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10 LATEST REVIEWS
GONOREAS: Minotaur - Album (Metal)
MAD HATTER: Mad Hatter - Album (Power/Heavy metal)
SPARTAN WARRIOR: Hell To Pay - Album (Hard rock/Heavy metal)
SALEM: Attrition - Album (Heavy metal)
KILL RITUAL: All Men Shall Fall - Album (Heavy metal)
DESOLATION ANGELS: King - Album (British heavy metal)
RIOT GRRRL SESSIONS: The 1st Session - Album (Punk rock/Post punk)
MERRYWEATHER STARK: Carved In Rock - Album (Hard rock)
PONTUS SNIBB'S WRECK OF BLUES: Too Late To Die Young - Album (Blues rock)
Ossian Smith: Sleepless Town - Digital EP (Rock)
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NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH GUS G. IN APRIL
Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will release his new solo album, "Fearless", on April 20 via AFM Records.
On "Fearless", Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC) and drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE).

Saxon SAXON TO RE-RELEASE 3 FIRST ALBUMS ON VINYL AND CD
SAXON will have their 3 first albums - "Saxon", "Wheels Of Steel" and "Strong Arm Of The Law" - reissued on coloured vinyl and CD mediabooks.
Pre-order and more info at pledgemusic.com/projects/saxon-reissues

THE WHO TO RELEASE "LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST 1968" IN APRIL
A recording of THE WHO's legendary 1968 show at the Fillmore East has been fully restored and mixed, and is being released on 2CD and 3LP on April 20 as "Live At The Fillmore East 1968".
The show is regarded by fans as the "holy grail" of THE WHO live shows, equalling the legendary "Live At Leeds" album.
thewho.com

FOREIGNER TO RELEASE ALBUM WITH ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
For the first time ever, FOREIGNER will present all its hits with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir with the album "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus", available on April 27 via earMUSIC.
In May 2017 the band performed 2 sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel. And that's where the recordings on the album comes from, which will be available as CD and DVD.

DIA PSALMA, CHARTA 77 AND MIMIKRY CONFIRMED FOR HELGEÅFESTIVALEN
DIA PSALMA, CHARTA 77, MIMIKRY and The HEADLINES have been confirmed for Helgeåfestivalen in Knislinge, Sweden on July 5-7.
Confirmed since earlier are ARCH ENEMY, BACKYARD BABIES, ELECTRIC BOYS, H.E.A.T., DAN REED NETWORK, CRASHDÏET etc.
helgeafestivalen.se
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Canan, Tiger Bell MEMBERS FROM TIGER BELL, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, TANT STRUL ETC. TEAM UP FOR RIOT GRRRL SESSIONS
RIOT GRRRL SESSIONS is the name of a project where 12 Swedish rock musicians team up to spend a week in the studio. Among the members are Canan Rosén (TWIN PIGS, TIGER BELL, SATIRNINE), Kajsa Grytt (TANT STRUL), ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA and current The HEARD members Klara Force and Nicki Wicked, Frida (The BABOON SHOW) and Maja (HEAVY TIGER). Every person involved in this project is a woman, transperson or non binary.
The debut album, simply titled "The 1st Session", will be released on February 23 via GMR Music. The music is a mixture of punk rock and post punk.
riotgrrrlsessions.com   gmrmusic.se

EX-MSG SINGER JARI TIURA TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and current CENTURY LOST and STARGAZERY singer Jari Tiura will release his debut solo album, "King Of Lions", on March 23 via AOR Heaven.
jaritiura.com   aorheaven.com

Motorhead UNAUTHORIZED MOTÖRHEAD BOOK DUE IN APRIL
Due on April 20 via Wymer Publishing, "Visions Of Motörhead" is a 128-page photographic book of largely unpublished, never-before-seen MOTÖRHEAD images that bring together a mixture of concert photos and off stage shots from the late 70s through to the late 80s, covering the classic era with Phil Taylor and Eddie Clarke through to the 4-man lineup with Phil Campbell, Würzel and Pete Gill. Photos are mainly from the collections of concert photographer Alan Perry and press photographer Tony Mottram who photographed the band on numerous ocassions for Sounds and Raw magazines. The book also includes personal recollections of one of the stage hands who helped build the stage for the open air festival at Port Vale football ground that complements the photos from that gig.
The never-before-seen images include shots from recording sessions and video shoots plus back stage at the 10th anniversary gig at Hammersmith, June 1985.
Fans who order before March 24 will have their names printed within a dedicated page in the book.
According to Wymer, "Visions Of Motörhead" has not been authorized or approved by MOTÖRHEAD or their management.
wymeruk.co.uk/visions-of-motorhead.html

Danko Jones DANKO JONES RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has entered The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia to record a new album with producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, TESTAMENT, The MELVINS), presumably for release later this year.
dankojones.com

NEW ALBUM WITH BLITZKRIEG IN APRIL
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans BLITZKRIEG will release their new album, "Judge Not!", on April 27 via Mighty Music.
blitzkriegmusic.com

UNANIMATED SIGNS WITH CENTURY MEDIA
Swedish death/black metal act UNANIMATED have signed a worldwide 3-album deal with Century Media Records. The band plan to release a new album in the fall/autumn.
facebook.com/Unanimated-Official   centurymedia.com

ATTENTAT ANNOUNCES HOMETOWN SHOW
Swedish punk rock legends ATTENTAT will celebrate their 40-year anniversary with a hometown show at Bellmans Salonger in their hometown Göteborg on April 21. Tickets go on sale February 20, and are limited to 300 only.
More information at attentat.nu

220 VOLT TO SUPPORT AXEL RUDI PELL
Swedish hard rock veterans 220 VOLT are going to be special guests on Axel Rudi Pell's 3 Swedish tour dates. And those dates are:
May 10 - Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers (sold out!)
May 13 - Stockholm, Klubben Fryshuset
May 14 - Malmö, KB
facebook.com/220VoltOfficial   axel-rudi-pell.de
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Honeymoon Disease HONEYMOON DISEASE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH DEATH ALLEY
Swedish rock band HONEYMOON DISEASE are going on a European tour in May together with the Dutch band DEATH ALLEY. The dates are:
May 08 FR Paris Gibus Live
May 09 FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
May 10 ES San Sebastian Dabadaba
May 11 ES Barcelona Sala Upload Barcelona
May 12 FR Clermont Ferrand Camille Claudel
May 13 CH Olten Coq d'Or
May 15 DE Leipzig die naTo
May 16 DE Nurnberg club stereo
May 17 DE Dortmund FZW
May 18 DE Lohr am Main Umsonst & Drinnen Festival
May 19 DE Lichtenfels Paunchy Cats Inn Bar
HONEYMOON DISEASE will soon announce more European tour dates..
honeymoondisease.com   deathalley.nl

METALLICA TO RECEIVE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE
METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. They have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award.
metallica.com   polarmusicprize.org

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS TEAM UP WITH STYX AND TESLA FOR NORTH AMMERICAN TOUR
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will team up with hard rockers STYX and TESLA for a North American tour that will last from May 30 to July 15. Tour dates and ticket information at facebook.com/joanjettandtheblackhearts, styxworld.com or TeslaTheBand.com

NEW SINGLE WITH RAINBOW NEXT MONTH
The first new RAINBOW single since 1996, "Waiting For A Sign", will be made available on March 16. The track will be included on "Memories in Rock II", which is due on April 6 via Minstrel Hall/Soulfood. The set will also contain a double CD of the June 2017 U.K. RAINBOW concerts, a DVD containing over 80 minutes of interview footage with the band and crew, an additional backstage clip and a video for the 2017 studio version of "I Surrender".

Saxon SAXON TO TOUR UK WITH Y&T AND WAYWARD SONS
SAXON will do a second tour in UK in October, together with special guests Y&T and WAYWARD SONS. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 16. ..and the dates are:
Oct. 18 - Glasgow, Barrowlands
Oct. 19 - London, Roundhouse
Oct. 20 - Portsmouth, Guildhall
Oct. 21 - Manchester, Academy
saxon747.com   YandTRocks.com

BAD BRAINS WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
According to BAD BRAINS frontman H.R. (a.k.a. Joseph I), the band are currently recording a follow-up to their 2012 album "Into The Future".

CRASHDÏET ANNOUNCES MORE TOUR DATES
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET have announced some new tour dates in The Netherlands, Italy and Germany. For dates and ticket information, go to crashdiet.org/tour

DOYLE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be launching the "As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018" this Spring. Beginning February 21 in Clifton, NJ, the tour winds through North America before crossing to the UK March 26 in Birmingham, England, and will later move through Russia before finishing up April 9 in St. Petersburg, Russia. KILLUS and DeadXll will be joining on the UK and Russia run.
Upon his stateside return, Doyle will also be performing at the 20th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on April 21 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.
For more information, go to officialdoyle.com

JUDAS PRIEST GUITARIST GLENN TIPTON DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE
10 years ago, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with the onset of the early stages of Parkinson's disease. From then until recently, the 70-year-old musician has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important.
Right now, Glenn is able to play and perform some of the JUDAS PRIEST songs that are less challenging but due to the nature of Parkinson's progression, he wants to let the fans know that he won't be be touring with the band.
True to the metal spirit of "the show must go on", Glenn has requested JUDAS PRIEST producer and HELL guitarist Andy Sneap to fly the flag on stage for him.
JUDAS PRIEST's new album, "Firepower", will be released on March 9 via Epic.
judaspriest.com

EX-GUNS N' ROSES DRUMMER STEVEN ADLER TO PERFORM ENTIRE "APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION" ALBUM
According to Alex Grossi, QUIET RIOT guitarist and agent for the BTE Inc. (Bigg Time Entertainment) booking agency, former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has revived his ADLER'S APPETITE band and is planning to embark on a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of GN'R's classic debut album, "Appetite For Destruction". He is expected to play the landmark LP in its entirety "plus other GN'R classics".

FOGHAT BASSIST CRAIG MACGREGOR HAS DIED
FOGHAT bassist Craig MacGregor died on Friday, February 9 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 68 years old.
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