NEW ALBUM WITH KÖTTGROTTORNA IN APRIL
Swedish melodic punk rock veterans KÖTTGROTTORNA celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and are soon going on tour with Swedish melodic punk rockers CHARTA 77, who also celebrate their 40th anniversary. A new single with KÖTTGROTTORNA, "Krogen Tre Backar", was released yesterday (March 17) on digital platforms. And now it has also been revealed that a new album, "XL", will be released on April 28 via Beat Butchers.
But before the album, they will release another single, "Barkaby Station", on March 31.
DEATH CRUSADE TEAM UP WITH DISPYT FOR SPLIT 7"
Polish crust punk/death metal band DEATH CRUSADE and Finnish crust/black metal band DISPYT have teamed up for a split 7" EP, which is out now through these 5 labels: Elitbolaget, Hidden Beauty Records, Helldog Records, Throne of Lies Records and Deviance Records.
The EP should also be available on digital platforms.
elitbolaget.com | elitbolaget.bandcamp.com
HIRAX TO RECORD NEW STUFF
American thrash veterans HIRAX are going to enter the studio on April 28. ..and that's all they have revealed so far. But I guess it's new songs that will be recorded anyway.
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN DATES
MANOWAR will do 2 shows in Brazil and Colombia in September.
The confirmed dates are:
Sept 20 - Bogotá, Colombia - Movistar Arena
Sept 23 - São Paulo, Brazil - Espaço Unimed
THUNDERMOTHER REVEALS NEW DRUMEMR
The members of Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER parted ways with band leader Filippa Nässil about a month ago. Since then Majsan Lindberg (former member) and Linnéa Vikström (THERION, AT THE MOVIES) has been recruited. Now they have also found a new drummer, and her name is Joan Massing (HONEY CREEK).
SAXON CANCEL THE REST OF THE EURO TOUR DUE TO COVID
Due to singer Biff Byford catching Covid whilst on tour, the remaining European dates with SAXON in Dresden, Linz and Ulm are cancelled, and they are looking to reschedule them as soon as possible.
NEW 2-TRACK EP WITH BANNNED IN G.B.G
Swedish hard rockers BANNED IN G.B.G has released a new 2-track EP, with the songs "High, Higher!" and "Patient Zero". These 2 tracks were recorded during the same session as their debut album, "What The Hell Is Going On", but have never previously been released.
Buy or stream: orcd.co/highhigher
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063656942310 | facebook.com/WormHoleDeath
LIVE ALBUM WITH HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES IN JUNE
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - who consist of AEROSMITH's Joe Perry, actor Johnny Depp and legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper, along with producer and songwriter Tommy Henriksen - will release their first live album, "Live In Rio", on June 2 via earMUSIC.
The official music video for "I Got A Line On You", taken from "Live In Rio", can be seen here: youtu.be/XcjiHlTcu8U
Tour dates: hollywoodvampires.com
DEF LEPPARD JOINS FORCES WITH ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ON NEW ALBUM
May 2023 will see rock and classical royalty unite on a brand-new euphoric album titled "Drastic Symphonies" - DEF LEPPARD's greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before, teamed with London's iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
DEF LEPPARD have deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of their most well-known tracks, but also some of their hidden gems as well. By and large, they have intertwined the audio from the original tapes and performed them alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album includes new vocals and guitars. At different points you can hear vocalist Joe Elliott dueting with his younger self.
Release date is May 19.
THE LAST YEAR FOR DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS
DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS - the British punk rock/power pop band led by former The BOYS member Duncan Reid - will go seperate ways in the end of 2023. But until then they will continue to play live, and a new album will be released in the summer.
Read more and pre-order the album: duncanreidandthebigheads.com
D.R.I. ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH INTENT
American crossover pioneers D.R.I. celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and are going on a U.S. tour with INTENT in May.
All upcoming tour dates can be found here: dirtyrottenimbeciles.com/tour.htm
SAXON POSTPONE SHOWS IN ROSTOCK AND DRESDEN
Due to unforeseen circumstances the SAXON shows in Rostock tonight (March 16) and Dresden tomorrow (March 17) will not take place. The band is looking to re-schedule these German dates as soon as possible..
EXCITER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Canadian speed metal legends EXCITER are returning to Europe in May and June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic debut album, "Heavy Metal Maniac". Some shows will be with ARTILEERY, some with ARTILLERY and BLOODSTAR, and some with SCREAMER and BLOODSTAR.
Dates and tickets: bit.ly/excitertour2023
ASOCIAL AND ADRESTIA TEAM UP FOR A FEW DATES IN SWEDEN AND GERMANY
Swedish hardcore/punk veterans ASOCIAL will team up with Swedish crust/metal band ADRESTIA for a few shows in Sweden and Germany in the end of May.
The dates are:
May 24 Smålands Nation, Lund, Sweden
May 25 Die Friese, Bremen, Germany
May 26 Reset, Berlin, Germany
May 27 AJZ, Neubrandenburg, Germany
HAVOK TEAM UP WITH TOXIC HOLOCAUST FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American thrash bands HAVOK and TOXIC HOLOCAUST are going on a North American tour in July/August together with I AM and HAMMERHEDD. Venue pre-sale begin on Thursday, March 16. General on sale start on Friday, March 17.
More details: facebook.com/HavokOfficial | facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust | facebook.com/iamtxmusic
NEW SINGLE WITH GATUPLAN ON FRIDAY
Swedish punk rock band GATUPLAN - with Inge Johansson from bands like The (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, AGAINST ME!, CSS, STILETT, ALONZO & FAS 3, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, KNUGEN FALLER etc - will finally release a new single, "Umeå Hardcore", on Friday, March 17.
The song is taken from the upcoming album, "Välkommen Till Underjorden".
Pre-save the single: orcd.co/umea-hc
CIRCLE JERKS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American punks CIRCLE JERKS have announced Western U.S. tour dates for this July. T.S.O.L., NEGATIVE APPROACH, and SCOWL will be joining them on select dates. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17.
Dates here: facebook.com/circlejerksband
2 NEW EPS WITH ICED EARTH IN APRIL
American metal act ICED EARTH will release 2 new EPs on April 28 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Titled "Hellrider" and "I Walk Among You", these releases will include rare recordings from the transition phase between singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 2008.
Both EPs will be made available on various vinyl formats and will also be released as a 2-in-1 digipack CD and 2LP picture disc combo.
METALLICA ACQUIRES VINYL PRESSING PLANT
METALLICA has acquired the majority interest in Furnace Record Pressing, a leading provider of high-quality vinyl records and related services. The acquisition formalizes a long-standing relationship between the band and Furnace that has produced more than 5 million pieces of METALLICA vinyl since 2014.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Australian punks AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS have announced U.S. tour dates for this fall. DIE SPITZ will be joining them on all dates. Ticket pre-sale available on Wednesday, March 15. General tickets on sale Friday, March 17.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/amylandthesniffers
NEW SINGLE WITH OVERKILL
The official visualizer for "Wicked Place", a new song from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL, can be seen here: youtu.be/Ga4Vw9OofZM
The track is taken from the band's 20th studio album, "Scorched", which will be released on April 14 via Nuclear Blast Records.
THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
British punk rock legends The DAMNED are coming to Australia and New Zealand in June. Pre-sale starts Thursday, March 16.
Dates and tickets: sbmpresents.com/tour/the-damned-2023 | facebook.com/OfficialDamned
PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY
Not that I use Spotify, but I thought it could be fun to make a playlist for those who are interested in some new music. My first playlist should be available here: open.spotify.com/playlist/6Bf9BV4sfuHYIL6HLk6vBa?si=71fe861319eb4aff
Give it a try!
NEW ALBUM WITH SWEET & LYNCH IN MAY
SWEET & LYNCH, the musical union of vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet (STRYPER, ICONIC) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, The END MACHINE, ex-DOKKEN), have announced that their third album, "Heart & Sacrifice", will be released on May 19 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out the first single, "You'll Never Be Alone": youtu.be/YdOFMvWAXXE
Pre-order the album: orcd.co/sweetlynch3
facebook.com/SweetLynch | frontiers.it
QUEENSRŸCHE CANCELS THIRD CONCERT IN A ROW
QUEENSRŸCHE was forced to cancel its concert Sunday night (March 12) at La Hacienda in Midland, Texas after singer Todd La Torre "lost his voice", according to promoter DIN Productions and local radio station Rock 95.1.
Midland marked the third show cancelation in a row for QUEENSRŸCHE, which scrapped its performance Friday night (March 10) at the Scout Bar in Houston, Texas a few minutes before the band was scheduled to take the stage. The following night's show at the House Of Blues in Dallas, Texas was also called off, apparently for the same reason.
UPDATE! The band have now made an official statement about this on Facebook, where they say that those concerts will be rescheduled, and that they will be back on stage in Tempe, Arizona tomorrow (March 14).
DEF LEPPARD ANTHOLOGY TO BE RELEASED AS HARDBACK BOOK
Genesis Publications has announced that the first-ever anthology of DEF LEPPARD, "Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard", previously announced as a limited-edition release, will also be available as a hardback edition from all good bookstores on May 9.
The book's limited editions became the fastest ever books to sell out in Genesis Publications history, after the Collector's and Deluxe editions were fully subscribed within days of its announcement.
"Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard" is available to order from defleppardbook.com
NEW ALBUM WITH RICHIE RAMONE IN APRIL
Former RAMONES drummer Richie Ramone will release a new solo album, "Live To Tell", on April 21 through Livewire/Cargo Records.
Plans are currently being drawn to support the release with a Latin American tour in October, and with European dates to follow in November.
THE DARKNESS WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
British rock band The DARKNESS has begun to write some new music.
QUEENSRŸCHE FORCED TO CANCEL AFTER SINGER FALLS ILL
QUEENSRŸCHE was forced to cancel its concert Friday night (March 10) at the Scout Bar in Houston, Texas a few minutes before the band was scheduled to take the stage, reportedly because singer Todd La Torre was sick and could not perform. The following night's show at the House Of Blues in Dallas, Texas was also scrapped, apparently for the same reason.
QUEENSRŸCHE has not yet issued an official statement explaining the cancelations.
SKID ROW TO SUPPORT KISS IN EUROPE
SKID ROW will support KISS on the following shows in Europe this summer:
June 12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands at Ziggo Dome
June 13 - Brussels, Belgium at Palais 12
June 27 - Lyon, France at Halle Tony Garnier
June 29 - Tuscany, Italy at Lucca Festival
July 01 - Mannheim, Germany at SAP Arena
July 02 - Cologne, Germany at Lanxess Arena
AVSKUM TO PLAY IN SWEDEN, POLAND and USA
Swedish hardcore/punk legends AVSKUM are back again, and will do the following shows this year:
March 31-April 1 - D.I.Y. Hardcore Punk Fest Vol. 15 in Gdynia, Poland
June 3 - Pizzacrustfestivalen at Bakgården in Karlstad, Sweden (w/ CONTURTURE, SOCIALSTYRELSEN, GRÄNSLANDET etc.)
June 29-July 1 - Fragile Mountain in Göteborg, Sweden (w/ WARCOLLAPSE, MÖGEL, SLAVERIET, SEKUNDERNA, GASP, SMIERC, TROUBLEMAKERS etc.)
Oct. 7 - Los Angeles, USA (w/ RESISTANT CULTURE)
Oct. 13 - Portland, USA (w/ RESISTANT CULTURE)
GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) continue to add more dates for his 50th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" album. This time he announce dates in Czech Republic and Slovakia:
June 27 - Sklub, Olomouc, Czech Republic
June 28, Majestic Music Ckub, Bratislava, Slovakia
VADER ADD MORE DATES IN ASIA
Polish death metal veterans VADER have added more dates to their Asian tour. They will now also visit Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia in late May/early June. HATE and THY DISEASE will join them.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/vader
DARK ANGEL GUITARIST JIM DURKIN IS DEAD
DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin has died at the age of 58. He passed away Wednesday morning (March 8).
ARTILLERY DRUMMER JOSUA MADSEN IS DEAD
Longtime ARTILLERY drummer Josua Madsen, who played on the band's last 4 albums, has died at the age of 45.
According to SN.dk, Madsen passed away after being hit by a bus on a dark country road between Copenhagen and Roskilde, Denmark.
NEW SONG WITH THE DAMNED
UK punk rock legends The DAMNED have released a video for their new song "Beware of the Clown". The song is off their upcoming album, "Darkadelic", which will be out on April 28.
The DAMNED are currently touring Europe, and will be touring the UK later this spring.
Check out the song: youtu.be/7w2njBSgJVA
Tour dates: officialdamned.com
SAXON GUITARIST PAUL QUINN STEP BACK FROM TOURING
Guitarist Paul Quinn has decided to step back from touring with SAXON. He will continue to record with the band, and may play select special shows in the future.
The current March shows in Europe will continue as scheduled, but they will be cancelling their dates in April and the Monsters Of Rock Cruise to re-group. The canceled dates will be re-booked in the future.
Read more: facebook.com/SaxonOfficial
NEW ALBUM WITH BUCKCHERRY IN JUNE
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY will release their 10th studio album, simply titled "Vol. 10", on June 2.
The first single from the album, "Good Time", is out now: youtu.be/x0MmOEaJcd0
Pre-order the album: roundhill.ffm.to/buckcherry-vol10
Tour dates: buckcherry.com
MASTER ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Old death metal legends MASTER are going to sunny Spain in October and November. Special guests will be TOTENGOTT.
NEW IRON MAIDEN PHOTO BOOK FOCUSING ON THE PAUL DI'ANNO YEARS
Rufus Publications has announced the third title in a new series of black-and-white books called "Portraits" featuring the legendary IRON MAIDEN and covering the years the band emerged as a major force in British heavy metal with singer Paul Di'Anno. It features hundreds of previously unseen, carefully restored black-and-white images of the band at play, rehearsing, recording and of course, playing live at a series of pivotal gigs (including the legendary Ruskin Arms) as they emerged as one of the U.K.'s most important heavy metal acts.
The book will go on sale on Friday, March 10, and will ship worldwide in July 2023.
More info/order: rufuspublications.com/rufusbooks/maiden
DAVE LOMBARDO TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
Cuban-born drummer Dave Lombardo (TESTAMENT, MISFITS, SLAYER, FANTÔMAS etc) will release his debut solo album, "Rites Of Percussion", on May 5 via Ipecac Recordings.
HARD ROCK/METAL NOMINEES FOR SWEDISH GRAMMIS AWARDS
The nominees for the Grammis Awards (Swedish Grammy) has been announced. In the "hard rock/metal" category we can find AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, GHOST, The HALO EFFECT and WATAIN.
BLACK STAR RIDERS TO RE-RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ON ORANGE VINYL
Nuclear Blast has announced a 10th anniversary re-issue of BLACK STAR RIDERS' debut album, "All Hell Breaks Loose".
The re-issue is available on limited edition double orange vinyl on May 26, almost 10 years from the original release.
label.nuclearblast.com/store | blackstarriders.com
MEGADETH ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR WITH BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
MEGADETH have announced their 2023 Canadian tour.
The band's spring 13-city trek starts in Everett, Washington on April 26, with the Canadian leg kicking off April 28 in Abbotsford and wrapping up on May 15 in Halifax. Support on the tour will come from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and ONI.
Dates and ticket info: megadeth.com
SIR REG CANCEL TOUR WITH THE MAHONES
Swedish/Irish Celtic punk rockers SIR REG have "due to unforseen circumstances stemming from personal and family matters" been forced to cancel their upcoming tour with The MAHONES.
VÅNNA INGET PLANNING THE END
Swedish post-punk band VÅNNA INGET are planning to part ways after 12 years.
But before that they will release a new album and do some farewell shows. More information about that later..
NITA STRAUSS RETURN TO ALICE COOPER
Nita Strauss, the top-rated guitarist who had been with Alice Cooper for several years until she departed to do a fall 2022 tour with Demi Lovato, will be returning to Alice's band for his 2023 tour.
The Alice Cooper North American tour, with an all-new show dubbed "Too Close For Comfort", kicks off in late April in Michigan and continues through late September, including a handful of August stadium shows with DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE, Followed by a co-headlining late summer "Freaks On Parade" tour with Rob Zombie.
Tour dates and tickets: alicecooper.com
NEW SINGLE WITH TRANSPORT LEAGUE IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Swedish groove metal/heavy hard rockers TRANSPORT LEAGUE are going to release a new single, "Funk Hole", on March 24. Pre-save: bfan.link/funk-hole
LYNYRD SKYNYRD GUITARIST GARY ROSSINGTON IS DEAD
LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Gary Rossington has died.
The sole remaining original member of LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Rossington has dealt with a number of health issues in recent years. Back in July 2021, he underwent emergency heart surgery. 6 years earlier, he suffered a heart attack, prompting several of the band's concerts to be canceled. He also underwent quintuple bypass surgery back in 2003 due to coronary artery disease. In 2019, he had an operation to fix a leaky heart valve.
5 years ago, Rossington told the Tampa Bay Times his doctors had urged him for years to quit touring.
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DOOM LEGEND SCOTT "WINO" WEINRICH TO ARRIVE THIS SPRING
Due this spring, "Wino: The Documentary" is the story of doom rock legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich, known for his many influential bands and projects such as The OBSESSED, SAINT VITUS, SPIRIT CARAVAN, The HIDDEN HAND, PREMONITION 13, WINO ACOUSTIC, PLACE OF SKULLS, SHRINEBUILDER, PROBOT, and more. The film will premiere at the Maryland International Film Festival, and then a theatrical premiere on 4/20/23 at @tinkerstreetcinema in Woodstock, NY. The Maryland screening is happening at the end of March (date and time coming soon). After the screenings, the film will become available online to stream, and also for purchase on DVD.
The documentary features interviews and appearances by Bobby Liebling (PENTAGRAM), Dixie Dave (WEEDEATER), Jimmy Bower (DOWN, EYEHATEGOD), Dave Grohl (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS), Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), Pepper Keenan (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Henry Rollins (BLACK FLAG), and more.
For more information, visit: wino-art.com
EX-THUNDERMOTHER MEMBERS LAUNCH NEW BAND
Former THUNDERMOTHER members Guernica Mancini (vocals), Emlee Johansson (drums) and Mona Lindgren (bass) have launched a new band called The GEMS. The band, which sees Lindgren returning to her original instrument, the guitar, is planning to release its debut single, "Phoenix", in April.
MASSACRE, MEMORIAM AND ORBIT CULTURE CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
MASSACRE, MEMORIAM and ORBIT CULTURE have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15.
Confirmed since earlier are AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, WATAIN, DISMEMBER, POSSESSED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, DARK FUNERAL, NERVOSA, CRYSTAL VIPER etc.
NEW SINGLE WITH THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Swedish hard rockers The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT has released a cover of "Tryin'" by The EAGLES. Listen here: youtu.be/eEysefKU8eE
A new 7" vinyl single, with "Out Of Your League" on the a-side and "Tryin'" on the b-side, is available for pre-order from Ghost Highway Recordings.
NEW VIDEO WITH CRUACHAN
Irish folk metal pioneers CRUACHAN has released a new video for the song "The Reaper": youtu.be/mibB2SnmqhE
cruachanireland.com | despotz.se
NEW SINGLE WITH NARNIA
Swedish melodic metal band NARNIA has released a new single, "Hold On". It's the second single from their new album, "Ghost Town", which will be released on March 17.
Listen to "Hold On": orcd.co/narnia-hold-on
NARNIA ANNOUNCES BRAZILIAN TOUR
Swedish melodic metal band NARNIA are going to Brazil in the end of September together with Bob Rock.
NEW SONG WITH CRADLE OF FILTH, LIVE ALBUM IN APRIL
British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH has released a new song, "She Is A Fire". Watch and listen: youtube.com/watch?v=fGrxKLsgidg
The band has also announced that they will release their first live album in 20 years, which is titled "Trouble And Their Double Lives". It will be released on April 28 via Napalm Records, and you can pre-order it here: napalmrecords.com/cradleoffilth
SCORPIONS ALBUMS TO BE REISSUED ON COLORED VINYL
With "Scorpions - Colours Of Rock", BMG is announcing the reissue of 12 album highlights by the legendary German hard rock band SCORPIONS who have shaped the music world - now appearing on colored vinyl. Alongside versions of "Fly To The Rainbow", "In Trance", "Virgin Killer" and "Humanity (Hour 1)", remastered for the first time ever, are further handpicked treasures including "Savage Amusement", "World Wide Live", "Love At First Sting", "Blackout", "Animal Magnetism", "Lovedrive", "Tokyo Tapes" and "Taken By Force". The reissued albums will be released on May 5, but you can pre-order them now: artofthealbum.store/pages/scorpions
GBH ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
UK punk legends GBH are going to the States for a tour in May and June. MDC and NIIS will join them on most of the dates. And the dates can be found here: facebook.com/GBH.official
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH METALLICA
METALLICA has released a new single/video, "If Darkness Had A Son". Stream it here: metallica.lnk.to/IfDarknessHadASon
ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
ARCH ENEMY have announced a short tour in Sweden this summer. The exclusive dates are:
June 27 - Kalmarsalen, Kalmar
Aug. 14 - Parksnäckan, Uppsala
Aug. 16 - Slagthuset, Malmö
Aug. 17 - Folkets Park, Huskvarna
Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 2 at: archenemy.live
KISS ANNOUNCE FINAL CONCERTS
During an appearance on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show", KISS announced the final shows of its last tour.
The last leg of KISS's 19-date North American tour kicks off in October in Texas and culminates with 2 concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 1 and December 2.
THE BRISTLES SINGER PUMA IS DEAD
Johan "Puma" Larsson, singer for Swedish punk band The BRISTLES, has passed away from cancer.
SKID ROW ADDS SECOND ROUND TO THEIR U.S. TOUR WITH BUCKCHERRY
Due to the amazing response, SKID ROW announces round 2 of their "The Gang's All Here" U.S. tour with BUCKCHERRY. They have now added 14 additional concerts. Tickets go on sale March 3.
More info: skidrow.com or buckcherry.com
BANDS WANTED FOR SOUNDS OF HELL COMPILATION
The compilation serie Sounds Of Hell have so far included bands from The Netherlands and Belgium. But they are now expanding, and goes worldwide. So if your band is interested in taking part of this compilation, send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Genres goes from classic rock to extreme black metal.
NEW VIDEO/SINGLE WITH THE BABOON SHOW
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW will release a new video/single, "Gold", on Tuesday, February 28.
The song is taken from their latest album, "God Bless You All", which is out now.
TROUBLEMAKERS AND SUBHUMANS CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
TROUBLEMAKERS, SUBHUMANS, MICROLAXX, PP7 GAFTZEB & BIANCA INKASSO, TRASH PLANET, HELLBASTARD, BRÖT, ASBEST BOYS, DSM-5, ATTITYD BOYS, PIDARI and RAIN OF ERROR have been confirmed for the punk festival Fragile Mountain.
The festival happens in Göteborg, Sweden between June 29 to July 1.
Confirmed since earlier are MÄHÄLIUM, VICIOUS IRENE, MISANTROPIC, WARCOLLAPSE, AVSKUM, MÖGEL, SEKUNDERNA, SLAVERIET, PROTESTERA, BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, VARNAGEL, MOB 47, The PAST etc.
More info: fragilemountain.rocks
THE UNDERTONES ANNOUNCES GERMAN DATES
Pop punk legends The UNDERTONES have announced 3 shows in Germany in April and May. These dates are as follows:
April 22 - Markthalle, Hamburg
May 3 - Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
May 5 - Feierwerk, Muenchen
Tickets and more tour dates: theundertones.com
ARCH ENEMY TO RE-RELEASE ENTIRE CATALOG
Melodic death metal veterans ARCH ENEMY are pleased to announce that this year their entire catalog will be re-issued.
The campaign will stretch over the course of the current year, and includes the albums "Black Earth" through "Will To Power". First out are "Black Earth" and "Stigmata" on April 28.
Each title will be available in multiple colors on vinyl. In addition, there will be an eco-friendly "PocketPac" CD edition of each album.
centurymedia.com | archenemy.net
NEW SINGLE WITH DEAD EXPRESS
Swedish action rockers DEAD EXPRESS has released a new single, "Heathen", which you can listen to on all major digital platforms. The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Game Changer".
NEW SINGLE WITH L.A. GUNS
L.A. GUNS has released a new single, "Shattered Glass", which you can check out here: youtu.be/1nREyNnBZzk
That song is taken from the new album, "Black Diamonds", which will be released on April 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Pre-order: orcd.co/blackdiamonds
lagunsmusic.com | frontiers.it
ROCK THE PARK WITH F.K.Ü., SPIDERS AND LUCIFER
F.K.Ü., SPIDERS, LUCIFER, KVAEN, DEFLESHED and TUNGSTEN are going to play at Rock The Park, which will happen at Parksnäckan in Uppsala, Sweden on August 12.
Event page: facebook.com/events/1270983230517635
NEW SINGLE WITH KÖTTGROTTORNA IN MARCH
Swedish punk rockers KÖTTGROTTORNA celebrate their 40-year anniversary this year, and a new single, "Krogen Tre Backar", will be released on March 17.
LITA FORD, MARDUK, TRIBULATION AND MAMMOTH WVH CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
LITA FORD, RAISED FIST, MARDUK, KAMELOT, TRIBULATION, DEATHSTARS, MAMMOTH WVH, CROWNE, BRITISH LION, CONEY HATCH, PERFECT PLAN and GRIMNER are some of the latest artists to be confirmed for this summer's Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10. 20 more acts will be announced.
Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, GHOST, DEEP PURPLE, PANTERA, EUROPE, AIRBOURNE, TESTAMENT, WOLFMOTHER, SKID ROW, U.D.O., MONSTER MAGNET, TNT, WIG WAM, SATOR, THUNDERMOTHER, GRAVE, BLOODBOUND, ENFORCER, Chez Kane, HOT BREATH, STRÖM, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN etc.
Full line-up, tickets and more details: swedenrock.com
LUCIFER AND SISTER CONFIRMED FOR DOWNTOWN RIOT
LUCIFER and SISTER are the last acts to be confirmed for the Downtown Riot festival in Stockholm, Sweden on May 6.
Among the other bands are H.E.A.T, CLAWFINGER, BOMBUS, CORRODED, The HAWKINS, VELEVT INSANE, SARCATOR etc.
More info: downtownriot.se
AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY ANNOUNCES SOLO DATES
Legendary AEROSMITH guitarist and songwriter Joe Perry has confirmed 6 U.S. solo gigs in April for The JOE PERRY PROJECT.
Joining Joe in the 2023 lineup of The JOE PERRY PROJECT are EXTREME's Gary Cherone on lead vocals, AEROSMITH backing singer Buck Johnson on keyboards and vocals, Jason Sutter (Cher, Chris Cornell) on drums and David Hull on bass.
..and the tour dates are:
April 15 - Mashantucket, CT at Foxwoods Resort Casino
April 16 - Boston, MA at Citizens House of Blues
April 18 - New York, NY at Webster Hall
April 20 - Des Plaines, IL at Des Plaines Theatre
April 21 - St. Charles, IL at Arcada Theatre
April 26 - Los Angeles, CA at The Novo
ZEKE ANNOUNCES MORE SHOWS IN THE STATES
American speed punks ZEKE have announced a few dates in Las Vegas and California in May. These dates are:
May 25 - Fremont Country Club, Las Vegas, NV (Punk Rock Bowling Pre Party)
May 26 - Awe Bar, Yucca Valley, Ca
May 27 - Casbah, San Diego, Ca
May 28 - Continental Room, Fullerton, Ca
NEW QUEENSRŸCHE BOOK IN THE WORKS
Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has revealed that he is working on QUEENSRŸCHE book celebrating the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" and "Empire" albums and related touring activities.
More info: rosshalfin.com/diary-main/2023/2/21/february-20-2023
NEW SINGLE WITH FIREWIND ON FRIDAY
"Destiny Is Calling" is the name of the new single with power metallers FIREWIND, and it will be released this Friday, February 24 via AFM Records.
facebook.com/firewindofficial | afm-records.de
VADER ANNOUNCES JAPANESE TOUR DATES
Polish death metal legends VADER are going to Japan for 3 shows in June. They will play in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.
More details here: facebook.com/vader
GUNS N' ROSES ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR
GUNS N' ROSES return to the road on a massive 2023 world tour, headlining stadiums, festivals, and arenas throughout the summer and fall. The powerhouse rock band launch this jaunt on June 5 in Tel Aviv, Israel at Park Hayarkon and will continue across Europe through July 22, wrapping in Athens, Greece. The band will continue onto North America, starting on Saturday, August 5 in Moncton, NB at Medavie Blue Cross Stadium, and will visit historic venues across the country such as Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on August 21 and Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on August 24. The tour concludes in Vancouver, British Columbia at BC Place on Monday, October 16.
Tickets will be available starting with the band's Nightrain presale, beginning Wednesday February 22. The general on-sale for all dates will start on Friday, February 24 at: gunsnroses.com
NEW ALBUM WITH IVY GOLD IN MAY
Multicultural blues rock band IVY GOLD will release their second studio album, "Broken Silence", via Golden Ivy Records on May 26. A first taste, the single and video "Broken Silence", will be released on March 10.
IRON ALLIES ANNOUNCES FIRST LIVE SHOWS
IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, will perform live for the first time next month.
So far the following shows have been announced:
March 10 - Silvercube Lounge & Hardrock Lounge, Dielsdorf, Switzerland
March 11 - Jonnys Lion-Cave, Trübbach, Switzerland
June 9-10 - Japara Rock, Opanets, Bulgaria
IRON ALLIES' debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", arrived last October via AFM Records.
GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) have announced a UK tour in October, where he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DEEP PURPLE album "Burn". Pre-sale begins on Tuesday, February 21. General sale start on Thursday, February 23.
Dates and ticket links: facebook.com/glennhughesonline
3 MEMBERS OF BONAFIDE HAVE JOINED MUSTASCH
It seems like 3 out of 4 members of Swedish hard rockers BONAFIDE are the new members of Swedish hard rockers MUSTASCH.
MUSTASCH's band leader, Ralf Gyllenhammar, was left by all members of the band earlier this month. No reason was given. New members are Pontus Snibb (guitar), Martin Ekelund (bass) och Niklas Matsson (drums).
FORMER RUNNING WILD GUITARIST MAJK MOTI IS DEAD
Majk Moti, former guitarist of German pirate heavy metal legends RUNNING WILD, passed away on February 16.
NEW SINGLE WITH BLOODBOUND
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND has released a new single, "The Raven's Cry".
Check it out: youtu.be/WSvedxlpuxM
facebook.com/bloodboundmetal | afm-records.de
NEW SINGLE WITH MIMIKRY NEXT MONTH
Swedish trallpunk veterans MIMIKRY are going to release a new single, "Emma vet att hon ska dö", on March 8 (International Women's Day).
SAXON, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR AND MUSTASCH CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
SAXON, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, MUSTASCH, SCAR SYMMETRY, EMOTIONAL FIRE and RAWFISH have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-5.
Confirmed since earlier are: AIRBOURNE, D-A-D, SLADE, SWEET, Phil Campbell And The BASTARD SONS, THUNDERMOTHER, EVERGREY etc.
Full line-up and tickets: skogsrojet.se
THE EXPLOITED GOT A NEW DRUMMER
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED has recruited a new drummer, Jo Oom (DISTURBANCE) from Holland. Their former drummer, Wullie, is fine, but is taking a time out.
For upcoming shows, go to: facebook.com/TheExploited
GEEZER BUTLER TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler will release his autobiography, "Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath - And Beyond", on June 6 in North America via HarperCollins imprint Dey Street Books. The book will arrive in the United Kingdom on June 8.
ZEKE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American speed punks ZEKE are coming to the UK and Europe for a tour in June and July.
Dates here: facebook.com/ZekeBand
GUNS N' ROSES' "November Rain" VIDEO SURPASSES 2 BILLION VIEWS ON YouTube
GUNS N' ROSES's video for the classic ballad "November Rain", has surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube. The clip, which was first released 31 years ago, wasn't uploaded to the platform until December 2009.
SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES ARE BACK
Swedish rock band SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES parted ways 10 years ago. But now they have reunited, and will perform at 3 festivals this summer: Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain on June 16, Way Out West in their hometown Göteborg, Sweden on August 11, and Øyafestivalen in Oslo, Norway on August 12.
FORMER MIMIKRY GUITARIST RETURN TO THE BAND
Swedish trallpunk veterans MIMIKRY's former guitarist, Anders "Apan" Andersson, has returned to the band.
MORE BANDS CONFIRMED FOR MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2024
ABBATH, AT WAR, BØLZER and NOCTEM are some of the latest that's been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest.
The festival happens in Baltimore, USA on May 23-26, 2024.
Confirmed since earlier are 1349, AVULSED, BLOODBATH, BROKEN HOPE, GRAVE, PRIMORDIAL, ROT, TANKARD, VOMITORY etc.
Full line-up, tickets etc.: deathfests.com
MAIDAVALE ANNOUNCES SHORT TOUR IN THE NETHERLANDS AND GERMANY
Swedish retro rockers MAIDAVALE are going on a short tour in The Netherlands and Germany in May.
Dates & tickets: maidavaleband.com
MEGADETH TO REUNITE WITH MARTY FRIEDMAN AT TOKYO CONCERT
Dave Mustaine has confirmed to Rolling Stone that former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will join the band at its first-ever gig at Tokyo's famed Budokan later this month. Friedman will come up on stage for 3 songs during the show's encore.
The Budokan concert, which will be livestreamed on February 27 and available on demand for a couple of days after, marks the first time in more than 2 decades Friedman has shared a stage with the group.
THE INTERRUPTERS ANNOUNCES JAPANESE TOUR DATES
American ska punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS are going to Japan next month for 4 dates.
These dates are:
March 25 - Punkspring 2023, Tokyo
March 26 - Yokohama Bayhall, Kanagawa
March 27 - Umeda Club quattro, Osaka
March 28 - Liquidroom, Tokyo
NEW 7" SINGLE WITH THE SPEEDWAYS IN MARCH
London power pop band The SPEEDWAYS will release a new single, "Secret Secrets", on 7" vinyl (black and blue). Release date is March 24, but you can pre-order it from March 3. The B-side, "Tell Me I'm Wrong", will be exclusive for this release, while the title track is taken from their latest album, "Talk Of The Town".
GHOST ANNOUNCES ANOTHER U.S. TOUR
GHOST have announced yet another U.S. tour. This time with Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH as special guests.
The tour will happen in August/September.
Further details here: ghost-official.com
NEW ALBUM WITH HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED
The DWARVES guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed will release a new solo album, titled "Impostor", soon. It will be released through Beluga Records, Ghost Highway Recordings and Spaghetty Town Records.
No exact release date has been announced yet..
belugarecords.com | facebook.com/HWCBN
PSYCHO LAS VEGAS POSTPONED TO 2024
The Psycho Las Vegas festival has postponed its next edition until 2024, organizers announced on Friday (Feb. 10).
Psycho Las Vegas's 2023 edition was originally set for August 18-20, but will now take place a year later.
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES ITALIAN SHOWS
DEEP PURPLE are going to Italy in late June for 3 shows.
These dates are:
June 27 - Parco Ducale, Parma
June 29 - Sferisterio, Macerata
June 30 - Parco S. Valentino, Pordenone
NEW ALBUM WITH HIATUS THIS SPRING
Belgian crust punk veterans HIATUS will release a new album, "Out Of Hand", this spring. It will be released through Ruin Nation Records, and will be available on vinyl and digital.
For a first taste of the new album, you can listen to the new song "End Is Near": youtu.be/2rc-DENlkGA
ruinnation.org | facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062081990032
NEW SINGLE WITH TRENCH DOGS
Swedish glam rockers TRENCH DOGS has released a new single, "Maroon". It's the second single from their upcoming album, "Stockholmiana", which will be released on March 3 through Wild Kingdom Records.
Watch and listen to "Maroon": youtu.be/apsWvBbJ_yU
MANOWAR DEDICATE NEW SONG TO GERMAN FANS
MANOWAR has just released a new song called "Laut Und Hart Stark Und Schnell" (Loud And Hard Strong And Fast) dedicated to the band's loyal German fans.
Check out the official lyric video: youtu.be/yFDDqTQeWFA
NEW ALBUM WITH PRIMAL FEAR IN SEPTEMBER
German/Swedish heavy metal band PRIMAL FEAR will release a new album, "Code Red", on September 1 via Atomic Fire Records. The release will be followed by a short tour in Germany and Switzerland, which kick off on the release day.
More info: facebook.com/PrimalFearOfficial | facebook.com/AtomicFireRecords
NEW EP WITH FLOGGING MOLLY IN MARCH
Celtic punk rock veterans FLOGGING MOLLY are going to release a new EP, "'Til The Anarchy's Restored", on March 10. Except for the title track, it also includes 2 live tracks.
Stream the title track: riserecords.lnk.to/floggingmolly
BLACK SABBATH BALLET?
A ballet soundtracked by the music of BLACK SABBATH will premiere in September at the Hippodrome theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced.
Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet's director Carlos Acosta and Ballet Now, the ballet will include 8 specially reorchestrated BLACK SABBATH songs plus new music inspired by the legendary British heavy metal outfit.
"Black Sabbath - The Ballet" will run from September 23 to September 30, with further dates to be announced for fall 2023 at Plymouth Theatre Royal and Sadler's Wells in London.
NEW ALBUM WITH TYGERS OF PAN TANG IN MAY
NWOBHM veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG has set "Bloodlines" as the title of their new album, and it will be released through Mighty Music on May 5. But before that there will be 2 more singles, 1 in March and 1 in April.
facebook.com/tygersofpantangofficial | mightymusic.dk
TYRANEX TO RECORD NEW ALBUM
Swedish thrash band TYRANEX will enter the studio this week to start recording their 4th album.
For studio updates, visit: facebook.com/tyranexofficial
JD MILLER PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST
Guitarist Elias Weise Fröjd has decided to leave local (Borås, Sweden) AOR band JD MILLER. The band will continue as a 4-piece, and plan to release a new album during 2023.
LIV SIN ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Swedish metal band LiV SiN (with Liv Jagrell from SISTER SIN) are going to Spain in April for 6 shows.
More info: kivents.com/liv-sin-gira
ZOMBIEKRIEG ANNOUNCES SWEDISH MINI TOUR
Reunited Swedish thrash band ZOMBIEKRIEG are going on a very short tour in Sweden in the end of March. The 3 dates are:
March 23 - Downtown Rockbar, Falkenberg
March 24 - The Abyss, Göteborg
March 25 - Kulturhuset, Stockholm
DISCHARGE ANNOUNCES IRISH SHOWS
DISCHARGE are going to Ireland for 2 shows in July:
July 28 - Voodoo, Belfast
July 29 - The Grand Social, Dublin
Ticket links: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial
THE DAMNED CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
The DAMNED have been confirmed for the Rebellion punk festival at Winter Gardens in Blackpool, UK on August 3-6.
Among the other confirmed acts are DIE TOTEN HOSEN, The EXPLOITED, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE, RUTS DC, Steve Ignorant, UK SUBS, SUBHUMANS, D.R.I., GANG GREEN, DOA, EATER, CONFLICT, M.D.C., MISCONDUCT, The RAMONAS, RAW POWER, The HEADLINES, CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS etc.
Tickets and more info: rebellionfestivals.com
MEGADETH TO LIVESTREAM TOKYO CONCERT
MEGADETH will perform an exclusive, one-off global livestream, "They Only Come Out At Night", from the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.
"They Only Come Out At Night" will be streamed worldwide and fully live on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Tokyo time.
More details: megadeth.com
999 ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
English punk rock veterans 999 will do a few shows in Sweden in April. In October and November they will be touring in the UK and Germany.
All dates can be found here: facebook.com/999Offical
GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL WILL HAPPEN
When the former organizer was declared bankrupt last year, the future of the festival was uncertain. But it has now been confirmed that Gefle Metal Festival will happen this summer. FKP Scorpio take over as the new organizer.
The festival happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15. Among the confirmed acts are AMON AMARTH, KREATOR, DISMEMBER, WATAIN, DARK FUNERAL, DARK ANGEL, BENEDICTION, NERVOSA, The AGONIST etc.
More info: geflemetalfestival.se
DIGITAL LIVE ALBUM WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS will release a ditgital live album, "Live In The North", on Friday, February 10. It was recorded at the Independent in Sunderland on November 14, 2021.
OZZY WINS GRAMMY IN 3 CATEGORIES
Ozzy Osbourne was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Rock Album" category and the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 65th annual Grammy Awards. He was also nominated for "Degradation Rules", a track from his 2022 album "Patient Number 9", and won that category too.
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED have announced new dates for their Australia/New Zealand tour. The tour will now happen in November instead.
The band also plan to tour in the States in late May/early June.
Dates here: facebook.com/TheExploited
MUSTASCH MEMBERS PARTS WAYS WITH FRONTMAN
Another Swedish hard rock band has lost all its members. Today it's David Johannesson (guitar), Robban Bäck (drums) and Stam Johansson (bass) who has decided to leave MUSTASCH. The only one left is frontman Ralf Gyllenhammar (vocals/guitar). What will happen with the band is unknown right now..
HIATUS TO PLAY IN GREECE
Belgian crust punk veterans HIATUS are going to Greece next month for 3 dates. These dates are:
March 3 - Thessaloniki, Noise Disphoria
March 4 - Athens, Ypoga K94
March 5 - Larissa, Antidrastirio Squat
GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES PORTUGESE SHOWS
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) announced a few solo shows in Spain a couple of days ago, where he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" album. Now he have announced that he will celebrate with 2 shows in Portugal as well, and the dates are:
May 10 Casino Estoril, Estoril
May 11 Coliseu, Porto
More shows will be announced soon..
NEW EP WITH THE DAHMERS IN A FEW WEEKS
Swedish horror rockers The DAHMERS are going to release a new EP, "Ghouls In The Garage", on February 17. It will be released on vinyl through Ghost Highway Recordings and Spahetty Town Records.
But that's not all, as The Sign Records will re-release some of their previous records on colored vinyl.
thedahmers.bandcamp.com/merch | ghosthighwayshop.com | spaghettytownrecords.bigcartel.com | thesignrecords.com
NEW ALBUM WITH HAWKWIND IN APRIL
British space rock legends HAWKWIND will release a new album, "The Future Never Waits", on April 28.
ROSS THE BOSS TO RELEASE BEST OF ALBUM
ROSS THE BOSS are going to release a vinyl only best of album, "Legacy Of Blood, Fire & Steel", on April 28 via AFM Records. The album will consist of songs from the 4 studio albums that the band has released so far.
April 28 is also the day when ROSS THE BOSS kick off their European tour. Most dates will be in Germany, but they will also visit Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark.
More info: ross-the-boss.com | afm-records.de
METAL CHURCH ANNOUNCES NEW VOCALIST
METAL CHURCH has officially enlisted ROSS THE BOSS and LET US PREY vocalist Marc Lopes to sing for the band following the passing of Mike Howe less than 2 years ago.
NEW CHAPTER FOR THUNDERMOTHER
Filippa, guitarist and leader of Swedish hard rock band THUNDERMOTHER, has once again parted ways with the rest of the group. Guernica Mancini (vocals), Emlee Johansson (drums), and Mona Lindgren (bass) has decided to focus on their own careers instead.
That is not the end though. Majsan (bass) will rejoin the band, and new singer will be Linnéa Vikström (THERION, AT THE MOVIES). No new drummer has been announced yet.
EUROPE ADDS THIRD STOCKHOLM DATE
The first show with EUROPE at Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden (on Oct. 9) sold out fast, so they added a second date on October 30, which is also sold out. Now they have added a third date on October 31.
WATAIN ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish black metallers WATAIN are going on a European tour with BØLZER and CONCRETE WINDS as special guests. This will happen in May.
GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES SPANISH SOLO SHOWS
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) will return to his solo career, and have announced 4 dates in Spain in May, where he will celebrate the 50th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE's "Burn" album.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/glennhughesonline
NEW SINGLE WITH SLIPKNOT
SLIPKNOT has shared "Bone Church", a surprise standalone single available today on all streaming platforms.
youtu.be/fu3-3Yr5PPE | slipknot1.com
THE RIVEN PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Jussi, drummer for Swedish hard rockers The RIVEN, has decided to leave the band to focus on other projects - like WITCHCRAFT, PERSHAGEN and ANGSTBADAN, among others.
The band have already found a new drummer boy, which they will introduce soon..
STRYPER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Christian hard rock/heavy metal veterans STRYPER have announced nearly a dozen U.S. tour dates for this spring. The shows will kick off on March 30 in New Bedford, Massachusetts and run through June 7 in Tempe, Arizona.
Dates here: stryper.com/tour
GRAVE, BLOODBOUND AND ENFORCER CONFIMRED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Sweden Rock Festival have announced some new artists. Among them are ALTER BRIDGE, SYMPHONY X, WIG WAM, ANGRA, GRAVE, BLOODBOUND, ENFORCER, TUNGSTEN etc.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10.
Full line-up so far, tickets and other information: swedenrock.com
NEW SINGLE WITH CHEZ KANE LATER THIS MONTH
British melodic rocker Chez Kane will release a cover of GHOST's "Mary On A Cross" on February 13.
THE DAMNED ADDS EXTRA LONDON DATE
Due to demand, UK punk rock legends The DAMNED has added a second date at Alexandra Place Theatre in London, England. This new date is April 21, and tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3.
There will also be a new single, "The Invisible Man", this Friday, February 3. The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Darkadelic", which will be released on April 28 through earMUSIC.
IRON MAIDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AND SOUNDGARDEN AMONG NOMINEES FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
IRON MAIDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2023.
JOY DIVISION/NEW ORDER and The WHITE STRIPES are also nominated.
OZZY FORCED TO CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Ozzy Osbourne has been forced to cancel his upcoming European tour with special guests JUDAS PRIEST. He continues to have problems with his health after a major accident 4 years ago.
Read more: facebook.com/ozzyosbourne
NEW EP WITH FEAR
Reunited American punks FEAR will release a new EP, "Nice Boys (Don'T Play Rock N' Roll)", soon. It will feature a guest appearance by Slash and Duff McKagan from GUNS N' ROSES, and will be available on vinyl, CD and digital via Atom Age Industries and Fear Records.
THE INTERRUPTERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
American ska/punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS are coming back to Europe this summer to play some festivals and headline shows.
Dates and tickets: wearetheinterrupters.com
DARK FUNERAL AND CATTLE DECAPITATION CONFIRMED FOR "The Decibel Magazine Tour"
The longest-running metal tour in North America, "The Decibel Magazine Tour" returns in May as Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL headline Decibel Magazine's now-decade-plus annual trek. Tour support comes from California progressive death/grind act CATTLE DECAPITATION, Ohio death metallers 200 STAB WOUNDS and Adirondack atmospheric black metal band BLACKBRAID.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3.
Dates, tickets and more info: decibelmagazine.com/events/tour
MEGADETH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
MEGADETH has announced a dozen European tour dates for this summer. The trek will kick off on July 23 in Katowice, Poland and conclude on August 25 at the Riverside Festival in Aarburg, Switzerland.
Dates and tickets: megadeth.com/tour
DOKKEN ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
DOKKEN has announced a half a dozen U.S. tour dates for this winter and spring. The trek will kick off on February 17 in Waterloo, New York and will run through March 18 in St. Charles, Illinois. More shows will be added soon..
Dates and tickets: dokken.net
THE EXPLOITED LEGEND WATTIE BACK AT HOSPITAL
Wattie (real name: Walter Buchan) of Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED is back at hospital says the band on Facebook. The band will not play at Rotterdam Scum Bash.
NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH MOLOSSER CRUDE IN FEBRUARY
Swedish heavy rock duo MOLOSSER CRUDE will release yet another single and video, "At My Feet (Hounds Of Hell)", on February 18.
This time they take a step away from the heavy blues/stoner rock that they use to play, and end up somewhere on the border between noise rock, hardcore/punk and jazz. It's in other words a faster song.
THE WHO ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Rock legends The WHO have announced a UK tour in July, with UB40 as special guests. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3.
Dates here: thewho.com
The WHO will also release a new live album, "The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley", on March 31. It will be available as 3LP and 2CD/Blu-ray.
Pre-order the live album: thewho.lnk.to/LiveAtWembley
ALICE COOPER TEAM UP WITH ROB ZOMBIE FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie will return with the "Freaks On Parade" tour, which will happen in North America in August/September with special guests MINISTRY and FILTER. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3.
More info: alicecooper.com/tour
DIRKSCHNEIDER TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME
DIRKSCHNEIDER - U.D.O. playing ACCEPT songs - are going to Australia for the very first time, where they will play 2 exclusive shows:
April 6 - Manning Bar, Sydney
April 8 - The Croxton, Melbourne
General tickets on sale Thursday, February 2.
OXIDIZE RECRUITS NEW DRUMMER AND GUITARIST
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE got a new drummer: Anders Ström (ex-ARCTIC VOID).
They also got a new guitarist: John Nyberg (ex-ZONATA).
SEX PISTOLS BASSIST GLEN MATLOCK TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM
SEX PISTOLS bassist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock will release his long-awaited solo album, "Consequences Coming", on April 27 via Cooking Vinyl.
The music video for the first single from the LP, "Head On A Stick", can be seen here: youtu.be/bBpU3VhJ4Q8
Matlock's deal with Cooking Vinyl will also see the label re-release 2 of his previous solo albums: 2010's "Born Running" and 2018's critically acclaimed "Good To Go".
Glen is currently the touring bass player for New York legends BLONDIE, and is slated to appear on their forthcoming new 2023 studio album.
W.A.S.P. ADD MORE DATES TO EUROPEAN TOUR
W.A.S.P. has added 5 new shows to their European tour, with new dates in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
Because of fan demand, the VIP meet and greets with frontman Blackie Lawless that the fans loved in the U.S. will now also be offered on the European tour. VIP tickets can now be purchased at: waspnation.myshopify.com
Tour dates and tickets can be found here: waspnation.com/tour
STEVE IGNORANT GOES TO FINLAND
Former CRASS singer Steve Ignorant are going to Finland in the beginning of May for 2 shows, where he and his band will perform a set of CRASS songs. Special guests are Finnish punk rockers Pelle Miljona & PISPALA PUNKS.
Ticket links: facebook.com/steveignorantofficial
HANOI ROCKS ANNOUNCES 40th ANNIVERSARY REDUX RELEASE OF "Oriental Beat"
"Oriental Beat" by Finnish glam rock legends HANOI ROCKS gets the redux treatment, officially mixed and revived from the original sessions, and released on March 17 on deluxe vinyl and CD.
Dubbed the "re(al)mix", this 40th anniversary edition was mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studios in Finland in collaboration with the band. Vocalist Michael Monroe calls this release "the longest and slowest album recording project ever", stating that "40 years in the making, it's not just a remix, but the REAL MIX supervised and approved by HANOI ROCKS".
NILE ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
American death metal veterans NILE celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, and in April they are coming to Sweden for a short tour.
Dates and tickets: skrikhult.se
RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM WITH OVERKILL
April 14 is the release date for American thrash veterans OVERKILL's new album, "Scorched".
You can pre-order it here: bfan.link/Overkill-Scorched
HELLOWEEN AND HAMMERFALL POSTPONES SPANISH SHOWS
The planned shows with HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL in Madrid and Barcelona next weekend have been postponed. HELLOWEEN singer Andi is fighting health problems and has been banned from flying by his doc. But they already have new dates, so the shows will now happen in September instead.
The new dates are:
Sept. 2 - Madrid, Wizink Center
Sept. 3 - Barcelona, Sant Jordi Club
helloween.org | hammerfall.net
EUROPE ADD SECOND DATE IN STOCKHOLM
EUROPE's 40th anniversary show at Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden on October 9 sold out so fast, that the band have added a second date on October 30.
ELECTRIC BOYS ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish hard rock veterans ELECTRIC BOYS recorded a new album in October 2022, which will be released in the fall. Singles will be released during the spring and summer.
But while we wait for the new album, they will do some select shows in Sweden this spring. On this small town tour, called "The Singles Tour", they will focus on singles that they don't play live anymore.
SOPHIE'S THREAT RELEASE THEIR FIRST MUSIC VIDEO
Brazilian melodic death/thrash metal band SOPHIE'S THREAT has released their first music video, for their latest single, "Speaking Of The Devil".
Watch and listen: youtu.be/8RQIppQWCts
SPIDERS TO SUPPORT THE BABOON SHOW IN GERMANY
Swedish rock band SPIDERS have been confirmed as support act for Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW on 6 dates in Germany. These shows happens in April.
Dates and tickets: thebaboonshow.com/tickets
NEW EP WITH TRIBULATION IN APRIL
On April 7, TRIBULATION will unleash an new EP, "Hamartia", via Century Media Records.
Last year, the Swedish metal quartet dropped the title track for "Hamartia" as a standalone release; now, they're back with another single/video from this record: "Axis Mundi".
Watch and listen: youtu.be/JXZGssPOESo
facebook.com/TribulationSweden | centurymedia.com
PANTERA CONCERT IN VIENNA CANCELED
PANTERA's concert in Austria this spring has been canceled following an outcry over singer Philip Anselmo's previous racist remarks.
The reformed band was scheduled to appear at Gasometer in Vienna on May 31 as part of its spring/summer 2023 European tour. However, on Wednesday, January 25, promoters Barracuda Music and Mind Over Matter Music released a statement on social media saying that the show was scrapped.
The promoters did not offer an explanation for the cancelation, but the majority of the fans commenting on the promoters' Facebook page assumed that the move was made for the same reason PANTERA's appearances at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in Germany were called off earlier this week.
BILLY GIBBONS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons has announced the renewal of his livewire solo band, to appear at select European venues in the summer of 2023. The trio is headed by Gibbons on guitar and vocals, with drummer Matt Sorum (The CULT, GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and lefty guitarist Austin Hanks, who has worked with Gibbons previously, providing the heavy bottom and rhythm for the ensemble.
The new tour brings Billy and company to 12 countries with 20 performance dates during the 4-week span starting June 10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27.
ANVIL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL will embark on a U.S. headlining tour this spring. The trek, which will feature support from MIDNITE HELLION, will kick off on March 31 in Providence, Rhode Island and run through May 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In other news, ANVIL has revealed that it has begun "pre-production rehearsals" for a new album.
NEW SINGLE WITH TERVEET KÄDET
Finnish hardcore/punk veterans TERVEET KÄDET has released a new single, "Kylmä Ei Ole Kaveri".
A new album, titled "Kaikki Kaikkia Vastaan", will be released on March 3 via Svart Records.
Check out the single: youtu.be/spqjy-6waRI
Pre-order the album: svartrecords.com
TANKARD, GRAVE, BLOODBATH AND AVULSED CONFIRMED FOR MARYLAND DEATHFEST 2024
Maryland Deathfest has revealed the first confirmed bands for 2024. And among them are 1349, AURA NOIR, AVULSED, BLOODBATH, BROKEN HOPE, DEFLESHED, GRAVE, PROMORDIAL, ROT, TANKARD, VOMITORY etc. etc.
A limited amount of discounted early bird (4-day) passes go on sale this Friday, January 27.
Maryland Deathfest will happen on May 23-26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
More info: deathfests.com
FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Celtic punk rock veterans FLOGGING MOLLY has announced a European tour in May and June. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, January 27.
LISTEN TO A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG WITH MOTÖRHEAD
MOTÖRHEAD has released the previously unreleased track "Greedy Bastards", taken from the upcoming album "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic", which will be released on February 24.
Check out "Greedy Bastards": youtu.be/a_JgLSgHA1M
Pre-order "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic": lnk.to/BadMagic_SERIOUSLYBADMAGIC
OXIDIZE PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Drummer Mika has decided to leave Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE.
The band have been working on new material since last summer, and they hope to release it soon.
Read more: facebook.com/Oxidize.Sweden
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE SONICS WILL BE RELEASED THIS YEAR
A documentary about American garage rock legends The SONICS, called "Boom: A Film About The Sonics", have been in the making for 15 years. But now it looks like the film finally will be released this year.
Not much else to say about it right now, but there will be more news and updates during the coming months.
sonicsfilm.com | facebook.com/The.Original.Sonics
NEW SINGLE WITH FAKE NAMES
American/Swedish punk rock/power pop band FAKE NAMES - with members from BAD RELIGION, REFUSED, DAG NASTY etc. - has released a new single, "Expendables". It's the title track from their next album, which will be released on March 3.
Check out the song: fakenames.ffm.to/expendables
PANTERA REMOVED FROM GERMAN FESTIVALS AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF RACISM
PANTERA's appearances at 2 rock festivals in Germany this summer have been canceled following an outcry over singer Philip Anselmo's previous racist remarks.
The reformed band - featuring PANTERA's surviving members Anselmo and Rex Brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) - was scheduled to appear at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, 2 simultaneous rock festivals, which will take place June 2-4 in Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively. However, after intensive discussions with artists, partners and fans, the festival promoters decided to remove PANTERA from the bill.
twitter.com/rockamring | twitter.com/rockimpark_com
ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
BILLY GIBBONS & The BFGs have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival, which happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10. More acts will be announced soon..
Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, MÖtLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, GHOST, DEEP PURPLE, PANTERA, EUROPE, AIRBOURNE, TESTAMENT, WOLFMOTHER, SKID ROW, U.D.O., TNT, SATOR, THUNDERMOTHER, Chez Kane, STRÖM, HOT BREATH etc.
More info and tickets: swedenrock.com
EUROPE ANNOUNCES 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Swedish hard rock legends EUROPE has announced the first of their 40th Anniversary celebrations, which is a European tour in the fall. They will visit cities like Zurich, Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris, London etc. between September 30 to October 26.
Tickets are on sale this Friday, January 27 at: europetheband.com
BILLY IDOL ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Billy Idol are going on a North American tour this spring, March 30 to May 20.
Ticket info and dates: billyidol.net/tour
PICTURE GUITARIST TAKES A STEP BACK
Jan Bechtum, guitarist for Dutch hard rock/heavy metal veterans PICTURE, have had a surgery on his hand. Unfortunately it did not have the desired result they hoped for, so Jan have decided to step back from the band. He is not leaving the band though.
With the approval of Jan, Len Ruygrok step in as the new guitarist of PICTURE.
TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH EXODUS AND VOIVOD
TESTAMENT, EXODUS and VOIVOD will join forces for the "Titans Of Creation" European tour this spring. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, January 25.
Dates and tickets: bnds.us/lf689w
testamentlegions.com | exodusattack.com | voivod.com
KANSAS CELEBRATE 50 WITH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American prog rock legends KANSAS will embark on its 50th-anniversary tour in June. Dubbed "Another Fork In The Road", which is also the title of the group's recently released career-spanning compilation, the trek will kick off June 2 in Pittsburgh and run through January 28, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Tickets and KANSAS VIP packages for most dates go on sale to the public Friday, January 27.
More info: kansasband.com
ONSLAUGHT ANNOUNCES NEW DATES
UK thrash veterans ONSLAUGHT will do 3 shows in The Netherlands and Germany in March.
These dates are:
March 17 - NL, Uden, De Pul
March 18 - DE, Dortmund, Junkyard
March 19 - NL, Rotterdam, Baroeg
NEW ALBUM WITH L.A. GUNS IN APRIL
L.A. GUNS, featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns, will release its new studio album, "Black Diamonds", on April 14. This will be the 4th studio album since the much-welcome reunion of the band's core foundation of Lewis and Guns.
THE RIVEN ANNOUNCES IBERIAN TOUR
Sweden based hard rockers The RIVEN are going on an Iberian tour in March.
More details here: facebook.com/TheRivenMusic
THE EXPLOITED POSTPONES AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND TOUR
Due to various circumstances, Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED's tour in Australia and New Zealand, that was supposed to happen next month, have been postponed to November.
New dates can be found here: facebook.com/TheExploited
NEW SINGLE WITH OVERKILL NEXT WEEK
Veteran thrashers OVERKILL will release a new single, "The Surgeon", on January 27. The track will appear on OVERKILL's 20th studio album, "Scorched", tentatively due this spring.
PANTERA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR WITH LAMB OF GOD
PANTERA will be touring North America this summer with LAMB OF GOD as special guests. The 20-city tour kicks off on Tuesday, July 28 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania at The Pavilion at Star Lake making stops in Milwaukee, Toronto, Austin, Denver, and more before wrapping up in Bristow, Virginia on September 15 at Jiffy Lube Live.
Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 27 at: livenation.com
All upcoming tour dates can be found here: pantera.com
SIR REG ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Sweden based Celtic punk rockers SIR REG have announced tour dates in Sweden, France, Germany etc. during the spring and summer.
You can find the dates here: facebook.com/sirregband
NEW SINGLES ON JANUARY 20
Swedish hard rocking bands MÄRVEL and The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT have both released a new single today.
Some band called METALLICA have also released a new single and video, "Screaming Suicide" is the name of that song.
There's also new singles with Swedish metal band LiV SiN and American retro rockers RIVAL SONS.
Search on digital platforms for the songs..
NEW ALBUM WITH LAST IN LINE IN MARCH
LAST IN LINE - the band featuring frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne), and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - will release its third studio album, "Jericho", on March 31 via earMUSIC.
To kick things off, the first track "Ghost Town" was released digitally today (Jan. 20): youtu.be/v424QorvKx4
CASSETTE BOX SET WITH WARBRINGER NEXT MONTH
Thrash metallers WARBRINGER, in cooperation with M-Theory Audio, is releasing "Total War - The Complete Cassette Box Set" on February 10. This box set includes all 6 of the band's albums with bonus tracks on each from the same recording sessions. Additionally, the box includes the band's sought-after demo recordings, 2005's "Born Of The Ruins" and 2006's "One By One The Wicked Fall". Housed in a camo matchbox style box with WARBRINGER patch, sticker and pin and limited to 250 copies.
facebook.com/Warbringermusic | m-theoryaudio.com
ELEGANT WEAPONS ANNOUNCES FIRST SHOWS
ELEGANT WEAPONS, the new band featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG), will make its live debut this spring. The group, which is rounded out by Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) on drums, has announced the following 2023 European festival appearances so far:
June 16 - Clisson, France at Hellfest
July 2 - Bologna, Italy at The Return Of The Gods
ELEGANT WEAPONS' debut album, "Horns For A Halo", will arrive in the spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The LP was recorded with bassist Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) and drummer Scott Travis (JUDAS PRIEST) and was helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT, EXODUS and MEGADETH, among many others.
7 SECONDS TO RE-RELEASE "Walk Together, Rock Together"
American hardcore/punk band 7 SECONDS are going to re-release "Walk Together, Rock Together". The new version is out via Trust Records (who also re-release 7 SECOND's "The crew" as well as the first 2 CIRCLE JERKS albums) on February 3 and features remastered audio by David Gardner from the original analog tapes. It also includes a 20-page book with oral history from 1984-1986 with commentary from Pushead, Ian MacKaye, Walter Schreifels (GORILLA BISCUITS, QUICKSAND), Milo Aukerman (DESCENDENTS), Tony Hawk, Shepard Fairey and more.
"Walk Together, Rock Together" was originally released as an EP in 1985. In 1986, it was expanded into a full length album by adding live songs to the B-Side. The version that will be re-released seems to be the album, and it will be released on vinyl/LP.
UGLY KID JOE ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American band UGLY KID JOE are going on a tour in USA in May and June. Special guests on selected dates are FOZZY, along with support from PISTOLS AT DAWN. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, January 20.
Further details: facebook.com/uglykidjoetheband
CLASSIC LIVE ALBUM WITH GRAVE DIGGER ON VINYL IN MARCH
German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER's live album "25 To Live" will be released as a strictly limited (just 500 copies) 4-LP box set through Metalville Records on March 2.
The box features a live recording from Sao Paulo in 2005. A total of 27 songs, and not just classics, but also rarely played tracks.
NEW ALBUM WITH GRANDE ROYALE IN MARCH
Swedish action rockers GRANDE ROYALE will release their new album, "Welcome To Grime Town", on March 24 via The Sign Records.
Pre-order: granderoyaleoff.bandcamp.com or freighttrain.se/?mc_cid=05c8cde6d3&mc_eid=UNIQID
STICKY FINGERS CLOSED UNTIL SPRING
Sticky Fingers - rock club and concert venue in Göteborg, Sweden - are currently not allowed to serve any alcohol, and will therfor be closed during the rest of the winter. New owners will take over and renovate the place. They plan to open again in the spring.
MOB 47 GIG IN GOTHENBURG MOVED TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION
As Sticky Fingers in Göteborg, Sweden have cancelled the show on Saturday, January 21 with Swedish hardcore legends MOB 47, CONTORTURE and SPØGELSE, the show have been moved to a different location (which seems to be secret though, how punk is that?).
THE NOMADS DRUMMER FORCED TO SIT OUT GIGS IN FRANCE AND DENMARK, THE HELLACOPTERS DRUMMER JUMPS IN
Joakim E Werning, drummer for Swedish garage rock veterans The NOMADS, is forced to sit out the band's shows in France (Jan. 21-22) and Denmark (Jan. 28). He had an accident before Christmas, and injured his kidney, spleen and some ribs.
No other than Robert Eriksson of The HELLACOPTERS will sit behind the drums on these dates.
More info: facebook.com/thenomadsofficial
KNIFVEN TO MAKE TRIBUTE ALBUM TO THEIR HOMETOWN LINKÖPING
Swedish punk rockers KNIFVEN has revealed that their new album will be a tribute to their hometown Linköping, and all the great punk and hardcore from the city (1978-2019). They are currently recording this album in their rehearsal room in Malmö.
But that's not all. The band is also working on an album with their own new songs as well.
NEBULA ANNOUNCES TOURS IN USA AND EUROPE
Stoner rock veterans NEBULA are going on a U.S. tour with The ATOMIC BITCHWAX in March. After that NEBULA are going to Europe in the end of April, where they will stay until the end of May.
VOIVOD TO CELEBRATE 40 IN UK AND THE NETHERLANDS
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a series of shows in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands in April.
You can find the dates here: facebook.com/Voivod
NEW ALBUM WITH SAXON IN MARCH
SAXON will release another covers album, "More Inspirations", on March 24 via Silver Lining Music. The first single, "The Faith Healer", is out now: youtu.be/jYJLbMXHObA
The album is the follow up to "Inspirations" from 2021, which also was a covers album. "More Inspirations" features songs originally made by The ANIMALS, ALICE COOPER, KISS, NAZARETH, RAINBOW, The WHO, CREAM, ZZ TOP, URIAH HEEP and The SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND.
Pre-order the album: lnk.to/SaxonMoreInspirations
KREATOR AND SEPULTURA JOIN FORCES FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
KREATOR will team up with SEPULTURA for a North American tour in May/June. DEATH ANGEL and SPIRITWORLD will also join the party. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 20.
Dates: facebook.com/KreatorOfficial | facebook.com/sepultura | facebook.com/deathangel | facebook.com/spiritworldprophet
MIMIKRY PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST
Anders "Brandon" Brandström, guitarist for Swedish trallpunk veterans MIMIKRY, has decided to leave the band after approximately 12 years. His last show with MIMIKRY will be at Galaxen in their hometown Borlänge on January 27.
LASTKAJ 14's STRYPARN ON SOLO ADVENTURE
Stryparn, frontman for Swedish trallpunk veterans LASTKAJ 14, will release a 2-track digital single, titled "Trallhits Volym 1", on March 27 via Second Class Kids Records.
The idea with this solo project is to rediscover underestimated songs of lesser known bands from the golden era of Swedish trallpunk, 1991-94. So we talk about covers here. And the songs on the first single will both be ILLBUTTS covers.
PRINS SVART RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Swedish hard rockers PRINS SVART has entered the studio to record a new album.
HYPOCRISY ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY will go on a short tour in Sweden together with OFFERBLOD and The UNGUIDED. This will happen in April, and the dates are these:
April 19 - Katalin, Uppsala
April 20 - Frimis Salonger, Örebro
April 21 - KB, Malmö
April 22 - Pustervik, Göteborg (without OFFERBLOD)
Tickets go on sale January 16.
MIMIKRY ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR DATES
Swedish trallpunk veterans MIMIKRY will do some select dates in Sweden during the coming months.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/mimikrysverige
ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Alice Cooper has announced the "Too Close For Comfort Tour", which will begin in Youngstown, OH on April 29, and end in Biloxi, MS on May 18. Pre-sale tickets and VIP Packages available next Tuesday, January 17 (use code SICKTHINGS). General tickets go on sale next Friday, January 20.
Dates and tickets: alicecooper.com/tour
NEW ALBUM WITH BLOODBOUND IN JULY
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND will release a new album, "Tales From The North", on July 7 via AFM Records. The first single, "Odin's Prayer", is out today (Jan. 13): youtu.be/PDBrD6qwpj0
Pre-order the album: shop.afm-records.de/bloodbound
BLOODBOUND has also announced a European headline tour with ARION, NORTHTALE and TUNGSTEN, which will take place from February 28 to March 12.
PARADISE LOST TO HEADLINE NÆSTVED METALFEST
PARADISE LOST will headline Næstved Metalfest. ARTILLERY and STRIGOI have also been confirmed for the festival, which will take place at Grønnegade Kulturcenter in Næstved, Denmark, on August 24-26.
Confirmed since earlier are GRAVE, ILLDISPOSED, CABAL, TROLD, AFTER LAPSE, LOTAN etc.
More info: naestvedmetalfest.dk
BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE DRUMMER ROBBIE IS DEAD
Robin "Robbie" Bachman, founding drummer of BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE, has died at the age of 69.
WATAIN, TWIN PIGS AND MASSGRAV AMONG THE NOMINEES FOR THE MANIFEST AWARD
Manifest is a award for Swedish independent artists, and the nominees for the 2023 edition has just been announced.
In the category Metal we can find WATAIN, OROCHEN, BESVÄRJELSEN and VÅNDA.
In the category Punk we can find TWIN PIGS, MASSGRAV, CAT AND THE UNDERDOGS and ROTTEN MIND.
In the category Rock we can find ARRE! ARRE! and Hjelle among others.
Manifestgalan, where the winners will be announced, will take place at Pustervik in Göteborg on February 23.
NOFX ANNOUNCES FINAL TOUR
Influential American punk band NOFX is known as one of the world's most controversial and significant punk bands of their time. They are no strangers to pushing boundaries at their live shows.
The band have now announced their final tour, and the first wave of announced tour dates happens in the United States. The 40-cities-around-the-world tour begins on April 22 in Austin, Texas and concludes in October 2024 in Los Angeles, California. NOFX will perform 40 songs a night, including full albums and rarities, plus they will never repeat a setlist to ensure that each show is unique.
Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, January 13 at punkindrublicfest.com
JEFF BECK IS DEAD
Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck (JEFF BECK GROUP, The YARDBIRDS) has left us. After suddenly contracting bacterial meningitis, he passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 10) at the age of 78.
Jeff also played with legends like David Bowie, Kate Bush and Rod Stewart. In 2009 he was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
NEW SINGLE WITH BOURBON BOYS NEXT WEEK
Swedish diesel country rockers BOURBON BOYS (with Hulkoff from RAUBTIER) will release a new single, "Rippin' Up", on January 20.
TWISTED SISTER TO REUNITE FOR METAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
TWISTED SISTER ended their career as a touring band in 2016, but now it looks like the group's members will strap on the instruments one more time later this month when they are inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame.
Metal Hall Of Fame take place on January 26 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California.
More info: metalhalloffame.org
NEW SINGLE WITH BLOODBOUND ON FRIDAY
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND will release a new single, "Odin's Prayer", on Friday, January 13.
facebook.com/bloodboundmetal | afm-records.de
MICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCES BRITISH AND FINNISH TOUR DATES
Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe will be touring in the UK in February and in his homeland Finland in March.
THE SPEEDWAYS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
London, UK based power pop band The SPEEDWAYS will kick off a European tour in their hometown on January 28. After that they will visit countries like Spain, France, Germany and Belgium, before they end the tour on April 8 where it all started, in London, UK.
CRADLE OF FILTH AND DEVILDRIVER ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH and groove metal pioneers DEVILDRIVER have announce a U.S. co-headline tour, beginning March 8 in Tempe, Arizona. The first leg of the "Double Trouble Live" tour will visit several popular western and southern U.S. markets, coming to an end in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 26. Support will come from BLACK SATELLITE and ONI. The second leg is planned for later this year.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 13.
Dates: facebook.com/cradleoffilth | facebook.com/devildriver
DEEP PURPLE, NAZARETH AND JORN CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HEROES
DEEP PURPLE, NAZARETH, JORN and a few more have been confirmed for Hard Rock Heroes Festival in Kraków, Poland on June 12.
NEW SINGLE WITH TYGERS OF PAN TANG NEXT WEEK
NWOBHM veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG will release a new single, "Edge Of The World", on January 20.
tygersofpantang.com | mightymusic.dk
THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
British punk rock legends The DAMNED has added European dates to their March/April tour, which also includes a UK tour. Tickets for the European dates go on sale this Friday, January 13.
More info here: officialdamned.com/live
MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCE INTIMATE SHOW IN HOLLYWOOD
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD have announced an "intimate show" at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday, March 12.
Pre-sales start Tuesday, January 10, with general tickets going on sale Friday, January 13.
defleppard.com | motley.com
KK'S PRIEST CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's new band KK'S PRIEST will perform at this summer's Time To Rock festival, set to take place July 8-10 in Knislinge, Sweden.
Among the other acts at the festival are SAXON, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALESTORM, BLIND GUARDIAN, D-A-D, Marky Ramone's BLITZKRIEG, TOY DOLLS, SHAM 69, BOURBON BOYS, Uli Jon Roth, Ross The Boss, ANGELWITCH, MASTERPLAN, DREAM EVIL, The DAHMERS, TREAT, The QUILL, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, KNOGJÄRN, STRÖM, PRINS SVART etc.
CANDLEMASS CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
CANDLEMASS have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are TRIBULATION, EXCITER, DEMON HEAD, TRANCE, The OBSESSED, SPELL, SCREAMER, KRYPTOS etc.
ORIGINAL TIGERTAILZ FRONTMAN STEEVI JAIMZ SUFFERED A MASSIVE STROKE JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS
According to Metal Sludge, original TIGERTAILZ frontman Steevi Jaimz suffered a "massive stroke" at the end of last month.
The 60-year-old Jaimz, who was born Steven Denham, suffered the stroke on December 23, 2022, at 4:30 a.m. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was admitted for several days. Jaimz is now said to be at home resting and on prescribed medications with strict doctor's orders to stay home and try to get healthy.
NEW ALBUM WITH BUCKCHERRY IN THE SUMMER
Californian hard rockers BUCKCHERRY has revealed that they will release their 10th studio album in June. The first single from the effort will arrive in March.
NEW SINGLE WITH SIENA ROOT NEXT WEEK
Swedish root hard rockers SIENA ROOT will release a new single, "Keeper Of The Flame", on January 13. Pre-save: SienaRoot.afr.link/KeeperoftheFlameFB
The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Revelation", which will be released on February 24 through Atomic Fire Records. Pre-order: sienaroot.afr.link/RevelationFB
sienaroot.com | bio.to/atomicfirerecords
CHARTA 77 AND KÖTTGROTTORNA TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish melodic punk rock legends CHARTA 77 and KÖTTGROTTORNA will celebrate their 40th anniversary this year with a little tour in Sweden.
The dates are:
Feb. 10-11 - Totalgalan at Frimis in Örebro (w/ COCA CAROLA, BORGELIG BEGRAVNING, SIR REG, TROUBLEMAKERS etc)
March 24 - Saga, Torshälla (w/ BORGELIG BEGRAVNING, Ulke)
March 25 - Stadsgårdterminalen, Stockholm (w/ BORGELIG BEGRAVNING, Johan Johansson, VARNAGEL)
March 31 - Musikens Hus, Göteborg (w/ BORGELIG BEGRAVNING, Bonni Ponten, BLISTERHEAD)
April 1 - Plan B, Malmö (w/ BORGELIG BEGRAVNING, The HEADLINES, DEAD BY HORSE)
April 14 - Ljungby Punk Fest at Garvaren in Ljungby (w/ TROUBLEMAKERS, EXISTENZ, SARDO NUMSPA, SENAP etc)
April 15 - Dynamo, Norrköping (w/ BORGELIG BEGRAVNING, RÖVSVETT)
They are also doing 1 show in Trondheim, Norway on May 20 with ANTI-LAM FRONT.
facebook.com/kottgrottorna | facebook.com/charta77band
PAUL DI'ANNO ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno will embark on a tour of Latin America in late January. "The Beast Resurrection Tour" will feature support from NOTURNALL and ELECTRIC GYPSY.
The tour will begin in Brazil from January 27 to March 12. After that it continues in the rest of Latin America between March 15-25. More dates might be added though..
STEVE IGNORANT ANNOUNCES NEW UK SHOWS
Steve Ignorant of CRASS has announced a handful of UK shows, where Steve and his band will be performing a set of CRASS songs. These dates are:
March 30 - The Fleece, Bristol
March 31 - The 1865, Southampton
April 1 - O2 Academy, Islington
Oct. 6 - The Robin, Bilston
Oct. 7 - Corporation, Sheffield
NEKROMANTIX CANCEL EUROPEAN TOUR
Danish/American psychobilly veterans NEKROMANTIX are cancelling their planned European tour in May "due to unexpected personal reasons".
AVSKUM, WARCOLLAPSE, MÖGEL AND SLAVERIET CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
AVSKUM, WARCOLLAPSE, MÖGEL, SLAVERIET, SEKUNDERNA, GASP, SMIERC, SKUNK, MADAM SKAM and USCH! are some of the latest to be confirmed for the Fragile Mountain festival.
The punk and hardcore festival will happen on June 29 to July 1 somewhere in Göteborg, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are MÄHÄLIUM, MISANTROPIC, VICIOUS IRENE etc.
Tickets and more info: fragilemountain.rocks
EX-OVERKILL AND ANVIL GUITARIST SEBASTIAN MARINO IS DEAD
Former OVERKILL and ANVIL guitarist Sebastian Marino has died at the age of 57.
According to Sebastian's friend Bruce Pilato, Marino died suddenly in the early hours of January 1 after being rushed to a hospital while doing a sound job on New Year's Eve in Florida.
ZEKE ANNOUNCES NEW DATES
American hardcore/punk veterans ZEKE will be playing 3 shows in the States later this month:
Jan. 12 - Smalls, Detroit, Michigan
Jan. 13 - Reggie's, Chicago, Illinois
Jan. 14 - Westside Bowl, Youngstown, Ohio
FREEDOM CALL CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
FREEDOM CALL have been confirmed for the 700000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back on January 30 to February 3.
Among the other artists are KREATOR, Uli Jon Roth, MÅNEGARM, WARBRINGER, EVERGREY, DESTRUCTION, The CROWN, IRON SAVIOR, GOD DETHRONED etc.
More info: 70000tons.com
IGUANA PARTY TO REUNITE FOR 1 SHOW
Swedish singer/songwriter punk rockers IGUANA PARTY are going to reunite for 1 show at Dalfestivalen, which happens in Dalsjöfors, Sweden (outside Borås) on August 26.
Other confirmed acts are MÖGEL, ORKAN, LILLA KROGEN BAND and DET BLEV HANDGEMÄNG.
More info and tickets: dalfestivalen.se
METALLICA STREAMED 1.6 MILLION TIMES ON SPOTIFY IN 2022
METALLICA's music was streamed 1.6 billion times on Spotify in 2022. This marks the 4th year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period.
TONY IOMMI CONFIRMS THAT TONY MARTIN-ERA BLACK SABBATH ALBUMS WILL BE RE-ISSUED IN 2023
Tony Iommi has confirmed that the albums BLACK SABBATH recorded with singer Tony Martin will be reissued in 2023.
VADER ANNOUNCES TOURS IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND ASIA
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced Australian and New Zealand "40 Years Anniversary" tour dates in Australia and New Zealand. Furthermore the band has announced a tour in Asia for May and June 2023.
The dates in Australia and New Zealand will be together with HATE and THY DISEASE, and these dates are:
May 24 - The Triffid, Brisbane
May 25 - Manning, Sydney
May 26 - Max Watts, Melbourne
May 27 - Valhalla, Wellington
May 28 - Whammy, Auckland
The Asian tour dates will be announced soon..
More tour dates at: vader.pl
NEW ALBUM WITH DEAD SUN IN FEBRUARY
Swedish death metallers DEAD SUN (one of many bands with Rogga Johansson - PAGANIZER, PUTREVORE, REVOLTING, The GROTESQUERY, RIBSPREADER etc etc) will release a new album, "Soul Diseased", on February 2 via Xtreem Music.
b.link/deadsun | xtreemmusic.com
THE CROWN PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER AND ANNOUNCE REPLACEMENT
Swedish death/thrash metal veterans The CROWN have decided to part ways with their drummer Henrik. New drummer in the band is Mikael Norén (IMPIOUS).
NEW VERSION OF ANVIL DOCUMENTARY IN JANUARY
MVD Marquee Collection has set a January 20, 2023 release date for the "Ultimate Edition" Blu-ray and "Standard Edition" DVD of ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil".
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.
Pre-order Blu-ray: a.co/d/c99x6kd
Pre-order DVD: a.co/d/gvrkfuF
PENTAGRAM's BOBBY LIEBLING ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE SOLO SHOWS
PENTAGRAM frontman Bobby Liebling has announced 2 solo shows in Texas in January.
Performing under the name BOBBY LIEBLING AND THE RIVETHEADS, the singer will play a set of deep cuts and rare gems from throughout his storied career, including songs from both the PENTAGRAM and BEDEMON catalogs. Most of these songs have rarely, if ever, been played live previously. Joining Liebling for these shows will be a Houston-based backing band featuring members of DOOMSTRESS, SANCTUS BELLUM and BLUES FUNERAL.
The exclusive dates are:
Jan. 27 - Black Magic Social Club in Houston
Jan. 28 - The Lost Well in Austin
EX-DIO GUITARIST CRAIG GOLDY IS BATTLING MYSTERY ILLNESS
Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy says that he is battling a non-life-threatening illness. "Nothing life threatening but no known cause and no known cure for just 1 of 4 things going on", he says.
Read more: facebook.com/craig.goldy
THE EXPLOITED POSTPONE EUROPEAN JANUARY DATES
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are forced to postpone their European shows in January 2023 until later in the year. Singer Wattie has been told by his doctors that he needs to take time off to recuperate and get back to being 100%.
THE CROWN CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
The CROWN have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back between January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are DESTRUCTION, EVERGREY, KREATOR, NIGHTWISH, Uli Jon Roth, WARBRINGER etc.
More info: 70000tons.com
BLACK SABBATH BASSIST GEEZER BUTLER DIAGNOSED WITH PNEUMONIA
BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has come down with pneumonia.
PANTERA TO HEADLINE LOUD PARK
PANTERA will headline the 2023 "comeback" edition of Japan's Loud Park festival. The 2-day "limited" event will take place on March 25 at Intex Osaka in Osaka and March 26 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City near Tokyo.
More info: loudpark.com
SAXON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
SAXON have announced more tour dates in Europe for March 2023. Support on the trek will come from German metal band RAGE (all shows except Luxembourg). Most of these dates will be in Germany, but they will also play in Luxembourg, Poland and Austria.
Dates here: facebook.com/SaxonOfficial
HELLOWEEN AND HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCES NEW SCANDINAVIAN DATES
Due to the bankruptcy of the local organizer, the concerts with HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL in Göteborg, Sweden and Oslo, Norway have been rescheduled. A new organizer have taken over, and the new dates are:
Sept. 9 - Partille Arena, Göteborg, Sweden
Sept. 10 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
helloween.org | hammerfall.net
MASTER ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES FOR 2023
Death metal legends MASTER will be touring in Europe and Latin America during 2023.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/TheRealMasterofficial
TROUBLEMAKERS, KÖTTGROTTORNA AND CHARTA 77 CONFIRMED FOR LJUNGBY PUNK FEST
TROUBLEMAKERS, KÖTTGROTTORNA, CHARTA 77, EXISTENZ, SARDO NUMSPA, SENAP and The UNION RAGS are some of the confirmed bands for Ljungby Punk Fest in Ljungby, Sweden on April 14-15.
In related news.. CHARTA 77 and KÖTTGROTTORNA will team up for a 40th anniversary tour in spring 2023. This festival is the first confirmed date on that tour.
NEW ALBUM WITH NARNIA IN MARCH
Swedish melodic power metal band NARNIA will release a new album, "Ghost Town", on March 17.
DÉTENTE TO REUNITE FOR METAL THREAT FEST
After being inactive for over a decade, thrash metallers DÉTENTE will reunite to perform its classic album "Recognize No Authority" in its entirety at the Metal Threat Fest on April 16, 2023 in Lombard, Illinois.
The line-up will be Dennis Butler (drums), Steve Hochheiser (bass), Caleb Quinn (guitar) and Tiina Teal (vocals).
PUNK ROCK MUSEUM PUSHES BACK OPENING TO MARCH
The Punk Rock Museum has pushed back its opening date from January 13, 2023 to March 10, 2023.
Starting on April 1, the museum will be offering tours led by Louiche Mayorga of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Stacey Dee and Link Le of BAD COP/BAD COP, Noodles of The OFFSPRING, Don Bolles of The GERMS, Angelo Moore of FISHBONE, Greg Hetson of CIRCLE JERKS, Pete Koller of SICK OF IT ALL, Smelly of NOFX, Warren Fitzgerald and Joe Escalante of The VANDALS, Roger Miret of AGNOSTIC FRONT, Intruder Blue of MASKED INTRUDER, Scott Shiflett of FACE TO FACE, Paddy Costello of DILLINGER FOUR, and Zac Blair of RISE AGAINST. The guided tours will be limited to 20 people per tour and will be offered multiple times per day.
The Punk Rock Museum is located at 1422 Western Ave in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
VADER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Polish death metal legends VADER are going to North America in March/April. Support acts will be KRISIUN and DECREPIT BIRTH.
NEW SINGLE WITH MOLOSSER CRUDE IN JANUARY
Swedish duo MOLOSSER CRUDE will release a new smoking stoner rock single/video in January. The track will premiere on The Obelisk on January 10, and will then be officially released on January 11 as a live-in-the-studio video and as a single on Bandcamp, as well as all the major streaming platforms.
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR DATES
English punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS are coming to Sweden in April for 4 shows. The dates are:
April 12 - The Crypt, Linköping
April 13 - Musikens Hus, Göteborg
April 14 - Debaser, Stockholm
April 15 - Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
THE QUIREBOYS ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR
British rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS are going to Germany for a tour in February/March. Support acts will be TWISTER and LORD BISHOP ROCKS.
NIGHTRAGE ANNOUNCES GREEK DATES
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal veterans NIGHTRAGE have announced a couple of shows in Greece. These 2 shows will happen in March:
March 10 - Temple, Athens
March 11 - Eightball, Thessaloniki
Support acts will be announced soon..
VADER ANNOUNCES POLISH TOUR
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced a series of Polish shows for January and February 2023 together with INSIDIUS.
NILE ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Technical death metallers NILE are going to Latin America in June 2023 for a few shows in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
TERRY HALL OF THE SPECIALS IS DEAD
Terry Hall, lead singer of British ska legends The SPECIALS, has passed away after a brief illness at the age of 63.
PAUL DI'ANNO RECORDING DEBUT ALBUM WITH WARHORSE
Ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno is in Split, Croatia recording an album with his new project called WARHORSE. The band was formed earlier this year by Di'Anno and 2 guitarists/authors, Hrvoje Madiraca and Ante "Pupi" Pupačić.
SOULFLY, NAPALM DEATH AND CANDLEMASS CONFIRMED FOR TONS OF ROCK
SOULFLY, NAPALM DEATH, CANDLEMASS, KVELERTAK, ARCHITECTS, The BRONX, HALESTORM, VREID and AUDREY HORNE are some of the latest to be confirmed for the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo, Norway on June 22-24, 2023.
Among the other confirmed acts are NIGHTWISH, BEHEMOTH, POWERWOLF, MAYHEM, VOIVOD, GHOST, PANTERA, TNT, HAMMERFALL etc.
More info and tickets: tonsofrock.no
THE BOYS ANNOUNCES UK DATES
British pop punk veterans The BOYS have announced 3 UK shows in January:
Jan. 6 - The Fleece, Bristol
Jan. 7 - 100 Club, London
Jan. 8 - Star & Garter, Manchester
WOLF CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
Swedish heavy metal band WOLF have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-5, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are D-A-D, BATTLEBEAST, THUNDERMOTHER, KAMELOT, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, EVERGREY, STRÖM and SAREA.
More info: skogsrojet.se
NEW ALBUM WITH ROBIN McAULEY IN FEBRUARY
Frontiers Music Srl will release MSG and BLACK SWAN vocalist Robin McAuley's new solo album, "Alive", on February 17, 2023.
The official music video for the LP's title track can be seen here: youtu.be/mQBzOmxSKOA
CANDLEMASS ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have announced their first U.S. dates of 2023. The band will embark on a West Coast run in March in support of its latest album, "Sweet Evil Sun", which came out in November via Napalm Records. The week-long trek will kick off on March 10 in Seattle, Washington and conclude on March 17 in San Diego, California.
March 10 - Seattle, WA @ Substation March 11 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater March 14 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA March 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 March 17 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
TIGERTAILZ ANNOUNCES NEW SINGER
British sleaze rock veterans TIGERTAILZ welcome POWER QUEST and DENDERA frontman Ashley Edison as their new vocalist.
To introduce their new singer, they have released a reworked version of "Sick Sex" (from the "Bezerk" album) as a digital single: youtu.be/QSbOiDblq34
DEEP PURPLE AND EUROPE CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
DEEP PURPLE, EUROPE, AIRBOURNE, WOLFMOTHER, SKID ROW, U.D.O., MONSTER MAGNET, TNT and Chez Kane are among the latest acts to be confirmed for next summer's Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10.
Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, GHOST, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA, TESTAMENT, THUNDERMOTHER, SATOR, STRöM, HOT BREATH etc.
Full line-up, tickets etc.: swedenrock.com
THUNDERMOTHER ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR
The band who are too busy to answer a e-mail interview, Swedish hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER, have announced a European tour in May and June 2023. Some dates are headline shows, while some are as support act for SCORPIONS.
Tickets for the headline shows go on sale Monday, December 19.
All dates can be found here: facebook.com/thundermother
BONFIRE HAVE FOUND A NEW SINGER
German hard rock veterans BONFIRE have revealed their new vocalist. It's a guy called Dyan.
To introduce its new vocalist, the band have re-recorded a single version of "Fantasy", which is available here: youtu.be/duBr_Iar2N8
facebook.com/bonfireofficial | afm-records.de
SAXON ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN DATES
SAXON have announced a few shows in Chile, Argentina and Mexico in April. These dates are:
20th April - Santiago, Chile
23rd April - Bueno Aires, Argentina
25th April - Monterrey, Mexico
26th April - Mexico City, Mexico
WARBRINGER ANNOUNCES UK DATES
American thrashers WARBRINGER are going on a short UK tour with HELLRIPPER in April. Those dates are:
26/04/23 - Birmingham, Asylum
27/04/23 - Manchester, The Bread Shed
28/04/23 - Glasgow, Classic Grand (without HELLRIPPER)
29/04/23 - London, Boston Music Room
CHERIE CURRIE OF THE RUNAWAYS ANNOUNCES SCANDINAVIAN DATES
Former The RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie will do 3 shows in Sweden and Norway next year. Dates:
March 30 - Backstage Rockbar, Trollhättan, Sweden
March 31 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
April 1 - Tribute, Sandnes, Norway
CHILDREN OF BODOM's LAST CONCERT TO BE RELEASED AS LIVE ALBUM
CHILDREN OF BODOM's final concert, which took place on December 15, 2019 at the Black Box in Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland, will be released next year as a live album.
KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, IRON MAIDEN AND SLIPKNOT TO HEADLINE HELLFEST 2023
KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, IRON MAIDEN and SLIPKNOT will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-18 in Clisson, France. Also scheduled to appear are DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, PORCUPINE TREE, AMON AMARTH, ALTER BRIDGE and WITHIN TEMPTATION, among many, many, many others.
The full lineup can be found here: hellfest.fr
U.D.O. PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST TILEN HUDRAP
Bassist Tilen Hudrap has decided to leave German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. "to pursue other interests in the metal world".
NEW ALBUM WITH NERVOCHAOS IN MARCH
Brazilian death metallers NERVOCHAOS will release a new album, "Chthonic Wrath", on March 31 via Emanzipation Productions.
nervochaos.net | emanzipation.dk
COBRA SPELL SIGNS WITH NAPALM
International heavy metal band COBRA SPELL have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records.
napalmrecords.com | cobraspell.com
HAMMERFALL RETURNS TO NUCLEAR BLAST
Nuclear Blast has welcomed back the Swedish powerhouse HAMMERFALL which started its career in 1997 on the label with its debut album "Glory To The Brave".
HAMMERFALL's entire Nuclear Blast catalog, from "Glory To The Brave" to the 2014 album "(r)Evolution"" was recently certified with a diamond award for over 1.5 million worldwide sales.
hammerfall.net | label.nuclearblast.com/store
SLIPKNOT AND KORN TO HEADLINE KNOTFEST JAPAN
SLIPKNOT and KORN will headline next year's Knotfest Japan.
The SLIPKNOT-curated festival will take place on April 1 and 2, 2023 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, just outside of Tokyo.
On April 1, scheduled as the Knotfest Roadshow date, SLIPKNOT will be joined by Shibuya City's own MAN WITH A MISSION. For the April 2 Knotfest date, SLIPKNOT and KORN will appear alongside Tokyo experimental metal outfit MAXIMUM THE HORMONE.
More info and tickets: knotfestjapan.com
NEW SINGLE WITH THE BABOON SHOW ON FRIDAY
Swedish punk rockers The BABOON SHOW will release a new single, "God Bless You All", on Friday, December 16.
"God Bless You All" is the title track of their 10th studio album, which will be released on January 13.
Pre-save the single: youtu.be/aAy0OOHPKnI
Tour dates and more info: thebaboonshow.com
STYX, KIX, QUIET RIOT AND LITA FORD AMONG THE CONFIRMED FOR M3 ROCK FESTIVAL
M3 Rock Festival will celebrate its 14th anniversary in 2023 with a full weekend of performances at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on May 6 and May 7, 2023.
Next summer's M3 Rock Festival is kicking off on Saturday, May 6 with performances from STYX, EXTREME, WINGER, SLAUGHTER, Lita Ford, BRITNY FOX, QUIET RIOT and more. On Sunday, May 7, the lineup will include WARRANT, GREAT WHITE, LOUDNESS, Steven Adler (of GUNS N' ROSES), FIREHOUSE, RILEY'S L.A. GUNS, VIXEN and Mike Tramp (of WHITE LION), with hometown boys KIX closing out the weekend.
THE INTERRUPTERS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH FRANK TURNER
American ska/punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS will team up with Frank Turner for a North American tour between April 20 to June 3.
More info: wearetheinterrupters.com
MUNICIPAL WASTE TO SUPPORT LAMB OF GOD AND KREATOR IN EUROPE
LAMB OF GOD and KREATOR have announced MUNICIPAL WASTE as support for their "State Of Unrest 2023" European co-headline tour.
municipalwaste.net | kreator-terrorzone.de | lamb-of-god.com
MÄHÄLIUM, MISANTROPIC AND VICIOUS IRENE CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN PUNK FESTIVAL
The first booked artists for next summer's Fragile Mountain Punk Festival have been announced. And among these bands are MÄHÄLIUM, MISANTROPIC, VICIOUS IRENE, ETT DÖDENS MASKINERI, APPÄRATUS, INGA ANOR, CONTORTURE, SLAN and SLUTA LJUG.
The festival will happen on June 29 to July 1 somewhere in Göteborg, Sweden.
Tickets and more info: fragilemountain.rocks
RANCID ANNOUNCES UK/EURO TOUR
American punk rock veterans RANCID are coming to the UK and Europe in June 2023. There will be both festivals and headline shows. On the headline shows they will be joined by The BRONX and GRADE 2, and tickets go on sale this Friday, December 16.
Dates and tickets: rancidrancid.com/tour
IGGY POP ANNOUNCES U.S. SHOWS WITH ALL STAR LINEUP
IGGY POP AND THE LOSERS - featuring Iggy Pop (The Stooges), Andrew Watt (CALIFORNIA BREED), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT) and Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES) - have announced a few dates in the States:
April 20 - The Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
April 22 - The Masonic, San Francisco, CA
April 27 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
April 29 - The Pearl. Las Vegas, NV
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 14.
Iggy Pop have also released a new single, "Strung Out Johnny", taken from his upcoming album, "Every Loser", which will be released next year.
Pre-order and other details: iggypop.com
ZZ TOP AND LYNYRD SKYNYRD ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINING TOUR
ZZ TOP and LYNYRD SKYNYRD have announced their first co-headlining tour - "The Sharp Dressed Simple Man" tour - taking over 22 cities in North America next summer. The tour kicks off on Friday, July 21 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida and continues with stops in Fort Worth, Phoenix, Chicago, and more before wrapping up in Camden, New Jersey at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion on Sunday, September 17.
Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 16.
Dates and tickets: zztop.com/tour | lynyrdskynyrd.com
KISS ANNOUNCES FINAL UK TOUR
KISS has today announced their final dates in the U.K. in 2023 as part of their farewell tour.
The U.K. leg of the "End Of The Road" tour will officially come to a close in Glasgow on July 8. Before that, the tour will visit Plymouth, Birmingham, Newcastle, London and Manchester.
For further details, try: kissonline.com
OVERKILL ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American thrash veterans OVERKILL are coming to Europe for a tour in April.
Dates and tickets: overkill.deinetickets.de
CHELSEA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
British punk rock veterans CHELSEA will be touring in Europe in May. Most of the dates will be in Germany, but there's also a few in Czech Republic and Austria.
More info: facebook.com/ChelseaPunkbandOfficial
THE OBSESSED CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
The latest act to be confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 1-3 are The OBSESSED.
Confirmed since earlier are EXCITER, TRIBULATION, SCREAMER, SPELL, KRYPTOS, RIOT CITY etc.
More info: facebook.com/Muskelrock
THE QUIREBOYS TO RELEASE "Orchestral Quireboys Live" IN FEBRUARY
English rock n roll veterans The QUIREBOYS will release "Orchestral Quireboys Live" on February 10 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. It will be released as a DVD/CD set to begin with, but will also be available on vinyl later.
facebook.com/quireboys | offyerrocka.com
NEW EP WITH ANUBIS IN JANUARY
Los Angeles power/thrash metal band ANUBIS will release a new 2-track EP, "Decreation Day", on January 13.
SKITARG ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE REUNION SHOW
Swedish dirt metal band SKITARG will do 1 exclusive reunion show at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm, Sweden on March 25. This will be their only show, and support acts will be Swedish bands KNOGJÄRN and ZOMBIEKRIG.
Tickets go on sale December 13, and can be found here: kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/musik/skitarg
Event page: facebook.com/events/1927147937455483
WATTIE OF THE EXPLOITED RUSHED TO HOSPITAL
During the end of last night's (Dec. 10) show in Bogota, Colombia, The EXPLOITED singer Wattie collapsed on stage and was rushed into hospital by ambulance. But Wattie is feeling better now and is resting at a hotel in Bogota.
Due to doctor's orders all remaining shows for 2022 have been cancelled, including tonight's (Dec. 11) performance in Cali, Colombia, as well as London, UK on December 16.
COCA CAROLA ARE OFFICIALLY BACK
Swedish melodic punk rockers COCA CAROLA have reunited for some "well chosen concerts" here in Sweden.
Keep yourself updated: facebook.com/people/Coca-Carola/100088441846949
EXCITER CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
EXCITER have been confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are TRIBULATION, SCREAMER, SPELL, KRYPTOS, RIOT CITY etc.
More info: facebook.com/Muskelrock
FANS OF THE DARK RELEASES DIGITAL COVERS EP
Swedish melodic hard rockers FANS OF THE DARK have released a special digital EP, "Cover Me", which is a collection of covers of BALANCE, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, REO SPEEDWAGON and RUSH.
Check it out here: orcd.co/coverme
OVERKILL REVEALS TITLE OF NEW ALBUM
Veteran thrashers OVERKILL have set "Scorched" as the title of their 20th studio album, to be released next year.
NEW SONG WITH QUIET RIOT ON MONDAY
The official music video for a new QUIET RIOT song called "I Can't Hold On" will make its online debut on Monday, December 12.
The track, which features late QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow and late QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali alongside current QUIET RIOT members Rudy Sarzo on bass and Alex Grossi on guitars, was composed by DuBrow and Grossi. The song was produced, engineered and mixed by Alistair James, while the video was directed by Frankie's widow, Regina Banali.
KRYPTOS CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Indian heavy metal band KRYPTOS have been confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden on June 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are TRIBULATION, SCREAMER, SPELL, RIOT CITY etc.
More info: facebook.com/Muskelrock
NEW SINGLE WITH GRANDE ROYALE, NEW ALBUM IN MARCH
"Tell Me" is the first single from Swedish action rockers GRANDE ROYALE's upcoming album, "Welcome to Grime Town", which will be released in March 2023 via Swedish label The Sign Records.
Check out the single: orcd.co/granderoyale_tellme
facebook.com/GR.sweden | facebook.com/thesignrecords
OFFICIALLY LICENSED AC/DC BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED NEXT YEAR
Rufus Publications will release an officially licensed AC/DC book, "AC/DC: 50 Years Of High Voltage Rock 'N' Roll", in 2023. A teaser video is available here: youtu.be/jyWn0HooXZA
More info: rufuspublications.com/rufusbooks/acdc
NEW VIDEO WITH AMON AMARTH
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH has dropped a new lyric visualizer for "Oden Owns You All", taken from their new album, "The Great Heathen Army": youtu.be/B5HxkpDN4eA
JET BLACK OF THE STRANGLERS IS DEAD
The STRANGLERS drummer Jet Black (real name: Brian John Duffy) has passed away at the age of 84.
Jet last performed with the band in 2015, with his retirement being officially confirmed in 2018, at the age of 79.
ALICE COOPER TO JOIN DEF LEPPARD AND MÖTLEY CRÜE ON SELECT DATES
Alice Cooper will join DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE on select dates in North America next year. These dates take place in August, and tickets go on sale December 16.
Dates and tickets: alicecooper.com/tour
ANTHRAX CANCEL BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR APPEARANCE
ANTHRAX has canceled its appearance at next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to "logistical issues beyond [the band's] control".
The thrash metal veterans were scheduled to perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on August 12, 2023.
ANTHRAX has been replaced on the Bloodstock Open Air bill by TRIPTYKON - the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) - which will perform a special CELTIC FROST set.
OXIDIZE PRESENTS NEW SINGER
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE have a new singer: Johannes Nyberg (ex-ZONATA, REBORN, SEASON OF DREAMS).
A new single will be released soon..
AEROSMITH CANCELS REMAINING 2 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
AEROSMITH has canceled the remaining 2 "Deuces Are Wild" Las Vegas residency shows due to frontman Steven Tyler's illness.
The band was previously forced to pull out of its December 2 and December 5 concerts at Dolby Live in Park MGM as the singer was unwell with a mystery illness, and now, they've scrapped the final 2 gigs - on Thursday, December 8 and Sunday, December 11 - as the 74-year-old rocker requires more time to rest.
THE INTERRUPTERS RELEASES ACOUSTIC VERSION OF "Raised By Wolves"
American ska/punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS has recorded an acoustic version of "Raised By Wolves": theinterrupters.ffm.to/rbwacoustic
HIRAX WORKING ON NEW STUFF
American thrash veterans HIRAX let us know that new songs and recordings are in the works. New tour dates for 2023 will be announced soon..
TREAT, DREAM EVIL, STRÖM, THE QUILL AND PRINS SVART CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
TREAT, DREAM EVIL, STRÖM, The QUILL, PRINS SVART, The CRUEL INTENTIONS and SAFFIRE have been confirmed for the Time To Rock festival in Knislinge, Sweden on July 8-10.
Confirmed since earlier are SAXON, MSG, MOLLY HATCHET, Tom G Warrior's TRIUMPH OF DEATH, TOY DOLLS, SHAM 69, Uli Jon Roth, Ross The Boss, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BOURBON BOYS, KNOGJÄRN etc.
More info: timetorock.se
THE WHO ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
The WHO with orchestra are going on a European tour in 2023. So far there's just 3 dates though:
June 14 - Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
June 20 - Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
June 23 - La Défense Arena, Paris, France
Tickets go on sale December 14.
SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES KNOTFEST ITALY
SLIPKNOT has announced the inaugural Italian edition of Knotfest. Joining the Iowa masked metallers on June 25, 2023 at Bologna Arena Parco Nord will be ARCHITECTS, AMON AMARTH, I PREVAIL, LORNA SHORE, NOTHING MORE and DESTRAGE.
QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
QUEENSRŸCHE has announced an early 2023 U.S. tour in support of its 16th studio album, "Digital Noise Alliance". Direct support on the tour will come from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, with TRAUMA opening each show.
SKID ROW AND BUCKCHERRY ANNOUNCE U.S. CO-HEADLINE TOUR
SKID ROW and BUCKCHERRY will team up for a co-headline U.S. tour in the spring. Performances kick off on March 9 in Bowler, Wisconsin and continue throughout the month, with special guests NO RESOLVE providing support on select shows. Additional dates to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, December 9.
Dates: skidrow.com | buckcherry.com
KISS COMES BACK TO SWEDEN NEXT SUMMER
Even though their last visit to Sweden would be their last concerts here, it has now been announced that KISS will do 2 shows at Dalhalla, outside Rättvik in Sweden on July 12 and 13, 2023. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 8.
NEW SINGLE WITH SIENA ROOT ON FRIDAY
Swedish root hard rockers SIENA ROOT will release a new single, "Coincidence And Fate", on Friday, December 9.
The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Revelation", which will be released early next year.
KKPA HAVE FOUND A NEW BASSIST
Swedish trallpunk veterans KKPA have found a new bassist: Denny Karlsson.
COCA CAROLA AND LASTKAJ 14 CONFIRMED FOR PUNKEN ÄR VÅR
COCA CAROLA, LASTKAJ 14 and VON BACCHI have been confirmed for the Punken Är Vår! festival in Sundsvall, Sweden on April 14-15.
Other acts that will play at this punk festival are SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, KARDINAL SYND, VARNAGEL, ANTI-LAM FRONT, HATA SOM LEJON, VÄRLDEN BRINNER, Johan Johansson, Bonni Pontén, BJÖRNARNA, FRUKTANSVÄRLD, KARDBORREBANDET, KÄFTSMÄLL and HÅRDGNISSEL.
Event page on Facebook: facebook.com/events/396382285988732
SHANE MacGOWAN OF THE POGUES HOSPITALIZED
Shane MacGowan, singer in legendary Celtic punk band The POGUES, have once again been hospitalized. No further details has been revealed.
NEW SONG WITH IRON KOBRA
German heavy metal band IRON KOBRA are back after almost 5 years. A new song, "Malicious Magician", should be available now (unfortunately it wasn't available when I tried the link to their Bandcamp page).
The song comes from an upcoming split 7" with ATOM SMASHER, which will be released in February by Dying Victims Productions.
It also looks like IRON KOBRA will release a new album soon..
Pre-order the 7" | ironkobra.bandcamp.com
HELLOWEEN RELEASE GIN
HELLOWEEN will together with Brands For Fans release "Seven Keys Pumpkin Spiced Gin". You can pre-order it now if you live in Europe: brandsforfans.com/brands/helloween, and in the UK in January.
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS COMING TO SWEDEN
Punk veterans SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS are coming to Sweden for 4 dates in April. These dates are:
April 12 - The Crypt, Linköping
April 13 - Musikens Hus, Göteborg
April 14 - Debaser, Stockholm
April 15 - Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
SCREAMER AND TRIBULATION CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
SCREAMER and TRIBULATION have been confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock. The Swedish hard rock and heavy metal festival will happen on June 1-3, 2023 at Tyrolen in Blädinge. Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 5.
Confirmed since earlier are SPELL and BLACK MASK MX.
STRÖM CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
Swedish hard rockers STRÖM have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 3-5, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are D-A-D, KAMELOT, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS and SAREA. More acts will be announced soon..
Tickets and more info: skogsrojet.se
SPELL AND BLACK MASK MX CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
SPELL and BLACK MASK MX are the first to be confirmed for next summer's Muskelrock. The Swedish hard rock and heavy metal festival will happen on June 1-3, 2023 at Tyrolen in Blädinge. Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 5.
NEW INTERVIEW: HELLSINGLAND UNDERGOUND (in Swedish)
"Men jag förstår ju varför de tänker att vi spelar nån slags Americana. Vi är ju smutsiga gubbar med skägg. Jag tycker vi spelar både modern och tidlös rock", säger Charlie Granberg i HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND.
NEW ALBUM WITH THE OBSESSED NEXT YEAR
American doom metal veterans The OBSESSED have inked a deal with Ripple Music for the release of their fifth studio album, which will be released in 2023.
THE DWARVES TO RE-ISSUE CLASSIC ALBUMS WITH BONUS TRACKS
American punk rock veterans The DWARVES will re-release several of their classic albums in a year long campaign. "Blood Guts & Pussy", "Thank Heaven For Little Girls", "Sugarfix", "Come Clean" and "Radio Free Dwarves" are all being re-released with bonus tracks. All of the albums are remastered, and specific details are expected to be released soon. The albums will be out via Greedy/MVD.
MÄRVEL TO CELEBRATE 20 WITH COMPILATION
After releasing their 9th studio album, "Graces Came with Malice", in April 2022, Swedish power trio MÄRVEL continues the celebration of their 20-year anniversary. In the beginning of 2023, the group will be releasing the double vinyl compilation "Double Decade". And this is not just a greatest hits collection, but will also include previously impossible to get B-sides and rare tracks, as well as 2 brand new, previously unreleased tracks.
The first of these brand new tracks is called "Turn the Page", and is released as a digital single: orcd.co/turnthepage
"Double Decade" will be released on February 24 via The Sign Records.
marveltheband.bandcamp.com | thesignrecords.com
CHRISTINE McVIE OF FLEETWOOD MAC IS DEAD
Christine McVie, the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist of FLEETWOOD MAC, has died. She was 79 years old.
NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH ROLLING STONES IN FEBRUARY
The ROLLING STONES have announced the release of "Grrr Live!", the definitive live hits album from the band's career. Released on February 10 via Mercury Studios, the album will be available in various formats; 3LP black, 3LP colored white (Indies exclusive) 3LP red (d2c exclusive), 2CD, DVD+2CD, BluRay+2CD. The Blu-ray and digital versions will include Dolby Atmos.
NEW ALICE COOPER BIOGRAPHY IN JANUARY
Due January 31, 2023, just ahead of Alice Cooper's 75th birthday, via Motorbooks, "Alice Cooper @ 75" is a lavish illustrated biography of the original shock rocker, examining an extraordinary career through the lens of 75 key events, releases, and collaborations.
GG ALLIN BIOPIC IN THE WORKS
According to The Hollywood Reporter, dirt punk GG Allin is getting the biopic treatment.
Jonas Åkerlund, the music video director behind heavy metal thriller "Lords of Chaos", will helm the feature, titled "GG Allin: Live. Fast. Die.", which will be produced by Don Murphy and Susan Monford of Angry Films and MVD Entertainment Group.
The producers have acquired Allin's life and music rights, and have a script written by Richard Schenkman.
Allin died from an accidental heroin overdose in 1993 at the age of 36.
SKID ROW POSTPONES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DUE TO NECK SURGERY
SKID ROW has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia in order to allow guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo the proper time to heal from his rescheduled neck surgery. The dates, which were originally slated to happen in December, will now take place in May 2023.
New dates here: facebook.com/skidrow
MOTÖRHEAD TO RELEASE "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic" IN FEBRUARY
In 2015 MOTÖRHEAD released their 23rd and final album, "Bad Magic". On February 24 they will release "Bad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic", which is a re-issue with bonus material like previously unreleased tracks, a live recording from Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in 2015, and a interview with Lemmy.
Watch and listen to the leading single, "Bullet In Your Brain": youtu.be/jK3hGMan_6U
MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD ANNOUNCES 2 U.S. SHOWS
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD have announced 2 U.S. shows for February 2023. The 2 bands, who recently teamed up for the mega-successful "The Stadium Tour", will play at the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 10 and February 11.
Presales for the Atlantic City dates begin today (Nov, 29), with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, December 2.
The Atlantic City shows will mark MÖTLEY CRÜE's first U.S. live appearances since the announcement that founding guitarist Mick Mars would no longer tour with the band. He is being replaced on the road by former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.
motley.com | defleppard.com
NEW VIDEO WITH DRAGONFORCE
Power metal band DRAGONFORCE has dropped a new video today (Nov. 29) for fans as a special holiday surprise. Inspired by the Skyrim game, the epic clip for "The Last Dragonborn" can be viewed here: youtu.be/FX875XBcfMY
The track is taken from DRAGONFORCE's latest album, "Extreme Power Metal", which came out in September 2019. "The Last Dragonborn" is the first DRAGONFORCE music video to feature new bassist Alicia Vigil.
NEW SONG WITH COSA NOSTRA ON THURSDAY
Swedish 90s punk rock band COSA NOSTRA (with some members from ASTA KASK) surprise us by announcing that they will release a new song, "Kampen", on December 1.
DELUXE EDITION OF THE DEEP PURPLE BOOK "The Visual History"
Rufus Publications has announced the publication of "Deep Purple: The Visual History" by Chris Charlesworth.
Redesigned and expanded, the Deluxe Edition is personally signed by former and current DEEP PURPLE members David Coverdale, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Nick Simper.
Pre-orders start on Wednesday, November 30 and the book is expected to ship at the end of June 2023.
The book was written with the full collaboration of the band and management, and tell the story of the group.
NEW SINGLE WITH MÄRVEL ON FRIDAY
Swedish high energy rockers MÄRVEL will release a new single, "Turn The Page", on Friday, December 2.
ACE FREHLEY WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album for a tentative spring/summer 2023 release.
EX-THE NOMADS MEMBER FRANK MINARIK IS DEAD
Frank Minarik, who played organ and maraccas for Swedish garage rock veterans The NOMADS 1983-1992, has passed away after a difficult time of severe illness.
COCA CAROLA ANNOUNCES HOMETOWN SHOW
I don't know if they have reunited, but Swedish melodic punk rockers COCA CAROLA will do a gig at The Public in Åkersberga (outside Stockholm), Sweden on January 28. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, November 30.
Event page (in Swedish): facebook.com/events/1232979034096939
NEW ALBUM WITH METALLICA IN APRIL
METALLICA will release a new album, "72 Seasons", on April 14, 2023 via the band's own Blackened Recordings.
The album will be followed by a world tour in 2023 and 2024, which will see the band playing 2 nights in every city it visits - with each "No Repeat Weekend" featuring 2 completely different setlists and support lineups. PANTERA will be support act on some of the North American dates.
The first single, "Lux Æterna", is out now: youtu.be/_u-7rWKnVVo
More info: metallica.com
HELLOWEEN POSTPONES SCANDINAVIAN CONCERTS WITH HAMMERFALL
Local organisational problems beyond their control forces HELLOWEEN to postpone their Scandinavian tour dates with HAMMERFALL. They are working on new dates and will announce them as soon as possible. Tickets remain valid.
Affected dates are April 28 to May 2, 2023.
SAXON ANNOUNCES IRISH SHOWS
SAXON have announced shows in Dublin and Belfast with special guest SWEET SAVAGE.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, November 30. And the dates are:
March 3 - 3Olympia, Dublin
March 4 - Ulster Hall, Belfast
BLACK STAR RIDERS RECRUITS NEW GUITARIST
Hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS have announced the replacement for guitarist Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR, Corey Taylor), who parted ways with the band earlier this year. Sam Wood (WAYWARD SONS) joins the band, and his first dates will be the UK shows this coming weekend in London (Earache Records' 35th Anniversary party) and Trecco Bay in South Wales for Planet Rockstock.
NEW ALBUM WITH POWERWOLF IN APRIL
German heavy metal band POWERWOLF will release a new album, "Interludium", on April 7, 2023 via Napalm Records. There will be a release show for the album at Palladium in Cologne, Germany on April 6.
Pre-order the album: lnk.to/PW-Interludium
facebook.com/powerwolfmetal | napalmrecords.com
EUROPE WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
EUROPE are currently writing some new material for their next studio album. They plan to enter the studio in May.
NEW INTERVIEW WITH FINNEGAN'S HELL
"FINNEGAN'S HELL är ett utpräglat liveband som tror stenhårt på interaktion med publiken", says Swedish Celtic punks FINNEGAN'S HELL.
Läs intervjun (Swedish)
TESTAMENT, SATOR, THUNDERMOTHER, HOT BREATH AND STRÖM CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
The 8 latest confirmed acts for next summer's Sweden Rock Festival are TESTAMENT, AVATAR, SATOR, THUNDERMOTHER, THRESHOLD, GREEN LUNG, HOT BREATH and STRÖM.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 7-10. Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, GHOST, PANTERA etc.
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED have announced new tour dates in Europe from late April to mid-May.
..and you can find the dates here: facebook.com/TheExploited
DESTRUCTION CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
DESTRUCTION have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back between January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are EVERGREY, KREATOR, NIGHTWISH, Uli Jon Roth, WARBRINGER etc.
More info: 70000tons.com
NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO WITH RAMMSTEIN
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released the official Specter Berlin-directed music video for their new single, "Adieu". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Zeit", which arrived in April.
youtu.be/skl6N3zGv-s | rammstein.com
HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Swedish rock band HELLSINGLAND UNDERGROUND are going to Spain for a tour in April.
The tour was first supposed to happen in May 2020, but was postponed until January 2022, and now it will hopefully happen in April 2023.
AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES AND PANTERA CONFIRMED FOR GRASPOP METAL MEETING
Graspop Metal Meeting have announced no less than 103 artists for the 26th edition of the festival, which will happen on June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. Some of all these acts are AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, PANTERA, IN FLAMES, BEHEMOTH, RANCID, PAPA ROACH, MESHUGGAH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, AT THE GATES, BUTCHER BABIES, CRADLE OF FILTH, DANKO JONES, DIRKSCHNEIDER, EVERGREY, EXODUS, HATEBREED, MARDUK, MONSTER MAGNET, SICK OF IT ALL, TESTAMENT, THUNDERMOTHER, VOIVOD, WATAIN etc. etc.
Announced since earlier are GHOST, GOJIRA, SLIPKNOT, PARKWAY DRIVE, DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE.
Full line-up and other details: graspop.be
NEW SINGLE WITH SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY
Swedish electro rockers SATAN TAKES A HOLIDAY have released a new single, "All Nighter". The track features somebody called Emmon, and the song can be heard here: ingrv.es/all-nighter-2gh-9
satantakesaholiday.com | despotz.se
MÖTLEY CRÜE TO RELEASE BOX SET WITH 5 FIRST ALBUMS
BMG have announced the release of a limited-edition box set, "Crücial Crüe: The Studio Albums 1981-1989", featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE's first 5 platinum selling landmark albums pressed on colored vinyl - "Too Fast For Love" (white/black splatter), "Shout At The Devil" (yellow/black splatter), "Theatre Of Pain" (hot pink magenta/black splatter), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (cyan blue/black splatter) and "Dr. Feelgood" (coke bottle green/oxblood splatter) - housed in a solid black slipcase with foil imprint and only available in this box set.
The "Crücial Crüe" box set will also be released on CD, with only 10,000 units of each configuration available globally. Release date is February 17.
URSÄKTA RÖRAN VOL 5 WILL BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK
Swedish label Grönpeppar Records will release "Ursäkta Röran Vol 5 - En Bomb I Systemet" on November 30, which features 13 Swedish punk and hardcore bands. The artists will be announced on Facebook during the coming days.
DR. FEELGOOD GUITARIST WILKO JOHNSON IS DEAD
Wilko Johnson, guitarist and vocalist of British rock band DR. FEELGOOD, has died at the age of 75.
Wilko was also an actor, and found further fame on TV in "Game Of Thrones" (playing mute executioner Ser Ilyn Payne in the first and second seasons). He was diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. Despite the doctors' predictions, he continued to perform with a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free.
TWISTED SISTER TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME
TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider, Jay Jay French, Eddie Ojeda, Mark Mendoza and late drummer A.J Pero will be inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame at the 6th annual charity gala, set to take place January 26, 2023, at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California.
GIRLSCHOOL TO RELEASE COLLECTION OF RARITIES
British all-female hard rock veterans GIRLSCHOOL will release "The School Report 1978-2008" on January 27 via Cherry Red Records and HNE Recordings. It's a 5CD box set full of rare B-sides, non-album cuts, demos and live recordings.
MISFITS CANCEL NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT IN LAS VEGAS
MISFITS has canceled its previously announced New Year's Eve concert at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada "due to an unexpected personal matter".
U.D.O. CANCEL PARIS
German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. have announced that their show in Paris, France on November 29 is cancelled.
Read more: facebook.com/udoonline
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
DEEP PURPLE have announced some new tour dates in Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary which will take place in July.
BOOKING AGENCY TADC PUT IN BANKRUPCY
Swedish booking agency TADC - who arrange festivals like Gefle Metal Festival, Atlas Rock, Stockholm Rock Out and about 300 concerts in Scandinavia with focus on hard rock and metal - will be declared bankrupt. All upcoming events in 2022 have been cancelled, which includes Stockholm Rock Out, Oslo Rock Out and a tour with URIAH HEEP.
DOKKEN TO RELEASE BOX SET WITH EARLY ALBUMS
On January 27, 2023, a limited-edition box set with DOKKEN's first 4 studio albums - "Breaking The Chains", "Tooth And Nail", "Under Lock And Key" and "Back For The Attack" - will be released as both a 5-LP and 5-CD set.
The box, titled "The Elektra Albums 1983-1987", will be released through BMG.
PANTERA ADDS 9 SHOWS TO EURO TOUR
PANTERA has added 9 shows to its spring/summer 2023 European tour. These new dates includes countries like Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark.
MIMIKRY RECORDING NEW SONGS
Swedish trallpunk veterans MIMIKRY has entered the studio to record some new songs.
THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
English punk rock veterans The DAMNED are going on a UK tour next spring. Special guests will be The NIGHTINGALES, and tickets go on sale this Thursday, November 24.
Dates and tickets: aegp.uk/damned23
THIN LIZZY TO RE-RELEASE "Live And Dangerous" AS 8CD BOX SET
THIN LIZZY will re-release the iconic "Live And Dangerous" album to commemorate its 45th anniversary. The new version is an 8-CD set that features the original album as well as recordings of all 6 shows used to compile the original double LP version. It will be out on January 20, 2023.
RANCID, BAD RELIGION AND DROPKICK MURPHYS TO HEADLINE PUNK ROCK BOWLING 2023
Punk Rock Bowling has posted the majority of its 2023 festival lineup on its site. RANCID, BAD RELIGION and DROPKICK MURPHYS will headline. The INTERRUPTERS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, The DAMNED and L7 will be main support. Bands also playing include ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, GBH, The EXPLOITED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, COCKNEY REJECTS, TSOL etc.
The festival happens on May 26-29 in Las Vegas. The corresponding club shows are expected to be announced early next year.
Tickets and more info: punkrockbowling.com
GHOST WINS AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD
GHOST has won its first-ever American Music Award in the newly debuted "Favorite Rock Album" category.
URIAH HEEP POSTPONE SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN TOUR DATES
Due to a difficult financial situation with promoters TADC, URIAH HEEP must announce that all 10 upcoming shows in Sweden and Norway, due to start in Umeå on Tuesday (Nov. 22), will be postponed until next year.
More info: facebook.com/uriahheepofficial
NEW ALBUM WITH THE EROTICS IN DECEMBER
Albany, New York rockers The EROTICS will release a new album, "Rot In The Shade", on December 12.
The album is now available for pre-order. Pre-order includes instant download of the brand new track "Knockin' On Deaths Door".
NEW SINGLE WITH ANGELES IN DECEMBER
On December 2, L.A. hard rockers ANGELES will release their new single, "Band Plays On", featuring Dale George on lead vocals and guitars along with special guest backup vocals by Clare Diane. The single will be available via Dark Star Records/SONY/Universal on all major streaming platforms.
Pre-save the single: orcd.co/bandplayson
..or check out the video, which is available now: https://youtu.be/zDtWBbzE4wQ
darkstarrecords.com | facebook.com/TheAngelesBand
MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD CANCEL 2 BRAZILIAN CONCERTS
MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD's previously announced shows in Curitiba, Brazil and Porto Alegre, Brazil, which were slated to take place on March 9, 2023 and March 11, 2023, respectively, have been canceled due to "logistical issues".
The 2 bands' sole other Brazilian date, on March 7 at Allianz Parque in São Paulo, will go ahead as scheduled.
motley.com | defleppard.com
KIX DRUMMER JIMMY CHALFANT CARRIED OFF STAGE AFTER SUFFERING SUSPECTED HEART ATTACK
According to Metal Sludge, KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant was unconscious and carried off stage after suffering a suspected heart attack during the band's concert Friday night (Nov. 18).
The incident occurred at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's 2-night stand at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia with openers AMERICAN JETSET.
Back in September 2021, Chalfant suffered a heart attack at his home and was rushed to the hospital. He had immediate surgery to insert 2 stents in his heart then another surgery the next day for another stent.
THE UNDERTONES ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Punk rock/pop punk veterans The UNDERTONES are coming to Sweden in late April 2023, and will also play 1 date in Denmark. The band celebrate their 45th anniversary, and special guest will be Hugh Cornwell.
The dates are:
April 25 - Katalin, Uppsala
April 26 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm
April 28 - Pustervik, Göteborg
April 29 - Plan B, Malmö
April 30 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen
RONNIE JAMES DIO DOCUMENTARY TO RECEIVE TV PREMIERE NEXT MONTH
"Dio: Dreamers Never Die", the first-ever career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will have its television premiere on Showtime on December 1. It will also be available to stream via the Showtime app.
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES SHORT U.S. TOUR
DEEP PURPLE have announced that they will do a short 5-date tour in The States in February. Special guests will be The MARSHALL TUCKER BAND.
SHORT SWEDISH SUMMER TOUR WITH THE HIVES, MANDO DIAO AND THE SOUNDS
Swedish rock bands The HIVES, MANDO DIAO and The SOUNDS will team up for a short tour in Sweden next summer.
The dates are:
Aug. 4 - Bananpiren, Göteborg
Aug. 5 - Mölleplatsen, Malmö
Aug. 18-19 - Dalhalla, Rättvik
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 23.
thehives.com | mandodiao.com | facebook.com/thesounds
NEW SINGLE WITH BROWSING COLLECTION
Swedish female rock band BROWSING COLLECTION have released a new single, "On The Run". It's available on Spotify and similar..
UFO TO RE-RELEASE "No Heavy Petting"
Hard rock legends UFO will have their album "No Heavy Petting" re-released on 2CD and 3LP on January 20, 2023 as a remastered deluxe edition.
The 2CD version includes 5 bonus tracks (1 previously unreleased) and the Roundhouse 1976 live set, as well as some other stuff. The 3LP version will also include the Roundhouse 1976 live set.
The album was originally released in 1975, and is their fifth album.
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE have been confirmed for the British punk festival Rebellion, which happens at Winter Gardens in Blackpool on August 3-6, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are D.R.I., The EXPLOITED, Steve Ignorant, UK SUBS, SUBHUMANS, CONFLICT, M.D.C., BAR STOOL PREACHERS etc.
Full line-up and tickets: rebellionfestivals.com
FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY have just announced a U.S. winter tour with special guests ANTI-FLAG and SKINNY LISTER. The tour will kick off on February 2, and will last until March 19. Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 17.
Dates and tickets: floggingmolly.com
NEW DOUBLE SINGLE WITH FASTER PUSSYCAT IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Glam rock veterans FASTER PUSSYCAT have announced the upcoming release of double A-side singles "Like A Ghost" and "Pirate Love", which will be available digitally via Golden Robot Records on November 28.
THE DISTILLERS ANNOUNCES EURO/UK TOUR
American punk veterans The DISTILLERS have announced tour dates in Europe and the UK for May and June 2023.
ROSS THE BOSS AND SHAM 69 CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
ROSS THE BOSS and SHAM 69 are among the latest to be confirmed for the Time To Rock festival in Knislinge, Sweden on July 8-10, 2023.
Among the other confirmed artists are D-A-D, TOY DOLLS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, MOLLY HATCHET, BOURBON BOYS, Uli Jon Roth, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, MASTERPLAN etc.
More info and tickets: timetorock.se
THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED are going on a European tour in January 2023. They will visit Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and France.
WARBRINGER ANNOUNCES CO-HEADLINE EUROPEAN TOUR WITH EVIL INVADERS
Thrashers WARBRINGER and EVIL INVADERS will team up for a European tour in March/April 2023, with support from death/thrash metallers SCHIZOPHRENIA.
Dates: facebook.com/Warbringermusic | facebook.com/evilinvaders | facebook.com/Schizophrenia.Officialband
LASTKAJ 14 ANNOUNCES NEW SHOWS IN SWEDEN AND NORWAY
Swedish trallpunk heroes LASTKAJ 14 have announced a bunch of upcoming shows during the end of this year and the beginning of next year. Most of them will take place in Sweden, but 1 happens in Norway.
Further details here: facebook.com/Lastkaj14
NEW ALBUM WITH FAKE NAMES IN MARCH
FAKE NAMES - the American/Swedish punk rock band with Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN) and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) - have announced that they will be releasing a new album, "Expendables", on March 3 via Epitaph Records.
The band have a video for their new song "Delete Myself": youtu.be/q31Fh-nZMQM
FAKE NAMES have also announced a U.S. tour in April 2023.
More info here: facebook.com/fakenamesofficial
SECOND ALBUM WITH CROWNE IN JANUARY
CROWNE - the Swedish melodic hard rock band with vocalist Alexander Strandell (ART NATION), keyboardist/rhythm guitarist/producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Christian Lundqvist (The POODLES), and new full-time member, guitarist Love Magnusson (DYNZTY) - will release their second album, "Operation Phoenix", on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl.
A new single and video for the song "Champions" is out today: youtu.be/JqM3R2zhOsM
facebook.com/officialcrowne | frontiers.it
NEW COVERS ALBUM WITH RONNIE ROMERO IN JANUARY
Vocalist Ronnie Romero (LORDS OF BLACK, The FERRYMEN, SUNSTORM, RAINBOW, MSG) will release his second covers album, "Raised On Heavy Radio", on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl.
This time Romero pays tribute to legendary artists from the metal world like Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, ACCEPT, METALLICA, and more. Among the special guests on the album are Gus G. (FIREWIND, Ozzy Osbourne), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, SPIRITS OF FIRE), Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, HELLOWEEN), and a few others.
A new single and video, "Shining" by BLACK SABBATH, is out today: youtu.be/6jFO_lQAfzs
RUSH BASSIST/VOCALIST GEDDY LEE's MEMOIR DUE IN MAY 2023
RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee's memoir, which was originally scheduled for release in the fall of 2022, will now be made available next spring. According to the web site of the publisher, HarperCollins, the book will tentatively arrive on May 16, 2023.
MARYLAND DEATHFEST TO RETURN IN 2024
Maryland Deathfest will return in 2024 for its 19th edition on May 23-26, 2024. First wave of bands and more info will be announced on February 6, 2023.
FOREIGNER ANNOUNCES FAREWELL TOUR
Legendary melodic rockers FOREIGNER have announced their farewell tour. The trek is set to launch on July 6, 2023, at Atlanta's Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, the area's largest outdoor venue. For the first leg of the U.S. tour, FOREIGNER will be joined by LOVERBOY. Tickets go on sale on November 18.
DENY ARE IN THE STUDIO
Swedish hardcore/punk band DENY have entered the studio to record 16 new songs for their next LP.
DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES JAPANESE TOUR DATES
DEEP PURPLE are going to Japan for 4 concerts in March 2023. The dates are:
March 13 - Budokan, Tokyo
March 17 - Ueno Gakuen HBG Hall, Hiroshima
March 19 - Sun Palace Hall, Fukuoka
March 21 - Intec Arena, Osaka
CHRISTMAS SINGLE WITH THE LINDA LINDAS
American punk rock girls The LINDA LINDAS have released a video for their new Holiday single "Groovy Xmas": youtu.be/edJeYaXPbYI
The LINDA LINDAS will be touring North America with PARAMORE in 2023. Dates and tickets: ticketmaster.com/paramore
THE BABOON SHOW, MIMIKRY, TRUBBEL, TROUBLEMAKERS, DE LYCKLIGA KOMPISARNA ETC CONFIRMED FOR CLOSE-UP BÅTEN
Close-Up Båten are going on a punk cruise on The Baltic Sea between May 25-27, 2023. This time the boat goes from Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia and back. Among the confirmed acts are The BABOON SHOW, MIMIKRY, TRUBBEL, TROUBLEMAKERS, DE LYCKLIGA KOMPISARNA, COCA CAROLA, CHARTA 77 + KÖTTGROTTORNA 40 År, KRYMPLINGS, BJÖRNARNA, Ulke, SARDO NUMSPA, PASTORATET etc.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 15 at: se.tallink.com/closeup-punk
Event page: facebook.com/events/791589251936043
EVERGREY CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
EVERGREY have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
The luxury ferry will leave Miami, Florida on January 30 for Bimini, Bahamas, and will be back in Miami on February 3.
Confirmed since earlier are NIGHTWISH, KREATOR, KAMELOT, Uli Jon Roth, ROTTING CHRIST, KORPIKLAANI, MÅNEGARM, WARBRINGER, OBSCURA, NIGHTMARE etc.
THE CLASH GUITARIST KEITH LEVENE IS DEAD
Keith Levene, guitarist and co-founder of The CLASH, has died of complications of liver cancer. He was 65 years old.
Keith was the original guitarist of The CLASH, but left the band before they had recorded anything. A few years later he formed PUBLIC IMAGE LTD with Johnny Rotten (real name John Lydon) of SEX PISTOLS.
THE DAMNED RELEASE LIVE RECORDINGS OF REUNION GIGS
The original line-up of UK punk rock legends The DAMNED played a string of shows between October 28 and November 5. During the shows, the band played almost all of their debut, some select tunes from "Music for Pleasure", as well as a few surprises.
The band will release each of those live shows on CD format via Live Here Now on November 28. Each release is limited to 1,000 units.
HAWKWIND LEGEND NIK TURNER IS DEAD
Nik Turner of HAWKWIND, and many other projects, has passed away at the age of 82. He passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening (Nov. 10).
Nik was co-founder of legendary British space rockers HAWKWIND, where he played saxophone and flute.
PANTERA CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
PANTERA, GOJIRA, BEHEMOTH and CLUTCH have been confirmed for next summer's Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival happens between June 7-10 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are IRON MAIDEN, GHOST, MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD.
GEOFF TATE TO CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime"
Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" album on tour in 2023. The European leg of the trek will include a 9-show run of UK dates in June.
All upcoming tour dates can be found here: geofftate.com
UK SUBS ANNOUNCES FINAL TOUR
Long-running UK punks UK SUBS have announced their final tour, which takes place in January/February 2023 in Europe.
Before that the veterans will also be touring in UK later this month and in December.
All dates can be found here: uksubstimeandmatter.net
CHEAP TRICK POSTPONES SHOWS
CHEAP TRICK has postponed this weekend's shows in Auburn, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho in order to allow guitarist Rick Nielsen more time to recover from a minor procedure.
Last weekend, CHEAP TRICK played 2 concerts without Rick, who was advised to stay off the road and not travel, according to the band. Filling in for him was Robin Taylor Zander, the 28-year-old son of CHEAP TRICK's frontman Robin Wayne Zander.
NEW ALBUM WITH IGGY POP IN JANUARY
Rock icon Iggy Pop (The STOOGES) will release a new album, "Every Loser", on January 6, 2023.
EX-HELIX GUITARIST FOUND MURDERED IN A PARK
Daniel Fawcett, who played guitar for the Canadian hard rock band HELIX between 2002 and 2004, was found murdered early Sunday morning (Nov. 6) in a North London park in Ontario, Canada. He was 52 years old.
NAZARETH LEGEND DAN McCAFFERTY IS DEAD
Former NAZARETH singer Dan McCafferty has passed away at the age of 76.
Dan was the original singer of the band, but left NAZARETH in 2013 after almost 45 years.
HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL are going on a Swedish tour in Spring 2023. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11. Dates here: facebook.com/hammerfall
NEW ALBUM WITH URIAH HEEP IN JANUARY
British prog/hard rock veterans URIAH HEEP will return with their 25th studio album, "Chaos & Colour", on January 27, 2023 via Silver Lining Music.
The first single from the album is "Save Me Tonight": youtu.be/bGZz0YvuhS8
TNT REUNITES WITH SINGER TONY HARNELL
Norwegian hard rock band TNT has officially reunited with American singer Tony Harnell. The 60-year-old musician will rejoin forces with guitarist Ronni LeTekrø and drummer Morten "Diesel" Dahl on stage in 2023 for select live appearances, including the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo the weekend of June 22-25.
WARBRINGER CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
WARBRINGER have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
The ship will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back on January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are KREATOR, NIGHTWISH, INSOMNIUM, ROTTING CHRIST, MÅNEGARM, KORPIKLAANI, KAMELOT and Uli Jon Roth.
GBH ANNOUNCES FRENCH TOUR
English punk legends GBH will be touring in France in January 2023.
PAUL DI'ANNO TO BE JOINED BY GUS G. FOR 2 CONCERTS IN GREECE
Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will join ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno for 2 concerts next month in Greece, where they will play songs from IRON MAIDEN's first 2 albums, "Iron Maiden" and "Killers". The shows will take place on December 14 at Gagarin205 in Athens and December 16 at the Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki.
KREATOR AND LAMB OF GOD POSTPONE EUROPEAN TOUR
KREATOR and LAMB OF GOD have postponed their "State Of Unrest" European co-headlining tour to February/March 2023.
The tour was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but ended up getting postponed, first to 2021 and then to 2022, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Most recently, the trek was supposed to launch on November 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark and conclude on December 21 in Zurich, Switzerland.
New dates at: stateofunresttour.com
W.A.S.P. CONCERT IN DALLAS SHUT DOWN
W.A.S.P.'s headlining concert at Amplified Live in Dallas, Texas Saturday night (Nov. 5) was reportedly shut down by the Dallas Fire Department just prior to the band taking the stage as the almost-2,000-seat capacity venue was allegedly oversold by almost 1,200 tickets.
NEW SINGLE WITH SVARTA SANNINGAR NEXT WEEK
Swedish occult rock/metal band SVARTA SANNINGAR will release an acoustic version of their song "Pentagrammet" on November 11.
NEW ALBUM WITH RÖVSVETT IN DECEMBER
Swedish hardcore/punk veterans RÖVSVETT will release their new album, "We Are The Roadkill", on December 9 via Cimex Records.
cimexrecords.com | facebook.com/Rovsvett
KREATOR CONFIRMED FOR 70000 TONS OF METAL
KREATOR have been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise.
The ship will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back on January 30 to February 3, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are NIGHTWISH, INSOMNIUM, ROTTING CHRIST, MÅNEGARM, KORPIKLAANI, KAMELOT and Uli Jon Roth.
NO RICK NIELSEN ON STAGE WITH CHEAP TRICK THIS WEEKEND
CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen will miss the band's shows this weekend after recently undergoing a minor medical procedure. He will be temporarily replaced by Robin Taylor Zander, the 28-year-old son of CHEAP TRICK's frontman Robin Wayne Zander.
SIENA ROOT SIGNS WITH ATOMIC FIRE?
Swedish root rockers SIENA ROOT was supposed to release their new album, "Revelation", in August 2022 via Metaville Records. The album was unfortunately postponed to 2023.
Now it seems that the band have signed with Atomic Fire Records instead, and that the album will finally be released in early 2023.
Check out the first single, "Little Burden": sienaroot.afr.link/LittleBurdenFB
facebook.com/sienaroot | facebook.com/AtomicFireRecords
PANTERA COMES TO EUROPE NEXT SUMMER
PANTERA has announced its first European shows in 22 years.
The reformed band - featuring PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) - will appear at Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, 2 simultaneous rock festivals, which will take place June 2-4 in Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively.
DISMEMBER CONFIRMED FOR GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL
DISMEMBER have been confirmed for Gefle Metal Festival, which happens at Gasklockorna in Gävle, Sweden on July 13-15, 2023.
Confirmed since earlier are KREATOR, CRYSTAL VIPER, DARK ANGEL, DARK FUNERAL, NERVOSA, BRUJERIA, WATAIN, AMON AMARTH, BENEDICTION, The AGONIST etc.
SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
SLIPKNOT has announced a number of European shows in June 2023.
The masked Iowa metallers will play a mixture of headline dates and festival shows, including appearances at such events as Austria's Nova Rock, Denmark's Copenhell and Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting.
The 10-date run is scheduled to kick off on June 7 in Nickelsdorf, Austria and wrap on June 21 in Berlin, Germany.
NEW SONG WITH WHITE LUNG
American punk rockers WHITE LUNG have released a video for their new song "If You're Gone". The song is off their upcoming final album, "Premonition", that will be out December 2 via Domino Records.
youtu.be/UCIy-GB3J8g | whitelung.ca
REVOLTING SIGNS WITH XTREEM MUSIC
Swedish death metallers REVOLTING have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their 8th album, entitled "Born to Be Dead", and is scheduled to be launched on November 29.
The band has just revealed the first single, "Souls Of Sorrow", which you can check out here: youtu.be/VhVv6T8EGq4
facebook.com/revoltingdeathmetal | facebook.com/xtreemmusic666
MORBID ANGEL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will embark on a U.S. tour in early 2023. Support on the "United States Tour Of Terror" will come from REVOCATION, SKELETAL REMAINS (March 15 - April 4), VITRIOL (April 6 - April 22), and CRYPTA.
BLOODBOUND POSTPONES SPANISH TOUR DATES
Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND have to postpone the upcoming tour in Spain. "A very close family member to one of the members in BLOODBOUND have suddenly fallen ill and the time is simply too short to find a replacement as we received the sad news yesterday", says the band.
Replacement dates are in the works and already bought tickets will remain valid for the new dates.
NEW SINGLE WITH BLACK STAR RIDERS
Hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS have released a new single, "Crazy Horses", which is a The OSMONDS cover.
The group will release a new album, "Wrong Side Of Paradise", on January 20, 2023 via Earache Records.
earache.com/blackstarriders | blackstarriders.com
MINISTRY ANNOUNCES LIVE STREAM
American industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have announced that their first-ever livestream hosted on streaming platform HITKOR will take place November 20, featuring full band and possible special guests, classic/new hits from its 40-year history and more.
hitkor.com/shows/ministry-industrial-strength | ministryband.com
ANTHRAX, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY AND EXODUS TEAM UP FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
In early 2023, ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, who toured through the States this past summer, will be heading back on the North American roads for a 24-date tour, making stops in all new markets, with both bands playing headline sets. Joining ANTHRAX and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY as special guest on this run will be Northern California's thrash metal legends EXODUS.
The tour launches on January 17 at the Revolution Concert House in Boise, Idaho, wrapping in Oakland, California at the Fox Theatre on February 18.
General on-sale will begin on Friday, November 4.
More info: anthrax.com or blacklabelsociety.com or exodusattack.com
NEW ALBUM WITH LIV SIN IN JANUARY
Swedish metal band LiV SiN (with Liv Jagrell from SISTER SIN) have set "KaliYuga" as the title of their new album, which will be released through Mighty Music on January 27, 2023.
More info: facebook.com/mightymusic666 | facebook.com/livsinofficial