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A Wilhelm Scream announce European summer tour

A Wilhelm Scream just recently announced that they are flying over to Europe this Summer for a month long tour, making several festival stops during the trip including Jera on Air and KNRD Fest 2018. For two dates in Italy the band is supporting Pennywise, and for several dates traveling through Denmark and the Netherlands, they are opening for Descendents. The list of tour dates can be seen below.

A Wilhelm Scream’s last release came in 2013 with “Partycrasher”, released through No Idea Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Night Three of Street Dogs Wreck The Halls 2017 with Michael Kane and the Morning Afters and A Wilhelm Scream

Last weekend marked the twelfth installment of Boston street punk veterans Street Dogs‘ annual Wreck The Halls festivities. The shows have taken a variety of shapes and sizes over the years, but remain one of the annual occasions where all of the old punks and skins and hardcore kids get together for a few debaucherous nights to celebrate the holidays and the music and the scene (oh, and to raise money and toys for a few good causes). This year, Wreck The Halls took place in a new spot, Sinclair in Cambridge, and spanned three overwhelmingly successful nights. Street Dogs guitarist Lenny Lashley’s other main project, The New Darkbuster, opened the first night (Thursday) alongside Boston hardcore act Taxi Driver, though sadly, we weren’t in the house for that night. We were, however, in the house when The Abductors and The Pinkerton Thugs came with the throwback ’77-inspired working class punk rock on night number two; check out our review and pictures here. And of course, we were back at it Saturday night when the lineup had a bit of a different feel and just might have been the best of the bunch.

Where the first two nights of the three-night affair focused on a more throwback street punk vibe, night three showed a little bit more of the range of local acts that have been influenced by – and continue to influence – the headliners. As such, Worcester, Massachusetts’ Michael Kane and the Morning Afters got things rolling on the third and final night of hall-wrecking. It’s probably easiest to classify the four-piece as a garage rock band, as the catchiest song in their set – “Old Men Die In New Suits” – owes just as much to the Replacements as it does to mid-70s Bruce Springsteen. Perhaps not coincidentally, both of those name-dropped bands had covers featured prominently in the Morning Afters’ half-hour set, including a set closing rendition of “Born To Run,” a track considered hallowed ground for most in the scene but which the band handled with expert care.

Keeping things in-state, A Wilhelm Scream from New Bedford, Massachusetts, were next out of the chute and my lord did they come to play. If you follow our instagram feed, I think I commented that of all of the bands I shot over thirty-three shows this year for Dying Scene, A Wilhelm Scream were simultaneously the tightest and the heaviest of the bunch, evoking all of the best parts of vintage Strung Out. As a matter of fact, the band play so fast and tight that they blazed through their pre-written setlist in record time, pulling a few older rabbits out of their collective hats. In what was a pretty cool moment for someone that’s an amateur photographer but more importantly a dad, a couple of the AWS guys had their grade-school age kids on stage for the occasion, including frontman Nuno Pereira’s five-year-old son, who was seeing daddy play for the first time ever. Pretty cool moment that further demonstrates what a family the scene really is.

All of this set the stage, of course, for Street Dogs, playing their final area performance of the year. After taking the  stage to the sounds of the timely, poignant Springsteen-led “This Land Is Your Land” singalong, the band came shot out of the gate on all cylinders once again, this time kicking things off with “Rattle and Roll” from their 2010 self-titled release. The followed in rapid succession with the anthemic “Up The Union,” “Punk Rock And Roll” and, of course, “Savin Hill” before coming up for air. Once again, the local working class heroes did a stellar job of mixing a few deeper cuts like the self-titled album digital bonus track “Ballad Of Detroit” into a lengthy setlist chock full of crowd-surf-inducing favorites like “Not Without A Purpose,” “Back To The World,” and “Tobe’s Got A Drinking Problem.” McColgan led the band in a particularly poignant rendition of “Final Transmission” during the set’s midway point. It’s tough to not be moved by even just reading the lyrics of a song like “Final Transmission,” but McColgan seemed to be particularly dialed in on this night, channeling something bigger than any of us.

And, because it’s a hometown Street Dogs show, there were of course some special guests in attendance. The multi-talented Hugh Morrison, who played with Street Dogs’ Mike McColgan, Johnny Rioux and Pete Sosa on the stellar FM359 album a couple years, jumped in on squeeze box for a few numbers. The band’s tour manager, Ryan Packer, who himself is a member of hardcore bands like Slapshot and American War Machine, pitched in on acoustic guitar on “Tobe’s Got A Drinking Problem.” They were also joined on co-lead vocals on “Elizabeth” by Heather Waters, the same voice who sang the original on 2008’s State Of Grace. The one-two punch of the Joe Strummer-inspired “General’s Boombox” directly into a pitch-perfect rendition of the Clash classic “Complete Control” was another particular highlight. No matter what their make-up, the Street Dogs roots have always been planted firmly into the soil that Strummer and The Clash tilled for many years, and they paid true, moving homage to the man on what was just shy of the fifteen year mark of his death. And, of course, there was the stage invasion during “Boston (Borstal) Breakout” that brought the show, and the three-day weekend, to a fitting close. To paraphrase a line from the Street Dogs classic (and personal favorite) “In Defense Of Dorchester,” no matter how far the bands branches might stretch, this town and this scene and the family that they’ve amassed here will always be firmly ingrained in their core.

Check out our full photo gallery from night number three below! Night two words and pictures are still up here.



The Flatliners announce tour to celebrate 10 year anniversary of “The Great Awake”

The Flatliners have announced tour dates to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their classic sophomore LP “The Great Awake”. They will be joined each night by A Wilhelm Scream, who will also be celebrating the ten year anniversary since their release of Career Suicide”. Check out the dates below.

Frontman Chris Cresswell said:

“We can’t believe it, but it’s been 10 years since we released our album The Great Awake…All the way back then, we fired off a message to one of our favourite bands – A Wilhelm Scream – on MySpace (yes… MySpace…) asking them to join us for our record release shows. They obliged, and subsequently embarrassed us on stage every night with their incredible level of musicianship and overall presence. An inimitable friendship was born, and one that’s seen us play in over 10 countries together over the last 10 years, making a hell of a lot of memories along the way.”



A Wilhelm Scream announce upcoming tour celebrating anniversary of “Career Suicide”

New Bedford’s very own A Wilhelm Scream will be hitting the road this October in honor of their 2007 album”Career Suicide.” The band will be playing the LP in full for these selected dates.

Joining them on the trip will be New York’s Such Gold & After The Fall, and Ottawa’s We Were Sharks. The tour-dates and venues are listed below.



Our Darkest Days (skatepunk, Canada) stream video for “Ceaseless”

Canadian skatepunkers Our Darkest Days are streaming their latest video for track “Ceaseless”. Taken from their 2016 Bird Attack Records release A Common Agony, the song should excite fans of bands like Strung Out and A Wilhelm Scream.

Take a watch and a listen below.



Free download of Road to Fest Sampler from Gainesville’s Paper + Plastick Records

In preparation for for the 15th annual Fest in Gainesville Florida, Paper + Plastick Records has compiled a 15 track sampler called “Road to Fest 15”.

Check out the track list and download the free sampler below.

 

 

 

 



Protest The Hero announce new album “Pacific Myth”

Canadian prog-metal band Protest The Hero have announced a new album titled Pacific Myth.

The record releases on November 18th. You can pre-order it here, and check out the tracklist below.

Protest The Hero last released Volition in 2013. They will be touring Canada with A Wilhelm Scream this December.



Protest The Hero announces Canadian tour with A Wilhelm Scream

Canadian prog-metal Protest The Hero will embark on a tour in December with New Bedford, MA’s A Wilhelm Scream. You can see the dates above and recent videos from both bands below.

Protest The Hero’s last album was 2013’s “Volition” and A Wilhelm Scream’s last album was “Partycrasher in 2013 as well.



Brakrock Ecofest full lineup announced: Strung Out, The Dwarves, A Wilhelm Scream and more

Set beneath the majesty of a Belgian castle, amidst the beauty of a river that runs through Duffel, Antwerp will once again be taken over by riotous punk rock hooligans, as it is the site of Belgium’s Brakrock Ecofest. The festival lineup has been finalized and the festivities are a mere 18 days away. Headlining this year’s Brakrock Ecofest is Strung Out, The Dwarves and A Wilhelm Scream.

Attendees are encouraged to set up camp amongst the Belgian scenery, where they’ll only be a short stroll from the handful of events and bands that await them on the festival site.

Running consecutive to Brakrock Ecofest is Punk Rock Holiday, Europe’s fastest growing and highly anticipated festival where Brakrock-goers can hop a bus from Duffel, Antwerp to Tolmin, Slovenia where PRH is held. Though, as of now, tickets for the bus ride are sold out, you can still purchase tickets to Brakrock Ecofest here.

Check out the Brakrock Ecofest poster with full lineup below



Strung Out announce European tour with A Wilhelm Scream

Before touring the US with Pennywise and Unwritten Law this fall, California punk veterans Strung Out will head overseas for a European tour with A Wilhelm Scream. See if they’re stopping near you below.

Strung Out’s latest album Transmission.Alpha.Delta was released in early 2015 on Fat Wreck Chords. A Wilhelm Scream last released Partycrasher in 2013 through No Idea Records.



A Wilhelm Scream announce a few US tour dates with Heartsounds, Australian tour [UPDATED]

A Wilhelm Scream have announced a short US tour in May with Heartsounds. You can check out the tour poster below.

UPDATE: The band have also announced some shows in Australia at the end of May. Those dates can also be found below.

Late last year, the band mentioned plans to begin recording a new 7-inch. A Wilhelm Scream’s last LP, Partycrasher, was released in November 2013 through No Idea Records.



A Wilhelm Scream announce new 7″ for 2016

Melodic skatecore legends A Wilhelm Scream have announced that will be releasing new music in 2016. Speaking in an interview last week Trevor Reilly outlined plans to begin recording material for the 7″ from a soon-to-be-completed home studio in the new year. Along with the release, the band plans to hit the road again in the Spring.

A Wilhelm Scream’s last record “Partycrasher”, was released on November 5th, 2013 through No Idea Records.



A Wilhelm Scream, PEARS, and Brutal Youth announce winter tour dates

A Wilhelm Scream, PEARS, and Brutal Youth have announced a short string of US and Canadian shows they will be playing this winter, following PEARS’ fall tour with Lagwagon.

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

A Wilhelm Scream’s latest album Partycrasher was released in 2013 on No Idea Records. PEARS recently released a new 7″, and began recording their first full-length for Fat Wreck Chords. Brutal Youth’s new EP Bottoming Out released earlier this year on Paper + Plastick.



A Wilhelm Scream debut video for “Walkin’ With Michael Douglas,” announce UK tour dates

How ’bout a double dose of A Wilhelm Scream news stories to close out your Hump Day evening?

First and foremost, the band premiered the music video for the track “Walkin’ With Michael Douglas.” Check it out here.

Second and secondmost (is that a thing?!?), AWS announced a series of UK headline tour dates surrounding their appearance at HEVY Fest. Check out the full tour rundown below.

“Walkin’ With Michael Douglas” appears on A Wilhelm Scream’s latest album, the 2013 No Idea Records released “Partycrasher.”



DS Show Review & Photo Gallery: Good Riddance, A Wilhelm Scream, & Bad Cop/Bad Cop at the Troubadour (West Hollywood, 4-16-15)

As many of you are aware, Good Riddance just released their first album in 9 years, titled Peace In Our Time. Over the next couple of months, the band has a string of record release shows on the West Coast and I was fortunate enough to catch the Los Angeles date at the Troubadour.

Seeing Good Riddance at their record release show already makes for an exciting evening, but add amazing opening acts to the bill and you have an unforgettable night. For this first set of record release shows, A Wilhelm Scream and Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show, along with Spanish Love Songs on the LA date.

I arrived right as Spanish Love Songs finished up their set, but I liked what I heard. The excitement was palpable as the sold out crowd started to fill up the venue. Up next was one of my new favorite bands, Bad Cop/Bad Cop. They ripped through their set, showcasing some of the new songs off their upcoming debut full length, Not Sorry (out June 16th on Fat Wreck – mark your calendars!). If these songs are any indication, I can already guarantee you that Not Sorry will be on my “best of 2015” list at the end of the year.

Next up was A Wilhelm Scream. I felt like this was a “full circle” moment – I first saw them play my college over 10 years ago, and now I was seeing them on stage at the Troubadour. This band knows how to put on a live show. They brought tons of energy to the stage and the crowd went wild. I was lucky enough to snap a few photos before ducking out of the front of the crowd as people pumped their fists in the air and cheered.

Finally, it was time for the main event. Good Riddance took the stage to power through a 20+ song set, including crowd favorites (such as “United Cigar,” “Weight Of The World,” and “Fertile Fields”) and new tracks off of Peace In Our Time. This new album, out on Fat Wreck, is also a contender for my “best of 2015” list. Even though it’s been 9 years since the last album, some things never change – the band is still as political, powerful, and engaging as always. The sold out crowd was grinning from ear to ear as they sang along with every word. Good Riddance is an amazing band to see live; each song is played with such precision and passion and they inject an energy into the audience. If you have a chance to catch one of their upcoming shows, make sure to get your tickets early and get there to check out the opening acts. As far as the music, here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait until 9 years for the next GR album!

Check out the full gallery from the show below.