TANKARD TO RE-RELEASE 3 OLD ALBUMS
Old press photo I guess
German beer lovers and thrash legends TANKARD have announced that 3 of their albums will be re-released by Reaper Entertainment in October. The albums are "Kings Of Beer" and "Disco Destroyer", as well as "Himbeergeist zum Frühstück" which was released as TANKWART. These albums was released between 1996 to 2000 through Century Media Records, but will now be re-released with completely new artwork.
reaper-entertainment.com | facebook.com/tankardofficial
LUCIFER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Heavy rockers LUCIFER have announced Part II of their European "Satanic Panic Tour", which will happen in November. They will bring German heavy metal band The NIGHT ETERNAL and NYC hard rockers TANITH with them.
Dates & tickets: lucifer.church
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES SWEDISH HALLOWEEN DATES
Jocke Berg of Hardcore Superstar
Swedish street hard rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are going to do 2 shows in Göteborg and Malmö, Sweden around Halloween.
Oct. 31 - Pustervik, Göteborg
Nov. 1 - Slagthuset, Malmö
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 24 at: kulturbolaget.se
facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar
PENTAGRAM TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Stoner and doom metal powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds Records has announced the signing of U.S. pioneers of doom metal PENTAGRAM. The deal will include the release of a long-anticipated new studio album, as well as the reissue of PENTAGRAM's "Sub-Basement" and "Review Your Choices" LPs.
COOL STUFF FOR COOL PEOPLE
Lastkaj 14
Second Class Kids Magazine #6 (Swedish punk)
wht.rbbt.obj: Dirty Love (garage rock)
SPRINTS: Help Me, I'm Spiralling (garage/punk rock)
IGNITE AND SLAPSHOT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Orange County melodic hardcore 5-piece IGNITE will team up with the Boston-based hardcore punk band SLAPSHOT for an U.S. East Coast tour this fall. Additional support on the trek will come from DEATH BY STEREO and SCHOOL DRUGS.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 24 at: ignitebandofficial.com
NEW VIDEO BY THE INTERRUPTERS
U.S. ska punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS have released a video for their song "Alien". The song is off their album "In The Wild", which was released in 2023.
youtu.be/rLfVAaWByUk | wearetheinterrupters.com
NEW SINGLE WITH AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
Press photo
Australian punk rockers AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS has released their first new music in over 3 years. "U Should Not Be Doing That" is the name of a new single, which is out now digitally. It will also be released as a 7" by Rough Trade Records on May 24, with "Facts" on the B-side.
The band will be on tour in both Europe and North America this summer.
youtu.be/jCxgUPFVFkA | amylandthesniffers.com
NEW SINGLE WITH THE HIVES ON FRIDAY
Pelle of The Hives
50 years ago a Swedish band landed at the top of the U.S. Billboard chart (No. 1). This song was "Hooked On A Feeling" by BLUE SWEDE. Swedish garage rockers The HIVES were recently asked to record it for Spotify Singles, which they have done. And the result will be available this Friday, May 24 on digital platforms.
Pre-save for a chance to win a vinyl test press of the "Lex Hives" or "Black and White" album: thehivesffm.ffm.to/hookedonafeeling
thehives.com | spotify.com
JORN CANCEL SWEDISH SHOWS
Norwegian heavy metal band JORN has been forced to cancel their Swedish shows this upcoming weekend as the promoter has failed to provide according to contract.
Read more: facebook.com/OFFICIALJORN
UK SUBS AND DEAD BOYS RELEASES COVERS EP
Punk legends UK SUBS and DEAD BOYS have recorded a collaborative covers EP (both bands play together on all the songs, and it's not a split EP). The release features Charlie Harper (UK SUBS) on the mic, DEAD BOYS guitarist Cheetah Chrome and longtime UK SUBS bassist Alvin Gibbs along with relative newcomers Steve Straughan and Stefan Häublen. They cover The ROLLING STONES' "Paint It Black", The BEATLES' "Taxman", and The YARDBIRDS' "For Your Love".
The release is called "The Carnaby Street EP", and it's a 7" that is out on June 28 via Cleopatra Records.
cleorecs.com
THE TUESDAY MIXTURE
LOADED BILLY: Legend (heavy hard rock)
LIAR THIEF BANDIT: ICON (melodic action rock)
HAND ON HEART: Love Theme For Debora/When You Fall In Love (rock ballad)
DEATH LENS: Cold World (alternative punk rock and then some)
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MAD HATTER: Oneironautics
Art Gates Records on May 24 - CD, LP
MAD HATTER is a Swedish power metal band, founded in 2017. "Oneironautics" is their third album, where they continue to deliver epic melodies and lightning-fast rhythms, as well as adrenaline-fueled and catchy anthems. If you're a fan of classic acts like HELLOWEEN and STRATOVARIUS, then this should be something for you. Because this is just as good as any of the more well-known bands in this genre.
Yes, this is a very strong album that they have made, but I don't have much else to say.
artgatesrecords.com | facebook.com/madhattermetal
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SPRINTS PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST
Dublin garage/punk rockers SPRINTS are going seperate ways with guitarist Colm O'Reilly. The band will be joined by guest guitarists on upcoming live dates.
Read a statement here: facebook.com/sprintsmusic
NEW SINGLE WITH KARDBORREBANDET ON FRIDAY
Swedish punk band KARDBORREBANDET will release 1 single a week for a while, and the next one is "Dårar Och Galenskap", which will be released on Friday, May 24. There will also be a video for the song.
Pre-save: share.amuse.io/track/kardborrebandet-darar-och-galenskap
facebook.com/Kardborrebandet
METAL SUNDAY
VULCANO: Epilogue (blackened thrash metal)
PUTRIFIED: Death Darkness Decay (old school death metal)
ARADIA: Walkin' On The Edge (melodic heavy metal)
ANTHRAX SINGER JOEY BELLADONNA LAUNCHES TRIBUTE BAND TO RONNIE JAMES DIO
Joey Belladonna
ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has launched a tribute band to Ronnie James Dio. The new group will play 4 shows in Florida in August, performing music from DIO, BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW.
The dates are as follows:
August 15 - Captain Hiram's - Sebastian, FL
August 16 - Piper's Pub - Pompano Beach, FL
August 17 - OCC Road House - Clearwater, FL
August 18 - Conduit - Winter Park, FL
BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Bad Religion
American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION are coming to Europe in late June and for most of July, hitting most western continental countries and a few in central Europe. DEATH LENS will open the shows.
Dates & tickets: badreligion.com/tour
NEW ALBUM WITH D-A-D IN OCTOBER
D-A-D
Danish rock veterans D-A-D has announced their brand new, 13th album, titled "Speed Of Darkness", slated for release on October 4 via AFM Records.
The 2 first singles, "The Ghost" and "1st, 2nd & 3rd", are out now.
youtu.be/kYuz7NsqUMo | youtu.be/y3LW5zZBEwk | d-a-d.com
NEW SINGLE WITH GLORIOUS BANKROBBERS
Swedish hard rockers GLORIOUS BANKROBBERS has released a new single and video, "Rock'n'Roll Church". It's the title track of their next album, which will be released on September 27 by Bollmora Rekords.
youtu.be/3hk2mLsBYms | facebook.com/offisialhomepage
NEW ALBUM WITH VICTORY IN SEPTEMBER
Herman Frank
German hard rockers VICTORY will release a new album, "Circle Of Life", on September 13 via AFM Records. The first singel from the album, "Count On Me", is out now.
victory.bfan.link/count-on-me | victory.bfan.link/circle-of-life | victory-band.com | shop.afm-records.de
THE DRIPPERS AND SORM CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
The Drippers
The DRIPPERS, SORM and RIDDARNA AV KOSMOS are the last 3 to be confirmed for Muskelrock, a hard rock and heavy metal festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden, which take place on May 30 to June 1.
Among the other bands are SWEDISH STEEL, TYRANEX, TROTOAR, SECOND SUN, TRANCE, HELLBUTCHER, VULTURE, MISTRESS, HÄLLAS, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc.
More details: facebook.com/Muskelrock
NEW EP WITH FINNEGAN'S HELL
Finnegans Hell
Swedish Celtic punk rockers FINNEGAN'S HELL has released a new EP, "St. Pauli Songs". I think it's a digital EP.
facebook.com/finneganshell
ANVIL ANNOUNCES U.S.TOUR
Lips of Anvil
Canadian heavy metal veterans ANVIL are going on a U.S. tour in July/August with special guests PULSIFIER.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/anvilmetal
THE BOYS ANNOUNCES FINNISH TOUR
The Boys
English punk rock legends The BOYS will play 4 shows in Finland in October together with Finnish band POJAT.
Dates & tickets: theboys.co.uk/live-dates
2 METAL SINGLES
Lips of Anvil
ANVIL: Truth Is Dying (heavy metal)
FALLING IN REVERSE: Ronald (wild metal)

NEW SINGLE WITH SERAINA TELLI FEATURING LEE AARON
Swizz rock singer Seraina Telli have teamed up with Canadian rock veteran Lee Aaron for a new version of Seraina's "Song For The Girls". This is a unplugged version.
The original version of the song comes from Telli's album "Addicted To Colour", which was released in August 2023 by Metalville Records.
youtube.com/watch?v=XwUYvxeBkXA | serainatelli.com | leeaaron.com | metalville-shop.de
NEW ALBUM WITH VARNAGEL IN SEPTEMBER
Swedish trallpunk band VARNAGEL will release a new album, "Opium För Folket", on September 6 via Beat Butchers. The first single from the album will be released on June 14.
facebook.com/varnagel | beatbutchers.se
NEW SINGLE WITH ALL FOR METAL
ALL FOR METAL's new single and music video, "Valkyries In The Sky", is out now. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Gods Of Metal", set for release on August 23 via Reigning Phoenix Music, and features guest vocals from Laura Guldemond (BURNING WITCHES) and a guitar solo by Tim Kanoa Hansen (INDUCTION).
youtube.com/watch?v=MGsKrvlPSMk | allformetal.rpm.link/godsofmetalPR | allformetal.com | reigningphoenixmusic.com
SLIPKNOT HAS RECORDED A NEW SONG
SLIPKNOT has revealed that a new song, "Long May You Die", was recorded during recent sessions with the band's latest addition, former SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande.
instagram.com/p/C7ADfaWvwtt/....
MARILYN MANSON MIGHT HAVE SIGNED WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
Marilyn Manson appears to have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
Yesterday (May 15), the shock rocker and the long-running German record label shared a new teaser video along with the caption "NB x MM".
The news of a partnership with Nuclear Blast comes just weeks after rumors suggested that Manson had already completed work on a new album.
facebook.com/watch/?v=463180316367560
BRUTAL NOISE IS NOT REALLY MY THING
CUTTERRED FLESH: Love At First Bite (progressive brutal death metal)
CRUACHAN: Talamh (folk metal)
CHRIST DENIED: Christopsy (brutal death metal noise)
DEMO COLLECTION WITH ENUFF Z'NUFF
Chicago glam/melodic rock veterans ENUFF Z'NUFF is set to unveil a treasure trove of their musical origins with the release of a captivating collection of demo recordings. These recordings were crafted prior to the band's iconic self-titled debut album.
The forthcoming collection is titled "The 1987 Demos", and showcases the band's classic lineup of Chip Z'nuff, Donnie Vie, Derek Frigo, and Vikki Foxx. It will be released on May 31.
Check out the single, "New Thing", for a first taste: orcd.co/enuffznuff_newthing1987demo
Pre-order or pre-save: cleorecs.com/search?q=enuff+znuff+the+1987+demos | orcd.co/enuffznuff_1987demos
NASHVILLE PUSSY COMES TO EUROPE
Nashville Pussy many years ago
American high energy rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY are coming back to Europe this summer. The tour will last from late June to mid-July. Most of the dates will be in Spain and France, but they will also visit Belgium and Switzerland.
UPDATE! NASHVILLE PUSSY will come back to Europe again in October/November for some more shows in Spain and France, but also Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and Ireland.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/NSPSY
NEW SINGLE WITH THE HELLACOPTERS SOON
Nicke AnderssonDregen
Swedish action rock pioneers The HELLACOPTERS let us know that they will release a new single, "Stay With You", soon. And there's no further details..
linktr.ee/thehellacopters
STRYPER's OZ FOX TO UNDERGO ANOTHER BRAIN SURGERY
STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox will sit out the band's upcoming "To Hell With The Amps" acoustic tour in order to undergo another brain surgery.
Read more about it: facebook.com/Stryper
NEW SINGLE WITH ATTENTAT
Attentat
Swedish punk rock legends ATTENTAT will release a new single, "Innan Du Försvinner", on Thursday, May 16.
Pre-save: frontl.ink/k7ke31d
attentat.nu
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NIGHTRAGE: Persevere Through Adversity (melodic death metal)
PRAYING MANTIS: Defiance (melodic hard rock)
VANDEN PLAS: The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things (progressive rock)
WOLFEN RELOADED: The Ghost From Within (progressive and melodic hard rock)
UNIVERSE III: Universe III (melodic hard rock/rock)
2 NEW SONGS WITH D-A-D ON FRIDAY
D-A-D
Danish rock veterans D-A-D will release not just 1 but 2 brand new songs, "The Ghost" and "1st, 2nd & 3rd", on Friday, May 17.
Pre-save: dad.bfan.link/the-ghost-1st-2nd-3rd
d-a-d.com
LED ZEPPELIN DOCUMENTARY
According to Variety, the official LED ZEPPELIN documentary "Becoming Led Zeppelin" has been acquired for release by Sony Classics Pictures for North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia (except for Japan), the Middle East and Benelux. No time frame was given for the film's release.
The first clip from "Becoming Led Zeppelin", as well as a short interview with LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page about the documentary, can be seen here: youtu.be/kCCvmdKs7Vo | youtu.be/nt5T3zV1BdM
MIKE TRAMP'S WHITE LION ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Mike Tramp's WHITE LION, the band fronted by former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp, will embark on a U.S. tour this summer, which will last until the fall.
Confirmed dates can be found here: facebook.com/MikeTrampOfficial
SUICIDE RECORDS TO RELEASE COMPILATION IN AID OF SUICIDE ZERO
Fredag Den 13e
Gothenburg, Sweden based record label Suicide Records will release a compilation album, called "In The Loving Memory Of You", on September 10. All surplus goes to Suicide Zero.
16 bands will participate with brand new material. Among these acts are SKITSYSTEM (first new song in 18 years), M:40, FREDAG DEN 13:E, GRAND CADAVER, DOWNFALL OF GAIA, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE etc. Mainly crust punk and metal, but also some other stuff.
The album will be available as a double LP and digital.
suiciderecords.se
FOLK PUNK AND HEAVY/POWER METAL
Luffarpunk Vol II (folk punk they call it)
VHÄLDEMAR: Sanctuary Of Death (heavy/power metal)
NEW SINGLE WITH NEW HORIZON
Swedish power metal band NEW HORIZON has released a new single, "Apollo". The song is taken from their forthcoming concept album, "Conquerors", which will be released on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl.
youtu.be/ClnOFtaa8tA?si=h1N5yESlruRPh-S5 | orcd.co/nhconquerors | facebook.com/newhorizonworld | frontiers.it
INNER AXIS TO PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
German heavy metal band INNER AXIS is going to release their new video for "This Is The Way" on YouTube this Friday, May 17. The song is taken from their latest album, "Midnight Forces", which is out now.
youtu.be/W--yhjdgAWA | fastball-music.bandcamp.com | linktr.ee/inneraxisguitar
ECLIPSE PULL OUT OF TOPFEST SLOVAKIA
Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, Swedish melodic hard rockers ECLIPSE must pull out of Topfest Slovakia 2024.
This is the third time in 12 months that the band's shows in Slovakia have been called off, but they are still hopeful that they will play there some day.
facebook.com/EclipseSweden
NEW RECORD WITH DIAMOND DOGS AFTER THE SUMMER
Diamond Dogs, press photo
Swedish glam/rock n roll veterans DIAMOND DOGS have made a new LP, titled "Macon Georgia Giant", in honor of Little Richard. It will be released after the summer.
facebook.com/everylittlecrack
DRUMMER PARTS WAYS WITH EVERGREY
EVERGREY drummer Jonas Ekdahl has decdied to leave the band. The Swedish metal group has already found a new drummer, which will be announced soon.
A new album, "Theories Of Emptiness", will be released on June 7 through Napalm Records.
Read more: facebook.com/Evergrey
NEW SONG WITH VÄRLDEN BRINNER
Varlden Brinner
Swedish punk rockers VÄRLDEN BRINNER released a video for the new song "Ingen Är Fri" a few days ago. On Thursday, May 16 it will also be available on streaming platforms.
youtu.be/pbBg4tDUMVE?si=cSt1l39vZa3lVShT | distrokid.com/hyperfollow/vrldenbrinner/ingen-r-fri | facebook.com/varldenbrinner
THE MANY FACES OF HARD ROCK
INFESTUS: Entzweiung (progressive black metal)
The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT: Hot Damn (hard rock)
BABYLON A.D.: Rome Wasn't Built In A Day (hard rock)
BATTERING RAM: The World Belongs To Me (heavy metal)
GRAVEYARD ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH BARONESS AND PALLBEARER
Graveyard
Swedish vintage rockers GRAVEYARD will team up with BARONESS and PALLBEARER for a European tour in the end of the year.
The tour will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 31, and will last until November 28 when they play in Nottingham, UK. Tickets on sale Friday, May 17.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/graveyardofficial

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