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Sum 41 on their reunion with Dave “Brownsound” Baksh

Last week, we reported that Sum 41 had reunited with their original guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, who left the band in 2006. On Facebook, the band was asked if Baksh has rejoined Sum 41 on a permanent basis and will appear on their long-awaited new album. Their response was that ”all options are open right now” and “there’s no yes or no answer to that.”

Sum 41 released their last album, Screaming Bloody Murder, in 2011 through Island Records. Their last album with Baksh on guitar was 2004′s Chuck.

Make War premiere new song “Against The Rules” off upcoming self-titled album

Brooklyn folk punk act Make War (formally Sad and French) have premiered a song titled “Against The Rules”off their upcoming self-titled album and you can check it out here! The band re-recorded Sad and French’s acoustic self-titled album for Make War’s debut.

The album is slated to be released this fall. Sad and French’s self-titled debut album was released in May 2014 via Black Numbers.

KDC robbed on European tour

Buffalo, New York (by way of Puerto Rico) hardcore act KDC were the latest victims of the seemingly endless string of bands being robbed on tour. While in Europe, their van was broken into and a significant amount of cash and tshirts were stolen.

The band is currently still on tour in Europe following the European re-release of their 2013 album, The Veracity of Solitude, out via Head 2 Wall Records. If you are planning on hitting up a show (dates and locations below), buy some merch to help them out! If you aren’t able to attend a show, but still want to donate, you can send paypal donations to

Let’s hope this is the last story like this.

Dave “Brownsound” Baksh rejoins Sum 41

Nearly a decade after parting ways with the band, guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh is officially rejoining Sum 41!

The news broke last night when Baksh joined the band on stage at the Alternative Press Music Awards to play a handful of their classics, including “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip.” He shortly after confirmed it wasn’t a one-off performance and he would be rejoining the band full-time, posting the following on his Instagram page:

Yes yes y’all I’m back. @sum41 thanks to all of the crew, band and fans for making me feel so welcome. Thanks @blinksumday41 for the rad shot! I feel so thankful. #sum41 #skumfuks #apmas #family

To watch the band’s full APMAs performance, check out the video below. Brownsound appears when the final guitar solo on “In Too Deep” kicks in, oh and Darryl McDaniels (aka DMC) joins the band in covering some Run DMC as well.

Slaves (feat. Jonny Craig) kicked off Warped Tour and upcoming fall tour; dropped by agent

When it rains, it certainly pours for the Slaves fellas.

According to a series of posts on the Jonny Craig-fronted band’s Facebook page, they were recently kicked off the 2015 Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys. Rather, it’s being reported that they were voted off the tour due to allegedly bullying and sexually harassing a female crew member, and for “dumping toxic sewage out of their tour bus.” We’re not sure if that’s literal or metaphorical, but it could be both..

Next up came word today that the band have not only been dumped by their agent, but they’ve also been dumped by the tour they were planning to embark on this coming fall. Oh, and somewhere along the line, guitar player Alex Lyman (oddly enough) got stabbed? The result is that they’re a crap-ton of money in debt. Go here to see how you can help out, if you’re in to that sort of thing.

Slaves’ debut album, “Through Art We Are All Equals,” was released last year through Artery Recordings.


Laura Jane Grace’s “True Trans” AOL documentary series nominated for 2015 Emmy Awards

Awesome news for … well … all of humanity, really.

With the announcements for the 2015 Emmy Awards came came word that True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, the ten-part AOL documentary series chronicling the Against Me! frontwoman’s struggles with coming out as a woman, has been nominated for News & Documentary Emmy in the New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle, Culture category! The actual awards themselves will air live on ABC on September 20th; stay tuned!

If you missed out on catching True Trans when it debuted last year, you can still view it online here (link starts with Episode 1 – you can figure it out from there).

Members of Heartsounds form new band Wilderness Dream, stream debut EP

Ben Murray and Trey Derbes (vocalist/guitarist and drummer, respectively) of Californian melodic punk band Heartsounds have formed a new thrash metal project with Ryan Hansen (Light This City) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End) called Wilderness Dream. This band is a far departure from Heartsounds, and seems more of a fun project for the guys instead of a serious band. The band have just released their debut self-titled digitally, which can be streamed in its entirety below.  A physical copy will be available soon.

Ben Murray on the band: “Trey and I have started a new band with our friends Ryan Hansen (who played in Light This City with Laura and I) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End) on bass. It is called WILDERNESS DREAM. It’s very different from Heartsounds, but you can hear some of HS in this too, I’d imagine. Regardless, it’s fast and pissed and only requires 14 minutes of your time.”

Wilderness Dream released their self-titled EP today, July 14th, through Murray’s Creator Destructor Records and can be purchased here. A vinyl of the album will be released on October 13, and can be pre-ordered here.

Earth Crisis announce “Destroy the Machines” 20th anniversary show

Syracuse, NY’s Earth Crisis have announced a 20th anniversary show for their debut album Destroy the Machines, which was originally released on May 25, 1995 through Victory Records. The show is will be held in the Detroit area in just a few days, and the band will play the album in its entirety. Check out the details below.

Guitarist Scott Crouse on the show: “It’s a cliche thing to say, but it really does feel like only yesterday we were writing and recording ‘Destroy The Machines’. When we play the album live it doesn’t feel like dated material to us, and I think the record is still very relevant today.”

Earth Crisis last released their EP The Discipline this past May through Bullet Tooth Records.

Lineup announced for first Might As Well Fest (Astpai, Going Away Party, Harker, and more)

The first ever Might As Well Fest is all set to take place on September 12th at The Macbeth in London.  The first wave of bands has been announced for the lineup, including Astpai, Break-Ups, Going Away Party, Harker, Hogwash, and Six Time Champion.

We’ll keep you updated as more bands are announced.  You can pick up tickets here.

The Fest 14 announces even more bands (Andrew WK, Government Issue, and more)

The FEST 14 has announced a few more additions to this year’s lineup.  The newly announced bands include Andrew WK, Government Issue, Beltones, Mean Jeans, Radon and more.  You can see the full list of new announcements as well as the entire lineup here.

Fest 14 is set for October 30th through November 1st in Gainesville, Florida, with the Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor 3 party on October 28th and 29th in Tampa, Florida’s Ybor City neighborhood. Tickets, hotels, etc. are all set to go on sale June 1st. You can find all the info on that here.

Rats Nest Run-In announces 6 new bands

The annual Rats Nest Run-In car show (and music festival) has announced six more bands that will be joining the fun on August 21st-23rd, 2015 in East Durham, NY (upstate, near Albany).  The new announcements include The Koffin Kats, The Grizzly Band, Kyle Trocolla, Whiskey Kill, Dressed For The Occasion, and The High Five Revival.

In addition to the Rat Rods car show, burlesque, a pin-up contest, a tiki pool party, and pig roast, a number of rockabilly, psychobilly, and americana bands will play over the 3 days. The newly announced bands will be joining American Pinup, Creepin’ Cadavers, Those Crosstown Rivals, Pitchfork Militia, Lara Hope and the Ark Tones, and The Bothers.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available. Head over here for DyingScene’s rundown of last year’s event.

Foxfires (hardcore) debut new song “Wanderlust Curse” off upcoming album “Pinetum”

Worcester, Mass.-based hardcore outfit Foxfires, featuring former Four Year Strong member Josh Lyford, are now streaming a new song, “Wanderlust Curse,” off their debut full length album titled Pinetum. Lyford explained the meaning of the song:

“‘Wanderlust Curse’ is about falling into those ruts in life and having to scrape your way back out, or stay to rot and die. It was kind of an observation I had; I was pretty sure about who I was and what I represented throughout my youth. I had problems, just like anyone else, but at the end of the day I always knew where I stood. As the years go by and there are a number of outside influences—relationships, jobs, different responsibilities and loss—you can lose some of that in the shuffle. It’s all a roller coaster, juggling the stark truth of reality against that personal need for growth and change. You almost need a foot on the rat-race mouse wheel to survive, but you don’t want to fall in and completely lose yourself.”

Give “Wanderlust Curse” a listen below.

The new album is slated for release in October via Escapist Records and will serve as a follow up to 2013′s EP, The Golden Age.

Punk Rock Picnic Drama – Promoters talk shit on Facebook

For those of you who attended the ‘annual’ Punk Rock Picnic this past weekend in Long Beach, we would love to hear your thoughts on the festival as a whole.

For those not familiar, Punk Rock Picnic has been an event that has consistently been rife with struggles, issues, and failures.

It appears this year was no different, and as I sit at my desk and read message after message between promoters Steve Smith and Rick Bottrell about finances and problems with the event, I am saddened, humored, and generally just feel bad for all who got caught up negatively in this affair.

OC Weekly wrote a nice little story summarizing all the aggro, which you can check out here.

Brand New will possibly release new music this year

Brand New front man Jesse Lacey recently sat down with Spanish magazine Rockzone, and based on translations of the interview, it looks like fans of the band can expect a new EP or LP sometime this year:

“Yes, I have no problem talking about this with you. You’re the first person with whom I have an interview in a while. We have a new album to get. There is no secret. The thing is that it is not ready, so to speak. Hopefully it out this year, at least that is our aim. We do not know whether it will be an EP of seven songs or so, or the traditional LP of 14 songs. We have many songs that we’ve been working, but hey, I guess sometimes you have to face what you have steeping a little, as I said before. Is something that we have to adapt, one day seems that we will get and the next we were a little farther out.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details on this new release surface.  The band released their fourth studio album, Daisy, in 2009.

Coheed and Cambria release song about Justice Scalia on Funny or Die

Coheed and Cambria recorded a satirical song for Funny or Die this weekend in response to Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinions to both same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act in a legendary week for SCOTUS decisions.

Check out the song below.

Coheed and Cambria last released The Afterman albums Ascension and Descension in October 2012 and February 2013, respectively.