The New Wave Of Hair Metal Weekend News Report February 24, 2018
To the NWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome once again to the Weekend News Report. Coming at you every Saturday! This was another insanely hot week as the video's kept pouring out like lava! The scorching flames grew even larger this week when on Tuesday 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 put out their lyric video for "Raise Hell".
Followed by 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 on Wednesdayfor their animated video of "Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills)".
Then on Friday we had a double dose of video's with 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 "Art Of The Heart",
and 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 "Bring The House Down". The HCSS video is getting positive reactions.
This brings the total of 15 video/singles so far in the month of February.
There are only three days left in this month. That means two things: the first is our monthly video single countdown that will begin on March 1st. And second, our February profile picture of 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 will be replaced by our March profile picture. Who will grace the cover of our monthly spot in March? I'll give you a few hints: they have a new album coming in March, a hot new video, and they're from Italy.
🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 frontman Erik Gronwall will be in New York City to perform as Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar. He'll be back with his band in a few weeks. H.E.A.T. will be playing at the MelodicRock Fest in Illinois on May 5th.
This will be their first time playing on U.S. soil. 🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 will also be playing at the same festival on the same night. They were originally scheduled to play on the 4th but now they will hit the stage before H.E.A.T.
It's not a Weekend News Report without 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪. They are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their second album "The Unattractive Revolution" by releasing it on red vinyl. Collectors should act fast as this will be a hot seller. And new frontman Gabriel Keyes
did a video interview. Karla The Fox sent me the link as well as Crashdiet have it shared as a video post on their page. Be sure to check it out if you already haven't.
🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 have released the track list from their up coming album "Cold Star Dancer" due out on April 6th. The first single will be "Myrmidon". That'll be dropping on March 2nd. The list goes as followed:
2. Cold Star Dancer
4. Kiss Of Fire
6. Ex Machina
7. Magellan Rise
8. Seize The Day
11. Devils Night
12. Jessie's Girl *Bonus track* (Rick Springfield cover)
Maverick will also be hitting the road with 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 for a few shows in April. Keep their page for dates & venues.
🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 fan's! Tonight they are playing their first show of 2018 at the Oneida American Legion. They will be appearing on stage in their new outfits. And if you get to talk to lead guitarist, Scotty V, wish him a happy birthday as he celebrated it yesterday.
The New Wave Of Hair Metal is proud to announce our friendship with the Burning Minds Music Group based out of Italy. They handle groups like 🇸🇪Aerodyne🇸🇪, 🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪, and other's. Burning Minds are a very professional label who work extremely hard promoting their bands. They'll be supplying us with the latest video clips the moment they come off of the camera! You can't get a better friendship than that! And speaking of video's, Lipz have two new one's coming our way. Their representative told me that the band is in the mixing stage of their debut album right now and it sounds great! As for Aerodyne, they just played with the Stray Bullets recently. I thank Burning Minds for the update. It's nice to have another label as friends.
I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite band's in the Finnish hard rock scene, 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮. The interview is pinned to the top of the page. If you aren't familiar with their music, I highly recommend you go to YouTube and check out their video for the song "Hell And Feelin' Fine". It's one of my personal favorites. You can thank me later.
***New section*** to help fulfill the requests of news updates from certain groups, a new section in the Weekend News Report will be given to 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮, 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮, and 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻. If classic thrash metal has the "Big Four", then for right now we'll call this the "Young Three". So the people that love them will be happy because it'll be easier for them to find in the news, and the haters will be happy because it'll be easier for them to skip over. It's a win/win situation.
The Young Three news update (Santa Cruz, Shiraz Lane, Bloody Heels):
The Cruz Boys will begin their tour of the United States on March 1st in Houston, Texas. Archie was already spotted with rapper/actor Machine Gun Kelly, who is playing the part of Tommy Lee in the up coming Motley Crue "The Dirt" movie. Meanwhile, "Fire Running Through Our Veins" is the leading single into the US rock market. But back in Finland, Shiraz Lane released their second album "Carnival Days" on the 23rd. You can order a bundle package that includes a cool t-shirt of their latest single "The Crown". The release party will start on March 3rd at the Nosturi in Helsinki. And moving south to Latvia (where Bloody Heels call home), as I reported last week they will be filming their latest video for the song "Through Mystery" within a week or so. They'll be in the Czech Republic in April, as well they'll be in Belguim on April 21st for the Wildfest.
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 frontman, Eric Paulin celebrated his birthday on the 22nd.
🇺🇸Leathurbitch🇺🇸 will be playing with the Wild Dogs at the Twilight bar on March 9th. 🇺🇸Love N' Revenge🇺🇸 are working with multi platinum artist and producer, Ronnie King, for a Spring album. 🇺🇸Love Stallion🇺🇸 will be dropping their new video "Slow Release" on March 15. 🇺🇸Once Around🇺🇸 are playing the Impala Ballroom tonight. 🇨🇦Sleazy Way Out🇨🇦 have a big show at the Piranha with the Glock Rebels and others. The new 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 album will be out sometime in April. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 will be playing the House Of Blues tomorrow night in Las Vegas.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Blackout Express🇸🇪 are playing at the Pipeline in Sundsvall tonight. Things have been quiet in 🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 camp. Is it because they are busy making a new video? March could bring a lot of surprises. 🇸🇪Cruzh🇸🇪 frontman/keyboardist, Tony Andersson celebrated his birthday on the 22nd. Cruzh will be playing the HRH AOR festival on March 9th. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 will start their tour with Mustache in Norrkoping, Sweden tonight. Expect to hear them play their new single "Bring The House Down". 🇸🇪Pretty Wild🇸🇪 have plans for their up coming album "Inter State 13". 🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 will be back in action on March 16th at the Katse Ravintolat. 🇸🇪Sister🇸🇪 will be at the Sleazefest in Bochum, Germany on March 10th. It looks like 🇸🇪Taste🇸🇪 are doing some recording after landing a recording contract a few days ago.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 will be doing their first headline show in Rouen, France on May 26th. They also have more patches in stock. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 went live on their Facebook page to show the recording of the vocals for their up coming album.
🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷 will kick off their March mini tour at the Marnaz Metal & Rock fest on the 2nd. 🇨🇭HAIRDRYER🇨🇭 played at the Hotel Piz Buin on the 22nd. 🇩🇪Night Lazer🇩🇪 are playing the Heathen Rock Festival in Hamburg, Germany. 🇩🇪Pussy Sisster🇩🇪 started recording their new album this week. 🇨🇭Rusted Guns🇨🇭 are playing the Jamarama - Mountain Edition #2 today. Expect the new 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 video for the song "Beyond The Rust" to be out soon. The new 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪 album "Sorry For Being Sexy" is coming! The release party will be at the Rocking Bull in Belguim on March 3rd.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 are finishing up their new single "High Society". Lead guitar blazer, Stevie Gunn has promised me that the moment it's ready he'll send it my way. The 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 will be playing their first show of 2018 at the Sleazefest on the 10th. Don't miss out on seeing the new line up.
🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 have their new EP "Wild At Heart" coming out. They'll be playing with 🇷🇺Bosphorus Night🇷🇺 in St. Petersburg this May to present it live. 🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 will be playing at the Rockovy Ples on the 3rd.
🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 are in Valencia tonight to unveil their debut album "The Lost Boyz". They have new t-shirts as well. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 have their next shows posted on their page. And the "HITC - The Graphic Novel" wrote by their frontman, Dave, is coming soon. 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 and the 🇪🇸Street Vipers🇪🇸 played a rockin' concert on Friday night. 🇮🇹Jolly Rox🇮🇹 will be at the Circus Club on March 2nd. 🇮🇹Reckless🇮🇹 frontman, A.T. Rooster is celebrating his birthday today. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 played at the Rock N' Roll Club RHO last night. They will also be one of the band's at this year's Sleazefest. 🇮🇹When Venus Weaps🇮🇹 posted the track list from their up coming album "With This I Let You In" due in April.
Australia, and New Zealand:
Utopia Records were giving away free cd's of🇦🇺Crosson🇦🇺. The cd's were "We Are The Future" and "Dreamer". You can get the debut 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 album "So Dirty Right" on April 6th.
They have slashed the price on their EP, so get it while supplies last. Earlier this week, 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 played a special acoustic set and presented gifts to their mega fan, Amy who helped fund their album "All Dolled Up".
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷CrossrocK🇧🇷 played at the Hamburgeuria Rock & Beer last weekend in Sao Paulo. 🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 played at the Lance Music bar last night. You can catch them at the Manifesto on March 2nd for the Guns N' Roses/Skid Row tribute night. 🇨🇷Sleazer🇨🇷 are playing their first show on February 27th at the Jazz Cafe in San Pedro.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 have been nominated in three categories in the South African Metal Music Awards. I wish them luck and I hope they win all three!
Video of the week ( February 17 - February 24):
🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 - Stuck Under You
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 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: 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪, Erik Gronwall (🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪), Archie - Hannes - Vicky, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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