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Blink-182 discuss possible album, tour with A Day to Remember

Posted by Jonathan Lyte on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:05 AM (PST)

Blink-182 are supposedly talking about a new album in the works as well as a tour with A Day to Remember. Travis Barker recently sat down with Billboard Magazine for an interview where he said, “There are talks of all sorts of things,” and “There’s talk of maybe recording an album, there are talks of doing a tour with A Day To Remember, so we’ll see what happens.” A Day to Remember just opened up for Blink-182′s very first show with Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) and the very first Blink show since Tom Delonge’s “departure.” You can read some more of the interview with Travis Barker below.

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I’m not the greatest interviewer in the world; not by a long shot. My Dying Scene Radio co-host, Bob Noxious, is far superior. Constantly talking over people and trampling guests with my idiotic blather, I am still learning how to deliver the question and then shut the heck up. I’m definitely aware of my own idiocy. Still, there’s some good that comes with being a good talker. For instance, I managed to talk my way into a press pass and an interview with Dwarves’ frontman Blag Dahlia, last Friday, (the 13th, coincidentally), prior to the first stop on the band’s east coast tour at The Bowery Electric in New York City.

I asked Blag about his band’s excessive use of nicknames, the extent of their DIY operation (“Why not hire a lowly assistant to respond back and forth to assholes like me?), and whatever happened to his now defunct punk rock podcast, Radio Like You Want. Without breaking character, Blag quips about his band being somehow linked to Islamic Fundamentalism, while boasting about being tall and having a large penis. So, whatever your opinion of my bumbling style – I do somehow manage to elicit interesting banter. Well, you tell me.

Checkout the full video interview below.

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New Orleans hardcore punk act PEARS released their critically acclaimed debut album “Go To Prion” in 2014 and hit the ground running.  Since their inception, they’ve toured extensively and have been hammering away at new songs. They took a break from world domination to answer some of my questions. In the interview we discussed their next release, inspiration, substance abuse, New Orleans and more.

You can read the interview below.

PEARS released Go To Prison last year, with the vinyl release being handled by Anxious and Angry. They are currently touring the U.S.

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Brian Baker hopes Bad Religion will begin recording new album this fall

Posted by ChrisDude on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM (PST)

Yesterday we reported that Bad Religion had already started writing new material for their next album. In a recent interview, guitarist Brian Baker stated that he hopes the band will be back in the studio recording the album, which will not only be their first since 2013′s True North, but their first with Mike Dimkich, who replaced longtime guitarist Greg Hetson last year. Baker states:

“Brett and Greg are writing and we’re going to work this year, but hopefully we’ll be able to record in the fall, which I’m excited about.”

Bad Religion band last released Christmas Songs on October 29th, 2013 through Epitaph Records, and will be on tour this summer.

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Bad Religion begin writing new album

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:33 PM (PST)

In a recent interview, Bad Religion bassist Jay Bentley confirmed that the band has begun writing new material for their next album, which will be their first since 2013′s True North and their first with new guitarist Mike Dimkich; however, he didn’t offer a timetable for the record.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Bad Religion come to light. The band last released Christmas Songs on October 29th, 2013 through Epitaph Records, and will be on tour this April and June.

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Video: Pulling Punches talk about live shows, writing new songs

Posted by PullingPunches on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 4:10 PM (PST)

Pulling Punches recently posted a video giving us an inside look at their writing process, most of which is coherent.

You can watch it below.

The band plans to enter the studio in late April to record a new EP and their latest EP, Lighten Up, Burn It Down, was released in September of last year.

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Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. Worldwide, this day is celebrated with mass consumption of whiskey, beer (sometimes green), and boiled food (corned beef, cabbage, etc). Besides the boiled food, it sounds like just another day to me.

To commemorate the day, we have for you a little interview with Irish punk band Blood or Whiskey, where we discuss crowd-funding, songwriting, St. Patrick’s Day and more.

The band is performing over in Dublin today, and we wish them the best of luck!

You can read the entire interview below.

Blood or Whiskey last released “Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil” last year, and you can check out a video for their ska song “Gone and Forgotten” below.

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In case you missed it, SoCal punk legends Face To Face played a string of shows in California just after Christmas, their first US dates in quite a while. But these weren’t just any shows. Instead, they were billed the “Triple Crown” shows, and they featured the band performing their first three full-lengths (1992′s Don’t Turn Away, 1994′s Big Choice and 1996′s Face to Face) in their entirety over the course of three nights in the same venue.

Inspired by the success of those shows, the band announced a mini-tour of sorts, in which they’ll be playing the three “Triple Crown” albums over three nights in four select cities: New York, Denver, Chicago and Dallas. For the third time in his Dying Scene career, your favorite resident Face To Face fanboy traded emails with frontman Trever Keith, this time to discuss the importance of the “Triple Crown” dates, and how revisiting the old material is helping the band shape what comes next. Head below to check it out.

Face To Face released their last album, Three Chords and a Half Truth, back in 2013 on Rise Records. There are details in our interview about when you may expect to hear something new…and as always, we’ll keep you posted!

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Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape and Swingin’ Utters guitarist Darius Koski sat down together recently for a joint interview on Exclaim TV.  In the video, they read and answer questions that were submitted by the bands’ fans.  Check it out below.

Darius recently announced he will be releasing his first solo album on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords.

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So it’s sometime in the waning days of 1979. Somewhere in Los Angeles, a group of high school kids get together and, inspired by a love for loud, fast music and pissing people off, they do something that has happened a million times over in the years before and since; they start a band. Their sound and their anti-authoritarian message inspire a legion of similarly disenfranchised youth, and a movement was born. In spite of more than their fair share of lineup changes (and a temporary early hiatus), said band continues to inspire and provoke audiences well into their fourth decade together.

Around the same time at a high school 2700 miles away in our nation’s capital, a similarly-minded four-piece inspired by a knack for being outspoken about similar causes. That band’s star burns out in a few years, but not before leaving a legacy as one of the most inspirational sounds and messages in the world of DIY punk and hardcore music.

It’s probably no secret that the two bands loosely alluded to above are Bad Religion and Minor Threat, respectively. No matter when you first made your way into this scene, odds are pretty good that at some point, you immersed yourself in the catalog of at least one but probably both of those bands (and you probably became at least casually familiar with bands like Dag Nasty along the way).

To follow the career of Brian Baker is to essentially have followed the arc of influential American punk music. Baker was the bassist-turned-rhythm-guitarist-turned-bass-player-again for Minor Threat before their all-too-early demise in 1983. He started Dag Nasty a few years later and after that project (and a couple others) ran its course, Baker rather famously turned down a high-profile touring spot in R.E.M. to join Bad Religion after that band’s founding guitarist and co-songwriter Brett Gurewitz departed in 1994.

Fast-forward more than two decades and Bad Religion remains as vital to the scene as ever. Some of the parts have changed since Baker joined; Gurewitz signed back on in 2001, Brooks Wackerman replaced Bobby Schayer that same year, Mike Dimkich officially took over for long-time guitarist Greg Hetson last year. Now in the latter part of their fourth decade, however, the band seems to show no real signs of slowing down. They’re about to depart on a US tour that features a handful of dates being billed as “Battle of the Centuries” shows. In certain locations like Boston, New York, Denver and Berlin, Bad Religion will play back-to-back nights in the same venue. Night #1 will feature a setlist comprised of songs from 1980 to 2000, while Night #2 will feature a setlist comprised solely of songs from 2000 and forward. Dying Scene had the privilege of catching up with Brian Baker to discuss the “Battle of the Centuries” shows and his roles not only in Bad Religion itself for the last twenty-one years, but the punk scene in general over the last 35. Head below to check out our conversation, and check out Bad Religion’s tour dates here.

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Canadian hardcore group Cancer Bats are show that they are a lot more easygoing than their music might make them out to be in the latest instalment of Exclaim! TV’s Chatroom. The three members field a number of fan questions (including a few from fellow Canadian hard-rocker Danko Jones). Topics of discussion include the ups and downs of making a new album, vintage video game consoles, and a harrowing tale involving a bottle of urine.

Check it out below.

The band’s last album Searching For Zero was released March 10th release in the US, via New Damage Records.

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Corrosion of Conformity talk about recording new album with Pepper Keenan

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7:35 PM (PST)

Corrosion of Conformity members Mike Dean and Reed Mullen were recently interviewed by Metal Gods TV, where they talk about their reunion with guitarist and vocalist Pepper Keenan, who last performed with the band in 2006. On the possibility of a new album with Keenan, who last recorded with the band on 2005′s In the Arms of God, Mullin stated:

“I think it’s gonna happen. I think it’ll come to fruition. This was kind of like the testing ground to see how folks reacted, and right off the bat, everybody has been super stoked, super positive. So I can’t imagine anything but us gearing up to do an album and more touring and stuff.”

You can watch the interview below.

Due to commitments with his other band Down, Keenan did not participate in the band’s 2010 reunion, which lasted for two albums (2012′s Corrosion of Conformity and last year’s IX) and one EP (Megalodon, also released in 2012).

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On March 10th, the 3rd full length from Brooklyn New York party punks The Sharp Lads entitled Blackout Offensive will hit the streets. Below is what frontman Dave Tierney and Bassist Kurt Wahlstrom had to say about their latest effort.

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I recently caught up Maryland pop punk act BraceFace. In the interview discussed the pressures of recording album, the limitless potential of punk and what’s next for the band.

You can read the interview below.

The band released their self-titled album in 2014.

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In a recent interview with Alternative Nation, Travis barker commented on Tom DeLonge’s departure from Blink 182 and his replacement, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio.

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…

Regarding Skiba:

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.

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