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Swedish skate punks Atlas Losing Grip have announced that their vocalist Rodrigo Alfaro is no longer in the band, and that he was replaced by Niklas Olsson a few weeks ago. You can read a statement from the band below.

In conjunction with this news, the band has also announced their ”Currents World Tour,” where the band will be touring Europe to support their upcoming album Currents, their first album with their new singer. You can check out these tour dates, along with a preview of a new song called “Sinking Ship,” below as well.

If you want to follow Alfaro’s musical endeavors, you can check him out here.

The band’s last full-length album State of Unrest was released back in 2011 through Black Star Foundation.

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There is once again outrage, protest, and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who was responsible for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown this past August.

Anti-Flag vocalist/guitarist has released a statement in response to this decision, and has additionally teamed up with A-F Records to raise money for the Ferguson Legal Defense Fund with all of the proceeds from their most recent protest compilation, “This Concerns Everyone” going to the fund.

You can learn more about the recent events here, and have a look at Justin’s statement below.

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A Fat Wreck (film) releases third trailer

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM (PST)

The fine folks over at [open-ended] films have a new teaser out for their upcoming “Punk-u-mentary.” Check out the third trailer for A Fat Wreck below.

The latest teaser features never before seen footage shot as the result of a highly-successful Indiegogo campaign that reached more than 400% of its original goal.

A Fat Wreck is a feature-length documentary film that follows the history of Fat Wreck Chords, founded by NOFX frontman Fat Mike and his then-wife Erin in the late 1990s. Find out more about the film and stay updated on its progress here.

Billie Joe Armstrong teases Green Day plans for next year

Posted by ChrisDude on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM (PST)

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong posted an image on his Instagram page that says “Green Day 15″, implying that the iconic pop punk band is planning to do something next year. Accompanied with that picture, Billie writes:

“I’m in a hardware store in queens. and this is on my mind.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light. Green Day last released a trilogy of albums entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! in 2012 on Reprise Records.

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Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) details upcoming solo album “Breakdown”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM (PST)

Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant has started a rock solo side-project and has recently released some details about his debut solo album, Breakdown. Slated for release on January 20, 2015 via Red Scare Industries, the album will feature eight emotionally-charged tracks of the multi-instrumental artist’s creation. It is available for pre-order here.

On the album, Grant commented:

Breakdown just seemed appropriate for what I was going through at the time. My relationship had fallen apart and I was dealing with it in some very unhealthy ways. The upside was I started writing lyrics for the first time in nearly a decade.

Aside from his work with Alkaline Trio since 2001, Grant has also played in The Vandals and The Suicide Machines. has even filled in on guitar for Face To Face and The Gaslight Anthem.

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Are you by any chance attending The Bouncing Souls annual Home For The Holidays shows this year? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share the stage with one of (in this editor’s personal opinion) best punk rock bands out there? Well now you have that chance. The band just announced that they are looking for guest vocalists/guitarists/bassists and drummers to perform a song of his or her choice at each night of Home For The Holidays. The band posted the following on their facebook page stating:

THE BOUNCING SOULS ARE LOOKING FOR A SINGER…
And a guitar player, and a bass player, and… a drummer!
Are you up for the job?

Can anyone can do what we do? This year at HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, we’d like to put forth the challenge to you, our friends and fans.

On Friday December 26th we will choose one vocalist to perform a song of his/her choice with the band! On Saturday December 27th we will choose one vocalist and one other person playing the instrument of their choice (guitar, bass, or drums) each to play the song of their choice. On Sunday December 28th we’ll choose one vocalist, one guitar player, one bassist, and one drummer (each playing a song of their choice with the rest of the Souls)! Anything is possible!

The entire post, as well as details on how to enter can be seen below. The Home For The Holidays series of shows will be happening December 26th-28th, 2014 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. The Bouncing Souls last released Comet in 2012 via Rise Records & Chunksaah Records.

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If you like punk and food (and live in Southern California), this is the event for you! On December 12th, 2014, the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, CA will be hosting the Punk Rock Foodie Fest.

For the punk portion, 11 different bands will be performing including Left Alone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, DC Fallout, Joey Briggs, Eken is Dead, and more. Check out the full lineup on the poster above.

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.

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The Chariot premiere farewell documentary “Forget Not”

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM (PST)

The Chariot may have called it quits back in 2013, but they just released a farewell documentary called “Forget Not” and you can check it out below!

The Chariot released their fifth and final studio album, One Wing, on August 28th, 2012 via Good Fight Music.

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“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ author Tony Rettman North East book tour

Posted by vivalalexy on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM (PST)

Tony Rettman, author of “NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ will be doing a small book tour of the North East from November 22nd- December 21st. He will be signing books as well as sharing stories and answering questions. Check below for the full list of dates and locations.

“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990″ gives a narrative of New York City hardcore based on over 100 interviews of key players in the scene including members from bands such as Agnostic FrontCro-MagsReagan Youth, and Sick of It All. You can order a copy of the book here.

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Braid working on new material

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM (PST)

Illinois post-hardcore veterans Braid have just announced that they are working on new material. While we have no specific information on what is to come, we’ll be sure to let you know as details come to light.

The group last released No Coast in July via Topshelf Records, their first full-length release in over 15 years and a follow-up to 1998′s Frame and Canvas.

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Gang of Four announce new album and tour

Posted by Ramones999138 on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 11:36 AM (PST)

British post-punk legends Gang of Four have announced that they will be dropping a new album on February 24th through Metropolis Records. The album is titled What Happens Next, and it is a follow up release to 2011′s Content. The album is also said to feature a variety of guest appearances, which include Alison Mosshart, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Hotei.

In addition to releasing a new album, the band has also announced that they will be hitting the road. You can check out the tour dates and locations below.

Gang of Four’s latest album, Content, was released in January 2011 on Yep Roc Records. We’ll let you guys know more about their upcoming album, What Happens Next, when the details come into light.

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Dropkick Murphys cancel show after tragedy

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:44 AM (PST)

©Jo M. Wood Photography 2014The Dropkick Murphys canceled the Tulsa date on their current tour after a horrible tragedy occurred while the band was en route from Texas. Based on reports, a man ran out on the highway and was struck and killed by the band’s tour bus. You can read the full statement from the band below. As of now, it seems as though the rest of the tour will continue as planned.

Our thoughts are with all involved.

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Quietdrive announce tracklisting for new album

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:14 AM (PST)

Minnesota pop punk band Quietdrive have just released the tracklisting for their upcoming album, The Ghost Of What You Used To Be, which is slated to be released on December 16th. Check out the full list below.

The band’s last album, Up Or Down, was released in 2012.

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On December 9th, Angels and Airwaves will release their new album, Dream Walker, along with an animated short called Poet Anderson:  The Dream Walker.  As if that wasn’t enough, the band is also releasing a novel.

You can check out an interview with Angels and Airwaves guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge below.  In case you missed it, we previewed a new track off of Dream Walker earlier this week, and you can check that out here.

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Allison Weiss involved in van accident

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM (PST)

Yesterday while traveling from Denver to Salt Lake City, Allison Weiss and her band were involved in a van accident.  After a large gust of wind hit their van, they were sent over a patch of ice and flipped at least 2 times.  Luckily everyone is OK with only minor injuries reported.  You can read a full statement from Allison below.

Allison has set up a PayPal Donations button to help out with hospital bills and to eventually get the band back out and touring again.  Additionally, No Sleep Records is putting 100% of the sales from Allison’s records on Bandcamp towards this fund for the next 72 hours.

Allison Weiss’ latest release was the EP Remember When which was launched in July via No Sleep Records.

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