NewsFebruary 28, 2008 – 09:42

With the CD now mixed and completed and the video in the final editing stage, The Authentics have decided to launch both together with a Video Premiere and CD Launch Party at The Polar Bear, Leicester, UK on 7th March 08. The band will be in attendance; there will be surprise events, merchandise and the CDs themselves available for fans all culminating with the video premiere on the venue’s big screen at 9:30pm. The band would like to direct their fans to URL which is organising an online auction to help S.P.R.I.N.G. (Supporting Parents and Relatives in Neo-natal Grief), the MS Society and Samaritans. The Authentics along with others including The Almighty, Gut Records, Fender, Stereophonics, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For a Friend and Thunder have donated for the auction which is being staged during March 08 and will be held on ebay

Pennywise – one of the world’s most credible and influential punk bands will release their new album ‘Reason To Believe’ through Epitaph in Europe. The album, out on Myspace Records in the US, will be available in Europe on March 24th. Epitaph Europe will release the album as a standard CD, with a value added DVD. ‘Reason To Believe’ will also be available in a limited-edition vinyl version with DVD and two bonus tracks, not availabke in any other format

Music industry legends Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, founding members of the legendary music group The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, have recently reissued their back catalog on CD. Flo & Eddie’s CD reissuess can be obtained through the duo’s official website as well as Amazon. For more info visit URL

Tattooed Millionaires have got some great shows coming up in LA as well as a 2wk tour of Southwestern US that kicks off April 26th. Late May will find them in NY for some select shows. September will take them once again to Europe and January 09 will take them to Australia for the first time. In between all this travelling they will be shooting a couple of music videos, putting forth a 3rd album and working hard to get out their message of freedom. Tattooed Millionaires have partnered with Blast My Music to provide an easy and very affordable way to get their music. Not only that, but through their affiliate program they can cut you in on the action! Would you like to own a piece of the action? Just sign up at URL. As a customer/fan, do a search for Tattooed Millionaires and grab the code to your webpages, blogs and social networking sites and receive a 5% commission on all sales through your player. The guys have also just kicked off their FAN ART CONTEST II: “The time has come once again to show off your artistic skills. We want you to draw, paint or doodle your way to the winner’s circle. Choose a member of the band or choose the whole band as a subject – best art submission wins a TM Merch Pack and autographed drum head! Simply send us a link to your masterpiece for consideration and inclusion in our fan art gallery. We look forward to seeing your vision of Tattooed Millionaires! Contest ends May 21st so get going…”

Devil Dolls Booking, Crawlspace Booking, TKO Records & Hellcat Records are teaming up for this year’s annual SXSW Music Fest to present a fantastic showcase that will feature some of their top touring artists. The combined package boasts a total of 9 artists. The combined package boasts a total of 9 artists… 5 headline acts and 3 up-and-comers including some of Austin’s most favorite locals. No Indie shoe-gazing, no emo-cuts, no pretentious ‘rock’ posturing; this show is a veritable “who’s who?” of old school punk, hardcore, streetrock, psychobilly and power pop! Names you know, names you’re soon to know, names you won’t forget. Sponsored by Lucky 13 Apparel, Dirty Devil Clothing and Sourpuss Clothing. Red Seven (Austin, TX, US) will be the place to be on Saturday 15 March

NewsFebruary 28, 2008 – 06:52

Airbourne/Skirtbox/Mondo Cada – Live @ Carling Academy, Oxford, UK (February 08)
Doctor Hell – Stir Up the Fire
Gypsy Pistoleros – Para Siempre
Monocle Rose – 4 Track Demo

NewsFebruary 27, 2008 – 05:00

Scutty Neighbours – Noise Police

NewsFebruary 26, 2008 – 10:10

Damaged Dolls – Sleazy Entertainment
Supragod – Army In White

NewsFebruary 26, 2008 – 02:54

Blastzone Entertainment Group is proud to announce the distribution deal done by their A&R guy Teddy Heavens (Rebel Rebel and FTW Management) with Krunk/Kottak. Krunk/Kottak consists of Athena Lee (Tommy Lee’s sister) and James Kottak (Scorpions). Look for two CD’s “Greatest Hits” and “Therapy” coming to a store near you in June 2008. For more info contact Mike

Pretty Boy Floyd (Original Members Reunion – Kristy, Vinnie, Steve and Kari) & Revlon Red, live @ The Happy Ending Bar (formerly Acapulco Restaurant), 7038 W. Sunset Blvd, La Brea Ave, LA (7pm-10pm), March 1st. Limited advance tickets available, call now (213) 891 3818

Pleasure Maker’s new album ‘Love On the Rocks’ to be released July 2008. Points of sale worldwide made by Target Records, Metal Mayhem, Perris Records and Musicbuymail

Fading Ways Records gleefully introduce… THE FIRST YEARLY GREAT FW MUSIC STORE BACK-CATALOGUE CHALLENGE SHUFFLE! In which several of you will undoubtedly complete some gaps in your record collections, and others win the much coveted “Stump Leyton” (TM) mystery prize! Here are the rules: 1. Think up some pre-2008 music releases that you have always wanted to have but have been unable to find, or unable to buy. 2. Send up to three such titles (Artist Name and Album Name) in an email. 3. Check the store catalogue in 24hrs. Your three titles shall magically have appeared at very competitive prices. 4. (optional) Order the titles you want…. If your titles have not appeared in the store within a maximum of 72hrs, you have stumped Leyton. A great inquest shall then be opened into such rare back-catalogue titles, and if indeed it is obtainable (not out of print) by us we shall get it for you at the best possible price. Your name will also be entered into the great black top hat for the final draw of the “Stump Leyton” pot. Three winners shall be announced the first week of March and three mystery prizes shall be awarded them. The GREAT CHALLENGE SHUFFLE ends March 1st, so hurry now and send in your back catalogue title requests and let the games begin!

Steevi Jaimz Band are pleased to announce their forthcoming shows in Italy, which are as follows: 24 April 08, 8pm @ Sottotetto, Bologna; 25 April 08, 8pm @ TBA; 26 April 08, 8pm @ Lucille, Verona. For further information please check URL or URL

Brijette West, the force behind the New York Loose, is currently preparing to launch a new solo project with new material soon to be released on the web. Brijitte also sang backing vocals on the track ‘Walking on the Wildside’ from the forthcoming covers album ‘Jesse Malin – On Your Sleeve’. Head over to URL for more details

NewsFebruary 21, 2008 – 10:45

Insofar – Medicine For the Melancholic

NewsFebruary 20, 2008 – 11:48

The Authentics Video Premiere and EP Launch – FREE ENTRY Launch party at The Polar Bear Club, Leicester (UK) with new “TON OF BRICKS” 5-track E.P. available as well an exclusive premiere of the band’s new video for “Belly of the Beast” on the big screen at 10.00pm, Friday March 7

Blastzone Entertainment Group is proud to announce the signing of Tarshafor his CD “Prophecies” for worldwide distribution. Tarsha is best known for being the lead singer for Adler’s Appetite. Blastzone Entertainment Group is also giving away 2 copies of the Tarsha CD “Prophecies”. All you have to do is go to URL and send a message noting you want to be entered into contest. Winners will be selected on 15 March

Sweden’s Diamond Dogs have announced that they will be joining the The Quireboys upcoming tour along with Dan Baird, kicking off at Moshulu in Aberdeen (UK) on May 12th. The band have also said that each night will feature a different headliner, with the three bands rotating

Rockets To Ruin want you to check out “GET 2 COPIES OF OUR CD FOR THE PRICE OF 1″ on Glamnation! To view this Blog Post, visit

Blastzone Entertainment Group is proud to announce the signing of Legs Diamond for 11 of their CD’s for worldwide distribution. For more information please contact Mike

Army of Freshmen “GETTING DUMPED SINCE THE 8th GRADE” t shirt has arrived and is up for sale! This ultra limited edition t shirt features a copy of the actual letter that Christy Lombardo used to dump Chris Jay in the 8th Grade on the back and Army of Freshmen… getting dumped since the 8th grade on the front! The Shirt costs 30 dollars in the USA (that includes shipping) and 25 pounds in the UNITED KINGDOM – for other countries send them a message for price details. All you have to do is paypal the money for your order to: jefedemanos@yahoo.com (Sizes: YOUTH, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, X LARGE and XX LARGE. Please specify what size you’d like). You’ll receive a confirmation email confirming your shipping address and size. All proceeds after the cost of manufacturing and shipping will go directly towards the recording of their new record

NewsFebruary 19, 2008 – 14:21

Hot Rod Linkun – 4 Track Demo

NewsFebruary 19, 2008 – 04:29

Hell City Glamours, good and bad news around Hell City… The good news is they’ve finally got paypal set up so you can purchase Tshirts, $30 (australian) worldwide!! Just go to their myspace page and pick a size and colour. If you’re after a tee and don’t have paypal, email them and they’ll work something out for you (It’ll be set up on the website this week too). Now for the bad news, it looks like the album won’t hit the shelves until May. No shows for a little while, whilst they get the record sorted, next one at this stage is April 20th for Cherry Rock in Melbourne

Z Rock have received a press release that states Britny Fox are off Z Rock 08 and all other planned dates during 2008 [see melodicrock.com]. They’re aware of some issues surrounding Tommy Paris but have been waiting to hear back regarding the situation. They are now seeking a replacement act and will make an announcement shortly

The Black Halos have a new tune ‘Love & War’ from their upcoming CD “We are not alone” on myspace

Things have been quiet in DIP land recently but they’re back!! Following a couple of killer shows this week they’ve just re-launched OYAH! Online. They’ll be booking studio time real soon for the next piece of plag which will be out to celebrate of ’10 Year Anniversary’ this summer

A quick tip for you Jesse Malin fans… PRE-ORDER NOW! JESSE MALIN – ON YOUR SLEEVE £12.99. Recorded over seven days and featuring interpretations of classic singer-songwriters Tom Waits and Neil Young, contemporary greats such as The Hold Steady and The Kills, punk icons The Ramones and The Clash, Lou Reed and even a Sam Cooke standard – Jesse tips his hat to a small collection of writers that inform his unique musical identity and appeal. As a performing songwriter, Jesse appreciated the challenge of covering unique melodies not of his own design. Or, as Jesse puts it: “seven days of crazy fun, trying on other peoples’ clothes in my own apartment…” The new album will be out on 7th April

Tracy Gang Pussy upcoming ‘Wild In the Streets Tour 08’ gig dates: March 19th@ Leipzig (DE) @ Noch Besser Leben; March 20th @ Praha (CZ) @ Rock Café; March 21st @ Plzen (CZ) @ Divadlo Pod Lampou; March 22nd @ Berlin (DE) @ White Trash; April 3rd @ Grenoble (FR) @ Adaep; April 17th @ Nice (FR) @ Tapas; April 19th Huttwil (CH) @ Alte Turnhalle

NewsFebruary 13, 2008 – 12:35

Cleopatra Records & Full On Music have partnered to unleash Bumps N’ Rails featuring cuts from LA GUNS, The 69 Eyes, KILLINGBIRD, & Gemini Five! Only available on 10” white vinyl and limited to 1000 copies. Bumps N’ Rails hits the streets March 4, 2008.  Two never before released tracks are featured… Los Angeles hard rockers KILLINGBIRD kick things off with the driving “Ride Along” from their upcoming album, Scar (Spring 2008 via Cleopatra/Full On Music) and Hollywood legends LA Guns contribute their take on Buckcherry’s sleaze anthem “Crazy Bitch”.  “Sore Loser” from Finish Goths The 69 Eyes and “When The Body Speaks” from Sweden’s Gemini Five round out the collection. A special code is included inside the package allowing each track to be downloaded for FREE! Check out the artwork here

You can now listen to four tasty selections from the Love Injections’ upcoming debut album “Trees on a Hill” at URL. According to Nicotine Records the album will be released sometime between mid-March and early April. For more info on the album and the Love Injections visit the official website at URL

Tigertailz and Marie Curie would like to thank everyone who donated money during their UK tour last Nov/Dec.  Your efforts have helped raise thousands of pounds which will help run the Marie Curie hospice in Cardiff (UK) who helped care so well for Pepsi.  Thanks to you all. As you may know, Kim, Jay and Matt have decided to continue to keep Pepsi’s memory alive by keeping TIGERTAILZ alive – yes TIGERTAILZ will Rock on! The bands management are currently putting together some Live shows for 2008 and will announce details as soon as dates are confirmed.  If you would like to see the TIGERTAILZ at either DOWNLOAD or SWEDEN ROCK Festivals this year then post your request messages on their message boards. The guys only have a few Pepsi Tribute Brochure’s left.  If you haven’t already purchased one please do your bit for Marie Curie now.  You can buy one directly from the TAILZ site here