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All Eyes West announce EP, release album art and tracklisting

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:29 PM (PST)

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.

This will serve as a follow-up to the band’s split with Philadelphia rockers Easy Creatures, which was released in May via Jump Start Records.

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.

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“My Rules” a photography book about the punk, skate and hip hop cultures

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:54 PM (PST)

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.

The 324 pages hardcover is available on Amazon and you can order it right here. Head over to Glen’s website to learn more about his amazing work.

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Pussy Riot rush to aid of supporter arrested at Harvard lecture

Posted by GinaVenz on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:33 PM (PST)

The ladies of Pussy Riot are back in the news, this time working to free a supporter after their lecture at Harvard University on Monday night.

Roman Torgovitsky was arrested for trespassing during a lecture in which the members of Pussy Riot were participating. After they finished up, band members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina headed to the Cambridge, Mass., police department and demanded his release.  It seems a little unclear if their presence aided in Torgovitsky’s release.

You can read a full news account, plus more on Roman Torgovitsky, here.

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Emily’s Army change name to Swimmers

Posted by Johnny X on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:50 PM (PST)

I hate it when a band changes its name.  It’s just confusing and not to mention a pain in the ass for music blogs who already have profiles set up for them under their former name.  Well, that’s what Oakland pop-punk act Emily’s Army have done.  Apparently they’re “slowly” changing their name to Swimmers.  You can read some of their explanation for it below:

So there you have it.  If they’re still considered pop-punk this time next year no one can say, but let’s at least hope their young adult selves get better at grammar (not that we can talk much).

Emily’s Army’s… errr…. Swimmers’ new EP Swim was released on July 22nd through Rise Records, who also handled the 2013 release of the band’s sophomore album Lost At Seventeen.

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Stick To Your Guns detail fifth studio album, release trailer

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:33 AM (PST)

California hardcore act Stick To Your Guns have just announced details on their fifth studio album, which will be titled Disobedient. It will be launched on February 10, 2015 via Sumerian Records and will serve as a follow-up to their latest full-length album Diamond, which was released in 2012 also 0n Sumerian. You can check out the trailer for the upcoming release below.

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Black Tower (Crusades, The Creeps) announce debut LP “The Secret Fire”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:02 PM (PST)

Ottawa punk/metal outfit Black Tower has just been formed from members of Crusades, The Visitors, and The Creeps. They have recently announced that they are wrapping up their work on their debut LP, The Secret Fire. While that is all the information we have on the group and their ongoing work with the LP, we will keep you updated as more details come to light.

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UK pop-punk act Maycomb have unveiled further details on their upcoming EP, Little Ease. The release will be launched on October 3rd via Struggletown and Wolf Town in vinyl, while the digital version will be available on October 17th via Speaking Tongues.

Moreover, the band has released the lead track from Little Ease. You can steam “Hell” here.

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Main Line 10 reunite as a band

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM (PST)

Good news, melodic punk fans! Mallorca, Spain-based Main Line 10 have just announced that they are coming together again as a group again after being broken up for two years. You can watch the video in which the band announces their reunification below.

In 2012, the group went on indefinite hiatus after jamming out together since 2005.

The band’s last release was the album Stick ‘Em Up, which was launched in April 2012 via Bells On Records.

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The guy who was arrested for posting lyrics by a metal band on Facebook speaks

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM (PST)

Nearly a week ago, we reported that an Exodus fan named James Evans was arrested for posting the lyrics to “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)“ on his Facebook page. About the incident, Evans, who was charged with a Class C felony for “terrorist threatenings” and faced the possibility of between five and ten years in prison, tells the press:

“I couldn’t believe it got that out of hand. At the same time it’s worrisome because I have a family to take care of. I have a three-month-old son.”

Exodus will release their new album Blood In, Blood Out on October 14th via Nuclear Blast, which is the band’s first with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004′s Tempo of the Damned. To support the album, the band will tour with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies this fall.

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The Murderburgers have van broken into, cancel remaining tour dates

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM (PST)

Bad news from Scottish pop-punk group The Murderburgers this evening. Apparently, while in the midst of a European tour, the band’s van got broken into and a bunch of personal stuff, including passports, backpacks and more was taken. As a result, they’ve been forced to head home from tour a few days early. The remaining merch they  had on tour will be offered up on their Bandcamp page in order to help them recoup some costs.

Here’s the official statement from the band:

BAD NEWS, MY MATES!

Sorry but we are going to have to head home a few days early from tour, so it’ll just be States & Empires doing the next 4 nights in Germany. The van was broken into before our show in Chemnitz last night. Backpacks, passports and other shit was taken, and now we have to get yet another window replaced and work out what to do. Sorry we missed the show last night in Chemnitz as well but we were stuck talking to the police for hours before having to drive to Rotterdam to get our shit together. We lost a shitload of money due to all this shit, so when we get home tomorrow our remaining t-shirts, LPs, 7” and CDs we had on tour will be going on sale via our Bandcamp, so if you want to pick something up then tomorrow would be a good time to do so and would be much appreciated!

On a brighter note, we have some pretty awesome news coming next week. Keep your beautiful eyes peeled. I’ll give you a clue. USA.

Keep an eye on that Bandcamp page and throw these dues a bone.

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Video: Roughneck Riot discuss new album track by track

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:34 AM (PST)

The Roughneck Riot have released a video discussing their third full length album, Out of Anger, track by track. Check out part one below!

Out of Anger will be released October 13th, 2014 and will serve as a follow-up to 2012′s This Is Our Day. You can check out two songs from the album – “Resistance” and “All That We Know” – here and here, respectively.

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Man arrested for posting lyrics of a metal band on Facebook

Posted by ChrisDude on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:34 AM (PST)

We don’t often cover thrash metal bands on Dying Scene, but an Exodus fan named James Evans was arrested for posting the lyrics to “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” on his Facebook page, and has been charged with making terroristic threats for posting the words to that song, which describe a school shooting to Facebook. About the incident, Exodus wrote:

“The idea that an individual in this great country of ours could be arrested for simply posting lyrics to a song is something I never believed could happen in a free society.

The song was written as a view through the eyes of a madman and in no way endorses that kind of fucked up behavior. It was the Virginia Tech massacre perpetrated by Seung-Hui Cho that was the subject and inspiration.”

Exodus will release their new album Blood In, Blood Out on October 14th via Nuclear Blast, which is the band’s first with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004′s Tempo of the Damned. To support the album, the band will tour with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies this fall.

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Indie singer-songwriter Koji has just posted his entire discography online in order to raise money for Ebola awareness. You can find all of his releases on his bandcamp, where the proceeds will go to the cause.

On his move to raise money for Ebola, Koji commented:

I’m giving away my entire discography and collecting donations via my bandcamp to raise funds to combat the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Over 1,500 people have died in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo because of Ebola and many more are infected. The lack of clean water and medical personnel/supplies are major factors standing in the way of containment of the deadly virus. I will be donating money from my bandcamp to Charity: Water and Doctors Without Borders.

When people come together, they can make a huge difference. There is an unprecedented public health crisis happening in west Africa and it deserves more attention. I’m grateful that I can use my music to get people engaged with this issue and the important work that organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Charity: Water do.

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The Summer Set begin work on new album

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:10 PM (PST)

Arizona rock band The Summer Set have just announced that they are beginning work on a new album. They have not revealed further details, but we will let you know as more come to light.

The group’s latest album was Legendary, which was released in April 2013 via Fearless Records.

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Riot Fest announces plan for socio-political discussion with Pussy Riot

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM (PST)

Riot Fest seems like a pretty appropriate place for a discussion about the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, who made headlines following their arrest (and subsequent release) for “hooliganism” in Russia back in 2012.  That is the plan for this year’s Riot Fest, which takes place in Chicago next weekend.

The panel discussion will include Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot, plus Greg Graffin (vocalist of Bad Religion and professor of Geology at UCLA) and Tim McIlrath (Rise Against).  Writer and activist Marcelle Karp and Riot Fest founder Michael A. Petryshyn will also be on the panel, which will be moderated by Henry Rollins.

The discussion will take place at Humboldt Park in Chicago next Friday, September 12th.  You can get ticket info here.

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