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California punk veterans Strung Out have announced they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut full-length Another Day In Paradise by playing the album in its entirety for the first time ever!

The show will take place on December 13th at Brick By Brick in San Diego, CA, and the band will be joined by H2O, Skipjack, and Somatic. Head over here to grab your tickets.

Strung Out’s currently working on their new album Transmission Alpha Delta, which will be released sometime in the coming months through Fat Wreck Chords. The band’s latest full-length was 2009′s Agents of the Underground.

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California punk veterans Strung Out have been in the studio working on a new album titled Transmission Alpha Delta for quite some time now, and we’ve just been given a little taste of what it’s gonna sound like!

Kyle Black, who is handling the production of the album, recently posted a snippet of an untitled song from the record. Strap in and head over here to check it out.

Transmission Alpha Delta was originally slated to be released near the end of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords, but considering the album’s still being recorded, it will most-likely arrive in 2015. Strung Out’s latest full-length was 2009′s Agents of the Underground.

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Once upon a time not long ago, the future seemed very much unclear for Lagwagon. The seminal California punk band played occasional tours and festival shows, but the members each had what seemed to be increasingly-mounting outside obligations (perhaps most notably frontman Joey Cape also had his own increasingly busy solo career, he and drummer Dave Raun staying active in Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, former bassist Jesse Buglione leaving the band and being replaced by Joe Raposo, and Chris Rest joining No Use For A Name). Though they never officially went away, there were no plans to record any new material after the band’s 2005 ode to late-drummer Derrick Plourde, Resolve.

But a funny thing happened on what seemed to be the road to Hiatus-ville (or at least ‘Extended Break-town’). The band embarked on a lengthy tour in support of their 2011 Putting Music In Its Place boxed set. Somewhere on that run, the creative juices got flowing again. According to Cape, “something happened during that period of time where I felt like we kinda got re-fired up. A lot of synergy and chemistry came back into the band through that process.” Over the ensuing several years, Cape would begin writing new music specifically for Lagwagon. In spite of nearing the quarter-century mark fronting the band (and his own half-century mark on this planet), the music that Cape found himself writing was arguably the most aggressive, heavy music of his career. “It seems to me like it’s heavier than anything we’ve ever done!” He continues: “I think it’s a matter of where the band is now. We always try to make records that are appropriate to the collective personality the band has at the time. We all grew up on different kinds of music, metal and punk and rock and really heavy stuff. I think that most of the guys in my band prefer the really heavy stuff.”

But it wasn’t just angry music Cape was composing; the lyrics he found himself writing were also amongst the angriest of his career. “But the basic, central theme of the record is just my view of the world that I live in now, that I’m raising my daughter in. This is just a series of rants that (you’d hear) if you were my pal and hung out at the pub with me on a Wednesday night.” Fatherhood may have softened Cape in some ways, but it’s also made him more frustrated in the world around him. “I think it’s a bit cheesy to say that ‘we’ve got to hold on to hope,’ you know, because I honestly don’t have a lot of hope. That said, I’m dealing with what I’m dealing with, so how do I make the best of it.”

The result of Cape’s frustration and, perhaps, lack of hope is Hang. Due out October 28th on their longtime label home of Fat Wreck Chords, Hang is a dozen of the heaviest, most earnest songs that Lagwagon have recorded to wax. While much of the material is no doubt focused on society’s woes, there’s also an ode to the band’s longtime friend and touring partner Tony Sly, whose 2012 death rang loudly throughout all corners of the scene. While you might expect “One More Song” to be a mournful, acoustic number, in reality, it’s anything but. “I had no intention of writing a song for Tony like this because I just didn’t feel in this case that words or melodies or anything would really suffice. I didn’t feel like anything would be deep enough or good enough to represent anything that I wanted to say or feel. And I didn’t for a long time, but that song just kinda came out of the blue one day. I just couldn’t deny it, I had to do it.”

Head below to read our full, in-depth conversation with Cape. It’s a long one, we’ll admit, but it finds the always good-natured Caper in an honest, thoughtful and increasingly candid mood. Be sure to check out Lagwagon on the road with Swingin’ Utters and This Legend later this fall; full tour details here. Who knows…maybe you’ll be lucky enough to catch Hang start to finish!

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Norwegian based punk rock band Still Shaking have put a new song called “The Great Perhaps” up for streaming. The song is the third single off of their upcoming album Strike One. You can check the track out here.

Strike One is due out on November 4th via Fight! Records and will be the group’s debut full-length.

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Lagwagon stream new album “Hang” in its entirety

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:52 PM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming their long-awaited new album Hang in its entirety on Pandora Radio. You can listen to it here.

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Lagwagon hosting listening party for new album “Hang!”

Posted by ChrisDude on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM (PST)

California punk veterans Lagwagon have announced that they will be hosting a listening party for their long-awaited new album Hang! on October 28th at Above DNA at 375 11th St. in San Francisco, California. About the listening party, the band writes:

“Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, October 28th, we will be hosting a listening party to celebrate the release of Hang, the first new Lagwagon album in nine years! It’s from 8pm to 11pm at Above DNA (directly above the DNA pizza joint) at 375 11th St. in San Francisco. There will be a meet & greet from 8 to 9 where you can pick up the new album and get it signed by the band! Then just hang out with all of us, have some beers, and listen to Hang! Space is somewhat limited, so RSVP with your full name to Lagwagon@fatwreck.com to secure your spot. (And if you don’t live in the Bay Area and can’t make it, PLEASE don’t RSVP!) And don’t forget to get your tickets to the Lagwagon tour with Swingin’ Utters, November 9th at Slim’s in S.F. and 29 more shows throughout North America!”

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Blowfuse announce European tour

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM (PST)

Spanish punk act Blowfuse have just announced a European tour from November to January, following the release of their upcoming EP, Couch. You can check out the dates and locations for the shows on the flyer above.

Couch is set to be released on November 4th, and will serve as a follow up to 2013′s Into the Spiral. The album will be released on Morning Wood Records (NLD), Infected Records (PRT), La Agonia De Vivir (ESP), and A.S.S Records (USA).

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Album Review: Hell & Back – ‘Heartattack’

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:39 PM (PST)

For a genre that’s often characterized as “sounding all the same”, 90’s American skate punk has remained a massive influence to this very day. Not just on the American scene either, as the ‘Epi-Fat’ sound has made its way across borders and oceans, ingraining itself into the minds of the angry and apathetic youth all over the world. Enter: Germany’s Hell & Back. Earlier this year the four piece released Heartattack, a love letter to 90’s punk just over a half hour long. It also happens to be their debut album, and similar to the debut albums of their influences, it’s a damn fine way to start off their recorded career.

Heartattack starts off strong with plenty of bass heavy and guitar chugging tracks that make up the idea soundtrack for a skate park, but the album really finds its stride starting at the halfway point. That’s not a knock on the album’s A-side, which contains some fine music… it’s just that the B-side, beginning with “Negative Adjectives”, is stacked with all the best songs. The track begins with a sound clip, in this specific case, it’s from Seinfeld (is it a coincidence that the album gets amazing after a Seinfeld quote? You decide.), before launching into an anthemic tune that just begs to be shouted along with. From that point on, the remainder of the album is smooth sailing with black flags (or whatever kind of flag best represents boredom) held high.

Like most bearded punk bands these days, there’s a heavy lyrical focus on feeling jaded and generally dissatisfied with life (“Dormer”, The Pre-Assembled Life”). However, where there’s despair, there’s also hope, and Hell & Back spend just as much time, if not more, on looking for ways to avoid being just as sad and drunk as everyone else (the aforementioned “Negative Adjectives”, “Couch Sematary”), as well as a call to arms against the shitty behaviors and attitudes some people carry in this life (“Above All”).

I don’t know much about the current state of the German punk rock scene, but I know that Hell & Back are definitely an act to keep an eye on. Despite not doing much to change the formula that’s been going strong for 20+ years, they’ve crafted an album worthy of carrying the melodic punk torch. Don’t take my word for it though- the album is available as a name-your-price download. Go check it out and see for yourself!

4 / 5  – Stream the album below!

RIYL: Irish Handcuffs, Good Riddance, The THPS2 Soundtrack

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California punk veterans Lagwagon are streaming some more new tuneage off their highly-anticipated upcoming album Hang. Give “Burden of Proof” and “Reign” (they’re two songs, but they may as well be one) a listen below.

Hang is set to be released on October 28th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will be the band’s first full-length album in nearly a decade, serving as a follow-up to 2005′s Resolve.

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Blowfuse reveal album art and tracklist for new EP

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM (PST)

Spanish punk act Blowfuse have released the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming EP Couch. Check out the full list below.

This EP, set to be released on November 4th, will serve as a follow up to 2013′s Into the Spiral. The album will be released on Morning Wood Records (NLD), Infected Records (PRT), La Agonia De Vivir (ESP), and A.S.S Records (USA).

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The Human Project demoing new album

Posted by Lauren Mills on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM (PST)

According to a recent Facebook post, U.K. skate punkers, The Human Project, have begun demoing a new album:

First ‘album 2′ demo track completed – Just another 11 (or so) to go!!

Their latest album,“Origins,” was released on October 14, 2013 and is a follow-up to 2011′s “Trials” EP.

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Music Video: Leftovers (skate punk) – “Dumber”

Posted by Johnny X on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:58 PM (PST)

Italian skate punk act, Leftovers, have released a music video for the title track off their latest album “Dumber”.  Check it out below.

“Dumber” (the album) was released last June and is available for free download on bandcamp.

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Music Video: Flaming Joseph – “Slave”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:15 AM (PST)

Portuguese skate punk act Flaming Joseph have released a music video for their song “Slave”. The track comes off of the band’s newest EP, Nothing to See Here. You can watch the video below.

Flaming Joseph released Nothing to See Here on October 8, 2014 through Infected Records. The band plans to release their coming full-length, Do Not Cross this December.

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Flaming Joseph (punk) stream new EP “Nothing To See Here”

Posted by Johnny X on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM (PST)

Portuguese skate punk act Flaming Joseph have just released a new EP titled “Nothing To See Here” through Infected Records and you can stream it in all its glory below.

The EP proceeds a full-length titled “Do Not Cross” that is due out in December also through Infected Records.

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Free EP Download: Cereal Box Heroes (skate punk) – “Frier”

Posted by Johnny X on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:32 PM (PST)

London based skate punk act Cereal Box Heroes have just released their debut 3 song EP “Frier” and you can stream it below.  If you dig it you can download it for free on bandcamp.

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