The New Wave of Hair Metal - Weekend News Report ( Jan.13th, 2018 )
To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome once again to the Weekend News Report, and welcome once again to the readers of hairbandheaven.rocks! We've got another action packed week of modern hair metal madness with media outlets taking their readers poll on the best of 2017.
Sleaze Roxx are doing their Top 20 album's of 2017. Message or email "Mr. Sleaze" himself, Olivier, with your top pick. We are also in the midst of our 2017 readers poll. The voting card is pinned to the top of our page. You can vote in five different categories. The voting will end at 8:00 pm (US, eastern standard time zone) on Monday, January 15th. So hurry up and get your votes in!
🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 hit this week with a brand new video for the song "People Like Us". This is the second music video released from their up coming album "Carnival Days" due out on February 23rd. This makes it three overall tracks we've heard off of this album (the title track was released as a single only in December), and I'm already impressed with this album. The media uses terms like "sophmore jinx" when band's put out a killer debut album and the second album comes out flat. Not in this case. These song's are sounding even better! The production is solid! The quality is far superior when compared to the debut. Pre-order this album immediately. While you're waiting for February 23rd, watch their new video "People Like Us" below.
🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 are set to hit the road again for the Ruff Justice '18 tour! The first stop is Linkoping at the Palatset on January 27th. Crazy Lixx are bound and determined to hit all of the corners of the world with this tour that is now in it's second year! They'll be hitting the USA in May for the Melodic Rock Fest on the 4th. Tickets are available HERE
🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷 are back in the news!!! After taking most of 2017 off to rest after the big year of 2016, the Paris Powerhouses are going to be blasting up the road this March with these dates:
🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 have announced that they'll be performing their "Feel The Steel" album in it's entirety at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday, January 22nd. For their fans in Dublin, you can catch them at the Academy on the 18th.
🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 have sent their debut album in to be mixed. The process is moving along extremely well. They also reported that they are playing the Wildfest in Belgium on April 21st! They are the final band to be added to the star studded line up of 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻, 🇸🇪Confess🇸🇪, 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪, 🇸🇪Bulletrain🇸🇪, 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪, and the Emporers Of Decay. Speaking of 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻, they will be playing the culture palace "Aurora" on Tuesday January 16th.
🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 have a playlist on Spotify for modern sleaze. Martin is asking what is missing on it so he can add it to the list. Comment on the correct post and let him know. CLICK HERE
The month of January has saw the return of interviews. We talked with Chris Damien Doll of the 🇳🇴SUiCiDE BOMBERS🇳🇴, Kayth from 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹, and Shawn Charvette from 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧. You can go to our photo album titled "Interviews" to read them, as well as older interviews as well. For bands who are interested in being interviewed, please message the page to set one up.
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 have a video post of lead guitar wizard, Dakota Denman, showing off some hot licks for their up coming debut album with infamous producer, Michael Wagener.
🇺🇸Leathurbitch🇺🇸 have the cover of their EP finished and they are getting ready to release their music.
🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 played a rockin' show at the Bowery Ballroom on the 10th.
Northern Europe (Nordic & Baltic):
🇸🇪Aerodyne🇸🇪 have a new lyric videofor the song "We All Live A Lie".
🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 will be playing on January 26th in Malmo at the Kulturbolaget with SuperCharger. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 have more "You can't kill my rock n' roll" jackets back in stock. If you missed your chance to grab one during Christmas, you can get one now. But hurry up! They will sell fast.
🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 will be playing the Club Quattro on the weekend of February 17 & 18. 🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 frontman, Olli Herman, is already thinking "Spring". He went out to his garbage and posted pictures of him with his Harley chopper "Penelope". 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 have a "sick bundle" at the cruzstore.com. It contains a signed copy of the Bad Blood Rising CD, and a tour t-shirt to go with that. 🇫🇮Serpico🇫🇮 posted that they have something new & fresh coming on January 23rd. Could it be the release date of their new album "Rock Tattoo"??? We'll keep you posted. One of the interviews 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 did last November will be shown on Masa Ito’s Rock TV in Japan this weekend.
Mediterranean & Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 are on Bandcamp now. So if you want to purchase their music online and digital, you can do it there. They are also working on making their music available on Spotify, and Deezer. https://dizzyfox.bandcamp.com/releases 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 are gearing up for the studio to record their album. They made a big splash in December with their video/single "A Million Faces". 🇩🇪Night Lazer🇩🇪 are playing tonight, but I can't get a good translation as to where.
🇩🇪Pussy Sisster🇩🇪 has a video post of news. Unfortunately I don't speak German, so I have no clue as to what they are saying. But I do know they have some summer festivals planned.
🇫🇷Rakel Traxx🇫🇷 are playing tonight in France at the Sectet Place (home of underground rock). 🇮🇹Reckless🇮🇹 are playing at the Hells Angels MC in Vecenza tonight. 🇫🇷Sadhayena🇫🇷 will be playing with The Blast Wave and Scandal Crash on January 27th at Le Marquis de Sade. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 are getting set to light 2018 on fire! The new album will be coming, and a new tour...look out Belguim, they're planning on coming your way! 🇩🇪Street Hawk🇩🇪 are still searching for a new singer.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 lead guitarist, Wallis, has finished all of his solo's on the new album. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 will invade Athens, Greece next week! They'll be releasing their third single and lyric video for "One Step Away" on Monday, January 15th. 🇬🇧Nasty High🇬🇧 have a UK tour coming. They have a slew of dates posted on their page.
Australia, and New Zealand:
🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 will be playing their first show of 2018 at the Village Green Hotel on January 25th with KISStroyer.
🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 have a deal going on. Grab a copy of their last EP, "Dirty" on cd for AU$10 from their online store and they'll throw in a copy of their garage EP, "Two Steps To Oblivion" for free!
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 will be playing their first show of 2018 on January 26th at the Manifesto Bar for the Glam Nation party.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇮🇳Girish And The Chronicles🇮🇳 are playing at the Sikkim Red Panda winter carnival on January 17th. 🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 L.A. Cobra will be at the Aandklas Hatfield in Pretoria, on Saturday January 27th. The band has a lot of merch for sale, so be sure to pick some up.
Video of the week (January 7 - January 13 ):
🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 - Fairytale
That is all of the news I have for this week. As always, forgive me if I forgot to mention anything. And if anything new pops up we'll do our best to share it.
Keep the hairspray coming, and crank the guitars to 11!!!
The New Wave Of Hair Metal team:
Tom - Senior Admin/art director/Weekend News reporter
Tim - Assistant Admin/Instagram manager
Abishen - Video Jockey (VJ)/Admin/album critic
Pictured: 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮, 🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪, 🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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