The New Wave Of Hair Metal Weekend News Report March 24, 2018
To the NWOHM fan's around the world,
It was another wild week in the genre of modern hair metal. Wild is an understatement. It was crazy! 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 are the top story this week, as I'm sure you were expecting them to be. It was the news that SHOCKED the entire genre! The US tour has been cancelled, they reported that Johnny, Middy, and Tazzy left the group after their show in Seattle, and the members flew home to Finland. The last Facebook post the band gave was on March 21st. This is what they had to say:
"Thank you fans for all your messages. All bands have problems and we’re working through one right now but we will all be ok. We will tell you more later on."
I hope they work it out.
🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 are playing in their hometown of Stockholm, Sweden on March 30th! This is a MUST attend event for all diehard Diet fan's in the area. 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 will be the support act. There are a few tickets left.
March madness keeps rolling as a whole new pile of video/singles came out this week.
Double Raw - High Society
Hardcore Superstar - Electric Rider
Backbone Crash - Acid Suicide
Crosson - Never Give Up
Once Around - Ghost
Salems Lott - Shattered To Pieces
Add those in with the others from this month:
17 Crash featuring Alessio Lucatti - Rum All Night
Animal Drive - Had Enough
Black Alpine - Melt The Snow
Dangerous Curves - So Dirty Right (lyric video)
Love Stallion - Slow Release
Maverick - Myrmidon (single)
Sandness - Monster Inside Me
Both Maverick and 17 Crash had other singles out this month, but I only put one from each band in the contest. Speaking of which, the voting for the March video/contest will begin on April 1st.
🇮🇹17 Crash🇮🇹 had their cd release party for "Hit The Prey" at the Corsaro Rosso last night. The rest of us will have to wait until March 30th for the digital release, and April 13th is the day the physical copy will be available worldwide.
🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 made this announcement:
"STRUTT" Single Re-Launch - Saturday May 26! It has been a while since we have done our own Headlining Show DOLL ARMY, heres what you've been waiting for! We will release our NEW Music Video to our Latest Single "STRUTT" on this date also! NEW Mercandise and a Huge NEW Stage Show planned and will be playing some new songs LIVE also!"
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 will be playing at the Mercy Lounge on March 31st. 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 played the Shakers in Edmonton last night. Tonight they are in Red Deer at the Vat. 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 are playing the Back Alley bar with Destroyer on April 7th. 🇨🇦Rusted🇨🇦 are in competition to open up for Bon Jovi in Montreal. Head to their page to learn how you can vote for them. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 will be at The Gramercy Theatre on March 29th. This will be the biggest NYC show they have played yet. Tickets are available. Get out there and rock and celebrate their new album with them. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 are taking their Sunset Strip Live tour to the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on March 29th. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 will be playing at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 11th. They'll be supporting Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino of Angel. Get your tickets now! 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 will be at the St. Vitus bar on March 29th.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 played Russia for the second time on five months last weekend. The first stop was in St. Petersburg on the 17th, followed up by a gig in Moscow on the 18th. 🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 have their tour dates posted on their page. More dates to be announced in the future. 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 will be playing with Dynazty on the 29th at Harry's. There is only one week left in the 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 contest for a signed vinyl copy of "Into The Great Unknown". If you haven't entered it yet, now is the time. I did an interview with 🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪 earlier this week. You can go to the album titled "Interviews" to read it. 🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 rock n' rolled in Tampere last Saturday night. 🇫🇮Rust N' Rage🇫🇮 will be releasing their new album "Tales From The Wasteland" in the beginning of April. The first single is titled "Dream Catcher" and it's dropping on March 30th. 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 have their European tour dates posted for their "Thunder From The North" tour. Head to their page to check it out.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 announced that they'll be playing Camden Rocks Festival this year. They played the event last year as well. They were also in a feature from Fender guitars! 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 are heading out on tour throughout the UK with VEGA this June/ July. They are looking for a local opening band for each city to open the show. 🇮🇪W.A.L.K.E.R.🇮🇪 will be playing their first ever headline show at downstairs Fibber Magges on April 7th. Be on the lookout for other big news coming from them soon.
It was a slow week in west. 🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 will be releasing their new single "Seems So Real" on March 30th. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 are in the race for 50 free t-shirts. Head to their page for more details. Keep your eyes peeled on the 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 page for details about their up coming album.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 played the Black Fox party at the Barrak Music Club on March 23rd. 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 have their 2018 tour dates posted. More shows will be announced. The excitement begins on April 12th at the Rock River Club in Latvia. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 will have a radio interview on Radio Beat 95.3 FM in Prague near the end of the month. Fan's in that area should definitely tune in. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 will be at the Model T club in Moscow for the presentation of their EP "Wild At Heart". 🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 will hold the Spring Sweet Fest 5 on April 27th.
🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 played at the Old Jesse last night in Sorrano. 🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 will be at Krater Rock City tonight. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 are playing at the Officine Ferroviarie. You can pick up a copy of the "HITC - The Graphic Novel" at this show. 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹 were in Genova for their gig at the Crazy Bull last night. They'll be in Milan on the 30th. 🇮🇹Reckless🇮🇹 are playing at the Glam Rock Day in the Boston Square with GLAMSTAR. 🇮🇹Vain Vipers🇮🇹 are back in the studio.
Australia, and New Zealand:
I did an interview with 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 bassist, Ziggy yesterday. If you haven't read ut yet, it's pinned to the top of the page. 🇦🇺Vicious Addiction🇦🇺 will be hitting the stage at The Basement in Canberra next weekend for Pigfest 3.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 are only playing two shows in April. But the reason is because they are finishing recording their debut album! 🇧🇷Pleasure Maker🇧🇷 are playing at the Calabouco Heavy & Rock bar on the 23rd. 🇧🇷Tales From The Porn🇧🇷 will be playing at the Manifesto bar on April 7th.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 have a lot of news. First, they are being nomi
nated for two awards in the South African Metal Music Awards. The ceremony will be held on April 7th at Rumours Rock City. Next, they have some shows coming up, more details on that when the shows become public. And finally, a video shoot. Shotgun Slinger is doing well for them.
Video of the week (March 17 - March 24):
🇮🇹17 Crash🇮🇹 featuring Alessio Lucatti - Rum All Night
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: Archie - Johnny - Middy - Tazzy (Santa Cruz), and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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