (KINGDOM OF SORROW).

NEW SINGLE WITH LIV SIN
Swedish metal band LiV SiN have released a new digital single, "Devil's Plaything". It's a DANZIG cover taken from their upcoming EP "Inverted", which will be released on May 25 via Despotz Records.
There will also be a very exclusive vinyl edition, which will feature a previously unreleased bonus track.
livsinofficial.com   despotz.se
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Very old patch SINGLES BOX SET WITH BLACK SABBATH IN JUNE
BLACK SABBATH are going to release "Supersonic Years - The Seventies Singles Box Set", on June 8 through BMG. The box set documents the band's run of hit singles and features an array of unique content. The 10 singles included in the box was released between 1970 to 1978.
Pre-order here: blacksabbathband.lnk.to/supersonicPR

MORE RE-RELEASES WITH SAXON
SAXON will reissue 3 more classic albums - "Denim And Leather", "Power & The Glory" and "Crusader" - on May 25 on deluxe CD and splatter LP.
saxon747.com

LUCIFER SIGNS WITH CENTURY MEDIA
Heavy rockers LUCIFER (with members from The HELLACOPTERS, The OATH, DEAD LORD etc) have signed with Century Media Records. Their second album, "Lucifer II", will be released on July 6. The first single, "California Son", will be released on May 4 as a 7" single via Electric Assault, and digitally through Century Media.
facebook.com/luciferofficial   centurymedia.com

FKU F.K.Ü. TO SUPPORT ENTOMBED A.D. ON SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish horror thrashers F.K.Ü. will be support act for Swedish death metal veterans ENTOMBED A.D. when they go on tour in Sweden this fall. The dates are:
31/8 Göteborg - Sticky Fingers
1/9 Malmö - KB
14/9 Örebro -Frimis Salonger
15/9 Sundsvall - Pipeline
21/9 Borlänge - Liljan
22/9 Uppsala - Katalin
28/9 Gävle - Harrys (without F.K.Ü)
29/9 Eskilstuna – Lokomotivet
skrikhult.se   facebook.com/moshoholics   entombedad.com

THE HELLACOPTERS PARTS WAYS WITH SAMI YAFFA
Legendary bassist Sami Yaffa (HANOI ROCKS, NEW YORK DOLLS etc.) is a very busy man. So busy that he has left Swedish rock band The HELLACOPTERS, which he joined about a year ago when he replaced original bassist Kenny Håkansson. New bassist in the band is Dolf De Borst (IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, The DATSUNS).
hellacopters.com
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