To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Welcome back to the Weekend News Report! I was off last weekend due to being in Chicago to attend the Melodic Rock Festival. I wasn't able to watch Station on Fridaynight, but I was there on Saturday for Crazy Lixx and H.E.A.T. I was told that this year's festival would be the last one, but it also had a much larger attendance than previous years. The event was held at the Home bar. A cool, and large rock club. Meeting a lot of you was fun. I enjoyed talking with all of you, and listening to you tell me which band's were your personal favorites.
🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 put on a SPECTACULAR show! I was impressed with how well they performed and entertained the audience. I'm a confessed fan of the band, but even I was amazed at how great they sound in concert. Meeting all five members was great too. They are some of the nicest dude's that you'll come across in hard rock today. They're also one of the hardest working bands in all of rock! They got the crowd pumped out throughout their entire set. It was quite the site to see an American rock club packed with fan's singing "Heroes Are Forever". Vocalist Danny Rexon made the joke "WOW!!! We all thought that you all liked country & western music over here!". The whole place cracked up, then it was back to the show. Danny also gave us an acoustic version of "If It's Love" performed at the highest level. And of course he put the Jason Voorhees mask on for the song "XIII". Guitarist Jens Lundgren handed me a guitar pick! Thanks, dude! And the band sold out of t-shirts. Yes...you read that right. We bought them out of t-shirts. I didn't even get to buy one! Everyone sucked them down! Go USA!!!🇺🇸 That's how you get the job done! All in all my experience after seeing them play and meeting them was that they are a band that is "for the fan's". They love to do whatever it takes to please their audience. And as a fan that is the most appreciative thing you could ever ask for.
🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 came on after Crazy Lixx and they were equally amazing. Seeing Erik Gronwall perform is quite the experience. He has an energy level that very few in this world can match. He did cartwheels, flips, crowd surfed, all the while still hitting every note. I didn't get a chance to meet them because once they left the stage, I had a long drive ahead of me. But none the less it was a concert that I'll never forget.
I would love to see these two band's go on tour together. I think this is something that promoters NEED to get working on immediately.
Since the News didn't happen last weekend, I'll give the re-cap of the April video/single contest. 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 took home the top spot with their video "Cold Star Dancer". Mexico City's 🇲🇽Sixteen🇲🇽 came in second with their debut video "Dangerous Machine". And Street Symphonies Records/Burning Minds Music Group artists 🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪 came in third for their video "Scaryman". Congratulations to them as well as all of the bands who released video/singles in April for helping make the month rock!
🇩🇪Kissin' Dynamite🇩🇪 released their new video/single "I've Got The Fire" to extremely positive reviews. The new album "Ecstasy" will be out on July 6th curtousy of Metal Blade Records.
🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 released their second album "Rise Of The Snake" last weekend (May 4th). The new video/single "Beyond The Rust" is set to drop tomorrow (Sunday). Snakebite are the feature band of this social media magazine/page/video sharing network profile picture of the month of May.
The 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 announced their new drummer Randy Dee this week. The band are currently on a weekend tour of Italy. Last night they were in Genova. Tonight they're in Florence. And tomorrow they'll be playing with The Lethal Idols in Rovellasca. Once the band returns home, I have an interview lined up with all three new members: Mick Rook - lead guitar, Xriss String - bass guitar, and Randy Dee - drums. Look for it in a week or so.
🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 played the Metal United World Wide fest last weekend in Latvia. The band will be heading to back Warsaw, Poland on May 19th for a show at the Stadion Syrenki. In the meantime you can watch a VLOG video on their page of them on tour.
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Babylon Shakes🇺🇸 sold out of the first pressing of their EP "Exile To The Veleveteen Lounge Vol. 1". They'll be pressing more in the future. 🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 played to a sold out crowd at the Montage Music Hall in Rochester last night. 🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 will be opening for Sebastian Bach on June 20th in Calgary! 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 will be at Champz in Chatham on June 2nd. 🇨🇦Rusted🇨🇦 will be playing at the Quartier de Lune on May 25th. 🇺🇸The Shrunken Heads🇺🇸 are at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, Tennessee tonight. 🇨🇦Sleazy Way Out🇨🇦 are also opening up For Sebastian Bach, but on July 2nd in Montreal. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 were at the Twisted Spoke Saloon in Pekin, Illinois last night. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 will be at the Forum in Melbourne on May 15th. Catch 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 at the Zone One at Elsewhere on May 29th in Brooklyn.
Northern Europe (Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Blackout Express🇸🇪 are live at the EQ House on May 25th. 🇸🇪Confess🇸🇪 will be at the Legend Club in Milano on May 18th. 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 superstar Martin Sweet celebrated his birthday on May 5th. Hope it was sleazy! 🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 will be starting their "Italy's got a problem" tour at the Grindhouse in Padua on May 25th. 🇸🇪Cruzh🇸🇪 guitarist Anton Joensson celebrated his birthday on the 9th. Hope it rocked. 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 were in Ibiza, Spain this week. The 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 video/single "Baboon" will be out on May 18th. 🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴 frontman, Sebastian, celebrated his birthday on the 11th. I hope it rocked, dude! 🇫🇮Serpico🇫🇮 were at the Bar Rock Bear on the 11th. 🇸🇪Sister🇸🇪 were in Spain this week for a show in Ibiza. 🇸🇪Strykenine🇸🇪 will be live in Storvretsparken on the 19th. 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 will be making an announcement in the next few days concerning their up coming second album. 🇸🇪ToxicRose🇸🇪 are giving photo clues of their next album. You can see that they have four members again, but they're not showing the face of the new mystery member. 🇳🇴Wildnite🇳🇴 are playing in Byscenen tonight.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 will be at Trillians in Newcastle on the 18th. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 will be playing on the 18th as well, but at the Big Red in London. 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 guitarist, Steve Moore, celebrated his birthday on the 7th. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 are busy in the studio working on album #2. 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 are on their UK tour. They're in Evesham tonight.
🇨🇭Dizzy Fox🇨🇭 had to cancel their appearance at the Nothing But Metal Festival last weekend due to Dariolicious having inflammation. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 are live in Braunschweig tonight. 🇩🇪Pyrus🇩🇪 have an interview on their page with Roxxi Diamond that they did in Bangkok. 🇫🇷Sadhayena🇫🇷 will be on tour with Hell In The Club in Germany, France, and Belgium.
Eastern Europe, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 played an acoustic set tonight at the Motobar. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 are working on a new single called "Fire For My Fuse". 🇨🇿Hairy Groupies🇨🇿 will be at the Rock Club Liberac on May 26th. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 new EP "Wild At Heart" is available to stream/download at all of the usual places. You can also get a limited edition cd.
🇮🇹17Crash🇮🇹 are heading south next weekend for a show on the 18th in Alatri at the Satyricon, and a show on the 19th at the Mumble Rumble in Salerno. 🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 will be opening for Skid Row on May 21st in Druso - Bergamo. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 kick off their tour in Germany on May 18th. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 are working on their third album. Don't forget that they'll be opening for The Cruel Intentions on their "Italys got a problem" tour on all three days starting on May 25th. 🇪🇸Street Vipers🇪🇸 will be at the Rockbeer Thenew on May 25th.
Australia, and New Zealand:
🇦🇺Black Alpine🇦🇺 announced that they'll be apart of the Psycho Circus fest in August. The new 🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 single "Wildfire" will be out on May 23rd. They'll be opening for Hardcore Superstar on June 15th at the Prince Ballroom in Melbourne. 🇦🇺Crosson🇦🇺 have a new Japanese webpage that is now up. 🇳🇿Leathur Tattoo🇳🇿 will be opening for The Iron Maidens on May 25th. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 "Strutt" single re-launch is on May 26th. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 will be opening for HCSS on June 16thin Brisbane.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇦🇷Gunner🇦🇷 have new shows posted on their page. 🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 are working on their debut album. The photoshoots are already underway.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇮🇳Girish And The Chronicles🇮🇳 have a new video for the song "Walking The Line" out.
🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 are at the Arcade Empire tonight. Look for a new lyric video coming from them soon.
Video of the week (May 5 - May 12):
Kissin' Dynamite - I've Got The Fire
Up coming album releases (only one's with release dates will be mentioned):
June 2: Love Stallion - Unforgettable Ride
July 6: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
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: Crazy Lixx, H.E.A.T., and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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