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The New Wave Of Hair Metal Weekend News Report April 21, 2018

To TNWOHM fan's around the world,

Greetings again, and welcome back to the Weekend News Report. It's a doozy today! Fair warning: you will be doing some reading. This week was too crazy. It started off like this...

🇫🇮Santa Cruz🇫🇮 made the headlines again. A new guitarist has been enlisted. Welcome in Brody

DeRozie from Las Vegas, Nevada! The news is official that Johnny, Middy, and Tazzy have officially left the group. Archie has been staying in Italy throughout his sobriety and has been writing new music. It's still unclear if he is writing for a solo album or a new Santa Cruz album. Only time will tell.

The 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 tour kicks off today in Uden, Netherlands! To help promote it, a new video for "We Are The Legion" was released. The video was shot at their March 30th comeback show in Stockholm. The video received all positive reviews, and in my opinion it's great to see them back on film! They also confirmed that they'll be playing the 2019 Sleazefest (more on that in a bit). As for now, get out there and watch them live! Maverick will be supporting them. And for their German fan's, they'll be at 14th anniversary party for Paunchy Cats on the 28th playing alongside Maverick, Speed Stroke, and the Trench Dogs!

🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 spent the week on tour going from Poland to the Czech Republic, and then to the Netherlands last night for a show in Nijmegen with 🇸🇪Bulletrain🇸🇪 at the Backstage. The previous night in the Czech Republic was with 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿. You can watch an awesome live video of "Cheap Little Liar" that someone recorded from that show. The road to the Wildfest was a fun tour, but it ends today in Belgium...more on that in a bit too.

🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 arrived in Latvia for the first shows on their "Thunder From The North" tour. Show #1 out of the 15 date schedule took place in the biggest city in the Baltic, Riga! Last night they played show #2 at the Fontaine Palace tonight in Liepaja! Tonight they're in Kaunus, Lithuania to play at the Lemmy.

The limited edition digi-pack cd box from the up coming 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 album "Rise Of The Snake" is already sold out! You wild metalhead's bought their entire supply in three days time! The album isn't even available yet and the pre-orders are going through the roof! May 4th is the release date. You can still get it on black & green vinyl.

🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 will be releasing their debut album "Border City Rebels" this Monday (April 23). With two promotional video's already out ("Venom" and "Stuck Under You"), the anticipation for this album is high. If you place a pre-order now, you'll have the chance to win a t-shirt as well as other items.

🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 will be dropping a new single called "Wildfire" soon. No release date has been given yet. The track will be the first single from the second album.

The Wildfest is taking place today in Belgium! Another star studded event. This festival is much like the Sleazefest that takes place every year. While many festivals host bands from this genre, certain festivals are extra special as they are exclusive to this genre. This is the third year of the event, and the line up is as followed (in alphabetical order):

Bloody Heels



The Cruel Intentions


Mr. Myst (local talent)


If you're in the area, then you have no excuse to not go.

The 2019 Sleazefest (as spoken about earlier) already has seven band's confirmed at the time of this typing.


The Cruel Intentions

L.A. Cobra

Pretty Wild

Raging Dead

Trench Dogs


They had 8 band's play this year's festival, so I don't know if another band will be announced? Events like these are extremely crucial to this genre. The more support they get, the bigger and better they can be. These promoters work extremely hard and always provide top notch acts.

Quick bits:

North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):

🇺🇸Babylon Shakes🇺🇸 released their EP "Exile To The Veleveteen Lounge Vol. 1" yesterday. 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 are at the Blind Beggar club in Calgary tonight. 🇺🇸The Shrunken Heads🇺🇸 are playing at the 828 Rockfest in Black Mountain, NC next weekend. The new 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 album "More Than The Moon" has been well received by critics. Keep your eyes peeled for an interview with lead guitarist, Chris Lane. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 are back at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas tomorrow night. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 are playing the Evening Star concert hall in Niagara Falls on the 28th.

🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 are playing at Sonoma's on May 3rd for the M-pre party. This event will feature these band's alongside Wildstreet:

Babylon Shakes

Mad Margritt



White Trash Stars

The event is already sold out, so congratulations to those who bought their tickets early.

Northern Europe (Nordic countries):

🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 are looking for back up vocalists for their next album. If you're interested, read their requirements and get in touch with them. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 have a demonstration video on their page for guitarists who want to learn the main riff to "Electric Rider".

United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:

🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 are playing the Frontiers rock festival on the 28th. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 will be filming their gig at the Camden Rocks festival on June 2nd. 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 have discount prices when purchased online. The tour kicks off on May 9th.

Western Europe:

🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 are playing the Nothing But Metal - Festival Malters 2018 on May 5th. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 are playing at the Eierfabend XI tonight at the Mugelz Music Club e.V. in Dollern.

Eastern Europe, and European Russia:

🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 are rockin' at the Bamboo club in Zlin tonight for the Reddfest. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 played at the Rock Club in Prague with Bloody Heels on Thursday night. This was their first show as a band. They'll be playing at the Barrak in Ostrava for the Spring Sweet Fest 5. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 are back in Germany tonight for a show in Leipzig. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 will be releasing their debut EP "Wild At Heart" at these following shows:

Moscow - April 28

St. Petersburg - May 5

I don't know if there is a date for the rest of the world? But you can pre-order the cd as well as t-shirts.

🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 bassist Jane Cat Smith is parting ways with the band. He is leaving on good terms. His last show will be the Spring Sweet Fest 5. He will be playing with Dead Daniels from this point on.


🇭🇷Animal Drive🇭🇷 will be at the Frontiers rock festival on April 29th. 🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 will be at the Quaalude rock club on the 24th.

🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 will be rocking next weekend at the Dublin Pub in Gandia on the 27th, followed by a show on the 28th at the Coyote Room in Cartagena. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 will also be playing the Frontiers rock festival, but they'll be playing on the 28th. 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 will be at the Peter Rock bar for an acoustic set. 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹 are playing at the Cycle tonight in Firenze. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 are playing two awesome shows in Germany next weekend. On the 27th they'll be at the 8Below club in Munich, and on the 28th they'll be playing at the Paunchy Cats show as I mentioned earlier.

Australia, and New Zealand:

🇦🇺Crosson🇦🇺 released their latest video/single on Friday for the song "Unconditional Love" featuring Jessica Wolff.

🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 played the Geetroit Rock City club last night as they continue to tour for their album launch. They are having another album launch party at the MusicMan Mega-store in Bendigo on the 29th. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 still have tickets for the Strutt single re-launch party on May 26th. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 are officially done with recording their debut. Release date will be announced later. 🇦🇺Vicious Addiction🇦🇺 have a new single on Spotify called "One Track Mind". They'll be hitting the road with Davey Suicide on the 26th in Brisbane.

South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:

A new album from 🇦🇷Gunner🇦🇷? They said on their post (Gunner Band) yesterday that they have a new album coming soon! 🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 are playing the Hard Meets Heavy II festival on the 28th. Keep your eyes peeled for the 🇧🇷Tales From The Porn🇧🇷 music video. It's going to be their first one.

South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:

🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 will be shooting a new video soon.

Video of the week (April 14 - April 21):

Station - I Won't Break Your Heart

Up coming album releases (only one's with release dates will be mentioned):

April 23: Love Razer - Border City Rebels

April 27: Crosson - Invincible

May 4: Snakebite - Rise Of The Snake

June 2: Love Stallion - Unforgettable Ride

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: Johnny-Brody DeRozie, Crashdiet, Wildfest, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!

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