To TNWOHM fan's around the world,
Greetings and welcome to another weekend of hair raising news in the genre of modern hair/sleaze/glam metal. Happy Midsummer to those of you in countries that are celebrating it this weekend.
The top story this week goes to 🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪. They filled their bass spot with Chris Y! Many of you know Chris from when he played guitar in Blackout Express as well as his other project Midnight Danger. This is a great match up for Lipz. They found the right guy. And I expect the gigs to start rolling in soon. The debut album "Scaryman" is doing well for them and the reviews are all positive. I own the album and I promise you that it's HOT! Go order your copy now!
The 🇩🇪Kissin' Dynamite🇩🇪 limited edition boxset including the biography "A Road Paved With Gold", a bandana, and other items is already sold out at EMP. So get it on Amazon while you can. Another thing that sold out: their November 9th concert in Munich. The band is now playing at a bigger venue to accommodate a larger crowd. And speaking of gigs, they were played at the Alpen Flair Sudtirol yesterday.
🇨🇦Dextress🇨🇦 opened up for Sebastian Bach on the 20th. The members got to meet and hang out with Sebastian and get pictures with him. As many of you know, Sebastian has always been a huge supporter of young bands, so let's hope he gets addicted to the Dextress album.
🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 have a few HUGE shows coming up. The first is on June 29th at the Rokkafejnica in Riga followed by their trip to Scandinavia to play at the Pub Anchor in Sweden on July 5th, then off to Norway for the Norway Rock Festival on July 7th.
🇮🇹Sandness🇮🇹 made this announcement on June 21st:
"Ten years ago today we first appeared in public as a band.
As we approached our first gig, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. The project grew over the years and we grew with it, enjoying the good times and dealing with the bad times.
We published two albums, toured Europe several times, played in front of huge audiences, ran out of merchandise, shared the stage with great bands, got stuck in the middle of nowhere with our van, carried our gear for miles under the burning sun, went on the radio, shipped our merch to every continent, spent hours photo- and videoshooting, wrote dozens of lyrics and tossed half of them, met hundreds of people from everywhere in the world, shared hundreds of drinks, forgot our lines, laughed so hard we couldn't breathe, cried on each other's shoulder and cheered each other up.
What makes us proud of what we have become is that we went through all of this not only as a band, not only as a team, but as FRIENDS. We have known each other for so long now, we just can't imagine a future where we are not together as bandmates, as brothers.
We have been a bit quiet lately, as you may have noticed, but there is nothing to worry about. We are alive and kicking.
And this is probably the best time to announce that we will soon be in the studio to start recording the demo tracks of our third album, which is coming out absolutely mindblowing. We are super excited and we can't wait to play the new stuff live, so hopefully the recording process won't take too long and next year we will be celebrating our 11th anniversary with a copy of the new album already in our hands.
Of course non of this would have been possible without all the people who support us day by day. Some have been by our side since day one, others joined along the way, but the Sandness family keeps growing and we couldn't be any prouder. So THANKS to each and every one of you for believing in us and making us feel loved. We love you too.
So HAPPY 10TH BANDIVERSARY to us! Cheers!
- Mark, Robby and Metyou -"
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 have been nominated by the Nashville Industry Music Awards in the category of "best hard rock/metal band". Congratulations, and good luck! 🇺🇸Kickin' Valentina🇺🇸 are in Texas! 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 are playing at the Eastside bar in London, Ontario on July 14th. 🇲🇽Poison Shots🇲🇽 are auditioning drummers and bassist's. 🇨🇦Rusted🇨🇦 guitarist Tommy D. Eagle is celebrating his birthday today. 🇲🇽Sixteen🇲🇽 will be live at the Cat Cat on July 7th. 🇨🇦Sleazy Way Out🇨🇦 are opening for Sebastian Bach on July 2nd in Montreal. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 are live at the Rail tonight in Smithtown. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 played the Copenhell on the 20th. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 bassist, Danny Doll celebrated his birthday on the 20th. 🇺🇸Wildstreet🇺🇸 are playing the Rocka Rolla on the 25th to celebrate frontman Eric Jayk's birthday.
Northern Europe (Scandinavian & Nordic countries):
🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 are back in action on July 13th as the Just Ruffness tour continues in Balingen, Germany. 🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 frontman/leader, Lizzy DeVine is celebrating his birthday today! 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 are playing the Rockfest Barcelona on July 5th, as well as 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪. But first H.E.A.T. will be at the Chania Festival on June 30th. 🇳🇴NiteRain🇳🇴 will be at the Cruefest at the Whisky in L.A. on July 28th.
Melodic Rock records has just released the new 🇫🇮Rust N' Rage🇫🇮 album "Tales From The Wasteland". 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 have released a "making of" video for their second album "Cardinal Days". You get to see some inside stuff. Head to their page for the YouTube link. 🇳🇴SUiCiDE BOMBERS🇳🇴 are playing the Odal Rock festival in Austvatn, Norway on June 28th.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
🇬🇧Bigfoot🇬🇧 will be at the S.O.S. festival on July 13th. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 played at the Black Heart in London this weekend. 🇬🇧Maverick🇬🇧 will be touring the UK this October as they open for Gus G. 🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 are on tour with Vega right now and they are playing the Wildfire Festival in Scotland today. 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 have never before seen footage of Tommy Rockit joining L.A. Guns on stage. Go to their page to check it out.
Not much news in the West this week. Kissin' Dynamite was the big story out of it. 🇨🇭Rusted Guns🇨🇭 are playing the Birrhard Rockt on the weekend of July 28th. 🇧🇪Wildheart🇧🇪 are doing this year's HRH Sleaze fest in the UK.
Eastern Europe, Baltic, and European Russia:
🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 played the Sweetsen fest today. 🇷🇺Bosphorus Night🇷🇺 are releasing a new single "Born To Live" on June 25th. 🇨🇿Dead Daniels🇨🇿 are playing the 115th Harley-Davidson Anniversary party on July 5th in Prague. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 are playing in Stockholm with the Trench Dogs on September 21st. 🇨🇿Sweet Leopard🇨🇿 announced their new bassist today. Please welcome Kevin R. Scarf to the line up.
🇮🇹17 Crash🇮🇹 rocked the Exenzia club last night. 🇭🇷Animal Drive🇭🇷 are playing the Freedom fest on June 29th. Also on the 29th
🇮🇹Cream Pie🇮🇹 are playing at the Hysteria club. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 will be in Spain on July 1st. 🇪🇸Jolly Joker🇪🇸 are at the Sanctuary Burnley on June 30th. 🇮🇹Speed Stroke🇮🇹 will be making their UK debut at this year's HRH Sleaze fest.
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. 🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 are heading to Sweden in July to Join The Cruel Intentions on the 13th and the 14th. 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 will be at the Whole Lotta Love club on July 14th the THRS (The Hard Rock Show) Christmas In July party. 🇦🇺Sisters Doll🇦🇺 drummer has been playing on a nice new set courtesy of Ludwig Drums Australia. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 are also doing this year's HRH sleaze fest in the UK.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇧🇷Inluzt🇧🇷 played at the Manifesto bar last night. The debut music video clip from 🇧🇷Tales From The Porn🇧🇷 is coming on July 6th.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
🇿🇦L.A. Cobra🇿🇦 will be at the Green Room at Pirates East on June 29th.
Video of the week (June 16 - June 23):
Denman - Higher (lyric video)
Up coming album releases (only one's with release dates will be mentioned):
July 6: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
July 22: Denman - Raw Deal
August 24: Trench Dogs
September 21: The Cruel Intentions - No Sign Of Relief
September 21: Hardcore Superstar - You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll
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: Chris Y with Lipz, Sebastian Bach with Eric Paulin (Dextress), Kissin' Dynamite, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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