CRASHDIET Drummer Fractures Hand, Is Forced To Sit Out Dates

Drummer Eric Young of Swdish glam rockers CRASHDIET fractured his right hand and his unable to perform with his bandmates in Rome, Italy (December 13); Milan, Italy (December 14); and Lichtenfels, Germany (December 167). Filling in for him for those shows is Michael Sweet, the “kid brother” of CRASHDIET guitarist Martin Sweet.

As previously reported, CRASHDIET‘s third album, “Generation Wild”, was recently released on vinyl. This gatefold LP features the new bonus track “Hollywood Teaze” as well as updated artwork.

“Generation Wild” entered the official chart in Sweden at position No. 3. The CD, which was made available in Sweden in April 2010 through Gain/Sony Music, was helmed by RamPac, the production and songwriting team formed by Johan Ramström and Patrik Magnusson, in Gröndal, Sweden and was mixed by Tobias Lindell.

CRASHDIET in 2009 announced the addition of Simon “Simme” Cruz from the Stockholm act JAILBAIT as the group’s new lead singer.

The band parted ways with its previous vocalist, the Finland-based H. Olliver Twisted, in July 2008.