To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Greetings and welcome back to another hair raising edition of the Weekend News Report. And Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of my fellow Americans. I'll be taking Sunday and Monday off to celebrate the holiday. But before I can relax and party, I've got to give you the news of the week. The top story this week goes to 🇸🇪Crashdiet🇸🇪 after they made this announcement:
"Attention American fans:
We have been forced to postpone our visit to the USA in order to
proceed our plans to record album number five.
All the American dates including the Whiskey a go go and Rock N Skull festival are affected.
We’re truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we can assure you that the band is in great spirits and feeling stronger than ever!
We’ll see you in 2019!
Martin, Peter, Eric and Gabriel
🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 are having a HUGE weekend. First they released the first video/single from their up coming debut album "No Sign Of Relief" due out on September 21st, and now they are in the middle of their "Italy's got a problem" tour. Last night they were at the Grindhouse in Padova, and tonight they're playing at the Officine Sonore in Vercelli. There's still one more night left to go. So if you've missed your chance then you can head to the Circus Club in Firenze. 🇮🇹The Lethal Idols🇮🇹 and 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 are with them all weekend long.
🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 released their first single "Wildfire" from their up coming second album. Already I think it's the best song they've done yet. Fan's of De La Cruz need to get on board and join the Catalano craze! For those of you in the Melbourne area, Catalano will be opening for Hardcore Superstar on June 15th at the Prince Bandroom. After that they'll be heading to Sweden to play with The Cruel Intentions for a Friday the 13th show in Sweden.
🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 gave us a lyric video for the song "Drink Alone" yesterday. It was an outtake track from "Into The Great Unknown".
🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪 stormed back with their second video/single "Get It On" from their up coming debut "Scaryman". Another great track! This album is already off to a HOT start! The album will be released on June 1st. Get your pre-orders in now.
The May video/single contest will be held here on June 1st. So far these are the candidates:
Catalano - Wildfire (Single)
The Cruel Intentions - Reckoning
Girish And The Chronicles - Walking The Line
Hardcore Superstar - Baboon
H.E.A.T. - Drink Alone (lyric video)
Kissin' Dynamite - I've Got The Fire
L.A. Cobra - Ride (lyric video)
Lipz - Get It On
Plastic Tears - Secret Society
Rust N' Rage - Dreamcatcher (lyric video)
Snakebite - Beyond The Rust
Vicious Addiction - One Track Mind (single)
Next Friday night (June 1st), 🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 will be playing the Scandinavian Melodic Rock Fest in Malmo, Sweden. If you're curious about the set list, the band will now be making a playlist on Spotify that features every song they'll be playing.
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Babylon Shakes🇺🇸 will be playing at the Fire in Philadelphia on June 2nd. 🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 are playing at the 5Spot tonight. 🇺🇸Kickin' Valentina🇺🇸 are in the UK for the Call Of The Wild festival. 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 are playing at Champz in Chatham on June 2nd. 🇨🇦Rusted🇨🇦 rocked the Quartier de Lune last night in Quebec City. 🇺🇸The Shrunken Heads🇺🇸 played at the Odditorium last night. 🇲🇽Sixteen🇲🇽 are at the A Go Go Retro bar in Toluca. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 are playing a benefit concert on June 6th for New York's Wounded Vet Run. 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 will be at the Zone One at Elsewhere on May 29th in Brooklyn.
Northern Europe (Scandinavian & Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Confess🇸🇪 will be playing the Rockmantic on the Road in Manchester on June 2nd. 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 bassist, Magnus Ulfstedts celebrated his birthday yesterday. 🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 will be headlining the Sweden Rock Festival on June 6th.
🇫🇮The Local Band🇫🇮 will be opening for the Hollywood Vampires on June 10th. 🇫🇮Serpico🇫🇮 are playing with Bloody Heels at the Fontaine Palace in Liepaja, Latvia. 🇸🇪Strykenine🇸🇪 will be at the Pub Anchor in Stockholm on June 13th. 🇳🇴SUiCiDE BOMBERS🇳🇴 are back in action in Oslo on June 14th at the Aye Aye club. 🇫🇮Temple Balls🇫🇮 are busy in the studio with Jona Tee from H.E.A.T. working with them on their second album. 🇳🇴Wildnite🇳🇴 have new vinyl editions of their self titled debut album available.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 vocalist, Anthony 'Ant' Ellis has decided to leave the band. He left on good terms. The band will be holding auditions. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 are playing the Camden Rock Festival on June 2nd. 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 are playing the last gig of this leg of their tour tonight in Switzerland. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 will be playing the Scandinavian Melodic Rock Fest on May 31st, then they'll be back in the UK for a show with Hardline on June 2nd. 🇮🇪W.A.L.K.E.R.🇮🇪 are back at Fibber Magees on June 1st.
🇫🇷BlackRain🇫🇷 will be in Marignier, France, on June 16th.🇩🇪Kissin' Dynamite🇩🇪 will be releasing "Ecstasy" on vinyl due to the high demand of fan's begging them for it.
You can order HERE
🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 are playing at the Medusa in Kiel tonight. 🇩🇪Snakebite🇩🇪 will be playing at the Baltic Open Air Festival in August. 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪 are in the studio and have completed six tracks from their up coming album.
Eastern Europe, Baltic, and European Russia:
🇷🇺Backbone Crash🇷🇺 finished off their spring "Balagan on the empty place" tour. 🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 are bringing their unplugged tour to Brno tonight. 🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 are back in action on June 1st with Serpico at the Fontaine Palace in Liepaja, Latvia. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 are heading to Austria on June 8th! 🇨🇿Hairy Groupies🇨🇿 are live at the Liberec Rock Pub in the Czech Republic tonight. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 had to postpone their show at the Potok Club in Warzsawa, Poland from June 1st to September 1st. 🇷🇺Stripped Guns🇷🇺 will be doing an acoustic show as well as a meet & greet on June 10th at the Jack and Jane bar in Moscow, and 🇷🇺Bosphorus Night🇷🇺 will be opening for them.
🇭🇷Animal Drive🇭🇷 are playing the Metal Fest Pula on July 6th. 🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 had the honor of opening for Skid Row on the 21st. Tonight they are at the Boston Square. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 bassist, Andy is celebrating his birthday today! 🇪🇸Street Vipers🇪🇸 will be at the La Lay Del Plomo fest on June 1st.
Australia, and New Zealand:
🇦🇺Black Alpine🇦🇺 & 🇦🇺Vicious Addiction🇦🇺 are doing the flood reunion party at the The Last Chance bar in Melbourne on July 7th. 🇳🇿Leathur Tattoo🇳🇿 rocked with The Iron Maidens last night at the Studio Venue. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 are having their "Strutt" single re-launch today.
🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 only have a limited supply of tickets left for the HCSS show they are opening for. Get 'em while you can.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇦🇷Gunner🇦🇷 are playing at the La Roca bar on June 8th. 🇵🇪Mean Street🇵🇪 are looking for a new drummer. Get in touch with them if you are interested.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇮🇳Girish And The Chronicles🇮🇳 are playing at the bFlat tonight. 🇿🇦Riff Raff🇿🇦 are at the Polka Draai festival today.
Video of the week (May 19 - May 26):
Hardcore Superstar - Baboon
Up coming album releases (only one's with release dates will be mentioned):
June 1: Lipz - Scaryman
June 2: Love Stallion - Unforgettable Ride
July 6: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
September 21: The Cruel Intentions - No Sign Of Relief
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: Gabriel Keyes (Crashdiet), Lizzy DeVine (The Cruel Intentions), Catalano - Wildfire (single cover), and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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