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Bridge Nine Records announces book “xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties”

Bridge Nine is reproducing and restoring the classic fanzine that chronicled the rise of punk and hardcore in the eighties. The 288 page book will include re-interviews with Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris, members of Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, and Cro-Mags.

A 19 track compilation will be included with the book and will include Strife, letlive., Fu Manchu, and Riverboat Gamblers contributing their interpretations of songs from the book’s era.

Other features in the book will include (deep breath), Minor Threat, Misfits, Necros, Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, Husker Du, Jerry’s Kids, Black Flag, D.O.A., G.B.H, Void, Negative Approach, 7 Seconds, D.Y.S., Scream, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, Minutemen, The Exploited, Anthrax, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys, SSD, Henry Rollins, Descendents, Bad Brains, Youth of Today, Motorhead, Dag Nasty, Snapshot, Samhain, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Bad Religion, Fugazi, and more.

The book will be released some time this fall.



High and Low Festival announces comedy line-up

The High and Low Festival has announced a comedy line-up curated by The Hard Times. The line-up includes Kurt Braunholer, Mike Lawrence, Cameron Esposito, Guy Branum and more.

The festival is September 9th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, CA. Music acts include Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, PUP, Best Coast, and more. Check out the fest’s event page on Facebook!



KNRD Fest: A hidden gem in the Franconian Forest

I had the pleasure of travelling with the fine folks of The Overjoyed to a little festival in the east of Germany. You can read what I thought of it below.



Dave Hause streams his latest music video “The Flinch”

Singer Songwriter act Dave Hause is streaming his latest music video “The Flinch”.  The song is from his latest album “Bury Me In Philly”. Watch it below.

In the video we get to see a young Dave Hause go from listening to a living room record player to playing a sold out rock show. The video, which was directed by Mike Gill, stars Dave Hause’s nephew Judah, as a young Hause and features live footage from Houses’ Free At Noon performance from earlier this year.

Dave will soon begin his tour with Beach Slang and Tiger Army. Check out the dates here.



Sled (Formerly Pinhole Down) stream new single “Wrong” from upcoming album “A Better You”

Jacksonville skate-punks Sled are streaming a new song from their upcoming album “A Better You”. The track is called “Wrong” and you can check it out below.

The LP will be released on September 15th via Bird Attack Records and will be the band’s first full length album. You can pre-order your copy on July 28th from their bandcamp page.



Counterparts (Melodic Hardcore) stream music video for new song “No Servant Of Mine”

Melodic hardcore punks Counterparts are streaming a new music video for their single “No Servant Of Mine”. Check it out below.

Counterparts will release their brand new album “You’re Not You Anymore” on September 22nd via Pure Noise Records.

The band will be starting their Canadian tour on September 14th with Comeback Kid, Gideon and Stray From The Path. Check out the dates below.



Eat Dirt stream music video for their single “.48”


The mysterious London punk act Eat Dirt are streaming a music video for their single “.48”. Check it out below.

Speaking about the track, Eat Dirt’s vocalist said:

“The song is about growing out of the party life, and not being angry any more. And the struggle of trying to find something to be angry about. Like social media “influencers” and sensationalist journalism”.

Eat Dirt formed in 2016 but it is unclear yet who is in the band. The only information is that they are made up from members of previously well established UK bands.

The mystery will soon be revealed when they play their first show this Sunday, 30th July at The Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green, London supporting Fights And Fires.



The Fur Coats (Pop Punk) stream music video for “When Will You Die?”

Texas pop-punk trio The Fur Coats are streaming a music video for their charmingly named song “When Will You Die?”. Watch it below.

The rather strange video fits perfectly with the rather strange topic of the song. The Fur Coats guitarist/singer Marc Ruvolo had this to say on the subject matter:

“On this one I’m singing from the point of view of a beetle as he wonders how long it will be until the annoying human race finally kill themselves off. Everyone knows that the patient, ever-watching insects will one day re-inherit the earth.”

The track is from their recently released album “Gumballs in the Meritocracy” which came out on June 6th.



Porn Bloopers stream “Birds” from upcoming album “Blooper Reel”

Seattle garage punk act Porn Bloopers are streaming a track from their upcoming album “Blooper Reel”. You can listen to the track called “Birds” below.

“Blooper Reel” will be released on August 4th and will be the band’s second release on Seattle label Den Tapes.



Success (punk) announce dates for We Still Believe Tour

Seattle punks Success have announced dates for their “We Still Believe Tour”. It includes shows with Illinois pop-punk act The Copyrights.

Vocalist Aaron Rev commented on the tour:

“We’ve been working on the new record, and we’re stoked to get out and play some of the material off of it. What better way to do that then going down the West Coast with our buddies, The Copyrights?! We packed up our lumberjack outfits, picked up Bigfoot from the mountains, and we’re hauling him down the coast with us.”

You can find the tour dates below.



Learn about the Chinese punk scene – watch documentary ”Never Release My Fist’” about punk pioneers SMZB


I have been lucky enough to travel quite extensively; one of the things I enjoy the most is checking out the local punk scene wherever I am. I lived in China for several years and this post is about a very important band in the history of the Chinese punk scene.

“Never Release My Fist” is a documentary about Chinese punk pioneers SMZB, it was released in December 2016 but for some reason I have only just come across the full stream, which you can watch below.



Justin D’Addario starts Rock ‘N Roll school in Uganda

Some stories are too cool not to share. Retired army combat engineer Justin D’Addario (Powder Keg) started a school in Uganda that teaches people, who live in extreme poverty, to play rock ‘n roll. From a DIY space, locally trained volunteers are teaching their peers guitar, bass and drum. The people in Uganda really seem to love bands like The Ramones, Bad Religion and Green Day.

On the 25th of August the volunteers for ‘Rock ‘N Roll Uganda’ are throwing a benefit at the Bungalow Manchester (NH). All info on the event can be found here. If you like to dig a bit deeper into the project, this is the place.

Justin and his people also made a small documentary on the beautiful project ‘Rock ‘N Roll Uganda’. Head down below to check it out.



Dave Hause announce fall tour dates with Beach Slang and Tiger Army

Singer Songwriter act Dave Hause has just announced his North American tour dates for the rest of the summer and through beginning of December for a headlining tour with Beach Slang and Tiger Army. The run is in support of his most recent release Bury Me In Philly out via Rise Records.

Hause will begin with an appearance this Saturday July 19, 2017 at XpoNential Fest in Camden, NJ.

Check out the tour dates below.



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.



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.