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Russian punk rockers Tarakany! have released a new music video for their single “God and Police” which features Chris Barker from Anti-Flag. “God and Police” speaks up against church and state, the two stereotypical pillars of Russian culture, and jabs at the pro-Putin regime and its supporters. Check out the video below.

The song is off the group’s debut American album Russian DemoCrazy, which was released in January of 2014 through Punk Outlaw Records.

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A-F Records have announced plans to release a new protest compilation album titled “This Concerns Everyone,” on November 18th of this year.

The record will include live and studio recordings from artists such as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music), and Chris #2 (Anti-Flag).  It will be released digitally (with additional bonus tracks) and on limited edition vinyl LP that can be pre-ordered here.

A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.

You can check out the track list below, and stream Tom Morello’s live acoustic version of “House Gone Up In Flames” here.

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Anti-Flag have released a new single in memory of Michael Brown Jr., who was shot and killed last week by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

The song, which is a re-recorded version of “Police Story,” can be heard below. If you purchase the track, all proceeds will go to the Michael Brown Jr. Memorial Fund. The song was originally recorded for the band’s 1999 album “A New Kind of Army.”

Anti-Flag released a career-spanning double album titled A Document of Dissent on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords, and their latest full-length The General Strike came out in 2012 on SideOneDummy Records.

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Antillectual releasing split EP with Anti-Flag

Posted by lizakateisgreat on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM (PST)

In addition to their summer tour with California punk veterans Ten Foot Pole, Antillectual will be releasing a split EP with Anti-Flag.

The EP is the final installment of AF’s 20 Years of Hell series. Each band provided two songs, which you can see here (as well as order the album).

Antillectual’s fourth studio album, Perspectives & Objectives, was released in August 2013 on A-F Records.

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Album Review: Anti-Flag – “A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013″

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:42 PM (PST)

Depending on where you hang out around the internet, you may or may not be familiar with the running joke that Anti-Flag is your fifteen-year-old self’s favorite band. The accessibility of their music combined with the (generally) non-specific politically charged lyrics are often cited as “evidence” that Anti-Flag is a “beginner punk band”, so to speak, and that they are an act to be dismissed by veteran punks. And yet, even in the face of these criticisms, Anti-Flag has stuck it out and has been going on strong for 21 years with plenty of punk fans, old and new. So what better way to acknowledge this achievement than to release a comprehensive greatest hits collection? That’s where A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013 comes in.

Boasting twenty-six songs taken from nine different albums that have been put out on six different labels, (For those who aren’t keeping track: New Red Archives, Go-Kart Records, Fat Wreck, RCA, SideOneDummy, and, of course, the band’s own A-F Records), A Document of Dissent is one hell of a compilation. Collecting everything between singles like “Turncoat” and “One Trillion Dollar$” and old classics like “Die for the Government” and “That’s Youth” to newer tracks like “Broken Bones” and “The Economy Is Suffering”, and even the fan-favorite “Spaz’s House Destruction Party”, A Document of Dissent  mostly lives up to its name by documenting every major album that Anti-Flag has put out since their earliest days. One could argue that tracks from their early singles and splits should have been included as well, to give a full documentation of exactly how far the band has come, but alas… listeners will just have to make do with these twenty-six tracks.

However, as impressive as the tracklist is, A Document of Dissent doesn’t really offer much incentive for longtime fans to pick it up. Most greatest hits packages include one or two brand new songs, or at the very least new recordings of old songs, but none of that makes it on here. Sure, it’s said that every track has been given a remastering courtesy of Mass Giorgini, but by the time you make it to the tracks pulled from The Terror State (roughly a third of the way into the album) there really isn’t much of a sonic difference. In this respect, A Document of Dissent pales in comparison to the 20 Years of Hell singles series (y’know, the other 20th anniversary celebration that Anti-Flag has been putting out), which is chock-full of new recordings of old tracks, and even a brand new song… not to mention songs by six up-and-coming bands that may just become your new favorite act. While there isn’t much here for hardcore Anti-Flag followers, A Document of Dissent is still a treat for any newcomers or casual fans of the band who have an interest in checking them out but didn’t know where to begin.

3/5 Stars

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Anti-Flag stream new song “Close My Eyes”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:05 AM (PST)

Pittsburgh punk veterans Anti-Flag are streaming a new track titled “Close My Eyes,” taken from the final installment in their 20 Years of Hell 7-inch series. Here’s what Chris #2 had to say about the song:

“‘Close My Eyes’ is a really personal track to me. I wanted to interject the things that have happened in my life and to my loved ones into this song. The Trayvon Martin case floored me. I had so much empathy for his family, having lost my sister to violent crime and then a subsequent very questionable trial and not guilty verdict. My distrust of American justice was once again put in front of me. This song is commentary on all of that.”

You can give the track a listen below, and if you haven’t already picked up the 20 Years of Hell 7-inch set, you can do so right here.

Anti-Flag released a career-spanning double album titled A Document of Dissent on July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords, and their latest full-length The General Strike came out in 2012 on SideOneDummy Records.

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Chris #2 (of Anti-Flag and White Wives fame) uploaded a cover of The Menzingers’ “Where Your Heartache Exists” to his Soundcloud profile. You can check it out below.

The original track appeared on The Menzingers’ Rented World, which came out earlier this year. Anti-Flag, meanwhile, released a ‘greatest hits’ album of sorts entitled A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013 just two days ago. 

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The guys in Anti-Flag are streaming a new version of “Underground Network,” which was remastered by Mass Giorgini for the band’s new career-spanning compilation album A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013. Here’s what Chris No. 2 had to say about the track, which can be heard below:

“A Document of Dissent was mastered by Mass Giorgini, the producer of Underground Network and one of our greatest allies and friends in our lifetime as a band. It’s only fitting that when choosing a song to represent the retrospective that we use the key track from our time in the studio with Mass. ‘Underground Network’ is a proper example of the type of song we aim to write lyrically and of the sonics of our band.”

A Document of Dissent… was released today, July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. Anti-Flag’s latest full-length album The General Strike came out in 2012 on SideOneDummy Records.

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The food vendors at the festival were very reasonably priced, let’s just say I ate my share of poutine. As I walked through the village I encountered a sea of punk rockers and metal heads being very courteous to everyone around and to one another. Folks had their own vending stations along with camping options set up on their lawns, it was a unique sight to see. The neighborhood laundry mat served coffee and had a line out the door charging a dollar fifty to use the bathrooms. Amnesia provided plenty of porta potties but lets face it there’s nothing like sitting your cheeks on a real toilet; supply and demand.

Anti-Flag opened the show at noon but the crowd was unlike most opening-act crowds, they were massive and receptive. I had a chance to interview Chris No. 2 later in the day and believe me the band was more than pleased with the turn-out. What a way to start the second day of the show! Joan Jett was another unbelievable artist that performed at Amnesia that day. Actually before she came on stage, the crowd was chanting “Joan Jett, Joan Jett, Joan Jett…” I turned to the photographer on my right and jokingly said “What about the Blackhearts? Everybody always forgets about the Blackhearts”. But when Joan hit the stage she introduced herself and the band as follows “We are the Blackhearts”; I thought that was pretty cool of her to acknowledge the band over herself. In my opinion Joan Jett is the godmother of punk rock music and at her age she still looks great and sounds just as good as she ever has.

A huge and unexpected highlight to the festival were the three surprise performances by Tim Armstrong. He showed up and played an all acoustic set at the Music 4 Cancer booth in town, where a small lucky crowd got to hear Tim and other musicians perform classic Rancid songs. Armstrong also joined Devil’s Brigade and The Interrupters for on stage performances as well. As I mentioned in the Part One segment I missed a lot of acts because there was so much going on at one time and I am still kicking myself in the ass for missing these performances. However, meeting and mingling with Tim Timebomb almost made up for it, almost.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes were the headlining cover band, well most likely because they were the only cover band but they were very entertaining to say the least and they incorporated songs into a punk rock show that you never would expect to hear. Primus was a class act along with the other bands from the main stage that executed top-notch performances such as Billy Talent and Alice In Chains. Mötley Crüe was the headliner and man do these guys embrace the fact that they are rock stars. There were over one-hundred bands that played Rockfest and to me they were all rock stars but as soon as the Crüe approached the stage there was a police presence in the VIP areas that was nonexistent for all previous performances and all of the spots I was allowed access to during every other performance were revoked. Honestly, I didn’t care. I haven’t really been into them since the late 80′s but I do have to say they still put on one hell of a show and I have had Nikki Sixx’s riffs in my head for over a week now. The encore was “Home Sweet Home”, which for me was the journey I would be facing in the morning.

All in all it was a time I’ll always remember despite the festival name being Amnesia. My last memory of the trip was coming back to the states, which is much more intense than getting into Canada. Now for the record I do not do drugs of any kind but for some reason the drug-sniffing dog at the border really liked me. Perhaps it had something to do with me being in the crowd at the Cypress Hill concert the night before but needless to say I was questioned about drugs and searched because of that crazy prejudice dog.

Click below to check out my interviews with Jim Blowers (Implants), Johnny Kelly (Danzig), Spike Slawson (Me First and the Gimme Gimmes), Dan “Mr. Precision” (88 Fingers Louie), and Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag).

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Anti-Flag announce summer tour

Posted by lizakateisgreat on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 6:19 AM (PST)

Pittsburgh punk rock veterans Anti-Flag have announced a worldwide summer tour. Check out the dates below.

The band recently announced plans for a career-spanning double-album entitled “Document of Dissent: 1993-2013.” Their last new release was 2012′s “The General Strike.”

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Anti-Flag announce “Document of Dissent: 1993-2013″ release info

Posted by jaystone on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:50 PM (PST)

Pittsburgh punk rock veterans Anti-Flag have unveiled plans for a career-spanning double-album. Entitled “Document of Dissent: 1993-2013,” the retrospective is slated for release via Fat Wreck Chords and the band’s own A-F Records.

Pre-orders for the Fat release are available here, while pre-orders for the A-F version are available here. While you’re at it, you can watch the official announcement video below.

Anti-Flag’s latest proper release was 2012′s “The General Strike.”

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Anti-Flag bassist Chris No. 2 (also of White Wives) has started a new band called Resistor and is offering the band’s first song – I think it’s either called “Resistor (Resist Her)” or maybe just “Resist Her” – up for free download.

You can stream and snag the track in the lossless format of your choice below, courtesy of A-F Records.

Thanks to Robert Reid for the heads-up on this! We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more info on Resistor comes to light. The label was pretty vague in their Facebook post announcing the band.

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All Time Low perform live cover of “Teenage Dirtbag” (Wheatus)

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM (PST)

From the strange but true files, here’s a video of All Time Low covering “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus at one of their live shows. Check out the video below.

Maybe that in itself isn’t THAT strange, but throw in Anti-Flag‘s Chris #2 singing along onstage, and REALLY getting into it offstage, now it’s getting pretty strange. (Also, what’s with all the bras, and why is the crowd so dead?)

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A-F Records launch Anti-Flag cover contest

Posted by connor_maoil on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM (PST)

A-F Records have announced a new Anti-Flag cover contest to kick off 2014:

“1. Utilize your skills on ANY instrument to cover/re-imagine Anti-Flag’s “Power To The Peaceful” from ‘The Terror State’ record. Remember, you’re using your imagination to create your own unique cover. We will not be accepting submissions of individuals playing along with the track. Have fun with this! Get creative! NOTE: If you wish to submit a FULL BAND cover, you may. However, if a band wins the contest, they will win a prize as a band (no individual prizes).

2. Record the cover video of the song. Your video does not have to be visual.

3. Upload to YouTube with the title “Power To The Peaceful – Anti-Flag Cover Contest”, and include your name in the description.”

Prizes include a 20 Years Of Hell Subscription, a signed Anti-Flag drum head/”BACON” test pressing, and a signed Anti-Flag drum head. Entries must be submitted by March 7th. Head over here for more details.

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Much like the 2013 edition of the festival, it looks like punk fans will have a few bands to look forward to seeing at this year’s Coachella in Indio, California. The 2014 lineup has been revealed, and on it includes acts such as AFI, Anti-Flag, The Replacements, Frank Turner, and Title Fight.

Of course, many non-punk acts will also be playing, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Superchunk, Kid Cudi,the reformed OutKast, Muse, and the Arcade Fire (the last three of whom are headlining) so decide wisely before making a decision to attend the two-weekend spanning festival.

Coachella runs from April 11-13 and April 18-20.  You can get more info and checkout the full lineup here.

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