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Skumdum (Swedish melodic punk) stream new songs “Controlled” and “Goodbye”

Long-running Swedish melodic punk rock outfit Skumdum have released the a couple new singles today. Entitled “Controlled” and “Goodbye,” these mark the third in a series of ten two-track singles that they’ll release in 2013 in honor of their 20th anniversary. Stream them both right here.

The first single, “Ten Thousand People” was released in January, while “Never Ending War” was released last month.

Asado announces release date for “Equipped To Fail”

Winnipeg melodic punk act, Asado, have announced that their upcoming album “Equipped To Fail” is due out May 15th.

The band released their self-titled debut in 2008, which you can stream in its entirety here.

Hogwash (punk) release music video for “Waffles” to promote Russian Tour

Parisian melodic punk act Hogwash have released a music video for their song “Waffles” which you can feast your eyes and ears upon right here.

The video, consisting mostly of footage from the band’s Canadian tour, was made as a means to promote the band’s upcoming tour to Russia (dates here).  The song appears on their most recent album, “Sticker Paralysis,” which was released in 2010 on Bells On Records.

Asado (skate punk) streams new song “Disconnect” from upcoming album

Winnipeg melodic punk act, Asado are streaming “Disconnect,” a new song from their forthcoming album “Equipped To Fail” and you can give it a listen here.

No word of a release date yet, but check back for new details as they emerge.The band released their self-titled debut in 2008, which you can stream in its entirety here.

PMX detail new album “The Ballad of Tony Montana,” post sample

Perth, Australia skatepunk band PMX have released details on their upcoming album, titled The Ballad of Tony Montana. 

The album is, “a 25 minute epic depicting the story of the infamous Tony Montana from his arrival in the US during the Mariel boatlift through to being gunned down in a blaze of glory,” the band said.

You can listen to a sample of the album here.

PMX last released material in 2004, when they released the album Rise and Shine on Allstar Recordings/Milk and Cookies Records/Bells On Records.

Void Zero Mess post new song “No Regrets” (featuring Scott Sellers of Rufio)

Russian skate punks Void Zero Mess have posted a new song from their upcoming debut album For People Who I’ll Never Forget. The song is titled “No Regrets” and it features guest vocals by none other than Scott Sellers, of Rufio and MercyStreet fame, who also helped to mix and master the album.

You can check out the song right here.

Void Zero Mess released their All My Heros Are Dead EP in January 2011. For People Who I’ll Never Forget is set to come out later this year.

Skumdum reveal cover art for upcoming album “Ten Thousand People”

Sweden’s melodic punk rock outfit Skumdum has released the cover art for their upcoming release, “Ten Thousand People.”

Although it is the thumbnail of this post, you can view a larger version here.

The band will be releasing a single off the album on January 20th. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the release surface.

Lyric Video: Asado – “Occupation 101”

Winnipeg melodic punk act, Asado are streaming “Occupation 101,” a new song from their upcoming  album and you can give it a listen here.

The band released their debut self-titled full-length album in May of 2008.

Album Review: Torches To Triggers – “Doomsday in Douglasdale”

Doomsday in Douglasdale is the debut full length from Torches to Triggers, a Calgary based melodic hardcore band formed from the ashes of This is a Standoff and Inventing the Wheel. Doomsday in Douglasdale also rocks; this is an album so fast and full of fury that playing it at any volume but max volume sounds sinful. Torches to Triggers seems hellbent on branding their sound into the listener’s memory, turning fiery aggression into art form. And fortunately, for the most part they succeed. While not immune to some of its own idiosyncratic missteps, Doomsday in Douglasdale is a thrilling debut that seeks to remind us of melodic hardcore’s vitality.

Torches to Triggers is an instrumentally phenomenal band– guitars blend melody and aggression seamlessly,  pulling stylistic traits from punk, metal, and the wankiest of 80’s rock. Thankfully it never comes off as muddled or confused, and avoids feeling self indulgent.  Although it usually escapes my spectrum of perception, I found myself listening to the drumming more than usual on this album, in awe as sparse blast beats transform into technical metal-style percussion at a moments notice. But as much as I can praise the instrumentation, it’s hard not to shed light on the vocals without sounding like an overexcited five year old, stuttering while trying to explain his favorite ice cream. If I were to make a comparison, I would say Zoli Teglas would be a fair one– both having a high, piercing voice with range and venom to spare. It makes every line sound damn near operatic, but when the screaming happens, the opera house comes crashing down.

“Dead Sea” opens the album with a bang, featuring breakneck speed and irresistible melodies. It almost sounds like a ramped up Bad Religion until the chug-a-chug breakdown with the low scream vocal accompaniment of a spectacularly grand “OH SHIT!” that blurs the line between unintentional hilarity and awesomeness. “My Zombaby” features some appropriately gory imagery to complement it’s title (“Main course is rare fillet cerebellum and a soup de synapse”). Other standout tracks include “Business as Usual,” which features a menacing melodic riff that brings with it a sense of sinister intentions and tension. Final track, “Promise in Disguise,” includes a bluesy extended solo that one might not expect to fit so well in a fast punk rock song, but does nonetheless.

While Doomsday in Douglasdale is fast, fun, and furious; it lacks lyrical content of much substance. For much of the album, it feels as if the lyrics were written as an afterthought, with more thought put into making rhymes than writing resonant poetry. A lot of times the songs also feel scattered, as if the writer couldn’t find enough to say about a topic and decided to either switch topics or desperately reach for a tangent into more fertile material. While never cringe worthy, the lyrics definitely lack in comparison to the rest of the album, and perhaps if Doomsday in Douglasdale wasn’t as striking as it is, the lyrics would be given a pass. But unfortunately they pale in comparison to the talent displayed in literally every other area of the album.

But despite it’s content, it’s hard to argue that Torches to Triggers debut is anything but great. If you want an album to blast doors down, this is it. If you want an album that proves punk can be just as instrumentally sophisticated as its long haired brother, here it is. And if you want an album to remind you why you got into punk, Doomsday in Douglasdale will relentlessly oblige.

4/5 stars

Album Premiere: Torches To Triggers – “Doomsday In Douglasdale”

Formed in 2011 by ex members of This Is A Standoff and Inventing The Wheel, Torches To Triggers is the latest melodic hardcore act to hit the booming Calgary punk scene.  The band’s debut full-length album “Doomsday In Douglasdale” is set for global release October 12th and we’re stoked to bring you a stream of the entire thing right now.  It kicks serious ass.

Booze Cruise to release new 7-inch, “No Big Deal”

Yellowknife (Canada) punks Booze Cruise have announced plans to release a physical version of their “No Big Deal” EP. Set for release on October 12th, “No Big Deal” was originally released as a digital-only single. Click here to find out how you can get your own copy, and to stream the title track. The b-side is a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.”

Booze Cruise’s debut full-length, “Moose Stuff,” was released last summer via Bells On Records.

Main Line 10 call it quits

Mallorca, Spain-based melodic punk act Main Line 10 announced via their Facebook page that they’ve broken up after six years as a band.

Tras unos meses de parón,traemos noticias y no precisamente buenas..
Main Line 10:nos separamos.
Dejamos atrás 6 años de buenos y malos momentos,de aventuras,conciertos,fiestas y gente estupenda que hemos ido conociendo durante toda esta etapa.
Es una lástima el no haber podido editar físicamente ‘Stick’em up’ ni poder presentarlo en condiciones como teniamos en mente,pero no todo es como uno quiere.
Damos las gracias a gente y grupos que nos han ayudado en estos años:Adrenalized,Spin-Off,WhyNot?,No Complications,Miguel Devil,Bonjo,Xema,Patty y Pepe(Es gremi),Galeck&Brooks,Mega,Alex Catala,Toda la gente que se dejó la piel en el videoclip de ‘Accidents’ y un largo etc..

Os dejamos más abajo un enlace donde podréis ver un video de nuestro último concierto ofrecido en Valencia.

En un par de días tendréis el disco de descarga gratuita.

In English, thanks to the imperfect magic of Google Translate:

After months of hiatus, we bring good news and not just ..
Main Line 10: we parted.
We passed six years of ups and downs, adventures, concerts, parties and great people we have met throughout this stage.
Too bad I could not edit the physically ‘Stick’em up’ or it can be produced in conditions like we had in mind, but not everything is as you want.
We thank the people and groups who have helped us over the years: Adrenalized, Spin-Off, WhyNot?, No Complications, Miguel Devil, Bonjo, Xema, Patty and Pepe (It gremi) Galeck & Brooks, Mega, Alex Catala, All people who left the skin in the video for ‘Accidents’ and etc. ..

We leave a link below where you can see a video of our last concert in Valencia.

In a few days you will have the disk free download.

Check out the video from their last show in Valencia, Spain here.

Introducing New Melodic Hardcore Band: Torches To Triggers (ex This Is A Standoff)

Formed in 2011 by ex members of This Is A Standoff and Inventing The Wheel, Torches To Triggers is the latest melodic hardcore act to hit the booming Calgary punk scene.  The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length album “Doomsday In Douglasdale” set for global release October 12th.  To give you a little sampling of these dudes’ music you can stream the new song “My Zombaby” right here.

Music Video: Bullet Bane – “Option To Repression”

Brazilian skate-punk act, Bullet Bane, have posted the music video for their song “Option To Repression.”

You can check it out here.

The song appears on their 2011 album “New World Broadcast.”

Music Video: Main Line 10 – “Accidents”

Mallorca, Spain-based melodic punk act Main Line 10 have posted the music video for their song “Accidents.”

You can watch it here.

The song appears on their latest album, “Stick “Em UP.”