Daron Malakian's project, Scars on Broadway, is going to release a new single and video (directed by Hayk Kharikyan and Mikael Sharafyan) on April 23. This is the band's first music track, since 2010's song "Fucking". The band, renamed Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, has a new line-up, completely different to the one that recorded the band's 2008 debut. Malakian told about the line-up changes:  "Nobody quit. When I first started Scars, I always said that it would be different lineups from album to album. Depends on the type of direction I want to take. Different musicians work for different styles. That is partly why I added my name in front of the band's". Scars on Broadway last live gig was at 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium as the opening act for Deftones. 

Universities of Manchester and Liverpool conducted a research, according to which young heavy metal fans are five times more likely to self-harm or attempt suicide. This study was published in the British Journal Of Clinical Psychology and found that groups belonging to alternative subcultures are at far greater risk of hurting themselves.

Peter Taylor, a clinical psychologist from the University Of Manchester, said: "The belief that alternative subcultures may be at an increased risk of self-harm and suicide is considered by some to be a myth. But the literature we reviewed does suggest that these individuals are indeed in greater danger. However, this research requires interpretation within the wider context of public concern around alternative subcultures and their impact on the mental health of young people". And he continued: "We're not saying that doctors should be worrying about everyone wearing a Metallica t-shirt, but if there are also other signs which point towards self harm, then they definitely ask the question. Many people become affiliated with these groups because they feel like they don't fit into society and so face a lot of vulnerabilities. But there also might be victimization and stigma associated with belonging to these subcultures".

Mairead Hughes from The University Of Liverpool added: "There is not enough evidence to tell us why it is that people belonging to these subcultures are at greater risk. Young people who have faced more adversity may be more likely to become part of a subculture, but this does not seem to fully explain the increased risk. Stress associated with being different and belonging to a minority group may also explain some of the risk".

We don't specialize in the psychology of adolescents, we aren't experts and doctors, but it is very easy (naive maybe?) to blame one music genre and subculture of the psychological problems that young people deal with in our society. Yes, people who belong to a subculture are more likely to feel different, on the other hand, though, we believe we must find the true reasons of these psychological problems in the way our society treats young people. One question arises: Is heavy metal, rock or punk responsible for some youngsters' feeling of "not belonging"?

Joe Lynn Turner (solo, ex-Rainbow, ex-Deep Purple) was taken to the hospital in Belarus, due to a "heart issue" (heart attack). The condition of the distinguished singer is stable and he is receiving treatment. This news has been first reported by the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti and Belarus's most influential daily newspaper, the state-owned SB Belarus Segodnya. Well-known singer and Turner's friend Graham Bonnet has confirmed the news: "My friend Joe was hospitalized in Minsk with a heart issue last night and myself, Beth-Ami Heavenstone and the rest of the Graham Bonnet Band wish him a complete and speedy recovery. We love you, Joe". 

Greek record label No Remorse Records is going to re-release one of the classic albums of 80s US metal: Q5's debut, "Steel the Light". Q5, who were formed in 1983, released two top-notch albums of melodic heavy metal in the eighties, the aforementioned "Steel the Light" (1984) and "When the Mirror Cracks" (1986). This official reissue will include all the classic tracks of the original release plus never-before released bonus tracks and thick booklet with many photos and new liner notes. The album will be available in June 2018 on CD, LP and limited deluxe box set (featuring both the CD, LP and an exclusive t-shirt). Pre-orders will begin in May 2018, and exact dates will be announced on time. Q5 will embark this August on a full European tour, in which the band will play its debut in its entirety, as well as other favorites - the confirmed dates include countries like Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Greece.


 

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