CRASHDIET: New Single Posted Online

Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET have posted their new single, "In the Raw", on their MySpace page. The song comes off the group's sophomore album, "The Unattractive Revolution", which was mixed in the States by Kevin Churko. The CD is due in Scandinavia on October 3 and in the rest of Europe, Japan and America later in the year. A video for "In the Raw" was shot by Mikeadelica.

Check out video footage from the studio at www.crashdiet.org/blog.

Upcoming CRASHDIET shows:

Sep. 07 – Falun, SWE @ Arenan
Sep. 28 – Kopenhagen, DEN @ The Rock
Oct. 18 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Oct. 19 - Göteborg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 - Karlstad, SWE @ Nöjesfabriken
Oct. 25 - Linköping, SWE @ Atmosfär
Oct. 26 - Kalmar, SWE @ Palace
Oct. 27 - Västerås, SWE @ Sigurdsgatan 25
Nov. 02 - Borlänge, SWE @ S2
Nov. 09 - Helsingborg, SWE @ The Tivoli
Nov. 10 - Malmö, SWE @ KB
Nov. 21 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
Nov. 22 - Åbo/Turku, FIN @ Klubi
Nov. 23 - Seinäjoki, FIN @ Rytmikorjaamo

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars flew into Stockholm, Sweden in June to help CRASHDIET write some songs for their upcoming album. No less than three songs were cut for possible inclusion on the CD, which will be released via Universal Records.

CRASHDIET's debut live appearance with their new singer, H. Olliver Twisted (of the Finnish hard rock act RECKLESS LOVE) took place on January 21 at the Rest in Sleaze festival at Debaser in Stockholm, Sweden.

H. Olliver Twisted joined CRASHDIET as the replacement for David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard), who committed suicide in January 2006.

Hellman was found dead on January 20, 2006 at his apartment in the Swedish city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm. It was reported in several places that he hanged himself, although this was never officially confirmed.

CRASHDIET is a Stockholm, Sweden-based Eighties hard rock-style band whose debut album, "Rest in Sleaze", entered the Swedish national album chart at position No. 12.

CRASHDIET is reportedly the first "sleaze rock" band in over 10 years to be signed directly to a major company — Universal Music.

For more information on Dave's passing, click here.

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