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THE NOMADS announce summer shows
Swedish garage rock veterans THE NOMADS will do the following shows in Sweden this summer:
June 15 - This Is Hultsfred, Hultsfred
June 29 - Saliga Munken, Norrköping
July 13 - Tivolirock, Kristianstad
July 26 - Storsjöyran, Östersund
August 3 - Uport Festival, Ulricehamn
August 12 - S/S Blidösund, Stockholm
British punk legends form new band with a Swede
There's a new all-star power pop band called THE CRUNCH, and the members are well-known British punks like Terry Chimes (THE CLASH) on drums for the first time in 20 years, Mick Geggus (COCKNEY REJECTS) on guitar and Dave Tregunna (SHAM 69) on bass. Vocalist is Swedish rocker Sulo (DIAMOND DOGS).
Their first single, "Down By The Border", can now be viewed on YouTube. It will be released as a 7" single on June 3 by Legal Records.
The first show for the band will take place at The Garage in London, UK on June 5.
ANATOMI-71 confirmed for Punk Illegal 2013
The first acts for the Punk Illegal 2013 mini festival has been announced. Among the bands are ANATOMI-71, AGRIMONIA, INSIDIOUS PROCESS, KORSFÄST, FÖDD I FARSTUN etc. More to be announced soon..
The festival will be at 128 (A) (formerly known as Härden) in Göteborg, Sweden on June 28-29.
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/370553006384049/?fref=ts
Jeff Hanneman memorial celebration to be held in LA
The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-in basis (subject to venue capacity). All ages are welcome, and paid parking will be available around the venue.
TIGERTAILZ recording new EP
U.K. glam metal legends TIGERTAILZ will entered the studio this weekend to start work on songs for a new EP. The recording sessions will last through June and July for a tentative October/November release. A European tour will follow.
THE POGUES' guitarist diagnosed with cancer
Phil Chevron (THE POGUES, THE RADIATORS FROM SPACE) has been diagnosed with cancer again, reports Louder Than War.
The 55-year old guitarist, who previously fought esophageal cancer between 2007 and 2011, has been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck. The cancer is now inoperable due to the high risk of stroke or worse. Chevron has confirmed that "this time the cancer is lethal."
Documentary about Duff McKagan in the works
Duff McKagan is going to release a documentary called "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)". This will use a combination of new footage and archive material to tell the story of his time with GUNS N' ROSES, the split from that band and what has happened since. This is based on Duff's autobiography of the same title.
RAVEN to release DVD
Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN will release "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey" 2-disc DVD as a digipak via SPV/Steamhammer on the following dates:
Germany: June 21
Europe: June 24
USA/Canada: July 2
The effort contains 4 hours and 30 minutes of concert footage from around the world, in the studio, backstage, interviews with the band, the fans, musicians and producer.
THE QUIREBOYS to release new album
U.K. rockers THE QUIREBOYS will release their seventh studio album, "Beautiful Curse", on June 24 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. A single, "Too Much Of A Good Thing", will precede the full-length CD on May 15.
MASTER signs with FDA Rekotz
Death metal pioneers MASTER have inked a deal with German extreme music label FDA Rekotz for the band's landmark 12th full-length album, which is scheduled for a late September release.
WATAIN announce first single from new album
The first single from Swedish black metallers WATAIN's new album, "The Wild Hunt", will be a song called "All That May Bleed". Side B will be a track called "Play with the Devil", originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988, in WATAIN's hometown Uppsala. Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar in WATAIN's version.
The single will be out in the following formats: Black 7" vinyl – limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, Red 7" vinyl with sticker (only available from www.wolfwear.net) limited to 500 copies worldwide, 7" Picture disc limited to 500 copies worldwide available from www.cmdistro.com and www.wolfwear.net and Digital Download.
Release dates for the 7" verisons are:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Finland / Norway and worldwide through www.cmdistro.com and www.wolfwear.net: Friday, June 21, 2013
UK / Benelux / France / Poland: Monday, June 24, 2013
USA / Spain: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sweden: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Release dates fir the digital version are:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Finland / Norway / Italy / Australia / New Zealand: Friday, June 21, 2013
UK: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Benelux / France / Greece / Denmark / Portugal / rest of Europe: Monday, June 24, 2013
USA / Spain: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sweden / Hungary: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
SATYRICON To Perform With Norwegian National Opera Chorus
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will perform with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus on September 8 at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway.
New album with HAVOK
Candlelight Records has set a June 25 North American release date for "Unnatural Selection", the new album from
Denver thrashers HAVOK.
"Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death", the first single from "Unnatural Selection", will hit Loud Rock/Metal radio on
Jeff Hanneman's cause of death confirmed
It's now been officially confirmed that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on May 2 from alcohol related cirrhosis
of the liver. But he wasn't about to undergo a liver transplant when he died, despite rumours to the contrary.
European and North American release date for WHITESNAKE's new live album announced
Frontiers Records will release WHITESNAKE's "Made In Britain/The World Record" in Europe on July 5 and in North America on July 9. The album will be released in Japan on June 19 via Ward Records.
CANDLEMASS mainman got a new project
Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, is currently recording a full-length album with his new project AVATARIUM.
Guitars will be played by Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY), Lasse Sköld (TIAMAT) will handle the drums and singer Jennie-Ann Smith take care of the vocals.
STRYPER announce title of new album
Christian hard rockers STRYPER have set "No More Hell To Pay" as the title of their new studio album, due this fall via Frontiers Records.
KING KOBRA to release new album
Frontiers Records will release melodic hard rockers KING KOBRA's new studio album, "II", on July 5 in Europe and July 9 in North America.
DIO tribute band LAST IN LINE announce first tour dates
Former DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed in April 2012 that he is planning to join forces with three other original DIO members to play "some gigs" that will see the musicians performing material from the early DIO records that Campbell appeared on. Dubbed LAST IN LINE, Campbell, Vinny Appice (drums), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Claude Schnell (keyboards) will be accompanied by singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB.
The first confirmed LAST IN LINE tour dates are:
August 02 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
August 08 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Limelight
August 09 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cat House
August 10 - Derbyshire, England - Catton Park - Bloodstock Open Air
August 11 - London, England - O2 Academy Islington
ICED EARTH parts ways with drummer
North American heavy metal veterans ICED EARTH have parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for "personal family reasons." His replacement, Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE), will join the group on the road starting this summer.
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GHOST at Getaway Rock in Gävle, Sweden on July 7, 2011
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