MUSTASCH and DANKO JONES will warm up the crowd when the Columbus Blue Jackets open their 10th National Hockey League season with a pair of games vs. the San Jose Sharks at Ericcson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, the club. MUSTASCH will perform on Friday and DANKO JONES will appear the following night.
MUSTASCH was honored with the "Best Hard Rock" award at the Swedish "Grammis" gala, which was held on January 15 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm.
MUSTASCH's self-titled album was made available outside Scandianavia on January 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was released on September 30, 2009 in Finland and Sweden and October 5, 2009 in Denmark and Norway via Regain Records. The follow-up to 2007's "Latest Version of the Truth" was recorded at Bohus Sound Studios in Sweden with producer Tobias Lindell.
DANKO JONES's new album, "Below The Belt", was produced by the band's old friend and longtime collaborator Matt DeMatteo, who previously helmed "We Sweat Blood" and "Sleep Is The Enemy". Scheduled for a May 10-14 release (depending on which country you live in) "Below The Belt" contains 11 tracks that sees the band returning to its roots with a harder/more powerful sound, while simultaneously keeping the incredible harmonies of their more recent releases. All the photos for the record were shot by Dean Karr (IRON MAIDEN, OZZY OSBOURNE, MARILYN MANSON, etc.) at various locations/studios in Los Angeles.