January 27, 2018
To the NWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome once again to the Weekend News Report. It was another action packed week in the genre of modern hair metal. You'll be reading about all sorts of new video's coming, new festivals, and of course the wild events of this week. But first we begin with the big news from Martin Sweet of 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪. He and his wife welcomed another member to their family on the 20th. Daughter Julia made it into this world a healthy baby. We congratulate the Sweet family.
🇸🇪Confess🇸🇪 released their new video for the single "Strange Kind Of Affection" yesterday. I've been waiting for almost a year to watch it and the final product is awesome!
Another look out will be 🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴. They are releasing a video for "#1 Bad Boy" on February 1st. We'll be sharing it once it becomes available to the general public.
🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 announced that they'll be playing with the legendary Skid Row in May. They were also live on Facebook earlier today in what looks to be a shooting of a new video.
🇮🇹17Crash🇮🇹 have posted the artwork for their up coming album "Hit The Prey".
The track list of the album is:
3 Can't Touch
4 Don't You Break My Life
5 Out Of It
6 Rum All Night
7 Scream My Name
8 In The Eyes Of A Woman
9 Brighter Day
10 Dead City
11 Hit The Prey
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
Assistant Admin Tim had an interview posted this week with 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 lead guitarist, Mark Janz. 🇺🇸Leathurbitch🇺🇸 are playing their first show of 2018 tonight at the Highline Bar, Seattle WA with Substratum, R.I.P., Weaponlord, and Iron Nightingale. 🇨🇦Rusted🇨🇦 have shot a new music video that will be out soon. 🇺🇸Salems Lott🇺🇸 are #1 on the Amazon hard rock charts with the pre-orders of the full length of "Mask Of Morality". 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 will be playing at the M Pre-Party at Sonoma's bar & grill on March 3rd. They'll be a line up of bands including 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸! Don't miss this show. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 are still on their "2018 Lower The Bar" tour. They were in the UK all week long, and they'll be in France on the 28th at the L'Olympia.
🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 spent last weekend at the KISS Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, where they presented their new stage outfits.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Blackout Express🇸🇪 now have a Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ExpressBlackout🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 are playing their first show of 2018 tonight in Linkoping! 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 were live on stage in Vasby for the last night of this leg of the tour. 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 will be playing the Helge a festival in July along with Dragonforce.
🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 were in Portugal last night for the time ever to perform at the Cascais Rock Festival.
🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 have a limited edition yellow vinyl version available for Bad Blood Rising.
🇫🇮Serpico🇫🇮 released their new video for the song "Lightning Thunder Baby".
🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 hit the Hard Rock Cafe's of Copenhagen and Stockholm this weekend for acoustic shows at both. 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 will be at the 45 Special on Feb 9th, and in Hullu Porock at the Hullu Poro Arena on Feb 10th. 🇸🇪Trench Dogs🇸🇪 will be playing at the 14th anniversary of Paunchy Cats in Germany on April 28th.
Tickets are now available for all of the up coming 🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷 tour dates in March. 🇨🇭HAIRDRYER🇨🇭 are playing with AC/DC tribute band "Whole Lotta/DC" tonight.
🇩🇪Kissin' Dynamite🇩🇪 lead guitarist, Ande Braun, celebrated his birthday on the 26th. We hope it rocked, dude! 🇩🇪Night Lazer🇩🇪 played with the Scumdogz last night in Hanover. 🇫🇷Sadhayena🇫🇷 will be opening for Hell In The Club on their May tour. 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 will be playing the Metal Crash 2018 festival on October 6th in Deutschland. 🇩🇪Street Hawk🇩🇪 still haven't found a new vocalist yet. If any of you long haired wild frontmen are looking to join a band, get in contact with them. 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪 bassist, Stevie Dee, is celebrating his birthday today. The band has added a mini-tour of Germany to their 2018 tour dates.
🇵🇹Affaire🇵🇹 are excited to announce they'll be playing the 25th edition of the Hard Metal Fest in Portugal in 2019. They'll be sharing the stage with Grim Reaper. 🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 have a new video for the song "Friendzoned" coming out soon. 🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 have released a new single titled "The Only Way Is Down". 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 will hit the road in May as they tour Germany, France, and Belgium. Check listings for date and venue. 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹 have been getting airplay on Radio Melegnano. 🇮🇹Reckless🇮🇹 are getting set to unleash new material in 2018. 🇮🇹Sandness🇮🇹 will be releasing their new video soon. Once a date is announced we'll share the information. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 had the 57th most played track on Hard Rock Hell Radio in 2017 with "Believe In Me". Catch them on stage on February 23rd at the Rock N' Roll Club in Rho, Italy.
🇪🇸Street Vipers🇪🇸 will announce new dates coming soon. 🇮🇹When Venus Weaps🇮🇹 will have a new video out soon, I'm guessing some time in February.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 are back in action on February 2nd at the Rokkafejnica in Latvia. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 frontman, Peter Duff, did an interview with Assistant Admin Tim this week as well. Be sure to read it if you haven't yet.(Click HERE)
You "might" be hearing some new music by the 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 in 2018. Stick with us for more information. 🇨🇿Sleaxy RoXxX🇨🇿 will be at the District 6 on May 16th. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 played at the Glastonberry last night with🇷🇺Wild Child🇷🇺.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 will be playing at the Old Courts in Wigan on May 4th. The show almost sold out in 9 hours. Don't forget to check out their latest video "Freak Show". 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 will be at the Nightclub Kolis in London on February 17th. 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 announced that their up coming album "Cold Star Dancer" will be released on vinyl as well.
They take longer to make than cd's, so it'll be out after that is released. But you can pre-order it now. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 made Amazon' Choice for album's in this genre for their self titled debut. Great job, dude's! 🇬🇧Nasty High🇬🇧 will kick off their tour on February 9th at the Club Eleven. 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 have a May tour planned. Go to their page for dates.
Australia, and New Zealand:
🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 played their first show of the year last weekend at the Rockstar bar in Victoria. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 played their first show of 2018 on Australia Day Eve on the 25th with KISStroyer. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 added another date to their "This Side Of Hell" tour. They'll be at the KISS lounge in Mexico on the 21st.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 are live at the Manifesto bar tonight for the Glamnation party. 🇧🇷Tales From The Porn🇧🇷 have a limited supply of cd's signed by Stevie Rachelle for $50.00. You also get a button with it.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 are live tonight at the Aandklas Hatfield in Pretoria. You can catch them next at the Rumours Rock City on February 2nd.
Video of the week (January 21 - January 27):🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 - Perfect Deal
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: Martin Sweet (🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪), 🇸🇪Confess🇸🇪, 🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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