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Bent Life announces upcoming album

Nebraska hardcore band Bent Life has announced that their new album, Never Asked for Heaven, will drop on August 5th via Bridge Nine Records.  Although Bent Life has been around since 2010, this will be their debut album for Bridge Nine.  You can check out the track listing for the new album below.

The band’s most recent release was a two-song 7″ called Cheat Death on Bad Teeth Recordings.  



Punktendo releases ‘Metroid: Featuring Laura Jane Grace’ video game

You may remember Punktendo (brainchild of Brooklyn animation storyboard artist Jeff Hong) for such punk/Nintendo hybrid games like MI’s AlleyFat Mike’s GolfMilo Fu, and Super Mikey Erg. Punktendo has now graced us with its latest title: Metroid: Featuring Laura Jane Grace. Much like previous titles, the game is a re-imagined Nintendo title (in this case, Metroid) revised to include a punk rocker (if, for whatever reason, you couldn’t figure it out by now the punk rocker in this case is Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace) as a playable character.

You can give Metroid: Featuring Laura Jane Grace, and any of the other Punktendo titles, here.



Craig’s Brother (punk-rock, California) announce new album

California punks Craig’s Brother have announced that they are working on new material for an album scheduled for release in 2017. The news comes via the groups Facebook where the guys stated that the original “Homecoming” lineup would reunite in the studio for the first time since the band’s debut and that their fans would be entrusted with the duty of naming the album.



Punk Rock Holiday (Slovenia) releases day splits

One of Europe’s fastest growing punk-rock celebrations, the aptly titled Punk Rock Holiday, has released the day splits for its sixth installment taking place this August.

The now sold-out music festival, described by myself and many others as ‘punk-rock paradise’ will feature over fifty of the best established and upcoming acts from across the globe in what is fast becoming a must in every European punk-rockers calendar. The revolutionary ‘clash-less’ lineup spreads acts across two stages, one set in stunning alpine woodland, the second, smaller one is a short walk down to one of the most beautiful beaches/river settings imaginable. This approach to scheduling allows everybody to catch  all the bands on offer and also affords greater exposure to some of the lesser known groups.

For the full list of day splits either check the poster below, or visit the festival website.



Senses Fail vocalist forms new band “Speak The Truth”

Buddy Nielsen, vocalist for New Jersey post-hardcore band Senses Fail, has announced that he is now part of a new band with members of Finch called Speak The Truth. Along with this announcement he added that the band “sounds like 2002″ and should make for a good throwback to the beginning of the century.

No further information has surfaced about this group, however, we will keep you up to date with new music and other details as they come to light.

Senses Fail’s last album, “Pull The Thorns From Your Heart,” was released back in June on Pure Noise Records.



Suicidal Tendencies announce new guitarist Jeff Pogan

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends Suicidal Tendencies recently announced that they have hired Oneironaut guitarist Jeff Pogan as the replacement for Nico Santora, who left the band earlier this month. Pogan will make his live debut with Suicidal next Friday in Germany, where the band will kick off their summer European tour.

Suicidal Tendencies entered the studio earlier this week to begin recording their follow-up to 2013′s 13, which is due for release in September and will be their first to feature Dave Lombardo (formerly of Slayer) on drums.



Jawbreaker are not reuniting

Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler has addressed rumors of a reunion on the band’s Facebook page, explaining that he was indeed talking about the possibility of bringing the legendary California punk band together, but was not hinting at immediate plans for it. He explains:

“I spoke very frankly about the possibility of a reunion at the Giant Robot Dear You 20th anniversary instore last month. But I was not hinting that we had immediate plans to do so. Just said that we’d talked about it, played and actually got pretty close a few years back. But it was not to be. Trust me, I’d be the first to break that kind of news…”

Jawbreaker broke up in 1996, shortly after the release of Dear You. Although the band has never officially reformed, the members of Jawbreaker got together a year ago working on a documentary called Don’t Back Down.



Long Live the Stabb!

Stabb on the MicOn May 7th, the music world said goodbye to the self-described “Clown Prince of Punk.” John “Stabb” Schroeder, frontman of hardcore band Government Issue (G.I.), lost a four month battle with stomach cancer.

Like many DC punk musicians, Stabb started performing in his teens and continued to create new music throughout his lifetime. From recording one of Dischord’s first releases in G.I., to his more recent acts Weatherhead, Betty Blue, Factory Incident, and History Repeated, John continually performed, recorded, and influenced others. He proved punk music’s support of individuality by trading the leather and jeans uniform for a business suit in an effort to become, “The David Letterman of punk rock.” His energy at live show and his mix of politics and humor helped make G.I. a staple in 80’s DC hardcore.

Stabb endlessly supported and contributed to the music scene and, after becoming ill and facing huge medical bills, the scene returned the favor. A gofundme page was set up which raised over 50 thousand bucks from online auctions, including gems like a GI skate deck signed by GBH and the autographed Damned poster that’s still available. The long-established DC music venue, The Black Cat, also hosted a Boycott Cancer fundraiser two Sundays ago. Unfortunately, it became one that John would never see, passing away two days before the show. The fundraiser instead turned into a wake. GIVE, Jawbox’s J. Robbins (who played bass in G.I.), and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, took the stage to pay respects to a DC legend.

Though the 54 year old no longer lives, his contributions to music continue through every band and fan inspired by his work. Pay your respects by putting on some Government Issue today, then going to Johnstabb.com and www.gofundme.com/Boycottcancer to help support his wife Mina cover funeral costs.



The Dead Krazukies (melodic punk) sign to Felony Records

Female fronted French melodic punks The Dead Krazukies have signed to Felony Records.

The label has already handled the distribution for their album “The Northern Belle”, which came out in February, but they have recently announced that they are signing the band full time.

There is defiantly more to come from The Dead Krazukies so be sure to keep them on your radar. If you want to hear their music you can watch the video for the titletrack below.



Fireball whisky announce Less Than Jake for new “Fueling the Fire” UK tour

The Whisky company Fireball have announced Less Than Jake, The Skints and Mariachi El Bronx for their first “Fueling the Fire” tour taking place in the UK this Autumn. Along with this already tantalising lineup, Australian reggae/metal mashup pioneers The Bennies and Japanese ska-punks KEMURI will join the party at selected dates.  Tickets go on sale on Friday 13th May and priced at an incredibly low £10 fans of ska-punk would be mad to miss this one. A full list of the dates can be viewed below.



Blink-182 release new song “Built This Pool”

Blink-182  is continuing to make news with the release of a new song titled “Built This Pool.”  You can check out the whole track, in its fifteen second glory, below.

If you like the song, you can download it for free on the band’s website.

“Built This Pool” will be featured on Blink’s upcoming album California, due out on July 1st.



Ryan Young (Off With Their Heads) plays free show to promote drummer’s new venture

Off With Their Heads‘ frontman Ryan Young is playing a free acoustic show tonight to help promote drummer Ryan Fisher’s new venture:  a food truck called Vulgar Display of Poutine.  The all-acoustic show will take place at Dudley’s in Lowell, Mass., about half an hour outside of Boston.  Fisher will be providing the food, of course.

This isn’t the first side project for the guys from Off With Their Heads.  Robbie Smartwood started the band Nadir earlier this year, and Ryan Young has been running his Anxious and Angry podcast since 2014.

The lineup for tonight’s show is worth paying for, but it is free.  In addition to Ryan Young and Nice John of OWTH, the show will feature Mikey Erg and local acts Injury and PET Sounds.



Failed fascist ‘counter-protest’ at 0161 Festival (Manchester, UK) results in free pizzas for all

Derry Anti-Fascists have made some rather entertaining claims on their Facebook page following the 0161 Festival held in Manchester, UK this weekend. Apparently, the local fascist contingent, rather than actually show up to oppose the staunchly “anti-fa” crowd’s festivities, decided to resort to classic school-boy tactics. In a move seemingly lifted from either Bart Simpson or Dennis the Menace, the right-wingers called a stack of unwanted pizzas to be delivered to the festival. However, the stunt back-fired as upon hearing the news that it was in fact a prank and coupled with the anti-fascist nature of the festival the delivery driver donated all twenty pizzas to the party. The group’s reaction to the event was simply:

“FREE PIZZA FOR ANTIFA! BONEHEADS FOILED AGAIN!”



Voodoo Glow Skulls announce California shows

Skacore legends Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced a short run of California shows starting on May 5th. A full list of these dates can be found below.

The band’s latest album “Break the Spell” was released via Smelvis Records in 2012.



Sick Of It All to join Jera On Air (Holland) festival as headliners

Holland’s fastest growing punk/hardcore/metal festival have announced the mighty Sick Of It All will complete their already stellar lineup. The New York based stalwart will join other titans of the scene Pennywise and H2O at the event’s 24th year party in June. A full lineup and ticket information can be found at the Jera On Air website.