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Samhain announce lineup for reunion shows

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:13 PM (PST)

When Samhain announced some reunion shows earlier this month, the band did not initially reveal who would be involved besides their singer Glenn Danzig. Well, it has been announced that the reunion will feature Steve Zing on bass and London May on drums. Peter Adams of Baroness will handle the guitar duties.

Samhain, who are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their debut album Initium, will be playing a series of U.S. shows in October and November.

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According to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, Orlando’s You Blew It! had two guitars, some of their gear, and a lot of personal items including iPods, passports, and luggage, stolen from their van while in San Antonio on tour.

A statement from the band can be found below, along with descriptions of exactly what was taken from them and info on how you can help them get back on their feet.

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Alesana cancels Eastern European tour due to security concerns

Posted by milhouse on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:04 PM (PST)

In light of all the increased turmoil currently plaguing the region, North Carolina screamo outfit Alesana has just announced the cancellation of their upcoming Eastern European tour.

The band had plans to perform around Finland, Russia, and Ukraine, however due to security concerns the tour has been cancelled/postponed.

You can read the full statement from the band below.

Alesana last released “The Decade” back in April through Artery Recordings.

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Knuckle Puck back in the studio

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM (PST)

Chicago pop punk group Knuckle Puck have just announced that they are officially back in the studio working on new material. We have no specific information about what the band is up to, but we will fill you in as more details surface.

The group’s latest release was their EP The Weight That You Buried, which came out back in September 2013.

Knuckle Puck will be heading out on tour in the fall to open for Senses Fail and you can get more details about those dates below.

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No Bragging Rights announce new album “The Concrete Flower”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM (PST)

California melodic hardcore group No Bragging Rights have just announced the release of an upcoming album, The Concrete Flower, on September 23rd via Pure Noise Entertainment.

On the pending release, vocalist Mike Perez commented:

“The Concrete Flower” is us at our best. We found our identity in “Cycles”, which made it fun to tastefully experiment and push that sound even further.  I take a lot of pride in the lyrics I wrote and the subject matter is something we feel very strongly about. We’re really happy to be sharing these songs and their messages.

No Bragging Rights released their latest album Cycles in 2012 through Good Fight Music.

The band will be supporting New Jersey post-hardcore group Senses Fail on their upcoming Let It Enfold You 10th anniversary tour. You can check out the dates and locations below.

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The Melvins release details on upcoming album

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:51 AM (PST)

Washington punk group The Melvins have just announced details on their upcoming album, which will be titled Hold It In and released sometime in the fall.

Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover, permanent members of the band, will be playing alongside bassist Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers. Pinkus’ bandmate Paul Leary is also expected to make an appearance on the album.

The Melvins’ latest release was the covers album Everybody Loves Sausages from April 2013, which was launched via Ipepac Recordings. Their last album with original material, Tres Cabrones, was also released last year.

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Bane recently sat down and filmed a track-by-track commentary on their latest (and last) album, Don’t Wait Up. Check out the video below.

Bane released Don’t Wait Up in May through End Hits Records (Europe) and Equal Vision Records (world).

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With just one day left on their co-headlining tour with Pentinmento, Baltimore’s Have Mercy had six guitars, three pedal boards, and a full drum set stolen from their trailer. The band posted the following update on their Twitter page, along with pictures of locks stripped off their van and trailer:

“We were robbed of 6 guitars, 3 pedal boards, drums in buffalo. Sorry guys we’re done with the tour.”

If you’d like to help the band recoup their losses, head over to their webstore and pick up a copy of their new record or a t-shirt, or go here and pre-order a copy of the vinyl reissue of their My Oldest Friend EP.

Touring bands are falling victim to theft more and more – hell, The Last Slice had virtually everything stolen from them just a week ago – and we’ve gotta lend a helping hand in these situations.

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Mixtapes frontman Ryan Rockwell has decided to take a short break from playing on this year’s Warped Tour, due to injuries he sustained after being involved in two serious car accidents on the tour. Rockwell posted the following updated on the band’s Facebook page earlier today:

“Hey everyone Ryan here. Two days ago at a Warped Tour stop I was in a car and got cut off and got into a pretty serious car wreck. Aside from some bad injuries I also got a concussion which I didn’t know yet. Fast forward to a day later and I was driving and didn’t realize the concussion and basically blacked out and hit a curb/tree so basically I’m an idiot. My doctor and many people at Warped Tour said not to play because I’m in pretty bad shape right now so as of now Maura, Paul and Boone are playing without me and getting some friends to fill in, I hope to rest for a few days and come back and finish. I go to my doctor tomorrow at home and will let everyone know, everyone please come to warped, sing along, and thanks for all the awesome support, I will see you soon.”

We hope Ryan has a smooth recovery and that he’s able to get back on stage sooner than later.

Mixtapes released their second full-length album Ordinary Silence last June through No Sleep Records, and have since announced plans to go on hiatus after playing The Fest.

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Chaser (L.A. punk) announces reunion show

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM (PST)

L.A.’s Chaser ended their 12-year run 2 years ago, but they are reuniting this summer.  Their first show will be September 25th at the Observatory in Orange County with Authority Zero.

In case you need a refresher on their sound, check out their acoustic Dying Scene Session here and listen to some of their past releases on Bandcamp.

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During a recent interview with our friends at Punk In Vegas, Mike Park revealed he has asked Brendan Kelly of Lawrence Arms fame if he’d like to release a children’s album through his kid-friendly label Fun Fun Records.

More specifically, Park stated that he has “already talked to Brendan and he’s on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.”

The idea of Brendan Kelly releasing a children’s album is kinda funny to me, but I suppose it’s not that far fetched considering he is a father. Anyway, we’ll keep you posted if this story develops at all.

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If you’re like me and you like to read as much about punk and it’s history as you can, you may enjoy a new book coming out this November.  At 450 pages with over 50 chapters, NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, will cover the bands, venues, labels, hangouts, and larger-than-life characters that built New York hardcore, based on new interviews with over 100 key historical figures.

The book is being written by Tony Rettman, who has been involved with zines, newspapers, liner notes for bands, as well as being the author for a similar book based on the Detroit scene called Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985.  The book is being published by Bazillion Points Books.  You can get more information on it over here.

The Front Bottoms planning split EP with Jersey rapper GDP

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:52 PM (PST)

Well here’s something…

New Jersey’s The Front Bottoms are teaming up with another Garden State artist to record a split EP this fall. “The Souls?” you ask. Nope. “Gaslight?” you say. Negative. “GDP?” Wait…that’s who you’d pick third?!?

Anyway, yes, in an interview with San Francisco publication Do 415, frontman Brian Sella let slip that The Front Bottoms will be teaming up with Jersey rapper and marijuana aficionado GDP (from the duo Hash Money or #$ for you youngsters) for a split due this fall. Click here to read the full text (the GDP piece is about halfway down).

The Front Bottoms’ latest EP, “Rose,” was released earlier this month on Bar/None Records.

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Davey Havok (AFI) starring in/co-producing new film

Posted by Seth Mattei on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:34 AM (PST)

Davey Havok of AFI is slated to co-produce, as well as star in, a new movie that is currently raising money through crowd-funding. The movie is called “The Violent,” and this is the synopsis on its Indiegogo page:

Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent” follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it.

Check out the fundraiser video below, and click here for more info.

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Ryan Young of Off With Their Heads and Brad Lokkesmoe of Dear Landlord are setting out on a bicycle ride from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Denver, Colorado and raising money for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Check out Ryan’s video below, and go here to donate to the campaign.

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