According to a recent post on their Facebook page, The Flatliners have been forced to drop off their east coast tour with Single Mothers and Solids, as they have been denied entrance to the United States. You can read the band’s statement on the ordeal below.

The Flatliners’ latest full-length album Dead Language was released in September of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Chris Cresswell has since released a solo record through Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape’s One Week Records.

Album Review: The Mahones – “The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1)”

Posted by nickgoldma on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:54 PM (PST)

The Mahones are back again with a brand new album titled The Hunger & The Fight (Part 1) as their eleventh release. Packed with their traditional Irish-Celtic influences and their brand of punk rock, their new album once again tells a story of where they have been as a band and their lives as a whole. The album starts with a very slow and traditional tune titled “Brian Boru’s March” which has been performed and rewritten by a slew of other Irish musicians. This is followed by the title track (featuring Tara Stone) which starts slow and picks up mid-song. Clearly, the title of the album has personal meaning to them as they mention “You got to keep your dreams alive”. Could one say it is cliché? Possibly, but at the same time it comes from the heart and I can’t blame them for it. It also makes for an interesting ballad-y type tune as well.

The third jingle, “Paddy On The Railway” (featuring T. Duggins of Chicago’s Irish folk punk act, The Tossers) gives a bit of a history lesson. With this song being one of the more upbeat ones toward the beginning of the album, featuring T. Duggins really added some serious substance. The vocal trade offs between he and Finny really brings the listener in. Once again, this album has no shortage of vocal and musical guests with the next runner up being Simon Townshend (younger brother of Pete Townshend of The Who). He is featured a mellowed out and folk track entitled, “Stars”.

The musically catchy tracks come again with “Prisoner 1082″ which talks about a being a “political prisoner of war” as quoted in the chorus. The rhythm section really shines through here as a whole. What can I say though, I am sucker for a good rhythm section! On the other hand, a track I am really partial to would be “A Pint of Plain (A Drop of Pure)”. It may be a standard Irish drinking song but its a tune that would make the crowd dance around at a Mahones show.

The band really shined on this album with getting touch with the folkier side of their influences. It’s something I feel they do on every album in a sense but with this new release, it comes out more often. These influences come out in the catchy yet somewhat emotional “Someone Saved Me” as well as the well known traditional Irish song, “The Auld Triangle”. The latter end of the album includes, “Blood On the Streets of Dublin” which is sung like a story and is followed by “St. Patricks Day Irish Punk Song” which is a six minute Irish punk song at that. Plain and simple. The last two tracks, “I Can Only Give You Everything” and “Last One To Die”, are extremely catchy and upbeat and really show the musical diversity the Mahones have been known for over the years.

Overall, The Hunger & The Fight is certainly a step up from the band’s previous work. The Mahones have expanded musically within their genre and way of producing music without losing their signature Irish punk rock and roll sound. If you’re looking for a record that you can play throughout the month of March in a St. Patrick’s Day mix with the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, the Pogues, and more, I suggest picking up this album. If you’re a die hard Irish punk rock fan: Pick it up, already!

4 / 5 Stars – Head over here to pick the record up.

Sick of it All announces U.S. tour with Negative Approach

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM (PST)

New York Hardcore legends Sick of It All have announced U.S. tour dates with Negative Approach.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to the Sick of It All’s 2010 album, Based On A True Story, also on Century Media Records. Negative Approach last released their “Friends of No One” EP in 2010.

Sick of it All announces U.S. tour with Negative Approach

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM (PST)

New York Hardcore legends Sick of It All have announced U.S. tour dates with Negative Approach.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to the Sick of It All’s 2010 album, Based On A True Story, also on Century Media Records. Negative Approach last released their “Friends of No One” EP in 2010.

Sick of it All announces U.S. tour with Negative Approach

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM (PST)

New York Hardcore legends Sick of It All have announced U.S. tour dates with Negative Approach.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to the Sick of It All’s 2010 album, Based On A True Story, also on Century Media Records. Negative Approach last released their “Friends of No One” EP in 2010.

Sick of it All announces U.S. tour with Negative Approach

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM (PST)

New York Hardcore legends Sick of It All have announced U.S. tour dates with Negative Approach.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to the Sick of It All’s 2010 album, Based On A True Story, also on Century Media Records. Negative Approach last released their “Friends of No One” EP in 2010.

Sick of it All announces U.S. tour with Negative Approach

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM (PST)

New York Hardcore legends Sick of It All have announced U.S. tour dates with Negative Approach.

You can check out the dates and locations below.

The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 via Century Media Records. It is the follow up to the Sick of It All’s 2010 album, Based On A True Story, also on Century Media Records. Negative Approach last released their “Friends of No One” EP in 2010.

Chicago’s Textbook are streaming a new song titled “Looking After Me,” which sees Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun making a guest appearance. You can give the track a listen below.

The band’s upcoming album All Messed Up is set to be released on October 28th via Dan Vapid’s Torture Chamber Records. Head over here to check out another song from the album we premiered earlier this week.

Chicago’s Textbook are streaming a new song titled “Looking After Me,” which sees Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun making a guest appearance. You can give the track a listen below.

The band’s upcoming album All Messed Up is set to be released on October 28th via Dan Vapid’s Torture Chamber Records. Head over here to check out another song from the album we premiered earlier this week.

Bill Stevenson says new ALL album may not be released until 2016

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:35 PM (PST)

Earlier this week, one of the members of the Descendents said that ALL were going to make a new album next year. When asked in an interview when the album would be released, drummer Bill Stevenson replied, stating that there is a chance it won’t be see the light of day until 2016.

ALL’s last studio album Problematic was released way back in 2000 on Epitaph Records. The Descendents have been working on a new album as well, which will be their first since 2004′s Cool to Be You.

Bill Stevenson says new ALL album may not be released until 2016

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:35 PM (PST)

Earlier this week, one of the members of the Descendents said that ALL were going to make a new album next year. When asked in an interview when the album would be released, drummer Bill Stevenson replied, stating that there is a chance it won’t be see the light of day until 2016.

ALL’s last studio album Problematic was released way back in 2000 on Epitaph Records. The Descendents have been working on a new album as well, which will be their first since 2004′s Cool to Be You.

Bill Stevenson says new ALL album may not be released until 2016

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:35 PM (PST)

Earlier this week, one of the members of the Descendents said that ALL were going to make a new album next year. When asked in an interview when the album would be released, drummer Bill Stevenson replied, stating that there is a chance it won’t be see the light of day until 2016.

ALL’s last studio album Problematic was released way back in 2000 on Epitaph Records. The Descendents have been working on a new album as well, which will be their first since 2004′s Cool to Be You.

Bill Stevenson says new ALL album may not be released until 2016

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:35 PM (PST)

Earlier this week, one of the members of the Descendents said that ALL were going to make a new album next year. When asked in an interview when the album would be released, drummer Bill Stevenson replied, stating that there is a chance it won’t be see the light of day until 2016.

ALL’s last studio album Problematic was released way back in 2000 on Epitaph Records. The Descendents have been working on a new album as well, which will be their first since 2004′s Cool to Be You.

The Dickies announce first-ever tour of Australia and New Zeland

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:50 PM (PST)

L.A. punk legends The Dickies have announced their first-ever visit to Australia and New Zealand, which will take place in April. The dates, locations and supporting acts can be found below, as well as a teaser video promoting the tour.

The Dickies’ last studio album All This and Puppet Stew was released in 2001 through Fat Wreck Chords.

The Dickies announce first-ever tour of Australia and New Zeland

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:50 PM (PST)

L.A. punk legends The Dickies have announced their first-ever visit to Australia and New Zealand, which will take place in April. The dates, locations and supporting acts can be found below, as well as a teaser video promoting the tour.

The Dickies’ last studio album All This and Puppet Stew was released in 2001 through Fat Wreck Chords.