The band last released their full-length titled “Backbone” in January.
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Philly hardcore act Reign Supreme have just announced that they will be no more. Following several years of inaction, the band issued the following statement.
“We have decided to hang it up. Info on final shows soon. Thanks for the memories. We love you and are so grateful for the part you played.”
No word yet on what, if any, plans the band has next, nor what final shows and releases may be coming up. Still, we wish them nothing but good luck with whatever future projects its talented members might pursue.
Monday, February 29, 2016 at 1:44 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Massachusetts-based four-piece band Transit, are calling it quits and have announced their final shows as a band.
You can view their farewell letter and final show dates below.
Transit’s most recent album, “Joyride,” came out back in October through Rise Records.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
New Jersey pop-punks Major League have decided to throw in the towel following their upcoming spring tour with Forever Came Calling. Here’s the statement the band posted on Facebook announcing their decision to call it quits:
“Friends and loved ones. We’ll be heading out one final time this March with our best friends in Forever Came Calling. One of our first tours we ever did, FCC brought us out along side Handguns, Broadside and Giants at Large. It has been such an honor and privilege to be able to accomplish and do the things we’ve been able to do in the past 5 years. No amount of thank you could ever be enough. We want to end this exactly how we started. This isn’t a “break up”. There was no falling out. The bond we share with one another no one will ever understand. We will forever be best friends first, band mates second. Stay tuned for a few final announcements in the near future and thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing time. You’ve truly made our dreams come true. To every band, friend, booking agent and promoter, we can not begin to show you our gratitude for believing in our band and giving us the opportunity to live this life. 5 years, 26 countries, 48 states and 29 tours later, this is where it ends. WPNA. LOVE ALWAYS, Major League.”
All of the dates and locations on their final tour with Forever Came Calling can be found below.
In their time as a band, Major League released two EPs, a compilation album, and two full-length records. Their most recent LP There’s Nothing Wrong With Me came out in November, 2014 on No Sleep Records.
Some sad news this Wednesday morning: Plan-It-X Records decides to close up. In addition, there will not be a Plan-It-X Fest this year. Owner Chris Clavin has put up a statement on the label’s website.
You can read it below.
British rock/metal icons Motörhead have announced that, following the death of lead singer/bassist Lemmy yesterday, they have split up after 40 years of recording and performing. Drummer Mikkey Dee states:
“Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. But the band will live on in the memories of many.
We will not be doing any more tours or anything. And there will not be any more records. But the fire survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone.”
Lemmy, who was the only remaining original member left in Motörhead, died of cancer at the age of 70 in his home in Los Angeles. The band’s last album, Bad Magic, was released four months before Lemmy’s passing.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 8:01 PM (PST) by jaystone
As you may know by know, the photo of Emmure that I used up there is now 80% incorrect. Word broke yesterday that the four members of the band that were not frontman Frankie Palmeri quit the band in unison. Here’s part of their statement, as issued by (former) bassist Mark Davis:
“The four of us made the decision to leave the band pretty much immediately after finishing our set on September 9 in Russia…The most important thing I have to say about all this is that there is no time or room for negativity in life. If someone is bringing you down or holding you back from your full potential, it’s time to cut them out, no matter how much you may love them.”
The four non-Palmeris (Davis, guitarists Jesse Ketive and Mike Mulholland and drummer Adam Pierce) will form a new band that is currently working on new material and searching for a vocalist.
But wait, there’s more!
Today, Palmeri himself issued a statement stating, explicitly, that this is by no means the last of Emmure:
“There is in fact a new line up right now and we are currently working on a new studio album. Details about all of that will come to light as the weeks and month progress , but do know that there is something to look forward to. You can expect us to be making up for lost time next year as we start our first tour dates in Europe and will eventually make our way back to the USA near the end of 2016.”
There’s more to the latter statement that you can read here if you’re in to all-things-Emmure. Truthfully, we’d be kinda shocked if you were still reading this post right here, so if you are…hi!
Emmure’s latest album, Eternal Enemies, came out in April 2014 via Victory Records.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:29 AM (PST) by Malamute
The Venetia Fair have unfortunately called it quits. However, they leave their fans with some parting gifts. First, a run of 3 final shows in NYC, RI and MA.
Their full facebook post announcing their break-up in addition to one final piece of new music (Death Is The Poor Man’s Doctor) which you can stream, are both below.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Philadelphia punks Ma Jolie have announced that they will be calling it quits at the end of the year. The band has also announced that they will play a final show on December 30th at Kuung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia with Banquets, This Is Jazz, and The Joint Chiefs of Math.
You can read the band’s farewell statement below.
Ma Jolie last released Jetpack Mailman on June 16th via A-F Records.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Despite having just announced a massive North American tour in which they will be playing their first two albums in their entirety, The Used have officially parted ways with longtime guitarist Quinn Allman and replaced him with Saosin guitarist Justin Shekoski. Allman took a hiatus from touring with the band earlier this year and now it seems as if his absence will be permanent. Here’s a statement from the band:
“Nothing can ever change, or detract from the magic of the relationships that helped create the music that is The Used. For these beautiful memories, we will be forever grateful. As a result of mutual understanding, Quinn will not be returning to the band and Justin Shekoski will be taking his place. The journey so far has been amazing and we continue to feel very positive about what lies ahead in the future. As always, can’t wait to see you on the road!
Love, The Used”
Meanwhile, you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates here. The Used will be releasing a live, acoustic album appropriately titled Live And Acoustic At The Palace on April 1, 2016. You can pre-order the album here.
Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6:09 PM (PST) by Supermartinguy
Well, this one’s a really big bummer. The Phoenix folk punk outfit Ramshackle Glory has just announced what can informally be called their breakup. The band made the following post on their Facebook page;
Ramshackle Glory will not be going on tour or playing shows ever again. We do, however, have a last record in the works. It will probably be released later next year, but there will be no certain details available on that for some time. As individuals, we all play in other bands and do other things. We’ll continue to post here with info on those projects, news on our final release, and whatever else we feel like sharing. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the love and support that we’ve received over the years. That was truly incredible of you.
There’s currently no news as to when this final album will come out; the groups most recent release was Shelter, back in 2013 via Plan-It-X Records. Since then, however, it is also worth noting that many of the bands members have already been pursuing their own solo projects such as Cottontail, Death Has A Thousand Ears, and Pat “The Bunny” Schneeweis own solo work.
Brooklyn pop-punks Chumped have just announced that they will be taking a break from their music for an indefinite amount of time. The band released the following statement:
“It brings us a metric fuck ton of feels to say this, but tomorrow will be our last show for an indefinite period of time. We play FEST at The Wooly at 10:20PM (tmw, sunday). It would be really special if you all would come out to help us celebrate. Chumped played for the first time in front of other humans on February 5th, 2013. We never could have imagined the things that a little project started in an apartment in New York City could have allowed us to experience. We have traveled incredible distances, made beautiful friends and actualized seemingly impossible dreams. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this project, who has listened, who has helped, who has believed in us, who has loved us. We love you. And we never could have done any of this without you.”
There are no details as what caused this hiatus, or how long it will last, but it’s sad news never the less. If you’re unfamiliar with the groups work, then by all means check out their most recent album, “Teenage Retirement” which was released back in 2014 via Anchorless Records.
After weeks of speculation, Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman confirmed on his Twitter account this morning that he has left the band after 15 years of touring and recording, as he decided to “pursue another path”. He explains:
“After 15 years, 6 records and countless tours- I’ve decided to move on from Bad Religion.
This wasn’t an easy decision to make after spending a good chunk of my life in such an iconic band, but after reassessing my future in music it was time for me to pursue another path.
As I’m writing this, my mind is flashing back to my audition with these guys in 2000. I’ll never forget how exhilarating it was to play “Stranger Than Fiction” (my first song) with them and how well we all jelled, as I was doing my best to camouflage my nerves while walking into Cole Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
To have this education and growth has been invaluable to me, and I’m forever grateful to this band for allowing me to be part of a movement that I can honestly look back on our time together and say, “I’m proud of what we accomplished”.
Bad Religion still plan to tour South America in March and record a new album. The band has not yet announced a replacement for Wackerman, but rumor has it that Bobby Schayer has been asked by fans to rejoin the band. Schayer was the drummer for Bad Religion from 1991 to 2001, when Wackerman replaced him.
Bummer of a story for fans of Massachusetts-based hardcore five-piece Defeater. Seems they’re now going to be a Massachusetts-based four-piece, as they recently announced that they’ve parted ways with guitarist Jay Maas (pictured above at right). Here’s the band’s brief statement:
Over the weekend it was decided to move forward as a band without the participation of Jay Maas due to personal & creative differences. All scheduled Defeater shows and tours will go on as planned and we wish Jay luck in his future endeavors. Thank you
Defeater’s latest album, “Abandoned,” was released August 28th via the band’s new label home, Epitaph Records, and serves as the follow-up to their last Bridge Nine Records full-length, “Letters Home.”
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious quits the show LIVE ON AIR, but not before he and Bobby Pickles welcome Gavin McInnes (Co-Founder, VICE) by way of the interwebs to discuss how punk rock helped shape his successes. An accomplished entrepreneur, writer, radio/tv host, McInnes is living proof that English majors can accomplish a lot more than just being a teacher, not that being a teacher isn’t a great accomplishment or anything. Then a new co-host jumps directly into Bob’s grave! Her name is Elena Venetia and she’s a hot, tatted, New York City punk rock chick, who does not want to be known as the “hot, tatted chick co-host” – just “co-host” (but she’s far from a feminist and wants to make that clear right now). Episode 31’s recurring theme: EVERYBODY is replaceable.
Hear all the incessant blathering, plus all the latest new music and headlines, below.
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Dead Ahead – Berzerker
Free Children of Earth – No Broken Circles
Gavin McInnes – Interview Part 1
Behind Deadlines – Office Party
Less Deceived – I Used To Own A CRASS T-Shirt
Chilled Monkey Brains – The Tale of Ramirez DePietro
Quarter Tank – Grenades
The Best of the Worst – Ctrl-Z
Still Alive – Shadow Anthem
Gavin McInnes – Interview Part 2
Lucky Stars – All Lies
The Atom Age – It’s A Mess
Smokey Bastard – Archipelago
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