DEE SNIDER MIGHT NOT PLAY LIVE AGAIN
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that he doesn't think he will play any more live shows.
The 67-year-old singer addressed the possibility of returning to the stage while answering a fan question on Twitter about performing in the Springfield, Illinois area in the future: twitter.com/deesnider
BEASTIE BOYS TO RE-RELEASE DELUXE EDITION OF "Check Your Head"
On July 15, BEASTIE BOYS will re-release the deluxe edition of the "Check Your Head" album.
The deluxe version was originally released in 2009 and included 2 bonus discs of extra material. The latest release, which celebrates the album's 30th anniversary, includes all of the material from the 2009 version and is out via the Beasties themselves and distributed by Universal.
SUPER DELUXE EDITION OF DIO's "Holy Diver"
To celebrate Ronnie James Dio's 80th birthday (July 10), Rhino revisits the epic debut album from DIO, "Holy Diver".
"Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition", will be available on July 8 as a 4-CD boxed set and digitally. The collection comes with 2 versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the original analog tapes to remix all 9 tracks on the album. The second is a newly remastered version of the original 1983 mix. The Super Deluxe Edition also features unreleased live performances and outtakes, along with a selection of rarities from the era.
In addition, Barresi's new mix of "Holy Diver" will be released the same day as a 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl. It includes the original 9 tracks, plus the 1983 B-side version of "Evil Eyes" as a bonus track.
NEW ALBUM WITH QUEENSRŸCHE IN OCTOBER
QUEENSRŸCHE has set "Digital Noise Alliance" as the title of its new studio album, due on October 7 via Century Media Records.
centurymedia.com / queensrycheofficial.com
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCES FRENCH DATES
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL have announced 3 dates in France early next year. These dates are:
Jan. 31: La Laiterie, Strasbourg
Feb. 1: Trabendo, Paris
Feb. 2: Ninkasi Kao, Lyon
AIRBOURNE ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have announced a South American tour in August/September, where they will visit Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
More info and tickets: airbournerock.com
NEW ALBUM WITH WITCHERY IN JULY
Swedish blackened thrashers WITCHERY will release their 8th studio album, "Nightside", on July 22 through Century Media Records.
Check out the first single, "Popecrusher": youtu.be/aGyJbj0IWYo
Pre-order the album: witchery.lnk.to/NightsideID
facebook.com/officialwitchery / centurymedia.com
NEW SINGLE WITH SATOR
Swedish rock legends SATOR will release a sequel to their highly appreciated cover album "Barbie-Q-Killers". It will be titled "Return of the Barbie-Q-Killers", and will be released on July 29 via Wild Kingdom Records.
The first single, "Brown Eyed Son", is out now. It was originally recorded by KATRINA AND THE WAVES.
Check out the single and pre-order the album: orcd.co/brown-eyed-son
sator.se / wildkingdom.se
NEW SINGLE WITH WITCHERY
Swedish extreme metallers WITCHERY will be back again with a new single, "Popecrusher", tomorrow (Friday, May 20). The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Nightside".
ONSLAUGHT TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME
British thrash metal pioneers ONSLAUGHT will be inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest on May 28.
facebook.com/onslaughtuk / metalhalloffame.org
SPLIT ALBUM WITH ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN AND THE DRIPPERS
Punk rock veterans ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN have teamed up with Swedish action rockers The DRIPPERS for a split album. It will be released on both LP and CD via Dead Beat Records on May 27.
FORMER GUITARIST FOR DAVID BOWIE AND IGGY POP IS DEAD
Ricky Gardiner, former guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, has passed away. He was 73. He had been battling a rare form of Parkinson's.
Ricky Gardiner played on David Bowie's "Low" and Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life". His playing can also be heard on Iggy Pop's live album "TV Eye" and compilation "The Bowie Years". Ricky Gardiner also played in BEGGAR'S OPERA, and released several solo albums.
DEAD KENNEDYS TO RE-RELEASE "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables"
Last year, American punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS announced that they would be releasing a remixed version of their album "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables", as re-worked by Chris Lord-Alge. The new version will be out on September 30 via Manifesto and includes an 8-page booklet with rare archival photos and interviews.
Original DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra stated that he did not approve of the re-release.
GHOST GOING BACK TO AMERICA
Swedish theatrical rock band GHOST will once again bring their show to North America. The band will be headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia's Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26 at San Diego's Pechanga Arena and running through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Support on all dates (with the exception of Green Bay which will feature support from CARCASS, and the Blue Ridge Rock Fest) will come from MASTODON and SPIRITBOX.
General on-sale will be Friday, May 20.
NEW EP WITH OXIDIZE ON FRIDAY
Swedish heavy metal band OXIDIZE will release a new EP, "Stand Up For The Masses", on May 20. It will be available on all digital platforms.
NIGHTRAGE REPLACE GRAVE AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE has cancelled their apperance at Sweden Rock Festival. Melodic Greek/Swedish death metallers NIGHTRAGE will play instead.
The festival happens on June 8-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Among the other artists are GUNS N' ROSES, IN FLAMES, ACCEPT, SAXON, SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY, KINGDOM COME, MERCYFUL FATE, The HELLACOPTERS, MEGADETH, SOCIAL DISTORTION, DROPKICK MURPHYS, OPETH, NATIONALTEATERNS ROCKORKESTER, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, D-A-D, SODOM, Michael Monroe, Lee Aaron, ECLIPSE, NASHVILLE PUSSY, BOMBUS, Ross The Boss etc. etc.
Full line-up & tickets: swedenrock.com
NEW ALBUM WITH TRUBBEL
Swedish punk rockers TRUBBEL has just released an album, "Samlad Värk", which consist of all their previous recordings as well as new and previously unreleased tracks.
You can find it on Spotify and Bandcamp, but it will be available on double LP soon.
LITA FORD ANNOUNCES SUMMER DATES
80s hard rocker Lita Ford (ex-The RUNAWAYS) have announced some tour dates in North America this summer.
Dates & tickets: litafordonline.com
GRAND MAGUS, TYRANEX AND ARMORY CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Muskelrock have announced the 3 last bands for this summer's festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5. They are GRAND MAGUS, TYRANEX and ARMORY.
Other acts that will play there are GIRLSCHOOL, NIFELHEIM, BULLET, HORISONT, OMEN, MINDLESS SINNER, HELVETETS PORT, HOT BREATH, AMBUSH, NEKROMANT, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, ASOMVEL, COBRA SPELL, ALIEN FORCE, SIENA ROOT, LYKANTROPI etc.
ÅSKVÄDER PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER AND CANCEL GERMAN TOUR
Swedish action rockers ÅSKVÄDER announce that they have to cancel the dates in Germany in June. The drummer has left the band due to personal reasons.
The band plan to come to Germany later.
EX-IRON MAIDEN SINGER PAUL DI'ANNO LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT
Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno, who has been receiving physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia in preparation for his upcoming knee surgery, has teamed up with several Croatian musicians to form a new project called WARHORSE. WARHORSE recently entered the studio to record 3 songs, 2 of which will be released as a special DVD single along with Paul's video message to all fans who bought this single and thus helped raise funds for his upcoming operation. In addition to the single, each customer will receive a special event t-shirt made for Paul's first concert in 7 years, which will be held in Zagreb on May 21. The show will be filmed and parts of it will be included in a documentary about Di'Anno, to be directed by Wes Orshoski, co-director and producer of the acclaimed 2010 film "Lemmy" about the MOTÖRHEAD icon. A livestream of the concert will also be made available.
"This Is Spinal Tap" IS GETTING A SEQUEL
According to Deadline, the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is getting a sequel. Rob Reiner will return to direct, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will reprise their roles as Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins and Derek Smalls, respectively.
Reiner, who will also be back in front of the camera as documentarian Marty DiBergi, told Deadline that the plan is to release the new "Spinal Tap" movie on March, 19, 2024, in time for the 40th anniversary of the first film.
THE LINDA LINDA'S ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SHOWS
The young American pop punk girls The LINDA LINDA'S have announced 5 European shows for this June. The band will also be touring the US this summer and fall.
You can find the dates here: thelindalindas.com
NEW ALBUM WITH THUNDERMOTHER IN AUGUST
Swedish hard rocking women THUNDERMOTHER will release their new album, "Black And Gold", on August 19 via AFM Records.
Check out the new single, "I Don't Know You": youtu.be/fRBClXIZSms
Pre-order the album: shop.afm-records.de/thundermother
DAYGLO ABORTIONS ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR
Canadian punk veterans DAYGLO ABORTIONS have announced a Canadian tour in June with Calgary hardcore/punks CITIZEN RAGE.
Try facebook.com/Dayglo-abortions-home-109396324635204 for dates.
BILLY IDOL POSTPONE UK TOUR
Due to health challenges over the last few months, Billy Idol has rescheduled his The Roadside UK Tour 2022 from June to October 2022. As the GO-GO'S are not able to join the tour the special guests will be TELEVISION.
More info and new dates: facebook.com/BillyIdol
ORIGINAL THE QUIREBOYS MEMBERS SPIKE AND GUY BAILEY REUNITE TO WRITE NEW MUSIC
The QUIREBOYS founder, frontman and songwriter Spike (real name Jonathan Gray) has announced that he has started writing new QUIREBOYS songs with the band's co-founder Guy Bailey. The material heralds the beginning of a new studio album and a new QUIREBOYS lineup that Spike is putting together for dates later in the year.
EXCITER AMMOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Canadian speed metal veterans EXCITER are coming to Europe in June for 5 dates in the Netehrlands, Germany and Switzerland. Support acts will be VULTURE and BÜTCHER.
Dates & tickets: bit.ly/3ss3vDh
BLOODBATH POSTPONES NORTH AMERICA AGAIN
Death metallers BLOODBATH (featuring current and former members of PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA and LIK) have been forced to postpone their North American tour yet again due to visa problems.
Read more: facebook.com/bloodbathband
BLACK DAHLIA MURDER SINGER IS DEAD
Trevor Strnad, founder and frontman of American melodic death metal band BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, has passed away. He was just 41 years old. Cause of death is unknown to me..
THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
British glam rockers The DARKNESS are going to Australia and New Zealand in October. Fan-pre sale begins on Friday, May 13. General public tickets on-sale Tuesday, May 17.
URIAH HEEP CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
URIAH HEEP have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Other artists that will perform there are Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, POWERWOLF, UGLY KID JOE, LUCIFER, SCORPIONS, The DARKNESS, The SOUNDS, ECLIPSE, DONNA CANNONE and NESTOR.
SCORPIONS GUITARIST MATTHIAS JABS INJURED
German hard rock legends SCORPIONS have been forced to postpone the first 3 concerts on the European leg of their 2022 world tour due to an unspecified injury suffered by guitarist Matthias Jabs.
The concert promoter will announce in the next few days when the shows in Lisbon, Portugal (originally scheduled for May 10), Toulouse, France (May 13) and Lille, France (May 15) will take place.
The SCORPIONS tour will resume on May 17 at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.
facebook.com/GDP / facebook.com/Scorpions
SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR DATES
Swedish energetic rockers SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY have announced some new tour dates in Sweden. And you can find them here: facebook.com/satantakesaholiday
TYGERS OF PAN TANG AND ECLIPSE CONFIRMED FOR NORDIC NOISE 2023
TYGERS OF PAN TANG and ECLIPSE are the first to be confirmed for the Nordic Noise festival in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 12-13, 2023.nordicnoise.dk
CRADLE OF FILTH SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records.
The band is currently on tour in North America with DANZIG and CROBOT. They will play at European festivals during the summer, and then they go on a European tour in the fall.
More info: cradleoffilth.com / napalmrecords.com
SCORPIONS AND WHITESNAKE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE have announced a North American tour, that will last from late August to late October. Swedish hard rock women THUNDERMOTHER will be support act.
Dates: the-scorpions.com / whitesnake.com / facebook.com/thundermother
NEW ALBUM WITH MASSGRAV IN THE SUMMER
Swedish grind/hardcore/punks MASSGRAV are going to release a new album in the summer. CD through Selfmadegod Records, LP via LIXIVIAT Records. Title and exact release date to be announced later..
linktr.ee/massgrav / selfmadegod.com / lixiviatrecords.com
UNLEASHED DRUMMER BREAKS RIBS IN ACCIDENT
Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED were forced to cancel their performance tonight (Saturday, May 7) at the Incineration Fest in London, United Kingdom after drummer Anders Schultz broke his ribs in an accident.
PHIL LYNOTT DOCUMENTARY PAIRED WITH THIN LIZZY CONCERT FILM
Mercury Studios salutes THIN LIZZY's legacy with the release of "Phil Lynott Songs For While I'm Away + Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978" on June 24. Pairing the acclaimed Phil Lynott documentary with a renowned live concert film, the set will be available as a 2xDVD+CD and Blu-ray+DVD+CD (with the Phil Lynott documentary on the Blu-ray).
KISS ADDS SECOND WEEK TO "Kiss Kruise XI"
With the "Kiss Kruise XI" selling out in record time earlier this year, Sixthman and KISS have added a second week to the 2022 sailing beginning October 24-29 from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. This will be another unforgettable "Kiss Kruise" experience featuring a brand new lineup and adding to KISS's final onboard performances.
Fans who already secured their cabin for October 29 to November 3 can double down on the "Kiss Kruise" fun and become a 2-timer by sailing on both weeks and receive an exclusive laminate, an exclusive signed item by KISS, happy hour with the band, and a specialty 2-timer t-shirt.
More details: thekisskruise.com
CHUGGER SINGER STEP ASIDE
The singer, David, for Swedish groove/death metal band CHUGGER have announced that he have to stop playing music for a while, as his wife are having twins. This means that CHUGGER's show in Stockholm, Sweden next Saturday, May 14 will be the last with David on vocals.
The band is already talking to other vocalists, so this is not the end for the band.
Read more: facebook.com/chuggerband
NEW SINGLES WITH ENTRAILS, BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, DEFIATORY, LUGNET AND EDGE OF FOREVER
Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS has released a new single, "Reborn In Worms": youtu.be/AbqW7YENGLI
Swedish punk kids BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING has also released a new single, "Gatulopp Mor Döden": orcd.co/gatulopp-mot-doden
Swedish thrash metallers DEFIATORY is another band with a new single, "Belligerent And Hostile": open.spotify.com
Swedish classic rock band LUGNET release the new single "Still A Sinner": youtu.be/IoVkETU1PrQ
And then we leave Sweden for Italy, and find out that melodic hard rockers EDGE OF FOREVER has released a new single, "Calling": orcd.co/eofcalling
GRAHAM BONNET BAND ANNOUNCES UK DATES
In addition to GRAHAM BONNET BAND's Steelhouse Festival appearance, they have added 3 UK headline dates. ..and they are:
July 28 - KK's Steelmill, Wolverhampton
July 29 - Boston Music Rooms, London
July 31 - Academy 3, Manchester
Ticket links: facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic
NEW ALBUM WITH GRAVE DIGGER IN AUGUST
German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER are going to release a new album, "Symbol Of Eternity", on August 26.
NEW ALBUM WITH SOULFLY IN AUGUST
SOULFLY have announced their 12th studio album, "Totem", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch the lyric video for the first single, "Superstition", here: youtu.be/ISs5y645cpA
Pre-order: soulfly.com/totem / label.nuclearblast.com/store
Before the new album there will also be a box set with the 4 first albums by SOULFLY, plus some bonus stuff. "The Soul Remains Insane - The Studio Albums 1998 To 2004" will be released on June 17 through BMG.
SEX PISTOLS TO RE-RELEASE BOTH VERSIONS OF "God Save The Queen" SINGLE
When the SEX PISTOLS made their definitive statement during the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977 with the incendiary single "God Save The Queen", they produced a manifesto that threatened and delighted in equal measure. Now, as the nation prepares for another Jubilee, the single is back.
It had been a struggle. Dropped by their record label A&M in the midst of controversy after just 6 days, the label destroyed 25,000 copies of the record, making the handful of copies remaining, ultra-rare collectibles. In honor of this, just 1,977 copies of the re-released A&M version will be available on May 27 via UMC.
The band then signed to Virgin and officially released the single, which was banned by the BBC and reached No. 1 on the U.K.'s NME chart, but appeared at No. 2 on the official U.K. Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offense to the establishment. 4,000 copies of the Virgin re-release will be on sale to fans.
Both versions recreate the original artwork.
EX-DANZIG BASSIST HOWIE PYRO DEAD AT 61
Howie Pyro died peacefully on May 4 from complications due to COVID-19-related pneumonia, following a liver transplant and long battle with liver disease. He was 61 years old.
The bassist have played in bands like The BLESSED, FREAKS, The CHELSEA SMILES, D GENERATION and DANZIG. He also collaborated with Johnny Thunders, Ronnie Spector, RANCID, Joey Ramone, GENESIS P-ORRIDGE, MISFITS, Debbie Harry, Kid Congo Powers, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Jayne County and Alan Vega.
LIVE ALBUM WITH TORCH IN JULY
Swedish heavy metal band TORCH will release a live album, "Live Fire", on July 29 via Metalville Records.
The album was recorded at Sweden Rock Festival in 2018.
facebook.com/torchrocknroll / metalville.de
CIRCLE JERKS ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS have announced rescheduled dates for their East Coast and Texas shows. The shows will now take place in July and September. 7SECONDS and NEGATIVE APPROACH will be joining them on all dates.
CIRCLE JERKS will continue their tour starting May 11 at The Glass House in Pomona, California.
More info here: facebook.com/circlejerksband
CRADLE OF FILTH PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST AND KEYBOARDIST
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Richard will be replaced for the band's upcoming tour by Donny Burbage, while Zoe Marie Federoff will step in for Anabelle.
JUDAS PRIEST TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
It's official! JUDAS PRIEST will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year. The heavy metal legends will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the event, which will honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURYTHMICS and Carly Simon in the Performers category.
The induction ceremony will be held on November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
According to the Hall Of Fame, the JUDAS PRIEST members that will get inducted include current members Rob Halford (vocals), Ian Hill (bass), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums), along with former members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.
rockhall.com / judaspriest.com
BLACK FLAG ANNOUNCES DATES IN CALIFORNIA
California punk legends BLACK FLAG have announced 4 shows with TOTAL CHAOS in Southern California in late October. These dates are:
Oct 28 - San Diego, CA at House of Blues San Diego
Oct 29 - Ventura, CA at The Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct 30 - Los Angeles, CA at The Regent
Oct 31 - Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory Orange County
More dates will be announced soon..
RAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced the first dates for their 2023 European stadium tour.
Pre-sales for the stadium tour start on Thursday, June 2. Information and ticket links will be available at rammstein.com/tickets starting May 4.
NEW ALBUM WITH BOTTLECAP NEXT WEEK
Swedish high energy punk rockers BOTTLECAP has set "Wooden Systems" as the title of their new album, and it will be released on May 13.
The release party happens a few weeks later, on June 4 at Café Hängmattan in their hometown Göteborg together with SUNHILL.
THE BOYS ANNOUNCES UK DATES
British punk rock legends The BOYS have announced their first UK dates in 3 years. These 3 dates will take place in the beginning of June:
June 2 - Brighton
June 3 - London
June 4 - Leeds
Ticket links can be found here: facebook.com/THEBOYSUK
SPINAL TAP DRUMMER DEAD AT 70
Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of SPINAL TAP in the mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap", has died at the age of 70.
Parnell was also a onetime member of ATOMIC ROOSTER, a 1970s British hard rock/progressive rock band which was led by extraordinary keyboardist Vincent Crane. But he also played drums on solo albums for RADIO BIRDMAN's Deniz Tek.
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL DOCUMENTARY TO INCLUDE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED FOOTAGE
Craft Recordings, Concord Originals and Marathan Films have announced the production of the documentary concert feature film "Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall", directed by 2-time Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton ("The Beatles Anthology" and "Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsies") and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges, who, like his iconic character "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski", is a fan of the band. The film features the only full concert footage of the original CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL to ever be released.
The film takes the viewer on a journey from the band's humble, yet formative years in El Cerrito, California to their meteoric rise in 1969, from headlining Woodstock to selling out the Oakland Coliseum before traveling through Europe and taking the stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring a wealth of unseen footage (including the concert itself), this film documents the story of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL up to the moment they leave the Royal Albert Hall stage as the biggest band in the world.
More info: blabbermouth.net
PETER CRISS TO PERFORM WITH SISTERS DOLL IN NYC
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss will join Australian rockers SISTERS DOLL on stage during their May 22 concert at the Cutting Room in New York City.
SISTERS DOLL was previously the backup band for Criss at what was being billed as his last live show in the USA in June 2017, also at the Cutting Room. Prior to that, Peter played with SISTERS DOLL at a concert in Australia in May 2017.
NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM STRYPER, QUIET RIOT AND RIOT
Former QUIET RIOT singer and "American Idol" finalist James Durbin has joined forces with STRYPER members Robert Sweet and Perry Richardson (bass; also ex-FIREHOUSE) and RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz in a new project called CLEANBREAK. The band's debut album, "Coming Home", will be released on July 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the official music video for the LP's first single, the title track: youtu.be/k0UOjYvW7MI
BOX SET WITH MONTROSE IN JULY
Cherry Red Records are going to release a 6CD Box Set, "I Got The Fire - Complete Recordings 1973-1976", with American 70s hard rockers MONTROSE on July 29.
The box features their 4 albums plus bonus tracks, demos and 2 live radio sessions.
More info and pre-order: cherryred.co.uk
NEW SINGLE WITH VÄRLDEN BRINNER IN MAY
Swedish punk rockers VÄRLDEN BRINNER will release a new single, "Åsögatan", on May 13.
PENTAGRAM CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
In honor of the band's 50th Anniversary, doom/heavy metal pioneers PENTAGRAM return to the stage for a handful of select live performances in the States in June. These dates are:
June 7 - Mechanicsburg PA at Lovedraft's Brewing
June 8 - Boston MA at Brighton Music Hall
June 9 - Portland ME at Genos
June 10 - Brooklyn NY at Sovereign
June 11 - New Haven CT at State House
June 12 - Frederick MD at Cafe 611
JOHN NORUM TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM
EUROPE guitarist John Norum is set to release his 9th solo album, titled "Gone To Stay", later this year. The first single, "Sail On", out on May 20.
ANOTHER SINGLE WITH ATTENTAT
Swedish (punk) rockers ATTENTAT has released another single, "Första Dagarna I Maj". Try Spotify or something like that..
NEW SINGLE WITH TOTAL EGON
Swedish trallpunk band TOTAL EGON (the solo project with Mart from DLK and a hundred other bands) are finally going to release the covers album that Mart has been working on for a few years. The first single, a cover of EUSKEFEURAT's "Aotom Taotom", is out now on Spotify.
NEW DIGITAL ALBUM WITH SARDO NUMSPA
Southern Swedish trallpunks SARDO NUMSPA has released a new 12-track album, "Spöket I Maskinen", but only digitally (physical release later I think). You can find it on Spotify.
NEW SINGLE WITH THE MANGES IN MAY
"High On Stress" is the first single from Italian punk rockers The MANGES new album, "Book Of Hate For Good People".
The single will be released on May 13, and can be pre-saved here: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/themanges/high-on-stress
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES UK SUMMER TOUR
Belfast punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS will spend the summer touring around UK and Ireland. The dates includes both festivals and headline dates.
Dates & tickets: slf.rocks
AT THE GATES ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have announced their return to North American stages with a special 25-year anniversary tour for their classic "Slaughter Of The Soul" album, which they will perform in its entirety. Support on all dates will come from MUNICIPAL WASTE, as well as THROWN INTO EXILE on the 3 first dates, and ENFORCED on the rest.
The tour will start in Los Angeles on August 17, and will last until August 30 when they play in New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29.
Dates: facebook.com/centurymedia or facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial or facebook.com/Municipalwaste
EXODUS, TESTAMENT AND DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCES SECOND LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
EXODUS, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL have announced the dates for the second leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour". The tour will happen in North America in September/October.
Dates & tickets: bnds.us/f401m5
exodusattack.com / testamentlegions.com / deathangel.us
DIO's "Holy Diver" CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM IN U.S.
DIO's classic debut album, "Holy Diver", was recently certified double platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 2 million copies.
LOK, MIMIKRY AND SKITARG CONFIRMED FOR CLOSE-UP BÅTEN 29
There will be a Close-Up Båten 29 in October. Confirmed bands are LOK, MIMIKRY, SKITARG, SKRAECKOEDLAN, KNOGJÄRN, ZOMBIEKRIEG, SKALLBANK, TOTAL and KALLFRONT.
The boat leave Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland on October 27, and will be back in Stockholm on October 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 28.
Event page: facebook.com/events/706530470498307
NEW SINGLE WITH MICHAEL MONROE
Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe has released the official music video for his new single, "Can't Stop Falling Apart": youtu.be/-xEQqkaQLR8
The song is taken from his new album, "I Live Too Fast To Die Young", which will be released on June 10 via Silver Lining Music.
AUTOGRAPH BASSIST RANDY RAND IS DEAD
Randy Rand, the founding bassist of 80s hard rockers AUTOGRAPH, has passed away.
Prior to his death, Rand was the sole remaining original member of AUTOGRAPH, which announced in February that it had signed a deal with Frontiers Music Srl and was working on material for a new studio album.
NEW ALBUM WITH JOURNEY IN JULY
American legends JOURNEY return with a new album, "Freedom", on July 8 via Frontiers Music Srl in Europe, UK and Japan. BMG will release it in the rest of the world.
The first single, "You Got The Best Of Me", is out today: orcd.co/journeyfreedom
THE INTERRUPTERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American ska/punk rock band The INTERRUPTERS are coming to Europe/UK in August for some festivals and headline shows.
Dates & tickets: wearetheinterrupters.com
BLOODBATH SIGNS WITH NAPALM
Napalm Records have signed all-star death metal band BLOODBATH (featuring current and former members of PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA and LIK).
CORNERS OF SANCTUARY TO RELEASE TRIBUTE EP TO DEF LEPPARD
U.S. metal band CORNERS OF SANCTUARY will release a digital 3-track EP as a tribute to DEF LEPPARD. Titled "Defying", the EP will be available for pre-order on Spotify from May 1, and released on May 20 via Sonic Velocity Records.
The 3 DEF LEPPARD songs are "Mirror, Mirror", "Rock Of Ages" and "Bringing on the Heartbreak".
THE DAMNED TEMPORARILY REPLACES CAPTAIN SENSIBLE WITH QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE GUITARIST
Due to ongoing travel restrictions, guitarist Captain Sensible will not be doing the US dates with The DAMNED in May. Troy Van Leeuwen from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has offered his services and will be stepping in as a temporary replacement.
Captain Sensible will be back in the band on their UK and Germany dates in June.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has announced the rescheduled dates for the European leg of the band's "Public Service Announcement" tour with RUN THE JEWELS.
Dates & tickets: ratm.com
NEW ALBUM WITH VENOM INC. IN SEPTEMBER
VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will release its sophomore album, "There's Only Black", on September 23 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The official lyric video for the LP's first single, "How Many Can Die", can be seen here: youtu.be/GZGA9HZNT0I
Pre-order the album: bfan.link/there-s-only-black.fpo
NEW SINGLES ON APRIL 22
Reunited Swedish trallpunk band VARNAGEL has released a new single, "Ensamvargtimmen": /youtu.be/Ioegy5lcKig
..and so has Swedish vocalist Zinny Zan (ex-EASY ACTION, ZAN CLAN). His song is called "Nobody Gets Out Of Here Alive": orcd.co/nobody-gets-out-of-here-alive
Another Swedish band with a new single are glam rockers DONNA CANNONE (with members from THUNDERMOTHER and SOILWORK), who has released "Is It True", which features a guest apperance from Mia Karlsson (aka Mia Coldheart, ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA). Check out their song here: ingrv.es/is-it-true-vzs-j
Danish hard rockers JUNKYARD DRIVE deliver "Mr. Rock N' Roll": junkyard.lnk.to/rock
Swedish rockers IRON LAMB has also released a new single, "Total Noise": orcd.co/totalnoise
Yet another Swedish band with a new single, "The Dhampir", is TRIBULATION. Their song last for as long as 18:49 minutes: youtu.be/Bl8CE2rR-Jc
American heavy metal band SPACE VACATION gives us "Reign In Hell": youtube.com/watch?v=i5IaH1f4N_E
NEW SUPERGROUP WITH MEMBERS FROM STRYPER, WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY AND INGLORIOUS
Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of a new hard rock supergroup called ICONIC, featuring Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Marco Mendoza (The DEAD DAISIES, BLACK STAR RIDERS, THIN LIZZY, JOURNEY etc etc), Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS), and Nathan James (INGLORIOUS).
ICONIC's debut album, "Second Skin", will be released on June 17. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Nowhere To Run", is available now: youtu.be/y9o8XD6ADfo
NEW 7" WITH ARCH ENEMY IN MAY
On July 29, extreme metal masters ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 11th studio album, "Deceivers", via Century Media Records. For fans that can't wait for the record's release, the band is now offering a new 7", "Sunset Over The Empire", due out May 20. The song "Sunset Over The Empire" will also be released as a digital single.
Pre-order the 7": archenemy.lnk.to/Deceivers
More info and upcoming tour dates: archenemy.net centurymedia.com
BRUCE DICKINSON WORKING ON NEW SOLO ALBUM
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson recently spent time in Southern California with his longtime collaborator Roy "Z" Ramirez working on material for his next solo album.
GLUECIFER ANNOUNCES SPANISH SHOWS
Norwegian action rock veterans GLUECIFER are going to Spain for 3 shows in November. Tickets go on sale, Monday 25, and the dates are:
Nov. 17 - Santana 27, Bilbao
Nov. 18 - La Paqui (Antigua Sala But), Madrid
Nov. 19 - Moon, Valencia
MERCYFUL FATE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE will embark on a European tour this summer. The trek will kick off on June 2 in Hannover, Germany and will include shows in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Norway, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. A one-off appearance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, Nevada will follow in late August.
TROUBLE POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
American doom legends TROUBLE have postponed their upcoming European festival and headline tour.
GBH ANNOUNCES FINNISH SHOWS
English punk legends GBH have announced 2 shows in Finland in September. The dates are:
Sept. 9 - Olympia Kortteli, Tampere
Sept. 10 - On The Rocks, Helsinki
SWEDISH PUNK COMPILATION URSÄKTA RÖRAN TO RELEASE VOL. 4 NEXT WEEK
The Swedish punk compilation Ursäkta Röran Vol. 4 have April 27 as a tentative release date. Acts that will participate will be announced on Facebook, starting today.
STATUS QUO FRONTMAN FRANCIS ROSSI ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC TOUR
STATUS QUO frontman Francis Rossi are going on an acoustic tour in 2023, where he will play classics from his 50+ career and chat.
Dates & tickets: francisrossi.com
COMPILATION WITH NOISE AHOLIC
A compilation album with Finnish crust punks NOISE AHOLIC will be released via Elitbolaget on Friday, April 22. This album consist of early material that was previously just released digitally, and features as much as 50 tracks.
NEW BOOK BY ROB HALFORD IN NOVEMBER
JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford will release a new book, "Biblical: Rob Halford's Heavy Metal Scriptures", on November 1 via Hachette Books.
In the follow-up to his 2020 autobiography "Confess", Halford runs his lively eye over all facets of the hard rock history and the heavy metal world. "Biblical" is an encyclopedia and manifesto in which Halford shares his opinions, memories, and anecdotes regarding every element of the rock and roll work and lifestyle from tours to tattoos, riffs to riders, and drugs to devil horns. In Halford's relaxed and honest tone, the book mixes serious and in-depth pieces with whimsical reflections on lessons learned during his 50 years of a life in music.
VADER ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced their new tour in Australia and New Zealand for October 2022. The support comes from Polish industrial/groove metallers THY DISEASE.
For dates, try: vader.pl
NEW SINGLE WITH IRON LAMB ON FRIDAY
Swedish rock and/or roll (yes, they call their music that) band IRON LAMB will release a new single, "Total Noise", on Friday, April 22.
GHOST CANCEL LEIPZIG SHOW
Due to circumstances beyond their control, GHOST is forced to cancel their April 21 show in Leipzig, Germany. The shows in Cologne, Frankfurt, Hannover and Munich will go ahead as planned.
20TH ANNIVERSARY VINYL RE-ISSUE OF BAD RELIGION's "The Process Of Belief"
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "The Process Of Belief", American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION will release an exclusive vinyl repressing of the album on June 10.
You can pre-order it now: badreligion.store
ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY AND HATEBREED
ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have announced a co-headline North American tour in the summer, with special guests HATEBREED. Tickets on-sale this Friday, April 22.
Dates & tickets: anthrax.com or blacklabelsociety.com
NEBULA ANNOUNCES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Stoner trio NEBULA have announced a UK/European tour this summer, which will take place in July and August.
NEW SINGLE WITH JORN NEXT WEEK
JORN have set "Over The Horizon Radar" as the title of the new album. The title track is the first single, and it will be released on April 20.
CIRCLE JERKS POSTPONES U.S. DATES DUE TO COVID
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS have announced the postponement of more shows as Keith Morris continues to recover from COVID-19. The shows affected are their 2 nights at Irving Plaza in New York, Black Cat in Washington, DC, The Broadberry in Richmond, The Orange Peel in Asheville, Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Masquerade in Atlanta, and Tipitina's in New Orleans.
The tour is set to resume on April 26 at the Mohawk in Austin. All postponed shows will be rescheduled, and new dates will be announced soon.
THE DRIPPERS ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS
Swedish action rockers The DRIPPERS are going to Germany and The Netherlands for a few shows in June.
More details here: facebook.com/TheDrippersgbg
NEW SINGLE WITH LIV SIN NEXT FRIDAY
Swedish metal band LIV SIN, with Liv from SISTER SIN, will release the first single, "The Process", from their upcoming album on Friday, April 22 via Mighty Music.
DIGITAL TRIBUTE TO MOTÖRHEAD
Antichrist Magazine have launched their latest in a series of successful non-profit digital compilation albums, "A Tribute To Motörhead", featuring 29 underground metal acts from across the world. Each song has been recorded exclusively for this compilation, and the tracks span MOTÖRHEAD's entire career - from their self-titled 1975 debut to 2015's "Bad Magic".
You can listen to the full album now at the Antichrist Magazine YouTube channel: youtube.com/watch?v=uqtfzWqG1C0
MILLENCOLIN ANNOUNCES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN STOCKHOLM
Swedish skate punks MILLENCOLIN will celebrate their 30-year anniversary with a party called Royal Punk Fest, which will happen at Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden on June 22. MILLENCOLIN will headline, but bands like SUM 41, KVELERTAK and VÄRLDEN BRINNER will also play. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 19.
CRASHDÏET DRUMMER ERIC YOUNG STEP ASIDE
Eric Young has decided to step aside from his duties as a live drummer for Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET due to personal reasons. For how long is unknown.
Lacu (ex-HANOI ROCKS) will step in behind the drums on the band's upcoming tours this year.
HYPOCRISY RECRUITS THE CROWN DRUMMER FOR UPCOMING TOUR
Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY welcome Henrik Axelsson (The CROWN, ex-IMPLODE, SOILS OF FATE) as a session drummer for the band's upcoming tour.
NEW ALBUM WITH THE INTERRUPTERS IN AUGUST
American ska punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS will release their 4th album, "In The Wild", on August 5 through Hellcat Records.
The first single, "In The Mirror" is available now at: theinterrupters.ffm.to/inthewild, and there you can also pre-order the album.
MEMBERS OF SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA AND PEARL JAM LAUNCH NEW SUPERGROUP
SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM drummer Matt Cameron have joined forces in a new band called 3RD SECRET. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by Bubba Dupree, guitarist for D.C. hardcore outfit VOID and alt-metal supergroup HATER (also featuring Cameron), and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye (Novoselic's bandmate in GIANTS IN THE TREES), surprised-released its self-titled debut album, recorded and mixed by famed Seattle producer Jack Endino, on Monday (April 11).
DEBUT ALBUM WITH DONNA CANNONE IN MAY
Swedish band DONNA CANNONE - with Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK, NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA) and 2 former members of THUNDERMOTHER - will finally release their debut album on May 27 via Despotz Records.
"Hook-laden melodic rock n roll with a punky attitude" is how they describe the band's music.
CHRIS BAILEY OF THE SAINTS IS DEAD
Singer and songwriter of Australian (punk) rock band The SAINTS, Chris Bailey, passed away on Saturday (April 9) at the age of 65. I have no further details at the moment..
ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Alice Cooper has announced a summer/fall 2022 U.S. tour.
Alice and his band will be back on the American roads in September with a mix of headline shows and festival appearances.
The VIP pre-sale is set for Tuesday, April 12. The general public on-sale takes place Friday, April 15.
More info: alicecooper.com
2 BASSES STOLEN FROM UK SUBS
While the band slept in their hotel after performing a blistering gig in Bristol, UK on Friday night, some scumbag (or scumbags) broke into the interior of the UK SUBS' tour van and stole Alvin Gibbs' bass guitars - a white Fender Jazz bass with maple neck and a white Squire Jazz bass with rosewood neck.
If you have more information, contact the band: facebook.com/UKSubs
OZZY COMPLETES WORK ON NEW ALBUM
Ozzy Osbourne has completed work on his new studio album. The follow-up to 2020's "Ordinary Man" will be released later this year via Epic Records.
URIAH HEEP CANCEL IRISH SHOWS
Due to circumstances beyond the band's control , URIAH HEEP are very sorry to announce the cancellation of their shows at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on September 28 and the Ulster Hall in Belfast on September 29. Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase.
BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES UK TOUR WITH UK SUBS
BAD RELIGION have announced UK dates for this June. U.K. SUBS will be joining them on all dates.
The 5 dates can be found here: instagram.com/badreligionband
NEW SINGLE WITH HELLOWEEN NEXT MONTH
HELLOWEEN's new single, "Best Time", will be released exclusively on vinyl on May 20 via Atomic Fire Records.
40th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF THE CLASH's "Combat Rock"
The CLASH will have their album "Combat Rock" re-released for the album's 40th anniversary. The new version includes b-sides, bonus tracks, and related releases on a second and third disc. The reissue also includes pictures by Pennie Smith and a "history of Frestonia" essay by Tom Vague.
The release is out in May (label and exact date is unknown to me).
NEW SINGLES OUT TODAY (Friday, April 8)
Swedish hard rockers H.E.A.T has released the second single, "Back To The Rhythm", from their upcoming album, "Force Majeure". Check it out: youtu.be/e4bj3LM3G5Ak
German thrash legends KREATOR has also released a new single, "Strongest Of The Strong". Watch or stream: kreator.bfan.link/strongest-of-the-strong
Swedish old school death metallers ENTRAILS also have a new single, with the hard title "Die To Death". Watch and listen: youtu.be/enCKwnyiPQI
Another Swedish band, CRASHDÏET (sleaze rock), deliver "Together Whatever": youtu.be/Xhj1UKTji4o.
Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER gives us "Watch Out": youtu.be/CtrKaTxIHyo
Swedish punk rock veterans ATTENTAT release "Dagen Demokratin Dog" today. You can find it on Spotify and similar shit (aka streaming platforms).
Swedish hard rockers The RIVEN have launched the single and lyric video for "Death": youtu.be/QW4V6XgHlj8
CLIFF BURTON MUSEUM TO OPEN IN SWEDEN
A Cliff Burton Museum will launch next month in the municipality of Ljungby in Sweden. The METALLICA bassist's life was tragically cut short in a tour bus crash on September 27, 1986 12 miles north of Ljungby. He was just 24.
In September 2006, a memorial stone dedicated to Burton at the Gyllene Rasten restaurant/bar in Dörarp (outside Ljungby) was unveiled. It was 20 years earlier that Cliff died just over the road from where Gyllene Rasten is located.
According to Guitar World, the museum will include pictures, albums, posters and tickets, along with interviews and photos from the first photographer at the crash site, Lennart Wennberg of the Swedish newspaper Expressen. There will also be a film of recollections from first responders at the crash scene as well as a stage that recreates METALLICA's last performance with Burton in Stockholm, with copies of the bass and drum kit he and drummer Lars Ulrich used, plus a poster with Burton's last autograph.
The museum's launch event will take place on Saturday, May 14.
THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE U.S. SHOW
UK punk rock veterans The DAMNED have announced an exclusive headline show in the States on May 11 at House Of Blues in Las Vegas. Pre-sales start today (April 7), general on-sale tomorrow (April 8).
DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS have announced tour dates on the American East Coast for this June. The VENOMOUS PINKS and NEKROMANTIX will be joining them on all dates.
Dates here: facebook.com/deadkennedys
PRIMAL FEAR WORKING ON NEW SONGS
German/Swedish heavy metal band PRIMAL FEAR have started to work on a new album.
HYPOCRISY PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY has announced the departure of longtime drummer Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen.
Horgh has also been a member of the Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL since 1996, and joined HYPOCRISY in January 2004 as the replacement for Lars Szöke.
HYPOCRISY will embark on a North American tour this spring. The 28-date trek will kick off at Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York on April 29 and will make stops in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Austin before concluding in Baltimore at the Maryland Deathfest on May 29. Support on the trek will come from CARACH ANGREN, The AGONIST and HIDEOUS DIVINITY.
SAMMY HAGAR ADDS 2 MORE LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Due to overwhelming demand, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) is bringing the party back to Vegas this summer with 2 additional shows added on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, to his sold-out Las Vegas Strip residency, "Sammy Hagar & Friends", at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Hagar will be joined by his classic band The WABOS - featuring guitarist Vic Johnson, drummer David Lauser and bassist Mona Gnader - and promises to lean heavy on the Red Rocker's early catalog.
Tickets will go on sale to members of Sammy's Redhead fan club on Tuesday, April 5 and to True Rewards members, Golden Entertainment, Inc.'s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday, April 7.
AIRBOURNE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE are going to tour in North America in September/October.
NILE AND KRISIUN TEAM UP FOR EUROPEAN TOUR
Death metallers NILE and KRISIUN have announced a European tour in November/December. IN ELEMENT, NAKARA, ETERNAL PSYCHO and WRATH OF THE NEBULA will also be part of the tour.
Dates: facebook.com/nilecatacombs facebook.com/krisiun.official
BLUES PILLS CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
Swedish retro rockers BLUES PILLS have cancelled their 2 shows in Russia, which was supposed to happen on May 20 and 21.
ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE
ANTHRAX will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 28-date European headline tour. Special guests will be MUNICIPAL WASTE.
The tour begin in the UK in late September, and will last until November 5.
Dates: anthrax.com municipalwaste.net
SPLIT EP WITH G-ANX AND FILTHY CHRISTIANS TO BE RE-RELEASED
The 1988 7" split EP with Swedish hardcore/punk/grindcore bands G-ANX and FILTHY CHRISTIANS will be re-released through Armageddon Label on colored vinyl 7" on May 6.
NEW ALBUM WITH SARDO NUMSPA IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Swedish trallpunk band SARDO NUMSPA have been to the studio, where they recorded 2 brand new songs and re-recorded 3 tracks from an old EP. These songs will be packaged together with last year's digital EP and their songs from the "Fyrtal I Punkrock #2" compilation for a 12-track digital album that will be released on April 29 through Second Class Kids Records.
The first single will be released on April 15.
And while we talk about Second Class Kids.. Second Class Kids Magazine #2 will be released within a week. Among the interviewed are SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, DEATH BY HORSE, M.I.D, KKPA and FRUKTANSVÄRLD. Everybody who order something in their web shop will get the magazine for free.
FANS ASK FOR REFUND AFTER THE QUIREBOYS SACKED THE SINGER
Since the announcement earlier this week that UK rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have sacked the singer and original member Spike, 90% of the ticket buyers for the band's show at The Tivoli in Buckley, UK on September 10 have asked for a refund. The venue have no option but to cancel the gig.
KISS TO RELEASE "Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996" IN JUNE
KISS will release "Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996" on June 10. It was recorded during the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington Park in England on August 17, 1996.
EPITAPH RECORDS RELEASE BENEFIT COMPILATION FOR UKRAINE
Epitaph Records has released a compilation album on Bandcamp to benefit Ukraine. The album features a previously unreleased song by MILLENCOLIN, as well as songs by THRICE, The MENZINGERS, RANCID, PROPAGANDHI, PENNYWISE, ARCHITECTS, BAD RELIGION, The INTERRUPTERS, CONVERGE and more. All proceeds of the album will go to Doctors Without Borders.
Check it out: epitaph.bandcamp.com/album/ukraine-benefit-compilation
NEW ALBUM WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE IN JULY
American thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE will release their 7th studio album, "Electrified Brain", on July 1 via Nuclear Blast.
Check out the single, "Grave Dive": municipalwaste.bfan.link/grave-dive.ema
Pre-order the album: municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain or Pre-Save: municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain.ema
VINYL REISSUE OF DEBUT ALBUM WITH DOOM
British crust punk legends DOOM will have their debut album, "War Crimes - Inhuman Beings" (1988), re-released on black vinyl through Peaceville Records on May 20.
IGGY POP ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Iggy Pop will be touring in Europe in the summer. The tour will begin in France in May, and after that there will be concerts in several other countries from June to August.
Dates & tickets: iggypop.com
HAMMERFALL CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK FESTIVAL
The last 5 acts for Time To Rock Festival have been confirmed, and they are HAMMERFALL, DARE, GRAND SLAM, CRYPTA and GATHERING OF KINGS.
The festival take place in Knislinge, Sweden on August 4-6, and among the other acts are STATUS QUO, LORDI, ROSE TATTOO, SKID ROW, CANDLEMASS, LOK, DEMON, SATOR, LUCIFER, ANGEL WITCH, NESTOR, NERVOSA, SISTER SIN etc.
More info & tickets: timetorockfestival.se
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT ON GUITAR
DEEP PURPLE announce that, due to a family matter, Steve Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from DEEP PURPLE live shows but remains a full member of the band.
Steve's replacement for the upcoming live shows in May, June and July 2022 will be guitarist Simon McBride, who has previously toured with both Ian Gillan and Don Airey amongst others.
Read more: facebook.com/officialdeeppurple
YET ANOTHER COLLECTION WITH SEX PISTOLS
For the first time in over 20 years, 20 of the SEX PISTOLS recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together in a brand new album, titled "The Original Recordings". Featuring tracks from "Anarchy in The UK", treasures mined from "Never Mind The Bollocks" and the soundtrack to the SEX PISTOLS film "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle'".
"The Original Recordings" will be released on May 27.
..and in related news, "Pistol", a 6-episode limited series about the legendary SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones, will premiere May 31 exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. and on Disney+ in U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The series is based on Jones's 2018 memoir "Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol".
FOO FIGHTERS CANCEL ALL CONCERTS
FOO FIGHTERS have officially canceled all of their previously announced shows following the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS TO RELEASE EXPANDED EDITION OF LATEST ALBUM
Australian punks AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS have announced that they will be releasing an expanded edition of their 2021 album "Comfort To Me". It will feature new artwork, a live version of the album that was performed at the Williamstown Docks in September 2021, and a bonus track called "Crave". It will be out May 13.
The band has released a live video for "Maggot": youtu.be/spul2mkobmo
PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
PARADISE LOST have announced a European tour in October/November. Tickets on-sale this Friday, April 1.
Dates & tickets: paradiselost.co.uk/tour
THE QUIREBOYS PARTS WAYS WITH VOCALIST SPIKE
Long-running UK rockers The QUIREBOYS have parted ways with their singer Spike (real name Jonathan Gray), and will continue as a 5-piece with all other current members. Guitarist Guy Griffin will handle the vocals in the future.
Statement from Spike: twitter.com/SpikeQuireboys
VOIVOD ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
VOIVOD will be touring in Canada and USA in June.
Dates & tickets: voivod.com/en/shows
SKID ROW ANNOUNCES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Hard rock veterans SKID ROW have announced a tour in UK and Europe during October/November. Special guests will be WINGER, Phil X & The DRILLS and COLLATERAL. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 30.
A new album, "The Gang's All Here", will be released on October 14 via earMUSIC.
Dates & tickets: skidrow.com
NO REMORSE TO RE-RELEASE 2 FIRST QUIET RIOT ALBUMS
As you may know already, the first 2 albums with L.A. hard rockers QUIET RIOT were originally released in Japan only. "Quiet Riot" and Quiet Riot II" will now be reissued on vinyl, and for the first time also on CD and Box Set, via No Remorse Records.
These reissues will also include bonus tracks, like the first EP, "Suicidal Show" (1975), for example. Exact release date is not confirmed yet.
New fantastic punk song with your editor, Jimmy Blom: youtu.be/vGrfe7y-EW4
CIRCLE JERKS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH PENNYWISE
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS are going to Australia for the first time, when they join PENNYWISE for a mini tour there in September. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 31.
Dates: circlejerks.net/tour pennywisdom.com
TAYLOR HAWKINS HAD TRACES OF 10 DIFFERENT DRUGS IN HIS BODY AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH
Colombian police believe the death of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins was drug related. The Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia has released a statement indicating that a urine toxicological test performed by officials on Taylor Hawkins's body preliminarily found 10 types of substances, including THC (marijuana), antidepressants, benzodiazepine and opioids.
The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins's death.
AEROSMITH DRUMMER JOEY KRAMER TO SIT OUT UPCOMING TOUR DATES
AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has "regrettably made the decision to sit out the band's concerts in 2022 so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times", according to a statement from the legendary rockers. While Kramer "takes a temporary leave of absence" from AEROSMITH, he will once again be replaced by his drum tech, John Douglas.
FOO FIGHTERS DRUMMER TAYLOR HAWKINS IS DEAD
FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead on Friday (March 25) in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where the band was on tour. No cause of death has been revealed yet. He was 50 years old.
ANVIL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Canadian heavy metal trio ANVIL have announced a tour in USA in June/July.
Their new album, "Impact Is Imminent", will be released on May 20 via AFM Records.
Tour dates: facebook.com/anvilmetal
NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH ROLLING STONES IN MAY
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of The ROLLING STONES is being released in full for the first time on Friday, May 13 via UMe. "Live At The El Mocambo" marks the first official appearance of the group's 2 famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977.
The album features the full set from the March 5 show, plus 3 bonus tracks from the March 4 gig.
NEW SINGLE WITH KEE MARCELLO IN APRIL
Former EUROPE and EASY ACTION guitarist Kee Marcello will release a new single, "Tonight's Tonight", on April 1.
NEW ALBUM WITH CALIBAN NEXT MONTH
German metal band CALIBAN will release a new album, "Dystopia", on April 22 through Century Media Records.
A new single, "virUS", featuring Marcus Bischoff (HEAVEN SHALL BURN), will be released at 6pm CET/1pm ET/10am PT: youtu.be/mva5dI0U5s4
Pre-order the album: caliban.lnk.to/dystopia
Fun and games while you wait: welcomedystopia.de
Other stuff: calibanmetal.com
NEW SINGLE WITH WATAIN NEXT WEEK
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release yet another single, "We Remain", from their upcoming album. The single will be released on March 31, and it' the last before the album is released.
NEW SINGLE WITH H.E.A.T
Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T has released a new single, "Nationwide", today (March 25).
Available here: linktr.ee/heatsweden
A new album, "Force Majeure", will be released on August 5.
Pre-order the album: Heat.lnk.to/ForceMajeureFA
ONSLAUGHT GOING TO BRAZIL
British thrash veterans ONSLAUGHT celebrate their 40th anniversary this year. And in July they will do 5 shows in Brazil together with NERVOCHAOS and UGANGA.
Dates here: facebook.com/onslaughtuk
VADER GOT A NEW DRUMMER
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced Michał Andrzejczyk as their new drummer.
Tour dates: vader.pl
NEW ALBUM WITH CRASHDÏET NEXT MONTH
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET will release a new album, "Automaton", on April 29.
EX-H.E.A.T SINGER ERIK GRÖNWALL IS NEW SINGER IN SKID ROW
Swedish vocalist Erik Grönwall (ex-H.E.A.T) is the new singer in American hard rock veterans SKID ROW. He replaces ZP Theart.
A new single, "The Gang's All Here", will be released on Friday, March 25. And an album with the same title will be released on October 14 via earMUSIC.
Pre-save the single: skidrow.lnk.to/TheGangsAllHereSingle
Tour dates: skidrow.com/tour
AEROSMITH TO CELEBRATE 50 IN VEGAS
AEROSMITH are "Back In The Saddle" and heading to Las Vegas as part of the continued celebrations around their 50th anniversary. This is your chance to experience the band like never before in Dolby Atmos at Dolby Live - Park MGM.
Run 1: June 2022: 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, July 2022: 2, 5, 8
Run 2: September 2022: 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, October 2022: 2, 5
Run 3: November 2022: 19, 23, 26, 29, December 2022: 2, 5, 8, 11
Aero Force One member pre-sales begin Thursday, March 24 / Citi Pre-sale Friday, March 25 / General On Sale Thursday, March 31.
For more info visit: aerosmith.com
LUCIFER CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
LUCIFER is the last band to be confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Among the other artists are: SCORPIONS, Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, POWERWOLF, The DARKNESS, UGLY KID JOE, ECLIPSE, DONNA CANNONE, The SOUNDS etc.
More info and tickets: atlasrock.se
MSG ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (aka MSG) will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The trek will kick off on September 27 in San Juan Capistrano, California and end on November 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tour dates: michaelschenkerhimself.com
A new album, titled "Universal", will be released on May 27 via Atomic Fire Records.
THE NOMADS TO SUPPORT D-A-D AND SATOR
Swedish rock veterans The NOMADS will be special guests for D-A-D and SATOR on their Swedish tour in September. Both dates in Malmö are sold out already, so they have added a third date.
More info: d-a-d.dk sator.se facebook.com/thenomadsofficial
UGLY KID JOE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American rock band UGLY KID JOE are coming to Europe in May/June. They start with a UK tour together with THUNDER, and then they will play both festivals and a few club dates.
More details: facebook.com/uglykidjoetheband
RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American retro rockers RIVAL SONS are going to Europe this summer. They will visit countries like Finland, Sweden Denmark, Poland, Germany, France, UK, Ireland etc. Headline show tickets on sale this Friday, March 25.
MINISTRY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH 69 EYES
Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have announced a European tour with special guests 69 EYES and 3TEETH. Tickets on sale this Friday, March 25.
The tour will begin in Dortmund, Germany on October 28, and will end in Helsinki, Finland on December 1.
Dates & tickets: ministryband.com/tour
DEEP PURPLE RESCHEDULES UK TOUR WITH BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
DEEP PURPLE have announced new dates for their rescheduled UK tour with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. The tour will now take place in October.
Dates & tickets: deeppurple.com
METALLICA AND GREEN DAY TO HEADLINE LOLLAPALOOZA IN CHICAGO
METALLICA and GREEN DAY are among the headliners of this year's Lollapalooza, which will return to Chicago this July. More than 170 bands will perform on 9 stages across 4 full days of music, July 28-31, in Grant Park. 4-day tickets will be available today at: lollapalooza.com
ORIGINAL GUITARIST RETURN TO BULLET FOR 2 SHOWS
Original guitarist Erik Almström will return to Swedish heavy metal band BULLET for 2 shows in June. The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Heavy Metal Highway" demo, and will focus on the early albums at these shows.
The exclusive dates are:
June 3 - Muskelrock, Blädinge, Sweden
June 4 - Rock & Metal Dayz, Oschersleben, Germany
NEW ALBUM WITH MICHAEL MONROE IN JUNE
Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe will release his new album, "I Live Too Fast To Die Young", on June 10 via Silver Lining Music.
Check out the first single, "Murder The Summer Of Love": youtu.be/zJ_nJuDkQf0
Pre-order the album: lnk.to/MichaelMonroeILTFTDY
MONSTER MAGNET CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO BACK INJURY
Due to back injury, MONSTER MAGNET has announced the cancelation of its performance at Desertfest New York 2022 in May and its European summer 2022 tour.
MONSTER MAGNET lead singer Dave Wyndorf suffered a bike accident earlier in the year and is currently in physical therapy.
DAVE GROHL's METAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED NEXT FRIDAY
According to Variety, Dave Grohl's metal album that he recorded as the fictional band DREAM WIDOW in the FOO FIGHTERS' horror-comedy film "Studio 666" will be made available digitally next Friday, March 25, with a physical release to follow later this year. The LP's first single, "March Of The Insane", came out last month: youtu.be/pj8XbTDBhXc
STREBERS/DIA PSALMA FRONTMAN ULKE TO PLAY ACOUSTIC SHOWS
Ulke, frontman for Swedish punk bands STREBERS and DIA PSALMA, will play some acoustic solo shows in Sweden and Åland in April, May and September.
NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM STRYPER, QUIET RIOT ETC.
Former QUIET RIOT singer and "American Idol" finalist James Durbin has joined forces with STRYPER members Robert Sweet and Perry Richardson (bass; also ex-FIREHOUSE) and RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz in a new project called CLEANBREAK. The band's debut single and video will be released next month via Frontiers Music Srl.
NOT SUCH A LONG SLEEP FOR 4 PAST MIDNIGHT
After the overwhelming response they received when people heard that Scottish punk veterans 4 PAST MIDNIGHT were calling it a day, the remaining members have decided to try and carry on. Lead guitarist Tam has left the band due to creative differences, so they are now looking for a new guitarist.
All gigs that were planned are still cancelled.
NEW SINGLE WITH KRYMPLINGS
Swedish all-star trallpunk band KRYMPLINGS (with members from CHARTA 77, DLK, DIA PSALMA and KÖTTGROTTORNA) has released a new single, "Foliehatt", which you can find on Spotify.
THE UNDERTONES RE-SCHEDULE SCANDINAVIAN TOUR TO 2023
Pop punk legends The UNDERTONES has rescheduled their Scandinavian tour in May to April 2023.
Read more and see the new dates: facebook.com/OfficialTheUndertones
NO MORE 4 PAST MIDNIGHT
Scottish punk veterans 4 PAST MIDNIGHT are no longer. All upcoming gigs are cancelled.
Read more: facebook.com/4past
NEW ALBUM WITH DEF LEPPARD IN MAY
DEF LEPPARD will releae their 12th full-length album, "Diamond Star Halos", on May 27 via UMe. The first single, "Kick", is out today.
Pre-order the album: defleppard.lnk.to/DiamondStarHalos
MSG ANNOUNCES ROBIN McAULEY AS SINGER ON UPCOMING SHOWS
German guitar hero Michael Schenker (ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) have announced that Robin McAuley will handle vocal duties for the upcoming MSG shows starting on April 27 in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy.
More info: facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks
AGNOSTIC FRONT TEAM UP WITH SICK OF IT ALL FOR U.S. TOUR
Iconic New York hardcore bands AGNOSTIC FRONT and SICK OF IT ALL will team up for a U.S. co-headlining tour this spring and fall. CROWN OF THORNZ will be the support act for the East Coast shows in May, while the opening band for the West Coast leg in September will be announced at a later date.
Dates: facebook.com/agnosticfront sickofitall.com
BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
Sweden-based retro blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced their plans for this summer. They will be on tour all over Europe from June 9 to August 23.
Dates & tickets: bluespills.eu/#tour
FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH THE INTERRUPTERS
Celtic rockers FLOGGING MOLLY are going on a North American co-headline tour with ska rockers The INTERRUPTERS this summer. Special guests TIGER ARMY and The SKINTS will also join the party, and the tour will last from June 7 to September 21. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 18.
Tour dates: floggingmolly.com/tour wearetheinterrupters.com
YNGWIE CANCEL UK
Yngwie Malmsteen have been forced to cancel his upcoming shows in the UK.
Read more: facebook.com/officialyngwiemalmsteen
IRON MAIDEN ADDS SHOWS IN LITHUANIA AND LATVIA
2 further shows have been added to IRON MAIDEN's "Legacy of the Beast 2022 World Tour". These are:
May 31 - Zalgirio Arena, Kaunas, Lithuania
June 2 – Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 17. Support for both shows will be LORD OF THE LOST.
L7 CANCEL UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
American alternative rock band L7 has decided to cancel their UK and European tour in June.
Read more: facebook.com/L7theband
VOKONIS HAS ACQUIRED A NEW DRUMMER
Swedish heavy/prog rock/metal band VOKONIS has recruited a new drummer: Sven Lindsten. His first show with the band will be in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday, March 16.
PEARL JAM ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
PEARL JAM can finally hit the road again with their 2020 North American tour dates officially rescheduled for May and September 2022. The updated routing also includes 4 additional concert dates in Fresno, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Camden. Josh Klinghoffer's solo project, PLURALONE, will open for PEARL JAM on this tour. Klinghoffer will also join PEARL JAM as a touring member on these dates.
More info: pearljam.com
DEICIDE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have announced a special summer 2022 North American tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their second album, "Legion". The Glen Benton-fronted outfit will perform the LP in its entirety, along with other tracks from the band's vast catalog. Support on the trek will come from KATAKLYSM, which will perform its classic 2004 album "Serenity In Fire" in its entirety, along with INHUMAN CONDITION.
The 29-date trek will kick off on August 11 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and conclude on September 10 in Tampa, Florida.
ROLLING STONES TO CELEBRATE 60 WITH EURO TOUR
ROLLING STONES will celebrate their 60-year anniversary with a European tour this summer. The tour will start in Madrid, Spain on June 1, and will last until July 31 when they visit Stockholm, Sweden. General on sale starts this Friday, March 18.
Dates and tickets: rollingstones.com/tour
NEW SONG/VIDEO WITH JIMMY BLOM
I have released a new song and video, "Meningslöst Tjat". Check it out if you like angry punk: youtu.be/IynYZEWbNh8
EX-ACCEPT MEMBERS HERMAN FRANK AND DAVID REECE ARE IN THE STUDIO WITH NEW BAND
IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, has entered Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany to begin recording its debut album. The LP, which is being co-produced by Arne Neurand, will be released later in the year via AFM Records.
Joining Frank and Reece in IRON ALLIES are bassist Donnie Van Stavern (RIOT) and drummer Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, VOODOO CIRCLE, JORN).
HOT BREATH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Swedish high energy rockers HOT BREATH will be busy touring around Europe during the spring and summer.
They start with 2 shows in Sweden in April, then they continue with a tour together with HÄLLAS in May. After that they will play at the Muskelrock festival in June, before they go on tour with SPIDERS in July.
And now you want the dates, so go to: facebook.com/hotbreathgbg
HELLOWEEN CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
The shows was not supposed to happen until next year, but for some reason German power metal legends HELLOWEEN have decided to cancel their shows in Russia for 2023.
Read more: facebook.com/helloweenofficial
ACOUSTIC ALBUM WITH JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will release their first-ever acoustic album, "Changeup", on March 25. The 25-track effort features unplugged versions of songs spanning Jett's entire career, including her work with the pioneering 1970s all-female band The RUNAWAYS.
Listen to the first single, "(I'm Gonna) Run Away": spoti.fi/3t2i2Xl
THE BOPPERS ARE BACK
Old Swedish rock n roll legends The BOPPERS are back again, and have signed with Wild Kingdom for their new album, "White Lightning", which will be released on July 1.
The first single, "Callous Rain", is out now. The song was written by Sören "Sulo" Karlsoon (DIAMOND DOGS), and features a guest appearance from Nicke Andersson (The HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, LUCIFER etc etc) on guitar.
Listen to the single and pre-order the album here: orcd.co/callous-rain
NEW SINGLE WITH RAMMSTEIN, NEW ALBUM IN APRIL
RAMMSTEIN has released a new single, "Zeit", today: rammstein.lnk.to/Zeit_Single
"Zeit" is also the title of the Germans new album, which will be released on April 29.
ACE FREHLEY AND PETER CRISS TO PERFORM TOGETHER AT CREATURES FEST
Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will perform together at this year's Creatures Fest, set to take place May 27-29 at Nashville's Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel. Also scheduled to appear at the event are former KISS guitarists Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent.
According to Creatures Fest promoter Neil Davis, Criss will join Frehley on stage during the guitarist's May 27 set to play a few tracks.
Vincent is scheduled to perform on night 2 of Creatures Fest, while Kulick will close out the event on Sunday, May 29. The festival will also feature performances by QUIET RIOT, ENUFF Z'NUFF, VIXEN, John Corabi, RETURN OF THE COMET and PRETTY BOY FLOYD, among others.
More info: creaturesfest.com
ADRESTIA TO RECORD NEW SONGS
Swedish crust punks ADRESTIA will spend the coming weekend in the studio to record 4 new songs.
After this recording Jack (drums) will retire from the band. The band have already been practicing both with Jack and their new drummer, Simon Lindström, since December.
WAYNE KRAMER BRINGS MC5 BACK TO LIFE AGAIN
On the heels of the MC5 nomination to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, legendary Detroit proto-punk/activist/hard-rock innovator Wayne Kramer has released 2 new songs and announced "The Heavy Lifting" tour in May - all as a reanimation of his pioneering group dubbed WE ARE ALL MC5. The tour begins with a special hometown show, celebrating the birthday of Detroit's El Club.
After Detroit, the tour will hit major markets on the East Coast (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Brooklyn) and West Coast (Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego). Joining the pioneering guitarist in the touring band will be singer Brad Brooks, drummer Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION), bassist Vicki Randle (Mavis Staples), and guitarist Stevie Salas (David Bowie). Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 11.
A brand new album on earMUSIC is scheduled for October 2022.
AT THE GATES AND TRIBULATION AMONG NOMINEES FOR THE GRAMMIS AWARD
The nominees for a Grammis (the Swedish Grammy award) have been announced. And among the acts in the Hard Rock/Metal category are: AT THE GATES, LUCIFER, NESTOR, The NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and TRIBULATION.
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS TO PLAY MOTÖRHEAD
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD) with his sons and vocalist Joel Peters - are going on a UK tour in May where they will play a MOTÖRHEAD set.
Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, March 11.
Dates and tickets: philcampbell.net
SKID ROW ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH WARRANT
SKID ROW and WARRANT will join forces this spring and summer for the "Live To Rock" U.S. tour. The trek is scheduled to kick off on April 30 in Ashland, Kentucky and conclude on September 15 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Support on select shows will come from QUIET RIOT, WINGER and Lita Ford.
NEW SINGLE WITH BUZZCOCKS ON FRIDAY
British pop punk legends BUZZCOCKS will release a new single, "Senses Out Of Control", on Friday, March 11.
Tour dates: buzzcocks.com
NEW ALBUM WITH ENTRAILS IN JUNE
Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS have set "An Eternal Time of Decay" as the title of their new album, which will be released on June 24 via Hammerheart Records.
Their classic album "The Tomb Awaits" will be re-released on the same date as the new album.
Pre-order both here: bit.ly/3tDGo8D
NEW ALBUM WITH GRAHAM BONNET BAND IN MAY
GRAHAM BONNET BAND will release a new album, "Day Out In Nowhere", on May 13 through Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the first single, "Imposter": youtu.be/IbakmECj-go
NEW ALBUM WITH TERROR IN MAY
American hardcore legends TERROR will release their 8th full-length album, "Pain Into Power", on May 6 via Pure Noise Records. The LP finds the band reuniting with founding guitarist and current NAILS mastermind Todd Jones who produced the new record.
Check out the first single, "Can't Help But Hate", which features guest vocals from none other than George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of CANNIBAL CORPSE: youtu.be/RHF5PlUzGZM
NEW ZZ TOP ALBUM IN JULY
ZZ TOP will release a new album titled "Raw" that was recorded in connection with the band's wildly popular and critically lauded 2019 Netflix documentary "That Little Ol' Band From Texas". The album's 12 tracks recall the very beginning of the band's recording career, and includes many of their major hits as well.
"Raw" will be released July 22 by Shelter Records/BMG.
At the same time the new album is being announced, the band's forthcoming "Raw Whisky" tour has been revealed. The first leg of the tour, starting on May 27 in San Diego, California, will see the band on stage in 50 markets across North America, more dates to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale for most markets starting March 11.
More info: zztop.com
NEW INTERVIEW WITH TWIN PIGS
There's a new interview here at Hard Rock Info with Swedish punk band TWIN PIGS. Unfortunately just in Swedish.
CHECK IT OUT!
ANOTHER SINGLE WITH MÄRVEL ON FRIDAY
Swedish high energy rockers MÄRVEL will release yet another single, "Great Man", on Friday, March 11. This will be the last single before the new album, "Graces Came With Malice", is released on April 22 via The Sign Records.
OVER 1 MILLION LISTENINGS OF TROUBLEMAKERS' "Staden Göteborg"
The classic song "Staden Göteborg", by Swedish punk rock veterans TROUBLEMAKERS, have been streamed over 1 million times on Spotify.
ACE FREHLEY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will do some shows in Europe in July. He will visit Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Norway and UK.
PASTORATET ARE IN THE STUDIO
Swedish punk rockers PASTORATET are currently in the studio to record 5 new tracks.
BUCKCHERRY AND STRYPER CONFIRMED FOR KISS KRUISE XI
The KISS Kruise XI will sail from Los Angeles to Mexico on October 29 to November 3. Except for KISS, there will be performances by BUCKCHERRY, Bruce Kulick, STRYPER and Micky James. More artists to be announced..
KISS ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR WEST PALM BEACH
KISS has just announced that the re-scheduled iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL show will take place on September 21. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.
More tour dates at: kissonline.com
U.D.O. RESCHEDULES EUROPEAN TOUR ONCE AGAIN
German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. have once again been forced to postpone their European tour. It will now happen from September to November instead, and the new dates can be found here: facebook.com/udoonline
EUROPEAN TOUR WITH VIO-LENCE, WHIPLASH AND ARTILLERY
VIO-LENCE will team up with fellow thrash metal veterans WHIPLASH and ARTILLERY for the European "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2022" this fall. The trek will kick off on November 23 in Amersfoort, Netherlands and end on December 5 in Gothenburg, Sweden. 1 more band will be added to the bill at a later date.
More details here: facebook.com/mtv.headbangersball.tour
NO NORTH AMERICA FOR WATAIN
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have canceled their participation in the previously announced North American tour with MAYHEM and MIDNIGHT. It seems like the band have a problem with their VISA applications.
Statement from WATAIN: facebook.com/watainofficial
EXODUS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have announced their "Persona Non Grata" European tour 2022, which will take place in July and August and will feature a slew of club shows as well as appearances at a variety of Europe's most renowned summer festivals. Some of the dates will also feature their labelmates TESTAMENT.
NEW FACEBOOK ADDRESS
Instead of this stupid address: facebook.com/pages/HardRockInfo/172680049420375, you can now use this intelligent address: facebook.com/HardRockInfo
In other words, follow or like Hard Rock Info at Facebook.
DESTRUCTION CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
Due the current situation and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION are forced to cancel their shows in Russia this year.
BUCKCHERRY ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY has rescheduled their tour of Australia and New Zealand to late November/early December. FOZZY and MASSIVE will also play on these dates.
..and the dates can be found here: facebook.com/buckcherry
NO MORE VICTIMS
After 25 years, Swedish d-beat hardcore/crust punks VICTIMS has decided to go seperate ways.
Read more: victimsinblood.com
IRON MAIDEN CANCEL SHOWS IN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA
IRON MAIDEN are very sorry to announce that due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the promoters have cancelled the 2 shows scheduled for May 29 in Kyiv and June 1 in Moscow on the 2022 "Legacy Of The Beast World Tour".
NEW ALBUM WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP IN MAY
Atom Fire Records will release a new album with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, titled "Universal", on May 27.
Except for guitar legend Michael Schenker himself, the musicians on the album includes Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, VANDENBERG) as main vocalist, who will also be MSG's frontman on their upcoming tour, as well as vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) and Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR), keyboard player Steve Mann (LIONHEART), drummers Simon Phillips (TOTO, THE WHO), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER), Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW) and Bodo Schopf (ELOY), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (BLACK SABBATH), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, DOKKEN) and Barend Courbois (BLIND GUARDIAN, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.
SLIPKNOT POSTPONES SHOWS IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND BELARUS
SLIPKNOT has postponed its previously announced shows in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus following Russia's invasion of Ukraine last week.
CRADLE OF FILTH CANCEL RUSSIAN TOUR
For obvious reasons, British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH have decided to cancel their forthcoming tour of Russia in June.
THE WILDHEARTS CANCEL SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, BONAFIDE REPLACE
The WILDHEARTS have been forced to cancel their apperance at this summer's Sweden Rock Festival, which happens on June 8-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
BONAFIDE step in to replace them.
Full line-up, tickets etc: swedenrock.com
NEW JEFF SCOTT SOTO ALBUM IN MAY
American singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T., Yngwie Malmsteen, JOURNEY, TALISMAN, S.O.T.O etc) will release his 8th official solo album, "Complicated", on May 6 through Frontiers Music Srl.
Fans can get their first taste of new music from the album with the release of the single and video "Love Is The Revolution": youtu.be/_OIC_tkqYNg
LUCIFER CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
Occult doom rockers LUCIFER have cancelled their 2 shows in Russia, which was supposed to happen later this month.
WOLFBRIGADE TO RELEASE NEW 7"
Swedish hardcore/punks WOLFBRIGADE will release a new 7" EP, titled "Anti-Tank Dogs", via Agipunk in Europe and Armageddon Label in the States. There will be 3 tracks. No release date has been announced yet..
facebook.com/lycanthropunks facebook.com/Agipunk facebook.com/armageddonlabel
DAVE LOMBARDO IS THE NEW DRUMMER IN TESTAMENT
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT has recruited Dave Lombardo (DEAD CROSS, MISFITS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SLAYER etc) as their new drummer.
Dave was the guest drummer on TESTAMENT's 1999 studio album "The Gathering". He replaces Gene Hoglan, who left the band a while ago to focus on his other projects.
Tour dates: testamentlegions.com
GREEN DAY CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOW
GREEN DAY have canceled their May 29 show at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.
W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SPAIN
W.A.S.P. have announced 4 rescheduled dates for Spain.
Tour dates: bnds.us/r0zzt7
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES IRISH DATES
Punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are back with their own little hometown fest in Belfast on Saturday, August 20. Special guests this year are The UNDERTONES, The SELECTER, and Ricky Warwick with DJ Terri Hooley. Tickets on sale Friday, March 4 at: ticketmaster.ie
They will also play in Cork at Cypress Avenue on August 18 and in Dublin at Academy on August 19. More info on those shows will be announced soon..
DISCHARGE AND DISORDER CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
DISCHARGE and DISORDER are among the latest to be confirmed for Fragile Mountain Punk Festival in Göteborg, Sweden on June 30 to July 2.
The line-up is getting really big, but among the other confirmed acts are: RÖVSVETT, ASOCIAL, TRUBBEL, ANATOMI-71, The BRISTLES, FREDAG DEN 13:E, MYTERI, M:40, SLÖA KNIVAR, DENY, PANIKATTACK, SVAVELDIOXID, EXISTENZ, GADGET, BÖSET, BJÖRNARNA etc etc.
More info: fragilemountain.rocks
NERVOCHAOS ANNOUNCES BRAZILIAN TOUR
Brazilian black/death metallers NERVOCHAOS are going on a big tour in their homeland from May to July. And that's just part 1.
Dates here: facebook.com/NervoChaos
IGGY POP CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOW
The festival appearance of Iggy Pop in Moscow on July 10 is canceled.
DANZIG ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH AND CROBOT
DANZIG will embark on a U.S. tour this spring. The 2-week trek will include a special show that will see Glenn Danzig and his bandmates perform the entire 1990 album "Danzig II: Lucifuge".
The tour, featuring support from CRADLE OF FILTH and CROBOT, will launch May 5 in Reno, Nevada and end on May 19 in Austin, Texas.
VENOM INC. TO PERFORM VENOM's "Black Metal" ALBUM AT KEEP IT TRUE
VENOM INC. - the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan - will commemorate the 40th anniversary of VENOM's "Black Metal" album by performing it in its entirety on October 2 at the Keep It True Rising II festival at Posthalle in Würzburg, Germany.
Keep It True Rising II happens between October 1-2, and among the other acts are: SAXON, DIAMOND HEAD, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, CLOVEN HOOF, BLITZKRIEG, TORCH etc.
More info: keep-it-true.de
GBH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
UK punk legends GBH are going on a European tour in May/June. They will visit countries like Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands etc. Support act will be THIS MEANS WAR.
Dates here: facebook.com/GBH.official
OVERKILL GUITARIST DAVE LINSK TEMPORARILY REPLACED BY PHIL DEMMEL
OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that guitarist Dave Linsk will sit out the band's March 2022 U.S. tour due to "personal reasons" and will be temporarily replaced by former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel.
Tour dates: facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew
GRANDE ROYALE ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Swedish high energy rockers GRANDE ROYALE are going to Spain for a tour in May.
Dates here: facebook.com/GR.sweden
NEW SINGLE WITH WATAIN NEXT MONTH
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release a new single, "Serimosa", on Thursday, March 3.
The song is taken from their new album, "The Agony & Ectasy of Watain", which will be released on April 29.
SAXON RELEASES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MAKING OF LATEST ALBUM
SAXON have released a 14-minute documentary about the making of the band's latest album, "Carpe Diem", and "the struggle and the strife that went into it".
Check it out: youtu.be/yaV_n6X4rTA
NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH STEVE IGNORANT OF CRASS
Steve Ignorant of British anarcho punk legends CRASS has released a new live album, "Live At Durham Punk Festival 2009". It's taken from the time period when his band was doing all of CRASS' "Feeding of 5000" live.
The physical version is out mid-April via Advance Records, but you can hear it digitally now: rotatorvinyl.bandcamp.com
SWEDISH MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE CONCERT IN JULY
On July 23, Mikkey Dee will take part in a special "tribute to MOTÖRHEAD" concert at Mellby Horsepower in Laholm, Sweden. This unique gig will feature the former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer and as-yet-undisclosed friends performing MOTÖRHEAD classics.
More information here
MUNICIPAL WASTE, PIG DESTROYER, THE DWARVES AND SPY ANNOUNCES U.S. WEST COAST TOUR
MUNICIPAL WASTE will team up with PIG DESTROYER, The DWARVES and SPY for 6 dates on the U.S. West Coast.
The mini-tour begins on May 13 in Reno, and end in Portland on May 18.
Dates here: municipalwaste.net
NEW SONG WITH ME
Your favorite editor has released a new song/video, "Värdelös": youtu.be/wBdgNODpaY0
W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES 2 SHOWS IN SWEDEN
W.A.S.P. will come to Sweden in the summer for 2 festival shows.
On July 23 they will play at Rock På Skansen in Stockholm together with Ace Frehley and The STRUTS.
On July 30 they will play at Skogsröjet in Rejmyre. The festival happens on July 29-30, and among the other artists are Ace Frehley, The HELLACOPTERS, Dirkschneider, DANKO JONES, DORO, Michael Monroe, JORN, ECLIPSE, SISTER SIN etc.
ALBUM WITH ORKAN IN MAY
Swedish progg rockers ORKAN will release their album "Livsgaranti" on May 13.
The first single will be released on March 2.
NEW SINGLE WITH FLOGGING MOLLY NEXT MONTH
American celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY will release a new single, "These Times Have Got Me Drinking", on March 10.
NEW ALBUM WITH EVERGREY IN MAY
Swedish dark/prog metallers EVERGREY will release their 13th studio album, "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)", on May 20 via Napalm Records.
Check out the first single, "Save Us": youtu.be/vKTlyXDpNaY
METALLICA ANNOUNCES 2 U.S. STADIUM SHOWS
METALLICA will perform only 2 summer stadium shows in 2022: Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, New York on August 11, and PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 14. Both shows will feature special guests GRETA VAN FLEET and ICE NINE KILLS.
More info: metallica.com
NEW BOOK ABOUT THE STRANGLERS IN THE WORKS
This Day in Music Books have teamed up with English rock veterans The STRANGLERS on a new book that will be published later in 2022.
This new book will tell the story of the band in the words of their fans. Were you there at the beginning? Or perhaps you have only just become a fan of the band? Either way, they want to hear your memories.
More info: thisdayinmusicbooks.com
I AM MORBID ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
I AM MORBID - the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Kelly McLauchlin - will celebrate the 30th anniversary of MORBID ANGEL's second album, "Blessed Are The Sick", with a European tour in March/April. Support on the trek will come from BELPHEGOR and HATE.
Initially announced for 2021, the "Morbidfest" tour had to be postponed due to the pandemic. But it's finally happening in 2022.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/IAMMORBIDBand
HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN DATES WITH HAMMERFALL
HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL will team up for 3 concerts in Latin America in October.
The dates are:
Oct. 4 Chile, Santiago, Movistar Arena
Oct. 8 - Brazil, São Paulo, Espaço das Americas
Oct. 9 - Brazil, São Paulo, Espaço das Americas
Ticket sale stars Thursday, February 24.
"Metal Massacre Vol. 1" TO BE RE-RELEASED
Marking its 40th anniversary this year, Metal Blade Records will make its debut release, "Metal Massacre Volume One", available for the first time since 1984 on limited-edition vinyl.
Originally released on June 14, 1982, "Metal Massacre" showcased the best of Los Angeles's unsigned acts of the time such as METALLICA, RATT and MALICE, and has since become a cornerstone of Metal Blade Records.
This special release will be available worldwide on April 22.
NEW ALBUM WITH ANVIL IN MAY
Canadian heavy metal cult act ANVIL will release their new album, "Impact Is Imminent", on May 20 (vinyl on June 24) via AFM Records. It will be their 19th studio album.
TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
American thrash legends TESTAMENT have announced a European summer tour. Most dates are at festivals, but there will also be a few club shows together with EXODUS, HEATHEN and DARK ANGEL.
All dates and tickets: testamentlegions.com/site/#tour
MARK LANEGAN HAS PASSED AWAY
Mark Lanegan, former SCREAMING TREES frontman and erstwhile member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, has died at the age of 57.
PROCOL HARUM FRONTMAN GARY BROOKER IS GONE
PROCOL HARUM frontman Gary Brooker has died at the age of 76. He passed away at his home on Saturday, February 19 after a battle with cancer.
NERVOCHAOS ANNOUNCES FINNISH MINI TOUR
Brazilian black/death metal veterans NERVOCHAOS are going to Finland in April for 4 shows together with Finnish death metal duo GOATBURNER.
The dates are:
April 17 - On The Rocks, Helsinki
April 18 - Torvi, Lahti
April 19 - Klubi, Tampere
April 20 - Utopia, Turku
L.A. WITCH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American garage rock trio L.A. WITCH are coming to Europe in May.
Dates here: facebook.com/lawitches
THE QUIREBOYS RESCHEDULES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
English rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have to postpone the March 2022 dates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland due to various Covid-19 restrictions still being in place. The tour has been re-scheduled for February/March 2023, and new dates can be found here: facebook.com/quireboys
DISCHARGE ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
British d-beat hardcore/punk pioneers DISCHARGE are going on a UK tour in April/May with special guests ASSERT.
DISCHARGE will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic album "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing", but they won't play the entire album.
Dates here: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial
EX-HANOI ROCKS GUITARIST NASTY SUICIDE GOT PROSTATE CANCER
Former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Nasty Suicide (born Jan-Markus Stenfors) has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer.
Check out a interview with Finland's Chaoszine
BODY COUNT WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
BODY COUNT - the hardcore/metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T - has apparently commenced the recording process for its new album, "Merciless". The album is tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media.
THE EXPLOITED COMES TO SWEDEN
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are coming to Sweden in November. Swedish bands The HEADLINES and EXISTENZ will be support acts.
The dates are:
Nov. 3 - Pustervik, Göteborg
Nov. 4 - Kulturbolaget, Malmö
Nov. 5 - Frimis Salonger, Örebro
Nov. 6 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm
facebook.com/TheExploited theheadlinesband.com facebook.com/existenzpunk
CRASHDÏET POSTPONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Due to ongoing venue restrictions and the evolving Covid-19 situation, the Australian tour with Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET, PRETTY BOY FLOYD and SISTERS DOLL have been postponed to a later date.
crashdiet.org facebook.com/prettyboyfloydofficial sistersdollband.com
Y&T FRONTMAN DAVE MANIKETTI DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER
Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti has announced that he is battling prostate cancer.
Read more: facebook.com/YandTRocks
HELLOWEEN RESCHEDULE EURO TOUR WITH HAMMERFALL
Due to the ongoing pandemic, HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL are unfortunately forced to postpone again parts of the "United Forces" Tour 2022.
Even though the situation seems to be partly easing, after consulting all European promoters they came to the conclusion that the still existing restrictions of individual countries and regions make it impossible to play the tour in one piece as planned.
HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL are very sad about this, but are happy to be able to start with the original dates in England on May 4 and 5.
New dates here: facebook.com/helloweenofficial hammerfall.net
RE-RELEASE OF SPLIT-LP WITH EXTINCTION OF MANKIND AND MISERY
Crust punks EXTINCTION OF MANKIND and MISERY will have their split LP, "Apocalyptic Crust", re-released via French label Fight For You Mind Records on March 15.
The original press was released by Profane Existence in 2001.
MEGADETH AND LAMB OF GOD ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR CANADA
MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD have announced the rescheduled Canadian shows as part of their "The Metal Tour Of The Year". The dates, which were originally set to take place last fall, will now happen May 17-19 following the final shows of the 2022 U.S. leg of the trek. The tour also features TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES.
The new dates are:
May 17 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
May 18 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
May 19 - Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SWEDEN AND NORWAY
MANOWAR has announced rescheduled dates for Sweden and Norway:
Feb. 03, 2023 - Gothenburg, SE – Partille Arena
Feb. 22, 2023 - Oslo, NO – Spektrum
More tour dates: manowar.com
5 SHOWS ADDED TO NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON AND JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
5 dates have been added to MÖTLEY CRÜE's long-delayed North American tour this summer with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. The trek, dubbed "The Stadium Tour", will now include stops in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Indianapolis, Indiana; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 25.
"The Stadium Tour", which was originally planned for 2020 and later moved to 2021, will now kick off on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.
More details: motley.com defleppard.com poisonofficial.com linktr.ee/JoanJett
BLOODBOUND POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR TO 2023
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND has rescheduled their European tour with ARION, METALITE and VEONITY from March 2022 to March 2023.
New dates here: bloodbound.se decibel-touring.com afm-records.de
DYNAZTY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
While others postpones their European tour, Swedish hard rockers DYNAZTY announce a European tour instead. This tour will take place in April together with SERENIA, SURMA and 1 more band (to be announced).
D.R.I. POSTPONES CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR
Due to logistic issues from the current pandemic situation and in order to keep all shows happening, D.R.I. have to postpone the Central American leg of their 40th anniversary tour to a date to be announced soon.
W.A.S.P. POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR TO 2023
W.A.S.P. has postponed their 2022 European tour to spring 2023.
All dates for the U.S. 2022 "40th Anniversary Tour" will go on as scheduled.
New dates: waspnation.com
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES NEW DATES AND POSTPONES OTHERS
MANOWAR have announced new dates for Denmark (Feb. 6, 2023) and Estonia (Feb. 1, 2023). The shows in Germany and The Netherlands have been postponed to February 2023.
All dates can be found here: manowar.com
NEW ALBUM WITH NAZARETH IN APRIL
Long-running Scottish rock legends NAZARETH have set April 15 as the release date for their new album, "Surviving The Law", which will be released through Frontiers Music Srl.
Single/video for "Strange Days":
DONNA CANNONE CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
Swedish/Italian rock band DONNA CANNONE - with former members of THUNDERMOTHER and Björn "Speed" Strid from SOILWORK and The NIGHTFLIGHT ORCHESTRA - have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: SCORPIONS, Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, POWERWOLF, THUNDER, The DARKNESS, UGLY KID JOE, MAMMOTH WVH, ECLIPSE and NESTOR.
More info: atlasrock.se
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES
Last month, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE postponed the start date of its much-anticipated "Public Service Announcement" to this summer. The North American leg of the trek was originally slated to begin in March 2020 before it was rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That trek will now kick off on July 9 in East Troy, Wisconsin.
The 19 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE shows that were supposed to take place between March 31 and May 23 will now take place in early 2023. Support on the trek will still come from RUN THE JEWELS.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/RATM
D.R.I. ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. is hitting the road this Spring, which also marks the band's 40th anniversary. On the North American March and April dates, they will be supported by INTENT. The may dates will feature PARALYSIS as support.
Dates here: dirtyrottenimbeciles.com
NEW SINGLE WITH AMON AMARTH ON THURSDAY
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH will release a new single and video, "Put Your Back Into The Oar", this Thursday, February 17.
AMON AMARTH will team up with MACHINE HEAD for the "Vikings And Lionhearts" co-headlining European arena tour in September and October.
EX-KISS AND IRON MAIDEN BODYGUARD BIG JOHN IS DEAD
"Big" John Harte, longtime bodyguard for iconic music artists including KISS, IRON MAIDEN, Billy Idol and Prince, passed away on Friday, February 11 in Hollywood, Florida. He was 70 years old.
WATAIN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ABBATH
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will team up with ABBATH for a European tour in the fall. TRIBULATION and BØLZER will also join them.
The tour will start in Paris, France on September 13, and the last show is on October 9 in Helsinki, Finland.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 16.
Dates: facebook.com/watainofficial facebook.com/abbathband
SATOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
Swedish rock legends SATOR have set August 5 as the release date for their new covers album, "Return Of The Barbie-Q-Killers".
You can expect covers of acts like DEVO, 999, The UNDERTONES, The BOYS, WHITE FLAG, The NOMADS etc.
NEW ALBUM WITH EDDIE & THE HOT RODS LATER THIS YEAR
English punk rock veterans EDDIE & THE HOT RODS has set "Guardians of the Legacy" as the title of their new album. It will be their first album since 2006, and the first studio recording since the untimely death of front man Barrie Masters in late 2019.
The intention is to release a new single each month, leading up to the release of the album on the anniversary of Barrie Masters death in October 2022.
The first single is the title track, which you can hear here:
..or download for free from Bandcamp.
NICKO McBRAIN TO PERFORM IRON MAIDEN WITH TITANIUM TART
IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will embark on a short spring 2022 tour of Florida where he will perform classic songs from IRON MAIDEN with his TITANIUM TART project.
The dates are as follows:
March 31 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
April 02 - Haven Lounge - Winter Park, FL
April 07 - Capt Hirams Resort – Sebastian, FL
April 09 - Piper's Pub - Pompano Beach, FL
NEW SINGLE WITH TED NUGENT
American lunatic Ted Nugent has released "American Campfire", the second single from his upcoming album, called "Detroit Muscle", which is due on April 29 via Pavement Music.
NEW SINGLE WITH HELIX
Canadian hard rock veterans HELIX has released a new single, "Not My Circus, Not My Clowns", today (Feb. 11).
SAXON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH DIAMOND HEAD
SAXON are going on a European crusade in October together with special guests DIAMOND HEAD. All shows go on sale Friday, February 25, except Belgium and Germany which go on sale Friday, February 18.
NEW SINGLE WITH SCORPIONS
SCORPIONS has also released a new single, "Seventh Son", today (Feb. 11).
The song is taken from their upcoming album "Rock Believer".
BLISTERHEAD POSTPONES GERMANY
Swedish punk rockers BLISTERHEAD have been forced to postpone their 4 dates in Germany in March. "The Covid situation makes it impossible to do the shows", says the band.
New dates will be announced soon..
KAT SINGER ROMAN KOSTRZEWSKI IS DEAD
Polish heavy metal legend and vocalist in KAT, Roman Kostrzewski, passed away on February 10.
THUNDERMOTHER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER will be very busy touring all over Europe this year. New dates are available here: facebook.com/thundermother
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED will be touring in South America in November. They will visit Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
AEROSMITH RECORDING FROM 1971 TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON CD AND DIGITAL
On April 8, the 4-time Grammy-winning and diamond-certified rock legends AEROSMITH will release "Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear" (UMe), a rare and previously unheard rehearsal from 1971, on CD and digital.
The effort was originally only available as a limited-edition cassette and vinyl release for Record Store Day in 2021. The heavily sought-after RSD release quickly sold out and debuted on the Billboard 200, hitting No. 2 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 12 on the Top Rock Albums chart, No. 13 on the Vinyl Albums chart, and No. 19 on the Top Album Sales chart.
Listen to an early rehearsal version of the song "Somebody":
KING CRIMSON AND FOREIGNER MEMBER IAN McDONALD IS DEAD
Ian McDonald, founding member of KING CRIMSON and FOREIGNER, passed away peacefully on February 9 in his home in New York City, surrounded by his family. He was 75 years old.
MORBID ANGEL PULLS OUT OF MARYLAND DEATHFEST, DEICIDE REPLACE
MORBID ANGEL has canceled its appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 26-29 at various venues in Baltimore, Maryland. The band says that they "will not be playing MDF or any other shows in the current climate".
MORBID ANGEL is being replaced at Maryland Deathfest by fellow Florida death metallers DEICIDE, who will perform their 1992 album "Legion" in its entirety at the festival.
Full line-up and other details: facebook.com/MarylandDeathfest
NEW SINGLE WITH FLAMES OF FIRE
Scandinavian heavy metal band FLAMES OF FIRE - formed by Christian Liljegren (NARNIA, The WAYMAKER, AUDIOVISION) and Mats-Åke Andersson (ZARAGORN), together with Jani Stefanovic (The WAYMAKER, SOLUTION .45, MISERATION), Per Schelander (HOUSE OF SHAKIRA, ASTRAKHAN, ex-ROYAL HUNT, PAIN OF SALVATION) and Stephen Carlson (BROTTHOGG, Peter Carlsohn's The RISE, TALES, VIVA) - has released their second single/video, "Madness", today (Feb. 11).
The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 18 via Melodic Passion Records.
SAXON CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
SAXON, NATIONALTEATERNS ROCKORKESTER, Eric Gales, DIRTY HONEY, BOMBER and ROCKKLASSIKER ALLSTARS have been confirmed for this summer's Sweden Rock Festival. These are the last acts to be confirmed for this year.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 8-11, and among the other artists are: GUNS N' ROSES, VOLBEAT, IN FLAMES, NIGHTWISH, MERCYFUL FATE, MEGADETH, SOCIAL DISTORTION, DROPKICK MURPHYS, The HELLACOPTERS, ACCEPT, OPETH, D-A-D, Devin Townsend, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, SODOM, KVELERTAK, Michael Monroe, WITCHCRAFT, Lee Aaron, KINGDOM COME, TROUBLE, Ross The Boss, EVERGREY, BOMBUS, NASHVILLE PUSSY, ECLIPSE, GRAVE, SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY, ELEINE, NARNIA, DEATH BY HORSE, BROWSING COLLECTION, HONEYBURST etc etc.
I FOUND SOME OLD REVIEWS
I checked out an old USB stick, and I found a folder with an old version of Hard Rock Info. To my big surprise there was 2 pages with some old reviews from 2009 (just 14) and 2010 (78 reviews). You can now read these reviews and laugh (yes, sometimes I'm funny, sometimes just embarrassing).
ANOTHER SINGLE WITH NIGHTRAGE
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal veterans NIGHTRAGE will release the fifth single, "Dance Of Cerberus", from their upcoming 9th album, "Abyss Rising". The single will be released tomorrow, February 11. The album will be released next week, February 18 via Despotz Records.
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are going on a European tour in April. They will visit France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
THE QUIREBOYS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
British rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have announced a U.S. tour in May, with special guests MIDNIGHT DEVILS & STEVE RAMONE. Tickets will be available soon..
VADER ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
It will be a very busy year for Polish death metal legends VADER, as they have just announced even more European tour dates. This route will take place in April/May with REJECT THE SICKNESS and MARA.
VARNAGEL ARE BACK
Swedish trallpunk band VARNAGEL came from the Swedish punk wave in the 90s, and was as most active from the early 2000s to 2008. They released 3 albums, 2 EPs, 2 compilations and several singles. There have been short reunions during the years, but now they are back for real.
New songs have been written and recorded, and an album will be released through their old label Beat Butchers in the second half of 2022. But we will get a bunch of singles before that. And the first one, "Som Tiden Ger Rätt", will be released on February 25.
LAST IN LINE SIGNS WITH EAR MUSIC
LAST IN LINE (formed by ex-DIO members Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell in 2012) has inked a deal with earMUSIC. A new EP will tentatively arrive later this year, following by the band's third full-length album.
PUNKNEWS.ORG ARE LOOKING FOR NEW WRITERS
The site punknews.org are looking for new writers (and I'm not, but I can still remember a e-mail a few years ago where somebody wanted me to hire him/her - very funny).
More info: punknews.org
STATUS QUO POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Due to the ongoing Covid uncertainty in Europe, STATUS QUO will be rescheduling the mainland European dates between March and April 2022 of the "Out Out Quoing" tour to later in 2022. The UK dates are unaffected.
For full details of the new routing, visit: statusquo.co.uk
VIXEN BASSIST SHARE ROSS IS TAKING A HIATUS
Longtime VIXEN bassist Share Ross has announced that she is taking a hiatus from the band. Her replacement is Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock group BARRA DE SAIA and wife of Richie Kotzen, who recently completed a run of West Coast dates with her husband's SMITH/KOTZEN project.
NEW ALBUM WITH LEADER OF DOWN IN APRIL
British rock band LEADER OF DOWN - the final band for the late former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Würzel - will release their second album, "The Screwtape Letters", on April 8 via Cleopatra Records.
The new album will be preceded by a single, "Hitman", on March 3, which features special guest and long-term friend, ex-IRON MAIDEN guitarist and member of LIONHEART Dennis Stratton.
NEW ALBUM WITH SATOR LATER THIS YEAR
Swedish rock legends SATOR will release "Return of the Barbie-Q-Killers" after the summer sometime (more details later). It's a follow up to their album "Barbie-Q-Killers", which featured various punk covers.
RONNIE ROMERO TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Hard rock singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, LORDS OF BLACK, SUNSTORM, The FERRYMEN) has announced the release of a covers album, "Raised On Radio", on April 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video from the album, "No Smoke Without a Fire" (a BAD COMPANY cover), is out today:
HÄLLAS ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH HOT BREATH
Swedish adventure rock band HÄLLAS have announced a European tour with their label mates HOT BREATH as special guests.
The tour happens in May, and will take them to countries like Germany, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria.
Try these for dates: hallasband.com facebook.com/hotbreathgbg
NEW ALBUM WITH STÖNER IN MAY
American stoner rock trio STÖNER - with Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Ryan Güt - will release their second album, "totally...", on May 6 through Heavy Psych Sounds.
Check out the new single, "A Million Beers": smarturl.it/Stoner-AMillionBeers
Pre-order the album from: heavypsychsounds.com
DESTRUCTION ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and will go on a 26-date North American tour in April/May. They will take NERVOSA, SUNLORD and VX36 with them on this ride.
The run will kick off on April 28 in Brooklyn, NY and hit a slew of cities before coming to a close with a DESTRUCTION-only performance at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD on May 29. Tickets are on sale now.
A new album with DESTRUCTION, titled "Diabolical", will be released on April 8 via Napalm Records.
METALLICA's KIRK HAMMET TO RELEASE INSTRUMENTAL EP
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has recorded "Portals", a 4-song instrumental EP, and will be celebrating Record Store Day with its worldwide release exclusively at your favorite local independent retailer and in the Met Store on Saturday, April 23.
More info: metallica.com
THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCES NEW UK DATES
UK rock veterans The STRANGLERS have announced the rescheduled dates for Warrington, Nottingham and Cardiff, UK. The new dates are:
Feb. 27 - Parr hall, Warrington
March 23 - Rock City, Nottingham
March 25 - University Great Hall, Cardiff
Original tickets remain valid. RUTS DC are special guests.
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH DARK FUNERAL
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has released the second single, "Nightfall", from their 7th album, "We Are The Apocalypse", which will be released on March 18 via Century Media Records.
Check out "Nightfall":
Pre-order the album: darkfuneral.lnk.to/WeAreTheApocalypse
IGGY POP GETS THE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE
Rock icon Iggy Pop (real name: James Newell Osterberg) wins the Polar Music Prize 2022.
Iggy is 74 years old, and is seen as the godfather of punk. He is pure energy on stage and always without a shirt. Iggy is also famous for being the frontman of legendary garage rockers The STOOGES (aka IGGY & THE STOOGES).
MARDUK ANNOUNCES PART 2 OF EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have announced Part II of their "30th Anniversary Tour" in Europe. These dates take place from late May to mid-June.
THE WHO ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Rock legends THE WHO are going on the North American "THE WHO HITS BACK!" tour this year.
They will kick off the spring leg of the tour in Ft Lauderdale, FL on April 22 and running through to May 28 in Bethel, NY. The fall leg of the tour starts on October 2, 2022 with a show in Toronto, ON and finishing up on November 4 and 5 with 2 nights in Las Vegas, NV.
Dates & tickets: thewho.com
THE STRANGLERS POSTPONE NEXT 3 UK DATES DUE TO ILLNESS
Due to illness in the band, long-running UK rockers The STRANGLERS have no alternative but to postpone the next 3 dates on the UK tour. Therefore Warrington (Feb. 7), Nottingham (Feb. 8) and Cardiff (Feb. 10) are being rescheduled. At present, they aim to resume the tour in Manchester this Friday, February 11.
They will endeavour to reschedule the postponed gigs in the next 24 hours.
Updates will be posted here: facebook.com/thestranglers
EX-GUNS N' ROSES GUITARIST GILBY CLARKE ANNOUNCES WEEKLY HOLLYWOOD RESIDENCY
Every Wednesday starting February 23, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke will perform live at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood, California. Joining Gilby in his band, dubbed GILBY CLARKE & THE KEEF RICHARDS, will be bassist Sean McNabb (GREAT WHITE, DOKKEN), drummer Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS, LYNCH MOB) and keyboardist Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis (GUNS N' ROSES, Alice Cooper). Drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, CHICKENFOOT) will join GILBY CLARKE & THE KEEF RICHARDS on March 9 and March 16.
NEW ALBUM WITH VEONITY LATER THIS MONTH
Swedish power metal band VEONITY will release a new album, "Elements of Power", on February 18 via Scarlet Records.
EX-W.A.S.P. GUITARIST CHRIS HOLMES DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. As a result, he has canceled his appearance aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. However, Holmes still expects to be able to complete his previously announced Canadian tour, which is scheduled to launch in Quebec City on May 5 and wrap up in Vancouver on May 28.
NEW ALBUM WITH WATAIN IN APRIL
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have set April 29 as the release date for their 7th album, titled "The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain", which will be released through Nuclear Blast under license from His Master's Noise.
Check out the single, "The Howling":
NEW 10" EP WITH BUZZCOCKS IN APRIL
British punk rock legends BUZZCOCKS will release a new 10" vinyl EP, "Senses Out Of Control", on April 29 via Cherry Red Records.
"Senses Out Of Control" is said to offer a sneak preview of a new LP, and includes 2 exclusive non-album tracks.
Pre-order from: cherryred.co.uk or buzzcocks.com
KREATOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
The new album with KREATOR will be titled "Hate Über Alles", and it will arrive on June 3.
Check out the title track: kreator.bfan.link/hate-uber-alles-single
Pre-order the album: kreator.bfan.link/hate-uber-alles
THE DARKNESS CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
The DARKNESS have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: SCORPIONS, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and Alice Cooper.
YNGWIE RESCHEDULE UK DATES
Due to pandemic travel restrictions, Yngwie Malmsteen has rescheduled the dates in England. The new dates are:
July 16 - KK's Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
July 17 - O2 Forum, London
SECOND CLASS KIDS RECORDS TO RELEASE 5 SINGLES ON THE SAME DAY
Swedish punk rock label Second Class Kids Records will release 5 digital singles on Friday, February 4: KKPA, SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, Vera Norea, ANTI-LAM FRONT and KARDINAL SYND.
NEW SINGLE WITH KREATOR
German thrash legends KREATOR will release a new single, "Hate Über Alles", on Friday, February 4. Pre-save: kreator.bfan.link/hate-uber-alles-single
A new album will be released in the summer.
BILLY IDOL PULLS OUT OF JOURNEY TOUR TO UNDERGO SURGERY, TOTO REPLACE
Billy Idol has pulled out of his previously announced tour with JOURNEY in order to undergo surgery for a chronic sinus infection.
The 66-year-old rocker, who burst on to the scene in the 1980s, was scheduled to support JOURNEY on the "Freedom Tour 2022" beginning on February 22 and ending on April 5, after which TOTO was slated to fill the opening slot. As a result of Idol's cancelation, TOTO will now support JOURNEY on the entire tour, which will end on May 11 in Hartford, Connecticut.
For further details, visit one of these: billyidol.net facebook.com/journey totoofficial.com
RONNIE JAMES DIO DOCUMENTARY TO RECEIVE WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary hard rock icon Ronnie James Dio, will receive its world premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival.
This year, SXSW will take place in person in Austin, Texas from March 11 to March 20, with select films available online. Every film will have an in-person SXSW 2022 premiere as the festival readies for its first in-person edition since the pandemic forced its cancelation in 2020. Most films will also be available online to badgeholders for 48 hours after their physical premieres.
W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES 7 NEW U.S. DATES
W.A.S.P. and ARMORED SAINT are coming home to end their U.S. tour at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on December 11. In addition, new shows in Las Vegas, St. Louis, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charlotte and Fresno have been added. General on sale for the new shows will be Friday, Feb. 4.
KING DIAMOND IS WORKING ON LYRICS
King Diamond has revealed that he is working on lyrics for the long-awaited new album from his namesake band. Titled "The Institute", the group's first studio LP in 15 years is tentatively before the end of the year via Metal Blade Records.
Y&T's DAVE MANIKETTI TO UNDERGO CRITICAL MEDICAL PROCEDURE
Bay Area hard rock veterans Y&T has rescheduled 2 shows due to frontman Dave Meniketti having to undergo an undisclosed "critical medical procedure" on February 11.
The new dates are:
Feb. 25 - The Grand Theatre, Tracy, CA (was Feb. 11)
Feb. 26 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA (was Feb. 12)
NOMINEES FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have announced the nominees for 2022 induction. And among these artists are JUDAS PRIEST, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, NEW YORK DOLLS, MC5, DEVO, Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton, EURYTHMICS, Fela Kuti, Beck, DURAN DURAN etc.
Vote and see all nominees: vote.rockhall.com
DEBUT ALBUM WITH THE LINDA LINDAS IN APRIL
American all-female power pop/punk rock band The LINDA LINDAS have announced that they will be releasing their debut full-length album, called "Growing Up", ont April 8 via Epitaph Records.
The band have also released a video for their new single, "Growing Up":
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS ANNOUNCES ITALIAN DATES
UK punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS are going to Italy for 3 shows in April. These are the dates:
April 1 - Blah Blah, Torino
April 2 - Bloom, Mezzago
April 3 - Freakout Club, Bologna
HAMMERFALL CANCEL DATES IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND BELARUS
Due to the rampant Covid situation at the moment, Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL have no choice but to cancel the Russia, Ukraine and Belarus concerts that they had planned for March.
There's a new date for Moscow though: September 1.
MEGAFORCE RECORDS FOUNDER JON ZAZULA IS DEAD
Megaforce Records co-founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula has died at the age of 69. He passed away yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 1) in Florida surrounded by his family. Jonny died of complications of the rare neuropathic disorder chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia, the family said.
Jon's wife Marsha, with whom he founded Megaforce, passed away of cancer in January of last year.
Megaforce is widely credited for launching the career of METALLICA before the band landed a major label deal with Elektra. Megaforce's roster has also included such artists as ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, Ace Frehley, MINISTRY, KING'S X, STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH and RAVEN.
BUCKCHERRY POSTPONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY's Australian tour with FOZZY, scheduled for late February 2022, will be postponed and rescheduled for dates in late 2022.
New dates will be announced soon..
THE BABOON SHOW ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED EURO DATES
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW have announced new dates for the postponed European February tour, which will now happen in March/April. There's also a few shows in the summer.
Dates & tickets: thebaboonshow.com
TOHRU HIROSHIMA OF GISM IS DEAD
Tohru "Monamour" Hiroshima, former drummer of Japanese hardcore/punk legends GISM, has passed away. No cause of death has been revealed.
Hiroshima also played in The RANDY UCHIDA GROUP, PSYCHI, and other Japanese punk bands.
U.D.O. POSTPONES RUSSIA ONCE AGAIN
Covid forces German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. to postpone their planned tour in Russia once again. All the shows get postponed to October 2022, and the dates can be seen here: udo-online.com
DARK FUNERAL POSTPONE RELEASE SHOW
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, Swedish black metal veterans DARK FUNERAL have to move their album release show with SAMAEL and ELEINE a couple of weeks. New date is April 16, 2022.
The new album, "We Are The Apocalypse", will be released on March 18, 2022 through Century Media Records.
BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
American punk rock legends BAD RELIGION have announced some U.S. tour dates for this spring. SLAUGHTERHOUSE will be joining them on all dates, and tickets are on sale today (Feb. 1).
NEW ALBUM WITH TREAT IN APRIL
Swedish melodic hard rock veterans TREAT will release their 9th studio album, "The Endgame", on April 8 through Frontiers Music Srl.
The first single and video from the album, "Home Of The Brave", is out today: youtu.be/cj1c5Lcyiw0
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/treat
NIFELHEIM CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
NIFELHEIM have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: GIRLSCHOOL, OMEN, MINDLESS SINNER, HORISONT, NEKROMANT, HOT BREATH, AMBUSH, SIENA ROOT, HELVETETS PORT, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN etc.
AEROSMITH CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
AEROSMITH have announced that their European tour, scheduled to take place in June and July 2022, has been cancelled.
The band says: "We have continued to monitor the ongoing COVID situation and with the related uncertainty around travel logistics and the continued presence of COVID restrictions and other issues, it has become clear that it will not be possible to go ahead with our summer shows in the region."
THE CULT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Alternative rock veterans The CULT are going on a U.S. tour in April/May. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 4.
Dates & tickets: thecult.us/official
NEW ALBUM WITH NAPALM DEATH NEXT MONTH
NAPALM DEATH will release their new album, with the long title "Resentment Is Always Seismic - A Final Throw Of Throes", on February 11 via Century Media Records.
They have also announced a handful of shows in England and Ireland.
220 VOLT's 5 FIRST ALBUMS TO BE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL
Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band 220 VOLT will have their first self-titled album from 1983 re-released on orange vinyl on March 11 via Music On Vinyl.
All 5 albums that the band did for Sony will be re-released in different colours.
MANOWAR POSTPONES EUROPEAN SHOWS
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in many European countries, MANOWAR have rescheduled the German and Dutch dates of their "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour '22" from April to July this year. The remaining April dates will also be rescheduled. Details for these shows will be announced as soon as possible.
Keep an eye on: manowar.com
ALICE COOPER IS WORKING ON 2 NEW ALBUMS
During an appearance on this past Thursday's (Jan. 27) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", legendary rocker Alice Cooper confirmed that he is putting together ideas for the follow-up to last year's "Detroit Stories" LP. "I'm working on two albums right now, actually - two studio albums", he said. "And all I can say is that one is written - totally written - and we'll be doing bed tracks for that one pretty soon. And then the other one is just a touch in the future, but that's being written right now too. They're two entirely different kinds of albums, but they're Alice Cooper pure rock and roll albums. The two albums will really be hard rock albums."
SAXON ANNOUNCES UK TOUR WITH DIAMOND HEAD
SAXON have announced UK dates for their "Seize the Day World Tour". These dates will be with DIAMOND HEAD as special guests, and take place in November. General ticket sales start Friday, February 4.
More info: saxon747.com
NEW SINGLE WITH WATAIN NEXT MONTH
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will be back with a new single, "The Howling", on February 4.
The song is the first taste of their upcoming 7th album.
Pre-save the single: bfan.link/the-howling
VADER ANNOUNCES MORE TOUR DATES
Polish death metal veterans VADER have announced "Final Declaration Northern 2022 Tour" with HATE, which will happen in September. They will visit Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Exact dates and cities will be announced soon..
Furthermore the band has issued an update for "United Titans Tour 2022" with MARDUK, which happens in March.
Just recently VADER also announced "The Awakening of Tyrants" tour in Poland.
More info: vader.pl
NAPALM DEATH POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR TO 2023
NAPALM DEATH's "Campaign For Musical Destruction Tour 2022" has been postponed to 2023.
THE CROWN PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST
Swedish death metal veterans The CROWN have announced that bass player and founding member Magnus Olsfelt has decided to leave the band after 32 years.
The rest of the band is deep into writing a new album, so this is not the end, just a new chapter.
EX-DARK TRANQUILLITY GUITARIST FREDRIK JOHANSSON IS DEAD
Fredrik Johansson, who played guitar for Swedish death metal veterans DARK TRANQUILLITY between 1993-99, passed away on January 25 after a 3-year long battle with cancer.
NEW ALBUM WITH TWIN PIGS IN FEBRUARY
Swedish punk band TWIN PIGS will release their new album, "Godspeed, Little Shit-Eater", digitally on February 5. There will be a physical release later in 2022.
THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES SHUTS DOWN THE BUSINESS
American ska/punk veterans The MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES have decided to no longer continue on as a band.
NEW DATE FOR GEFLE METAL CRUISE
The new date for Gefle Metal Cruise is April 28-29, 2022.
The ship will sail from Stockholm, Sweden to Åbo, Finland and back while bands like DISMEMBER, TANKARD, BURNING WITCHES, HORNDAL and KONVENT perform. 2 more acts will be announced.
NEW ALBUM WITH ARCH ENEMY IN JULY
On July 29, melodic death metallers ARCH ENEMY will release their 11th studio album, "Deceivers", via Century Media Records.
2 singles has already been released from the album, and a third, "Handshake With Hell", will be released on February 4.
For upcoming tour dates, go to: archenemy.net
GEOFF TATE RESCHEDULE SWEDISH AND FINNISH DATES
Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has rescheduled his solo tour dates in Sweden and Finland to 2023.
New dates can be found here: facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband
SABATON AND ACCEPT CONFIRMED FOR JAILBREAK FESTIVAL
Another new hard rock and metal festival in Denmark is Jailbreak, which happens on August 13 at Fængslet in Horsens.
Confirmed so far are SABATON, ACCEPT, JESPER BINZER BAND, STEVE'N'SEAGULLS and ELECTRIC GUITARS. More acts will be announced soon..
Event page: facebook.com/events/332408982094075
ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS STEP DOWN AS VOCALIST, STU BLOCK STEP IN
7 years after re-assuming the vocalist role after the departure of Dave Padden, ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters will return to focusing on his original position as the band's lead guitarist. Current INTO ETERNITY and former ICED EARTH vocalist Stu Block will take over vocals for at least some of the future live performances.
Block can also be heard on "Metal II", the re-worked version of the AANIHILATOR's 2007 "Metal" studio album. "Metal II" also features former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo.
earMusic recently announced a reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. In total, 18 records are going to be released over the next few years, including the original 2007 version of the "Metal" album.
UNLEASHED AND MARDUK TO HEADLINE ODENSE METALFEST
UNLEASHED and MARDUK will headline the new Danish festival Odense Metalfest, which take place at Posten in Odense on October 21-22.
The line-up also includes LIK, BORN FROM PAIN, DEAD HEAD, MACERATION, PUTERAEON, NEEDLESS, TURBOCHARGED etc.
More info: odensemetal.dk
CIRCLE JERKS TO RE-RELEASE SECOND ALBUM
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS are re-issuing their second album, "Wild in the Streets" via Trust Records on February 18.
The new version is remastered from the original master tapes by Pete Lyman, and includes a 20-page booklet with album history by Chris Morris, and it also has 3 bonus live tracks.
THE QUEERS TEAM UP WITH THE DWARVES FOR U.S. TOUR
American punk rock veterans The QUEERS and The DWARVES will team up for a Summer tour in the States. This will happen in June, and The JASONS will open all shows.
The DWARVES will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album "The Dwarves Are Young And Good Looking" by playing the entire album.
Dates: facebook.com/thequeers facebook.com/TheDwarves
DEAD EXPRESS TO ENTER THE STUDIO
Swedish action rockers DEAD EXPRESS will enter the studio this weekend to start the recordings of their 4th album.
CRASHDÏET ANNOUNCES SUPPORT ACTS FOR EURO TOUR
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET have announced SHIRAZ LANE as special guests on their upcoming European tour in May/June. Additional support acts are VELVET INSANE and KING ZEBRA.
Dates & tickets: crashdiet.org/tour
THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SEA CRUISE POSTPONED UNTIL 2023
The Great Rock N Roll Sea Cruise, which was supposed to happen in August, has been postponed until the summer of 2023. New dates will be announced soon..
Among the confirmed acts were: The STRANGLERS, BUZZCOCKS, The PROFESSIONALS, Glen Matlock, The DICTATORS, The NOMADS etc.
THUNDERMOTHER CANCEL SPANISH SHOWS
Due to the current situation with the pandemic, Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER have cancelled their 4 shows in Spain, which was supposed to happen in March. The band will focus on recording their new album instead, which they plan to release in the end of 2022.
More info: facebook.com/thundermother
NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH TNT GUITARIST RONNI LE TEKRØ
TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø will release his first solo album in 6 years, "Bigfoot TV", on March 18 through TBC Records via Cargo Records.
INTERVIEW WITH TANKARD
Now there's finally a new interview in English here at Hard Rock Info. It's with the German thrash veterans TANKARD, who celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.
CHECK IT OUT!
NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH CHIP Z'NUFF IN MARCH
Founding member of Chicago glam rock veterans ENUFF Z'NUFF, Chip Z'nuff, will release a new solo album, "Perfectly Imperfect", on March 18 through Frontiers Music Srl.
The album includes guest appearances from Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Steven Adler (ADLER'S APPETITE, ex-GUNS 'N ROSES), Daxx Nielsen (CHEAP TRICK) and Daniel Hill (ENUFF Z'NUFF).
The first single and video from the album, "Heaven In A Bottle", is out today: youtu.be/ZT0-41KxL7E
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/imperfect
MONDO GENERATOR ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American desert rockers MONDO GENERATOR are coming to Europe in June. They will play in countries like Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain etc. There's a few open slots between June 18-21 if you wnat to book them.
Dates here: facebook.com/officialmondogenerator
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ANNOUNCES MORE TOUR DATES FOR NORTH AMERICA
Yngwie Malmsteen have announced some new tour dates for North America, which will happen in May/June.
Dates here: facebook.com/officialyngwiemalmsteen
THE HEADLINES WORKING ON NEW SONGS
Swedish punk rockers The HEADLINES has just started to write some new material for their next album.
SAMMY HAGAR ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH GEORGE THOROGOOD
SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE will team up with GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS for a North American tour in the Summer of 2022.
The "Crazy Times" tour kicks off in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Friday, June 10 at Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater and continues through Saturday, September 10 at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, California.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 28. Redhead fan club members will have access to the first pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 25.
Dates and tickets: redrocker.com/events
999 ANNOUNCES IRISH DATES
English punk rock veterans 999 have announced 2 dates in Ireland in April:
April 1 - Deers Head, Belfast
April 2 - The Grand Social, Dublin
BOX SET WITH TONY MARTIN-ERA BLACK SABBATH RECORDINGS IN THE WORKS
During an appearance on "The Ron Keel Podcast", former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin confirmed that a new record deal has been secured to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. It looks like it will be released this year, but it won't be individual albums but a box set.
BLACK SABBATH released 6 albums with Tony Martin on vocals: "The Eternal Idol" (1987), "Headless Cross" (1989), "Tyr" (1990), "Cross Purposes" (1994), "Cross Purposes Live" (1995) and "Forbidden" (1995).
TRANSPORT LEAGUE POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish heavyweight metal veterans TRANSPORT LEAGUE have to postpone their European February dates to May and August/September. New dates will be announced soon..
SIR REG ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR
Sweden-based Celtic punk rockers SIR REG are going to Germany for a tour in April.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/sirregband
TESTAMENT PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER GENE HOGLAN
Thrash legends TESTAMENT have parted ways with drummer Gene Hoglan.
The band says: "Gene's additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with TESTAMENT's rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than TESTAMENT having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways."
Full statement: facebook.com/testamentlegions
GIRLSCHOOL AND ALCATRAZZ ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR EUROPE
The European tour with GIRLSCHOOL and ALCATRAZZ has been postponed twice, but will now happen in August/September. Special guests will be ASOMVEL.
Dates: girlschool.co.uk/tour-dates alcatrazzofficial.com asomvel.com
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE POSTPONES START OF REUNION TOUR
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has postponed the start date of its much-anticipated "Public Service Announcement" tour to this summer.
The North American leg of the trek was originally slated to begin in March 2020 before it was rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9 in East Troy, Wisconsin.
19 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE shows that were supposed to take place between March 31 and May 23 will be rescheduled.
THUNDERMOTHER POSTPONES UPCOMING TOUR
Swedish all-female hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER have to postpone their upcoming tour in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The band have already secured new dates, and they will be revealed as soon as all final details are set.
TANKARD RECORDING NEW ALBUM
German thrash/punk veterans TANKARD are currently in the studio to record a new album, which will be the soundtrack to the band's 40th anniversary, and is scheduled for release in September 2022 via Reaper Entertainment.
ELECTRIC BOYS ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Swedish hard rock veterans ELECTRIC BOYS have announced a UK tour in August/September.
MACKEN FEST 2022 ANNOUNCES NEW DATE
Macken Fest 2022 have announced a new date for their festival, which will now happen on September 16-18.
Among the artists are The LURKING FEAR, NIFELHEIM, The DAHMERS, DISMEMBER, GENERAL SURGERY, ENFORCER, SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY, VANHELGD, PUFFBALL, HORNDAL, IRON LAMB etc.
TYGERS OF PAN TANG POSTPONES UK TOUR
NWOBHM veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG have been forced to postpone their upcoming UK dates in February. But the shows are currently being rescheduled for the autumn.
NO MORE MEAT LOAF
Rock icon Meat Loaf (real name: Michael Lee Aday) passed away on Thursday night (Jan. 20) at the age of 74.
VOKONIS PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Local (Borås, Sweden) heavy/prog rock/metal band VOKONIS have parted ways with drummer Peter. They will continue as a duo.
QUIET RIOT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
American hard rock/heavy metal veterans QUIET RIOT have announced several tour dates in North America during 2022. And more will be announced soon..
Confirmed dates can be found here: quietriot.band
ROSS THE BOSS ADDS MORE DATES TO EUROPEAN TOUR
Former MANOWAR and The DICTATORS guitarist Ross The Boss are coming to Europe for headline shows and festival apperances throughout much of the spring and into the summer. Support acts along the way includes DARK EMBRACE on April 21-30, as well as RAM and TRAUMA on May 8-27.
Dates and tickets: dragon-productions.eu/artist/ross-the-boss
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH BEHEMOTH
This spring melodic death metal veterans ARCH ENEMY and Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH will return to the States to co-headline "The North American Siege 2022" tour. Set to kick off in April, the trek also features UK grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH and heavy gothic rockers UNTO OTHERS as special guests.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 21), and the dates can be found here: archenemy.net behemoth.pl
DEICIDE PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST CHRIS CANNELLA
Florida death metal legends DEICIDE have announced the addition of guitarist Taylor Nordberg (The ABSENCE, INHUMAN CONDITION) to the group's ranks. Taylor joins the band as the replacement for Chris Cannella who has amicably left the Glen Benton-fronted outfit after a 3-year run.
KISS ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. TOUR DATES
KISS has announced a handful of new U.S. shows as part of the band's ongoing "End Of The Road" tour. The 4 rescheduled concerts will take place in May after they were postponed last year.
The new dates are:
May 11 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
May 12 - Dayton, OH - Wright State University Nutter Center
May 14 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
May 17 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
For more dates, go to: kissonline.com
NEW ALBUM WITH GHOST IN MARCH
GHOST will release their new album, "Impera" on March 11. The single "Call Me Little Sunshine" is out now.
Listen to the single: found.ee/Ghost_CMLS
Pre-order the album: Ghost.lnk.to/ImperaPreOrder
HYPOCRISY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY will embark on a North American tour this spring. The 28-date trek will kick off at Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York on April 29 and will make stops in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Austin before concluding in Baltimore at the Maryland Deathfest on May 29. Support on the trek will come from CARACH ANGREN, The AGONIST and HIDEOUS DIVINITY.
Tickets (on sale this Friday, Jan. 21) and dates: hypocrisyband.com/live
PUNK ROCK BOWLING POSTPONED
Punk Rock Bowling has announced the postponement of the 2022 edition of the festival, which was set to take place in May in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Read a short statement from the festival: instagram.com/punkrockbowling
SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES KNOTFEST ROADSHOW
SLIPKNOT has announced the 2022 iteration of its infamous "Knotfest Roadshow" tour. The trek will take place over 2 legs, both headlined by SLIPKNOT. The first leg will feature special guests IN THIS MOMENT and JINJER. The second leg will feature special guests CYPRESS HILL and HO99O9.
The first leg of the 38-date North American tour kicks off in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, March 16 and hits a further 17 cities before wrapping up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Sunday, April 17. The second leg kicks off on Wednesday, May 18 in University Park, Pennsylvania and hits a further 17 cites before culminating on Sunday, June 18 in Chula Vista, California.
General on-sale will be this Friday, January 21 at: knotfestroadshow.com
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS RECRUITS NEW SINGER
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have announced Joel Peters as their permanent new vocalist for all things moving forward.
LUCIFER ANNOUNCES RUSSIAN DATES
Sweden-based doom rockers LUCIFER are going to Russia for 2 shows in March.
This will be the first time that the band play there, and the dates are:
March 18 - MOD, St. Petersburg
March 19 - Aglomerat, Moscow
U.D.O. ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SOUTH AMERICA
German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. have rescheduled their South American tour, which will now happen in June. They will visit countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Dates here: facebook.com/udoonline
FEAR RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Old American punk band FEAR are currently in the studio working on a new record.
RUTS DC ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
British punk rock veterans RUTS DC (aka The RUTS) are going on a UK tour with special guests TV SMITH in November/December.
The band is working on a new album.
Tour dates: facebook.com/theruts
KICKIN VALENTINA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American high energy rockers KICKIN VALENTINA have announced a European tour in May. Some of the dates will be with EL PISTOLERO, some with other bands.
More dates will be announced on Friday, January 21.
Dates confirmed so far can be found here: facebook.com/KickinValentina
GBH ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SWEDEN
British punk legends GBH have rescheduled their tour dates for Sweden. The new dates are:
Aug. 17 - Plan B, Malmö
Aug. 18 - Musikens Hus, Göteborg
Aug. 19 - Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
Aug. 20 - Debaser, Stockholm
THUNDERMOTHER ENTER THE STUDIO
Swedish all-female hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER will enter the studio on Monday (Jan. 17) to begin the recordings of a new album.
NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH RATT SINGER STEPHEN PEARCY THIS YEAR
RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has set "Agent Provocateur" as the title of his 6th solo album, to be released later this year.
JUDAS PRIEST TAKE BACK DECISION TO TOUR AS QUARTET
JUDAS PRIEST have reversed their recent decision to perform as a 4-piece on their upcoming tour. They will continue their live shows unchanged with Rob Halford (vocals), Ian Hill (bass), Richie Faulkner (guitar), Scott Travis (drums) and Andy Sneap (guitar). Glenn Tipton (guitar) will join them whenever he can.
KRISIUN RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN are currently in the studio to record a new album.
NEW INTERVIEW WITH DIAMOND DOGS
Now you can read a brand new interview with Swedish rock n roll/glam rock band DIAMOND DOGS here at Hard Rock Info. It's only available in Swedish though.
CHECK IT OUT!
NEW SINGLE WITH ELECTRIC BOYS NEXT MONTH
Swedish hard rock veterans ELECTRIC BOYS will release a new single, "Favorite Hello, Worst Goodbye", on February 4.
CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES RUSSIAN TOUR
CRADLE OF FILTH will return to Russia in June.
Dates can be found here: cradleoffilth.com
LEE AARON TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Canadian rock singer Lee Aaron, who is known primarily as a solo artist and songwriter, has revealed that she is working on her autobiography. The plan is to have it released sometime in 2022.
NIRVANA BABY REFILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE BAND
According to Rolling Stone, the man (Spencer Elden) who claims he was the baby featured on the cover of NIRVANA's "Nevermind" album has refiled his lawsuit against the band, a little over a week after a judge dismissed his initial complaint.
TYRANEX RECRUITS NEW BLOOD
Swedish thrash metallers TYRANEX have got some new members in the band: Will Tomao (guitar) and Martin "Maskin" Petersson (bass).
The band has made plans for a new album.
Read more: facebook.com/tyranexband
EX-EASY ACTION SINGER ZINNY ZAN SIGNS WITH WILD KINGDOM
Former EASY ACTION and SHOTGUN MESSIAH singer Zinny Zan (real name Bo Stagman) have signed with Wild Kingdom/Sound Pollution. His new album, "Lullabies For The Masses", will be released on May 20.
The first single, "Heartbreak City", is out now: orcd.co/heartbreakcity
GEFLE METAL CRUISE POSTPONED
Gefle Metal Cruise, which was supposed to sail on the Baltic Sea in February, has been postponed due to the latest restrictions. New date will be announced soon..
MANOWAR RETURN TO ESTONIA AND FINLAND
MANOWAR have announced new dates for their "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour '22". On April 1 they will play in Tallinn, Estonia, and on April 3 in Helsinki, Finland.
Tickets are on sale now.
More tour dates at: manowar.com/tour
COVERS ALBUM WITH UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER IN APRIL
German heavy metal veteran Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) will release a covers album, "My Way", on April 22 via Atomic Fire Records.
The album includes 17 tracks, with songs by artists like URIAH HEEP, Tina Turner, RAINBOW, The SWEET, MOTÖRHEAD, LED ZEPPELIN, SCORPIONS, AC/DC, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEEN, Frank Sinatra etc.
W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES FIRST U.S. TOUR IN A DECADE
June 6, 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the legendary W.A.S.P. To celebrate, the band will embark on their first U.S tour in a decade, and take fans back through 40 years of madness. Coming along for the trek are L.A.'s ARMORED SAINT, who are also celebrating their 40th Anniversary. And as a special treat, Michael Schenker will appear on the Texas and Tulsa shows.
The tour will run from October 29 to December 9, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, (Jan. 14).
More details at: waspnation.com
NEW 7" EP WITH SATURN IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Swedish heavy hard rockers SATURN will release a new 7" EP, "Strigoi", on January 28 through Ozium Records. It will also be available for streaming. Pre-order: linktr.ee/saturnsweden
The band is currently writing material for a new full-length album.
HOT BREATH AND THE DRIPPERS AMONG THE NOMINATED FOR MANIFESTGALAN
Manifestgalan is a music award for Swedish independent artist. And some of the nominated for 2022 have now been announced.
In the category "Årets Metal" (Metal of the Year) we find: HOT BREATH, The DRIPPERS, GRAND CADAVER and 10,000 YEARS.
There use to be a punk category too, but no artists has been announced yet.
Manifestgalan take place at Nalen in Stockholm, Sweden on February 11.
PARKWAY DRIVE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH HATEBREED AND THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
PARKWAY DRIVE will set stages afire with their full pyro production show on their largest headlining tour to date in North America beginning May 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. HATEBREED and The BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will support the tour with STICK TO YOUR GUNS on select dates.
General on-sale will be this Friday, January 14.
Dates and tickets: parkwaydriverock.com
MEGADETH AND LAMB OF GOD ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF "The Metal Tour Of The Year"
Following the enormous success of their 2021 co-headline U.S. tour, MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD have today announced the second U.S. run of their "The Metal Tour Of The Year". Joining them will be special guests TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES.
Tickets for the second leg of "The Metal Tour Of The Year" will go on general sale on Friday, January 14 from: metaltouroftheyear.com
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS CANCEL EUROPEAN FESTIVALS
Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and his solo band, The ILLEGALS, have canceled their previously announced European festival appearances this summer due to "continued travel uncertainty" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
ASTA KASK's MICKE BLOMQVIST DIAGNOZED WITH CANCER
Micke Blomqvist, guitarist/vocalist of Swedish punk legends ASTA KASK, has been diagnozed with cancer. He's got an aggressive cancer of the prostate with spread to the skeleton via the pelvis and in some lymph nodes, and is currently getting antihormones and cytotoxic drugs.
BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY IS DEAD
Vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE has died at the age of 71. He passed away last night (Jan. 10) in his sleep at Heath Hospital in Cardiff, his birth town.
2 years ago, Shelley said that he was suffering from aortic aneurysm - a dangerous and abnormal swelling of the main artery that supplies blood to the body. He was also batting Stickler syndrome, a genetic disorder that can cause serious vision, hearing and joint problems. At the time, he told Wales Online that he turned down surgery because of the risk that it would cause irreparable spinal damage.
SAMMY HAGAR GOES BACK TO LAS VEGAS
Following Sammy Hagar's 6 sold out STRAT Residency shows in 2021, Sammy and friends are kicking off 2022 with 2 new runs of shows. Sammy and The CIRCLE will be bringing the Cabo experience back to Las Vegas on February 9, 11, and 12, and March 23, 25 and 26.
KVELERTAK CANCEL UK AND EUROPEAN DATES
Norwegian metal band KVELERTAK has decided to cancel their tour dates in UK and mainland Europe due to the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 situation. Dates in March are not affected.
The band plan to release a new album in spring/summer 2023.
More info: facebook.com/Kvelertak
JUDAS PRIEST TO TOUR AS QUARTET
JUDAS PRIEST will perform as a 4-piece on its upcoming tour as the band's former touring guitarist Andy Sneap, who co-produced the British heavy metal legends' 2018 album "Firepower", plans to focus on production work.
Sneap, who is also known for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT, began touring with JUDAS PRIEST 4 years ago after longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton - who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 8 years ago after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier - announced in early 2018 he was going to sit out touring activities in support of "Firepower".
Glenn will continue to come out on stage with the band here and there as before.
LUCIFER CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish doom rockers LUCIFER have been forced to cancel most of their European tour in February. The Swedish dates in Göteborg and Stockholm are still on though.
Read more and see upcoming dates here: facebook.com/luciferofficial
INTERVIEW WITH RENTOKILLER
It's a few months now since the last interview, but now you can listen to an old interview with Swedish hardcore band RENTOKILLER. It's in Swedish and was done in January 2004.
CHECK IT OUT!
NEW SINGLE WITH DAYGLO ABORTIONS
Canadian punk veterans DAYGLO ABORTIONS has released another single, "Raised On Chest Milk", from their upcoming album, "Hate Speech", and premiere via The Spill Magazine: spillmagazine.com/62515
There's still no release date for the new album..
NEW SINGLE WITH THE HELLACOPTERS ON FRIDAY
A new single with Swedish action rock pioneers The HELLACOPTERS will be released on January 14. The title is "Eyes Of Oblivion", which is also the name of their comeback album, which will be released on April 1 through Nuclear Blast.
WOODSTOCK ORGANIZER IS DEAD
Michael Lang, a musical concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who is best known as the official producer of Woodstock Music Art Festival in 1969, died Saturday night (Jan. 8) at the age of 77. Lang died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City.
QUEENSRŸCHE ARE IN THE STUDIO
QUEENSRŸCHE has entered the studio to begin recording its new album for a tentative late 2022 release. Helming the effort once again is Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with the band on 2015's "Condition Hüman" and 2019's "The Verdict" LPs.
EREB ALTOR TO PLAY BATHORY SONGS AT STOCKHOLM SHOW
Swedish folk/Viking metal band EREB ALTOR will play 2 sets at their release show at Slaktkyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden on March 25. At the first set they will perform their latest album, "Vargtimman", while the second set will be BATHORY songs. Support acts will be HETROERTZEN and SEID.
Event page: facebook.com/events/s/ereb-altor-double-set-hetroert/1328247507596533
"Vargtimman" will be released on January 14 via Hammerheart Records.
NEW SINGLE WITH SIR REG NEXT WEEK
Sweden-based celtic punk rockers SIR REG will release a new single, which I think is called "Open The Pubs!", on January 14.
DIAMOND HEAD CANCEL UK TOUR
Due to an unstable Covid climate, NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD has decided to cancel their upcoming January/February UK tour.
"We have decided not to postpone these dates but to cancel them all entirely at this point, we hope we can rebook them when the live landscape is much clearer without the constant threat of government restrictions", the band says.
KISS TO RELEASE LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM 2004
On March 11, KISS will release the next installment of their "Off The Soundboard" official live bootleg series with "Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach", recorded live at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004. This is the second in a series of live releases by the band and will be available to stream and download, with a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a 2-CD set, and a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram opaque green vinyl, all available exclusively through the official KISS online store: shopkissonline.com
BON JOVI ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
BON JOVI will embark on a short U.S. tour in April. The trek is scheduled to kick off on April 1 in Omaha, Nebraska and conclude on April 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.
For dates and tickets, go to: bonjovi.com
RICKY WARWICK TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY frontman Ricky Warwick has tested positive for COVID-19.
NEW GREATEST HITS AND LIVE COLLECTION WITH TWISTED SISTER
For the first time ever on vinyl, TWISTED SISTER and Friday Music have teamed up to create the ultimate heavy metal hits collection with TWISTED SISTER's "Greatest Hits - Tear It Loose (Studio & Live)". Compiled from the original Atlantic Records tape vaults by TWISTED SISTER's co-founder Jay Jay French and Joe Reagoso (TWISTED SISTER, Alice Cooper, THIN LIZZY), this long-overdue release contains a stellar overview of the band's remarkable gold-and-platinum career.
Due on January 14, the 5-star deluxe 2-LP set includes classics on the first half, while the second half contains a 20-year historical compilation of the band's favorite U.K. concert performances from the Marquee club, Hammersmith Odeon and the Astoria.
THE BLITZ RE-RELEASE 2 FIRST ALBUMS
British Oi' punk pioneers The BLITZ has re-released their first 2 LPs stateside. "Voice of a Generation" and "Second Empire Justice" are out now via Puke n Vomit Records. These editions use the same mixing/mastering as the previously released 2018 versions.
NEW SINGLE WITH HARDCORE SUPERSTAR NEXT WEEK
Swedish street metal veterans HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will release another single, "Forever And A Day", on January 14.
A new album, titled "Abrakadabra", will be released on March 25 through Gain/Golden Robot Records.
NEW EP WITH TYGERS OF PAN TANG NEXT MONTH
NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG are going to release a new EP, "A New Heartbeat", on February 25 via Mighty Music.
It will be released on CD only to begin with, but it will also be released on vinyl later. Pre-sale begin on Friday, January 7 from the band's web site and the label.
NEW SINGLE WITH SCORPIONS NEXT WEEK
SCORPIONS' new single, "Rock Believer", will be released on Thursday, January 13. The first snippet of the song will go live on Friday, January 7 via TikTok.
"Rock Believer" is the title track of SCORPIONS' 19th studio album, which will be released on February 25.
TRUBBEL AND RÖVSVETT CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
TRUBBEL, RÖVSVETT, FREDAG DEN 13:E, NO KRÅNGEL, PANIKATTACK, VAROITUS, F.I.L, NUKKE and BRAINWASHER are some of the latest acts to be confirmed for Fragile Mountain Punk Festival 2022.
The festival will happen somewhere in Göteborg, Sweden on June 30 to July 2.
Confirmed since earlier are: The BRISTLES, M:40, SLÖA KNIVAR, ASOCIAL, ANATOMI-71, DENY, BÖSET etc.
More info and tickets: fragilemountain.rocks
MICHAEL MONROE DOCUMENTARY PULLED FROM FINNISH STREAMING SERVICE
Finnish streaming company Elisa Viihde has removed the documentary about former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe from its service just days after the film was initially made available.
Mika Lepistö, Elisa Viihde's director of partnerships, told Ilta-Sanomat that the documentary's release date had been agreed upon with the production company, but Elisa Viihde decided to suspend its distribution "due to ambiguities between Michael Monroe and the production company".
Saku-Petteri Perintö, the film's director and CEO of the production company Love U Mean It, told Ilta-Sanomat: "The documentary was released for a few days before Monroe started to put pressure on the distribution company. The distribution has therefore been temporarily suspended".
Perintö went on to say that the documentary was originally planned for release in 2017 before "extensive additional reshoots" were carried out at Monroe's request. "The real reason for Monroe's reaction, in our view, is therefore that he entered into an overlapping contract for a new documentary with another production company without our knowledge, and I would suggest that he has a problem with that", he suggested. "Obviously for this reason he wants to make it difficult for this documentary to be released".
NIRVANA BABY LAWSUIT DISMISSED BY JUDGE
The lawsuit filed against the surviving members of NIRVANA as well as the estate of Kurt Cobain by the man who claims he was the baby featured on the cover of the band's "Nevermind" album, has been dismissed.
DAVID LEE ROTH CANCEL LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
David Lee Roth's entire Las Vegas residency has been canceled.
The 2 first shows were called off last week due to unforeseen circumstances related to COVID.
NEW ALBUM WITH THE INTERRUPTERS IN 2022
American ska punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS have finished recording their 4th studio album, which will be released later this year.
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT RONNIE JAMES DIO LATER THIS YEAR
The upcoming career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF) will be released later this year. The documentary goes all the way through his life till the end.
Ronnie James Dio passed away of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010 at the age of 67.
CHEAP TRICK GOING TO LAS VEGAS
American rock veterans CHEAP TRICK have announced a residency at the 900-seat The Strat Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, set to take place February 25-26 and March 4-5.
Tickets go on sale today (Jan. 3) at: tickets.thestrat.com/CheapTrick
STEVE IGNORANT POSTPONES IRISH SHOWS
Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions in Ireland, former CRASS legend Steve Ignorant and his current band members will have to reschedule their January Dublin and Belfast dates.
The new dates are:
Sept. 2 - The Grand Social, Dublin (w/ PARANOID VISIONS, The GAKK)
Sept. 3 – Voodoo, Belfast (w/ PARANOID VISIONS, The HOAKERS)
Dec. 31, 2021
NEW ALBUM WITH KREATOR NEXT SUMMER
German thrash metal veterans KREATOR will release their new album in the summer of 2022. The LP's first single will arrive soon, according to KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza: instagram.com/mille.petrozza
A BOX FULL OF LIVE RECORDINGS WITH THE RODS
Cherry Red Records (UK) will release "Metal Will Never Die, the Official Live Bootleg 4-CD Box Set 1981-2010" with American heavy metal veterans The RODS on February 25, 2022.
The 4 CDs features live sets from 1981, 1982, 2009 and 2010.
NEW SONG WITH AVATAR
Swedish metal band AVATAR have shared another new song, "Cruel And Unusual":
Dec. 30, 2021
MARDUK AND VADER ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR EUROPE
The European tour with MARDUK and VADER, which was scheduled for January 2022, will now happen in March 2022 instead.
For new dates, try one of these: facebook.com/Mardukofficial vader.pl
Dec. 29, 2021
GBH POSTPONES FRENCH TOUR
British punk legends GBH have been forced to postpone their French tour, originally scheduled for January 2022. More information will be announced soon..
Keep an eye on: facebook.com/GBH.official
Dec. 28, 2021
LYKANTROPI CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
LYKANTROPI have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are HELVETETS PORT, HORISONT, NEKROMANT, AMBUSH, JAMESON RAID, SIENA ROOT, The NIGHT ETERNAL, SANDSTORM, MINDLESS SINNER, HOT BREATH, ASOMVEL, GIRLSCHOOL, FREEWAYS, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, COBRA SPELL, ALIEN FORCE, OMEN etc.
Dec. 27, 2021
ACE FREHLEY AND VINNIE VINCENT CONFIRMED FOR CREATURES FEST
Former KISS guitarists Ace Frehley and Vinnie Vincent are among the scheduled performers at Creatures Fest 2022, set to take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Other Creatures Fest performers include VIXEN, QUIET RIOT, ENUFF Z'NUFF, John Corabi, RETURN OF THE COMET and PRETTY BOY FLOYD.
More detailed information, including tickets and host hotel, will be made available in early January 2022.
Dec. 26, 2021
MOTÖRHEAD SHARES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CONCERT FROM 1998
To celebrate what would have been iconic MOTÖRHEAD leader Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister's 76th birthday (Dec. 24), the official MOTÖRHEAD YouTube channel has released the next in the "The Löst Tapes" series, a previously unreleased concert from Norwich UEA which was recorded on the "Snake Bite Love" tour in 1998. Check it out:
BOOK ABOUT AEROSMITH OUT NOW
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the classic AEROSMITH lineup - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer - a new book, "Aerosmith On Tour: 1973-1985", exhaustively chronicles for the first time the band's career on the road, from early gigs in high school auditoriums and ratty clubs to headlining arenas and stadiums. Written by Julian Gill, "Aerosmith On Tour: 1973-1985" unveils its tale via local reviews, eyewitness reports, press accounts and interviews with key insiders.
The book is available via Amazon: amzn.to/3pehtXi
HELVETETS PORT AND HORISONT CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
HELVETETS PORT and HORISONT have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are NEKROMANT, AMBUSH, JAMESON RAID, DIABOLIC NIGHT, MIRROR, SIENA ROOT, The NIGHT ETERNAL, SANDSTORM, MINDLESS SINNER, SACRI MONTI, HOT BREATH, ASOMVEL, GIRLSCHOOL, FREEWAYS, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, COBRA SPELL, ROADRASH, CONTAMINAZIONE, ALIEN FORCE, Kate's ACID and OMEN.
Dec. 23, 2021
THE BABOON SHOW POSTPONES FEBRUARY TOUR
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW have been forced to postpone their February tour due to the new virus. New dates will be announced in late January.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Australian punk band AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS have announced new tour dates for 2022 in their homeland. They have also announced additional dates for Europe, and will be touring in the States and Canada in Spring 2022.
More info here: instagram.com/amylandthesniffers
NEKROMANT CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
NEKROMANT have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are JAMESON RAID, DIABOLIC NIGHT, MIRROR, SIENA ROOT, The NIGHT ETERNAL, SANDSTORM, MINDLESS SINNER, SACRI MONTI, HOT BREATH, ASOMVEL, GIRLSCHOOL, FREEWAYS, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, COBRA SPELL, ROADRASH, CONTAMINAZIONE, ALIEN FORCE, Kate's ACID and OMEN.
Dec. 22, 2021
NEW ALBUM WITH WOLF IN APRIL
Swedish heavy metal band WOLF will release a new album, "Shadowland", on April 1, 2022 through Century Media Records. Pre-order will start on January 28.
"Shadowland" will be their 9th studio album.
U.D.O. SIGNS WITH ATOMIC FIRE
U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has signed with Atomic Fire Records.
Dirkschneider, who will turn 70 years old on April 6, 2022, plans to release a "special album" to coincide with his birthday.
Dec. 21, 2021
ZZ TOP SELLS CATALOG FOR $50 MILLION
Global music company BMG and global investment firm KKR today announced that they have acquired the entire music interests of American blues rock icons ZZ TOP. According to Variety, BMG paid a sum sources place at around $50 million.
The transaction marks the latest significant music rights deal the 2 companies have struck together since announcing in March 2021 that they would join forces in the fast-growing market for music IP.
The ZZ TOP agreement includes a buyout of the band's publishing catalogue and their income from recorded royalties and performance royalties. Previously, BMG served as co-publisher and administrator of ZZ TOP's publishing catalog.
NEW EP WITH DEAD LORD IN MARCH
Swedish hard rockers DEAD LORD are going to release a new EP, "Dystopia", on March 11 via Century Media Records. The EP will include both original songs and covers. Pre-order starts January 7, with the launch of a new single.
In addition to the release of their new EP, DEAD LORD are also pleased to announce the next run of their European tour for March 2022, supported by fellow Stockholm band The RIVEN.
More info: deadlord.com or centurymedia.com
OVERKILL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH PRONG
New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on a U.S. tour in March 2022. Support on the trek will come from PRONG.
Dates? Well, try something like: wreckingcrew.com
EX-MÖTLEY CRÜE SINGER JOHN CORABI's AUTOBIOGRAPHY DUE IN JUNE
Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi will release his autobiography, "Horseshoes And Hand Grenades", on June 14, 2022 (postponed from on April 12, 2022), via Rare Bird Books. It was written wih the help of MÖTLEY CRÜE historian/author Paul Miles.
Dec. 20, 2021
NEW SINGLE WITH DARK FUNERAL IN JANUARY
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will release a new single on January 7. No further details has been announced yet..
A new album, "We Are The Apocalypse" will be released on March 18, 2022 through Century Media Records.
PRIMAL FEAR's MAT SINNER HAS SPENT LAST 8 MONTHS AT HOSPITALS
PRIMAL FEAR bassist and producer Mat Sinner says that he has spent the last 8 months in 8 different hospitals.
The German 57-year-old German musician, whose real name is Matthias Lasch, shared his health update 4 months after PRIMAL FEAR announced it was scrapping all of its previously announced shows for 2021 and 2022 "due to a serious illness issue".
Sinner also leads his long-running namesake hard rock band SINNER, and has for more than a decade been the musical director and co-producer for the prestigious European arena tour "Rock Meets Classic".
NEW SINGLE WITH HARDCORE SUPERSTAR IN JANUARY
Swedish street metal veterans HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will release yet another single, "Forever and a Day", on January 14. The song is taken from their upcoming album, and you can pre-save it here: orcd.co/foreverandaday
The new album, "Abrakadabra", will be released on March 25 through GAIN/ Golden Robot Records. Pre-order here: orcd.co/hcssabrakadabra
Dec. 18, 2021
QUEEN GUITARIST BRIAN MAY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
The 74-year-old QUEEN guitarist Brian May tested positive for COVID-19.
Read his own words about it: instagram.com/brianmayforreal
GUNS N' ROSES, IRON MAIDEN AND GREEN DAY CONFIRMED FOR ROCK IN RIO
Rock in Rio, the huge annual festival in Brazil, has revealed its 2022 lineup. Among the artists are GUNS N' ROSES, IRON MAIDEN, GREEN DAY, Billy Idol, SEPULTURA, DREAM THEATRE, MEGADETH etc.
The festival spans September 2 to September 11, 2022.
Tickets etc.: festicket.com/festivals/rock-in-rio
Dec. 17, 2021
THE PROFESSIONALS CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION FESTIVAL
The PROFESSIONALS have been confirmed for the Rebellion Festival at Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK on August 4-7, 2022.
Other artists that will play are The STRANGLERS, LEVELLERS, Billy Bragg, COCK SPARRER, BAD RELIGION, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, SHAM 69, CIRCLE JERKS, The UNDERTONES, FROM THE JAM, The EXPLOITED, Steve Ignorant, COCKNEY REJECTS, BUZZCOCKS, DISCHARGE, GBH, RUTS DC, UK SUBS, DOA, CRO MAGS, The BOYS, The AVENGERS, 999, CONFLICT, M.D.C., CHELSEA, SPECIAL DUTIES, HeWhoCannotBeNamed etc. etc.
Tickets, full line-up and other details: rebellionfestivals.com
PAUL STANLEY UNDERWENT SHOULDER SURGERY
KISS frontman Paul Stanley underwent a shoulder surgery this past Tuesday (December 14).
NEW ALBUM WITH THE HELLACOPTERS IN APRIL
Swedish action rock heros The HELLACOPTERS will release their new album, "Eyes Of Oblivion", on April 1 via Nuclear Blast.
The first single, "Reap The Hurricane", is out today: hellacopters.bfan.link/reap-a-hurricane
VÄNSTERNÄVEN CONFIRMED FOR ÖREBRO PUNKFEST
VÄNSTERNÄVEN have been confirmed for Örebro Punkfest at Frimis Salonger in Örebro, Sweden on October 21-22.
Confirmed since earlier are SKUMDUM, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET and The PRICKS.
Tickets etc.: punkfesten.se
GLUECIFER ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR DATES
Norwegian action rockers GLUECIFER have announced 4 shows in Germany in October 2022. These dates are as follows:
Oct. 10 - Gruenspan, Hamburg
Oct. 11 - Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin
Oct. 12 - Carlswerk Victoria, Köln
Oct. 13 - Backstage Werk, München
Ticket links at: facebook.com/glueciferofficial
SCORPIONS CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
SCORPIONS have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Confirmed since earlier are Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, MAMMOTH WVH, POWERWOLF, UGLY KID JOE and NESTOR.
Tickets etc.: atlasrock.se
NEBULA TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
Stoner rockers NEBULA have signed with Heavy Psych Sounds Records for their next record. The band will enter the studio in January to start recording, and the album should be released around May.
THE DAMNED POSTPONES SHOWS WITH ORIGINAL LINE-UP AGAIN
As a result of all the current uncertainty surrounding Covid, British punk rock legends The DAMNED have taken the tough decision to postpone the original line-up shows to later in 2022. All current tickets are valid for the new dates, and the support line-up will be as planned.
More info here: facebook.com/OfficialDamned
Dec. 16, 2021
NEW MOTÖRHEAD PHOTO BOOK
Graham Mitchell, who was MOTÖRHEAD's tour manager in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was also an avid photography enthusiast. A new large-format tabletop book, "Fast & Loose: Snapshots From The Graham Mitchell Archive, 1977-1982", collects nearly 100 of his snapshots, including many that have never been published before.
The book is an up-close-and-personal look at a one-of-a-kind group that is essential for any diehard fan. Published by BMG, it's available now in the U.S., and will be released in the U.K. on December 30.
NEW ALBUM WITH DESTRUCTION IN APRIL
German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will celebrate their 40th anniversary by releasing a new studio album, "Diabolical", on April 8, 2022 via Napalm Records.
TRIBULATION CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish metal band TRIBULATION have cancelled their European tour with BØLZER and MOLASSESS.
Read more: facebook.com/TribulationSweden
STOCKHOLM ROCK OUT POSTPONED TO 2022
Stockholm Rock Out (that was suppsoed to happen this weekend) have been postponed to next year. The new date is December 16-17, 2022, which means 2 days instead of just 1.
Among the artists that was supposed to play were DORO, Michael Monroe, CRASHDÏET, CRAZY LIXX, Chez Kane and DONNA CANNONE.
W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES NEW DATES IN RUSSIA
W.A.S.P. has announced some new shows in Russia for their "40th Anniversary World Tour". These dates are:
May 24 - Moscow
May 25 - Moscow
May 26 - St. Petersburg
More tour dates at: waspnation.com
THE DARKNESS CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
UK glam rockers The DARKNESS have been forced to cancel their European tour in 2022 due to a mixture of covid problems, venue capacity restrictions, curfews and travel implications. The band still hope to be able to play the 3 Irish shows at the end of February.
Read more: facebook.com/thedarknessofficial
U.S. TOUR WITH TOM KEIFER, L.A. GUNS AND FASTER PUSSYCAT
"Sonic Slam" with Tom Keifer, L.A. GUNS and FASTER PUSSYCAT will head out on the American roads together starting June 1, 2022. The official itinerary is available at tomkeifer.com, with more dates to come.
Dec. 15, 2021
CJ RAMONE RELEASES BEER IN ARGENTINA
Former RAMONES bassist CJ Ramone are going to release the "American Punk" beer this month through Rebel Cerveza, which is based in Argentina.
THE HELLACOPTERS CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
The HELLACOPTERS have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on July 29-30, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are Ace Frehley, DIRKSCHNEIDER, DANKO JONES, DORO, Michael Monroe, JORN, ECLIPSE etc.
More info: skogsrojet.se
MINDLESS SINNER CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
MINDLESS SINNER have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are HOT BREATH, ASOMVEL, GIRLSCHOOL, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, COBRA SPELL, ALIEN FORCE, OMEN etc.
Dec. 14, 2021
HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
On February 18, Matt Pike (HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP) will release his debut solo LP, "Pike Vs. The Automaton", via MNRK Heavy.
Guest musicians on the album include Alyssa Maucere-Pike (LORD DYING, GRIGAX), Chad "Chief" Hartgrave, Brent Hinds (MASTODON), Steve McPeeks (WEST END MOTEL), Josh Greene (EL CERDO), Todd Burdette (TRAGEDY), and HIGH ON FIRE's Jeff Matz, who lays down Turkish electric saz on the album's towering closing track "Leaving The Wars Of Woe".
Check out "Alien Slut Mum" for a taste:
STRYPER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Christian hard rock/heavy metal band STRYPER will embark on a U.S. tour in May 2022. The trek will include a stop at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, where they will be joined by SKID ROW and TESLA, among many others.
Dates at: stryper.com
HOT BREATH CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
HOT BREATH have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are ASOMVEL, GIRLSCHOOL, FREEWAYS, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, COBRA SPELL, ROADRASH, CONTAMINAZIONE, ALIEN FORCE, Kate's ACID and OMEN.
EXCITER ANNOUNCES CANADIAN SHOWS
Canadian speed metal legends EXCITER have announced some shows in their home country. These dates are:
Feb. 18 - Mavericks, Ottawa, ON
Feb. 19 - The Rockpile, Toronto, ON
Feb. 24 - L'anti, Quebec City, QC
Feb. 25 - Foufounes, Montreal, QC
THE QUIREBOYS ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED DATES FOR SWEDEN
British rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS has announced new dates for Sweden. Those dates are:
April 14 - KB, Malmö
April 15 - Palatset, Linköping
April 16 - (to be announced)
April 17 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm
GUNS N' ROSES TO RELEASE 30TH ANNIVERSERY DELUXE EDITION OF "Use Your Illusion"
GUNS N' ROSES is putting together a deluxe reissue of the "Use Your Illusion" albums for a tentative summer 2022 release.
Slash shared the news of the set's arrival during an interview with Biff Bam Pop! editor-in-chief Andy Burns: biffbampop.com/2021/12/13/biff-bam-pop-exclusive-slash-talks-about-scoring-the-breach-his-favourite-horror-scores-movies-guns-n-roses-more
DESCENDENTS AND CIRCLE JERKS CONFIRMED FOR BRAKROCK
Belgian punk festival Brakrock has announced their lineup for 2022. Among these bands are DESCENDENTS, CIRCLE JERKS, SICK OF IT ALL, DRI, NO FUN AT ALL, The ADOLESCENTS etc.
The festival will take place August 5 and 6 in Duffel, Belgium.
More info: instagram.com/brakrock
Dec. 13, 2021
FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES U.S. SPRING TOUR
Celtic (punk) rockers FLOGGING MOLLY has announced a spring tour in the States with special guests RUSSKAJA and VANDOLIERS. The tour will run from March 8-26, 2022. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 17.
Dates etc. here: floggingmolly.com
NEW SINGLE WITH JD MILLER NEXT MONTH
Swedish heavy AOR band JD MILLER will release a new single, "Inside The Night", on January 7 through Mighty Music.
Dec. 12, 2021
NEW ALBUM WITH SENTIENT HORROR IN APRIL
American death metallers SENTIENT HORROR will release a new album, "Rites Of Gore", on April 22, 2022 via Redefining Darkness Records in North America and Testimony Records in Europe and the rest of the world.
The first single will be out on December 25, and then the pre-sale will start as well.
facebook.com/sentienthorrorofficial redefiningdarkness.com facebook.com/testimonyrecords
LUCIFER ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Swedish occult doom rockers LUCIFER have announced the dates for part 2 of their European tour, which will kick off on February 3 in Hamburg, Germany with YEAR OF THE GOAT as support act until February 26. The touring will continue with selected dates here and there after that.
For all dates and tickets, visit: lucifer.church
Dec. 11, 2021
GIRLSCHOOL CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
GIRLSCHOOL have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are FREEWAYS, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, COBRA SPELL, ROADRASH, CONTAMINAZIONE, ALIEN FORCE, Kate's ACID and OMEN.
THE QUIREBOYS POSTPONES SWEDISH SHOWS
British rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have to move their 3 shows in Sweden, that was supposed to happen on December 16-18, to 2022. New dates will be announced soon..
BENEDICTION's DAVID INGRAM ANNOUNCES NEW DEATH METAL BAND
HELLFROST AND FIRE is the name of a new death metal band with BENEDICTION vocalist David Ingram among the members. The other 2 guys are Rick "Dennis" DeMusis on guitar/bass and Travis Ruvo (ECHELON, CROPSY MANIAC) on drums.
Their debut album, "Fire, Frost And Hell", will be released through Transcending Obscurity Records on March 18, 2022. Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM UK, AS THE WORLD DIES) is doing guest solos on the album.
ANGELIC UPSTARTS SINGER MENSI IS DEAD
Thomas "Mensi" Mensforth, frontman of British punk rock legends ANGELIC UPSTARTS, was hospitalized a while ago due to serious complications as a result of the Covid-19 virus. Now he has unfotunately passed away.
Swedish skate punks SKUMDUM are going to reunite for a couple of shows next year. One of them is Örebro Punkfest in Örebro, Sweden on October 21-22 (w/ TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET and The PRICKS).
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN POSTPONES U.S. SHOWS
Yngwie Malmsteen has postponed the next few concerts on his current U.S. tour. It's not Covid, but on doctor's orders Yngwie has been instructed to take a few days rest.
Dec. 10, 2021
THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
UK glam rockers The DARKNESS are going to America next spring for as much as 34 shows. Tickets and VIP upgrades go on sale Monday, December 13.
Dates and tickets: thedarknesslive.com/tour-dates
KNOTFEST IN GERMANY
SLIPKNOT will headline the inaugural Knotfest Germany, set to take place July 30, 2022 at Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen. Also scheduled to appear at the event are IN FLAMES and GHOSTEMANE, with more acts to be announced. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, December 14.
N:A HOSPITALET ANNOUNCES NEW DRUMMER
Swedish melodic punk rockers N:A HOSPITALET has recruited a new drummer, Marcus.
NEW MINI-ALBUM WITH NAPALM DEATH IN FEBRUARY
UK grind pioneers NAPALM DEATH announce a new mini-album, "Resentment is Always Seismic - a final throw of Throes", which will be released on February 11 through Century Media Records.
The first single, "Narcissus", is out now: youtu.be/qI8TS-hXF-8
GRAVE DIGGER POSTPONES GERMAN TOUR
German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER have been forced to postpone their German tour from January 2022 to January 2023. MOTORJESUS will not be available for the party, but MYSTIC PROPHECY and FIREFORCE are still on as support.
New dates here: grave-digger-clan.de
THE HELLACOPTERS TO LIVE STREAM HELSINKI CONCERT
Swedish action rock legends The HELLACOPTERS are going to live stream their sold out concert at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on December 21. They will play some new songs at the show.
Livestream tickets are on sale now at: doors.live/thehellacopters
NEW 4-TRACK EP WITH JIMMY BLOM, "Beauty Is Wasted On The Young". Punk and rock, very d.i.y.
Available here: jimmyblom.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-is-wasted-on-the-young
Dec. 9, 2021
NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH EVERGREY IN JANUARY
Swedish melodic metal band EVERGREY will release a new live release, "Before The Aftermath - Live In Gothenburg", on January 28, 2022 via AFM Records.
In 2020 EVERGREY decided to stream a concert live from their hometown Göteborg. The event resulted in almost 2 hours of live material, which will now be released as Blu-ray/2CD and 3LP.
A live clip of the song "Weightless" is available now: youtu.be/aboYz6PN344
GRANDE ROYALE RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Swedish high energy rockers GRANDE ROYALE released their latest album, "Carry On", in March this year, but they have already started to record their 6th studio album.
MARDUK AND VADER POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Due to the new wave of covid restrictions around Europe, the upcoming January tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK and Polish death metallers VADER has been postponed.
Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible..
NEW ALBUM WITH CROWBAR IN MARCH
CROWBAR will release its new album, "Zero And Below", on March 4, 2022 via MNRK Heavy (formerly eOne Music). Listen to the LP's first single, "Chemical Godz":
METALLICA TO STREAM 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
The Coda Collection will present an exclusive global live streaming event - "40 Years Of Metallica" - a special 2-night event celebrating 40 years of METALLICA.
Powered by streaming partners Amazon Music and Prime Video channels, the exclusive free global live stream will showcase the band's full hometown performances on December 17 and December 19 at San Francisco's Chase Center.
For more information on "40 Years Of Metallica" and to sign up for a tune-in reminder, go to: codacollection.co/stories/metallica-40th-anniversary-live
CHILDREN OF THE SÜN CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
CHILDREN OF THE SÜN is the latest act to be confirmed for Swedish festival Muskelrock.
The festival take place at Tyrolen in Blädinge on June 3-5, 2022. Confirmed since earlier are: OMEN, KATES ACID, CONTAMINAZIONE, ROADRASH and COBRA SPELL.
H.E.A.T ANNOUNCES SCANDINAVIAN TOUR
Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T are going on a short tour in Norway, Sweden and Denmark in February 2022. Special guests will be NESTOR.
Tickets and dates: heatsweden.com
DEMO COLLECTION LP WITH AGONI
De:Nihil Records are going to release a compilation LP with Swedish hardcore/punk band AGONI. It will be titled "En Röst För Fred 1984-1986", and features all the band's demos and some live material.
It will hopefully be released in early 2022 on vinyl.
Dec. 8, 2021
NASHVILLE PUSSY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
High energy rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have announced a European tour next spring/summer, that will last from May 6 to July 1.
Dates can be found here: nashvillepussy.com
ROSS THE BOSS ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH RAM AND TRAUMA
Ross The Boss (ex-MANOWAR, The DICTATORS) will be touring in Europe in May 2022. Special guests will be RAM and TRAUMA.
For dates, try: ross-the-boss.com
THE QUILL POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Due to the current developments Swedish heavy hard rockers The QUILL are sorry to announce the postponement of their dates in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands scheduled for January 2022. Right now national shutdowns, travel restrictions and quarantine rules makes it impossible to tour over Europe.
The band's booking agency is working hard on securing new dates, which will be booked for early 2023.
NEW ALBUM WITH PRETTY MAIDS SINGER RONNIE ATKINS IN MARCH
Danish singer/songwriter Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) will release a new solo album, titled "Make It Count", on March 18 through Frontiers Music srl.
Video for "Unsung Heroes": youtu.be/BQov1L-WOKg
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/atkins
Dec. 7, 2021
ACE FREHLEY CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET AND ROCK PÅ SKANSEN
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley have been confirmed for 2 Swedish concerts next summer: Skogsröjet and Rock På Skansen.
Skogsröjet happens in Rejmyre on July 29-30, 2022. Among the other confirmed artists are: Dirkschneider, DANKO JONES, DORO, Michael Monroe, JORN, ECLIPSE, SISTER SIN etc.
Rock På Skansen take place at Skansen in Stockholm on July 23. The STRUTS are also confirmed, and 1 more band will be announced soon.
NEW SINGLE WITH DEBBIE RAY NEXT WEEK
Swedish hard rockers DEBBIE RAY will release a new single, " Don't Say Goodbye", on December 17.
NEW SONG WITH GATUPLAN
Swedish melodic punk rockers GATUPLAN - with Inge Johansson (The (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, AGAINST ME!, CSS, STILETT, ALONZO & FAS 3, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, KNUGEN FALLER etc) - has released a new song and video today: youtu.be/a6xyvQ3g54Y
Dec. 6, 2021
ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES SPRING TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
After wrapping a successful and uninterrupted fall 2021 tour in North America, Alice Cooper recently announced a run of January and February dates ahead of a headline appearance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise, which takes place February 9 through 14. Today, Cooper has confirmed a slate of new spring 2022 dates, kicking off on March 18 in Connecticut and wrapping on April 23 in California. Support will come from BUCKCHERRY on most dates, with Ace Frehley appearing on some shows.
More details here: alicecooper.com
DAVID LEE ROTH ADD 4 MORE SHOWS TO LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
David Lee Roth has added 4 more shows to his upcoming Las Vegas residency.
In addition to playing at Mandalay Bay's House Of Blues on December 31, January 1, 5, 7 and 8, the VAN HALEN singer will now also also perform on January 14-15 and January 21-22.
NEW ALBUM WITH VEONITY IN FEBRUARY
Swedish power metal band VEONITY will release a new album, "Elements Of Power", on February 18 via Scarlet Records. The first single from the album will be released on January 13.
BLISTERHEAD ANNOUNCES GERMAN DATES
Swedish punk rockers BLISTERHEAD are going to Germany in March for 4 shows. The dates are:
March 2 - Don't Panic, Essen
March 3 - Alte Hackerei, Karlsrhue
March 4 - Wild At Heart, Berlin
March 5 - Monkeys Music Club, Hamburg
NEW SINGLE WITH CHUGGER NEXT WEEK
Swedish death metallers CHUGGER will release a new single, "Bleed", on December 17. The song is a re-recording of the first song they wrote for the band.
Dec. 5, 2021
ALIEN FORCE AND KATES ACID CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
ALIEN FORCE and KATES ACID have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Confirmed since earlier are OMEN.
TRIBULATION AND DARK FUNERAL CONFIRMED FOR CAPITAL DEATHFEST
The Capital Deathfest is a 2-day metal festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden, that will happen on February 4-5, 2022. Confirmed bands are TRIBULATION, DARK FUNERAL, TAAKE, BAEST, HATE, MEFISTO, WORMWOOD, ALFAHANNE etc.
Dec. 4, 2021
NEW ALBUM WITH SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
Punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS have revealed that they will release a new album, titled "Il Tradimento Silenzioso" (The Silent Betrayal), soon..
The band also have a new line-up: Pierrick, Swindle, Damien and Thibault.
There's a new Instagram page too: instagram.com/slaughterandthedogsofficial
N:A HOSPITALET PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Northern Swedish punk rockers N:A HOSPITALET are going to part ways with their drummer Anders. New drummer will be announced soon..
Dec. 3, 2021
OMEN CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Swedish hard rock and heavy metal festival Muskelrock has started to announce the bands for next summer. First out is OMEN.
More bands will be announced each day during the coming weeks..
The festival happens at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5, 2022.
Keep an eye at their Facebook page for upcoming announcements.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE DRUMMER BRAD WILK UNDERGOES SECOND SURGERY
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk has once again undergone surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
7 months after having the operation on his right leg, Wilk went under the knife to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.
NEW ALBUM WITH HARDCORE SUPERSTAR IN MARCH
Swedish street metal band HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have set March 25 as the release date of their new album, "Abrakadabra", and it will be released through GAIN/ Golden Robot Records. Pre-order: orcd.co/hcssabrakadabra
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES SCANDINAVIAN DATES
MANOWAR have announced that they will visit Scandinavia for 3 shows in April 2022. These dates are:
April 7, 2022 - Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
April 9, 2022 - Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
April 10, 2022 - Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
Tickets will go on sale on December 6 for Norway and Sweden, and on December 7 for Denmark.
More tour dates at: manowar.com
Dec. 2, 2021
NEW ALBUM WITH VOIVOD IN FEBRUARY
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD announce their new studio album, "Synchro Anarchy", scheduled for worldwide release on February 11, 2022 via Century Media Records. It will be their 15th studio album.
More info as well as a first single/video and pre-order on Friday, December 10.
NEW SINGLE WITH OXIDIZE NEXT WEEK
Swedish melodic heavy metal band OXIDIZE will release a new single, "Visions Of Sorrow", on December 10.
NEW SINGLE WITH ATTENTAT
Swedish melodic "punk" rock veterans ATTENTAT release a new single, "Anarki i Stan", today.
Dec. 1, 2021
THE STRANGLERS, BUZZCOCKS, THE PROFESSIONALS AND THE DICTATORS CONFIRMED FOR THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SEA CRUISE
The Great Rock 'N' Roll Sea Cruise will set sail from Athens, Greece to Mykonos, Greece and Izmir, Turkey on August 18-23, 2022. Some of the confirmed artists are The STRANGLERS, BUZZCOCKS, The PROFESSIONALS, The DICTATORS, Glen Matlock, The NOMADS etc.
More info at: rocknrollseacruise.com
NEW ALBUM WITH HAMMERFALL IN FEBRUARY
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL are going to release their new album, "Hammer Of Dawn", on February 25, 2022 via Napalm Records.
Watch the video for the title track: youtube.com/watch?v=blv-O2To6iA
Pre-order the album: smarturl.it/HammerOfDawn
IRON MAIDEN ADDS 30 SHOWS TO THEIR WORLD TOUR
IRON MAIDEN have added 30 shows to their "Legacy of the Beast 2022" world tour in America, Canada, Mexico and Europe.
For further details, go to: ironmaiden.com
NEW SINGLE WITH ARCH ENEMY NEXT WEEK
ARCH ENEMY will release a new single, "House Of Mirrors", on December 9.
RATT SINGER STEPHEN PEARCY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has postponed his previously announced East Coast solo shows after testing positive for COVID-19.
The rescheduled dates will take place in early 2022.
NEW ALBUM WITH DYNAZTY IN APRIL
Swedish melodic metal band DYNAZTY will release a new album, "Final Advent", on April 8, 2022. The second single, "Power Of Will", will be released on Friday, December 3 - Pre-save: bfan.link/power-of-will
TRANSPORT LEAGUE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish groove metal veterans TRANSPORT LEAGUE have announced an European tour, called "A Million Volt Kaiserschnitt", for February 2022. The 10-date trek will include concerts in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland, with at least 1 acoustic live set.
STATUS QUO AND SKID ROW CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
Swedish rock festival Helgeåfestivalen have changed name to Time To Rock. The first confirmed artists for next summer are STATUS QUO, SKID ROW, LOK, DEMON, SATOR, LUCIFER and SISTER SIN.
The festival happens in Knislinge, Sweden on August 4-6, 2022.