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CRASHDIET To Support HARDCORE SUPERSTAR In Finland

Swedish glam-rock band CRASHDIET has scheduled the following dates: Dec. 02 - Klubi, Tampere, Tampere, FIN * Dec. 03 - Klubi, Turku, Turku, FIN * Dec. 04 - Tavastia, Helsinki, FIN * Dec. 05 - Kellari, Joensuu, FIN * Dec. 31 - The Rock, Copenhagen, DEN * Supporting HARDCORE SUPERSTAR CRASHDIET recently announced the addition ...

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RECKLESS LOVE Films 'Beautiful Bomb' Video

RECKLESS LOVE, the Finnish hard rock quartet fronted by former CRASHDIET singer H. Olliver Twisted (a.k.a. Olli), has just finished filming its first full-scale music video, for the band's upcoming second single, "Beautiful Bomb". The group says, "Featured in the video are a beauty, a bomb, a pink H.D. and us rocking our skinny asses ...

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NECROPHOBIC Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE

Swedish extreme metallers NECROPHOBIC have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Cruise, departing from Stockholm on October 8 and returning the next day. The event billing is shaping up as follows: CRASHDIET EXCITER FREAK KITCHEN FREEDOM CALL NECROPHOBIC U.D.O. With hard rock DJs, tax-free shops, bars, restaurants, a gaming room, swimming pool and saunas, the ...

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Former TIGERTAILZ Frontman To Play One-Off Swedish Halloween Show

Former TIGERTAILZ frontman Steevi Jaimz will play a one-off Halloween special show at Club Dirty Harry in Växjö, Sweden on Friday, October 30. Jaimz's backing band for the occasion will consist of Mick Priestley (lead guitar), Rob Wylde (rhythm guitar), Shell (bass) and Alex Martin (drums). Steevi Jaimz's new solo album, "My Private Hell", was ...

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U.D.O. Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE

U.D.O. — the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — has been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Cruise, departing from Stockholm on October 8 and returning the next day. The event billing is shaping up as follows: CRASHDIET EXCITER FREAK KITCHEN FREEDOM CALL U.D.O. Two more acts will be announced soon. ...

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EXCITER Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK CRUISE

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Cruise, departing from Stockholm on October 8 and returning the next day. The event billing is shaping up as follows: CRASHDIET EXCITER FREAK KITCHEN FREEDOM CALL Two more acts will be announced soon. With hard rock DJs, tax-free shops, bars, restaurants, a gaming ...

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BABYLON BOMBS To Release 'Babylon's Burning' In The Fall

Swedish hard rockers BABYLON BOMBS will release their third album, "Babylon's Burning", in the fall. The CD was recorded at the legendary Polar Studios in Stockholm with producer Chris Laney (CANDLEMASS, EUROPE, CRASHDIET, EASY ACTION). "It was an obvious choice to work with Chris," says frontman Dani. "We wanted to do it big, with Chris's ...

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CRASHDIET: First Photos Of New Lineup Released

Swedish glam-rock band CRASHDIET has released the first photos (see below) of its new lineup, featuring Simon "Simme" Cruz of the Stockholm act JAILBAIT as the group's new lead singer. A new demo track, "Caught In Despair", featuring the band's latest addition is available for streaming on the CRASHDIET MySpace page. CRASHDIET parted ...

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BLACKRAIN To Headline Sweden's REST IN SLEAZE Festival

French glam rockers BLACKRAIN will headline this year's edition of the Rest In Sleaze festival, set to take place July 25, 2009 at Kärrgruveparken / Norbergs Folkpark in Norberg, Sweden. The festival billing is as follows: BLACKRAIN FATAL SMILE SISTER MAMA KIN GASOLINE QUEEN DAMAGED DOLLS VANITY BLVD. DANGER WACKY VAMPS LEADED FUEL 44 CALIBER ...

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CRASHDIET Recruits JAILBAIT Singer

Swedish glam-rock band CRASHDIET has recruited Simme of the Stockholm act JAILBAIT as its new lead singer. A new demo track, "Caught In Despair", featuring the band's latest addition is available for streaming on the CRASHDIET MySpace page. CRASHDIET parted ways with its last vocalist, the Finland-based H. Olliver Twisted, in July 2008. ...

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Former TIGERTAILZ Frontman To Release Solo Album

Former TIGERTAILZ vocalist Steevi Jaimz will release his new solo album, "My Private Hell", on May 25 via Cargo/SCS Records. According to a press release, the CD "combines Steevi's trademark glam-style melodies with KISS and OZZY OSBOURNE-style hard rock." "My Private Hell" was written, performed and produced in Sweden with Chris Laney and Anders Ringman ...

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CHRIS LANEY Quits RANDY PIPER's ANIMAL

Swedish songwriter/producer/artist Chris Laney has left ANIMAL, the band led by former W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper, in order to pursue a solo career. He tells the Rock Eyez web site, "All the guys in ANIMAL are great and we have had an awesome time together and I will always consider Randy Piper and ...

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CHRIS LANEY's 'Pure' Due In March

Metal Heaven has set a March 27 release date for "Pure", the first solo album from Swedish songwriter/producer/artist Chris Laney. The songs on the CD were all written by Laney with co-writers like Bruce Kulick (KISS, UNION, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD), Lennart Östlund (LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, ABBA, GENESIS), Mats Levén (THERION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and ...

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PRETTY WILD To Release 'All The Way' EP In January

Former DERANGED singer/bassist Calle "Krizzy Field" Fäldt has launched a new hard rock band called PRETTY WILD. The group's first EP, "All The Way", was mixed by Krizzy Field and Martin Sweet (CRASHDIET) and will be released on February 18, 2009 via Swedmetal Records. "All The Way" track listing: 01. All The Way 02. Time ...

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CHRIS LANEY Signs With AOR HEAVEN

Swedish songwriter, producer and guitarist Chris Laney (RANDY PIPER, ZAN CLAN) has signed a deal with AOR Heaven. His first album will be recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm (ABBA, LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD, THE DARKNESS) and will be produced by Laney himself along with Lennart Östlund (GENESIS, LED ZEPPELIN, ...

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GEMINI FIVE Guitarist Quits, CRASHDIET's MARTIN SWEET Steps In

Stockholm, Sweden-based rockers GEMINI FIVE have issued the following update: "Lead guitarist Dee Dee [Dany Douglas] has very rapidly decided to leave the band due to illness and private/personal reasons. His decision is understandable and accepted by the other bandmembers. This is, however, something we could not predict and therefore some 'last-minute actions' need to ...

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CRASHDIET Parts Ways With Singer

Martin Sweet (guitar), Peter London (bass) and Eric Young (drums) of the Swedish glam-rock band CRASHDIET have released the following statement: "We have decided, in a mutual decision, to go separate ways with Olli [Finland-based vocalist H. Olliver Twisted]. We need a singer who can commit 100%, which unfortunately Olli couldn't live up to. He, ...

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GEMINI FIVE: New Album Pushed Back A Week

Stockholm, Sweden-based rockers GEMINI FIVE have had the release date of their third album, "Sex Drugs Anarchy", pushed back to May 2 from the previously announced April 25. The CD was produced by bandmembers Hot Rod and Tin Star and was recorded and mixed at the Stappenwolf Studio in Stockholm, Sweden between October 2007 and ...

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CRASHDIET: New Tour Dates Announced

Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET have scheduled the following tour dates: May 30 - Norrtlje, Sweden - Socitetsparken May 31 Italy - Pego Rock Festival July 05 - Sundsvall, Sweden - Gatufest July 11 - Svedala, Sweden - Sommarrock "Falling Rain", the new video from CRASHDIET, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's ...

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GEMINI FIVE To Release 'Sex Drugs Anarchy' In April

Stockholm, Sweden-based rockers GEMINI FIVE will release their third album, "Sex Drugs Anarchy", on April 25. The CD was produced by bandmembers Hot Rod and Tin Star and was recorded and mixed at the Stappenwolf Studio in Stockholm, Sweden between October 2007 and January 2008. Guest musicians on the album include CRASHDIET's Martin Sweet (lead ...

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CRASHDIET: 'Falling Rain' Video Posted Online

"Falling Rain", the new video from Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET, can be viewed below. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "The Unattractive Revolution", which entered the Swedish chart at position No. 11 back in October 2007. The CD was mixed in the States by Kevin Churko. "The Unattractive Revolution" features a guest appearance ...

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STEEVI JAIMZ BAND Schedules Italian Dates

STEEVI JAIMZ BAND, the new group fronted by former TIGERTAILZ vocalist Steevi Jaimz, has scheduled the following dates in Italy: April 24 - Sottotetto, Bologna, Italy April 25 - [to be announced], Italy April 26 - Lucille, Verona, Italy After reportedly losing a legal battle with his former bandmates over the TIGERTAILZ name, Jaimz has ...

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CRASHDIET To Play Brazil In June

Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET will perform at the Manifesto bar in São Paulo, Brazil on June 21. CRASHDIET's sophomore album, "The Unattractive Revolution", entered the Swedish chart at position No. 11. The CD was mixed in the States by Kevin Churko. A video for "In the Raw" was shot by Mikeadelica. "The Unattractive Revolution" features ...

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