Punk Aid unveils cover art and band list for massive “Boston Strong” compilation

It’s not secret that the support pouring in to the Boston area in the wake of the Marathon Monday bombing and the related lockdown of much of the metropolitan area has been staggering. The punk community, as to be expected, has picked up the “Boston Strong” rallying cry in fine fashion (note stories that we’ve already brought you on benefit efforts by Dropkick Murphys, Man Overboard and The Gaslight Anthem, among others). Today, we’ve got news of a massive benefit compilation being planned.

Details surrounding “Punk Aid: Boston Strong” are still emerging, but we can point out that the cover art has been confirmed (see above in all its awesomeness). While the total band roster and tracklist have not been finalized, we can tell you that there are 80 (yes…80!) bands confirmed. At present, the roster includes a handful of Boston-area bands like the Pinkerton Thugs and The Unseen, as well as bands like Evacuate, Government Issue, The Briggs, The Adicts and more from across the rest of the US and, frankly, the world; I think I lost count around a dozen countries represented. Click here for the full rundown as of this writing, and remember to check back for updates before the final list is announced.

“Punk Aid: Boston Strong,” like it’s “Aceh Calling” predecessor, will be available for download in June for $6. All proceeds will benefit TUGG, a charity put together by the large Boston technology community. Click here to check out the charity’s website, and click here to for more information on the Punk Aid project in general and how you can still help.

The Forgotten (USA)
• The Adicts (UK)
• Bastards By Choice (Colombia)
• Vice Squad (UK)
• The Mercy Case (Boston, USA)
• Supreme Commander (USA)
• Askerosamente Repugnante (Chile)
• The Unseen (Boston, USA)
• Destruct (USA)
• Noi!se (USA)
• Combat Crisis (USA)
• Violent Society (USA)
• Mean Streets (USA)
• Revenants (USA)
• Imperfex (USA)
• The Virus (USA/unreleased track)
• The Woodsmen (USA)
• Topnovil (Australia)
• The Threats (UK)
• Evacuate (USA)
• The Defects (Ireland)
• The Bad Engrish (USA)
• All Out Attak (USA)
• The Cry (USA)
• Moral Decline (USA)
• The Seks (USA)
• The Scam (Australia)
• Disaster Stikes (Boston, USA)
• The Scarred (USA)
• Subculture(UK)
• Tony Jones & The Cretin 3 (USA)
• Tora! Tora Tora! (USA)
• Underclass UK (UK)
• Channel 3 (USA)
• Dead On The Wire (USA)
• Along The Way (USA)
• Destruct (USA)
• Mad Pigs (Czech Republic)
• Boy (Czech Republic)
• Total Chaos(USA)
• Smash 77 (USA)
• Hostages For Smack (UK)
• The Heels (USA)
• The Bondage (Indonesia)
• Traces of Empire (USA)
• The Briggs (USA)
• The Oversuck (Indonesia)
• Anti-Pasti (UK)
• Ash Williams and the Horde (USA)
• The Velisha (USA)
• Outlaw Bastards (Mexico)
• The Big Problem (USA)
• Threw (Canada)
• 4 Past Midnight (Scotland)
• The Howlers (USA)
• Unfair Fight (USA)
• The Sculpins (USA)
• Common Enemy (USA)
• Child Abduction (USA)
• The Intensives (Canada)
• The Straps (UK)
• City Rats (Israel)
• Brigade of Bridge (Indonesia)
• Bedlam Knives (USA)
• Milf (Malaysia)
• Secular Plague (France)
• Destruction Made Simple (USA)
• Piss On The Streets (Mexico)
• The Jetbirds (USA)
• The Beatdowns (USA)
• The Heels (USA)
• The Wheelz (USA)
• The Line (USA)
• Doomed To Obscurity(USA)
• War of Words (USA)
• Pinkerton Thugs (USA)
• Government Issue (USA)
• Drug Shock (USA)
• Done With You (USA)
• Vox Populi (Serbia)


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