To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome once again to the Weekend News Report. It was a rollercoaster week in the genre of modern hair/sleaze metal. The big news of the week was 🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 cancelling all of their summer shows including their tour to Japan. The reason that was given was "undisclosed disagreement's with the band". No other news or updates have been given since as to if they are still trying to work it out, or if they are calling it quits. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that they can work it out.
🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 embarked on their 2018 tour on Thursday night at the River Rock club in Lithuania. They followed that up with a Friday the 13th show in Warsaw. The guys will be in Poland for three night's, with a total of four shows in a row when including the Lithuania gig.
They'll be in the Czech Republic on the 19th, the Netherlands on the 20th, and then the Wildfest in Belgium on the 21st. These guy's are going to be a fine tuned and well oiled machine after all of this!
TNWOHM was honored to be selected to host the world premiere of the latest music video from 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 titled "Reptile Roots". The response was EXTREMELY positive. It received some of the most "likes" that I saw in a while. Great job, dude's! I'd say you've got a hit with this one! Great song, and fun video! WICKED always delivers!
🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 added dates in late August - early September for a mini-tour of the UK! Four shows in four nights! They'll be in Cardiff at the Fuel Rock club on the 30th. They'll be playing at the Station in Cannock on the 31st, followed by the show in London at the O2 Academy in Islington, on their way to the HRH Sleaze festival taking place on September 2nd.
🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 will start their tour in the Netherlands on the 21st. These men are back and are ready to hit the road. Maverick will be joining them on the road. Get your tickets NOW!
I mentioned the Wildfest in Belgium...and I've been mentioning the Wildfest for a long while now. The 21st is right around the corner. The line up is as followed:
The Cruel Intentions
I'll be throwing a party here as well to help celebrate this awesome event.
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Babylon Shakes🇺🇸 will be releasing their cd "Exile To The Velveteen Lounge Vol. 1" on April 20th. 🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 played the Basement East on the 12th. 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 are playing at the Distortion club in Calgary tonight. 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 played at the Absinthe club in Hamilton on the 12th. Reminder that their debut album "Border City Rebels" comes out on the 23rd. 🇺🇸Love Stallion🇺🇸 are giving away tickets to their album release show on June 2nd. Go to their page for details. Until then you can catch them at the 3 Kings tavern on April 25th. 🇨🇦Rusted🇨🇦 rocked the Club Soda in Montreal last night. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 released their second album "More Than The Moon" yesterday. The second video/single "I Won't Break Your Heart" came out to help promote it. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 will be at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas on the 22nd. 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 played the Launch Music conference & festival last night.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Bulletrain🇸🇪 will be playing with Bloody Heels on the 20th in the Netherlands. The 2012 🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 song "Riot Avenue" featured in the game trailer for the new "Radical Heights" 80's themed video game. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 jammed in Sundsvall last night. 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 are on a mini-tour of Finland right now. 🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪 will be releasing their new video for the song "Scaryman" on Wednesday, April 18th. Be here to check it out. 🇫🇮Rust N' Rage🇫🇮 released their new album"Tales From The Wasteland" yesterday. I did an interview with vocalist Vince. Go to the interview's album to check it out.
🇫🇮Serpico🇫🇮 played in Turku last night. 🇫🇮Smokin' Aces🇫🇮 played with H.E A.T. last night in Helsinki. 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 will kick off their "Thunder From The North" tour in Riga, Latvia on the 19th at the Depo. 🇸🇪ToxicRose🇸🇪 along with Shiraz Lane, DAMN DICE, and Falling Red will be playing the O2 Academy in Islington on September 1st. 🇸🇪Trench Dogs🇸🇪 will be back in action for the 14th anniversary party of Paunchy Cats in Germany on the 28th with Crashdiet, Maverick, and Speed Stroke. 🇳🇴Wildnite🇳🇴 released their self titled debut album yesterday.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 are live at the Slade Rooms tonight. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧
have tickets for the Camden Rock festival for sale. 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 played at the Diamond Rock club as a warm up for their tour with Crashdiet starting next week. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 are already laying down tracks for their second album. You can watch sneak peak video's on their page. The 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 "All Guns Blazin' " of the UK kicks off in May. 🇮🇪W.A.L.K.E.R.🇮🇪 will have a new single coming out on April 27th called "Thinking Of You". The song was produced by the infamous Michael Wagener.
🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 will be playing the Nothing But Metal Festival on May 5th. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 will be playing at the Eierfabend XI festival on the 31st. 🇩🇪Pussy Sisster🇩🇪 have the guitars in the box on the new album. 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 have announced that the new album "Rise Of The Snake" will be available on both black and green vinyl. There will also be a limited edition cd box digipack. And they also have new t-shirts in stock for you to wear around. The new album comes out on May 4th.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 are playing the Reddfest on April 21st. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 will be playing their first show ever with Bloody Heels on April 19th at the Rock Club in Prague. 🇵🇱Freakshow🇵🇱 opened for Bloody Heels last night in Warsaw. 🇨🇿Hairy Groupies🇨🇿 will be playing at the m13 Klub in the Czech Republic on the 27th for a night of female fronted rockers. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 are playing in Leipzig, Germany on the 21st for the Flowerpower. They also have new t-shirts in stock. 🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 there are only two more weeks to go until the Spring Sweet Fest 5 taking place on the 27th.
The physical copy of 🇮🇹17Crash🇮🇹 "Hit The Prey" is now available. You can also read the interview I did with drummer, Phil Hill by going to the album titled "Interviews". 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 played at the Base Live Factory with 🇮🇹Reckless🇮🇹 for a Friday the 13th party. 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 released a new single for the song "Believe". 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹 will be playing at the Cycle club in Firezne on the 21st.
Australia, and New Zealand:
The next 🇦🇺Crosson🇦🇺 video "Unconditional Love" will be out on April 20th. It's the second video/single from their up coming second album "Invincible" due out on April 27th. 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 played at the Mojo Pool Lounge & Bar on the 12th. They'll be in Geelong on the 20th for the album launch party. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 are giving away a double pass to their show with Europe. Go to their page to learn how you can win. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 are playing at the Zoo in Brisbane tonight.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 played in Porto Alegre at the Graffiti Bar last night. Sleaze Roxx did a cool interview with 🇧🇷Tales From The Porn🇧🇷 about their show at the Manifesto. Go check it out!
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 didn't win the awards at the South African Metal Music Awards, but that hasn't stopped them. They played a killer set at the Railways Cafe last night.
Video of the week (April 7 - April 14):
Maverick - Cold Star Dancer
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/TNWOHM
Pictured: Santa Cruz, Bloody Heels, WICKED, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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