Release
Dead Ahead (members of Autopilot Off, With The Punches) announce debut EP, stream new song “Cold Truth”

There’s a new punk band in town and their name is Dead Ahead. Featuring Rob Kucharek of Autopilot Off and Jesse Vadala of With The Punches, the group will be releasing their self-titled debut EP on October 9th through Panic State Records.

You can give the EP’s first track “Cold Truth” a listen below, and pre-order it over here.


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Release
Harrington Saints announce “Fish & Chips” 10-inch, European tour

California street punks Harrington Saints have announced they will be releasing a new 10″ titled Fish & Chips on September 11th through Pirates Press Records. Additionally, the band will tour Europe in support of the release this October.

You can check out the tracklist for Fish & Chips and find more info on the band’s European tour below.

Harrington Saints last released a 2-song 7″ titled Upright Citizen in late 2014. It’s been 3 years since the band put out a full-length record, with 2012′s Pride & Tradition being their latest LP.


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FREE
Fireworks offer free downloads of full discography for 24 hours

Detroit’s Fireworks announced they would be going on hiatus earlier this year, and they just wrapped up their last US tour before doing so. As a parting gift, Triple Crown Records is offering the band’s full discography available for free download for 24 hours.

Head over to the label’s Bandcamp page to take advantage of this awesome deal before it’s too late!


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DS Exclusive
7 Buried Gems From Bandcamp You Need To Check Out

Never Draw Back
Photo by David Corrochano

We here at Dying Scene have heard our reader’s collective voice loud and clear and after getting such wonderful feedback from the first Buried Gems from Bandcamp feature, we’ve decided to make it a (hopefully) regularly occurring list. Once again, we have explored the depths of the punk treasure trove and this time, we have surfaced with seven stunning jewels that we’re betting you haven’t heard before because we sure as hell hadn’t! So, give them all a listen below and if you like what you hear, head over to Da‘Camp and drop some wampum!


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Album Review
Album Review: Terror – “The 25th Hour”

With The 25th Hour, their 6th full length album, Terror wanted to return to their roots. While recording, they said that if something was too long, it would be trimmed down, and if it was too slow, it would be sped up. With the albums 14 songs coming in at just under 23 minutes, they seem to have lived up to the manifesto they set for themselves. The whole thing feels urgent and powerful, and with the longest song running 2 minutes and 27 seconds, the band leaves you with very little time to catch your breath.

The songs are certainly much faster than their recent output, and everything is like a more polished version of their earlier material. If they aren’t playing a breakdown, it’s pretty much guaranteed they are going full speed. I can see the circle pits forming already. Songs like “No Time For Fools” and “The Solution” represent this perfectly with machine gun drums and big, crushing guitars. This keeps the album moving right along, but there are also plenty of breakdowns to change things up. At times the transitions between the fast parts and breakdowns feel a little rushed, especially in the songs that are just a little over a minute long. But then you get songs like “Life Goes On,” where all these transitions are handled perfectly, and you stop questioning them.

The vocals and lyrics are typical hardcore fare, with Scott Vogel screaming about things like his bad habits in “Bad Signs” (“Dirty deeds keep calling me”), people acting phony in “Why?” (“On your own two-faced trip, it means fucking nothing, why are you here?”), and pride in the hardcore scene in “Deep Roots” (“Still screaming what I heard in ’89, the rebirth of hardcore pride.”). The surprise of the album comes in the form of “Both of You,” which in any other musical setting would be a tearjerker. Lyrics like “I’ve got your name / I’ve got your blood / But I don’t have / Your fucking love” really cut deep and I can only imagine the pain that must have been felt putting these words to paper and the ultimate release that comes with screaming them into a mic.

Terror doesn’t really do anything drastically new or different on The 25th Hour. Instead they reevaluate everything they have done so far, blend it all together, and put out the best of what they got. If you’re already a fan of Terror, you probably already picked this one up. But as someone who’s not typically a fan of this kind of breakdown heavy hardcore, I was still left impressed with what I heard. The band definitely deserves the honor of being one of the top hardcore acts of the day.

4/5 stars.



Music
DOA stream new single “Punk Rock Hero”

Canadian punk legends D.O.A. have released a stream of their new single “Punk Rock Hero”, which you can listen to here.

“Punk Rock Hero” will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Hard Rain Falling, which will be released on August 28, 2015 on frontman Joey Keithley’s Sudden Death Records after a successful crowd-funding campaign. You can pre-order the album here.


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Video
Worriers release music video for “Chasing”

Brooklyn punk band Worriers have released a music video for their song “Chasing” and you can watch it here.

“Chasing” appears on Worriers’ latest album, Imaginary Life, which was released on August 7, 2015 via Don Giovanni Records.


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Release
The Saddest Landscape announce new album ‘Darkness Forgives’, stream new song “Soul Worth Saving”

The Saddest Landscape have announced that they will be releasing their new album, Darkness Forgives, on October 23, 2015 through Topshelf Records. The album, the band’s fifth, was produced by Jay Maas and will feature ten brand new songs. You can hear the album’s first single, “Soul Worth Saving”, right here.

The band’s latest EP, Exit Wounded, was released on June 11, 2013 through. You can stream/purchase it on the label’s Bandcamp.


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Music
FIDLAR stream new song “Leave Me Alone”

LA punks FIDLAR have released a stream of a new song. Titled “Leave Me Alone”, the track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Too, and you can give it a listen below.

FIDLAR will release Too on September 4, 2015 via Dine Alone Records.


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Music
Laura Stevenson announces new album ‘Cocksure’, streams new single “Torch Song”

Indie-punk rocker Laura Stevenson has announced that she will be releasing her fourth LP, titled Cocksure, this fall. The album was produced by Jeff Rosenstock and will be released on October 30, 2015 through Don Giovanni Records. She has also released “Torch Song”, her first single from the album, which you can listen to here.

Cocksure will be the follow up to Stevenson’s 2013 album, Wheel, also released on Don Giovanni. The new album can be pre-ordered here.


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Band Spotlight
New Band Alert: Distorted Signals (Free EP Download)

Is there anything more DIY than recording an album all by yourself? How about recording an album all by yourself in the backseat of your Ford? If that sounds punk as fuck to you, then you’re going to want to check out Distorted Signals, a brand new one man band out of San Diego, CA. who recorded their debut EP, Car Sessions, entirely in their car over the course of five days while parked in the parking lot at work.

The five song EP is available as a name-your-price digital download. You can give it a listen below, or download it right here


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Video
DS Exclusive: Vacant premiere music video for “Nepal”

Today we’re excited to bring you the debut music video from Montreal post-hardcore act Vacant! The video is for their song “Nepal” which was released on their debut EP, When It Rains, earlier this year, and you can check it out below.

If you dig what you hear you can check out more of Vacant’s work via Bandcamp.


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