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The Menzingers Release New Album “Hello Exile”

Today’s the day! The Menzingers sixth studio album and fourth Epitaph release Hello Exile is out today on Epitaph, after months of teasers and singles. Scranton, PA’s favorite sons have been steadily on the rise since 2012’s On the Impossible Past, churning out banger after banger on both 2014’s Rented World and 2017’s After the Party. Hello Exile appears to be no exception, though it does mark a further evolution of the Springsteen-esque lyrical content and swelling pop guitars we saw in After the Party.

The Menzingers last premiered the final album single “Strangers Forever” in September. You can watch that below, and or get the whole album in any format here.



Riot Fest 2019 Day 2: Rise Against, Avail, Turnstile and Anthrax Bring the Hard to the Park; The Struts Evoke the Glam Rock 1970’s and The HU Combines New with Very Old

Words: Fredric Hall
Photos and Additional Words: Meredith Goldberg

Day two of Riot Fest 2019, the 15th Anniversary event, saw a bit of a change up. This was a bit slim on the punk side as the metal took over. Still, they were some standouts. You have Avail doing their “Over the James” album set. Honestly, there really is not that much to talk about. Singer Tim Barry mentioned it was his daughter’s birthday which got a collective “awww” from the already captivated crowd.

Avail

 

Avail

 

Anthrax

Anthrax started a few minutes early with a riff from Pantera’s “Cowboys From Hell”, which totally caught me off guard. From there they went into their setlist which was voted by fans via their website. With the band donning Bulls jerseys they tore through all the hits, including “Caught in a Mosh”, “I am the Law” and their cover of “Got the Time”. No “Among the Living” though. Sorry. The did, however, end the set with “Indians” which really got the crowd in uproar. Granted, this isn’t really “punk” but, like I said it was slim pickings that day.

Turnstile

 

Turnstile

Turnstile provided for an especially high energy set under the bright middle afternoon sun. Numerous band members kept busy going airborne and hopping back and forth from stage to speakers. You got the feeling the band members would have like to be performing in the crowd and would be if not for the wide barricaded area/photo pit. Turnstile in a non-barricade venue must surely be mandatory to experience for anyone calling themselves fans of the group.

The Struts

Derby U.K.’s The Struts, with lead singer Luke Spiller, channeling the spirit of Freddie Mercury, took over the Rise Stage. A welcome dose of variety to complement the otherwise predominantly hard-core punk and metal heavy day. Spiller, in a red glittery outfit and thick black eyeliner; and bassist Jed Elliot clad in black leather pants and his leather shirt unbuttoned half way down his evoked 1970’s glam rock.

The Struts

 

The HU

For many Riot Fest attendees, The HU afforded them possibly their first introduction to what the band calls Hunnu Rock. The HU, from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, combine Mongolian throat singing with traditional instruments such as “The morin khuur (Mongolian: морин хуур), also known as the horsehead fiddle, is a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument. It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the Mongolian nation.” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morin_khuur].

The HU

Senses Fail

Rise Against

Rise Against

The day ends with Rise Against headlining the evening. Singer Tim McIlarth mentioned he is from Douglas Park (where Riot Fest is held) which obviously get applause from the crowd before going into the hit “Savior” followed by “Prayer of the Refugee.”

Please check out our gallery of additional day 2 photos below!



Might As Well Fest V (October 18/19, London UK) announces final lineup

London’s Might As Well Fest is back for their fifth edition this year, and takes place at New Cross Inn on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October 2019.

The festival have announced their final lineup today with the addition of h_ngm_n, Mixtape Saints, Megaflora, Tom Aylott and Stew Gush. Weatherstate and Crazy Arm are the respective Friday and Saturday headliners.

Tickets are available now from the festival website and you can see the full lineup below.



DS Exclusive: Riot Fest Kicks off 15th Anniversary Celebration with Jawbreaker, Rancid, Cock Sparrer (among others)

Words: Fredric Hall
Pics and additional words: Meredith Goldberg

Riot Fest’s 15th Anniversary event once again took place in Chicago’s Douglas Park, Sept 13th – 15th. A bit of morning rain on day one threatened to muddy the grounds and make for a messy fest. However, by the time the gates opened to attendees, the rain had subsided just a few random, very small soft spots in the ground and small patches of mud could be spotted throughout the park.

Violent Femmes

Anti-Flag

I don’t know what was going on at the Radicals Stage, but there were sound issue throughout the day. When Anti-Flag showed up, you could barely here Chris Parker’s bass and vocals. Despite this, the band blazed through their set, causing a nasty(in a good way) circle pit in process. Hell, as people were jumping up and down during “This is The End” a T-Rex showed up in the pit with spikes in its head, as you do. The band had the crowd by the throat, as most threw up the bird as “Police Brutality” blared out the speakers. With a brief intermission from a spokesperson from Amnesty International — the short of it is “Fuck Racism” — the band followed with “Press Corpse” who they dedicated to JBTV host Jerry Bryant who is currently battling cancer. And now the finale: the set ended with Parker and drummer Pat Thetic bringing their gear into the crowd and playing a few bars, closing out a raucous set.

Cock Sparrer

Before Cock Sparrer‘s came onstage, the already packed crowd was singing the chorus to “Take Em All”, so they were ready to get shit going. For the entire set, singer Colin McFaull had a bottle of Jack Daniels on stage, taking a occasional swig. They played all the hits: “Take Em All” of course, “A.U.” which really got the pumping and “Watch Your Back”. Though for the last one, McFaull missed his cue to go into the chorus, but it’s OK, he was probably tipsy from the Jack.

Pennywise

Like Anti-Flag earlier, Pennywise‘s set also had its fair share of audio problems. Mostly, Jim Lindberg’s vocals being barely audible during songs but fine by itself. They were the most interactive with the crowd of all the bands, with Jim asking the crowd what did they want them to cover and ending it saying, “We don’t know the songs by those bands”. But they did cover-or try to cover-a Sublime followed by a non-fucked up cover of “Minor Threat” by, um, Minor Threat. The whole cover song debacle ended with a sped up version of AC/DC’s “TNT” before going into their original song “Society”.

Rancid

Since they were playing at the same time, I had to leave the Descendents‘ set for Rancid‘s, but the few minutes I was there showed they still had it. Being Riot Fest regulars, they knew how to work a crowd. Not hard since most of their catalog is fast as hell, and starting the set with “Suburban Home” and “Everything Sucks” didn’t hurt either. Rancid’s set was equally energetic, with Tim Armstrong’s neckbeard and Lars Frederiksen’s skinhead look, they blazed through “Roots Radicals” and “Maxwell Murder,” which I didn’t think they’ll do.

Please check out our gallery of additional day 1 photos below:



DS Exclusive: Crossed Keys (ex-members of Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance) premieres “Saviors” EP

Loud, fast, riff driven rock and roll is coming at you in the form of Crossed Keys new Saviors EP releasing October 4 on Hell Minded Records. Of course, we’ve got it at Dying Scene a full day early. Stream Crossed Keys – Saviors below.

Crossed Keys is a powerhouse five-piece comprised of Philadelphia scene veterans, and each member has a slew of parenthetical defunct bands following his name in the press kit. As well to boast, Kid Dynamite founding member and drummer for Good Riddance during the early-2000s era, Dave Wagunshutz is beating the skins. Far from being lost on the rest of us, that dedication to punk craft and expertise is brilliantly cultivated in the seven tracks that make up the Saviors EP where: “These walls are closing in, like virtue mixed with sin. I swear one day this shit is gonna kill me.”

From the band:

From the wistfulness of ‘Times of Grace’ recalling shared times in basements and firehalls to the frustration of inaction voiced in the title track, ‘Saviors’ is seven tales of gratefulness for all of those moments and people in our lives that led us to this point.

Previously, Crossed Keys has provided tri-state support for some rad ass bands such as H2O, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, The Lillingtons, Good Riddance, Shades Apart, and Strike Anywhere. With the release of Saviors which easily arraigns familiar personage amongst the all-time great albums that sometimes nag at us like unexpected creepers, I’d say the tri-state area is due to round up some support of their own, vis-a-vis. You know, A Flight and A Crash was like that – where I didn’t realize it was my favorite album until after I’d listened to it once a week for at least a couple of years or so.  Pre-orders for Saviors are available here, with blue swirl or black vinyl options and a record release pressing exclusively available at the release show Oct. 12 at Creep Records Store in Philadelphia. Cassettes are being released as well, with an added live-set bonus on side B.

Enjoy the premiere – and be sure and check if Crossed Keys will be swinging through your town sometime soon!



Tour: Get Dead are headed back to Australia

Head’s up, Aussies…Get Dead are coming your way!

The Bay Area homies kick things off THIS FRIDAY – OCTOBER 4th – in Brisbane and will head across the country for eight shows, wrapping things up on October 9th in Bendigo. Check out the full itinerary below!

Get Dead have also been hard at work on new material of late. Here’s an update: After a killer recording experience with Fatty and engineer Chris Dugan at NuTone studios, we are finally done tracking our new album – 12 dance-heavy heaters you can cut a rug to! We’re in the mixing process so stay tuned for a release date. This week we head down to give the fine folks of Australia the business! See you in the bush, mate!”

Get Dead’s last album, Honesty Lives Elsewhere, was released on Fat Wreck Chords back in 2016, and is still a personal favorite of yours truly.



Black Bolt Release Music Video For White Claw-Tribute, “Claws Out”

Boise punks Black Bolt have released a new music video for their single, “Claws Out.”

The song itself cuts in under a minute, and the video features friends drinking White Claws, the band drinking White Claws, and two guys in animal costumes drinking Bud Light – just kidding, they’re also drinking White Claws.

You can check out the video below.



DS Exclusive: Forgotten Sons premiere “Angst and Apathy” EP

For fans of Reggie and The Full Effect, Forgotten Sons is a melodic pop-punk band out of Scotland recently signed to New York based Manic Kat Records. Manic Kat was attracted to the sound and general good American reception of the group’s self-released EPs and picked Forgotten Sons up for their third, Angst and Apathy, which releases October 4 officially, but for Dying Scene fans it just came a few days early. Stream Angst and Apathy below



DS Exclusive: Down By Law debut “Late Bloomer” from upcoming album, “Quick Hits: Live In Studio”

Happy Wednesday morning, gang! We’ve got some pretty cool new music to present you with today!

SoCal melodic punk vets Down By Law recently gathered together in-studio and cranked out updated renditions of more than a dozen tracks from their back catalog. The resulting product is a new album due out this Friday. Titled Quick Hits: Live In Studio, it’s a pretty representative snapshot of their three-decade-long career, and features  “No Equalizer,” “Bright Green Globe,” “Gruesome Gary,” “Boredom” and, of course, their killer cover of The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).”

Quick Hits also features a previously-unreleased track called “Late Bloomer.” Here’s what Down By Law guitarist Sam Williams had to say about the track: “An otherwise unreleased tune that we put together. I remember back in the day there was a song on Live At Budokan by Cheap Trick that included a song that was nearly impossible to find a studio version of. I thought that was pretty cool to have a ‘live only’ song.” 

For the very first time anywhere, you can check out “Late Bloomer” below!

Quick Hits is out October 4th on Kung Fu Records. Pre-orders are still available here!



New Music: On The Cinder release sophomore album, “Lamplighter”

Happy Monday, boys and girls!

In case you missed it, the fine upstanding trio of Buffalonians otherwise known as On The Cinder released their stellar sophomore album in the not-too-distant past. It’s called Lamplighter, and you can check it out below or wherever you stream your music! You can also catch up with the fellas on tour in the Great White North – er, Canada – at dates down below the stream!

Lamplighter was released on the band’s own Flower House Records back on September 17, and serves as the follow up to their 2016 debut The Fight Against Ourselves (Better Days Records).



Blindspot (pop punk, AU) release video for new track “All Fall Down”

Aussie skate/pop punks Blindspot are to release a new album on November 22nd. Final Allure is to be released on Pee Records. Ahead of that, they’ve put out a video for a track from it, “All Fall Down”.

Have a watch below.



The Hunx (Skate Punk, UK) Stream Video for “Golden Boy”

UK skate punkers The Hunx have just put out a video for a new track. Titled “Golden Boy”, the tune will appear on an upcoming EP from the band. The details of this release are still to be announced.

For now, you can check out “Golden Boy” below.

The previous release from The Hunx was the single “Facsimile” in 2018.



Wiretap Records Streams Massive Compilation “5 Years Go By”

Los Angeles-based punk label Wiretap Records has just released a huge 50 track compilation. The collection of tunes is titled 5 Years Go By and features tracks from the label’s back catalogue of releases. You can expect to hear the likes of Spanish Love Songs, Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Indian School, Watch For Horses, Ordinary People, and many more.

Check out 5 Years Go By in its entirety below.



Down By Law re-release live studio album on Kung Fu

SoCal melodic-punk veterans Down By Law are re-releasing their recent album, Quick Hits Live In Studio, via Kung Fu Records on October 4th. The album came out back in August via the band’s Bandcamp, but is now getting the limited edition (orange) vinyl treatment

The album sees them perform 15 of the best tracks from their back catalogue.



Face To Face release another new song from upcoming live album

Ahead of their contribution to the Fat Wreck Chords‘ Live In A Dive series, Face To Face have released another song. The live version of ‘All Or Nothing’, which features on the album ‘Laugh Now, Laugh Later’, can now be heard. The forthcoming twelve-song live album will feature tracks from across the band’s extensive career. The set was performed over the course of three nights at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus earlier this year.

‘Live In A Dive’ is out October 18th; you can listen to ‘All Or Nothing’ below.