Interview
Inside All Silk Mastering House With Ed Hall (Egos At The Door): Interview, Live Session Premiere

We spend a lot of time covering music here at Dying Scene and not so much looking at the people behind the sounds. Today, we’re going to buck that trend with an interview with mastering engineer and owner of the All Silk Mastering House, Ed Hall.

Ed has spent most of his life in and around the DIY punk scene in the north of England. He’s probably best known as guitarist with the recently disbanded, hugely underrated techcore proggers, Egos At The Door. With Egos, Ed has travelled across Europe and America, allowing him to build a strong network of contacts from the international punk scene.

His latest venture involved the creation of a sonic fantasy lab in an undisclosed location in Colne, Lancashire in the north of the UK. Ed was kind enough to share his experiences setting up the All Silk Mastering House, which has been a complete DIY effort. From construction and decorating, through to fitting the space out with all the necessary gear and, of course, the mastering itself, Ed handles the entire process. He’s an inspiration to all those who long to cast off the shackles of the daily grind and chase their dreams but lack the gusto to take that initial plunge.

Below, you’ll find an interview with Ed, as well as an exclusive look at his latest project – a regular live session from the All Silk Mastering House floor itself. We’ve also thrown in an example of Ed’s recent work with UK garage punks SWEARS’s latest single, Space Invaders.


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Video
NinetyNine (Hardcore, DE) release video for “As One”

German hardcore exports NinetyNine have released a video for “As One”, a track from their upcoming EP Wasteland, released on Dead Serious Records on January 25th.

Have a watch below.


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Video
Coercion release video for “Lose To Win”

Coercion, the rock band featuring members of Death By Stereo, Good Riddance, Ghost Parade, Fury 66, and The Lonely Kings, just released their new EP Veritas via Bird Attack Records.

They’ve now released a video for “Lose To Win”, from that EP. Have a watch below.


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Release
Have a listen to MxPx’s “Punk Rawk Christmas”

In case you missed it, MxPx released a festive, six song EP a few days back. If you’re bored of listening to Bad Religion’s Xmas album, now you have another band you love to feel festive with.

Have a listen to Punk Rock Christmas on Spotify now.


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Video
BK Punks THICK Release Video For “Lyfe”

Photo By Jeff Schaer-Moses Photogrpahy
THICK guitarist Nikki Crowdsurfing during their set at Brooklyn Bazaar on Dec, 8.

Brooklyn punks THICK released the video for their newest single “Lyfe” at Brooklyn Bazaar on December 8. I don’t want to overstate how good I think THICK is, so lets just put it this way …. get on that wave right now because THICK is the new religion and it’s not going anywhere but up from here.

THICK is already one of the most exciting bands in the BK and it’s only a matter of time before their infectious sound crosses the East River and spreads through The Big Apple like a plague of ass-kicking destruction. THICK may not be reinventing the wheel with their pop-punk tunes but what they are doing is bringing a whole new energy and attitude to the genre.

Glass Slipper, Fat Heaven, and Whiner acted on support on THICKs big night in Greenpoint.


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Show Review
Leftover Crack Owns New York City

 

Scott Sturgeon of Leftover Crack
All Photos by Jeff Schaer-Moses Photography.

Leftover Crack put on a command performance for a sold-out crowd in their hometown on December, 3,  just a few short days after dropping a new record. Sturg and the gang rocked the hordes of Crack Rock Steady fans at Brooklyn Bazaar into a punk induced sweat laced frenzy touching on all the CRS hits. Stza Crack can be a bit of a prima donna at times but acting as the ringleader of a raucous punk rock circus like the one they put on in the BK, the Crack Daddy had no problem rising to the occasion.

Leftover Crack is being joined on tour by Midwest hardcore legends Negative Approach and New Jersey wildmen Crazy and the Brains, and also had Brooklyn’s Cop/Out and (A)Truth out as local support.

Check out the full show review below.


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Video
Vagrants (Post Hardcore, FL) Stream Video for “Clarity”, Sign to Equal Vision Records

Florida-based post hardcore band Vagrants have just signed to Equal Vision Records. To celebrate the occasion, they have decided to release a video for their track “Clarity”, which will feature on the band’s forthcoming debut EP due out at an undisclosed date in 2019.

The band’s guitarist, Jose DelRio, had the following to say about Vagrants new record label:

“We are extremely honoured to join the Equal Vision family and be apart of such a legendary roster of bands, many of which have been influential on us. It’s an incredibly humbling feeling to have such amazing people in our corner.”

You can check out “Clarity” below.


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Release
Ink Bomb (Skate Punk, Holland) Stick to Their Tradition with Charity Acoustic Cover of Against Me!’s “Black Me Out”

For the third year in a row, Dutch punk band Ink Bomb will sell an acoustic cover for charity. This year the band chose the song “Black Me Out” by Against Me! and will sell copies for 3 euros. All proceeds will be donated to OutRight Action International, an LGBTIQ organisation. The donation campaign will end on January 11.

Previous charity covers from the band have included Cindy Lauper’s “Time After Time” and “Nothing With You” by Descendents.

You can check out their version of “Black Me Out” below. If you like it, get it bought and support a great cause!


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Release
Goldfinger Announce Forthcoming Christmas EP

California ska punk legends Goldfinger have announced that they will release an EP full of Christmas music. The record will be imaginatively titled Christmas EP and should be available to stream on December 14, 2018. The band’s previous release was the 2017 album The Knife, which is available on Rise Records.

Goldfinger made the announcement about Christmas EP last week via their Instagram account.

 


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Release
Bet Your Life (Punk, Canada) Stream New EP “A Reason to Stay”

Ontario-based melodic punk rock three piece Bet Your Life are streaming their new 6-song EP A Reason to Stay in its entirety. You can check it out below.

A Reason to Stay was recorded with Jimi James at The Vault, mastered by Matt Dyer, and features album artwork by Dave Schultz from Hanger 18 Tattoos.

The previous release from the three piece was their 2018 single “Getting Out of the Pigeon Game”, which appears as the final track on A Reason to Stay.


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Release
Authority Zero release new album “Persona Non Grata”

Authority Zero have sprung a new album on us. The band have self-released
Persona Non Grata
, which came out on all of the usual streaming platforms Friday. The band have said on their website that physicals are up for sale next month.

Have a listen here.


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Music
Punchline 13 release their cover of “Last Christmas”

Montreal pop punks Punchline 13 have decided to tackle doing a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. If you’re in a Christmassy mood, have a listen below.

The track, along with the rest of their discography, is up on Bandcamp now.


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