The Banner stream new song “Circle of Salt”

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:39 PM (PST)

New Jersey-based hardcore act The Banner are streaming their new song ”Circle of Salt”. You can stream it below.

“Circle of Salt” is taken from The Banner’s upcoming album Greying, which is due for release on December 9th via Good Fight Music, and will be the band’s first album since 2008′s Frailty.

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Belgium hardcore punk band Convict have announced that their new album Burn the Flags will be released January 2015 through Roger Miret’s (Agnostic Front) label, Strength Records.

You can check out the band’s new music video for the song “My Dedication” below.

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Neck Deep to begin recording new album

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM (PST)

UK pop punk group Neck Deep have announced that they will enter the studio this weekend to begin recording their sophomore full-length album, with the help from A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon, ex-ADTR guitarist Tom Denney, and longtime ADTR producer Andrew Wade.

We’ll keep you updated the best we can on the recording process.

This album will be the follow-up to Neck Deep’s debut full-length, Wishful Thinking, released early this year through Hopeless Records.

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O.C. punk rockers Apathy Cycle (ex-Intro5spect) are streaming their new EP Critical Thinking online now. Listen to the album below.

The EP includes four new songs, including a Fugazi cover (“Great Cop”), as well as featuring MC Devlin of Mad Conductor and No Cash on “GroupThink Different.”

Apathy Cycle are also about to embark the “Critical Thinking Tour,” lasting the rest of the year. Check out these dates below as well.

Critical Thinking was released today, November 25th, and serves a follow-up to last year’s Clockwork County EP.

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UK-based pop-punk band Sleepy Eyes are currently streaming their debut EP Empty Shells and Plastic Smiles. Listen to the five track album below.

Empty Shells and Plastic Smiles was self-released today, November 25th.

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Swedish skate punks Atlas Losing Grip have announced that their vocalist Rodrigo Alfaro is no longer in the band, and that he was replaced by Niklas Olsson a few weeks ago. You can read a statement from the band below.

In conjunction with this news, the band has also announced their ”Currents World Tour,” where the band will be touring Europe to support their upcoming album Currents, their first album with their new singer. You can check out these tour dates, along with a preview of a new song called “Sinking Ship,” below as well.

If you want to follow Alfaro’s musical endeavors, you can check him out here.

The band’s last full-length album State of Unrest was released back in 2011 through Black Star Foundation.

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New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have announced that they will enter Buzzbomb Sound Labs on December 5th to record their 11th studio album, The American Dream Died.

The album will be engineered, mixed, and mastered by Paul Miner, who has worked with bands such as New Found GloryDeath By Stereo, H2O, and many others. Artwork and layout will be handled by Todd Huber, who works with vocalist Roger Miret’s clothing company, American Made Kustom.

According Roger Miret, “this recording promises to be mean, fast and furious; with elements of our classic styles, adding chaotic blasts of real old school hardcore!”

We will keep you updated on the recording and any new information as it comes along.

The band also has some upcoming tour dates in December and March, which you can check out below.

Agnostic Front released their last album, My Life, My Way in 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Refused to play Amnesia Rockfest 2015

Posted by Ramones999138 on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM (PST)

Recently reunited Swedish hardcore punk act Refused have announced that they will appear at next year’s Rockfest. The festival is scheduled to take place from June 18th to the 21st in  Montebello, QC. A full lineup announcement has not been given yet, but Less Than Jake and Raised First  were confirmed as of October.

Refused broke up in 1998, shortly after the release of their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come, but reunited in 2012 to play some shows before apparently parting ways again. The band just recently parted ways with their guitarist Jon Brännström, but they are said to be working on a new album.

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Front Porch Steps announces headlining tour for 2015

Posted by milhouse on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM (PST)

Columbus based singer-songwriter act Front Porch Step, the acoustic solo project of Jake Mcelfresh, has just announced plans for a North American headlining tour, set to kick off on February 17th in Pennsylvania.

Mcelfresh releases his new EP, “Whole Again”, next week (December 2nd) through Pure Noise Records (which you can listen to here), and this album will serve to promote the new work. Joining Front Porch Step on tour will be Have Mercy, Alcoa and Head North with special guests Brigades and Hotel Books.

You can have a view at the complete list of tour dates and locations below.

Front Porch Step’s debut album, “Aware”, was released in November 2013 via Pure Noise.

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After a bit of laying low, New South Wales celtic punk outfit The Rumjacks are back and better than ever. The rejuvenated crew has signed with Troubador, and is getting ready to release their second full-length studio album, “Sober & Godless”, early next year, on their own label Black Mathilda Music. You can be sure to see a bunch more from these guys in the near future, as well as a bunch of touring starting in 2015.

The band has released a new music video for their song “Blows & Unkind Words”, which will appear on the upcoming LP. You can check it out below.

Have a read about what frontman Frankie McLaughlin had to say about the new work below.

The Rumjacks last released their debut full-length “Gangs Of Holland” back in 2010 through Laughing Outlaw Records.

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There is once again outrage, protest, and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who was responsible for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown this past August.

Anti-Flag vocalist/guitarist has released a statement in response to this decision, and has additionally teamed up with A-F Records to raise money for the Ferguson Legal Defense Fund with all of the proceeds from their most recent protest compilation, “This Concerns Everyone” going to the fund.

You can learn more about the recent events here, and have a look at Justin’s statement below.

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A Fat Wreck (film) releases third trailer

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM (PST)

The fine folks over at [open-ended] films have a new teaser out for their upcoming “Punk-u-mentary.” Check out the third trailer for A Fat Wreck below.

The latest teaser features never before seen footage shot as the result of a highly-successful Indiegogo campaign that reached more than 400% of its original goal.

A Fat Wreck is a feature-length documentary film that follows the history of Fat Wreck Chords, founded by NOFX frontman Fat Mike and his then-wife Erin in the late 1990s. Find out more about the film and stay updated on its progress here.