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M.O.D. apparently still together, continue working on new album

Crossover legends M.O.D. called it quits last May, but it seems that the band is still together as they are still working on their long-awaited new album Busted, Broke and American. The band writes:

“Ok folks. Here is an update on the MOD record busted broke and american. I just recieved the hard drive in the mail finally this week. Before i can tell you what my plwns are i have to open it and listen to all the individual tracks. Very happy to be working on this record locally. I have several plans to deliver a great record. It might come down to recording everything from scratch or maybe not. I will know more and keep you up to date with the progress. Time to get’er done.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new M.O.D. record come to light. The band’s last studio album, Red, White & Screwed, was released in 2007. Last year, they posted a free download of their first song in seven years titled “Hermano”.

Bring The Fight release music video for track “Lockstep”, off upcomming album

Winnepeg punk rockers Bring The Fight have just premiered a track off of their upcoming self-titled album, and done it in the form of a music video, no less. The video, which you can check out below, show’s the group preforming “Lockstep” one of the new tracks.

“Bring The Fight” is set for release on September 18, via Eulogy Recordings.

Video interview: Lou Koller (Sick of it All) talks to Little Punk People

Lou Koller of New York hardcore act Sick of It All spoke to Elliott of Little Punk People. They discussed music, the band’s upcoming 30 year anniversary, their Warriors show, and more.

You can check out the interview below.

Sick of It All’s latest full-length album The Last Act of Defiance was released on September 30th, 2014 through Century Media Records. They have since released a 2-song 7″ titled Hardcore Equals Freedom via Cortex Records.

Strife stream new song “Revelations”

Los Angeles hardcore act Strife are streaming a new song titled “Revelations,” which will be appearing on their upcoming EP Incision.

You can give “Revelations” a listen here.

Incision is set to release on September 4th through War Records. The EP’s title track is also available for streaming here.

Album Review: Terror – “The 25th Hour”

With The 25th Hour, their 6th full length album, Terror wanted to return to their roots. While recording, they said that if something was too long, it would be trimmed down, and if it was too slow, it would be sped up. With the albums 14 songs coming in at just under 23 minutes, they seem to have lived up to the manifesto they set for themselves. The whole thing feels urgent and powerful, and with the longest song running 2 minutes and 27 seconds, the band leaves you with very little time to catch your breath.

The songs are certainly much faster than their recent output, and everything is like a more polished version of their earlier material. If they aren’t playing a breakdown, it’s pretty much guaranteed they are going full speed. I can see the circle pits forming already. Songs like “No Time For Fools” and “The Solution” represent this perfectly with machine gun drums and big, crushing guitars. This keeps the album moving right along, but there are also plenty of breakdowns to change things up. At times the transitions between the fast parts and breakdowns feel a little rushed, especially in the songs that are just a little over a minute long. But then you get songs like “Life Goes On,” where all these transitions are handled perfectly, and you stop questioning them.

The vocals and lyrics are typical hardcore fare, with Scott Vogel screaming about things like his bad habits in “Bad Signs” (“Dirty deeds keep calling me”), people acting phony in “Why?” (“On your own two-faced trip, it means fucking nothing, why are you here?”), and pride in the hardcore scene in “Deep Roots” (“Still screaming what I heard in ’89, the rebirth of hardcore pride.”). The surprise of the album comes in the form of “Both of You,” which in any other musical setting would be a tearjerker. Lyrics like “I’ve got your name / I’ve got your blood / But I don’t have / Your fucking love” really cut deep and I can only imagine the pain that must have been felt putting these words to paper and the ultimate release that comes with screaming them into a mic.

Terror doesn’t really do anything drastically new or different on The 25th Hour. Instead they reevaluate everything they have done so far, blend it all together, and put out the best of what they got. If you’re already a fan of Terror, you probably already picked this one up. But as someone who’s not typically a fan of this kind of breakdown heavy hardcore, I was still left impressed with what I heard. The band definitely deserves the honor of being one of the top hardcore acts of the day.

4/5 stars.

DS Exclusive: Vacant premiere music video for “Nepal”

Today we’re excited to bring you the debut music video from Montreal post-hardcore act Vacant! The video is for their song “Nepal” which was released on their debut EP, When It Rains, earlier this year, and you can check it out below.

If you dig what you hear you can check out more of Vacant’s work via Bandcamp.

Iron Reagan to release Just Say Go beer

Virginia hardcore punk act Iron Reagan have teamed up with the Strangeways Brewing company to create Just Say Go, a new Belgian Black Tripel. The dark ale pays homage to metal music. To add some intensity to the flavor, the band used some rather unusual ingredients. Iron Reagan vocalist Tony Foresta put it best by saying “IT HAS FUCKING JELLYBEANS IN IT!”

The band have also announced a free beer release show at the Strangeways brewery. You can find out more information on the show here.

Iron Reagan released their sophomore album, The Tyranny of Will, on September 16, 2014 via Relapse Records.

Video: The Devil Wears Prada “Space EP Track By Track (Part 1)”

The Devil Wears Prada just a uploaded video featuring Mike Hranica from The Devil Wears Prada explaining the story behind the first two songs on the Space EP, ‘Planet A’ and ‘Alien’.

Check out ‘The Devil Wears Prada – Space EP Track By Track (Part 1)’ below.

Refused announces West Coast shows

Swedish hardcore punk band Refused has just announced a string of West Coast tour dates coming up this November.

The group will be playing five shows – Pomona, LA, Oakland, Portland, and Seattle.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, and you can have a look at details below.

Refused’s latest album, “Freedom”, was released on June 30th on Epitaph Records.

Eradicator (featuring members of Direct Hit! and Galactic Cannibal) stream debut EP “Eradicator”

Eradicator, a brand new punk band featuring three members of Direct Hit! (Nick Woods, Danny Walkowiak, and Steve Maury) and a member of Galactic Cannibal (Andy Slania), are streaming their upcoming self-titled EP in its entirety.  If you are a fan of the members’ other bands, you’ll love this one, as it seems to be a perfect mix of those groups styles.  It’s got the anger and grit of Galactic Cannibal with the melody and catchiness of Direct Hit!, and some hardcore flair thrown in for good measure.  Give the EP a listen below.

The EP is set to be released in early October, but you can pre-order a copy here.

Defeater stream new album, “Abandoned”

Masachusetts hardcore act, Defeater, have just started streaming their latest album, “Abandoned”. The eleven peice collection is a concept album, of sorts, detailing an unknown individual’s struggle to make sense of a higher power after his life has been wracked with tragedy. Interestingly, this exploration into damnation and redemption holds a special importance to its composers, as the album was written while songwriter Derek Archambault was wracked in the recovery of a major hip surgery. Check it out below.

“Abandoned” is set to be released on August 24th, via Epitaph Records, and you can pre-order it here. Also, check below for details on the band’s upcoming tour below.

The Devil Wears Prada stream new song “Asteroid”

Ohio metalcore/screamo band The Devil Wears Prada are streaming a new song called “Asteroid.” Give it a listen below.

The track is off the band’s Space EP, which is due out August 21st on Rise Records. Preorder it right here.

The Devil Wears Prada last released the album, 8:18, in 2013 on Roadrunner Records.

Kennedy release new music video for “Birthrite”

Montreal Hardcore punk act, Kennedy have just released a new music video for their song “Birthrite”. The clip, which you can check out below, shows the band rocking out as silhouettes against a plain white background.

“Birthrite” comes off Kennedy’s upcoming album “The Guilty Poor” which is due to be released September 29th via Hotfoot Records. It will mark the band’s first major releases since their 2012 EP “Other Failures”

Strife stream new song “Incision”

Los Angeles hardcore act Strife are streaming a new song called ”Incision”, which features Aaron Melnick (ex-Integrity) and Ringworm’s Human Furnace. You can listen to it below.

“Incision” is the title track from Strife’s upcoming EP, which will be released on September 4th through WAR Records, founded by Strife guitarist Andrew Kline.

Dez Cadena has cancer

We start this week off with one of the saddest news we’ve ever reported. Legendary guitarist/vocalist Dez Cadena, formerly of Black Flag, The Misfits, Redd Kross, DC3 and other acts, has been diagnosed with cancer. A GoFundMe page has been launched to raise money to offset Cadena’s medical bills. The page reads:

“Dez has just finished debilitating radiation treatments, and is confident he will return to active performance again within a year. So Dez has had to take a long break from touring and recording and he had no other income to pay for the quite expensive treatments and doctor’s bills. We ask you today to donate funds to help Dez’s cause, as this friendly man has given so much to the music community, and he is literally a living punk rock legend, having played on some of the classic records of the genre, and remains one of the most beloved members of the scene.”

You can go here to contribute. We here at Dying Scene wish Dez a speedy recovery.