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New Bad Religion album coming this summer?

According to a German website, California punk icons Bad Religion will release their long-awaited new album this summer, which they began work on last February. The release of the follow-up to 2013’s True North coincides with the band’s summer European tour.

No further more information has been given, but we’ll keep you posted when more details surface. In addition to being the first album from Bad Religion in five years, the record will be their first with Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



Punk In Drublic Festival announces 2018 dates

Punk In Drublic Festival is hitting the road this year, stopping in 6 different US cities throughout May.  The shows will feature NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters and Mad Caddies, with Bad Cop / Bad Cop or The Last Gang opening the show.  You can check out all the dates and locations below, and you can find all the other info you need here



Bad Religion detail Europe festivals schedule

Bad Religion are to embark on a summer of mainland European festivals this year that sees them travel to Italy, Austria, Germany, Finland, Slovenia, Spain and Belgium. The dates run from June to August. You can see the details and buy tickets from the band’s website.

The band have been working on the follow up to 2013’s “True North”.



Punk In Drublic festival heads to Europe in June

Punk In Drublic will be hitting Europe this June. The fest will have six dates with stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Headliners include NOFX, Bad Religion, and Pennywise. You can find the full lineup, dates and cities below!



Bad Religion tease new album

It’s been five years since Bad Religion last released any new material, but a tweet from frontman Greg Graffin suggests that he and guitarist Brett Gurewitz are in the studio working on songs for the band’s next record. The tweet simply says, “New songs in the pipeline….”

The new Bad Religion album will be their full-length studio album since 2013’s True North as well as their first with Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums. The band last released the EP Christmas Songs, which also came out in 2013.

When the record will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you updated as details arise.



Bad Religion announce remaster of “Stranger Than Fiction”

California punk icons Bad Religion have announced that they are releasing a remastered edition of one of their classic albums, Stranger Than Fiction, on March 9th via Epitaph. The CD and vinyl formats will come with a t-shirt or a hoodie, and you can pre-order the remaster right here.

Originally released in 1994 on Atlantic, Stranger Than Fiction was one of Bad Religion’s most successful records, and includes some of their well-known songs, such as “Stranger Than Fiction”, “Infected” and the re-recorded version of “21st Century (Digital Boy)”. The gold-certified album would also end up being the band’s last album with longtime guitarist Brett Gurewitz, who left Bad Religion right before the album’s release, but rejoined in 2001.

Bad Religion’s most recent studio album True North was released in 2013, and they are reportedly working on a new album to be released this year.



Bad Religion announce 30th anniversary “Suffer” show

Bad Religion have announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their iconic 1988 album Suffer.

So far, only one 30th anniversary show has been confirmed. The band will play the album in its entirety during their performance at the Spanish festival Tsunami Xixón this summer.

We’ll keep you posted as more shows, or a tour, in celebration of Suffer come to light.

Bad Religion were recently featured on the 7″ split Dean Lane Hardcore Three Way Split, which includes two live songs recorded on their 2010 30th anniversary tour. The band has been promising a new album, which is tentatively due for release this year, and will be their first since 2013’s True North.



DS Exclusive: 2017 A Year in Pictures (AnarchoPunk – Los Angeles)

2017 was an awfully busy year for me! I shot four festivals and an uncountable amount of local shows here in The City of Angeles. But for as frantic as it was there was also some pretty big payoffs. My year was filled with multiple life goals like getting to shoot Rancid, Bad Religion and Propagandhi all for the first time. And through it all, I got to meet tons of great folks, all of which deserve thanks in one way or another but would take too much time to acknowledge here. So, I’ll instead just say thanks to the incredible bands that allowed me to take their pictures while most likely being uncomfortably close to them! Keep up all of the great work and I can’t wait to see you all again in 2018! Check out my personal favorite shots from almost every set I shot this year, below!

*For more pics, follow Dying Scene and my personal page over at Instagram!



Bad Religion featured on new 7″ split EP

The Bad Religion Page reports that a 7″ EP called Dean Lane Hardcore Three Way Split was recently released, and features two live tracks by the aforementioned band “Sinister Rouge” and “Suffer”; those tracks are actually taken from Bad Religion‘s 2010 30th anniversary House of Blues shows.

The 7″ EP also features tracks by UK bands Cynderide and Los Savages, and you can get it off either band’s Bandcamp page.

Bad Religion’s most recent studio album True North was released in 2013, and they are reportedly working on new material. We’ll keep you posted as more details on that come to light.



Punk In Drublic release aftermovie

Punk In Drublic Festival have released an aftermovie featuring clips of live performances and general shenanigans from the fest, all set to NOFX’s “Seeing Double At The Triple Rock”. Check it out here.



Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival Rescheduled

The Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival previously scheduled for Saturday October 14th at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA has been rescheduled for Saturday October 29th.  The reschedule is due to concern over air quality and crowd safety in Concord due to ongoing wildfires in the surrounding areas.

All tickets for the previously scheduled performance date will be honored at the rescheduled date on Sunday, October 29th. For those unable to attend the postponed date, refunds are available at the original point of purchase.

Because of artist availability, the lineup has been changed to include NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Get Dead, and more to be announced.



Fat Mike hints at Bad Religion and NOFX tour next year

In a recent interview with The Inertia, Fat Mike talked about the Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival, co-headlined by Bad Religion and his band NOFX.

When asked if there were any bands he wanted on the bill that couldn’t participate in the festival, Mike hinted at NOFX and Bad Religion doing an 18-date tour next year. He said, “I just talked to the Bad Religion guys an hour ago and we’re going to do 18 shows together next year because Tacoma this year was so fun. And Boise.”

It’s been almost a full year since NOFX released their latest album First Ditch Effort, which was their first in four years, following 2012’s Self Entitled. Bad Religion have been promising a new album for a while, which will be their first since 2013’s True North, and is expected to come out next year.



Show Review: Punk in Drublic (9/16/17 – Tacoma, WA)

The Punk in Drublic logline is the sort of thing that makes a Pacific Northwest punk a little misty-eyed: craft beer + punk rock. It sounds so simple, yet until now, it hadn’t been done. Fat Mike has managed to combine the unique atmosphere of a punk rock show with a brewfest. As Langston Hughes said, “Hold fast to dreams.”

The tour stops are cities most likely missed on regular circuits. I arrived at the Tacoma stop with the thought, as I’m sure did everyone else: why the fuck is this in Tacoma? The question is probably the answer. NOFX is a band that has been around forever and toured about everywhere you can think of, doing a weird tour of less-sought American cities seems right up their alley. Sometimes the only reason is why not?

I got to the venue early enough to walk around and take in the sights. It kind of reminded me of a mini-Punk Rock Bowling, but without the oppressive desert heat. In fact, the green grass and cool air were a welcome change from my past festival experiences. If there’s anyone listening out there: the mild climate of the Northwest is perfect for this type of thing. People were drinking beers and chatting, hyping themselves about the last time they saw NOFX or Bad Religion; decked out in Fat Wreck gear and comparing tasting notes. It was a cool vibe, definitely a unique festival experience. I had the pleasure of trying out Stone’s NOFX collaboration beer– a hoppy lager called Punk In Drublic– and am happy to report it tastes about how you’d expect: a big earthy bouquet of lager maltiness with a strong dose of hops. Pretty damn good, if you ask me.

The biggest problem with the beer side of the operation was that there wasn’t enough. There were ten-thousand punks in Tacoma that night, and they drank all the beer.

Photo credit: Evan Olszko

Impressively, it wasn’t even cheap beer, we’re talking ten-bucks-a-pop festival cups here. Fat Mike got his I-told-you-so in on the mic at the end of the night. For next time, they’ll have to remember that the crowd that goes to see a craft beer/ NOFX show aren’t the one-and-done types. Besides the beer running out into the middle of the final set, the festival went pretty smoothly, excepting for the long beer and merch lines. It’s hard to be too upset, allowing for inexperience with this sort of event. If they do it again (and God, I hope they do it again), they’ll need twice the kegs and the volunteers to go with them.

For the music of the day, I’m happy to say all the bands killed it. Tacoma darlings, the Hilltop Rats opened the show, obviously honored to be in the company of such a strong lineup. They played fast and aggressive skate punk with tons of melody and banter. They were there to get the fest started off right, and they were there to have fun along the way– what else can you expect from a band who played a song called “Jell-O Shots”?

Not to beat a dead horse, but the lines for beer were getting gargantuan by the time the music started in earnest. Unfortunately, the beer line predicament kept me in line for the entirety of Bad Cop/ Bad Cop’s set. From where I was though, they sounded great. Warriors is one of my favorites of the year, and I was happy to hear them play and harmonize with expert precision.

Goldinger was up next and if I had to name a song of their’s to save my life, I would have to gracefully accept a bullet. But, when they came on stage, I was in total awe. Those guys have energy to spare. They were bouncing up and down, kicking out muscular riffs that had folks dancing and singing along. Ska isn’t usually my thing, but man, I had to admit– Goldfinger kinda rocked it.

Less Than Jake had a bunch of energy too, and gave a bashful “Thanks, Fat Mike,” for putting on the punk beer fest. If there was a running theme through the night, it was that the band’s were as enthralled with the novelty of the event as the fans. They opened with “All My Best Friends are Metalheads,” which means, if I had to name one song of Less Than Jake’s to save my life, I could do exactly that.

The gateway band that I can’t shake is Bad Religion. Yeah, there were other bands I listened to when I first got into punk, but Bad Religion is the one that I always come back to. What can I say about them that hasn’t been said? Their set at Punk In Drublic was one of the best I’ve seen from them, they sounded great (especially their harmonies) and opened with “American Jesus” and ended with “Fuck Armageddon… This is Hell.” In between those two, they also played “No Control,” “Do What You Want,” “Generator,” “Los Angeles Is Burning,” and a bunch of their other hits. As he is apt to do, Fat Mike jumped on stage for the bridge of “21st Century (Digital Boy).” At Punk Rock Bowling, he took over bass for “We’re Only Gonna Die.” If there’s one thing Fat Mike likes to do (besides drugs), it’s help Bad Religion keep their set exciting. It’s happened before and it’ll happen again, but it always brings a smile to my face.

I’d only see NOFX once before, but knowing how the band follows whims (you know, like pulling off a punk beer fest in Tacoma), I always figured their sets could be pretty distinct. As per usual, there was the trademark banter, which for a NOFX fan is as much a part of their set as well, you know– songs– but, it was funny and entertaining. Fat Mike riffed on event coordinators not having enough beer and then proceeded to play a lot of classic tracks, changing words for laughs along the way. Seeing NOFX in their element with an audience of ten-thousand was a sight to see. You don’t get many opportunities to sing “Bob” with a choir that size. Everyone was really into it, singing and circle pitting– whether in the pit or not– and I was pleasantly surprised to hear them play one of my favorite deep cuts, “I’m a Huge Fan of Bad Religion,” maybe just because I can relate to the title.

All in all, Tacoma’s Punk in Drublic was a unique spectacle of good beer, great live performances, and some logistics that could stand to be improved. But, as Fat Mike celebratorily said, “This is a punk rock festival for ADULTS!” And it certainly was. There was beer and there was a music, and not a fucking kid in sight.

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

 

 



Bad Religion announce South American tour

California punk icons Bad Religion have announced some South American tour dates that will take place in November. The dates and locations are below.

Bad Religion have been busy working on a new album, tentatively due for release next year. It will be their first full-length studio album since 2013’s True North as well as their first with Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums.



Show Review: Rebellion Festival Day 1

DS recently attended the annual, 4 day punk rock extravaganza that is Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, North West England. Read the first of our reviews of the festival below – looking back at the ridiculously strong line up on day 1.

Rebellion – Day 1

High summer in the UK is unpredictable down in London. One day it’s beautiful, sunbathing weather. The next it’s pissing it down. But, in Blackpool, as a soft southerner, you can be sure to be freezing, regardless of the fact its early August. You find yourself swept off your feet by the blasting wind and greeted by people in t-shirts looking at you funny for shivering. Luckily, the annual pilgrimage up there is for Rebellion – the unique, 4 day punk festival held in the cavernous Winter Gardens. And a couple of us were there for Dying Scene. [Continued below]