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DS Exclusive: In Evil Hour (UK, Melodic Hardcore) stream upcoming album “Lights Down”

North East England’s melodic hardcore/street punk mainstays In Evil Hour are releasing their new album, “Lights Down”, on August 2nd. The album is the first full length since 2013’s full length “The World Bleeds Out” – and the follow up to 2015’s EP “Built On Our Backs”. The political 4 piece, who described themselves as being influenced by bands such as AFI, Bad Religion and Rise Against, offer up a real synoptic record with “Lights Down” – it’s equal parts 90s skate punk sensibilities, 2000s hardcore rawness and a tint of street punk that adds an angular element to their sound.

Here at DS, we are giving you the opportunity to listen to “Lights Down” before the release, which coincides with the band’s appearance on the main stage at this year’s Rebellion Festival. Get album details – and hear the album – below.


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Video: Jeff Rosenstock does acoustic video for new song “Melba”

While jamming at an acoustic session for Exclaim, Jeff Rosenstock gave us a new song, “Melba.” No word yet on whether or not this song will appear on a proper release but you can check out the video below

Rosenstock’s latest album Worry was released in 2016 through SideOneDummy. He also released a split, with Skasucks, last month. 


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General News
Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) found dead at 41

Man, It really is hard to deal with a loss like this. While not punk rock, Linkin Park was one of the most influential alternative bands of the early 2000’s. We are deeply saddened here at Dying Scene to hear Chester Bennington has committed suicide at the age of 41. Law enforcement sources are reporting that the singer hanged himself at a Los Angeles private residence in Palos Verdes Estates. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

Linkin Park last released One More Light earlier this year. The album had a different sound from their previous efforts, causing backlash from fans. You can give the track “Heavy” a listen below.


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DS Exclusive: Sketchy (Punk) Premieres “Street Sharks” From Upcoming LP Heck

Two years after their last full length I Wanted This To Go Different was released, this brooklyn punk quintet is back with another brand new LP, due out on August 4th via FTLP Records. Heck is a twelve track tour de fierce, which maintains the act’s raw, authenticated brand of punk rock. From the few tracks that we’ve heard, it very well could wind up on a few DS Top 10 Albums of The Year lists. Old school sound with a dash of new school flare that appeals to a large population of punks. Get on over to Bandcamp and pre order this one, kiddies (and you can also stream the incredible debut single Never Meant to Get This Old). The lads will be playing a bunch of shows in support of the album so head over to their Facebook page to see if they’re coming to your ‘hood! ! Until then, we’re supremely happy to present you with the exclusive premiere of “Street Sharks”. Stream this awesome, minute and twenty ripper, below!


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Cheap Whine releases debut self-titled album (and it’s really quite good)

Ottawa’s Cheap Whine released their debut album on Drunken Sailor Records. Fast, fun garage pop punk. The instrumentation has a quick & dirty sound reminiscent of late 70s punk, but sounds just right. You can buy the digital album off bandcamp for £5 (Five GBP, which I assume stands for “Great British Phun-money”), which comes out to around six and a half Trump Bux.

Man, writing for DyingScene just ruins my wallet. Two songs into this album, and I bought it. Check out the stream below!


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Zaga Zaga (Israeli post-hardcore) premiere video “Octopus Octopus,” begin European tour

Zaga Zaga have beautiful gift to share with you: their great music accompanied by a sweaty guy flailing, vomiting, and falling to pieces.

They’re also embarking on a European tour starting next week. Check out the video and tour flyer below!


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Bat$hit!crazy unfurl their supple, leathery wings to reveal a new video

Sorry, but I’ll take any excuse to use the word “supple.”

We recently covered Bat$hi!crazy’s new EP, and now they’ve released a video for the song “Bats In the Belfry.”

Chuck from the band describes the project as “Pop Punk Hardcore Horror Rock N’ Roll.” Pretty much on the nose.

The video is footage from an old timey horror movie about, wait for it,

bats.

Judging by the look of it, I can only guess that the woman in it was referred to as “dame” an awful lot. Check it out below!

Supple.


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Band Spotlight
Introducing VVomen: post-hardcore like early At The Drive-In had a beautiful baby early Hot Water Music

Full disclosure: I pre-ordered VVomen’s debut EP immediately after listening to the three songs they have up on bandcamp. I’m having a hard time pinpointing this band’s exact sound, which is a good thing. Yeah, I said early At the Drive-In and HWM, but there’s something else in there I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe some Gunmoll? Definitely some light Jawbreaker. I don’t know, and it’s going to drive me nuts.

But really, that doesn’t matter, because this band sounds great. There’s speak/shouting and singing, plenty of melody, and when I think things are mellowing out, they push me down and kick me in the head.

The EP will be released on Friday, July 21st. You can check out the Northern California four-piece’s preview of “Moving On” at bandcamp, and a video for “Cadence and Carousel” below


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Active Slaughter (Punk) release video for “Sea Shepherd”

London punks Active Slaughter have released a music video for the song “Sea Shepherd” which is featured on their new record “Tomorrow’s Too Late”. Watch the video below.

The band, who are known for their lyrics focusing on animal rights, had this to say about the song:

“We’d like to dedicate this new song and video to all those amazingly brave activists who risk their lives and freedom for the Sea Shepherd campaigns in defense of our ocean’s beautiful inhabitants.”

“Tomorrow’s Too Late” was released on July 17th via Grow Your Own Records.


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BURN (Hardcore) stream new song “Ill Together” from their upcoming album “Do or Die”

Hardcore act BURN are streaming their new single “Ill Together” from the upcoming album “Do or Die” which will be released on September 8th via Deathwish Inc.

You can listen to the song and check out the track listing from the album below.


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The Domestics (Hardcore Punk) stream teaser track “Don’t Tell Me What Love Is”

UK hardcore punk band The Domestics are streaming a teaser track from their upcoming album “Cherry Blossom Life”.

“Cherry Blossom Life” will be released on August 4th via TNS Records. They will also be releasing a 7″ of cover songs called “Pissing On Perfection” on the same date!

Check out the new single called “Don’t Tell Me What Love Is”, along with a cover of “Distort Japan” by GAUZE below.


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Famous Offspring song gets “hillbilly” treatment in a great cover from The Punk Rock Hillbilly

The Punk Rock Hillbilly, a group that covers your favorite “Epifat” era punk songs bluegrass style, are streaming a cover of The Offspring’s “Self Esteem” on their release B Sides. You heard it right, a hillbilly folk version of a punk classic! If that doesn’t entice you then I don’t know what will!

Check it out below and see what you think.

 


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