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Normally when a band emails DS asking us to check out their debut album recorded at their friend's "home studio" I prepare myself for an obligatory 30 second listen of a horribly produced screech fest before I move on to the next email. Let me tell you, in the case of Athens' Fold The Nuts I'm extremely glad I make a point of listening to every single band that emails us, even those with names as bad as "Fold The Nuts". What I discovered was a 6 song gem of a skate punk release. Fantastic guitar solos, great speed, melodic vocals with just enough angst and clearly this friend with a home studio knows what he's doing behind the knobs. Do yourself a favor and check out the band's self-titled debut below. You can thank me later. --------------------------------------
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The Interrupters are gearing up for a UK tour in April and May. So far, a portion of the dates have been announced. Destiny Tourbooking has mentioned that there will be more dates in the coming days, stay tuned for those. Tickets for these shows go on sale February 10th. You can check out the dates and locations that have been announced so far below.
And The Interrupters’ self-titled album dropped on August 5th 2014 via Hellcat Records.Add to My Radar
The annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival has just announced its dates and lineup for this year! The festival will take place March 20th-22nd at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA and will feature Rancid, Bad Religion, Blink-182 (featuring Matt Skiba) Sick of It All, and much more.
Check out the full lineup and dates below. Tickets will go on sale January 30th.Add to My Radar
Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong has teamed up with Fender Guitars to release the Fender Hellcat Acoustic Guitar. To promote the signature instrument, Armstrong has released a video of an acoustic performance of the Rancid song “Black Lung”. The song originally appeared on Rancid’s 1998 album Life Won’t Wait… and you can check out the performance below.
Rancid released their eighth studio album, …Honor Is All We Know, 0n October 27, 2014.Add to My Radar
First bands announced for Amnesia Rockfest 2015 (Rancid to play “…And Out Come The Wolves,” Refused, Goldfinger and more)
First and foremost, Rancid will make a special appearance, and they’ll be playing their iconic 1995 album “…And Out Come The Wolves” in its entirety! Also announced will be appearances by Refused, Raised Fist, Goldfinger and Ministry. Oh, and NOFX’s Fat Mike will be curating the event’s Tony Sly stage, which promises to be an awesome experience in its own right.
The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest takes place in Montebello, Quebec, fro June 18th to June 21st. Stay tuned for more details.Add to My Radar
On Monday, Rob posted the following announcement on his Facebook and Twitter accounts:
“New band in the works. John John Jesse, Roy Mayorga, Vic Venom, Tim Armstrong, and me. #ZERSTÖREN”.
I have no clue what the word means, so feel free to enlighten me if you have some insight.
Armstrong and Aston have worked together on several projects, with Transplants obviously being the most well-known and successful.
You might recognize some of those other names Rob listed. John John Jesse played guitar in Morning Glory and bass in NYC crust-punk band Nausea. Roy Mayorga and Vic Venom were also part of Nausea. Mayorga is currently playing drums in Stone Sour, and has been in several well-known bands, including Soulfly and (briefly) Sepultura. Venom previously spent time with Reagan Youth, and it currently playing guitar with The Coffin Daggers.Add to My Radar
To coincide with its 20th anniversary, Rancid will play their 1995 iconic album …And Out Come the Wolves in its entirety at next year’s Punk Rock Bowling, which takes place from May 23-25, 2015 in downtown Las Vegas. For more information, go to the festival’s official website.
Rancid released their latest album Honor Is All We Know this past October on Hellcat Records. It’s the first album they put out since Let the Dominoes Fall back in 2009.Add to My Radar
The song was taken off the band’s new album Harbor Area, which was released in September via Hellcat Records and Smelvis Records. Head over here to stream the record, wish serves as a follow-up to their 2013 EP Hate The Day.Add to My Radar
When Let The Dominos Fall came out, I have to admit I was disappointed by it. Rancid hadn’t released a record in six years and anticipation for new material was high. But I don’t think that album was the triumphant return we were waiting for. It sounded like the band, for the first time in their impressive career, was treading water. They sounded tired. Tim in particular sounded weary. His delivery was often somewhere between a sigh and shrug. There was nothing grabbing about the music and the production sounded a little flat.
But then the members went off and did their own things. Tim Armstrong became his alter ego Tim Timebomb and released literally hundreds of songs under the title Tim Timebomb & Friends. When he wasn’t doing that he was working on the Transplants third record. Lars Frederiksen fully embraced his Oi! roots and put much of his effort into his classic era street punk band The Old Firm Casuals. Matt Freeman got busy for a while with his psychobilly project Devil’s Brigade. And Branden Steineckert seemed to emerge himself in his Utah soccer league.
And maybe that’s what it took. Maybe the boys needed to go off and do their own thing because, judging from the breath of fresh punk rock air that is Honor Is All We Know, the boys are ‘back where they belong’ and sounding more energized and on point than they have in years.
Honor Is All We Know kind of came out of nowhere. There had been rumblings of a new Rancid record for years, but no confirmations or teasers from the studio or possible release dates. Just rumour. Then all of a sudden we had a track list, and cover art, and a release date just weeks away. Then, in a marketing idea that was both smart and exciting, we had a video. The video featured the band playing three new jams off the album: ‘Collision Course’, an absolute rip roaring punk rock freight train that sounds like Rancid (2000); ‘Evil’s My Friend’, a hyper ska ripper with a very Out Come The Wolves-esque guitar line and a haunting and cool organ break; and ‘Honor Is All We Know’; a Tim Timebomb song that sounds the same as the original, but as rerecord by Rancid, meaning more tight, sharp and exciting. With those three barn stormers leading the way, Honor Is All We Know could now be firmly placed within the ‘maximum hype’ category.
And the rest of the record does not disappoint. It’s filled with Rancid’s street spun tales of friends, family and coming up in the East Bay on tracks like ‘In The Streets’ and ‘Now We’re Through With You’. But there are also rave up’s like ‘Raise Your Fist’, ’A Power Inside’ and the cool breeze ska swing of ‘Everybody’s Sufferin’, which are rebellion focused calls to action.
The dark dance bop of ‘Already Dead’ and ‘Grave Digger’ feature horror punk at its finest.
While ‘Back Where I Belong’ is the record’s most obvious and straightforward track, with a chorus of “I’ve been gone way too long and I’m back where I belong.” Indeed.
Honor Is All We Know just feels right. It feels like the Rancid we know and love. And listening to it, you’re reminded why Rancid has been one of the biggest and most influential punk bands on the planet since the mid-90’s. The music is sharp and heavy, fast and exciting. Tim and Lars sound like they’re having the time of their lives. Matty and Branden are in fine form. And punk isn’t dead. The last gang in town is back and they sound better than ever.
For the foodie portion, during the earlier acoustic part of the evening, Punk Rock chefs will be preparing food for the guests. Get there early!
Check out the promotional video for the fest below.Add to My Radar
The line-up for this year installment of the Not-So-Silent-Night show has been announced and among the confirmed bands there is : Nekromantix, The Adolescents, Ten Foot Pole, Masked Intruder, Left Alone and a bunch more.
12 bands are set to play on 2 different stages during the show, which will take place on December 19th at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, Arizona.
More informations and tickets can be found here.Add to My Radar
Live Video: Fairmounts (pop-punk) singer joins The Interrupters to cover Operation Ivy’s “Sound System”
This looked cool so thought I’d share it with you readers. At a recent show in Ottawa, Canada The Interrupters were joined on stage by Mikey Hawdon, singer of Toronto pop-punk act Fairmounts, do cover Operation Ivy’s “Sound Sytem.” Mikey provides the vocals and does a pretty decent job at it. Watch the video below.Add to My Radar
As you may know, Rancid officially released their latest album Honor Is All We Know today via Hellcat Records. The group decided to have a little fun with it and filmed themselves driving around the Bay Area together, istening to the album. You can check out the footage below.
Honor Is All We Know is Rancid’s first album since they put out Let The Dominoes Fall back in 2009.Add to My Radar
This will be Rancid’s first album since they put out Let The Dominoes Fall back in 2009.Add to My Radar