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Music Video: X-State Ride – “Comrade Games”

Italian skate punk band X-State Ride have premiered a music video for their new song ”Comrade Games”. You can check it out below.

“Comrade Games” is the title track from the band’s new EP, which is said to be out soon.



Doghouse (skate punk) release music video for new song “Off With Their Heads”

Serbian skate punk act Doghouse have premiered a music video for a brand new song titled “Off With Their Heads” and you can check it out below.

The song will appear on an upcoming album due out on Morning Wood Records. No release date yet but we’ll keep you posted.

The new album will be the first since 2015′s Dysfunction also released through Morning Wood.



Lagwagon announce European tour with Useless ID

Lagwagon will be heading to Europe this summer alongside label-mates Useless ID. You can check out the dates and locations below. Ticket information can be found here.

Lagwagon last released Hang in October 2014 via Fat Wreck Chords. Useless ID, meanwhile, released their brand new EP, We Don’t Want the Airwaves, on May 6, 2016 and will be releasing their new album, State Is Burning, on July 1, 2016, also through Fat Wreck.



Thousand Oaks (skate punk) release new music video for “Dim Firmament”

Italian skate punks Thousand Oaks have released a music video for their song “Dim Firmament,” and you can check it out below.

The band’s debut album Monsters Begetting Monsters came out in January on Disconnect Disconnect Records.



Darko premiere music video for new single “In The Company Of Wolves”

UK skate-punk act Darko have premiered their brand new single “In The Company Of Wolves” in the form of an epic new music video in which the five-piece thwarts the efforts of evil outer space forces attempting to destroy their local town of Guildford.

‘We were just harmlessly performing our righteous new track and this creepy bloke came from no where and started getting all up in our grills.’, explained guitarist Rob Piper.

Darko banded together and decided that enough was enough. They used their combined forces to bring about the ‘Darko WolfBot’, and eventually stopped Space Emperor Lord Sithulu.

‘It’s all in a day’s work really. We are happy that the city can get on with it daily business.’, added singer Dan Smith.

Check out the video (and epic battle) below.

“In The Company Of Wolves” is exclusively available on the “No Guts No Glory” charity compilation that is raising funds in aid of Crohn’s & Colitis UK. The tribute is available now through Lockjaw Records.



Stream Crossfire Collision’s (melodic punk) new EP “Have Hart”

Tomorrow South African melodic punk band Crossfire Collision will be releasing a brand new gem of an EP titled “Have Hart” and we couldn’t be more pleased to premiere the entire thing for you right now, right here.

The band had this to say about the release:

“Two years in the making, “Have Hart” features a six-way mix of ear-punching, gut-wrenchingly melodic punk rock (and some acoustic stuff – laaaadies). The EP is dedicated to our brother-in-arms, Craig Hart, who joined our family, played bass like a demon, and had the energy of a macaque. He tragically passed away after recording this EP, and we miss his charcoal-infused foghorn of a voice every day. Special thanks to Jarred Ronnenbergh, Pete Grey and Mork Twynam for helping out with gang vocals, shits and giggles, and helping us drink all our beer.”

“Have Hart” is the band’s third official release, and a follow-up to 2013 full-length “Panic Face” (available online – so, literally, everywhere).



Statues On Fire Streaming new song – “No Tomorrow”

Brazilian skate punks Statues On Fire are now streaming their new song “No Tomorrow,” and you can hear it below.

The song comes from the band’s upcoming new album of the same name, which is due out in August via Rookie Records.

Statues On Fire’s most recent album, Phoenix, came out in March of 2014.



Minority of One announce new album ‘Never Quit’

Minority Of One have announced a new album. Titled Never Quit, the album will be released on June 21, 2016 through Strait Records.

You can check out the album art and watch a teaser video for the album below.

Minority of One released their previous album, Glory Days, in March 2014 through Goodwill Records.



DS Photo Gallery: NOFX, Direct Hit! and Mephiskapheles, Boston, MA (4/28/16)

We’ve all no-doubt heard the news that circa 2016, bands can’t rely on album sales to comprise more  than a sliver of their total earnings, and are this relegated to earning the bulk of their collective paychecks from the road. When a band has career longevity that stretches north of thirty years and isn’t actively plugging a new album, that can make for interesting decisions when it comes time to tour; take the easy way out and sleepwalk through a greatest hits set? Take a night…or two…or three… in each city and play your “best” (read as: best selling) album…or two…or three… in order each night? Join forces with a couple other aging bands that also don’t have new albums out for a national summertime touring nostalgia-fest?

NOFX obviously, and thankfully, chose a bit of a different option. Alongside former Dead Kennedy’s frontman Jeff “Penalty” Alulis, the band (including former members) penned The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, a captivating collection of tales from their entire career-to-date –funny, serious, sad, fucked up, heart-wrenching, and all things in between. (Editor’s note: full review to follow in the coming days.) In support of the book, the band hit the road for a joint book-signing/club show tour that featured stops at the Harvard Book Store and Paradise Rock Club in Boston, respectively. Dying Scene wasn’t in attendance at the former (stupid day job and stupid traffic), but was at the sold-out latter for a performance that can really only be described as “stellar”…and not just “stellar for a punk show.”

It’s no secret that part of the allure of a NOFX show is that there’s always the realistic chance that things careen dangerously off the rails. This particular evening, however, say the band rip through more than two dozen songs (I won’t bore you, just check the setlist here) and, in the process, sounds probably the tightest that yours truly has ever seen them play. Inimitable frontman Fat Mike seemed to take notice of how just how solid the band were, joking that he was going to take a drink every time he made a mistake, and getting through four or five songs in a row without needing to drink, only to ask the band to play a harder song so that there was a chance he’d screw up so he could finally drink. Hyperbolic stage banter, perhaps, but the band and current touring keyboard player/backup vocalist Karina Denike (whom you should be familiar with) seemed especially engaged (not always a given) and in good spirits.

Well, until the fight, that is. Toward the end of the evening, a fight broke out in the crowd on guitarist/tromboner/occasional vocalist El Hefe’s side of the stage. While fights are not entirely rare at punk shows by any stretch of the imagination (seriously, read The Hepatitis Bathtub…), and while the details of what exactly happened remain a bit fuzzy (though it does appear it was a “long-haired dude versus a skinhead”), it’s worth nothing that not only had yours truly not experienced a “band stops and takes their instruments off” kind of donnybrook for a quite a while, even Fat Mike noted that that he hadn’t seen such a thing in quite some time. Still, the band were able to regroup and finish out the show in fairly epic fashion, as Mike took his bass back off and sang most of his parts in “Kill All The White Man” from the crowd. While the show and the setlist did a pretty solid job of spanning the duration of NOFX’s career, it also did a pretty solid job of avoiding “greatest hits setlist” territory, and even featured a few tracks from their upcoming full-length, the as-yet-publicly-untitled album due out on Fat Wreck this summer.

Direct support on this run was provided by none other than recent Fat Wreck signees Direct Hit!. The Milwaukee-area four-piece were on-point, leading the crowd through a blistering set that included songs from their own upcoming Fat Wreck release, “Wasted Mind” (due July 24th). Direct Hit! don’t present as a band that takes themselves too seriously, however they do appear to take seriously the fact that they’ve become the latest signing to Fat Wreck and the honor that comes with not only sharing a label but sharing a stage with an act that they’ve looked up with for years and years. Made for a particularly fun and inspiring set.

The album’s first act, Mephiskapheles, kicked things off in throwback fashion. Their trademark NYC Satanic ska-core sound certainly isn’t like anything that’s come since, and may have presented as a bit sonically overwhelming for those that aren’t familiar with their place in the genre.

Check out our full photo gallery below.



Album Review: Belvedere – “Revenge of the Fifth”

Reunion albums are a tough sell. On the one hand, who doesn’t love the idea of new music from a beloved band? But on the other hand, and this part mostly pertains to reunited bands whose legacies have already been cemented in music history, new material has a lot to live up to and runs the risk of “tainting” a band’s past work. From the get-go, even the concept of a reunion album is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Fortunately for Belvedere, as well as their fans, that’s not the case. The band’s fifth album, appropriately titled Revenge of the Fifth, and first record in twelve years, easily fits in with the rest of the band’s discography.

For those living under a rock, Belvedere reunited for a string of shows in 2012 and have continued ever since. It seems as taking a few years playing the old stuff has helped immensely when it came time to recording a new album, because now they’re at a point when it’s less of a reunion album and more the next logical step for an active band to take. Revenge of the Fifth, picks up right where 2004’s Fast Forward Eats the Tape left off without missing a beat. Literally: it sounds as if Belvedere never broke up in the first place. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing largely depends on how much you enjoy the band’s first four LPs.

Skate punk’s greatest strength is also its greatest weakness: it’s a genre that doesn’t want or need to change. The shouted vocals, the harmonized choruses, the shredding guitars, and the pounding drums are always there for listeners when they need them, whether to act as a soundtrack to a bored day in the suburbs or as an escape for the hellish reality that is high school. In true skate punk tradition, Belvedere doesn’t break from this mold at any point during Revenge of the Fifth- there’s just no need and to do so would mess with the formula. You could tell an unsuspecting youngster that only a year or two had passed between the releases of Fast Forward and Revenge of the Fifth and they’d believe you.

Anyone who can remember the band’s earliest days, or those who joined the party during the band’s downtime will be happy to hear these new tunes. They blaze through energetic song after energetic song, much like everything they’ve ever done. Revenge of the Fifth is a fine album, but it’s also one you’ve heard before.

3 / 5

RIYL: NOFX, Bigwig, Mute



Strike Again stream new album “From The Black Haze”

Tokyo skate punks Strike Again are streaming their upcoming album From The Black Haze in its entirety.

Give it a listen below.

From The Black Haze is set to be released on June 11th.



DS Photo Gallery and Show Review: NOFX, Direct Hit!, Mean Jeans, & Bad Cop/Bad Cop (Los Angeles, 4/16/16)

You’ve probably heard that NOFX has a new book out, The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories, and that it recently made it on the New York Times’ best seller list. You may have also had the chance to check them out on their current book signing (and show) tour promoting their newest endeavor into combining the literary and punk rock worlds.

I was lucky enough to catch their LA show at the Belasco Theater with support from Direct Hit!, Mean Jeans, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop. This was an unforgettable night of music, friends, and fun as NOFX celebrated their thirty-plus years as a band and the stories they have shared for the world to read.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show proving why they are one of the strongest new(er) acts on the Fat Wreck roster. The band played a set of songs off their nearly-a-year-old debut full-length, Not Sorry, intermixed with an older song or two. It was a real bonus to see them on the LA date before they headed to Europe for their spring tour, including a spot at Groezrock.

Mean Jeans hit the stage next and I became an new fan. Having not listened to them much before, their Ramones-inspired sound instantly caught my attention and made me dance along. I love still being surprised by music and discovering new artists and look forward to what they will do next.

Direct Hit! came out swinging, ripping through their set to an increasingly excited crowd. This was my first time seeing them in a bigger venue and they really command the stage with their energy and enthusiasm. It’s evident they are excited to be on the Fat Wreck roster and touring with bands like NOFX.

Lastly, the moment the crowd had been waiting for – Fat Mike, El Hefe, Melvin, and Smelly took the stage to celebrate the release of their book and their love of playing music. There was a different air about this show, as if it was finally like they were able to not only share their music, but their experience as a band and as friends. With NOFX, you never know what the night will hold, as they have more than enough music to play a different set every night. The band played old favorites, setlist staples, and a few newer tunes over their hour-plus set. As always, the crowd sang, danced, moshed, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Shooting these bands and shows are always a ton of fun – check out our full gallery below!



HD Video: Jason Cruz and Fat Mike join Hi-Standard to cover No Use For A Name

So this is pretty cool. A couple days ago a high def video surfaced on the web of a Hi-Standard show in Japan in which Jason Cruz of Strung Out and Fat Mike of NOFX joined the Japanese punk legends on stage to pay homage to Tony Sly in the form of a couple No Use For A Name covers. Jason sang “Soulmate” while Mike did “Justified Black Eye”. The video and audio recording is great but the covers themselves might leave some room for improvement. Either way, it’s cool to watch so check it out below.



NOFX debut new song “Oxy Moronic” in L.A.

Last Saturday, California punk legends NOFX debuted a new song called ”Oxy Moronic” at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. You can check out a fan-filmed video of the song’s performance below.

“Oxy Moronic” is likely taken from NOFX’s long-awaited new album, which still has no title but is expected for release in June. It will be the band’s first studio album since 2012′s Self-Entitled.



NOFX to release new album in June

photo by Ben Garcia

As you may recall, NOFX just recently finished recording and mixing their long-awaited new album. Following that, they streamed one new song a few days ago (“Hepatitis Bathtub“) and released the 7″ EP Sid and Nancy last Saturday, which was Record Store Day. Now, NOFX frontman Fat Mike has revealed that the still-untitled new album will be released in June:

“Our new album is I think our most personable album yet. For me it was like peeling off my skin. The new album which will come out in June is the first album that I wrote and recorded a lot of while I was using drugs. In the past I have always gone into the studio and recorded sober. What I found while working on this album was that I cared more. After I would do a line I became extremely focused on making whatever song I was working on the best it could be. A lot of this came from not only writing the book but also from when I was working on the “Home Street Home” musical. With a musical you can’t put in one word that’s not needed as you have 2 hours to tell an entire story. You can’t waste a word. You will definitely be able to tell the influences of the book and the musical on this new album.”

Nearly four years have passed since NOFX released their most recent studio album Self-Entitled through Fat Wreck Chords.