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New Music: Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One – “Truth And Blood” from upcoming album “All Are Welcome”

Lenny Lashley’s latest solo artist under his Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One moniker is due out in a couple weeks. It’s called All Are Welcome, and you can now listen to the second single, “Truth Or Blood.” It actually appears as the first song on side A of All Are Welcome, and provides an uptempo taste of what’s to come. Check it out here.

Also, pre-orders for the Pete Steinkopf-produced All Are Welcome are available now through Pirates Press Records; check out the myriad options (as well as some new, album-specific merch) right here. You can also pick much of it up on the upcoming Dropkick Murphys US tour, which finds Lashley backed by a full-band in a primary support role for his fellow Massachusetts brethren. Dates for that tour are here.

All Are Welcome is due out February 15th, and marks Lashley’s first solo album since 2013’s Illuminator, though he’s obviously been busy with Street Dogs and (The New) Darkbuster since then as well!



Polar release video for new single “Midnight” ahead of new album

Guildford, UK hardcore exports Polar are to release their fourth album, Nova, on April 5th via Arising Empire. Ahead of the album, the band have released a single from it, “Midnight”.

Album pre-orders are up now. The band also play around Europe to promote the album. Watch the video for “Midnight” and check out the dates below.



Tour News: The Zeta (Hardcore) May Have to Cancel Remaining Tour Dates Due to Visa Issues

Two years ago, Venezuelan hardcore act, The Zeta filed with US Customs as touring musicians so that they could legally work in the US. Once approved, the boys started touring the United States extensively and literally haven’t stopped since. After being here for a year or so, they made the decision to become permanent residents and began the arduous process of applying for a resident petition. After months and months of back and forth emails and calls in an attempt to prove their legitimacy, providing evidence of their illustrious fifteen year career in a five hundred page deposition that had to be translated word for word from their native language into English, all members were approved with the exception of guitarist and founding member Dani. With there being no evidence found on his record that would negate his petition, the US Government’s only reasoning for unilaterally denying his application (after formally recognizing the band’s international acclaim and legitimacy) was that they didn’t see why Dani was an integral piece of the band. They literally told him that they didn’t see why, as a founding member of a band who is almost sixteen years old, his role as a guitar player was vital to the band’s continued success. Now, he has only a few days to appeal the decision or leave the country.

I first heard Dani’s unfortunate situation a few days ago story from a friend who had played a few shows with them a couple years ago. They asked if I could help in any way, telling me “We played with The Zeta over three years ago in Miami, Florida. We didn’t know much about them besides that they were from Venezuela. Before the show, they made us and all of the other bands playing that night, ceviche. Who does that? Then they absolutely blew our minds with their performance.  I say ‘performance’ because it’s not your typical show. Literally, the best I’ve seen in my four years of touring and Dani was a huge part of it. On top of that, he’s a genuine guy who cares about the well being of others. During their sets, he stops in between songs to make sure everyone has had enough water that day to stay hydrated and that they’ve had enough fruits and vegetables to keep healthy. He also talks a lot about ideas of sustainability and working together to benefit one’s own self. A lot of people ask ‘How are you’ but Dani actually cares.

Since I too, was unfamiliar with the South Americans, I decided to do some digging before agreeing to do a write up. Before I could even get full two days into my research, I started receiving multiple unsolicited emails, comments and DMs from other concerned fans that wanted to speak up on behalf of Dani and the band, pleading for any help I could give. One of the first DMs I received was from a local photographer here in Denver  “The Zeta has made a huge impact on the Colorado music scene and there would be a void left on the calendar if they couldn’t play here anymore because Dani had to leave.” Shortly after that, I got an email that read “I first saw The Zeta at a show in Austin and have been a fan ever since. The music is perfectly aggressive and has a unique sound, in part due the ethereal playing style of Dani.“. Then on a Facebook thread regarding the topic, a commenter replied “If you’ve ever gotten to see them, you’d know that what they have is pure magic. It’s nothing that’s ever been done before—truly special. It would be a shame to lose a narrative like theirs (if Dani had to leave).

It was then that I realized, that all of these fans that have been to shows and know these guys on a personal level, recognize something that the US Government doesn’t see from their sheltered, safe little bubble. The Zeta is a one of a kind talent whose sound is defined by Dani’s passionate guitar playing and the years of tireless work he put into creating it as a founding member. There’s nothing you can quantify or isolate as a specific reason why he’s a necessity to the band. He IS the band. His DNA is woven into the fabric of The Zeta and the two are inseparable. What defines you as a person? Show me. On paper. It’s not easy, is it? The fact that this rabid fan base would be robbed of a chance to see this talented group of musicians because of something as stupid and insignificant as red tape would be untenable and unfair to both the band as well as those fans. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t ever want a government deciding who is and isn’t a vital part of a band I enjoy. It’s overreach at it’s finest. Do what you can, people.



Push! (Hardcore, Portugal) release single “With Love” ahead of LP

Portugal’s hardcore exports Push! have released advance single “With Love”, ahead of their upcoming third album Dark Dive, which is released on February 8th.

Pre-orders for the album are up now; you can watch the video for the single below.



Guttural Riot release new track, “Take A Break”

Sweet fucking tracks coming at you around 2 or 3 AM, stoned and drunk and wondering if it’s worth it to ingest that last .3 or 4 grams of Christmas mushrooms to ease the pain and suffering… saved for some odd reason. What’s the point in micro-dosing anyway when God gave us these nutrients to be alive?

Guttural Riot is out-and-about in L.A. streaming at you with some new material in the form of “Take a Break”. It’s the first single off their upcoming album, Too Fucked To Die, which will be available everywhere you put your mind to it right around January 25.

These homies are down to party and they’re bringing the trash rock, shit-eating and gutter-punk style, too drunk to fuck, but not too drunk to fuck your mother, taking a break type shit down on Dying Scene tonight with a jazzy ensemble about getting the fuck away from you and your likeness, top speed. Making headway.

Take a(nother) break is damn sure what I wanna do. How do you feel? Stream that track, “Take A Break”, below.



Terror release “Total Retaliation” video

LA hardcore veterans Terror have released a video for the title track from their recent album Total Retaliation, which came out on Pure Noise last Fall.

You can have a watch below.



Dad Brains and Ramoms to release split 7″ “Merry Xmas”

Dad Brains, the California hardcore outfit made by Dads for Dads and Philadephia all Mom Ramones cover band, Ramoms, have announced that they will be releasing a split holiday 7″ titled Merry Xmas via Pirates Press Records.  It will be available digitally on December 7th, and physically on December 14th.

You can check out the track listing, as well as listen to the Ramom’s cover of “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” below.

This looks to be Ramoms first release, while Dad Brains last released a self-titled 7″ on September 14th.



Screw Houston release new track “Hospital Beds”

Dutch melodic punks Screw Houston have released a new single. “Hospital Beds” is out on White Russian Records and will be on their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. The band will celebrate ten years together with the release.

Have a watch of the lyric video that accompanies the single below.



Screwtape (hardcore) Announces New EP

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Denver based hardcore act Screwtape is back with a new EP and we couldn’t be happier! The four track album, Static releases on pretty much every digital streaming site on November 28th If you’re a more hands on type like us, the EP will also be available in hard copy and we would highly suggest picking one up at the album release show which will be hosted at The Oriental Theater on the day of it’s release. Head over to the band’s Facebook page for more details and be sure to check them out if they play in your neck of the woods!



Introducing New Jersey Hardcore Act: School Drugs (Full EP Stream)

So a while back, I tossed around the idea of writing what was basically a think piece about how there continue to be loads of awesome bands with a variety of interesting influences emerging every year, but for the old guys who grew up on early 80s hardcore, there didn’t seem to be anything new to sink our teeth into. But think pieces are dreadful, so I didn’t write it. Also, turns out, I would have been wrong!

Enter: School Drugs. Hailing from the Jersey Shore, the quartet are hard, fast, angry and aggressive, a byproduct of a knee-jerk educational system that seems hellbent on medicating a generation of school children. It’s like if Bad Brains or Black Flag grew up hooked on Ritalin. Check out their latest, razor-sharp EP Relative Suffering here!



Drip-Fed (hardcore) streaming new self titled album

Austin hardcore act Drip-Fed are streaming their début self-titled album on Coin Toss Records. Featuring nine action packed hardcore tracks this album is a must listen for hardcore fans.

Check out the new album below.

This is the début album for Drip-Fed. If you’re a fan of Madball or Municipal Waste you will dig these guys.



NOFU (Rome, Italy) announce U.S. tour (ffo: Suicidal Tendencies, Husker Du)

Critically-acclaimed hardcore band, NOFU, is coming to town (America) from Rome, Italy in a tour supporting their upcoming EP release, Qui Ed Ora. Those West Coast dates are shown below. You don’t want to miss it!



Punk Hardcore Veterans The Blamed Release New Song ‘I Guess This Is Goodbye’

The Blamed, a hardcore band originating from Northern California, were one of the first bands signed to Tooth & Nail Records in 1994. On November 30th they’ll release The Split EP with The Satire comes out on November 30th via Indie Vision Music and you can stream the new song ‘I Guess This Is Goodbye’ below.

The band will also be releasing their first music in a decade later this month.



Walk Away (hardcore, Germany) stream new self-titled EP

German hardcore band Walk Away are streaming their new self-titled EP.

You can give it a listen below.

Walk Away was released on November 1st via Pencil Records.



Touche Amore stream live album “10 Years / 1000 Shows – Live at the Regent Theater”

Touché Amoré played their 1000th show back in February at The Regent Theater in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles to celebrate their 10-year anniversary as a band. The recording of the show was released as a live album, 10 Years / 1000 Shows – Live at The Regent Theater, which the band is streaming now.

You can give it a listen below.

10 Years / 1000 Shows – Live at The Regent Theater was released on November 2 via Epitaph.