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Social Distortion to enter the studio in January

Southern California punk veterans Social Distortion haven’t released anything new since their most recent full-length record Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes back in 2011. However, that’s about to change as the band will soon begin pre-production of their long-awaited new album and start recording it in January for a 2020 release.

Frontman Mike Ness explains to OC Register:

“We’re scheduled loosely to go into the studio in January. But after this October show, we get back into pre-production and the good news is that in the last 15 years, there’s songs that didn’t get used but feel like they’ve just been written, there’s new songs and I think we came up with 23 songs right now. I have to go through those and pick the best 12 or pick the ones that work best together. The other good news is that we might shock everyone and put two records out in two years. People aren’t going to know how to act.”

The follow-up to Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes will reportedly be released on Epitaph, and will be only the eighth full-length studio album by Social D, who have been celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band.



Social Distortion Announce 40th Anniversary Show

Punk rock legends Social Distortion will celebrate their 40 year career this October 26th in Orange County California at the FivePoint Amphitheatre. The event, which is billed as ‘Sounds From Behind The Orange Curtain’, will feature performances from an eclectic line up, picked by Mike Ness and his bandmates. Appearing will be Joan Jett, The Distillers, The Kills, Frank Turner, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Black Lips, Plague Vender, Bully and Mannequin Pussy.

Tickets can be purchased here.



Social Distortion and Flogging Molly Announce Summer Tour

Celtic punks Flogging Molly and rock n’ roll legends Social Distortion have announced an extensive 32-date tour across America (with one date in Canada). Having formed in 1979, Social Distortion have been a band for a staggering 40 years! The band’s last release, ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’ in 2011, was the first released via current label Epitaph Records and the band’s highest charting album to date. It has previously been confirmed that Social Distortion will be entering the studio this year to record new material. Flogging Molly will be touring to support their 2017 album ‘Life Is Good’.



Dying Scene Radio – Episode 14

Well, how about that! The guys took a break from their “busy” lives and graced us with a new episode of Dying Scene Radio! Guess they couldn’t be bothered to find an awesome band to interview but they’re back nonetheless. Not only are they back, they brought a ton of music from new and emerging artists that you were probably too lazy to discover with ’em! But, but, but, wait it gets better (or worse depending on how you look at it) they’re also covering some of the most noteworthy scene news from the last few weeks so you don’t have to scour the internets. ‘Tis a dark and dangerous place, that internet. All of that and more in Episode 14 of Dying Scene Radio! Check it out, below!



Mike Ness signs with Concord Music Publishing, confirms new Social Distortion album in the works

Billboard has an article on Mike Ness signing a publishing deal with Concord Music Publishing. Aside from archival releases to come this year, the article confirms that Social Distortion have a new album in the works that will be released via Epitaph. It’s been seven years since the last studio album ‘Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes’ also on Epitaph.

Despite the band existing for a staggering 40 years, Mike Ness has shown no signs of declining when it comes to song-writing. The new album will be a release to look out for this year!



The Offspring/Social D to headline Surf City Blitz, motorcycle racing

“This is an incredible line-up of bands over two days, and combined with Roland Sand’s Moto Beach Classic, this is going to be an awesome show…To be a part of an event like this that’s never been done before is pretty cool. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

These words from legendary Social Distortion front man Mike Ness, and honestly I couldn’t have said it better myself. This event looks absolutely epic, with two days of kickass bands on the beach including Bad Religion, Rancid, TSOL, Suicidal Tendencies and more… combined with a dirt track right on the sand for drag racing…

The Offspring‘s Dexter Holland “Can’t wait to hang out on the beach with some of our SoCal punk friends and idols when we play Surf City Blitz.”

If you’re going to be anywhere around Huntington State Beach October 27 and 28 then you can set up your itinerary right here, with tickets for single day passes starting at $49.50, and going on sale this Friday, July 20.

Custom bikes. Punk. Art… THE BEACH!!! Better to save the date, and pick up some tickets before their gone.

 



Social Distortion to begin pre-production of new album around January

In a recent interview with Edmonton Journal, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness offered an update on the band’s long-awaited new album. When the interviewer assumed that touring through the summer and into the fall means that new music isn’t expected too soon, Mike said:

“Yeah, it’s tough. I’ve put a few new songs in the set just to let people know that we’re not sitting on our asses at home. It gets people talking, which is nice. But yeah, once we stop touring in November, we’ll be ready. I’m thinking that by January we’ll be pre-production, but I don’t want to rush something out just to get it out.”

Ness also stated, “I don’t want to rush something just to get it out for a Thanksgiving release. It’s not like Epitaph is on me to get a new record out, though I imagine they’d be happy with a new Social D album.”

We’ll keep you posted once we get more details on the new Social D record, which will be the band’s one since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Social Distortion detail Fall tour

Social Distortion have announced a lengthy Fall tour. Running from September 11th until October 14th, the band are taking in a lot of the US and Canada. Full details of all dates are up on the band’s website, with tickets for all shows available now.

The tour may well coincide with the release of a new album which has been promised. It due out late this year on Epitaph Records



Social Distortion announce tour this summer, and album for release this year

SoCal punks Social Distortion are heading out on tour this summer! Pack your bags and get excited.

The guys also have said that they are currently in the porcess of recording a new album which will hopefully make it’s release later this year on Epitaph Records. This new album will follow up their last release of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes which made it’s debut in 2011.

Check out the tour dates below!



Social Distortion’s Mike Ness talks new album, studio plans

In a recent interview, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness stated that, in the next six-to-nine months, the band will begin pre-production and the recording process of their long-awaited new album, due for release sometime next year. He explains:

“Once this tour ends, we’ll spend six to nine months in pre-production. Then we’ll record the album. I’ll do some reference recordings at our studio, but they’ll be pretty crude. For arrangements and experimenting with stuff, the recordings don’t need to be high-quality.”

Mike also explained why the band takes a long time to make records, “Journalists will say, ‘It’s been seven years since your last record.’ But it didn’t take seven years to write the record. It probably took seven years to wind down from five years of touring. And I have a family, I have responsibilities. Sometimes I need five years to live life, so I have stuff to write about. Sometimes I don’t pick up a guitar for six months, but when I do pick it up, the past six months pour out of me.”

He was also asked if it’s too early to offer a preview of the new record, and his response was, “There are things about Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes I want to keep, but the next album may have more of a garage feel to it. I want it to have a little bit more high energy. And for this new record, unfortunately, I feel like I have to write the album of my career. There’s going to be a lot of thought put into it.”

Social Distortion’s recent album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, was released in 2011. That was the band’s first release on Epitaph Records, and their first studio album since 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll.



Social Distortion announce summer/fall tour dates

Southern California punk legends Social Distortion have announced a full-scale U.S. tour which will take place from July to early September, and will wrap up with an appearance at the Ohana Fest in Dana Point. The dates and locations are below.

Social Distortion are reportedly intending to hit the studio this fall to begin recording their long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new record come to light.



Social Distortion to hit the studio this fall?

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently gave Phoenix New Times an update on the band’s long-awaited new album, revealing that his goal is to enter the studio by fall. He explains:

“It has to be organic. You know it’s like ‘I want to finish three songs by this tour’, and then I do that and I can’t even think anymore. ‘Is that the best line I can write or am I trying to meet a deadline?’

“My goal is to be in the studio by Fall. Unfortunately, I have to write the record of my career right now. That’s the pressure I put on myself.”

This isn’t the first of recent updates on the new Social D record that we’ve covered. Nearly a month ago, Mike said that the band had approximately 20 new songs completed, and then a week-and-a-half ago, he hinted at entering the studio in about six months. Whenever the new record arrives, it will be the band’s first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Mike Ness offers (yet another) update on new Social Distortion album

After reporting a-week-and-a-half ago that they were working on approximately 20 new songs, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness gave The Pacific Northwest Inlander another update on the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that they might have enough songs and hinted at entering the studio in about six months. He states:

“I’ve been reading and writing, and kind of wrapping my mind around the self-imposed challenge that I’ve put on myself: that I’ve got to write the record of my career. So I’ve got to raise the bar. That’s just something that I put on myself because I don’t like to just go, ‘Time to put out another record’ and go through the motions.

I mean, yeah, we might have enough songs right now. But I want to see what can happen over the next six months. Can I outdo this? What direction do I want to go in? What do I want to say?”

When the new Social D record will be released is unknown, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted when more information comes to light. The band’s most recent album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, was released in 2011.



Mike Ness says Social Distortion have completed about 20 songs for new album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently gave Las Vegas Review-Journal an update on the band’s long-awaited new album, saying that there are about 20 songs in various stages of completion, which range from garage punk to the gospel-inspired. He explained:

“I kind of want the next record to have a little more variety. If there’s ever a time to try new stuff, it’s right now, because I want to show people that we’ve grown: ‘Wow, that’s different.'”

The new Social D record will be the band’s first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and last month, we reported that they were planning to hit the studio to begin recording or finishing it right after the conclusion of their current U.S. tour.



Social Distortion getting ready to hit the studio

After many years of speculation and false starts, Social Distortion frontman recently told L.A. Times that he has begun writing the band’s long-awaited new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and is looking forward to hitting the studio.

Ness didn’t reveal more information about the record, but it is likely that the band is planning to hit the studio right after their upcoming U.S. tour, which begins on the last day of this month and wrap up in April.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new Social D record come to light.