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On The Cinder announce dates for “Great Lakes, Eh?” US/Canada tour

How’s she goin’, eh? If you’re a fan of super-awesome skate punk road warriors On the Cinder the answer is a resounding “pretty good, eh!” That’s because the Buffalo, New York, trio are headed out on what they’re dubbing the “Great Lakes, Eh?” tour that includes stops on both sides of the US/Canadian border. Head below to check out dates!

On The Cinder are in the midst of recording their sophomore album, which’ll hopefully be out by the end of the year. It’ll serve as the follow up to their 2016 debut, The Fight Against Ourselves (Between the Days Records).



DS Photo Gallery: Apocalypse Hoboken; 88 Fingers Louie; The Bollweevils at Chop Shop Chicago

Apocalypse Hoboken headlined a three-night stand at Chicago’s Chop Shop, July 13-15, 2018. The weekend’s events were set in conjunction with the July 13, 2018 release of “Everybody’s Been Burned” on Underground Communique Records. UCR’s Bandcamp site describes the release as follows: “This is a collection of recordings not previously released on vinyl. The record and download contain 17 songs, and yes there are only 16 streaming.”

The final day of the band’s three-night run saw things changed up a bit. Their Sunday “Matinee” was more of a Sunday Family Fun Day, where the musicians had the opportunity to show their kids what their work was all about. The show was topped by several of the kids joining their parents on or near the stage for a rousing rendition of Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World,” led in unison by Apocalypse Hoboken’s Todd Pot, 88 Fingers Louie’s Denis Buckley; and The Bollweevils’ Daryl Wilson. Wilson, by the way, with his three young daughters by his side on the stage, the youngest dancing up a storm, appeared to be the only one of the trio of vocalists not requiring a lyric sheet. He had that down pat, perhaps having the most recent experience singing the tune over and over to his little girls?

I asked Todd Pot of Apocalypse Hoboken his thoughts on the weekend, how it came about and what the future has in store for the band. His response:

“Ok here goes….. We’d like to thank each and every person that made it out to our three-day celebration of a community that’s taken almost thirty years to build. The band is humbled beyond words. Since junior high Apocalypse Hoboken was my favorite band outta the suburbs of Chicago. I never in a million years thought I’d front my heroes band. Through the luck of seeing a flier back in 1993 that Apocalypse Hoboken was looking for a new lead singer, my life has never been the same. Fast forward to 2018. We have had a few reunion shows throughout the years but something just clicked with this most recent slew of shows. Older, wiser, and strangely enough with more to say. I think the boys in the band are on a stone cold mission. A mission that never really ended. The future looks bright and everybody is invited to the party. November third we will be returning to the Chop Shop with our comrades in Riff Sidekick Kato. The party has just begun. One by one we all are learning what it’s like to be pissed on. It could be worse. Right?”

It could be a lot worse. But it’s pretty good right now, and you can head below to check out our gallery from the Sunday show to demonstrate the fun Pot, his bandmates; and bill-mates are having these days.



Fullcount announce new album “Part of the Game”

Quebec City punks Fullcount are to release the follow up to 2014’s “Concessions & Compromises” album. “Part of the Game” is out October 12th. Full details of the album’s tracklisting and artwork are up on the band’s Bandcamp now.

Album pre-orders will be available via Bandcamp on September 10th.



Listen to NoFX’s “Ribbed: Live In A Dive” album

NoFX released the latest in the Fat Wreck “Live In A Dive” series last Friday, with a live version of their classic album “Ribbed”, which was released all the way back in 1991.

You can have a listen below, or get yourself a copy from the label webstore.



We Found A Map (skate punk) release lyric video for “Tood”

So-Cal skate punks We Found A Map give us a totally radical retro arcade lyric video for their song “Tood” which can be found on their debut To the Haunted Arcade which was released in January.

Check out the video below and if you like that be sure to check out the album stream.



Primetime Failure premiere new video “Stuck in the 90s”

German skatepunks Primetime Failure have premiered a video for their song “Stuck in the 90s,” complete with a special message from everyone’s favorite drunken asshole cheeseburger enthusiast (not me, I quit drinking).

Check out the video below while I go play Mega Man.



Strung Out announce east coast “Twisted By Design” tour

Strung Out is hitting the east coast this August and September to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic album, “Twisted By Design.” They will be playing the album in its entirety, in addition to other popular songs. After the Fall and MakeWar will be joining them on tour. You can find the dates below.

Strung Out’s newest release is the acoustic EP, “Black Out the Sky,” released back in May of this year.



Chris Fox (Punk) Releases Video for Solo Version of “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song”

It’s not often we get to play the role of David Attenborough but today, we’ve managed to get our hands on some rare footage of the nomadic, woolly faced fox in the wild! That’s right! Reno’s punk rock prodigal son, Chris Fox is staying in the news with the debut of a brand new music video for “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song” from his most recent self-titled, solo album which was released in late 2017. If you’re on the Left Coast, be sure to keep an eye out for Mr. Fox and friends as Boss’ Daughter makes their way down the coast this Summer on the Bossy Sauce Tour. If you’re not lucky enough to be on the West Coast, fret not! If we know the bearded balladeer, he’ll be planning a trip to your ‘hood soon enough. Until then, stream the new video below until your eyes bleed!



Album Review: Chaser – “Sound The Sirens”

Is it reductive to describe a band’s sound by naming a bunch of other bands who have clearly influenced them? Chaser wear those influences so proudly on their sleeve that it’s almost inescapable and I think they’d be fine with it. These guys keep the 90s melodic punk flame burning brightly. Right from the get go, opener, The Uprising, lets us know what kind of territory we’re in, with 1 minute and 12 seconds of Bad Religion meets Pennywise, 100 mph punk rock. The Pennywise feel continues into At What Cost with some nice gang vocals thrown in for good measure. Next track, Nightmares starts with a slightly slower paced NUFAN feel with a chorus which recalls moments of Today’s Empires era Propagandhi.

As the album progresses through Silencer and Bonfire, you stop hearing the influences so much and start to get a real impression of Chaser’s own sound. They do a great job of distilling the essence of their Californian punk forefathers and, after 18 years of fighting the good fight, their musicianship and song writing is at a very high level.

Let It Die mixes up the vocals with bassist Jesse Stopnitzky’s gruffer vocal contrasting nicely with the cleaner vocal from Mike LeDonne and for me this is one of their stand out tracks. The Show is an anthemic ode to the humble punk rock show, with a musical arrangement on the chorus that I could swear I’ve heard before but for the life of me I can’t work out where. Wars is a stripped down guitar and vocal affair which juxtaposes well to the rest of the album. In a live context, this song will give the band and audience a much-needed chance to get their breath back! The respite doesn’t last for long though as we launch straight into Bet It All, a near perfect slice of fast paced melodic tuneage. Penultimate track, A Million Reasons, has an early Rise Against feel and album closer, Woe Song, rounds things off nicely.  Sound The Sirens was mastered by Jason Livermore at the legendary Blasting Rooming studios and there should a be a label announcement for this release imminently (Editors Note: I gave this album to Nick to review before telling him I signed the band to DS Records).

For the past few years Chaser have been on a bit of a hiatus however anyone who was a fan of their previous releases will not be disappointed with this album and it’s sure to win plenty of new fans too.

4/5



Cigar Tease Video of New Material in the Works

Legendary skate punk three piece Cigar appear to be making good on their earlier promise of new tunes. The band recently posted a video to their Instagram account of them jamming through some previously unheard material.

Cigar went their separate ways in 2006 leaving fans desperate for more. Their only recorded full-length to date is the 1999 release Speed is Relative – an album that has since become essential listening for the skate punk scene.

You can check out the teaser video of Cigar’s new music over at their Instagram page. We can’t bloody wait for the whole album!



Introducing Skate Punk Act: Chump (full EP stream)

So technically this is a little bit more of a “re-introducing” spotlight piece as Belgium’s Chump actually got their start around 2001. They kicked around the scene for a bit until 2005 then disappeared. Until now. Pulling influences from exactly where you’d expect a European punk act from 2001 to pull from, Chump isn’t reinventing the wheel when it comes to melodic skate punk, but they are churning it out with passion and talent, doing the sub-genre serious justice. Give their new EP “Welcome To The Punk Rock Family” below – it’s got one of the best instrumental, intro tracks I’ve heard this year.



Stream the new Chaser album “Sound The Sirens” (Skate-Punk, Dying Scene Records)

This is it! The moment I finally get to share with you guys the reason why I signed Southern California skate-punk act Chaser to Dying Scene Records. I’m an absolute sucker for 90’s era punk rock, and Chaser’s new album “Sound The Sirens” sits firmly between ‘94 NOFX and ‘95 No Use For A Name. If you dig double-time drums, anthemic choruses, and big, sunny SoCal “whoa-ohs” you’re going to seriously love this release.

Stream the entire album below.

“Sound The Sirens” was released digitally through Dying Scene Records and physically through Effervescence Records on July 20th.

Find it on:

Spotify | iTunes | Effervescence Records (for physical)



Phinius Gage announce first shows since reformation

Recently reformed Brighton, UK double-speed skate punks Phinius Gage are to play their first shows since getting back together, starting this Friday (20th July) in Stafford, England. Details of shows are below.

Disconnect Disconnect Records recently released “Battered & Bruised: The Best Of Phinius Gage”. The band’s last studio album was 2007’s “Seek Out Your Foes“.



Fair Do’s release for video for ‘Closing In’

UK tech skate punkers Fair Do’s release their debut album, “Leopards” via Lockjaw Records on July 27th. Ahead of the record, the band have released a video for one of the tracks from it, “Closing In”. You can have a watch below.

Various pre-order bundles are available to order from the label now.



Chaser premiere “Silencer”, an aggressive no-nonsense skate-punk gem off upcoming release

Buckle up, punk fans, Southern California skate-punk act Chaser have premiered another new track off their upcoming Dying Scene Records release. “Silencer” is one of the more aggressive, fast paced gems on an album chock full of stand-out tracks. But don’t take my word for it, head over to Melodic Punk Style to hear it for yourself.

“Silencer” will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Sound The Sirens” due out digitally through Dying Scene Records (pre-order) and physically through Effervescence Records (pre-order) on July 20th.

Stream a few more songs from the upcoming release on bandcamp.