NEW SONG WITH IRON KOBRA
German heavy metal band IRON KOBRA are back after almost 5 years. A new song, "Malicious Magician", should be available now (unfortunately it wasn't available when I tried the link to their Bandcamp page).
The song comes from an upcoming split 7" with ATOM SMASHER, which will be released in February by Dying Victims Productions.
It also looks like IRON KOBRA will release a new album soon..
Pre-order the 7" | ironkobra.bandcamp.com
HELLOWEEN RELEASE GIN
HELLOWEEN will together with Brands For Fans release "Seven Keys Pumpkin Spiced Gin". You can pre-order it now if you live in Europe: brandsforfans.com/brands/helloween, and in the UK in January.
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS COMING TO SWEDEN
Punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS are coming to Sweden for 4 dates in April. These dates are:
April 12 - The Crypt, Linköping
April 13 - Musikens Hus, Göteborg
April 14 - Debaser, Stockholm
April 15 - Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
SCREAMER AND TRIBULATION CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
SCREAMER and TRIBULATION have been confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock. The Swedish hard rock and heavy metal festival will happen on June 1-3, 2023 at Tyrolen in Blädinge. Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 5.
Confirmed since earlier are SPELL and BLACK MASK MX.
STRÖM CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
Swedish hard rockers STRÖM have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-5, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are D-A-D, KAMELOT, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS and SAREA. More acts will be announced soon..
Tickets and more info: skogsrojet.se
SPELL AND BLACK MASK MX CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
SPELL and BLACK MASK MX are the first to be confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock. The Swedish hard rock and heavy metal festival will happen on June 1-3, 2023 at Tyrolen in Blädinge. Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 5.
NEW INTERVIEW: HELLSINGLAND UNDERGOUND (in Swedish)
"Men jag förstår ju varför de tänker att vi spelar nån slags Americana. Vi är ju smutsiga gubbar med skägg. Jag tycker vi spelar både modern och tidlös rock", säger Charlie Granberg i HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND.
NEW ALBUM WITH THE OBSESSED NEXT YEAR
American doom metal veterans The OBSESSED have inked a deal with Ripple Music for the release of their fifth studio album, which will be released in 2023.
THE DWARVES TO RE-ISSUE CLASSIC ALBUMS WITH BONUS TRACKS
American punk rock veterans The DWARVES will re-release several of their classic albums in a year long campaign. "Blood Guts & Pussy", "Thank Heaven For Little Girls", "Sugarfix", "Come Clean" and "Radio Free Dwarves" are all being re-released with bonus tracks. All of the albums are remastered, and specific details are expected to be released soon. The albums will be out via Greedy/MVD.
MÄRVEL TO CELEBRATE 20 WITH COMPILATION
After releasing their 9th studio album, "Graces Came with Malice", in April 2022, Swedish power trio MÄRVEL continues the celebration of their 20-year anniversary. In the beginning of 2023, the group will be releasing the double vinyl compilation "Double Decade". And this is not just a greatest hits collection, but will also include previously impossible to get B-sides and rare tracks, as well as 2 brand new, previously unreleased tracks.
The first of these brand new tracks is called "Turn the Page", and is released as a digital single: orcd.co/turnthepage
"Double Decade" will be released on February 24 via The Sign Records.
marveltheband.bandcamp.com | thesignrecords.com
CHRISTINE McVIE OF FLEETWOOD MAC IS DEAD
Christine McVie, the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist of FLEETWOOD MAC, has died. She was 79 years old.
NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH ROLLING STONES IN FEBRUARY
The ROLLING STONES have announced the release of "Grrr Live!", the definitive live hits album from the band's career. Released on February 10 via Mercury Studios, the album will be available in various formats; 3LP black, 3LP colored white (Indies exclusive) 3LP red (d2c exclusive), 2CD, DVD+2CD, BluRay+2CD. The Blu-ray and digital versions will include Dolby Atmos.
NEW ALICE COOPER BIOGRAPHY IN JANUARY
Due January 31, 2023, just ahead of Alice Cooper's 75th birthday, via Motorbooks, "Alice Cooper @ 75" is a lavish illustrated biography of the original shock rocker, examining an extraordinary career through the lens of 75 key events, releases, and collaborations.
GG ALLIN BIOPIC IN THE WORKS
According to The Hollywood Reporter, dirt punk GG Allin is getting the biopic treatment.
Jonas Åkerlund, the music video director behind heavy metal thriller "Lords of Chaos", will helm the feature, titled "GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die.", which will be produced by Don Murphy and Susan Monford of Angry Films and MVD Entertainment Group.
The producers have acquired Allin's life and music rights, and have a script written by Richard Schenkman.
Allin died from an accidental heroin overdose in 1993 at the age of 36.
SKID ROW POSTPONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DUE TO NECK SURGERY
SKID ROW has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia in order to allow guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo the proper time to heal from his rescheduled neck surgery. The dates, which were originally slated to happen in December, will now take place in May 2023.
New dates here: facebook.com/skidrow
MOTÖRHEAD TO RELEASE "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic" IN FEBRUARY
In 2015 MOTÖRHEAD released their 23rd and final album, "Bad Magic". On February 24 they will release "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic", which is a re-issue with bonus material like previously unreleased tracks, a live recording from Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in 2015, and a interview with Lemmy.
Watch and listen to the leading single, "Bullet In Your Brain": youtu.be/jK3hGMan_6U
MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCES 2 U.S. SHOWS
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD have announced 2 U.S. shows for February 2023. The 2 bands, who recently teamed up for the mega-successful "The Stadium Tour", will play at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 10 and February 11.
Presales for the Atlantic City dates begin today (Nov, 29), with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, December 2.
The Atlantic City shows will mark MÖTLEY CRÜE's first U.S. live appearances since the announcement that founding guitarist Mick Mars would no longer tour with the band. He is being replaced on the road by former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.
motley.com | defleppard.com
NEW VIDEO WITH DRAGONFORCE
Power metal band DRAGONFORCE has dropped a new video today (Nov. 29) for fans as a special holiday surprise. Inspired by the Skyrim game, the epic clip for "The Last Dragonborn" can be viewed here: youtu.be/FX875XBcfMY
The track is taken from DRAGONFORCE's latest album, "Extreme Power Metal", which came out in September 2019. "The Last Dragonborn" is the first DRAGONFORCE music video to feature new bassist Alicia Vigil.
NEW SONG WITH COSA NOSTRA ON THURSDAY
Swedish 90s punk rock band COSA NOSTRA (with some members from ASTA KASK) surprise us by announcing that they will release a new song, "Kampen", on December 1.
DELUXE EDITION OF THE DEEP PURPLE BOOK "The Visual History"
Rufus Publications has announced the publication of "Deep Purple: The Visual History" by Chris Charlesworth.
Redesigned and expanded, the Deluxe Edition is personally signed by former and current DEEP PURPLE members David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Nick Simper.
Pre-orders start on Wednesday, November 30 and the book is expected to ship at the end of June 2023.
The book was written with the full collaboration of the band and management, and tell the story of the group.
ACE FREHLEY WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album for a tentative spring/summer 2023 release.
EX-THE NOMADS MEMBER FRANK MINARIK IS DEAD
Frank Minarik, who played organ and maraccas for Swedish garage rock veterans The NOMADS 1983-1992, has passed away after a difficult time of severe illness.
COCA CAROLA ANNOUNCES HOMETOWN SHOW
I don't know if they have reunited, but Swedish melodic punk rockers COCA CAROLA will do a gig at The Public in Åkersberga (outside Stockholm), Sweden on January 28. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, November 30.
Event page (in Swedish): facebook.com/events/1232979034096939
NEW ALBUM WITH METALLICA IN APRIL
METALLICA will release a new album, "72 Seasons", on April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings.
The album will be followed by a world tour in 2023 and 2024, which will see the band playing 2 nights in every city it visits - with each "No Repeat Weekend" featuring 2 completely different setlists and support lineups. PANTERA will be support act on some of the North American dates.
The first single, "Lux Æterna", is out now: youtu.be/_u-7rWKnVVo
More info: metallica.com
HELLOWEEN POSTPONES SCANDINAVIAN CONCERTS WITH HAMMERFALL
Local organisational problems beyond their control forces HELLOWEEN to postpone their Scandinavian tour dates with HAMMERFALL. They are working on new dates and will announce them as soon as possible. Tickets remain valid.
Affected dates are April 28 to May 2, 2023.
SAXON ANNOUNCES IRISH SHOWS
SAXON have announced shows in Dublin and Belfast with special guest SWEET SAVAGE.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, November 30. And the dates are:
March 3 - 3Olympia, Dublin
March 4 - Ulster Hall, Belfast
BLACK STAR RIDERS RECRUITS NEW GUITARIST
Hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS have announced the replacement for guitarist Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR, Corey Taylor), who parted ways with the band earlier this year. Sam Wood (WAYWARD SONS) joins the band, and his first dates will be the UK shows this coming weekend in London (Earache Records' 35th Anniversary party) and Trecco Bay in South Wales for Planet Rockstock.
NEW ALBUM WITH POWERWOLF IN APRIL
German heavy metal band POWERWOLF will release a new album, "Interludium", on April 7, 2023 via Napalm Records. There will be a release show for the album at Palladium in Cologne, Germany on April 6.
Pre-order the album: lnk.to/PW-Interludium
facebook.com/powerwolfmetal | napalmrecords.com
EUROPE WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
EUROPE are currently writing some new material for their next studio album. They plan to enter the studio in May.
NEW INTERVIEW WITH FINNEGAN'S HELL
"FINNEGAN'S HELL är ett utpräglat liveband som tror stenhårt på interaktion med publiken", says Swedish Celtic punks FINNEGAN'S HELL.
Läs intervjun (Swedish)
TESTAMENT, SATOR, THUNDERMOTHER, HOT BREATH AND STRÖM CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
The 8 latest confirmed acts for next summer's Sweden Rock Festival are TESTAMENT, AVATAR, SATOR, THUNDERMOTHER, THRESHOLD, GREEN LUNG, HOT BREATH and STRÖM.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10. Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, GHOST, PANTERA etc.
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED have announced new tour dates in Europe from late April to mid-May.
..and you can find the dates here: facebook.com/TheExploited
DESTRUCTION CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back between January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are EVERGREY, KREATOR, NIGHTWISH, Uli Jon Roth, WARBRINGER etc.
More info: 70000tons.com
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO WITH RAMMSTEIN
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released the official Specter Berlin-directed music video for their new single, "Adieu". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Zeit", which arrived in April.
youtu.be/skl6N3zGv-s | rammstein.com
HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Swedish rock band HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND are going to Spain for a tour in April.
The tour was first supposed to happen in May 2020, but was postponed until January 2022, and now it will hopefully happen in April 2023.
AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES AND PANTERA CONFIRMED FOR GRASPOP METAL MEETING
Graspop Metal Meeting have announced no less than 103 artists for the 26th edition of the festival, which will happen on June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Some of all these acts are AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, PANTERA, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH, RANCID, PAPA ROACH, MESHUGGAH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, AT THE GATES, BUTCHER BABIES, CRADLE OF FILTH, DANKO JONES, DIRKSCHNEIDER, EVERGREY, EXODUS, HATEBREED, MARDUK, MONSTER MAGNET, SICK OF IT ALL, TESTAMENT, THUNDERMOTHER, VOIVOD, WATAIN etc. etc.
Announced since earlier are GHOST, GOJIRA, SLIPKNOT, PARKWAY DRIVE, DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE.
Full line-up and other details: graspop.be
NEW SINGLE WITH SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY
Swedish electro rockers SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY have released a new single, "All Nighter". The track features somebody called Emmon, and the song can be heard here: ingrv.es/all-nighter-2gh-9
satantakesaholiday.com | despotz.se
MÖTLEY CRÜE TO RELEASE BOX SET WITH 5 FIRST ALBUMS
BMG have announced the release of a limited-edition box set, "Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989", featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE's first 5 platinum selling landmark albums pressed on colored vinyl - "Too Fast For Love" (white/black splatter), "Shout At The Devil" (yellow/black splatter), "Theatre Of Pain" (hot pink magenta/black splatter), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (cyan blue/black splatter) and "Dr. Feelgood" (coke bottle green/oxblood splatter) - housed in a solid black slipcase with foil imprint and only available in this box set.
The "Crücial Crüe" box set will also be released on CD, with only 10,000 units of each configuration available globally. Release date is February 17.
URSÄKTA RÖRAN VOL 5 WILL BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK
Swedish label Grönpeppar Records will release "Ursäkta Röran Vol 5 - En Bomb I Systemet" on November 30, which features 13 Swedish punk and hardcore bands. The artists will be announced on Facebook during the coming days.
DR. FEELGOOD GUITARIST WILKO JOHNSON IS DEAD
Wilko Johnson, guitarist and vocalist of British rock band DR. FEELGOOD, has died at the age of 75.
Wilko was also an actor, and found further fame on TV in "Game Of Thrones" (playing mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne in the first and second seasons). He was diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. Despite the doctors' predictions, he continued to perform with a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free.
TWISTED SISTER TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME
TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and late drummer A.J Pero will be inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame at the 6th annual charity gala, set to take place January 26, 2023, at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California.
GIRLSCHOOL TO RELEASE COLLECTION OF RARITIES
British all-female hard rock veterans GIRLSCHOOL will release "The School Report 1978-2008" on January 27 via Cherry Red Records and HNE Recordings. It's a 5CD box set full of rare B-sides, non-album cuts, demos and live recordings.
MISFITS CANCEL NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT IN LAS VEGAS
MISFITS has canceled its previously announced New Year's Eve concert at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada "due to an unexpected personal matter".
U.D.O. CANCEL PARIS
German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. have announced that their show in Paris, France on November 29 is cancelled.
Read more: facebook.com/udoonline
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
DEEP PURPLE have announced some new tour dates in Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary which will take place in July.
BOOKING AGENCY TADC PUT IN BANKRUPCY
Swedish booking agency TADC - who arrange festivals like Gefle Metal Festival, Atlas Rock, Stockholm Rock Out and about 300 concerts in Scandinavia with focus on hard rock and metal - will be declared bankrupt. All upcoming events in 2022 have been cancelled, which includes Stockholm Rock Out, Oslo Rock Out and a tour with URIAH HEEP.
DOKKEN TO RELEASE BOX SET WITH EARLY ALBUMS
On January 27, 2023, a limited-edition box set with DOKKEN's first 4 studio albums - "Breaking The Chains", "Tooth And Nail", "Under Lock And Key" and "Back For The Attack" - will be released as both a 5-LP and 5-CD set.
The box, titled "The Elektra Albums 1983-1987", will be released through BMG.
PANTERA ADDS 9 SHOWS TO EURO TOUR
PANTERA has added 9 shows to its spring/summer 2023 European tour. These new dates includes countries like Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark.
MIMIKRY RECORDING NEW SONGS
Swedish trallpunk veterans MIMIKRY has entered the studio to record some new songs.
THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
English punk rock veterans The DAMNED are going on a UK tour next spring. Special guests will be The NIGHTINGALES, and tickets go on sale this Thursday, November 24.
Dates and tickets: aegp.uk/damned23
THIN LIZZY TO RE-RELEASE "Live And Dangerous" AS 8CD BOX SET
THIN LIZZY will re-release the iconic "Live And Dangerous" album to commemorate its 45th anniversary. The new version is an 8-CD set that features the original album as well as recordings of all 6 shows used to compile the original double LP version. It will be out on January 20, 2023.
RANCID, BAD RELIGION AND DROPKICK MURPHYS TO HEADLINE PUNK ROCK BOWLING 2023
Punk Rock Bowling has posted the majority of its 2023 festival lineup on its site. RANCID, BAD RELIGION and DROPKICK MURPHYS will headline. The INTERRUPTERS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, The DAMNED and L7 will be main support. Bands also playing include ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, GBH, The EXPLOITED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, COCKNEY REJECTS, TSOL etc.
The festival happens on May 26-29 in Las Vegas. The corresponding club shows are expected to be announced early next year.
Tickets and more info: punkrockbowling.com
GHOST WINS AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD
GHOST has won its first-ever American Music Award in the newly debuted "Favorite Rock Album" category.
URIAH HEEP POSTPONE SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN TOUR DATES
Due to a difficult financial situation with promoters TADC, URIAH HEEP must announce that all 10 upcoming shows in Sweden and Norway, due to start in Umeå on Tuesday (Nov. 22), will be postponed until next year.
More info: facebook.com/uriahheepofficial
NEW ALBUM WITH THE EROTICS IN DECEMBER
Albany, New York rockers The EROTICS will release a new album, "Rot In The Shade", on December 12.
The album is now available for pre-order. Pre-order includes instant download of the brand new track "Knockin' On Deaths Door".
NEW SINGLE WITH ANGELES IN DECEMBER
On December 2, L.A. hard rockers ANGELES will release their new single, "Band Plays On", featuring Dale George on lead vocals and guitars along with special guest backup vocals by Clare Diane. The single will be available via Dark Star Records/SONY/Universal on all major streaming platforms.
Pre-save the single: orcd.co/bandplayson
..or check out the video, which is available now: https://youtu.be/zDtWBbzE4wQ
darkstarrecords.com | facebook.com/TheAngelesBand
MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD CANCEL 2 BRAZILIAN CONCERTS
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD's previously announced shows in Curitiba, Brazil and Porto Alegre, Brazil, which were slated to take place on March 9, 2023 and March 11, 2023, respectively, have been canceled due to "logistical issues".
The 2 bands' sole other Brazilian date, on March 7 at Allianz Parque in São Paulo, will go ahead as scheduled.
motley.com | defleppard.com
KIX DRUMMER JIMMY CHALFANT CARRIED OFF STAGE AFTER SUFFERING SUSPECTED HEART ATTACK
According to Metal Sludge, KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant was unconscious and carried off stage after suffering a suspected heart attack during the band's concert Friday night (Nov. 18).
The incident occurred at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's 2-night stand at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia with openers AMERICAN JETSET.
Back in September 2021, Chalfant suffered a heart attack at his home and was rushed to the hospital. He had immediate surgery to insert 2 stents in his heart then another surgery the next day for another stent.
THE UNDERTONES ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Punk rock/pop punk veterans The UNDERTONES are coming to Sweden in late April 2023, and will also play 1 date in Denmark. The band celebrate their 45th anniversary, and special guest will be Hugh Cornwell.
The dates are:
April 25 - Katalin, Uppsala
April 26 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm
April 28 - Pustervik, Göteborg
April 29 - Plan B, Malmö
April 30 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen
RONNIE JAMES DIO DOCUMENTARY TO RECEIVE TV PREMIERE NEXT MONTH
"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will have its television premiere on Showtime on December 1. It will also be available to stream via the Showtime app.
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES SHORT U.S. TOUR
DEEP PURPLE have announced that they will do a short 5-date tour in The States in February. Special guests will be The MARSHALL TUCKER BAND.
SHORT SWEDISH SUMMER TOUR WITH THE HIVES, MANDO DIAO AND THE SOUNDS
Swedish rock bands The HIVES, MANDO DIAO and The SOUNDS will team up for a short tour in Sweden next summer.
The dates are:
Aug. 4 - Bananpiren, Göteborg
Aug. 5 - Mölleplatsen, Malmö
Aug. 18-19 - Dalhalla, Rättvik
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 23.
thehives.com | mandodiao.com | facebook.com/thesounds
NEW SINGLE WITH BROWSING COLLECTION
Swedish female rock band BROWSING COLLECTION have released a new single, "On The Run". It's available on Spotify and similar..
UFO TO RE-RELEASE "No Heavy Petting"
Hard rock legends UFO will have their album "No Heavy Petting" re-released on 2CD and 3LP on January 20, 2023 as a remastered deluxe edition.
The 2CD version includes 5 bonus tracks (1 previously unreleased) and the Roundhouse 1976 live set, as well as some other stuff. The 3LP version will also include the Roundhouse 1976 live set.
The album was originally released in 1975, and is their fifth album.
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE have been confirmed for the British punk festival Rebellion, which happens at Winter Gardens in Blackpool on August 3-6, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are D.R.I., The EXPLOITED, Steve Ignorant, UK SUBS, SUBHUMANS, CONFLICT, M.D.C., BAR STOOL PREACHERS etc.
Full line-up and tickets: rebellionfestivals.com
FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY have just announced a U.S. winter tour with special guests ANTI-FLAG and SKINNY LISTER. The tour will kick off on February 2, and will last until March 19. Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 17.
Dates and tickets: floggingmolly.com
NEW DOUBLE SINGLE WITH FASTER PUSSYCAT IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Glam rock veterans FASTER PUSSYCAT have announced the upcoming release of double A-side singles "Like A Ghost" and "Pirate Love", which will be available digitally via Golden Robot Records on November 28.
THE DISTILLERS ANNOUNCES EURO/UK TOUR
American punk veterans The DISTILLERS have announced tour dates in Europe and the UK for May and June 2023.
ROSS THE BOSS AND SHAM 69 CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
ROSS THE BOSS and SHAM 69 are among the latest to be confirmed for the Time To Rock festival in Knislinge, Sweden on July 8-10, 2023.
Among the other confirmed artists are D-A-D, TOY DOLLS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, MOLLY HATCHET, BOURBON BOYS, Uli Jon Roth, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, MASTERPLAN etc.
More info and tickets: timetorock.se
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are going on a European tour in January 2023. They will visit Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France.
WARBRINGER ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH EVIL INVADERS
Thrashers WARBRINGER and EVIL INVADERS will team up for a European tour in March/April 2023, with support from death/thrash metallers SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Dates: facebook.com/Warbringermusic | facebook.com/evilinvaders | facebook.com/Schizophrenia.Officialband
LASTKAJ 14 ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWS IN SWEDEN AND NORWAY
Swedish trallpunk heroes LASTKAJ 14 have announced a bunch of upcoming shows during the end of this year and the beginning of next year. Most of them will take place in Sweden, but 1 happens in Norway.
Further details here: facebook.com/Lastkaj14
NEW ALBUM WITH FAKE NAMES IN MARCH
FAKE NAMES - the American/Swedish punk rock band with Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN) and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) - have announced that they will be releasing a new album, "Expendables", on March 3 via Epitaph Records.
The band have a video for their new song "Delete Myself": youtu.be/q31Fh-nZMQM
FAKE NAMES have also announced a U.S. tour in April 2023.
More info here: facebook.com/fakenamesofficial
SECOND ALBUM WITH CROWNE IN JANUARY
CROWNE - the Swedish melodic hard rock band with vocalist Alexander Strandell (ART NATION), keyboardist/rhythm guitarist/producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Christian Lundqvist (The POODLES), and new full-time member, guitarist Love Magnusson (DYNZTY) - will release their second album, "Operation Phoenix", on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl.
A new single and video for the song "Champions" is out today: youtu.be/JqM3R2zhOsM
facebook.com/officialcrowne | frontiers.it
NEW COVERS ALBUM WITH RONNIE ROMERO IN JANUARY
Vocalist Ronnie Romero (LORDS OF BLACK, The FERRYMEN, SUNSTORM, RAINBOW, MSG) will release his second covers album, "Raised On Heavy Radio", on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl.
This time Romero pays tribute to legendary artists from the metal world like Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, ACCEPT, METALLICA, and more. Among the special guests on the album are Gus G. (FIREWIND, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, SPIRITS OF FIRE), Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN), and a few others.
A new single and video, "Shining" by BLACK SABBATH, is out today: youtu.be/6jFO_lQAfzs
RUSH BASSIST/VOCALIST GEDDY LEE's MEMOIR DUE IN MAY 2023
RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee's memoir, which was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2022, will now be made available next spring. According to the web site of the publisher, HarperCollins, the book will tentatively arrive on May 16, 2023.
MARYLAND DEATHFEST TO RETURN IN 2024
Maryland Deathfest will return in 2024 for its 19th edition on May 23-26, 2024. First wave of bands and more info will be announced on February 6, 2023.
FOREIGNER ANNOUNCES FAREWELL TOUR
Legendary melodic rockers FOREIGNER have announced their farewell tour. The trek is set to launch on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta's Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, the area's largest outdoor venue. For the first leg of the U.S. tour, FOREIGNER will be joined by LOVERBOY. Tickets go on sale on November 18.
DENY ARE IN THE STUDIO
Swedish hardcore/punk band DENY have entered the studio to record 16 new songs for their next LP.
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES JAPANESE TOUR DATES
DEEP PURPLE are going to Japan for 4 concerts in March 2023. The dates are:
March 13 - Budokan, Tokyo
March 17 - Ueno Gakuen HBG Hall, Hiroshima
March 19 - Sun Palace Hall, Fukuoka
March 21 - Intec Arena, Osaka
CHRISTMAS SINGLE WITH THE LINDA LINDAS
American punk rock girls The LINDA LINDAS have released a video for their new Holiday single "Groovy Xmas": youtu.be/edJeYaXPbYI
The LINDA LINDAS will be touring North America with PARAMORE in 2023. Dates and tickets: ticketmaster.com/paramore
THE BABOON SHOW, MIMIKRY, TRUBBEL, TROUBLEMAKERS, DE LYCKLIGA KOMPISARNA ETC CONFIRMED FOR CLOSE-UP BÅTEN
Close-Up Båten are going on a punk cruise on The Baltic Sea between May 25-27, 2023. This time the boat goes from Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia and back. Among the confirmed acts are The BABOON SHOW, MIMIKRY, TRUBBEL, TROUBLEMAKERS, DE LYCKLIGA KOMPISARNA, COCA CAROLA, CHARTA 77 + KÖTTGROTTORNA 40 År, KRYMPLINGS, BJÖRNARNA, Ulke, SARDO NUMSPA, PASTORATET etc.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 15 at: se.tallink.com/closeup-punk
Event page: facebook.com/events/791589251936043
EVERGREY CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
EVERGREY have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
The luxury ferry will leave Miami, Florida on January 30 for Bimini, Bahamas, and will be back in Miami on February 3.
Confirmed since earlier are NIGHTWISH, KREATOR, KAMELOT, Uli Jon Roth, ROTTING CHRIST, KORPIKLAANI, MÅNEGARM, WARBRINGER, OBSCURA, NIGHTMARE etc.
THE CLASH GUITARIST KEITH LEVENE IS DEAD
Keith Levene, guitarist and co-founder of The CLASH, has died of complications of liver cancer. He was 65 years old.
Keith was the original guitarist of The CLASH, but left the band before they had recorded anything. A few years later he formed PUBLIC IMAGE LTD with Johnny Rotten (real name John Lydon) of SEX PISTOLS.
THE DAMNED RELEASE LIVE RECORDINGS OF REUNION GIGS
The original line-up of UK punk rock legends The DAMNED played a string of shows between October 28 and November 5. During the shows, the band played almost all of their debut, some select tunes from "Music for Pleasure", as well as a few surprises.
The band will release each of those live shows on CD format via Live Here Now on November 28. Each release is limited to 1,000 units.
HAWKWIND LEGEND NIK TURNER IS DEAD
Nik Turner of HAWKWIND, and many other projects, has passed away at the age of 82. He passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening (Nov. 10).
Nik was co-founder of legendary British space rockers HAWKWIND, where he played saxophone and flute.
PANTERA CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
PANTERA, GOJIRA, BEHEMOTH and CLUTCH have been confirmed for next summer's Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival happens between June 7-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, GHOST, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD.
GEOFF TATE TO CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime"
Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" album on tour in 2023. The European leg of the trek will include a 9-show run of UK dates in June.
All upcoming tour dates can be found here: geofftate.com
UK SUBS ANNOUNCES FINAL TOUR
Long-running UK punks UK SUBS have announced their final tour, which takes place in January/February 2023 in Europe.
Before that the veterans will also be touring in UK later this month and in December.
All dates can be found here: uksubstimeandmatter.net
CHEAP TRICK POSTPONES SHOWS
CHEAP TRICK has postponed this weekend's shows in Auburn, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho in order to allow guitarist Rick Nielsen more time to recover from a minor procedure.
Last weekend, CHEAP TRICK played 2 concerts without Rick, who was advised to stay off the road and not travel, according to the band. Filling in for him was Robin Taylor Zander, the 28-year-old son of CHEAP TRICK's frontman Robin Wayne Zander.
EX-HELIX GUITARIST FOUND MURDERED IN A PARK
Daniel Fawcett, who played guitar for the Canadian hard rock band HELIX between 2002 and 2004, was found murdered early Sunday morning (Nov. 6) in a North London park in Ontario, Canada. He was 52 years old.
NAZARETH LEGEND DAN McCAFFERTY IS DEAD
Former NAZARETH singer Dan McCafferty has passed away at the age of 76.
Dan was the original singer of the band, but left NAZARETH in 2013 after almost 45 years.
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL are going on a Swedish tour in Spring 2023. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11. Dates here: facebook.com/hammerfall
NEW ALBUM WITH URIAH HEEP IN JANUARY
British prog/hard rock veterans URIAH HEEP will return with their 25th studio album, "Chaos & Colour", on January 27, 2023 via Silver Lining Music.
The first single from the album is "Save Me Tonight": youtu.be/bGZz0YvuhS8
TNT REUNITES WITH SINGER TONY HARNELL
Norwegian hard rock band TNT has officially reunited with American singer Tony Harnell. The 60-year-old musician will rejoin forces with guitarist Ronni LeTekrø and drummer Morten "Diesel" Dahl on stage in 2023 for select live appearances, including the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo the weekend of June 22-25.
WARBRINGER CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
WARBRINGER have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
The ship will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back on January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are KREATOR, NIGHTWISH, INSOMNIUM, ROTTING CHRIST, MÅNEGARM, KORPIKLAANI, KAMELOT and Uli Jon Roth.
GBH ANNOUNCES FRENCH TOUR
English punk legends GBH will be touring in France in January 2023.
PAUL DI'ANNO TO BE JOINED BY GUS G. FOR 2 CONCERTS IN GREECE
Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will join ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno for 2 concerts next month in Greece, where they will play songs from IRON MAIDEN's first 2 albums, "Iron Maiden" and "Killers". The shows will take place on December 14 at Gagarin205 in Athens and December 16 at the Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki.
KREATOR AND LAMB OF GOD POSTPONE EUROPEAN TOUR
KREATOR and LAMB OF GOD have postponed their "State Of Unrest" European co-headlining tour to February/March 2023.
The tour was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but ended up getting postponed, first to 2021 and then to 2022, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Most recently, the trek was supposed to launch on November 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark and conclude on December 21 in Zurich, Switzerland.
New dates at: stateofunresttour.com
W.A.S.P. CONCERT IN DALLAS SHUT DOWN
W.A.S.P.'s headlining concert at Amplified Live in Dallas, Texas Saturday night (Nov. 5) was reportedly shut down by the Dallas Fire Department just prior to the band taking the stage as the almost-2,000-seat capacity venue was allegedly oversold by almost 1,200 tickets.
NEW SINGLE WITH SVARTA SANNINGAR NEXT WEEK
Swedish occult rock/metal band SVARTA SANNINGAR will release an acoustic version of their song "Pentagrammet" on November 11.
NEW ALBUM WITH RÖVSVETT IN DECEMBER
Swedish hardcore/punk veterans RÖVSVETT will release their new album, "We Are The Roadkill", on December 9 via Cimex Records.
cimexrecords.com | facebook.com/Rovsvett
KREATOR CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
KREATOR have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
The ship will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back on January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are NIGHTWISH, INSOMNIUM, ROTTING CHRIST, MÅNEGARM, KORPIKLAANI, KAMELOT and Uli Jon Roth.
NO RICK NIELSEN ON STAGE WITH CHEAP TRICK THIS WEEKEND
CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen will miss the band's shows this weekend after recently undergoing a minor medical procedure. He will be temporarily replaced by Robin Taylor Zander, the 28-year-old son of CHEAP TRICK's frontman Robin Wayne Zander.
SIENA ROOT SIGNS WITH ATOMIC FIRE?
Swedish root rockers SIENA ROOT was supposed to release their new album, "Revelation", in August 2022 via Metaville Records. The album was unfortunately postponed to 2023.
Now it seems that the band have signed with Atomic Fire Records instead, and that the album will finally be released in early 2023.
Check out the first single, "Little Burden": sienaroot.afr.link/LittleBurdenFB
facebook.com/sienaroot | facebook.com/AtomicFireRecords
PANTERA COMES TO EUROPE NEXT SUMMER
PANTERA has announced its first European shows in 22 years.
The reformed band - featuring PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) - will appear at Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, 2 simultaneous rock festivals, which will take place June 2-4 in Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively.
DISMEMBER CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
DISMEMBER have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are KREATOR, CRYSTAL VIPER, DARK ANGEL, DARK FUNERAL, NERVOSA, BRUJERIA, WATAIN, AMON AMARTH, BENEDICTION, The AGONIST etc.
SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
SLIPKNOT has announced a number of European shows in June 2023.
The masked Iowa metallers will play a mixture of headline dates and festival shows, including appearances at such events as Austria's Nova Rock, Denmark's Copenhell and Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting.
The 10-date run is scheduled to kick off on June 7 in Nickelsdorf, Austria and wrap on June 21 in Berlin, Germany.
NEW SONG WITH WHITE LUNG
American punk rockers WHITE LUNG have released a video for their new song "If You're Gone". The song is off their upcoming final album, "Premonition", that will be out December 2 via Domino Records.
youtu.be/UCIy-GB3J8g | whitelung.ca
REVOLTING SIGNS WITH XTREEM MUSIC
Swedish death metallers REVOLTING have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their 8th album, entitled "Born to Be Dead", and is scheduled to be launched on November 29.
The band has just revealed the first single, "Souls Of Sorrow", which you can check out here: youtu.be/VhVv6T8EGq4
facebook.com/revoltingdeathmetal | facebook.com/xtreemmusic666
MORBID ANGEL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will embark on a U.S. tour in early 2023. Support on the "United States Tour Of Terror" will come from REVOCATION, SKELETAL REMAINS (March 15 - April 4), VITRIOL (April 6 - April 22), and CRYPTA.
BLOODBOUND POSTPONES SPANISH TOUR DATES
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND have to postpone the upcoming tour in Spain. "A very close family member to one of the members in BLOODBOUND have suddenly fallen ill and the time is simply too short to find a replacement as we received the sad news yesterday", says the band.
Replacement dates are in the works and already bought tickets will remain valid for the new dates.
NEW SINGLE WITH BLACK STAR RIDERS
Hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS have released a new single, "Crazy Horses", which is a The OSMONDS cover.
The group will release a new album, "Wrong Side Of Paradise", on January 20, 2023 via Earache Records.
earache.com/blackstarriders | blackstarriders.com
MINISTRY ANNOUNCES LIVE STREAM
American industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have announced that their first-ever livestream hosted on streaming platform HITKOR will take place November 20, featuring full band and possible special guests, classic/new hits from its 40-year history and more.
hitkor.com/shows/ministry-industrial-strength | ministryband.com
ANTHRAX, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY AND EXODUS TEAM UP FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
In early 2023, ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, who toured through the States this past summer, will be heading back on the North American roads for a 24-date tour, making stops in all new markets, with both bands playing headline sets. Joining ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY as special guest on this run will be Northern California's thrash metal legends EXODUS.
The tour launches on January 17 at the Revolution Concert House in Boise, Idaho, wrapping in Oakland, California at the Fox Theatre on February 18.
General on-sale will begin on Friday, November 4.
More info: anthrax.com or blacklabelsociety.com or exodusattack.com
NEW ALBUM WITH LIV SIN IN JANUARY
Swedish metal band LiV SiN (with Liv Jagrell from SISTER SIN) have set "KaliYuga" as the title of their new album, which will be released through Mighty Music on January 27, 2023.
More info: facebook.com/mightymusic666 | facebook.com/livsinofficial
DEAD KENNEDYS DRUMMER D.H. PELIGRO IS DEAD
DEAD KENNEDYS' drummer D.H. Peligro (real name: Darren Henley) passed away in his Los Angeles home on October 28. Police on the scene stated that he died from trauma to the head caused by an accidental fall. He was 63 years old.
SLAVERIET TO RELEASE 4 NEW EPS
Swedish punk rockers SLAVERIET will within 1 year release 4 digital EPs with 3 songs each. These EPs will then be released as a vinyl LP through Second Class Kids Records sometime in the future.
The first EP will be released on November 25.
KKPA NEED A NEW BASSIST
It looks like Ztikkan Blomberg (STREBERS, DIA PSALMA) has parted ways with Swedish punk rock band KKPA, and they are now looking for a new bass player.
JERRY LEE LEWIS IS DEAD
Rock n roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away in his home in Mississippi at the age of 87.
THE DISTILLERS DROP OFF MISFITS SHOW IN DALLAS, FEAR PLAY INSTEAD
The DISTILLERS have dropped off the upcoming original MISFITS Halloween show in Dallas on Saturday, October 29. The band were going to be supporting MISFITS along with Alice Cooper. FEAR will be playing in place of The DISTILLERS.
NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH JOURNEY IN DECEMBER
Frontiers Music Srl will release JOURNEY's July 31, 2021 performance at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois. "Live In Concert At Lollapalooza" will arrive on December 9, 2022, and will be released on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and LP (or vinyl as they call it nowadays).
journeymusic.com | frontiers.it
NEW ALBUM WITH AVATAR IN FEBRUARY
Swedish metal band AVATAR will release their 9th album, "Dance Devil Dance", on February 17 via Thirty Tigers.
JOHN 5 TAKE OVER AS LIVE GUITARIST FOR MÖTLEY CRÜE
It's now official that John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson) will replace Mick Mars on guitar in MÖTLEY CRÜE on their upcoming tour in 2023.
Official statement from the band: facebook.com/MotleyCrue
GRAVEYARD ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH KADAVAR
Swedish retro rockers GRAVEYARD are going on a European tour with KADAVAR in spring 2023. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 28 and Monday, October 31.
Dates: facebook.com/graveyardofficial | facebook.com/KadavarOfficial
IRON MAIDEN ADD SHOWS IN FINLAND, NORWAY AND SPAIN
5 more shows have been added to IRON MAIDEN's "The Future Past Tour 2023" in Europe next summer.
These shows will happen in Finland, Norway and Spain in June and July.
More info: ironmaiden.com/tours/the-future-past-tour-2023
MANOWAR ADD 2 SHOWS IN CZECH REPUBLIC
MANOWAR have added 2 shows in Czech Republic to their "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour 2023" in Europe. These dates are:
Jan. 24, 2023 - Pardubice, Enteria Arena
Jan. 26, 2023 - Brno, Hala Vodova
General ticket sales for these shows start Saturday, October 29.
More tour dates: manowar.com/tour
MICK MARS RETIRES FROM TOURING
MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars will no longer tour with the band, although he will continue as a member.
A statement from Mick's representative reads as follows: "Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band MÖTLEY CRÜE for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band. Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine."
A replacement guitarist has not yet been named, although John 5 has been rumored to step in for Mars. John 5 has reportedly already dismissed the rumor of him touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE.
NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER
NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 41-year-old Dutch-born singer revealed her diagnosis in a social media post: twitter.com/FloorJansen
CHARITY FESTIVAL FOR ÖGIR AND BIRDNEST RECORDS
On September 12 the restaurant/concert venue Ögir in Köping, Sweden went up in flames. It was also warehouse for the record company Birdnest Records, and lots of Swedish punk history was lost.
Now there will be a 2-day festival, Totalgalan - Ögir Will Arise, at Frimis Salonger in Örebro, Sweden on February 10-11, 2023 to collect money so that they can rebuild a new Ögir. Some of the artists that will play at this event are COCA CAROLA, KÖTTGROTTORNA, VOICE OF A GENERATION, BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, CHARTA 77, NO FUN AT ALL, TROUBLEMAKERS etc.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 28 at: skrikhult.se
MEMBERS OF JUDAS PRIEST, PANTERA AND RAINBOW JOIN FORCES IN NEW SUPERGROUP
Guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST), bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) have joined forces in a new band called ELEGANT WEAPONS.
ELEGANT WEAPONS' debut album, "Horns For A Halo", was produced by Andy Sneap and will arrive in spring 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records.
elegantweaponsband.com | facebook.com/nuclearblastrecords
FEAR ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. SHOWS
American punks FEAR have announced a few shows on the U.S. East and West coast.
On October 28 and 30 they will be playing their debut LP in its entity at The Middle East Club in Cambridge, Mass and at the Brooklyn Monarch, in Brooklyn, respectively.
Then, on December 22 and 23 they will play Alex's Bar in Long Beach. The first night has PENALTY KILL, the hardcore side project of The GARDEN, opening. The second night MAINLINER and UPPER DOWNER opening.
GRIMNER ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR DATES
Swedish viking/folk metal band GRIMNER are going on a Swedish mini tour in the spring. The dates are:
March 18, 2023 - Hus7, Stockholm (with EREB ALTAR)
April 28, 2023 - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg (with FEJD)
April 29, 2023 - Palatset, Linköping (with HAVAMAL)
GRIMNER will release a new album, "Urfader", on November 18 via Despotz Records.
grimnerband.com | despotz.se
AMON AMARTH CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival.
The festival happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are The AGONIST, KREATOR, DARK FUNERAL, CRYSTAL VIPER, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, NERVOSA, BRUJERIA, WATAIN etc.
More info & tickets: geflemetalfestival.se
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - the supergroup with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (AEROSMITH) and Johnny Depp among others - have announced new tour dates for the UK. These shows will happen in July 2023.
For dates & ticket info, go to: hollywoodvampires.com
THE AGONIST CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
The AGONIST have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival.
The festival happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are KREATOR, DARK FUNERAL, CRYSTAL VIPER, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, NERVOSA, BRUJERIA, WATAIN etc.
More info & tickets: geflemetalfestival.se
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES ANOTHER UK TOUR
Belfast punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS have announced a UK tour in March 2023. Special guests on the tour will be The SLIM JIM PHANTOM TRIO. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 28.
Dates & tickets: slf.rocks
DESERTFEST BERLIN ANNOUNCES FIRST ARTISTS FOR 2023
Desertfest Berlin has announced the first names for its 2023 edition, and they are: UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, The OBSESSED, KING BUFFALO, CHURCH OF MISERY, DOZER, BLOOD CEREMONY, L.A. WITCH, SOMALI YACHT CLUB, GNOD, ECSTATIC VISION, DAILY THOMPSON, GAUPA and PSYCHLONA. More acts will be announced soon..
Desertfest Berlin take place between May 19-21, 2023, and will see a venue change from the Arena to Columbiahalle and Columbia Theater, with additional outdoor space and stage. Weekend tickets for the festival will be on sale this Friday, October 28 at: desertfest.de
SL AGENCY LAUNCHES LABEL FOR NEW METAL BANDS
SL Agency, with more than 10 years of experience in booking and managing metal bands, expands its range of services and launches the ScreamLoud music label as an exciting new venture.
This new label focuses on the future, with special attention to digital marketing and social platforms marketing and offers a full range of services covering 360° musician needs.
The team is composed of musicians, marketers, and promoters who are passionate about this world and prioritize the musician's needs.
Simona Lanzi (CEO/Owner) says: "It's very important to us that we add value to the bands, supporting them with all the instruments we have available. Due to our skilled team, we are particularly interested in new metal bands who wish to produce a quality debut album."
If you are looking for a label, please contact the ScreamLoud here: email@example.com | screamloud.eu
VELVET INSANE GOING TO SPAIN
Swedish glam rockers VELVET INSANE are going on a little tour (5 dates) in Spain in November.
MARK TORNILLO BACK ON STAGE WITH ACCEPT
American singer Mark Tornillo will be back on stage with ACCEPT tonight (Oct. 21) at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, NY.
NEW SONG WITH THE DAHMERS
Swedish horror punk rockers The DAHMERS have released a new song, "On Halloween". The song is taken from their upcoming EP, "Ghouls In The Garage", which will be released on vinyl by Ghost Highway Recordings and Spaghetty Town Records. More information about the EP will be announced soon..
Listen to "On Halloween": ffm.to/broy5jv
DEICIDE WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have officially started pre-production for their long-awaited new studio album, which will be their 13th.
ACCEPT RECRUITS DANGEROUS TOYS SINGER JASON MCMASTER FOR TONIGHT'S CONCERT
ACCEPT have recruited Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER) to sing for the band at tonight's (Thursday, October 20) concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. He will be filling in for ACCEPT's longtime frontman Mark Tornillo, who is unable to make the gig because he is recovering from a virus infection.
IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD AND GHOST CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2023
The 4 first bands for next summer's Sweden Rock Festival have been announced. And they are no other than IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD and GHOST.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10, 2023. Tickets go on sale next Thursday, October 27.
MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD TEAM UP FOR LATIN AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD will team up for a Latin American tour in February/March 2023, and a European tour from May to July. Tickets for Latin America go on sale October 27, and for Europe on October 28 (select markets vary).
Dates & tickets: motley.com | defleppard.com
IRON MAIDEN ADD GERMAN DATES TO NEXT SUMMER'S EURO TOUR
IRON MAIDEN have added 5 dates in Germany to their "The Future Past Tour" next summer. Tickets for these shows go on general sale Friday, October 28.
Tour dates: ironmaiden.com
NEW SINGLE WITH IGGY POP NEXT WEEK
Atlantic Records has announced an exclusive partnership with Gold Tooth Records, founded by Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum producer Andrew Watt. In addition, the one and only Iggy Pop is the first artist signed to this joint venture. Iggy will make his label debut on October 28 with "Frenzy", the first single off Iggy's forthcoming album.
Pre-save the single: Atlantic.lnk.to/IggyPopFrenzy
GRAHAM BONNET BAND ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
GRAHAM BONNET BAND are going to do a short tour in Spain in December.
ACCEPT CANCEL NEW JERSEY TONIGHT
German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT have canceled their concert in Vineland, New Jersey on October 18 due to a "virus infection" suffered by lead singer Mark Tornillo.
KREATOR TEAM UP WITH TESTAMENT FOR LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
German thrash legends KREATOR will join forces with American thrash legends TESTAMENT for a Latin American tour, called "Klash Of The Titans", in April/May 2023. Tickets go on sale soon..
Dates: facebook.com/KreatorOfficial | facebook.com/testamentlegions
BOOK ABOUT DEF LEPPARD NEXT SPRING
Genesis Publications has announced the official pre-order for the first-ever anthology of DEF LEPPARD, "Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard", which begins today (Tuesday, October 18), with a worldwide release date forthcoming in spring 2023.
Part memoir, part scrapbook, "Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard" is the ultimate record of DEF LEPPARD's legendary career. It will be made available as both a hardback bookstore version as well as signed, limited collector and deluxe edition.
For more information on the pre-order and updates on the 2023 release dates, fans can visit: defleppardbook.com
NEW SINGLE WITH LIV SIN NEXT WEEK
Swedish metal band LiV SiN (with Liv Jagrell from SISTER SIN) will release a new single, "Antihero", on October 28.
A new LiV SiN album is expected to be released in early 2023 via Mighty Music.
facebook.com/livsinofficial | mightymusic.dk
BLACK FLAG GOES TO UK WITH TOTAL CHAOS
American punk legends BLACK FLAG are going to do some shows in the UK in January 2023. Special guests will be TOTAL CHAOS.
Dates & tickets: blackflagband.com
KANSAS TO CELEBRATE 50 WITH 3CD COLLECTION
American progressive rock legends KANSAS will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2023. And to commemorate this landmark occasion, the band's current label InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce "Another Fork In The Road - 50 Years Of Kansas" for release on December 9, 2022. This is a career-spanning collection, which features carefully-selected tracks from across the bands sizable discography, as well as a new version of "Can I Tell You".
"Another Fork In The Road - 50 Years Of Kansas" will be released as a 3CD Digipak.
URIAH HEEP CANCEL SOME EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Due to routing and logistic issues with ever increasing costs of touring URIAH HEEP have had to cancel some shows on their current European tour. Affected dates are October 20-27 and November 9-12.
More details here: facebook.com/uriahheepofficial
GIRLSCHOOL ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE UK TOUR WITH ALCATRAZZ
GIRLSCHOOL have announced a co-headline UK tour with ALCATRAZZ in February 2023. Support act will be TYTAN.
Dates: facebook.com/GirlschoolOfficial | facebook.com/alcatrazzband | facebook.com/TytanOfficial
JOURNEY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH TOTO
JOURNEY has announced the continuation of their highly successful tour with the 50th-anniversary celebration "Freedom Tour 2023" featuring very special guest TOTO. They will take the stage in 38 cities across North America.
The tour begins February 4 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, making stops in Austin, Montreal, Memphis and more before wrapping April 25 at the brand new Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, California. The 2023 run includes rescheduled dates in Washington D.C., Hartford, Toronto and Quebec that were postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19.
journeymusic.com | totoofficial.com
GIRLSCHOOL TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
British all-female hard rock veterans GIRLSCHOOL will enter the studio tomorrow (Oct. 17) to record a new album.
NEW BOOK ABOUT THE WHO
A new book about rock legends The WHO, titled "The Who: Concert Memories From The Classic Years 1964 to 1976", will be published in the U.S. on October 18 and in the U.K. on December 18.
More info: thewho.com
3 FIRST ALBUMS WITH PRETTY MAIDS TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL
Danish hard rock/heavy metal veterans PRETTY MAIDS will have their 3 first albums - "Red Hot And Heavy", "Future World" and "Jump The Gun" - re-released on vinyl through Sony Music on November 18.
Pre-order links can be found here: facebook.com/prettymaids
NEW SINGLE WITH THE LIPTONES NEXT SATURDAY
Swedish ska band The LIPTONES will return with a new single, "Come Back To Me", on October 22.
A new double album, "Wolfman", is set to be released physically in December and digitally in January.
SARCATOR's NEW ALBUM POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER
The release date for Swedish death/black/thrash metallers SARCATOR's new album, "Alkahest", have been postponed to November 4 due to manufacturing issues. It was originally supposed to be released on October 21.
linktr.ee/Sarcator | blacklion.nu
NEW SINGLE WITH SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY
Swedish rock band SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY will release a new album, "Satanism", in spring 2023 via Despotz Records. The first single, "Feel My Love", is available now: youtu.be/4URsM7uvj1k
NEW SINGLE WITH MERRYWEATHER STARK WACKERMAN
Bluesy hard rockers Merryweather Stark Wackerman have released the first single, "Judgement Day", from their upcoming album, "Cosmic Affect", which will be released on November 11 through Metalville Records.
Check out the single: youtu.be/6xyHJOWt_J4
NEW ALBUM WITH RIVAL SONS IN MARCH
American retro rockers RIVAL SONS will release a new studio album, "Darkfighter", on March 10, 2023. The LP is led by the explosive single "Nobody Wants To Die", which is available here: youtu.be/IF1lYMiBcWc
NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR WITH MARDUK NEXT YEAR
Swedish black metal veterans MARDUK have annunced that they will release a new album, "Memento Mori", and go on a world tour in 2023.
More details later..
LOST TRACK WITH QUEEN NOW AVAILABLE
Having generated a media firestorm back in the summer when bandmembers Brian May and Roger Taylor first leaked news of a rediscovered QUEEN song featuring Freddie Mercury being considered for possible release, the highly anticipated "lost" track, "Face It Alone", dropped as a simultaneous worldwide single release today, Thursday, October 13: youtu.be/ijj_hheGEi0
4-WAY SPLIT WITH KARDBORREBANDET, LEFT HAND BLACK, MÄHÄLIUM AND THE RECKLESS STATE
Swedish punk label GrönPeppar Records will release "Tolv Tum Punk Vol 1" on October 26, which is a 4-way split/compilation with the Swedish bands KARDBORREBANDET, LEFT HAND BLACK, MÄHÄLIUM and The RECKLESS STATE. It will be available on 12" vinyl.
UK SUBS DRUMMER STEVE ROBERTS IS DEAD
Steve Roberts, drummer for British punk band UK SUBS, has passed away.
Steve Roberts joined the band in 1980, and played on the albums "Diminished Responsibility" and "Endangered Species".
VOKONIS HAVE A NEW BASSIST
Local (Borås, Sweden) heavy prog rock/metal band VOKONIS have recruited a new bassist, Oscar Johannesson.
PUNK ROCK MUSEUM TO OPEN IN LAS VEGAS
The Punk Rock Museum, the brainchild of Fat Mike of NOFX, will be opening next year. The museum will feature thousands of pieces including DEVO's energy dome helmets, Debbie Harry's Vultures shirt, and guitars and amps from bands including RISE AGAINST, NOFX, and PENNYWISE that you can play.
The museum was curated by a 10-member "punk-rock collective", and Pat Smear of The GERMS, Brett Gurewitz of BAD RELIGION, Kevin Lyman, and pro-skater Tony Hawk are all investors in the museum.
The Punk Rock Museum will open on January 13, 2023 at 1422 Western Ave in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BIOHAZARD's CLASSIC LINE-UP TO REUNITE FOR EUROPEAN FESTIVALS
The classic lineup of BIOHAZARD - Billy Graziadei (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bobby Hambel (lead guitar), Danny Schuler (drums) and Evan Seinfeld (lead vocals, bass) - will reunite for an appearance at next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom. BIOHAZARD will headline Sunday night, August 13, 2023, on the Sophie Lancaster stage.
BIOHAZARD will also perform at the Dynamo Metalfest, set to take place August 19-20, 2023 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
CRASHDÏET ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR AUSTRALIA
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET have announced new dates for their Australian tour, which will now happen in February 2023. Special guests will be SISTERS DOLL.
The new dates are:
Feb. 16 - Enigma, Adelaide
Feb. 17 - The Prince, Melbourne
Feb. 18 - Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Feb. 19 - Crowbar, Sydney
NEW ALBUM WITH BABYMETAL IN MARCH
Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release their first concept album, "The Other One", worldwide on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Leading up to the concept album's release, 5 pre-release digital singles will be available worldwide for download and streaming, each respectively scheduled to release in October, November, January, February and March.
BABYMETAL has also announced a 2-day performance titled "Babymetal Returns - The Other One" on January 28 and January 29, 2023 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Tokyo.
Album teaser: youtu.be/lW2DAx-QOuw
WATAIN CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens on July 13-15, 2023 at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are acts like KREATOR, DARK FUNERAL, DARK ANGEL, SACRED REICH, NERVOSA etc.
It has also been announced that HELLOWEEN will play a warm up show for the festival at the same place on July 12.
More info & tickets: geflemetalfestival.se
ANGELES DRUMMER DANNY BASULTO RETIRES
L.A. hard rockers ANGELES have announced that their long-time drummer Danny Basulto is going to retire due to health issues and going to spend time with his family.
ANGELES will go on playing and writing new music, and they have launched the drummer auditioning.
SAXON ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR PARIS
SAXON have announced a rescheduled date for their show at the Trianon in Paris, originally due to take place on October 2. The new date is Friday, December 9, 2022, and all tickets for the original show remain valid.
EX-THE RUNAWAYS SINGER CHERIE CURRIE ANNOUNCES UK/IRELAND TOUR
Former The RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie are going on a tour in UK and Ireland in March 2023. Special guests will be BLUE RUIN.
NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR
NAPALM DEATH are going on a European tour in February/March 2023 together with special guests DROP DEAD and SIBERIAN MEAT GRINDER (more bands will be announced soon).
Dates here: facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH STRYPER
STRYPER have released another single and music video, "Same Old Story", taken from their new album, "The Final Battle", which will be released on October 21 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the single: youtu.be/xQThdzzsPF8
JOEY RAMONE's MUSIC CATALOG SOLD FOR $10 MILLION
The estate of Joey Ramone has sold a stake of the punk legend's music publishing rights for $10 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, but include non-exclusive rights to license the RAMONES frontman's name and likeness, as well as income for songs across the band's repertoire of music.
KREATOR CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
German thrash veterans KREATOR will be one of the headliners at Gefle Metal Festival, which happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Among the other confirmed acts so far are DARK FUNERAL, BRUJERIA, CRYSTAL VIPER, MIDNIGHT, NAGLFAR, DARK ANGEL, ALCEST, SACRED REICH and NERVOSA.
More info & tickets: geflemetalfestival.se
MSG AND TOY DOLLS CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
The first 6 acts for the Time To Rock festival in Knislinge, Sweden have been confirmed. They are MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, TOY DOLLS, MOLLY HATCHET, ANGEL WITCH, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and Uli Jon Roth.
The festival happens on July 8-10, 2023 in the south of Sweden.
More info & tickets: timetorock.se
IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCES ANOTHER EURO TOUR
IRON MAIDEN will bring a new tour to Europe in the summer of 2023, including arena shows in the U.K. and Ireland. "The Future Past Tour" will feature previously unperformed songs from the band's most recent studio album, "Senjutsu", along with a focus on 1986's iconic "Somewhere In Time" record, plus other classic cuts.
Tickets go on sale from Friday, October 14. As always, there will also be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fan club members.
More info: ironmaiden.com
H.E.A.T POSTPONES FINNISH DATES
"Due to unforeseen timing issues", Swedish hard rockers H.E.A.T have to reschedule their 2 Finnish shows planned for next week. The new dates are Friday, January 20, 2023 at Tampere, Yo-talo, followed by Tavastia in Helsinki on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
EX-AT THE GATES GUITARIST ANDERS BJÖRLER RETURN TO THE BAND
Swedish death metal legends AT THE GATES gives us the news that founding member and guitarist Anders Björler is returning to the band's line-up after a handful of years of absence. Anders first show back in the band will be Damnation Fest in the UK. After that they go on a European tour with IN FLAMES in November/December, which will also feature IMMINENCE and ORBIT CULTURE.
Tour dates: atthegates.se
POISON IDEA BASSIST CHRIS CAREY IS DEAD
Chris Carey, the bassist for POISON IDEA and BURNING LEATHER, and the guitarist for RELIGIOUS WAR and DEAD CONSPIRACY, has passed away. He was 51 years old.
NEW SINGLE WITH RILEY'S L.A. GUNS LATER THIS MONTH
RILEY's L.A. GUNS (Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS) will release the first single, "Overdrive", from their upcoming album, "The Dark Horse", on October 21.
Pre-save the single: bfan.link/rileys-la-guns-overdrive
THE BABOON SHOW ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW are going on a European tour in the beginning of 2023. They will kick off with 4 dates in Sweden in January. After that they continue with some scattered dates in Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and 5 dates in Germany.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 6.
Tickets & dates: thebaboonshow.com
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE CANCELS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has canceled the 2023 leg of the band's North American tour in order to allow frontman Zack De La Rocha more time to recover from a torn Achilles tendon.
De La Rocha's injury happened during RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's July 11 concert in Chicago.
D.R.I. CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2023
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. have been confirmed for the British punk festival Rebellion.
The festival happens at Winter Gardens in Blackpool on August 3-6, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are The EXPLOITED, Steve Ignorant, UK SUBS, SUBHUMANS, CONFLICT, M.D.C., BAR STOOL PREACHERS etc.
More info & tickets: www.rebellionfestivals.com
MISFITS GOES TO VEGAS
MISFITS (with original members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only) will play in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve at Mandalay Bay together with CIRCLE JERKS and TIGER ARMY.
misfits.com | instagram.com/circlejerksband
NEW ALBUM WITH THE BABOON SHOW IN JANUARY
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW will release their 10th studio album, "God Bless You All", on January 13, 2023. Pre-order will start on Thursday, October 6. The first single from the new album will be released on October 21.
DELUXE EDITIONS OF BLACK SABBATH's "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules"
BMG salutes the Ronnie James Dio fronted BLACK SABBATH albums "Heaven And Hell" and "Mob Rules" with newly remastered versions of both albums expanded with rare and unreleased music. "Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition"" and "Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition" will be released separately on November 4 and November 18. Each album will be available on 2-CDs or a 2-LP set. Due to space constraints, both vinyl editions include a selection of bonus material from the CDs. The music will also be available via digital download and streaming services the same day.
BOOK ABOUT TROUBLEMAKERS ARRIVES IN NOVEMBER
The book about Swedish punk rock veterans TROUBLEMAKERS, titled "TROUBLEMAKERS Från Staden Göteborg", will be published in early November.
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086106084166 | troublemakers.se
L.A. GUNS REVEALS TITLE OF NEXT STUDIO ALBUM
L.A. GUNS, featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns, has set "Black Diamonds" as the title of its new studio album. This will be the 4th studio album since the much welcome reunion of the band's core foundation of Lewis and Guns.
MINISTRY CANCEL EURO TOUR
"Due to unforseen circumstances, including the recent cancelation of a festival, we are forced to cancel our fall Europe tour", says MINISTRY: ministryband.com/tour
MOB 47 RECORDING NEW SONGS
Swedish hardcore/punk legends MOB 47 are in the studio to record some new songs.
JUDAS PRIEST AND PANTERA TO CO-HEADLINE MONTERREY METAL FEST
Monterrey Metal Fest have announced the full line-up for the festival's comeback edition, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at the Estadio Mobil Super in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Co-headliners will be no others than JUDAS PRIEST and PANTERA. The other bands are MERCYFUL FATE, BEHEMOTH, STRYPER and local act AVATAR KALI-YUGA.
More info and tickets: mmf.com.mx
CANDLEMASS CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL WINTER EDITION
Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS and WITCH CLUB SATAN are the last to be confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival Winter Edition, which happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on December 3.
Other bands that will play there are THYRFING and MÖRK GRYNING.
THE EXPLOITED CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2023
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED have been confirmed for the Rebellion 2023 punk festival at Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK on August 3-6, 2023.
Other acts that's been confirmed so far are The DICKIES, HR of BAD BRAINS, D.R.I., SLOPPY SECONDS, BAD MANNERS etc.
More info and tickets: rebellionfestivals.com
A TRIBUTE TO BATHORY
"A Tribute to BATHORY" have just been released by Antichrist Magazine and Grand Sounds PR. It features as much as 33 bands doing covers of Swedish metal legends BATHORY.
Listen here: youtu.be/NiMBwpA0ARQ
linktr.ee/antichristmag | grandsounds.net
NEW SINGLE WITH CANDLEMASS
Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will release a new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", on November 18 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's second single, the "Sweet Evil Sun" title track, can be seen here: youtu.be/zYk1adsNZcw
THE HEAD CAT REISSUES ON THE WAY
The HEAD CAT, the rockabilly supergroup featuring late MOTÖRHEAD mainman Lemmy Kilmister along with The STRAY CATS drummer Slim Jim Phantom and rockabilly guitar-slinger Danny B. Harvey, will have its catalog reissued.
The news came in a new interview with Phantom, who spoke to Eonmusic.
NEW ALBUM WITH ENUFF Z'NUFF IN NOVEMBER
Frontiers Music Srl will release a new album with American glam rockers ENUFF Z'NUFF, "Finer Than Sin", on November 11.
ANVIL ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Canadian heavy metal veterans ANVIL are going to Australia in February 2023 for 5 concerts.
Feb. 21 - Basement, Canberra
Feb. 22 - Enigma, Adelaide
Feb. 23 - Croxton, Melbourne
Feb. 24 - The Zoo, Brisbane
Feb. 25 - Crowbar, Sydney
SATOR CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
Swedish rock veterans SATOR have been confirmed for Atlas Rock at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 2-3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are EUROPE, BLIND GUARDIAN, D-A-D, H.E.A.T etc.
More info and tickets: atlasrock.se
AVATARIUM PREMIERE NEW VIDEO
Swedish doom rockers AVATARIUM have released a new video for "Stockholm", a haunting song from their new album, "Death, Where Is Your Sting", which will be released on October 21 through AFM Records.
youtube.com/avatariumofficial | facebook.com/avatariumofficial | shop.afm-records.de/avatarium
IRON MAIDEN TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF "The Number Of The Beast" WITH TRIPLE VINYL
BMG has announced the release of a commemorative triple black vinyl album in honor of the 40th anniversary of IRON MAIDEN's seminal third album, "The Number Of The Beast". Included in the new vinyl package is "Beast Over Hammersmith" - available now officially for the very first time on vinyl - featuring the live concert from March 1982's now-legendary Hammersmith Odeon London show from the "Beast On The Road" world tour, recorded only days before the release of "The Number Of The Beast" album.
CLOSE-UP START PUNK CLUB IN STOCKHOLM
The people behind Close-Up Magazine (rip) and Close-Up Båten will arrange a punk club at Harry B James in Stockholm, Sweden. 3 dates have been announced:
Oct. 15: Bonnie Pontén (ASTA KASK) and HYRDA KNEKTAR
Nov. 12: SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, N:A HOSPITALET
Dec. 17: VÄNSTERNÄVEN, KARDBORREBANDET
facebook.com/CloseUpMagazine | harrybjames.se
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH SARCATOR
Swedish blackened thrash metallers SARCATOR have released a new single/video, "The Long Lost".
The song is taken from their second album, "Alkahest", which will be released on October 21 via Black Lion Records.
youtu.be/BisFUrsuU30 | facebook.com/sarcatorband | blacklion.nu
HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH HAMMERFALL
German power metal legends HELLOWEEN will embark on the "United Forces" tour of North America in May 2023. Support on the 13-date trek will come from Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30.
For dates and tickets, try these: helloween.org | hammerfall.net
TWIN PIGS ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN SWEDEN AND GERMANY
Swedish punk band TWIN PIGS have announced a few shows in Sweden and Germany in October and November.
These dates are:
Oct. 22 - Sandviken, Sweden
Oct. 29 - Jönköping, Sweden
Nov. 10 - Bielefeld, Germany
Nov. 11 - Aachen, Germany
Nov. 12 - Munchengladbach, Germany
Nov. 26 - Borås, Sweden
THÅSTRÖM ANNOUNCES CLUB TOUR IN SWEDEN AND NORWAY
After a arena tour in Scandinavia during the spring, Swedish rock legend Thåström (ex-EBBA GRÖN, IMPERIET) announces a club tour in Sweden and Norway in November and December.
The schedule looks like this:
Nov. 17-19 - The Tivoli, Helsingborg, Sweden
Nov. 23-24 - Vulkan Arena, Oslo, Norway
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 - Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
Dec. 11-13 and 15-17 - Orionteatern, Stockholm, Sweden
Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sepetember 29 at luger.se
NERVOCHAOS ANNOUNCES SECOND LEG OF EURO TOUR
Brazilian death metal veterans NERVOCHAOS are coming back to Europe between October 6 to November 13.
All dates can be found here: facebook.com/NervoChaos
METALLICA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL CONCERT FOR JONNY AND MARSHA ZAZULA
METALLICA will celebrate the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6. Special guests at the show will be RAVEN.
Tickets for the 7,000-seat theater show will be available starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 30. If you're a member of METALLICA's fan club, you will have early access beginning Wednesday, September 28.
TIM "RIPPER" OWENS TO RELEASE SOLO EP
Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens will release a new solo EP, "Return To Death Row", under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November.
The EP was produced by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Nick Bellmore (Jasta, Dee Snider). Players on the effort include Nick Bellmore, Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider, ex-TOXIC HOLOCAUST) on guitar, and Chris Beaudette (Jasta, ENTEIRRO) on bass.
EX-VENOM DRUMMER ABANDDON DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOMA
Former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray) revealed earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma and has started chemotherapy.
Read his own statement: facebook.com/antony.bray.58
VADER ANNOUNCES POLISH TOUR
Polish death metal veterans VADER have announced a series of shows in Poland for November and December.
And when it comes to the VADER tour in Australia and New Zealand, initially confirmed for November 2022, it was forced to be rescheduled for May 2023, due to logistical issues. Support act on the tour will be THY DISEASE.
HEAR 'N NOW HONOR STEVE GRIMMETT
The multi-artist initiative HEAR 'N NOW, which was put together by the Pennsylvania-based music marketing agency Keep it Metal Promotions, is making the project's first single, "No Road to Ruin", available as a free digital download in an effort to encourage heavy metal fans everywhere to donate to the Steve Grimmett GoFundMe Campaign.
Vocalist Steve Grimmett (GRIM REAPER) passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2022 and the GoFundMe Campaign has been organized to assist his surviving widow and family.
Keep it Metal Promotions has now re-released the single and made it available for free by visiting: keepitmetalpromotions.com/hear-n-now.php
If you want to donate to the GoFundMe Campaign, visit: gofund.me/24d674e0
More info: keepitmetalpromotions.com
DANKO JONES RETURN TO EUROPE
Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES will return to Europe on November 30 for a tour that will last until December 17.
More details here: dankojones.com/tour
NEW SINGLE WITH LEATHER LEONE
As announced here earlier, CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone will release a new solo album, "We Are The Chosen", on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's lead single, "We Take Back Control", can now be streamed here: youtu.be/6RjLfSH9_0U
NEW SINGLE WITH SODOM
German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released a new single, "After The Deluge". The track is taken from the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary album, "40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", which will arrive on October 28 through Steamhammer/SPV.
Check out "After The Deluge": youtu.be/ta0AcnTcSF8
PILEDRIVER FRONTMAN GORD KIRCHIN IS DEAD
Lead vocalist Gord Kirchin of the Canadian cult metal band PILEDRIVER has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 60 years old.
NEW ALBUM WITH VARNAGEL IN NOVEMBER
Swedish trallpunk band VARNAGEL are going to release their new album, "I Vargars Land", on November 18 via Beat Butchers.
DEAD EXPRESS PARTS WAYS WITH SINGER
The singer, Joan, for Swedish action rockers DEAD EXPRESS have decided to leave the band. His ears have been destroyed by too much rock n roll, according to the band.
DEAD EXPRESS are now looking for a new singer.
NEW SINGLE WITH SKID ROW
SKID ROW has released a new single, "Time Bomb", taken from the band's upcoming album "The Gang's All Here".
The music video for "Time Bomb" will be made available on September 28, but you can stream and download the song here: SkidRow.lnk.to/TimeBombFA
"The Gang's All Here" will be released on October 14.
H.E.A.T CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
H.E.A.T have been confirmed for Atlas Rock, a 2-day festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 2-3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are BLIND GUARDIAN, EUROPE, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS and D-A-D.
NERVOSA CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens on July 13-15, 2023 at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are DARK FUNERAL, BRUJERIA, CRYSTAL VIPER, MIDNIGHT, NAGLFAR, DARK ANGEL, ALCEST and SACRED REICH.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE TO REISSUE 3 ALBUMS
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has elected to give 3 of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.
First up is the one that started it all: Back in print after a long, long decade, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's self-titled 1998 debut album will be resurrected digitally September 22, with a vinyl release date of October 21.
Following on December 9 will be a double shot of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's most recent efforts: 2013's multiple-Grammy-nominated, Billboard 200 No. 1-charting "...Like Clockwork" and 2017's redefining "Villains" will both be reincarnated.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO BY SAXON
SAXON have released the official music video for the song "Black Is The Night". The clip was directed by Ted Lindén of Bullsize Production. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Carpe Diem", which came out in February 2022 via Silver Lining Music.
youtu.be/xzEOVKxZmWI | saxon747.com
GIRLSCHOOL CANCEL GIG IN FRANCE
Due to a family emergency, British all-female hard rock veterans GIRLSCHOOL will no longer be able to play in Dijon, France this Friday, September 23.
THE DICTATORS ANNOUNCES CANADIAN SHOWS
New York punk rock legends The DICTATORS have announced their first shows since reforming. Joining original members Andy Shernoff and Ross the Boss (ex-MANOWAR) are new singer Keith Roth (Sirius XM DJ, FRANKENSTEIN 3000) and drummer Albert Bouchard (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT).
The 3 Canadian dates are:
Nov. 10 - Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Nov. 11 - Rec Rom, London, ON
Nov. 12 - The Casbah, Hamilton, ON
NEW ALBUM WITH WHITE LUNG IN DECEMBER
American alternative punk rock trio WHITE LUNG have announced that they will release their final album, "Premonition", on December 2 via Domino.
The band have also released videos for their 2 new songs "Date Night" and "Tomorrow".
youtu.be/7uBFNx3IVMw | youtu.be/MWwCvFrHxYM
NEW SINGLE WITH BOURBON BOYS IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Swedish diesel country rockers BOURBON BOYS - with Hulkoff from RAUBTIER - will release a new single, "Chainsaw Brotherhood", on September 30.
GUNS N' ROSES TO RELEASE "Use Your Illusion" BOX SET FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS
UME/Geffen will celebrate GUNS N' ROSES' incredible musical legacy with "Use Your Illusion I & II", the ultimate box set for the band's 1991 multi-platinum releases "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II". Set for release on November 11, "Use Your Illusion I & II" super deluxes feature a total of 97 tracks, 63 are previously unreleased.
More details: blabbermouth.net/news/guns-n-roses-to-release-use-your-illusion-i-ii-box-set-featuring-63-previously-unreleased-audio-tracks-and-videos
OZZY IS No. 1 IN THE STATES
According to Billboard, Ozzy Osbourne's new album, "Patient Number 9", sold 52,500 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart. The album also opened at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Current Album Sales, Tastemaker Albums and Vinyl Albums.
The album is doing good in other countries too: No. 1 in Canada / No. 2 in UK, Austria, Australia, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Italy / No. 3 in Switzerland / No. 4 in Norway / No. 6 in The Netherlands and New Zealand / No. 8 in Belgium.
billboard.com | ozzy.com
NASHVILLE PUSSY ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH THE TOADIES
American hard rocking veterans NASHVILLE PUSSY are going on a U.S. tour with The TOADIES in October.
More details here: facebook.com/NSPSY
GEOFF TATE ANNOUNCES NEW DATES IN THE STATES
Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate have announced a U.S. tour in December. Most tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 23.
More info: facebook.com/operationmindcrimeband
BLIND GUARDIAN CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
German power metal legends BLIND GUARDIAN have been confirmed for next summer's Atlas Rock, which take place at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 2-3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are EUROPE, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS and D-A-D.
OZZY'S LATEST ALBUM IS HIS HIGHEST-CHARTING SOLO ALBUM IN UK
Ozzy Osbourne's new album, "Patient Number 9", has landed at position No. 2 on the U.K. chart. This marks the legendary singer's highest-charting U.K. album of his 42-year solo career.
"Patient Number 9" is the follow-up to 2020's "Ordinary Man", which entered the U.K. chart at No. 3.
NEW EP WITH SERJ TANKIAN IN OCTOBER
SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian will release a new 5-song EP, titled "Perplex Cities", on October 21 via Serjical Strike.
D-A-D CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK AND SKOGSRÖJET
Danish rock veterans D-A-D have been confirmed for next year's Atlas Rock, which take place at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 2-3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are EUROPE and PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS.
D-A-D are also confirmed for Skogsröjet, which happens in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-5, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier for that festival are KAMELOT, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS and SAREA.
KÖPINGSPUNKEN IN OCTOBER
1-day punk festival Köpingspunken will happen on October 15 at Smedjan in Köping, Sweden. Bands that will play there are The PAST, MICROLAXX, VETIFAN, DÅLIG ISOLERING, PARADIGMER and PUNKTERING.
NEW SINGLE WITH UMBILICUS
American 70s rock outfit UMBILICUS has released their 4th and final single, "Umbilicus", from their upcoming album "Path Of 1000 Suns", which is due September 30 via Listenable Insanity Records.
The band features members from CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE among others. "Path Of 1000 Suns" is the band's first album.
Pre-order the album here: umbilicusband.bandcamp.com
SIMON MCBRIDE HAVE BECOME PERMANENT MEMBER OF DEEP PURPLE
Following the news in July that guitarist Steve Morse will be stepping back from the legendary hard rock band DEEP PURPLE, after more than a quarter of a century, his former bandmates have announced that, after an abundant summer of touring, Simon McBride will join the band permanently.
NEW ALBUM WITH RUTS DC IN NOVEMBER
British punk rock veterans RUTS DC (aka The RUTS) are going to release a new album, "Counterculture?", on November 11.
There will also be a UK tour in November/December.
Pre-order the album, see dates and buy tickets at: rutsdc.com/counterculture
ADRESTIA RELEASES 2 NEW ALBUMS
Swedish crust/metal punks ADRESTIA have released 2 new albums today (Sept. 16), "III: the Betrayal" and "IV: The Mark Of Cain". So far just digitally, but both will also be released on vinyl LP soon.
Listen here: adrestia.bandcamp.com
MILLENCOLIN POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish skate punk veterans MILLENCOLIN has decided to postpone their European tour to 2023. "The current state of the world regarding costs in general and for us as a touring band having unrealistic logistical costs has been a major factor in this to us very sad decision", says the band.
All tickets remain valid for the 2023 dates, which can be found here: facebook.com/Millencolin
NEW ALBUM WITH STRYPER IN OCTOBER
Christian hard rock veterans STRYPER will release their new album, "The Final Battle", on October 21 through Frontiers Music Srl.
New single and music video, "Transgressor", out now: youtu.be/0xzvGtJ5dW0
Pre-order/save the album: orcd.co/finalbattle
frontiers.it | linktr.ee/Stryper
NEW SINGLE WITH LACUNA COIL
Italian dark metal band LACUNA COIL have released the official Trilathera-directed music video for a new version of their song "Swamped". The new version of the track, now titled "Swamped XX", will appear on "Comalies XX", a "deconstructed" and "transported" version of LACUNA COIL's third album, "Comalies", which will be made available on October 14 via Century Media Records.
Check out the video: youtu.be/kqghHMHVUtE
lacunacoil.com | centurymedia.com
NEW ALBUM WITH IN FLAMES IN FEBRUARY
IN FLAMES will release their new album, "Foregone", on February 10 via Nuclear Blast.
Check out the video for the second single, "Foregone Pt. 1", here: youtu.be/5W0yNXwTPbw
inflames.com | label.nuclearblast.com/store
MÖRK GRYNING CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL WINTER EDITION
MÖRK GRYNING have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival Winter Edition, which will take place at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on December 3.
Confirmed since earlier are THYRFING. More bands should be announced soon..
EXCITER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Canadian speed metal legends EXCITER are going to play some shows in the States in October and November. The tour begins with a trio of Midwest shows, then heads out to Salt Lake City for a special Halloween night appearance, before joining up with Houston's heavy metal punks NIGHT COBRA for 3 Southern California dates.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16, and the dates can be found here: facebook.com/excitercanada
SOILWORK AND THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA GUITARIST DAVID ANDERSSON IS DEAD
Swedish guitarist David Andersson (SOILWORK, The NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA) has passed away at the age of 47. And that's all I know right now..
WOLF ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
Swedish heavy metal band WOLF will do some shows in Sweden, The Netherlands and Belgium next month.
The dates can be found here: facebook.com/officialwolf
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE VERSION OF MOTÖRHEAD's "(Don't Let 'Em) Grind You Down"
Tomorrow (Sept. 14) at 4pm BST/5pm CET/11am EST MOTÖRHEAD will be premiering a new video and previously unreleased live version of "(Don't Let 'Em) Grind You Down".
Hit this link to set a reminder: motorhead.lnk.to/DLTGYDFA
THE DOORS TO RELEASE BLUES COLLECTION WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG
Mythic studio recording of "Paris Blues", the last known unreleased song from The DOORS' vault, makes its long-awaited debut on the new blues-themed collection "Paris Blues". The album will be released on transparent blue vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 25.
BIRDNEST RECORDS HAS BURNED DOWN
The house where Ögir Mat & Musik and Swedish punk rock label Birdnest Records had its high quarters, in Köping, Sweden, has unfortunately burned down. No one was hurt, but the economic losses will be enormous.
CHARTA 77 and some other bands used to rehearse in that house, and several bands was playing live at Ögir.
MEGADETH ENTERS BILLBOARD CHART AT No. 3
MEGADETH's new album, "The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!", sold 48,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marks the band's 8th top 10-charting album.
billboard.com | megadeth.com
AVSKUM ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH RESISTANT CULTURE
It seems like Swedish hardcore/punk legends AVSKUM are going on a U.S. mid-west/west coast tour in 2023. No dates was announced though..
NEW SINGLE WITH SVARTA SANNINGAR IN OCTOBER
Local (Borås, Sweden) dark rockers SVARTA SANNINGAR will release a new single, "Ritual Deluxe", on October 7.
EX-PARADISE LOST DRUMMER WALTTERI JOINS OPETH
Swedish progressive metal/rockers OPETH have announced that their new drummer is Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT), who left PARADISE LOST just a few days ago. Waltteri will play his first show with the band in Tallinn, Estonia on September 14.
DEEP PURPLE RELEASES DIGITAL COMPILATION
DEEP PURPLE has just released "Extras: The Now What?! B-Sides And Bonus Songs". This digital compilation is available on all streaming platforms as well as a specially priced digital download via earMUSIC.
More details here: deeppurple.lnk.to/NowWhatExtras
deeppurple.com | ear-music.net
DEBUT ALBUM WITH TORNET LATER THIS MONTH
Swedish retro rockers TORNET have signed with Majestic Mountain Records, who will release the band's debut album, "Domedagar", on September 23.
For a first taste of the album, check out "Nemesis": youtu.be/Qj26YKFwMbI
tornetgbg.bandcamp.com | majesticmountainrecords.com
YET ANOTHER LIVE ALBUM WITH THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. in partnership with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE "Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969" this November 18 on 2LP vinyl, CD and all digital platforms.
Recorded in the spring of 1969 before a raucous, sold-out audience, the captivating performance of the original lineup (singer/guitarist Jimi Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell, bassist Noel Redding) has never before been released in its entirety. This album comes out in time for the 80th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's birth (November 27).
An advance track from the album, "I Don't Live Today", is available here: youtu.be/G5w3tbjUU4M
BEST OF COMPILATION WITH U.D.O. IN NOVEMBER
German heavy metal band U.D.O. celebrate their 35th anniversary this year. And frontman and band leader Udo Dirkschneider turned 70 in April. This will be celebrated with a carrer-spanning best of compilation, "The Legacy", which will be released through AFM Records on November 18.
Among the 33 tracks are also 4 rare songs.
udo-online.com | afm-records.de
A BOX FULL OF CELTIC FROST
Over the course of little more than 3 years between 1984 and 1987, CELTIC FROST established themselves as one of the most important bands in extreme and experimental music of that era. Due on October 28 in Europe and November 25 in the U.S., "Danse Macabre" brings together the band's recordings from those years.
"Danse Macabre" captures the radical ambition and evolution of CELTIC FROST from 1984 through to 1987. In addition to the albums "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion" and "Into The Pandemonium", the marble color vinyl box set also includes the "Emperor's Return", "Tragic Serenades" and "I Won't Dance" EPs, along with "The Collectors Celtic Frost" compilation, a 7" of "Visual Aggression" and a cassette of rehearsals recorded at the band's Grave Hill Bunker. A 12" x 12", 40-page book, brings together photography - some previously unseen - from the era and brand new interviews with Tom Gabriel Warrior and Reed St Mark. A Heptagram USB drive contains MP3 audio of all the albums, including bonus tracks. A "Danse Macabre" woven patch, a double-sided poster, and a Necromaniac Union fan club enamel badge complete the set.
"Danse Macabre" is also available as a 5-CD box set with a 40-page book, badge, poster and patch.
NEW ALBUM WITH DARK THRONE IN OCTOBER
Norwegian black metal veterans DARK THRONE will release a new album, "Astral Fortress", on October 28 via Peaceville Records.
facebook.com/Darkthroneofficial | facebook.com/PeacevilleRecords
NEW SINGLE WITH BLACK STAR RIDERS
Hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS, with members of THIN LIZZY, have released a new single, "Pay Dirt": youtu.be/n1QBlkBNBws
A new BLACK STAR RIDERS album, titled "Wrong Side Of Paradise", will be released on Friday, January 20, 2023 via Earache Records.
Pre-order the album: earache.com/blackstarriders
PARADISE LOST PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
PARADISE LOST's drummer Waltteri has parted ways with the band.
Guido Montanarini from STRIGOI will be taking up the drum stool for the band's upcoming European tour.
DOOM METAL VETERAN DAVE SHERMAN IS DEAD
Dave Sherman, bassist of SPIRIT CARAVAN and KING VALLEY and frontman of EARTHRIDE, WRETCHED, WEED IS WEED and GALACTIC CROSS, among others, has died. He was 55 years old. No official cause of death has been revealed, although there are unconfirmed reports that it was a cardiac event.
HANOI ROCKS TO REUNITE FOR MICHAEL MONROE's 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Michael Monroe (real name Matti Fagerholm) has dropped the bomb that Finnish glam rock legends HANOI ROCKS will reunite for his 60th birthday party at the Helsinki Ice Hall on September 23 (his real birthday was in June though). The lineup will be Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide and Gyp Casino.
Another surprise for the party is that DEMOLITION 23 will also reunite this evening, which was a band that Michael Monroe formed in the 90s.
MERCYFUL FATE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH KREATOR
MERCYFUL FATE have announced their first North American headlining tour in over 2 decades. The journey, which will feature support from by KREATOR and MIDNIGHT, will commence on October 25 in Dallas, Texas and weave its way through 14 cities, closing on November 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9.
More info: facebook.com/mercyfulfateofficial
BRIAN JOHNSON OF AC/DC TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN OCTOBER
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will publish his long-awaited autobiography, "The Lives Of Brian", on October 13 (a year later than originally planned).
The book will be published in the U.K. by Penguin Michael Joseph, a division of Penguin Random House, by publishing director Rowland White. It will be published simultaneously in the U.S. by Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins.
DEEP PURPLE SINGER IAN GILLAN TO PERFORM WITH PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Ian Gillan will embark on a Spanish tour in November. On the 6-date trek, the 77-year-old DEEP PURPLE singer will be joined by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by German conductor Friedemann Riehle.
There will also be some other singers with the orchestra, who will be performing songs by QUEEN, PINK FLOYD, AC/DC and METALLICA, and Mr. Gillan will be closing the show with his DEEP PURPLE choices.
More details: facebook.com/iangillanofficial
NEW INTERVIEW WITH STRÖM
Finally a new interview. This time with Swedish hard rockers STRÖM, and once again only in Swedish.
READ THE INTERVIEW
U.D.O. BASSIST TILEN HUDRAP HOSPITALIZED
Tilen Hudrap, bass player for U.D.O., had to be rushed to hospital after nearly collapsing on stage last night (Sept. 4). He is now at hospital in Munich, Germany, where doctors are continuing to run tests on him to ascertain the quickest way to bring him back to full health.
U.D.O. will continue the tour without Tilen until he has fully recovered. The next 2 shows in Pratteln and Stuttgart will be performed without a bass player, then Peter Baltes (ex-ACCEPT) will join the band as temporary replacement from Berlin onwards.
Read more: facebook.com/udoonline
NEW SINGLE WITH OZZY
Ozzy Osbourne has shared a new single, "Nothing Feels Right", featuring his longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde. The song is a reflective, moody ballad, with Wylde delivering an emotional, melodic solo. The track is featured on Ozzy's upcoming album, "Patient Number 9", which will arrive this Friday, September 9.
youtu.be/n3G3Qbn_-Sk | ozzy.com
ATTENTAT SINGER MATS JÖNSSON RECOVERING AFTER 9 MONTHS IN RESPIRATOR
During the spring, Mats Jönsson, singer for Swedish punk rock veterans ATTENTAT, became ill. It was found that he had pneumonia, which almost took his life. He ended up in respirator for 9 weeks. Mats is now at home again recovering and training.
HELIX AND HARDCORE SUPERSTAR CONFIRMED FOR INDOOR SUMMER 2023
German festival Indoor Summer have announced the 2023 lineup, which features artists like HELIX, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, PRAYING MANTIS, ART NATION, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, Mike Tramp, JUNKYARD DRIVE etc.
The festival take place at Markthalle in Hamburg on September 1-3, 2023.
FREE SONGS WITH HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED
The DWARVES guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed give away 4 of his solo songs for free download: musiccannotbenamed.com/js_albums/punk
SARCASTIC RETURN TO THE LIVE SCENE
Thrash metal band SARCASTIC, from Strömstad, Sweden, will return for 1 show at the mini festival Dödsmässan in Uddevalla, Sweden on October 1. That will be their first show since 2009.
SARCASTIC was active between 1992-1997, and 2004-2009.
UFO FRONTMAN PHIL MOGG SUFFERS HEART ATTACK
Last week Phil Mogg, singer in UFO, suffered a heart attack. He has had an operation placing stents into 2 arteries and is now recovering.
The UFO tour in October is cancelled because of this, and it's currently unclear whether or not the dates will be postponed into 2023.
Read more: facebook.com/UFOofficial
BOX SET WITH SNAKECHARMER IN OCTOBER
British hard rock supergroup SNAKECHARMER was formed in 2013 by former members of WHITESNAKE, WISHBONE ASH and THUNDER, among others. They released 2 albums, the first in 2013 and the second in 2017.
Now Cherry Red Records will release a 4-CD Box Set, "Anthology", on October 28. The box includes the 2 studio albums and 2 live recordings.
NEW GUITARIST FOR MANOWAR
Following guitarist E.V. Martel's announcement that he will not be available next year, MANOWAR have invited metal shred legend Michael Angelo Batio to perform with them on the forthcoming "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal" Anniversary Tour 2023.
NEW EP WITH VOIVOD IN NOVEMBER
Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are going to release a new EP, "Ultraman - EP", on November 4 via Century Media Records.
"Ultraman - EP" features a highly original tribute to the "Ultraman" TV series theme as well as previously unreleased bonus live cuts, available both as 12" vinyl EP or as digital EP.
VOIVOD are also going on a European tour as special guests for OPETH in November.
Dates & tickets: opeth.com/tour-dates
voivod.com | centurymedia.com
2023 WILL BE THE LAST YEAR FOR NOFX
It looks like next year will be the last year for American skate punk legends NOFX. An official statement will likely be released in the next few weeks.
NEW SINGLE WITH FINNEGAN'S HELL
Swedish Celtic punk rockers FINNEGAN'S HELL have released a new single, "One Finger Salute": orcd.co/one-finger-salute-single
"One Finger Salute" is the first single from their new album with the same title, which will be released in the fall.
SARAYASIGN SIGNS WITH FRONTIERS MUSIC
Swedish melodic hard rockers SARAYASIGN have signed a multi-album deal with Italian record label Frontiers Music Srl.
Their debut album, "Throne Of Gold", was released in May 2022. They are currently working on their second album, "The Lion's Road", which is anticipated for release in 2023.
sarayasign.com | frontiers.it
W.A.S.P. PHOTO BOOK IN NOVEMBER
A new photo book, "W.A.S.P. By Ross Halfin", will be published later this year. Pre-orders start on Friday, September 2 at 3 p.m. U.K. time and the book will ship at the end of November 2022.
This 300-page plus coffee-table book features photos by Ross Halfin, but will also feature anecdotes and memories by former W.A.S.P. guitarist and co-songwriter Chris Holmes.
RAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN STADIUM TOUR
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced the 2023 European leg of the band's stadium tour, which take place from May 22 to August 4, 2023.
Pre-sale starts on Tuesday, September 6 and ends on Wednesday, September 7. Then tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 8.
Dates & tickets: rammstein.com
DARK FUNERAL TO SUPPORT CANNIBAL CORPSE IN EUROPE
It has already been announced that Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL will team up with CANNIBAL CORPSE on their North American tour in November/December this year. But now it has been confirmed that the 2 will also team up for a European and UK tour in March/April 2023.
LUCIFER ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Swedish doom rockers LUCIFER have announced a Latin American tour in the beginning of December. They will visit Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico.
GLUECIFER CANCEL GERMAN SHOWS
Norwegian action rock veterans GLUECIFER have announced that their planned shows in Germany this fall are cancelled.
Read more: facebook.com/glueciferofficial
CRAZY LIXX SKIPS AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH H.E.A.T
Swedish melodic hard rockers CRAZY LIXX will not take part in the Australian tour with H.E.A.T.
Read more: facebook.com/crazylixx
ANTHRAX CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Due to ongoing logistical issues and 2022 costs that are out of the band's control, ANTHRAX have no other option but to cancel the European leg of their upcoming 2022 tour.
They will however be coming to the UK as scheduled.
ATTENTAT BASSIST SIKEN TO RELEASE SOLO EP
Siken, bassist for Swedish (punk) rock veterans ATTENTAT, are going to release his first EP as a solo artist. The project is called Siken För Helvete!
1 song will be released on digital platforms in the fall, and then there will be a 7" vinyl release in the beginning of 2023 through Sockiplast Records and GrönPeppar Records.
facebook.com/sockiplastrecords | facebook.com/GronPepparSas
NEW SINGLE WITH CITY SAINTS IN SEPTEMBER
Swedish punk rockers CITY SAINTS will release a new single, "Can't Pin Me Down", on September 9.
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH QUEENSRŸCHE TOMORROW
QUEENSRŸCHE are going to release a new song and video, "Behind The Walls", on Wednesday, August 31.
The video will premiere at 5pm CET / 11am EST / 8am PST on YouTube.
ANOTHER EDDIE VAN HALEN PHOTO BOOK NEXT MONTH
A new coffee table photo book of Eddie Van Halen, "Ed By Zloz", will be released in September. The book by legendary photographer Neil Zlozower, which contains 384 full-color pages, includes many photos that haven't appeared in Neil's previous VAN HALEN books.
Most of the pictures in "Ed By Zloz" were taken during the David Lee Roth era of VAN HALEN, but there are also some photos from the periods when the band was fronted by Sammy Hagar and Gary Cherone.
Order your copy from: vanhalenstore.com/page/VH/PROD/B79
NEW SINGLE WITH JOHN NORUM ON FRIDAY
EUROPE guitarist John Norum will release a new single, "One By One", on September 2. It's the third single from his upcoming solo album, "Gone To Stay", which will be released on October 28.
Pre-save the single: orcd.co/johnnorum-onebyone
CRYSTAL VIPER CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
Polish heavy metal band CRYSTAL VIPER have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which take place at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are DARK ANGEL, MIDNIGHT, NAGLFAR, SACRED REICH, BRUJERIA and DARK FUNERAL.
BUCKCHERRY TO START WORKING ON NEW ALBUM SOON
BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd and guitarist Stevie Dacanay (a.k.a. Stevie D.) will head to Nashville in 3 weeks to finish the writing process for the band's 10th studio album. The band will begin recording the effort on November 4 for a 2023 release.
DARK ANGEL CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
American thrash veterans DARK ANGEL have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which take place at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are MIDNIGHT, NAGLFAR, SACRED REICH, BRUJERIA and DARK FUNERAL.
OXIDIZE PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE have parted ways with guitarist Niclas Karlsson, due to "musical and visionary differences".
KISS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF "Creatures Of The Night" WITH SUPER DELUXE EDITION
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, "Creatures Of The Night" from 1982 is a seminal album in the KISS catalog. On November 18, 2022, UMe will release "Creatures Of The Night 40" as a 5-CD + Blu-ray audio super deluxe edition, 3-LP deluxe, 2-CD deluxe, 1-LP half-speed master 180gm, 1-CD remaster, as well as a 5-CD super deluxe edition digital download + streaming and 2-CD digital download-only version plus a color vinyl exclusive. All configurations can be pre-ordered through the official KISS online store: shopkissonline.com
The "Creatures Of The Night 40" super deluxe boasts 103 total tracks with 75 tracks being unreleased. CD 1 features a newly remastered version of the album. CDs 2 and 3 feature 34 demos, rarities and outtakes. CDs 4 and 5 highlight 26 incredible, soundboard live recordings from the "Creatures" '82/'83 tour and 7 super-rare tour sound effects. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever Atmos and 5.1 surround mix from the original album multi-tracks plus the high-resolution newly remastered 1982 stereo mix of the original album. Additionally, the super deluxe box features an extensive array of bonus kollectible KISS memorabilia and ephemera.
NEW ALBUM WITH THE QUIREBOYS IN DECEMBER
Long-running U.K. rock n roll band The QUIREBOYS will release a new studio album titled "The Band Rolls On..." in December. It will mark their first collection of material since the departure of lead singer Spike (real name Jonathan Gray) in March. The band has since announced its decision to continue as a 5-piece, with longtime guitarist Guy Griffin handling the vocals.
The album features some well-known guests, including Joe Elliott (DEF LEPPARD), Angry Anderson (ROSE TATTOO), Charlie Starr (BLACKBERRY SMOKE), Dan Reed (DAN REED NETWORK), Josh Todd and Stevie D (BUCKCHERRY), Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF), Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper), Scotti Hill (SKID ROW), Steve Conte (NEW YORK DOLLS) and Tim Mosher (JUNKYARD).
The QUIREBOYS have also announced a 10th anniversary UK tour of "Beautiful Curse", which will take place in April/May 2023.
PANTERA CONFIRMED FOR KNOTFEST
PANTERA has been confirmed for the Knotfest Colombia, Knotfest Chile and Knotfest Brasil festivals, all of which will take place in December.
Knotfest Colombia is scheduled for Friday, December 9 at Campin Circuit of Bogotá. Headlined by JUDAS PRIEST and PANTERA, Knotfest Colombia's first wave of bands announced also features BRING ME THE HORIZON, TRIVIUM, HYPOCRISY, SEPULTURA, SUICIDE SILENCE and SOLD, with more still to be announced.
Also announced today is the addition of JUDAS PRIEST and PANTERA to the lineups for both Knotfest Chile and Knotfest Brasil. These legendary acts will join previously announced headliners SLIPKNOT for the first ever editions of the festival in both locations. Both Knotfest Chile and Knotfest Brasil will also feature BRING ME THE HORIZON, MR. BUNGLE, TRIVIUM, SEPULTURA, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, VENDED and PROJECT 46. Knotfest Chile is slated to take place on Sunday, December 11 at Estadio Monumental in Santiago. Knotfest Brasil will follow on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo.
It has also been confirmed that PANTERA will co-headline the first night of this year's edition of Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. The reactivated band will share the stage with SCORPIONS, MESHUGGAH, ARCH ENEMY, EPICA and CRADLE OF FILTH, among other artists, on December 2 at Foro Pegaso in Toluca.
knotfest.com | hellandheavenmetalfest.com
NEW GREATEST HITS ALBUM WITH SWEET IN OCTOBER
Glam rock legends SWEET will release "Greatest Hitz! The Best of Sweet 1969-1978" on October 7.
RATT SINGER STEPHEN PEARCY SIGNS WITH GOLDEN ROBOT
Golden Robot Records has announced the signing of RATT singer Stephen Pearcy.
The first album on his new label will be "Legacy", a career retrospective from 1976 to date, which is expected to be released later this year.
NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH JOE LYNN TURNER IN OCTOBER
Legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group have announced the global release of his new album, "Belly Of The Beast", on October 28. Today, they present the LP's first single in the form of the lyric video for the title track: youtu.be/VTW37kr67kM
THE CROWN WELCOME NEW BASSIST
Bass player Mattias "Arvid" Rasmussen have become a permanent member of Swedish death/thrash metal veterans The CROWN.
THE SKULL TO CELEBRATE SINGER ERIC WAGNER AT 2 SHOWS
The SKULL has invited vocalists Karl Agell (C.O.C. BLIND, LEADFOOT) and Scott Reagers (SAINT VITUS) to front 2 memorial concerts celebrating the life and music of late singer Eric Wagner (The SKULL, TROUBLE). These 2 shows are Midwest Metal Anthem in Lombard, Illinois on August 27 and the Hammer Of Doom Festival in Wurzburg, Germany on November 18.
Midwest Metal Anthem will pay tribute to Wagner with 2 stages of music featuring The SKULL with Agell and Reagers on vocals as well as the ERIC WAGNER ALLSTARS (aka KULVERA) featuring Chuck Robinson (TROUBLE, BLACK FINGER, Eric Wagner), Dave Snyder (TROUBLE, BLACK FINGER, Eric Wagner), Brian Balich (PENANCE, ARGUS), Greg Ball (EARTHRIDE), and Matt Cross (BLACK FINGER, Eric Wagner) and the debut of LEGION OF DOOM featuring members of The SKULL, SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM, and others playing songs from their collective past.
facebook.com/Midwest-Metal-Anthem-299214050107238 | facebook.com/Hammerofdoomfestival | facebook.com/troubletheskull
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 2-3, 2023.
CRASHDÏET CANCEL UPCOMING SHOWS
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET have to cancel their upcoming shows in September because Peter is still not well enough to perform.
The Australian tour in October will be postponed to January 2023.
Read more: facebook.com/realcrashdiet
LAST IN LINE ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
American all-star hard rockers LAST IN LINE - with former members of DIO etc. - are going on a U.S. tour from September to November.
NEW SINGLE WITH PERKELE IN SEPTEMBER
Swedish Oi! veterans PERKELE will release a re-recording of their song "Göteborg" as a digital single on September 1.
It also looks like their will be a new 12" vinyl with 5 re-recordings on January 20, 2023.
EX-CRADLE OF FILTH GUITARIST STUART ANSTIS IS DEAD
Former CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Stuart Anstis has passed away. He was just 48 years old.
Anstis was a member of CRADLE OF FILTH from 1995 to 1999.
BAD RELIGION AND SOCIAL DISTORTION ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION and SOCIAL DISTORTION have announced a co-headlining tour for Australia and New Zealand. The tour will take place in February 2023, and the dates are:
Feb. 15 - Trusts Arena, Auckland, NZ
Feb. 17 - Riverstage, Brisbane, AU
Feb. 18 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, AU
Feb. 19 - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, AU
Feb. 22 - Red Hill Auditorium, Perth, AU
badreligion.com | socialdistortion.com
NEW SINGLE WITH LIV SIN IN SEPTEMBER
Swedish metal band LiV SiN will release a new single, "King Of Fools", on September 2. A new album is expected to be released in 2023.
facebook.com/livsinofficial | mightymusic.dk
LEATHER LEONE SIGNS WITH STEAMHAMMER
American heavy metal singer Leather Leone (ex-CHASTAIN) has signed with Steamhammer/SPV. Her new solo album, "We Are The Chosen", will be released on November 25. A lead single is scheduled to arrive on September 23.
leatherleone.com | spv.de
MARDUK AND NIFELHEIM CONFIRMED FOR DECEMBER DARKNESS
MARDUK, NIFELHEIM and DJEVEL have been confirmed for the December Darkness festival at Dynamo in Norrköping, Sweden on December 16-17.
NIGHTRAGE TO RELEASE UNRELEASED SONG AS SINGLE
On September 9, Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE will release the previously unreleased track "Wake Up Dead" as a digital single and lyrical video. The song was recorded at the same time as their "Abyss Rising" album, and it's not a cover.
despotz.se/releases | facebook.com/nightrage
STRYPER POSTPONES TOUR FOR ECONOMIC REASONS
STRYPER has postponed most of its previously announced shows in September to next year for "economic" and "other reasons".
These dates will be postponed to the Spring/Summer of 2023, while some will go ahead as scheduled.
Further details in the tour section of stryper.com
D.R.I. ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SOUTH AMERICA
American crossover legends D.R.I. have announced a South American tour in March 2023. They will visit Colombia, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.
MÖTLEY CRÜE IS PLANNING SHOWS IN SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND ASIA
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed that there are plans for the band to play in other parts of the world - South America, Europe, Asia etc. - following the completion of the North American leg of "The Stadium Tour".
TOURNIQUET's TED KIRKPATRICK IS DEAD
Ted Kirkpatrick of the Christian metal band TOURNIQUET has died after a brief battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare terminal lung disease for which there is no cure. He was 62 years old.
Primarily a drummer, Kirkpatrick was the principal songwriter for TOURNIQUET, and played other instruments whenever needed.
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NEW YORK DOLLS FRONTMAN DAVID JOHANSEN
For the past few years, legendary director Martin Scorsese has been working on "Personality Crisis: One Night Only", a documentary that centers on NEW YORK DOLLS frontman David Johansen at 1 show in 2020 where Johansen was in his Buster Pointdexter persona, alongside new and archival interviews.
The documentary will premiere at New York film festival, which happens between September 30 to October 16 at the Lincoln Center in NYC.
KROKUS IS NOT OVER YET
Legendary Swiss hard rockers KROKUS will play a special concert on September 10 on the steps of the St. Ursus Cathedral in Solothurn, Switzerland. In addition, Solothurn will honor the band with a "Stone Of Honor" on its 2000th anniversary.
KROKUS has also announced a return to the "holy ground of rock" in Switzerland, the Hallenstadion in Zürich, where the group will perform on May 6, 2023.
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR WITH BEHEMOTH
ARCH ENEMY will return to Latin America in November together with BEHEMOTH. Tickets are on sale now.
The bands will visit countries like Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia etc.
Dates & tickets: archenemy.net/tour
NEW SINGLE WITH SARCATOR
Swedish black/thrash metal band SARCATOR have released a new single, "Grave Maggot Future": orcd.co/grave-maggot-future
The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore album, "Alkahest", which will be released on October 21 through Black Lion Records.
linktr.ee/Sarcator | linktr.ee/blacklionrecordsswe
THE DAMNED ADDS 2 MORE SHOWS TO NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Just a few days ago British punk rock legends The DAMNED announced 2 new dates in New York. Now they have added 2 more shows, with Suzi Moon as opening act, on August 23 in Atlanta at the Masquerade and on August 28 in Cincinatti at Bogarts.
The DAMNED are currently on a North American tour as special guests for BLONDIE.
More dates: officialdamned.com
RE-RELEASE OF "All Time High" WITH THE ACCIDENTS
Swedish rockabilly punks The ACCIDENTS will have their album "All Time High" re-released on vinyl by Bootleg Booze Records on September 2.
"All Time High" was released in 2004, and is a high energy explosion of good old rock n roll and punk rock. Great album!
NEW SONG WITH AVATARIUM
Swedish doom rockers AVATARIUM have just released a video for the title track of their new album, "Death, Where Is Your Sting", which will be released on October 21 via AFM Records.
Check out the song here: youtu.be/u-IGNzCsUx8
Pre-order the album: shop.afm-records.de/avatarium
NEW ALBUM WITH CANDLEMASS IN NOVEMBER
Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will release a new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", on November 18 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Scandinavian Gods", can be seen here: youtu.be/rIdEdZ9i-x8
napalmrecords.com | candlemass.se
NEW SONG WITH MASSGRAV
Swedish fastcore band MASSGRAV have a new song for you, "Bränn Östermalm", on their Bandcamp page. The song is taken from their new album, "Slowly We Rock", which will be released on September 2 via Lixiviat Records and Selfmadegod Records.
Check out the song: massgrav.bandcamp.com
MISFITS BASSIST JERRY ONLY TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Jerry Only of The MISFITS has announced that he will be releasing his debut solo album, called "Anti-Hero", on October 28 via Misfits Records.
The announcement also stated that "a solo release from Jerry Only does NOT mean an interruption or discontinuation of Original Misfits Touring".
The Original MISFITS will be headlining Riot Fest in September and playing a show in Dallas with Alice Cooper and The DISTILLERS in October.
NEW EP WITH BILLY IDOL IN SEPTEMBER
Rock veteran Billy Idol return with another EP, "The Cage EP", on September 23 via Dark Horse Records.
Check out the video for "Cage" for a first taste: youtu.be/OHndHseXKQU
Pre-order the EP: bit.ly/3A0NwiL
NEW SINGLE WITH CANDLEMASS ON THURSDAY
Napalm Records will release a new single with Swedish doom pioneers CANDLEMASS on Thursday, August 18. The song is called "Scandinavian Gods", and you can pre-save it here: orcd.co/81kvyne
napalmrecords.com | candlemass.se
GRIM REAPER FRONTMAN STEVE GRIMMETT IS DEAD
Steve Grimmett, frontman for NWOBHM legends GRIM REAPER (and later Steve Grimmett's GRIM REAPER), has passed away at the age of 62. He died suddenly and unexpected on Monday, August 15.
THE DAMNED ADDS 2 SHOWS IN NYC
UK punk rock legends The DAMNED have announced 2 new New York City shows. The shows will take place August 31 and September 1 at Chelsea Music Hall after their ongoing US tour with BLONDIE wraps up.
GBH ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
British punk legends GBH have announced some new European tour dates in October. They will visit countries like Germany, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.
NEW COMPILATION WITH STATUS QUO IN NOVEMBER
On November 25, STATUS QUO will release "Quo'ing In - The Best Of The Noughties", an era-spanning compilation taking in their greatest hits from the band's output thus far in the new millennium, which includes 5 Top Ten studio albums, and many fan favorites. Along with this news comes the release of the first single "Caroline", one of the band's biggest hits, in a brand-new studio version recorded in 2022. The collection will be released via earMUSIC on various formats: 2CD jewelcase, limited edition 3CD deluxe digipak (featuring a bonus disc with 10 previously unreleased live classics, newly mixed in 2022) plus digital.
As well as all of the key tracks from this era of the band's career, the collection includes brand new and never before available 2022 studio versions of the classics "Rockin' All Over The World", "Paper Plane" and the aforementioned "Caroline", plus brand new 2022 studio "Out Out Quoin' Remixes" of live favorites "Backbone" and "Cut Me Some Slack".
statusquo.co.uk | ear-music.net
RE-RELEASE OF ALICE IN CHAINS' "Dirt"
ALICE IN CHAINS' classic sophomore album, "Dirt", will be reissued for its 30th anniversary in September.
The LP, which was recently certified 5 times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), will be made available as a deluxe box set limited to 3000 units, exclusive to the official artist store: shop.aliceinchains.com
DR LIVING DEAD HAS OFFICIALLY SPLIT UP
Swedish thrash band DR LIVING DEAD have announced that their journey is over.
Read more: facebook.com/drlivingdeadofficial
SPLIT 7" WITH BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING AND KONSUMENTERNA
Grönpeppar Records will release a split 7" vinyl with Swedish punk bands BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING and KONSUMENTERNA in late August.
NEW SINGLES WITH SCORPIONS AND MEGADETH
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have just released a new single, "Hammersmith", through Universal Vertigo: youtu.be/pWd4sAhGtgY
"Soldier On!" is a brand new song from MEGADETH, and you can hear it here: youtu.be/q5M8K2Jm2bE. The track is taken from the band's 16th studio album, "The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!", which will arrive on September 2 via UMe.
MORE LIVE ALBUMS WITH DIO IN SEPTEMBER
On September 23, Niji Entertainment and BMG will re-release 2 legendary live performances from DIO at the Castle Donington festival in the United Kingdom.
"Donington '83" captures the original DIO lineup on the "Holy Diver" tour and captures a young, hungry band 3 months after the release of their debut album.
Following 3 hugely successful studio albums and silver, gold and platinum certifications around the world, "Donington '87" captures the "Dream Evil" lineup.
Both albums is available as limited-edition 2LP and CD configurations.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has been forced to cancel the August and September 2022 European leg of the band's tour.
The cancelation comes a month after singer Zack De La Rocha appeared to injure his leg and had been performing while seated ever since.
Read more: twitter.com/RATMofficial
RE-RELEASE OF DIAMOND HEAD's DEBUT ALBUM
DIAMOND HEAD's genre-defining debut album, "Lightning To The Nations", will be re-released as "Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021]" on September 30 via Silver Lining Music.
The release will feature not only the original album from quarter-inch master tapes which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich helped DIAMOND HEAD guitarist Brian Tatler retrieve back in 1990, but also alternative mixes of classic cuts "Lightning To The Nations", "The Prince", "Sucking My Love", "Am I Evil?" and "Sweet And Innocent" never publicly released (or heard) before. There is also brand-new cover artwork based on an idea Tatler had, to show a character referred to as "The Lightning God".
"Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021]" will be released as a double CD, a deluxe 180-gram gatefold triple-vinyl edition containing the original album remastered, the lost mixes and the bonus tracks. There will also be a single vinyl edition of just the remastered album, also on 180 grams. The complete recordings will also be available to stream and download.
ANTHRAX CANCEL CONCERTS DUE TO MEDICAL CONCERN
ANTHRAX cancelled their concert on Monday (Aug. 8) in Dallas and on Tuesday (Aug. 9) in Austin, Texas due to "medical concern".
The shows were part of the band's North American tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and HATEBREED, who were still performing.
THE POGUES BASSIST DARRYL HUNT IS DEAD
Darryl Hunt, bassist for The POGUES, has passed away at the age of 72.
WACKEN OPEN AIR 2023 SOLD OUT IN 6 HOURS
The 2022 edition of Wacken Open Air ended less than 2 days ago and the promoters are already able to confirm that next year's installment of the annual metal festival has sold out. Within 6 hours, 80,000 tickets to the 2023 Wacken Open Air were sold. This marks the fastest sellout in Wacken's history.
THUNDERMOTHER CANCEL ALL EUROPEAN SHOWS IN AUGUST
Swedish all-female hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER have announced that "due to emergency illness in the band we unfortunately must cancel the remaining European shows in August".
IRON MAIDEN TO HEADLINE WACKEN OPEN AIR 2023
IRON MAIDEN will headline next year's edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-5, 2023.
Wacken Open Air takes place annually in the village of Wacken, Germany.
Among the other artists confirmed for 2023 are MEGADETH, The DROPKICK MURPHYS, JINJER, DEICIDE, PENTAGRAM, NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES etc.
WHITESNAKE PULLS OUT OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SCORPIONS
WHITESNAKE has pulled out of its previously announced North American tour with SCORPIONS due to singer David Coverdale's "continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection".
SCORPIONS will still play all the shows on the trek, featuring support from the Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER, beginning on August 21 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and ending on October 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
whitesnake.com | twitter.com/scorpions | thundermother.com
MISFITS ANNOUNCES DALLAS CONCERT WITH ALICE COOPER AND THE DISTILLERS
MISFITS will make their only headline appearance of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The MISFITS, featuring original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, will be joined by very special guest Alice Cooper and The DISTILLERS. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 12.
Next month, MISFITS will headline Riot Fest 2022 in Chicago, performing their landmark first album "Walk Among Us" in full for its 40th anniversary.
NEW SINGLE WITH SLIPKNOT
SLIPKNOT has released a new single, "Yen": youtu.be/XCyF-NPcnBo
The new album, "The End, So Far", will be released on September 30. Pre-order: slipknot1.lnk.to/TheEndSoFar
SATOR No. 1 IN SWEDEN
Swedish rock legends SATOR are number 1 on the Swedish charts this week. Well, the physical list and the vinyl list to be exact.
The album that has reached the top is "Return Of The Barbie-Q-Killers", which features punk rock and power pop covers.
SCORPIONS ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES IN FRANCE AND POLAND
SCORPIONS have announced 4 new dates in France and 1 in Poland, all in May 2023. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 8.
More info: the-scorpions.com/tour
NAGLFAR CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
NAGLFAR have been confirmed for next year's edition of Gefle Metal Festival, which take place on July 13-15 at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden.
Other confirmed acts so far are DARK FUNERAL, BRUJERIA and SACRED REICH.
SODOM TO RELEASE 40TH-ANNIVERSARY ALBUM
German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a 40th-anniversary album, "40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", on October 28 through Steamhammer/SPV. The effort sums up the band's history in an unusual and highly ambitious way.
"Our goal was to re-record one song from each of our previous albums", SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such explains. "Not necessarily the most obvious ones, we wanted to go for rarities or tracks we've never or very rarely played live".
SAMSON SINGER NICKY MOORE IS DEAD
Former SAMSON singer Nicky Moore has died at the age 75.
Moore passed away Wednesday morning (Aug. 3) after battling Parkinson's Disease.
Moore famously joined SAMSON as its lead singer in 1981 following the departure of Bruce Dickinson, who had left to join IRON MAIDEN. Moore left SAMSON in the late 1980s and rejoined in the late 1990s. After his initial departure from SAMSON, Moore sang in the band MAMMOTH, which also featured former GILLAN bassist John McCoy. MAMMOTH released 2 albums before splitting up in 1989.
In 2006, Moore teamed up with former NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton and 3 musicians from the Swedish band LOCOMOTIVE BREATH to record an album under the band name FROM BEHIND. The band performed at the Sweden Rock Festival that same year.
Since 1994, Moore had been working with his own band, NICKY MOORE AND THE BLUES CORPORATION, who were voted "Top Live Blues Band" by BBC Radio 2 listeners in the year 2000.
BIOGRAPHY OF GARY MOORE IN SEPTEMBER
"Gary Moore: The Official Biography" will be published on September 27 via Jawbone Press. It was written by Harry Shapiro, and is said to be "the definitive biography of the last great guitar hero".
The book has been authorized by and written with the full cooperation of Gary Moore's estate.
EXODUS DRUMMER TOM HUNTING RELEASES SOLO EP
American thrash drummer Tom Hunting (EXODUS) has released his first solo EP, "Hunting Party", featuring covers of some of his favorite songs.
NEW VIDEO FROM AT THE GATES
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their latest studio album, "The Nightmare Of Being", by launching a new video clip for the track "Garden Of Cyrus": youtu.be/CwRpaxd_DWw
LIVE EP WITH CROWNE LATER THIS MONTH
Swedish melodic hard rockers CROWNE - with vocalist Alexander Strandell (ART NATION), guitarist/keyboardist/producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Christian Lundqvist (The POODLES), and Love Magnusson (DYNAZTY) - will release a special new live EP, "Live From Studio Gröndahl" on August 19. "Kings In The North" from the EP is available now on all digital platforms: youtu.be/cNlw3vUpbK4
The band is currently working on their second album.
THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS SIGNS WITH PURE NOISE
UK ska/punk/rock band The BAR STOOL PREACHERS have announced that they have signed to Pure Noise Records. And the band have also released a video for their new song "Call Me On The Way Home": youtu.be/so2KAlc_Dbo
The BAR STOOL PREACHERS will also be touring the UK and Europe with American ska rockers The INTERRUPTERS later this month.
DEBUT ALBUM WITH IRON ALLIES IN OCTOBER
IRON ALLIES - the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece - will release its debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", on October 21 via AFM Records.
youtu.be/t8_hUTIsDJs | afm-records.de
BLACK FLAG AND MADBALL CONFIRMED FOR WHEN WE WERE HUNGRY
What started as a meme created by MODERN DAY ESCAPE bassist and songwriter William Wenz about hosting a festival in a Denny's parking lot turned to reality as he created the When We Were Hungry festival alongside co-founder/director and artist manager Mal Levy.
The inaugural event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at the 3,000-capacity venue Rockstar Bar - Concert On The Green. The festival will highlight independent-focused acts that represent a who's-who of the past and present rock, metal, punk and emo scene. The 2022 lineup will include headlining performances from punk icons BLACK FLAG, legendary New York hardcore group MADBALL, emo rockers SECONDHAND SERENADE and pop punk band EVERY AVENUE plus more than 50 bands across 2 outdoor stages and 1 indoor stage over both days.
More info: whenwewerehungryfest.com
NEW SINGLE WITH N:A HOSPITALET ON FRIDAY
Northern Swedish punk rockers N:A HOSPITALET will release a new single, "Leffe", on Friday, August 5. The song is taken from the upcoming punk compilation "Sveriges Jävla Hjärta".
spoti.fi/3QbaBWi | facebook.com/norrahospitalet
NEW SINGLE WITH VARNAGEL IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Reunited Swedish 90s trallpunk band VARNAGEL are going to release a new single, "Pärlans Godnattsång", on August 26. It's said to be a power ballad, and you can pre-save it here: Varnagel.lnk.to/JSzgOj
A new album should be out sooner or later, but no release date has been announced yet.
varnagel.net | beatbutchers.se
BAD RELIGION CANCELS REMAINDER OF EURO TOUR
American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION have canceled the remainder of their 2022 European tour due to "a family emergency within the band".
KISS ANNOUNCES NEW DATE IN TOKYO
KISS are going to play at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on November 30. General public tickets go on sale September 2.
TROUBLE RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Doom metal legends TROUBLE have finally begun recording the follow-up to the band's 2013 album "The Distortion Field".
When TROUBLE announced its co-operation with Hammerheart Records in January 2020, it was already planned to record a new LP in the summer of 2020. However, that did not happen due to several reasons, including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But recording finally started in July 2022, according to founding guitarist Rick Wartell.
The album will be released sometime in 2023.
Hammerheart are currently re-releasing some of their old records.
troublemetal.com | hammerheart.com
NEW SONG WITH IN FLAMES AND EURO TOUR WITH AT THE GATES
Swedish metal band IN FLAMES have released a brand-new song titled "The Great Deceiver". The track is taken from IN FLAMES' upcoming 14th studio album, tentatively due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out "The Great Deceiver": youtu.be/8USZ-kY-Jco
IN FLAMES will embark on a winter 2022 European tour with support from AT THE GATES, IMMINENCE and ORBIT CULTURE.
Dates: facebook.com/inflames | facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
CLOSE-UP BÅTEN CANCELED
There will be no Close-Up Båten cruise on The Baltic Sea in October. The owners of the ship, Silja, charters the ship to the Netherlands and have canceled all cruises between Stockhom, Sweden and Åbo, Finland from September 11.
Close-Up Båten plan to return with their metal and punk cruises in spring 2023.
facebook.com/closeupmagazine | shorturl.at/djrDF
SINGLE RE-ISSUES FROM CRASS RECORDS
Crass Records, through One Little Independent (who re-issued "The Crassical Collection" by CRASS in 2020), are now in the middle of a single re-issue campaign. The label is reissuing all of the 7" singles originally released on Crass Records.
The re-issues are now 12" records, and the current set of reissues are Captain Sensible of The DAMNED's "This is Your Captain Speaking" and OMEGA TRIBE's "Angry Songs". Both are out on August 26, but you can already now listen on Bandcamp.
ENTOMBED AT THE TOP OF SWEDISH CHARTS
Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED are No. 1 on the Swedish charts this week with a re-release of their album "DCLXVI - To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth" (originally released in 1997). They have succeeded to reach the top position on the charts for physical albums, vinyl and hard rock.
The album was re-released through Threeman Recordings on July 15, and can be ordered here: smarturl.it/TRE039
NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH THE DAMNED IN OCTOBER
British punk rock legends The DAMNED are going to release "A Night Of A Thousand Vampires", which is a very special immersive musical and theatrical experience. It will be available as a live album and full concert film in various formats on October 28.
Get a taste of it: youtu.be/k3_17tzHs3w
NEW SINGLE WITH THUNDERMOTHER
Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER have released a new single, "Black And Gold", which is also the title of their new album (release date: Aug. 19). Check it out: bfan.link/black-and-gold
NEW EP WITH LAST IN LINE IN NOVEMBER
American supergroup LAST IN LINE - frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) and former DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - are going to release a new EP, "A Day In The Life", on November 11 via earMUSIC. The EP will be released as a 12" vinyl, and will be numbered and limited to 3000 copies worldwide.
To kick things off, the title track, which is a cover of The BEATLES, is released digitally today (July 29). Listen on Spotify
NEW VERSION OF ANVIL DOCUMENTARY THIS FALL
According to Deadline, a remastered edition of ANVIL's cult documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", will be released in theaters this fall and on digital later this year via Utopia alongside Portobello Electric.
The new version of the film will arrive in time for its 13th anniversary and will feature remastered picture and sound, as well as a new exclusive epilogue interview with director Sacha Gervasi and ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner moderated by former MTV host Matt Pinfield.
The remastered "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil" will receive its premiere in conjunction with Beyond Fest on September 22 in Los Angeles at the Saban Theater, where ANVIL will also perform, along with appearances from surprise musical guests. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Kudlow, Reiner, producer Rebecca Yeldham and Gervasi, moderated by Steve-O from "Jackass".
ANOTHER NEW SONG WITH DAVID LEE ROTH
David Lee Roth has released a new solo song titled "Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway". The accompanying YouTube video for the track features a photo of the classic lineup of VAN HALEN, about whom the song was apparently written.
Check it out: youtu.be/G4NPzKFya80
40TH ANNIVERSARY RE-ISSUE OF MOTÖRHEAD's "Iron Fist"
MOTÖRHEAD's album "Iron Fist" celebrate its 40th anniversary with a re-release on CD and LP on September 23.
The reissue includes a new remaster of the original album, a full live show recently discovered as a taped radio broadcast of their March 18, 1982 at Glasgow Apollo, and a collection of previously unreleased demos for "Iron Fist". The 20-page booklet will contain notes, interviews, memorabilia, and unseen photos.
MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY TO SUPPORT DEATH ANGEL IN SCANDINAVIA
Swedish metal band MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY will be support act for American thrash legends DEATH ANGEL on their Scandinavian dates in August.
Dates & tickets: deathangel.us/tour
BOX SET WITH JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS
After The CLASH, frontman Joe Strummer formed the band JOE STRUMMER AND THE MESCALEROS. Now a box set, titled "Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years", will be released on September 16 via Dark Horse Records.
The box will be available as a 7-LP set and 4-CD set. In addition to including all 3 MESCALEROS albums, the set also includes 15 rare tracks recorded by the band.
NEW SINGLE WITH FLOGGING MOLLY
Celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY have released a new single, "This Road Of Mine". The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Anthem", which will be released on September 9.
Listen to the single and pre-order the album: riserecords.lnk.to/FMAnthem
..or watch the video: youtu.be/vqWWq2j-qoo
KSMB TO RELEASE COVERS ALBUM
Swedish "punk" rock legends KSMB are going to release a covers album, with mainly new wave songs translated to Swedish. Among the artists they will do covers of are TOM ROBINSON BAND, BLONDIE and Elvis Costello, for example.
Title has not been confirmed yet, but they aim at a late fall release.
NAZARETH ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Scottish hard rocking veterans NAZARETH are coming to Sweden for a tour in September/October. They will do 7 dates.
EX-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES BASSIST BOB HEATHCOTE IS DEAD
Former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Bob Heathcote has died at the age of 58 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
ELECTRIC HYDRA AND THE LURKING FEAR ALSO PART WAYS WITH GUITARIST JONAS STÅLHAMMAR
Yesterday it was announced that AT THE GATES part ways with Swedish guitarist Jonas Stålhammar. Today (July 25) Swedish hard rockers ELECTRIC HYDRA and death metal supergroup The LURKING FEAR announce that they also part ways with Jonas.
According to Metal Undergorund "His exit follows allegations of sexual misconduct and abusive behavior that are alleged to have happened via an online relationship."
facebook.com/electrichydra666 | facebook.com/thelurkingfearofficial
WARBRINGER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
California thrashers WARBRINGER have announced a string of headlining shows on the U.S. West Coast in September. Joining the band on these dates are old-school melodic thrashers HEATHEN and Chicago trio MISFIRE.
Dates: facebook.com/Warbringermusic or facebook.com/napalmrecords
AT THE GATES PART WAYS WITH GUITARIST JONAS STÅLHAMMAR
Swedish death metallers AT THE GATES have chosen to part ways with guitar player Jonas Stålhammar. The band is currently working to find a replacement for the upcoming shows.
NAZARETH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish hard rocking veterans NAZARETH have announced a European tour in November/December.
ALBUM WITH DAVID ELLEFSON AND JEFF SCOTT SOTO IN SEPTEMBER
David Ellefson's (MEGADETH) collaboration with Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T., Yngwie Malmsteen, JOURNEY, TALISMAN, S.O.T.O etc) will release a full-length album, "Vacation In The Underworld", in September via Rat Pak Records.
To officially launch the project, Ellefson and Soto will play 2 exclusive concerts in Italy where they will perform some of the new music as well as run through various catalog highlights, including selections from MEGADETH and Yngwie Malmsteen. They will be joined by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli as the musical director, as well as Paolo Caridi on drums and Valerio De Rosa on rhythm guitar.
The dates are:
Sept. 16 - Legend Club Milano, Milano
Sept. 17 - Let It Beer, Rome
SLADE TO RELEASE BOX SET WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE RECORDINGS
Glam rock legends SLADE will release "All The World Is A Stage" on September 9, a 5-CD box set with 3 previously unreleased concerts and the live albums "Slade Alive!" and "Slade On Stage".
EX-W.A.S.P. GUITARIST CHRIS HOLMES IS CANCER FREE
Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes recently completed 7 weeks of radiation therapy in his battle with cancer in throat and neck. According to the 63-year-old musician's doctor the cancer is gone.
Chris is still suffering from all the radiation that was done to his neck, and it will probably take 6 months from right now till his neck is back to normal.
DEEP PURPLE GUITARIST STEVE MORSE LEAVE THE BAND
DEEP PURPLE have announced that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, having been its guitarist for more than a quarter of a century.
Steve's personal circumstances have made it impossible for him to commit to the band's schedule throughout 2022 and beyond. A few months ago, Steve openly shared with the band's fans the sad fact that his wife, Janine, is battling cancer and, in his own words, "I simply must be there with her".
Read more: facebook.com/officialdeeppurple
NEW ALBUM WITH EX-HANOI ROCKS GUITARIST ANDY McCOY NEXT MONTH
Former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy are going to release a new solo album, titled "Jukebox Junkie", on August 5.
Check out the single, "Take Me I'm Yours", for a first taste: youtu.be/_3Q9Dizg2UQ
NEW ALBUM WITH RAVEN IN SEPTEMBER
British/American heavy metal veterans RAVEN will release their new album, "Leave 'Em Bleeding", on September 30 via SPV/Steamhammer.
ARCH ENEMY RETURN TO JAPAN IN 2023
ARCH ENEMY will return to Japan for a small tour in February/March 2023.
More info: facebook.com/archenemyofficial
FASTER PUSSYCAT SIGNS WITH GOLDEN ROBOT
Golden Robot Records has announced the signing of American glam rock band FASTER PUSSYCAT.
Today's line-up of the band is: Taime Downe (vocals), Sam "Bam" Koltun (guitar), Danny Nordahl (bass), Chad Stewart (drums) and latest addition to the band, Ronnie Simmons (guitar).
FASTER PUSSYCAT is currently on the road with Tom Keifer and L.A. GUNS as part of the North American "Sonic Slam" tour, plus a series of their own headlining shows across the USA.
ANOTHER SINGLE WITH MARCO MENDOZA NEXT MONTH
Bass legend Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, Ted Nugent, THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS etc etc) are going to release another single from his new album, "New Direction". The single is the title track, and it will be available on August 5.
The album will arrive on September 16 via Mighty Music.
Pre-save the single: marcomen.lnk.to/new
Pre-order the album: bit.ly/marco-shop
marcomendoza.com | mightymusic.dk
AEROSMITH TO RELEASE RARE ARCHIVAL CONCERT FILMS
In continued celebration of their 50th anniversary, American rock legends AEROSMITH announce the launch of "50 Years Live!: From the Aerosmith Vaults", the band's new "official bootleg" streaming concert series featuring 5 deep, archival, and unreleased multi-camera live shows from AEROSMITH's vast personal vaults. With the entire production of all 5 concert films supervised by AEROSMITH, the series kicks off with a live stream of "Live From The Summit, Houston, TX, 1977", a combination of classic live performances from a 2-night stand in Houston in 1977.
"Live From The Summit, Houston, TX, 1977" will premiere on AEROSMITH's official YouTube channel on July 29 and will be available, in its entirety as a gift for fans, for 1 week only. Highlight clips will also be added to AEROSMITH's YouTube channel on July 30.
For 5 weeks, starting on July 29, AEROSMITH's official web site and YouTube channel will premiere a different concert every week from each decade. With each show, the band's official online store will also feature a new collection of exclusive merchandise capsules celebrating each decade.
RONNIE JAMES DIO DOCUMENTARY TO BE RELEASED IN THE END OF THE SUMMER
"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary rock icon Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN AND HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF) - which received its world premiere this past March at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas - will according to Dio's wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio come out at the end of summer in theaters.
Listen to a new interview with Wendy Dio
NEW ALBUM WITH THE MANGES IN SEPTEMBER
Italian punk rockers The MANGES will release their 6th studio album, "Book Of Hate For Good People", on September 23.
TIM "RIPPER" OWENS WORKING ON NEW SOLO ALBUM
Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has started working on new music produced by Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Nick Bellmore (JASTA, Dee Snider). Players on the effort include Nick Bellmore, Charlie Bellmore (Dee Snider, ex-TOXIC HOLOCAUST) on guitar, and Chris Beaudette (JASTA, ENTEIRRO) on bass.
A teaser for the album is available here: youtu.be/np552glb9jI
NEW SINGLE WITH UGLY KID JOE
American rock band UGLY KID JOE will release a new studio album, "Rad Wings Of Destiny", on October 21 via Metalville Records. The official music video for the LP's second single, "Kill The Pain", is available now: youtu.be/ET5RmDMbsH4
NEW SINGLE WITH STRYPER
STRYPER have released a new single, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil". The song will appear on their upcoming studio album, which is set for release later this year. More details on the album will be available soon..
Check out the single: youtu.be/YzlULDk9YFM
linktr.ee/Stryper | frontiers.it
DARK FUNERAL ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH CANNIBAL CORPSE
Swedish black metal veterans DARK FUNERAL join forces with American death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE for a North American tour in November/December, which will also include IMMOLATION and BLACK ANVIL.
Dates & tickets: bnds.us/iexs8t
darkfuneral.se | cannibalcorpse.net
NEW SINGLE WITH OZZY ON FRIDAY
Ozzy Osbourne will release a new single, "Degradation Rules", on Friday, July 22. A teaser for the track, which features a guest appearance by Ozzy's BLACK SABBATH bandmate Tony Iommi, is available here: twitter.com/OzzyOsbourne
"Degradation Rules" is taken from Ozzy's new album, "Patient Number 9", which will arrive on September 9.
NEW ALBUM WITH SLIPKNOT IN SEPTEMBER
A new album with SLIPKNOT, titled "The End, So Far", will be released on September 30 via Roadrunner.
Check out the first single, "The Dying Song (Time To Sing)": youtu.be/INi3qP1oWlY
Pre-order the album: slipknot1.lnk.to/TheEndSoFar
RIOT FEST ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP
Riot Fest has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the festival in Chicago. Among the artists are: MISFITS, NINE INCH NAILS, Marky Ramone's BLITZKRIEG, YEAH YEAH YEAHS, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, DESCENDENTS, LAGWAGON, BAD RELIGION, GWAR, 7 SECONDS, MADBALL, FEAR, Sleater-Kinney, The LINDA LINDAS etc. etc.
The festival take place at Douglass Park on September 16-18.
More info & tickets: riotfest.org
WOULD YOU LIKE A CLIFF BURTON IPA?
KnuckleBonz, Inc. and the Cliff Burton (late METALLICA bassist) estate will launch a Cliff Burton-branded beer and a KnuckleBonz limited-edition collectible statue, with a portion of all proceeds going to the Cliff Burton Music Scholarship Foundation for rising youth musicians. The beer is the first product to come out, with pre-sales now available.
The Cliff Burton (Cliff 'Em All) IPA Beer (6.4% ABV) is brewed by Calicraft Brewing Co. and is now available for pre-order in 40 American states online at: craftshack.com/products/cliff-burton-cliff-em-all-ipa
NEW ALBUM WITH BRANT BJORK IN OCTOBER
Brant Bjork (STÖNER, ex-KYUSS, FU MANCHU, MONDO GENERATOR) are going to release a new solo album, "Bougainvillea Suite", on October 28 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
Check out the first single, "Trip On The Wine": youtu.be/v7D6pII4Dyg
Heavy Psych Sounds will also re-release Brant's albums "Keep Your Cool" and "Brant Bjork & The Operators" on the same date.
NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH BRUJERIA
British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will embark on the "Campaign For Musical Destruction" U.S. tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from BRUJERIA, with additional support from FROZEN SOUL, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER and MDC on select dates.
More details: facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath
ZZ TOP ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
ZZ TOP have announced the return of their Viva Las Vegas Residency at The Venetian Resort December 3, 4, 7, 9 and 10. Tickets go on sale Friday July 22 at: zztop.com/tour
ANGELUS APATRIDA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Spanish thrash metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA have announced their very first tour all over North America, which happens between September 7 to October 1. Support acts will be NERVOCHAOS and HIDDEN INTENT.
A second part is planned for February 2023, and will be announced soon.
Dates & tickets: angelusapatrida.com
Y&T CANCEL EURO/UK TOUR
American hard rock veterans Y&T have decided to cancel their upcoming Europen/UK tour. Earlier this year frontman Dave Meniketti was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and now he need some time to recover before he can consider doing an extensive tour.
Read more: facebook.com/YandTRocks
THE CULT ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES IN NORTH AMERICA
Rock veterans The CULT have announced new tour dates in North America for this fall. Tickets available July 22.
Dates & tickets: bnds.us/av9vtr
KREATOR AND LAMB OF GOD HAVE COLLABORATED ON NEW SONG
KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza has revealed that his band and LAMB OF GOD have collaborated on a new original song, titled "State Of Unrest", to be released in October, prior to the launch of the 2 groups' European tour of the same name.
Read more: rockhard.space/kreator-interview-mille-petrozza-2
Tour dates: kreator-terrorzone.de | lamb-of-god.com
THE RODS RETURN TO THE LIVE SCENE, NEW ALBUM IN 2023
New York heavy metal veterans The RODS announce their return to touring for the first time since 2017 with a series of upcoming live dates. The band is also working on a new studio album to be released in 2023.
The RODS' entire catalog was remastered and re-issued in 2022, complete with bonus tracks and extensive liner notes via 2 labels: Rock Candy and High Roller Records.
Now back as a 3-piece The RODS' lineup is: David "Rock" Feinstein - vocals/guitar, Carl Canedy - drums, and Freddy Villano - bass.
Aug. 6 - Sharkey's, Syracuse, NY
Sept. 3 - Rock N Rumble Music Festival at Moose And Goose, Thorold, ON
Sept. 17 - Blues On The Bridge, Binghamton, NY
More shows to be announced soon..
DESTRUCTION ADDS COLOMBIAN DATES TO LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION have added 5 shows in Colombia to their Latin American tour with BURNING WITCHES in September.
All dates can be found here: facebook.com/destruction
NEW ALBUM WITH ROYAL HUNT IN OCTOBER
Progressive metal band ROYAL HUNT will release "Dystopia Part II" on October 26 via King Records (Japan and south east Asia), and on October 28 via Northpoint Productions (Europe + North and South America).
The second and final part of the concept will again feature guest performers: Mats Levén (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SKYBLOOD, VANDENBERG), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, RING OF FIRE, ROYAL HUNT), Henrik Brockman (ROYAL HUNT, EVIL MASQUERADE, N'TRIBE), Kenny Lubcke (NARITA, ZOSER MEZ) and Alexandra Andersen (ROYAL HUNT, JSP).
royalhunt.com | northpoint-productions.com
BOMBSHELL ROCKS GO SEPERATE WAYS AGAIN
It seems like Swedish street punks BOMBSHELL ROCKS has split up again.
Read more: facebook.com/bombshellrocks
STEPHEN PEARCY's GUITARIST ERIK FERENTINOS SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AFTER CONCERT
Guitarist Erik Ferentinos, who has played with Stephen Pearcy since 2001, suffered a heart attack after the RATT singer's July 15 performance at Picktown Palooza in Pickerington, Ohio. He was rushed to the hospital where he had 3 stents implanted into his coronary arteries. This is known medically as a coronary angioplasty and aims to re-open the blocked coronary artery by inserting 1 or more stents. This helps keep the narrowed artery open.
EX-MANOWAR GUITARIST KARL LOGAN SENTENCED TO 5 AND A HALF YEARS IN PRISON
According to The Charlotte Observer, former MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan has been sentenced to 5 and a half years in prison for possessing child pornography.
VIXEN ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
American all-female melodic hard rockers VIXEN have announced a bunch of tour dates in the States during the summer and the fall.
NEW ALBUM WITH LACUNA COIL IN OCTOBER
Back in 2002, Italian band LACUNA COIL released their third album, "Comalies", an album that established them as a band. Now, 20 years later, the current lineup of LACUNA COIL decided to revisit the songs, but not to just re-record them as they were but deconstruct and transport them into 2022.
"Comalies XX" will be released on October 14. Pre-order: LacunaCoil.lnk.to/ComaliesXX
LACUNA COIL will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Comalies", by performing it in its entirety at a one-night-only concert on Saturday, October 15 at Fabrique in Milano.
NITA STRAUSS JOINS DEMI LOVATO's TOURING BAND
Former Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss has officially joined the touring band of singer Demi Lovato (I don't have a clue who that is).
ZAKK WYLDE AND CHARLIE BENANTE TO TOUR WITH PANTERA
The rumors were true. It has now been confirmed that ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde are the musicians who will join PANTERA's surviving members on a reunion tour next year.
Wylde and Benante, along with singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, will tour as PANTERA, headlining a number of major festivals across North America and Europe and staging some of their own headline concerts.
ABRAMIS BRAMA TO RE-RELEASE "Nothing Changes" ON VINYL
Swedish heavy hard rockers ABRAMIS BRAMA will re-release their album "Nothing Changes" (2003) on vinyl for the first time. Release date is August 19.
The album consist of songs from their 2 first albums - "Dansa tokjävelns vals" and "När tystnaden lagt sig..." - but in English instead of Swedish.
PANTERA REUNION NEXT YEAR
According to Billboard, PANTERA's surviving members will embark on a reunion tour in 2023. Singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown have signed with Artist Group International to book their North American dates, and Rod MacSween at ITB internationally.
ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde are rumored to be the musicians who will join the surviving members on the reunion tour.
KANE ROBERTS BACK IN ALICE COOPER's BAND
Alice Cooper is welcoming back guitarist Kane Roberts for his shows in September and October. Kane was a member of Alice's band in the mid-80s and replaces Nita Strauss, who left the band a few days ago for other adventures.
SANCTUARY RESCHEDULES EURO TOUR TO 2023
Due to unforeseen circumstances, US metal veterans SANCTUARY have rescheduled their 2022 "Into the Mirror Black" 30th Anniversary European tour to 2023. HALCYON WAY is still supporting.
New dates and ticket information: facebook.com/sanctuaryfans
NEW SINGLE WITH ARCH ENEMY
ARCH ENEMY have released a new single, "In The Eye Of The Storm". The track is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "Deceivers", which will arrive on August 12 via Century Media Records.
youtu.be/AO6qLvHAuVU | archenemy.net
NEW SINGLE WITH SKID ROW
SKID ROW has released "Tear It Down", the second single from the band's upcoming studio album, "The Gang's All Here", which will arrive on October 14 via earMUSIC.
youtu.be/RM5m_zRTBzw | skidrow.com
LUCIFER SIGNS WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
Swedish occult heavy rockers LUCIFER have signed with Nuclear Blast Records.
The band is currently working on their fifth album.
facebook.com/luciferofficial | label.nuclearblast.com/store
AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH CARCASS, OBITUARY AND CATTLE DECAPITATION
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH will embark on "The Great Heathen Tour" of North America in the fall. The crusade will take place this coming November/December, razing 27 cities to the ground in its wake. The tour concludes with a special show at the Kia Forum, Los Angeles where AMON AMARTH will bring its full European production and become the first death metal band to headline the famous venue.
Joining AMON AMARTH on the ride will be CARCASS, OBITUARY and CATTLE DECAPITATION. General on-sale will be Friday, July 15.
More info: amonamarth.com"
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES EURO/UK TOUR
Australian punk rockers AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS are coming back to Europe and the UK in November, with support from COFFIN. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 15.
NITA STRAUSS EXITS ALICE COOPER's BAND
Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for Alice Cooper's band, has announced that she will sit out the legendary rocker's fall 2022 tour. She has also scrapped the festival dates her solo band had planned for the rest of the year.
What she is going to do instead has not been revealed yet.
Strauss had been playing with Cooper since 2014 when she replaced Australian musician and former Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi.
VINYL RE-ISSUES WITH ONSLAUGHT IN NOVEMBER
British thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT celebrate their 40th anniversary with a series of vinyl re-prints.
On November 11 their 3 latest studio albums - "Sounds Of Violence" (2011), "VI" (2013) and "Generation Antichrist" (2020) - will be re-released as red 180 gram vinyl editions in gatefold sleeve.
P-NISSARNA TO RECORD NEW SONGS
Swedish punk veterans P-NISSARNA are going to enter the studio next weekend to record 5 new songs.
NO MORE MUSIC FROM DEE SNIDER?
2 months ago, former TWISTED SISTER legend Dee Snider said that his performing days are likely behind him and that he plans to concentrate on non-music-related projects. Now the singer also says that he doesn't believe that he will record new music anymore, and that he has retired from music.
DEEP PURPLE TO START WORKING ON NEW SONGS IN MARCH
In a new interview with VWMusic Magazine DEEP PURPLE vocalist Ian Gillan reveals: "Deep Purple has got a writing session booked in March 2023, which I believe is to get started on thinking about our next record. So, there is a lot in store and more on the way."
NEW ALBUM WITH HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND IN NOVEMBER
Swedish Americana/retro rockers HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND have set "Endless Optimism" as the title of their 6th studio album. It will be released on November 4.
The first single and video, "It Started With A Teardrop", will be released on September 9.
SVINTASK TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Swedish punks SVINTASK are going to release a new album, "Störande Av Den Allmäna Ordningen". They didn't give any exact release date, but it should be out soon anyway. And it will be a digital release, possibly a few CDs.
DISCHARGE CANCEL SHOW IN CHILE
British d-beat hardcore/punk legends DISCHARGE have made the decision to cancel their appearance in Chile in December. The rest of the Latin American tour will continue as planned.
Read more: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial
DISMEMEBR RE-TEAM WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
Recently reformed Swedish death metal pioneers DISMEMBER have once again partnered with Nuclear Blast Records, the label that released the band's 1990 demo, "Reborn In Blasphemy", their 1991 debut album, "Like An Everflowing Stream", as well as the 4 records that would follow. In celebration of this announcement, a fully remastered version of "Like An Everflowing Stream" has been made available on streaming services worldwide today after it had been absent for quite some time.
"Like An Everflowing Stream" is the first entry in a reissue campaign of the entire DISMEMBER back catalog, which is currently being remastered from the original albums. Stay tuned for more info on proper LP and CD reissues that are in the works for late 2022.
ANOTHER SINGLE WITH SATOR
Swedish rock legends SATOR has released another single, "Shimmy Shake", taken from their upcoming covers album, "Return Of The Barbie-Q-Killers", which will be released in the end of the month.
It looks like "Shimmy Shake" is a previously unreleased song by DEVO. Check it out: orcd.co/shimmy-shake
NEW EP WITH WOLFBRIGADE IN AUGUST
Swedish hardcore/punk veterans WOLFBRIGADE will release their new EP, "Anti-Tank Dogs", on August 12 via Armageddon in North America and Agipunk in Europe.
It's a colored 7" vinyl EP.
Pre-order: dropdeadhc.com or agipunk.com
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS CANCEL FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Due to members of the band testing positive for Covid-19, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have to cancel their appearances at Wolf Fest in Bulgaria and Sjock Festival in Belgium this weekend.
NEW SINGLE WITH AMON AMARTH
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH has released a new single, "The Great Heathen Army", which is the title track from their upcoming album. The album will be released on August 5.
Check out the single: orcd.co/tgha-single
Pre-order the album and see tour dates: amonamarth.com
NEW ALBUM WITH THE CULT IN OCTOBER
The CULT will release its new album, "Under The Midnight Sun", on October 7 via Black Hill Records.
A new single from the album, "Give Me Mercy", is out now: youtu.be/d_4DJGSbwcU
Pre-order the album: cult.ffm.to/utms
EX-NAZARETH GUITARIST MANNY CHARLTON IS DEAD
Former NAZARETH guitarist Manuel "Manny" Charlton died on Tuesday, July 5 in Texas. Cause of death is unknown, but it's believed that it was sudden and not illness related.
Manny played with the band from 1968 to 1990.
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Swedish street hard rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are going to Australia in November.
Dates & tickets: silverbacktouring.com.au
NEW ALBUM WITH SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS THIS MONTH
Punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS will be back with a new album, "Il Tradimento Silenzioso (The Silent Betrayal)", in the middle of this month. It will be released through Contra Records and Spaghetty Town Records.
facebook.com/slaughterandthedogsuk | contra-net.com
SAXON UNABLE TO PERFORM IN FINLAND THIS WEEKEND
Due to ongoing COVID issues within the band and crew, SAXON are unable to play the shows this Thursday (July 7) and Friday (July 8) in Oulu and Tampere, Finland.
KRISIUN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN are going on a North American tour in September/October together with REVOCATION and ALLUVIAL. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 8.
IGGY POP POSTPONES 2 SHOWS DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH HIS VOICE
Legendary rocker Iggy Pop has been forced to postpone 2 shows on his current European tour "due to a problem with his voice".
After initially rescheduling the July 5 concert in Mantova, Italy, the 75-year-old musician has now also postponed his July 7 gig in Vienna, Austria.
The new date for Mantova is August 30 at the Esedra of Palazzo Te, while the Vienna gig will take place on September 2 at the Vienna Konserthus.
LOST KIDS FRONTMAN JAN JET IS DEAD
Jan Jet, frontman for Denmark's first punk band LOST KIDS, has passed away after a long period of illness at the age of 69.
SIENA ROOT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish root rockers SIENA ROOT have announced another European run with CARSON. This tour will happen in September, and they will play in Germany, Switzerland and Poland.
Further details here: facebook.com/sienaroot
NEW SINGLE WITH THE BOYS
UK pop punk legends The BOYS will release a new vinyl single, "She's The Reason", on Friday, July 8. It will be available on green vinyl in a limited edition of just 100 copies.
Read more: theboys.co.uk/new-vinyl-single-from-the-boys
GUNS N' ROSES WILL NOT PLAY IN GLASGOW TONIGHT
Due to illness and medical advice, GUNS N' ROSES will not be able to perform in Glasgow tonight (July 5). They are working on rescheduling options for this show, so please hold onto your tickets and wait for a further update.
VINYL RE-RELEASE OF ABRAMIS BRAMA's "Live!"
Swedish-singing retro hard rockers ABRAMIS BRAMA will have their live album, simply titled "Live!" (2007), re-released on double vinyl for the first time on July 29. The album was recorded during 2006, and this release will have 2 bonus tracks from the same tour.
RAVEN TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF "All For One" WITH UK TOUR
Heavy metal veterans RAVEN will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the "All For One" album with a UK tour in March 2023, where they will play the entire album for the first time.
Dates & tickets: ravenlunatics.com
RAVEN have also signed with Silver Lining Music.
MÄRVEL TO CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH THEIR OWN FESTIVAL
Swedish high energy rockers MÄRVEL celebrate their 20-year anniversary this year, and they have now announced their own 2-day festival at Skylten in their home town Linköping on August 5-6. Among the confirmed bands are of course MÄRVEL themselves, but also The PUSJKINS, The DRIPPERS, HEDDA HATAR, KNIVFEN, LYKANTROPI etc.
NILE PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST/VOCALIST BRAD PARRIS
South Carolina's Egyptian-themed death metallers NILE have announced the departure of bassist/vocalist Brad Parris.
Read more: facebook.com/nilecatacombs
BLACK FLAG ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR DATES WITH TOTAL CHAOS
American punk legends BLACK FLAG are going to Spain for 3 dates in February 2023 together with TOTAL CHAOS as special guests. These dates are:
Feb. 2 - Kafe Antzokia in Bilbao
Feb. 3 - Sala Salamandra in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Feb. 4 - Eventos Chango CLUB in Madrid
SAXON, QUEENSRŸCHE AND MSG CONFIRMED FOR MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE
The annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise is returning for its 11th year in 2023.
On The Blue Cruises has announced the 5-day/5-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 to May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Dubbed They Came From Outer Space, the voyage will include 2 days at sea full of music (including performances from over 35 artists) and events, as well as visit 2 ports: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and the Private Isle of Labadee.
The lineup includes artists like SAXON, QUEENSRŸCHE, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, TESLA, VANDENBERG, WINGER, AUTOGRAPH, Chez Kane, D-A-D, DORO, FASTER PUSSYCAT, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, GREAT WHITE, Lee Aaron, LOUDNESS, ROSE TATTOO, STRYPER, TREAT, John Corabi etc.
More info: monstersofrockcruise.com
WHITESNAKE CANCELS REMAINDER OF EUROPEAN TOUR
WHITESNAKE has canceled the remainder of its European tour "due to continuing health challenges".
CHARLIE WATTS BIOGRAPHY IN OCTOBER
HarperCollins Publishers has set an October 11 release date for a fully authorized and official biography of legendary The ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts.
"Charlie's Good Tonight: The Authorized Biography Of Charlie Watts" includes forewords from Charlie's bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and a prelude from The ROLLING STONES' former manager/producer Andrew Loog Oldham.
The book was penned by Paul Sexton, an author, journalist and broadcaster who has followed and interviewed The ROLLING STONES for 30 years. The book will include new interviews with Jagger, Richards and Ronnie Wood, as well as "countless" family members, friends, and collaborators.
POISON SINGER BRET MICHAELS HOSPITALIZED
POISON frontman Bret Michaels says that "an unforeseen medical complication" forced him and his bandmates to cancel their concert in Nashville, Tennessee Thursday night (June 30).
The 59-year-old singer was hospitalized just before POISON was set to perform at Nissan Stadium as part of "The Stadium Tour" with DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS.
SPIDERS AND HOT BREATH CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish rock bands SPIDERS and HOT BREATH have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour in July due to reasons beyond their control.
Scandinavian shows are not affected.
facebook.com/wearespiders | facebook.com/hotbreathgbg
NEW SINGLE WITH STRATOVARIUS
Finnish power metal legends STRATOVARIUS has released a new single, "World On Fire": stratovarius.lnk.to/WorldOnFire
"World On Fire" is the second single from their upcoming album, "Survive", which will be released on September 23.
METALLICA CANCEL TONIGHT'S SHOW AT FRAUENFELD ROCKS
METALLICA has been forced to cancel its headlining appearance at the Frauenfeld Rocks festival in Switzerland Wednesday night (June 29) after a member of the band's "family" has tested positive for COVID-19.
Read more: twitter.com/Metallica
NEW ALBUM WITH BLOODBATH IN SEPTEMBER
BLOODBATH - the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes - will release its 6th full-length album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on September 9 via Napalm Records.
Check out the first song, "Zombie Inferno": youtu.be/QlDMQZYNoFU
Pre-order the album: lnk.to/SurvivalOfTheSickest
facebook.com/bloodbathband / napalmrecords.com
TREAT CONFIRMED FOR FRONTIERS ROCK SWEDEN II
Frontiers Rock Sweden II will happen at Slaktkyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden on October 8. Confirmed bands are TREAT, ART NATION, PERFECT PLAN, CRYSTAL, WILDNESS and FANS OF THE DARK.
The festival is arranged by Italian record label Frontiers Music Srl.
JUDAS PRIEST etc. PULLS OUT OF OF AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL
JUDAS PRIEST, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, JINJER, IF I DIE FIRST and Nita Strauss have pulled out of this year's Aftershock festival. No reason was given for their cancelation. Replacing them on the bill will be DANZIG, IN FLAMES, PRONG and SET IT OFF.
Aftershock festival will return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California on October 6-9.
More info about the festival: aftershockfestival.com
NEW SINGLE WITH WITCHERY
Swedish blackened thrash metal veterans WITCHERY has released a new single, "Witching Hour": youtu.be/o8DFaOJ80Ug
The band will soon return with their 8th studio album, "Nightside", to be released on July 22 worldwide via Century Media Records. "Witching Hour" is the opening track on the new album.
Pre-order the album: witchery.lnk.to/NightsideID
NEW ALBUM WITH MARCO MENDOZA IN SEPTEMBER
Bass legend Marco Mendoza - most well-known from bands such as THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS, WHITESNAKE, JOURNEY and The DEAD DAISIES etc etc - will release his 4th solo album, "New Direction", on September 16 via Mighty Music.
ENTRAILS ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS
Bassist/singer Pontus "Penki" Sandkvist has parted ways with Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS. He has now been replaced with 2 new members from HERETIC LEGION: Benjamin Hjort Andersson (bass) and Daniel Klinteberg (vocals).
Read more: facebook.com/Entrails666
DAVID COVERDALE DIAGNOSED WITH INFECTION OF SINUS AND TRACHEA
WHITESNAKE has been forced to cancel its concerts in Milan, Italy (June 28) and Vienna, Austria (June 30) due to an infection of the sinus and trachea suffered by the band's frontman, David Coverdale.
Read more: instagram.com/whitesnake
EUROPE CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
EUROPE have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on July 29-30.
Among the other artists are: W.A.S.P., The HELLACOPTERS, MSG, Dirkschneider, Danko Jones, GRAVEYARD, Doro, Michael Monroe, Jorn, TREAT, BULLET, 220 VOLT, ECLIPSE, SISTER SIN etc.
EX-KREATOR BASSIST "SPEESY" JOINS BONDED
German thrash band BONDED - with some former members of SODOM - parted ways with their bassist a few weeks ago. New bassist is Christian "Speesy" Giesler, a former member of KREATOR.
KISS TO RELEASE "Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977" IN SEPTEMBER
On September 9, KISS will release the next installment of their popular "Off The Soundboard" official live bootleg series with "Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977", recorded during the "Alive II" tour at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa on November 29, 1977.
NEW SINGLE WITH STRYPER
American hard rock veterans STRYPER have released a new single and lyric video, "Rise To The Call". The song is taken from their upcoming album, which is set for release later this year via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out "Rise To The Call": youtu.be/i80jNj3G1QM
NEW ALBUM WITH OZZY IN SEPTEMBER
Ozzy Osbourne will release his new album, "Patient Number 9", on September 9. The LP's title track, featuring a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, is available here: youtu.be/CkiniZBRt3s
NEW SINGLE WITH QUEENSRŸCHE
"In Extremis" is the first single from QUEENSRŸCHE's new album, "Digital Noise Alliance".
The single is out now: youtu.be/W6btF3AotH0
The album will be released through Century Media Records on October 7.
NEW ALBUM WITH MEGADETH IN SEPTEMBER
MEGADETH are going to release their 16th studio album, "The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!", on September 2 through UMe.
The first single, "We'll Be Back", is out now: youtu.be/LkJ5jJuraLQ
Pre-order the album: megadeth.lnk.to/sickdyingdead
NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH THE ORIGINAL ALICE COOPER BAND
The original line-up of ALICE COOPER (the band) existed between 1968-1974, and featured Alice Cooper (vocals), Michael Bruce (guitar), Glen Buxton (guitar), Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums). In October 2015, over 40 years later, record store owner and superfan Chris Penn convinced the original line-up to reunite for a very special performance at Good Records, his record store in Dallas, Texas, USA. Alice's current guitarist, Ryan Roxie, was standing in for the late Glen Buxton at the show.
This legendary reunion is now becoming available for the very first time worldwide on September 30, titled "Live From The Astroturf, Alice Cooper", on CD, LP and digital. The event was also filmed, and some versions will include a DVD or Blu-ray with a documentary movie.
NEW SINGLE WITH KRISIUN
Brazilian death metallers KRISIUN has released a new single, "Sworn Enemies": youtu.be/Ph-fFp7_bJY
The song is taken from their new studio album, "Mortem Solis", which will be released on July 29 via Century Media Records.
Pre-order the album: krisiun.lnk.to/MortemSolisID
Tour dates: krisiun.com.br / centurymedia.com
NEW EP WITH MANOWAR
MANOWAR has just released a new digital EP, "The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)", via Magic Circle Entertainment.
RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM WITH CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS
Swedish punk band CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS has set July 22 as the release date of their new album, "Punk Rock Overdrive".
You can pre-order the album here: catandtheunderdogs77.bandcamp.com
NEW SINGLE WITH CIRKUS PRÜTZ
Swedish blues rockers CIRKUS PRÜTZ has released a new single/video, "Blues Revolution": youtube.com/watch?v=w0NGrQLCRGU
"Blues Revolution" is the title track of their new album, which will be released via Metalville Records on July 29.
facebook.com/cirkusprytz / metalville.de
NEW SINGLE WITH OZZY ON FRIDAY
Ozzy Osbourne will release a new solo single, "Patient Number 9", on Friday, June 24.
The song features a guest appearance by legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, and will receive its world premiere on Thursday (June 23) on "Ozzy Speaks" on SiriusXM channel 38 Ozzy's Boneyard at 11:45 p.m. ET / 8:45 p.m. PT in the States. Ozzy and Billy Morrison will play the new track and talk about the making of the song.
EXODUS GUITARIST LEE ALTUS REPLACED WITH THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER GUITARIST FOR EUROPEAN TOUR
American thrash legends EXODUS has announced that guitarist Lee Altus will not be joining the band on their upcoming European tour. "Family concerns dictate he remain close to home and being so far away from home is not possible", says the band.
Joining EXODUS on this trek is Brandon Ellis of The BLACK DAHLIA MURDER.
BLACK FLAG GUITARIST DEZ CADENA FORMS NEW BAND
Dez Cadena of BLACK FLAG and FLAG has a new band. It's called DONDO (as in Redondo Beach). He previously had a band of the same name in the mid to late 90s that included Rob Holzman, Bill Bowman, Steve Linn and Jim Mellon.
The new band has played at least 1 gig with The ALLY CATS. They also have a gig coming up on June 23 at the Slipper in Los Angeles.
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ANNOUNCES DATES IN GERMANY AND LUXEMBOURG NEXT SUMMER
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - the band with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry among others - have announced some shows in Germany and Luxembourg in June 2023. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 27.
Dates & tickets: hollywoodvampires.com
NEW SINGLE WITH THUNDERMOTHER ON FRIDAY
Hard rocking Swedish band THUNDERMOTHER will release a new single, "Hot Mess", on June 24. Pre-save: bfan.link/hot-mess
The song is taken from the new album, "Black And Gold", which will be release through AFM Records on August 19.
getnext.to/thundermother / afm-records.de
THE DAMNED CANCEL REMAINING JUNE DATES
Due to positive Covid tests in the camp, British punk rock legends The DAMNED have to withdraw from all remaining June appearances, including Bath and Glastonbury in the UK, and the DIE ARTZE show in Germany.
JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCES ANOTHER U.S. TOUR WITH QUEENSRŸCHE
JUDAS PRIEST will celebrate their 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American tour. Support on the "50 Heavy Metal Years" fall 2022 trek will once again come from QUEENSRŸCHE.
judaspriest.com / queensrycheofficial.com
SIR REG ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish Celtic punk rock band SIR REG are going on a Swedish tour in the fall.
These shows will happen on Fridays and Saturdays from September 30 to October 29.
Dates & tickets: skrikhult.se
JON LORD BIOGRAPHY DUE IN SEPTEMBER
Wymer Publishing has set a September 23 release date for "Jon Lord: A Visual Biography".
Jon Lord played keyboards and organ for DEEP PURPLE and WHITESNAKE. He died in July 2012 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old.
More info: wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/deep-purple/jon-lord-a-visual-biography
IRON MAIDEN TO COVER REMAINING COST OF PAUL DI'ANNO's SURGERIES AND TREATMENT
Ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno, who is currently in Croatia awaiting 3 major surgeries on his knees, will have the remaining costs of his operations and treatment funded by his former bandmates.
Read more: facebook.com/CartnHorsesE15/posts/5323069084408930
BOOK ABOUT DEF LEPPARD IN NOVEMBER
According to Foyles, Book Depository, Target and several other retailers, Genesis Publications will release a new book titled "Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard" on November 25, 2022.
Offering fans the most personal and comprehensive record of DEF LEPPARD's history to date, the book is narrated by the bandmembers in their own words, illustrated with photography and memorabilia from the DEF LEPPARD archives.
SPIDERS PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Ricard Harryson, drummer for Swedish retro rockers SPIDERS, has decided to leave the band. He will play on the new album before he leave though.
Read more: facebook.com/wearespiders
SKID ROW CANCEL SWEDEN
SKID ROW has cancelled their show in Sweden due to logistical issues.
WATAIN ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have announced a Latin American tour in November. They will visit Guatemala, Colombia, Equador, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico.
More info: facebook.com/watainofficial
Y&T ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American hard rock veterans Y&T are coming to Europe and the UK in the fall. 29 shows.
More details: yandtrocks.com/tour
ACE FREHLEY CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley have cancelled his upcoming European tour this summer. Reason unknown..
NEW SINGLE WITH THE RIVEN
Swedish retro hard rockers The RIVEN has released a new single, "Fly Free": orcd.co/flyfree
The single is the third one from The RIVEN's sophomore studio album "Peace and Conflict", set for release on The Sign Records later in 2022.
theriven.bandcamp.com / facebook.com/thesignrecords
NEW SINGLE WITH NOICE IN JULY
Swedish 80s pop/rock legends NOICE are still active, and will release a new single, "Natten Tillhör Oss", on July 1 through Icons Creating Evil Art. There will also be a new studio album in the fall, the first one with new material since 1995.
But before that album they will release a other album, called "Först. Sist. För alltid.", on July 8 via Wild Kingdom. This album features their first ever recording from May 1979, as well as recordings from 1995, 1998 and 1999.
The band will also be touring around Sweden during the rest of the year.
ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR AMSTERDAM
ROLLING STONES have confirmed the rescheduled date for the postponed concert in Amsterdam. The show at the Johan Cruijff ArenA will now take place on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH are going on a European tour in October. They will visit 22 cities across 12 different countries, and support act will be ALCEST.
BLACK FLAG ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH T.S.O.L., THE DICKIES AND TOTAL CHAOS
American punk legends BLACK FLAG are going on a U.S. tour in November together with T.S.O.L., The DICKIES and TOTAL CHAOS.
Dates & tickets: blackflagband.com
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES ANOTHER U.S. TOUR
Australian punks AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS are going back to the States in September. Tickets on-sale Friday, June 17.
DEAD BOYS GOES ON U.S. TOUR WITH THE BRIEFS AND SUZI MOON
American punk legends DEAD BOYS are going on a U.S. tour with The BRIEFS and SUZI MOON later this year. The tour kicks off in early October in Texas and runs through most of the USA through mid-November.
NEW ALBUM WITH NORDIC UNION IN AUGUST
Melodic hard rockers NORDIC UNION - the collaboration between Danish singer Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) and Swedish songwriter and producer Erik Mårtensson (ECLIPSE, W.E.T.) - have announced that their third album, "Animalistic", will be released on August 5 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The first single, "In Every Waking Hour", is out now: youtu.be/iK-SnqXK-EM
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/animalistic
facebook.com/NordicUnionMusic / frontiers.it
NEW SINGLE WITH BOB MALMSTRÖM NEXT WEEK
Finnish Swedish singing hardcore/punk band BOB MALMSTRÖM have been working on a new EP. And on Thursday, June 23 they will give us a first taste with the song "Det är över nu", which you can pre-save here: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bobmalmstrm/det-r-ver-nu
bobmalmstrom.com / elitbolaget.com
NEW ALBUM WITH SIENA ROOT POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR
Due to unexpected problems regarding the vinyl production of the forthcoming album with Swedish retro/folk/hard rockers SIENA ROOT, the whole release has to be postponed to 2023.
The album, titled "Revelations", was supposed to be released in August 2022 via Metalville Records.
DISCHARGE ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
English d-beat hardcore/punk pioneers DISCHARGE are going to Latin America for a tour in December.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial
INGLORIOUS ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
UK hard rockers INGLORIOUS have announced "Until We Die Tour", a Series of UK headline dates throughout September and October 2022 with support from A NEW TOMORROW. Ticket pre-sale from Thursday, June 16.
More info: facebook.com/weareinglorious
GEOFF TATE TO UNDERGO MEDICAL PROCEDURE
Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will take the next few months off the road as he recovers from an unspecified medical procedure.
DANKO JONES RE-RELEASE FIRST EP ON VINYL
Canadian hard rocking trio DANKO JONES released their first self-titled EP on CD in 1998 via Sonic Unyon Records. 24 years later the same label has re-released the EP on vinyl, and it's also available digitally. Out now.
sonicunyonshop.com / dankojones.com
NEW SINGLE WITH BLITZKRIEG NEXT WEEK
NWOBHM legends BLITZKRIEG will release a new single, "I Am His Voice", on June 24 through Mighty Music.
blitzkrieg-music.com / mightymusic.dk
EVEN MORE LIVE ALBUMS WITH DEEP PURPLE THIS YEAR
Edel/earMUSIC will be re-releasing 3 new titles from DEEP PURPLE's back catalogue later this year.
A new edition of "Bombay Calling" from 1995 is due on August 26. It will be released as 2CD+DVD digipack and 3LP+DVD.
This will be followed up by the Hong Kong show from March 2001 released on October 10, and then a compilation of the 2 Tokyo shows from March 2001 available as 2CD and "Flag of Japan" coloured vinyl 3LP package.
ear-music.net / deeppurple.com
ROLLING STONES POSTPONES AMSTERDAM
ROLLING STONES have canceled tonight's (Monday, June 13) concert in Amsterdam, The Netherlands after singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.
The show will be rescheduled for a later date. Tickets for tonight's show will be honored for the rescheduled date.
NEW SINGLE WITH IN FLAMES
IN FLAMES has just released a music video for a brand new song, "State Of Slow Decay": youtu.be/goddrM-QozI
IN FLAMES will embark on a North American tour this September. Support on the trek will come from FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, ORBIT CULTURE and VENDED. General on-sale will be Friday, June 17.
Dates & tickets: inflames.com
SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
SLIPKNOT are going on a short U.S. tour in September/October together with ICE NINE KILLS and CROWN THE EMPIRE. General tickets on-sale will be Friday, June 17.
Dates & tickets: knotfest.com/roadshow
DEF LEPPARD CELEBRATES 45th ANNIVERSARY WITH GIN
DEF LEPPARD celebrate their 45th anniversary in 2022. To commemorate this occasion, the award-winning Swedish liquor producer Brands For Fans is releasing not 1, but 2 premium gin products. These gins are named after 2 songs on DEF LEPPARD's iconic album "Hysteria": "Animal" and "Rocket".
These products launched Friday, June 10 in U.K., mainland Europe, Sweden, the Nordics, and USA.
More info: brandsforfans.com
LACUNA COIL ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Italy's LACUNA COIL are going on a North American tour together with UNCURED, BUTCHER BABIES and LION'S GATE in September. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, June 17.
BUCKCHERRY SINGER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY has been forced to cancel 1 show on its current U.S. tour and postpone a couple of others after singer Josh Todd tested positive for COVID-19.
ACCEPT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
ACCEPT will embark on a North American tour in the fall. The trek, featuring support from NARCOTIC WASTELAND, will kick off on September 29 in Nashville, Tennessee and conclude on October 29 in Columbus, Ohio.
THE END A.D. SIGNS WITH WORMHOLEDEATH
Philadelphia hardcore/punk/metal act The END A.D. have signed with WormHoleDeath Records. The band's latest EP, "It's All In Your Head", will be re-released as a deluxe edition with 4 bonus tracks taken from the "Badlands" album.
The END A.D. are currently writing material for a new album, which will be released next year.
OZZY TO UNDERGO MAJOR OPERATION
According to Ozzy Osbourne's wife Sharon, Ozzy is about to undergo a major operation on Monday (June 13) which will determine the rest of his life.
Last month, the 73-year old singer confirmed to Classic Rock magazine that he was waiting on some more surgery on his neck.
ANOTHER SINGLE WITH SATOR
Swedish rock legends SATOR has released another single, "Get Out Of My Way", taken from their upcoming punk covers album, "Return Of The Barbie-Q-Killers".
The song was originally performed by UK punk band BLITZKRIEG BOP. Check out SATOR's version: orcd.co/get-out-of-my-way
The album will be released on July 29 through Wild Kingdom Records.
sator.se / wildkingdom.se
BOURBON BOYS ARE BACK
Swedish diesel country rockers BOURBON BOYS (with Hulkoff from RAUBTIER among others) are back again, and let us know that a new album is in production.
NEW SINGLE WITH H.E.A.T
Swedish hard rockers H.E.A.T has released another single, "Hollywood", from their upcoming album, "Force Majeure".
Check out the single: heat.lnk.to/HollywoodSingle
A video for the single will premiere at 5pm (Swedish time) today (June 10). The album will be released on August 5.
NEW SINGLE WITH SOULFLY
SOULFLY has released a new single, "Scouring The Vile": bfan.link/soulfly-scouring-the-vile.fpo
It's the second single from their upcoming album, "Totem", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast. "Scouring The Vile" features a guest apperance from John Tardy (OBITUARY).
Pre-order the album: soulfly.com/totem
NEW SINGLE WITH UGLY KID JOE
American 90s rock band UGLY KID JOE has released their first new music in 7 years. The single "That Ain't Livin'" is out today: youtube.com/watch?v=DAoVD0yqK2k
This song is the first single from their upcoming album, "Rad Wings Of Destiny", which will be released on October 21 through Metalville Records.
A BOX FULL OF BLONDIE
BLONDIE is going to release a box set called "Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982" on August 26.
The release spans the band's classic era, and will include all of the albums from the debut through "The Hunter". There will be several versions, and the most expansive versions include 124 tracks, including 36 unreleased cuts.
More details here: blondie.net
URIAH HEEP CANCEL FINNISH SHOWS
URIAH HEEP will not perform this weekend's shows in Kuopio and Vantaa, Finland due to 4 of the 5 band members catching Covid.
NEW ALBUM WITH AVATARIUM IN OCTOBER
Swedish doom rockers AVATARIUM will release their new album, "Death, Where Is Your Sting", on October 21 via AFM Records.
The first single, "God Is Silent", is out now: fanlink.to/God-Is-Silent
Pre-order the album: shop.afm-records.de/avatarium
THE AVENGERS ANNOUNCES WEST COAST DATES
San Francisco punk veterans The AVENGERS have announced some tour dates on the U.S. West Coast, which will take place in September. All shows should be on sale by Friday, June 10.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Australian punk band AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS are going to tour in their homeland during July and August.
NEW SINGLE WITH MICHAEL MONROE
Finnish rock legend Michael Monroe (ex-HANOI ROCKS) has released a new single/video, "Everybody's Nobody": youtu.be/StIharH0PgQ
The song is taken from his new album, "I Live Too Fast To Die Young", which will be released on Friday, June 10.
DOKKEN, WARRANT, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY AND BUCKCHERRY CONFIRMED FOR KISS KRUISE XI
KISS have unveiled the full lineups for the eagerly awaited Kiss Kruise XI, sailing from Los Angeles, California to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico aboard Norwegian Jewel for 2 weeks of non-stop rock n roll on the high seas set for October 24-29, 2022 (Week 1) and October 29-November 3, 2022 (Week 2).
KISS will play on both cruises. Week 1 will aslo include performances by DOKKEN (featuring a reunion with guitarist George Lynch), WARRANT, L.A. GUNS, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam featuring Lita Ford & Friends, GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM, HEART BY HEART, The BIG DEAL and BARON. Week 2 will see KISS joined by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BUCKCHERRY, Bruce Kulick, All Hands on Deck Super Jam Feat. Sebastian Bach & Friends, STRYPER, VIXEN, PLUSH, The WILD THINGS and Micky James.
More info: thekisskruise.com
SEX PISTOLS' "God Save The Queen" COULD TOP UK SINGLES CHART
SEX PISTOLS' iconic 1977 single "God Save The Queen" could top the U.K. singles chart just days after Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend.
Last week, SEX PISTOLS reissued "God Save The Queen" on 2 special vinyl records, launching the track into the top 5 of in "midweek" data from The Official UK Charts Company.
If "God Save The Queen" manages to top the chart, it will be the U.K.'s official Number 1 single just 1 week after the Queen reached a landmark 70 years on the throne.
At the time of its original release, the song was criticized for being anti-monarchy and was even banned by the BBC's radio stations for its lyrical content.
RELEASE OF NEW ARCH ENEMY ALBUM POSTPONED 2 WEEKS
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the release of the new ARCH ENEMY album, "Deceivers", has to be postponed 2 weeks. The new release date is August 12.
Tour dates, pre-order etc: archenemy.net
NEW ALBUM WITH FLOGGING MOLLY IN SEPTEMBER
Celtic punk rock veterans FLOGGING MOLLY will release a new album, "Anthem", on September 9.
Pre-save/Pre-order and listen to the first single, "The Croppy Boy '98": riserecords.lnk.to/FMAnthem
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. TOUR DATES
Yngwie Malmsteen has announced some new tour dates in USA, which will take place in August.
REISSUE OF 220 VOLT's "Mind Over Muscle" IN JULY
Swedish hard rock veterans 220 VOLT will have their third album, "Mind Over Muscle" (1985), re-released on both LP and CD on July 8.
TOXIC HOLOCAUST ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
American thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST are going south in October, when they will visit Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Dates and ticket links: facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust
BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND UK TOUR
Hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS will release a new album, "Wrong Side Of Paradise", on January 20, 2023 through Earache Records.
In February 2023 they will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a UK tour together with Michael Monroe and PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS.
Pre-order the album and see tour dates: blackstarriders.com / earache.com/blackstarriders
BON JOVI BASSIST ALEC JOHN SUCH IS DEAD
Former BON JOVI bassist Alec John Such has passed away at the age of 70.
Alec played with the band between 1983-1994.
EUROPE HONORED WITH MONUMENT IN THEIR ORIGINAL HOMETOWN
The Swedish municipality Upplands Väsby, where several members of EUROPE grew up, unveiled a monument in the band's honor earlier today (Saturday, June 4) at Blå Parken (Blue Park). All 5 members of EUROPE attended the ceremony, which is part of Upplands Väsby's 70th-anniversary celebrations.
Videos and photos from the event can be found here: facebook.com/europetheband
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES NEW DRUMMER
Swedish drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, Yngwie Malmsteen, Hulkoff, TUNGSTEN, FULL FORCE etc.) have announced that he will be unable to participate in MANOWAR's upcoming "Crushing The Enemies Of Metal Anniversary Tour '22/'23" for personal reasons. New drummer for MANOWAR will be Dave Chedrick (RAVEN, KILL RITUAL etc).
For upcoming tour dates, try: manowar.com
KISS AND MANOWAR ARTIST KEN KELLY DEAD AT 76
Ken Kelly, one of the most successful fantasy artists who is responsible for many album covers for rock bands such as KISS, RAINBOW and MANOWAR, has reportedly died at the age of 76.
WATAIN CONFIRMED FOR THE ABYSS FESTIVAL
WATAIN have been confirmed as Friday's headliner at The Abyss Festival, which happens at Gothenburg Film Studios in Göteborg, Sweden on November 4-5.
Among the other acts are HELLHAMMER, SAMAEL, RAZOR, WHIPLASH, FLAMES, RAM etc.
More info: facebook.com/theabyssfestival
NAZARETH FORCED TO CANCEL SOME UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Scottish hard rocking veterans NAZARETH have unfortunately been forced to cancel all their shows for June and almost all for July. Singer Carl Sentance has to undergo a surgical procedure, and need a 6-week recuperation period to allow him to heal properly.
They are currently trying to reschedule some of the shows for later this year.
Next show with NAZARETH will be at Minnedosa in Canada on July 29.
ANVIL ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR
Canadian heavy metal veterans ANVIL have announced a Canadian tour in August/September.
NEW ALBUM WITH AMON AMARTH IN AUGUST
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH have announced their 12th studio album, "The Great Heathen Army". The album will be released on August 5 via Metal Blade Records.
Get a taste by listening to the first single, "Get In The Ring", and then pre-order and/or check out upcoming tour dates etc: amonamarth.com
JAMES LOMENZO HAS BECOME PERMANENT MEMBER OF MEGADETH
MEGADETH has announced bass player James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the band. LoMenzo was MEGADETH's bass player in the mid-2000s and recently stepped back in as a touring member for "The Metal Tour Of The Year". Lomenzo now officially rejoins the MEGADETH family.
ANTHRAX's 40TH ANNIVERSARY TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY, CD AND DIGITAL
July 18, 2021 marked the 40th anniversary of thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX. The celebration began in May of last year and culminated on July 16-17 with a global livestream event shot at the Los Angeles soundstage/studio The Den. For 2+ hours, ANTHRAX performed an extensive set of hits and deep cuts pulled from their vast catalog.
Today (June 1), ANTHRAX announces that the entire performance, plus never-before-seen rehearsal footage and guitarist Scott Ian's New York City "walking tour", pointing out the spots that played a role in ANTHRAX's formation and history, will be released in North America on July 15 on Blu-ray / CD / Digital (Megaforce). "Anthrax XL" will also have a European digital release on July 15 (Nuclear Blast), followed by a Blu-ray release later this year.
Also today, ANTHRAX serves up a taste of the "Anthrax XL": celebration livestream with "Aftershock", the Blu-ray and CD's first single/video: youtu.be/c_-82O5FjpM
DOKKEN ANNOUNCES NEW DATES IN THE STATES
DOKKEN has announced a dozen U.S. tour dates for this summer and fall.
You can find them here: dokken.net
NEW INTERVIEW WITH BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING
I have done another interview. This time with Swedish punk band BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, and it's only available in Swedish.