NEWS

AUGUST 2022

MORE LIVE ALBUMS WITH DIO IN SEPTEMBER
Not the best photo, but Dio at Lisebergshallen anyway
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.
ronniejamesdio.com

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.
facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial

ANTHRAX CANCEL CONCERTS DUE TO MEDICAL CONCERN
Anthrax at Lisebergshallen
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.
anthrax.com

NEW SINGLE WITH SODOM ON FRIDAY
German thrash veterans SODOM are going to release a new single, "1982", on August 12.
Pre-save: orcd.co/sodom_1982
linktr.ee/Sodom_Band

THE POGUES BASSIST DARRYL HUNT IS DEAD
Darryl Hunt, bassist for The POGUES, has passed away at the age of 72.
twitter.com/poguesofficial

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.
wacken.com

THUNDERMOTHER CANCEL ALL EUROPEAN SHOWS IN AUGUST
Filippa, the gueen of Thundermother
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".
facebook.com/thundermother

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.
wacken.com

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.
misfits.com

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
slipknot1.com

SATOR No. 1 IN SWEDEN
Kent Norberg with Sator at Holmens Rock
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.
sator.se

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 at Metaltown
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.
geflemetalfestival.se

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".
sodomized.info

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.
facebook.com/Nickymooreofficial

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
Tompa with At The Gates at Liseberg
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
atthegates.se

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.
facebook.com/officialcrowne

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
Herman in the dark with Accept
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
Bad Religion at Liseberg
American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION have canceled the remainder of their 2022 European tour due to "a family emergency within the band".
Statement: instagram.com/badreligionband

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.
kissonline.com

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
inflames.com


JULY 2022

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.
crass.bandcamp.com

ENTOMBED AT THE TOP OF SWEDISH CHARTS
L-G (rip) with Entombed AD in GBG
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
Captain Sensible in the darkness at Pustervik
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.
Pre-order: damned.lnk.to/NightOfThousandVampires
Get a taste of it: youtu.be/k3_17tzHs3w
officialdamned.com

NEW SINGLE WITH THUNDERMOTHER
Filippa, the queen of Thundermother, at Sticky Fingers
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
getnext.to/thundermother

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
Lips of Anvil in Gothenburg
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"
Motorhead at Way Out West
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.
imotorhead.com

MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY TO SUPPORT DEATH ANGEL IN SCANDINAVIA
The Industry in Gothenburg many years ago
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.
Pre-order: darkhorserecords.lnk.to/joestrummer002

NEW SINGLE WITH FLOGGING MOLLY
Flogging at Liseberg
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
floggingmolly.com

KSMB TO RELEASE COVERS ALBUM
Michael Alonzo with KSMB at Valand
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.
facebook.com/ksmbofficiella

NAZARETH ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Scottish hard rocking veterans NAZARETH are coming to Sweden for a tour in September/October. They will do 7 dates.
Dates: facebook.com/nazarethofficial

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
Electric Hydra at Pumphuset in Boras
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
Tompa with At The Gates at Liseberg
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.
facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial

NAZARETH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish hard rocking veterans NAZARETH have announced a European tour in November/December.
Dates: facebook.com/nazarethofficial

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
instagram.com/jeffscottsotoofficial

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".
facebook.com/Sladeforlife

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
cleorecs.com

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
Mike Amott of Arch Enemy in Gothenburg over 10 years ago
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
Mendoza with Black Star Riders at Sticky Fingers
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.
aerosmith.com

RONNIE JAMES DIO DOCUMENTARY TO BE RELEASED IN THE END OF THE SUMMER
Dio at Lisebergshallen over 20 years ago
"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.
facebook.com/themanges

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
uglykidjoe.net

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.
ozzy.com

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
slipknot1.com

RIOT FEST ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP
Bad Religion at Liseberg
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.
Pre-order: heavypsychsounds.com
brantbjork.net

NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH BRUJERIA
Napalm Death at Metaltown years ago
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
Mille of Kreator at Getaway Rock in 2011
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.
Upcoming dates:
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..
facebook.com/OfficialRodsPage

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.
instagram.com/erikferentinos

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.
charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article263504113.html

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.
Dates: facebook.com/Vixen

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.
lacunacoil.com

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
Abramis Brama are hot
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.
Pre-order: smarturl.it/BLOD130
abramisbrama.com

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.
billboard.com/pro/pantera-reunion-tour-2023

KANE ROBERTS BACK IN ALICE COOPER's BAND
Alice Cooper in Sweden
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.
alicecooper.com

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
Mike Amott of 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
Amon Amarth in Gothenburg
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.
Dates: facebook.com/amylandthesniffers

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.
instagram.com/hurricanenita

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.
Pre-order: shop.afm-records.de/onslaught
onslaughtuk.com

P-NISSARNA TO RECORD NEW SONGS
P-Nissarna
Swedish punk veterans P-NISSARNA are going to enter the studio next weekend to record 5 new songs.
facebook.com/PNissarna

NO MORE MUSIC FROM DEE SNIDER?
Dee Snider solo at Liseberg
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.
twitter.com/deesnider

NEW SONG WITH DAVID LEE ROTH
Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has released a new solo song titled "Pointing At The Moon": youtu.be/vDm1SPBTXwQ
twitter.com/DavidLeeRoth

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."
facebook.com/DeepPurpleCommunity

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.
hellsinglandunderground.com

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.
facebook.com/Svintask-10756612934

DISCHARGE CANCEL SHOW IN CHILE
Discharge at Sticky Fingers
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
Dismember at Tradgarn in Boras
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
Kent Norberg of Sator at Holmens Rock
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
sator.se

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
facebook.com/lycanthropunks

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS CANCEL FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Phil with Motorhead at Way Out west
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.
facebook.com/PhilCampbellATBS

NEW SINGLE WITH AMON AMARTH
Amon Amarth at Tradgarn
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
thecult.us/official

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.
facebook.com/nazarethofficial

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Jocke Berg, Hardcore Superstar
Swedish street hard rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are going to Australia in November.
Dates & tickets: silverbacktouring.com.au
facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar

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
Saxon at Scandinavium
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.
facebook.com/SaxonOfficial

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.
Dates: facebook.com/krisiun.official

IGGY POP POSTPONES 2 SHOWS DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH HIS VOICE
Iggy Pop with The Stooges at Liseberg
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.
facebook.com/iggypop

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
The Boys at Liseberg
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.
gunsnroses.com

VINYL RE-RELEASE OF ABRAMIS BRAMA's "Live!"
Abramis Brama in the fire
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.
Pre-order: smarturl.it/BLOD132
abramisbrama.com

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
Marvel in action in GBG
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.
Tickets: tickster.com/sv/p/city-to-city/ctclinkoping
marveltheband.com

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
Tickets: mutick.com/buscador?s=black+flag
blackflagband.com

SAXON, QUEENSRŸCHE AND MSG CONFIRMED FOR MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE
Saxon at Scandinavium in Gothenburg
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".
Statement: instagram.com/whitesnake

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.

NEW ALBUM WITH TANKARD IN SEPTEMBER
German beer loving thrash veterans TANKARD will release their new album, "Pavlov's Dawgs", on September 30.
Pre-order: lnk.to/TankardPavlovsDawgsPR
tankard.info

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.
instagram.com/bretmichaelsofficial

SPIDERS AND HOT BREATH CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Spiders live
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.


JUNE 2022

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.
frontiers.it

SARCATOR SIGNS WITH BLACK LION
Young Swedish thrash metallers SARCATOR have signed to Black Lion Records.
sarcator-se.bandcamp.com / blacklion.nu

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
facebook.com/officialwitchery

NEW ALBUM WITH MARCO MENDOZA IN SEPTEMBER
Marco in action with Black Star Riders
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.
Pre-order: targetshop.dk/marcomendoza
marcomendoza.com

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.
Tickets: skogsrojet.se

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.
facebook.com/bondedofficial

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.
kissonline.com

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
linktr.ee/Stryper

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
ozzy.com

NEW SINGLE WITH QUEENSRŸCHE
Queensryche in Gothenburg
"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.
queensrycheofficial.com

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
megadeth.com

NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH THE ORIGINAL ALICE COOPER BAND
Alice at Getaway Rock in 2011
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.
alicecooper.com

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.
manowar.com

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.
ozzy.com

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.
facebook.com/exodusattack

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
Alice Cooper at Getaway Rock in 2011
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
Filippa of Thundermother
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
Captain Sensible with The Damned at Pustervik
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.
facebook.com/OfficialDamned

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
sirregband.com

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
Watain on fire at Pustervik
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.
noice.se

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.
rollingstones.com

CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Cradle Of Filth at Metaltown a million years ago
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.
Dates: cradleoffilth.com/tour

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.
Dates: facebook.com/amylandthesniffers

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.
Dates: instagram.com/thesuzimoon

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.
metalville-shop.de

DISCHARGE ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Discharge at Sticky Fingers
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.
facebook.com/GeoffTateOfficial

DANKO JONES RE-RELEASE FIRST EP ON VINYL
Danko himself at Pustervik
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.
Pre-save: blitzkrieg.lnk.to/voice
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.
facebook.com/therollingstones

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.
Dates: lacunacoil.com

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.
facebook.com/buckcherry

ACCEPT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
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.
Dates: acceptworldwide.com

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.
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100056707428617

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
Sator at Holmens Rock
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
Bourbon Boys at Holmens Rock
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.
instagram.com/bourbonboysofficial

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.
heatsweden.com

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.
uglykidjoe.net   metalville-shop.de

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.
facebook.com/uriahheepofficial

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.
Dates: facebook.com/TheAvengers1

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.
Dates: instagram.com/amylandthesniffers

NEW SINGLE WITH MICHAEL MONROE
Michael with band at Sticky Fingers
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.
facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

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.
Read more

RELEASE OF NEW ARCH ENEMY ALBUM POSTPONED 2 WEEKS
Mike Amott with Arch Enemy in Gothenburg a million years ago
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
Flogging at Liseberg
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
facebook.com/floggingmolly

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. TOUR DATES
Yngwie Malmsteen has announced some new tour dates in USA, which will take place in August.
Dates: yngwiemalmsteen.com

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.
220volt.se

TOXIC HOLOCAUST ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust
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
BSR at Sticky Fingers a few years ago
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.
instagram.com/p/CebygAauM-Q

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
Anders with Full Force
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.
facebook.com/manowar

WATAIN CONFIRMED FOR THE ABYSS FESTIVAL
Watain on fire at Pustervik
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.
facebook.com/nazarethofficial

ANVIL ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR
Lips of Anvil in Gothenburg
Canadian heavy metal veterans ANVIL have announced a Canadian tour in August/September.
Dates: facebook.com/anvilmetal

NEW ALBUM WITH AMON AMARTH IN AUGUST
Yes, I know it is not the best photo, but I am short - Amon Amarth in Gothenburg many years ago
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.
megadeth.com

ANTHRAX's 40TH ANNIVERSARY TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY, CD AND DIGITAL
Scott Ian of Anthrax in the blue at Lisebergshallen
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
anthrax.com

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.
LÄS!


MAY 2022

DESTRUCTION ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION have announced a Latin American tour with BURNING WITCHES in September. So far dates in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico have been confirmed, but there might be more dates.
Confirmed dates can be found here: facebook.com/destruction

DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
DEAD KENNEDYS has announced some more European tour dates. These dates will take place in October, and they will come to Spain, France, Poland etc.
Dates: facebook.com/deadkennedys

4 BANDS CANCEL GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL, REPLACEMENTS ANNOUNCED
The Haunted in Boras
ICE AGE, MYRKUR, SKIN FLINT and VENOM PRISON have been forced to cancel their apperances at Gefle Metal Festival. The HAUNTED, ARCTURUS, AS WE STRAY and MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY replace them.
Gefle Metal Festival happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 14-16. Among the other artists that will play are ENTOMBED, AT THE GATES, MAYHEM, DEICIDE, EXODUS, MARDUK, UNLEASHED, TRIBULATION, LOK, SISTER SIN etc.
More info: geflemetalfestival.se

MSG CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on July 29-30.
Confirmed since earlier are W.A.S.P., Ace Frehley, The HELLACOPTERS, Dirkschneider, DANKO JONES, GRAVEYARD, Doro, GOTTHARD, Michael Monroe, Jorn, TREAT, BULLET, 220 VOLT, ECLIPSE, SISTER SIN etc.
More info: skogsrojet.se

SWEDISH DRUMMER HENRIK "HEMPO" HILDÉN IS DEAD
Swedish drummer Henrik "Hempo" Hildén died at noon on Monday, May 30 after a period of illness. He was 69 years old.
Hempo has played with artists like Monica Törnell, John Norum, Don Dokken, Glenn Hughes, Magnus Uggla and Magnus Lindberg.

VADER GOING TO THE FAR EAST
Vader in Gothenburg many lineups ago
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced their "An Act of Darkness in Asia" tour, kicking off in October. The band will visit Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. THY DISEASE will also play at these shows, plus local support acts.
Exact dates has not been announced yet, but keep an eye on vader.pl

NEW DRUMMER IN L.A. GUNS
L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has announced the addition of drummer Shawn Duncan to the group's ranks. Duncan joins L.A. GUNS as the replacement for Shane Fitzgibbon, who had played with the band from 2016 to 2019 and again from 2021 until his latest departure.
Duncan has recorded with and/or appeared on stage with a number of notable hard rock musicians over the years, including Dizzy Reed (GUNS N' ROSES), Jack Russell and Mark Kendall (GREAT WHITE), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Frank Hannon (TESLA) and Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT).
facebook.com/traciiguns

DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
DEAD KENNEDYS are coming to Europe in August. They will visit Austria, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
Dates: facebook.com/deadkennedys

LARS FREDRIKSEN OF RANCID ANNOUNCES UK SOLO TOUR
RANCID member Lars Fredriksen is going on a solo tour in the UK in August.
Dates & tickets: larsfrederiksenmusic.com/tour

NEW ALBUM WITH BUZZCOCKS IN SEPTEMBER
UK pop punk legends BUZZCOCKS will release a new album, "Sonics In The Soul", on September 23 through Cherry Red Records.
Pre-order: cherryred.co.uk
buzzcocks.com

NEW ALBUM WITH KRISIUN IN JULY
Brazilian death metal trio KRISIUN will release a new album, "Mortem Solis", on July 29 via Century Media Records.
The first single, "Serpent Messiah", is out today: youtu.be/09OcuA6D01c
Pre-order the album: krisiun.lnk.to/MortemSolisID
Tour dates: krisiun.com.br

YES DRUMMER ALAN WHITE IS DEAD
Alan White, drummer for YES for 50 years, has passed away peacefully at home.
yesworld.com

QUIET RIOT's 9th ALBUM TO BE RE-RELEASED
American hard rock/heavy metal band QUIET RIOT will have their 9th album, "Alive And Well", reissued as a deluxe 2CD set and a 2LP vinyl package on June 17 via Cleopatra Records.
The 1999 album remains an important cornerstone in the band's history as it reunited the classic line-up of singer Kevin Dubrow (rip), guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Frankie Banali (rip), the same quartet who coalesced during the recording of the blockbuster multi-platinum selling "Metal Health" album, and went on to record much-lauded follow-up 1984 "Condition Critical".
Pre-order: cleopatrarecords.com

L.A. GUNS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
L.A. GUNS have announced a 40-date U.S. tour for this spring, summer and winter. The trek will kick off on June 1 in Liverpool, New York and will run through New Year's Eve in West Hollywood, California.
For further details, visit: lagunsmusic.com

THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES IN SPAIN AND FRANCE
British rock veterans The STRANGLERS have announced new tour dates in Spain and France in March 2023. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 27.
Dates: thestranglers.co.uk

TRUBBEL CONFIRMED FOR ÖREBRO PUNKFEST
Trubbel many years ago in a colorful basement
TRUBBEL have been confirmed for Örebro Punkfest at Frimis Salonger in Örebro, Sweden on October 21-22.
Confirmed since earlier are The PRICKS, SKUMDUM, VÄNSTERNÄVEN, LAARHÖNE, SKRÄP and ABHINANDA. A few more will be announced..
Tickets etc: punkfesten.se

ÅSKVÄDER ANNOUNCES NEW DRUMMER
Swedish action rockers ÅSKVÄDER has recruited Tim Ferm (DEADHEADS) as their new drummer.
facebook.com/askvaderband

NEW INTERVIEW WITH SIR REG
After almost 3 months since the last interview here at Hard Rock Info, it's finally time for a new interview. This time with SIR REG, and it's in English.
Read an interview with the man who moved from Ireland to Sweden and formed a Celtic punk band: "I felt the clouds were aligning, so Sweden it had to be!"
CHECK IT OUT!

VADER ANNOUNCES NEW DATES IN SWEDEN AND DENMARK
Not the best photo of Vader in Gothenburg
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced new dates in Sweden and Denmark for "Final Declaration Northern Tour 2022" with HATE and THY DISEASE.
More info at: vader.pl

MISFITS BEER
American punk legends MISFITS has released a beer. Misfits Fiend Lager is 5.78% abv, and it's out via Knucklenonz and Calicraft brewing in about 40 states of America.
misfits.com

AEROSMITH CANCEL FIRST SET OF LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
AEROSMITH vocalist Steven Tyler has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery. Because of this AEROSMITH must cancel their first set of Las Vegas Residency dates this June and July while Steve focuses on his well-being.
The legendary veterans plan to continue the 2022 dates starting in September.
facebook.com/aerosmith

NEW ALBUM WITH GOLGOTHA IN OCTOBER
Spanish doom metal band GOLGOTHA will release their fifth album, "Mors Diligentis", on October 25 through Xtreem Music.
Since the last album, the band have gone through some changes in the line-up. Original singer Amon López decided to leave GOLGOTHA, and they have replaced him with not just 1 but 2 new singers. Both are female, and their names are María J. Lladó and Miriam Vallés.
xtreemmusic.com / golgothaofficial.com

OVERKILL CANCEL DATES IN UK, IRELAND AND GERMANY
Due to unforeseen circumstances, thrash legends OVERKILL are sorry to announce that they have to cancel their UK, Ireland and Germany dates.
The 4-date run of dates was scheduled to kick off on May 27 in Northampton, U.K. and conclude on June 1 in Essen, Germany. The band will hopefully be able to make it up for those shows in 2023.
facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew

NEW SINGLE WITH MARCO MENDOZA NEXT WEEK
Marco with Black Star Riders at Sticky Fingers
Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, BLACK STAR RIDERS, WHITESNAKE, JOURNEY, Ted Nugent, The DEAD DAISIES etc) will release a new single, "Shoot For The Stars", on Friday, June 3.
A new Marco Mendoza album is expected to be released later in 2022.
marcomendoza.com / mightymusic.dk

NO END TO KROKUS
It seems like Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS have been rethinking their decision to part ways. They will return to the stage on May 6, 2023 at Hallenstadion in Zürich, Switzerland.
Read more: facebook.com/KROKUSonline

THE AVENGERS ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
San Francisco punk veterans The AVENGERS will do some shows in U.S.A, UK and Germany in August. Dates on the American west coast will be added soon..
More details: penelope.net or facebook.com/TheAvengers1

DEE SNIDER MIGHT NOT PLAY LIVE AGAIN
Dee Snider at Liseberg
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that he doesn't think he will play any more live shows.
The 67-year-old singer addressed the possibility of returning to the stage while answering a fan question on Twitter about performing in the Springfield, Illinois area in the future: twitter.com/deesnider

BEASTIE BOYS TO RE-RELEASE DELUXE EDITION OF "Check Your Head"
On July 15, BEASTIE BOYS will re-release the deluxe edition of the "Check Your Head" album.
The deluxe version was originally released in 2009 and included 2 bonus discs of extra material. The latest release, which celebrates the album's 30th anniversary, includes all of the material from the 2009 version and is out via the Beasties themselves and distributed by Universal.
beastieboys.com

SUPER DELUXE EDITION OF DIO's "Holy Diver"
Dio at Lisebergshallen
To celebrate Ronnie James Dio's 80th birthday (July 10), Rhino revisits the epic debut album from DIO, "Holy Diver".
"Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition", will be available on July 8 as a 4-CD boxed set and digitally. The collection comes with 2 versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SLIPKNOT). He used the original analog tapes to remix all 9 tracks on the album. The second is a newly remastered version of the original 1983 mix. The Super Deluxe Edition also features unreleased live performances and outtakes, along with a selection of rarities from the era.
In addition, Barresi's new mix of "Holy Diver" will be released the same day as a 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl. It includes the original 9 tracks, plus the 1983 B-side version of "Evil Eyes" as a bonus track.
ronniejamesdio.com

NEW ALBUM WITH QUEENSRŸCHE IN OCTOBER
Queensryche at Tradgarn in GBG
QUEENSRŸCHE has set "Digital Noise Alliance" as the title of its new studio album, due on October 7 via Century Media Records.
centurymedia.com / queensrycheofficial.com

HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCES FRENCH DATES
Joacim Cans of HammerFall at Liseberg
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL have announced 3 dates in France early next year. These dates are:
Jan. 31: La Laiterie, Strasbourg
Feb. 1: Trabendo, Paris
Feb. 2: Ninkasi Kao, Lyon
hammerfall.net

AIRBOURNE ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have announced a South American tour in August/September, where they will visit Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
More info and tickets: airbournerock.com

NEW ALBUM WITH WITCHERY IN JULY
Swedish blackened thrashers WITCHERY will release their 8th studio album, "Nightside", on July 22 through Century Media Records.
Check out the first single, "Popecrusher": youtu.be/aGyJbj0IWYo
Pre-order the album: witchery.lnk.to/NightsideID
facebook.com/officialwitchery / centurymedia.com

NEW SINGLE WITH SATOR
Sator at Homens Rock
Swedish rock legends SATOR will release a sequel to their highly appreciated cover album "Barbie-Q-Killers". It will be titled "Return of the Barbie-Q-Killers", and will be released on July 29 via Wild Kingdom Records.
The first single, "Brown Eyed Son", is out now. It was originally recorded by KATRINA AND THE WAVES.
Check out the single and pre-order the album: orcd.co/brown-eyed-son
sator.se / wildkingdom.se

NEW SINGLE WITH WITCHERY
Swedish extreme metallers WITCHERY will be back again with a new single, "Popecrusher", tomorrow (Friday, May 20). The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Nightside".
facebook.com/officialwitchery

ONSLAUGHT TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME
British thrash metal pioneers ONSLAUGHT will be inducted into the 2022 Metal Hall of Fame during their on-stage performance at Maryland Deathfest on May 28.
facebook.com/onslaughtuk / metalhalloffame.org

SPLIT ALBUM WITH ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN AND THE DRIPPERS
The Drippers live in GBG
Punk rock veterans ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN have teamed up with Swedish action rockers The DRIPPERS for a split album. It will be released on both LP and CD via Dead Beat Records on May 27.
shop.dead-beat-records.com

FORMER GUITARIST FOR DAVID BOWIE AND IGGY POP IS DEAD
Ricky Gardiner, former guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, has passed away. He was 73. He had been battling a rare form of Parkinson's.
Ricky Gardiner played on David Bowie's "Low" and Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life". His playing can also be heard on Iggy Pop's live album "TV Eye" and compilation "The Bowie Years". Ricky Gardiner also played in BEGGAR'S OPERA, and released several solo albums.

DEAD KENNEDYS TO RE-RELEASE "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables"
Last year, American punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS announced that they would be releasing a remixed version of their album "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables", as re-worked by Chris Lord-Alge. The new version will be out on September 30 via Manifesto and includes an 8-page booklet with rare archival photos and interviews.
Original DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra stated that he did not approve of the re-release.
facebook.com/deadkennedys

GHOST GOING BACK TO AMERICA
Ghost in Gothenburg
Swedish theatrical rock band GHOST will once again bring their show to North America. The band will be headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and Canada (plus an appearance at Virginia's Blue Ridge Rock Fest), kicking off August 26 at San Diego's Pechanga Arena and running through September 23 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. Support on all dates (with the exception of Green Bay which will feature support from CARCASS, and the Blue Ridge Rock Fest) will come from MASTODON and SPIRITBOX.
General on-sale will be Friday, May 20.
Dates: ghost-official.com

NEW EP WITH OXIDIZE ON FRIDAY
Swedish heavy metal band OXIDIZE will release a new EP, "Stand Up For The Masses", on May 20. It will be available on all digital platforms.
oxidize.se

NIGHTRAGE REPLACE GRAVE AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE has cancelled their apperance at Sweden Rock Festival. Melodic Greek/Swedish death metallers NIGHTRAGE will play instead.
The festival happens on June 8-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Among the other artists are GUNS N' ROSES, IN FLAMES, ACCEPT, SAXON, SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY, KINGDOM COME, MERCYFUL FATE, The HELLACOPTERS, MEGADETH, SOCIAL DISTORTION, DROPKICK MURPHYS, OPETH, NATIONALTEATERNS ROCKORKESTER, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, D-A-D, SODOM, Michael Monroe, Lee Aaron, ECLIPSE, NASHVILLE PUSSY, BOMBUS, Ross The Boss etc. etc.
Full line-up & tickets: swedenrock.com

NEW ALBUM WITH TRUBBEL
Trubbel in a basement in GBG
Swedish punk rockers TRUBBEL has just released an album, "Samlad Värk", which consist of all their previous recordings as well as new and previously unreleased tracks.
You can find it on Spotify and Bandcamp, but it will be available on double LP soon.
trubbel.bandcamp.com

LITA FORD ANNOUNCES SUMMER DATES
80s hard rocker Lita Ford (ex-The RUNAWAYS) have announced some tour dates in North America this summer.
Dates & tickets: litafordonline.com

GRAND MAGUS, TYRANEX AND ARMORY CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Tyranex at Truckstop Alaska
Muskelrock have announced the 3 last bands for this summer's festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5. They are GRAND MAGUS, TYRANEX and ARMORY.
Other acts that will play there are GIRLSCHOOL, NIFELHEIM, BULLET, HORISONT, OMEN, MINDLESS SINNER, HELVETETS PORT, HOT BREATH, AMBUSH, NEKROMANT, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, ASOMVEL, COBRA SPELL, ALIEN FORCE, SIENA ROOT, LYKANTROPI etc.
facebook.com/Muskelrock

ÅSKVÄDER PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER AND CANCEL GERMAN TOUR
Swedish action rockers ÅSKVÄDER announce that they have to cancel the dates in Germany in June. The drummer has left the band due to personal reasons.
The band plan to come to Germany later.
facebook.com/askvaderband

EX-IRON MAIDEN SINGER PAUL DI'ANNO LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT
Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno, who has been receiving physiotherapy and lymphatic drainage treatments in Zagreb, Croatia in preparation for his upcoming knee surgery, has teamed up with several Croatian musicians to form a new project called WARHORSE. WARHORSE recently entered the studio to record 3 songs, 2 of which will be released as a special DVD single along with Paul's video message to all fans who bought this single and thus helped raise funds for his upcoming operation. In addition to the single, each customer will receive a special event t-shirt made for Paul's first concert in 7 years, which will be held in Zagreb on May 21. The show will be filmed and parts of it will be included in a documentary about Di'Anno, to be directed by Wes Orshoski, co-director and producer of the acclaimed 2010 film "Lemmy" about the MOTÖRHEAD icon. A livestream of the concert will also be made available.
maidencroatia.com/warhorse

"This Is Spinal Tap" IS GETTING A SEQUEL
According to Deadline, the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is getting a sequel. Rob Reiner will return to direct, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will reprise their roles as Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins and Derek Smalls, respectively.
Reiner, who will also be back in front of the camera as documentarian Marty DiBergi, told Deadline that the plan is to release the new "Spinal Tap" movie on March, 19, 2024, in time for the 40th anniversary of the first film.
deadline.com

THE LINDA LINDA'S ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SHOWS
The young American pop punk girls The LINDA LINDA'S have announced 5 European shows for this June. The band will also be touring the US this summer and fall.
You can find the dates here: thelindalindas.com

NEW ALBUM WITH THUNDERMOTHER IN AUGUST
Filippa with Thundermother at Sticky Fingers
Swedish hard rocking women THUNDERMOTHER will release their new album, "Black And Gold", on August 19 via AFM Records.
Check out the new single, "I Don't Know You": youtu.be/fRBClXIZSms
Pre-order the album: shop.afm-records.de/thundermother
thundermother.com

DAYGLO ABORTIONS ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR
Canadian punk veterans DAYGLO ABORTIONS have announced a Canadian tour in June with Calgary hardcore/punks CITIZEN RAGE.
Try facebook.com/Dayglo-abortions-home-109396324635204 for dates.

BILLY IDOL POSTPONE UK TOUR
Due to health challenges over the last few months, Billy Idol has rescheduled his The Roadside UK Tour 2022 from June to October 2022. As the GO-GO'S are not able to join the tour the special guests will be TELEVISION.
More info and new dates: facebook.com/BillyIdol

ORIGINAL THE QUIREBOYS MEMBERS SPIKE AND GUY BAILEY REUNITE TO WRITE NEW MUSIC
The QUIREBOYS founder, frontman and songwriter Spike (real name Jonathan Gray) has announced that he has started writing new QUIREBOYS songs with the band's co-founder Guy Bailey. The material heralds the beginning of a new studio album and a new QUIREBOYS lineup that Spike is putting together for dates later in the year.
twitter.com/SpikeQuireboys

EXCITER AMMOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Canadian speed metal veterans EXCITER are coming to Europe in June for 5 dates in the Netehrlands, Germany and Switzerland. Support acts will be VULTURE and BÜTCHER.
Dates & tickets: bit.ly/3ss3vDh
facebook.com/excitercanada

BLOODBATH POSTPONES NORTH AMERICA AGAIN
Death metallers BLOODBATH (featuring current and former members of PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA and LIK) have been forced to postpone their North American tour yet again due to visa problems.
Read more: facebook.com/bloodbathband

BLACK DAHLIA MURDER SINGER IS DEAD
Trevor Strnad, founder and frontman of American melodic death metal band BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, has passed away. He was just 41 years old. Cause of death is unknown to me..
facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial

THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
British glam rockers The DARKNESS are going to Australia and New Zealand in October. Fan-pre sale begins on Friday, May 13. General public tickets on-sale Tuesday, May 17.
Dates: facebook.com/thedarknessofficial

URIAH HEEP CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
URIAH HEEP have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Other artists that will perform there are Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, POWERWOLF, UGLY KID JOE, LUCIFER, SCORPIONS, The DARKNESS, The SOUNDS, ECLIPSE, DONNA CANNONE and NESTOR.
atlasrock.se

SCORPIONS GUITARIST MATTHIAS JABS INJURED
German hard rock legends SCORPIONS have been forced to postpone the first 3 concerts on the European leg of their 2022 world tour due to an unspecified injury suffered by guitarist Matthias Jabs.
The concert promoter will announce in the next few days when the shows in Lisbon, Portugal (originally scheduled for May 10), Toulouse, France (May 13) and Lille, France (May 15) will take place.
The SCORPIONS tour will resume on May 17 at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.
facebook.com/GDP / facebook.com/Scorpions

SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR DATES
Swedish energetic rockers SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY have announced some new tour dates in Sweden. And you can find them here: facebook.com/satantakesaholiday

TYGERS OF PAN TANG AND ECLIPSE CONFIRMED FOR NORDIC NOISE 2023
TYGERS OF PAN TANG and ECLIPSE are the first to be confirmed for the Nordic Noise festival in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 12-13, 2023.nordicnoise.dk

CRADLE OF FILTH SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS
Crdale Of Filth at Metaltown a hundred years ago
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records.
The band is currently on tour in North America with DANZIG and CROBOT. They will play at European festivals during the summer, and then they go on a European tour in the fall.
More info: cradleoffilth.com / napalmrecords.com

SCORPIONS AND WHITESNAKE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE have announced a North American tour, that will last from late August to late October. Swedish hard rock women THUNDERMOTHER will be support act.
Dates: the-scorpions.com / whitesnake.com / facebook.com/thundermother

NEW ALBUM WITH MASSGRAV IN THE SUMMER
Swedish grind/hardcore/punks MASSGRAV are going to release a new album in the summer. CD through Selfmadegod Records, LP via LIXIVIAT Records. Title and exact release date to be announced later..
linktr.ee/massgrav / selfmadegod.com / lixiviatrecords.com

UNLEASHED DRUMMER BREAKS RIBS IN ACCIDENT
Swedish death metal veterans UNLEASHED were forced to cancel their performance tonight (Saturday, May 7) at the Incineration Fest in London, United Kingdom after drummer Anders Schultz broke his ribs in an accident.
facebook.com/unleashed

PHIL LYNOTT DOCUMENTARY PAIRED WITH THIN LIZZY CONCERT FILM
Mercury Studios salutes THIN LIZZY's legacy with the release of "Phil Lynott Songs For While I'm Away + Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978" on June 24. Pairing the acclaimed Phil Lynott documentary with a renowned live concert film, the set will be available as a 2xDVD+CD and Blu-ray+DVD+CD (with the Phil Lynott documentary on the Blu-ray).

KISS ADDS SECOND WEEK TO "Kiss Kruise XI"
With the "Kiss Kruise XI" selling out in record time earlier this year, Sixthman and KISS have added a second week to the 2022 sailing beginning October 24-29 from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. This will be another unforgettable "Kiss Kruise" experience featuring a brand new lineup and adding to KISS's final onboard performances.
Fans who already secured their cabin for October 29 to November 3 can double down on the "Kiss Kruise" fun and become a 2-timer by sailing on both weeks and receive an exclusive laminate, an exclusive signed item by KISS, happy hour with the band, and a specialty 2-timer t-shirt.
More details: thekisskruise.com

CHUGGER SINGER STEP ASIDE
David with Chugger at Sticky Fingers
The singer, David, for Swedish groove/death metal band CHUGGER have announced that he have to stop playing music for a while, as his wife are having twins. This means that CHUGGER's show in Stockholm, Sweden next Saturday, May 14 will be the last with David on vocals.
The band is already talking to other vocalists, so this is not the end for the band.
Read more: facebook.com/chuggerband

NEW SINGLES WITH ENTRAILS, BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, DEFIATORY, LUGNET AND EDGE OF FOREVER
Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS has released a new single, "Reborn In Worms": youtu.be/AbqW7YENGLI
Swedish punk kids BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING has also released a new single, "Gatulopp Mor Döden": orcd.co/gatulopp-mot-doden
Swedish thrash metallers DEFIATORY is another band with a new single, "Belligerent And Hostile": open.spotify.com
Swedish classic rock band LUGNET release the new single "Still A Sinner": youtu.be/IoVkETU1PrQ
And then we leave Sweden for Italy, and find out that melodic hard rockers EDGE OF FOREVER has released a new single, "Calling": orcd.co/eofcalling

GRAHAM BONNET BAND ANNOUNCES UK DATES
In addition to GRAHAM BONNET BAND's Steelhouse Festival appearance, they have added 3 UK headline dates. ..and they are:
July 28 - KK's Steelmill, Wolverhampton
July 29 - Boston Music Rooms, London
July 31 - Academy 3, Manchester
Ticket links: facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic

NEW ALBUM WITH GRAVE DIGGER IN AUGUST
German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER are going to release a new album, "Symbol Of Eternity", on August 26.
Pre-order: bit.ly/grave_digger_symbol_of_eternity
grave-digger-clan.com

NEW ALBUM WITH CIRKUS PRÜTZ IN JULY
Swedish blues rockers CIRKUS PRÜTZ will release a new album, "Blues Revolution", on July 29 via Metalville Records.
facebook.com/cirkusprytz / metalville-shop.de

NEW ALBUM WITH SOULFLY IN AUGUST
SOULFLY have announced their 12th studio album, "Totem", which will be released on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch the lyric video for the first single, "Superstition", here: youtu.be/ISs5y645cpA
Pre-order: soulfly.com/totem / label.nuclearblast.com/store
Before the new album there will also be a box set with the 4 first albums by SOULFLY, plus some bonus stuff. "The Soul Remains Insane - The Studio Albums 1998 To 2004" will be released on June 17 through BMG.
bmg.com

SEX PISTOLS TO RE-RELEASE BOTH VERSIONS OF "God Save The Queen" SINGLE
When the SEX PISTOLS made their definitive statement during the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977 with the incendiary single "God Save The Queen", they produced a manifesto that threatened and delighted in equal measure. Now, as the nation prepares for another Jubilee, the single is back.
It had been a struggle. Dropped by their record label A&M in the midst of controversy after just 6 days, the label destroyed 25,000 copies of the record, making the handful of copies remaining, ultra-rare collectibles. In honor of this, just 1,977 copies of the re-released A&M version will be available on May 27 via UMC.
The band then signed to Virgin and officially released the single, which was banned by the BBC and reached No. 1 on the U.K.'s NME chart, but appeared at No. 2 on the official U.K. Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. For the only time in chart history, the track was listed as a blank, to avoid offense to the establishment. 4,000 copies of the Virgin re-release will be on sale to fans.
Both versions recreate the original artwork.
sexpistolsofficial.com

EX-DANZIG BASSIST HOWIE PYRO DEAD AT 61
Howie Pyro died peacefully on May 4 from complications due to COVID-19-related pneumonia, following a liver transplant and long battle with liver disease. He was 61 years old.
The bassist have played in bands like The BLESSED, FREAKS, The CHELSEA SMILES, D GENERATION and DANZIG. He also collaborated with Johnny Thunders, Ronnie Spector, RANCID, Joey Ramone, GENESIS P-ORRIDGE, MISFITS, Debbie Harry, Kid Congo Powers, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, Jayne County and Alan Vega.

LIVE ALBUM WITH TORCH IN JULY
Swedish heavy metal band TORCH will release a live album, "Live Fire", on July 29 via Metalville Records.
The album was recorded at Sweden Rock Festival in 2018.
facebook.com/torchrocknroll / metalville.de

CIRCLE JERKS ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS have announced rescheduled dates for their East Coast and Texas shows. The shows will now take place in July and September. 7SECONDS and NEGATIVE APPROACH will be joining them on all dates.
CIRCLE JERKS will continue their tour starting May 11 at The Glass House in Pomona, California.
More info here: facebook.com/circlejerksband

CRADLE OF FILTH PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST AND KEYBOARDIST
Cradle Of Filth at Metaltown a hundred years ago
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Richard will be replaced for the band's upcoming tour by Donny Burbage, while Zoe Marie Federoff will step in for Anabelle.
facebook.com/cradleoffilth

JUDAS PRIEST TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
It's official! JUDAS PRIEST will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year. The heavy metal legends will receive the Musical Excellence Award at the event, which will honor Eminem, Dolly Parton, DURAN DURAN, Lionel Richie, Pat Benatar, EURYTHMICS and Carly Simon in the Performers category.
The induction ceremony will be held on November 5, 2022 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will air at a later date on HBO and stream on HBO Max.
According to the Hall Of Fame, the JUDAS PRIEST members that will get inducted include current members Rob Halford (vocals), Ian Hill (bass), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Scott Travis (drums), along with former members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and late drummer Dave Holland.
rockhall.com / judaspriest.com

BLACK FLAG ANNOUNCES DATES IN CALIFORNIA
California punk legends BLACK FLAG have announced 4 shows with TOTAL CHAOS in Southern California in late October. These dates are:
Oct 28 - San Diego, CA at House of Blues San Diego
Oct 29 - Ventura, CA at The Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct 30 - Los Angeles, CA at The Regent
Oct 31 - Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory Orange County
More dates will be announced soon..
blackflagband.com

RAMMSTEIN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced the first dates for their 2023 European stadium tour.
Pre-sales for the stadium tour start on Thursday, June 2. Information and ticket links will be available at rammstein.com/tickets starting May 4.

NEW ALBUM WITH BOTTLECAP NEXT WEEK
Bottlecap at Pumphuset in Boras
Swedish high energy punk rockers BOTTLECAP has set "Wooden Systems" as the title of their new album, and it will be released on May 13.
The release party happens a few weeks later, on June 4 at Café Hängmattan in their hometown Göteborg together with SUNHILL.
facebook.com/bottlecapband

NEW ALBUM WITH BALLS GONE WILD
German turbo rock trio BALLS GONE WILD will release a new album, "Stay Wild", on July 22 via Metalville Records.
facebook.com/ballsgonewildband / metalville-shop.de

THE BOYS ANNOUNCES UK DATES
The Boys at Liseberg
British punk rock legends The BOYS have announced their first UK dates in 3 years. These 3 dates will take place in the beginning of June:
June 2 - Brighton
June 3 - London
June 4 - Leeds
Ticket links can be found here: facebook.com/THEBOYSUK

SPINAL TAP DRUMMER DEAD AT 70
Ric Parnell, who played Mick Shrimpton, the drummer of SPINAL TAP in the mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap", has died at the age of 70.
Parnell was also a onetime member of ATOMIC ROOSTER, a 1970s British hard rock/progressive rock band which was led by extraordinary keyboardist Vincent Crane. But he also played drums on solo albums for RADIO BIRDMAN's Deniz Tek.
facebook.com/DenizTekOfficial


APRIL 2022

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL DOCUMENTARY TO INCLUDE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED FOOTAGE
Craft Recordings, Concord Originals and Marathan Films have announced the production of the documentary concert feature film "Travelin' Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival At The Royal Albert Hall", directed by 2-time Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton ("The Beatles Anthology" and "Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsies") and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges, who, like his iconic character "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski", is a fan of the band. The film features the only full concert footage of the original CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL to ever be released.
The film takes the viewer on a journey from the band's humble, yet formative years in El Cerrito, California to their meteoric rise in 1969, from headlining Woodstock to selling out the Oakland Coliseum before traveling through Europe and taking the stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring a wealth of unseen footage (including the concert itself), this film documents the story of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL up to the moment they leave the Royal Albert Hall stage as the biggest band in the world.
More info: blabbermouth.net

PETER CRISS TO PERFORM WITH SISTERS DOLL IN NYC
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss will join Australian rockers SISTERS DOLL on stage during their May 22 concert at the Cutting Room in New York City.
SISTERS DOLL was previously the backup band for Criss at what was being billed as his last live show in the USA in June 2017, also at the Cutting Room. Prior to that, Peter played with SISTERS DOLL at a concert in Australia in May 2017.

NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM STRYPER, QUIET RIOT AND RIOT
Former QUIET RIOT singer and "American Idol" finalist James Durbin has joined forces with STRYPER members Robert Sweet and Perry Richardson (bass; also ex-FIREHOUSE) and RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz in a new project called CLEANBREAK. The band's debut album, "Coming Home", will be released on July 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the official music video for the LP's first single, the title track: youtu.be/k0UOjYvW7MI
frontiers.it

BOX SET WITH MONTROSE IN JULY
Cherry Red Records are going to release a 6CD Box Set, "I Got The Fire - Complete Recordings 1973-1976", with American 70s hard rockers MONTROSE on July 29.
The box features their 4 albums plus bonus tracks, demos and 2 live radio sessions.
More info and pre-order: cherryred.co.uk

NEW SINGLE WITH VÄRLDEN BRINNER IN MAY
Varlden Brinner in Boras
Swedish punk rockers VÄRLDEN BRINNER will release a new single, "Åsögatan", on May 13.
Pre-save: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/vrldenbrinner/sgatan
facebook.com/varldenbrinner

NEW SINGLE WITH HOT BREATH
Hot Breath at The Abyss, their first gig
Swedish high energy rockers HOT BREATH has released a new single, "Feeling 'Bout This": orcd.co/feelingboutthis
Tour dates: facebook.com/hotbreathgbg

PENTAGRAM CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
In honor of the band's 50th Anniversary, doom/heavy metal pioneers PENTAGRAM return to the stage for a handful of select live performances in the States in June. These dates are:
June 7 - Mechanicsburg PA at Lovedraft's Brewing
June 8 - Boston MA at Brighton Music Hall
June 9 - Portland ME at Genos
June 10 - Brooklyn NY at Sovereign
June 11 - New Haven CT at State House
June 12 - Frederick MD at Cafe 611
pentagramofficial.com

JOHN NORUM TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM
EUROPE guitarist John Norum is set to release his 9th solo album, titled "Gone To Stay", later this year. The first single, "Sail On", out on May 20.
johnnorum.se

ANOTHER SINGLE WITH ATTENTAT
Attentat at Liseberg
Swedish (punk) rockers ATTENTAT has released another single, "Första Dagarna I Maj". Try Spotify or something like that..
attentat.nu

NEW SINGLE WITH TOTAL EGON
Mart with Total Egon at Henriksberg
Swedish trallpunk band TOTAL EGON (the solo project with Mart from DLK and a hundred other bands) are finally going to release the covers album that Mart has been working on for a few years. The first single, a cover of EUSKEFEURAT's "Aotom Taotom", is out now on Spotify.
facebook.com/TotalEgon

NEW DIGITAL ALBUM WITH SARDO NUMSPA
Southern Swedish trallpunks SARDO NUMSPA has released a new 12-track album, "Spöket I Maskinen", but only digitally (physical release later I think). You can find it on Spotify.
facebook.com/sardonumspapunk

NEW SINGLE WITH THE MANGES IN MAY
"High On Stress" is the first single from Italian punk rockers The MANGES new album, "Book Of Hate For Good People".
The single will be released on May 13, and can be pre-saved here: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/themanges/high-on-stress
manges.it

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES UK SUMMER TOUR
Stiff Little FIngers at Sticky Fingers
Belfast punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS will spend the summer touring around UK and Ireland. The dates includes both festivals and headline dates.
Dates & tickets: slf.rocks

AT THE GATES ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE
Tompa with At The Gates at Liseberg
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have announced their return to North American stages with a special 25-year anniversary tour for their classic "Slaughter Of The Soul" album, which they will perform in its entirety. Support on all dates will come from MUNICIPAL WASTE, as well as THROWN INTO EXILE on the 3 first dates, and ENFORCED on the rest.
The tour will start in Los Angeles on August 17, and will last until August 30 when they play in New York. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29.
Dates: facebook.com/centurymedia or facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial or facebook.com/Municipalwaste

EXODUS, TESTAMENT AND DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCES SECOND LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
EXODUS, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL have announced the dates for the second leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour". The tour will happen in North America in September/October.
Dates & tickets: bnds.us/f401m5
exodusattack.com / testamentlegions.com / deathangel.us

DIO's "Holy Diver" CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM IN U.S.
Dio at Lisebergshallen a million years ago
DIO's classic debut album, "Holy Diver", was recently certified double platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 2 million copies.

LOK, MIMIKRY AND SKITARG CONFIRMED FOR CLOSE-UP BÅTEN 29
Mimikry at Sticky Fingers
There will be a Close-Up Båten 29 in October. Confirmed bands are LOK, MIMIKRY, SKITARG, SKRAECKOEDLAN, KNOGJÄRN, ZOMBIEKRIEG, SKALLBANK, TOTAL and KALLFRONT.
The boat leave Stockholm, Sweden for Åbo, Finland on October 27, and will be back in Stockholm on October 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 28.
Tickets: se.tallink.com/close-upmetal
Event page: facebook.com/events/706530470498307

NEW SINGLE WITH MICHAEL MONROE
Michael Monroe at Sticky Fingers
Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe has released the official music video for his new single, "Can't Stop Falling Apart": youtu.be/-xEQqkaQLR8
The song is taken from his new album, "I Live Too Fast To Die Young", which will be released on June 10 via Silver Lining Music.

AUTOGRAPH BASSIST RANDY RAND IS DEAD
Randy Rand, the founding bassist of 80s hard rockers AUTOGRAPH, has passed away.
Prior to his death, Rand was the sole remaining original member of AUTOGRAPH, which announced in February that it had signed a deal with Frontiers Music Srl and was working on material for a new studio album.
facebook.com/autographband

NEW ALBUM WITH JOURNEY IN JULY
American legends JOURNEY return with a new album, "Freedom", on July 8 via Frontiers Music Srl in Europe, UK and Japan. BMG will release it in the rest of the world.
The first single, "You Got The Best Of Me", is out today: orcd.co/journeyfreedom
frontiers.it   facebook.com/journey

THE INTERRUPTERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American ska/punk rock band The INTERRUPTERS are coming to Europe/UK in August for some festivals and headline shows.
Dates & tickets: wearetheinterrupters.com

BLOODBATH SIGNS WITH NAPALM
Napalm Records have signed all-star death metal band BLOODBATH (featuring current and former members of PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA and LIK).
napalmrecords.com   bloodbath.biz

CORNERS OF SANCTUARY TO RELEASE TRIBUTE EP TO DEF LEPPARD
U.S. metal band CORNERS OF SANCTUARY will release a digital 3-track EP as a tribute to DEF LEPPARD. Titled "Defying", the EP will be available for pre-order on Spotify from May 1, and released on May 20 via Sonic Velocity Records.
The 3 DEF LEPPARD songs are "Mirror, Mirror", "Rock Of Ages" and "Bringing on the Heartbreak".
cornersofsanctuary.com

THE DAMNED TEMPORARILY REPLACES CAPTAIN SENSIBLE WITH QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE GUITARIST
Captain Sensible with The Damned at Pustervik
Due to ongoing travel restrictions, guitarist Captain Sensible will not be doing the US dates with The DAMNED in May. Troy Van Leeuwen from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has offered his services and will be stepping in as a temporary replacement.
Captain Sensible will be back in the band on their UK and Germany dates in June.
facebook.com/OfficialDamned

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has announced the rescheduled dates for the European leg of the band's "Public Service Announcement" tour with RUN THE JEWELS.
Dates & tickets: ratm.com

NEW ALBUM WITH VENOM INC. IN SEPTEMBER
VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will release its sophomore album, "There's Only Black", on September 23 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The official lyric video for the LP's first single, "How Many Can Die", can be seen here: youtu.be/GZGA9HZNT0I
Pre-order the album: bfan.link/there-s-only-black.fpo
facebook.com/VenomIncOfficial   label.nuclearblast.com/store

NEW SINGLES ON APRIL 22
Reunited Swedish trallpunk band VARNAGEL has released a new single, "Ensamvargtimmen": /youtu.be/Ioegy5lcKig
..and so has Swedish vocalist Zinny Zan (ex-EASY ACTION, ZAN CLAN). His song is called "Nobody Gets Out Of Here Alive": orcd.co/nobody-gets-out-of-here-alive
Another Swedish band with a new single are glam rockers DONNA CANNONE (with members from THUNDERMOTHER and SOILWORK), who has released "Is It True", which features a guest apperance from Mia Karlsson (aka Mia Coldheart, ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA). Check out their song here: ingrv.es/is-it-true-vzs-j
Danish hard rockers JUNKYARD DRIVE deliver "Mr. Rock N' Roll": junkyard.lnk.to/rock
Swedish rockers IRON LAMB has also released a new single, "Total Noise": orcd.co/totalnoise
Yet another Swedish band with a new single, "The Dhampir", is TRIBULATION. Their song last for as long as 18:49 minutes: youtu.be/Bl8CE2rR-Jc
American heavy metal band SPACE VACATION gives us "Reign In Hell": youtube.com/watch?v=i5IaH1f4N_E

NEW SUPERGROUP WITH MEMBERS FROM STRYPER, WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY AND INGLORIOUS
Marco Mendoza with Black Star Riders at Sticky Fingers many years ago
Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of a new hard rock supergroup called ICONIC, featuring Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Marco Mendoza (The DEAD DAISIES, BLACK STAR RIDERS, THIN LIZZY, JOURNEY etc etc), Tommy Aldridge (WHITESNAKE, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS), and Nathan James (INGLORIOUS).
ICONIC's debut album, "Second Skin", will be released on June 17. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Nowhere To Run", is available now: youtu.be/y9o8XD6ADfo
frontiers.it

NEW 7" WITH ARCH ENEMY IN MAY
Mike Amott with Arch Enemy in GBG a hundred years ago
On July 29, extreme metal masters ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 11th studio album, "Deceivers", via Century Media Records. For fans that can't wait for the record's release, the band is now offering a new 7", "Sunset Over The Empire", due out May 20. The song "Sunset Over The Empire" will also be released as a digital single.
Pre-order the 7": archenemy.lnk.to/Deceivers
More info and upcoming tour dates: archenemy.net   centurymedia.com

BRUCE DICKINSON WORKING ON NEW SOLO ALBUM
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson recently spent time in Southern California with his longtime collaborator Roy "Z" Ramirez working on material for his next solo album.

GLUECIFER ANNOUNCES SPANISH SHOWS
Gluecifer at Tradgarn in Boras a hundred years ago
Norwegian action rock veterans GLUECIFER are going to Spain for 3 shows in November. Tickets go on sale, Monday 25, and the dates are:
Nov. 17 - Santana 27, Bilbao
Nov. 18 - La Paqui (Antigua Sala But), Madrid
Nov. 19 - Moon, Valencia
gluecifer.net

MERCYFUL FATE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE will embark on a European tour this summer. The trek will kick off on June 2 in Hannover, Germany and will include shows in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Norway, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. A one-off appearance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, Nevada will follow in late August.
Dates: facebook.com/mercyfulfateofficial

TROUBLE POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
American doom legends TROUBLE have postponed their upcoming European festival and headline tour.
facebook.com/TroubleMetal

GBH ANNOUNCES FINNISH SHOWS
English punk legends GBH have announced 2 shows in Finland in September. The dates are:
Sept. 9 - Olympia Kortteli, Tampere
Sept. 10 - On The Rocks, Helsinki
facebook.com/GBH.official

SWEDISH PUNK COMPILATION URSÄKTA RÖRAN TO RELEASE VOL. 4 NEXT WEEK
The Swedish punk compilation Ursäkta Röran Vol. 4 have April 27 as a tentative release date. Acts that will participate will be announced on Facebook, starting today.
facebook.com/GronPepparSas

STATUS QUO FRONTMAN FRANCIS ROSSI ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC TOUR
STATUS QUO frontman Francis Rossi are going on an acoustic tour in 2023, where he will play classics from his 50+ career and chat.
Dates & tickets: francisrossi.com

COMPILATION WITH NOISE AHOLIC
A compilation album with Finnish crust punks NOISE AHOLIC will be released via Elitbolaget on Friday, April 22. This album consist of early material that was previously just released digitally, and features as much as 50 tracks.
elitbolaget.com

NEW BOOK BY ROB HALFORD IN NOVEMBER
JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford will release a new book, "Biblical: Rob Halford's Heavy Metal Scriptures", on November 1 via Hachette Books.
In the follow-up to his 2020 autobiography "Confess", Halford runs his lively eye over all facets of the hard rock history and the heavy metal world. "Biblical" is an encyclopedia and manifesto in which Halford shares his opinions, memories, and anecdotes regarding every element of the rock and roll work and lifestyle from tours to tattoos, riffs to riders, and drugs to devil horns. In Halford's relaxed and honest tone, the book mixes serious and in-depth pieces with whimsical reflections on lessons learned during his 50 years of a life in music.
Pre-order: found.ee/BIBLICAL

VADER ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND TOUR Vader in GBG many years ago
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced their new tour in Australia and New Zealand for October 2022. The support comes from Polish industrial/groove metallers THY DISEASE.
For dates, try: vader.pl

NEW SINGLE WITH IRON LAMB ON FRIDAY
Swedish rock and/or roll (yes, they call their music that) band IRON LAMB will release a new single, "Total Noise", on Friday, April 22.
Pre-save: orcd.co/totalnoise
facebook.com/ironlambofficial

GHOST CANCEL LEIPZIG SHOW
Ghost somewhere in GBG
Due to circumstances beyond their control, GHOST is forced to cancel their April 21 show in Leipzig, Germany. The shows in Cologne, Frankfurt, Hannover and Munich will go ahead as planned.
ghost-official.com

20TH ANNIVERSARY VINYL RE-ISSUE OF BAD RELIGION's "The Process Of Belief"
Bad Religion at Liseberg
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "The Process Of Belief", American punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION will release an exclusive vinyl repressing of the album on June 10.
You can pre-order it now: badreligion.store

ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY AND HATEBREED
Scott Ian with Anthrax at Lisebergshallen
ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have announced a co-headline North American tour in the summer, with special guests HATEBREED. Tickets on-sale this Friday, April 22.
Dates & tickets: anthrax.com or blacklabelsociety.com

IRON MAIDEN ADDS 3 BRAZILIAN SHOWS
IRON MAIDEN have added 3 Brazilian shows to their "Legacy of the Beast World Tour 2022". Tickets go on sale April 28.
livepass.com.br   ironmaiden.com

NEBULA ANNOUNCES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Stoner trio NEBULA have announced a UK/European tour this summer, which will take place in July and August.
Dates: facebook.com/NebulaBand

youtu.be/qk8nc2jIpf8

NEW SINGLE WITH JORN NEXT WEEK
JORN have set "Over The Horizon Radar" as the title of the new album. The title track is the first single, and it will be released on April 20.
facebook.com/OFFICIALJORN

CIRCLE JERKS POSTPONES U.S. DATES DUE TO COVID
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS have announced the postponement of more shows as Keith Morris continues to recover from COVID-19. The shows affected are their 2 nights at Irving Plaza in New York, Black Cat in Washington, DC, The Broadberry in Richmond, The Orange Peel in Asheville, Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Masquerade in Atlanta, and Tipitina's in New Orleans.
The tour is set to resume on April 26 at the Mohawk in Austin. All postponed shows will be rescheduled, and new dates will be announced soon.
instagram.com/circlejerksband

THE DRIPPERS ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS
The Drippers in action
Swedish action rockers The DRIPPERS are going to Germany and The Netherlands for a few shows in June.
More details here: facebook.com/TheDrippersgbg

NEW SINGLE WITH LIV SIN NEXT FRIDAY
Liv with Sister Sin
Swedish metal band LIV SIN, with Liv from SISTER SIN, will release the first single, "The Process", from their upcoming album on Friday, April 22 via Mighty Music.
facebook.com/livsinofficial   mightymusic.dk

DIGITAL TRIBUTE TO MOTÖRHEAD
Motorhead at Way Out West
Antichrist Magazine have launched their latest in a series of successful non-profit digital compilation albums, "A Tribute To Motörhead", featuring 29 underground metal acts from across the world. Each song has been recorded exclusively for this compilation, and the tracks span MOTÖRHEAD's entire career - from their self-titled 1975 debut to 2015's "Bad Magic".
You can listen to the full album now at the Antichrist Magazine YouTube channel: youtube.com/watch?v=uqtfzWqG1C0

MILLENCOLIN ANNOUNCES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW IN STOCKHOLM
Millencolin at Liseberg
Swedish skate punks MILLENCOLIN will celebrate their 30-year anniversary with a party called Royal Punk Fest, which will happen at Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden on June 22. MILLENCOLIN will headline, but bands like SUM 41, KVELERTAK and VÄRLDEN BRINNER will also play. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 19.
millencolin.com

CRASHDÏET DRUMMER ERIC YOUNG STEP ASIDE
Eric Young has decided to step aside from his duties as a live drummer for Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET due to personal reasons. For how long is unknown.
Lacu (ex-HANOI ROCKS) will step in behind the drums on the band's upcoming tours this year.
facebook.com/realcrashdiet

HYPOCRISY RECRUITS THE CROWN DRUMMER FOR UPCOMING TOUR
Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY welcome Henrik Axelsson (The CROWN, ex-IMPLODE, SOILS OF FATE) as a session drummer for the band's upcoming tour.
hypocrisyband.com

NEW ALBUM WITH THE INTERRUPTERS IN AUGUST
American ska punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS will release their 4th album, "In The Wild", on August 5 through Hellcat Records.
The first single, "In The Mirror" is available now at: theinterrupters.ffm.to/inthewild, and there you can also pre-order the album.
wearetheinterrupters.com   hell-cat.com

MEMBERS OF SOUNDGARDEN, NIRVANA AND PEARL JAM LAUNCH NEW SUPERGROUP
SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic and SOUNDGARDEN and PEARL JAM drummer Matt Cameron have joined forces in a new band called 3RD SECRET. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by Bubba Dupree, guitarist for D.C. hardcore outfit VOID and alt-metal supergroup HATER (also featuring Cameron), and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye (Novoselic's bandmate in GIANTS IN THE TREES), surprised-released its self-titled debut album, recorded and mixed by famed Seattle producer Jack Endino, on Monday (April 11).
3rdsecret.com

DEBUT ALBUM WITH DONNA CANNONE IN MAY
Swedish band DONNA CANNONE - with Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK, NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA) and 2 former members of THUNDERMOTHER - will finally release their debut album on May 27 via Despotz Records.
"Hook-laden melodic rock n roll with a punky attitude" is how they describe the band's music.
donnacannone.bandcamp.com   despotz.se

CHRIS BAILEY OF THE SAINTS IS DEAD
Singer and songwriter of Australian (punk) rock band The SAINTS, Chris Bailey, passed away on Saturday (April 9) at the age of 65. I have no further details at the moment..
facebook.com/TheSaintsOfficial

ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Alice with his doll
Alice Cooper has announced a summer/fall 2022 U.S. tour.
Alice and his band will be back on the American roads in September with a mix of headline shows and festival appearances.
The VIP pre-sale is set for Tuesday, April 12. The general public on-sale takes place Friday, April 15.
More info: alicecooper.com

2 BASSES STOLEN FROM UK SUBS
While the band slept in their hotel after performing a blistering gig in Bristol, UK on Friday night, some scumbag (or scumbags) broke into the interior of the UK SUBS' tour van and stole Alvin Gibbs' bass guitars - a white Fender Jazz bass with maple neck and a white Squire Jazz bass with rosewood neck.
If you have more information, contact the band: facebook.com/UKSubs

OZZY COMPLETES WORK ON NEW ALBUM
Ozzy Osbourne has completed work on his new studio album. The follow-up to 2020's "Ordinary Man" will be released later this year via Epic Records.
facebook.com/ozzyosbourne

URIAH HEEP CANCEL IRISH SHOWS
Due to circumstances beyond the band's control , URIAH HEEP are very sorry to announce the cancellation of their shows at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on September 28 and the Ulster Hall in Belfast on September 29. Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase.
facebook.com/uriahheepofficial

BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES UK TOUR WITH UK SUBS
Bad Religion at Liseberg
BAD RELIGION have announced UK dates for this June. U.K. SUBS will be joining them on all dates.
The 5 dates can be found here: instagram.com/badreligionband

NEW SINGLE WITH HELLOWEEN NEXT MONTH
HELLOWEEN's new single, "Best Time", will be released exclusively on vinyl on May 20 via Atomic Fire Records.
helloween.org

NEW ALBUM WITH PAGANIZER IN JUNE
Swedish death metallers PAGANIZER will release a new album, "Beyond The Macabre", on June 24 via Transcending Obscurity Records.
paganizer.bandcamp.com   tometal.com

40th ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF THE CLASH's "Combat Rock"
The CLASH will have their album "Combat Rock" re-released for the album's 40th anniversary. The new version includes b-sides, bonus tracks, and related releases on a second and third disc. The reissue also includes pictures by Pennie Smith and a "history of Frestonia" essay by Tom Vague.
The release is out in May (label and exact date is unknown to me).

NEW SINGLES OUT TODAY (Friday, April 8)
Mille with Kreator at Getaway Rock in 2011Filippa with Thundermother at Sticky Fingers
Swedish hard rockers H.E.A.T has released the second single, "Back To The Rhythm", from their upcoming album, "Force Majeure". Check it out: youtu.be/e4bj3LM3G5Ak
German thrash legends KREATOR has also released a new single, "Strongest Of The Strong". Watch or stream: kreator.bfan.link/strongest-of-the-strong
Swedish old school death metallers ENTRAILS also have a new single, with the hard title "Die To Death". Watch and listen: youtu.be/enCKwnyiPQI
Another Swedish band, CRASHDÏET (sleaze rock), deliver "Together Whatever": youtu.be/Xhj1UKTji4o.
Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER gives us "Watch Out": youtu.be/CtrKaTxIHyo
Swedish punk rock veterans ATTENTAT release "Dagen Demokratin Dog" today. You can find it on Spotify and similar shit (aka streaming platforms).
Swedish hard rockers The RIVEN have launched the single and lyric video for "Death": youtu.be/QW4V6XgHlj8

AVATARIUM SIGNS WITH AFM
Swedish doom rockers AVATARIUM have signed a worldwide record deal with AFM Records. A new album will be released later this year.
linktr.ee/avatariumofficial   afm-records.de

CLIFF BURTON MUSEUM TO OPEN IN SWEDEN
A Cliff Burton Museum will launch next month in the municipality of Ljungby in Sweden. The METALLICA bassist's life was tragically cut short in a tour bus crash on September 27, 1986 12 miles north of Ljungby. He was just 24.
In September 2006, a memorial stone dedicated to Burton at the Gyllene Rasten restaurant/bar in Dörarp (outside Ljungby) was unveiled. It was 20 years earlier that Cliff died just over the road from where Gyllene Rasten is located.
According to Guitar World, the museum will include pictures, albums, posters and tickets, along with interviews and photos from the first photographer at the crash site, Lennart Wennberg of the Swedish newspaper Expressen. There will also be a film of recollections from first responders at the crash scene as well as a stage that recreates METALLICA's last performance with Burton in Stockholm, with copies of the bass and drum kit he and drummer Lars Ulrich used, plus a poster with Burton's last autograph.
The museum's launch event will take place on Saturday, May 14.
instagram.com/cliffburtonmuseum

THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE U.S. SHOW
Captain Sensible with The Damned at Pustervik
UK punk rock veterans The DAMNED have announced an exclusive headline show in the States on May 11 at House Of Blues in Las Vegas. Pre-sales start today (April 7), general on-sale tomorrow (April 8).
Tickets: bit.ly/3JcRl73
officialdamned.com

DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American punk legends DEAD KENNEDYS have announced tour dates on the American East Coast for this June. The VENOMOUS PINKS and NEKROMANTIX will be joining them on all dates.
Dates here: facebook.com/deadkennedys

PRIMAL FEAR WORKING ON NEW SONGS
German/Swedish heavy metal band PRIMAL FEAR have started to work on a new album.
primalfear.de

HYPOCRISY PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY has announced the departure of longtime drummer Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen.
Horgh has also been a member of the Norwegian black metal band IMMORTAL since 1996, and joined HYPOCRISY in January 2004 as the replacement for Lars Szöke.
HYPOCRISY will embark on a North American tour this spring. The 28-date trek will kick off at Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York on April 29 and will make stops in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Austin before concluding in Baltimore at the Maryland Deathfest on May 29. Support on the trek will come from CARACH ANGREN, The AGONIST and HIDEOUS DIVINITY.
facebook.com/hypocrisy

NEW SINGLE WITH THUNDERMOTHER ON FRIDAY
Filippa Thundermother at Sticky Fingers
Swedish hard rocking women THUNDERMOTHER will release a new single, "Watch Out!", on Friday, April 8.
Pre-save: bfan.link/watch-out
getnext.to/thundermother

SAMMY HAGAR ADDS 2 MORE LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Due to overwhelming demand, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) is bringing the party back to Vegas this summer with 2 additional shows added on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, to his sold-out Las Vegas Strip residency, "Sammy Hagar & Friends", at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Hagar will be joined by his classic band The WABOS - featuring guitarist Vic Johnson, drummer David Lauser and bassist Mona Gnader - and promises to lean heavy on the Red Rocker's early catalog.
Tickets will go on sale to members of Sammy's Redhead fan club on Tuesday, April 5 and to True Rewards members, Golden Entertainment, Inc.'s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Thursday, April 7.
Tickets: tickets.thestrat.com/SammyHagar
redrocker.com

AIRBOURNE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE are going to tour in North America in September/October.
Dates: facebook.com/airbournerock

NILE AND KRISIUN TEAM UP FOR EUROPEAN TOUR
Death metallers NILE and KRISIUN have announced a European tour in November/December. IN ELEMENT, NAKARA, ETERNAL PSYCHO and WRATH OF THE NEBULA will also be part of the tour.
Dates: facebook.com/nilecatacombs   facebook.com/krisiun.official

BLUES PILLS CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
Swedish retro rockers BLUES PILLS have cancelled their 2 shows in Russia, which was supposed to happen on May 20 and 21.
facebook.com/BluesPills

ANTHRAX ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE
Scott Ian with Anthrax at Lisebergshallen
ANTHRAX will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 28-date European headline tour. Special guests will be MUNICIPAL WASTE.
The tour begin in the UK in late September, and will last until November 5.
Dates: anthrax.com   municipalwaste.net

SPLIT EP WITH G-ANX AND FILTHY CHRISTIANS TO BE RE-RELEASED
The 1988 7" split EP with Swedish hardcore/punk/grindcore bands G-ANX and FILTHY CHRISTIANS will be re-released through Armageddon Label on colored vinyl 7" on May 6.
Pre-order: dropdeadhc.bigcartel.com

NEW ALBUM WITH SARDO NUMSPA IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Swedish trallpunk band SARDO NUMSPA have been to the studio, where they recorded 2 brand new songs and re-recorded 3 tracks from an old EP. These songs will be packaged together with last year's digital EP and their songs from the "Fyrtal I Punkrock #2" compilation for a 12-track digital album that will be released on April 29 through Second Class Kids Records.
The first single will be released on April 15.
And while we talk about Second Class Kids.. Second Class Kids Magazine #2 will be released within a week. Among the interviewed are SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, DEATH BY HORSE, M.I.D, KKPA and FRUKTANSVÄRLD. Everybody who order something in their web shop will get the magazine for free.
secondclasskids.com

FANS ASK FOR REFUND AFTER THE QUIREBOYS SACKED THE SINGER
Since the announcement earlier this week that UK rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have sacked the singer and original member Spike, 90% of the ticket buyers for the band's show at The Tivoli in Buckley, UK on September 10 have asked for a refund. The venue have no option but to cancel the gig.
tivolivenue.com

KISS TO RELEASE "Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996" IN JUNE
KISS will release "Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996" on June 10. It was recorded during the Monsters Of Rock Festival at Donington Park in England on August 17, 1996.
Pre-order: kiss.lnk.to/otsdonington
kissonline.com

EPITAPH RECORDS RELEASE BENEFIT COMPILATION FOR UKRAINE
Millencolin at Liseberg
Epitaph Records has released a compilation album on Bandcamp to benefit Ukraine. The album features a previously unreleased song by MILLENCOLIN, as well as songs by THRICE, The MENZINGERS, RANCID, PROPAGANDHI, PENNYWISE, ARCHITECTS, BAD RELIGION, The INTERRUPTERS, CONVERGE and more. All proceeds of the album will go to Doctors Without Borders.
Check it out: epitaph.bandcamp.com/album/ukraine-benefit-compilation

NEW ALBUM WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE IN JULY
American thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE will release their 7th studio album, "Electrified Brain", on July 1 via Nuclear Blast.
Check out the single, "Grave Dive": municipalwaste.bfan.link/grave-dive.ema
Pre-order the album: municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain or Pre-Save: municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain.ema


MARCH 2022
VINYL REISSUE OF DEBUT ALBUM WITH DOOM
British crust punk legends DOOM will have their debut album, "War Crimes - Inhuman Beings" (1988), re-released on black vinyl through Peaceville Records on May 20.
Pre-order: DoomPeaceville.lnk.to/WCIB

IGGY POP ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Iggy with The Stooges at Liseberg
Iggy Pop will be touring in Europe in the summer. The tour will begin in France in May, and after that there will be concerts in several other countries from June to August.
Dates & tickets: iggypop.com

HAMMERFALL CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK FESTIVAL
Cans of HammerFall at Liseberg
The last 5 acts for Time To Rock Festival have been confirmed, and they are HAMMERFALL, DARE, GRAND SLAM, CRYPTA and GATHERING OF KINGS.
The festival take place in Knislinge, Sweden on August 4-6, and among the other acts are STATUS QUO, LORDI, ROSE TATTOO, SKID ROW, CANDLEMASS, LOK, DEMON, SATOR, LUCIFER, ANGEL WITCH, NESTOR, NERVOSA, SISTER SIN etc.
More info & tickets: timetorockfestival.se

DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT ON GUITAR
DEEP PURPLE announce that, due to a family matter, Steve Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from DEEP PURPLE live shows but remains a full member of the band.
Steve's replacement for the upcoming live shows in May, June and July 2022 will be guitarist Simon McBride, who has previously toured with both Ian Gillan and Don Airey amongst others.
Read more: facebook.com/officialdeeppurple

YET ANOTHER COLLECTION WITH SEX PISTOLS
For the first time in over 20 years, 20 of the SEX PISTOLS recordings from 1976 to 1978 are collected together in a brand new album, titled "The Original Recordings". Featuring tracks from "Anarchy in The UK", treasures mined from "Never Mind The Bollocks" and the soundtrack to the SEX PISTOLS film "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle'".
"The Original Recordings" will be released on May 27.
Pre-order: SexPistols.lnk.to/TheOriginalRecordings
..and in related news, "Pistol", a 6-episode limited series about the legendary SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones, will premiere May 31 exclusively on Hulu in the U.S. and on Disney+ in U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The series is based on Jones's 2018 memoir "Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol".
sexpistolsofficial.com

FOO FIGHTERS CANCEL ALL CONCERTS
FOO FIGHTERS have officially canceled all of their previously announced shows following the death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.
instagram.com/foofighters

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS TO RELEASE EXPANDED EDITION OF LATEST ALBUM
Australian punks AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS have announced that they will be releasing an expanded edition of their 2021 album "Comfort To Me". It will feature new artwork, a live version of the album that was performed at the Williamstown Docks in September 2021, and a bonus track called "Crave". It will be out May 13.
The band has released a live video for "Maggot": youtu.be/spul2mkobmo
amylandthesniffers.com

PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
PARADISE LOST have announced a European tour in October/November. Tickets on-sale this Friday, April 1.
Dates & tickets: paradiselost.co.uk/tour

THE QUIREBOYS PARTS WAYS WITH VOCALIST SPIKE
Long-running UK rockers The QUIREBOYS have parted ways with their singer Spike (real name Jonathan Gray), and will continue as a 5-piece with all other current members. Guitarist Guy Griffin will handle the vocals in the future.
Statement from Spike: twitter.com/SpikeQuireboys
facebook.com/quireboys

VOIVOD ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
VOIVOD will be touring in Canada and USA in June.
Dates & tickets: voivod.com/en/shows

SKID ROW ANNOUNCES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
Hard rock veterans SKID ROW have announced a tour in UK and Europe during October/November. Special guests will be WINGER, Phil X & The DRILLS and COLLATERAL. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 30.
A new album, "The Gang's All Here", will be released on October 14 via earMUSIC.
Dates & tickets: skidrow.com

NO REMORSE TO RE-RELEASE 2 FIRST QUIET RIOT ALBUMS
As you may know already, the first 2 albums with L.A. hard rockers QUIET RIOT were originally released in Japan only. "Quiet Riot" and Quiet Riot II" will now be reissued on vinyl, and for the first time also on CD and Box Set, via No Remorse Records.
These reissues will also include bonus tracks, like the first EP, "Suicidal Show" (1975), for example. Exact release date is not confirmed yet.
noremorse.gr

New fantastic punk song with your editor, Jimmy Blom: youtu.be/vGrfe7y-EW4

CIRCLE JERKS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH PENNYWISE
American punk veterans CIRCLE JERKS are going to Australia for the first time, when they join PENNYWISE for a mini tour there in September. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 31.
Dates: circlejerks.net/tour   pennywisdom.com

TAYLOR HAWKINS HAD TRACES OF 10 DIFFERENT DRUGS IN HIS BODY AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH
Colombian police believe the death of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins was drug related. The Office Of The Attorney General Of Colombia has released a statement indicating that a urine toxicological test performed by officials on Taylor Hawkins's body preliminarily found 10 types of substances, including THC (marijuana), antidepressants, benzodiazepine and opioids.
The National Institute of Forensic Medicine is continuing its medical studies to be able to completely clarify the facts that led to Taylor Hawkins's death.

AEROSMITH DRUMMER JOEY KRAMER TO SIT OUT UPCOMING TOUR DATES
AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has "regrettably made the decision to sit out the band's concerts in 2022 so he can focus his full attention on his family during these uncertain times", according to a statement from the legendary rockers. While Kramer "takes a temporary leave of absence" from AEROSMITH, he will once again be replaced by his drum tech, John Douglas.

FOO FIGHTERS DRUMMER TAYLOR HAWKINS IS DEAD
FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead on Friday (March 25) in a hotel room in Bogota, Colombia, where the band was on tour. No cause of death has been revealed yet. He was 50 years old.
twitter.com/foofighters

ANVIL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Anvil at Tradgarn in GBG
Canadian heavy metal trio ANVIL have announced a tour in USA in June/July.
Their new album, "Impact Is Imminent", will be released on May 20 via AFM Records.
Tour dates: facebook.com/anvilmetal

NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH ROLLING STONES IN MAY
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of The ROLLING STONES is being released in full for the first time on Friday, May 13 via UMe. "Live At The El Mocambo" marks the first official appearance of the group's 2 famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977.
The album features the full set from the March 5 show, plus 3 bonus tracks from the March 4 gig.
Pre-order: the-rolling-stones.lnk.to/ElMocamboSo
rollingstones.com

NEW SINGLE WITH KEE MARCELLO IN APRIL
Kee acoustic at Bengans
Former EUROPE and EASY ACTION guitarist Kee Marcello will release a new single, "Tonight's Tonight", on April 1.
keemarcello.com

NEW ALBUM WITH CALIBAN NEXT MONTH
German metal band CALIBAN will release a new album, "Dystopia", on April 22 through Century Media Records.
A new single, "virUS", featuring Marcus Bischoff (HEAVEN SHALL BURN), will be released at 6pm CET/1pm ET/10am PT: youtu.be/mva5dI0U5s4
Pre-order the album: caliban.lnk.to/dystopia
Fun and games while you wait: welcomedystopia.de
Other stuff: calibanmetal.com

NEW SINGLE WITH WATAIN NEXT WEEK
Watain in the fire at Pustervik
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release yet another single, "We Remain", from their upcoming album. The single will be released on March 31, and it' the last before the album is released.
templeofwatain.com

NEW SINGLE WITH H.E.A.T
Swedish melodic hard rockers H.E.A.T has released a new single, "Nationwide", today (March 25).
Available here: linktr.ee/heatsweden
A new album, "Force Majeure", will be released on August 5.
Pre-order the album: Heat.lnk.to/ForceMajeureFA
heatsweden.com

ONSLAUGHT GOING TO BRAZIL
British thrash veterans ONSLAUGHT celebrate their 40th anniversary this year. And in July they will do 5 shows in Brazil together with NERVOCHAOS and UGANGA.
Dates here: facebook.com/onslaughtuk

VADER GOT A NEW DRUMMER
Not the best photo on the planet, but Vader in GBG many years ago anyway
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced Michał Andrzejczyk as their new drummer.
Tour dates: vader.pl

NEW ALBUM WITH CRASHDÏET NEXT MONTH
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET will release a new album, "Automaton", on April 29.
crashdiet.org

EX-H.E.A.T SINGER ERIK GRÖNWALL IS NEW SINGER IN SKID ROW
Swedish vocalist Erik Grönwall (ex-H.E.A.T) is the new singer in American hard rock veterans SKID ROW. He replaces ZP Theart.
A new single, "The Gang's All Here", will be released on Friday, March 25. And an album with the same title will be released on October 14 via earMUSIC.
Pre-save the single: skidrow.lnk.to/TheGangsAllHereSingle
Tour dates: skidrow.com/tour

AEROSMITH TO CELEBRATE 50 IN VEGAS
AEROSMITH are "Back In The Saddle" and heading to Las Vegas as part of the continued celebrations around their 50th anniversary. This is your chance to experience the band like never before in Dolby Atmos at Dolby Live - Park MGM.
Run 1: June 2022: 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, July 2022: 2, 5, 8
Run 2: September 2022: 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, October 2022: 2, 5
Run 3: November 2022: 19, 23, 26, 29, December 2022: 2, 5, 8, 11
Aero Force One member pre-sales begin Thursday, March 24 / Citi Pre-sale Friday, March 25 / General On Sale Thursday, March 31.
For more info visit: aerosmith.com

LUCIFER CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
LUCIFER is the last band to be confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Among the other artists are: SCORPIONS, Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, POWERWOLF, The DARKNESS, UGLY KID JOE, ECLIPSE, DONNA CANNONE, The SOUNDS etc.
More info and tickets: atlasrock.se

MSG ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (aka MSG) will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The trek will kick off on September 27 in San Juan Capistrano, California and end on November 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Tour dates: michaelschenkerhimself.com
A new album, titled "Universal", will be released on May 27 via Atomic Fire Records.
atomicfire-records.com

THE NOMADS TO SUPPORT D-A-D AND SATOR
The Nomads at Liseberg
Swedish rock veterans The NOMADS will be special guests for D-A-D and SATOR on their Swedish tour in September. Both dates in Malmö are sold out already, so they have added a third date.
More info: d-a-d.dk   sator.se   facebook.com/thenomadsofficial

UGLY KID JOE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American rock band UGLY KID JOE are coming to Europe in May/June. They start with a UK tour together with THUNDER, and then they will play both festivals and a few club dates.
More details: facebook.com/uglykidjoetheband

RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Rival Sons at Tradgarn
American retro rockers RIVAL SONS are going to Europe this summer. They will visit countries like Finland, Sweden Denmark, Poland, Germany, France, UK, Ireland etc. Headline show tickets on sale this Friday, March 25.
Dates: facebook.com/rivalsons

MINISTRY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH 69 EYES
Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have announced a European tour with special guests 69 EYES and 3TEETH. Tickets on sale this Friday, March 25.
The tour will begin in Dortmund, Germany on October 28, and will end in Helsinki, Finland on December 1.
Dates & tickets: ministryband.com/tour

DEEP PURPLE RESCHEDULES UK TOUR WITH BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
DEEP PURPLE have announced new dates for their rescheduled UK tour with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. The tour will now take place in October.
Dates & tickets: deeppurple.com

METALLICA AND GREEN DAY TO HEADLINE LOLLAPALOOZA IN CHICAGO
METALLICA and GREEN DAY are among the headliners of this year's Lollapalooza, which will return to Chicago this July. More than 170 bands will perform on 9 stages across 4 full days of music, July 28-31, in Grant Park. 4-day tickets will be available today at: lollapalooza.com

ORIGINAL GUITARIST RETURN TO BULLET FOR 2 SHOWS
Hell Hofer with Bullet at Getaway Rock in 2011
Original guitarist Erik Almström will return to Swedish heavy metal band BULLET for 2 shows in June. The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Heavy Metal Highway" demo, and will focus on the early albums at these shows.
The exclusive dates are:
June 3 - Muskelrock, Blädinge, Sweden
June 4 - Rock & Metal Dayz, Oschersleben, Germany
facebook.com/bulletband

NEW ALBUM WITH MICHAEL MONROE IN JUNE
Michael Monroe at Sticky Fingers
Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe will release his new album, "I Live Too Fast To Die Young", on June 10 via Silver Lining Music.
Check out the first single, "Murder The Summer Of Love": youtu.be/zJ_nJuDkQf0
Pre-order the album: lnk.to/MichaelMonroeILTFTDY
facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

MONSTER MAGNET CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO BACK INJURY
Due to back injury, MONSTER MAGNET has announced the cancelation of its performance at Desertfest New York 2022 in May and its European summer 2022 tour.
MONSTER MAGNET lead singer Dave Wyndorf suffered a bike accident earlier in the year and is currently in physical therapy.
monstermagnet.net

DAVE GROHL's METAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED NEXT FRIDAY
According to Variety, Dave Grohl's metal album that he recorded as the fictional band DREAM WIDOW in the FOO FIGHTERS' horror-comedy film "Studio 666" will be made available digitally next Friday, March 25, with a physical release to follow later this year. The LP's first single, "March Of The Insane", came out last month: youtu.be/pj8XbTDBhXc

STREBERS/DIA PSALMA FRONTMAN ULKE TO PLAY ACOUSTIC SHOWS
Ulke with Strebers at Pustervik
Ulke, frontman for Swedish punk bands STREBERS and DIA PSALMA, will play some acoustic solo shows in Sweden and Åland in April, May and September.
Dates: facebook.com/ULKE-110711971577721

NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM STRYPER, QUIET RIOT ETC.
Former QUIET RIOT singer and "American Idol" finalist James Durbin has joined forces with STRYPER members Robert Sweet and Perry Richardson (bass; also ex-FIREHOUSE) and RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz in a new project called CLEANBREAK. The band's debut single and video will be released next month via Frontiers Music Srl.
frontiers.it   facebook.com/CleanbreakMetal

NOT SUCH A LONG SLEEP FOR 4 PAST MIDNIGHT
After the overwhelming response they received when people heard that Scottish punk veterans 4 PAST MIDNIGHT were calling it a day, the remaining members have decided to try and carry on. Lead guitarist Tam has left the band due to creative differences, so they are now looking for a new guitarist.
All gigs that were planned are still cancelled.
facebook.com/4past

NEW SINGLE WITH KRYMPLINGS
Per Granberg with Charta 77 at Sticky Fingers
Swedish all-star trallpunk band KRYMPLINGS (with members from CHARTA 77, DLK, DIA PSALMA and KÖTTGROTTORNA) has released a new single, "Foliehatt", which you can find on Spotify.
facebook.com/krymplings

THE UNDERTONES RE-SCHEDULE SCANDINAVIAN TOUR TO 2023
Pop punk legends The UNDERTONES has rescheduled their Scandinavian tour in May to April 2023.
Read more and see the new dates: facebook.com/OfficialTheUndertones

NO MORE 4 PAST MIDNIGHT
Scottish punk veterans 4 PAST MIDNIGHT are no longer. All upcoming gigs are cancelled.
Read more: facebook.com/4past

NEW ALBUM WITH DEF LEPPARD IN MAY
DEF LEPPARD will releae their 12th full-length album, "Diamond Star Halos", on May 27 via UMe. The first single, "Kick", is out today.
Pre-order the album: defleppard.lnk.to/DiamondStarHalos
defleppard.com

MSG ANNOUNCES ROBIN McAULEY AS SINGER ON UPCOMING SHOWS
German guitar hero Michael Schenker (ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) have announced that Robin McAuley will handle vocal duties for the upcoming MSG shows starting on April 27 in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy.
More info: facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks

AGNOSTIC FRONT TEAM UP WITH SICK OF IT ALL FOR U.S. TOUR
Iconic New York hardcore bands AGNOSTIC FRONT and SICK OF IT ALL will team up for a U.S. co-headlining tour this spring and fall. CROWN OF THORNZ will be the support act for the East Coast shows in May, while the opening band for the West Coast leg in September will be announced at a later date.
Dates: facebook.com/agnosticfront   sickofitall.com

BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
Sweden-based retro blues rockers BLUES PILLS have announced their plans for this summer. They will be on tour all over Europe from June 9 to August 23.
Dates & tickets: bluespills.eu/#tour

FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH THE INTERRUPTERS
Flogging Molly at Liseberg
Celtic rockers FLOGGING MOLLY are going on a North American co-headline tour with ska rockers The INTERRUPTERS this summer. Special guests TIGER ARMY and The SKINTS will also join the party, and the tour will last from June 7 to September 21. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 18.
Tour dates: floggingmolly.com/tour   wearetheinterrupters.com

YNGWIE CANCEL UK
Yngwie Malmsteen have been forced to cancel his upcoming shows in the UK.
Read more: facebook.com/officialyngwiemalmsteen

IRON MAIDEN ADDS SHOWS IN LITHUANIA AND LATVIA
2 further shows have been added to IRON MAIDEN's "Legacy of the Beast 2022 World Tour". These are:
May 31 - Zalgirio Arena, Kaunas, Lithuania
June 2 – Riga Arena, Riga, Latvia
Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 17. Support for both shows will be LORD OF THE LOST.
ironmaiden.com

L7 CANCEL UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
American alternative rock band L7 has decided to cancel their UK and European tour in June.
Read more: facebook.com/L7theband

VOKONIS HAS ACQUIRED A NEW DRUMMER
Vokonis at Pumphuset
Swedish heavy/prog rock/metal band VOKONIS has recruited a new drummer: Sven Lindsten. His first show with the band will be in Copenhagen, Denmark on Wednesday, March 16.
vokonis.com

PEARL JAM ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
PEARL JAM can finally hit the road again with their 2020 North American tour dates officially rescheduled for May and September 2022. The updated routing also includes 4 additional concert dates in Fresno, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Camden. Josh Klinghoffer's solo project, PLURALONE, will open for PEARL JAM on this tour. Klinghoffer will also join PEARL JAM as a touring member on these dates.
More info: pearljam.com

DEICIDE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have announced a special summer 2022 North American tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their second album, "Legion". The Glen Benton-fronted outfit will perform the LP in its entirety, along with other tracks from the band's vast catalog. Support on the trek will come from KATAKLYSM, which will perform its classic 2004 album "Serenity In Fire" in its entirety, along with INHUMAN CONDITION.
The 29-date trek will kick off on August 11 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and conclude on September 10 in Tampa, Florida.
Dates: facebook.com/OfficialDeicide

ROLLING STONES TO CELEBRATE 60 WITH EURO TOUR
ROLLING STONES will celebrate their 60-year anniversary with a European tour this summer. The tour will start in Madrid, Spain on June 1, and will last until July 31 when they visit Stockholm, Sweden. General on sale starts this Friday, March 18.
Dates and tickets: rollingstones.com/tour

NEW SONG/VIDEO WITH JIMMY BLOM
I have released a new song and video, "Meningslöst Tjat". Check it out if you like angry punk: youtu.be/IynYZEWbNh8

EX-ACCEPT MEMBERS HERMAN FRANK AND DAVID REECE ARE IN THE STUDIO WITH NEW BAND
Herman with Accept in GBG
IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, has entered Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany to begin recording its debut album. The LP, which is being co-produced by Arne Neurand, will be released later in the year via AFM Records.
Joining Frank and Reece in IRON ALLIES are bassist Donnie Van Stavern (RIOT) and drummer Francesco Jovino (U.D.O., PRIMAL FEAR, VOODOO CIRCLE, JORN).

HOT BREATH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
First gig ever with Hot Breath at The Abyss in GBG
Swedish high energy rockers HOT BREATH will be busy touring around Europe during the spring and summer.
They start with 2 shows in Sweden in April, then they continue with a tour together with HÄLLAS in May. After that they will play at the Muskelrock festival in June, before they go on tour with SPIDERS in July.
And now you want the dates, so go to: facebook.com/hotbreathgbg

HELLOWEEN CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
The shows was not supposed to happen until next year, but for some reason German power metal legends HELLOWEEN have decided to cancel their shows in Russia for 2023.
Read more: facebook.com/helloweenofficial

NEW ALBUM WITH ALESTORM IN JUNE
Pirate metal band ALESTORM will release their 7th album, entitled "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum", on June 24 via Napalm Records.
alestorm.net   napalmrecords.com

ACOUSTIC ALBUM WITH JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will release their first-ever acoustic album, "Changeup", on March 25. The 25-track effort features unplugged versions of songs spanning Jett's entire career, including her work with the pioneering 1970s all-female band The RUNAWAYS.
Listen to the first single, "(I'm Gonna) Run Away": spoti.fi/3t2i2Xl
linktr.ee/JoanJett

THE BOPPERS ARE BACK
Old Swedish rock n roll legends The BOPPERS are back again, and have signed with Wild Kingdom for their new album, "White Lightning", which will be released on July 1.
The first single, "Callous Rain", is out now. The song was written by Sören "Sulo" Karlsoon (DIAMOND DOGS), and features a guest appearance from Nicke Andersson (The HELLACOPTERS, ENTOMBED, LUCIFER etc etc) on guitar.
Listen to the single and pre-order the album here: orcd.co/callous-rain
boppers.se   wildkingdom.se

NEW SINGLE WITH RAMMSTEIN, NEW ALBUM IN APRIL
RAMMSTEIN has released a new single, "Zeit", today: rammstein.lnk.to/Zeit_Single
"Zeit" is also the title of the Germans new album, which will be released on April 29.

ACE FREHLEY AND PETER CRISS TO PERFORM TOGETHER AT CREATURES FEST
Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will perform together at this year's Creatures Fest, set to take place May 27-29 at Nashville's Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel. Also scheduled to appear at the event are former KISS guitarists Bruce Kulick and Vinnie Vincent.
According to Creatures Fest promoter Neil Davis, Criss will join Frehley on stage during the guitarist's May 27 set to play a few tracks.
Vincent is scheduled to perform on night 2 of Creatures Fest, while Kulick will close out the event on Sunday, May 29. The festival will also feature performances by QUIET RIOT, ENUFF Z'NUFF, VIXEN, John Corabi, RETURN OF THE COMET and PRETTY BOY FLOYD, among others.
More info: creaturesfest.com

ADRESTIA TO RECORD NEW SONGS
Swedish crust punks ADRESTIA will spend the coming weekend in the studio to record 4 new songs.
After this recording Jack (drums) will retire from the band. The band have already been practicing both with Jack and their new drummer, Simon Lindström, since December.
facebook.com/Adrestiaofficial

WAYNE KRAMER BRINGS MC5 BACK TO LIFE AGAIN
On the heels of the MC5 nomination to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, legendary Detroit proto-punk/activist/hard-rock innovator Wayne Kramer has released 2 new songs and announced "The Heavy Lifting" tour in May - all as a reanimation of his pioneering group dubbed WE ARE ALL MC5. The tour begins with a special hometown show, celebrating the birthday of Detroit's El Club.
After Detroit, the tour will hit major markets on the East Coast (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Brooklyn) and West Coast (Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego). Joining the pioneering guitarist in the touring band will be singer Brad Brooks, drummer Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION), bassist Vicki Randle (Mavis Staples), and guitarist Stevie Salas (David Bowie). Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 11.
A brand new album on earMUSIC is scheduled for October 2022.
youtu.be/Zyz_BrIpsEk   youtu.be/4Jg2N1IWTYA
facebook.com/waynekramer

AT THE GATES AND TRIBULATION AMONG NOMINEES FOR THE GRAMMIS AWARD
Tompa with At The Gates at Liseberg
The nominees for a Grammis (the Swedish Grammy award) have been announced. And among the acts in the Hard Rock/Metal category are: AT THE GATES, LUCIFER, NESTOR, The NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and TRIBULATION.
grammis.se

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS TO PLAY MOTÖRHEAD
Phil with Motorhead at Way Out West
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD) with his sons and vocalist Joel Peters - are going on a UK tour in May where they will play a MOTÖRHEAD set.
Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, March 11.
Dates and tickets: philcampbell.net

SKID ROW ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH WARRANT
SKID ROW and WARRANT will join forces this spring and summer for the "Live To Rock" U.S. tour. The trek is scheduled to kick off on April 30 in Ashland, Kentucky and conclude on September 15 in Lynn, Massachusetts. Support on select shows will come from QUIET RIOT, WINGER and Lita Ford.
Dates: facebook.com/skidrow

NEW SINGLE WITH BUZZCOCKS ON FRIDAY
British pop punk legends BUZZCOCKS will release a new single, "Senses Out Of Control", on Friday, March 11.
Pre-save: ada.lnk.to/SensesOutOfControl
Tour dates: buzzcocks.com

NEW ALBUM WITH ENTRAILS IN JUNE
Swedish death metallers ENTRAILS have set "An Eternal Time of Decay" as the title of their new album, which will be released on June 24 via Hammerheart Records.
Their classic album "The Tomb Awaits" will be re-released on the same date as the new album.
Pre-order both here: bit.ly/3tDGo8D
facebook.com/Entrails666

NEW ALBUM WITH GRAHAM BONNET BAND IN MAY
GRAHAM BONNET BAND will release a new album, "Day Out In Nowhere", on May 13 through Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the first single, "Imposter": youtu.be/IbakmECj-go
Pre-order: orcd.co/dayout
facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic

NEW ALBUM WITH TERROR IN MAY
American hardcore legends TERROR will release their 8th full-length album, "Pain Into Power", on May 6 via Pure Noise Records. The LP finds the band reuniting with founding guitarist and current NAILS mastermind Todd Jones who produced the new record.
Check out the first single, "Can't Help But Hate", which features guest vocals from none other than George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of CANNIBAL CORPSE: youtu.be/RHF5PlUzGZM

NEW ZZ TOP ALBUM IN JULY
ZZ TOP will release a new album titled "Raw" that was recorded in connection with the band's wildly popular and critically lauded 2019 Netflix documentary "That Little Ol' Band From Texas". The album's 12 tracks recall the very beginning of the band's recording career, and includes many of their major hits as well.
"Raw" will be released July 22 by Shelter Records/BMG.
At the same time the new album is being announced, the band's forthcoming "Raw Whisky" tour has been revealed. The first leg of the tour, starting on May 27 in San Diego, California, will see the band on stage in 50 markets across North America, more dates to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale for most markets starting March 11.
More info: zztop.com

NEW INTERVIEW WITH TWIN PIGS
Erik with Twin Pigs at Sticky Fingers
There's a new interview here at Hard Rock Info with Swedish punk band TWIN PIGS. Unfortunately just in Swedish.
CHECK IT OUT!

ANOTHER SINGLE WITH MÄRVEL ON FRIDAY
Marvel in action
Swedish high energy rockers MÄRVEL will release yet another single, "Great Man", on Friday, March 11. This will be the last single before the new album, "Graces Came With Malice", is released on April 22 via The Sign Records.
marvel.nu   almostreligious.com

OVER 1 MILLION LISTENINGS OF TROUBLEMAKERS' "Staden Göteborg"
Blomman of Troublemakers
The classic song "Staden Göteborg", by Swedish punk rock veterans TROUBLEMAKERS, have been streamed over 1 million times on Spotify.
facebook.com/punkrockgbg

ACE FREHLEY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will do some shows in Europe in July. He will visit Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, Norway and UK.
facebook.com/officialacefrehley

PASTORATET ARE IN THE STUDIO
Pastoratet at Bengans
Swedish punk rockers PASTORATET are currently in the studio to record 5 new tracks.
facebook.com/pastoratetofficiell

BUCKCHERRY AND STRYPER CONFIRMED FOR KISS KRUISE XI
The KISS Kruise XI will sail from Los Angeles to Mexico on October 29 to November 3. Except for KISS, there will be performances by BUCKCHERRY, Bruce Kulick, STRYPER and Micky James. More artists to be announced..
thekisskruise.com

KISS ANNOUNCES NEW DATE FOR WEST PALM BEACH
KISS has just announced that the re-scheduled iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL show will take place on September 21. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.
More tour dates at: kissonline.com

U.D.O. RESCHEDULES EUROPEAN TOUR ONCE AGAIN
Udo in GBG
German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. have once again been forced to postpone their European tour. It will now happen from September to November instead, and the new dates can be found here: facebook.com/udoonline

EUROPEAN TOUR WITH VIO-LENCE, WHIPLASH AND ARTILLERY
VIO-LENCE will team up with fellow thrash metal veterans WHIPLASH and ARTILLERY for the European "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2022" this fall. The trek will kick off on November 23 in Amersfoort, Netherlands and end on December 5 in Gothenburg, Sweden. 1 more band will be added to the bill at a later date.
More details here: facebook.com/mtv.headbangersball.tour

NO NORTH AMERICA FOR WATAIN
Watain burning down Pustervik
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have canceled their participation in the previously announced North American tour with MAYHEM and MIDNIGHT. It seems like the band have a problem with their VISA applications.
Statement from WATAIN: facebook.com/watainofficial

EXODUS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have announced their "Persona Non Grata" European tour 2022, which will take place in July and August and will feature a slew of club shows as well as appearances at a variety of Europe's most renowned summer festivals. Some of the dates will also feature their labelmates TESTAMENT.
Dates: facebook.com/exodusattack

NEW FACEBOOK ADDRESS
Instead of this stupid address: facebook.com/pages/HardRockInfo/172680049420375, you can now use this intelligent address: facebook.com/HardRockInfo
In other words, follow or like Hard Rock Info at Facebook.

DESTRUCTION CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
Due the current situation and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION are forced to cancel their shows in Russia this year.
facebook.com/destruction

BUCKCHERRY ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY has rescheduled their tour of Australia and New Zealand to late November/early December. FOZZY and MASSIVE will also play on these dates.
..and the dates can be found here: facebook.com/buckcherry

NO MORE VICTIMS
After 25 years, Swedish d-beat hardcore/crust punks VICTIMS has decided to go seperate ways.
Read more: victimsinblood.com

IRON MAIDEN CANCEL SHOWS IN UKRAINE AND RUSSIA
IRON MAIDEN are very sorry to announce that due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the promoters have cancelled the 2 shows scheduled for May 29 in Kyiv and June 1 in Moscow on the 2022 "Legacy Of The Beast World Tour".
ironmaiden.com

NEW ALBUM WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP IN MAY
Atom Fire Records will release a new album with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, titled "Universal", on May 27.
Except for guitar legend Michael Schenker himself, the musicians on the album includes Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, VANDENBERG) as main vocalist, who will also be MSG's frontman on their upcoming tour, as well as vocalists Michael Kiske (HELLOWEEN) and Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR), keyboard player Steve Mann (LIONHEART), drummers Simon Phillips (TOTO, THE WHO), Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER), Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW) and Bodo Schopf (ELOY), as well as legendary bassists Bob Daisley (BLACK SABBATH), Barry Sparks (Yngwie Malmsteen, DOKKEN) and Barend Courbois (BLIND GUARDIAN, Zakk Wylde), with Tony Carey as a very special guest.
michaelschenkerhimself.com

SLIPKNOT POSTPONES SHOWS IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND BELARUS
SLIPKNOT has postponed its previously announced shows in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus following Russia's invasion of Ukraine last week.
Statement: twitter.com/slipknot

CRADLE OF FILTH CANCEL RUSSIAN TOUR
Cradle Of Filth at Metaltown a hundred years ago
For obvious reasons, British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH have decided to cancel their forthcoming tour of Russia in June.
cradleoffilth.com

THE WILDHEARTS CANCEL SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, BONAFIDE REPLACE
Bonafide at Sticky Fingers
The WILDHEARTS have been forced to cancel their apperance at this summer's Sweden Rock Festival, which happens on June 8-11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
BONAFIDE step in to replace them.
Full line-up, tickets etc: swedenrock.com

NEW JEFF SCOTT SOTO ALBUM IN MAY
American singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, W.E.T., Yngwie Malmsteen, JOURNEY, TALISMAN, S.O.T.O etc) will release his 8th official solo album, "Complicated", on May 6 through Frontiers Music Srl.
Fans can get their first taste of new music from the album with the release of the single and video "Love Is The Revolution": youtu.be/_OIC_tkqYNg
sotoworld.net   frontiers.it

LUCIFER CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOWS
Occult doom rockers LUCIFER have cancelled their 2 shows in Russia, which was supposed to happen later this month.
Statement: facebook.com/luciferofficial

WOLFBRIGADE TO RELEASE NEW 7"
Swedish hardcore/punks WOLFBRIGADE will release a new 7" EP, titled "Anti-Tank Dogs", via Agipunk in Europe and Armageddon Label in the States. There will be 3 tracks. No release date has been announced yet..
facebook.com/lycanthropunks   facebook.com/Agipunk   facebook.com/armageddonlabel

DAVE LOMBARDO IS THE NEW DRUMMER IN TESTAMENT
San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT has recruited Dave Lombardo (DEAD CROSS, MISFITS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SLAYER etc) as their new drummer.
Dave was the guest drummer on TESTAMENT's 1999 studio album "The Gathering". He replaces Gene Hoglan, who left the band a while ago to focus on his other projects.
Tour dates: testamentlegions.com

GREEN DAY CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOW
GREEN DAY have canceled their May 29 show at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SPAIN
W.A.S.P. have announced 4 rescheduled dates for Spain.
Tour dates: bnds.us/r0zzt7

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES IRISH DATES
Stiff Little Fingers at Sticky Fingers
Punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are back with their own little hometown fest in Belfast on Saturday, August 20. Special guests this year are The UNDERTONES, The SELECTER, and Ricky Warwick with DJ Terri Hooley. Tickets on sale Friday, March 4 at: ticketmaster.ie
They will also play in Cork at Cypress Avenue on August 18 and in Dublin at Academy on August 19. More info on those shows will be announced soon..
slf.rocks

DISCHARGE AND DISORDER CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
Discharge at Sticky Fingers
DISCHARGE and DISORDER are among the latest to be confirmed for Fragile Mountain Punk Festival in Göteborg, Sweden on June 30 to July 2.
The line-up is getting really big, but among the other confirmed acts are: RÖVSVETT, ASOCIAL, TRUBBEL, ANATOMI-71, The BRISTLES, FREDAG DEN 13:E, MYTERI, M:40, SLÖA KNIVAR, DENY, PANIKATTACK, SVAVELDIOXID, EXISTENZ, GADGET, BÖSET, BJÖRNARNA etc etc.
More info: fragilemountain.rocks

NERVOCHAOS ANNOUNCES BRAZILIAN TOUR
Brazilian black/death metallers NERVOCHAOS are going on a big tour in their homeland from May to July. And that's just part 1.
Dates here: facebook.com/NervoChaos

IGGY POP CANCEL RUSSIAN SHOW
Iggy with The Stooges at Liseberg
The festival appearance of Iggy Pop in Moscow on July 10 is canceled.
iggypop.com

DANZIG ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH AND CROBOT
Danzig farting at Getaway Rock
DANZIG will embark on a U.S. tour this spring. The 2-week trek will include a special show that will see Glenn Danzig and his bandmates perform the entire 1990 album "Danzig II: Lucifuge".
The tour, featuring support from CRADLE OF FILTH and CROBOT, will launch May 5 in Reno, Nevada and end on May 19 in Austin, Texas.
Dates: facebook.com/Danzig


FEBRUARY 2022
VENOM INC. TO PERFORM VENOM's "Black Metal" ALBUM AT KEEP IT TRUE
VENOM INC. - the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan - will commemorate the 40th anniversary of VENOM's "Black Metal" album by performing it in its entirety on October 2 at the Keep It True Rising II festival at Posthalle in Würzburg, Germany.
Keep It True Rising II happens between October 1-2, and among the other acts are: SAXON, DIAMOND HEAD, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, CLOVEN HOOF, BLITZKRIEG, TORCH etc.
More info: keep-it-true.de

GBH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
UK punk legends GBH are going on a European tour in May/June. They will visit countries like Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands etc. Support act will be THIS MEANS WAR.
Dates here: facebook.com/GBH.official

OVERKILL GUITARIST DAVE LINSK TEMPORARILY REPLACED BY PHIL DEMMEL
OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that guitarist Dave Linsk will sit out the band's March 2022 U.S. tour due to "personal reasons" and will be temporarily replaced by former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel.
Tour dates: facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew

GRANDE ROYALE ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Swedish high energy rockers GRANDE ROYALE are going to Spain for a tour in May.
Dates here: facebook.com/GR.sweden

NEW SINGLE WITH WATAIN NEXT MONTH
Watain burning down Pustervik
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will release a new single, "Serimosa", on Thursday, March 3.
Pre-save: watain.bfan.link/serimosa
The song is taken from their new album, "The Agony & Ectasy of Watain", which will be released on April 29.
templeofwatain.com

SAXON RELEASES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MAKING OF LATEST ALBUM
Saxon at Scandinavium
SAXON have released a 14-minute documentary about the making of the band's latest album, "Carpe Diem", and "the struggle and the strife that went into it".
Check it out: youtu.be/yaV_n6X4rTA
saxon747.com

NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH STEVE IGNORANT OF CRASS
Steve Ignorant of British anarcho punk legends CRASS has released a new live album, "Live At Durham Punk Festival 2009". It's taken from the time period when his band was doing all of CRASS' "Feeding of 5000" live.
The physical version is out mid-April via Advance Records, but you can hear it digitally now: rotatorvinyl.bandcamp.com

SWEDISH MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE CONCERT IN JULY
Motorhead at Way Out West
On July 23, Mikkey Dee will take part in a special "tribute to MOTÖRHEAD" concert at Mellby Horsepower in Laholm, Sweden. This unique gig will feature the former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer and as-yet-undisclosed friends performing MOTÖRHEAD classics.
More information here

MUNICIPAL WASTE, PIG DESTROYER, THE DWARVES AND SPY ANNOUNCES U.S. WEST COAST TOUR
MUNICIPAL WASTE will team up with PIG DESTROYER, The DWARVES and SPY for 6 dates on the U.S. West Coast.
The mini-tour begins on May 13 in Reno, and end in Portland on May 18.
Dates here: municipalwaste.net

NEW SONG WITH ME
Your favorite editor has released a new song/video, "Värdelös": youtu.be/wBdgNODpaY0

W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES 2 SHOWS IN SWEDEN
W.A.S.P. will come to Sweden in the summer for 2 festival shows.
On July 23 they will play at Rock På Skansen in Stockholm together with Ace Frehley and The STRUTS.
On July 30 they will play at Skogsröjet in Rejmyre. The festival happens on July 29-30, and among the other artists are Ace Frehley, The HELLACOPTERS, Dirkschneider, DANKO JONES, DORO, Michael Monroe, JORN, ECLIPSE, SISTER SIN etc.
waspnation.com

ALBUM WITH ORKAN IN MAY
Orkan in Borass
Swedish progg rockers ORKAN will release their album "Livsgaranti" on May 13.
The first single will be released on March 2.
facebook.com/Bandetorkan

NEW SINGLE WITH FLOGGING MOLLY NEXT MONTH
Flogging at Liseberg
American celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY will release a new single, "These Times Have Got Me Drinking", on March 10.
Pre-save: riserecords.lnk.to/TTHGMD
floggingmolly.com

NEW ALBUM WITH EVERGREY IN MAY
Swedish dark/prog metallers EVERGREY will release their 13th studio album, "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)", on May 20 via Napalm Records.
Check out the first single, "Save Us": youtu.be/vKTlyXDpNaY

METALLICA ANNOUNCES 2 U.S. STADIUM SHOWS
METALLICA will perform only 2 summer stadium shows in 2022: Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, New York on August 11, and PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 14. Both shows will feature special guests GRETA VAN FLEET and ICE NINE KILLS.
More info: metallica.com

NEW BOOK ABOUT THE STRANGLERS IN THE WORKS
This Day in Music Books have teamed up with English rock veterans The STRANGLERS on a new book that will be published later in 2022.
This new book will tell the story of the band in the words of their fans. Were you there at the beginning? Or perhaps you have only just become a fan of the band? Either way, they want to hear your memories.
More info: thisdayinmusicbooks.com

I AM MORBID ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
I AM MORBID - the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Kelly McLauchlin - will celebrate the 30th anniversary of MORBID ANGEL's second album, "Blessed Are The Sick", with a European tour in March/April. Support on the trek will come from BELPHEGOR and HATE.
Initially announced for 2021, the "Morbidfest" tour had to be postponed due to the pandemic. But it's finally happening in 2022.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/IAMMORBIDBand

HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN DATES WITH HAMMERFALL
HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL will team up for 3 concerts in Latin America in October.
The dates are:
Oct. 4 Chile, Santiago, Movistar Arena
Oct. 8 - Brazil, São Paulo, Espaço das Americas
Oct. 9 - Brazil, São Paulo, Espaço das Americas
Ticket sale stars Thursday, February 24.
helloween.org   hammerfall.net

"Metal Massacre Vol. 1" TO BE RE-RELEASED
Marking its 40th anniversary this year, Metal Blade Records will make its debut release, "Metal Massacre Volume One", available for the first time since 1984 on limited-edition vinyl.
Originally released on June 14, 1982, "Metal Massacre" showcased the best of Los Angeles's unsigned acts of the time such as METALLICA, RATT and MALICE, and has since become a cornerstone of Metal Blade Records.
This special release will be available worldwide on April 22.
Pre-order: metalblade.com/40thanniversary

NEW ALBUM WITH ANVIL IN MAY
Anvil in Gothenburg
Canadian heavy metal cult act ANVIL will release their new album, "Impact Is Imminent", on May 20 (vinyl on June 24) via AFM Records. It will be their 19th studio album.
facebook.com/anvilmetal

TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
American thrash legends TESTAMENT have announced a European summer tour. Most dates are at festivals, but there will also be a few club shows together with EXODUS, HEATHEN and DARK ANGEL.
All dates and tickets: testamentlegions.com/site/#tour

MARK LANEGAN HAS PASSED AWAY
Mark Lanegan, former SCREAMING TREES frontman and erstwhile member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, has died at the age of 57.
twitter.com/marklanegan

PROCOL HARUM FRONTMAN GARY BROOKER IS GONE
PROCOL HARUM frontman Gary Brooker has died at the age of 76. He passed away at his home on Saturday, February 19 after a battle with cancer.
facebook.com/procolharummusic

NERVOCHAOS ANNOUNCES FINNISH MINI TOUR
Brazilian black/death metal veterans NERVOCHAOS are going to Finland in April for 4 shows together with Finnish death metal duo GOATBURNER.
The dates are:
April 17 - On The Rocks, Helsinki
April 18 - Torvi, Lahti
April 19 - Klubi, Tampere
April 20 - Utopia, Turku
nervochaos.net

L.A. WITCH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American garage rock trio L.A. WITCH are coming to Europe in May.
Dates here: facebook.com/lawitches

THE QUIREBOYS RESCHEDULES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
English rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have to postpone the March 2022 dates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland due to various Covid-19 restrictions still being in place. The tour has been re-scheduled for February/March 2023, and new dates can be found here: facebook.com/quireboys

DISCHARGE ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Discharge at Sticky Fingers
British d-beat hardcore/punk pioneers DISCHARGE are going on a UK tour in April/May with special guests ASSERT.
DISCHARGE will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic album "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing", but they won't play the entire album.
Dates here: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial

EX-HANOI ROCKS GUITARIST NASTY SUICIDE GOT PROSTATE CANCER
Former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Nasty Suicide (born Jan-Markus Stenfors) has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer.
Check out a interview with Finland's Chaoszine

BODY COUNT WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
BODY COUNT - the hardcore/metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T - has apparently commenced the recording process for its new album, "Merciless". The album is tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media.
twitter.com/FINALLEVEL

THE EXPLOITED COMES TO SWEDEN
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are coming to Sweden in November. Swedish bands The HEADLINES and EXISTENZ will be support acts.
The dates are:
Nov. 3 - Pustervik, Göteborg
Nov. 4 - Kulturbolaget, Malmö
Nov. 5 - Frimis Salonger, Örebro
Nov. 6 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm
facebook.com/TheExploited   theheadlinesband.com   facebook.com/existenzpunk

CRASHDÏET POSTPONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Due to ongoing venue restrictions and the evolving Covid-19 situation, the Australian tour with Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET, PRETTY BOY FLOYD and SISTERS DOLL have been postponed to a later date.
crashdiet.org   facebook.com/prettyboyfloydofficial   sistersdollband.com

Y&T FRONTMAN DAVE MANIKETTI DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER
Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti has announced that he is battling prostate cancer.
Read more: facebook.com/YandTRocks

HELLOWEEN RESCHEDULE EURO TOUR WITH HAMMERFALL
Due to the ongoing pandemic, HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL are unfortunately forced to postpone again parts of the "United Forces" Tour 2022.
Even though the situation seems to be partly easing, after consulting all European promoters they came to the conclusion that the still existing restrictions of individual countries and regions make it impossible to play the tour in one piece as planned.
HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL are very sad about this, but are happy to be able to start with the original dates in England on May 4 and 5.
New dates here: facebook.com/helloweenofficial   hammerfall.net

RE-RELEASE OF SPLIT-LP WITH EXTINCTION OF MANKIND AND MISERY
Crust punks EXTINCTION OF MANKIND and MISERY will have their split LP, "Apocalyptic Crust", re-released via French label Fight For You Mind Records on March 15.
The original press was released by Profane Existence in 2001.

MEGADETH AND LAMB OF GOD ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR CANADA
MEGADETH and LAMB OF GOD have announced the rescheduled Canadian shows as part of their "The Metal Tour Of The Year". The dates, which were originally set to take place last fall, will now happen May 17-19 following the final shows of the 2022 U.S. leg of the trek. The tour also features TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES.
The new dates are:
May 17 - Laval, QC - Place Bell
May 18 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
May 19 - Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
megadeth.com

MANOWAR ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR SWEDEN AND NORWAY
MANOWAR has announced rescheduled dates for Sweden and Norway:
Feb. 03, 2023 - Gothenburg, SE – Partille Arena
Feb. 22, 2023 - Oslo, NO – Spektrum
More tour dates: manowar.com

ACCEPT SIGNS WITH NAPALM
Accept in GBG many years ago
German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records.
acceptworldwide.com   napalmrecords.com

5 SHOWS ADDED TO NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON AND JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
5 dates have been added to MÖTLEY CRÜE's long-delayed North American tour this summer with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS. The trek, dubbed "The Stadium Tour", will now include stops in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Indianapolis, Indiana; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 25.
"The Stadium Tour", which was originally planned for 2020 and later moved to 2021, will now kick off on June 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.
More details: motley.com   defleppard.com   poisonofficial.com   linktr.ee/JoanJett

BLOODBOUND POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR TO 2023
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND has rescheduled their European tour with ARION, METALITE and VEONITY from March 2022 to March 2023.
New dates here: bloodbound.se   decibel-touring.com   afm-records.de

DYNAZTY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
While others postpones their European tour, Swedish hard rockers DYNAZTY announce a European tour instead. This tour will take place in April together with SERENIA, SURMA and 1 more band (to be announced).
Dates: facebook.com/dynaztyband

D.R.I. POSTPONES CENTRAL AMERICAN TOUR
Due to logistic issues from the current pandemic situation and in order to keep all shows happening, D.R.I. have to postpone the Central American leg of their 40th anniversary tour to a date to be announced soon.
dirtyrottenimbeciles.com

W.A.S.P. POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR TO 2023
W.A.S.P. has postponed their 2022 European tour to spring 2023.
All dates for the U.S. 2022 "40th Anniversary Tour" will go on as scheduled.
New dates: waspnation.com

MANOWAR ANNOUNCES NEW DATES AND POSTPONES OTHERS
MANOWAR have announced new dates for Denmark (Feb. 6, 2023) and Estonia (Feb. 1, 2023). The shows in Germany and The Netherlands have been postponed to February 2023.
All dates can be found here: manowar.com

NEW ALBUM WITH NAZARETH IN APRIL
Long-running Scottish rock legends NAZARETH have set April 15 as the release date for their new album, "Surviving The Law", which will be released through Frontiers Music Srl.
Pre-order: orcd.co/nazareth
Single/video for "Strange Days":

nazarethdirect.co.uk   frontiers.it

DONNA CANNONE CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
Swedish/Italian rock band DONNA CANNONE - with former members of THUNDERMOTHER and Björn "Speed" Strid from SOILWORK and The NIGHTFLIGHT ORCHESTRA - have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: SCORPIONS, Alice Cooper, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, POWERWOLF, THUNDER, The DARKNESS, UGLY KID JOE, MAMMOTH WVH, ECLIPSE and NESTOR.
More info: atlasrock.se

ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES UK TOUR WITH THE CULT
Alice with his doll at Getaway Rock
Alice Cooper will team up with The CULT for a small UK tour in May/June.
Dates and tickets: alicecooper.com   thecult.us

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES
Last month, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE postponed the start date of its much-anticipated "Public Service Announcement" to this summer. The North American leg of the trek was originally slated to begin in March 2020 before it was rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That trek will now kick off on July 9 in East Troy, Wisconsin.
The 19 RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE shows that were supposed to take place between March 31 and May 23 will now take place in early 2023. Support on the trek will still come from RUN THE JEWELS.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/RATM

D.R.I. ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. is hitting the road this Spring, which also marks the band's 40th anniversary. On the North American March and April dates, they will be supported by INTENT. The may dates will feature PARALYSIS as support.
Dates here: dirtyrottenimbeciles.com

NEW SINGLE WITH AMON AMARTH ON THURSDAY
Old shit photo of Amon Amarth in GBG
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH will release a new single and video, "Put Your Back Into The Oar", this Thursday, February 17.
Teaser:

AMON AMARTH will team up with MACHINE HEAD for the "Vikings And Lionhearts" co-headlining European arena tour in September and October.
amonamarth.com

EX-KISS AND IRON MAIDEN BODYGUARD BIG JOHN IS DEAD
"Big" John Harte, longtime bodyguard for iconic music artists including KISS, IRON MAIDEN, Billy Idol and Prince, passed away on Friday, February 11 in Hollywood, Florida. He was 70 years old.
facebook.com/bigjohnharte

WATAIN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ABBATH
Watain burning down Pustervik
Swedish black metallers WATAIN will team up with ABBATH for a European tour in the fall. TRIBULATION and BØLZER will also join them.
The tour will start in Paris, France on September 13, and the last show is on October 9 in Helsinki, Finland.
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 16.
Dates: facebook.com/watainofficial   facebook.com/abbathband

SATOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
Sator at Holmens Rock
Swedish rock legends SATOR have set August 5 as the release date for their new covers album, "Return Of The Barbie-Q-Killers".
You can expect covers of acts like DEVO, 999, The UNDERTONES, The BOYS, WHITE FLAG, The NOMADS etc.
Pre-order: smarturl.it/KING110
sator.se

NEW ALBUM WITH EDDIE & THE HOT RODS LATER THIS YEAR
English punk rock veterans EDDIE & THE HOT RODS has set "Guardians of the Legacy" as the title of their new album. It will be their first album since 2006, and the first studio recording since the untimely death of front man Barrie Masters in late 2019.
The intention is to release a new single each month, leading up to the release of the album on the anniversary of Barrie Masters death in October 2022.
The first single is the title track, which you can hear here:

..or download for free from Bandcamp.

NICKO McBRAIN TO PERFORM IRON MAIDEN WITH TITANIUM TART
IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will embark on a short spring 2022 tour of Florida where he will perform classic songs from IRON MAIDEN with his TITANIUM TART project.
The dates are as follows:
March 31 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
April 02 - Haven Lounge - Winter Park, FL
April 07 - Capt Hirams Resort – Sebastian, FL
April 09 - Piper's Pub - Pompano Beach, FL

NEW SINGLE WITH TED NUGENT
American lunatic Ted Nugent has released "American Campfire", the second single from his upcoming album, called "Detroit Muscle", which is due on April 29 via Pavement Music.

NEW SINGLE WITH HELIX
Canadian hard rock veterans HELIX has released a new single, "Not My Circus, Not My Clowns", today (Feb. 11).

SAXON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH DIAMOND HEAD
Saxon at Scandinavium
SAXON are going on a European crusade in October together with special guests DIAMOND HEAD. All shows go on sale Friday, February 25, except Belgium and Germany which go on sale Friday, February 18.
Dates: facebook.com/SaxonOfficial

NEW SINGLE WITH SCORPIONS
SCORPIONS has also released a new single, "Seventh Son", today (Feb. 11).
The song is taken from their upcoming album "Rock Believer".
scorpions.lnk.to/SeventhSun

BLISTERHEAD POSTPONES GERMANY
Blisterhead at Sticky Fingers
Swedish punk rockers BLISTERHEAD have been forced to postpone their 4 dates in Germany in March. "The Covid situation makes it impossible to do the shows", says the band.
New dates will be announced soon..
facebook.com/Blisterhead

KAT SINGER ROMAN KOSTRZEWSKI IS DEAD
Polish heavy metal legend and vocalist in KAT, Roman Kostrzewski, passed away on February 10.

THUNDERMOTHER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Filippa with Thundermother at Sticky Fingers Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER will be very busy touring all over Europe this year. New dates are available here: facebook.com/thundermother

THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED will be touring in South America in November. They will visit Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.
Dates: facebook.com/TheExploited

AEROSMITH RECORDING FROM 1971 TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON CD AND DIGITAL
On April 8, the 4-time Grammy-winning and diamond-certified rock legends AEROSMITH will release "Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear" (UMe), a rare and previously unheard rehearsal from 1971, on CD and digital.
The effort was originally only available as a limited-edition cassette and vinyl release for Record Store Day in 2021. The heavily sought-after RSD release quickly sold out and debuted on the Billboard 200, hitting No. 2 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 12 on the Top Rock Albums chart, No. 13 on the Vinyl Albums chart, and No. 19 on the Top Album Sales chart.
Listen to an early rehearsal version of the song "Somebody":

aerosmith.com

KING CRIMSON AND FOREIGNER MEMBER IAN McDONALD IS DEAD
Ian McDonald, founding member of KING CRIMSON and FOREIGNER, passed away peacefully on February 9 in his home in New York City, surrounded by his family. He was 75 years old.

MORBID ANGEL PULLS OUT OF MARYLAND DEATHFEST, DEICIDE REPLACE
MORBID ANGEL has canceled its appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 26-29 at various venues in Baltimore, Maryland. The band says that they "will not be playing MDF or any other shows in the current climate".
MORBID ANGEL is being replaced at Maryland Deathfest by fellow Florida death metallers DEICIDE, who will perform their 1992 album "Legion" in its entirety at the festival.
Full line-up and other details: facebook.com/MarylandDeathfest

NEW SINGLE WITH FLAMES OF FIRE
Scandinavian heavy metal band FLAMES OF FIRE - formed by Christian Liljegren (NARNIA, The WAYMAKER, AUDIOVISION) and Mats-Åke Andersson (ZARAGORN), together with Jani Stefanovic (The WAYMAKER, SOLUTION .45, MISERATION), Per Schelander (HOUSE OF SHAKIRA, ASTRAKHAN, ex-ROYAL HUNT, PAIN OF SALVATION) and Stephen Carlson (BROTTHOGG, Peter Carlsohn's The RISE, TALES, VIVA) - has released their second single/video, "Madness", today (Feb. 11).
The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on March 18 via Melodic Passion Records.

SAXON CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Saxon at Scandinavium
SAXON, NATIONALTEATERNS ROCKORKESTER, Eric Gales, DIRTY HONEY, BOMBER and ROCKKLASSIKER ALLSTARS have been confirmed for this summer's Sweden Rock Festival. These are the last acts to be confirmed for this year.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 8-11, and among the other artists are: GUNS N' ROSES, VOLBEAT, IN FLAMES, NIGHTWISH, MERCYFUL FATE, MEGADETH, SOCIAL DISTORTION, DROPKICK MURPHYS, The HELLACOPTERS, ACCEPT, OPETH, D-A-D, Devin Townsend, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, SODOM, KVELERTAK, Michael Monroe, WITCHCRAFT, Lee Aaron, KINGDOM COME, TROUBLE, Ross The Boss, EVERGREY, BOMBUS, NASHVILLE PUSSY, ECLIPSE, GRAVE, SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY, ELEINE, NARNIA, DEATH BY HORSE, BROWSING COLLECTION, HONEYBURST etc etc.
swedenrock.com

I FOUND SOME OLD REVIEWS
I checked out an old USB stick, and I found a folder with an old version of Hard Rock Info. To my big surprise there was 2 pages with some old reviews from 2009 (just 14) and 2010 (78 reviews). You can now read these reviews and laugh (yes, sometimes I'm funny, sometimes just embarrassing).
2009   2010

ANOTHER SINGLE WITH NIGHTRAGE
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal veterans NIGHTRAGE will release the fifth single, "Dance Of Cerberus", from their upcoming 9th album, "Abyss Rising". The single will be released tomorrow, February 11. The album will be released next week, February 18 via Despotz Records.
linktr.ee/nightrage   despotz.se

THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are going on a European tour in April. They will visit France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Dates: facebook.com/TheExploited

THE QUIREBOYS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
British rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS have announced a U.S. tour in May, with special guests MIDNIGHT DEVILS & STEVE RAMONE. Tickets will be available soon..
Dates: facebook.com/quireboys

VADER ANNOUNCES EVEN MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Vader at Parken in GBG
It will be a very busy year for Polish death metal legends VADER, as they have just announced even more European tour dates. This route will take place in April/May with REJECT THE SICKNESS and MARA.
Dates: facebook.com/vader

VARNAGEL ARE BACK
Swedish trallpunk band VARNAGEL came from the Swedish punk wave in the 90s, and was as most active from the early 2000s to 2008. They released 3 albums, 2 EPs, 2 compilations and several singles. There have been short reunions during the years, but now they are back for real.
New songs have been written and recorded, and an album will be released through their old label Beat Butchers in the second half of 2022. But we will get a bunch of singles before that. And the first one, "Som Tiden Ger Rätt", will be released on February 25.
varnagel.net   beatbutchers.se

LAST IN LINE SIGNS WITH EAR MUSIC
LAST IN LINE (formed by ex-DIO members Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell in 2012) has inked a deal with earMUSIC. A new EP will tentatively arrive later this year, following by the band's third full-length album.
instagram.com/lastinlineofficial

PUNKNEWS.ORG ARE LOOKING FOR NEW WRITERS
The site punknews.org are looking for new writers (and I'm not, but I can still remember a e-mail a few years ago where somebody wanted me to hire him/her - very funny).
More info: punknews.org

STATUS QUO POSTPONES EUROPEAN TOUR
Due to the ongoing Covid uncertainty in Europe, STATUS QUO will be rescheduling the mainland European dates between March and April 2022 of the "Out Out Quoing" tour to later in 2022. The UK dates are unaffected.
For full details of the new routing, visit: statusquo.co.uk

VIXEN BASSIST SHARE ROSS IS TAKING A HIATUS
Longtime VIXEN bassist Share Ross has announced that she is taking a hiatus from the band. Her replacement is Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock group BARRA DE SAIA and wife of Richie Kotzen, who recently completed a run of West Coast dates with her husband's SMITH/KOTZEN project.

NEW ALBUM WITH LEADER OF DOWN IN APRIL
British rock band LEADER OF DOWN - the final band for the late former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Würzel - will release their second album, "The Screwtape Letters", on April 8 via Cleopatra Records.
The new album will be preceded by a single, "Hitman", on March 3, which features special guest and long-term friend, ex-IRON MAIDEN guitarist and member of LIONHEART Dennis Stratton.
leaderofdown.com

NEW ALBUM WITH SATOR LATER THIS YEAR
Sator at Holmens Rock
Swedish rock legends SATOR will release "Return of the Barbie-Q-Killers" after the summer sometime (more details later). It's a follow up to their album "Barbie-Q-Killers", which featured various punk covers.
sator.se

RONNIE ROMERO TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Hard rock singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, LORDS OF BLACK, SUNSTORM, The FERRYMEN) has announced the release of a covers album, "Raised On Radio", on April 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video from the album, "No Smoke Without a Fire" (a BAD COMPANY cover), is out today:

facebook.com/ronnieromeroofficial

HÄLLAS ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH HOT BREATH
First show ever with Hot Breath at The Abyss
Swedish adventure rock band HÄLLAS have announced a European tour with their label mates HOT BREATH as special guests.
The tour happens in May, and will take them to countries like Germany, France, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria.
Try these for dates: hallasband.com   facebook.com/hotbreathgbg

NEW ALBUM WITH STÖNER IN MAY
American stoner rock trio STÖNER - with Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Ryan Güt - will release their second album, "totally...", on May 6 through Heavy Psych Sounds.
Check out the new single, "A Million Beers": smarturl.it/Stoner-AMillionBeers
Pre-order the album from: heavypsychsounds.com
stonerband.com

DESTRUCTION ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
German thrash veterans DESTRUCTION celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and will go on a 26-date North American tour in April/May. They will take NERVOSA, SUNLORD and VX36 with them on this ride.
The run will kick off on April 28 in Brooklyn, NY and hit a slew of cities before coming to a close with a DESTRUCTION-only performance at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD on May 29. Tickets are on sale now.
A new album with DESTRUCTION, titled "Diabolical", will be released on April 8 via Napalm Records.
Dates: facebook.com/destruction

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMET TO RELEASE INSTRUMENTAL EP
METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has recorded "Portals", a 4-song instrumental EP, and will be celebrating Record Store Day with its worldwide release exclusively at your favorite local independent retailer and in the Met Store on Saturday, April 23.
More info: metallica.com

THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCES NEW UK DATES
UK rock veterans The STRANGLERS have announced the rescheduled dates for Warrington, Nottingham and Cardiff, UK. The new dates are:
Feb. 27 - Parr hall, Warrington
March 23 - Rock City, Nottingham
March 25 - University Great Hall, Cardiff
Original tickets remain valid. RUTS DC are special guests.
thestranglers.co.uk

NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH DARK FUNERAL
Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL has released the second single, "Nightfall", from their 7th album, "We Are The Apocalypse", which will be released on March 18 via Century Media Records.
Check out "Nightfall":

Pre-order the album: darkfuneral.lnk.to/WeAreTheApocalypse
darkfuneral.se

IGGY POP GETS THE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE
Iggy with The Stooges at Liseberg Rock icon Iggy Pop (real name: James Newell Osterberg) wins the Polar Music Prize 2022.
Iggy is 74 years old, and is seen as the godfather of punk. He is pure energy on stage and always without a shirt. Iggy is also famous for being the frontman of legendary garage rockers The STOOGES (aka IGGY & THE STOOGES).

polarmusicprize.org

MARDUK ANNOUNCES PART 2 OF EUROPEAN TOUR
Marduk at Metaltown a 100 years ago
Swedish black metallers MARDUK have announced Part II of their "30th Anniversary Tour" in Europe. These dates take place from late May to mid-June.
Dates: facebook.com/Mardukofficial

THE WHO ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Rock legends THE WHO are going on the North American "THE WHO HITS BACK!" tour this year.
They will kick off the spring leg of the tour in Ft Lauderdale, FL on April 22 and running through to May 28 in Bethel, NY. The fall leg of the tour starts on October 2, 2022 with a show in Toronto, ON and finishing up on November 4 and 5 with 2 nights in Las Vegas, NV.
Dates & tickets: thewho.com

THE STRANGLERS POSTPONE NEXT 3 UK DATES DUE TO ILLNESS
Due to illness in the band, long-running UK rockers The STRANGLERS have no alternative but to postpone the next 3 dates on the UK tour. Therefore Warrington (Feb. 7), Nottingham (Feb. 8) and Cardiff (Feb. 10) are being rescheduled. At present, they aim to resume the tour in Manchester this Friday, February 11.
They will endeavour to reschedule the postponed gigs in the next 24 hours.
Updates will be posted here: facebook.com/thestranglers

EX-GUNS N' ROSES GUITARIST GILBY CLARKE ANNOUNCES WEEKLY HOLLYWOOD RESIDENCY
Every Wednesday starting February 23, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke will perform live at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood, California. Joining Gilby in his band, dubbed GILBY CLARKE & THE KEEF RICHARDS, will be bassist Sean McNabb (GREAT WHITE, DOKKEN), drummer Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS, LYNCH MOB) and keyboardist Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis (GUNS N' ROSES, Alice Cooper). Drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, CHICKENFOOT) will join GILBY CLARKE & THE KEEF RICHARDS on March 9 and March 16.
facebook.com/gilbygtr

NEW ALBUM WITH VEONITY LATER THIS MONTH
Swedish power metal band VEONITY will release a new album, "Elements of Power", on February 18 via Scarlet Records.
Pre-order: scarletrecords.it/product/veonity-elements-of-power-cd
veonity.com

EX-W.A.S.P. GUITARIST CHRIS HOLMES DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes has been diagnosed with a cancer in throat and neck. As a result, he has canceled his appearance aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. However, Holmes still expects to be able to complete his previously announced Canadian tour, which is scheduled to launch in Quebec City on May 5 and wrap up in Vancouver on May 28.
instagram.com/chris_holmes_official

NEW ALBUM WITH WATAIN IN APRIL
Watain burning down Pustervik Swedish black metallers WATAIN have set April 29 as the release date for their 7th album, titled "The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain", which will be released through Nuclear Blast under license from His Master's Noise.
Pre-order: bfan.link/the-agony-ecstasy-of-watain-1.fpo
Check out the single, "The Howling":

templeofwatain.com

NEW 10" EP WITH BUZZCOCKS IN APRIL
British punk rock legends BUZZCOCKS will release a new 10" vinyl EP, "Senses Out Of Control", on April 29 via Cherry Red Records.
"Senses Out Of Control" is said to offer a sneak preview of a new LP, and includes 2 exclusive non-album tracks.
Pre-order from: cherryred.co.uk or buzzcocks.com

KREATOR ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM
Mille with Kreator at Getaway Rock The new album with KREATOR will be titled "Hate Über Alles", and it will arrive on June 3.
Check out the title track: kreator.bfan.link/hate-uber-alles-single
Pre-order the album: kreator.bfan.link/hate-uber-alles
kreator-terrorzone.de

THE DARKNESS CONFIRMED FOR ATLAS ROCK
The DARKNESS have been confirmed for the Atlas Rock festival at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on June 4-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: SCORPIONS, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and Alice Cooper.
atlasrock.se

YNGWIE RESCHEDULE UK DATES
Due to pandemic travel restrictions, Yngwie Malmsteen has rescheduled the dates in England. The new dates are:
July 16 - KK's Steel Mill, Wolverhampton
July 17 - O2 Forum, London
yngwiemalmsteen.com

SECOND CLASS KIDS RECORDS TO RELEASE 5 SINGLES ON THE SAME DAY
Swedish punk rock label Second Class Kids Records will release 5 digital singles on Friday, February 4: KKPA, SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, Vera Norea, ANTI-LAM FRONT and KARDINAL SYND.
secondclasskids.com

NEW SINGLE WITH KREATOR
Mille with Kreator at Getaway Rock German thrash legends KREATOR will release a new single, "Hate Über Alles", on Friday, February 4. Pre-save: kreator.bfan.link/hate-uber-alles-single
A new album will be released in the summer.
kreator-terrorzone.de

BILLY IDOL PULLS OUT OF JOURNEY TOUR TO UNDERGO SURGERY, TOTO REPLACE
Billy Idol has pulled out of his previously announced tour with JOURNEY in order to undergo surgery for a chronic sinus infection.
The 66-year-old rocker, who burst on to the scene in the 1980s, was scheduled to support JOURNEY on the "Freedom Tour 2022" beginning on February 22 and ending on April 5, after which TOTO was slated to fill the opening slot. As a result of Idol's cancelation, TOTO will now support JOURNEY on the entire tour, which will end on May 11 in Hartford, Connecticut.
For further details, visit one of these: billyidol.net   facebook.com/journey   totoofficial.com

RONNIE JAMES DIO DOCUMENTARY TO RECEIVE WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
Dio at Lisebergshallen
"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary hard rock icon Ronnie James Dio, will receive its world premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival.
This year, SXSW will take place in person in Austin, Texas from March 11 to March 20, with select films available online. Every film will have an in-person SXSW 2022 premiere as the festival readies for its first in-person edition since the pandemic forced its cancelation in 2020. Most films will also be available online to badgeholders for 48 hours after their physical premieres.
sxsw.com

W.A.S.P. ANNOUNCES 7 NEW U.S. DATES
W.A.S.P. and ARMORED SAINT are coming home to end their U.S. tour at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on December 11. In addition, new shows in Las Vegas, St. Louis, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charlotte and Fresno have been added. General on sale for the new shows will be Friday, Feb. 4.
Dates: waspnation.com

KING DIAMOND IS WORKING ON LYRICS
King Diamond has revealed that he is working on lyrics for the long-awaited new album from his namesake band. Titled "The Institute", the group's first studio LP in 15 years is tentatively before the end of the year via Metal Blade Records.
instagram.com/kingdiamond

Y&T's DAVE MANIKETTI TO UNDERGO CRITICAL MEDICAL PROCEDURE
Bay Area hard rock veterans Y&T has rescheduled 2 shows due to frontman Dave Meniketti having to undergo an undisclosed "critical medical procedure" on February 11.
The new dates are:
Feb. 25 - The Grand Theatre, Tracy, CA (was Feb. 11)
Feb. 26 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA (was Feb. 12)
facebook.com/YandTRocks

NOMINEES FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame have announced the nominees for 2022 induction. And among these artists are JUDAS PRIEST, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, NEW YORK DOLLS, MC5, DEVO, Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton, EURYTHMICS, Fela Kuti, Beck, DURAN DURAN etc.
Vote and see all nominees: vote.rockhall.com

DEBUT ALBUM WITH THE LINDA LINDAS IN APRIL
American all-female power pop/punk rock band The LINDA LINDAS have announced that they will be releasing their debut full-length album, called "Growing Up", ont April 8 via Epitaph Records.
The band have also released a video for their new single, "Growing Up":

SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS ANNOUNCES ITALIAN DATES
UK punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS are going to Italy for 3 shows in April. These are the dates:
April 1 - Blah Blah, Torino
April 2 - Bloom, Mezzago
April 3 - Freakout Club, Bologna
facebook.com/slaughterandthedogsuk

HAMMERFALL CANCEL DATES IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND BELARUS
Joacim Cans, HammerFall at Liseberg Due to the rampant Covid situation at the moment, Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL have no choice but to cancel the Russia, Ukraine and Belarus concerts that they had planned for March.
There's a new date for Moscow though: September 1.
hammerfall.net

MEGAFORCE RECORDS FOUNDER JON ZAZULA IS DEAD
Megaforce Records co-founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula has died at the age of 69. He passed away yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 1) in Florida surrounded by his family. Jonny died of complications of the rare neuropathic disorder chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia, the family said.
Jon's wife Marsha, with whom he founded Megaforce, passed away of cancer in January of last year.
Megaforce is widely credited for launching the career of METALLICA before the band landed a major label deal with Elektra. Megaforce's roster has also included such artists as ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, Ace Frehley, MINISTRY, KING'S X, STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH and RAVEN.

BUCKCHERRY POSTPONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY's Australian tour with FOZZY, scheduled for late February 2022, will be postponed and rescheduled for dates in late 2022.
New dates will be announced soon..
buckcherry.com

THE BABOON SHOW ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED EURO DATES
The Baboon Show at Pustervik Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW have announced new dates for the postponed European February tour, which will now happen in March/April. There's also a few shows in the summer.
Dates & tickets: thebaboonshow.com

TOHRU HIROSHIMA OF GISM IS DEAD
Tohru "Monamour" Hiroshima, former drummer of Japanese hardcore/punk legends GISM, has passed away. No cause of death has been revealed.
Hiroshima also played in The RANDY UCHIDA GROUP, PSYCHI, and other Japanese punk bands.

U.D.O. POSTPONES RUSSIA ONCE AGAIN
Udo in GBG Covid forces German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. to postpone their planned tour in Russia once again. All the shows get postponed to October 2022, and the dates can be seen here: udo-online.com

DARK FUNERAL POSTPONE RELEASE SHOW
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, Swedish black metal veterans DARK FUNERAL have to move their album release show with SAMAEL and ELEINE a couple of weeks. New date is April 16, 2022.
The new album, "We Are The Apocalypse", will be released on March 18, 2022 through Century Media Records.
darkfuneral.se   centurymedia.com

BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Bad Religion at Liseberg
American punk rock legends BAD RELIGION have announced some U.S. tour dates for this spring. SLAUGHTERHOUSE will be joining them on all dates, and tickets are on sale today (Feb. 1).
Dates: instagram.com/badreligionband

NEW ALBUM WITH TREAT IN APRIL
Swedish melodic hard rock veterans TREAT will release their 9th studio album, "The Endgame", on April 8 through Frontiers Music Srl.
The first single and video from the album, "Home Of The Brave", is out today: youtu.be/cj1c5Lcyiw0
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/treat
facebook.com/treatofficial   frontiers.it

NIFELHEIM CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Nifelheim NIFELHEIM have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 3-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: GIRLSCHOOL, OMEN, MINDLESS SINNER, HORISONT, NEKROMANT, HOT BREATH, AMBUSH, SIENA ROOT, HELVETETS PORT, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN etc.
muskelrock.com

AEROSMITH CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
AEROSMITH have announced that their European tour, scheduled to take place in June and July 2022, has been cancelled.
The band says: "We have continued to monitor the ongoing COVID situation and with the related uncertainty around travel logistics and the continued presence of COVID restrictions and other issues, it has become clear that it will not be possible to go ahead with our summer shows in the region."
aerosmith.com

THE CULT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Alternative rock veterans The CULT are going on a U.S. tour in April/May. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 4.
Dates & tickets: thecult.us/official

NEW ALBUM WITH NAPALM DEATH NEXT MONTH
Shane Embury, Napalm Death at Metaltown
NAPALM DEATH will release their new album, with the long title "Resentment Is Always Seismic - A Final Throw Of Throes", on February 11 via Century Media Records.
They have also announced a handful of shows in England and Ireland.
napalmdeath.org   centurymedia.com