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The Living End begin work on album number seven

Posted by hayley on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:52 PM (PST)

Australian punk legends The Living End have just announced in addition to their recent headlining dates, that they are working on their seventh album. Not too many details have been announced, so we’ll be keeping you updated once they surface.

The Living End last released “The End Is Just The Beginning Repeating” in 2011 via Dew Process Records.

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Chris Rest (Lagwagon) talks about traveling and playing with Tony Sly

Posted by vdubowner on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST)

Since the tribute album to Tony Sly has been released, many personalities from bands who contributed to the Fat Wreck Chords comp have stopped by to explained how Tony influenced them or to talk about the song they covered on the album.

Most recently, Lagwagon guitarist and former No Use For A Name member Chris Rest has wrote a piece on how it was to play and tour with Tony Sly.

Here’s what he had to say:

“As a musician, once in a while you see a band and think, “Wow, I wish I was in this band.” No Use was one of those bands for me. It was always obvious to me that their songs and talent was beyond the level of an average punk band. But it was their personalities and overall dynamic that really made them so cool. Tony is one of the funniest and smartest people I’ve ever known. His talent was always obvious. One day, out of the blue, I received a call from Tony asking if I wanted to audition for No Use. Lagwagon was not doing much of anything at the time and I was working as a care giver for an elderly woman. I was initially surprised but flattered and I accepted. Our first tour was to Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Japan. I quickly realized even more than before, the extent of Tony’s talent and the band’s potential. None of us had ever been to Indonesia, Malaysia or China and we played many smaller cities in Japan that bands don’t normally go to, which made it a new experience for all of us. I can’t really recall many tours that I had a better time on. I quickly became very close friends with Tony, Matt and Rory. When Rory left the band I recommended my good friend, Boz Rivera to take his place. Matt and Boz playing together was an awesome thing to behold. They fed off of each other’s musical abilities. With that, combined with Tony’s songwriting, I was quite sure that the the next album to come out of this band was going to be something very special. To be a part of it, I’m sure, was going to be something I would have really been proud of. I am proud and grateful to have been lucky enough to have experienced the times that I did, playing, touring and just hanging out with Tony and to have had his friendship. I will Never Forget Tony Sly.”

Chris Rest and Lagwagon covered Tony’s “Discomfort Inn” on the tribute album “The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute,” released on October 29th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman will be hosting a CreativeLive Music and Audio course this Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9am to 4pm.

If you’re interested in working in the music industry, this live stream is for you. “The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers and Tours” will focus on the many aspects of building a career in today’s music industry whether your a musician or a business professional. Better yet, the course is completely FREE, you can enroll through CreativeLive.

I’ll definitely be signing myself up but, if you’re not sold yet, you can check out some more information on Kevin and Saturday’s course below.

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:


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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