Here's a new punk act for you to add to your radar. Splitfist hails from Milton, Ontario and the fivesome play a an aggressive brand of punk rock that calls to mind the vocals of The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell against a slightly more pop-punky backdrop. The group's debut 2 song EP "Knuckle Dragger" is catchy as hell and if its any indication of what's to come from these guys in the future I think we're going to be hearing a lot more of these guys. But don't take my word for it, stream their new EP here where you can also download it for free.
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California punk veterans the Descendents have announced they will be hosting an ‘ask-me-anything’ session on Reddit this Monday, October 20th at 5:30pm EST (that’s 2:30pm for you west coasters). So if you’ve got a question to ask the band, this is the place and time to do so!
Descendents’ latest album Cool to Be You was released way back in 2004 through Fat Wreck Chords. They are currently working on a new record, and will be releasing their documentary Filmage: The Story of Descendents/ALL on Blu-Ray/DVD this December 2nd.Add to My Radar
According to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, Joe Nolte of The Last is currently in the hospital recovering from a stroke he suffered last Friday, October 10th. If you would like to wish Joe well, we recommend heading over to their Facebook page and doing so.Add to My Radar
SideOneDummy Records have launched a 24/7 radio channel on Dash Radio called The Basement. The station is “an around-the-clock station filled with punk classics, new favorites and a whole bunch of whatever the heck we want” according to the site.
Starting next week, the station will feature specialty programs hosted by the staff of SideOneDummy. Check out the announced shows below.
According to Consequence of Sound, Black Flag‘s Greg Ginn has been accused of child abuse by his ex-wife Marina Ginn. Marina filed an affidavit to the Texas District Court last week asking for an Emergency Motion to modify the Parent-Child Relationship over concerns that the health and welfare of her two daughters, Karis and Isadora, “is currently being jeapordized.” Here is a portion of the report:
Marina, who resides in Austin, Texas, says her daughters, age 10 and 7, “live in constant fear” of their father. While under his care, she claims Greg “routinely denies [them] food” so that they do not gain weight, has threatened them with physical abuse and, at times, thrown cups of water in their faces. Marina also alleges that he emotionally harasses his daughters by whistling and telling them, “You’re hot.” According to Marina, her youngest daughter, Karis, was taken to the hospital on October 7th over stress and anxiety stemming from these events. You can read the full affidavit here.
In an email to Consequence of Sound, Marina confirmed the veracity of the affidavit, but offered no further comment. Our emails to Greg Ginn and his representatives have gone unanswered as of publication.
We will be sure to keep you updated as more details on the situation are released.
Black Flag’s most recent album What The… was released on December 3rd, 2013 via SST Records.Add to My Radar
Massachusetts-based hardcore act Defeater have just announced that they are working on their new record, and in fact have begun recording it today. Members are pictured above in-studio. We have no more news about the release, but we will fill you in as more details surface.
Defeater last released Letters Home via Bridge Nine Records in July 2013.Add to My Radar
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).Add to My Radar
Slow news night here at Dying Scene Ranch. As a result, we present you this very well-done parody of the Slayer classic “Raining Blood.” It’s from a *ahem* “band” called Stayner, and it’s a song called “Raining Bleach.” Check it out below.
“Raining Blood,” as you should already know, appears on Slayer’s slayer 1986 classic, “Reign In Blood.”Add to My Radar
Chuck Ragan to score upcoming “The Flame In The Flood” video game (makers of Halo 2 + 3, Guitar Hero and more)
Another “it came from left field” story for your Hump Day late-afternoon: the one-and-only Chuck Ragan is getting into the video game score composing game!
Ragan was approached by video game collective The Molasses Flood (featuring members of the teams responsible for BioShock, Halo 2 and 3, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more) about coming up with a score for their upcoming game, “The Flame In The Flood.” The crowd-funded game “projects the gamer into a completely unique, procedurally-generated river, through environments inspired by the Everglades, The Mississippi Delta, Louisiana Bayou, and other quintessentially American places as you scrounge for resources, craft tools, remedy afflictions, evade the vicious wildlife, and most importantly, stay ahead of the coming rains.” If ever there was a game that was right up Ragan’s alley, it seems “The Flame In The Flood” is it.
We’ll keep you posted on details as they become available. In the meantime, you can check out more information on the project here, and see where you can catch Ragan on tour in support of his stellar latest full length (and album-of-the-year candidate) Till Midnight (SideOneDummy Records) right here. He’s also got the twentieth anniversary Hot Water Music tour coming down the ‘pike too; here are details.Add to My Radar
Connecticut emo act Sorority Noise have recently announced the departure of two of their band members – severing the group in half. However, the remaining members have stated that this does not mean the end of Sorority Noise.
Guitarist and vocalist Cam released the following statement:
If you haven’t heard, last night after our show in Boston, Kevin and Jason informed Adam and I that they would be leaving the band. There is absolutely no bad blood between any of us, we are still just as close as ever, there just comes a time when you have decide what’s right for you and do it. I can’t begin to say how incredible it was to play in a band with them, two of the most talented dudes I know and the best rhythm section in the world.
That being said, this band will continue on. Scuff and I have talked and we will be playing all shows we have planned as well as a lot more in the future and continue to work on new music, most importantly, our next LP. We can’t begin to thank everyone for being so supportive and we are super excited to continue this project that started just over a year ago and wish Jason and Kevin the best in all their future endeavors, most importantly their band Queen Moo. I promise they are going to do something very, very special.Add to My Radar
Australian punk legends The Living End have just announced in addition to their recent headlining dates, that they are working on their seventh album. Not too many details have been announced, so we’ll be keeping you updated once they surface.
The Living End last released “The End Is Just The Beginning Repeating” in 2011 via Dew Process Records.Add to My Radar
Since the tribute album to Tony Sly has been released, many personalities from bands who contributed to the Fat Wreck Chords comp have stopped by Tonysly.org to explained how Tony influenced them or to talk about the song they covered on the album.
Here’s what he had to say:
“As a musician, once in a while you see a band and think, “Wow, I wish I was in this band.” No Use was one of those bands for me. It was always obvious to me that their songs and talent was beyond the level of an average punk band. But it was their personalities and overall dynamic that really made them so cool. Tony is one of the funniest and smartest people I’ve ever known. His talent was always obvious. One day, out of the blue, I received a call from Tony asking if I wanted to audition for No Use. Lagwagon was not doing much of anything at the time and I was working as a care giver for an elderly woman. I was initially surprised but flattered and I accepted. Our first tour was to Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Japan. I quickly realized even more than before, the extent of Tony’s talent and the band’s potential. None of us had ever been to Indonesia, Malaysia or China and we played many smaller cities in Japan that bands don’t normally go to, which made it a new experience for all of us. I can’t really recall many tours that I had a better time on. I quickly became very close friends with Tony, Matt and Rory. When Rory left the band I recommended my good friend, Boz Rivera to take his place. Matt and Boz playing together was an awesome thing to behold. They fed off of each other’s musical abilities. With that, combined with Tony’s songwriting, I was quite sure that the the next album to come out of this band was going to be something very special. To be a part of it, I’m sure, was going to be something I would have really been proud of. I am proud and grateful to have been lucky enough to have experienced the times that I did, playing, touring and just hanging out with Tony and to have had his friendship. I will Never Forget Tony Sly.”
Chris Rest and Lagwagon covered Tony’s “Discomfort Inn” on the tribute album “The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute,” released on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.Add to My Radar
Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be hosting a CreativeLive Music and Audio course this Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9am to 4pm.
If you’re interested in working in the music industry, this live stream is for you. “The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers and Tours” will focus on the many aspects of building a career in today’s music industry whether your a musician or a business professional. Better yet, the course is completely FREE, you can enroll through CreativeLive.
I’ll definitely be signing myself up but, if you’re not sold yet, you can check out some more information on Kevin and Saturday’s course below.
Chicago punks All Eyes West have just announced a new EP expected in December which will be launched via Underground Communique Records. You can view the tracklisting for the 4-track release below and the album art on the image above.
The group has a number of upcoming tour dates throughout the United States. You can check out the dates and locations for their upcoming gigs below.Add to My Radar
Well here’s a pretty awesome book that every punk rock enthusiast should have in their bookshelf…Created by renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman, “My Rules” is a photography book focused on the punk, skate and hip hop scenes between the 70′s and 90′s. It features photos of bands and personalities such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Tony Hawk, Minor Threat, Beastie Boys, Allan “Ollie” Gelfand, Run-DMC and much more.
“My Rules” also involves punk rock veterans, skateboard icons and big names from the hip hop scene as contributing writers, check out the long list below, along with a video in which Glen and Ian Mackaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) talk about the photographs that appears in the tome.Add to My Radar