Equal parts reggae rocksteady and street punk, Parisian punk act The Mercenaries are poised to release their debut full-length “Rocky Road” on November 11th. I’ve only heard one track from it but I think it’s safe to say this is now my most anticipated album of the season – it’s that good. If you fell instantly in love with Rancid’s “I Wanna Riot” the first time you heard it, you’re also going to love The Mercenaries track “Night Call”. Give it a listen below.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 9:35 AM (PST) by bob9746
Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:54 PM (PST) by mumistrunk
OK punk enthusiasts, here’s a new group to check out if you fancy yourself a fan of gritty yet melodic punk acts a la Sainte Catherines. Raincheck hales from Lyon and the fivesome are clearly not new to the scene as this debut sounds better than most band’s 2nd or 3rd release. Anywho, stop reading and start listening below.
Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Now this is what what I’m talking about. New punk act Guttural Riot consists of Alex “Sugar” Feuer and Michael “Gunther” Elliott and without any fluff or fanfare they’ve released a pretty kickass debut, self-titled EP that shreds through 4 tracks of heavy punk rock that falls somewhere between RKL and Andrew WK. Its fun stuff and I recommend you give it a listen below.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 11:39 AM (PST) by bob9746
Fans of melodic, speedy punk rock will want to check this one out. Brazil’s Born To Freedom have put out their first proper release, titled “Life Is Movement,” and we recommend you give them a chance to win you over below. Did we mention it’s free?
“Life Is Movement” is the band’s first release since their 2012 demo. Worth the wait if you ask me.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:58 AM (PST) by bob9746
Seattle punk act Silent Opposition recently released their debut full-length “The Rhetoric Of Social Change” and we highly recommend you check it out below. The production is solid and the band clearly pulls a lot of influences from 90’s punk staples. Think Chuck Ragan singing in a Hellcat Records street punk band and you’ll be close to their sound.
Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bobby Pickles is joined by a crew of misfits spanning the continental United States: AnarchoPunk (from his lair somewhere in Los Angeles County), Chris Fox (from his comfortable bed in Reno, Nevada), Elena Venetia and former NYHC tattooist, Baz (from Baz’s NYC tattoo shop, Clash City Tattoo), and finally, Piazza “the punching bag” (from a chair nestled adjacent to Bobby at FAT ENZO T-Shirts).
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Entropy NY – Game Over Man, Game Over
METALLICA – Hardwired
Distral – Narrow Nation
Serpentine Dominion – The Vengeance in Me
Suicidal Tendencies – Clap Like Ozzy
Green Day – Bang Bang
Adversity – Living Now
Burn It Up – Affluenza
The Menzingers – Lookers
Sunny on the Causeway – You’re My Number One (Lindsay Lohan)
Atterkop – Picket Fence
Bad Words – Darkness
Another Astronaut – Relapse
AnarchoPunk Interview w/ The Rotten Blue Menace
The Rotten Blue Menace – Pussy on the Chainwax
Campaign – Back In The Hole
Jimmy Eat World – Get Right
Turbulent Hearts – Crazy Girl
Kamikaze Girls – Ladyfuzz
The Painted Dogs – Vibrator
Neverlearn – Start Tomorrow
Two Houses – My Back is Broken
Against Me! – Crash
Direct Hit! – Promised Land
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Monday, August 15, 2016 at 5:09 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
When French melodic hardcore band Bigblast broke up in 2015, 4 members of the band formed a new project called Adversity. Now, after months of recording, their debut EP Figure Out has released through KROD Records. The EP features a nice mix of blazing fast punk rock, hardcore breakdowns, and shredding guitar riffs. It’s almost like Atlas Losing Grip, Strike Anywhere, and Mute fornicated and had a beautiful little punk rock baby. Give Figure Out a listen below, and if you like what you hear, head over to Adversity’s Bandcamp Page to buy it.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:26 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bobby Pickles and his ragtag crew of misfits (i.e. Piazzo The Clown and the illustrious Ben Coletti) kidnap Chris Fox (on tour in Floridumb) and hold him hostage under the John’s Pass bridge where they encourage him to perform for the locals by gunpoint. Elena Venetia is much too busy with her modeling career to podcast this week.
BAND SPOTLIGHT: TERMINALLY ILL – Ryan Risetter, Steffen Buratti, and Cody Snowden of the L.A. punk-rap (Post-Crunk-Rock/Nü Pünk) act co-hosts the show along with Piazza, Pickles, Chis Fox and Coletti, and errybody gets Salt Faced!
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Terminally Ill – Act Sick
Against Me! – 333
Ten Foot Pole – Scars
The Offspring – Sharknado
Microwave – Lighterless
The Bouncing Souls – Bees
WIZO – Verwesung
Get Dead – Dyin’ Is Thirsty Work
Friends With The Enemy – Fat Mike’s House
NOFX – Six Years on Dope
Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra – Monkey Ska
Terminally Ill – Hit Me Up When You’re 18
ANTILLECTUAL – The Players & The Game (feat. Nathan Gray of BOYSETSFIRE)
Every Time I Die – Glitches
White Lung – Dead Weight
Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights
Joe McMahon – It All Went Black
The Split Seconds – If I Was You
The Windermeres – Libertarian Value System
Implants – The System
Gibberish – Milo
Descendents – Comeback Kid
The Bruce Lee Band – AGH!!!
The Murderburgers – 8am Headlights
Terminally Ill – Homie Cypher Track
Terminally Ill – (Bonus Track)
Chris Fox – The Decline (John’s Pass Super Secret Bonus Track)
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Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 11:38 AM (PST) by Johnny X
What is it about Winnipeg that seems to churn out great punk acts? The Bumpin’ Uglies are the city’s latest credit to the melodic punk scene and while I don’t know much about the mysterious five piece I do know they might be the best new band discovery I’ve made this Summer. I can’t quite decide if I’d classify them as pop-punk or skate punk but I’m fairly certain their debut EP “…Fuck Up My Whole Weekend” will have something for just about any fan of either sub-genre. See for yourself and stream the entire release below.
Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:09 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Lorient, France’s Sordid Ship have been around for a few years, and have released a handful of EPs in that time. They play fast, hard-nosed punk rock in the vein of bands like the Circle Jerks and Adolescents. The band’s most recent EP Cocaine Offshore just came out, and if you haven’t heard of these guys yet, I highly recommend checking it out. Give the EP a listen below, and download it for free on Bandcamp.
Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:12 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Looking for a new pop-punk band to discover before all your friends do? Then look no further because we’re serving you up Atlanta’s Total Bummer on a silver plate. The band leans heavily towards the skate-punk side of pop-punk with guitars heavily reminiscent of “Twisted By Design” era Strung Out. The group just released their 3 song debut as a free download on bandcamp and you can stream the entire thing below.
I can’t help it, I’m a sucker for gritty punk rock sprinkled with small doses of folk rock. Think early Against Me! and very early Gaslight Anthem and I bet most of you are in the same boat. If you’re nodding your head in agreement then I’ve got a band for you to check out. Montreal’s Bucky Harris recently signed to Ocelot Records for the release of their upcoming full-length “Three Wolves” and if the entire album is as good as its first single “These Walls” then we’re all in for something special come July 15th when its released to the masses. Check out a music video for the tune and join the bandwagon below.
I have to be honest that I don’t know too much about the “folk punk” label, but if someone in the future were to ask me now for a proper first step, I’d have to recommend them Down With Me. Coming from Dover New Hampshire, the band began as just a fun acoustic project in their basement, but realized that it was more than just “weekend fun”, and the passion grew into something a lot more serious. What you will find upon listening to this band is a a straight forward storytelling method with the blends of punk and rock melodies; it makes for chill listening.
The band released their newest full length, Obsolete Commodities June 16th, which you can stream below.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8:51 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Time for your new punk band discovery of the week! To me Chicago’s Gateway sound exactly like a faster, more skate punk influenced Coheed & Cambria. I honestly had to double check to make sure this wasn’t some weird early side project of Claudio Sanchez’s and I’m still not 100% convinced its not! Anyway, this mysterious three piece just dropped their five song, self-titled debut but this is no rookie effort. Clearly these guys have been honing their craft in other bands for quite some time and if you dig hook laden, metal infused, speedy bands with vocalists that sound like the singer of Coheed & Cambria then stop what you’re doing and listen below. —-—————————————
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 1:21 PM (PST) by Michael Pementel
It has been many years since we’ve heard anything from Crash Romeo, but that looks like it is about to change as the band is eyeing a new studio album to be recorded later in 2016. Along with the new record, the band is announcing a special 10 year anniversary show, where they will play their debut album “Minutes to Miles” in its entirety.
As far as those of you pop punk fans, you won’t want to miss this reunion! The show will be August 27th 2016 at the Crossrooads in Garwood New Jersey.. $10.00 advance tickets (can be purchased through ticketfly.com), $12.00 at the door.