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DS Photo Gallery: Old Firm Casuals, Suede Razors, Roadside Bombs at The Night Light, Oakland (1.30.16)

This past Saturday I nearly missed an incredible show featuring local favorites Old Firm Casuals, Suede Razors, and Roadside Bombs. I was supposed to work, and once I got the night off I found it terribly difficult to find tickets to the sold-out event. Alas, a ticket materialized and I headed across the Bay Bridge to the sauna that is The Night Light. If the previous week’s show’s theme was youthful energy, this show’s theme was ‘old punks’. Indeed, all the bands have been around in the scene for quite awhile, and at 30, I found myself as one of the younger attendees.

Roadside Bombs opened the night in classic fashion with some great sounds of the street. The band is punk-driven, but definitely has a melodic side that shines through. There’s plenty of opportunities to sing along with some gang vocals too, especially with songs like “Not Everybody Knows a Good Thing”, “My Side Of Town”, “Tax Revolution”, “Bring ‘Em Home”, and more just to name a few. Definitely the perfect fit for the lineup, and a great opener for the night. The band most recently released “My Side Of Town” back in 2014, which you can listen to here.

Things got a little more intense as Darrel, Mike and crew took to the stage for Suede Razors, featuring members of Harrington Saints, Sydney Ducks, Hounds & Harlots, and more, these guys are no strangers to the scene. A Suede Razors show is like a trip to your local bar, singing along to pub songs with your mates – just with a punk/skinhead tinge to it. In fact, the intro to “Bovver Boys” sounds like something you would hear in an English pub after a soccer match. The band has really done well creating a unique sound that builds off all the guys’ collective experience. “Here She Comes” gets you off your barstool and maybe not dancing, but definitely nodding your head along to the beat. One of my favorites is “Longshot Kid”, which builds up and will have you throwing fists in the air by the end.

I don’t know what it is, but it has proven to be a challenge of entry for every band Lars is in. I hear he is a fan of dyingscene, however it seems our press requests always fall on deaf ears. Persistence and perseverance are the names of the game, and I managed to be up front and center as Old Firm Casuals took the stage. I’ve seen the band several times over the years, and it amazes me that photos from their set at The Blank Club nearly 6 years ago still remain at the top of Google image searches. It’s great to see Lars’ voice shine through in a new light outside of the Rancid sound we’ve all become accustomed to. He’s got the perfect amount of grit and melody – no frills vocals at its best. It was definitely a treat to see “Skinhead” performed live, among other favorites.

You can view set photos below.

Huge thanks to Ian, Ben, Darrel, Skip, and Chelsea for helping out, and cheers to all the Pirates and Chapter 11 crew! It’s always great seeing you all.

The Ghost Inside offers update on lead singer’s recovery after accident

We brought you the news a few months ago that California hardcore act The Ghost Inside‘s tour bus was involved in a fatal crash, that also severely injured the band’s lead singer, Jonathan Vigil.

Vigil is actively working towards a full recovery, but the progress is slow.  After two and a half months, he has just recently been able to stand up on his own.  He hopes to be able to walk soon.

We’ll continue to send good thoughts to Vigil and the band.  The Ghost Inside has also created a GoFundMe page for the band, as well as a separate page for bus driver Greg Hoke, who died in the accident.

Video: Killswitch Engage’s “Hate By Design”

Melodic hardcore band  Killswitch Engage recently announced that they will release their latest album, Incarnate, on March 11th.  They have now put out a video for the new song “Hate By Design,” which will be featured on the album.

Check out the video below, and if you like what you hear you can pre-order Incarnate here.

Killswitch Engage to release new album

Legendary melodic-hardcore band Killswitch Engage have announced that they are releasing their seventh studio album “Incarnate” on March 11th via Roadrunner Records.

To support the album, the band is going on one helluva tour with Memphis May Fire and 36 Crazyfists; check out the dates below

Rocklahoma announces an insane line-up

The new lineup for Rocklahoma, 2016, has just been released, and it looks pretty nuts. The three-day festival will see the likes of Scorpion, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Bullet For My Valentine, and more. To celebrate its tenth year anniversary, this year’s festival will also include acts from the very fest festival, including Great White and Bang Tango. Check out the full lineup below.

Rocklahoma will take place on March 27, 28 & 29, and tickets can be bought here.

Bring Me The Horizon announce UK tour dates

British metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon have announced a run of UK tour dates planned for November 2016.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Bring Me the Horizon last released That’s the Spirit on September 11, 2015 through Columbia Records.

Between The Buried And Me announce tour with August Burns Red

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have announced some tour dates to take place this spring.  They will be supported by August Burns Red, The Faceless, and Good Tiger.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Between the Buried and Me last released Coma Ecliptic on July 10th via Metal Blade Records.

Four-fifths of Emmure quit the band; Frankie Palmeri responds

As you may know by know, the photo of Emmure that I used up there is now 80% incorrect. Word broke yesterday that the four members of the band that were not frontman Frankie Palmeri quit the band in unison. Here’s part of their statement, as issued by (former) bassist Mark Davis:

“The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia…The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life. If someone is bringing you down or holding you back from your full potential, it’s time to cut them out, no matter how much you may love them.”

The four non-Palmeris (Davis, guitarists Jesse Ketive and Mike Mulholland and drummer Adam Pierce) will form a new band that is currently working on new material and searching for a vocalist.

But wait, there’s more!

Today, Palmeri himself issued a statement stating, explicitly, that this is by no means the last of Emmure:

“There is in fact a new line up right now and we are currently working on a new studio album. Details about all of that will come to light as the weeks and month progress , but do know that there is something to look forward to. You can expect us to be making up for lost time next year as we start our first tour dates in Europe and will eventually make our way back to the USA near the end of 2016.”

There’s more to the latter statement that you can read here if you’re in to all-things-Emmure. Truthfully, we’d be kinda shocked if you were still reading this post right here, so if you are…hi!

Emmure’s latest album, Eternal Enemies, came out in April 2014 via Victory Records.

Epitaph to donate all profits from sale of Ghost Inside albums to band

Recently California hardcore act The Ghost Inside‘s tour bus was involved in a fatal accident just outside of El Paso, Texas. The band themselves are fine, but sadly, the driver of the bus and the driver of the semi-tractor trailer driver they collided head on with both lost their lives.

To help the band in their recovery, Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz has announced that all of the band’s album sales will go directly to the band.

“Epitaph won’t make a profit while the band silently fight to rebuild their lives,” Gurewitz wrote in a statement to fans.

Click here to go to The Ghost Inside’s page, and you can click here to donate to the band’s GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses.

he band was on their Fall tour when the accident occurred. Their last album was 2014′s “Dear Youth”which came out on Epitaph Records.

VIDEO: Killswitch Engage’s “Strength of the Mind”

Massachusetts-based melodic hardcore band Killswitch Engage are back with a new video for the song “Strength of the Mind.”  You can check it out below.

Killswitch plans to release their 7th studio album sometime in early 2016.

Music Video: Like Moths To Flames – “Wither”

Ohio metalcore group Like Moths To Flames just premiered a brand new music video for their song, “Like Moths To Flames.” Watch it below.

The track is off the band’s latest album, The Dying Things We Live For, which came out in October on Rise Records.

Dead Horse tease new song

Two weeks, reunited crossover legends Dead Horse entered the studio to begin recording what appears to be their first full-length studio album in nearly 25 years. An audio snippet of a new song can be heard very briefly in the SoundCloud widget below.

Dead Horse last released the Loaded Gun EP, which includes four new songs and ten live tracks, a year ago. Their last full-length studio album, Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers, was released in 1991.

The Ghost Inside’s tour bus involved in fatal crash

Sad news to report this morning. California hardcore act The Ghost Inside‘s tour bus was involved in a head-on collision with a semi-tractor trailer in El Paso, Texas late last week. All members of the band and crew survived and are being treated for their injuries. Tragically, both the driver of the bus and the driver of the truck died in the accident. Our thoughts go out to everyone involved and their families.

The band has set up a GoFundMe account to help with medical expenses and you can donate right here. The band was on their Fall tour when the accident occurred. Their last album was 2014’s Dear Youth, which came out on Epitaph Records.


Dead Horse in the studio

Reunited crossover legends Dead Horse have announced that they are in the studio recording what appears to be their first full-length studio album in nearly 25 years. The band writes:

“Well the horsemen are hitting the studio for some scratch work this weekend. 6 songs on this mission. Gonna be a great time for sure.”

Dead Horse last released the Loaded Gun EP, which includes four new songs and ten live tracks, a year ago. Their last full-length studio album, Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers, was released in 1991.

Video: Paradise Lost’s “Victim of the Past” (live)

British goth-metal act Paradise Lost has released a live video for their song “Victim of the Past.”  Check it out below.

The video comes from the band’s recently-released DVD, Symphony for the Lost, which captures the band performing at the epic Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, featuring the Orchestra of State Opera Plovdiv and Rodna Pesen Choir.

You can pre-order a copy of the DVD here.