To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Hello again, and welcome back to the Weekend News Report! Coming at you every Saturday since February of 2017. Another wild & rippin' week happened in the genre of modern hair/sleaze metal, and this is how it all unfolded.
🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 have been on the road all week long. They left Belgium and headed towards Italy for a show in Milan on the 25th. They've been in Germany these past few days. They played the 14th anniversary party of Paunchy Cats tonight along with 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹, 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧, and the 🇸🇪Trench Dogs🇸🇪.
🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 and 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 will be playing in the US for the first time on Saturday May 5th at the MelodicRock fest in Illinois! Get out there and show your support for these giants of rock!
🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 released their debut album "Border City Rebels" on Monday (April 23) to positive reactions. The band played their album release party at the Rockstar Music Hall in Windsor.
🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 have been burning up the road on their Thunder From The North tour. They were at the Rakwa Music Club, Rožňava last night, and tonight they're at U Legionárov, Košice.
🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 frontman/megastar Olli Herman has been in Japan this week for the reboot of Survivor tv series. I hope everything went great.
🇫🇮Archie Cruz🇫🇮 is back home in Finland after spending time in Italy working on his sobriety. He's been writing new music, and hopefully the new band will be back sooner than later.
I would like to wish producer Michael Wagener a happy birthday. He celebrated on the 25th.
I would like to thank Jo Anne for her awesome pictures she took at the Wildfest in Belgium last weekend. She also supplied me with pictures from the Sleazefest in Bochum, Germany last March. She'll be doing more pictures in the future.
The video/single contest went sour last month, and I've spent this month looking into the alternatives. I still haven't came across an easier system. Even with using the survey option, it can still be messed with. So I'm going to try it again and see what happens. The selections this month are:
Backbone Crash - Dazed Nation
Crashdiet - We Are The Legion
Crosson featuring Jessica Wolff - Unconditional Love
Dizzy Fox - Seems So Real - single
Lipz - Scaryman
Maverick - Cold Star Dancer
Salems Lott - Royal Desperado
Station - I Won't Break Your Heart
Stripped Guns - Love's Gotta Hold On Me
WICKED - Reptile Roots
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Babylon Shakes🇺🇸 are playing the M-Pre party at Sonoma's on the 3rd. 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 were played on the Pure Rock Show 104.1 FM Ventura.
🇺🇸Love Stallion🇺🇸 played at the 3 Kings Tavern in Denver on the 25th. 🇺🇸Salems Lott🇺🇸 have their second and final pressing of their EP on Amazon. 🇺🇸The Shrunken Heads🇺🇸 played the 828Rockfest this weekend.
🇲🇽Sixteen🇲🇽 released their debut video for the song "Dangerous Machine" this week. 🇨🇦Sleazy Way Out🇨🇦 will be playing with Sebastian Bach on July 2nd in Montreal! I had an interview with 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 vocalist Patrick Kearney this week. You can check it out in the album titled "Interviews". Station will be at the M-Pre party festival on the 3rd as well. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 are playing at the Webster this Sunday. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 are in Niagra Falls tonight playing at the KISS This Ultimate Spectacle. 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 will be at the M-Pre party at Sonoma's on the 3rd as well. You can also see Shokker, White Trash Stars, and Mad Margritt.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Aerodyne🇸🇪 announced their new bassist on the 26th. Welcome to the fold, Marcus! He was their stand in bassist during their tour of Italy. He is now a full time member. 🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 played at the Rock City in Stockholm last night. 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 enjoyed their trip to Tokyo these past few days. You can watch video posts on their page. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 were in Katalin last night. 🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴 played two acoustic shows in Alesund this weekend at the Crib Pub. 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 played in Oulu last night at the Hevimesta. Tonight they were in Helsinki at the On The Rocks. 🇸🇪ToxicRose🇸🇪 have posted a few pictures these past few days. Recording? It looks like it.
🇳🇴Wildnite🇳🇴 are in the top 20 on the Norwegian charts.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 played the Frontiers festival tonight. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 are playing the Seven Sins festival on May 6th in Cardiff. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 finished recording two new tracks for their next album. 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 are kicking off their UK tour in May. 🇮🇪W.A.L.K.E.R.🇮🇪 are #4 in the rock charts on the iTop chart with their new single "Dreaming Of You".
🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 are playing the Nothing But Metal - Festival Malters 2018 on May 5th. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 played the Unholy Alliance Metal Meet on the 26th. The new 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 album "Rise Of The Snake" will be out on May 4th! There is a live interview with them on Facebook. 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪 are playing the Sleazy Revolution with Dead Daniels on the 29th.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 are at the private action tonight for an acoustic show in Ostrava. 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 are playing the Metal United Worldwide in Riga on May 5th. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 will be hitting the road on May 11th for a three day jaunt in Italy. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 released their EP "Wild At Heart" this week. 🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 had their Spring Sweet Fest 5 last night. This was the final show with bassist Jane Cat Smith. He will now be playing the bass for Dead Daniels. Double Raw also played the festival.
🇮🇹17Crash🇮🇹 members Phil and Ros were on Radio Lombardia 100.3 FM last Wednesday. 🇵🇹Affaire🇵🇹 were at the Club Noir last night. 🇭🇷Animal Drive🇭🇷 are at the Frontiers festival this Sunday! 🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 were in Genova at the Quaalude rock club. 🇪🇸Erotic Psycho🇪🇸 were at the Dublin Pub in Gandia last night. Tonight they are at the Coyote Room in Cartagena. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 kicked off the Frontiers festival tonight. 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 will be at the 2nd Tattoo convention in Benidorm on Sunday. 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹 will be at the Poor rock festival this Tuesday in Camaiore. 🇮🇹Reckless🇮🇹 will be at the Hells Angels MC in Vicenza on May 5th.
Australia, and New Zealand:
We're still waiting for a release date for the new 🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 song "Wildfire". C'mon, Roxx! The anticipation is killing me.
🇦🇺Crosson🇦🇺 released their second album "Invincible" yesterday. 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 played the MusicMan Megastore on the 26th. They'll be back in action on May 4th when they play with the Bulletboys in Melbourne. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 will be at Max Watts House Of Music on May 5th for the 42 years of KISS Alive party. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 are doing the Metal United Worldwide Australia on May 5th. 🇦🇺Vicious Addiction🇦🇺 played in Brisbane on the 26th with Davey Suicide.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 are at the 92 Graus Underground club tonight.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇮🇳Girish And The Chronicles🇮🇳 played at the Club Everest on the 26th. 🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 have a shirt and album combo deal going on.
Video of the week (April 21 - April 28):
Crashdiet - We Are The Legion
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: Crashdiet, Crazy Lixx, H E.A.T., Love Razer - Border City Rebels, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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