EUROPE GOES WACKEN
They are in the business for more than 30 years and now they will return to W:O:A for their second show: Europe!
The band was founded in 1979 as Force and changed the name to Europe in 1982. Without any doubts, the band is most famous for their party evergreen The Final Countdown, but they have released much more great songs you should know about. In fact, the Hard Rock band released 9 studio albums and a bunch of singles, live albums and compilations.
Not only in Sweden but also in the rest of Europe and the USA, the band gained huge success and they can take a look to several platinum, gold and silver rewards on their walls.
And by the way: Europe will release new material before the festivals starts! The new studio album War Of Kings will be released in March 2015 and the eponymic title track will be released as a single on the 2nd of February.
Z Rock – If you would like to appear in the video of Z Rock 2012 you need to be there early & attend the various signing sessions. More info at www.z-records.com.
Hardline – Frontiers release Hardline’s new album on 18th May in Europe & 22th in N America. The current line-up is singer Johnny Gioeli plus Francesco Jovino (UDO), Thorsten Koehne (Code Of Perfection, Eden’s Curse) and Anna Portalupi (Mitch Malloy). More info at www.frontiers.it.
Status Minor – new album, OUTOBOROS, released on Lion Music on 25 March. More info at www.lionmusic.com.
Lars Eric Mattsson – new album, Obsession, will be released by Lion Music on 25th April. More info at www.lionmusic.com.
Wig Wam – release there new studio album, Wall Street, on 18th May in Europe & 22th in N America. More info at www.frontiers.it.
Blood In Venice – The Danish/Italian modern rock band BLOOD IN VENICE have made their second single "Day After Day" available for streaming on YouTube. You can listen to here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yp7JvhNduw.
Pollution – release "Beyond Control" on Escape on 25 May. Their sound is described a Nickelback meets ACDC, Krokus & Gotthard. More info at www.escape-music.com.
Electric Boys – are in the UK in November for some dates. More info at www.electricboys.com.
Tomorrow’s Outlook – have an album called "34613" out which is said to be 80s classic metal & features a guest appearance by Graham Bonnet on a couple of tracks.
Robbie Crane – Ratt bassist has left the band after 15 years.
Steel Panther – in the UK for a tour in Nov. Tickets at www.livenation.co.uk.
Europe – release "Bag Of Bones" on April 30 and have been making headlines recently by telling Classic Rock that have considered dropping Final Countdown from their set. More info at www.europetheband.com.
Tuff – are back with "What Comes Around Goes Around… Again" which revisits some their best know songs & some early recordings.
Roxette – have a new album called "Travelling" out at the moment. More info at www.roxette.se.
Sonisphere – festival has been cancelled for 2012. It was to feature Kiss, plus Queen with Adam Lambert.