NEWS ARCHIVE

MAY 2024
ECLIPSE PULL OUT OF TOPFEST SLOVAKIA
Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, Swedish melodic hard rockers ECLIPSE must pull out of Topfest Slovakia 2024.
This is the third time in 12 months that the band's shows in Slovakia have been called off, but they are still hopeful that they will play there some day.
facebook.com/EclipseSweden
NEW RECORD WITH DIAMOND DOGS AFTER THE SUMMER
Diamond Dogs, press photo
Swedish glam/rock n roll veterans DIAMOND DOGS have made a new LP, titled "Macon Georgia Giant", in honor of Little Richard. It will be released after the summer.
facebook.com/everylittlecrack
DRUMMER PARTS WAYS WITH EVERGREY
EVERGREY drummer Jonas Ekdahl has decdied to leave the band. The Swedish metal group has already found a new drummer, which will be announced soon.
A new album, "Theories Of Emptiness", will be released on June 7 through Napalm Records.
Read more: facebook.com/Evergrey
NEW SONG WITH VÄRLDEN BRINNER
Varlden Brinner
Swedish punk rockers VÄRLDEN BRINNER released a video for the new song "Ingen Är Fri" a few days ago. On Thursday, May 16 it will also be available on streaming platforms.
youtu.be/pbBg4tDUMVE?si=cSt1l39vZa3lVShT | distrokid.com/hyperfollow/vrldenbrinner/ingen-r-fri | facebook.com/varldenbrinner
GRAVEYARD ANNOUNCES EURO TOUR WITH BARONESS AND PALLBEARER
Graveyard
Swedish vintage rockers GRAVEYARD will team up with BARONESS and PALLBEARER for a European tour in the end of the year.
The tour will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 31, and will last until November 28 when they play in Nottingham, UK. Tickets on sale Friday, May 17.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/graveyardofficial
DIRKSCHNEIDER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Udo Dirkschneider
Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of ACCEPT's album "Balls To The Wall" with a European tour under the name DIRKSCHNEIDER. This will happen in February/March 2025.
Tickets for the German shows are available now at: eventim.de/artist/dirkschneider
General pre-sale will start on Wednesday, May 15.
More info: facebook.com/udoonline
THE QUILL ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
The Quill, press photo
Swedish hard rockers The QUILL will do some shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and France later this month.
These dates are:
May 23 - Corneel, Lelystad, NL
May 24 - Club Hell, Diest, Belgium
May 25 - Bully On Rocks, Bully-les-Mines, France
May 26 - Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL
Ticket links: facebook.com/Metalville or maybe facebook.com/thequillsweden
THÅSTRÖM ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR
Thastrom
Swedish rock legend Thåström refuse to retire and have announced a tour in early 2025.
The tour will start in Uppsala, Sweden on January 30, and will continue with a few dates now and then until March 15. Most of the dates will be in Sweden, but there will also be 1 date in Copenhagen, Denmark and 1 in Oslo, Norway.
There will also be a new album in the fall. Title and release date will be announced later.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 16 at: luger.se
The dates can also be found here: thastrom.se
WATAIN ANNOUNCES 3 SHOWS IN GERMANY
Watain on fire
Except for some festival shows this summer, Swedish black metallers WATAIN have announced that they will do 3 club shows in Germany in August. Tickets go on sale Sunday, May 19, and the dates are these:
Aug. 11 - Essen
Aug. 15 - Berlin
Aug. 17 - Rostock
Further details here: facebook.com/watainofficial
SWEDISH STEEL TO PERFORM "British Steel" AT MUSKELROCK
An all-star band called SWEDISH STEEL will perform the entire JUDAS PRIEST album "British Steel" at the Muskelrock festival in Blädinge, Sweden. They forgot to mention who the members are though..
The festival happens between May 30 to June 1, and among the other confirmed acts are TYRANEX, TROTOAR, SECOND SUN, TRANCE, HELLBUTCHER, VULTURE, MISTRESS, HÄLLAS, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc.
More info: facebook.com/Muskelrock
JOHN LYDON CANCELS NORTH AMERICAN Q&A TOUR
John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) of SEX PISTOLS and PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. has canceled all the North American dates on his upcoming Q&A tour due to scheduling and production issues. The UK dates will go ahead as planned.
johnlydon.com
NEW ALBUM WITH THE DICTATORS
A new album with New York punk rock legends The DICTATORS is finished. They plan to release it in late summer.
facebook.com/thedictators
WOLF, HYSTERICA AND ABRAMIS BRAMA CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÅROCKEN
Wolf
WOLF, HYSTERICA, ABRAMIS BRAMA, Ebba Bergkvist & The FLAT TIRE BAND and SECOND SUN are some of the confirmed bands for SkogsRÅrocken, a festival in Ydreskogen (Kalvefalls, Österbymo), Sweden that happens on July 18-20.
More info: facebook.com/SkogsRArocken
UFO TO RE-RELEASE RARE 1988 EP
The legendary British rock band UFO's rare 1988 EP, "Ain't Misbehavin'", is making a triumphant return in a Deluxe Bonus Track Edition reissue. This EP marked the final collaboration between UFO frontman Phil Mogg and the virtuosic Japanese-born guitarist Atomik Tommy M. The other members at the time were bassist Paul Gray (The DAMNED) and former MAGNUM drummer Jim Simpson.
This deluxe reissue not only reintroduces the original EP in all its glory, but also treats fans to a selection of bonus tracks, including vintage live performances and other rarities. Release date is June 14.
orcd.co/ufo_betweenarockandahardplace | cleorecs.com/search?q=ufo+ain%27t+misbehavin | orcd.co/ufo_aintmisbehavin

MC5 DRUMMER DENNIS THOMPSON DEAD AT 75

MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson died Thursday (May 9) at a long-term care facility in Taylor, according to his family. He was 75.
Thompson was the last remaining member of Detroit rock legends MC5, who were announced as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
Thompson's death follows the death of MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, who died in February at age 75, and former MC5 manager John Sinclair, who died last month at age 82. Bassist Michael Davis died in 2012, guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith died in 1994 and singer Rob Tyner died in 1991.
CARMINE APPICE REBUILDS CACTUS WITH NEW ALL-STAR ALBUM
Coming off 2 acclaimed studio albums ("Black Dawn", "Tightrope") and an energized historic live album, "Birth Of Cactus", founding member and world-renowned drummer Carmine Appice returns with the ultimate tribute to his legendary rock band. "Temple of Blues - Influences And Friends" merges the members of CACTUS with a super ensemble of guest artists, all of whom have called the group among their biggest influences.
Once heralded by critics as America's answer to LED ZEPPELIN, CACTUS recorded 4 hard-rockin' albums for Atco Records before Appice and bassist Tim Bogert left to form their own supergroup: BECK, BOGERT & APPICE.
"Temple of Blues - Influences And Friends" is set for release on June 7 via Cleopatra Records. Featured along with the current CACTUS band is a who's who of blues and rock icons. We can find guitarists like Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent, Pat Travers, Steve Stevens, Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, Ozzy Osbourne) etc., as well as vocalists like Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (KK'S PRIEST, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, Yngwie Malmsteen, ICED EARTH) etc.
youtu.be/tCpT16QSEJ0 | cleorecs.com
NEW SINGLE WITH LION'S SHARE
Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "We Will Rock", available on streaming services and digital service providers.
youtu.be/2JQaBynemiU | lionsshare.org
NEW SINGLE WITH BLACK DIAMONDS
Hard rockers BLACK DIAMONDS has released a new single, "Rock N' Roll Is My Religion". The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Destination Paradise", which will be released on May 31 via Metalapolis Records.
youtu.be/0NngK9Ds9d0?si=LpuWJt94xkbRvrD7 | blackdiamondsrock.com | metalapolis.eu
NEW SINGLE WITH WITHERING SURFACE
Danish melodic death metallers WITHERING SURFACE has also released a new single, "Denial Denial Denial". That song comes from their 6th studio album, "Exit Plan", which will be released on June 7 through Mighty Music.
youtu.be/obw0fELD13M?si=tTqQQJNA6gMQLUPA | facebook.com/WitheringSurface | mightymusic.dk
NEW SINGLE WITH SVARTA SANNINGAR LATER THIS MONTH
Svarta Sanningar
Swedish dark rockers SVARTA SANNINGAR will release a new single, "Materian & Antimaterian", on May 23.
Pre-save: share.amuse.io/track/svarta-sanningar-materian-antimaterian
facebook.com/svartasanningar
NEW SINGLE WITH ANVIL
Lips of Anvil
Canadian heavy metal veterans ANVIL is another band who has released a new single, "Truth Is Dying", which is the second single from their 20th studio album, "One And Only", which will be released this summer.
anvil.bfan.link/truth-is-dying | facebook.com/anvilmetal | facebook.com/afmrecords
NEW SINGLE WITH ARHAT
Ukraine's groove death metallers ARHAT release a new single and the official music video for "Arcana XVI". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Secrets of Ancient Gods", which will be released on May 31.
youtu.be/I5UvoChcq_o | arhat2.bandcamp.com/album/secrets-of-ancient-gods
NEW SINGLE WITH HOLYCIDE
Spanish thrashers HOLYCIDE has released the second single, "Remote Control", from their upcoming album, "Towards Idiocracy", which will be released on June 6 via Xtreem Music.
youtube.com/watch?v=stKz3191uHk | facebook.com/holycide | xtreemmusic.com

STEVE ALBINI DEAD AT 61

Steve Albini, the legendary record producer, has died of a heart attack. He was 61 years old.
In addition to fronting underground rock acts SHELLAC and BIG BLACK, Albini produced albums by NIRVANA, PIXIES, PJ Harvey and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. He was an aggressive critic of musicians and others who he felt were in it for the money or popularity rather than the music and he famously refused to take royalties from the recordings he produced for other artists.
Albini was also the founder, owner and principal engineer at Electrical Audio, a recording studio complex in Chicago.
NEW 7" WITH THE DAHLMANNS
Power pop band The DAHLMANNS are back, and will release a new 7" EP through Snap Records on July 6. It will also be released digitally. The first single, "Lucky", is out now.
open.spotify.com/album/7KngBLCDc7Q2i6dOQAES9W | facebook.com/thedahlmanns | facebook.com/SnapRecordSpain
BULLET and CRYSTAL EYES at Orangeriet in Borås, Sweden on May 8, 2024
Bullet at Orangeriet
Well, there's obviously some hope for a little city like Borås. Heavy metal on a Wednesday is not something that ever happens here. And people seemed to be a little extra happy about it. I don't think I have ever been to a concert with so many friendly people, who say hello and wants to toast even though we don't know each other. "Welcome home", as an American (who has been living here for years) said to me. It was simply a very nice night in the name of heavy metal.
Read more and see some photos
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ADD UK DATES TO AUGUST TOUR
Jake Burns of SLF
Punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS have added a few UK club gigs around their appearance at Rebellion Festival and Irish dates in August. Tickets on sale this Friday, May 10.
Dates & tickets: slf.rocks
NEW SINGLE WITH BREFORTH
German heavy metal band BREFORTH has released a new single, "Danger".
youtu.be/aowWXKm4-Ek?si=Q8bDy7WyQSPgL-4p | breforth-band.de | metalapolis.eu
AC/DC ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF VINYL RE-ISSUES
To continue the AC/DC's celebration of 50 years, the second wave of limited edition gold-coloured vinyl is now available for preorder. These albums are: "If You Want Blood You've Got It", "Let There Be Rock", "Ballbreaker", "Stiff Upper Lip", "Rock Or Bust", and "'74 Jailbreak".
Pre-order: acdc.lnk.to/50vinylAN
acdc.com/tour
NEW SINGLE WITH MAD HATTER
Swedish power metal band MAD HATTER has released a new single, "Fire In My Heart". The song is take from their forthcoming album, "Oneironautics", that will be released on May 24 via Art Gates Records.
youtu.be/EMGI-rzel_o?si=rhWg2xPdSDHo-Fve | artgatesrecords.com | facebook.com/madhattermetal
NEW SINGLE WITH CAPTAIN HAWK
Greek symphonic power metal pirates CAPTAIN HAWK has released a new single, "Get The Pistol". The song comes from their new album, "Ghosts Of The Sea", which was released by Symmetric Records on April 3.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEzoWN6deTE | captainhawk.bandcamp.com | symmetricrecords.bandcamp.com
NEW ALBUM WITH MR. BIG IN JULY
MR. BIG will release its 10th studio album, simply titled "Ten", on Friday, July 12.
mrbigsite.com
EXUMER AND HIRAX ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
German thrash veterans EXUMER will team up with American thrash veterans HIRAX for a European tour in August.
Dates: facebook.com/exumerofficial or facebook.com/hiraxthrashmetal
OFF! SAYS FAREWELL
American punk band OFF! have announced that they will be playing farewell shows across the U.S. Along with the shows, they will be screening their "Free LSD" movie with Q&A sessions. A trailer for the film has also been released.
Dates: instagram.com/offofficial
Trailer: youtu.be/bqiPfNr7RRE
DARK TRANQUILLITY ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH AMORPHIS
DARK TRANQUILLITY are going on a North American tour with AMORPHIS in September/October. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 10.
Dates: linktr.ee/dtofficial or linktr.ee/amorphisband
NEW SINGLE WITH THOR ON FRIDAY
Hard rock/heavy metal legend THOR will release a new single, "5-0 Let's Go", on May 10.
THOR's latest album, "Ride Of The Iron Horse", was released on March 22.
thorcentral.net
NEW SINGLE WITH THE EROTICS
New York hard rockers The EROTICS has released a new single, "Guns At Sundown", which is taken from their upcoming album, "Destined To Damnation", that will be released on June 14.
youtu.be/gkMnzU-mebI?si=8s7C7vQVA6kzFgRh | theerotics1.bandcamp.com/album/destined-to-damnation
KK'S PRIEST AND ACCEPT ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
KK'S PRIEST - with former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing and Tim "Ripper" Owens - and ACCEPT will join forces in the fall for a North American tour.
The massive run will begin on August 31 in Los Angeles, CA, visiting a slew of major cities in the USA and Canada - such as Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, New York, NY and Nashville, TN - before coming to an end in San Francisco, CA on October 7. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 9.
Dates & tickets: kkspriest.com or linktr.ee/acceptworldwide
MONSTER MAGNET GOES TO EUROPE
To celebrate their milestone 35th anniversary, American heavy rockers MONSTER MAGNET have announced a return to Europe this fall.
The tour will begin with 4 dates in the UK in late September, and will then continue to Spain, Germany, the Netherlands etc. until October 24.
facebook.com/monstermagnet
NEW ALBUM WITH RILEY'S L.A. GUNS IN AUGUST
RILEY'S L.A. GUNS will finally have their new album, "The Dark Horse", released on August 16 via Golden Robot Records.
rileyslaguns.com | goldenrobotrecords.com


THE EXPLOITED CANCEL ALL MAY DATES
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED has cancelled all of their European May dates due to singer Wattie's latest health problems.
More info: facebook.com/theexploitedofficial
WATAIN ANNOUNCES 3 NEW EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Watain on fire
Swedish black metallers WATAIN have announced 3 new tour dates in Turkey, Georgia and Cyprus in the end of September.
Dates and ticket links here: facebook.com/watainofficial
NEW SINGLE WITH KARDBORREBANDET ON FRIDAY
Swedish punk band KARDBORREBANDET (aka KBB) will release another single, "Ladiho", on Friday, May 10.
Pre-save: share.amuse.io/track/kardborrebandet-ladiho
facebook.com/Kardborrebandet
DISMEMBER CONFIRMED FOR HOUSE OF METAL
Dismember
DISMEMBER have been confirmed as one of the headliners for the House Of Metal festival in Umeå, Sweden.
The festival happens on November 8-9. Confirmed since earlier are AMBUSH, BEWITCHER, DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED, ENFORCER, MÖRK GRYNING, ORM, LOCH VOSTOK and SKITARG.
houseofmetal.se
EXPERIENCE MEXICO CITY WITH MEGADETH
MEGADETH has announced a 4-day experience in Mexico City, set for this fall. Scheduled for October 31 to November 3, 2024, the event will include private concerts, an acoustic breakfast show, Lucha Libre, street food tours, and deluxe accommodations at Andaz Hotel. Only 200 spots are available and tickets are on sale now at: megadethinmexico.com
BASSIST PARTS WAYS WITH PENTAGRAM
PENTAGRAM bassist Greg Turley has decided to leave the band. His last shows with PENTAGRAM will be in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany in the end of May.
Read a statement: facebook.com/pentagramusa
ANOTHER ACOUSTIC ALBUM WITH RUTS DC IN JULY
British punk rock veterans RUTS DC (aka The RUTS) will release "ELECTRacoustiC Vol 3" on July 7. The release of the new album will be followed by a UK tour in July.
Pre-order and tour dates: rutsdc.com
DISORDER AND GBG PUNX CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
GBG Punx many years ago
DISORDER, GBG PUNX, LAUTSTÜRMER, DOGFIGHT, TJUVKOPPLA and LOWEST CREATURE have been confirmed for the Frgaile Mountain punk festival in Göteborg, Sweden on August 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are CIVIL OLYDNAD, GENØME, P-NISSARNA, SÖNDRA, TVÄRNITAD, VÄNSTERNÄVEN, ZOMBIEKRIG, KARDBORREBANDET, LIVSTID, BRUTE FORCE TRAUMA, WAR SYSTEM etc.
fragilemountain.rocks
MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS FOR THE EXPLOITED's WATTIE
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED has been forced to cancel again because singer Wattie had a suspected heart failure earlier today (May 3) on arrival at the airport.
facebook.com/theexploitedofficial
VENOM GUITARIST MANTAS SUFFERS SECOND HEART ATTACK
Original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has revealed that he recently suffered another heart attack.
The 63-year-old British-born musician, who currently resides with his wife in Portugal, previously suffered a heart attack and underwent a double bypass surgery in May 2018.
Read more about it: instagram.com/jeffmantas
BOOK ABOUT BUZZCOCKS
Steve Diggle, member of English punk rock legends BUZZCOCKS, will publish his book "Autonomy - Portrait of a Buzzcock" on August 22 via Omnibus Press.
Pre-order: omnibuspress.com/products/autonomy-portrait-of-a-buzzcock....
LINDA RAMONE SUES MICKEY LEIGH
A few year sago, it was announced that Mickey Leigh (brother of late RAMONES frontman Joey Ramone) was working on a RAMONES/Joey Ramone biopic, starring Pete Davidson. In January, Linda Ramone, wife of the late Johnny Ramone and 50% owner of RPI, the entity that controls RAMONES intellectual property, filed a suit against Leigh in a Manhattan court. The basis of the suit is that Leigh is not legally permitted to release a RAMONES biopic without Linda's involvement/permission.
The suit also included related claims against Leigh's handling of RPI in general. It states that Leigh and David Frey, a director of the RAMONES' holding company, have effectively stopped RPI from moving forward due lack of communication, refusual to issue payments, and refusal to meet.
IRON MAIDEN ADD EXTRA DATE IN BUENOS AIRES
Having sold out the Estadio Huracán on December 1, IRON MAIDEN have added an extra Buenos Aires show at the Movistar Arena on December 2.
Tickets go on general sale Wednesday, May 8. Special guests for this show will be MALON.
hoo.be/ironmaiden
NEKROMANTIX ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Psychobilly veterans NEKROMATIX will be touring in the States during May and June.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/Nekromantix
NEW SINGLE WITH DARK TRANQUILLITY
Swedish melodic death metal veterans DARK TRANQUILLITY has released the second single, "Unforgivable", from their upcoming album, "Endtime Signals", that will be released on August 16.
youtube.com/watch?v=quMj6DDDZPE | linktr.ee/dtofficial
BATHORY BIOGRAPHY TO BE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH
Pagan Records and Monomaniax will release the English-language edition of "From Hades to Valhalla... BATHORY - The Epic Story", the unofficial but definitive biography of one of the most influential metal bands. The book was written by renowned metal journalist José Luis Cano Barron, and this edition will be published on May 29.
Pre-order: tinyurl.com/24puj3ft
MANOWAR ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES IN SWEDEN, ICELAND AND NORWAY
MANOWAR has added Sweden, Norway and Iceland to their "The Blood of Our Enemies Tour 2025".
With this tour the band celebrate the albums "Sign of the Hammer" and "Hail to England", and other fan-favorite anthems, presented in a brand-new stage production.
The new dates are:
Jan 29, 2025 - Stockholm, Sweden at Cirkus
Feb 01, 2025 - Reykjavik, Iceland at Harpa
Feb 03, 2025 - Oslo, Norway at Spektrum
manowar.com
DEMO COLLECTION WITH DESULTORY AND REISSUES WITH NIFELHEIM
Desultory Nifelheim
Swedish melodic death metallers DESULTORY will release a compilation, "Darkness Falls (The Early Years)", with their 3 first demos, recorded between 1990-92. This will be released on LP, CD, 3-Cassette and digital through Darkness Shall Rise Productions on July 4.
The same label will also re-release most of Swedish black metallers NIFELHEIM's discography, including their demo, "Unholy Death", from 1993. For legal reasons their third album is not included. These records will be released on July 4.
Pre-order: darknessshallrise.de
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050606734189 | facebook.com/Nifelheim.Official
MORBID ANGEL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Florida death metal legends MORBID ANGEL will headline the 7th annual "Devastation On The Nation" U.S. tour presented by "Vox&Hops" metal podcast. Support on the trek will come from New York death metal legends SUFFOCATION along with UADA, MORTIFERUM, FULCI and KNOLL.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 3.
Dates: facebook.com/officialmorbidangelpage
SAMMY HAGAR HONORED WITH STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce honored rocker Sammy Hagar (ex-VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) with the 2,779th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Tuesday, April 30 at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard. Hagar received his star in the category of Recording.
Check it out: youtu.be/any90F1bQao
IN FLAMES ANNOUNCES VINYL REISSUES
IN FLAMES and Nuclear Blast Records have announced exclusive anniversary vinyl re-issues of the band's classic albums "Lunar Strain" (30th anniversary), "Colony" (25th anniversary), "Soundtrack To Your Escape" (20th anniversary) and "Siren Charms" (10th anniversary), all of which have been out of print and in high demand. The new editions are scheduled to be released on July 19.
IN FLAMES has extensive touring plans for 2024, with a full U.S. tour with GATECREEPER and CREEPING DEATH just around the corner and a European tour with ARCH ENEMY and SOILWORK in the fall.
facebook.com/inflames | facebook.com/nuclearblastrecords
PUNK TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD?
A bunch of first and second wave punk bands are on a new PINK FLOYD tribute record, called "Punk Floyd - A Tribute To Pink Floyd". Among these bands are FEAR, DEAD BOYS, MDC, EATER, D.I., The QUEERS, ANGRY SAMOANS, The VIBRATORS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES, UK SUBS etc.
The album will be released by Cleopatra Records on Friday, May 3.
cleorecs.com/store
NEW ALBUM WITH THE EROTICS IN JUNE
New York raw rockers The EROTICS has set June 14 as the release date of their new album, "Destined To Damnation". It should fit most rockers as they blend in some punk and metal in their raw and dirty rock.
Pre-order: theerotics1.bandcamp.com
AGRIMONIA AND VAROITUS CONFIRMED FOR PUNK ILLEGAL
AGRIMONIA and VAROITUS are the last bands to be confirmed for the Punk Illegal festival. One of them replace HÅRDA TIDER who has cancelled due to personal reasons.
This year the festival happens in Svartmyra (outside Värnamo), Sweden on July 12-13. Among the confirmed bands are PROTESTERA, BÖSET, TERROR 83, DROPDEAD, ASOCIAL, AVSKUM, SJU SVÅRA ÅR, BEYOND PINK etc.
More info: facebook.com/Punkillegalfestival
TESTAMENT RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT's frontman Chuck Billy has confirmed that he and his bandmates have entered the studio to begin recording their long-awaited new album.
facebook.com/chuck.billy.7
BOOK ABOUT THE DOORS
Created in celebration of the band's upcoming 60th anniversary, "Night Divides the Day" opens up The DOORS archives like never before. The band's most definitive book yet presents rare photography, intimate interviews with Robby Krieger and John Densmore, and meticulously sourced archival text from Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek.
The anthology is presented in a limited-edition of only 2,000 numbered box sets, signed by John and Robby. Each set includes the book, a 7" vinyl record with rare demos of "Hello, I Love You" and "Moonlight Drive", and assorted historical memorabilia.
The book will be published in January 2025, but you can pre-order it now: found.ee/DoorsAnthology
GHOST FILM TO ARRIVE IN CINEMAS IN JUNE
Papa Kebab Falafel the 333rd
Trafalgar Releasing have announced worldwide theatrical distribution plans for "Rite Here Rite Now". The unique feature-length film combines never-before-seen 2023 concert footage of Grammy Award-winning rock band GHOST with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band's long-running "Chapters" series. Directed by GHOST's Tobias Forge and Alex Ross Perry ("Her Smell"), "Rite Here Rite Now" will launch in cinemas globally on June 20 and June 22 only.
Full trailer launch and cinema tickets will be available beginning Thursday, May 9. Worldwide screening details and ticket links will be revealed at: ritehereritenow.com
HANDSOME DICK MANITOBA GOES TO TEXAS
Former The DICTATORS frontman Handsome Dick Manitoba (real name Richard Blum) will do some shows in Texas next week. Together with a band that features Craig Behrhorst (RUFFIANS, ex-TWO BIT THIEF), Michael Butler (ex-EXODUS, JetBoy), Alex Kane (LIFE, SEX & DEATH, ex-Marky Ramone's BLITZKRIEG) and Scotty Slam (ex-CIRCUS OF POWER, The STONING), Manitoba will deliver both old and new classics.
The dates are these:
May 9 - Vibes Underground, San Antonio
May 10 - The Black Magic Social Club, Houston
May 11 - Kick Butt Coffee, Austin
May 12 - Three Links, Dallas
handsomedickmanitoba.com
APRIL 2024

MARILYN MANSON ANNOUNCES FIRST LIVE DATES IN 5 YEARS
Marilyn Manson has announced 3 headlining shows in the States for this summer. The newly announced shows are as follows:
Aug. 03 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Aug. 17 - Chicago, IL - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Sep. 01 - Reno, NV - Grand Theater at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
There will also be a 30-date arena/amphitheater tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, which is slated to kick off on August 2 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania. These dates will be the shock-rocker's first shows in 5 years.
Further instructions: facebook.com/MarilynManson


NEW SINGLE WITH THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Swedish hard rockers The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT will release a new single, "Hot Damn", on Thursday, May 2. But you can already now check out the video.
youtu.be/cS3SCvzm8dA?si=Lx8u1oIsezJ-jPNL | chucknorrisexperiment.com


SLIPKNOT REVEALS NEW DRUMMER AND ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
SLIPKNOT has confirmed the identity of the band's new drummer.
As widely speculated, a new post on SLIPKNOT's Instagram account of all 9 members notably includes a tag for former SEPULTURA sticksman Eloy Casagrande, who abruptly left that latter band in early February, just days before the start of the Brazilian/American outfit's farewell tour.
The masked maniacs has also announced the "Here Comes The Pain" 25th Anniversary Tour with special guests KNOCKED LOOSE. They will also be joined by ORBIT CULTURE (Aug. 6-Sept. 1) and VENDED (Sept. 7-21). All dates are in North America, and pre-sale begins today (April 30). General on sale Friday, May 3.
More details: slipknot1.com/events


TESTAMENT AND KREATOR ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Mille of Kreator
This fall, the "Klash Of The Titans" makes its triumphant return to North America, where thrash legends TESTAMENT will join forces with KREATOR for a co-headline tour. The 33-date trek will kick off on September 12 in Reno making its way across the U.S. and will include 7 Canadian dates before concluding in San Francisco on October 27. Joining the tour are special guests Bay Area death metal pioneers POSSESSED.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 3 at: testamentlegions.com and kreator-terrorzone.de


FIRST SINGLE FROM DEEP PURPLE's NEW ALBUM
"Portable Door" is the first single from DEEP PURPLE's upcoming album, "=1".
Listen here: deeppurple.lnk.to/PortableDoor
The album will be released on July 19.
Pre-order the album and see tour dates: deeppurple.com


MANOWAR GOING TO BRAZIL
MANOWAR have announced 3 shows in Brazil in November.
Exact dates and ticket links can be found here: facebook.com/manowar


CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR
Cradle Of Filth a long time ago
CRADLE OF FILTH are going on a Australian tour with INFECTED RAIN in the end of September. And after that CRADLE OF FILTH are going on a European tour from October to December, with BUTCHER BABIES as one of the support acts. General on sale for both tours begins on Thursday, May 2.
Further details here: facebook.com/cradleoffilth


THE CROWN IN THE STUDIO
The Crown
Swedish death metallers The CROWN are currently in the studio to record a new full-length album.
Follow the work here: facebook.com/thecrownofficial


NEW SINGLE WITH KARDBORREBANDET ON FRIDAY
Swedish punk band KARDBORREBANDET will release a new single, "Bakom Stängda Dörrar", on May 3.
Pre-save: share.amuse.io/track/kardborrebandet-bakom-stangda-dorrar....


SLIPKNOT ANNOUNCES KNOTFEST IOWA
SLIPKNOT will headline the Knotfest Iowa festival, set to take place on September 21 at Waterworks Park in Des Moines. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are Till Lindemann (RAMMSTEIN), KNOCKED LOOSE, HATEBREED, POISON THE WELL, GWAR, VENDED, DYING WISH, ZULU, TWIN TEMPLE, HOLY WARS, SWOLLEN TEETH, SPINE and DOSE.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 3.
knotfest.com


TOXIC HOLOCAUST ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust
American thrashers TOXIC HOLOCAUST are coming to Europe in July/August.
Dates: facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust


CANDLEMASS, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, STRATOVARIUS AND TANKARD CONFIRMED FOR 70000TONS OF METAL
Leif Edling of Candlemass
The 13th edition of the 70000tons Of Metal cruise will take place from January 30, 2025 to February 3, departing from Miami, Florida - Cruise Capital of the World - to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and back aboard the Independence of the Seas. Among the first confirmed acts are CANDLEMASS, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD, DELAIN, EMPEROR, MAJESTICA, SAMAEL etc.
More info: 70000tons.com


FIRST SINGLE WITH EX-TORCH VOCALIST DAN DARK
Dan Dark, former vocalist for Swedish heavy metal band TORCH, has released his first solo single, "Bring Down The Walls".
youtu.be/CTSACUWyAGc | facebook.com/DanDarkRock | facebook.com/metalworld


NEW SINGLE WITH CHARTA 77
Per Granberg, Mr Charta 77
Swedish punk rock veterans CHARTA 77 has released a new single, "Tid-övertid". The song comes from their upcoming album, "Den Sista Måltiden", which will be released on May 17 by Wild Kingdom.
frontl.ink/o4eqyjb | bit.ly/KING128 | wildkingdom.se | facebook.com/charta77band


KNIFVEN ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish punk rockers KNIFVEN will release a covers album, "Linköping!", next Friday, May 3. And to celebrate the release, they will do a few tour dates in Sweden between May 3 and May 30.
More details: facebook.com/Knifven


ALICE COOPER RE-RELEASES "Breadcrumbs" WITH BONUS TRACKS
Alice Cooper
Available today, April 26, as a CD edition including bonus tracks is "Breadcrumbs" by Alice Cooper, the release that initiated the success of the album "Detroit Stories".
Previously only available as a limited and now-out-of-print 10" vinyl, this gem is now finally being released as a nice price CD edition. In addition to the 6 original tracks, this release includes the 2 bonus tracks "Don't Give Up", Cooper"s message of hope and appeal to the perseverance of his fans during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a live version of "Go Man Go" from his set at Hellfest 2022.
alicecooper.com


NEW SINGLES FROM SECOND CLASS KIDS RECORDS
Swedish trallpunk label Second Class Kids Records has released some digital singles with SMÅJÄVLAFÖTTER (2 songs), FRUKTANSVÄRLD (3 songs), HATA SOM LEJON and MENUDÅ.
You can find the songs here: open.spotify.com/playlist/....
They also let us know that on May 20 the pre-order begins for LASTKAJ 14's 12" EP "Trallkrucifixet" and the split album with HATA SOM LEJON and MENUDÅ. Both will be released on vinyl.
And just if that wasn't enough, Second Class Kids Magazine #6 is finished, and features interviews with INTENSIVEN, LASTKAJ 14, Grönpeppar Records and Beat Butchers, among other things.
secondclasskids.com


ANOTHER SINGLE WITH KNIGHTS OF THE REALM
Swedish heavy metal band KNIGHTS OF THE REALM will release another single, "Hell Can't Wait", on Friday, April 26. The song comes from the upcoming album, "Darker Than Leather", which is out on May 24.
knightsoftherealm.ffm.to/hell | knightsoftherealm.ffm.to/darker-album.OYD | knightsoftherealm.se


NEW SINGLE WITH LASTKAJ 14 IN MAY
Lastkaj 14
Swedish trallpunk veterans LASTKAJ 14 will release a new single on May 17. It will be 2 songs, "Du Är Inte Här" and "För Dig".
You can already now pre-save: ffm.to/rjvv6p7
facebook.com/Lastkaj14


NEW ALBUM WITH HAMMERFALL IN AUGUST
Joacim Cans of HammrFall
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL will release a new album, "Avenge The Fallen", on August 9 through Nuclear Blast. It will be their 13th studio album.
To give a taste of what awaits the fans, the band unleashes the first single and video, "Hail To The King".
hammerfall.bfan.link/HTTK.fpo | hammerfall.bfan.link/avenge-the-fallen.fpo | hammerfall.net | geni.us/NuclearBlastStore


ANOTHER SINGLES COLLECTION WITH G.B.H. IN MAY
Captain Oi! will release a singles collection with English punk legends G.B.H. It's titled "Complete Singles Collection" and will be released as a 2-CD deluxe digipack on May 17.
Pre-order: cherryred.co.uk/gbh-complete-singles-collection-2cd


KITTIE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Reunited metal band KITTIE has announced an exclusive run of North American headline dates. The long-awaited shows will see the band perform in 5 cities across the U.S. and Canada this July and August.
Each show will feature a different supporting lineup. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting on Thursday, April 25 (for access codes be sure to follow KITTIE on socials) with general on-sale beginning on Friday, April 26 from kittie.net
KITTIE will also play multiple North American festivals this year.


NEW SINGLE WITH ACCEPT
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT have shared the official lyric video for "Frankenstein", the third single from their upcoming album "Humanoid", due on April 26 via Napalm Records.
youtu.be/m50DTpKUgfg | linktr.ee/acceptworldwide


EX-TORCH SINGER DAN DARK SIGNS WITH METALWORLD
Dan Dark, former vocalist for Swedish heavy metal band TORCH, has signed a solo deal with Metalworld. The label will soon announce more details about the first single and a new album.
facebook.com/DanDarkRock | facebook.com/metalworld


NEW SINGLE WITH GREENLEAF
Greenleaf
Swedish heavy rockers GREENLEAF has released a new single, "Avalanche", from their upcoming album, "The Head & The Habit". The album will be released on June 21 through Magnetic Eye Records.
GREENLEAF are going on a European tour with SLOMOSA and PSYCHLONA from September 30 to October 11.
youtu.be/15xYklJ4qUM?si=_Pm_O93iBIkDC_Hf | lnk.spkr.media/greenleaf-head-habit | facebook.com/greenleafrocks


NEW ALBUM WITH HOLYCIDE IN JUNE
Spanish thrashers HOLYCIDE will release a new album, "Towards Idiocracy", on June 6 via Xtreem Music.
The first single, "A.I. Supremacy", is out now.
youtu.be/L-_boDlnEhA | xtreemmusic.com | holycide.com


NEW ALBUM WITH DEEP PURPLE IN JULY
DEEP PURPLE are going to release a new album, "=1", on July 19 via earMUSIC/Playground. The first single will be released on April 30 at midnight.
It will be the first album with the new guitarist Simon McBride, who replaced Steve Morse in 2022.
Tour dates: deeppurple.com


SISTER SIN ARE BACK AGAIN
Liv of Sister Sin
Swedish heavy metal band SISTER SIN let us know that they are back.
The band will be support act for ACCEPT in Norway and Sweden in November, and they are currently writing some new songs.
facebook.com/SisterSin


NEW SINGLE WITH FLOTSAM AND JETSAM ON FRIDAY
Thrash veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will release a new single, "I Am The Weapon", on Friday, April 26.
bfan.link/i-am-the-weapon-single | linktr.ee/FlotsamAndJetsam


NEW SINGLE WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE ON FRIDAY
MÖTLEY CRÜE return with a brand new song, "Dogs Of War", which will be released on Friday, April 26.
motleycrue.lnk.to/DogsOfWarFP | motley.com


GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Glenn Hughes (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, PHENOMENA, TRAPEZE etc) have announced a U.S. tour in August/September. This will be the last tour in the States where he celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Burn" by DEEP PURPLE.
Dates and tickets: bnds.us/8x5a2s
glennhughes.com


RAMMSTEIN's TILL LINDEMANN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SOLO TOUR
RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann will bring his solo project to North America for the first time. Renowned worldwide for his imagery-rich lyrics and explosive stage persona, Lindemann will be playing his latest music and captivating audiences across 14 cities. Support acts TWIN TEMPLE and AESTHETIC PERFECTION will be joining the tour, which kicks off September 17 in San Antonio and comes to a close in Los Angeles on October 14. General on-sale will be Friday, April 26.
More details: till-lindemann.com


MEGADETH ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH MUDVAYNE AND ALL THAT REMAINS
MEGADETH is bringing its live show to North America with a 33-city, nationwide tour, called "Destroy All Enemies", this fall including stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, St. Louis and many more. Tickets for all dates will be on sale Friday, April 26. Special guests will be MUDVAYNE and ALL THAT REMAINS.
More info: megadeth.com


FEAR ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH GIUDA AND D.O.A.
American punk veterans FEAR are going on a short U.S. tour in August together with GIUDA and D.O.A.
Dates: facebook.com/FEARtheband


SECOND ALBUM WITH SUNBOMB IN JUNE
SUNBOMB - the musical alliance between Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) and Michael Sweet (STRYPER) - will release its sophomore album, "Light Up The Sky", on June 24 via Frontiers Records Srl.
To celebrate the album's announcement, SUNBOMB has shared the album's first single, "Unbreakable".
youtu.be/D2oCTcB3kcI | ffm.to/sunbombluts | frontiers.it


KK'S PRIEST ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
KK'S PRIEST - which features former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), alongside guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE) - will launch its very first European headline tour next month. Joining them will be special guests like BURNING WITCHES, XANDRIA, DIETH and TAILGUNNER.
Additionally, the band will perform live at major European festivals, including the legendary Wacken Open Air, for the first time.
More info: kkdowningofficial.com


OZZY TO BE INDUCTEED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
Ozzy Osbourne, FOREIGNER and Peter Frampton are among the 2024 inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. MC5 will be presented with the Musical Excellence Award.
The induction ceremony will be held on October 19 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
rockhall.com


NEW SONG WITH SEBASTIAN BACH
Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has released a new song called "(Hold On) To The Dream". The track is taken from his upcoming solo album, "Child Within The Man", due on May 10 via Reigning Phoenix Music.
youtu.be/zRAj5mgv2ws | sebastianbach.com


PAIN, ELECTRIC BOYS AND SPIDERS CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Electric Boys
The last 3 acts for Sweden Rock Festival have been confirmed. They are PAIN, ELECTRIC BOYS and SPIDERS.
The festival happens on June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Confirmed since earlier are JOURNEY, JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, MEGADETH, The HIVES, W.A.S.P., RIVAL SONS, Bruce Dickinson, DIMMU BORGIR, Kerry King, HAMMERFALL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, DISMEMBER, STEEL PANTHER, GRAVEYARD, The DARKNESS, SATYRICON, HEAVY LOAD, PRIMAL FEAR, TALISMAN, HIGH ON FIRE, TREAT, The HAUNTED, The BABOON SHOW, RIOT V, DREAM EVIL, BULLET, LUCIFER, AVATARIUM, The DAHMERS, IRON SAVIOR, PRINS SVART, F.K.Ü., Ebba Bergkvist & The FLAT TIRE BAND, SVARTA SANNINGAR, The DRIPPERS etc. etc.
swedenrock.com


LEEWAY SINGER EDDIE SUTTON IS DEAD
Singer Eddie Sutton (real name: Edward Anthony Pomponio) of the legendary New York hardcore/metal act LEEWAY has died, 4 years after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was 59 years old.
instagram.com/eddie_leeway_official


THE PROFESSIONALS SPLIT UP
The Professionals
English punk rock veterans The PROFESSIONALS has decided to go separate ways.
Statement: facebook.com/theprofessionalsband


THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND FRONTMAN DICKEY BETTS IS DEAD
Dickey Betts, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, died Thursday morning (April 18) at the age of 80. The cause was cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
facebook.com/outlawsmusic


NEW SINGLES WITH LACUNA COIL AND WITHERING SURFACE
Italian gothic metal band LACUNA COIL are back with a new single, "In The Mean Time", featuring Ash Costello of NEW YEARS DAY.
The song and video are released shortly before LACUNA COIL heads out on a headline U.S. tour with special guests NEW YEARS DAY and additional support coming from OCEANS OF SLUMBER. The band will be hitting big festival stages at ROCKVILLE, SONIC TEMPLE and MILWAUKEE Metal Festival, among others.
And in October, LACUNA COIL are heading out to the UK and Ireland with special guests BLIND CHANNEL.
youtu.be/63z4mNFXJGY?si=Ilr_odAEhZomOj7r | lacunacoil.com
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Danish melodic death metallers WITHERING SURFACE has also released a new single, "Finish What You Started". It's the second single from their upcoming album, "Exit Plan", that will be released on June 7 via Mighty Music.
youtu.be/6b4Mie92CrI | facebook.com/WitheringSurface | mightymusic.dk


ANOTHER SINGLE WITH NIGHTRAGE IN MAY
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal veterans NIGHTRAGE are going to release another single, "Persevere Through Adversity", on May 3. The song comes from their upcoming 10th studio album, "Remains Of A Dead World", which will be available on May 31 through Despotz Records.
ingrv.es/persevere-through-3f1-4 | linktr.ee/nightrage | despotz.bigcartel.com


TALISMAN CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
TALISMAN have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival. Swedish bassist and band leader Marcel Jacob (1964-2009) would have been 60 years old this year, and as a tribute to him, original members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Fredrik Åkesson (guitar) and Jamie Borger (drums), together with Johan Niemann (EVERGREY) on bass, will enter the stage at Sweden Rock Festival on Wednesday, June 5.
The festival take place in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 5-8.
More info: swedenrock.com


ZEKE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American speed punks ZEKE are coming back to Europe for a tour that will last from October 16 to November 17.
Dates here: facebook.com/ZekeBand


NEW SINGLES WITH BLACK DIAMONDS, PIRATE QUEEN, BLUES PILLS AND REMEDY
Swizz hard rockers BLACK DIAMONDS has released a new single, "Only For A While", which is taken from their upcoming album, "Destination Paradise", that will be released on May 31 via Metalapolis Records.
youtu.be/YSimVZvNLTQ?si=S_iq6NKpK9q9yiOq | blackdiamondsrock.com | metalapolis.eu
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All-female Bermuda Triangle pirate metal band PIRATE METAL has released a 4th single, "In The Search Of Eldorado", from their upcoming debut album, "Ghosts", which will be released on May 3 through Despotz Records.
youtu.be/2CEsPBVaeyo?si=vWAOh-ZCqP8BrxaZ | facebook.com/piratequeenofficial | despotz.bigcartel.com
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Swedish bluesy heavy rockers BLUES PILLS has released a new single, "Don't You Love It". This song will also be released on a limited 12" vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day 2024 on April 20, with the song "Birthday" on the b-side. Both tracks are taken from their forthcoming album, "Birthday", which will be in stores on August 2.
bluespills.lnk.to/DontYouLoveItPR | bluespills.lnk.to/BirthdayAlbum | bluespills.com
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Swedish melodic rock/metal band REMEDY has also released a new single, "Caught By Death", a song taken from their next album, "Pleasure Beats The Pain", which will be released by Escape Music on May 24.
youtu.be/vcVoGG7q44Y | lnkfi.re/RemedyPBTP | remedymusicsweden.com | escape-music.com


NEW SINGLE WITH NEW HORIZON
NEW HORIZON - the Swedish power metal band with Jona Tee (H.E.A.T) and Nils Molin (DYNAZTY, AMARANTHE) - has released a new single and video, "King Of Kings", taken from their forthcoming album, "Conquerors", to be released on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl.
youtu.be/YFFeYL5nbI4?si=oy3CONQ6Ix-MBrwc | orcd.co/nhconquerors | frontiers.it


NEW SINGLE WITH SISTA BRYTET NEXT WEEK
It's already 5 years since Swedish punk rockers SISTA BRYTET released some new music. But on April 26 the wait is over, as they will release a new single, "Vi Har Det Här".
luftslottrecords.com


SPLIT ALBUM WITH NEBULA AND BLACK RAINBOWS
U.S. heavy psych legends NEBULA will team up with Italian fuzz wizards BLACK RAINBOWS for a split album, "In Search Of The Cosmic Tale/Crossing The Galactic Portal". It will be in stores on June 28.
Pre-order: heavypsychsounds.com


EX-GREAT WHITE SINGER JACK RUSSELL TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY THIS SUMMER
Former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell's long-awaited autobiography, now titled "The True Tale Of Mista Bone: A Rock + Roll Narrative", will be released this summer via Gatekeeper Press.
Penned by author Katelyn Louise "K.L." Doty, it features a sentimental foreword by Lita Ford, with additional commentary from Eric Singer, Eddie Trunk, John Kalodner, Kip Winger and others. The book, with a cover photo by legendary rock photographer Mark Weiss, will be available in paperback, hardcover and e-book form. The exact release date will be announced later this spring.
facebook.com/jack.russell.1232


PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS TO SUPPORT ACCEPT IN EUROPE
Phil with Motorhead
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have been confirmed as special guests for ACCEPT on their European tour in October/November.
Dates and tickets: philcampbell.net | linktr.ee/acceptworldwide


TROUBLE ANNOUNCES NEW DRUMMER
Doom metal legends TROUBLE are revealing Garry Naples as the new drummer for the group. Naples has already begun rehearsals, and will be recording drums for the band's upcoming studio album, the details of which are still pending and will be announced separately.
Read more about Mr. Naples here: facebook.com/TroubleMetal


NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH THE STRANGLERS IN AUGUST
English rock veterans The STRANGLERS are going to release a limited edtion live album, "Fifty Years In Black - The Anniversary Tour", on August 16. The album will be available as a 3-disc 180gm gold coloured vinyl.
Pre-order: stranglers.tmstor.es
thestranglers.co.uk


NEW SINGLE WITH ANETTE OLZON
Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind The DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, has released the official music video for her new solo single, "Rapture". It is the title track of her third solo album, due on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl.
youtu.be/aSovET3oWfg | frontiers.it


ENFORCER ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR WITH AMBUSH
Enforcer many years ago
New Wave Of Swedish heavy metal band ENFORCER are going on a Swedish tour with AMBUSH in November.
Dates here: skrikhult.se


RIVAL SONS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH CLUTCH
Rival Sons
American rock band RIVAL SONS has announced a North American tour together with CLUTCH.
The tour is set to captivate 23 cities, kicking off September 5 in Brooklyn, NY and bowing out October 10 in Las Vegas, NV. And in an unexpected twist, both bands will be performing the majority of songs from one of their best-loved albums: "Blast Tyrant" for CLUTCH and "Great Western Valkyrie" for RIVAL SONS.
Tickets go on sale on April 19 at: rivalsons.com/tour


THE CULT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
The CULT has announced the "8424" European tour celebrating the band's 40th anniversary.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/officialcult


ALICE COOPER ADDS MORE U.S. SHOWS TO SUMMER TOUR
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper has added 12 new shows to his summer U.S. tour. Tickets to the general public go on sale on Friday, April 19.
More info: alicecooper.com


DUFF McKAGAN ANNOUNCES UK/EUROPEAN TOUR
GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan are going to the UK and Europe in the fall.
The tour will begin in Dublin, Ireland on September 30, and will end in Stockholm, Sweden on October 22. Artist pre-sale starts tomorrow (April 16). Public on-sale this Friday, April 19.
Dates and tickets: duffonline.com


VADER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Vader many years ago
Polish death metal veterans VADER have announced a European tour in June/July.
More info here: facebook.com/vader


NEW SONG WITH DAVID LEE ROTH
VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has released a new song called "Scotch And Sofa".
youtu.be/nYFWKJavE-A


KISS COULD HAVE NYC STREET RENAMED IN BAND'S HONOR
A public meeting to discuss the possibility of renaming or co-naming West 23rd Street and 8th Avenue in New York City after the legendary rock band KISS will be held on April 17. Interested parties can also sign up to attend virtually via Zoom, or submit comments by e-mail by noon on April 16.
zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EogupdC1QyanJkzbFLjriw#/registration


EX-SAXON BASSIST STEVE DAWSON SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON
According to BBC News, founding SAXON bassist Stephen "Steve" Dawson has been jailed for repeatedly abusing a 6-year-old girl in the 1990s.
The 72-year-old, who was a member of SAXON until 1985, when he was kicked out of the band, got the verdict at an earlier hearing at Sheffield Crown Court on March 21, and was given a 5-year custodial sentence on April 11.
bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-68797713


NEW SINGLE WITH VHÄLDEMAR
Spanish heavy/power metal band VHÄLDEMAR has released a new video for "Devil's Child", the lead track from their upcoming 7th studio album, "Sanctuary Of Death", which is scheduled for release on May 9 through MDD Records.
youtu.be/rbJbv6_c1PI?si=X4Fom5ni3HbH87PC | mdd-records.de | vhaldemar.net


NEW SINGLE WITH KERRY KING
Kerry Burger King with Slayer
SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has shared the music video for "Residue", the second single from his upcoming debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", which will be released on May 17 via Reigning Phoenix Music.
youtu.be/2fALV3X9jB4


IRON MAIDEN ADDS NEW SHOW IN ARGENTINA
IRON MAIDEN have added a brand new show to the South American leg of "The Future Past Tour" later this year. The new date is December 1 at Estadio Huracán in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tickets go on general sale Friday, April 19.
More tour dates: hoo.be/ironmaiden


THE HIP PRIESTS ON THE LAST VERSE
UK's garage punk rockers The HIP PRIESTS have announced that they have decided to call it a day, and will finish at the end of this year. But there will be more releases and shows before that.
Read more about it: facebook.com/thehippriests


NESEBLOD RECORDS DESTROYED BY FIRE
Legendary black metal record shop Neseblod Records in Oslo, Norway have been destroyed by a fire.
A GoFundMe page can be found here: gofundme.com/f/neseblod-records-fire-fund


NEW ALBUM WITH EVERGREY IN JUNE
Swedish metal band EVERGREY will release a new album, "Theories Of Emptiness", on June 7 via Napalm Records. The first single, "Falling From The Sun", is out now.
youtu.be/fzDL9yVouxo | lnk.to/EG-TheoriesOfEmptiness | evergry.net | napalmrecords.com


LUCIFER TO REPLACE TWIN TEMPLE AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
TWIN TEMPLE have been forced to cancel their apperance at this summer's Sweden Rock Festival. They will be replaced by LUCIFER instead.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 5-8.
More info: swedenrock.com


NEW SINGLE WITH JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS has released a new single, "I'm So Free". The single is featured on the upcoming album, "The Power of the Heart: A Tribute to Lou Reed", from Light in the Attic Records. The album will be released on Record Store Day, April 20.
lita.ffm.to/im-so-free | joanjett.com


TRANSPORT LEAGUE ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR
Swedish heavy groove metal band TRANSPORT LEAGUE are going to Germany in October for a few shows. A few days before that, they have a 2-night stand at Pub Anchor in Stockholm, Sweden.
More details here: facebook.com/transportleague


EXODUS TO RELEASE LIVE RECORDING FROM 1989
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal pioneers EXODUS will release a new live album, "British Disaster: The Battle Of '89 (Live At The Astoria)", on May 31 via Nuclear Blast.
35 years after it was recorded at the Astoria in London back in March of 1989, the band decides to share this live performance with their fans. Get a first taste: youtu.be/ZoJo_QkwG4s
exodus.bfan.link/british-disaster-the-battle-of-89.fbi | facebook.com/exodusattack | facebook.com/nuclearblastrecords


NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM OVERKILL, EXODUS, ARMORED SAINT AND MACHINE HEAD
CATEGORY 7 is a new band featuring former MACHINE HEAD and current KERRY KING guitarist Phil Demmel, ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson. The band has just inked a deal with Metal Blade Records, and their debut album will be released this summer, with their first single to be unveiled on May 2.


AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Press photo
Australian punk rockers AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS have announced European festival dates for May and June.
Dates here: facebook.com/amylandthesniffers


AEROSMITH ANNOUNCES RESCHEDULED DATES FOR FAREWELL TOUR
AEROSMITH has announced the rescheduled dates for the band's "Peace Out" farewell tour in North America.
The trek will kick off on September 20 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 41-date tour will conclude on February 26, 2025 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Support on the trek will once again come from The BLACK CROWES.
More details here: aerosmith.com


SYSTEM OF A DOWN AND DEFTONES TO PLAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
SYSTEM OF A DOWN and DEFTONES have teamed up for a one-off show in San Francisco. The show will take place on August 17 at Golden Gate Park with The MARS VOLTA, VIAGRA BOYS and VOWWS playing support. Tickets go on sale on April 12.
systemofadown.com | deftones.com


30th ANNIVERSARY RE-ISSUE OF THE OFFSPRING's "Smash"
The OFFSPRING and the entity that owns the band's sound recordings following a 2016 sale, will release a 30th anniversary version of their classic album "Smash". The new version comes in picture disc and color vinyl formats, but does not feature any bonus material.
instagram.com/offspring


DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR WITH YES
DEEP PURPLE are taking their "= 1 More Time Tour" to the States, where they will be touring together with YES.
The tour happens in August/September, and general on sale begins Friday, April 12.
Dates and ticket links: deeppurple.com or deep-purple.com or yesworld.com


OZZY LAUNCHES INTERNET TV SHOW WITH BILLY MORRISON
Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Morrison - the longtime rhythm guitarist in Billy Idol's band and former bassist for The CULT - have announced the launch of their new Internet TV show, "The Madhouse Chronicles".
More info: osbournemediahouse.com


HIATUS WILL CONTINUE
Despite the death of singer Willy a few weeks ago, Belgian crust punk veterans HIATUS will continue. They have decided to not replace Willy. Instead they will continue as a 4-piece band, and Azill, Pask and Phil will share vocals.
The band is currently writing some new songs, and also have some gigs in the coming months.
Tour dates can be found here: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062081990032


THUNDERMOTHER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Filippa of Thundermother
Swedish all-female hard rocking band THUNDERMOTHER have announced their upcoming "Goddess of The Road Tour 2025" across Europe, with support from COBRA SPELL and VULVARINE.
The tour will begin in Hamburg, Germany on February 7, 2025. It will last until April 6, when they visit Utrecht, The Netherlands. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, April 10 at: thundermother.com


FIREHOUSE SINGER CJ SNARE IS DEAD
FIREHOUSE singer CJ Snare died Friday night (April 5) at age 64. Snare's daughter Heather tells TMZ his official cause of death is cardiac arrest.
facebook.com/FireHouseMusic


BILLY IDOL GOES TO CANADA
Billy Idol has announced Canadian tour dates to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic album "Rebel Yell". PLATINUM BLONDE will be joining him on all dates. Tickets go on sale on April 12.
Further details and tickets: billyidol.net


VENOM INC. GOT A NEW DRUMMER
VENOM INC. has recruited Marc "JXN" Jackson as the band's new drummer. Jackson was previously a member of M:PIRE OF EVIL, the group formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM and current VENOM INC. members Jeff "Mantas""Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals).
Jackson joined VENOM INC. as the replacement for Jeramie Kling, who announced his departure from the band last November after a 5-year run.


CHERIE CURRIE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Former The RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie are coming back to Europe this summer.
Dates here: facebook.com/CherieCurrieOfficial


PANDEMONIUM 2024 BECOMES ONE STAGE EVENT
Australian music festival Pandemonium has announced that they will be changing to a one stage event. All dates remain the same, and a revised line up will be announced as soon as possible.
Both DEEP PURPLE and DEAD KENNEDYS have announced that they will no longer play at the festival.
pandemonium.rocks


NO VÅRSKRIKET
Troublemakers
It seems like 1-day punk event Vårskriket! has been cancelled.
The event was supposed to happen at Bellevue in Karlshamn, Sweden on April 20. Bands that was supposed to play was TROUBLEMAKERS, VÄRLDEN BRINNER, The HYPERMATICS and The UNION RAGS.


LASTKAJ 14 ANNOUNCES RELEASE FESTIVAL
Lastkaj 14
You have probably heard about a release party, but Swedish trallpunk veterans LASTKAJ 14 take it a few steps further and will have a release festival instead.
Hofors Trallweekend will happen in Hofors, Sweden on September 27-28. Confirmed bands are LASTKAJ 14, SMÅJÄVLAFÖTTER, TOTAL EGON, FRUKTANSVÄRLD, SARDO NUMSPA, BJÖRNARNA, BROR DUKTIG, ANTI-LAM FRONT, ÄRKEPUCKO, HOFORS ALLSTARS and Tomas Halling.
facebook.com/Lastkaj14


FASTER PUSSYCAT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American sleaze rock veterans FASTER PUSSYCAT are going on a U.S. tour in April/May.
Dates: facebook.com/fasterpbandofficial


THE HIVES ARE GOING TO AMERICA AGAIN
Pelle of The Hives
Swedish rockers The HIVES will return to North America in September/October. Tickets are ut now.
Dates: facebook.com/hives


NEW ALBUM WITH ANVIL IN JUNE
Lips of Anvil
Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL have set "One And Only" as the title of their 20th studio album. Release date is June 28, and record label is AFM Records. The first single, "Feed Your Fantasy", is out now.
youtu.be/8dhQoQ7dptA | shop.afm-records.de/anvil | facebook.com/anvilmetal


NEW SINGLE WITH BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - the American supergroup featuring legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH etc), guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) - has released a new single, "Red Sun". The track is taken from BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's highly anticipated fifth studio album, "V", due on June 14.
youtu.be/sgrrdVD6NLE


NEW SINGLE WITH PIRATE QUEEN
PIRATE QUEEN, the first all-female pirate metal band from the Bermuda Triangle, has released another single, "Santa Lucia", from their upcoming debut album, "Ghosts", which will be released on May 3 via Despotz Records.
youtu.be/6NKwdeaFkTI?si=GfFQMnzEfM-itAGl | facebook.com/piratequeenofficial | despotz.se


SATYRICON, HEAVY LOAD, CARCASS, BULLET, AVATARIUM AND F.K.Ü. CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Satyricon a thousand years agoBullet
SATYRICON, HEAVY LOAD, CARCASS, BULLET, AVATARIUM, F.K.Ü., TRUCKFIGHTERS, IRON SAVIOR and SKRAECKOEDLAN are some of the latest bands to be confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 5-8. Confirmed since earlier are JOURNEY, JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, MEGADETH, The HIVES, W.A.S.P., RIVAL SONS, Bruce Dickinson, DIMMU BORGIR, Kerry King, HAMMERFALL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, DISMEMBER, GRAVEYARD, The DARKNESS, PRIMAL FEAR, HIGH ON FIRE, TREAT, The HAUNTED, The BABOON SHOW, RIOT V, DREAM EVIL, The DAHMERS, PRINS SVART, SVARTA SANNINGAR, The DRIPPERS etc. etc.
More info and tickets: swedenrock.com


NEW ALBUM WITH KNIGHTS OF THE REALM IN MAY
Swedish heavy metal band KNIGHTS OF THE REALM - with members from ECLIPSE, TIAMAT, TANK and AVATARIUM - are going to release a new album, "Darker Than Leather", on May 24 through Playground Music. The first single, "Killer Machine", is out now.
youtu.be/IB_bA6_NY58?si=op_r-EpjmtQaq9KK


NEW SINGLE WITH LEE AARON
Canadian rock queen Lee Aaron has released another single, "Even It Up", from her upcoming covers album, "Tattoo Me", which will be released on April 26 by Metalville Records.
"Even It Up" was originally done by HEART.
youtube.com/watch?v=hH4XxdrLzWQ | leeaaron.com | metalville-shop.de


NEW SINGLE WITH ATTENTAT
Attentat
Swedish punk rock veterans ATTENTAT will release a new single, "Dårarna Från Stan", on April 5.
Pre-save: frontl.ink/j8jxd5v
attentat.nu


NEW ALBUM WITH POWERWOLF IN JULY
European power metal band POWERWOLF are going to release a new studio album, "Wake Up The Wicked", on July 26 through Napalm Records.
Pre-order: lnk.to/PW-WakeUpTheWicked
The band will be touring in North America in August/September with UNLEASH THE ARCHER. After that the touring will continue in Europe in October.
Tour dates: facebook.com/powerwolfmetal | napalmrecords.com


MUNICIPAL WASTE ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
American thrash band MUNICIPAL WASTE are going to Australia in July. Tickets on sale Friday, April 5.
Dates: facebook.com/Municipalwaste


STRY TERRARIE AND STICKY BOMB TO PLAY KRIMINELLA GITARRER
KRIMINELLA GITARRER was a early punk band from southern Sweden. Now the old members Stry Terrarie and Sticky Bomb are going to do 4 exclusive shows in Sweden, under the moniker "Stry & Sticky spelar KRIMINELLA GITARRER", where they will play the songs by the band. Stry and Sticky will be joined by Jake Lundtofte and Thomas Holst.
The dates are these:
Oct. 19 - Norrehus, Klippan
Oct. 26 - Medley, Malmö
Nov. 8 - Valand, Göteborg
Nov. 9 - Melodybox, Stockholm
More info and ticket links: facebook.com/rmpmusikab


NEW SINGLE WITH GIRLSCHOOL
Girlschool
British hard rock veterans GIRLSCHOOL will release a new single, "Cold Dark Heart", on April 5. The song comes from their latest album, "WTFortyfive?".
facebook.com/GirlschoolOfficial


KISS's MUSIC CATALOG ACQUIRED BY POPHOUSE
Pophouse has today (April 4) concluded a landmark agreement with the iconic band KISS. Pophouse is the Swedish entertainment and music investment firm renowned for its development of brand-building activities in music and entertainment, such as the groundbreaking "ABBA Voyage" show in London, in which Pophouse is the founding investor.
Pophouse has acquired KISS's artist share of the master recordings and publishing rights. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Fortune reports that the band is being paid over $300 million.
As part of the partnership, Pophouse will create digital versions of KISS that will allow the band and their unique personas to live forever. Through a magical combination of cutting-edge technology and unrivalled creativity, Pophouse will bring the full, authentic KISS experience to both existing and new fans for years to come. The avatar show is planned to launch in 2027.
youtu.be/DdCZS2tznak


PROTESTERA AND INDRE KRIG CONFIRMED FOR PUNK ILLEGAL
PROTESTERA and INDRE KRIG have been confirmed for the Punk Illegal festival, which happens in Svartmyra, Sweden on July 12-13.
Confirmed since earlier are AVSKUM, ASOCIAL, DROPDEAD, BÖSET, TERROR 83, TOLSHOCK, VIVISEKTIO, SJU SVÅRA ÅR, BEYOND PINK, HÅRDA TIDER etc.
punkillegal.com


FREDAG DEN 13:E ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Fredag Den 13e
Swedish crust punks FREDAG DEN 13:E are going on a U.S. East Coast tour this summer together with LOUD NIGHT.
Dates here: facebook.com/fredagden13e


MILLENCOLIN ANNOUNCES FINNISH AND NORWEGIAN DATES WITH NO FUN AT ALL AND SATANIC SURFERS
Millencolin
Swedish skate punks MILLENCOLIN will once again team up with NO FUN AT ALL and SATANIC SURFERS. This time for 1 show in Finland and 1 in Norway. These exclusive dates are:
Sept. 21 - Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland
Sept. 27 - Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Tickets on sale Friday, April 5.
millencolin.com


GATANS LAG WILL DO THEIR LAST SHOW
Jonas of Gatans Lag
Swedish Oi! punks GATANS LAG have announced that they will do their final show at Dalfestivalen at Folkets Park in Dalsjöfors (outside their hometown Borås), Sweden on August 24.
facebook.com/dalfestivalen | facebook.com/GatansLag


FOREIGNER's FAREWELL TOUR CONTINUES IN THE FALL
FOREIGNER have announced the next leg of their farewell tour this fall, with special guests LOVERBOY and Lita Ford on select dates.
After one last show with STYX and John Waite in Memphis on September 20, the tour is set to continue on September 23, 2024, at West Virginia's Charleston Civic Center. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 5.
Further details at: foreigneronline.com


GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) are going to Australia in October to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the DEEP PURPLE album "Burn".
Early bird tickets on sale Friday, April 5 at: hardlinemedia.net
General public tickets on sale Tuesday, April 9.
More info: glennhughes.com


NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH ROGGA JOHANSSON
Swedish death metaller Rogga Johansson has released his 4th solo album, "Otherworld", via Iron, Blood And Death.
facebook.com/roggaofficial | ironbloodanddeath.bandcamp.com/..


HEART ANNOUNCES ANNOTHER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH CHEAP TRICK
Legendary rock band HEART has announced a fall 2024 leg of its "Royal Flush" tour with CHEAP TRICK. The trek will kick off September 26 in San Francisco and wraps up December 15 in Las Vegas.
heart-music.com


NEW SINGLE WITH DEAD POLLYS IN THE END OF THE MONTH
"Me And Claes" is a new song by Swedish punk band DEAD POLLYS, which will be released on April 26 by Too Loud Records. It's a tribute to their late guitarist Claes Fredriksson.
Pre-save: music.tooloudrecords.com/meandclaes
deadpollys.com | tooloudrecords.com


THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED have announced lots of tour dates in North America this year, as well as 1 date next year. These dates includes a tour with TOTAL CHAOS for example.
Get more details here: facebook.com/theexploitedofficial


PICTURE DISCS OF RAMONES ALBUMS
To celebrate 50 years of RAMONES, the band (or parties holding the band's IP), will release a series of picture discs of their albums. The first one is a picture disc of the band's first, self-titled album, which is out now.
The band is expected to release the rest of their Sire discography as picture discs.
rhino.lnk.to/RPD | ramones.com


THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT POSTPONES GERMAN SHOWS
Swedish hard rockers The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT have cancelled their 2 shows in Germany, which was scheduled for April 19 and 20. These shows will be rescheduled.
facebook.com/chucknorrisexperiment


ZEPHYRA WORKING ON NEW SONG
Zephyra
Local (Borås, Sweden) melodic extreme metal band ZEPHYRA seems to be working on a new single, and have posted a pre-production/demo sneak peek.
youtu.be/57Lho7BxNfI?si=9LL7kcRPJxK8lnIp | facebook.com/zephyraofficial


MARCH 2024

NEW SINGLE WITH ANVIL NEXT MONTH
Lips of Anvil
Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL will release a new single, "Feed Your Fantasy", on Friday, April 5.
"Feed Your Fantasy" is the first single from ANVIL's upcoming 20th studio album, which is due later in the year via AFM Records.
Teaser for the single: youtu.be/8dhQoQ7dptA
facebook.com/anvilmetal


NEW SINGLE AND EP WITH CORNERS OF SANCTUARY
Philadelphia heavy metal band CORNERS OF SANCTUARY has released a new single, "Hunter Prey". The song is taken from the new extended EP, "Metal Up", which is out now via SODEH Records.
bfan.link/hunter-prey | cornersofsanctuary.com


ERIK GRÖNWALL's AUTOBIOGRAPHY DUE IN SEPTEMBER
HarperCollins has set a September 12 release date for "Power - Musiken, Döden, Livet" (English: "Power: Music, Death, Life"), the Swedish-language autobiography from former SKID ROW and H.E.A.T. singer Erik Grönwall.
facebook.com/erikgronwall


NEW SINGLE WITH MAVERICK
Belfast hard rockers MAVERICK has released a new single, "Sweet Surrender". The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Silver Tongue", which will be released on June 21 through Metalapolis Records.
maverick.spread.link/sweet-surrender | save-it.cc/metalapolis/silver-tongue | maverickofficial.co.uk | metalapolis.eu


NEW SINGLE WITH JUNKYARD DRIVE
Dansih hard rockers JUNKYARD DRIVE has released a new single, "Shoot From The Hip". The song comes from their upcoming album, "Look At Me Now", which will be released on April 12 via Mighty Music.
bfan.link/shoot-from-the-hip | linktr.ee/junkyarddriveofficial | mightymusic.dk


NEW ALBUM WITH STILLBORN IN JUNE
Swedish heavy rockers STILLBORN will release a new album, titled "Netherworlds", on June 28 through Black Lodge Records.
orcd.co/netherworlds | facebook.com/stillbornsweden


NEW ALBUM WITH HENRY KANE IN MAY
Jonny Pettersson's solo outfit HENRY KANE will release its third album, "Circle Of Pain", on May 17 via Selfmadegod Records. Expect a blackened mixture of grindcore, crust punk and death metal.
The first single, "Numb", is out now on digital platforms.
youtu.be/pYe0BYrEG40?si=30AS5k1Rw5A_p-U1 | facebook.com/HenryKaneGrind | selfmadegod.com


THE CULT CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
The CULT, ERADIKATED and The MERCURY RIOTS have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are ACCEPT, The DARKNESS, MR. BIG, DRAGONFORCE, Axel Rudi Pell, PAIN, DOKKEN, SATOR, GRAVEYARD, GIRLSCHOOL, VANDENBERG, ALCATRAZZ, ELECTRIC BOYS, METALITE, MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY etc.
facebook.com/Skogsrojet


HIATUS SINGER WILLY IS DEAD
Willy, singer for Belgian crust punk veterans HIATUS, has passed away.
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062081990032


DAN LILKER TO JOIN ANTHRAX FOR UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Frank Bello with Anthrax
Due to personal reasons, Frank Bello (bass) will not be able to accompany New York thrashers ANTHRAX on its upcoming South American tour, set to kick off April 13 at MXMF the Metal Fest.
Filling in on those dates, as well as 2 U.S. festival shows in May, will be ANTHRAX founding member and original bassist Dan Lilker, marking his first appearance with the band in 40 years.
Statement and dates can be found here: facebook.com/anthrax


NEW ALBUM WITH FU MANCHU IN JUNE
SoCal desert rockers FU MANCHU have announced that their 14th album, "The Return Of Tomorrow", will be released on June 14 via the band's own label At The Dojo Records.
The first single, "Hands Of The Zodiac", is out now.
FU MANCHU will embark on European tours in June and October, including performances at festivals Graspop Metal Meeting, Copenhell and Hellfest.
lnk.to/FuManchu_HandsOfTheZodiac | facebook.com/FuManchuBand


ERIK GRÖNWALL PARTS WAYS WITH SKID ROW
Today (March 27) SKID ROW and Erik Grönwall jointly announce that Erik will step down as the vocalist for SKID ROW. Longtime friend Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM will be taking over vocal duties for the upcoming 4 concerts.
Erik leaves the band after just 2 years, but he has decided that travel and the rigors of the road is not conducive to his health and recovery, and wants to focus on a lifestyle that is more amenable for his well-being, healing and family.
His 2 years will be celebrated with a new live album. More details about that later..
Statement: facebook.com/skidrow | facebook.com/erikgronwall


NEW SINGLE WITH RHAPSODY OF FIRE ON FRIDAY
Italian symphonic power metal band RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release "A Brave New Hope" as their latest single on March 29. The song is taken from the new album, "Challenge The Wind", which will be released on May 31 through AFM Records.
youtu.be/PGjMRYtbAWQ?si=VmKAqnfIdpVjEJCB | shop.afm-records.de | rhapsodyoffire.com


GRAHAM BONNET TEAM UP WITH MARTY FRIEDMAN TO REVISIT "Since You Been Gone"
Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) and guitar maestro Marty Friedman (MEGADETH) have joined forces to breathe new life into the classic rock anthem "Since You Been Gone".
The song dates back to 1976, but its best known version was recorded in 1979 by RAINBOW.
orcd.co/bonnetfriedman_sinceyoubeengone


ANOTHER SINGLE WITH KICKIN VALENTINA NEXT WEEK
American street hard rockers KICKIN VALENTINA will release a new single, "Dirty Rhythm", on April 5. The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Star Spangled Fist Fight", which will be released on April 19 via Mighty Music.
facebook.com/KickinValentina | mightymusic.dk


AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Press photo
Australian punk rockers AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS will return to North America for a tour in July and August. Tickets on sale Friday, March 29.
More info here: facebook.com/amylandthesniffers


ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR WITH DORO
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is taking his "Too Close For Comfort" tour to Germany in October. Special guest will be DORO, and tickets go on sale March 27.
More details: https://alicecooper.com/tour


RE-RELEASE OF ANGELIC UPSTARTS' DEBUT ALBUM
Captain Oi will re-release the debut album with British street punks ANGELIC UPSTARTS on CD on May 10.
"Teenage Warning" was originally released in 1979, and produced by SHAM 69's Jimmy Pursey.
Pre-order: cherryred.co/UpstartsTeenageWarning


ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BASSIST
British punk legends ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE have a new bassist, called Biff.
facebook.com/antinowhereleague


IRON MAIDEN ADD A DATE IN PHOENIX
IRON MAIDEN have added a brand new show to the North American leg of "The Future Past Tour" later this year. The date is Wednesday, October 9 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. Tickets go on general sale on Friday, March 29.
It has also been revealed that Mongolian metal band The HU will be joining IRON MAIDEN on all shows throughout North America.
ironmaiden.com


THE PRETTY RECKLESS TO SUPPORT AC/DC IN EUROPE
The PRETTY RECKLESS has been announced as the support act on AC/DC's upcoming European spring/summer 2024 tour.
twitter.com/acdc


UK SUBS TO RELEASE BOX SET WITH 5 FIRST ALBUMS
On April 26, punk veterans UK SUBS will release a new CD box set. it includes all of the band's first 5 albums as well as the bonus tracks that were previously released with the album reissues on Captain Oi. The box is called "UK SUBS: THE ALBUMS 1979-82" and it's out via Cherry Red/Captain Oi.
cherryred.co.uk/label/captain-oi


GLENN HUGHES TO RECORD NEW SOLO ALBUM
Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, PHENOMENA, HUGHES/THRALL, TRAPEZE etc) will enter the studio in June to record the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 solo album "Resonate". He plan to release the album in 2025.
Read more: facebook.com/glennhughesonline


THE IRON MAIDENS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
The IRON MAIDENS - an all-female IRON MAIDEN tribute band - will return to Europe in October/November.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/theironmaidensofficial


LUCIFER ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Heavy rockers LUCIFER are bringing their "The Satanic Panic Tour" to Latin America in October.
Dates and ticket links: facebook.com/luciferofficial


EXCITER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH MIDNIGHT
Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will embark on a summer 2024 North American tour with MIDNIGHT. Support on the trek will come from WRAITH and HELLWITCH.
Dates: instagram.com/exciterband


STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ADDS 2 MORE SHOWS IN IRELAND
Jake Burns of SLF
Punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS has added Cork and Dublin to their Irish dates in August. Support acts will be AOIFE DESTRUCTION and The NILZ.
These new dates are:
Aug. 15 - Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Aug. 16 - The Academy, Dublin
More tour dates: slf.rocks/home-base


NEW SINGLE WITH BLACK DIAMONDS
Swizz hard rockers BLACK DIAMONDS has released a new single, "After The Rain". The song is taken from the upcoming album, "Destination Paradise", which will be released on May 31 by Metalapolis Records.
BLACK DIAMONDS are said to fit fans of bands like DEF LEPPARD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, GOTTHARD and (old) BON JOVI.
youtu.be/e1AaJhVM-mk?si=G4gV0ScT0YxizXTB | blackdiamondsrock.com | metalapolis.eu


BOX SET WITH BLACK SABBATH's TONY MARTIN RECORDS TO BE RELEASED IN MAY
BLACK SABBATH will finally release a box set, titled "Anno Domini 1989-1995", with the albums they did with Tony Martin on vocals - "Headless Cross" (1989), "Tyr" (1990), "Cross Purposes" (1994) and "Forbidden" (1995). It will be released on May 31.
There will be a new version of "Fobidden", that guitarist Tony Iommi remixed specially for the collection. The CD version of the box will include 3 exclusive bonus tracks.
BlackSabbath.lnk.to/annodominiFB


NEW SINGLE WITH MAIDAVALE
MaidaVale
Swedish heavy rockers MAIDAVALE has released the second single, "Daybreak", from their upcoming album, "Sun Dog". The album will be in stores on May 3.
Listen to the single and pre-order the album: linktr.ee/maidavale


KSMB TO RELEASE VINYL FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET
Alonzo and Steppan of KSMB
Swedish punk rock veterans KSMB will release a vinyl LP, titled "En Slemmig Torsk...", for the American market. It will be released by PNV and Burning Heart on April 26, and will include the band's songs from "Bakverk 80" and "Aktion", as well as some other stuff from the same era (1979/80).
facebook.com/ksmbofficiella


NEW SINGLE WITH PEARL JAM
PEARL JAM's 12th studio album, "Dark Matter", will be released on April 19 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The LP's second single, "Running", is out now.
youtu.be/H7UrYoOhCMA | pearljam.lnk.to/DMpreorder | pearljam.com


GRAVE DIGGER ANNOUNCES 45TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER will celebrate their 45th anniversary with a tour in Germany, and 1 date in Switzerland, in the beginning of 2025. Very special guests on all dates will be VICTORY. Support act on the first dates (Jan. 16-26) will be RIGORIOUS. After that WARWOLF take over (Jan. 30 to Feb. 8).
Further details here: bit.ly/grave_digger_live | facebook.com/gravediggerofficial


NEW SINGLE WITH REMEDY
Swedish melodic hard rockers REMEDY has released a new single, "Crying Heart". The song is taken from the upcoming album, "Pleasure Beats The Pain", out on May 24 via Escape Music.
The band is going on a tour in Sweden in April as support act for former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello.
lnkfi.re/RemedyCryingHeart | lnkfi.re/RemedyPBTP | remedymusicsweden.com | escape-music.com


NEW ALBUM WITH PRAYING MANTIS IN APRIL
NWOBHM veterans PRAYING MANTIS will release a new album, "Defiance", on April 19 through Frontiers Music Srl. The first single, "Standing Tall", is out now.
youtu.be/PyXf7YBNEto?si=4KQU4VRu2g7KgDx_ | mightymusic.dk


NEW SINGLE WITH ANGEL
American rock band ANGEL has released a new video for "Once Upon A Time An Angel And A Devil Fell In Love", which is taken from their latest album, "Once Upon A Time".
youtu.be/-gAYi8t1a6U | angelbandofficial.com


NEW SINGLE WITH NIGHTRAGE IN APRIL
Greek/Swedish melodic death metal veterans NIGHTRAGE will release another single, "A Throne Of Melancholy", on April 5. The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Remains Of A Dead World", which will be released on May 31 via Despotz Records.
Pre-save the single: ingrv.es/a-throne-of-melancho-bxn-q
linktr.ee/nightrage | despotz.se


HEAVY LOAD's "Metal Conquest" TO BE RE-RELEASED IN APRIL
In 1981 Swedish heavy metal legends HEAVY LOAD released their 5-track mini album "Metal Coquest". Now No Remorse Records will release the album with a 6th track on the LP, and the CD will have 3 more bonus tracks.
Pre-order will begin on March 22. Official release date is April 5.
HEAVY LOAD will also return to the stage to play live again. They have so far been booked for Keep It True Festival in Germany on April 26, but more dates will be announced soon.
noremorse.gr | heavyload-sweden.com


CRAZY LIXX PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Drummer Joél Cirera has decided to leave Swedish hard rockers CRAZY LIXX after more than 20 years. His final gig will be in Copenhagen, Denmark in May.
Statement: facebook.com/crazylixx


STRÖM ANNOUNCES NEW BASS PLAYER
Swedish singing hard rockers STRÖM has recruited a new bassist, and his name is Adam Butler.
facebook.com/TidenSjunger


THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE SIGNS WITH BRAVEWORDS RECORDS
Drummer Chris Slade (AC/DC, ASIA, Gary Moore, The FIRM, Manfred Mann's EARTH BAND) and his band The CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE has signed with BraveWords Records. Joining Chris are vocalists Steve Glasscock and Paul "Bun" Davis, as well as James Cornford on guitar, Michael J. Clark on keyboard/guitar and Andy Crosby on bass.
chrisslade.com | bravewordsrecords.com


WARCOLLAPSE AND ALFAHANNE CONFIRMED FOR MÖRKASTE SMÅLAND
The first confirmed bands for the Mörkaste Småland festival are KHOLD, MEZZROW, WARCOLLAPSE, HORDE OF HEL and ALFAHANNE.
The festival will take place at Hotell Hulingen in Hultsfred, Sweden on October 4-5.
Event page: facebook.com/events/2102457933461346


NEW SINGLE WITH TYGERS OF PAN TANG NEXT WEEK
NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG are going to release another single, "Keeping Me Alive", from their upcoming live album, "Live Blood". The single will be released on Friday, March 29, and the album will be out on April 26 via Mighty Music.
facebook.com/tygersofpantangofficial | mightymusic.dk


NEW SINGLE WITH SONIC UNIVERSE
As you might have heard, LIVING COLOUR vocalist Corey Glover and ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando have launched a new project called SONIC UNIVERSE. The group, whose line-up is completed by bassist Booker King and drummer Taykwuan Jackson, will release its debut album, "It Is What It Is", on May 10 via earMUSIC.
The official music video for the LP's second single, "Higher", is out now.
youtu.be/4U6lXBZ806s


GUNS N' ROSES' "Appetite For Destruction" INDUCTED TO GRAMMY HALL OF FAME
GUNS N' ROSES' classic debut album, "Appetite For Destruction", is one of 10 recordings which were inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame on Wednesday (March 20).
This year's additions include 4 albums and 6 singles that exhibit qualitative or historical significance and are at least 25 years old. The inducted recordings will be honored at Grammy Museum's inaugural Grammy Hall Of Fame gala and concert presented by City National Bank on May 21, 2024 at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles.
For a full list of 2024 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame, visit: grammy.com/awards/hall-of-fame-award


ATTENTAT RECRUITS LIVE GUITARIST
Punk Jönsson of Attentat
Swedish punk rock veterans ATTENTAT have announced that their new guitarist for the spring tour in Norway and Sweden will be the 26-year old Noel Hassling (INTERNET FRIENDS, son of Staffan from SLOBOBANS UNDERGÅNG).
Read more and see all the dates: attentat.nu/en-hassling-i-attentat


NATIONALTEATERNS ROCKORKESTER ANNOUNCES ANOTHER TOUR
Ulf Dageby of Nationalteatern
Legendary Swedish cult rockers NATIONALTEATERNS ROCKORKESTER refuse to quit. This is the band who have done more farewell tours than KISS, and now they have announced yet another tour in Sweden this summer. I'm not sure what line-up it will be, but the tickets will probably be really expensive as usual.
Dates and tickets: nojet.se/artist/nationalteaterns-rockorkester....


NEW SINGLE WITH EX-NIGHTWISH VOCALIST ANETTE OLZON
Anette Olzon - the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind The DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen - has released a new solo single, "Day Of Wrath". The track is taken from her third solo album, "Rapture", due on May 10 via Frontiers Music Srl.
youtu.be/L5BTuCcGwos | frontiers.it


HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American heavy riffers HIGH ON FIRE has announced U.S. headlining tour dates in support of the band's upcoming album, "Cometh The Storm". The spring trek will launch on May 4 in Orlando, Florida and feature support from Venezuelan post-rock outfit ZETA and Massachusetts crossover crew HIGH COMMAND.
"Cometh The Storm" will be released on April 19 via MNRK Heavy.
Dates: linktr.ee/highonfireband


HATEBREED ANNOUNCES 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Hardcore icons HATEBREED will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a North American tour in the fall. The trek will kick off on September 26 in Portland, Maine and will conclude on October 27 in Norfolk, Virginia. Support on the tour will come from CARCASS, HARMS WAY and CRYPTA.
General on-sale will be Friday, March 22.
Dates: facebook.com/hatebreed


NEW SINGLE WITH ACCEPT NEXT WEEK
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
ACCEPT will release the second single, "The Reckoning", from their new album, "Humanoid", on March 27.
linktr.ee/acceptworldwide


ANUBIS TO PLAY ON THE U.S. WEST COAST
L.A. thrash/power metal band ANUBIS are going to the West Coast for 3 shows in April.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/AnubisBandOfficial


DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN/UK TOUR
DEEP PURPLE are going on a European/UK tour in October/November. Special guests in Europe will be JEFFERSON STARSHIP, and in the UK it will be REEF who open the shows.
Dates and ticket links: deeppurple.com


BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish retro/blues rockers BLUES PILLS will be touring around Europe between October to December. Special guests will be Daniel Romano's OUTFIT. Tickets go on sale March 20.
More details here: bluespills.com


ROGER DALTREY ANNOUNCES SEMI-ACOUSTIC U.S. TOUR
Roger Daltrey - legendary rock icon and co-founder of The WHO - will be returning to the States on a special solo tour this June, presenting a mostly acoustic set of The WHO gems, rarities, solo nuggets and other surprises with an intimate rock-based band and setting as well as answering questions from the audience.
These very exclusive set of shows kicks off on June 12 at Virginia's renowned Wolf Trap Filene Center. The 9-city run will continue throughout the month of June, wrapping on June 29 at The Pavilion at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois.
More info here: thewho.com


DREAM EVIL POSTPONES SWEDISH TOUR TO THE FALL
As the release of the new album with Swedish heavy metal band DREAM EVIL has been delayed, they have decided to move the Swedish tour from this spring to the fall/autumn.
New dates can be found here: facebook.com/DreamEvilOfficial


BLACK FLAG TO GO ON "First Four Years" TOUR
This summer, American punk icons BLACK FLAG will go on a North American tour and play the whole "First Four Years" compilation, as well as other tracks. The tour starts August 1 and runs through August 25 so far, but additional dates are expected to be added.
BLACK FLAG 2024 includes founding member Greg Ginn (guitar), singer Mike Vallely who joined in 2013, bassist Austin Sears who joined in 2023, and drummer Charles Wiley who joined in 2022.
Dates and ticket links can be found here: blackflagband.com


NEBULA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Stoner rockers NEBULA will be touring in Europe from June 6 to July 6.
More info: facebook.com/NebulaBand


NEW ALBUM WITH SEBASTIAN BACH IN MAY
Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will release a new solo LP, "Child Within The Man", on May 10 via Reigning Phoenix Music.
The album features guest appearances from John 5 (MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and Orianthi (Alice Cooper, Michael Jackson) - who all co-wrote their respective tracks with Bach - and 2 tracks co-written with ALTER BRIDGE's Myles Kennedy.
A new single, "Everybody Bleeds", is out now.
youtu.be/_wx4PQRx2hA


PHYSICAL RELEASE OF "Queen Rock Montreal" IN MAY
"Queen Rock Montreal" captures the world's most iconic rock band at the very peak of their live powers. Recorded in 1981 and recently released as a record-breaking digitally restored IMAX concert film, this landmark moment in the band's history is now being released as both double Blu-ray and double 4K Ultra High Definition packages, plus double CD and triple vinyl packages. Both will be released worldwide on May 10, QUEEN has announced.
youtu.be/Zpvhm6Y5OdY | queenonline.com


NEW SINGLE WITH HUNTER
German hard rockers HUNTER has released a new single, "Who Needs The Devil". It's the first single from their upcoming album, "Rock 'N' Roll V.I.P.", which will be released on May 10 by Metalapolis Records.
hunter.spread.link/who-needs-the-devil-when- | hunter.band | metalapolis.eu


ANOTHER SINGLE WITH THE QUILL
Press photo
Swedish hard rockers The QUILL has released the third single, "We Burn", from their upcoming album, "Wheel Of Illusion", which will be released on March 29 via Metalville Records.
youtu.be/d4WcuDfZq44 | thequill.lnk.to/WheelofIllusion | linktr.ee/thequillsweden | metalville-shop.de


ATTENTAT ANNOUNCES SECOND LIVE BASSIST
Attentat
Yesterday (March 14) it was announced that Inge Johansson (GATUPLAN, The (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, AGAINST ME!, CSS, STILETT, ALONZO & FAS 3, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, KNUGEN FALLER) had become the new live bassist for ATTENTAT, and that he was 1 of 2 that will share the job (the one who is available will play).
Now the band have announced that the other man that will play bass is multi musician Gunnar Frick (Ray Davies, COMMANDO M. PIGG, WEEPING WILLOWS, BAD LIVER).
More info and live dates: attentat.nu


NEW SINGLE WITH LEE AARON
Canadian rock queen Lee Aaron has released a new single, "Tattoo", taken from her new covers album, "Tattoo Me", which will be released on April 26 through Metalville Records.
"Tattoo" was originally done by a band called 77's.
youtube.com/watch?v=sHl2pF29hig | leeaaron.com | metalville-shop.de


DISCHARGE RETURN TO LATIN AMERICA WITH MIDNIGHT AND HAVOK
Discharge
UK hardcore/punk legends DISCHARGE will return to Latin America in June 2024, with support from MIDNIGHT and HAVOK.
The tour will begin with a few dates in Mexico before they go to South America, where they will play in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
Dates and ticket links: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial


SOPHIE'S THREAT RE-RECORD FIRST SINGLE WITH NEW SINGER
Brazilian melodic death/thrash metallers SOPHIE'S THREAT has re-recorded their first single, "Infernal Manipulation", from 2022. The new title of the song is "Infernal Remanipulation (A New View)", and with this song they also introduces their new vocalist Felicia Andrade.
onerpm.link/264071729667 | facebook.com/sophiesthreat


NEW ALBUM WITH BON JOVI IN JUNE
BON JOVI are going to release a new album, "Forever", on June 7. The first single, "Legendary", is out now.
facebook.com/BonJovi


NEW ALBUM WITH DARKTHRONE IN APRIL
Norwegian black metal veterans DARKTHRONE will release a new album, "It Beckons Us All", on April 26 via Peaceville Records.
youtu.be/ZHaKnsJjkjY | linktr.ee/peaceville | facebook.com/Darkthroneofficial


SPLIT EP WITH DESCENDENTS AND CIRCLE JERKS
American punk veterans DESCENDENTS and CIRCLE JERKS have released a split EP. The EP is called "You Got Your Descendents In My Circle Jerks", and finds the bands covering each other. The EP is available on 7" vinyl from Trust Records.
DESCENDENTS and CIRCLE JERKS will be embarking on a U.S. co-headlining tour, starting this Friday (March 15).
youtu.be/BiRlUL4sUlE | descendents.tumblr.com | facebook.com/circlejerksband


ATTENTAT RECRUITS INGE JOHANSSON AS LIVE BASSIST
AttentatInge Johansson, press photo
Inge Johansson (GATUPLAN, The (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, AGAINST ME!, CSS, STILETT, ALONZO & FAS 3, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, KNUGEN FALLER) have become the new live bassist for ATTENTAT. He is 1 of 2 bass players that will play live with the band in 2024 (probably not at the same time though). The other bassist will be announced soon..
Read more and find upcoming tour dates here: attentat.nu


PETER AND THE TEST YUBE BABIES CONFIRMED FOR UPPSALA RUMBLE
Uppsala Rumble have announced this year's line-up, which includes the British punk legends PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES and the Swedish bands MIMIKRY, BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, BJÖRNARNA and SMÅ JÄVLA FÖtTER.
The 1-day punk festival happens on July 6 at Parksnäckan in Uppsala, Sweden.
facebook.com/uppsalarumble


NEW HORIZON ANNOUNCES NEW SINGER AND NEW ALBUM
Swedish power metal band NEW HORIZON have recruited Nils Molin (DYNAZTY, AMARANTHE) as their new vocalist.
A new album, "Conquerors", will be released on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single, "Daimyo", is out now.
youtube.com/watch?v=w7CQOk0ANQo | linktr.ee/frontiersrecords | facebook.com/newhorizonworld


ALCATRAZZ PARTS WAYS WITH DOOGIE WHITE
As singer Doogie White's schedule has become more and more busy, he will not be able to tour with hard rock veterans ALCATRAZZ this year. WARLORD vocalist Giles Lavery (co-producer and contributing songwriter for the last 3 albums with ALCATRAZZ) has been recruited for the 2024 live dates.
Statement: facebook.com/alcatrazzband


NEW SINGLE WITH BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
Rock legends BLUE ÖYSTER CULT unveil the second single, "Don't Come Running To Me", from their upcoming album, "Ghost Stories", hitting shelves April 12 via Frontiers Music Srl.
youtu.be/1iNcj93mBAs | orcd.co/bocghoststories | linktr.ee/frontiersrecords | facebook.com/blueoystercult


BRIAN JOHNSON TEAMS UP WITH MARK KNOPFLER FOR NEW 6-PART DOCUMENTARY SERIES
AC/DC's Brian Johnson and DIRE STRAITS' Mark Knopfler have teamed up for a new 6-part documentary series, "Johnson And Knopfler's Music Legends". Audiences will be treated to a joyous journey through decades of music with exclusive access to a series of once-in-a-lifetime meetings, interviews and jam sessions between rock's ultimate legends.
The series is produced by Somethin' Else TV, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, and will air on Sky Arts, Freeview and NOW from April 25.


OXIDIZE CHANGE DRUMMER AGAIN
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE have changed drummer again. Adde Larsson (HOWWEND, REDWOLF) is the new drum boy.
facebook.com/Oxidize.Sweden


NEW SINGLE WITH LEACH
Swedish thrash/death n roll band LEACH have just released a new single, "Slice Of Life". The song is taken from their upcoming album, "New Model Of Disbelief", which will be released on April 19.
youtu.be/nDhfJRDZtm4?si=trmw3m9NlUzMQCY5 | linktr.ee/leachswe


SLASH ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL TOUR IN THE STATES
GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is bringing his brand-new "S.E.R.P.E.N.T." festival to cities across the U.S. throughout 2024. S.E.R.P.E.N.T. is an anagram and stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N' Tolerance. The festival is a celebration of the blues, featuring an all-star line-up that will vary.
Joining Slash at various stops on the tour will be WARREN HAYNES BAND, Keb' Mo', Larkin Poe, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Samantha Fish, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph, Eric Gales and Jackie Venson.
The trek will kick off on July 5 in Bonner, Montana and wrap up on August 17 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Ticket pre-sale begins on Wednesday, March 13. General tickets will be available beginning Friday, March 15.
More details here: slashonline.com/tour


DARK TRANQUILLITY ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Swedish melodic death metal veterans DARK TRANQUILLITY are going on a European tour with MOONSPELL, WOLFHEART and HIRAES later this year.
The tour starts in Berlin on October 31 and ends in DARK TRANQUILLITY's hometown of Gothenburg on November 30.
More info here: facebook.com/dtofficial


DAVID ELLEFSON TO PLAY BASS FOR OVERKILL ON LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have recruited David Ellefson to play bass for the band on their "Scorching Latin America 2024" tour. The former MEGADETH member will be filling in for original OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni, who will be unable to make the shows as he is recovering from a shoulder surgery.
OVERKILL's 10-date tour will kick off on April 11 in Guadalajara, Mexico and will include stops in Costa Rica, Chile and Peru before closing on April 28 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/davidellefson or facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew


PIG DESTROYER's BLAKE HARRISON IS DEAD
Former PIG DESTROYER member Blake Harrison has died at the age of 48. An official cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Harrison was best known for his work with the American grindcore legends from 2006 to 2022, in addition to having played and recorded with TENTACLES OF GOD, TRIAC, ZEALOT R.I.P., DAYBREAK and HATEBEAK. He was also a regular contributor to Decibel for the magazine's "For Those About To Squawk" column.


WOLF REPLACE BULLET IN STOCKHOLM TONIGHT
WolfBullet
Due to illness in the band, Swedish heavy metal band BULLET have to cancel tonight's (March 10) show in Stockholm, Sweden as support act for GRAVE DIGGER. But on a very short notice, WOLF step in to save the night.
facebook.com/officialwolf | facebook.com/bulletband | facebook.com/gravediggerofficial


COLLECTION WITH EARLY DEMOS OF RAMONES
2024 marks RAMONES' 50th anniversary. As part of the occasion, "The 1975 Sire Demos" will be pressed to vinyl for the first time, and available for Record Store Day (April 20).
This collection includes their earliest known studio recordings for Sire Records, many of which would be included in their paradigm shifting 1976 debut, as well as handfuls of rare tracks.
recordstoreday.com | ramones.com


NEW SINGLE WITH THOR
Hard rock/heavy metal veteran THOR has released the second single, "Flight Of The Striker", from his new studio album, "Ride Of The Iron Horse".
"Flight Of The Striker" was originally written and demoed in 1987.
The album will be released on March 22.
orcd.co/thor_flightofthestriker | orcd.co/thor_rideoftheironhorsealbum | cleorecs.com/store


NEW ALBUM WITH NIGHTRAGE IN MAY
Melodic death metal veterans NIGHTRAGE has set "Remains Of A Dead World" as the title of their new album, and it will be released on May 31 through Despotz Records.
linktr.ee/nightrage | linktr.ee/despotzrecords


MARCO MENDOZA ANNOUNCES IRELAND/UK TOUR
Marco with Thin Lizzy
Marco Mendoza (bassist for JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY, The DEAD DAISIES, Ted Nugent etc) are taking his solo trio to Ireland and the UK in May and June. Tickets on sale now.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/marcomendozaofficial


SLASH TO RELEASE BLUES ALBUM
GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has announced that his 6th solo album, titled "Orgy Of The Damned", will be released on May 17 via Gibson Records.
The album is a collection of blues covers, and the album also features lots of guest musicians and singers.
The first single, "Killing Floor" - which features Brian Johnson of AC/DC on vocals and Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH on harmonica - is out now.
youtu.be/QAxBEfKeOzw


FILM ABOUT BON SCOTT IN THE WORKS
The early life of late AC/DC singer Bon Scott is set to hit cinema screens in a project currently underway in Western Australia. The film will focus on his years before joining AC/DC in 1974. Production is expected to be underway in early 2025.
Bon Scott passed away in 1980 at the age of 33.
More info: facebook.com/breakthrough.mp/posts/....


NO MORE MAGNUM
Bob Catley has apparently put MAGNUM to rest, 2 months after the passing of Tony Clarkin, the guitarist, songwriter and the driving force behind the U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band.
Statement: facebook.com/watch/?v=724335763103484


NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BON JOVI
"Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story" is the first-ever docuseries on the band's history with full cooperation from all past and present members of BON JOVI.
The 4-part, all-access series chronicling 4 decades of the iconic rock band BON JOVI premieres Friday, April 26 on Hulu in  the U.S., and coming soon to Star+ in Latin America  and  Disney+  in all other territories.
twitter.com/BonJovi


SCORPIONS FORCED TO CANCEL MEXICAN SHOW
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will not perform at the Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City on March 16.
The reason is that singer Klaus Meine recently underwent a complex spinal surgery, and is not ready to rock yet.
Statement from Klaus: facebook.com/Scorpions


NEW ALBUM WITH PAIN IN MAY
Swedish metal band PAIN will release a new album, "I Am", on May 17 via Nuclear Blast.
painworldwide.com/iampain


SLINGBLADE CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
SLINGBLADE have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden, which happens between May 30 to June 1.
Confirmed since earlier are HELLBUTCHER, HÄLLAS, TITAN, SECOND SUN, ICE WAR, TYRANEX, FLIGHT, TROTOAR, DRIFTER, VULTURE, WIZZARD, IRON KINGDOM, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc.
facebook.com/Muskelrock


NEW ALBUM WITH BLUES PILLS IN AUGUST
Swedish blues/heavy rockers BLUES PILLS are going to release a new album, titled "Birthday", on August 2. The title track was released as the first single today (March 8).
Pre-order: bluespills.lnk.to/BirthdayAlbumAF


NEW EP WITH OXIDIZE NEXT WEEK
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE are going to release a new 6-track EP, "Never Surrender", on March 15. It will be a digital release.
facebook.com/Oxidize.Sweden


NEW SINGLE WITH THE RIPTIDE RATS
Swedish surf rockers The RIPTIDE RATS has released a new song, "Action Jaxxxon".
youtu.be/4kv2MUNWktU?si=vNjML7fSndghmPPf | facebook.com/theriptiderats


CANDLEMASS ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR MALMÖ AND GÖTEBORG
Mr Candlemass, Leif Edling
Due to a serious case of illness, CANDLEMASS had to cancel their shows in Malmö and Göteborg, Sweden last weekend (March 1-2). But now new dates has been announced, and they are:
April 19 - Plan B, Malmö
April 20 - SURR Arena, Göteborg
Special guests will be CRANK.
facebook.com/candlemass


MIKKEY DEE TO PLAY MOTÖRHEAD IN SCANDINAVIA
Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer and current SCORPIONS member Mikkey Dee are going on a tour in August under the name MIKKEY DEE WITH FRIENDS. There will be shows in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and the band will play MOTÖRHEAD classics.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/mikkeydeeofficial


GIRLSCHOOL AND ALCATRAZZ CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
Girlschool
GIRLSCHOOL and ALCATRAZZ have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are ACCEPT, MR. BIG, The DARKNESS, Axel Rudi Pell, PAIN, DOKKEN, SATOR, GRAVEYARD, DRAGONFORCE, VANDENBERG, ELECTRIC BOYS, METALITE, MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY etc.
skogsrojet.se


NEW ALBUM WITH DARK TRANQUILLITY IN AUGUST
Swedish melodic death metal veterans DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their 13th studio album, "Endtime Signals", on August 16 through Century Media Records.
Check out the first single; "The Last Imagination": darktranquillity.lnk.to/EndtimeSignals
linktr.ee/dtofficial | centurymedia.com


RÖVSVETT, KKPA, EXISTENZ, HEADONS AND TOPPER CONFIRMED FOR HUGO FJÄDERBEN KALASET
Rovsvett
RÖVSVETT, KKPA, EXISTENZ, HEADONS, TOPPER, KURT OLVARS REBELLER, ON THE JOB, SCENIC BELLY, STILTJE, VETIFAN, SYSTEMKOLLAPS, SKARABÉ, SMÅJÄVLAFÖTTER and BOMBFORS are some of the confirmed acts for Hugo Fjäderben Kalaset.
The punk festival takes place at Lilla Fagerhult in Rockneby, Sweden on June 27-29.
Event page: facebook.com/events/194204693672261


NEW MUSIC VIDEO BY SAXON
Saxon
SAXON have released the official music video for the song "Madame Guillotine". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", which came out on January 19 via Silver Lining Music.
youtu.be/Tfca2Kz4064 | saxon747.com


DESCENDENTS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American punk rock veterans DESCENDENTS have announced tour dates for Europe for this summer, which will take place from June to August.
All the dates can be found here: facebook.com/thedescendents


NEW SINGLE WITH THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Swedish hard rockers The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT will release a new single, "SURPRISE! (And Everybody Dies)", on Friday, March 8 (the video is already online).
The song is taken from the upcoming 20-year anniversary album, "20", that will be released in April through Ghost Highway Recordings and Savage Magic Records.
youtu.be/rxLGgEFveLo?si=TpI19QFxMZmCgv-d | chucknorrisexperiment.com


40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell"
It's 40 years since Billy Idol's album "Rebel Yell" was released. This will be celebrated with a 40th anniversary expanded edition, which will be released on April 26 as a double CD and double LP.
Pre-order and more details here: billyidol.lnk.to/RebelYellExpanded


NEW ALBUM WITH FM IN MAY
British AOR legends FM celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and are going to release their 14th studio album, "Old Habits Die Hard", on May 3 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The first single, "Out of The Blue", is released today (March 6) and is available on all streaming platforms.
youtu.be/u03LR80pe2U?si=CjZXh3zzCl6dxECy | fmofficial.com | frontiers.it


VICTORY ANNOUNCES GERMAN/SWIZZ TOUR
Herman Frank with Accept
German heavy metal band VICTORY will celebrate their 40-year anniversay with a tour in Germany and Switzerland in late September/early October.
Dates: facebook.com/victorybandofficial


VÄRLDEN BRINNER, BONNI PONTÉN AND JOHAN JOHANSSON CONFIRMED FOR TYROLENTRALL
Varlden Brinner
There will be a new punk festival, called Tyrolentrall, at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden (most well known for Muskelrock) on June 29. Confirmed artists are VÄRLDEN BRINNER, Bonni Pontén (ASTA KASK), Johan Johansson (KSM3, ex-KSMB), SENAP and MISFIT MANIACS. More acts will be added..
facebook.com/events/7809150265761785 | facebook.com/tyrolerhatt


NOFX TO RELEASE NEW EP
American punk rock veterans NOFX have announced that they will be releasing a new EP, called "Half Album". It will feature 5 songs from the recording sessions for their 2021 album, "Single Album", and their 2022 album, "Double Album".
The band has also released a video for their new song "I'm a Rat". The song was originally given to HI-STANDARD, who released their version last year, and NOFX member Fat Mike also released his version of the song on his solo album, "Fat Mike Gets Strung Out", which was released in 2023.
Release date for the EP is unknown to me..
youtu.be/T1JTcjWODNQ


NEW SINGLE WITH LASTKAJ 14 IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Lastkaj 14
Swedish trallpunk veterans LASTKAJ 14 will release a new 2-track single, "Välja Väg/Dubbelt Så Mycket Hälften Så Bra", on March 29. It will be the first taste of their upcoming EP, "Trallkrucifixet", which will be released in May via Second Class Kids Records.
facebook.com/Lastkaj14


EUROPE ADDS 2 MORE SWEDISH DATES
EUROPE have added 2 more shows in Sweden this summer:
July 9 - Borgholm
July 10 - Motala
EUROPE will also be special guest for JOURNEY when they play at Tivoli Friheden in Aarhus, Denmark on June 8.
Tickets are available from Thursday, March 7.
facebook.com/europetheband


THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT GOES TO GERMANY
Swedish hard rockers The CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT are going to Germany in April for 2 shows:
April 19 - AJZ Bahndam, Wermelskirchen (w/ NITROVOLT, The DAISIES)
April 20 - Pitcher, Düsseldorf (w/ The DIRTY DENIMS)
facebook.com/chucknorrisexperiment


SYSTEM OF A DOWN FRONTMAN SERJ TANKIAN TO RELEASE MEMOIR
Serj Tankian, singer for American metal band SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has written a new book, "Down With The System", which will be released on May 14.
Read more about it and pre-order: found.ee/DownWiththeSystem


THE DOORS TO RELEASE SWEDISH CONCERTS FROM 1968
The DOORS' legendary concerts in Stockholm, Sweden on September 20, 1968, will officially debut on Record Store Day 2024. Both sets have been mixed and mastered from the original 4-track tapes, and will now be available in a limited edition on vinyl.
Record Store Day is on April 20.
recordstoreday.com | thedoors.com


NEW ALBUM WITH VHÄLDEMAR IN MAY
Spanish heavy/power metallers VHÄLDEMAR gear up to unleash their new album, "Sanctuary Of Death", set to hit the shelves on May 9 via MDD Records. It will be their 7th studio album.
To whet your appetite for what's to come, VHÄLDEMAR has unleashed the first single, "Old Kings Visions (Part VII)", which is available now on all major streaming platforms.
youtu.be/OBNo8NEBkrc?si=gH5F8Pq_MFJCtVyt | vhaldemar.net | mdd-shop.de/search?search=vhaldemar


REFUSED ANNOUNCES FINAL FESTIVAL SHOW IN SWEDEN
Refused at Rockborgen in Boras in 1995
REFUSED have announced what is being billed as their "final festival" show in their home country Sweden. They will play their first concert in 4 years at Stockholm's Rosendal Garden Party this spring.
Rosendal Garden Party will take place June 14-16 and will include additional headlining performances from The CARDIGANS, M.I.A. and MASSIVE ATTACK. Also scheduled to appear are Grace Jones, TURNSTILE, RAYE, SAINT LEVANT and The HEAVY.


GENE SIMMONS ANNOUNCES FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons will take part in a Facebook Live event this coming Thursday, March 7 at 5 p.m. PST.
More info: facebook.com/officialgenesimmons


JOHN LYDON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SPOKEN WORD TOUR
SEX PISTOLS and PUBLIC IMAGE LTD frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) is going on a spoken word tour in USA. It follows a few different UK/Euro treks. The tour runs all of September and into the first week of October.
You can see the dates and get tickets here: johnlydon.com


GRAVEYARD, GHOST AND IN FLAMES NOMINATED FOR GRAMMIS AWARD
Graveyard
Grammis is the Swedish Grammy award. And the nominees for 2024 has just been announced..
In the Rock category we can find GRAVEYARD, The HIVES and bob hund.
In Hard Rock/Metal we have MARDUK, GHOST, IN FLAMES, TRIBULATION and ERADIKATED.
grammis.se


LOS FASTIDIOS, VÄNSTERNÄVEN AND BEYOND PINK CONFIRMED FOR SKÖVDE PUNKEN
Vansternaven
LOS FASTIDIOS, VÄNSTERNÄVEN and BEYOND PINK have been confirmed for Skövde Punken, which happens at Skövde Kulturhus in Skövde, Sweden on May 25. Stefan and Gabbe from CITY SAINTS will play acoustic in the bar. More acts will be announced soon..
Event page: facebook.com/events/1430072467942176


BLACK SABBATH JOINS THE BILLIONS CLUB ON SPOTIFY
BLACK SABBATH's classic song "Paranoid" has joined the Billions Plays Club on Spotify.
facebook.com/BlackSabbath | spotify.com


NEW SINGLE WITH BLUES PILLS ON FRIDAY
Swedish retro/blues rockers BLUES PILLS will release a new single, "Birthday", on March 8.
Pre-save: linktr.ee/OfficialBluesPills


NEW SINGLE WITH "DEMONS"
Swedish action rockers "DEMONS" will release a new single, "Come A Day". It's the second and final digital single from their latest album, "Rock & Roll With The Punches", which will get a vinyl release through Savage Magic Records on March 8 (it was previously released on CD).
The band is currently working on "Rock & Roll With The Punches Part 2".
recordu.lnk.to/Come_A_Day | demonssthlm.bandcamp.com | savagemagicrecords.com


THE RODS DRUMMER CARL CANEDY TO RELEASE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
American heavy metal drummer, producer and songwriter Carl Canedy is scheduled to release his autobiography, "Tales of a Wild Dog", on April 4 via New Haven Publishing.
Carl is most well known for being the drummer of Upstate, New York power trio The RODS. But he has also made a name for himself as the producer on some of thrash metal's earliest albums - ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, EXCITER etc.
Pre-order: amazon.com/Tales-Wild-Dog-Carl-Canedy/....
linktr.ee/the.rods.band.official


KICKIN VALENTINA ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American high energy hard rockers KICKIN VALENTINA are coming to Europe in May. They will play in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands.
Dates and ticket links can be found here: facebook.com/KickinValentina


KARDBORREBANDET AND LIVSTID CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
KARDBORREBANDET, LIVSTID, ÄGGZKÜLLS, BRUTE FORCE TRAUMA, WAR SYSTEM and .338 have been confirmed for the Fragile Mountain punk festival, which happens in Göteborg, Sweden on August 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are CIVIL OLYDNAD, GENØME, P-NISSARNA, SÖNDRA, TVÄRNITAD, VÄNSTERNÄVEN, ZOMBIEKRIG etc.
More info and tickets: fragilemountain.rocks


NEW SINGLE WITH SKARLETT RIOT LATER THIS MONTH
British modern metal band SKARLETT RIOT will release a new single, "Lullaby", on March 22.
Pre-save: ingrv.es/lullaby-3d6-c
skarlettriot.co.uk


IVY GOLD POSTPONES UK TOUR
After a cancellation of the London gig and the sudden and unexpected closing down of the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow, blues rockers IVY GOLD have no other choice than to postpone their upcoming UK tour.
facebook.com/ivygold.net


CRASHDÏET ANNOUNCES ITALIAN DATES
Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET are going to do 3 shows in Italy in April.
More info and tickets: facebook.com/realcrashdiet


NAZARETH ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Scottish rock legends NAZARETH are going to the States in May.
Dates here: facebook.com/nazarethofficial


NEW ALBUM WITH BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION IN JUNE
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - the supergroup with Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian - are going to release their fifth studio album, "V", on June 14.
The first single, "Stay Free", is out now.
youtu.be/iEtXMvHF4Nk?si=rXGn8xJRzqEs1fdT | facebook.com/bccommunion


HELLBUTCHER CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Hellbutcher with Nifelheim
HELLBUTCHER have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival. It's a new band with NIFELHEIM frontman Hellbutcher.
The festival happens on May 30 to June 1 at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are HÄLLAS, TITAN, SECOND SUN, ICE WAR, TYRANEX, FLIGHT, TROTOAR, DRIFTER, VULTURE, WIZZARD, IRON KINGDOM, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc.
facebook.com/Muskelrock


THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
California garage rockers The LORDS OF ALTAMONT are going on a U.S. tour in May.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/LordsOfAltamont


CANDLEMASS FORCED TO CANCEL SWEDISH SHOWS THIS WEEKEND
Leif Edling, Candlemass
Due to circumstances completely beyond the band's control, they have a serious case of illness in the CANDLEMASS family, which means that the group have to cancel its gigs in Gothenburg and Malmö this weekend (March 1-2).
New dates will be announced soon..
facebook.com/candlemass


THE EROTICS WORKING ON NEW ALBUM
New York raw rockers The EROTICS have spent the past 6 weeks in the studio to finish up a new full-length album, which they plan to release in June.
theerotics1.bandcamp.com


NEW VIDEO WITH FIREWIND
Greek hard rock/power metal veterans FIREWIND celebrate their record release day with a new video for the album's title track, "Stand United".
youtube.com/watch?v=PrrbayWM_h8 | shop.afm-records.de/de/firewind


2 VERY DIFFERENT SINGLES FOR THE WEEKEND
AUTOGRAMM: Diana/Licht Aus (post-punk/synth pop)
BANG BANG FIRECRACKER: Hail Waco (alternative metal)


NEW SINGLE WITH THE QUILL
Press photo
Swedish hard rockers The QUILL has released a new single, "Elephant Head". It's the second single from their upcoming new album, "Wheel Of Illusion", which will be released on March 29 by Metalville Records.
youtu.be/buhtK2KChdU | thequill.lnk.to/WheelofIllusion | thequill.se | metalville-shop.de


FEBRUARY 2024

BILLY IDOL ADDS 4 U.S. SHOWS
Billy Idol has added 4 mid-western shows to his schedule.
You can find the dates here: instagram.com/billyidol


NEW LIVE RELEASE WITH FOGHAT
Blues rock legends FOGHAT will release a new live album, "Slow Ride - Live In Concert", as a CD/DVD set on April 5. This live performance was recorded and filmed in Texas in 1999, just before the tragic passing of Dave Peverett in 2000 at the age of 56.
orcd.co/foghat_slowridelive | orcd.co/foghat_liveinconcert | foghat.com | cleopatrarecords.com


NEW SINGLE WITH ECLIPSE
Swedish melodic hard rockers ECLIPSE has released a new single and video, "Apocalypse Blues".
An exclusive 7" vinyl of the single will be released on April 5, which will include a pair of Eclispe Solar Glasses.
youtu.be/s_02uB6Uljw?si=qZrxz-kABwlN_efS | eclipsemerch.com


SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, PANTERA AND JUDAS PRIEST CONFIRMED FOR AFTERSHOCK
Kerry King with Slayer
Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California on October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest line-up yet. The 4-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER (one of only 3 shows in nearly 5 years), SLIPKNOT as one of the number one requested bands, and the first Aftershock appearance for MÖTLEY CRÜE.
Among the other confirmed acts are PANTERA, JUDAS PRIEST, DROPKICK MURPHYS, FLOGGING MOLLY, ANTHRAX, Tom Morello, MINISTRY, BODY COUNT, Marky Ramone, RIVAL SONS, BIOHAZARD etc etc etc.
aftershockfestival.com

NEW SINGLE WITH MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY
Man.Machine.Industry
Swedish thrashers MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY has released a new song and video, "Chemical Infection".
youtu.be/c1lseyIGdJU?si=6t4e9pplv9cr928Z | facebook.com/manmachineindustry


NEW SINGLE WITH ACCEPT
Mr Accept, Wolf Hoffmann
ACCEPT has released the title track of their new album, "Humanoid", as a single. The album will be released on April 26 via Napalm Records.
youtu.be/LYPFFZFBBYY | accept-humanoid.vercel.app | linktr.ee/acceptworldwide


SEBASTIAN BACH ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will hit the road in 2024 for an international tour with dates in Latin and North America. It will be a mix of solo gigs and festival appearances, which will kick off with an international run of performances in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile before North American shows in the U.S. and Mexico. Tickets for the North American shows go on sale Friday, March 1, with pre-sale tickets available on Thursday, February 29.
Dates can be found here: sebastianbach.com


SUPER DELUXE EDITION OF DEF LEPPARD's "Pyromania"
A Super Deluxe edition of DEF LEPPARD's classic album "Pyromania" (1983) will be released on April 26. Except for the album, the 4 CDs and 1 Blu-ray will include demos and live recordings.
More details and pre-order: store.defleppard.com/collections/pyromania....


THE DRIPPERS WRITING NEW MATERIAL
The Drippers in action
Swedish action rockers The DRIPPERS are currently working on their third album.
linktr.ee/TheDrippers


NEW EP WITH LASTKAJ 14 IN MAY
Lastkaj 14
Swedish trallpunk veterans LASTKAJ 14 have set "Trallkrucifixet" as the title of their new EP, which will be released in May via Second Class Kids Records. There will also be a new full-length album in September.
Tour dates: facebook.com/Lastkaj14


DEAD BOYS CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION
DEAD BOYS have been confirmed for the Rebellion punk festival at Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England, which happens on August 1-4.
Confirmed since earlier are SHAM 69, The STRANGLERS, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, COCK SPARRER, UK SUBS, COCKNEY REJECTS, The SWEET, RUTS D.C., Steve Ignorant, The DWARVES, ANTI NOWHERE LEAGUE, GBH, CONFLICT, Handsome Dick Manitoba, The BABOON SHOW, DESTRUCTORS 82 etc etc etc.
More details here: rebellionfestivals.com


JOURNEY ANNOUNCES UK/IRELAND TOUR WITH CHEAP TRICK
JOURNEY have announced a 50th-anniversary tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, set to take place this fall.
The "Freedom Tour" will kick off at Cardiff's Utilita Arena on October 30, and will include stops in Glasgow, Dublin, Liverpool and Birmingham, before wrapping up at The O2 in London on November 17. Support on the trek will come from CHEAP TRICK. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1.
journeymusic.com


THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Captain Sensible of The Damned
The 80s line-up of British punk rock legends The DAMNED are going to the States in May and June.
Dates can be found here: instagram.com/thedamnedofficial


NEW SINGLE WITH VIPERWITCH
American new wave of traditional heavy metal band VIPERWITCH has released a new single, "Hellbound".
The single is the third advance track from the upcoming debut album, "Witch Hunt: Road to Vengeance", which will be self-released on May 1.
youtu.be/0_s_ZWPGZo4?si=kIvFp7hTFu3-PWZ3 | linktr.ee/Viperwitch


NEW SINGLE WITH DUN RINGILL
During the fall of 2023, Swedish progressive metal outfit DUN RINGILL released "150-Where The Old Gods Play - Act 1". The album is the first part of an ambitious double concept album, released as 2 separate records.
Now, the group returns with a music video for "The Parrish" a track included on the first album featuring guest performances by organ player Per Wiberg (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, OPETH etc).
Watch the music video here: youtu.be/WObtQlaXG3E
dunringill.se


NEW ALBUM WITH CHARTA 77 IN MAY
Mr Charta 77, Per Granberg
Swedish punk rock veterans CHARTA 77 are going to release a new album, "Den Sista Måltiden", on May 17 through Wild Kingdom.
facebook.com/charta77band | wildkingdom.se


HÄLLAS CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
HÄLLAS have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden, which happens between May 30 to June 1.
Confirmed since earlier are TITAN, SECOND SUN, ICE WAR, TYRANEX, FLIGHT, TROTOAR, DRIFTER, VULTURE, WIZZARD, IRON KINGDOM, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc.
facebook.com/Muskelrock


NEW ALBUM WITH ANVIL IN JUNE
Lips of Anvil
Canadian heavy metal legends ANVIL have set June 28 as the release date for their, yet untitled, new album.
facebook.com/anvilmetal


NEW SINGLE WITH S.O.R.M IN MARCH
Swedish hard rockers S.O.R.M will release a new single, "Under My Skin Vol. 2", on March 1.
This version is from the beginning the original version, and not the piano version that you can find on their latest album. Doug Blair (W.A.S.P) has produced the song, and is also doing a solo.
Pre-save: music.nobledemon.com/under
https://www.facebook.com/sormsweden


STATUE OF LEMMY IN THE WORKS
Motorhead at Way Out West
According to BBC News, plans to erect a statue of MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy in the town where he was born have been approved.
Lemmy was born Ian Kilmister in Burslem, one of the towns that is part of the city of Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, before he and his family moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme. The statue will be erected within Burslem's Market Place, and will be sculpted in Staffordshire clay by internationally renowned local sculptor Andy Edwards.
A total of £4,852 has so far been contributed to a GoFundMe campaign which hopes to pay for the statue.


LUCIFER CONFIRMED FOR VARA IN ROCK FESTIVAL
Swedish hard rock festival In Rock used to take place in Skövde, but have now moved to Vara. November 2 is the date, and Vara Konserthus is the venue. Tickets are out now, and the first confirmed band is LUCIFER.
varakonserthus.se/nyheter-artiklar/rockfestivalen-in-rock-landar-i-vara


NEW ALBUM WITH MAIDAVALE IN MAY
Maidavale
Swedish heavy/retro rockers MAIDAVALE are going to release a new album, "Sun Dog", on May 3.
Pre-order and listen to the first single, "Faces (Where Is Life): linktr.ee/maidavale


NEW SINGLE WITH KICKIN VALENTINA NEXT MONTH
American ass kickers KICKIN VALENTINA will release a new single, "Ride Or Die", on March 8. The song is taken from their new album, "Star Spangled Fist Fight", which will be released on April 19 via Mighty Music.
Pre-save the single: bfan.link/ride-or-die-9
kickinvalentina.com | mightymusic.dk


PESTILENCE RE-RECORDS OLD SONGS FOR NEW BEST OF COLLECTION
Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE have re-recorded 12 of their songs from across their 38-year career for a new album called "Levels Of Perception". Due on April 26 via Agonia Records, the effort will be preceded by a 3-week long headlining tour of Europe, which kicks off on April 3.
More details and tour dates: facebook.com/Pestilenceofficial


PIRATE QUEEN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM IN MAY
The first all-female pirate metal band from the Bermuda Triangle, PIRATE QUEEN, have set May 3 as the release date of their debut album, "Ghosts", which will be released through Despotz Records.
Pre-save: ingrv.es/ghosts-k3o-q
facebook.com/piratequeenofficial | despotz.se


NEW SINGLE WITH DANKO JONES
Danko Jones himself
Following their much acclaimed 11th studio album, "Electric Sounds" (released in September 2023 on AFM Records), Canadian high energy rock trio DANKO JONES have unleashed a new track entitled "Waiting For You". This previously unreleased song is a bonus track taken off the upcoming "Electric Sounds Deluxe Version", that is slated for a digital release on April 12. Additionally to the album "Electric Sounds", the digital Deluxe Version will also include "Waiting For You" and a second bonus track, "Haunting Me".
Furthermore, DANKO JONES has announced the release of a limited, 10" vinyl edition on April 12, entitled "4x10", that consists of both bonus tracks as well as 2 unreleased live songs.
danko-jones.bfan.link/waiting-for-you | dankojones.com | afm-records.de


NEW SOLO ALBUM WITH ANETTE OLZON
Anette Olzon, the former vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind The DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, is back with her third solo album, "Rapture", which will be released on May 10 by Frontiers Music Srl.
The first single and accompanying music video, "Heed The Call", is out today (Feb. 22).
youtu.be/MG0GK1OmGX4 | facebook.com/anetteolzonofficial | facebook.com/frontiersmusicsrl


FOREIGNER's MICK JONES HAVE PARKINSON'S
FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022.
facebook.com/Foreigner


SLAYER HAS REUNITED
Kerry King of Slayer   Tom Araya of Slayer   Gary Holt with Slayer
SLAYER has officially reunited and will return to the live stage in September.
For the first time since the band wrapped the last concert of its world tour back in November 2019, SLAYER - Tom Araya (bass, vocals), guitarists Kerry King and Gary Holt, and Paul Bostaph on drums - will return to the stage this fall, headlining 2 major festivals in USA: Riot Fest and Louder Than Life.
So far the following dates have been announced:
Sep. 22 - Riot Fest - Chicago, IL
Sep. 27 - Louder Than Life - Louisville, KY
facebook.com/slayer


BÖSET, TERROR 83 AND WARFÖR? CONFIRMED FOR PUNK ILLEGAL
BÖSET, TERROR 83 and WARFÖR? have been confirmed for the Punk Illegal festival, which will take place at Hygget in Svartmyra, Sweden on July 12-13.
Confirmed since earlier are ASOCIAL, AVSKUM, BEYOND PINK, DROPDEAD, HÅRDA TIDER, SJU SVÅRA ÅR etc.
More info: punkillegal.com


MISFITS, BAD RELIGION, IGGY POP, THE DAMNED, BLACK FLAG AND THE EXPLOITED CONFIRMED FOR NO VALUES
Bad ReligionCaptain Sensible of The Damned
No Values is a 1-day punk festival at Pamona Fairplex in Pamona, California, which happens on June 8. The line-up is something extraordinary, with acts like MISFITS, BAD RELIGION, Iggy Pop, The DAMNED, BLACK FLAG, The EXPLOITED, SOCIAL DISTORTION, The DILLINGER ESC PLAN, POWER TRIP, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, TSOL, VIAGRA BOYS, FEAR, The ADICTS, L7 etc. etc.
Tickets on sale this Friday, February 23.
More info and tickets: novalues.com


AC/DC TO CELEBRATE 50 WITH GOLD-COLORED VINYL RE-ISSUES
To honor AC/DC's 50-year reign as the world's greatest rock and roll band, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings are proud to announce that the band's catalog will be available as gold-colored vinyl LPs. Each of these limited-edition LPs comes with an album-specific 12"x12" print featuring new AC/DC 50 artwork, suitable for framing.
The first wave of releases includes the 9 first classic albums, and they are available for pre-order now at this location: acdc.lnk.to/50vinyl
Further drops will follow later in the year.


BUZZCOCKS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
English punk rock legends BUZZCOCKS are going to Australia in late October/early November. Presale tickets available on Wednesday, February 21. General sale on Thursday, February 22.
More info: buzzcocks.com


CRASHDÏET RECRUITS NEW SINGER AND DRUMMER
Gabriel Keyes, singer for Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET, has decided to leave the band to focus on other things in life. New singer is John Elliot (CONFESS).
The band also announce that Michael Sweet has become the band's permanent drummer. He has stepped in for Eric Young (who has also left the band) on countless shows since 2011.
So now the line-up looks like this: John Elliot - Vocals, Martin Sweet - Guitar, Peter London - Bass and Michael Sweet - Drums. And yes, Martin and Michael are brothers.
Upcoming live dates can be found here: crashdiet.org


GLENN HUGHES ANNOUNCES SCANDINAVIAN TOUR
Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH etc) is returning to Scandinavia in November for the last run of his 10-month tour. He will play in Sweden and Finland.
Dates and tickets: bnds.us/8x5a2s
glennhughes.com


ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper will return to the UK in October. He will do 6 shows with support from PRIMAL SCREAM and The MEFFS. Tickets go on sale on Februray 23 at: alicecooper.com/tour


THE DRIPPERS AND SVARTA SANNINGAR CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Svarta Sanningar
Sweden Rock Festival have announced which bands that will play on the Nemis stage (which is for up and coming artists). These 8 acts are The DRIPPERS, SVARTA SANNINGAR, WE ARE TO BLAME, CHAINSAW HOLIDAY, Ebba Bergkvist and The FLAT TIRE BAND, HELLGROOVE, NAZGHOR and REXORIA.
The festival happens on June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
More info: swedenrock.com


WARM UP PARTY FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN PUNK FESTIVAL
Vicious Irene
There will be a warm up party for Fragile Mountain Punk Festival at Musikens Hus in Göteborg, Sweden on May 17. Confirmed for Punkpöbel Fest, as they call it, are SLÖA KNIVAR, SLAN, VICIOUS IRENE, SYL, SKUNK and RONÖM.
Event page: facebook.com/events/1384893728840482
More info about Fragile Mountain: fragilemountain.rocks


BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Bad Religion
BAD RELIGION are coming to Europe this summer. In June and July to be exact. Tickets for headlining shows go on sale Friday, February 23 at: badreligion.com


SIKEN HAS LEFT ATTENTAT
Siken on bass
Linus "Siken" Sikström has decided to leave Swedish punk rock veterans ATTENTAT.
Siken joined the band on bass, replacing Crippa, in 2019. In 2023, he switched to guitar instead.
ATTENTAT let us know that all upcoming shows will go ahead as scheduled.
facebook.com/AttentatGBG


ALEX VAN HALEN's AUTOBIOGRAPHY "Brothers" DUE IN OCTOBER
HarperCollins Publishers has set an October 22 release date for "Brothers", a new book from legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen.
More details: harpercollins.com/products/brothers-alex-van-halen....


CRADLE OF FILTH ANNOUNCES SECOND LEG OF EURO TOUR
Cradle at Metaltown
CRADLE OF FILTH has just announced the second leg of their "Necromantic Fantasies" European tour, which happens this summer.
The touring will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 20, and will last until August 16 when they perform at the Summer Breeze festival in Germany.
Dates and tickets: cradleoffilth.com


AC/DC ADDS 3 SHOWS TO EUROPEAN TOUR
AC/DC has added 3 shows to the group's first tour dates in 8 years.
The new dates are:
Jun. 01 - Seville, Spain - La Cartuja Stadium
Jun. 19 - Dresden, Germany - Rinne
Aug. 04 - Hannover, Germany - Messe
More dates and tickets: acdc.com/tour


HELIX DRUMMER GREG "FRITZ" HINZ IS DEAD
Greg "Fritz" Hinz, drummer for Canadina hard rockers HELIX since 1983, passed away on Friday (Feb. 16) after fighting Cancer for 10 months.
Read more: facebook.com/helixrockband


NEW SINGLE WITH KRYPTOS NEXT FRIDAY
Indian heavy metal band KRYPTOS will release a new single, "Decimator", on February 23 through AFM Records.
Pre-save: kryptos.bfan.link/decimator-single
shop.afm-records.de | linktr.ee/kryptosindia


NEW ALBUM WITH HIGH ON FIRE IN APRIL
American heavy riffers HIGH ON FIRE are going to release a new album, "Cometh The Storm", on April 19 via MNRK Heavy.
The first single, "Burning Down", is out now: youtu.be/MJ9yIWBb4pY
Pre-order: highonfire.ffm.to/comeththestorm
facebook.com/highonfire | mnrkheavy.com


NEW SINGLE WITH THE END MACHINE
The END MACHINE - the collaborative project featuring former DOKKEN members, guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson - has shared a new single, "Killer Of The Night".
The track is taken from The END MACHINE's new album, "The Quantum Phase", which will arrive on March 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.
youtu.be/D0Lsm-_r1Ik | frontiers.it


NEW SINGLE WITH LION'S SHARE
Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has released a new song, "Live Forever".
youtu.be/8jhqR6PTaHY | lionsshare.org


NEW SINGLE WITH THE QUILL
Press photo
Swedish hard rockers The QUILL has released the first single, "Wheel Of Illusion", from their upcoming album with the same title. The album will be released on March 29 through Metalville Records.
youtube.com/watch?v=cULljc-2Jfk | thequill.se | metalville-shop.de


NEW ALBUM WITH BLOODBOUND IN APRIL
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Swedish heavy metal band BLOODBOUND will release a new album, "The Tales Of Nosferatu - Two Decades Of Blood (2004-2024)", on April 19 via AFM Records.
Pre-order: bloodbound.bfan.link/the-tales-of-nosferatu
facebook.com/bloodboundmetal | shop.afm-records.de


NEW LIVE ALBUM WITH DEF LEPPARD IN APRIL
On May 19, 2023, DEF LEPPARD performed an intimate hometown show, "One Night Only Live", at The Leadmill in Sheffield. That performance will now be available on vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day on April 20.
recordstoreday.com | defleppard.com


NEW SINGLE WITH CHARTA 77 NEXT WEEK
Per Granberg, Mr. Charta 77
Swedish punk rock veterans CHARTA 77 are going to release a new single, "Andra Platsen", on February 23. It will be the first taste of their next album.
Pre-save: frontl.ink/by0rad2
facebook.com/charta77band


MOTÖRHEAD's "No Remorse" TO BE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL WITH BONUS TRACKS
Motorhead at Way Out West
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mighty "No Remorse" album, MOTÖRHEAD are proud to announce a new redux version of this classic compilation, now entitled "Remorse? No!". This limited edition, double silver vinyl LP features previously unreleased demos, rarities and tracks on vinyl for the first time from the band's history up until 1984. It's out on April 20 at your local indie record store.
recordstoreday.com | imotorhead.com


NEW SINGLE WITH NIGHTRAGE IN MARCH
Melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE will release a new single, "Euphoria Within Chaos", on March 8 via Despotz Records.
Pre-save: ingrv.es/euphoria-within-chao-14u-6
linktr.ee/nightrage | linktr.ee/despotzrecords


THE PROFESSIONALS ANNOUNCES SHORT UK TOUR
Paul Cook with The Professionals
English punk rock veterans The PROFESSIONALS (with Paul Cook from SEX PISTOLS among others) are going to do 4 exclusive shows in the UK in April to coincide with the release of a double LP, featuring their classic albums "What In The World" and "SNAFU", both of which are now completely out of stock.
General admission tickets on sale this Friday, February 16 at: theprofessionalsband.com/shows
You can pre-order the double LP here: theprofessionalsband.com/shop


ACCEPT ADDS 4 MORE DATES TO LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Accept leader Wolf Hoffmann
ACCEPT has added 4 more Brazilian dates to their Latin American tour in April/May.
More info here: linktr.ee/acceptworldwide


HELLOWEEN SIGNS WITH RPM
German power metal icons HELLOWEEN have signed a new record deal with Reigning Phoenix Music for their upcoming studio album.
The band will start working on new material in the summer, and are planning to release a new studio album in 2025.
facebook.com/helloweenofficial


DEAD LORD TO PLAY IN DENMARK AND GERMANY
Dead Lord alive
Swedish hard rockers DEAD LORD are not dead yet. They will do 1 show in Denmark in April and 3 in Germany in May.
More details here: facebook.com/deadlordswe


NEW SINGLE WITH DEICIDE
American death metal legends DEICIDE have released their provocative new single "Sever The Tongue" today (Feb. 14).
A new album, "Banished By Sin", will be released on April 26.
youtu.be/UT3enm7sKJY


JOURNEY, MEGADETH, W.A.S.P. AND KERRY KING CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Kerry King The Dahmers
JOURNEY, MEGADETH, W.A.S.P., EVANECENCE, DIMMU BORGIR, Kerry King, HULKOFF, RIOT V and The DAHMERS are some of the latest acts to be confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival happens on June 5-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, The HIVES, RIVAL SONS, Bruce Dickinson, EXTREME, HAMMERFALL, MSG, STEEL PANTHER, GRAVEYARD, The DARKNESS, PRIMAL FEAR, HIGH ON FIRE, TREAT, The HAUNTED, The BABOON SHOW, DREAM EVIL, PRINS SVART etc.
swedenrock.com


NEW ALBUM WITH PEARL JAM IN APRIL
PEARL JAM's 12th studio album, "Dark Matter", will be released on April 19 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The LP's title track can be streamed now.
youtu.be/6Fx8LprPMIU | pearljam.lnk.to/DMpreorder | pearljam.com


NEW SONG WITH KITTIE
KITTIE's first new song in 13 years, "Eyes Wide Open", will be released on Wednesday, February 14. The track is expected to be part of an upcoming full-length album.
twitter.com/OFFICIALKITTIE


DEATH METAL
ACRID DEATH: Abominable Presence Of Blight (death metal)
ETERNAL STORM: A Giant Bound To Fall (progressive/melodic death metal)
VANIR: Epitome (melodic death metal)


NEW SINGLE WITH TYGERS OF PAN TANG NEXT WEEK
TYGERS OF PAN TANG will release "Gangland - Live" on Friday, February 23. It's the first single from their new live album, "Live Blood", which will be released on April 26 via Mighty Music.
"Gangland" originally appeared on the iconic "Spellbound" album, released in 1981.
tygersofpantang.com | mightymusic.dk


EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS TO PLAY IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
English pub rock veterans EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS will do 2 shows in Spain and 1 in Portugal in April.
More info: eddieandthehotrods.com/gigs


KEITH ST JOHN EXITS KINGDOM COME
Singer Keith St John has announced his departure from KINGDOM COME after a 5-year run with the band.
St John's exit from KINGDOM COME comes just a month after drummer James Kottak died at the age of 61. Guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, and bassist Johnny B. Frank will carry on under the KINGDOM COME banner with the addition of 2 new members: vocalist Ezekiel "Zeke" Kaplan and drummer Matt Muckle.
kingdomcomerockband.com


AC/DC ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
AC/DC are going on a European tour this summer. They will visit Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France and Ireland.
Angus Young (guitar), Brian Johnson (vocals), Stevie Young (guitar) and Matt Laug (drums) will be joined by Chris Chaney on bass to carry the torch for Cliff Williams. Chaney is best known as the bassist of JANE'S ADDICTION and as a member of Alanis Morissette's touring and recording band.
Tickets go on sale February 16.
Dates can be found here: acdc.com


OZZY OSBOURNE AND FOREIGNER AMONG NOMINEES FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
Ozzy Osbourne, FOREIGNER, JANE'S ADDICTION, OASIS, Peter Frampton and Lenny Kravitz are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024.
The top vote-getters will be announced in late April and inducted in the fall during a ceremony in Cleveland.
More details: rockhall.com


NEW BAND WITH MEMBERS FROM DARKTHRONE, AURA NOIR AND INFERNÖ
COFFIN STORM is a new band from Norway consisting of a trio of Kolbotn veterans, with the line-up of Apollyon (AURA NOIR, LAMENTED SOULS) and Bestial Tormentor (INFERNÖ, LAMENTED SOULS) completed by DARKTHRONE's Fenriz on vocal duties.
The music is a mixture of classic heavy metal, slow thrash and doom metal. Their debut album is titled "Arcana Rising".
youtu.be/d5nvhMqJ9Ns


NEW SINGLE WITH SURGICAL STRIKE
German thrash metal band SURGICAL STRIKE has released a new single, "24/7 Hate", which is the title track from their next album, that will be released on March 1 via Metalville Records.
youtube.com/watch?v=raklgRjAwFY | surgicalstrike.de | metalville-shop.de


THOBBE ENDLUND IS BACK IN SABATON
Swedish war metallers SABATON have been rejoined by guitarist Thobbe Englund. This news comes hot on the heels of Tommy Johansson's departure announcement less than a month ago.
Thobbe originally joined SABATON in April 2012 and amicably parted ways with the band in July 2016 to focus on his personal life and expand his creativity.
SABATON is currently preparing for a 19-show U.S. tour with heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, which kicks off on April 18 in Wallingford, Connecticut and wraps up on May 22 in Syracuse, New York. The 5-piece band is also currently in the studio working on its 11th studio album.
youtu.be/gcIaFfElBd0


NEW SINGLE WITH LIONHEART
British melodic rock band LIONHEART has released the third and final single, "Little Ships", from their new album, "The Grace Of A Dragonfly", which will be released on February 23 through Metalville Records.
youtube.com/watch?v=4aCqskEvNKY | lionheartrock.com | metalville-shop.de


DARK TRANQUILLITY ANNOUNCES MEXICAN TOUR DATES
Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY are going to do 4 shows in Mexico in April.
More details here: facebook.com/dtofficial


SPIDERS, VOKONIS, TYRANEX AND FRANTIC AMBER CONFIRMED FOR NOEXCUSE
SpidersVokonisTyranexFrantic Amber
NoExcuse is a new rock festival with female-coded front figures on the stages, which will take place in Sätila, Sweden on July 26-27. Among the confirmed acts are SPIDERS, VOKONIS, TYRANEX, FRANTIC AMBER, BROWSING COLLECTION, NOCEAN, VA ROCKS, CHILDREN OF THE SÜN, TORNET, COBRA CULT etc.
More info: noexcuse.nu


TESTAMENT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT will embark on European summer festival tour, "The Legacy & The New World Order".
The tour will begin in Malmö, Sweden on July 25. The last show will be in Cercoux, France on August 11.
Dates: facebook.com/testamentlegions


NEW STUDIO ALBUM WITH BLUE ÖYSTER CULT IN APRIL
American veterans BLUE ÖYSTER CULT are going to release a new studio album, "Ghost Stories", on April 12 through Frontiers Music Srl. It seems like it will be the band's final studio album.
The first single, "So Supernatural", is out now.
youtube.com/watch?v=Jbf6i23DeLs | facebook.com/blueoystercult | frontiers.it


NEW ALBUM WITH THOR IN MARCH
Hard rock legend THOR will release a new album, "Ride Of The Iron Horse", on March 22.
The first single, the title track, is out now.
There will also be some tour dates in North America in March and April.
Pre-order CD and LP: cleorecs.com/store/....
Pre-save digital: orcd.co/thor_rideoftheironhorsealbum
youtu.be/gRGHMo8SWvU | facebook.com/DeadlineMusicRecords | facebook.com/THOR.Official.Page


NEW ALBUM WITH LEE AARON IN APRIL
Canadian rock singer Lee Aaron will release a new album, "Tattoo Me", on April 26 via Metalville Records.
Lee have as much as 18 albums behind her, but have never made a covers album. Until now. "Tattoo Me" features songs recorded by artists like Nina Simone, Alice Cooper, LED ZEPPELIN, HEART, HOLE, Elton John, The UNDERTONES etc.
leeaaron.com | metalville.de


NEW SINGLE WITH PUTERAEON NEXT WEEK
Puteraeon
Lovecraft-inspired Swedish death metallers PUTERAEON will unleash the new digital single, "Storms Over Devil's Reef", on February 16.
It's a newly re-recorded version of the opening song on their debut album, "The Esoteric Order", released back in 2008. The new version will be a part of "Quindecennial Horror", a new digital EP that will be released on March 8 by Emanzipation Productions.
facebook.com/PUTERAEON | emanzipation.dk


DEEP PURPLE TO RELEASE "Machine Head: Super Deluxe Edition" BOX SET
DEEP PURPLE are pleased to annouce the release of the "Machine Head: Super Deluxe Edition" box set, featuring new remixes, full immersive dolby atmos sound, In Concert '72, and a never-before-released concert from Montreux '71 on a 1-LP, 3-CD and Blu-Ray collectible set.
Also launched today (Feb. 6) is a new micro-site celebrating the band's legacy of more than 50 years of music.
deeppurple50.com


POWERWOLF ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Following last year's massive sellout debut shows in North America, German heavy metal band POWERWOLF are thrilled to announce their highly anticipated return to western shores. The band will return in 2024 on their very first full North American tour, featuring support from Canadian power metal frontrunners UNLEASH THE ARCHERS. The tour will begin in Los Angeles, California at the Hollywood Palladium on August 29 and visit a slew of major North American cities, coming to an end in Laval, Quebec at Place Bell on September 15.
General on-sale will be Friday, February 9.
More info: facebook.com/powerwolfmetal


NEW ALBUM WITH ACCEPT IN APRIL
Band leader Wolf Hoffmann
ACCEPT will release their 17th studio album, "Humanoid", on April 26 through Napalm Records. The first single and video will be released on February 28.
To celebrate this album, ACCEPT are also announcing a massive European headline tour with over 20 shows across the continent for autumn/fall 2024, with more dates to be added. There will also be some festivals during the summer.
More details here: facebook.com/accepttheband or facebook.com/napalmrecords


HARDCORE SUPERSTAR PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Jocke Berg in action
Adde, drummer for Swedish street hard rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, has made the decision to leave the band to purse other challenges.
The band is now looking for a new drummer, but meanwhile Johan Reivén will play drums on all upcoming shows.
Full statement: facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar


LIVE ALBUM WITH TYGERS OF PAN TANG IN APRIL
NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG will release a new live album, "Live Blood", on April 26 via Mighty Music.
The recording was made at The Patriot venue in Wales, UK during the summer of 2023. The album will be preceded by the release of 2 singles.
Pre-order: targetshop.dk/tygers-of-pan-tang
tygersofpantang.com | mightymusic.dk


ALICE COOPER RELAUNCHES HIS RADIO SHOW
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is relaunching his long-running radio show today, Monday, February 5 with a new name and a new syndication partner.
The show is now called "Alice's Attic", and will be syndicated via Superadio.
superadio.com | alicecooper.com


STIFF LITTLE FINGERS GOING TO AMERICA
Jake Burns of SLF at Sticky Fingers
Belfast punk legends STIFF LITTLE FINGERS have announced a U.S. tour in May, with special guest Ricky Warwick.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 9 at: slf.rocks
2024 is the 45th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Inflammable Material".


KERRY KING ANNOUNCES MORE DETAILS ABOUT HIS SOLO BAND
Kerry King with Slayer
SLAYER's Kerry King will release his debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", on May 17 via Reigning Phoenix Music.
Joining the 59-year-old guitarist on the LP are DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda, longtime SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, former HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders, and ex-MACHINE HEAD and VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel.
The LP's first single, "Idle Hands", is out now.
youtu.be/mOwFC56MQgA


NEW LINE-UP CHANGES FOR MUSTASCH
Ralf Gyllenhammar, leader of Mustasch
Swedish hard rock band MUSTASCH lost all members last year. Left was band leader Ralf Gyllenhammar (vocals/guitar). He was soon joined by members of BONAFIDE. But the only ones who are still in the band are Ralf and the drummer. New members are Johan Wendt och Markus Harrysson.
The band has just released a new single, "Because Of You".
facebook.com/Mustaschofficial


WAYNE KRAMER OF MC5 IS DEAD
American guitarist Wayne Kramer, co-founder of Detroit rock legends MC5, has passed away at the age of 75.
He died in a hospital in Los Angeles on Friday (Feb. 2), where he was being treated for pancreatic cancer.
instagram.com/p/C23AQzQPeHR/?hl=en


NEW SINGLES COLLECTION WITH TOY DOLLS
Cherry Red Records will release a 2CD singles collection with The TOY DOLLS, simply titled "The Singles", on April 12.
Pre-order and more details: cherryred.co/ToyDolls2CD
thetoydolls.com


ARCH ENEMY's "The Eagle Flies Alone" SURPASSES 100 MILLION VIEWS ON YouTube
Mike Amott, aka Mr Arch Enemy
ARCH ENEMY's music video for the song "The Eagle Flies Alone", which was originally released in 2017, has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube.
instagram.com/archenemyofficial


AC/DC's "Back In Black" SURPASSES 1 BILLION VIEWS ON YouTube
AC/DC's "Back In Black" video has officially topped a billion views on YouTube.
The clip, which was uploaded to YouTube in November of 2012, marks AC/DC's second song to reach the milestone, after "Thunderstruck" hit 1 billion views in 2021.


DEAD KENNEDYS, BLACK FLAG, THE EXPLOITED AND THE DWARVES CONFIRMED FOR PUNK IN THE PARK
Punk In The Park has announced its first-wave lineup for this year. DESCENDENTS, The VANDALS, DEAD KENNEDYS, BLACK FLAG, The EXPLOITED, T.S.O.L., ADOLESCENTS, The DICKIES, and The DWARVES will be playing.
Punk In The Park will take place on May 4 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.
More info: punkinthepark.com


ACCEPT, URIAH HEEP, THE HIVES AND TOM MORELLO CONFIRMED FOR COPENHELL
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
ACCEPT, URIAH HEEP, The HIVES, Tom Morello, HATEBREED, VANSIND and The BABOON SHOW are some of the latest to be confirmed for the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, which happens on June 19-22.
Confirmed since earlier are 1349, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BIOHAZARD, BODY COUNT, Bruce Dickinson, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, CRADLE OF FILTH, DROPKICK MURPHYS, ENFORCED, FU MANCHU, HAMMERFALL, HIGH ON FIRE etc.
More info: copenhell.dk


JANUARY 2024

NEW ALBUM WITH STRÖM IN APRIL
Press photo
Swedish singing AC/DC hard rockers STRÖM will release a new album, "En Orkan På Vår Sida", on April 19.
Pre-order: tidensjunger.se/collections/all?page=2 or soundpollution.se


HIGH ON FIRE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American heavy riffers HIGH ON FIRE are coming to Europe and the UK in the summer. Tickets go on sale February 1.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/highonfire


VADER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Vader many years ago
Polish death metal veterans VADER will continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, and has just announced the next part of their European tour. This tour will last from June 13 to July 6, and they will play the entire "Black To The Blind" album. Maurycy Mauser Stefanowicz will join them on this tour, so there will be 3 guitarists.
More details: facebook.com/vader


BODY COUNT ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
BODY COUNT - the hardcore/metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T - will embark on a European tour in June.
BODY COUNT recently completed work on its new album, "Merciless", tentatively due later this year via Century Media.
Dates: instagram.com/bodycountofficial


SATYRICON CONFIRMED FOR NÆSTVED METALFEST
Satyricon at Metaltown many years ago
SATYRICON, BRAINSTORM, CENTINEX, NERVOCHAOS, ADVOCACY, RED WARZAWA, AVARICE and VANIR have been confirmed for Næstved Metalfest.
The festival happens in Næstved, Denmark on August 29-31. Confirmed since earlier are TIAMAT, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BÆST, SVARTSOT, UNDERGANG, BLAZING ETERNITY, EVERDAWN, Michael Catton etc.
More info: naestvedmetalfest.dk


NAZARETH CONFIRMED FOR GOTHENBURG ROCK RIOT
Swedish city Göteborg (aka Gothenburg) get a new rock festival next summer, called Gothenburg Rock Riot. It will take place at Åbytravet in Mölndal (outside the city) on July 13. There will be 5 acts, and 3 of them have been confirmed: NAZARETH, CORRODED and VELVETEEN QUEEN.


SHAM 69 AND BUZZCOCKS CONFIRMED FOR SCOTLAND CALLING
Scotland Calling has announced its lineup for this year. SHAM 69, BUZZCOCKS, UK SUBS, FEROCIOUS DOG, Steve Ignorant, THEATRE OF HATE, The CUNDEEZ, SUBHUMNS, FIRE EXIT and GIMP FIST will be playing the festival.
Scotland Calling 2024 will take place on April 27 at the O2 Academy in Glasgow, Scotland.


ROB ZOMBIE AND ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR WITH MINISTRY AND FILTER
Alice Cooper
Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper have announced the continuation of "Freaks On Parade" with special guests MINISTRY and FILTER for the 2024 North American summer tour.
The 21-city run begins on Tuesday, August 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Isleta Amphitheater, with stops throughout North America including Saint Paul, Milwaukee, Boston and Austin, before wrapping up on Wednesday, September 18 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tickets will be available starting with Citi and artist presales beginning Tuesday, January 30. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, February 2.
alicecooper.com | robzombie.com | ministryband.com | linktr.ee/officialfilter


HEART ARE BACK AGAIN
HEART will return to the road for the first time in 5 years this spring on the "Royal Flush" tour. The trek, which will kick off April 20 in Greenville, South Carolina, will feature CHEAP TRICK as support on most of the North American leg, while SQUEEZE will open a handful of HEART's summer European dates.
HEART will also join DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY for 3 previously announced summer stadium shows in Cleveland, Toronto and Boston and will make an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival on April 28.
A ticket pre-sale for Citi cardholders begins tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 30). Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, February 2 through HEART's web site: heart-music.com


NEW SINGLE WITH MASTERPLAN
German power metal veterans MASTERPLAN has just released a new single, "Rise Again".
masterplan.bfan.link/rise-again | masterplan-theband.com


NEW SINGLE WITH SURGICAL STRIKE
German thrashers SURGICAL STRIKE release the first single, "Fear Monger", from their upcoming album, "24/7Hate", which will be in stores on March 1 through Metalville Records.
youtube.com/watch?v=wLCjxzs1HB8 | surgicalstrike.de | metalville.de


GATUPLAN TO SUPPORT DANKO JONES
Press photo
Swedish punk/rock band GATUPLAN (with Inge from bands like The (International) NOISE CONSPIRACY, AGAINST ME!, CSS, STILETT, ALONZO & FAS 3, TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER, KNUGEN FALLER etc) will be support act for Canadian hard rocking trio DANKO JONES when they come to Sweden for a tour in February/March.
Tickets: tickster.com/sv/events/search?q=danko+jones
facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063715355022 | dankojones.com


P-NISSARNA CONFIRMED FOR FRAGILE MOUNTAIN
P-Nissarna
P-NISSARNA, KOHTI TUHOA, KÄPPRÄTT, DECORTICATE and RIKSREVISIONEN have been confirmed for the punk and hardcore festival Fragile Mountain, which happens in Göteborg, Sweden on August 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are CIVIL OLYDNAD, GENØME, SÖNDRA, TVÄRNITAD, VÄNSTERNÄVEN, ZOMBIEKRIG etc.
Tickets and more info: fragilemountain.rocks


D-A-D CELEBRATE 40 WITH GREATEST HITS COLLECTION
D-A-D at Liseberg
Danish rock veterans D-A-D are going to release a greatest hits collection to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
For the fans in the Nordics (DK, SE, NO, and FIN), the album will be released under the title "40 Love" with a special cover. This version will be out on March 1 via Warner Music Denmark. It can be pre-ordered here: imusic.dk/exposure/19270/d-a-d
Fans in the rest of the world will get the same collection, but under the title "Greatest Hits 1984-2024" and featuring 4 distinct covers. This version will be released on May 10 through AFM Records, and you can pre-order it here: shop.afm-records.de/d-a-d
d-a-d.com


PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN WALES
Phil with Motohead at Way Out West
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS are going to do 3 weekend shows in Wales in May.
Dates and tickets: philcampbell.net


TYGERS OF PAN TANG ANNOUNCES ITALIAN TOUR DATES
NWOBHM legends TYGERS OF PAN TANG will do 3 shows in Italy in the end of March. SONS OF THUNDER will also play on these dates.
More info here: facebook.com/tygersofpantangofficial


ANOTHER BEST OF COLLECTION WITH FOREIGNER
FOREIGNER announces "Farewell - The Very Best Of Foreigner (Hot Blooded Edition)", a very special limited-edition album, available exclusively at tour stops and online in time for Valentine's Day at: foreigner.merchmadeeasy.com/hotblooded
This limited-edition striking red vinyl features FOREIGNER's greatest hits. Only 5,000 individually numbered albums are available.
foreigner.os.fan


MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The End - Live In Los Angeles" TO BE RELEASED AS 4K BLU-RAY
According to Blue-ray.com, the 4K Blu-ray version of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The End - Live in Los Angeles" will be made available internationally on April 22. A North American release is expected to be officially announced shortly.
"The End - Live in Los Angeles" was recorded on December 31, 2015 before a sold-out Staples Center arena in Los Angeles, when MÖTLEY CRÜE bid what at the time was supposed to be the band's final farewell.


NEW SINGLE WITH CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Swedish hard rockers CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT gives us a new single, "You Go Boom!", from the upcoming 20-year anniversary album, simply titled "20", that will be released in April through Ghost Highway Recordings and Savage Magic Records.
Other news is that Chuck Daniels is back in the band after 10 years, which means that they have now 3 guitarists.
youtu.be/sJD6LyL1RLY?si=urx3X_glkmVdPrDg | chucknorrisexperiment.com


NEW ALBUM WITH KICKIN VALENTINA IN APRIL
American kick ass hard rockers KICKIN VALENTINA have set "Star Spangled Fist Fight" as the title of its new album, and it will be out on April 19 via Danish label Mighty Music.
The first single, "Takin A Ride", will be out on Friday, January 26.
mightymusic.dk | kickinvalentina.com


BON JOVI CELEBRATE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT ALBUM WITH NEW DELUXE EDITION
BON JOVI commemorates the 40th anniversary of its self-titled debut with the digital release of "Bon Jovi Deluxe Edition" on all streaming platforms today (Jan. 24) via Island/UMR with a special 40th-anniversary trailer. Additionally, the Grammy Award-winning band has announced the release of an exclusive limited-edition ruby color vinyl LP on March 24 and limited-edition cassette on April 5.
"Bon Jovi Deluxe Edition" consists of the remastered original album in addition to a total of 9 bonus tracks, including previously unreleased studio recordings and 4 rare live cuts.
"Bon Jovi" was released on January 24, 1984.
youtu.be/RJiNoXAVz3g | bonjovi.com


NEW SINGLE WITH THUNDERMOTHER ON FRIDAY
Filippa, queen of Thundermother
Swedish female hard rockers THUNDERMOTHER will release a new single; "Speak Of The Devil", on Friday, January 26 via AFM Records.
facebook.com/thundermother


D-A-D ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES IN NORWAY AND SWEDEN
D-A-D at Liseberg
Danish rock veterans D-A-D have added some tour dates in Norway and Sweden to their 40-year celebrations. These shows will take place in late October and early November.
More details: facebook.com/d.landafterdark


HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES UK/EURO TOUR WITH WEDNESDAY 13
Jocke Berg of Hardcore Superstar
Swedish street hard rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR are going on a UK/European tour together with American horror rocker Wednesday 13. This will happen in November, and tickets go on general sale this Friday, January 26.
Wednesday 13 will perform songs by his former band MURDERDOLLS on this tour.
More info: facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar


SIENA ROOT ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish root hard rockers SIENA ROOT will do some Swedish tour dates in May.
There will also be some tour dates in other European countries during 2024.
Dates and tickets: sienaroot.com/shows


DEAD POLLYS GOING BACK TO THE UK
Swedish punk band DEAD POLLYS will return to England in June. They will do 3 shows this time.
Dates here: facebook.com/deadpollys


DELUXE EDITION OF ALICE COOPER's "Billion Dollar Babies"
Alice Cooper
A new version of "Billion Dollar Babies" is on the way as Alice Cooper's classic 6th album returns in all its glory for an extended 50th-anniversary celebration.
"Billion Dollar Babies: Trillion Dollar Deluxe Edition" will be available from Rhino on March 8 on 3-LP and 2-CD. Both feature a newly remastered version of the original album, along with bonus material, including studio outtakes, single mixes, and an electrifying 1973 concert recording.
youtu.be/4jgcwJJQDMA | rhino.com | alicecooper.com


METAL CHURCH FORCED TO CANCEL 2024 TOUR DATES
METAL CHURCH has canceled its previously announced 2024 tour dates due to "an ongoing back issue" suffered by guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof.
Statement: instagram.com/metalchurchofficial


AT THE GATES CANCEL ALL UPCOMING SHOWS
Tompa of At The Gates
Swedish death metal legends AT THE GATES has been forced to cancel all upcoming shows in the spring and summer due to reasons beyond their control. No further details available..
facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial


BRUTAL RECORDS LOOKING FOR NEW ARTISTS
Metal label Brutal Records are looking for new artists to sign.
More info: brutalrecords.com


HELL'S ADDICTION CALL IT A DAY
UK ass kicking hard rockers HELL'S ADDICTION have ended its journey.
Read more: facebook.com/HellsAddiction


8 MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
The BLACK CROWES, BLACK STONE CHERRY, BIOHAZARD, IMMINENCE, DECAPITATED, TYKETTO, TWIN TEMPLE and The SOUTHERN RIVER BAND have been confirmed for Sweden Rock Festival.
The festival will take place in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 5-8.
Confirmed since earlier are JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, The HIVES, RIVAL SONS, Bruce Dickinson, HAMMERFALL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, DISMEMBER, STEEL PANTHER, GRAVEYARD, The DARKNESS, PRIMAL FEAR, HIGH ON FIRE, TREAT, The HAUNTED, The BABOON SHOW, DREAM EVIL, PRINS SVART etc.
More info: swedenrock.com


IN FLAMES ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Swedish metal band IN FLAMES goes back to the States in May. Special guests will be GATECREEPER and CREEPING DEATH. Pre-sale starts tomorrow (Jan. 23). General on sale is this Friday, January 26.
More details: inflames.com/tour


ANTHRAX, KREATOR AND TESTAMENT TEAM UP FOR EUROPEAN TOUR
Scott Ian of Anthrax
ANTHRAX and KREATOR have announced a European tour with TESTAMENT as special guests. The tour will begin in Manchester, England on November 21, and will last until December 15 when they play in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Tickets go on-sale on January 26.
For dates, tickets etc., try one of these: anthrax.com | kreator-terrorzone.de | testamentlegions.com


SUICIDE RECORDS TO RELEASE COMPILATION AGAINST SUICIDE
Fredag at Grill & Gryta
Swedish record label Suicide Records will release a compilation album to benefit the Swedish organisation Suicide Zero, and donate all profits to them.
It will be a double gatefold vinyl, and among the hard bands who will participate are SKITSYSTEM, KNIVAD, DOWNFALL OF GAIA, M:40, FREDAG DEN 13:E, BESVÄRJELSEN, Old Kerry McKee, FOREBREATHER, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE etc.
facebook.com/suiciderds


JOHN FOGERTY TO PLAY CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL IN AUSTRALIA
John Fogerty are going down under to celebrate the songs of his former band CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL. It will be just 1 exclusive show on March 31 at Country Fest in Queensland.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 24 at: johnfogerty.com/tour


SABATON PARTS WAYS WITH GUITARIST
Swedish war metallers SABATON have parted ways with their longtime guitarist Tommy Johansson.
SABATON will enter the studio later this month to begin recording its 11th album, which is tentatively due later in 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Statement: facebook.com/sabaton


HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Joacim Cans of HammerFall
Swedish heavy metal band HAMMERFALL have announced a Latin American tour, which will happen in April. They will visit Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Brazil.
More info here: facebook.com/hammerfall


RÖVSVETT, ATTENTAT AND VÄRLDEN BRINNER CONFIRMED FOR LINKÖPING PUNKFEST
Attentat at Liseberg
There will be a punk party, called Linköping Punkfest, at the legendary venue Skylten in Linköping, Sweden on April 19. Bands that will play are RÖVSVETT, ATTENTAT, VÄRLDEN BRINNER, SYSTEMKOLLAPS, KRIGSSTIGEN, VETIFAN, ZTEREOTYPERNA and SHITSAME.
Tickets on sale January 25.
Event page: facebook.com/events/275211675577088


ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCES ASIAN TOUR
Mike Amott of Arch Enemy
ARCH ENEMY are going to Asia in April/May. There will be concerts in China, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Phillipines, Singapore and Malaysia.
Dates here: facebook.com/archenemyofficial


MERCYFUL FATE ANNOUNCES NEW BASS PLAYER
MERCYFUL FATE has recruited Becky Baldwin as its new bass player.
The Birmingham, England-based musician previously toured with MERCYFUL FATE in the fall of 2022 as the temporary replacement for Joey Vera who was unable to make the dates due to a scheduled conflict with his longtime group ARMORED SAINT.
facebook.com/mercyfulfateofficial


NEW MUSIC VIDEOS (metal/hard rock)
Live image
METALITE: Cyberdome - youtu.be/8jRkv_cHsHE?si=bEVjhpdBNs6Y-rwY
The RODS: Now And Forever - youtu.be/kHEYKrwZzhs?si=eICU1Y3B9NjKaGj7
ROYAL HUNT: Scream Of Anger/Hit & Run - youtu.be/50shDZqDTFc
CAVE: The Gold Crown - youtu.be/ZOeBusB_Zak?si=mlRSz7H8X-OKwQl2
BLAZING ETERNITY: One Thousand Lights - youtu.be/faGe4VaUp0E?si=pUdvQeouwT-Y7vGb
DORO: The Four Horsemen (METALLICA cover) - youtu.be/gA5ZhRtIcjY
JUDAS PRIEST: Crown Of Horns - youtu.be/BExNIGlVJTw
REVOLUTION SAINTS: Changing My Mind - youtu.be/N3ksRXG4NAo


BEAT BUTCHERS TO CELEBRATE 40th ANNIVERSARY
Swedish record label Beat Butchers, who are mainly into melodic punk, will celebrate their 40-year anniversary on September 7 at Slaktkyrkan and Hus 7 in Stockholm, Sweden. As usual when this label celebrate, lots of their artists will be playing live (some reunite just for this). And among the confirmed acts are names like 23 TILL, COCA CAROLA, FABRIKEN, HYRDA KNEKTAR, INFERNO, KRYMPLINGS, KÖTTGROTTORNA, OHLSON HAR SEMESTER PROD., Roger Karlsson, ROLANDS GOSSKÖR, SISTA SKRIKET, SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, The SOLAR LODGE, TUK TUK RALLY, VARNAGEL etc.
Tickets go on sale January 26.

Event page: facebook.com/events/1563676297724067
beatbutchers.se


THE DAHMERS GOES TO AMERICA
The Dahmers
Swedish horror rockers The DAHMERS are going to North America for a tour in April/May.
Dates here: facebook.com/Dahmers


ALL-STAR PUNK ROCK BAND WITH MEMBERS OF SEX PISTOLS, THE DAMNED AND GENERATION X TO RELEASE UNRELEASED ALBUM
DEAD HORSE was a British punk rock supergroup formed in London in the summer of 1996. The members was Rat Scabies (The DAMNED), Glen Matlock (SEX PISTOLS), Derwood Andrews (GENERATION X) and Gary Twinn (20 FLIGHT ROCKERS). An album was recorded but never finished.
Now the album, titled "The Dead Horse Tapes - Blown Away", will finally be released on Record Store Day, April 20. It will be available in a limited edition on blue vinyl.


LYNCH MOB ANNOUNCES FAREWELL TOUR
American hard rockers LYNCH MOB has announced "The Final Ride", a farewell tour celebrating the band's 35-year legacy. The tour will kick off in February and conclude in March of 2025 on the Monsters Of Rock cruise.
Confirmed dates can be found here: georgelynch.com


THE EXPLOITED ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Scottish punk legends The EXPLOITED will be busy touring Europe from mid-March to early July. Countries they will visit during 2024 are France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary.
Dates: facebook.com/theexploitedofficial


NEW SINGLE WITH DRAGONFORCE
Extreme power metal frontrunners DRAGONFORCE have unveiled their new single, "Astro Warrior Anthem", together with an official music video. It's the opening track from the new album, "Warp Speed Warriors", out on March 15 via Napalm Records.
youtu.be/iPToXB8HcSs


HARDCORE SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES SHORT SWEDISH TOUR
Hardcore Superstar
Swedish street hard rock veterans HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will keep themselves busy this year with multiple tours and festival appearances, as well as a new single and album in the works.
The single will be released in the spring, and around the same time they will do some shows here in Sweden.
More info: facebook.com/OfficialHardcoreSuperstar


ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, BLONDIE AND PLACEBO CONFIRMED FOR PANDEMONIUM
Alice Cooper at Getaway Rock
Pandemonium is Australia's newest festival, which is described as "a rock fans nightmare come true with 4 shows in 8 days". The lineup includes artists like Alice Cooper, DEEP PURPLE, BLONDIE, PLACEBO, WOLFMOTHER, DEAD KENNEDYS etc.
The dates are:
20 April - Melbourne (Caribbean Gardens)
25 April - Sydney (The Domain)
27 April - Gold Coast (Doug Jennings Park)
28 April - Bribie Island (Sandstone Point Hotel)
Pre-sale tickets available January 22 at: pandemonium.rocks


NEW ALBUM WITH BOURBON BOYS IN FEBRUARY
Bourbon Boys at Homens Rock
After a 10-year hiatus, Swedish country rockers BOURBON BOYS (with Hulkoff from RAUBTIER among others) are back with a new album, "Forever Rebels", which will be released on February 23 via Faravid Recordings.
facebook.com/bourbonboys


SLAVERIET AND NO TEARS NOMINATED FOR MANIFESTGALAN AWARD (UPDATED!)
Slaveriet in Boras
The nominees for the Manifestgalan award have began to be announced. It's an award for Swedish independent artists.
In the "Punk Of The Year" category we can find SLAVERIET, DULL, INTERNET FRIENDS and SPØGELSE.
When it comes to "Rock Of The Year", we have NO TEARS, SVARTANATT, NÄRA DÖDEN and Mia Maria Johansson.
And in the category "Metal Of The Year" we can find ZOMBIEKRIG, SVARTKONST, INDUSTRIAL PUKE and BLACK BIRCH.
The winners will be announced at Arbis in Norrköping, Sweden on March 7.
facebook.com/manifestgalan


GENE SIMMONS CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER BREEZE IN BRAZIL
KISS bassist Gene Simmons will perform with his solo band, GENE SIMMONS BAND, on Friday, April 26 at the Brazilian edition of the Summer Breeze festival at Memorial da América Latina in São Paulo.
In addition to Simmons, the GENE SIMMONS BAND members for this date will include guitarists Brent Woods (WILDSIDE, Sebastian Bach, Vince Neil) and Zach Throne (Corey Taylor) alongside drummer Brian Tichy (LYNCH MOB, The DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, Billy Idol, FOREIGNER, PRIDE & GLORY, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT).
More info about the festival: summerbreezebrasil.com


MORE DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING RECORDS WITH ADRESTIA
On Sunday (Jan. 14) Swedish crust/metal punks ADRESTIA announced that the band is dead. But they also gave us the news that 2 new records will be released during 2024. And now we got more details about that.
First out is a split album with COLLAPSED, which will be released this winter. The vinyl will be released through Phobia Records, and the CD via Global Help Records.
The second release will be their last full-length album, titled "Requiem", which will be out in the spring. The vinyl edition will be released by several labels, and the CD by Global Help Records.
Global Help Records will also re-release all the band's previous records on CD.
facebook.com/Adrestiaofficial | globalhelprecords.com | phobiarecords.net


GRAHAM BONNET'S ALCATRAZZ ANNOUNCE LINEUP AND NEW ALBUM
Graham Bonnet's ALCATRAZZ have been working on material for a new album. Except for vocalist Graham Bonnet (GRAHAM BONNET BAND, ex-ALCATRAZZ, MSG, RAINBOW) the lineup also includes Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) and Van Williams (NEVERMORE).
Graham Bonnet's ALCATRAZZ is not the same band as ALCATRAZZ, which Graham left in 2019.
facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic


MÖTLEY CRÜE CELEBRATES 43rd ANNIVERSARY BY LAUNCHING VIRTUAL MUSEUM
Coinciding with the band's 43rd anniversary today (Jan. 17), MÖTLEY CRÜE is excited to open the virtual doors for fans to experience the world's most notorious museum, the Crüeseum, which gives visitors a glimpse into the wild 40-plus-year history of the iconic hard rock band. This living, breathing, virtual museum, developed in partnership with Definitive Authentic/Inveniem, features memorabilia ranging from stage clothes, photographs, instruments, to mementos and many other gems - many of which have never been seen by the public. The band's personal archives will open to fans with 3 different collections: "Shout At The Devil", a celebration of the CRÜE's legendary breakthrough album; "On  With The Show", a dedication to MÖTLEY's life on the road; and "Home Sweet Home - Los Angeles", a dirty love letter to the city that made them.
The Crüeseum is continually growing and will be replenished with exclusive items and much more to come.
For access to the Crüeseum and to purchase items from the band's private collections, visit : crueseum.com


NEW ALBUM WITH THE QUILL IN MARCH
Press photo
Swedish hard rockers The QUILL have set "Wheel Of Illusion" as the title of their new album, and the release date is March 29.
facebook.com/thequillsweden


STRÖM PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST
Press photo
Swedish singing hard rockers STRÖM have parted ways with their bassist Joel Carnstam.
Adam Butler will take over the bass on all upcoming gigs with the band.
facebook.com/TidenSjunger


THE DAMNED ARE GOING TO JAPAN
The Damned at Pustervik
English punk rock legends The DAMNED are going to Japan in March for 3 shows. Tickets on sale February 10, and the dates are:
March 13 - Umeda Trad, Osaka
March 14 - Nagoya Diamond Hall, Aichi
March 16 - Yokohama Bay Hall, Kanagawa
facebook.com/OfficialDamned


MERCYFUL FATE PARTS WAYS WITH JOEY VERA
MERCYFUL FATE and bassist Joey Vera have mutually decided to split ways.
Joey is also a member of ARMORED SAINT.
Short statement: facebook.com/mercyfulfateofficial


SIENA ROOT TO RECORD A LIVE ALBUM IN CUBA
Swedish root hard rockers SIENA ROOT are going to Cuba for 2 live shows at Jena, De on March 15 and 16. Both shows will be recorded for their second live album. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19.
More details: facebook.com/sienaroot


NO DOUBT TO REUNITE FOR COACHELLA
Coachella has revealed their 2024 lineup. Notably, NO DOUBT is reuniting for the festival, after a 9-year hiatus. Other acts playing include SUBLIME, BLUR, The ADICTS, DEFTONES, The BETHS, Tyler, The CREATOR, Lana Del Rey, DOJA CAT, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, and a whole lot more..
Coachella 2024 is 2 long weekends: April 12-14 and April 19-21. Same lineup on both weekends.
More info: coachella.com


ANGELES RE-RECORDING OLD SONG
L.A. hard rockers ANGELES have released a new version of "You Want Me To Love You", originally released on their first album, "We're No Angels" (1984), celebrating the album's 40th anniversary.
youtu.be/DIUOiJJTGl4?si=fpFhFh39r-ASmnym | facebook.com/TheAngelesBand


TOY DOLLS ANNOUNCES POLISH TOUR DATES
British fun punk legends The TOY DOLLS are going to Poland for 2 shows in the end of April. These dates are:
April 26 - Klub B90, Gdansk
April 27 - Klub Kosmos, Szczecin
Ticket links can be found here: facebook.com/TheToyDollsOfficial


NEW VIDEO WITH SAXON
Saxon at Scandinavium
The official music video for the latest SAXON single, "There's Something In Roswell", is out now.
SAXON will release their 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", on January 19 via Silver Lining Music.
youtu.be/7-xgVaQX4Hk | saxon747.com


GBH TO RE-ISSUE 3 FIRST ALBUMS
British punk legends GBH will re-release their first 3 records - "Leather, Bristles, No Survivors And Sick Boys...", "City Baby Attacked By Rats" and "City Baby's Revenge".
The new versions include redesigned heavy gatefold sleeves, liner notes, extensive period photos and poster. Those are out via PNV Records, the label associated with California's Radiation Records, at the end of this month.
facebook.com/GBH.official


BRANT BJORK TRIO ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Desert rockers BRANT BJORK TRIO are going on a European tour in May. They will play in Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, England, France and Switzerland.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/BrantBjorkOfficial


MOTÖRHEAD TO RELEASE 8CD BOX SET WITH LIVE RECORDINGS
Motorhead at Way Out West
Spanning several decades and featuring nearly 100 tracks, relive MOTÖRHEAD live and loud with "The Löst Tapes - The Collection". Available in an 8CD Box Set, it features all 5 rare and riotous volumes in the "The Löst Tapes" series (4 of them have already been released on vinyl, and Vol. 5 is available to pre-order on vinyl now).
This fat box will be available on February 23.
Pre-order: motorhead.lnk.to/losttapesvol5FA
imotorhead.com


ZZ TOP ANNOUNCES SOME MORE TOUR DATES
ZZ TOP have added some more dates to their North American tour.
All upcoming tour dates can be found here: zztop.com/tour


EUROPE ANNOUNCES GERMAN SHOWS
EUROPE are going to Germany for 2 shows in the end of July. The dates are:
July 27 - Lieder Am See Festival Open Air, Strandbad Enderndorf
July 28 - Parkbuhne Open Air, Leipzig
europetheband.com | liederamsee.com | eventim.de/event/europe-live-2024-parkbuehne-clara-zetkin-park....


GUNS N' ROSES' "Paradise Cisy" SURPASSES 1 BILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY
GUNS N' ROSES has joined Spotify's "Billions Club" with the band's classic song "Paradise City".
gunsnroses.com | spotify.com


ANOTHER SINGLE WITH CRAZY LIXX
Swedish hard rockers CRAZY LIXX has released a new single, "Ain't No Rest in Rock N' Roll ('23)". It's the fifth single from the new album, "Two Shots at Glory", out on February 16.
youtu.be/EGI99XTtRYg?si=7v8VNssBnU5KM-fc | crazylixx.com


NEW SINGLE WITH PIRATE QUEEN ON FRIDAY
All-female pirate metal band PIRATE QUEEN will release their second single, "Ghosts", on Friday, January 19 via Despotz Records. The song comes from their upcoming debut album, with the same title as the song, which will be released in the spring.
facebook.com/piratequeenofficial | despotz.se


FLOGGING MOLLY ADDS IRISH DATES TO EUROPEAN TOUR
Flogging Molly at Liseberg
Celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY have added 3 headline dates in Ireland to their European tour. These dates are:
Aug. 31 - Limelight, Belfast
Sept. 1 - 3Olympia, Dublin
Sept. 2 - Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, January 19.
Tickets and more dates: floggingmolly.com/tour


NEW ALBUM WITH THE END MACHINE IN MARCH
"The Quantum Phase" is the title of the highly anticipated new record from the supergroup The END MACHINE - a collaborative project featuring former DOKKEN members, guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson. The announcement signals a notable change in personnel as well. Singer Robert Mason has officially parted ways with the group, paving the way for Girish Pradhan, the vocalist known for his work under the moniker GIRISH AND THE CHRONICLES and, more recently, with Joel Hoekstra's 13 and FIRSTBORNE.
The first single off the album is "Silent Winter", and it's out now. "The Quantum Phase" will arrive on March 8.
youtu.be/gpfhT-laOh8


2 FULL-LENGTH DEBUTS
RESIN TOMB: Cerebral Purgatory (death metal/sludge/grindcore)
ADVOCACY: The Path Of Decoherence (progressive metal)


NEW SINGLE WITH LIONHEART
Melodic (hard) rockers LIONHEART has released a new single, "Flight 19". The song is the first single from their upcoming album, "The Grace Of A Dragonfly", which will be released on February 23 via Metalville Records.
youtube.com/watch?v=CObGlkwTs44 | lionheartrock.com | metalville-shop.de


COVERS ALBUM WITH KNIFVEN IN MAY
Swedish punk rockers KNIFVEN will release a covers album, "Linköping!", in May through Gaphals. It will include covers of 14 punk and hardcore bands from Linköping, Sweden. The first single of 3 will be released on February 9.
facebook.com/Knifven | facebook.com/Gaphals


ADRESTIA GO SEPERATE WAYS
It looks like Swedish crust punk/metal band ADRESTIA has split up after 8 years. They will release a couple of records this year before it's over.
facebook.com/Adrestiaofficial


NEW LIVE VIDEO WITH MOLOSSER CRUDE
Swedish stoner/heavy blues duo MOLOSSER CRUDE has released a new live video, "Howl", recorded at the Doom New Year micro festival in Stockholm, Sweden at the end of 2023.
The studio version of "Howl" will be released as a single in the spring, and is said to be more doom.
youtu.be/uXowktYI94I | evilear.com


ALCATRAZZ ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES
ALCATRAZZ will be busy with touring in both Europe and North America this year.
You can find the dates here: facebook.com/alcatrazzband


DRAGONFORCE, PAIN, GRAVEYARD AND SAFFIRE CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
Graveyard
DRAGONFORCE, PAIN, GRAVEYARD and SAFFIRE are the latest to be confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 1-3.
Confirmed since earlier are ACCEPT, MR. BIG, The DARKNESS, Axel Rudi Pell, DOKKEN, VANDENBERG, ELECTRIC BOYS and TUNGSTEN.
More info: skogsrojet.se


GRAHAM BONNET BAND ANNOUNCES FINNISH TOUR
GRAHAM BONNET BAND are going to Finland for 5 shows in late April/early May with WISHING WELL as special guests.
Dates: facebook.com/grahambonnetmusic


NEW ALBUM WITH BLAZE BAYLEY IN FEBRUARY
Former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley will release his new solo album, "Circle Of Stone", on February 23.
The official music video for the LP's title track, featuring a guest appearance by Niklas Stålvind of the Swedish heavy metal band WOLF, can be seen here: youtu.be/TEJJSeQm49c


BAD RELIGION, TOY DOLLS, MILLENCOLIN AND SUICIDAL TENDENCIES CONFIRMED FOR RUHRPOTT RODEO
Bad Religion at Liseberg
German music festival Ruhrpott Rodeo has announced its lineup for this year. Among the bands that will perform are SUM 41, BAD RELIGION, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MILLENCOLIN, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, TOY DOLLS, FEAR, RATOS DE PORÃO, BOOZE AND GLORY, The CASUALTIES, RASTA KNAST, MISCONDUCT etc.
Ruhrpott Rodeo will take place July 5-7 in Hunxe, Germany.
More info: ruhrpott-rodeo.de


JOEL HOEKSTRA TO PLAY WITH ACCEPT
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
ACCEPT will perform at all European festivals in 2024 and the South American tour in May with Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA).
Joel Hoekstra will be standing in for Phil Shouse, who will remain with the band as their permanent live guitarist for all other gigs.
facebook.com/accepttheband | facebook.com/JoelHoekstra13


BULLET ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Bullet at Getaway Rock
Swedish heavy metal band BULLET are going to Australia for the very first time in the end of April. They will do 3 shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
More details here: facebook.com/bulletband


NEW SINGLE WITH KICKIN VALENTINA LATER THIS MONTH
American action rockers KICKIN VALENTINA will release a new single, "Takin A Ride", on January 26.
Pre-save: kickin.lnk.to/ride
facebook.com/KickinValentina


DIAMOND DOGS ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
Press photo
Swedish glam/rock n roll veterans DIAMOND DOGS are going to sunny Spain in May/June.
Dates here: facebook.com/everylittlecrack


NEW SINGLE WITH OXIDIZE ON FRIDAY
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE will release another single, "Rockstar", on Friday, January 12.
facebook.com/Oxidize.Sweden


BRANT BJORK TRIO ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Desert rockers BRANT BJORK TRIO are going down to Australia in late March/early April. FULL TONE GENERATOR join them as support act.
Dates and tickets: linktr.ee/brantbjorktrio


RICH KIDS ON LSD HAVE REUNITED
American punk band RKL, aka RICH KIDS ON LSD, have reunited.
The new version of the band includes long time members Chris Rest, Barry Ward, Lil' Joe Raposo and Dave Raun. Tony Foresta of MUNICIPAL WASTE will now be handling vocals (original vocalist Jason Sears passed away in 2006).
The band has stated that they will tour, but did not mention new studio material.


EX-SCORPIONS DRUMMER JAMES KOTTAK IS DEAD
Former SCORPIONS and KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak passed away on Tuesday, January 9 at the age of 61.
His exact cause of death is unknown as of yet.
James played with SCORPIONS for 20 years, but had to leave the band in 2016 for his alcoholism. Before that, he was also the original drummer for KINGDOM COME. He also toured in other bands such as KrunK, MONTROSE, WILD HORSES, and BUSTER BROWN, among many others.


NEW SINGLE WITH F.K.Ü. ON FRIDAY
FKU at Henriksberg
Swedish horror thrashers F.K.Ü. will release yet another single, "Harvester Of Horror", on Friday, January 12. The song is once again taken from the upcoming album "The Horror And The Metal", which will be released on February 9 through Despotz Records.
facebook.com/moshoholics | despotz.se


TONY CLARKIN OF MAGNUM IS DEAD
Following a short illness, Tony Clarkin, guitarist for U.K. prog/pomp/AOR rock band MAGNUM, died peacefully on Sunday, January 7.
The news of his death comes just weeks after it was announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare and incurable spinal condition. As a result of his diagnosis, MAGNUM canceled its previously announced spring 2024 tour.
facebook.com/magnumbandpage


JUDAS PRIEST RELEASES NEW VIDEO
JUDAS PRIEST have released the official music video for "Panic Attack", the first single from their upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield", which will arrive on March 8 via Sony Music.
youtu.be/zLPaGqGzdY0 | shop.judaspriest.com


DOKKEN ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES
American hard rock veterans DOKKEN has announced a series of tour dates for the first 9 months of 2024.
The band will play 3 shows in the U.S. in early March and early April before flying to Europe in early August for several festival appearances, including Germany's Wacken Open Air.
Dates can be found here: blabbermouth.net/news/dokken-announces-2024-tour-dates
dokken.net


STRYPER ANNOUNCES ACOUSTIC TOUR
STRYPER will embark on "To Hell With The Amps: The Unplugged Tour" in late May. For the first time ever, the Christian hard rock/heavy metal veterans will perform their hits and fan favorites acoustically.
The band will release both an acoustic and an electric album this year, so more dates will be announced over the next few months.
Keep an eye on: facebook.com/Stryper


SAXON AND URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Saxon at Scandinavium
"Hell, Fire & Chaos - The Best Of British Rock & Metal" is the name of the upcoming United States tour by 2 British legends in the rock and metal genre: URIAH HEEP and SAXON.
The tour is a 100% co-headline with both bands playing equal set lengths, with some cities URIAH HEEP closing and others SAXON. Tickets are available via general on sale Friday, January 12 through all usual ticket outlets.
SAXON's 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", will be released on January 19 via Silver Lining Music.
More info: saxon747.com or maybe uriah-heep.com


DROPDEAD AND BEYOND PINK CONFIRMED FOR PUNK ILLEGAL
DROPDEAD, BEYOND PINK and BARRÄKAS have been confirmed for the Punk Illegal festival in Svartmyra, Sweden on July 12-13.
Confirmed since earlier are AVSKUM, HÅRDA TIDER, HE LOST HIS IRO IN AN APOCALIPSTIX WORLD, ASOCIAL, SJU SVÅRA ÅR, KOVAA RASVAA, HEAVY BLEEDING, TOLSHOCK and VIVISEKTIO.
facebook.com/Punkillegalfestival


ACE FREHLEY ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Ace Frehley has announced a run of U.S. tour dates for the first half of 2024.
The former KISS guitarist will play 3 shows at the end of the month - in Kentucky and Indiana - before taking part in the Monsters Of Rock cruise in early March. The end of March and early April will see Frehley play 5 East Coast shows, to be followed by an Illinois concert in June.
More details: facebook.com/officialacefrehley


NEW SINGLE WITH FIREWIND ON FRIDAY
Greek melodic power metal veterans FIREWIND will release a new single, "Fallen Angel", on Friday, January 12.
shop.afm-records.de | firewind.gr


LITA FORD ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES
Lita Ford has scheduled some U.S. shows for the coming months..
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/martenbass


THE SPEEDWAYS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
London based pop punks The SPEEDWAYS are going on a European tour in April. They will play in Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.
Further instructions: facebook.com/JustAnotherRegularSummer


ABORTED PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST
Belgian gore grind/death metallers ABORTED has parted ways with bassist Stefano Franceschini.
The band will continue to play live as a 4-piece, with back tracked bass.
More info: facebook.com/Abortedofficial


MARDUK ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Marduk at Metaltown
Swedish black metal legends MARDUK are going on a European tour in April/May. Support acts will be ORIGIN and DOODSWENS.
Dates: facebook.com/Mardukofficial


EX-GUNS N' ROSES GUITARIST GILBY CLARKE ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has announced a string of dates in South America, 2 of which will be supporting SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.
Clarke will kick off the tour with his solo band - drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (WHITE LION, TANTRIC) and bassist EJ Curse (SILENT RAGE) - on February 2 at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go with Glenn Hughes. After that the South American tour begins on February 7 in Montevideo, Uruguay, and the last show will be on February 17 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
More details: facebook.com/gilbygtr


TANK JOINED BY DIAMOND HEAD DRUMMER KARL WILCOX
Veteran British metallers TANK have announced the addition of longtime DIAMOND HEAD drummer Karl Wilcox to the group's ranks. Wilcox will sit behind the drum kit for all of TANK's upcoming shows and will take part in the recording of the band's new studio album, which is scheduled for release later this year.
tankofficial.com | facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial


POISON IDEA TO RELEASE TRIBUTE EP TO G.I.S.M.
American hardcore/punk veterans POISON IDEA will release a tribute to Japanese hardcore/punks G.I.S.M. later this month.
The EP contains some previously released material recorded with Pig Champion, and the record is out via Jerry A's own label American Leather on January 24.
facebook.com/aedinosiopofficial


BUCKCHERRY ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR WITH ROSE TATTOO
American hard rockers BUCKCHERRY are going on a Australian tour in September, with Australian rock legends ROSE TATTOO as special guests.
Dates and tickets: buckcherry.com


NEW SINGLE WITH LUCIFER
Swedish/German occult heavy rockers LUCIFER kick off the new year with a new single, "Maculate Heart (Radio edit)". The song is taken from their upcoming album, "Lucifer V", which will be released on January 26 through Nuclear Blast.
Listen to the single and pre-order the album: lucifer.bfan.link/maculate-heart.fpo
facebook.com/luciferofficial | facebook.com/nuclearblastrecords


GRAVE CANCEL ALL LIVE SHOWS IN 2024
Swedish death metal legends GRAVE have parted ways with the 2 long-time members Mika Lagrén (guitar) and Tobias Cristiansson (bass). A decision has been made to halt all live activities for 2024 since there really is no line-up, which makes necessary preparations impossible.
The main focus for this year will be to restructure the band, if possible, and to hopefully write/record and release a long awaited new studio album.
Full statement: facebook.com/GraveOfficial


ANOTHER SINGLE WITH GREEN DAY
GREEN DAY is ringing in the new year with the new track "One Eyed Bastard". The song is the band's final offering ahead of the arrival of GREEN DAY's 14th studio album, "Saviors", which will be out on January 19.
youtu.be/aN8rJiwK_3U | greenday.com


TROUBLEMAKERS CONFIRMED FOR DALFESTIVALEN
Troublemakers
Swedish punk rock veterans TROUBLEMAKERS have been confirmed for Dalfestivalen.
The 1-day festival happens at Folkets Park in Dalsjöfors (outside Borås), Sweden on August 24. Confirmed since earlier are TWIN PIGS, GATANS LAG, TERRA, TOAD VENOM and Fou.
Tickets go on sale January, 25.
dalfestivalen.se


NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH RIBSPREADER
Veteran Swedish/U.S. death metallers RIBSPREADER has just released the second advance single/video, "Further Into Decay", from what will be their 10th full-length album, entitled "Reap Humanity", which will see the light on January 16 through Xtreem Music.
youtu.be/iEgY7-2AQpg | b.link/Ribspreader | xtreemmusic.com


NO MORE CONCERTS FOR RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk says that the iconic band will not play any more shows.
Full statement: instagram.com/bradwilk


NEW SINGLE WITH ANUBIS
L.A. thrash/power metal band ANUBIS have released a new single/video for "Heartless".
The song comes from the group's new album, "Dark Paradise", which is set for a February 24 release via M-Theory Audio.
youtu.be/rXBFl4Fogzs | lnk.to/anubis | facebook.com/AnubisBandOfficial | m-theoryaudio.com


BRUCE KULICK PARTS WAYS WITH GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has just left GRAND FUNK RAILROAD after playing with the legendary rock band for 23 years.
facebook.com/officialbrucekulick


THE CROWN TO RECORD NEW ALBUM IN 2024
The Crown
Swedish death metallers The CROWN have been working on new songs, and have material for 2 albums now. They will pick the 10 best and record them later in 2024, and hopefully release a new album before the year is over.
facebook.com/thecrownofficial


LAST IN LINE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
LAST IN LINE - the hard rock 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) - has announced some North American tour dates, which will take place during the coming months.
Dates here: facebook.com/LastInLine

DECEMBER 2023

EXCITER ANNOUNCES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR
Speed metal veterans EXCITER will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic album "Heavy Metal Maniac" with a Latin American tour in March/April 2024. BAT will be very special guests.
More details: facebook.com/excitercanada

FREYA AND RIG TIME ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
American hardcore bands FREYA and RIG TIME will team up for a U.S. tour in January 2024.
The tour will begin on January 12 in Salisbury, MD, and will last until January 20 when they play in Cleveland, OH.
Dates: wp.me/pciNW-kP2
facebook.com/freyahardcore | facebook.com/RIGTIME

TWIN PIGS CONFIRMED FOR DALFESTIVALEN
Twin Pigs
Swedish punk rock/hardcore band TWIN PIGS have been confirmed for Dalfestivalen, which takes place in Dalsjöfors (outside Borås), Sweden on August 24, 2024.
Confirmed since earlier are GATANS LAG, TERRA, TOAD VENOM and Fou.
Tickets go on sale January, 25, 2024.
dalfestivalen.se

GOTHENBURG METAL BAR THE ABYSS IS STILL OPEN
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Metal bar The Abyss in Gothenburg, Sweden should be closed down in September 2023, but will continue to operate during next year. However, the situation is still difficult and in many ways not sustainable due to the inflation and ongoing cost increases.
You can read more about it here: facebook.com/theabyssgbg

ARCH ENEMY SPLITS WITH GUITARIST JEFF LOOMIS
ARCH ENEMY has "amicably" parted ways with longtime guitarist Jeff Loomis.
The band have recruited Joey Concepcion as its new guitarist.
Read more: facebook.com/archenemyofficial

SICK OF IT ALL ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
New York hardcore veterans SICK OF IT ALL are coming to Europe in May 2024.
Dates: instagram.com/sickofitallnyc

NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH JENNER
Serbian heavy/speed/thrash band JENNER have just launched a lyric video of the song "Never Say Die", as a third advance single from their second album, entitled "Prove Them Wrong", which will be released on January 24 through Fighter Records.
youtu.be/SwqdA0QcRFM | shop.xtreemmusic.com | facebook.com/jennerserbia

BLACK FLAG ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
BLACK FLAG has announced the 2024 leg of its "My War" tour. The trek will see the legendary punk band perform all of its influential 1984 album "My War" as a first set, and then a second set that draws mostly from the "Nervous Breakdown" through "Damaged" records.
BLACK FLAG's 2024 line-up consists of founding guitarist Greg Ginn, singer Mike Vallely and the rhythm section Harley Duggan and Charles Wiley (both from Seattle band DARKHORSE RISING).
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/BlackFlagBand

FIRST DEMO WITH KRUNCH TO BE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL
Swedish hardcore/punk legends KRUNCH will have their first demo, "När varje steg är ett snedsteg" (1984), re-released as a LP on January 19. The title have been changed to "Vi Kåm Från Timrå, Vi!", and it will be available in a very limited edition of just 100 copies on red vinyl.
Pre-order: hotstuff.se/lp-krunch-vi-kam-fran-timra-vi....

KRYMPLINGS AND BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING CONFIRMED FOR LJUNGBY PUNKFEST
Ulke of Strebers Mart of DLK Granberg of Charta 77
KRYMPLINGS, The HEADLINES, BORGERLIG BEGRAVNING, SENAP, MISFIT MANIACS and KRIGSSTIGEN are some of the confirmed acts for Ljungby Punkfest, which take place in Ljungby, Sweden on May 3-4, 2024.
More info and tickets: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087483383919

KREATOR TO RECORD NEW ALBUM IN 2025
Mille of Kreator
Mille Petrozza has confirmed that KREATOR will enter the studio in early 2025 to begin recording the band's next album.
instagram.com/mille.petrozza | instagram.com/kreatorofficial

NEW BOOK ABOUT QUEENSRŸCHE IN MARCH
Queensryche in GBG
"Roads To Madness: The Touring History Of Queensrÿche (1981-1997)" is now available for pre-order at: nwmetalworxmusic.com. The book will be published in March 2024.
"Roads To Madness" covers the band's beginnings in the 1980s as an opening act for titans such as DIO and METALLICA to QUEENSRŸCHE's heralded days as a headliner in arenas and amphitheaters throughout the 1990s. The book is a deep dive into all the concert dates that feature QUEENSRŸCHE's original lineup of Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Geoff Tate and Michael Wilton.

ORIGINAL RATOS DE PORÃO BASSIST JARBAS ALVES IS DEAD
Jarbas "Jabá" Alves, original bassist for Brazilian crossover legends RATOS DE PORÃO (Portuguese for "Basement Rats"), has died at the age of 60.
Jabá's cause of death has not been revealed, but he had been dealing with liver issues for quite some time.
Jabá was part of the original lineup of RATOS DE PORÃO from 1981, before singer João Gordo joined the group. The bassist left the band in 1993.

BRUCE DICKINSON AND EMPEROR TO HEADLINE METAL PARK
The brand new open air festival Metal Park have announced its first edition, set to take place July 6-7, 2024 in the ancient park of Villa Ca' Cornaro in Romano D'Ezzelino, Vicenza, Italy.
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will headline the festival. Among the other artists that have been booked so far are The DARKNESS, STRATOVARIUS, Michael Monroe, DARK TRANQUILLITY, CAVALERA, Ritchie Kotzen, MOONSPELL and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.
For more info and tickets, visit: metal-park.it/en

DEATH BY HORSE CONFIRMED FOR PUNKPARKEN
DEATH BY HORSE have been confirmed for Punkparken, which happens at Mariebergsparken in Kinna, Sweden on July 5-6, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are SLAVERIET and ON THE JOB.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1138362303809180"

NEW ALBUM WITH MC5 IN 2024?
Guitarist Wayne Kramer promises that "Heavy Lifting", the first MC5 album since 1971's "High Time", is coming in spring 2024. The album will be produced by Bob Ezrin, and will be released in the spring. It will feature guest appearances from Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR), William DuVall (ALICE IN CHAINS) and more..
youtu.be/PMF_6GxpSIg

NEW SONG WITH DEICIDE
American death metal legends DEICIDE have unleashed a savage new song and video, "Bury The Cross... With Your Christ".
youtu.be/9Pj67ZU89i4

TYRANEX CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Linnea with her Tyranex
TYRANEX have been confirmed for the Muskelrock festival, which happens at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden between May 30 to June 1.
Confirmed since earlier are BÜTCHER, DRIFTER, VULTURE, Rosalie Cunningham, WIZZARD, IRON KINGDOM, TRANCE, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc. And TYRANEX will also play early heavy metal as TROTOAR at the festival.
facebook.com/Muskelrock

VRÄVARNA ARE BACK AGAIN
Vravarna
It has been quiet from local (Borås, Sweden) dirt punks VRÄVARNA for a while now, but next year they will be back on stage to celebrate their 40th anniversary. They will begin with a hometown show at Orangeriet on February 3. A new punk band called BLÄCK will also play.
Half of the tickets are already sold.
facebook.com/KlubbHades | facebook.com/vravarna

NEW DISCOGRAPHY WITH 3-WAY CUM NEXT YEAR
Swedish record label Halvfabrikat Records will release a new discography with Swedish 90s crust punks 3-WAY CUM early next year. It's simply titled "1993-1998", and will be released as a double LP.
Halvfabrikat Records will also release a double LP with DIAKRON, titled "Spectre At The Feast".
Pre-order for both albums begin on December 24 at: halvfabrikat.net

ANNIHILATOR TO CELEBRATE 35th ANNIVERSARY OF "Alice In Hell"
35 years after releasing the legendary "Alice In Hell" album, ANNIHILATOR will play it all at an exclusive appearance at Topfest 2024 in Slovakia next June.
Former ICED EARTH frontman Stu Block will sing the entire "Alice In Hell" record, along with the return of original drummer Ray Hartmann. There will also be a few "best-of" songs that will include "hits" chosen by the fans.
linktr.ee/annihilatormetal

MÖTLEY CRÜE CANCELS NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT
MÖTLEY CRÜE has canceled its previously announced "Crüe Year's Eve" concert on December 31 at Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, California due to issues beyond the band's control.
Statement: facebook.com/MotleyCrue

BLACK FLAG ANNOUNCES MEXICAN TOUR
California punk legends BLACK FLAG are going on a short tour in Mexico in May 2024 with special guests TRANSMETAL.
Dates: facebook.com/BlackFlagBand

TRIBUTE GALA TO ASTA KASK's MICKE BLOMQVIST
Asta Kask
Close-Up Magazine and Debaser will arrange a tribute gala for Micke Blomqvist from Swedish punk legends ASTA KASK. He is dying of cancer, but yet he get no money. So therefor they decided to help him with a gala, called "Dom Får Aldrig Mej", to collect some money for Micke.
The gala will happen at Debaser in Stockholm, Sweden on February 16, 2024. Bands that will perform are ASTA KASK, The BABOON SHOW, CHARTA 77 and COCA CAROLA.
Event page: facebook.com/events/7146478322077930
Tickets (on sale Friday, Dec. 22): secure.tickster.com/e7l56m4x1k0981m

NEW ALBUM WITH HIRAX NEXT YEAR
American thrash metal veterans HIRAX celebrate their 40th anniversary next year, and will release a new album, "Faster Than Death", early 2024. It will be their first new album in 10 years.
No release date has been announced yet..
facebook.com/HIRAXOfficial

3 NEW BANDS CONFIRMED FOR PUNK ILLEGAL
HEAVY BLEEDING, TOLSHOCK and VIVISEKTIO have been confirmed for next summer's Punk Illegal festival, which happens on July 12-13 at Hygget in Svartmyra, Sweden.
Confirmed since earlier are AVSKUM, HÅRDA TIDER, HE LOST HIS IRO IN AN APOCALIPSTIX WORLD, ASOCIAL, SJU SVÅRA ÅR and KOVAA RASVAA.
Tickets: biljettkiosken.se/punkillegal
facebook.com/Punkillegalfestival

TROTOAR CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
Linnea with her Tyranex
TROTOAR is a side project with 2 members from Swedish thrash band TYRANEX, who pay tribute to early heavy metal. They have never played live before, but with the help of the other members of TYRANEX, TROTOAR will be playing at the Muskelrock festival next summer.
The festival takes place at Tyrolen in Blädinge, Sweden between May 30 to June 1.
Confirmed since earlier are BÜTCHER, DRIFTER, VULTURE, Rosalie Cunningham, WIZZARD, IRON KINGDOM, TRANCE, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN etc.
facebook.com/Muskelrock

GATANS LAG CONFIRMED FOR DALFESTIVALEN
Jonas of Gatans Lag
GATANS LAG have been confirmed for Dalfestivalen in Dalsjöfors (outside Borås), Sweden, which happens on August 24, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are TERRA.
Tickets go on sale January, 25, 2024.
dalfestivalen.se

TIGERTAILZ ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
British glam rock legends TIGERTAILZ are going on a short UK tour in March 2024. They will do 6 dates between March 5-10.
The band will also play at Tramshed in Cardiff, UK on August 10.
More info: facebook.com/OfficialTigertailz

D-A-D ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR
DAD at Liseberg
Danish rock veterans D-A-D will take their 40th anniversary to Germany in late November/early December 2024. The celebration will begin in Prattlen, Switzerland on November 27, and then they go to Germany for 8 concerts.
More details: facebook.com/d.landafterdark

NEW MUSIC VIDEO WITH ROLLING STONES
The ROLLING STONES have release the music video for "Mess It Up".
The song is taken from The ROLLING STONES' latest album, "Hackney Diamonds" (out now).
youtu.be/vTUKj4e3vd4

NEW ALBUM WITH JAMES DURBIN IN FEBRUARY
Santa Cruz, California heavy metal vocalist James Durbin will release a new album, titled "Screaming Steel", with his solo band DURBIN on February 16, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The title track is the first single, and it's out now.
youtube.com/watch?v=2jTPn7NCtPc | frontiers.it

ANOTHER SINGLE WITH THE RODS
American heavy metal veterans The RODS has released yet another single and music video, "Play It Loud". The song is taken from their forthcoming studio album, "Rattle The Cage", which will be released on January 12, 2024 through Massacre Records.
youtu.be/-sp9X4w19aM?si=7ecm6XSsz1QgaKub | therods.com

THE HELLACOPTERS ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
NickeDregen
Swedish action rockers The HELLACOPTERS are going to Spain in late May for 5 shows.
Dates: https://www.facebook.com/thehellacopters

MICK MARS, SEBASTIAN BACH AND TIM "RIPPER" OWENS TO BE INDUCTED INTO METAL HALL OF FAME
The 7th annual Metal Hall Of Fame gala will take place on January 24, 2024 at the Marriott Delta hotel in Garden Grove, California and will be hosted by SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk and entertainment personality Cathy Rankin. The event will include a special 40th-anniversary induction for Trunk, with surprise guests, live music performances and an all-star jam.
The 2024 Metal Hall Of Fame inductees are:
Eddie Trunk (special 40th anniversary induction)
Mick Mars (MÖTLEY CRÜE) (special video induction)
Sebastian Bach (inducted by Wendy Dio)
Tim "Ripper" Owens (KK'S PRIEST, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH)
Carlos Cavazo (QUIET RIOT)
Penelope Spheeris (producer/director: "Decline Of Western Civilization", "Wayne's World")
Mikeal Maglieri (Whisky A Go Go, Rainbow Bar & Grill)
Cleopatra Records
BIOHAZARD
Tickets: eventbrite.com/e/2024-annual-metal-hall-of-fame-gala-tickets....

SEBASTIAN BACH TO PERFORM SKID ROW's ENTIRE DEBUT ALBUM
Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Skid Row", by performing the LP in its entirety at select shows in 2024.
So far the following dates have been announced: April 27 in Curitiba, Brazil; April 30 in Montevideo, Uruguay; and May 4 in Mexico City.
facebook.com/sebastianbach

STEPHEN PEARCY TO PERFORM RATT's "Out Of The Celler" ALBUM
RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Out Of The Cellar" by performing the LP in its entirety with his solo band on December 29 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. It will mark Stephen's first time playing the LP from front to back.
Pearcy and his solo band will continue performing "Out Of The Cellar" at all of their 2024 shows.
officialstephenpearcy.com

TOMMY LEE ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has been accused of sexual assault, in an incident in 2003.
A new civil lawsuit filed on Friday (Dec. 15) by an unnamed woman, accuses Lee of "forcibly groping, kissing and penetrating her with his fingers, and attempting to force her to perform oral copulation". The woman had been invited on to a helicopter by pilot David Martz and believed she would be on a sightseeing tour around San Diego, but was told they would be flying with Lee to Los Angeles. She alleged Martz and Lee drank alcohol and took drugs while on board.
The woman is seeking damages. She said she hadn't previously reported the event because she didn't believe police would treat her case seriously, and that it was an isolated incident. She now believes Martz and Lee "had a history of engaging in indecent and illegal conduct on Martz's helicopter".
Martz died in 2015 when a plane he was flying crashed. He lost his pilot's licence 3 times, including after one occasion where he had oral sex with an adult film star while flying a helicopter.
Lee was also jailed for 6 months in 1998 for physically assaulting his wife, Pamela Anderson.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO WITH SECRET RULE
Italian symphonic/modern metal band SECRET RULE has released the 4th music video, "I Am", from their latest album, "UNInVERSE" (out now).
youtu.be/ooi1z8jQ950 | secretrule.it/store

GEOFF TATE ANNOUNCES IRISH/UK TOUR
Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate will take his solo band to Ireland and the UK in September/October 2024. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 20.
More details here: geofftate.com/full-tour-list

GOLD ALBUM FOR DEAD KENNEDYS
43 years after its release on September 2, 1980, the DEAD KENNEDYS album "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" has finally been certified gold (on Dec. 15) by the RIAA.
This is the legendary punk band's second gold album, after "Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death", which was awarded in 2007.
facebook.com/deadkennedys

MANOWAR ANNOUNCES FIRST U.S. CONCERT IN A DECADE
MANOWAR has announced an exclusive U.S. concert for November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade.
youtu.be/wwV7xkkB4as | manowar.com

ORIGINAL MISFITS DRUMMER MANNY MARTINEZ IS DEAD
Original MISFITS drummer Manny Martinez has died at the age of 69.
Martinez drummed on the first MISFITS single, 1977's "Cough/Cool" (and its B-side, the original version of "She") and performed a handful of shows with the band before his departure in late 1977.
facebook.com/fiendcrypt

NEW ALBUM WITH REVOLUTION SAINTS IN FEBRUARY
REVOLUTION SAINTS - the band led by JOURNEY vocalist/drummer Deen Castronovo - will release a new album, "Against The Winds", on February 9, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl.
The follow-up to 2023's "Eagle Flight" sees Castronovo once again joined by fellow rockers bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and guitarist Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER).
youtu.be/Jeo61O2v_Ss | frontiers.it

VADER ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Vader in Gothenburg 200 years ago
Polish death metal legends VADER will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a North American tour in February/March 2024. ORIGIN and INHUMAN CONDITION will join them.
Dates: facebook.com/vader

ORIGINAL AC/DC DRUMMER COLIN BURGESS IS DEAD
Original AC/DC drummer Colin Burgess has died. He was 77 years old.
Colin joined AC/DC in 1973 and played on the original version of AC/DC's first single, "Can I Sit Next To You Girl". Colin was fired from the band in February 1974 for being drunk on stage. He later claimed that someone had spiked his drink. He was replaced by a succession of drummers before Phil Rudd joined around February–March 1975.
facebook.com/acdc

SLAVERIET CONFIRMED FOR PUNKPARKEN 2024
Slaveriet in Boras
SLAVERIET is the first band to be confirmed for next summer's edition of Punkparken, which is a punk festival at Mariebergsparken in Kinna (a few miles outside of Borås), Sweden. The party will last for 2 days next year, July 5-6.
Event page: facebook.com/events/1138362303809180

RAVEN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH VICIOUS RUMORS
RAVEN will team up with VICIOUS RUMORS for a North American tour next year, which will also feature LUTHARO and WICKED (just a few dates) as special guests. Tickets on sale Monday, December 18.
The tour will begin in Cape Coral, FL on March 22, and will last until May 4 when they play in Pompano Beach, FL.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/ravenbandofficial

DON AIREY TO SIT OUT DEEP PURPLE SHOW IN INDIA DUE TO ILLNESS
Due to "unforeseen illness", DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey will sit out the band's December 17 concert at Bandland festival in Bengaluru, India. Filling in for him at the gig will be Adam Wakeman (BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne).
Statement: facebook.com/officialdeeppurple

BAD RELIGION, SICK OF IT ALL AND AGNOSTIC FRONT CONFIRMED FOR SJOCK FESTIVAL
Bad Religion at Liseberg
BAD RELIGION, SICK OF IT ALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT and NEW BOMB TURKS are among the confirmed bands for the Sjock 48 festival in Gierle, Belgium on July 5-7, 2024.
More info: sjock.com

SAXON AND URIAH HEEP TO TOUR THE STATES TOGETHER
Saxon at Scandinavium
SAXON and URIAH HEEP will team up for a U.S. tour in April, May and June 2024. Dates will be announced on January 8.
saxon747.com | uriah-heep.com

PENTAGRAM CONFIRMED FOR DESERTFEST BERLIN
PENTAGRAM, MASTERS OF REALITY, The CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN, MONDO GENERATOR and BLACK PYRAMID are some of the latest that have been confirmed for Desertfest Berlin. It will be PENTAGRAM's last Berlin show ever.
The festival will take place between May 24-26, 2024 at Columbiahalle and Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany. Confirmed since earlier are BRANT BJORK TRIO, ACID KING, SIENA ROOT etc.
More info and tickets: desertfest.de

NEW SINGLE WITH ARTILLERY
Danish thrash veterans ARTILLERY have released a new single, "The Challenge", which is taken from their upcoming live album, "Raw Live (At Copenhell)", which will be released on February 2, 2024 via Mighty Music.
youtu.be/R5Ljejf66i0?si=tuZoAJ5TmzSofZGH | artillery.dk | mightymusic.dk

THE HIVES, EXTREME, HAMMERFALL, MSG AND THE DARKNESS CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
The Hives a thousand years ago Joacim Cans of HammerFall Dismember a hundred years ago
Sweden Rock Festival have added some more bands to next summer's edition. These acts are The HIVES, EXTREME, HAMMERFALL, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, DISMEMBER, The DARKNESS, NESTOR, SWEDISH EROTICA, TREAT, The HAUNTED, IGORRR and DREAM EVIL.
The festival happens in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 5-8, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, RIVAL SONS, Bruce Dickinson, STEEL PANTHER, GRAVEYARD, PRIMAL FEAR, HIGH ON FIRE, The BABOON SHOW, PRINS SVART etc.
More info and tickets: swedenrock.com

KK'S PRIEST ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINE TOUR IN USA
Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's new band KK'S PRIEST has announced its first-ever U.S. headlining tour.
The trek will kick off on March 7, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and will feature support from L.A. GUNS and BURNING WITCHES. The tour will be the first of at least a 2-leg USA run of shows, planned to continue later in 2024.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, December 16.
More details here: kkspriest.com

VOIVOD TEAM UP WITH PRONG FOR NORTH AMERICAN CO-HEADLINE TOUR
VOIVOD and PRONG are going on a co-headline North American tour in February/March 2024. Tickets will be available on Friday, December 15 at: voivod.com/en/shows and prongmusic.com

NEW MUSIC VIDEO WITH ALL FOR METAL
Following their debut album "Legends" (released last summer through AFM Records), heavy metal band ALL FOR METAL has unleashed a new (live) music video for the song "Run".
The band is currently running a crowdfunding campaign in support of their upcoming album, and a spectacular video they are working on. Find more info here: startnext.com/en/all-for-metal-the-year-of-the
youtu.be/3WYrzET17oE?si=YOuhLn2xR0AfPJbb | facebook.com/allformetalofficial | afm-records.de

SKID ROW FORCED TO POSTPONE MORE SHOWS
SKID ROW has posted 3 more concerts as several members of the band and crew battle the flu and COVID-19.
Read more: instagram.com/officialskidrow

NEW ALBUM WITH RIBSPREADER IN JANUARY
Veteran Swedish/U.S. death metallers RIBSPREADER has just released the first advance single for what will be their 10th full album, entitled "Reap Humanity", which will see the light on January 16 through Xtreem Music.
The band is led by Swedish legend Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, PUTREVORE, The GROTESQUERY, REVOLTING etc) on guitar/bass/vocals, and is accompanied by guitarist Taylor Nordberg (DEICIDE, INHUMAN CONDITION, ex-MASSACRE etc) and drummer Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC., INHUMAN CONDITION, ex-MASSACRE etc).
youtu.be/x1HwBSyORrA | b.link/Ribspreader | xtreemmusic.com

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN ANNOUNCES SECOND REUNION CONCERT
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has added a second concert to its "Calculating Infinity" 25th-anniverary celebration. In addition to the previously June 21, 2024 performance in Brooklyn, New York at the legendary Brooklyn Paramount, the band will now also play the same venue on June 22, 2024. Support at the newly announced show will come from The CALLOUS DAOWBOYS and DEADGUY.

AMON AMARTH SHARES NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Not my best photo
Fans can now watch the brand new music video for the song "Saxons And Vikings" off AMON AMARTH"s latest album, "The Great Heathen Army". The clip features SAXON's Biff Byford, who provides vocals for the song, along with his bandmates Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt, facing off against AMON AMARTH's own Vikings Olavi Mikkonen, Ted Lundström, Johan Söderberg, Johan Hegg and Jocke Wallgren.
youtu.be/PLzsWa20YIo

MEMBERS OF ANTHRAX, SLAYER, FOO FIGHTERS AND PRIMUS TO PERFORM AC/DC CLASSICS AT TRIBUTE TO BON SCOTT
Scott Ian of Anthrax
Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER), Josh Freese (FOO FIGHTERS), Larry LaLonde (PRIMUS), Mike Inez (ALICE IN CHAINS), Steve Gorman (The BLACK CROWES), Jay Buchanan and Scott Holiday (RIVAL SONS) and Billy Rowe (BUCKCHERRY) are among the musicians who will take part in "A Tribute To Bon Scott Of AC/DC", set to take place January 9, 2024 at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.
The event, which is being organized by rock and roll comedian Dean Delray, will start off with Delray and Bill Burr doing stand-up comedy for 45 minutes before an all-star band performs 2 hours of Bon Scott-era AC/DC music.
facebook.com/ronnie.lyon

ZZ TOP ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
ZZ TOP will embark on a European tour next summer. The band's first shows on the continent in 5 years will consist of stops in 9 countries, including festivals and indoor headline shows, starting in Sweden on June 28 before coming to Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, France and the U.K., and wrapping up in Switzerland on July 16.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 15.
More info: facebook.com/ZZTop

NEW SINGLE WITH MICK MARS
Former MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars has released "Right Side Of Wrong", the second single from his upcoming solo album, "The Other Side Of Mars".
The album will be released on February 23, 2024. The effort will be made available via Mick's own label 1313, LLC, in partnership with MRI.
youtu.be/onhdroC-PM0

MADNESS, DEVO AND DESCENDENTS TO HEADLINE PUNK ROCK BOWLING 2024
Punk Rock Bowling has announced its 2024 lineup. MADNESS, DEVO and DESCENDENTS headline the festival. Other bands playing include STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, SUBHUMANS, LAGWAGON, MADBALL, 999, 7 SECONDS, ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT etc.
The club shows are expected to be announced in the next few months. PRB 2024 happens on May 24-27 in downtown Las Vegas.
Full-line-up, tickets and more details: punkrockbowling.com

DANKO JONES ANNOUNCES SCANDINAVIAN TOUR
Danko himself at Pustervik
Canadian hard rocking trio DANKO JONES will be playing in Sweden and Norway in February/March 2024. Tickets out on Thursday, December 14.
More details: dankojones.com/tour

SKID ROW FORCED TO CANCEL TONIGHT'S SHOW IN DENVER
The SKID ROW show scheduled for December 12 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO has been canceled due to various band members getting the flu. BUCKCHERRY and STRETCH will still be performing.
facebook.com/skidrow

PASTORATET TO ENTER THE STUDIO
Pastoratet at Bengans
Swedish punk band PASTORATET will enter the studio on Saturday (Dec. 16) to record 8 new songs. These songs and some previous singles will become a LP, which will be released next year.
facebook.com/pastoratetofficiell

DISCHARGE ANNOUNCES NORWEGIAN TOUR
Discharge at Sticky Fingers
English d-beat hardcore/punk pioneers DISCHARGE are going to Norway for a little 4-date tour in May 2024.
Dates: facebook.com/Dischargeofficial

UGLY KID JOE ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
American alternative hard rockers UGLY KID JOE are coming back to Europe in March 2024. Support act will be The VIRGINMARYS, and tickets go on sale on Friday, December 15.
Dates: facebook.com/uglykidjoetheband

SOCIAL DISTORTION AND BAD RELIGION ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Bad Religion at Liseberg
Southern California punk rock legends SOCIAL DISTORTION have announced a co-headlining tour across the U.S. with Epitaph labelmates BAD RELIGION that kicks off in Bakersfield, California on April 9, 2024, with additional support from The LOVEBOMBS.
Artist pre-sale tickets are live today (Dec. 12). The general on-sale will be December 15.
SOCIAL DISTORTION has also shared rescheduled dates for their previously postponed tour with SoCal rockers The BELLRAYS.
More info: socialdistortion.com/tours or badreligion.com/tour

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN REUNION
The DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will celebrate 25 years of its acclaimed 1999 debut album, "Calculating Infinity", with a reunion show on June 21, 2024 in Brooklyn, New York at the legendary Brooklyn Paramount. The band will play the album in its entirety for the first time ever with co-founder and original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis. Backing Minakakis will be founding guitarist Ben Weinman, as well as bassist Liam Wilson and drummer Billy Rymer. Tickets are on sale this Friday, December 15.

LACUNA COIL ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Italian metal rockers LACUNA COIL have announced the "Ignite The Fire" May 2024 U.S. tour with support from NEW YEARS DAY and OCEANS OF SLUMBER.
The LACUNA COIL presale is live now. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15.
More info: facebook.com/lacunacoil

EXODUS BASSIST JACK GIBSON TO SIT OUT REMAINING SHOWS ON U.S. TOUR
EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson will sit out the remaining dates on the band's U.S. tour due to "a family emergency". Filling in for him at all the shows is Mike Schleibaum of support act DARKEST HOUR.
EXODUS has 3 headlining shows remaining on its North American tour: December 12 in Flint, Michigan; December 14 in Omaha, Nebraska; and December 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
instagram.com/garyholt_official

SLIPKNOT TO CELEBRATE 25th ANNIVERSARY IN EUROPE
SLIPKNOT has revealed tour dates for a massive 2024 European headline run where they will celebrate their 25th anniversary.
The run kicks off at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 5, canvases continental Europe with arena dates in Germany, France and Switzerland, and concludes at the world-famous O2 Arena in London on December 20. Presale tickets will go live on December 13, with official Live Nation and venue presales launching on Thursday, December 14, and general on-sale following on December 15.
More info: youtu.be/lLaunrZJbXg or slipknot1.com

THE INTERRUPTERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN/UK TOUR
American ska punk rockers The INTERRUPTERS are going on a summer tour in UK and Europe in 2024. It will be both festivals and as support act for GREEN DAY, but also some headline shows. Tickets for the headline shows go on sale Friday, December 15.
More info here: wearetheinterrupters.com/tour

NEW EP WITH PUTERAEON IN MARCH
Puteraeon at Sticky Fingers
Swedish death metallers PUTERAEON will release a new 5-track EP, "Quindecennial Horror", on March 8, 2024 via Emanzipation Productions. It will be available on all streaming services.
Pre-save: orcd.co/put-quin
facebook.com/PUTERAEON | emanzipation.dk

MR. BIG, THE DARKNESS AND TUNGSTEN CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
MR .BIG, The DARKNESS and TUNGSTEN have been confirmed for the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden.
The festival happens on August 1-3, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are ACCEPT, DOKKEN, Axel Rudi Pell, VANDENBERG and ELECTRIC BOYS.
More info: skogsrojet.se

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS ANNOUNCES UK AND FINNISH TOUR DATES
British pub rock veterans EDDIE & THE HOT RODS are going to do some tour dates in the UK and Finland in January/February 2024.
Dates and ticket links: eddieandthehotrods.com

SEPULTURA TO CELEBRATE 40 WITH FAREWELL TOUR
Brazilian/American metal legends SEPULTURA will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year by embarking on a "farewell tour" which will cover the entire globe.
Starting in March 2024, SEPULTURA will spend 18 months celebrating the band's past and the present one final time.
More info: youtu.be/vRe-khjcIp4 or facebook.com/sepultura/....

NEW SINGLE WITH CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT
Swedish hard rockers CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT has released a new single, "Hammersmith Palais". The song is taken from a tribute album to DEMOLITION 23, which is now available on LP from: ghosthighwayshop.com
You can listen to the single here: soundcloud.com/chucknorrisexperiment/.... or chucknorrisexperiment.bandcamp.com

NEW VIDEO WITH STARMEN
Swedish hard rockers STARMEN has released a new video for "I Die For You". It's the 8th video from their latest album, "Starmenized". You can watch it on their YouTube channel..
youtube.com/@starmenband | facebook.com/starmen.se

IVY GOLD ANNOUNCES FIRST UK DATES
Blues rockers IVY GOLD have announced their first dates in the UK. The 5 shows will happen in March 2024, and you can find more details here: facebook.com/ivygold.net

AEROSMITH's "Dream On" SURPASSES 1 BILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY
AEROSMITH have joined Spotify's "Billions Club" with their classic song "Dream On".
Billions Club is a playlist first launched in 2020 which includes all of the songs on Spotify that have surpassed 1 billion streams on the platform. After the achievement, Spotify gifts artists the Billions Club plaque.
"Dream On" was featured on AEROSMITH's self-titled debut album, which was released in January 1973.
twitter.com/Aerosmith

QUEENSRŸCHE RELEASES NEW VIDEO
Queensryche in Gothenburg
"Nocturnal Lights" is the 8th video taken from QUEENSRŸCHE's lates album, "Digital Noise Alliance". The video was created by Above The Void with the help of AI.
youtu.be/2eZ9_1l-9R0 | queensrycheofficial.com

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE STADIUM TOUR WITH HEART, CHEAP TRICK AND STEVE MILLER BAND
DEF LEPPARD and JOURNEY have announced next summer's hottest co-headlining stadium tour. The bands will join forces to conquer stadium stages across North America in 2024. An all-star lineup of bands will vary by city to round out an evening of rock music with performances by: STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART and CHEAP TRICK.
The 23-city tour kicks off on July 6 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, while making stops at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN; SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA; Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL; JOURNEY's hometown of San Francisco, CA at Oracle Park and more before wrapping up in Denver, CO at Coors Field on September 8.
General public onsale is Friday, December 15.
More info: defleppard.com or journeymusic.com

SEBASTIAN BACH RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN 10 YEARS
Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has today (Dec. 7) released a powerful new single, "What Do I Got To Lose?". The song's official music video can be seen here: youtu.be/6wRLuG7tahc
Bach hasn't released a full-length disc since "Give 'Em Hell", which came out in March 2014. On the live front, Sebastian will hit the road in 2024 for a mix of solo gigs and festival appearances with more dates to be announced in the coming months.
facebook.com/sebastianbach

999 TO RECORD LIVE ALBUM/DVD
British punk rock legends 999 are going to make a new live album/DVD, which will be filmed and recorded at The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes, UK on January 12, 2024. It will be released by Secret Records in May 2024.
facebook.com/999Offical

ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR
Japanese rock veterans ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK are coming back to Europe for a tour in March/April 2024.
Try facebook.com/eelshock for dates.

NEW SINGLE WITH GREEN DAY
GREEN DAY has released its latest single, "Dilemma". The track will be featured on the band's 14th studio album, "Saviors" - due January 19, 2024 - along with their previously released singles, "The American Dream Is Killing Me" and "Look Ma, No Brains!".
youtu.be/qAmulKjcHoo | greenday.com

NEW SINGLE WITH GUNS N' ROSES
GUNS N' ROSES' song "The General" will be released digitally on Friday, December 8.
"The General" is the B-side of GUNS N' ROSES' limited-edition 7" vinyl single titled "Perhaps", which was made available for pre-order in August.
More details: twitter.com/gunsnroses

GIRLSCHOOL AND ALCATRAZZ TO PLAY IN GERMANY AND BELGIUM
Girlschool at Scandinavium
GIRLSCHOOL will team up with ALCATRAZZ for some tour dates in Belgium and Germany in February 2024.
Tickets: tiny.cc/girlschoolalcatrazz
facebook.com/GirlschoolOfficial

NEW SINGLE WITH LUCIFER
Sweden based occult heavy rockers LUCIFER are going to release a new single, "Slow Dance In A Crypt", on Thursday, December 7. There will also be a video for the song.
Pre-save: lucifer.bfan.link/slow-dance-in-a-crypt
facebook.com/luciferofficial

NEW SONG WITH DRAGONFORCE
Extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE is featured on Beat Saber's Original Soundtrack 6 with their new song, "Power of the Saber Blade", originally composed for the best-selling, award-winning VR game. DRAGONFORCE's "Power Of The Saber Blade" will be the fastest song ever introduced in Beat Saber at a mind-blowing 10.66 NPS (notes per second). The song comes alongside a gripping music video, drawing the listener into the exciting Beat Saber universe.
DRAGONFORCE will release its new album, "Warp Speed Warriors", on March 15, 2024 via Napalm Records.
youtu.be/jovdRlXz8sk

LIVE ALBUM WITH ARTILLERY IN FEBRUARY
Danish thrash legends ARTILLERY has been around for more than 4 decades, but just released 1 live album so far. That is about to change, because on February 2, 2024 it's time for a new live album, "Raw Live (At Copenhell)", which will be released through Mighty Music.
The album was recoded at the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2022.
Pre-order: targetshop.dk/artillery
artillery.dk | mightymusic.dk

THE BOYS ANNOUNCES UK DATES
The Boys at Liseberg
UK punk rock legends The BOYS will do some shows in the UK in January. These will be the only UK dates in 2024, and they are:
Jan. 4 - Boileroom, Guildford (w/ The VULZ)
Jan. 5 - Prince Albert, Brighton (w/ The VULZ)
Jan. 6 - The 100 Club, London (w/ DIRTY SGTRANGERS and The VULZ)
Tickets: theboys.co.uk/live-dates

AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Amon Amarth many years ago
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH are going to do a European tour with special guests The HALO EFFECT and INSOMNIUM from July 31 to August 30, 2024. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 8.
Dates and tickets: amonamarth.com/tour

GLEN MATLOCK ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Former SEX PISTOLS bassist Glen Matlock are going to the States with his band, called GLEN MATLOCK AND THE MAESTROS, in January 2024. The line-up will include Clem Burke (BLONDIE), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Steve Fishman.
The dates can be found here: facebook.com/GlenMatlockOfficial

AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY AND FROZEN SOUL
Amon Amarth many years ago
Swedish death metal vikings AMON AMARTH are going on a North American crusade together with CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY and FROZEN SOUL in April/May 2024. Tickets and VIP Packages on-sale Friday, December 8 at: amonamarth.com/tour

CHEZ KANE POSTPONES SPANISH TOUR
Melodic rock singer Chez Kane has been forced to postpone her Spanish tour in January 2024. She is working hard to reschedule these dates for later in 2024.
Read more: facebook.com/ChezKaneVocalist

THE BABOON SHOW CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2024
The Baboon Show
The BABOON SHOW have been confirmed for the Rebellion 2024 punk festival at Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England.
The festival happens on August 1-4, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are The STRANGLERS, COCK SPARRER. SHAM 69, COCKNEY REJECTS, STEVE IGNORANT BAND, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, UK SUBS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, RUTS D.C., CONFLICT, GBH, The SWEET, SUBHUMANS, Handsome Dick Manitoba, The CASUALTIES, The DWARVES, The RAMONAS, DESTRUCTORS 82 etc. etc.
More details and tickets: rebellionfestivals.com

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT FORCED TO RESCHEDULE 2 SHOWS
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's founding member Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser has come down with pneumonia, and is unable to travel to the band's shows scheduled for Dec. 5 and 7.
The good news is, he is on the mend and they are able to reschedule the shows to January 2024. The new dates are:
January 25 - Enoch, AB - River Cree Resort & Casino
January 27 - Auburn, WA - Muckleshoot Casino Event Center
facebook.com/blueoystercult

KREATOR, HAMMERFALL AND SATYRICON CONFIRMED FOR HELLSINKI METAL FESTIVAL
Mille with Kreator at Getaway RockJoacim Cans with HammerFall at Liseberg
The first acts for Hellsinki Metal Festival have been confirmed. And among the artists are KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, SATYRICON, AVANTASIA, DEICIDE, DORO, MAYHEM etc.
The festival will be held at Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, Finland on August 9-10, 2024.
More info and tickets: hellsinkimetalfestival.fi

CLOSE-UP BÅTEN ANNOUNCES METAL CRUISE
FKU at HenriksbergTompa with At The Gates at Liseberg
Close-Up Båten are going on a metal cruise on The Baltic Sea - Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia and back - on September 6-8, 2024. Confirmed bands are AT THE GATES, UNLEASHED, WOLFBRIGADE, VOMITORY, GENERAL SURGERY, LIK, DEFLESHED, MASSGRAV, F.K.Ü., BURST, ZOMBIEKRIG, BIRDFLESH etc.
Tickets: se.tallink.com/closeup-metal
facebook.com/closeupmagazine

SLIPKNOT, PANTERA AND MISFITS TO HEADLINE SONIC TEMPLE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival turns the volume up to 11 in 2024 with its biggest event ever on May 16-19 at Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Headlining Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival are some of rock and metal's biggest artists including DISTURBED (Thursday), MISFITS (Friday), PANTERA (Saturday) and SLIPKNOT (Sunday). Additional performers include EVANESCENCE, LIMP BIZKIT, JUDAS PRIEST, IN THIS MOMENT, MUDVAYNE, Kerry King, ANTHRAX, BAD RELIGION, IN FLAMES, AVATAR, L7, KITTIE, SOULFLY etc. etc.
Passes go on sale Friday, December 8 at: sonictemplefestival.com

APRIL WINE LEADER MYLES GOODWYN IS DEAD
Myles Goodwyn, singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of the multi-platinum-selling rock band APRIL WINE, died on Sunday, December 3 at the age of 75. No cause of death has been revealed.

NEW ALBUM WITH RIOT V IN FEBRUARY
RIOT V, the band featuring members of heavy metal legends RIOT, will release a new studio album, "Mean Streets", on February 16, 2024 via Atomic Fire Records.
The official lyric video for the album's first single, "High Noon", can be seen here: youtu.be/CRtr9BvWdRA
More info: facebook.com/riotrockcity

KISS PLANS TO CONTINUE AS AVATARS
KISS closed out the final performance of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour Saturday night (Dec. 2) at New York City's Madison Square Garden by announcing that they will continue as digital avatars.
During the encore, KISS's most recent lineup - founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, along with guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer - left the stage before the virtual KISS launched into a performance of "God Gave Rock And Roll To You".
In addition to the avatar shows, KISS will continue through other ventures, including a KISS museum in Las Vegas, KISS cruises, an upcoming movie coming out and a cartoon show.
kissonline.com

THE DAHLMANNS TO RE-RELEASE "All Dahled Up" AS DOUBLE ALBUM
Norwegian power pop band The DAHLMANNS will re-release their album "All Dahled Up", which was originally released in 2011. This new version is a double LP with 13 bonus tracks - A total of 25 tracks. It will be released through Beluga Records and Ghost Highway Recordings on January 19, 2024.
Pre-order: belugarecords.com/products/the-dahlmanns-all-dahled-up-13-tracks/....

HOT BREATH GO SEPERATE WAYS
Hot Breath at their first gig at The Abyss
Swedish action rockers HOT BREATH has decided to put the band on an indefinite hiatus. First lead singer/guitarist Jennifer decided to leave the band, and then guitarist Karl also left the band.
Statement: facebook.com/hotbreathgbg

SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE
MÖTLEY CRÜE are having a "Crüe Year's Eve" party at the brand new Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, CA, USA on December 31. Pre-sale begins on Wednesday, December 6. General on sale Friday, December 8.
motley.com

BRUCE DICKINSON's NEW SOLO ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED IN MARCH
Last night (Nov. 30), Bruce Dickinson unveiled the dramatic, action-packed video for "Afterglow Of Ragnarok", the first single to be taken from his upcoming solo album "The Mandrake Project". The album will be released on March 1 via BMG.
youtu.be/yulfvacpvTc | themandrakeproject.com

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2024
Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS have been confirmed for the Rebellion 2024 punk festival at Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England.
The festival happens on August 1-4, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are The STRANGLERS, COCK SPARRER. SHAM 69, COCKNEY REJECTS, STEVE IGNORANT BAND, UK SUBS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, RUTS D.C., CONFLICT, GBH, The SWEET, SUBHUMANS, Handsome Dick Manitoba, The CASUALTIES, The DWARVES, The RAMONAS, DESTRUCTORS 82 etc. etc.
More details and tickets: rebellionfestivals.com

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN CONFIRMED FOR MUSKELROCK
THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN is the first act to be confirmed for next summer's edition of the Muskelrock festival at Tyrolen somewhere outside Alvesta, Sweden. The festival date is May 30 to June 1, 2024.
More info: facebook.com/Muskelrock

NOVEMBER 2023

DARK FUNERAL TO PLAY IN GREECE
Swedish black metal veterans DARK FUNERAL are going to Athens, Greece for a show on Sunday, March 10, 2024.
darkfuneral.se

DEAD POLLYS TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS SINGLE
Swedish punk band DEAD POLLYS will release a Christmas song, "Xmas Evening", via Dammit Records Dam-nations Christmas issue on December 1. It will be available on CD from the band as well.
On December 14-16 DEAD POLLYS will do a couple of shows with English punk rock legends 999.
More info: facebook.com/deadpollys | facebook.com/DammitRecords

LASTKAJ 14 ANNOUNCE 2 NEW RECORDS AND SWEDISH TOUR DATES
Lastkaj at Sticky Fingers
Swedish trallpunk veterans LASTKAJ 14 will release 2 new records next year. First a EP during the spring, and then a full-length album in September. This will be followed by tour dates around Sweden during 2024.
More details: facebook.com/Lastkaj14

EX-THE DICTATORS GUITARIST SCOTT KEMPNER IS DEAD
Guitarist Scott Kempner, co-founder of New York punk rockers The DICTATORS and later DEL LORDS, has passed away. He was 69 years old, and died from complications related to early-onset dementia on November 29 in a nursing home in Connecticut.

THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES FINAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Captain Sensible at Pustervik
Bristish punk rock legends The DAMNED are going to Australia for the last time in the end of March 2024. They will do 5 shows. Tickets on sale December 7.
Dates: facebook.com/OfficialDamned

QUEEN CONCERT FILM "Queen Rock Montreal" COMING TO IMAX THEATERS
IMAX and Pathé Live in partnership with Mercury Studios and Queen Films announced today that, for the very first time, one of the world's biggest bands will perform on cinema's biggest screens with the global release of "Queen Rock Montreal", exclusively in IMAX beginning January 18, 2024. This exhilarating live concert from 1981 is a window into QUEEN in their most unalloyed form, giving audiences a larger-than-life, front-row immersive experience.
"Queen Rock Montreal" will be released in over 450 IMAX locations globally for 4 days beginning January 18. Participating territories include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico, to name a few.
For a list of theatres and to purchase tickets, visit: imax.com/queen

THE POGUES SINGER SHANE MacGOWAN IS DEAD
Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The POGUES, has passed away aged 65.
Shane had spent recent years in and out of hospital with various health issues, and had been in intensive care for the past few months.
instagram.com/p/C0RQDL8IICp/?img_index=1

QUIET RIOT ANNOUNCE RARE LONDON DATE
American hard rock legends QUIET RIOT will do a rare show in London, UK at O2 Academy Islington on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Tickets are already on sale.
planetrock.gigantic.com/quiet-riot-tickets/.... | facebook.com/quietriot

UGLY KID JOE TO SUPPORT SCORPIONS IN LAS VEGAS
UGLY KID JOE will be joining SCORPIONS for their "Love at First Sting Residency" in Las Vegas next April.
facebook.com/uglykidjoetheband | the-scorpions.com/tour

MICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCES JAPANESE TOUR
Mic with band at Sticky Fingers
Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe are going to Japan with his solo band in February 2024. He will do 4 shows in Tokyo (2 shows), Aichi and Osaka (almost sold out).
More details: facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

NEW SINGLE WITH SKID ROW
earMUSIC and SKID ROW has unleashed the music video for "Resurrected", the fifth single from the band's latest album, "The Gang's All Here".
youtu.be/nbecB3A0fnc?si=37ayILRjaCK8K-Og | skidrow.com

MILLENCOLIN ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR WITH NO FUN AT ALL AND SATANIC SURFERS
Millencolin at Liseberg
Swedish skate punk bands MILLENCOLIN, NO FUN AT ALL and SATANIC SURFERS will team up for a Swedish tour next spring.
The tour will begin in Karlstad on March 1, and will last until April 20 when they play in Trollhättan.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 1.
millencolin.com | facebook.com/nofunatallofficial | facebook.com/satanic.surfers.official

THE HELLACOPTERS TO RE-RELEASE "Grande Rock"
Nicke Andersson
25 years after its original release, Swedish action rock pioneers The HELLACOPTERS will re-release their third album, "Grande Rock", on February 16, 2024. This time as a double album. You will get both the 1999 original version (remastered) and also a completely new "Revisited" version on which they have added even more layers of rock.
Read more and pre-order: us19.campaign-archive.com/....
facebook.com/thehellacopters

GIRLSCHOOL ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ALCATRAZZ AND LILLIAN AXE
Girlschool
British female hard rock veterans GIRLSCHOOL are going to North America for the last full tour over there. It will be their first U.S. tour in over a decade, and special guests will be ALCATRZZ and LILLIAN AXE. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 1.
Tickets: tonedeaftouring.com/girlschool
More details: facebook.com/GirlschoolOfficial

BUZZCOCKS ARE COMING TO MEXICO AND USA
English punk rock veterans BUZZCOCKS are going to the States and Mexico in March 2024. The short tour will begin in Mexico City on March 9, and after that they go to the U.S. for 5 shows.
Presale tickets available on Thursday, November 30, and general sale on Friday, December 1. Special guests: MODERN ENGLISH, The REFLECTORS and The SEAGULLS.
Dates and ticket links: buzzcocks.com/events

Y&T ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA SHOWS
American hard rockers Y&T has added 2 shows in California to their 50th anniversary tour. These dates are:
July 19 - Ventura Music Hall, Ventura
July 20 - The Coach House Concert Hall, San Juan Capistrano
More tour dates at: yandtrocks.com

TOY DOLLS ANNOUNCE DUTCH TOUR DATES
British fun punk veterans The TOY DOLLS are going to Holland for 3 shows in mid-February 2024. They will also do some festival shows in the summer.
Founder and frontman Olga is also working on new songs for their next album.
More details: facebook.com/TheToyDollsOfficial

RUNNING WILD FRONTMAN WORKING ON NEW MATERIAL
Rock N Rolf (real name Rolf Kasparek), captain of German pirate heavy metal veterans RUNNING WILD, has started to write some new material for the band's next studio album, which will be released in 2024.
facebook.com/runningwildmusic

NEW SINGLE WITH OXIDIZE IN DECEMBER
Swedish melodic metal band OXIDIZE will release a new single, "To My Daughter", on December 12.
Pre-save: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/oxidize2/to-my-daughter
facebook.com/Oxidize.Sweden

PONTUS SNIBB'S WRECK OF BLUES ANNOUNCE SHORT SWEDISH TOUR
Swedish blues rockers Pontus Snibb's WRECK OF BLUES are going on a short 4-date tour in Sweden in the end of December. Most dates will be in southern Sweden.
Dates: facebook.com/blueswrecked

DOUBLE ALBUM WITH ZAKK SABBATH IN MARCH
ZAKK SABBATH - the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Robert "Blasko" Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE) - will release a new double album, "Doomed Forever Forever Doomed", on March 1, 2024. The set will contain ZAKK SABBATH's takes on the Birmingham Four's classic masterpieces "Paranoid" (1970) and "Master Of Reality" (1971).
Pre-order: lnk.spkr.media/doomed-forever
ZAKK SABBATH will embark on the "Tour Forever / Forever Tour" in December. Support on the trek, which will launch on December 5 in Sacramento, California and end on January 20, 2024 in Los Angeles, California, will come from The NATIVE HOWL.

METALLICA, SAXON AND ACCEPT CONFIRMED FOR HELLFEST
Wolf Hoffmann of Accept
METALLICA, SAXON, ACCEPT, Tom Morello, SODOM, CRADLE OF FILTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, The HAUNTED and DISMEMBER are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France.
Among the other confirmed acts are MEGADETH, DROPKICK MURPHYS, BABY METAL, GRAVEYARD, DARK TRANQUILLITY, STEEL PANTHER, BIOHAZARD, CLAWFINGER, FU MANCHU, NEBULA, SATYRICON, Bruce Dickinson, Yngwie Malmsteen, STRATOVARIUS, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, The INTERRUPTERS, NEKROMANTIX, TOTAL CHAOS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE etc. etc.
More info: hellfest.fr

NEW SINGLE WITH THE RODS
American heavy metal veterans The RODS has released a new single, "Shockwave". The song is taken off their upcoming album, "Rattle The Cage", which will be released on January 12, 2024 via Massacre Records.
Check out the single: youtu.be/HMfjkr5HOzE?si=Kel6kgFUPx1Jq2LM
Pre-order the album: therods.bfan.link/rattlethecage
therods.com

STEEL PANTHER, GRAVEYARD, HIGH ON FIRE, PRINS SVART, PRIMAL FEAR AND THE BABOON SHOW CONFIRMED FOR SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL
Mats Leven with Candlemass, nowadays in Prins SvartThe Baboons at Pustervik some years ago
Sweden Rock Festival have announced 18 new acts for next summer: FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, RIVAL SONS, STEEL PANTHER, GRAVEYARD, BEAST IN BLACK, GLORYHAMMER, THY ART IS MURDER, ICE NINE KILLS, PRIMAL FEAR, HIGH ON FIRE, Richie Kotzen, RIVERSIDE, The BABOON SHOW, MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEWOLFF, VICIOUS RUMORS, KEBNEKAJSE and PRINS SVART.
The festival takes place in Sölvesborg, Sweden on June 5-8. Confirmed since earlier are JUDAS PRIEST, Alice Cooper, PARKWAY DRIVE, AVANTASIA, Bruce Dickinson and ELECTRIC CALLBOY.
More info: swedenrock.com

KILLING JOKE GUITARIST GEORDIE IS DEAD
KILLING JOKE's guitarist Kevin "Geordie" Walker passed away at 6:30am on November 26 in Prague, Czech Republic after suffering a stroke. He was 64 years old.
facebook.com/killingjokeofficial

THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCES 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
British rock veterans The STRANGLERS will be playing a very special 50th anniversary show at Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire, UK on June 8, 2024 with BUZZCOCKS as special guests. Tickets are on general sale Friday, Decmeber 1.
thestranglers.co.uk

METALLICA TO PLAY IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR THE FIRST TIME
METALLICA will play its first-ever concert in Saudi Arabia next month.
The metal giants will headline the opening night of the 3-day Soundstorm festival in Riyadh on December 14.
mdlbeast.com | metallica.com

PERKELE AND KLAMYDIA TEAM UP FOR 2 FINNISH DATES
Perkele in their hometown
Swedish street punk veterans PERKELE will team up with Finnish punk rock legends KLAMYDIA for 2 shows in Finland in April 2024.
These dates are:
April 19 - Tammerfors
April 20 - Helsinki
facebook.com/Perkele1993 | instagram.com/klamydiaofficial

FRAGILE MOUNTAIN PUNK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MORE BANDS
Swedish punk festival Fragile Mountain have announced some new bands: FORCEFED HORSEHEAD, HÄRVERK, SØNDRA, TVÄRNITAD and ROT AWAY.
The festival takes place in Göteborg on August 1-3, 2024. Confirmed since earlier are CIVIL OLYDNAD, DART, GENÖME, MOUNTAINBIKE DEATH TIGERS, NEXØ, RAZORVOID, VÄNSTERNÄVEN, WARHAWK and ZOMBIEKRIG.
More info: fragilemountain.rocks

THE AVENGERS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
San Francisco punk veterans The AVENGERS are coming to Europe in April/May next year. Most of the dates will be in Germany, but there's also some dates in Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia and Austria.
I found the dates here: facebook.com/billigpeoplebooking

NEW SINGLES
PPL: "Takotsubo" (Swedish punk) - open.spotify.com/album/....
CARR JAM: "I've Had Enough (Into The Fire)" (KISS cover by Swedish all-star band) - youtu.be/8l38y3kO9-g?si=z40b8PUJK7zMn4Xy
PIRATE QUEEN: "Pirates From The Sea" (female pirate metal) - youtu.be/wdI388LjgnI?si=2UtEaSXvksiRE-zC

PAUL STANLEY HAVE THE FLU
KISS has canceled tonight's concert (Friday Nov. 24) in Knoxville, Tennessee because frontman Paul Stanley is still recovering from his flu.
The news of the Knoxville cancelation comes after KISS scrapped its November 21 show in Ottawa, Canada, and its November 22 concert in Toronto after Stanley fell ill.
2 days ago, Stanley said he had been battling the flu, causing the cancelation of KISS's final shows in Canada.
The canceled shows are not expected to be rescheduled, since KISS is planning to end its farewell tour in early December.
facebook.com/KISS

BOOK ABOUT CRASS NEXT SPRING
UK anarcho punk pioneers CRASS have announced that they will be releasing a book called "Crass - A Pictorial History". The book has been in the works for over 30 years and is 364 pages long. It will be out in late spring via Exitstencil Press.
Read more: instagram.com/crasswords

DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ANTI CIMEX TO BE RELEASED IN 2025
They have been working for years on a documentary about Swedish hardcore/punk legends ANTI CIMEX, and now it finally looks like it will be released in the spring of 2025.

NEW SINGLE WITH ACE FREHLEY NEXT WEEK
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will release "10,000 Volts", the title track of his recently completed new album, on Tuesday, November 28. The LP is tentatively due in February 2024 via MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music).
instagram.com/acefrehleyofficial

NEW ALBUM WITH LIONHEART IN FEBRUARY
Classic rock band LIONHEART - with current and former members of IRON MAIDEN, MSG, UFO, SHY etc. - will release a new album, "The Grace Of A Dragonfly", on February 23 through Metalville Records.
metalville.de | lionheartrock.com

THE POGUES LEGEND SHANE MACGOWAN IS AT HOSPITAL AGAIN
It seems like Shane MacGowan of The POGUES is in the hospital again in critical condition. Apparently, he has been in there for months, and need a machine to be able to breath, but hopes to be discharged by Christmas.
Last December Shane was diagnosed with viral encephalitis, a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that causes the brain to swell.

ANOTHER SINGLE WITH F.K.Ü. ON FRIDAY
F.K.U. at Henriksberg
Swedish horror thrash metallers F.K.Ü. will release another single, "The Spawning", from their upcoming album, "The Horror And The Metal". The single will be released on November 24, and the album on February 9.
Pre-save the single: ingrv.es/the-spawning-qog-9
facebook.com/moshoholics | despotz.se

SCORPIONS ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR
SCORPIONS have announced a tour in their homeland Germany in September 2024.
Dates and tickets: the-scorpions.com/tour

FIREWIND ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR
Greek power metal veterans FIREWIND will embark on a U.S. tour in April 2024. Support on the trek will come from EDGE OF PARADISE and IMMORTAL GUARDIAN.
FIREWIND will release its new studio album, "Stand United", on March 1, 2024 via AFM Records.
Tour dates: facebook.com/firewindofficial

NOFX ANNOUNCE FINAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR
American punk rock veterans NOFX have announced the Australian leg of their farewell tour. The band will play 2 shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The band will be playing 3 albums in full at each show. FRENZAL RHOMB, The BENNIES, VOIID, FLANGIPANIS, BODYJAR, CLOWNS, FEVER SHACK, SOMETHING SOMETHING EXPLOSION, and CHARLOTTE AND THE HARLOTS will be joining them.
Try instagram.com/nofx or facebook.com/NOFX for dates.

THUNDERMOTHER ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR WITH STRÖM
Filippa, queen and boss of Thundermother
Swedish all-female hard rock n roll band THUNDERMOTHER are going to celebrate their 15th anniversary with a Swedish tour in February/March 2024 with Swedish hard rockers STRÖM as support act. THUNDERMOTHER will also play in Copenhagen, Denmark during the tour, but without STRÖM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 24.
More details here: facebook.com/thundermother or facebook.com/TidenSjunger

DORO, JEAN BEAUVOIR AND VISIONS OF ATLANTIS CONFIRMED FOR TIME TO ROCK
DORO, Jean Beauvoir and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS have been confirmed for Time To Rock, which takes place in Knislinge, Sweden on July 5-8, 2024.
Confirmed since earlier are URIAH HEEP, PRETTY MAIDS, Michael Monroe, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, METAL CHURCH, Phil Campbell And The BASTARD SONS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, RAVEN, Kee Marcello, VANDENBERG, SATOR, EBBA GOLD, VELVET INSANE etc.
More info: timetorock.se

NEW ALBUM WITH SAXON IN JANUARY
Saxon at Scandinavium
SAXON will release a new album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", on January 19, 2024.
Check out the title track: youtu.be/UvJ1T_tGSBc
Pre-order: lnk.to/SaxonHellFireAndDamnation
saxon747.com

ROLLING STONES ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
The ROLLING STONES have announced a North American tour in 2024.
The tour will begin in Houston, TX on April 28, and will last until July 17 when they play in Santa Clara, CA.
Fan presale starts on Wednesday, November 29. General onsale begins on Friday, December 1.
Dates and tickets: rollingstones.com/tour

MEGADETH WILL CONTINUE WITH TEEMU MÄNTYSAARI AS GUITARIST
Dave Mustaine has confirmed that Teemu Mäntysaari (SMACKBOUND, WINTERSUN) will continue to play guitar for MEGADETH for the foreseeable future.
The MEGADETH leader addressed the band's current lineup one day after longtime MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro announced his decision to extend his absence from the group's touring activities.
megadeth.com

THE DAMNED ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
Captain Sensible with The Damned at Pustervik
English punk rock legends The DAMNED are going on a UK tour in December 2024 with a line-up featuring Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray. This will be the first time they perform together since 1989, and the band will perform songs from "The Black Album" and "Strawberries", as well as all the classics and some surprises.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 24.
Dates: facebook.com/OfficialDamned

STEVE IGNORANT BAND ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
STEVE IGNORANT BAND continue to perform CRASS songs, and have announced some new UK tour dates for 2024.
More info: facebook.com/steveignorantofficial

DISCHARGE POSTPONES LATIN AMERICAN TOUR TO 2024
Discharge at Sticky Fingers
Due to logistical issues, DISCHARGE's travel has been compromised and this makes it impossible for the d-beat legends to go to Latin America this December. But they are already working to get this rescheduled for the first half of 2024. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.
facebook.com/Dischargeofficial

KITTIE IS IN THE STUDIO
Canadian metal band KITTIE are apparently working on their new studio album with acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN, RISE AGAINST, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, SKID ROW, The DEFTONES).
instagram.com/siennastudiosnashville

KIKO LOUREIRO EXTENDS HIS ABSENCE FROM MEGADETH
MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has announced his decision to extend his absence from the band's touring activities.
Kiko, who revealed in September that he would sit out the next leg of MEGADETH's "Crush The World" tour in order to stay home with his children back in Finland, addressed his future plans in a social media post yesterday (Sunday, Nov. 19): instagram.com/kikoloureiro

ARCH ENEMY, IN FLAMES AND SOILWORK ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Mike Ammott with Arch Enemy a hundred years ago
ARCH ENEMY will team up with IN FLAMES for a European tour with SOILWORK as special guests. The "Rising From The North Tour 2024" will happen in October/November. Tickets go on sale November 24 (Pre-sale: Nov. 22). Grab yours via: archenemy.live

GBH ANNOUNCES SPANISH TOUR
British punk legends GBH are going to Spain for a tour in February and March 2024.
More info here: facebook.com/GBH.official

PANTERA AND DISTURBED TO HEADLINE KNOTFEST AUSTRALIA
PANTERA and DISTURBED will headline the 2024 edition of Knotfest Australia. Next year's festival, which will be held over 3 dates in March, will also feature LAMB OF GOD, HALESTORM, The HU, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, ESCAPE THE FATE, WAGE WAR, BRAND OF SACRIFICE and more.
Among the local acts who will appear at Knotfest Australia are THY ART IS MURDER, SPEED, WINDWAKER and KING PARROT.
Early Bird tickets for Knotfest Australia 2024 will be available on Tuesday, November 21. The general on-sale begins on Thursday, November 23 via the Knotfest Australia web site: knotfest.com/pages/australia
Knotfest Australia will take place on Thursday, March 21 at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, on Saturday, March 23 at Sydney's Centennial Park, and on Sunday, March 24 at Brisbane's Showgrounds.

AVSKUM AND HÅRDA TIDER CONFIRMED FOR PUNK ILLEGAL
Avskum a million years ago
AVSKUM, HÅRDA TIDER and HE LOST HIS IRO IN AN APOCALIPSTIX WORLD have been confirmed for the Punk Illegal festival, which happens at Hygget in Svartmyra, Sweden on July 12-13, 2024.
Confirmed since earlier are ASOCIAL, SJU SVÅRA ÅR and KOVAA RASVAA.
facebook.com/Punkillegalfestival

NAPALM DEATH ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
Napalm Death at Metaltown
Grind legends NAPALM DEATH are going on a European tour early next year with support from PIG DESTROYER (only March 3-9), PRIMITIVE MAN and WORMROT.
The tour starts on February 9 in Köln, Germany and will end in Liverpool, England on March 9.
You can find the dates here: facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath

MORE NEW SINGLES FOR THE WEEKEND
California hard rockers BUCKCHERRY have released a new holiday song called "Tell 'Em It's Christmas". The official lyric video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/P4zorODmoXk
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS have shared the official music video for the song "Whiskey Goes Good". The track is taken from the band's latest digital EP, "Mindsets", which came out in June on Jett's longtime independent record label Blackheart Records. The video can be seen here: youtu.be/yrTAgAH8YTg

NOFX ANNOUNCE FINAL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
American punk rock legends NOFX has announced their final tour dates in North America, which will be in 2024.
More details here: instagram.com/nofx

NEW CHRISTMAS SINGLE WITH TIGERTAILZ NEXT FRIDAY
British glam rock veterans TIGERTAILZ will release a new single/video, "A Little Bit Of Christmas", on November 24.
facebook.com/OfficialTigertailz

DRUMMER RAT SCABIES REUNITE WITH THE DAMNED
Captain Sensible with The Damned at Pustervik
Drum legend Rat Scabies has rejoined his old punk rock band The DAMNED for tours, festivals and more in 2024.
Read more: vivelerock.net/blogs/news-1/rats-back....
officialdamned.com

NEW SINGLE WITH GRAVE DIGGER IN JANUARY
German heavy metal veterans GRAVE DIGGER will release a new single, "The Grave Is Yours", on January 12, 2024. It will be released as a 7" vinyl, with a re-recoding of "Back To The Roots" on the b-side. And it will also be available for streaming and download.
Pre-order: bit.ly/grave_digger_the_grave_is_yours
grave-digger.de | roar.gr

NEW ALBUM WITH MASTER IN JANUARY
Old school death metal veterans MASTER will release a new album, "Saints Dispelled", on January 19, 2024 through Hammerheart Records. It will be available in several formats.
Pre-order and listen to the first single: master.lnk.to/saintsdispelled
hammerheart.com

SKID ROW VODKA AND RUM
Swedish company Brands For Fans will launch 2 SKID ROW related spirits: "Skid Row Midnight Vodka" and "Skid Row 18 and Life Ultra Premium Rum". Both will be available in many different countries.
For more info, go to: brandsforfans.com/skidrowspirits

MICHAEL MONROE ANNOUNCES FINNISH TOUR
Michael at Sticky Fingers
Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe are going on a tour in his homeland Finland next spring. The tour will last from April 12 to May 11.
Dates: facebook.com/michaelmonroeofficial

PURE STEEL RECORDS RECONSTRUCTES THE BUSINESS
Due to rising raw material prices, the effects of the pandemic and the current world situation, German hard rock and metal label Pure Steel Records have been forced to restructure its business. All new releases are put on hold until further notice.
Full statement (in German and English): facebook.com/puresteelrecords

SLAYER's "Show No Mercy" TO BE RE-RELEASED ON VINYL
Kerry King with Slayer at Lisebergshallen
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, "Show No Mercy" is the debut studio album by the American thrash metal masters SLAYER. The LP was initially released on December 3, 1983, by Metal Blade Records, who, in honor of "Show No Mercy"'s 40th anniversary, will be unleashing 2 unique pieces of vinyl for fans: a limited-edition "blood"-filled liquid vinyl (limited to 250 worldwide) and the "Show No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition)" vinyl set that includes a gold black dust LP mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes, a slipmat, poster, show flyers, signing card, and an LP booklet featuring the story of "Show No Mercy".
facebook.com/metalbladerecords | facebook.com/slayer

BON JOVI TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS SINGLE
BON JOVI will release a new original Christmas song, "Christmas Isn't Christmas", on November 17.
Pre-save: bonjovi.lnk.to/ChristmasIsntChristmasPs

BAD RELIGION, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, TOY DOLLS AND FEAR CONFIRMED FOR RUHRPOTT RODEO 2024
Bad Religion at Liseberg
Ruhrpott Rodeo 2024 is July 5-7 in Hünxe, Germany. Among the confirmed acts are BAD RELIGION, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, TOY DOLLS, FEAR, MILLENCOLIN, The CASUALTIES, MISCONDUCT, BOOZE & GLORY etc.
More info: ruhrpott-rodeo.de

DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR DATES
DEEP PURPLE have announced 3 shows in Germany in July 2024.
Dates: facebook.com/officialdeeppurple

NEW ALICE COOPER BOOK IN MAY 2024
Alice Cooper at Getaway Rock
Rufus Publications has announced the forthcoming release of "Starring Alice Cooper". This official 400-plus-page book has been 2 years in the making, and the project has been personally overseen by the iconic rock legend.
The book is available to pre-order from 3 p.m. U.K. time on November 17 from Rufus Publications and will ship at the end of May 2024. Pre-orders placed before the end of November 2023 will benefit from a 10% discount.
A trailer for the book can be viewed here: youtu.be/9BgI4PI8wZc
Pre-order: rufuspublications.com/rufusbooks/alicecooper

D-A-D TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY IN COPENHAGEN
D-A-D at Liseberg
Danish rock veterans D-A-D will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year with a concert at Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 1, 2024. Tickets go on sale November 20.
d-a-d.com

BRANT BJORK TRIO ANNOUNCES SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
American desert rockers BRANT BJORK TRIO are going to South America in March 2024.
Tickets: linktr.ee/brantbjorktrio

LEMMY COULD BE HONORED WITH STATUE IN HIS BIRTHPLACE
Motorhead at Way Out West
According to StokeOnTrentLive, a proposed statue of MOTÖRHEAD leader Lemmy could be built in his birthplace in the United Kingdom.
Lemmy was born Ian Kilmister in Burslem, one of the towns that is part of the city of Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, before he and his family moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme.

SAMMY HAGAR ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Sammy Hagar is embarking on the long-awaited "The Best Of All Worlds" 2024 North American tour. Hagar will be joined by rock heavyweights and longtime bandmates Michael Anthony (bass, backing vocals), Jason Bonham (drums) and guitar hero Joe Satriani. The 28-date tour features special guests LOVERBOY, and will commence on July 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida and will conclude on August 31 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, November 15. General on-sale begins Friday, November 17. For tickets and more details, go to: redrocker.com

MINDLESS SINNER PARTS WAYS WITH PURE STEEL RECORDS
Swedish heavy metal band MINDLESS SINNER has decided to part ways with German label Pure Steel Records.
The band is currently finishing their new album, and will hopefully find a new label soon.
facebook.com/mindlesssinnerofficial

FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR AND FESTIVAL
Flogging Molly
American Celtic punk rockers FLOGGING MOLLY have announced the "Road To Rebellion" U.S. winter tour in February/March 2024, leading up to the Shamrock Rebellion Festival. Special guests on the tour will be AMIGO THE DEVIL and GEN AND THE DEGENERATES. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, November 17 at: floggingmolly.com
Tickets for the festival are already on sale. Shamrock Rebellion Festival takes place in Silverado, CA on March 16 and Las Vegas, NV on March 17. Bands that will play are FLOGGING MOLLY, Frank Turner & The SLEEPING SOULS, BUZZCOCKS, FACE TO FACE, AMIGO THE DEVIL, NOBRO and GEN AND THE DEGENERATES.
More info: shamrockrebellion.com

NEW SINGLE WITH JUDAS PRIEST ON FRIDAY
JUDAS PRIEST will release "Trial By Fire", the second single from their upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield", on Friday, November 17. A teaser for the track is available here: twitter.com/i/status/1724110436939760022
"Invincible Shield" will arrive on March 8, 2024 via Sony Music. Pre-order: shop.judaspriest.com
The band have just announced a spring 2024 North American tour with special guest SABATON. The trek kicks off on April 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut, making stops in Reading, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Rosemont, Illinois; Washington, D.C. and more before wrapping up in Syracuse, New York at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview on May 22. Tickets will be available starting with an artist presale beginning on Wednesday, November 15. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning on Friday, November 17 at: judaspriestinvincibleshield.com

NOFX ANNOUNCE FINAL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
NOFX have announced their final European tour dates. The shows will take place in May and June 2024.
facebook.com/NOFX

JACK RUSSELL HAVE MADE AN ALBUM WITH TRACII GUNS
RUSSELL/GUNS marks the beginning of a fresh artistic partnership between 2 legendary figures of Los Angeles hard rock: Jack Russell (ex-GREAT WHITE) and Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS, accompanied by Johnny Martin, Shane Fitzgibbon and Alexandro Del Vecchio.
The pair have announced an upcoming new studio album, "Medusa", to be released January 12, 2024 via Frontiers Music Srl. To kick off the announcement is the first single, "Next In Line": youtu.be/iq4uyvivbyQ
frontiers.it

DIA PSALMA, MIMIKRY, LASTKAJ 14 AND ATTENTAT CONFIRMED FOR CLOSE-UP BÅTEN
Lastkaj 14Attentat
Close-Up Båten are going on a punk cruise on the Baltic Sea - Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia and back - on May 17-19, 2024. Confirmed artists are DIA PSALMA, MIMIKRY, LASTKAJ 14, ATTENTAT, SIR REG, PERKELE, PSYKBRYT, SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, SMÅJÄVLAFÖTTER, EPA, KARDINAL SYND, MISANTROPIC, SEKUNDERNA etc.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 15 at: https://se.tallink.com/closeup-punk
facebook.com/closeupmagazine

PANTERA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH LAMB OF GOD
PANTERA will return to the stage in February 2024 on the second leg of their North American headlining tour. The trek, which will commence on February 3 in Sunrise, Florida, runs through 14 cities, coming to a close on February 27 in Quebec City, Quebec. The band will again be joined by special guests LAMB OF GOD, with additional support acts to be announced in the weeks to come.
General on-sale will be Friday, November 17 at: pantera.com

HAWKWIND TO RELEASE 36TH STUDIO ALBUM IN APRIL
British space rock legends HAWKWIND are still around, and will release their 36th studio album, "Stories from Time and Space", in April 2024.
To coincide with the release, the band will do some spring tour dates the same month.
Tickets: seetickets.com/tour/hawkwind
facebook.com/HawkwindHQ

NARNIA HAVE ALREADY FOUND A NEW DRUMMER
As reported here yesterday (Nov. 10), Andreas "Habo" Johansson, drummer for Swedish melodic power metal veterans NARNIA, has decided to leave the band. Today (Nov. 11) the band announce his replacement, which is Anders Köllerfors (ALL FOR THE KING, Magnus Karlsson's FREE FALL, Allen/Olzon, Martin Simson's DESTROYER OF DEATH).
facebook.com/narniatheband

VENOM INC. PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Drummer Jeramie Kling (INHUMAN CONDITION, FORE) has decided to part ways with VENOM INC. due to logistical reasons.
facebook.com/KingofallKlings

NARNIA PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER
Andreas "Habo" Johansson, drummer for Swedish melodic power metal veterans NARNIA, has decided to leave the band. He has been a member of the band since 1997.
Statement: facebook.com/narniatheband

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE CONFIRMED FOR WAY OUT WEST
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have been confirmed for Way Out West, a festival at Slottsskogen in Göteborg, Sweden with mainly pop acts etc. The festival happens on August 8-10, 2024, and confirmed since earlier are PJ Harvey, FOO FIGHTERS and FRED AGAIN.
wayoutwest.se

NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT IMPERIET
Thastrom solo in Gothenburg
"Ett Hjärta Är Alltid Rött" is the name of a new documentary about Swedish rock band IMPERIET. The film will premiere in Swedish cinemas on January 19, 2024.
IMPERIET was formed when Swedish punk legends EBBA GRÖN split up in 1983, and existed until 1988. Frontman Joakim Thåström went on to a successful solo career, and is still recording and playing live once in a while.

LION'S SHARE RELEASES DAVID BOWIE COVER
Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has released a new single and video, "Life On Mars?", which is a David Bowie cover.
youtu.be/XOOeqTOyhto | lionsshare.org

DIMMU BORGIR RELEASES DEEP PURPLE COVER
Today (Nov. 9) Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR release their cover of the DEEP PURPLE track "Perfect Strangers", taken from the upcoming release "Inspiratio Profanus".
dimmuborgir.bfan.link/inspiratio-profanus.fpo | dimmu-borgir.com

MAYHEM TO CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY NEXT YEAR
2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM. To celebrate the occasion, an event will take place at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway on May 11, highlighted with a very special performance by the band.
Tickets on sale now at: thetruemayhem.com

SAXON TO SUPPORT JUDAS PRIEST IN SPAIN
Saxon at Scandinavium
SAXON will be special guests for JUDAS PRIEST, along with URIAH HEEP, on a few Spanish tour dates in June 2024. Tickets go on sale November 14.
Dates and ticket links: facebook.com/SaxonOfficial

ACCEPT, DOKKEN AND VANDENBERG CONFIRMED FOR SKOGSRÖJET
Wolf of Accept in Gothenburg many years ago
ACCEPT, Axel Rudi Pell, DOKKEN, VANDENBERG and ELECTRIC BOYS are the first to be confirmed for next summer's Skogsröjet festival. The festival will take place in Rejmyre, Sweden on August 1-3.
More info: skogsrojet.se
..and while we're talking about ACCEPT, they have just announced a South American tour in May 2024.
Dates can be found here: facebook.com/accepttheband

THE RODS SIGNS WITH MASSACRE RECORDS
American heavy metal veterans The RODS has signed with Massacre Records, and a new studio album, "Rattle The Cage", will be released on January 12, 2024.
The title track is now available as a first taste of the upcoming album.
Pre-order the album and listen to the single: therods.bfan.link/rattlethecage
therods.com

NEW ALBUM WITH HULKOFF IN DECEMBER
Hulkoff with Raubtier in Gothenburg
RAUBTIER frontman Pär Holkoff's solo band HULKOFF will release their 4th studio album, Hersir", on December 15.
HULKOFF is a folk metal band, and the first single (from the new album), "Bersekrk", is out now.
youtu.be/rmHnsR05Er0?si=ACd3L9B0_YA2qfeY

U.D.O. ANNOUNCES NEW DATES FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Udo in Gothenburg
German heavy metal veterans U.D.O. (with Udo Dirkschneider from ACCEPT) have announced new dates for their rescheduled North American tour. The tour will now happen in September/October 2024. Already bought tickets will stay valid for the new dates.
Dates and tickets: national-acts.com/UDO | udo-online.de

NEW DIGITAL EP WITH EX-EUROPE GUITARIST KEE MARCELLO
Kee unplugged at Bengans
Former EUROPE and EASY ACTION guitarist Kee Marcello will release a new 4-track EP on digital platforms this Friday, November 10.
facebook.com/keemarcello

THE BABOON SHOW TO RELEASE "Havana Sessions" ON VINYL
The Baboons at Pustervik some years ago
In 2015 Swedish punk/rock band The BABOON SHOW went back to play in Cuba for the 4th time, and they also recorded some of its favourite The BABOON SHOW songs together with Cuban musicians. This resulted in an album called "Havana Sessions". Now they will release the album on vinyl on December 15.
"Havana Sessions" was originally released on CD, and in a bundle together with the album "The World Is Bigger Than You".
Pre-order links can be found here: facebook.com/thebaboonshow

QUEENSRŸCHE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH ARMORED SAINT
The Queens at Tradgarn in Gotheburg many years ago
QUEENSRŸCHE have announced a North American tour, with direct support from ARMORED SAINT, where QUEENSRŸCHE will play both the first self titled EP and the debut album, "The Warning", in its entirety.
The tour will start in Houston, TX on March 22, and will last until May 12.
More info: facebook.com/QueensrycheOfficial or facebook.com/thearmoredsaint

MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, JUDAS PRIEST, KERRY KING AND ANTHRAX CONFIRMED FOR WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE
Welcome To Rockville returns to Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida to kick off the festival season on May 9-12, 2024. Among the confirmed acts are FOO FIGHTERS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JUDAS PRIEST, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, PRIMUS, ANTHRAX, Kerry King, IN FLAMES, L7, KITTIE, Sebastian Bach, SOULFLY and many more.
More info and tickets: welcometorockville.com

MUNICIPAL WASTE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
American thrash metallers MUNICIPAL WASTE are kicking off 2024 with a bang with their "Brainsqueeze Tour" with GHOUL, NECROT and DEAD HEAT. The 24-day trek will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the band's seminal studio album "Waste 'Em All".
"Brainsqueeze Tour" will kick off on February 15 in Washington, D.C. and will travel north, crossing into Canada playing Montreal and London, before heading west to Denver and Los Angeles and making its way back to Virginia for a epic hometown anniversary show on March 16.
Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, November 10.
Dates and tickets: municipalwaste.net

NEW SINGLE/VIDEO WITH BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT share the live video of "Screams", taken from their upcoming album "50th Anniversary Live - First Night", set for release on December 8 through Frontiers Music Srl.
youtube.com/watch?v=sJjz3xxSHfA | facebook.com/blueoystercult | frontiers.it

SLAYER GUITARIST KERRY KING HINTS AT 2024 DEBUT OF HIS NEW PROJECT
Kerry King with Slayer at Lisebergshallen
SLAYER guitarist Kerry King has hinted that his long-awaited new project will finally arrive in 2024.
The new project is expected to sound a lot like his former band.
facebook.com/KerryKingOfficial

Y&T ANNOUNCES EURO/UK TOUR
American hard rock veterans Y&T will take their 50-year anniversary to Europe and the UK next year. The tour will begin in Europe in October 2024, and will continue in the UK in the end of October/early November.
Dates and tickets: yandtrocks.com

CHUGGER PARTS WAYS WITH BASSIST
Swedish groove metal band CHUGGER has parted ways with their bassist Larza.
Read more: facebook.com/chuggerband

THE BOYS ANNOUNCES SWEDISH TOUR
The Boys at Liseberg
English punk rock legends The BOYS are coming to Sweden for a little tour in March 2024.
Dates: facebook.com/THEBOYSUK

THE DWARVES CONFIRMED FOR REBELLION 2024
The DWARVES have been confirmed for the British punk festival Rebellion 2024, which happens at Winter Gardens in Blackpool on August 1-4.
Confirmed since earlier are The STRANGLERS, COCK SPARRER, SHAM 69, COCKNEY REJECTS, Steve Ignorant, UK SUBS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, G.B.H., CONFLICT, The SWEET, Handsome Dick Manitoba, The CASUALTIES, STRUNG OUT, INFA RIOT, The OUTCASTS etc.
More info: rebellionfestivals.com

BRUCE DICKINSON ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR
IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson are going on a European solo tour next year.
The tour will begin in the UK in May, and will last until July. Tickets on sale from Friday, November 10.
Dates: facebook.com/ironmaiden
The first single, "Afterglow Of Ragnarok", from Bruce's upcoming solo album, "The Mandrake Project", will be released on December 1.
More details regarding "The Mandrake Project" will be revealed when Dickinson appears as the keynote speaker on the opening day of CCXP23, Brazil's huge Comic-Con event in Sao Paulo, on November 30.

POWERWOLF ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR WITH HAMMERFALL
German power metal band POWERWOLF have announced their biggest headline tour to date, with concerts taking place at the biggest arenas in Europe featuring an unprecedented production. A total of 16 shows have been announced, including stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Prague and Vienna.
POWERWOLF will be accompanied by Swedish heavy metal legends HAMMERFALL as special guests, and the scene's rising stars WIND ROSE will provide additional support.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 10.
Dates and tickets: powerwolf.net

OWNER OF RAINBOW BAR & GRILL AND WHISKY A GO GO IS DEAD
Mikeal Maglieri, owner of the Hollywood's Sunset Strip fixtures Rainbow Bar & Grill and Whisky A Go Go, passed away on Sunday, November 5, reportedly of a heart attack. He was 73 years old.
Mikeal was the son of original Whisky and Rainbow owner Mario Maglieri, who died in May 2017. He was 93.

HEAVY LOAD AND GRAVE DIGGER CONFIRMED FOR KEEP IT TRUE XXIV
HEAVY LOAD, GRAVE DIGGER, I AM MORBID, HÄLLAS, VENGEANCE, STORMWITCH, TYRANT etc. have been confirmed for the Keep It True XXIV festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany on April 26-27, 2024.
More info: keep-it-true.de

ATTENTAT CONFIRMED FOR PUNKEN ÄR VÅR
Attentat at Liseberg
ATTENTAT, ETT DÖDENS MASKINERI and SYNDROMET have been confirmed for the Punken Är Vår festival at Pipeline in Sundsvall, Sweden on April 12-13, 2024.
Confirmed since earlier are KÖTTGROTTORNA, SLUTSTATION TJERNOBYL, FABRIKEN, SMÅJÄVLAFÖTTER etc.
More info: facebook.com/events/293241556921837

SLIPKNOT PARTS WAYS WITH DRUMMER JAY WEINBERG
SLIPKNOT has parted ways with longtime drummer Jay Weinberg.
SLIPKNOT's social media post announcing Jay's departure has been removed from all of the band's official platforms. However, the announcement can still be found on SLIPKNOT's web site: slipknot1.com/posts/2023/4956

NEW SINGLE WITH SPARZANZA IN THE END OF THE MONTH
Sparzanza at Liseberg
Swedish metal band SPARZANZA will return with a new single, "Bad Motherfucker", on November 23.
It's 6 years since their latest studio album, "Announcing The End", was released.
Pre-save the single: ingrv.es/bad-motherfucker-h2m-2
sparzanza.com | linktr.ee/despotzrecords

ALBUM WITH JELLO BIAFRA AND D.O.A. TO BE RE-RELEASED NEXT YEAR
In 1989, Jello Biafra and D.O.A. released "Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors". The album has been out of print for about 20 years. But now Alternative Tentacles have announced that they have re-mastered the album from the original tapes, and the new version will be out in February 2024.
You can pre-listen here: jellobiafrawithdoa.bandcamp.com/....

SCORPIONS TO CELEBRATE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF "Love At First Sting" IN LAS VEGAS
SCORPIONS are returning to the Las Vegas Strip in 2024 with a brand new exclusive headlining residency show in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their iconic album "Love At First Sting", performing the album plus all of their biggest hits.
"Scorpions - Love at First Sting Las Vegas" kicks off on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and will last until May 3. Presale begins on Monday, November 6. Public on sale begins Friday, November 10.
Tickets and dates: ticketmaster.com/scorpionsvegas | the-scorpions.com

BUZZCOCKS ANNOUNCES GERMAN TOUR DATES
British punk rock legends BUZZCOCKS are going to Germany in April 2024 for 4 shows.
These dates are:
April 11 - Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund
April 12 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt
April 13 - Huxleys, Berlin
April 14 - Knust, Hamburg
facebook.com/buzzcocksofficial

GREEN DAY ANNOUNCES GLOBAL STADIUM TOUR
GREEN DAY have shared details on their massive 2024 global stadium tour, with support from acts like The SMASHING PUMPKINS, RANCID and The LINDA LINDAS in North America and NOTHING BUT THIEVES, The HIVES, DONOTS, The INTERRUPTERS and MAID OF ACE in Europe.
"The Saviors Tour" kicks off with the European run on May 30 in Monte De Gozo, Spain and travels through France, Germany and Italy, before reaching the U.K., including a huge London show at the legendary Wembley Stadium on June 29. The North American run begins shortly after on July 29 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. and makes 27 stops across North America before wrapping up in San Diego, California at Petco Park on September 28.
For more information, visit: greenday.com

SOLO ALBUM WITH THE DAHMERS FRONTMAN IN THE END OF NOVEMBER
The Dahmers in Boras
NO TEARS, a solo project with Christoffer "Stoffe" Karlsson from Swedish horror rockers The DAHMERS, will release its debut album, "Heart Shaped Eyes", on November 24 via Luftslott Records.
NO TEARS is a power pop/punk rock band.
luftslottrecords.com | open.spotify.com/artist/....

ANUBIS SIGNS WITH M-THEORY AUDIO
L.A. power/thrash metal band ANUBIS have signed with M-Theory Audio. And today (Nov. 2) they release the first single, "Devour", from their upcoming full-length debut (more info about that later).
youtu.be/-xNIBaPbds8 | facebook.com/AnubisBandOfficial | m-theoryaudio.com

ACE FREHLEY PLAN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN FEBRUARY
In an interview with Jeff Napier of Nuvo, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discussed his recently completed new album, "10,000 Volts", which is tentatively due in February 2024 via MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music).
Check out the interview: nuvo.net/music/....

ANGEL WITCH AND ONSLAUGHT CONFIRMED FOR BLAST FROM THE PAST
ANGEL WITCH, ONSLAUGHT, EXUMER and WITCHFYNDE are some of the confirmed bands for the Blast From The Past festival, set to take place at the Kubox Hall in Kuurne, Belgium on December 2.
More info: facebook.com/events/464797579020245 | bftpfestival.com

NEW ALBUM WITH FEAR ON FRIDAY
L.A. punk veterans FEAR will release a new album, "For Right And Order", this Friday, November 3.
More info: facebook.com/FEARtheband


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