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13 January 2014

Finnish hard rockers Santa Cruz have been confirmed as the main support for the upcoming ten date UK tour confirmed recently by Voodoo Six in March.

Voodoo Six themselves have enjoyed a busy 2013 supporting Iron Maiden around Europe and the March dates with Spinefarm Records label mates Santa Cruz are highly anticipated.

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Santa Cruz were formed by in Helsinki by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen in Helsinki and self-released EP titled 'Anthems for the Young 'n' Restless' in 2011 before signing with Spinefarm Records.

The band released their full length debut studio album 'Screaming for Adrenaline' in April 2013.

You can see the official video for 'Restless Renegades' here:

Tour Dates
Wednesday 12th March - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday 13th March - Sound Control, Manchester
Friday 14th March - Audio, Glasgow
Saturday 15th March - Buskers, Dundee
Monday 17th March - The Cluny, Newcastle
Wednesday 19th March - Warehouse 23, Wakefield
Thursday 20th March - Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Friday 12st March - The Underworld, London
Saturday 22nd March - The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
Sunday 23rd March - The Joiners, Southampton

Santa Cruz are:
Arttu "Archie" Kuosmanen - Vocals/Guitar
Joonas "Johnny" Parkkonen - Guitar/Backing Vocals
Mitja "Middy" Toivonen - Bass/Backing Vocals
Tapani "Taz" Fagerström - Drums/Backing Vocals

Official Website:



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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