The New Wave of Hair Metal - Weekend News Report ( 2 -17 -18 )
February 17, 2018
To the NWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome once again to the Weekend News Report. It's been a BLAZING HOT February! So hot that the snow is practically melting outside! And if you live in an area where it doesn't snow, then get inside and crank the air conditioner up because the heat will melt the paint off of your house!
This week the flames were firing even hotter as a pile of new video/singles were released. Video's from:
🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 - Best Of The Broken
🇮🇹17 Crash🇮🇹 - Can't Touch
🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 - Stuck Under You
Damon Kelly 🇺🇸Love N' Revenge🇺🇸 featuring Shalaine Mezzo - FAME (David Bowie cover)
And singles from:
🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 - Fire Running Through Our Veins
🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 - The Crown
This brings the month of February up to 11 video/singles so far with previous video's from:
🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴 - #1 Bad Boy
🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 - Friendzoned
🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 - Poetic Justice
🇦🇷Gunner🇦🇷 - One Look (unplugged)
But wait, there's MORE! Three more video/singles will be dropping next week on these dates from:
***Tuesday*** 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 - Raise Hell (lyric video)
***Wednesday*** 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 - Wrong Side Of The Track's (Out In Beverly Hill's)
***Friday*** 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 - Bring The House Down
And that is what is confirmed. You never know who might sneak in with one. February is set to be the largest countdown we've had yet. Be sure to be here on March 1st to vote.
The legendary 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 song "Generation Wild" has been streamed over 3,000,000 times on Spotify! AND you can watch them perform that legendary song live in concert as they have added a pile of dates to their 2018 touring schedule!
"But what about their new single We Are The Legion"? Good question! And the answer to that is you can buy it on 7" vinyl! There are only a limited supply available, so act fast!
Last week I forgot to mention a very important story. Middy Cruz (bassist of 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮) broke his arm earlier this month and the Cruz has cancelled all of their February shows. They are hoping he can recover in time for the US Fozzy - Judas Rising tour on February 28th. The band launched their latest single "Fire Running Through Our Veins" to help promote their latest album "Bad Blood Rising" in the United States. There hasn't been any information released to the public about a music video yet. As of right now it's a single only release.
As you've been reading, 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 released their new single "The Crown" this week to help kick off their sophmore album "Carnival Days" coming out on February 23rd. They will be holding their pre-listening party for at the Riff in Helsinki. They will also be doing an acoustic show. The excitement begins at 6:00 pm!
I had a chat with 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 frontman, Vicky White today and he gave me ALL of the updates! Are you ready? They will be filming their next video/si
ngle in two weeks! Vicky told me that it won't be a high budget video like "Cheap Little Liar"
, but they've always wanted to do a video for the title track "Through Mystery". They have the Wildfest in Belguim coming up in April along with other shows including a show in the Czech Republic with 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿. Once the date is confirmed I'll post it. This is going to be a BIG show at the BIGGEST bar, so get your tickets in advance. He also told me the main thing for right now is that they have been working like Hell on new material and they are aiming to hit the studio by summer and they would like to have a new album out by the end of 2018.
It's contest season, and 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 have one for you! It's a contest about their latest video "Best Of The Broken". 1st prize: Signed ”Into the Great Unknown” Vinyl, drumhead signed by the band +Eric Rivers and an item of your choice from H.E.A.Ts webshop.
2nd and 3rd prize: Signed ”Into the Great Unknown” Vinyl. The band spent the past few days in Japan signing autographs at Tower Records. And last night they played in Osaka.
You can enter the contest by going to the bands Facebook page HERE
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 got a big shout out from Michael Wagener and Eddie Trunk this week on Sirius XM while on the Monsters of Rock Cruise. 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 "might" be talking with a production company about doing a music video. 🇺🇸Leathurbitch🇺🇸 will be opening for the Wild Dogs on March 9th. 🇺🇸Love Stallion🇺🇸 are shooting a video for the song "Slow Release". They're playing at the Marquis Theater in Denver. 🇺🇸Once Around🇺🇸shot their very first music video ever last weekend. Look for it in the future. Until then you can catch them at the Impala Ballroom on February 24th. 🇲🇽Poison Shots🇲🇽 have been busy recording tracks. 🇺🇸Salems Lott🇺🇸 have round #2 of their contest going on. 🇨🇦Sleazy Way Out🇨🇦 will be at the Piranha bar on the 24th
🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 had to cancel their concert in Connecticut tonight due to bad weather. They are rescheduling it for the summer. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 will be playing their first show of 2018 on February 24th at the Oneida American Legion. This will be their debut concert in their new stage outfits.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
For the second week in a row the Nordic has been quiet. But this area was the bulk of the top stories. 🇸🇪Blackout Express🇸🇪 will be playing at the pipeline on February 23rd in Sundsvall. 🇸🇪Confess🇸🇪 have two HUGE festivals to play in the coming month's. The first is the Sleazefest in Germany on March 10th, and the second is the Wildfest in Belguim on April 21st.
🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 have started a Patreon account. Go to their page to read more about it. 🇸🇪Cruzh🇸🇪 will be in the UK for the HRH AOR festival taking place March 8 - 11. The event is held in North Wales.
🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 took their Monumentum tour to Pakkahuone, Finland on February 10th. One Desire and Brother Firetribe were the support acts. 🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 frontman/mega-star Olli Herman made a post about sitting down with a guitar and writing some new sh!t. 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 played two big shows last weekend at the 45 Special last and at the Hullu Poro Arena.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 are having their album wrap up party tonight at the Nightclub Kolis (The Lounge). 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 will be having their album launch party for their new album "Cold Star Dancer" at the Limelight in Belfast on March 30th. They will have albums and merchandise for sale. The official press release date is April 6th. 🇬🇧MidniteCity🇬🇧 are giving a rare copy of the Japanese version with bonus tracks of their debut album away. Head to their Facebook page to find out how you can win it. 🇬🇧Nasty High🇬🇧 are on tour supporting Kane'd right now. They're in Aberdare tonight.
As I've been reporting, 🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷 have their March mini-tour dates posted. Tickets are available. 🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 has new material on the horizon. Be on the look out for it. 🇫🇷Gorgeous🇫🇷 played a rockin' show with 🇫🇷Sadhayena🇫🇷 on Thursday night at Le Ferrailleur in Nantes. 🇨🇭HAIRDRYER🇨🇭 will be playing at the Piz Buin in Klosters on the 21st. 🇩🇪Night Lazer🇩🇪 has added more shows to their 2018 schedule. Check their page for date & venue.
🇨🇭Rusted Guns🇨🇭 will be playing at the Cult Club on the 24th. 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 have a new video for the song "Beyond The Rust" coming out soon. 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪 played the Rockmantic in Belguim last weekend.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 were featured on HMG Live radio in the U.S. with Stevez Rock. They're currently in the studio preparing for a late 2018 full length album release. And as I wrote earlier, you'll be able to see them play with 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 in the coming weeks. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 have 9 shows already planned for Spring and early Summer with more gigs to come. The first will be at the Sleazefest in Bochum, Germany on March 10th. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 are hoping to have their first EP "Wild At Heart" out by late February - March. 🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 will be having the Spring Sweet Fest 5 on April 27th. 5 band's will be playing. No band names have been given yet, but a few will be from outside of the Czech Republic.
🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 played with 🇮🇹Jolly Rox🇮🇹 at the Rock N' Roll Club Rho last night. 🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 will be at the Peter Rock club in Valencia where they will present their debut album "The Lost Boyz".
I had an interview with 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 frontman, Dave, this week. It's pinned to the top of the page HERE. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 have added more tour dates to 2018. Go to their page for date & venue. They too will be playing the Sleazefest in Bochum, Germany on March 10th. 🇪🇸Street Vipers🇪🇸 played with the 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 in Cantabria last night.
Australia, and New Zealand:
🇦🇺Black Alpine🇦🇺 has new custom guitar picks available. 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 will be releasing their debut album "So Dirty Right" on April 6th. To celebrate, the band has slashed the price of their EP to only $5.00! Act fast, once they are gone, they are gone forever. I just ordered mine!
🇦🇺Vicious Addiction🇦🇺 drummer, Matt, celebrated his birthday on the 11th. The band is playing in Bendigo for the first time ever tonight.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷CrossrocK🇧🇷 are playing at the Hamburgeuria Rock & Beer tonight in Sao Paulo. 🇧🇷Sixty-Nine Crash🇧🇷 will be announcing the title of the new album as well as a track or two.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇮🇳Girish And The Chronicles🇮🇳 are the Indigo XP tonight in Bangalore, India. 🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 are having a contest to design their next t-shirt. All artists are welcome to submit their design to them.
Video of the week (February 10 - February 17 ):
🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 - Poetic Justice
That is all of the news I have for this week. I'm here every Saturday giving the report. As always, forgive me if I forgot to mention anything. And if anything new pops up I'll do my best to share it.
Keep the hairspray coming, and crank the guitars to 11!!!
Tom - Admin
The New Wave Of Hair Metal
Pictured: 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪, 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮, 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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