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Normally when a band emails DS asking us to check out their debut album recorded at their friend's "home studio" I prepare myself for an obligatory 30 second listen of a horribly produced screech fest before I move on to the next email. Let me tell you, in the case of Athens' Fold The Nuts I'm extremely glad I make a point of listening to every single band that emails us, even those with names as bad as "Fold The Nuts". What I discovered was a 6 song gem of a skate punk release. Fantastic guitar solos, great speed, melodic vocals with just enough angst and clearly this friend with a home studio knows what he's doing behind the knobs. Do yourself a favor and check out the band's self-titled debut below. You can thank me later. --------------------------------------
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Travis Barker says Tom’s replacement Matt Skiba is “actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools”
As far as I’m concerned, no bad blood from me. I wish him the best in everything he does. I think the right thing for him to do would just man up and quit the band instead of telling people he didn’t quit and just be real with the fans… I think for Tom, he doesn’t like punk music and it was a phase for him…
We are two weeks in to practice and he’s killing it. There’s harmonies that have never been sung. He’s actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools.
For more information on the Blink 182 drama leading up to this point, you can check out our other articles following the subject here: Tom quits, claims he didn’t quit, Mark and Travis confirm that he did quit, Tom releases a statement.Add to My Radar
In an interview with Loudwire, The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland offered some updates on the band’s anticipated new album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By. Asked if the band was still working on the record, Holland replied:
“We’re not that clever [laughs], we’re just lazy. Every other time we’ve done a record, we hunker down and go into the studio for a year or however long it takes. We just decided not to do it that way this time. We thought let’s just do a couple of songs, work on them when we feel inspired and when we have it done, we thought, why wait? Let’s just go ahead and put it out.”
Holland was also asked about The Offspring’s upcoming plans and a possible release date for the new album, and his response was, “We’ve been recording the album at a real relaxed pace, like I said. Just when we feel inspired and go in and eventually we’ll get it together and go in and really finish it — knock it out. In the meantime we’ve got a bunch of touring lined up for the summer. We’re going to be doing a lot of stuff in the U.S. and going to Europe towards the end of the summer for festivals. What do they say in Spinal Tap? The world and elsewhere.”
Last month, The Offspring released a new single “Coming for You“, which will likely be included on the new album. The band last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise.Add to My Radar
In an interview with i-D, L7 guitarist and vocalist Donita Sparks talked about the band’s reunion and future, where she revealed that they are only focusing on live shows and have no plans to work on their first album since 1999′s Slap-Happy. She explains:
“I hadn’t spoken to some of the band members in 14 years, and when I approached everyone, I said, “Hey, let’s not worry about making a record, do you want to do some shows?” so we’re not focusing on new material. But you never know, we haven’t had a rehearsal yet. It’s strange because this reunion seems to be happening in real time, the media and the public are getting the information as soon as the bandmates are. We haven’t even been in the same room in 18 years. That will happen in early March when we get together and rehearse. It’ll be weird, but in a good way.”
L7 broke up in 2001 after six albums, and the original lineup last performed together in 1996, when bassist Jennifer Finch left the band.Add to My Radar
DS Interview: Jack Dalrymple talks toyGuitar, songwriting, and what he’ll never tell us about touring
Jack Dalrymple’s music resume runs like a wish list of all the punk bands you’d ever want to be in: Swingin’ Utters, Dead To Me, One Man Army, Re-Volts, and The US Bombs. I actually may have missed one or two, but the point is clear: Jack is punk rock through and through, and he’s also putting out some really cool music in his newest band, toyGuitar. They released their debut full length album, In This Mess, earlier this year (you can read our review of it here), and Jack took some time to talk with us about the new project.
Check out the full interview below.Add to My Radar
In a recent interview, Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin revealed that the band the legendary Canadian metal band is planning to release a new album next year, which will be their first since 2013′s Target Earth. He states:
“We wanna release a bunch of seven-inch [singles] first. We have many split seven-inch [singles] coming up this year — the first one with At the Gates in April, and the new want to do another one with Napalm [Death], and another one with Corrections House, and so on. But eventually we’ll write a whole bunch of songs and compile everything into an album, I would say, early next year. Right now we’re sort of touring on the new single that came out the first day of the [current] tour in Miami, ‘We Are Connected’. But this is coming out in April as a seven-inch with At the Gates.”
Away was also asked if their recently-released new song “We Are Connected” is a good representation of Voviod’s direction for the next album. He replied, “Absolutely. It’s shameless prog rock, but it’s Voviod, and the thrash metal [influences are] there. It’s what we do naturally. We are working on two new songs in the back of the bus on the computer, and it’s definitely the same direction as ‘We Are Connected’.”
You can watch the interview below.Add to My Radar
Crumbsuckers bassist and founder Gary Meskil was recently interviewed by Noisey, where he talked about the band’s reunion. Asked if their upcoming performance at this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl will be a one-off or the band will continue, Meskil replied:
“Well, we don’t have any plans of sort of rehashing the band’s career at this point, or making new music together, or even looking beyond the Black and Blue Bowl. If I had to guess right now, I would say that it would be the last time the band will get together. Everybody’s really busy doing other stuff. With Chris I know that it’s really trying on him, to try and get it back into the full swing as a hardcore singer. He has been out of the game for so many years; it has to be pretty tough for him.”
The Crumbsuckers, who released only two studio albums in their initial career (1986′s Life of Dreams and 1988′s Beast on My Back), first broke up in 1989 and shortly resurfaced under the name Heavy Rain before briefly reviving the Crumbsuckers name in 1990 and again in 2006. After the Crumbsuckers’ second breakup in the early 90′s, the rhythm section of Gary Meskil and Dan Richardson went on to form Pro-Pain, while Chuck Lenihan ended up with The Genitorturers.Add to My Radar
Earlier today, Dexter Holland and Noodles of The Offspring took part in a Twitter question-and-answer session, where they were asked about the band’s highly-anticipated tenth studio album, which will be their first since 2012′s Days Go By. Asked if the album will include their recently-released single “Coming for You”, Noodles replied:
“Yes. The plan is to compile a whole record from the songs we are currently working on.”
In the same session, Holland was asked when fans can expect a new album. His response was, “We can’t wait to get another album out as soon as we have enough songs.”
The Offspring last released the Summer Nationals EP in August 2014, which featured covers of songs originally by Bad Religion and Pennywise. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on their new record come to light.Add to My Radar
Japan is widely known for being one of the world’s centers for music, however this site does not focus too much on their bands. Though not as popular in the United States, bands from Japan have some of the most devoted fans you may ever see. One of Japan’s most influential bands happens to be a ska band by the name of Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. This 9-piece band has been around over 25 years and are gearing up to release their 19th studio album, Ska Me Forever, on February 10th through Nacional Records.
TSPO are known for their energetic and exciting live performances and continue to bring their shows to the whole world. With the release of Ska Me Forever, the band proves that they are nothing to be messed with and will not stop for a long time. The album blends a large variety of genres, including punk, rock, classical, and jazz, and mix it all up into their signature ska sound, proving why they are one of the leading international ska bands around today. With a whopping 18 tracks, this album is filled with guest appearances from some of Japan’s leading punk bands such as Asian Kung-Fu Generation and 10-FEET, as well as including covers of well known pieces such as Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9″ and the classic Mexican folk song “Cielito Lindo.”
Dying Scene was lucky to have baritone saxophone player (and original member) Atsushi Yanaka answer a few questions regarding their upcoming release, touring, and more. Check out the full exclusive interview below.Add to My Radar
Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker has a bit more to say about guitarist and band founder Tom DeLonge’s departure from the band. Barker sat down with the DJs of radio station KROQ’s The Kevin and Bean Show to go into some more detail. He also talks about his Musink Festival, Dave Grohl, and the future of Blink 182 with their new guitarist (and Alkaline Trio frontman) Matt Skiba. You can listen to the segment here.
You can read more about the situation with Tom DeLonge here.Add to My Radar
Recess Records owner Todd Congelliere, was interviewed on Rocket From Russia. During the interview he discussed Toys That Kill‘s brand new split 7-inch with Joyce Manor, Toys That Kill’s upcoming album, Recess Records new releases, his response to Don Giovanni’s “challenge” to drop Screeching Weasel from Recess Records, playing laundromat in Olympia, WA and starting Spike Jonze’s directing career.
You can give it a listen here.
Toys That Kill last released a split with Joyce Manor in December.Add to My Radar
Upstate, NY’s Artisan play melodic hardcore with drive and heart. “Living in a consistent state of pessimism will create a harsh dynamic between yourself and the rest of the world, hindering your friendships, relationships and…well…your life in general really,” opines vocalist Jackson Corbo.
I was looking forward to seeing the band share the stage with Hundreth and Meridian at a recent Poughkeepsie, NY show but the gig was snowed out. I hit up the band and made sure we still connected anyway, because they are doing things right in many ways.
Read the interview and stream their debut EP “Prelude” below.Add to My Radar
In a recent interview, The Misfits founder Jerry Only said that he would consider doing a reunion of the original lineup on condition that Glenn Danzig left all “that dark, that real black stuff at home” and focused on being a “positive influence” to Misfits’ fans. He states:
“The thing is, I have an obligation to our fans. A lot of our fans are young and the thing is, we’re a very positive organization. We may have a lot of scary shit, but we’re working out, we take care of mom, we’ve got jobs. It’s no bullshit. We work for what we’re doing. If we bring Glenn back in and he’s going to bring that dark, that real black stuff to the table, I don’t want that.
All the money in the world ain’t gonna make me sell out my fans. What I feel is that, I’d rather be where I am and be happy and be a positive influence than to be the richest man in the world and miserable and be a scumbag to the kids that follow us. I’m not doing that. I told Doyle that. I told him, ‘Hey look, if Glenn wants to come be a team player and leave that shit at home, we’re good.’ That’s the name of the game.”
Glenn Danzig was the original singer of the Misfits, and remained with the band until their original breakup in 1983. The Misfits have since reunited without him, and are currently planning a follow-up to their 2011 album The Devil’s Rain.Add to My Radar