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NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Anthrax ANTHRAX TO REISSUE JOHN BUSH ERA ALBUMS
ANTHRAX's "We've Come For You All" (2003) and "The Greater Of Two Evils" (2004) albums will be reissued on December 22 via Nuclear Blast.
The 2 LPs will be available for purchase via CD in one package, and also available via limited-edition gatefold vinyl as separate pieces.
Singer on both albums was John Bush.
anthrax.com

BLACK SABBATH DRUMMER BILL WARD HOSPITALIZED
BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. He's okay and in good recovery at this time, but becuase of this he have to cancel the previously announced U.S. West Coast tour, with his new band DAY OF ERRORS, which was scheduled to take place in early December.
DAY OF ERRORS has just released its first 2 songs, "Day Of Errors" and "Blaspheming At Creation" via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and Google Play.

SODOM, BELPHEGOR AND MERCILESS CONFIRMED FOR SAVING CHRISTMASS
As you might remember the Black Christmass festival in Norrköping, Sweden was cancelled this year. But as a small solution some of the bands that were supposed to play at the festival will be playing after all at the mini festival Saving Christmass. The date is December 15 at Arbis in Norrköping, and the bands that will play are SODOM, BELPHEGOR, MERCILESS, TYRANEX and THRONE OF HERESY.
Tickets and more info at skrikhult.se
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NOVEMBER 20, 2017
DEF LEPPARD WRITING NEW MATERIAL
DEF LEPPARD has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2015's self-titled album.
defleppard.com
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NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Bombus TREAT ARE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM
Swedish melodic hard rockers TREAT are currently in the studio to record a new album, which will be released sometime in 2018 via Frontiers Music srl.
facebook.com/treatofficial

BOMBUS RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Swedish metal band BOMBUS has entered the studio during the weekend to record a new album.
facebook.com/bombusmusic
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NOVEMBER 18, 2017
MALCOLM YOUNG IS DEAD
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has passed away at the age of 64.
Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully on Saturday (Nov. 18) with his family by his bedside.
acdc.com
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NOVEMBER 17, 2017
W.A.S.P. TO RELEASE "REIDOLIZED" IN FEBRUARY
Napalm Records proudly presents "ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)", the 25th anniversary of the iconic hit album plus the original "The Crimson Idol" movie on DVD and Blu-ray. For the first time ever as originally intended — film and soundtrack united and released as 1 special product. The product will also feature 4 missing songs that were originally intended to be part of the original "The Crimson Idol".
"ReIdolized (The Soundtrack To The Crimson Idol)" will be released worldwide on February 2, 2018 via Napalm Records.
waspnation.com   napalmrecords.com

NEW COVERS EP WITH IN FLAMES
Swedish metal band IN FLAMES have surprised fans by releasing a 4-track covers EP, "Down, Wicked & No Good".
The EP includes covers of DEPECHE MODE's "It's No Good", ALICE IN CHAINS' "Down In A Hole", Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game", and a live bonus version of NINE INCH NAILS' "Hurt".
As far as I can understand it's just available digitally.
inflames.com

D.R.I. ANNOUNCES BELGIUM/UK TOUR
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. will play a show at Brakrock Ecofest in Duffel, Belgium on August 3, 2018. After that they are going on a UK tour, where the dates are these:
Aug. 04 - Underworld, London
Aug. 05 - Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Aug. 07 - Think Tank, Newcastle
Aug. 08 - Audio, Glasgow
Aug. 09 - Bannermans, Edinburgh
Aug. 10 - Limelight, Belfast
Aug. 11 - Voodoo Lounge, Dublin
dirtyrottenimbeciles.com

STATUS QUO ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR DATES
STATUS QUO will bring their "Plugged In, Live and Rockin'" tour to Germany in June and August 2018. The dates are:
June 8 - Sparkassenarena, Aurich
June 9 - Legends @ The Sea, Büsum
Aug. 3 - Parkbühne, Leipzig
Aug. 11 - Ritterhuder Torfnacht, Ritterhude
Aug. 18 - Alter Hafen, Wanfried
More dates (like an upcoming UK tour in Nov./Dec.) at statusquo.co.uk
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NOVEMBER 16, 2017
URIAH HEEP TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
British rock veterans URIAH HEEP are working on a new album, which will be titled "Living The Dream". It will be their 25th studio album, and they plan to release it in the fall 2018 via Frontiers Music SRL.
A full tour in support of the new release will be announced in the coming months.
uriah-heep.com   frontiers.it

NEXT SUMMER'S VANS WARPED TOUR WILL BE THE LAST
Vans Warped Tour, the last major annual traveling music festival in North America, has announced that 2018 will be its final year, marking the tour's 24th edition since it first launched in 1995. No lineup has been announced as of yet, but the tour itinerary has been confirmed. The trek will begin on June 21 in Pomona, California, coming to a close on August 5 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
For more information, go to vanswarpedtour.com

Old photo TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER SAYS GOODBYE
It looks like Swedish crust/metal/punks TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER's tour in Sweden and Norway in early December will be their last shows. You could also see it as that they celebrate 20 years by breaking up.
Take the chance to see them 1 last time at the following dates:
Dec. 2 - Studion, Umeå, Sweden
Dec. 7 - Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
Dec. 8 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
Dec. 9 - Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
Dec. 10 - Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
facebook.com/totaltjavlamorker

EUROPE ANNOUNCES 2018 UK TOUR
EUROPE are going on a UK tour in September 2018, with support from KING KING.
The dates are:
Fri 14 - Manchester, Academy
Sat 15 - Glasgow, Barrowlands
Mon 17 - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Tue 18 - Nottingham, Rock City
Wed 19 - Birmingham, O2 Institute
Fri 21 - Cardiff, St David's Hall
Sat 22 - Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
Sun 23 - London, Royal Albert Hall
Monday 24 - Brighton, Dome
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 24.
europetheband.com

NEW ALBUM WITH VOJD IN FEBRUARY
Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band VOJD (formerly known as BLACK TRIP) will release a album, "The Outer Ocean", on February 23, 2018 via High Roller Records.
facebook.com/vojdofficial

THUNDERMOTHER CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
THUNDERMOTHER have been confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in Falun, Sweden on August 15-18, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are SABATON (as always), SEPULTURA, PRIMAL FEAR, BATTLE BEAST, HULKOFF, BEAST IN BLACK, ELEINE and some band with a logo I can't read.
For more info, go to sabatonopenair.net
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NOVEMBER 15, 2017
LIVE ALBUM WITH LINKIN PARK IN DECEMBER
LINKIN PARK will release a live album, "One More Light Live", on December 15. It was recorded live on the band's "One More Light" world tour.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS HAVE FOUND A NEW FRONTMAN
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have selected one-time "The X Factor" contestant Jeff Gutt as their new vocalist.

Old patch JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN AND KREATOR CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
26 more acts have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9, 2018. Among these artists are: JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, KREATOR, STONE SOUR, Tarja, VIXEN, PRETTY MAIDS, PRIMORDIAL, Joe Lynn Turner, SUFFOCATION, NAZARETH, ROTTING CHRIST, NOCTURNAL RITES, The 69 EYES, CYHRA, BULLET, F.K.Ü., The QUILL, LUGNET etc.
Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, Ozzy Osbourne and HEAVY LOAD.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 24.
More info at swedenrock.com
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NOVEMBER 14, 2017
'77 PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST
Guillem Martinez, bassist for Spanish hard rock band '77, has decided to leave the band after 3 years due to personal reasons.
77rocks.com

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SWEDISH PUNK ON SWEDISH TV
Swedish TV station SVT are going to show a documentary about the Swedish punk scene in 3 parts. The first one will be sent on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). And that's all I know at the moment..
And while we talk about Swedish TV.. Same TV station will show a documentary about the Swedish rock band DAG VAG on December 22 at 20.00.
svt.se

SEPULTURA CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
SEPULTURA have been confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in Falun, Sweden on August 15-18, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are SABATON (as always), PRIMAL FEAR, BATTLE BEAST, HULKOFF, BEAST IN BLACK, ELEINE and some band with a logo I can't read.
For more info, go to sabatonopenair.net
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NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Backyard Babies BACKYARD BABIES ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Swedish hard rockers BACKYARD BABIES are going to South America for 3 shows in March 2018. The dates are:
Mar. 23 - Santiago, Chile
Mar. 24 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mar. 25 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
backyardbabies.com

NEW ALBUM WITH BLAZE BAYLEY IN MARCH
British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) will release the 3rd album in his "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy on March 2, 2018 and has announced pre-order packages, plus an world tour schedule for Europe, USA, Canada and Latin America. The new album is called "The Redemption Of William Black".
More info at blazebayley.net

CHILDREN OF BODOM TO RECORD NEW ALBUM NEXT YEAR
Finnish metal band CHILDREN OF BODOM will enter the studio at the end of March to begin recording their new album for a late 2018 release.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Norther Irish punk veterans STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are going on a UK tour in March. Support act on all dates will be RUTS DC, and the dates we talk about are:
Mar. 09 Cardiff Tramshed
Mar. 10 Bristol Academy
Mar. 11 Norwich Waterfront
Mar. 13 Manchester Ritz
Mar. 14 Nottingham Rock City
Mar. 16 Newcastle Academy
Mar. 17 Quaint Fishing Village on the Clyde Barrow land
Mar. 18 Inverness Ironworks
Mar. 19 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Mar. 21 Reading Sub 89
Mar. 22 Brighton Concorde 2
Mar. 23 London Forum
Ticket links will be up on Tuesday, November 14 at slf.rocks

Old patch IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
IRON MAIDEN are going on a European tour next summer, which will kick off in Tallin, Estonia on May 26 and finnish in London, England on August 10. Special guests will be KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.
Tickets for most of the shows go on-sale Friday, November 24. Pre-sales start Monday, November 20.
Dates and more information can be found at ironmaiden.com

IRON MAIDEN CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
IRON MAIDEN have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are Ozzy Osbourne and a reunited HEAVY LOAD.
swedenrock.com

BLACK CHRISTMASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Swedish extreme metal festival Black Christmass has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
skrikhult.se
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NOVEMBER 12, 2017
NEW BAND WITH FORMER BOLT THROWER AND MASSACRE SINGERS
TROIKADON is a new triple-throated band featuring Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, DEATH), Dave Ingram (ex-BOLT THROWER, HAIL OF BULLETS) and Karl Willetts (MEMORIAM, ex-BOLT THROWER) on vocals, along with Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, DOWN AMONG The DEAD MEN) on guitar, Jonny Pettersson (ASHCLOUD, WOMBBATH) on bass, and Travis Ruvo (CROPSY MANIAC, ECHELON, HELLFROST & FIRE) on drums.
This brand new old-school project will be bringing its full-length album, "Triumvirate Of Death", to the world in 2018.
facebook.com/Troikadon

EXISTENZ CLASSIC TO BE RE-RELEASED IN 2018
Reunited Swedish punk band EXISTENZ will have their classic 12" EP "Let's Get Drunk Before It's Too Late" re-released on vinyl by HepTown Records in 2018.
That's all I know right now..
facebook.com/existenzpunk
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NOVEMBER 11, 2017
FAITH NO MORE SINGER CHUCK MOSLEY IS DEAD
Former FAITH NO MORE singer Chuck Mosley has died at the age of 57.
After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life on November 9 due to the disease of addiction.
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NOVEMBER 10, 2017
NEW SINGLE WITH MUSTASCH LATER THIS MONTH
Swedish heavy hard rockers MUSTASCH will release a new single, "Fire", which features a guest apperance by Hank Von Helvete (ex-TURBONEGRO). The single will be available on November 24.
mustasch.net

D.R.I. ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
American crossover legends D.R.I. are going to South America for a short tour in April 2018. The dates are:
April 6 - Mangos, Lima, Peru
April 8 - Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
April 11 - Botequim, Belem, Brazil
April 13 - Bar Ba Montanha, Limeira, Brazil
April 14 - Clash Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
April 15 - To be announced, Somewhere in Brazil
dirtyrottenimbeciles.com

Troublemakers TROUBLEMAKERS, VÄNSTERNÄVEN AND THE PAST CONFIRMED FOR UDDEVALLA PUNK INVASION
TROUBLEMAKERS, VÄNSTERNÄVEN, The PAST, CITY SAINTS, HEADONS and The CRASH LANDINGS have been confirmed for Uddevalla Punk Invation on January 26, 2018 in Uddevalla, Sweden (venue to be announced).

DARK FUNERAL DRUMMER TAKE TIMEOUT
Swedish black metal veterans DARK FUNERAL's drummer, Nils "Dominator" Fjellström, is taking a timeout from the band to handle personal matters.
The band have hired a drummer called "Jalomaah" to fill in Nils position until further notice. And his first show will be today (Nov. 10) at Aalborg Metal Festival in Denmark.
darkfuneral.se

GUNS N' ROSES ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
GUNS N' ROSES are coming back to Europe next summer (June/July 2018) to play at festivals, arenas and stadiums.
For dates and other info, check out gunsnroses.com

ONSLAUGHT TAKE A BREAK TO WRITE NEW MATERIAL
Following a recent health issue for ONSLAUGHT guitarist Nige Rockett, the British thrash veterans will take a short break from touring after the upcoming Black Christmass festival in Sweden on December 15, to focus on writing and recording new material for their next studio album.
Following an accident in Germany while on tour, Nige suffered quite a severe blunt force trauma injury, which resulted in him receiving a partially collapsed lung and internal bleeding. Now he has to recover from that.
onslaughtuk.com
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NOVEMBER 9, 2017
VIXEN HAVE RECORDED A NEW SINGLE
Veteran female melodic hard rockers VIXEN have recorded a new single as well as an acoustic version of one of the band's classic hits. The new recordings are expected to be included as "bonus surprises" on the band's upcoming live album, which was recorded on August 12 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. The disc is being mixed by Michael Wagener (METALLICA, MEGADETH, Alice Cooper, DOKKEN, SKID ROW) at his WireWorld studio outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
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NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Alice Cooper ALICE COOPER AMONG NOMINEES FOR SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
Alice Cooper is among the 2018 nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Other nominees include Mariah Carey, Tom Waits, The PRETENDERS founder Chrissie Hynde, The ISLEY BROTHERS and John Mellencamp.
The Songwriters Hall Of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Eligible voting members will have until December 17, 2017 to turn in ballots with their choices of 3 nominees from a non-performing and 3 from a performing category. 6 songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted on June 14, 2018 at the annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame gala in New York.
alicecooper.com

THE 69 EYES TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS SONG
Finnish goth rockers The 69 EYES will release a Christmas song, "Christmas In New York City", on November 24. It will be available for download and streaming from http://nblast.de/The69EyesDigital
There will also be a video for the song on the same date.
The band is currently working on new material for their next studio album.
69eyes.com
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NOVEMBER 7, 2017
Asta Kask ASTA KASK RECORDING NEW ALBUM AND ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
It has been quiet from Swedish punk legends ASTA KASK for a while, but now they have revealed that they have entered the studio to record a new album, which will be released in 2018. They have also announced that they will celebrate their 40-year anniversary with a tour in Sweden and Norway in spring 2018. The dates are:
Mar. 02 Norrköping Arbis
Mar. 03 (To be announced..)
Mar. 09 Uppsala Katalin
Mar. 10 Sundsvall Club Deströyer (w/ DIA PSALMA)
Mar. 23 Stockholm Kraken (40-year party w/ STREBERS, VÅNNA INGET, ROLANDS GOSSKÖR, VÄRLDEN BRINNER)
Mar. 24 Stockholm Kraken (40-year party w/ CHARTA 77, TRUBBEL, LASTKAJ 14, GAMLA PENGAR)
Mar. 31 Örebro Kulturhuset
Apr. 06 Linköping Backstage
Apr. 07 Malmö KB
Apr. 13 Växjö Kafé De Luxe
Apr. 14 Göteborg Pustervik
Apr. 25 Norway Oslo John Dee
Apr. 27 Karlstad Nöjesfabriken
Apr. 28 Bollnäs Kulturhuset
May 25 Stockholm Close Up Båten
More information about the album will be announced later..
astakask.com

NEW 7" EP AND ALBUM WITH TRIBULATION
Swedish death metallers TRIBULATION will release a 7" EP, "Lady Death", on December 22, and a new album, "Down Below", on January 26, 2018. Both via Century Media Records. You can pre-order the 7" here: cmdistro.de/Artist/Tribulation/1767?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
tribulation.se   centurymedia.com

Saxon SAXON ANNOUNCES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
As you may know already, SAXON will release their 22nd studio album, "Thunderbolt", on February 2 via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music). That will of course be followed by a tour, which will kick off in UK a few weeks later, before they go to Holland and Germany. Support act on all dates will be DIAMOND HEAD. These dates are as follows:
February 23 - UK, Cardiff, University (w/ ROCK GODDESS)
February 24 - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ ROCK GODDESS
February 25 - UK, Hull, City Hall (w/ MAGNUM, ROCK GODDESS)
February 27 - Holland, Tilburg, 013
February 28 - Germany, Saarbruecken, Garage
March 1 - Germany, Hannover, Capitol
March 2 - Germany, Frankfurt, Batschkapp
March 3 - Germany, Dresden, Schlachthof
Presale for all shows is on Wednesday, November 8, with general on Sale Friday, November 10. And don't worry, more dates will be announced in early 2018.
saxon747.com
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NOVEMBER 6, 2017
OZZY ANNOUNCES LAST WORLD TOUR
Ozzy Osbourne have announced that he is going on a farewell world tour, where he will celebrate more than 5 decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of BLACK SABBATH). This tour, expected to take Ozzy around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows.
The tour will kick off in 2018 with a show in Mexico, before heading to South America for shows in 3 countries. Next up, a 6-week European leg of headlining solo dates and festival performances that's set to launch Friday, June 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
Ozzy will also headline a North American concert tour produced by Live Nation, details of which will be revealed in 2018.
Confirmed dates can be found at ozzy.com

NEW ALBUM WITH KATAKLYSM IN APRIL
Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extreme metal band KATAKLYSM have signed a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's new album, "Meditations", will be released in April 2018.

OZZY OSBOURNE CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Ozzy Osbourne have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are HEAVY LOAD. Tickets go on sale November 24.
swedenrock.com
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NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Asta Kask ASTA KASK, DIA PSALMA AND MIMIKRY CONFIRMED FOR CLOSE-UP BÅTEN 22
ASTA KASK, DIA PSALMA, MIMIKRY, GATANS LAG, SKUMDUM, TROUBLEMAKERS, TOTAL EGON OCH DEN INRE ORKESTERN, VRÄVARNA and SLÖA KNIVAR have been confirmed for Close-Up Båten 22, a punk cruise on the Baltic Sea from Stockholm, Sweden to Åbo, Finland and back on May 24-25, 2018.
closeupmagazine.net
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NOVEMBER 3, 2017
DEE SNIDER WORKING ON NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH JAMEY JASTA
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is currently in the studio working on a new solo album, which is being produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta. The as-yet-untitled disc is due out in the spring.

Charta 77 NEW ALBUM WITH CHARTA 77
It looks like Swedish punk rock veterans CHARTA 77 have released a new album, titled "Inget Varar För Evigt, Så Har Det Alltid Varit", today (Nov. 3) on digital platforms like Spotify etc.
facebook.com/charta77band

EUROPE ARE GOING TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME
Swedish hard rock legends EUROPE are going to Australia for the very first time in May 2018. The dates are:
May 16 - Perth Concert Hall, Perth
May 18 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
May 19 - Palais Theatre, Melbourne
May 22 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
May 23 - The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets go on sale this coming Monday, November 6.
europetheband.com

ICED EARTH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
US metal veterans ICED EARTH are coming back to Europe in January, with support from FREEDOM CALL and MEAPRISM. The dates are this many:
09.01.18 DE Saarbrücken Garage
10.01.18 DE Berlin Festsaal
11.01.18 DE Hannover Capitol
12.01.18 DE Geiselwind Musichall
13.01.18 DE Leipzig Hause Auesee
14.01.18 DE Osnabrück Hyde Park
16.01.18 DE Hamburg Markthalle
17.01.18 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof
18.01.18 DE Bochum Zeche
19.01.18 DE Regendsburg Airport Obertraubling
20.01.18 DE Memmingen Kaminwerk
21.01.18 CH Pratteln Z 7
23.01.18 GR Thessaloniki Principal Club
24.01.18 GR Athens Fuzz Club
icedearth.com
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NOVEMBER 2, 2017
TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES SCANDINAVIAN TOUR DATES WITH ANNIHILATOR AND VADER
Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT are coming to Scandinavia with ANNIHILATOR and VADER in March 2018. The dates are:
Mar. 14.2018 - Sweden, Gothenburg, Trädgår'n
Mar. 15.2018 - Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
Mar. 16.2018 - Sweden, Örebro, Conventum Kongress
Mar. 17.2018 - Sweden, Stockholm, Arenan
Mar. 20.2018 - Finland, Helsinki, Circus
Mar. 21.2018 - Finland, Tampere, Pakkahuone
testamentlegions.com   annihilatormetal.com   vader.pl
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NOVEMBER 1, 2017
PRIMAL FEAR CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed for Sabaton Open Air, which will take place in Falun, Sweden on August 15-18, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are SABATON and Hulkoff.
More info at sabatonopenair.net
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OCTOBER 31, 2017
ALBUM WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST IN 2018
Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker has set "Resurrection" as the title of the upcoming album from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss, is tentatively due in early 2018 via Nuclear Blast.
The album was recorded in 4 different locations over a 5-month period and features a guest appearance by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett along with contributions from 3 original MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singers — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley — plus Doogie White, who plays with Michael in MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK.

NEW 2CD/DVD WITH ENTOMBED IN NOVEMBER
The new lineup of Swedish death metal veterans ENTOMBED played its groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12, 2016. A recording of this special event, titled "Clandestine / Malmö", will be released on November 10 via Threeman Recordings. It will contain a special-edition 5.1 HD sound 2CD plus DVD deluxe mediabook featuring the full performance (orchestra + band) and poster (Mediabook includes hard-bound booklet).
In the first act, the full Malmö Symphony Orchestra and a choir performs "Clandestine", arranged for orchestra by Thomas Von Wachenfeldt, with 3 original members from ENTOMBED - Alex Hellid (guitar), Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) - sitting in as part of the ensemble, and with Orvar Säfström on vocals. In the second act, the band for the very first time plays the entire album live in the original version with the addition of Nicke's half brother Edvin Aftonfalk on bass guitar and Robert Andersson on lead vocals, both formerly of the Swedish death metal band MORBUS CHRON.

Watain on fire NEW ALBUM WITH WATAIN GOT A TITLE
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have set "Trident Wolf Eclipse" as the title of their new album, which will be released on January 5, 2018 through Century Media Records.
The first single/video, "Nuclear Alchemy", is out now.
templeofwatain.com   centurymedia.com

AMULET, NIGHT VIPER, RISE AND SHINE, BÖMBERS CONFIRMED FOR THE ABYSS FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL
AMULET, NIGHT VIPER, RISE AND SHINE and BÖMBERS have been confirmed for The Abyss Fundraising Festival, which will take place at Gothenburg Studios on Hisingen in Göteborg, Sweden on January 19-20, 2018 to support the local hard rock bar The Abyss.
Confirmed since earlier are NIFELHEIM, RAM, VAMPIRE, DEATHHAMMER, STYGGELSE, BLACK CYCLONE, DEAD VOID etc.
Tickets and more info at billetto.se/e/the-abyss-fundraiser-festival-make-us-stay-biljetter-234622
facebook.com/theabyssgbg

TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES UK/IRELAND TOUR WITH ANNIHILATOR AND VADER
Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT will team up with ANNIHILATOR and VADER for a tour in UK and Ireland in March/April 2018. The dates are these:
Mar. 29 - UK, Bristol, Motion
Mar. 30 - UK, Manchester, Ritz
Mar. 31 - UK, Birmingham, Institute
Apr. 1 - IE, Dublin, Vicar Street
Apr. 2 - UK, Glasgow, QMU
Apr. 4 - UK, London, Koko
testamentlegions.com   vader.pl
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OCTOBER 30, 2017
STRYPER HAVE FOUND A NEW BASSIST
Christian melodic hard rock veterans STRYPER have recruited bass player Perry Richardson (ex-FIREHOUSE) to the lineup.
The band is currently working on a new album, which will be released in 2018 via Frontiers Music Srl.
stryper.com

NEW ALBUM WITH PROTESTERA IN NOVEMBER
Swedish anarcho/crust punks PROTESTERA will release their new album, "Pengarna Eller Livet", on November 23 via Halvfabrikat Records. It will just be available as CD, but it will be released as LP next year.
You can pre-order the CD now at halvfabrikat.net/backcatalogue/item/3590
facebook.com/protestera.goteborg

Entombed ad NEW ALBUM WITH ENTOMBED A.D. NEXT YEAR
Swedish death metal veterans ENTOMBED A.D. will spend the next few months writing and recording their 3rd album for a tentative early 2018 release.
entombedad.com

THE EXPLOITED TO PLAY THEIR FIRST GIG IN 7 MONTHS
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED will be back on stage for the first time in 7 months, when they will do a hometown show at La Belle Angele in Edingburgh on December 10.
the-exploited.net

KREATOR ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH SABATON
German thrash legends KREATOR are going on a North American co-headline tour with Swedish metal band SABATON in February/March 2018. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 3.
Dates can be found at kreator-terrorzone.de or sabaton.net

TIEBREAKER SAY GOODBYE
After 6 years, Norwegian rock band TIEBREAKER has decided to let the band rest in peace. They will do some final shows in Norway before it's over, and those dates are:
Nov. 09 - Oslo, Spektrum (support for DEEP PURPLE)
Nov. 17 - Flytten, Haugesund
Nov. 18 - Garage, Bergen
Dec. 22 - Odda
facebook.com/tiebreakerofficial

Hulkoff w Raubtier HULKOFF ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR DATES
As you may know already, RAUBTIER frontman Hulkoff will soon release his first solo album, "KVEN". He will support the album with a short tour in Sweden early next year, and the dates are these:
Feb. 21 - Stockholm, Debaser Strand
Feb. 22 - Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
Feb. 23 - Malmö, KB
Feb. 24 - Huskvarna, Folkets Park
Mar. 3 - Umeå, House of Metal
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OCTOBER 28, 2017
BLACK SABBATH DRUMMER BILL WARD GO ON TOUR WITH DAY OF ERRORS
DAY OF ERRORS, the 3-piece band led by original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, will embark on a short West Coast U.S. tour in early December. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Dec. 07 - Wow Hall - Eugene, OR
Dec. 08 - High Dive - Seattle, WA
Dec. 09 - Dante's - Portland, OR
Dec. 12 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Dec. 13 - Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
Dec. 14 - The Garage - Ventura, CA
Dec. 15 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA
The group, which was formed by Ward "in the desire to have my drumming spirit continue to live", also features Joe Amodea on guitar/vocals and KILL DEVIL HILL singer Jason "Dewey" Bragg on vocals.
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OCTOBER 27, 2017
GWAR GUITARIST BÄLSÄC THE JAWS 'O DEATH DIAGNOSED WITH MYELOFIBROSIS
Longtime GWAR guitarist Michael Derks, who performs as BälSäc The Jaws 'O Death, has been diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a serious bone marrow disorder that disrupts the body's normal production of blood cells.
Read more at getinvolved.dkms.org/fundraiser/1163832

Puteraeon PUTERAEON TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
Swedish death metallers PUTERAEON will enter the studio in November to record a new album, which will be released early 2018.
puteraeon.com
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OCTOBER 26, 2017
Stiff Little Fingers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS AND BUZZCOCKS TEAM UP WITH THE BEAT AND THE SELECTER FOR SHORT UK TOUR
There will be a short punk and ska tour in UK in May with STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, BUZZCOCKS, The BEAT and The SELECTER. The dates are these:
May 25 - Millennium Square, Leeds
May 26 - The Forum, Hatfield
May 27 - NEC Lakeside, Birmingham
slf.rocks   thebeatofficial.com   buzzcocks.com   theselecter.net

NEW ALBUM WITH ORPHANED LAND IN JANUARY
Oriental/progressive metal pioneers ORPHANED LAND will release their new studio album, "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs", on January 26, 2018 via Century Media Records.
The album will feature a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett (ex-GENESIS) as well as guest vocal appearances by no other than Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES).
Tour dates will be announced soon..
orphaned-land.com

DEBUT ALBUM WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS IN JANUARY
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, with Phil Campbell from MOTÖRHEAD and his sons, will release their debut album, "The Age Of Absurdity", on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.
philcampbell.net   nuclearblast.de
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OCTOBER 25, 2017
RE-RELEASE OF HEAVY LOAD'S "STRONGER THAN EVIL" IN JANUARY
1 of Sweden's first heavy metal bands, HEAVY LOAD, will finally get their whole catalogue reissued. The first release to be re-released is their last album, "Stronger Than Evil" (1983), which will be released on January 26 via No Remorse Records.
It will be available as Digipak CD, Jewel Case CD, LP+CD package, limited edition box set and in digital download format. The reissue will also contain 6 bonus tracks, with 4 that never have been available publicly before.
But that's not all. The band will also play live for the first time since 1985. Confirmed dates so far are:
April 28 - Keep It True Festival XXI in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
May 26 - Up The Hammers Festival, in Athens, Greece
June 8 - Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
More info at facebook.com/heavyloadofficial or noremorse.gr

TWIGGY RAMIREZ KICKED OUT OF MARILYN MANSON'S BAND
Marilyn Manson has fired his longtime bassist Jeordie White, who performs under the name Twiggy Ramirez.
The news comes less than a week after White was publicly accused of rape by his former girlfriend, Jessicka Addams of the riot grrrl band JACK OFF JILL.
Jordie will be replaced for the upcoming tour.
marilynmanson.com

FATS DOMINO DEAD AT 89
Legendary rock musician Fats Domino passed away last night (Oct. 24) or early this morning (Oct. 25). He was 89.

Turbonegro TURBONEGRO ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
Norwegian/British death punks TURBONEGRO will be back on the road next year. They will do the following shows in Europe:
Feb. 09 - Folken, Stavanger, Norway
Feb. 10 - USF Verftet, Bergen, Norway
Feb. 16 - Studentersamfundet, Trondheim, Norway
Feb. 17 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
Mar. 02 - Koko, London, England
Mar. 03 - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar. 09 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
Mar. 10 - SO 36, Berlin, Germany
Expect a new album next year as well (more info about that later).
turbonegro.com

HEAVY LOAD CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
HEAVY LOAD are the first confirmed band for Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 6-9, 2018. This will be their first show since 1985.
Tickets go on sale November 24.
More info at swedenrock.com

GRAVE DIGGER CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
GRAVE DIGGER, THE CHARM THE FURY, WOLFHEART and ANGREPP have been confirmed for next summer's Gefle Metal Festival, which take place in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-14, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are WATAIN, VENOM, AT THE GATES, SODOM, LACUNA COIL, The LURKING FEAR, F.K.Ü. etc.
More info at geflemetalfestival.se

HELLOWEEN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
German power metal legends HELLOWEEN are coming to U.S.A. and Canada in September 2018. The dates are these:
Sept. 07, 2018 - USA, Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 08, 2018 - USA, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 10, 2018 - USA, Chicago, IL
Sept. 12, 2018 - CAN, Montreal, QC
Sept. 14, 2018 - USA, Worcester, MA
Sept. 15, 2018 - USA, New York City, NY
helloween.org
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OCTOBER 24, 2017
Nationalteatern NATIONALTEATERN ADD EXTRA SHOW IN GÖTEBORG
Swedish cult rock band NATIONALTEATERN, who announced a Swedish tour in early 2018 last week, have added a second date in their hometown Göteborg on March 11 as the first show sold out in 2 days.
More info at nationalteaternsrockorkester.se

NEW ALBUM WITH AVATAR IN JANUARY
Swedish metal band AVATAR will release their new album, "Avatar Country", on January 12, 2018 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media Records Ltd. in the rest of the world.
The first single and video, "A Statue Of The King", is out now on digital platforms.
The album will be supported by lots of touring in North America (Jan./Feb.) and Europe (Mar./Apr.).
For more info, visit avatarmetal.com

3CD COLLECTION WITH IAN GILLAN IN NOVEMBER
"The Voice Of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years" from Ian Gillan will be released on November 17 on 3CD digipack through Store For Music. The set contains 3 albums taken from the DEEP PURPLE frontman's solo career: "Naked Thunder" (1990), "Scarabus" (1977) and "Accidentally On Purpose" (1988).
As well as each album in full, the set also includes 5 bonus tracks: "Smoke On The Water", "Black Night" and "Restless" from GILLAN; "Child In Time", "Woman From Tokyo" from IAN GILLAN BAND, plus an interview with Ian Gillan in Tokyo, during the GILLAN Japanese tour.

Stiff Little Fingers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
Northern Irish punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are going to Australia and New Zealand for a tour in February/March. The dates are:
Feb. 19 - The Rosemount, Perth
Feb. 20 - The Gov, Adelaide
Feb. 22 - The Triffid, Brisbane
Feb. 23 - Metro Theatre, Sydney
Feb. 24 - Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne
Feb. 27 - San Fran, Wellington
Feb. 28 - The Foundry, Christchurch
Mar. 1 - The Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets are available now at metropolistouring.com and the venues.
slf.rocks

TOTAL JÄVLA MÖRKER ANNOUNCES SWEDEN/NORWAY TOUR
Swedish hardcore/punk band TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER are going on a short tour in Sweden and Norway in December. You can see them at the following dates:
Dec. 2 - Umeå, Sweden
Dec. 7 - Göteborg, Sweden
Dec. 8 - Oslo, Norway
Dec. 9 - Lund, Sweden
Dec. 10 - Stockholm, Sweden
You might find more details here: facebook.com/totaltjavlamorker

MaBe NEW EP WITH MÄBE IN JANUARY
Swedish rock band MÄBE are going to release a new 6-track EP, "När Rösten I Radion Sa Hans Namn", on January 26, 2018. It will be available both digitally and as a 12" vinyl. The 12" will be available in a very limited edition of 200 copies, and it will also include 8 postcards and a CD with 1 bonus track.
facebook.com/mabeofficiell

PRIMAL FEAR WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
German/Swedish/Italian heavy metal band PRIMAL FEAR has started to work on some new material for their next studio album.
primalfear.de
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OCTOBER 23, 2017
Old patch NEW ALBUM AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH JUDAS PRIEST IN 2018
JUDAS PRIEST will release their new studio album, "Firepower", in early 2018. The band will support the disc's release with a North American tour, which will kick off on March 13 in Pennsylvania, and wrap up on May 1 in Texas. Special guests will be SAXON and BLACK STAR RIDERS.
For tour dates etc., check out judaspriest.com

AC/DC PRODUCER GEORGE YOUNG DEAD AT 70
George Young, the eldest brother of AC/DC co-founders Malcolm and Angus Young, has died at the age of 70.
George started his career in The EASYBEATS, which had a hit with "Friday On My Mind". He also co-produced AC/DC's early albums, as well as "Blow Up Your Video" (1988) and "Stiff Upper Lip" (2000).

FORMER MARILYN MANSON GUITARIST DAISY BERKOWITZ IS DEAD
MARILYN MANSON co-founder and original guitarist Scott Putesky, a.k.a. Daisy Berkowitz, has passed away after a long battle with stage-four colon cancer.
The 49-year-old musician found out he had cancer when he underwent a colonoscopy in August 2013 after nearly 6 years of mysterious abdomen pains, some of which were severe enough to land him in the emergency room.
Putesky performed on MARILYN MANSON's "Portrait of An American Family" and "Smells Like Children" albums before leaving the group in 1996 over creative differences during the writing sessions for what became the "Antichrist Superstar" LP. Putesky went on to join JACK OFF JILL, GODHEAD and later launched his own band called THREE TON GATE.
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OCTOBER 22, 2017
Anthrax NEW BOOK FROM ANTHRAX GUITARIST SCOTT IAN IN DECEMBER
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will release his second book, "Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life", on December 12 via Da Capo Press.
anthrax.com

NEW ALBUM WITH VOJD IN FEBRUARY
Swedish heavy metal band VOJD (formerly known as BLACK TRIP) will release a new album on February 23, 2018. No title has been announced..
There will also be a 7" EP in December.
facebook.com/vojdofficial

HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST BASSIST MARTIN E. AIN HAS DIED
It seems like Martin Eric Ain, bassist for Swizz extreme metal bands HELLHAMMER and CELTIC FROST, died of a heart attack on Saturday, October 21.
Read more at moshville.co.uk/news/2017/10/rip-martin-eric-ain-1967-2017
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OCTOBER 20, 2017
The Boys THE BOYS AND THE EXPLOITED CONFIRMED FOR PUNK & DISORDERLY
The BOYS, The EXPLOITED, ANGELIC UPSTARTS, VARUKERS, CHRON GEN and LOS FASTODIOS are some of the bands that are confirmed for the Punk & Disorderly festival in Berlin, Germany on April 20-22, 2018.
More info at punk-disorderly.de

Sanchez LOCAL HARD ROCK VETERAN JOSÉ SANCHEZ HAS DIED
It looks like that fucking cancer has taken another life.. This time it's local (Borås, Sweden) hard rock singer José Sanchez (SANCHEZ, EMPIRE SAINT etc.) that has died.
I didn't know him, but I remember that he always laughed when I asked him for a CD for review. So he obviously didn't know who I was or what I was doing. Or maybe he didn't believe me..
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OCTOBER 19, 2017
NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH WHITESNAKE IN NOVEMBER
WHITESNAKE are going to release "The Purple Tour (Live)" on CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, CD, LP and download on November 24.
Read more about it here: whitesnake.com/purple-tour-live
Ther will also be a 300-page book about that tour, which you can read more about here: whitesnake.com/the-purple-tour-book

Bullet SONATA ARCTICA, EXODUS, BULLET AND THE KRISTET UTSEENDE CONFIRMED FOR METALLSVENSKAN 2018
SONATA ARCTICA, EXODUS, BULLET AND The KRISTET UTSEENDE are the first acts to be confirmed for the Metallsvenskan music and football festival in Norrköping, Sweden on June 15-16, 2018.
More info at metallsvenskan.net

MORBID ANGEL CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
American death metal legends MORBID ANGEL have canceled their European tour in November/December "due to continued problems with the U.S. State Department and passport issues".
morbidangel.com

40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF RUSH'S "A FAREWELL TO KINGS"
On December 1, progressive rock legends RUSH will release a new and expanded edition of the landmark album "A Farewell To Kings" — the 5th studio album originally released in 1977.
"A Farewell To Kings - 40th Anniversary" will be available to fans in 4 distinct configurations, including Super Deluxe Edition, 3-CD Deluxe Edition, 4-LP Deluxe Edition, and the Deluxe Digital Edition.
You can pre-order it now from rushbackstage.com

NEW BALLADS COMPILATION WITH SCORPIONS IN NOVEMBER
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will release a new compilation album, "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", on November 24. The effort will include 17 of the band's most famous ballads plus 2 new songs which were recorded this past summer.
the-scorpions.com

Nationalteatern NATIONALTEATERN ARE BACK AGAIN, SWEDISH TOUR NEXT YEAR
Swedish cult rock band NATIONALTEATERN said never again in 2014, but now they are back once again to celebrate their 40-year anniversary in 2018 with a tour in Sweden. And the "exclusive" dates are these:
Feb. 9 - Jönköping, Konserthus
Feb. 10 - Växjö, Konserthus
Feb. 16 - Kalmar, Kalmarsalen
Feb. 17 - Borås, Åhaga
Feb. 22 - Halmstad, Halmstads teater
Feb. 23 - Västerås, Konserthus
Feb. 24 - Uppsala, Konsert & Kongress
Mar. 2 - Norrköping, Louis De Geer
Mar. 3 - Örebro, Conventum
Mar. 6 - Stockholm, Cirkus
Mar. 8 - Göteborg, Konserthus
Mar. 16 - Malmö, Kulturbolaget
Apr. 6 - Linköping, Konsert & Kongress
Apr. 7 - Karlstad, CCC
Tickets for most of the dates are available at Ticketmaster.
Until then original member Ulf Dageby will be working on a new album with ULF DAGEBY BAND, which will be titled "Tillbaka Till Noll".
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OCTOBER 18, 2017
The Baboon Show THE BABOON SHOW ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW are going on a European tour from March to April 2018. Unfortunately mainly Spain and Germany (so far), but they will probably add more dates soon.
For dates, tickets and other information, check out thebaboonshow.com
A new album, entitled "Radio Rebelde", will be released on February 16, 2018.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ANNOUNCES MORE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have added some more tour dates for 2018 to their schedule. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, October 27, and the dates are:
Jan. 22 - Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria, BC
Jan. 24 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
Jan. 25 - KeyArena at Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Jan. 26 - Rose Quarter – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
Jan. 27 - Hult Center For the Performing Arts – Silva Concert Hall, Eugene, OR
Jan. 29 - Selland Arena at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
Jan. 30 - Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA
Feb. 01 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
Feb. 16 - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – The Chelsea, Las Vegas, CA
Feb. 17 - The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
More dates can be found at qotsa.com

DAVID GLEN EISLEY AND CRAIG GOLDY GOT A NEW BAND TOGETHER
Singer David Glen Eisley and guitarist Craig Goldy (RESURRECTION KINGS, ex-DIO), both formerly of GIUFFRIA, have joined forces again in EISLEY/GOLDY, a partnership which sees the 2 artists bring back the signature sound that launched their careers in the early 80s.
EISLEY/GOLDY's debut album, "Blood, Guts And Games", will be released on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl.

Raubtier RAUBTIER FRONTMAN TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM IN NOVEMBER
RAUBTIER frontman Pär Hulkoff will release his first solo album, "KVEN", under the name HULKOFF via Faravid Recordings/Playground Music on November 17.

HULKOFF CONFIRMED FOR SABATON OPEN AIR
HULKOFF (Pär Hulkoff from RAUBTIER) is the first act to be confirmed for next year's Sabaton Open Air, which will take place in Falun, Sweden on August 15-18, 2018. SABATON will also play of course..
More info at sabatonopenair.net

NEW ALBUM WITH STARBLIND IN NOVEMBER
Swedish heavy metal band STARBLIND will release a new album, "Never Seen Again", on November 24 via Pure Steel Records. Pre-order starts on November 10 from puresteel-records.com
starblind.se

LIVE CD/DVD WITH PRETTY MAIDS NEXT YEAR, NEW ALBUM IN 2019
Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS are going to release a new live CD/DVD via Frontiers Music Srl next fall (2018), and a new studio album in late summer or fall 2019.
frontiers.it   prettymaids.dk

ZZ TOP POSTPONE CURRENT TOUR
It looks like ZZ TOP have been forced to postpone their current tour due to a thumb issue. This is what they say on Facebook anyway: "Upcoming scheduled dates on ZZ TOP's current tour are temporarily suspended and are arranged for immediate rescheduling. ZZ's cornerstone bass guitarist, Mr. Dusty Hill, is addressing a tummy ailment and is following a directive to lay low for the next few weeks."
zztop.com

NEW ALBUM WITH THE VARUKERS OUT NOW
British hardcore/punk veterans The VARUKERS have just released a new album, "Damned And Defiant". It's available in all formats: LP, CD, download and streaming. It looks like the album is just available in Europe though.
facebook.com/thevarukers
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OCTOBER 17, 2017
Anthrax ANTHRAX AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE TOUR
ANTHRAX and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have announced a 29-date North American co-headline tour that kicks off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and will zig-zag across the continent to wind up in Portland, Maine on March 4. HAVOK will serve as the opening act for the entire tour.
For dates, go somewhere else.. Like 1 of these sites for example: anthrax.com or killswitchengage.com

KINGDOM COME MEMBERS IN DISCUSSION ABOUT REUNION OF ORIGINAL LINEUP
Former SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak says he's in discussions with singer Lenny Wolf for a reunion of the original lineup of 80s hard rockers KINGDOM COME, a band perhaps best known for its uncanny musical resemblance to LED ZEPPELIN. Kottak played on the band's first 2 albums, 1988's "Kingdom Come" and 1989's "In Your Face" before leaving the same year. Kottak went on to play on MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP's 1992 "MSG" album before joining SCORPIONS in 1996.

Vanna Inget LIVE ALBUM WITH VÅNNA INGET IN NOVEMBER
Swedish post punk band VÅNNA INGET will release a live album, "Vi Tar Alla Minnen Härifrån", via Gaphals on November 24. It will be released on vinyl in 3 colours (pink, yellow, white) in a limited edition of 333 copies together with a 100-page photo book.
facebook.com/Gaphals   facebook.com/vannainget

40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION OF RAMONES' "ROCKET TO RUSSIA"
On November 4, 1977 NYC punk rock legends RAMONES released "Rocket To Russia". This will be celebrated with a 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition on November 24 via Rhino, which will contain 2 different mixes of the album (a remastered version of the original and a new 40th Anniversary Tracking Mix by original engineer/mixer Ed Stasium) and a number of unreleased studio recordings, plus a previously unissued recording of the band's 1977 concert in Glasgow, Scotland. This means a box filled with 3 CDs and 1 LP.
You can pre-order this box set now from store.ramones.com

METALLSVENSKAN TO RESURRECT IN 2018
Swedish metal and football festival Metallsvenskan will be back in 2018. This time in Norrköping (instead of Örebro) on June 15-16. The first confirmed artists will be announced on Thursday, October 19, and that's also the day when the early bird tickets go on sale.
More info at metallsvenskan.net

THE SAINST DRUMMER IAIN SHEDDEN HAS DIED
Iain Shedden, drummer of Australian punk rockers The SAINTS, has died at the age of 60. He had been treated for throat cancer some years ago and was undergoing additional treatment when he died suddenly on Monday, October 16.
Read more here: smh.com.au/entertainment/music/music-writer-and-saints-drummer-iain-shedden-dies-aged-60-20171016-gz1t4h.html

THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCES IRISH DATES WITH THERAPY?
English rock veterans The STRANGLERS are teaming up with THERAPY? for 3 dates in Ireland in March 2018. These dates are:
Mar. 1 - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Mar. 2 - Big Top, Limerick
Mar. 3 - Ulster Hall, Belfast
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20.
After that the bands are going on a UK tour together. Those dates can be found at stranglers.net
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OCTOBER 16, 2017
THUNDERMOTHER IN THE STUDIO
Swedish all-female hard rock n roll band THUNDERMOTHER has just enetered the studio to record a new album.
thundermother.com

ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE AND PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES, M.D.C., The ADOLESCENTS and CITY SAINTS are among the latest acts to be confirmed for the Rebellion festival at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK on August 2-5, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are D.R.I., The EXPLOITED, DISCHARGE, G.B.H., SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS, COCKNEY REJECTS, The BOYS, 4 PAST MIDNIGHT, RUTS DC, UK SUBS, ANGELIC UPSTARTS, RAW POWER, SUBHUMANS etc. etc.
More info at rebellionfestivals.com

TREAT, FM AND KEE MERCELLO CONFIMRED FOR MELODIC ROCK FEST SCANDINAVIA
TREAT, FM, DARE, Kee Marcello, CRAZY LIXX, ONE DESIRE, GRAND DESIGN, DEGREED, PRETTY WILD, GRAND SLAM and MIDNITE CITY are some of the artists that have been confirmed for Melodic Rock Fest Scandinavia 2018 at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden on May 31 to June 2, 2018.
More info at melodicrockfestscandinavia.com
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OCTOBER 14, 2017
Old photo of Satyricon SATYRICON ANNOUNCES DATES IN RUSSIA, ISRAEL AND GREECE
Norwegian black metal veterans SATYRICON have added some more tour dates in January:
23 Jan - Fuzz Club, Athens, Greece
24 Jan - Barby, Tel Aviv, Israel
26 Jan - Club Zal, St Petersburg, Russia
27 Jan - Svoboda, Ekaterinburg, Russia
28 Jan - Red, Moscow, Russia
satyricon.no

RELEASE OF "NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS" BOX SET POSTPONED TO DECEMBER
Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, the release of SEX PISTOLS' "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" 40th Anniversary box set has been moved to December 1.
facebook.com/sexpistolsofficial
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OCTOBER 13, 2017
NEW GREATEST HITS ALBUM WITH GREEN DAY IN NOVEMBER
GREEN DAY will be releasing a new greatest hits album, called "Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band", which will be out November 17. It includes 2 new tracks and a new music video.
greenday.com

STEVEN ADLER WORKING ON NEW BOOK
Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler is working on a new book called "Steven Adler: The Shit My Friends Remember I Did".
Adler recently started a web site called Steven Adler Stories where fans can share their personal tales about the drummer for possible inclusion in the book. All submissions should be between 20 and a 125 words. You can find it here: stevenadlerstories.com

Mustasch SWEDISH CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH MUSTASCH AND HARDCORE SUPERSTAR
Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH will team up with HARDCORE SUPERSTAR for a short co-headline tour in Sweden in March 2018. Main support will be death metal legends ENTOMBED A.D., and the exclusive dates are these:
Mar. 9 - Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
Mar. 10 - Annexet, Stockholm
Mar. 23 - Slagthuset, Malmö
Mar. 24 - Lisebergshallen, Göteborg
Both MUSTASCH and HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have released a new single today (Oct. 13).
mustasch.net   hardcoresuperstar.com   entombedad.com

NEW ALBUM WITH ANVIL IN JANUARY
Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL will release their new album, "Pounding The Pavement", on January 19, 2018 via SPV/Steamhammer.
ANVIL will embark on a massive European tour from February to April 2018. The dates are way too many to post here, so check out facebook.com/anvilmetal
Before that they are going to Australia for a little tour in November. Check the link above for the dates..

THE WHO FRONTMAN ROGER DALTREY TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN 2018
Blink Publishing is to publish the autobiography of THE WHO frontman Roger Daltrey in autumn/fall 2018.
Read more about it here facebook.com/pages/Roger-Daltrey or thewho.com

NEW SINGLE WITH HELLOWEEN
German power metal legends HELLOWEEN give away their new single, "Pumpkins United", as a free download from their web site helloween.org
A 10" vinyl single with that song will be released on December 8, and you can pre-order it now from nuclearblast.de

FKU SWEDISH TOUR WITH F.K.Ü., ICE AGE AND REIGNSAW
Swedish thrash bands F.K.Ü., ICE AGE and REIGNSAW will team up for a short Swedish tour in January/February 2018. The dates are:
Jan. 26: Finspång, Hugo
Jan. 27: Göteborg, Sticky Fingers
Feb. 2: Gävle, Dirty Harry Rockbar
Feb. 3: Strängnäs, Garaget
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OCTOBER 12, 2017
JOHN BONHAM STATUE
Legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham will be honored with a statue in his hometown of Redditch. The Redditch Advertiser reports that most of the funds for the memorial, by renowned British sculptor Mark Richards, were raised through a private donation.
The bronze statue will be unveiled in time for what would have been the late drummer's 70th birthday next May.
John Bonham died on September 25, 1980 of pulmonary edema which is fluid accumulation in the lungs. He was 32 years old.

STATUS QUO ANNOUNCES TOURING HIATUS IN 2018
STATUS QUO will radically cut back on its touring activities and will only perform a series of summer shows and festivals during 2018.
For the first time in around 30 years, there will be no traditional winter tour of Europe or Christmas shows in the U.K. As a result, the show already announced for November 3, 2018 at the massive Hallenstadion in Zurich has been rescheduled for October 6, 2018 and will be the final STATUS QUO gig of the year. All tickets for the original date will be valid for the new date and ticket holders do not need to take any further action.
Thus, the forthcoming Australian tour and the "Plugged In: Live And Rockin'!" U.K. tour will be the only opportunity for fans to see the band in smaller and more intimate venues for at least 2 years. Additionally, as a tribute to the late Rick Parfitt, the setlist at these dates will now include 2 of his best-loved classics, "Don't Drive My Car" and "Little Lady".
statusquo.co.uk

NEW ALBUM WITH NORDIC UNION BEFORE END OF 2018
Melodic hard rockers NORDIC UNION - with Ronnie Atkins (PRETTY MAIDS) and Erik Mårtensson (ECLIPSE) - let us know that they will release their second album before the end of 2018.
facebook.com/nordicunion

ECLIPSE GOING TO JAPAN NEXT YEAR
Swedish melodic hard rockers ECLIPSE are going to Japan in April 2018 for 2 shows on the following dates:
April 27 - Tsutayao-West, Tokyo
April 28 - The Live House Soma, Osaka
eclipsemania.com
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OCTOBER 11, 2017
TONY HARNELL HAS LEFT TNT AGAIN
Norwegian melodic hard rock veterans TNT has once again parted ways with vocalist Tony Harnell.
TNT will continue with a new vocalist and new release through Frontiers Records, to be announced very soon. The band will then commence international touring in early 2018 in support of the new release.
Tony will immediately start to work on a new STARBREAKER album, also through Frontiers Records. A solo release is also in the works. Tony will start touring worldwide early in the new year, with STARBREAKER shows planned after a solo tour.
tnttheband.com

ALESTORM ANNOUNCES UK/IRELAND TOUR
Heavy metal pirates ALESTORM are going on a crusade through UK and Ireland in February 2018. They will bring their friends in RUMAHOY and The DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD. The crusade will make stops at the following places along the way:
Feb 9th - O2 Academy, Liverpool
Feb 10th - Corporation, Sheffield
Feb 11th - Northumbria Uni, Newcastle
Feb 13th - Garage, Aberdeen
Feb 14th - O2 ABC, Glasgow
Feb 15th - Mandela Hall, Belfast
Feb 16th - Tivoli, Dublin
Feb 17th - HRH Metal, Birmingham
Feb 18th - O2 Ritz, Manchester
Feb 20th - Stylus, Leeds
Feb 21st - Waterfront, Norwich
Feb 22nd - O2 Forum, London
Feb 23rd - Concorde 2, Brighton
Feb 24th - Motion, Bristol
Feb 25th - Engine Rooms, Southampton
alestorm.net   facebook.com/rumahoy   thedreadcrewofoddwood.com

CASSETTES WITH CLASSIC THE WHITE STRIPES ALBUMS
American rock duo The WHITE STRIPES will have their classic albums "The White Stripes", "White Blood Cells" and "De Stijl" released on cassette for the very first time. This will happen on International Cassette Store Day, which is on Saturday, October 14.
thirdmanrecords.com

MARILYN MANSON CANCEL AFTERSHOCK APPERANCE
Marilyn Manson and FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES have canceled their appearances at this year's edition of the Aftershock festival. The organizers have since announced that BUTCHER BABIES and PALAYE ROYALE have been added to the 2-day event, which is scheduled to take place October 21-22 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California.
Among the other acts that will play are Ozzy Osbourne, NINE INCH NAILS, A PERFECT CIRCLE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, MASTODON, HALESTORM, GOJIRA, IN THIS MOMENT, STEEL PANTHER, FOZZY, STONE SOUR, ANTI-FLAG, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES etc.
More info at aftershockconcert.com

NEW ALBUM WITH SNAKEYES IN NOVEMBER
Spanish/Romanian heavy metal band SNAKEYES has set "Metal Monster" as the title of their new album, which will be released on November 25.
A trailer for the album is available here: youtube.com/watch?v=YPexr8C5PPI
snakeyes-metal.com

PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Gothic metal veterans PARADISE LOST are going on a UK tour in February 2018. The dates will be:
15th Feb - Arts Centre, Colchester
16th Feb - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
17th Feb - Thekla, Bristol
18th Feb - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
20th Feb - Limelight 2, Belfast
21st Feb - Tivoli, Dublin
22nd Feb - Classic Grand, Glasgow
23rd Feb - Gorilla, Manchester
Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 13.
For more tour dates, go to paradiselost.co.uk

SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
British punk veterans SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS have been confirmed for the Rebellion festival at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK on August 2-5, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are D.R.I., The EXPLOITED, DISCHARGE, G.B.H., COCKNEY REJECTS, The BOYS, 4 PAST MIDNIGHT, RUTS DC, UK SUBS, ANGELIC UPSTARTS, RAW POWER, SUBHUMANS etc. etc.
More info at rebellionfestivals.com
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OCTOBER 10, 2017
HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Swedish rock band HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND are going to Spain in January for 11 shows. The dates are:
January 17th - Rocksound, Barcelona
January 18th - Loco Club, Valencia
January 19th - Boite Live, Madrid
January 20th - Sala X, Sevilla
January 21st - Louie Louie, Estepona
January 22nd - El Zagal de San Martin, Aldeamayor de San Miguel
January 23rd - Forum Celticum, O Burgo - A Coruña
January 24th - Sala Acapulco, Gijón
January 25th - El Almacén de Little Bobby, Santander
January 26th - Back Stage, Bilbao
January 27th - La Lata de Bombillas, Zaragoza
hellsinglandunderground.com
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OCTOBER 9, 2017
SCORPIONS FORCED TO CANCEL U.S. TOUR WITH MEGADETH
Due to "severe laryngitis", the remainder of SCORPIONS' U.S. 2017 tour with MEGADETH has been canceled.
According to a statement released by the German hard rock veterans, SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage.
Tickets will be refunded at points of purchase.
the-scorpions.com

Alice Cooper ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES FOR 2018
Alice Cooper has added some new tour dates in North America in March. Those dates are these:
3/1/18 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Palaceesar's
3/2/18 - Rama, ON - Casino Rama Resort
3/4/18 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric Theatre
3/5/18 - Englewood, NJ - bergenPAC (Bergen Performing Arts Center)
3/6/18 - Boston, MA - Boch Center Wang Theatre
3/8/18 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
3/9/18 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center - MPAC
3/10/18 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center
3/13/18 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
3/14/18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Madison
3/15/18 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
3/17/18 - Cherokee, NC - Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
3/18/18 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
3/20/18 - Melbourne, FL - The King Center
3/21/18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
3/23/18 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/24/18 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live Orlando
3/26/18 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
3/28/18 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
3/29/18 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
alicecooper.com

NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM KING DIAMOND AND WYKKED WYTCH
The PYRE is the name of a brand-new band featuring Matt Thompson (KING DIAMOND) on drums, Ben Kuzay (ex-MONSTROSITY, ex-WYKKED WYTCH) on bass, Shaun Schwanke on guitar, Erik O'Reilly on keyboards and Alec Harrah on vocals. The group, which is currently recording its debut album, has just released its eponymously titled first single. Their debut full-length effort is tentatively due in 2018.

The Gloria Story NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH THE GLORIA STORY IN DECEMBER
Swedish (hard) rock band The GLORIA STORY will release a new single and video, "Does Your Heart Feel At Home", on December 1.
There will be an acoustic release party for the single at Kulturhuset in Skövde, Sweden on December 2. They will also show the video there.
thegloriastory.com

D.R.I. CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
American crossover/thrash pioneers D.R.I. have been confirmed for the Rebellion festival at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK, which will take place August2-5, 2018.
Confirmed since earlier are The EXPLOITED, DISCHARGE, G.B.H., COCKNEY REJECTS, The BOYS, 4 PAST MIDNIGHT, RUTS DC, UK SUBS, ANGELIC UPSTARTS, RAW POWER, SUBHUMANS etc. etc.
More info at rebellionfestivals.com
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OCTOBER 8, 2017
MAIDAVALE TO ENTER THE STUDIO IN NOVEMBER
Swedish retro blues rockers MAIDAVALE will enter the studio in November to record their second album. It's expected to be released in late March 2018.
facebook.com/maidavaleswe
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OCTOBER 7, 2017
Hammerfall HAMMERFALL TO RELEASE 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL will re-release their debut album as "Glory To The Brave - 20 Year Anniversary Edition" on December 1.
This edition will include a completely remastered version of "Glory To The Brave", a radio edit of the title track as well as their cover version of the STORMWITCH classic "Ravenlord". There will also be a bonus disc with live versions of "The Metal Age", "Steel Meets Steel", "Stone Cold", "Glory To The Brave", "Hammerfall" and "The Dragon Lies Bleeding", as well as a medley from numerous tracks off of the album, which was recorded live this year at a show in Berlin.
In addition to this, the double CD will also be enhanced by a bonus DVD containing the first chapters of their "The First Crusade" documentary, which was originally published on VHS, as well as 4 new, historically edited interview chapters plus a live recording of their Dynamo Open Air show at Eindhoven in 1998.
hammefall.net

Rovsvett RÖVSVETT ARE IN THE STUDIO
Swedish hardcore/punk veterans RÖVSVETT are currently in the studio to record something. What it will be is still a question though..
facebook.com/Rovsvett

NEW ALBUM WITH DIAMOND HEAD IN 2018
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends DIAMOND HEAD are working on a new album, which will be released during 2018.
diamondheadofficial.com

NEW SINGLE WITH MUSTASCH ON FRIDAY THE 13TH
Swedish heavy hard rockers MUSTASCH are going to release their new single, "Lawbreaker", on Friday, October 13.
mustasch.net
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OCTOBER 6, 2017
Old patch NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH BLACK SABBATH IN NOVEMBER
"The End" is a celebration of BLACK SABBATH's final hometown concert at Birmingham's Genting Arena on February 4, 2017. This unforgettable farewell show from one of the biggest bands in the world will be released by Eagle Vision on November 17 on vinyl, Blu-ray, DVD and CD.
blacksabbath.com

Flogging Molly DROPKICK MURPHYS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH FLOGGING MOLLY AND GLEN MATLOCK
Celtic punk rockers DROPKICK MURPHYS are coming to Europe with FLOGGING MOLLY and SEX PISTOLS bassist Glen Matlock early next year.
For dates, check out dropkickmurphys.com or floggingmolly.com

NEW ALBUM WITH MORBID ANGEL IN DECEMBER
American death metal legends MORBID ANGEL will release a new album, "Kingdoms Disdained", on December 1.
morbidangel.com

NEW OPERATION: MINDCRIME ALBUM IN DECEMBER
OPERATION: MINDCRIME - with former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate - are going to release a new album, titled "The New Reality", on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl.
operationmindcrime.com   frontiers.it
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OCTOBER 5, 2017
NEW ALBUM WITH A HERO FOR THE WORLD IN DECEMBER
Swedish/Philippine rock/metal band A HERO FOR THE WORLD will release a new album, called "CineRock", on December 1.
The album features around a dozen more or less well-known songs from movies and TV.
"CineRock" will be released worldwide on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Deezer and Amazon.
facebook.com/aherofortheworld

Old patch JUDAS PRIEST, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND BON JOVI AMONG NOMINEES FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
JUDAS PRIEST, BON JOVI, MC5 and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are among the 19 artists newly nominated for possible induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The top vote-getters will be announced in December and inducted next April at a ceremony in Ohio.
Some of the other nominated artists are Kate Bush, DEPECHE MODE, DIRE STRAITS, LL Cool J, EURYTHMICS, RADIOHEAD etc.
More info at rockhall.com

RUN-DMC MEMBER FORM BAND WITH FORMER EXODUS SINGER ROB DUKES
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of hip hop legends RUN-DMC has formed a new metal band with Rob Dukes (singer of EXODUS 2005-2014). The group is called FRAGILE MORTALS and was formed when DMC joined up with Dukes' band GENERATION KILL. Aside from DMC and Dukes, the band includes bassist Rob Moschetti (ex-PRO-PAIN, M.O.D.), guitarist Jason Trenczer, gutiarist Jason Velez, and drummer Rob Youells. Their debut album, "The Dark Project", will be out via Entertainment One Music on October 13. Bumblefoot (ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) produced the record.
And in related news.. Rob Dukes has just released his first solo EP via all digital music retailers.
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OCTOBER 4, 2017
Michael Monroe MICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCES UK SHOWS
Michael Monroe (ex-HANOI ROCKS) are going to England for 4 shows in late November/early December. The dates are as follows:
Nov. 30 - Manchester, Rebellion (w/ ROLE MODELS)
Dec. 1 - London, The Dome (w/ ROLE MODELS)
Dec. 2 - Birmingham, O2 Institute 3 (w/ ROLE MODELS)
Dec. 3 - Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock Festival
michaelmonroe.com

EGONAUT ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWS IN SWEDEN
Local (Borås, Sweden) doom metal band EGONAUT will release a new album, "The Omega", on November 3. That will be followed by the following shows in Sweden:
Nov. 3 - Pumphuset, Borås (w/ NEKROMANT)
Nov. 9 - The Abyss, Göteborg (w/ HELLDOG)
Nov. 19 - Backstage, Trollhättan (w/ NEKROMANT, TOPPLOCK)
Nov. 22 - Pub Anchor, Stockholm
facebook.com/egonautswe

DR. LIVING DEAD! ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish thrash metallers DR. LIVING DEAD! are going on a European tour in January/February 2018. And the dates are these:
25.01.2018 (DE) Berlin / Musik und Frieden (black room)
26.01.2018 (DE) Hamburg / Hafenklang
27.01.2018 (DK) Esbjerg / Konfus
28.01.2018 (DE) Hannover / Mephisto
29.01.2018 (DE) Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
31.01.2018 (NL) Eindhoven / Dynamo
01.02.2018 (GB) London / The Underworld
02.02.2018 (BE) Roeselare / De Verlichte Geest
03.02.2018 (DE) Lingen / Alte Schlachthof
04.02.2018 (NL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
05.02.2018 (CH) Zurich / Werk 21
06.02.2018 (DE) Munich / Backstage
07.02.2018 (AT) Vienna / Viper Room
08.02.2018 (CS) Prague / Underdogs
09.02.2018 (DE) Erfurt / From Hell
10.02.2018 (DE) Lünen / Lükaz
11.02.2018 (DE) Stuttgart / Kellerclub
deathfuckingthrash.com
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OCTOBER 3, 2017
Old patch PAUL DI'ANNO TO DISCUSS IRON MAIDEN ETC. AT SPECIAL EVENT IN LONDON
On October 29, former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno will hold an in-conversation afternoon at the Cart & Horses in Maryland, London, the pub that is billed as "the birthplace of IRON MAIDEN".
In addition to "a chat and a pint" with fans, Di'Anno will take part in a question-and-answer session moderated by veteran U.K. music journalist Malcom Dome.
Di'Anno will discuss the early days of IRON MAIDEN and his life and career following his exit from the band. A meet-and-greet will follow, during which fans will have the opportunity to get any items signed and take photos.
Tickets are available at this location.
pauldianno.com

NEW ALBUM WITH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY IN JANUARY
American metal band BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (with Ozzy's guitarist Zakk Wylde) will release their 10th full-length album, "Grimmest Hits", on January 19, 2018 via Entertainment One (eOne).
The first single, "Room Of Nightmares", is out now on all digital platforms.
blacklabelsociety.com

JOHAN KIHLBERG'S IMPERA SIGNS WITH METAL HEAVEN
Johan Kihlberg, the founder and drummer of Swedish melodic rockers IMPERA, has signed a solo deal with Germany's Metal Heaven.
The album features several different singers, including Michael Sadler (SAGA) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).
The album was produced by Kihlberg and LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss, who also mixed and play on it. Release date is February 23, 2018.

Ram FUNDRAISNING FESTIVAL FOR GOTHENBURG METAL BAR THE ABYSS
It looks like they want to throw out the metal bar The Abyss, which you can find at Andra Långgatan in Göteborg (aka Gothenburg), Sweden. Therefor there will be a fundraising festival on January 19-20, 2018 so that they can stay where they are. The festival will not take place at The Abyss as it's a pretty small place. Venue will be announced later..
Among the bands who are confirmed to play so far are RAM, NIFELHEIM, VAMPIRE, STYGGELSE, NEKROMANTHEON, ATTIC, DEATHHAMMER etc.
If you can not attend the event, but you still want to help out, you can donate at gofundme.com/47bcz1s
But there's much other cool stuff happening at The Abyss before that, so check out facebook.com/theabyssgbg

NEW SINGLE WITH LIV SIN ON FRIDAY
Swedish metal singer Liv Sin (ex-SISTER SIN) will release her new single, "King Of The Damned", on Friday, October 6 via Despotz Records. But you can pre-listen alreday on Thursday, October 5 at livsin.bandcamp.com, where all proceeds will go to Djurens Rätt (Animal's Rights).
livsinofficial.com

NEW SINGLE WITH WATAIN IN THE END OF THIS MONTH
Swedish black metallers WATAIN are going to release a new 7" vinyl single, "Nuclear Alchemy", on October 31 in a limited edition. The b-side will be a cover of TORMENTOR's "Beyond".
You can pre-order it now from wolfwear.net
A new album will be released on january 5 via Century Media Records.
templeofwatain.com   centurymedia.com

GBH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
British punk legends GBH are going on a European tour between November 30 to December 17. Dates can be found at facebook.com/GBH.official

TOM PETTY IS DEAD
American rock legend Tom Petty has died. He was just 66 years old.
Tom was rushed to a hospital in Santa Monica, L.A. on Sunday night (Oct. 1) after he was affected by cardiac arrest.
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OCTOBER 2, 2017
The Baboon Show NEW ALBUM WITH THE BABOON SHOW IN FEBRUARY
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW have set "Radio Rebelde" as the title of their new album, and it will be released sometime in February 2018.
thebaboonshow.com

MARILYN MANSON CANCELS 9 SHOWS
Marilyn Manson has been forced to cancel 9 shows of his "Heaven Upside Down" tour following an incident Saturday night when he was injured after a stage prop fell on him while he was playing in New York City (scroll down to read more about that).
The shows from Boston, October 2 through Houston, October 14 will be rescheduled for a later date.
marilynmanson.com

DELUXE EDITION OF WHITESNAKE'S "1987" DELAYED
Due to unforeseen manufacturing delays, the release date of the WHITESNAKE "1987" Super Deluxe Edition has been moved back a few weeks to October 27.
whitesnake.com
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OCTOBER 1, 2017
METAL CHURCH/W.A.S.P. DRUMMER STET HOWLAND DIAGNOSED WITH DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA
Former W.A.S.P. and current METAL CHURCH drummer Stet Howland has been diagnosed with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system (a form of cancer in the blood).

MARILYN MANSON INJURED WHILE PERFORMING IN N.Y. LAST NIGHT
Marilyn Manson was injured Saturday night (Sep. 30) when a stage prop fell on him while he was playing in New York City.
The incident happened about 45 minutes into Manson's set at Hammerstein Ballroom while he was performing a cover of EURYTHMICS' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)". Manson made his way toward the back of the stage where there was a podium, framed by 2 giant fake pistols. Fan-filmed video from the concert shows Manson climbing the prop before it wobbled, after which it fell on him. The stage crew and his band members immediately rushed to lift the prop off of him. After a brief delay, the house lights came up and an announcer said that the show was being canceled "due to injury".
One day earlier, Manson hopped off stage during his concert in Pittsburgh. After making his way back to the stage, Manson told the crowd, "I just broke my ankle, but it's okay".
marilynmanson.com

Cradle Of Filth CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH are going to Australia in May 2018. The dates are:
9 May – Canberra, The Academy
10 May – Brisbane, The Triffid
11 May – Melbourne, 170 Russell
12 May - Sydney, The Metro Theatre
14 May – Perth, Capitol
All shows are 18+. Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 5.
cradleoffilth.com
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