RIVAL SONS CONFIRMED FOR METALLSVENSKAN
RIVAL SONS have been confirmed for the Metallsvenskan festival in Norrköping, Sweden on June 15-16.
Confirmed since earlier are W.A.S.P., GRAVEYARD, SATYRICON, PAIN, F.K.Ü., HULKOFF, The KRISTET UTSEENDE, EXODUS, BULLET etc.
metallsvenskan.net NEW SINGLE WITH KÖTTGROTTORNA
Swedish punk rock veterans KÖTTGROTTORNA have released a new digital single, "40 År", on Spotify and other platforms today (Mar. 23).
facebook.com/kottgrottorna MAIDAVALE CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
MAIDAVALE are the latest act to be confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, SPIDERS, RAM, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, MEFISTO, NIGHT VIPER, COUNT RAVEN, LUCIFER, JEX THOTH, MANILLA ROAD, NIGHT etc.
muskelrock.com MARCH 22, 2018
ROSE TATTOO TEAM UP WITH GIRLSCHOOL FOR UK/IRELAND TOUR
Australian rock veterans ROSE TATTOO are going on a tour in UK and Ireland in September together with GIRLSCHOOL. The dates are:
Sep. 6 - O2 ABC Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
Sep. 7 - Limelight 2, Belfast, Ireland
Sep. 8 - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland
Sep. 11 - O2 Academy 2, Birminham, England
Sep. 13 - O2 Islington Academy, London, England
rosetattoo.com.au girlschool.co.uk DEBUT ALBUM WITH BIG KIZZ IN MAY
BIG KIZZ — a rock band featuring drummer Axel Sjöberg (ex-GRAVEYARD), guitarist John Hoyles (SPIDERS, ex-WITCHCRAFT) on bass and vocalist/guitarist Pontus Westerman from Swedish garage outfit LADY BANANA — will release its debut album, "Music Is Magic", on May 18 via Tee Pee Records. EX-THE STOOGES GUITARIST JAMES WILLIAMSON GOT A NEW BAND
Former The STOOGES guitarist James Williamson have a new band called JAMES WILLIAMSON & THE PINK HEARTS. The band is fronted by Los Angeles-based vocalists Frank Meyer (The STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS) and Petra Haden (THAT DOG, The HADEN TRIPLETS). THE PINK HEARTS' repertoire encompasses everything from feral rockers to soul-searching balladry. The album "Behind The Shade By James Williamson & The Pink Hearts" will be released on LP+CD, standalone CD, and digitally by Leopard Lady Records on Friday, June 22.
youtu.be/lBLQKo4-ThI CARCASS AND ELUVEITIE CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
CARCASS and ELUVEITIE have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-14.
Confirmed since earlier are WATAIN, VENOM, CHILDREN OF BODOM, AT THE GATES, SOULFLY, SODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, TRIBULATION, F.K.Ü., TYRANEX, The LURKING FEAR etc.
geflemetalfestival.se NEW 12" EP WITH ANATOMI-71 OUT NOW
Swedish hardcore/punk band ANATOMI-71 got a new 12" EP, "Människor Som Medel", out now.
Read more and order it at anatomi-71.blogspot.se/2018/03/new-record-out-now.html MARCH 21, 2018
ALICE COOPER GUITARIST MICHAEL BRUCE'S BIOGRAPHY REVISED
Much to the excitement of ALICE COOPER group fans worldwide, Gonzo Multimedia will release Michael Bruce's critically acclaimed biography "No More Mr. Nice Guy" revised. Also available is a limited edition signed by Michael Bruce himself, who was guitarist, keyboard player and main song writer in the band.
You can order the book at pledgemusic.com/projects/michael-bruce-no-more-mr-nice-guy NO MORE 7 SECONDS
American hardcore/punk veterans 7 SECONDS have announced their breakup after more than 38 years. 1 of the reasons is health issues.
Read more about it here: facebook.com/official7seconds NEW ALBUM WITH HIGH ON FIRE LATER THIS YEAR
California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have wrapped production on their 8th studio LP, due later this year. DROPKICK MURPHYS TEAM UP WITH FLOGGING MOLLY FOR U.S. TOUR
Celtic punk bands DROPKICK MURPHYS and FLOGGING MOLLY will be heading out on a co-headlining tour through North America in June. The tour will kick off in Cleveland, OH on June 1 and end in Gilford, NH on June 23.
For exact dates and other details, visit dropkickmurphys.com or floggingmolly.com SPIDERS CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
SPIDERS have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, RAM, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, MEFISTO, NIGHT VIPER, COUNT RAVEN, LUCIFER, JEX THOTH, MANILLA ROAD, NIGHT etc.
muskelrock.com MARCH 20, 2018
SKID ROW ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWS IN UK
As you might know, American hard rock veterans SKID ROW was forced to postpone the last shows on their current UK tour. These dates have now been rescheduled, and will take place in August.
Here's the new dates:
Aug. 14 - Waterfront, Norwich, England
Aug. 15 - Rock City, Nottingham, England
Aug. 19 - Concorde 2, Brighton, England
Aug. 20 - 02 Academy Bristol, Bristol, England
Aug. 22 - Dublin Academy, Dublin, Ireland
skidrow.com THUNDERMOTHER ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR
Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER are going on a tour in Germany in May. It seems like they will kick off the tour in Paris, France on May 13 before they go to Germany on May 15-24.
For more details, go to thundermother.com or facebook.com/thundermother AEROSMITH SINGER STEVEN TYLER ANNOUNCES SOLO TOUR DATES
AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler has announced dates for North America and Europe this summer, with Nashville's LOVING MARY BAND as his backing group. The tour is set to launch on June 12 at Artwork Amphitheater in Lewiston, New York, and will conclude on August 7 at O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, England. Tickets go on sale from March 21.
Try steventyler.com for further details.. SANTA CRUZ IMPLODES IN THE MIDDLE OF U.S. TOUR
Finnish rockers SANTA CRUZ appear to have imploded in the middle of their tour of the United States of America as the support act for FOZZY.
The quartet kicked off its first U.S. tour in support of the "Bad Blood Rising" album earlier in the month in Houston and was scheduled to perform 2 dozen shows alongside FOZZY, THROUGH FIRE and DARK SKY CHOIR. However, those plans have now been derailed, with SANTA CRUZ announcing over the weekend that it was canceling the remaining dates on the trek.
In an Instagram post explaining why the rest of the tour was called off, SANTA CRUZ frontman Arttu "Archie Cruz" Kuosmanen claimed that his bandmates — guitarist Joonas "Johnny Cruz" Parkkonen, bassist Mitja "Middy Cruz" Toivonen and drummer Tapani "Tazzy Cruz" Fagerström — kicked him "out of the bus on the street like a pariah" and told him they were no longer members of the group.
For his part, Parkkonen said that he, Toivonen and Fagerström were "leaving SANTA CRUZ after facing issues that they could not solve even though we tried everything that we could to make this tour and band happen." He added: "I can't stay in a situation anymore where I have to be scared if somebody does irreversible harm to themselves or somebody else. That's why I'm leaving. I never thought I'd be in this situation, but I have no more options to use. I'm sorry." MARCH 19, 2018
DISCHARGE ARE GOING ON EUROPEAN TOUR NEXT MONTH
British hardcore/punk legends DISCHARGE are going on a European tour in April, where they will visit countries like UK, Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Belgium.
Dates can be found at facebook.com/Dischargeofficial SKID ROW POSTPONE LAST 4 SHOWS IN UK
American hard rock veterans SKID ROW have been forced to cancel the 4 last dates on their UK tour due to illness to members of the band. Affected dates are March 19-22.
Tickets will be honored for rescheduled dates or refunded.
skidrow.com DANKO JONES CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
DANKO JONES have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-4.
Confirmed since earlier are HAMMERFALL, STEEL PANTHER, DIRKSCHNEIDER, MR. BIG, DOKKEN, Lee Aaron, The QUIREBOYS, EVERGREY etc.
skogsrojet.se MARCH 17, 2018
COUNT RAVEN CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
COUNT RAVEN are the latest act to be confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Muskelrock continue to confirm bands every day this month, and among the already confirmed artists are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, RAM, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, MEFISTO, NIGHT VIPER, LUCIFER, JEX THOTH, MANILLA ROAD, NIGHT etc.
MINISTRY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have announced an extensive tour of Europe in July/August. Kicking off in Spain, the trek will bring Al Jourgensen and his troop to the summer festivals and will also see them perform several headline shows with various special guests, such as the haunting CHELSEA WOLFE, hardcore punk combo CONVERGE and post-rock highflyers GRAVE PLEASURES.
Dates can be found at ministryband.com MASTER SIGNS WITH TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY RECORDS
Death metal pioneers MASTER have inked a deal with Transcending Obscurity Records. The band's new album, "Vindictive Miscreant", will be released later in the year.
facebook.com/Master-18521536017 tometal.com MARCH 15, 2018
NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH THE WHO FRONTMAN ROGER DALTREY
Legendary THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey will release a brand new studio album, "As Long As I Have You", on June 1 via Polydor/Republic. DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE STRANGLERS
A documentary about British rock band The STRANGLERS is currently being made by director David Boni. It will tell the story from the beginning until today.
Read more about it and get involved at pledgemusic.com/projects/the-stranglers-the-movie EUROPE FORCED TO POSTPONE RUSSIAN DATES
EUROPE have been forced to postpone their Russian concert dates, which was supposed to take place this weekend, "due to logistic reasons". The shows have been moved to other venues, and the new dates are:
9 November - St. Peterburg, Aurora Hall
11 November - Moscow, GlavClub
All the previously purchased tickets are valid for the new dates.
europetheband.com RAM CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
RAM have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, MEFISTO, NIGHT VIPER, LUCIFER, JEX THOTH, MANILLA ROAD, NIGHT, MOUNTAIN DUST and PURPLE HILL WITCH.
muskelrock.com PSK 2018 CANCELLED
The Oi! and punk festival PSK 2018, who was supposed to happen in Stockholm, Sweden on May 11, has been cancelled due to resons out of their hands. All people who have bought a ticket will get their money back.
There will still be a show with The STRIKE (plus support) somewhere in Stockholm on May 11.
Keep yourself updated with more info through facebook.com/PSK-Events-170883022956907
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MARCH 14, 2018
DANZIG TO CELEBRATE 30 IN EUROPE THIS SUMMER
2018 marks the 30th anniversary for DANZIG. To commemorate the occasion, Glenn Danzig and his bandmates will play a limited number of special shows in Europe in August. And the dates are:
Aug. 02 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 03 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Aug. 04 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
Aug. 06 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands
Aug. 07 - London, England - Brixton Academy
Aug. 09 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
Aug. 10 - Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
Aug. 11 - Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault CHELSEA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
British punk rock veterans CHELSEA are going on a European tour in June. Before that they will do 3 shows in UK in April, and another 2 shows in UK after the tour, in July.
You can find all details at facebook.com/ChelseaPunkbandOfficial SOLO ALBUM FROM SPINAL TAP BASSIST DEREK SMALLS
Derek Smalls, the bass player formerly of the fabled heavy metal band formerly known as SPINAL TAP, returns with the release of his first full-length solo venture, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", out globally April 13 via Twanky Records/BMG on digital, CD and vinyl.
The album features some of the greatest talents of rock and roll music and beyond, including Peter Frampton, Donald Fagen, Dweezil Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Waddy Wachtel, Michael League, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Paul Shaffer, Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, Judith Owen, Jane Lynch and The Hungarian Studio Orchestra.
Check out the new single, "It Don't Get Old": youtu.be/BXk_3-f3Xjk LUCIFER CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
LUCIFER (with members from The HELLACOPTERS, DEAD LORD and SATURN) have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, MEFISTO, NIGHT VIPER, JEX THOTH, MANILLA ROAD, NIGHT, MOUNTAIN DUST and PURPLE HILL WITCH.
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MARCH 13, 2018
ONLINE GAME AND SOUNDTRACK WITH CANDLEMASS
Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS are back with an online game and a brand new soundtrack called "House Of Doom".
According to the game's official web site (houseofdoom.com), "House Of Doom" is a unique game with music written by CANDLEMASS leader Leif Edling and performed by CANDLEMASS. The band has also been part of the development of the game that invites you into the world of extreme style heavy metal music, where both music and lyrics intend to evoke a sense of despair, dread and, impending doom.
candlemass.se NIGHT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish hard rockers NIGHT are going on a European tour in May. They will visit countries like Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, UK and Greece.
Dates can be found at facebook.com/nightbandofficial NEW ALBUM WITH PEARL JAM
PEARL JAM has confirmed that its first new studio album in nearly 5 years is on its way.
pearljam.com BRUCE DICKINSON DOCUMENTARY TO BE SCREENED IN U.K. CINEMAS
"Scream For Me Sarajevo", a documentary telling the story of a 1994 concert given by IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson while the Bosnian War was raging and Sarajevo itself was under siege, will be screened in select U.K. cinemas from April 17. There will also be a question-and-answer session with Dickinson from London that will accompany the film in cinemas globally. A special London screening will take place at Vue Cinema West End on April 11.
screamformesarajevo.com youtu.be/ZvEQXYDIK9E CHILDREN OF BODOM CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
CHILDREN OF BODOM have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-14.
Confirmed since earlier are WATAIN, VENOM, AT THE GATES, SOULFLY, SODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, TRIBULATION, The LURKING FEAR, F.K.Ü., TYRANEX etc.
geflemetalfestival.se MEFISTO AND NIGHT VIPER CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
MEFISTO and NIGHT VIPER have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, JEX THOTH, MANILLA ROAD, NIGHT, MOUNTAIN DUST and PURPLE HILL WITCH.
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MARCH 12, 2018
ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair and winds through the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in September. The Las Vegas and Los Angeles dates will feature special guest — guitarist Ace Frehley.
The dates can be found at alicecooper.com NEW ALBUM WITH ROSS THE BOSS IN APRIL
ROSS THE BOSS (with guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman from MANOWAR and The DICTATORS) will release a new album, "By Blood Sworn", on April 20 via AFM Records.
NEW ALBUM WITH NO FUN AT ALL IN APRIL
Swedish punk rockers NO FUN AT ALL will release their comeback album, "Grit", on April 13 via Bird Attack Records. NIGHT AND PURPLE HILL WITCH CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
NIGH and PURPLE HILL WITCH have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY, MANILLA ROAD, MOUNTAIN DUST and JEX THOTH.
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MARCH 9, 2018
MANILLA ROAD AND MOUNTAIN DUST CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
MANILLA ROAD and MOUNTAIN DUST have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY and JEX THOTH.
muskelrock.com THE RODS RECORDING NEW ALBUM
American heavy metal veterans The RODS are currently in the studio to record a new album.
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MARCH 8, 2018
ENTOMBED A.D. ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED A.D. will release a new album this summer (more info later), and the release will be followed by tour dates across Sweden in late August and September. The exact dates are:
Aug. 31 - Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
Sep. 1 - Malmö, KB
Sep. 14 - Örebro, Frimis Salonger
Sep. 15 - Sundsvall, Pipeline
Sep. 21 - Borlänge, Liljan
Sep. 22 - Uppsala, Katalin
Sep. 28 - Gävle, Harrys
Sep. 29 - Eskilstuna , Lokomotivet
entombedad.com NEW ALBUM WITH LORDI IN MAY
Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their 9th studio album, "Sexorcism", on May 25 via AFM. L.A. GUNS PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST MICHAEL GRANT
Guitarist Michael Grant has left L.A. GUNS "to pursue other interests including his solo project, MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS", according to a statement from L.A. GUNS. NEW 3-CD COLLECTION WITH STEPPENWOLF
Iconic rock band STEPPENWOLF (most famous for "Born To Be Wild") and frontman John Kay will release the definitive career retrospective, "Steppenwolf At 50", a 3-CD collection featuring 41-tracks, to celebrate the band's half-century of music. Set for release Friday, March 16 via Los Angeles-based Rainman Records, the collection includes 5 rare or never-heard-before tracks. SATYRICON POSTPONE AUSTRALIAN AND JAPANESE TOUR DATES
Norwegian black metal veterans SATYRICON have postponed their Australian and Japanese tour dates until September due to personnel reasons.
The revised dates are:
September 4: Capitol, Perth, Australia
September 6: Max Watts, Melbourne, Australia
September 7: Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
September 8: Transit Bar, Canberra, Australia
September 9: The Triffid, Brisbane, Australia
September 11: Umeda Trad, Osaka, Japan
September 12: Unit, Tokyo, Japan
Tickets for the April shows are valid for the September dates.
satyricon.no BACKYARD BABIES RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Swedish hard rockers BACKYARD BABIES has entered the studio to record a new album.
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MARCH 7, 2018
SOLO ALBUM WITH DON AIREY IN MAY
DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey will release his new solo album, "One Of A Kind", on May 25 via earMUSIC as 2CD (including a bonus live CD) as well as on vinyl and digitally. NEW ALBUM WITH PENNYWISE IN APRIL
On April 20, PENNYWISE will release its new album, "Never Gonna Die" via Epitaph Records. The legendary punk rock band's 12th full-length is the first full album of new songs in over a decade. THE SWEET TO CELEBRATE 50 WITH WORLD TOUR
Legendary rock band The SWEET has announced the first leg of its 50th-anniversary world tour, which will kick off on March 30 in Michigan and will return to New York City for the first time in 39 years with an April 26 Gramercy Theatre concert.
The current lineup is founding member Steve Priest on bass and vocals, drummer Richie Onori, Stevie Stewart on keyboards and vocals, guitar virtuoso Mitch Perry and lead singer Paulie Z.
youtu.be/BLn-tCVAhk0 thesweet.com YES, GRAVEYARD, PAIN AND GIRLSCHOOL CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
The latest acts to be confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival are YES (featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman), GRAVEYARD, PAIN, GIRLSCOOL, AVATARIUM, H.E.A.T, STEELHEART, INGLORIOUS, SKY HIGH, CRAZY LIXX, HACKENSACK and ELECTRIC MARY.
The festival take place in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9.
Already confirmed are IRON MAIDEN, Ozzy Osbourne, JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, HEAVY LOAD, KREATOR, ROSE TATTOO, TURBONEGRO, The DARKNESS, Glenn Hughes, VIXEN, URIAH HEEP, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, PRETTY MAIDS, Joe Lynn Turner, SLADE, MADAM X, NAZARETH, DESTRUCTION, BRIAN DOWNEY'S ALIVE AND DANGEROUS, BULLET, F.K.Ü., The QUILL etc.
swedenrock.com DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCES 4 SHOWS WITH TSOL
American punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS will do 4 North American shows with TSOL in May. Support act will be GAY BLACK REPUBLICAN, and the dates are these:
May 4 - The Forge, Joliet, IL
May 5 - Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
May 6 - Smalls, Detroit, MI
May 7 - Jergels, Pittsburgh, PA
deadkennedys.com EXCLUSIVE RELEASES ON RECORD STORE DAY
Record Store Day is on April 21 this year. And as usual there's many exclusive releases for this day. Some of the artists that has something special to release for this day are AC/DC, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, CELTIC FROST, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, CIRCLE JERKS, Johnny Cash, The DWARVES, HAWKWIND, Jimi Hendrix, Iggy Pop, KREATOR, LED ZEPPELIN, MC5, Elvis Presley, RAMONES, ROLLING STONES, The STOOGES, MOTÖRHEAD, The LURKERS, Johnny Thunders etc. etc.
More info at recordstoreday.com (click on news to find a full list). MC5'S WAYNE KRAMER TO CELEBRATE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT ALBUM WITH TOUR
Wayne Kramer, the founding guitarist and leader of the Detroit rock band MC5, will celebrate the landmark anniversary of its incendiary debut album "Kick Out The Jams" with the 35-plus-date "Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour" and a memoir "The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities" (Da Capo Press). Kramer has put together his wish-list worthy band of fellow travelers, dubbed MC50 — Brother Wayne on guitar along with guitarist Kim Thayil (SOUNDGARDEN), drummer Brendan Canty (FUGAZI), bassist Doug Pinnick (KING'S X), and the afro'd secret weapon frontman, 6-foot-7-inch Marcus Durant (ZEN GUERRILLA).
The North American tour begins in early September, after several European summer festivals, and culminates with an October 27 concert back where it all began: in Detroit.
The band will announce full dates in the coming weeks, but tickets for The Fillmore Detroit go on sale at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, March 9. OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
The Muskelrock festival celebrate their 10-year anniversary this year, and will announce a new artist every day this month. Today they confirm that OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON will play at the festival, which take place at Tyrolen in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
Confirmed since earlier are THOR, BULLET, ICE AGE, HONEYMOON DISEASE, HÄLLAS, DEATH ALLEY and JEX THOTH.
SICK OF IT ALL WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
It seems like American hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL are at Nova Studios demoing songs for a new record.
The band last released "Last Act Of Defiance" in 2014. CARCASS PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST BEN ASH
British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). ROB ZOMBIE AND MARILYN MANSON TO SPEND THE SUMMER TOGETHER
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are heading out on a summer tour across North America. The 29-date trek will kick off in Detroit on July 11. Pre-sales for the "Twins of Evil - The Second Coming" tour will start from March 19 and will go fully on sale from March 24.
robzombie.com marilynmanson.com HONEYMOON DISEASE CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
HONEYMOON DISEASE have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
THOR, BULLET, ICE AGE, HÄLLAS and JEX THOTH are also confirmed for the festival.
muskelrock.com REINXEED CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
REINXEED will do their first show in 5 years at Sabaton Open Air, which happens on August 16-18 in Falun, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are THUNDERMOTHER, PRIMAL FEAR, SEPULTURA, CIVIL WAR, HULKOFF, BOMBUS, The DARKNESS, NOCTURNAL RITES, WARBRINGER, Blaze Bayley, POWERWOLF, SABATON, MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY etc.
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MARCH 5, 2018
SLAYER ANNOUNCES SECOND NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF FINAL TOUR
By popular demand - with more than half the tour dates already either completely sold out or a sell-out imminent - today SLAYER announces Leg Two, North America, of its final world tour, set to kick off on Thursday, July 26 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH. The tour will travel to 20 cities over about 5 weeks, culminating at San Jose's SAP Center on August 26. LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH will accompany the band on all dates.
The general ticket on sale for most dates begins this Friday, March 9. All dates can be found at slayer.net THE DAMNED TO OPEN FOR HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES IN UK
American covers band HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry (AEROSMITH) and Johnny Depp in the lineup - has announced a short UK tour. Opening for them will be British punk rock legends The DAMNED. The dates are:
16 June - Birmingham, Genting Arena
17 June - Manchester, Manchester Arena
19 June - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
20 June - London, SSE Arena
More European tour dates with HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES can be found at hollywoodvampires.com
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MARCH 4, 2018
ICE AGE CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
ICE AGE have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
THOR, BULLET, HÄLLAS and JEX THOTH are also confirmed for the festival.
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MARCH 3, 2018
HÄLLAS CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
HÄLLAS have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival in Alvesta, Sweden on May 31 to June 2.
THOR, BULLET and JEX THOTH are also confirmed for the festival.
muskelrock.com DYNAZTY RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Swedish hard rockers DYNAZTY has entered Panic Room Studios in Skara, Sweden to record a new album, which will be released later this year.
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MARCH 2, 2018
NEW ALBUM WITH MUSTASCH IN APRIL
Swedish heavy hard rockers MUSTASCH will release a new album, titled "Silent Killer", on April 6. 3 singles has been released already.
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MARCH 1, 2018
AT THE GATES ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Swedish death metal legends AT THE GATES will do a tour in Latin America in September. Dates and other details at atthegates.se D.R.I. ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. are coming to Europe for a tour in late July/August. Before that they will be touring in South America and U.S.A.
All confirmed tour dates can be found at dirtyrottenimbeciles.com
ÅRREFEST 2018 - May 26 at Insikten/Kulturhuset, Jönköping, Sweden
ABNORM, RAJOITUS, SVAVELDIOXID, ÅTERFALL etc.
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
GHOST ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Swedish occult metal band GHOST will embark on the "Rats! On The Road" U.S. tour in May. The trek will kick off on May 5 in Riverside, California and visit U.S. cities throughout the spring.
Tickets and VIP packages for the tour will go on sale this Saturday, March 3 at ghost-official.com, where you can find all the dates.
GHOST will release its as-yet-untitled 4th album in late spring or early summer via Loma Vista Recordings. RIVAL SONS SIGNS WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS/LOW COUNTRY SOUND
American blues-based rock band RIVAL SONS have signed to Atlantic Records/Low Country Sound.
They have also announced some new tour dates in North America. You can find the dates at rivalsons.com THE ADICTS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Punk rock veterans The ADICTS will be touring in Europe this summer in June/July. The tour will continue in September/October. Exact dates and other information can be found on their Facebook page. ALESTORM AND LEE AARON CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
ALESTORM, Lee Aaron, STREAMLINE and WILDNESS have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-4.
Confirmed since earlier are DOKKEN, DIRKSCHNEIDER, HAMMERFALL, FREEDOM CALL, DRAGONFORCE, MR. BIG, STEEL PANTHER, EVERGREY, The QUIREBOYS and RECKLESS LOVE.
EX-MEMBERS OF JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, ALICE COOPER AND OZZY OSBOURNE JOIN FORCES IN NEW BAND
A NEW REVENGE (formerly PROJECT ROCK and ROCKSTAR) — featuring former members of JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and SCORPIONS — has inked a deal with Australia's fastest-growing independent record label Golden Robot Records. The group's debut album will be released later this year.
A NEW REVENGE features vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), guitarist Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) and longtime SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak (also formerly of KINGDOM COME). BAD RELIGION COMES BACK TO EUROPE
American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION will be traveling to various European countries after the North American "Punk in Drublic" tour with NOFX. From June to August, countries such as Germany, France, Spain and Switzerland will have the opportunity to see the band, including Punk in Drublic in Germany and Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia.
For upcoming tour dates, go to their Facebook page. NEW 7" SINGLE WITH LED ZEPPELIN ON RECORD STORE DAY
LED ZEPPELIN will release a limited edition 7" single featuring 2 previously unheard mixes produced by Jimmy Page: the "Sunset Sound Mix" of "Rock And Roll" and the "Olympic Studios Mix" of "Friends".
The single will be available as part of Record Store Day, exclusively from independent music retailers, on April 21.
ledzeppelin.com CIVIL WAR CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
CIVIL WAR have been confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in Falun, Sweden on August 15-18.
Confirmed since earlier are The DARKNESS, POWERWOLF, SEPULTURA, PRIMAL FEAR, HULKOFF, H.E.A.T., NOCTURNAL RITES, Blaze Bayley, BOMBUS, WARBRINGER, THUNDERMOTHER, SABATON etc.
sabaton.net W.A.S.P., ARCH ENEMY AND SOULFLY CONFIRMED FOR TONS OF ROCK
W.A.S.P., ARCH ENEMY, SOULFLY, BLACK DEBBATH, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY, MANTAR, MALIGNANT ETERNAL and IN VAIN have been confirmed for Tons Of Rock in Halden, Norway on June 20-22.
Confirmed since earlier are Ozzy Osbourne, ALICE IN CHAINS, HELLOWEEN, OPETH, EXODUS, ALESTORM, KVELERTAK, AT THE GATES, MARDUK, ABBATH, WITCHCRAFT, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, GIRLSCHOOL etc. etc.
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FEBRUARY 26, 2018
NEW ALBUM WITH U.D.O. IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider says that a new album with U.D.O. is coming out at the end of August in Europe, and maybe in September in the U.S.
udo-online.com METALLICA TO TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
METALLICA's "WorldWired Tour" is coming to North America in 2018 and 2019. The 34-date trek kicks off September 2 in Madison, Wisconsin and runs through March 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Visit worldwired.metallica.com for tour dates and ticket info.. ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
The ROLLING STONES are bringing the "No Filter" tour to the UK and Ireland this summer, with some additional European shows.
More info at rollingstones.com ANTHRAX CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
ANTHRAX announces it has to cancel its upcoming European tour due to scheduling conflicts.
anthrax.com ABRAMIS BRAMA ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR WITH TIAMAT
Swedish heavy rockers ABRAMIS BRAMA are going on a short tour in Sweden together with TIAMAT in May. ABRAMIS BRAMA will be support act. The dates are:
May 8 - KB, Malmö
May 9 - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg
May 10 - Kägelbanan, Stockholm
May 11 - Frimis, Örebro
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FEBRUARY 24, 2018
DRUMMER SCOTT ROCKENFIELD HAS NOT LEFT QUEENSRŸCHE
Seattle-based progressive metal veterans QUEENSRŸCHE have shot down Internet rumors that founding drummer Scott Rockenfield has left the band.
For the past year, Rockenfield has been taking time off from QUEENSRŸCHE's touring activities to spend time with his young son, who was born last spring. Filling in for him is former KAMELOT drummer Casey Grillo.
In response to online chatter regarding Scott's status in QUEENSRŸCHE, the drummer's bandmates has released a statement in which they reiterated that "he has not quit" the group. "He told us he's taking time off and we have no timeframe on when he will return", they said. "We thought he would take few months off. Obviously, he doesn't want to tour right now. There is nothing more we can say about it and we can't be more honest about it than that."
QUEENSRŸCHE is currently in the studio with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris recording the follow-up to 2015's "Condition Hüman" LP for a tentative summer release.
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FEBRUARY 23, 2018
DIMMU BORGIR AND THE HELLACOPTERS TO HEADLINE PSYCHO LAS VEGAS
Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR and reunited Swedish garage rockers The HELLACOPTERS will headline this year's edition of the Psycho Las Vegas festival, set to take place August 17-19 at venues throughout the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Among the other confirmed artists are ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT, VENOM INC., EYEHATEGOD, INTEGRITY, VOIVOD, COVEN, LUCIFER, MONOLORD, WITCHCRAFT, HIGH ON FIRE, ZAKK SABBATH etc. etc.
vivapsycho.com LION'S SHARE AND ASTRAL DOORS SINGER NILS PATRIK JOHANSSON TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Nils Patrik Johansson, singer for Swedish hard rockers LION'S SHARE and ASTRAL DOORS, will release his first solo album, "Evil Deluxe", this spring via German label Metalville. Other musicians on the album include: Andy Loos (LION'S SHARE, GLORY) - Bass, Fredrik Bergh (BLOODBOUND) - Keyboard, Kay Backlund (LION'S SHARE) - Keyboard, Anuviel (SAECRED SPIRIT) - Keyboard and Marcus Bengts - Bass. A couple of special guests will be revealed later on..
An official teaser video can be seen here: youtu.be/5hfE5CbrrEw
metalville.de HAMMERFALL CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
HAMMERFALL have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-4.
Confirmed since earlier are DOKKEN, DIRKSCHNEIDER, FREEDOM CALL, DRAGONFORCE, MR. BIG, STEEL PANTHER, EVERGREY, The QUIREBOYS and RECKLESS LOVE.
skogsrojet.se NEW ALBUM WITH ANGELUS APATRIDA IN MAY
Spanish thrash metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA will release a new album, "Cabaret de la Guillotine", on May 4 via Century Media Records.
The band are going on a European headline tour in May, with support from SKELETAL REMAINS and TRALLERY. They will also do some shows before and after that. Check out facebook.com/angelusapatrida for dates.
PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
UK metal legends PARADISE LOST are going to Latin America for a tour in August/September. They will visit Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
More info at paradiselost.co.uk JOEY CONCEPCION TO JOIN SANCTUARY ON UPCOMING TOUR
Joey Concepcion (ARMAGEDDON, The ABSENCE) will join Seattle metal legends SANCTUARY as their second guitarist during the band's North American tour with ICED EARTH.
These upcoming shows will act as a tribute to the musical legacy of SANCTUARY singer Warrel Dane, who passed away last December. Guest vocals for SANCTUARY on the trek will be provided by Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL).
enterthesanctuary.com HORISONT AND DEAD LORD ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR
Swedish hard rockers HORISONT and DEAD LORD are teaming up for a European co-headline tour in April/May. Starting on April 27, the "Time & Ignorance Tour 2018" will cover Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, France, The Netherlands and Denmark.
For dates and other info, try horisontmusic.com or deadlord.com TOTO TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION BOX SET
TOTO is pleased to announce the release of their definitive box set "All In" via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music). This limited edition release is available beginning today for pre-order at SMARTURL.IT/TOTO40TRIPSBOXSET. This vinyl box set will not be made available in retail stores and is only available to purchase until April 10. All orders will ship this fall.
"All In" features the following TOTO albums on 17 LPs:
"Toto", "Hydra", "Turn Back", "IV", "Isolation", "Fahrenheit", "The Seventh One", "Kingdom Of Desire" (Double LP set), "Tambu" (Double LP set), "Mindfields" (Double LP set) and "Toto XX" (Double LP set). The set also includes a previously unreleased "Live In Tokyo" EP from their 1980 tour, along with an album titled "Old Is New".
The "Old Is New" LP features 10 tracks, and 7 are previously unreleased along with "Spanish Sea", "Alone" and "Struck By Lighting" which are featured on the band's new greatest hits collection "40 Trips Around The Sun".
You will also get a Blu-ray, which includes "Live in Paris 1990 Concert" and "Toto IV" in 5.1 surround sound, as well as a 80-page hardcover book which includes new essays and previously unseen photos.
A CD version of the "All In" box with just the albums will be made available later this year.
And just if all that information wasn't enough, a brand new greatest hits collection, "40 Trips Around The Sun", was released last week.
totoofficial.com TRIBULATION CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
TRIBULATION have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-14.
Among the other acts are WATAIN, VENOM, AT THE GATES, SOULFLY, SODOM, GRAVE DIGGER, The LURKING FEAR, F.K.Ü., TYRANEX etc.
geflemetalfestival.se NEW ALBUM WITH '77 IN APRIL
Spanish AC/DC rockers '77 have set "Bright Gloom" as the title of their 5th studio album. It will be released on April 27 via Century Media Records.
The band will be touring in Germany in May, and here's the dates (more tour dates will be announced soon):
May 04 - Osnabrück, Bastard Club
May 05 - Düsseldorf, Pitcher
May 07 - Frankfurt, Nachtleben
May 09 - Hamburg, Astra Stube
May 10 - Berlin, Maze
May 11 - Sebnitz, Wonnemond Festival
May 14 - München, Backstage Club
77rocks.com centurymedia.com HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Swedish hard rock band HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will do 3 shows in Australia in June. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 26. The dates are:
June 14 - Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst/Sydney
June 15 - Prince Bandroom, St Kilda
June 16 - Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
More tour dates at facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar THÅSTRÖM CONFIRMED FOR WAY OUT WEST
Swedish rock legend Thåström (ex-EBBA GRÖN, IMPERIET) have been confirmed for the Way Out West festival in Göteborg, Sweden on August 9-11.
Confirmed since earlier are Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and a bunch of pop artists.
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FEBRUARY 21, 2018
GBH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
UK punk legends GBH has announced a full North American tour in May/June. The band will land on the West Coast, weave around the U.S., make 2 stops in Canada, and end on the East Coast before returning to their home country.
Dates can be found at gbhuk.com ANVIL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Canadian metal legends ANVIL will embark on a U.S. tour in late spring. The trek starts May 2 in Buffalo, New York and runs through June 16 in Canton, Ohio.
Dates can be found on their Facebook page. H.E.A.T. CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
H.E.A.T. have been confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in Falun, Sweden on August 15-18.
Confirmed since earlier are The DARKNESS, POWERWOLF, SEPULTURA, PRIMAL FEAR, HULKOFF, NOCTURNAL RITES, Blaze Bayley, BOMBUS, WARBRINGER, THUNDERMOTHER, SABATON etc.
sabaton.net TURBONEGRO GOING TO AMERICA
Norwegian/British glam/punk legends TURBONEGRO are going to U.S.A. for 5 shows in the end of May. The dates are these:
May 22 - Bowery Ballroom, NY
May 24 - Majestic Ventura Theatre, CA
May 25 - UC Theatre Berkley, CA
May 26 - The Regent, Los Angeles, CA
May 27 - PRB Festival, Las Vegas, NV
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FEBRUARY 20, 2018
NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH GUS G. IN APRIL
Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will release his new solo album, "Fearless", on April 20 via AFM Records.
On "Fearless", Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC) and drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE). SAXON TO RE-RELEASE 3 FIRST ALBUMS ON VINYL AND CD
SAXON will have their 3 first albums - "Saxon", "Wheels Of Steel" and "Strong Arm Of The Law" - reissued on coloured vinyl and CD mediabooks.
Pre-order and more info at pledgemusic.com/projects/saxon-reissues THE WHO TO RELEASE "LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST 1968" IN APRIL
A recording of THE WHO's legendary 1968 show at the Fillmore East has been fully restored and mixed, and is being released on 2CD and 3LP on April 20 as "Live At The Fillmore East 1968".
The show is regarded by fans as the "holy grail" of THE WHO live shows, equalling the legendary "Live At Leeds" album.
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FEBRUARY 19, 2018
FOREIGNER TO RELEASE ALBUM WITH ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
For the first time ever, FOREIGNER will present all its hits with a 58-piece orchestra and a 60-piece choir with the album "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus", available on April 27 via earMUSIC.
In May 2017 the band performed 2 sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel. And that's where the recordings on the album comes from, which will be available as CD and DVD. DIA PSALMA, CHARTA 77 AND MIMIKRY CONFIRMED FOR HELGEÅFESTIVALEN
DIA PSALMA, CHARTA 77, MIMIKRY and The HEADLINES have been confirmed for Helgeåfestivalen in Knislinge, Sweden on July 5-7.
Confirmed since earlier are ARCH ENEMY, BACKYARD BABIES, ELECTRIC BOYS, H.E.A.T., DAN REED NETWORK, CRASHDÏET etc.
MEMBERS FROM TIGER BELL, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, TANT STRUL ETC. TEAM UP FOR RIOT GRRRL SESSIONS
RIOT GRRRL SESSIONS is the name of a project where 12 Swedish rock musicians team up to spend a week in the studio. Among the members are Canan Rosén (TWIN PIGS, TIGER BELL, SATIRNINE), Kajsa Grytt (TANT STRUL), ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA and current The HEARD members Klara Force and Nicki Wicked, Frida (The BABOON SHOW) and Maja (HEAVY TIGER). Every person involved in this project is a woman, transperson or non binary.
The debut album, simply titled "The 1st Session", will be released on February 23 via GMR Music. The music is a mixture of punk rock and post punk.
riotgrrrlsessions.com gmrmusic.se EX-MSG SINGER JARI TIURA TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and current CENTURY LOST and STARGAZERY singer Jari Tiura will release his debut solo album, "King Of Lions", on March 23 via AOR Heaven.
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FEBRUARY 17, 2018
UNAUTHORIZED MOTÖRHEAD BOOK DUE IN APRIL
Due on April 20 via Wymer Publishing, "Visions Of Motörhead" is a 128-page photographic book of largely unpublished, never-before-seen MOTÖRHEAD images that bring together a mixture of concert photos and off stage shots from the late 70s through to the late 80s, covering the classic era with Phil Taylor and Eddie Clarke through to the 4-man lineup with Phil Campbell, Würzel and Pete Gill. Photos are mainly from the collections of concert photographer Alan Perry and press photographer Tony Mottram who photographed the band on numerous ocassions for Sounds and Raw magazines. The book also includes personal recollections of one of the stage hands who helped build the stage for the open air festival at Port Vale football ground that complements the photos from that gig.
The never-before-seen images include shots from recording sessions and video shoots plus back stage at the 10th anniversary gig at Hammersmith, June 1985.
Fans who order before March 24 will have their names printed within a dedicated page in the book.
According to Wymer, "Visions Of Motörhead" has not been authorized or approved by MOTÖRHEAD or their management.
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FEBRUARY 15, 2018
DANKO JONES RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has entered The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia to record a new album with producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, TESTAMENT, The MELVINS), presumably for release later this year.
dankojones.com NEW ALBUM WITH BLITZKRIEG IN APRIL
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans BLITZKRIEG will release their new album, "Judge Not!", on April 27 via Mighty Music.
blitzkriegmusic.com UNANIMATED SIGNS WITH CENTURY MEDIA
Swedish death/black metal act UNANIMATED have signed a worldwide 3-album deal with Century Media Records. The band plan to release a new album in the fall/autumn.
facebook.com/Unanimated-Official centurymedia.com ATTENTAT ANNOUNCES HOMETOWN SHOW
Swedish punk rock legends ATTENTAT will celebrate their 40-year anniversary with a hometown show at Bellmans Salonger in their hometown Göteborg on April 21. Tickets go on sale February 20, and are limited to 300 only.
More information at attentat.nu 220 VOLT TO SUPPORT AXEL RUDI PELL
Swedish hard rock veterans 220 VOLT are going to be special guests on Axel Rudi Pell's 3 Swedish tour dates. And those dates are:
May 10 - Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers (sold out!)
May 13 - Stockholm, Klubben Fryshuset
May 14 - Malmö, KB
HONEYMOON DISEASE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH DEATH ALLEY
Swedish rock band HONEYMOON DISEASE are going on a European tour in May together with the Dutch band DEATH ALLEY. The dates are:
May 08 FR Paris Gibus Live
May 09 FR Nantes Le Ferrailleur
May 10 ES San Sebastian Dabadaba
May 11 ES Barcelona Sala Upload Barcelona
May 12 FR Clermont Ferrand Camille Claudel
May 13 CH Olten Coq d'Or
May 15 DE Leipzig die naTo
May 16 DE Nurnberg club stereo
May 17 DE Dortmund FZW
May 18 DE Lohr am Main Umsonst & Drinnen Festival
May 19 DE Lichtenfels Paunchy Cats Inn Bar
HONEYMOON DISEASE will soon announce more European tour dates..
honeymoondisease.com deathalley.nl METALLICA TO RECEIVE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE
METALLICA will be honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize. They have been chosen as one of the 2018 recipients of Sweden's biggest music award.
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FEBRUARY 13, 2018
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS TEAM UP WITH STYX AND TESLA FOR NORTH AMMERICAN TOUR
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will team up with hard rockers STYX and TESLA for a North American tour that will last from May 30 to July 15. Tour dates and ticket information at facebook.com/joanjettandtheblackhearts, styxworld.com or TeslaTheBand.com NEW SINGLE WITH RAINBOW NEXT MONTH
The first new RAINBOW single since 1996, "Waiting For A Sign", will be made available on March 16. The track will be included on "Memories in Rock II", which is due on April 6 via Minstrel Hall/Soulfood. The set will also contain a double CD of the June 2017 U.K. RAINBOW concerts, a DVD containing over 80 minutes of interview footage with the band and crew, an additional backstage clip and a video for the 2017 studio version of "I Surrender". SAXON TO TOUR UK WITH Y&T AND WAYWARD SONS
SAXON will do a second tour in UK in October, together with special guests Y&T and WAYWARD SONS. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 16. ..and the dates are:
Oct. 18 - Glasgow, Barrowlands
Oct. 19 - London, Roundhouse
Oct. 20 - Portsmouth, Guildhall
Oct. 21 - Manchester, Academy
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