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Strung Out announce Craft Beer Partnership with Lucky Luke Brewing

New from Strung Out, the band has announced they have teamed up with Lucky Luke Brewing out of Antelope Valley in Northern Los Angeles County.

From The Toadies’ Rubbernecker Red to Hanson’s MMMhops and… what was that other group again? Strung Out is the latest in the trend of bands and musicians to team up with breweries to try and bring beer-drinking fans a little something special.

Astrolux Golden Ale is expected to be “light, refreshing, crisp, and clean, but pack more punch than your daily drinking beer,” describes Brian Shmitz, the breweries founder, and at 6.1% ABV with Strung Out’s track record for putting out superb tunes, we are all sure hoping it satisfies… Oh, and science is involved in the beer-making as well.

Astrolux is already available in the breweries taproom and select bars and restaurants, with an official release party set for July 21 including a special guest acoustic set by… Can you guess who? It’s Strung Out.

…NOFX! It was NOFX with the other beer. Well, let’s hope we get to enjoy Astrolux Golden Ale a little bit longer. Check out the commercial below.



Strung Out Stream Acoustic EP “Black Out The Sky”

Strung Out have gone considerably more chilled than we’re used to for their latest release. Black Out The Sky features eight acoustic tracks from the legendary Fat Wreck Chords band. The release is also the first from Strung Out since the departure of their long serving drummer Jordan Burns.

You can listen to Black Out The Sky below. The previous full release from Strung Out was their 2015 effort Transmission.​Alpha​.​Delta.



Music Video: Strung Out – “Requiem”

California punk legends Strung Out have released a music video for “Requiem”, which can be viewed below.

“Requiem” is taken from the band’s acoustic record Black Out the Sky, which was released yesterday.



DS Exclusive: Jason Cruz on “Black Out The Sky,” Strung Out’s upcoming dynamite acoustic EP

Back in February 2017, Dying Scene got an exclusive scoop from Strung Out frontman Jason Cruz that the California punk legends were working on a new EP titled Black Out The Sky, to follow up their last full length, 2015’s stellar Transmission.Alpha.Delta. While that was noteworthy in and of itself, the noteworthiness was ratcheted up to stratospheric levels by the additional revelation that Black Out The Sky was also going to be the band’s first collection of acoustic songs. Initial word was that we might see the album sometime in summer 2017, but then, news kinda dried up for a while.

Tomorrow, however, the official release of Black Out The Sky is officially upon us. We caught up with the one-and-only Cruz earlier this week to talk about the new album, and what exactly took so long for it to see the light of day. Needless to say it’s been a bit of a tumultuous run for Strung Out; the band officially parted ways with drummer of more than twenty years, Jordan Burns, a couple months ago, and have since brought Runaway Kids’ drummer RJ Shankle in as his replacement. “We had a tough two years, man,” explains Cruz. “There’ve been a lot of moments in the course of our career where we thought we didn’t know how we were going to get through it, but the last couple years were pretty tough. I think that this record is a catharsis to that whole time in all our lives.

Don’t let the “acoustic album” label fool you; Black Out The Sky is very much a Strung Out record, not just eight stripped down, straight-forward versions of Strung Out songs; the darkness and aggression that have become part of the band’s signature are still very much present. “Strung Out changed its guitar sound and it just happened to sound like this,” says Cruz. There’s also the fact that the band’s last album, Transmission.Alpha.Delta was so loud and intense that Cruz and the remaining band members felt it was time for a change of pace. “If your career’s a song, this is the breakdown before the big chorus (that comes next),” he reasons. “You can’t write another big, huge record right after that. To me, you had to do something like a buffer right in the middle of that to prepare for the next project.”

Strung Out’s guitar players, Rob Ramos and Jake Kiley, and bass player Chris Aiken have long been respected for the fast, aggressive, metal-influence that they bring to the punk rock table; it’s part of what has set Strung Out apart over the years. However, the switch to acoustic on Black Out The Sky puts the focus on the level of musicianship that exists within the band, an appreciation that only grows more intense with subsequent listens. “All three of them are the best guitar players in punk rock, to me,” states Cruz emphatically. “They’re phenomenal. I’m in awe of those guys. I shake when I have to show them an idea.” The added space gave Cruz the room to stretch his voice in some new ways, putting a real focus on the vocals and the lyrics. “What people don’t understand is that singing over loud, heavy metal guitars constrains you. When you take that out of the equation and you can actually hear the timbre of the voice, you have so much more wiggle room. A lot more is discovered in the singer’s voice when everything is a little naked, you know?

You can check out our full chat down below; brace yourself for the Footloose and Alice In Chains portions of the conversation! Black Out The Sky is due out tomorrow on Fat Wreck Chords, and you can still order it here. Strung Out heads out on the road in support of Pennywise in a couple weeks; check out details here!



Strung Out Stream “Requiem” From Forthcoming Acoustic Record “Black Out The Sky”

Legendary Fat Wreck band Strung Out are streaming a track from a soon-to-be-released acoustic record. “Requiem” will appear on Black Out The Sky which is penned for release on May 11.

You can check out “Requiem” below.



Dying Scene Radio – Episode 6 – Band Spotlight: Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves

The official podcast of Dying Scene is back with Episode Six! In this installment, the boys head down to Pomona, CA to hang with wolvesx4 who drove all the way out from North Carolina just to do an interview with them…..and play a show…at a stop on their extensive tour….but hey! At least they didn’t bring, AP any Bojangles! But that’s not all! The guys are also slingin’ some scene news that you were probably too lazy to read and playing some fantastic music from bands you were probably too lazy to discover! Sooooo, that’s it, comrades… Git ta streamin’, below!



Strung Out release video for recent single “Town Of Corzon”

Strung Out have released a video for recent single “Town Of Carazon”, one of the tracks featured on the band’s upcoming acoustic album “Black Out The Sun”, due out May 11th via Fat Wreck Chords.

The album will feature 6 new, acoustic songs as well as acoustic renditions of songs from their back catalogue. You can watch the video below.



Pennywise and Strung Out announce Ontario and Quebec tourdates

Tuesday morning Canadianity check in. Pennywise and Strung Out have announced a string of shows in Ontario and Québec. It’s not often Pennywise or Strung Out make the trek to this part of Canada so move quick on tickets or be left wondering what could have been.

Check out below for a full list of dates.

Pennywise recently announced they will be releasing a new album Never Gonna Die, out April 20th. Strung Out have recorded an acoustic album Black Out the Sky, out May 11th. 



Jordan Burns issues his own statement on break with Strung Out

In response to the public statement that Strung Out made regarding their split with Jordan Burns, their long standing drummer of nearly 25 years, Burns has made his own statement. It’s a bit long but you can read the entire thing below.

Strung Out has enlisted RJ Shankle of Runaway Kids as their new drummer and the band heads out on tour with Pennywise next month.



Strung Out stream “Town Of Corazon”, first song off acoustic album “Black Out The Sun”

Well, it’s finally here. The first look taste of Strung Out gone acoustic. It’s comes in the form of “Town Of Carazon”, one of the new acoustic tracks featured on the band’s upcoming acoustic album “Black Out The Sun”, due out May 11th via Fat Wreck Chords. Check it out below.

The album will feature 6 new, acoustic songs as well as acoustic renditions of classics “Unkoil” and “Matchbook.” Enjoy the album art above for now because it’s only a matter of time before the google bot makes us take it down…

Strung Out’s last album Transmission.Alpha.Delta was released in early 2015 and you can catch the band on tour with Pennywise this month.



Strung Out parts ways with long time drummer Jordan Burns

Sad news from the Strung Out camp. Looks like the genre defining Southern California punk act are splitting with their long running drummer Jordan Burns. Not much detail on why exactly the split occurred but from the language of the official statement below it would appear that it wasn’t exactly amicable. We’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

Here’s the statement:

“To all our friends,

Next year will mark our 30 year anniversary as a band. That is quite an extraordinary feat for any relationship ESPECIALLY a band. We have always taken pride in this fact. Keeping it together for so long and making music that we can all be proud of. To us that is truly inspiring. Like any marriage, treating each other with HONESTY and RESPECT is THE MOST important factor. Passion, sacrifice and honor for each other and all we create are essential to keeping the unit whole. When those bonds are broken it can never be the same. Sometimes in order to survive and grow changes must be made.

Strung Out would like to take this opportunity to officially announce that we will be parting ways with our drummer of 20 + years Mr Jordan Burns. We greet this new chapter with a deep sense of gratitude and relief. We could not be more thankful for everything we have accomplished together and for our renewed sense of creativity and enthusiasm. We are brothers again plain and simple. It is extremely important to us that all of our devoted fans know how much the four of us love and honor this band so we expect you to trust that this is in the best interest of Strung Out. We wish Jordan all the best and we promise all of you that we will continue to raise the bar and ALWAYS do it for the love because we still believe! Stay tuned brothers and sisters for the best has yet to come.”

So yeah… But fear not Strung Out fans. We have it on good authority that the band has already enlisted a new drummer (RJ Shankle of Runaway Kids) and as you likely know, the band heads out on tour with Pennywise next month. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, in May they’ll be releasing their acoustic album Black Out The Sky for which fans can expect the first single/video next month as well. As always, we’ll keep you posted…



Blink-182, Descendents, Strung Out & more to play 2018 Musink Festival

The lineup for the 2018 edition of Travis Barker’s annual tattoo convention and music festival Musink has been revealed. The 3-day festival is headlined by Blink-182, and also features the Descendents, Strung Out, Fear, and the Adolescents, among others.

Musink 2018 takes place March 16-18 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets are on sale now on the festival’s website.



Pennywise announce tour dates with Strung Out

Southern California punk veterans Pennywise will be going on tour in North America and Canada in March with Strung Out. The dates and locations are below.

The tour comes in anticipation of a new Pennywise album, which is due for release this spring and will serve as the follow-up to 2014’s Yesterdays. Strung Out also have a new album on the way, as well as an acoustic EP, titled Black Out the Sky, which was announced nearly a year ago.



Strung Out, Reverend Horton Heat & Fishbone announce tour

Strung Out, Reverend Horton Heat, and Fishbone will be touring together next month. Most of the shows are on the west coast, but there are a few stops in the Midwest as well.

Check out the tour dates below to see if they’re stopping near you.

Earlier this year, Strung Out announced plans to release a new acoustic EP titled Black Out the Sky. So far, nothing has come of that, but we’ll keep you posted as always.



DS Photo Gallery: Strung Out, Street Dogs, The Adolescents and The Alarm represent the old school at Warped Tour (Hartford, CT)

Much has been made of the backseat that traditional punk rock took for quite a while at the annual Vans Warped Tour. Over the last handful of years, however, those old-school punk rock vibes have been slowly returning, albeit on a bit of a smaller scale. While bands like Attila and I Prevail and Beartooth seem to represent the lion’s share of the sounds emanating from most of the 2017 edition of the Warped Tour’s seven stages, there is a distinct presence of bands from what I guess we’d call an older school of more straight-forward street punk and hardcore and rock and roll bands. Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Valient Thorr, Municipal Waste, Anti-Flag and GWAR have all been drawing fairly sizable crowds night-in and night out in recent days. Dying Scene took in the Hartford stop on the Vans Warped Tour last weekend, and caught a couple of our favorite throwback heavyweights.

Boston working-class heroes Street Dogs played a late-afternoon set on the Skullcandy stage, set on one of the outdoor parking lot areas at Hartford’s Xfinity Theater. If you’re a veteran of Warped Tours in the late 90s – early 00s, you’re no doubt familiar the concept at the outdoor stages; bands alternate playing on what are basically oversized trailers placed side by side, resulting in a constant barrage of roughly twenty-five minute sets. That means you’re not going to hear an awful lot deep cuts, although Street Dogs, themselves veterans of three prior Warped Tours, do an admirable job of keeping things interesting. The set on this particular day kicked off with personal favorite of mine “In Defense Of Dorchester” and threw fan favorites like “Back To The World,” “Punk Rock And Roll,” and “Not Without A Purpose” into the mix. Frontman Mike McColgan spent at least half the set on the barricade, interacting personally with a lot of the band’s notoriously die-hard, blue collar fans. The “new lineup” consisting of longtime bassist Johnny Rioux and more recent adds Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt on guitar and Pete Sosa on drums) have actually been plugging away for four years now, and have finally got some new music due out before long. That’s a good thing, as the band’s trademark rallying cries are much needed in times like these.

LA punk veterans Strung Out played an early afternoon set on one of the two side-by-side stages inside the venue’s amphitheater. I will say that when the Warped Tour venues started to change a bunch of years ago and started to center, at least in this part of the country, around amphitheater settings, I and others were more than a little skeptical. But I’ll tell you what – it’s actually pretty cool having the stage split in half and allowing large crowds to stay out of the heat and/or other imposing weather elements. Like with Street Dogs, it’s tough for a band like Strung Out to adequately represent their catalog in a twenty-five minute set, but songs like “Too Close To See” from 1998’s seminal album Twisted By Design and “The Animal and the Machine” from their latest album, 2015’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta do a pretty adequate job. Frontman Jason Cruz remains one of the defining voices in the genre, and guitarists Jake Kiley and Rob Ramos continue to shred blistering, metal-infused riffs over lock-tight rhythm section Jordan Burns (drums) and Chris Aiken (bass), and no member off the quintet stays in one place for very long, making for a tightly packed, high energy set.

Representing the even older school on one of the amphitheater stages for back-to-back sets were The Alarm and the legendary Adolescents. The former, if you’re not familiar, are a seminal early-80s new wave band from Wales who have been plugging away in some form of another ever since. The brainchild of Mike Peters (also co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, which you should be familiar with), The Alarm played to a modest crowd that consisted, as you might imagine, of older fans who were very well aware of the band’s legacy, singing along with every word to tracks like “Sixty Eight Guns.” The Adolescents, who themselves are veterans of their fair share of Warped Tours since reforming fifteen-or-so years ago, played one of those sets that the other bands took notice of. Unarguably one of the coolest parts of Warped Tour is watching the camaraderie amongst the bands on the bill, and members of Street Dogs, Strung Out and Bad Cop/Bad Cop were among those present around the stage as living legends Tony Reflex and Steve Soto and the gang (Dan Root and Ian Taylor on guitar, Dave Cambra on drums) went to work. Again a case where members have changed but the core have remained just as steady as ever. Let’s face it: Tony Reflex/Cadena/Adolescent and Steve Soto are legends for a reason (and not only because their self-titled debut has been a desert island album since before most of our readers were born!).

Check out our full photo gallery below.