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Mute announce new guitarist

Québec technical punks Mute has announced their new guitarist Matt Kapuszczak, providing the following statement:

“We want to officially welcome our new guitar player Matt to the team! Besides being an awesome guitar player and composer, Matt has been a great friend of the band for as long as we can remember. Some of you might even know him from his former band IVS. Stay tuned for more shows and tour announcements!”

The band’s latest album, “Remember Death”, come out last year on Bird Attack Records.



Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein set to star in “Don’t Look in the Basement” remake “Death Ward 13”

Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don’t Look in the Basement. Doyle is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the Misfits and will play the most terrifying character in the film which is now in pre-production.

”I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in Death Ward 13″ says Doyle. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!”

SYNOPSIS: It’s 1973 and the Stephens Sanitarium for the Criminally Insane prepares to shut down permanently. Days before closing, four beautiful nursing students arrive to care for the last handful of “harmless” mental patients in a suspiciously understaffed ward. Confronted by their violent charges, the nurses soon realize that they are trapped inside the asylum with a deadly crew of vicious lunatics. Each patient has their own perverse identity, their own personal demons, and their own violent agenda. Pushed to the brink of insanity, the young nurses find themselves in a gruesome fight for survival inside Ward 13.



El Topo Goes Loco (festival, Beligium) announces final lineup feat. The Siknotes, Antillectual, Acid Snot, and Faintest Idea

Belgium’s El Topo Goes Loco festival have announced the final lineup for their fifth edition. Joining the ska, punk, and reggae extravaganza will be the likes of The Siknotes, Thee Infidels, Acid Snot, Antillectual, Faintest IdeaStraightline and many more. There’s still plenty of tickets left for this year’s party so if you’re interested in attending then just head over to the official Facebook page for all the information you’ll need.

El Topo Goes Loco is held at the end of May, 2017 in Mol, Belgium. For the full lineup of artists, check the poster, visit the festival Facebook page, or take a look at the list below.



Biffers (Italian pop-punk) announce U.S. tour dates

Italian pop-punk act, Biffers, have announced a run of U.S. tour dates and you can check out the dates and locations below.

Their latest album “Vice” was released on April 15, 2016 through Kung Fu Records and serves as a follow-up to their latest EP “Frankie Road”.



The Rumjacks (Celtic) announce North US tour dates

Australian Celtic punkers The Rumjacks have announced that they will play a list of US tour dates this Spring. Already underway, the next show is in Anaheim before the group head around the country playing another twenty-four gigs and ending up in New York City on April, 15th.

The tour is in support of the band’s 2016 album, “Sleepin’ Rough”, and you can check out the full list of shows below.



Agnostic Front announce European summer shows

Legends of the hardcore scene, Agnostic Front, have announced their summer plans for 2017. The band will be hitting up a slew of gigs across Europe, stopping at some of the continent’s best festivals along the way. Take a look below for the full list of tour dates.



1971 (indie-punk) share eulogy for member Cameron Cranston

Winnipeg indie-punks 1971 recently shared some news that devastated their entire camp. In a heartfelt and emotional eulogy post, they announced that their band member Cameron Cranston passed away.

We are offering our condolences to 1971 and Cranston’s friends and family – rest in peace, Cameron.

You can read the band’s statement below.

The band’s last release was a single called, Hearts Filled With Hurt And Hated, which was released in August 2016.



Carjacker passes on jacking 6’5″ Fletcher Dragge

Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge was out for a morning drive on Wednesday when he found himself in the middle of a car chase. Police were tailing a suspected carjacker in a gray Scion and the chase was coming directly at him.

Fletcher told Easy Reader News, “I thought I should get out of the way, so I crossed the double yellow to make a U-turn. But my truck is so long I got stuck, blocking the two northbound lanes”.

Soon after, a squad car performed a PIT maneuver on the suspect’s car, causing it to spin out of control and stop 10 feet from Dragge’s truck. Fletcher said, “It looked like he was reaching for the driver side door handle and I thought for a moment he was coming for my truck. But if he was, he changed his mind when we made eye contact”.

So why did the carjacker, who was described as a “small, Hispanic male in his early 20s”, decide to move along? Maybe he was a huge Pennywise fan and didn’t want to ruin his favorite guitarist’s morning drive. Or maybe he was scared shitless when he realized the truck he was about to jack had a 6’5″, 300 pound man behind the steering wheel.

We’re going to go ahead and assume the former.



Full line-up annouced for 2017 Montebello Rockfest (Iggy Pop, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, etc.)

Montebello Rockfest (Formerly Amnesia Rockfest) has finally announced the full lineup for the annual festival’s 2017’s installment and, as usual, it’s pretty awesome. The festival takes place in Montebello, Quebec, from June 22rd-25th. The first two groups to be announced were Rammstein and The Offspring and then it became a waiting game, but it seems the wait was well worth it.

The 2017 lineup includes, but is not limited to: Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Specials, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Reverend Horton Heat, Agent Orange, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder, Frenzal Rhomb, Face to Face and The Unseen.

Also special tribute bands have been assembled to honor Fugazi, Minor Threat, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Spinal Tap and Twisted Sister. Speaking of Twisted Sister we were very surprised to see Dee Snider’s name on the bill after last year’s fiasco when Snider and his band expressed deep displeasure with the festival; guess it wasn’t that bad after all. Other tributes will be held for a few of the best record labels of all time: Fat Wreck Chords, Hellcat Records, Epitaph and Sub Pop.

Wu-Tang Clan is also on the list this year and although they are not punk or metal this addition seems to make perfect sense. If you have never experienced Canada’s largest rock festival check out some of our coverage from last year HERE.

 



Sicko relaunching Top Drawer Records and Ean Sicko has a new band!

Do you guys remember Sicko, the pop-punk band from Seattle who had their heyday in the mid 90s? You might if you’re over 30 and the rest of you should start checking out their back catalog available digitally through Red Scare.

Anyway, Sicko singer Ean Hernandez just announced that he’s relaunching Sicko’s old label Top Drawer Records and if that wasn’t enough, he has a new band called Date Night With Brian. Here’s what Ean had to say:

“After 20 years in hibernation, Sicko are relaunching their record label Top Drawer Records. Immediately available are 1990’s vintage LP’s, 7″s, and CD’s straight from the Top Drawer vaults. Also available for pre-order is the first release from Ean Sicko’s new band: Date Night with Brian.”

 

Cool, eh?!

Date Night With Brian has a show coming up with Red Scare band Success this Friday in Seattle.

 



Guttermouth have their van robbed; GoFundMe page launched

Every time I start thinking to myself that “Hey! We haven’t had to write a story about a band getting their gear stolen in a while!” — we inevitably have to write a story about a band getting their gear stolen. It sucks each and every time we have to do it, whether the band is young or old or in-between. Last night, it happened to one of the scene’s longest running groups of road dogs: Guttermouth.

The incident happened last night in Houston, Texas, just four days into the band’s month-long tour (dates here) with The Queers, Atom Age, and Agent Orange. Windows in the band’s van got smashed, and the majority of the van’s contents subsequently got stolen from out behind the venue they were playing at. What got stolen? By the sounds of it…damn near everything: gear, computers, clothes, and basically everything they brought on the road. The band contemplated throwing in the towel on the tour, but has decided to forge ahead.

As a result of the night’s episode, a GoFundMe page has been started to help the band recoup some of their losses. Go to the page here, and maybe go to a show and buy some merch. Every little bit helps.



Dead Bars (No Idea melodic punk) announce new album “Dream Gig” and tour

Seattle’s Dead Bars have announced their new album Dream Gig will be released digitally on March 10th, with the vinyl release handled by No Idea Records. The band will air a studio session on KEXP on March 18th at 10pm.

And if you wanna catch them live, they also have a handful of Pacific Northwest Tour Dates coming down the pipeline, listed below.

March 16th – Bellingham, WA @ The Swillery
March 17th – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
March 18th – Victoria, BC @ Logan’s Pub
March 19th – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project **All Ages**

In the band’s own words:

“Founded in Seattle, WA by vocalist and songwriter John Maiello in 2013, Dead Bars had a very specific plan to play one show, record a demo, and only tour Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. After four years of playing a lot more shows, recording five seven-inch’s released on three different labels in three different countries, and never touring outside the continental United States, Dead Bars is releasing their first LP titled Dream Gig. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned, and sometimes you don’t get what you want. Keep on dreamin’.”

Dead Bars self-titled EP was reviewed here. Their last release was a split with the Tim Version in 2016.



Altercation Records announce lineup for 7th annual Punk Rock BBQ fest

Texas indie punk label, Altercation Records, has announced the lineup for this years edition of Punk Rock BBQ. The 7th edition of the fest will take place in Austin, TX and features bands like The Mind Spiders, Jukebox Romantics, American Pinup, The Grizzly Band, From Parts Unknown, The Glory Holes, The Hangouts, and much more.

You can find all of the details for the event here.

This year’s Punk Rock BBQ will be held at Kick Butt Coffe on March 18th.



69Enfermos (skate punk, Colombia) announce 2017 European tour dates

Having recently announced their invitation to play at Slovenia’s Punk Rock Holiday in 2017, 69Enfermos have announced that they’re planning a full two week tour of Europe this summer. Details are scant at the moment but will be coming in the near future. If you missed out on a ticket to Punk Rock Holiday, or just want to see these South American shredders at every available opportunity, then watch this space or follow them on Facebook for further updates on the tour dates.

69Enfermos latest release was the 2015 full-length Beyond Borders.



Tom DeLonge (former Blink 182) to release non-fiction book on UFOs

Ever since the Enema of the State days, it was clear that Blink 182‘s Tom DeLonge loved the idea of aliens. Since leaving his former band in 2015, he’s clearly had a lot more time to concentrate on his passion. His UFO research has been compiled into a book called Sekret Machines: Gods. Authored by DeLonge himself, the release is due for March, 7th, 2017 and contains interviews with scientists, intelligence officials and military personnel.