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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.



Warped Tour 2014 announces eleven more bands (Lionize, American Pin-Up, Lost In Society and more)

Haven’t decided whether you’ll be heading out to the 2014 edition of the Vans Warped Tour? This probably won’t make or break your decision, but eleven more bands were added to the lineup today. Here goes: Lionize, The Lost Boys, Sleeper Agent, ACIDIC, American Pin-Up, DJ Scout, Fit For A King, Lost In Society, Mod Sun and Scare Don’t Fear.

The 2014 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will travel across America June 14 – August 3 and will include previously announced bands like Less Than JakeTeenage BottlerocketMixtapesSaves The Day, The Ghost InsideTerror, and more.



Lionize recording new album

Reggae rockers Lionize are currently in the studio recording a new album, according to a video update that you can check out below.

The album will be a follow-up to “Superczar And The Vulture,” released in 2011 via Pentimento Music Company.



Music video: Lionize – “Dr. Livingston” (feat. members of Bad Brains, CKY, The Pietasters)

Maryland reggae rock outfit Lionize have released a music video for their song “Dr. Livingston.” The video features legendary Bad Brains frontman H.R., CKY bassist Jess Margera, The Pietasters, and the 9:30 Club Crew. Watch it right here.

The track is the first on the band’s 2010 album “Superczar And The Vulture,” released via Pentimento Music Company (DS review here.)



Lionize flip tour van, drop tour dates w/ Streetlight Manifesto

Bummer! Lionize reports that they flipped over their tour van this morning, and while nobody was injured, the van and some gear were totalled. The band will take a few dates off of their tour, and rejoin it at its Rhode Island date, November 23rd. The band still intends to play Salt Lake City this Friday.

Lionize last released “Superczar And The Vulture”(DS review right here) via Pentimento Music Company. They have been touring with Streetlight Manifesto in support of their eventual album “The Hands That Thieve.”

 



Streetlight Manifesto pushes back “Hands That Thieve” release date (BIG SHOCKER.)

Notorious New Jersey teases Streetlight Manifesto have done the completely unprecedented act of pushing the release date of their 4th studio album back to some vaguely better place and better time (allegedly January 2013). The album has already faced multiple delays due to ongoing conflicts between the band and their label Victory Records, along with a self-professed perfectionism by singer/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky.

A statement/apology from Kalnoky reads:

“So, first off, I’d like to apologize to everyone who has been waiting for this record to come out as originally announced, on Nov 6th. I’d normally say “on behalf of everyone in Streetlight” but that’d be misleading. I am entirely and solely at fault for the delay of these records and I take full responsibilty for it. I simply put too much on my plate and lined up too many deadlines and tours, and I just couldn’t finish everything in time, between writing, recording, planning and my now notorious but unavoidable tendency to remix, rewrite and, in general, redo everything a few times before it’s “just right”. We announced the album prematurely and in a rush because of a number of factors that lined up in August, and since then I was unable to meet some critical deadlines in order to get the records handed in in time for a Nov 6th release. . . I was waiting to announce the delay until we had a certain, solid release date but that just hasn’t happened yet for a number of reasons, so it’s time to let the cat out of the bag: We’re looking at January of 2013 as of now. As soon as I know anything, we’ll be announcing it on our site and to try to make it up to you guys as best we can, all preorders will ship with a special gift, one that will hopefully ease the frustration of the prolonged wait.

In the meantime, we are on tour, playing a number of new songs from the album, and we’ll be sharing live versions of the songs soon, as well as (finally) some proper samples from the record(s).

(Read the full statement here)

The album, to be co-released by the RISC Group-affiliated Pentimento Music Co., includes a companion acoustic album by Kalnoky. The band will remain on tour supporting the album with Lionize, Hostage Calm, and The Chicarones. Click here for dates.



Streetlight Manifesto (finally) detail new album “The Hands That Thieve”

Well, this editor is more than happy to report that the over 5-year long wait for brand new Streetlight Manifesto material is just weeks from being over. The New Jersey 4th-wave teases took to the interwebs to announce the November 6th release of “The Hands That Thieve”

The band detailed some additional information on a North American Supporting tour:

“Yes, this could all have been one sentence. But here at Streetlight Manifesto we want our thoughts to be given room to breathe. With the new album we will also be heading out on a tour of the same name this Fall. The tour will start October 16th in Toronto and will go over the course of two months throughout the US. Streetlight Manifesto will be joined by Lionize, Hostage Calm and The Chicharones at different points throughout the tour. New songs will be played every night alongside the old classics and everything else in the between.

“The Hands That Thieve” tour will also take Streetlight Manifesto to South America for the WROS Festival and to Gainesville for a night at The Fest.”

(Read the full post on Facebook)

Click here for the full run of dates. The album will be co-released by Victory Records and Pentimento Music Company. However, the band made a plea to fans some months ago to not purchase the album or anything Streetlight-related via Victory Records, due to countless disputes between the two parties. Instead, fans are encouraged to support the Streetlight-affiliated Pentimento Music Co., or to “find a way to get the tunes onto your computer that may not be, ahem, traditional.” Interpret as you will.



Details announced for GWAR-B-Q 2012 (featuring GWAR, The Casualties, Lionize and more)

GWAR, everyone’s favorite “heavy metal holocaust,” have finally unveiled details for the third installment of their now-annual “stinking hot, beer and beef-smeared metallic murderfest of unprecedented debauchery,” the GWAR-B-Q.

The event will be held at Hadad’s Lake in the band’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia, and will feature “two stages, Spew-O-Lympics, numerous food vendors, endless streams of golden nectar, pools to cool your fevered sun-burn, and much much more.” Among the bands confirmed to be in attendance are The Casualties, Lionize, GHOUL, Black Naked Wings, and a bunch more. Click here to check out the full details.



Lionize announces Spring US tour with Bad Brains, Fair to Midland, and Dead Letter Circus

Funk/reggae act Lionize has just announced that they will soon be heading out on a pretty extensive Spring tour of the US.

Here’s what Lionize vocalist/guitarist Nate Bergman had to say about the other bands and the tour itself,

The majority of the tour is with Fair to Midland and Dead Letter Circus – They are both very progressive bands that are pushing the envelope musically, so that’s exciting for us. I think that’s the world we thrive in… We break off in the middle of the tour to go play in Philly and DC with Bad Brains and GZA. That might be a dream bill for us if we ever had one.” Lionize will also be headlining several shows along the way in what Bergman refers to as “some of our favorite cities in the country, to play a long set for people who’ve been waiting for us to get back there.

Lionize will be on tour until May; view complete tour date and location information here.

Lionize’s most recent work, “Superczar and the Vulture”, was released last December through Pentimento Music Company.



Album Review: Lionize – “Superczar And The Vulture”

I don’t sit down and listen to a whole reggae album. I just don’t. It’s not that I don’t have an appreciation for the genre, but every reggae album I’ve listened to didn’t have enough variety to keep me interested for a full forty-five minutes. I was happy to be proven wrong by Lionize’s recent Pentimento Music Company debut, “Superczar And The Vulture.”

There’s still more than enough reggae/dub sound in this record to be considered a part of that genre, but there’s also enough funk, alt rock, and soul influences to bring a whole new level to the depth throughout.

But good songwriting can’t fuel a good album alone. It also takes instrumental skill and talented musicianship, both of which Lionize most certainly possess. Keys player Chris Brooks brings a slew of awesome solos throughout the album (my favorite being in the second half of “Vessel”), and I’m not quite sure which member does the backup vocals, but those harmonies, combined with a strong lead voice (Nate Bergman), bring constant strength to these songs.

An added bonus is the (half) title track “Superczar,” in which the band borrows Streetlight Manifesto horn players Jim Conti (alto sax) and Nadav Nirenberg (trombone) for an amazing funk duel breakdown, following yet another groovy keys solo.

My top tracks for this album are “Dr. Livingston,” “Superczar,” “Vessel,” and the badass anthem “Walking Away (From Explosions Unscathed).” This album made it to my top ten list of 2011, and I continue to recommend it to fans of reggae, funk, alt rock, punk, ska, soul, and any mix of those.



Photo Gallery: Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish with Lionize, Rodeo Ruby Love

Click here to view photos from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin stop of the Reel Big Fish/Streetlight Manifesto co-headlining tour, taken by contributing DS photographer Hilary Swift. Opening the excellent show were Pentimento Music Co. labelmates Lionize and Rodeo Ruby Love.

Be sure to check back soon for an exclusive interview with Lionize, who released their album “Superczar and The Vulture” this week.



Lionize announces tour with Lucero, Corrosion of Conformity (Stream new album “Superczar And The Vulture)

Along with the release of their new album “Superczar And The Vulture,” funk/rock/reggae band Lionize have announced a week of dates with alt-folk heroes Lucero, Clutch, and Corrosion of Conformity. Click here to view the remainder of the band’s dates with Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish, as well as the newly-announced dates.

You can continue to stream the new record, which dropped today via the Pentimento Music Company, right here.

Be sure to check back with us soon for Lionize’s exclusive interview with Dying Scene.



Album stream: Lionize – “Superczar and the Vulture”

Funk/reggae act Lionize are streaming their newest album, “Superczar and the Vulture” in it’s entirety right here. Notably, the album features Nadav Nirenburg and Jim Conti of label mates Streetlight Manifesto.

“Superczar and the Vulture” comes out tomorrow, and will be the band’s first for Pentimento Music Company. Check back soon for an exclusive DS interview with the band.



Lionize announce new album, offer free download of first single

Reggae rockers Lionize have announced all the details for a brand new album called “Superczar And The Vulture,” due out December 6th. The album will be Lionize’s label debut with the recently-activated Pentimento Music Company. The album artwork can be found to your left, as well as here, with the tracklisting. Don’t forget to head to Pentimento’s website to snag a free download of the title track single, which features Streetlight Manifesto horn players Jim Conti and Nadav Nirenberg.

The band will be embarking on tour shortly with ska/punk legends Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish, as well as labelmates Rodeo Ruby Love. Click here for those dates.



Streetlight Manifesto announce US Winter tour dates

Ska punk titans Streetlight Manifesto have announced tour dates for this winter with Reel Big Fish. Supporting the two  acts are Lionize and Rodeo Ruby Love.

Streetlight Manifesto frontman Tomas Kalnoky is set to release the album Streetlight Lullabies on November 22, 2011 under the name Toh Kay.

You can check out locations and dates here.