Greetings, and welcome to another hair raising week in the genre of modern hair/sleaze/glam metal!
July video/single contest that took place on August 1st and ended on the 3rd. The Cruel Intentions took home the #1 spot for their video "Jawbreaker". Coming in right behind them at the #2 position is Kissin' Dynamite with their video "You're Not Alone". And Tales From The Porn came in third with their video "Back To The 80's".
🇱🇻Bloody Heels🇱🇻 had a sad announcement this week. Here's the direct quote from their Facebook post:
"Times are changing... Unfortunately we have to share the news that one of the founding members Chris Flint who held the duties of playing the bass and keyboards will be no longer part of the Bloody Heels family.
Just to make clear - there were no conflicts or drama and those are not the reasons why Chris left the band. Chris just got to the point where he realized he wants to try and do other things with his life and we wish him nothing but all the best. He's still our brother and always will be ! Chapter with all four of us has come to an end, but the music we made will always live and all the great memories will remain.
As far as the band goes - THIS IS NOT THE END ! All the upcoming shows are still happening and we're so stoked to tell you that we are really, really close to hit the studio to record our second album and we can't wait to share it with you all!
P.S. Thank you for all the love and support you guys have given us all these years ! There are no words how much we love and appreciate all of you !
- Vicky, Harry and Gus"
🇸🇪Hardcore Superstar🇸🇪 were featured on TV4 this Saturday night on the Swedish tv show "Sommarkrysset.
The 🇸🇪Crazy Lixx🇸🇪 song "Lights Out" that was a bonus track on the Japanese version from their 2010 legendary album "New Religion" is now their fifth most played song on Spotify over the last two weeks! The song will be re-released this October when it is re-issued on the "New Religion" vinyl edition.
🇸🇪Lipz🇸🇪 made this announcement:
"We are very sorry to inform that our gig at Vigorock in Venice this Sunday is cancelled.
There's a red alert on Venice due to weather conditions, that affected the whole organization and schedule of the festival.We appologize for that but we already have plans to go back to Italy in a very near future. Stay tuned for more info and have a nice weekend you all!"
Our monthly profile picture of this social media magazine/page/video sharing network for the month of August goes to WICKED!
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico):
🇺🇸Denman🇺🇸 released another single titled "Alive In Overdrive". 🇲🇽Disaster Machine🇲🇽 have a new lyric video out for the song "Easy". 🇨🇦Love Razer🇨🇦 rocked out Kitchener on August 2nd. They'll be at the Chainsaw on the 25th. 🇺🇸Love Stallion🇺🇸 were on WRFZ 106.3 FM in Rochester, NY tonight. 🇨🇦Sleazy Way Out🇨🇦 will be at the See-Scape on August 21st. 🇺🇸Station🇺🇸 are returning to Gramercy Theatre on August 15th. 🇺🇸Steel Panther🇺🇸 played the Wacken Open Air festival today. 🇺🇸WICKED🇺🇸 are playing the New England Rock Fest in Massachusetts on August 17tg.
Northern Europe (Scandinavian & Nordic countries):
🇳🇴The Cruel Intentions🇳🇴 are playing at the Oyafestivalen on August 7th. 🇸🇪Eclipse🇸🇪 played the Brienzersee Rockfest in Switzerland on Friday night. 🇸🇪H.E.A.T.🇸🇪 are playing in Colmar, France Sunday night with Ghost, Doro, and others for the Hard Rock Sessions show. 🇫🇮Reckless Love🇫🇮 rocked the Bandit Rock Stage at the Skogsrojet today. 🇫🇮Shiraz Lane🇫🇮 are returning to the infamous Tavastia in Helsinki on August 18th. 🇳🇴Wildnite🇳🇴 are performing at this years Woodstock 3000 on August 18th.
United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland:
Bigfoot🇬🇧 have tickets for sale for their September Warm Up show. 🇬🇧DAMN DICE🇬🇧 will be opening for Shiraz Lane on August 31st.
🇬🇧Midnite City🇬🇧 🇬🇧Nasty High🇬🇧 played at the Royal Standard Bar in Sheffield last night. 🇮🇪Stone Trigger🇮🇪 will be joining L.A. Guns for another UK tour with stops in The Netherlands and France. The action starts on August 31st. 🇮🇪W.A.L.K.E.R.🇮🇪 will be back at Fibber Magees on August 18th.
🇩🇪Kissin' Dynamite🇩🇪 were at the SWR Fernsehen on August 2nd. 🇩🇪Night Laser🇩🇪 are playing at the Summer Breeze festival on August 16th.
Eastern Europe, Baltic, and European Russia:
🇷🇺Backbone Crash🇷🇺 started recording their debut album. 🇨🇿Bad Jokers Cream🇨🇿 played the Ladna Celedna last night. You can catch them again on the 18th in Silherovicich. 🇨🇿Dead Daniels🇨🇿 are rockin' in Chabarovicich on September 15th. 🇨🇿Double Raw🇨🇿 did the Starfire Tattoo fest in Munster yesterday. 🇨🇿Nasty Ratz🇨🇿 played in Tynec for the Rock Park fest today. And bassist Xriss String celebrated his birthday yesterday. Hope it rocked, dude.
Mediterranean, and Southern Europe:
🇵🇹Affaire🇵🇹 have completed the bass tracks on their up coming album. 🇮🇹Hell In The Club🇮🇹 are played the Motofestasa in Carmagnola, Torino today. 🇮🇹Sandness🇮🇹 rocked the Padova metal fest last night. 🇮🇹Vain Vipers🇮🇹 have completed the work of their debut album.
Oceania (Australia, and New Zealand):
🇦🇺Black Alpine🇦🇺 have a new video titled "Guns Out".
🇦🇺Catalano🇦🇺 have a cool video post from them at the HCSS show on their page. Hopefully a music video is coming soon. 🇦🇺Dangerous Curves🇦🇺 were back in action tonight at the Musicland in Melbourne. 🇦🇺Snake Bite Whisky🇦🇺 guitarist Dave can't make it to the HRH Sleaze show. However Jerry Jade from Blood And Diamonds will be filling in for him. 🇦🇺Vicious Addiction🇦🇺 are back at the Whole Lotta Love club on August 24th.
South America, Middle America, and the Caribbean Islands:
🇦🇷Gunner🇦🇷 played at the Skylar fest today. 🇵🇪Mean Street🇵🇪 found their new drummer. Welcome Mauricio FMC to the band.
South Africa/India/Japan/Asia/Middle Eastern:
Nothing to report this week.
Video of the week (July 28 - August 4):
Dizzy Fox - Over The Top
Up coming album releases (only one's with official release dates will be mentioned):
August 10: Diemonds
August 24: Trench Dogs - Year Of The Dog
August 31: Taste - Moral Decay
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, or if I made some small error. 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: The Cruel Intentions, Chris Flint, and as always, the background is Detroit Rock City!
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