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Crossfaith (Japanese hardcore) will broadcast live concert tomorrow

Japanese hardcore band Crossfaith played a unique show at the Nikko-san Rinno-ji temple in Japan as the official ambassadors for Red Bull Live on the Road.  The show will be broadcast on October 3rd for a full 24 hours, and you can watch it here.

Crossfaith vocalist Kenta Koie had this to say about the project:

“We’re truly grateful to be part of such a special moment. And also extremely proud and excited to be able to carve our names in the 400 years of Nikko Rinnoji Temple’s history. We with true pride, are looking forward to represent Japanese history / culture and together with the world make history. Tune in on Oct 3rd.”

Crossfaith’s latest album, Xeno, is out now on Razor And Tie,

Capsize guitarist goes (hilariously) viral

What is funnier than a video of a kid moshing along to a German polka band in what appears to be a German beer garden?  Ok, a few things.  First, the looks on the faces of the people around him.  Secondly, leiderhosen!  Thirdly, it seems that this wasn’t just a random hardcore/polka fan, but the guitarist of Southern California hardcore band Capsize.

We didn’t make this up, and we did tell you that Capsize would be heading to Europe for a string of tour dates, so it just might be true.

Punchline sign with InVogue Records, announce new album “Thrilled”

Pittsburg pop-punk/emo band Punchline announced that they have signed to Ohio’s InVogue Records and will be releasing their new upcoming album Thrilled on December 4th, 2015. Label owner Nick Moore had the follow to say about the upcoming release:

“Punchline is for sure one of my favorite bands of all time so I’m beyond honored to be putting out “Thrilled”. Being an artist, I can say that their albums have had a huge influence on the way I wrote in my band throughout the years. On top of being amazing musicians, they are some of the best guys I’ve ever met in the industry. This new album shows their growth and I haven’t stopped listening since they sent me over the master,”

Bassist Chris Fafalios also made some comments regarding the album:

“Thrilled. That about sums it up. As I sit here listening to our new album, I think about how a year ago, a more appropriate title might have been Bummed. We are now, however, sitting on what I believe to be the best Punchline album yet.”

Pre-orders for the album will begin on October 9th.

Their last release, Politefully Dead, came out in 2013. Check out the video for the title track below and stay tuned for more from these guys soon.


The Tossers part ways with fiddle player Rebecca Brooke

Sad news for fans of Chicago Celtic punks The Tossers. We’ll let now-former fiddle player Rebecca Brooke explain:

Thanks to everyone in the Tossers, Victory Records, Million Yen Studios, and especially the Fans, who have been part of the past 13 years of music and adventure. The Tossers are an unstoppable force of nature that I’m proud to have been part of for such a long time. I’m looking forward to sharing new music, stories, and culture wherever we all go,

The Tossers, as you’d expect, wished her “joy and success on all the many paths she’ll undoubtedly take” via their own statement on their Facebook page. We’ll keep you posted on any corresponding roster moves as they become available.

The Tossers’ last album, “The Emerald City,” was released in March 2013 on Victory Records.

Propagandhi announce new guitarist

Canadian punk legends Propagandhi have announced guitarist Sulynn Hago (from Feral Babies, New Bruises, and Ink & Sweat) as the replacement for David “Space Beaver” Guillas, who left the band last summer. On joining Propagandhi, Sulynn writes:

“Hey everyone! I’m Sulynn. I’ll be responsible for adding long hair head banging and stage left guitar riffage at Propagandhi shows from here on out. I’m from Tampa, Florida where I spend my days drinking lots of coffee, nerding out on the guitar for hours, running my own business teaching guitar, and squeezing in sweaty yoga sessions when I can. I feel beyond stoked to get to play with a group of guys who have influenced my playing and taste for a very long time. It’s gonna be a rad time, and I hope to get to share the experience with you all. Let’s rage!”

Propagandhi’s latest album Failed States was released in 2012 through Epitaph Records. They have been working on a new record for the past year or so.

La Dispute will release new documentary, and announce tour dates

Michigan punks La Dispute are set to release a feature-length documentary called Tiny Dots on November 1st.  You can watch a teaser for the documentary here, and check out the screening events below.

La Dispute most recently released Rooms of the House on No Sleep Records in 2014.  They are heading out on tour in the U.S. and Brazil in November, and you can also find those dates below.

Alexisonfire announce full-time reunion

During their set at Riot Fest Toronto last night, Canadian screamo legends Alexisonfire announced that they have reunited full-time, indicating that they have new music or more shows in the works. At the show, which you can watch below, guitarist Wade MacNeil states:

“Thank you for believing in this band when we couldn’t even believe in this band. Thank you for sticking with us. We promise to never leave you again. No more sentimental shit. Alexisonfire is officially back.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the reunion come to light. Alexisonfire last released Old Crows/Young Cardinals in 2009, and called it quits two years later, followed by a farewell tour, and then announced their reunion last March.

Direct Hit! announce Domespitter hot sauce

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have unveiled their newest project: a hot sauce! Called Domesplitter, the new sauce is a collaboration between the band and Soothsayer Hot Sauce and will made using moruga scorpion peppers. According to Soothsayer, the sauce will be ready for sale by this year’s Fest.

Musically speaking, Direct Hit! last released their re-recorded compilation album, More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014), on August 21, 2015 through Red Scare Industries, and have a brand new LP on the way as well.

Green Day to release new documentary “Heart Like A Hand Grenade”

Green Day will be releasing a documentary called “Heart Like A Hand Grenade” on October 15th.  The film documents the recording experience leading up to the release of American Idiot.

You can see more information about the film here, including a statement from the film’s director John Roecker.

Green Day last released a trilogy of albums, entitled ¡Uno!¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, in 2012 on Reprise Records.

NOFX to preform on Last Call With Carson Daly

You read that headline correctly; tomorrow night, NOFX will be preforming on network television (NBC no less). But that’s just the beginning! Their performance will kick off Fat Tuesday, wherein every Tuesday night will see one of the bands from the recent Fat Wreck Tour appear on the show over the course of the September.

If you’re in any way a fan of Fat Mike and his label, seriously consider tuning in or recording the episode at 1:30. You can also catch the performance at, or on Hulu.

First annual Punk Rock Film Fest will take place at FEST14

Gainesville, Florida will play host to the 14th annual FEST this fall, and this year they will be adding a punk rock film festival to the already stacked lineup of music and events.

The film festival will be held on October 31st and November 1st, and each day will feature screenings of full-length films, shorts, and documentaries, including Filmage : The Story of the  Descendants/ALL, and a short film called 20 Hours to Get Rad : A Fat Wreck in The Making.

You can find more information and order your tickets here.

Not Dead Yet annual punk fest announces 2015 lineup (Title Fight, Night Birds, Power Trip, Foundation, Una Bestia Incontrollable + many more)

Annual DIY punk festival Not Dead Yet recently announced it’s full lineup for this years 4-day event, which spans across the city of Toronto at multiple venues – both large and small. The lineup is set to include bands like Title Fight, Night Birds, Power Trip, Foundation, Una Bestia Incontrollable (only North American date this year), Suicide, Destruction Unit, and many more hardcore & punk rock bands from all over. The festival is currently in its 5th instalment, growing and expanding with every passing year.

Tickets and scheduling info are currently listed in full here.

Drones announce new EP “From Birth To Grave”

UK punk act Drones have announced a new 7″ picture disc EP, titled From Birth To Grave, which is slated for release on October 30th. You can preorder it right here.

The band’s last EP, Free Marked Kid, was released in September 2013 through Lockjaw Records.

FEST releases this year’s schedule

The 14th annual FEST in Gainesville, Florida, will host a slew of bands in a whole bunch of venues from October 30th through November 1st.  You can now figure out when and where all of your favorite acts are playing.  Check it out here.

This year’s FEST features an almost-overwhelming lineup of bands, including Mustard PlugThe MenzingersTim Barry , Off With Their Heads, and a ton more.

Greg Hetson (Bad Religion, The Circle Jerks, G.F.P.) granted tempoary protection from his ex-wife is reporting that Greg Hetson, the guitarist of G.F.P. and former member of Bad Religion and The Circle Jerks, has been granted temporary protection against his ex-wife Alia White, who has repeatedly been harassing him.

Hetson and his daughter feel threatened by Alia and the judge agreed to temporarily protect them. A full hearing is scheduled next week. The article also says that, according to Hetson, the ex-wife won’t accept the fact that couple were divorced two years ago, and continuously shows up at his home in Los Angeles, and refuses to leave despite his request that she do so.

Shortly before filing for divorce, Hetson quit Bad Religion in 2013, and was replaced by Mike Dimkich of The Cult.