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Full Set Video: Authority Zero, The Roxy, Los Angeles (6/7/13)

Arizona reggae-punks Authority Zero played at The Roxy in Los Angeles last Friday (6/7/13) on their “Summer Sickness Tour 2013.” The band’s set was captured in its entirety on various hi-def cameras and has been spliced together for your enjoyment. Click here to check it out.

Authority Zero is touring in support of its recent album, “The Tipping Point.” Check out additional tour dates here.

Hoist the Colors announce west coast tour dates, offer song for download.

Irish-ish folk/punk group Hoist the Colors have posted a handful of tour dates along the west coast for later this month and early July. They’re also offering up a track from their latest album, titled “Gold” for free download.

You can check out the dates here, and grab the song here.

The song appears on the band’s album Miles to Go Before We Sleep released in 2012  via Hardline Entertainment.

Nations Afire signs to Hardline Entertainment

Rock/sorta-punk outfit Nations Afire (featuring members of Rise AgainstIgnite, and Death By Stereo) have signed to Hardline Entertainment for the released of their full-length album, “The Ghosts We Will Become”, later this summer.

“We at Hardline are very excited to have the opportunity to release the Nations Afire record,” says Hardline label founder Ken Seaton. “I have known the guys in the band for many years through their previous projects and have always been a fan of their music. This record The Ghosts We Will Become is a perfect blend of Punk, Hardcore and Rock that is still very accessible for radio the mainstream audience”.

“Putting this album out with Hardline is the best case scenario for us,” adds Rasmussen. “Not only are we working with people we know and absolutely trust, but we are joining a roster of bands that are friends of ours, it’s the perfect situation.

Nations Afire are joining an eclectic family of bands at Hardline Entertainment, which include Authority Zero, Versus The World, Death By Stereo, Hoist The Colors, The Darlings and many more.

Authority Zero announces summer tour dates

Arizona Reggae-punks Authority Zero have announced a summer tour in support of their new album “The Tipping Point”.

They will kick off a “2013 Summer Sickness Tour” with Ballyhoo and Versus The World.

Click here to check out the tour dates.

Full Album Stream: Authority Zero – “The Tipping Point”

Authority Zero are currently streaming their fifth studio album, The Tipping Point in full. Additionally, the band has provided some track-by-track commentary for the album, which you can read along with during your first listen.

You can check it out here.

The Tipping Point is due out on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment. You can check out the DyingScene review right here.

Album Review: Authority Zero – “The Tipping Point”

If Dying Scene were in the business of incredibly short reviews, this one would read, “great album; go buy it.” Because Authority Zero‘s new record “The Tipping Point” is simply that: a dozen really enjoyable punk tracks served straight up.

The opener, “No Other Place,” welcomes listeners by crescendoing into a driving guitar lick and some frantic drums, hearkening back to the West Coast sounds of 1990s Bad Religion and a little bit of “Smash”-era Offspring. The track’s bridge has some simple chants of “hey” that will likely be a fun audience call-and-response at the band’s future gigs. Following this is “Undivided,” which is a little more melodic but still pounds. Think Pennywise if you want to keep up the So Cal comparisons.

Most of the album keeps up the same energy, with a few breaks to slow things down or, in one case, play with genre. “Today We Heard The News” is a little powered-down, but still an excellent track. There’s a horn break in the middle, and the vocal line stays mellifluous throughout. There are moments that make me think back to the early-to-mid-2000’s, and for better or worse, bring out the image of driving around my college town listening to the super-cool-at-the-time Incubus and 311 CDs I kept in my Ford Focus. Judge all you want, but that’s where the harmonies are. AZ does a much better job at keeping the song interesting and avoiding cheesiness, though.

While still pretty hard, third track “For the Kids” gets a bit poppy. It pulls back with restraint but without losing the uptempo vibe of the record. Between the lyrical content and the shout-along possibilities of the chorus, the track is anthemic in nature. The guitar solo in the middle and building crescendos, this track is a real gem on an overall fantastic record.

“Struggle” plays with the band’s reggae roots a bit. Appearing roughly midway through the album, it’s a nice little break from the driven hardcore melodies found elsewhere. Kind of like pausing to walk in the middle of an intense running workout, the song lets you catch your breath. It still has its own merits of course. The vocal line cycles between smooth and choppy, with catchy rhymes and rhythms. There’s a little instrumental twist in there to grab onto. And it’s a much needed little breather, as well. “On the Brink,” which follows, jumps right back into the spirit of things, with a fast beat that’s both poppy and hard at the same time.

Overall, this record is dynamic and exciting. It’s a great introduction to the band. For anyone, like me, who has been vaguely aware that Authority Zero exists but hadn’t paid much attention before, it will definitely grab you and pull you into fandom. A band that has been around for the better part of two decades could easily get complacent and stale, but “The Tipping Point” is anything but that, with attention-grabbing energy and solid use of the band’s reggae and West Coast skate-punk influences.

4.5/5 Stars

Live Video: Hoist The Colors – “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie” (HD)

Irish-tinged folk/punk group Hoist the Colors performed a sold out St. Patrick’s eve show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach last weekend.  For those of you who couldn’t make it you can check out a high definition video of “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie”, which was performed as an encore at the show, right here.

The song appears on the band’s album “Miles to Go Before We Sleep” released in 2012  via Hardline Entertainment.

Hoist the Colors announce St. Paddy’s Day weekend tour

Irish-tinged folk/punk group Hoist the Colors have announced a St. Patrick’s Day weekend tour, during which they will play six shows in 48 hours (which is insane). Check out the dates here.

The band last released “Miles to Go Before We Sleep” in 2012  via Hardline Entertainment and is streaming here.

Authority Zero stream new song “Today We Heard The News” off upcoming album “The Tipping Point”

Reggae-punks Authority Zero are streaming a new song called “Today We Heard The News,” which will be appearing on their upcoming album “The Tipping Point.” You can check it out here. Jason DeVore had this to say about the track:

“This song is very dear to my heart. I was at my house working on the new Authority record and I went online to find out that Tony Sly of No Use For A Name had unexpectedly passed away. It instantly struck a nerve and I just started writing. No Use was one of the first bands we’d ever toured with back in 2001. It made me start thinking of the good times we had on the road and how at any given moment (as with many other musicians who have passed on early) it can be taken from you in an instant. There’s always that possibility that you may not make it home, so don’t take anything in this life for granted.”

“The Tipping Point” is due out on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment (US/Canada/Japan), Concrete Jungle (Europe/UK) and 3wise Records (Australia). Click here to check out all of the details on the band’s upcoming European tour.


Authority Zero hosting listening party for new album “The Tipping Point” tonight

Reggae-punks Authority Zero have announced they will be hosting a listening party for their new album ‘The Tipping Point” tonight. The party starts at 7pm mountain time (6pm PST, 9pm EST) and you can either listen online by clicking here, or (if you were lucky enough to get on the guest list), attend in-person at Pub Rock in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Check out all of the details on the listening party here.

“The Tipping Point” is due out on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment (US/Canada/Japan), Concrete Jungle (Europe/UK) and 3wise Records (Australia).

Authority Zero stream new song “21st Century Breakout” off upcoming album “The Tipping Point”

Reggae-punks Authority Zero are streaming a new song entitled “21st Century Breakout,” which will be appearing on their upcoming album “The Tipping Point.”

You can check it out here.

“The Tipping Point” is due out on April 2nd via Hermosa Beach based indie label Hardline Entertainment (US/Canada/Japan), Concrete Jungle (Europe/UK) and 3wise Records (Australia). Click here for a free download of “No Other Place,” which will also be appearing on the album.

The Sparring sign with Hardline Entertainment

Hermosa Beach, CA based indie label Hardline Entertainment has added Orange County hardcore punk act The Sparring to their roster. Hardline plans to release the band’s new EP titled “Rise Up” on March 5th.

Here’s what guitarist, Dave Yllescas, had to say about the new album:

Collectively as a band we grew up digging the old school side of music and this new EP definitely represents where we are coming from,” explains Yllescas.  “We achieved a sound that foremost we dig and ignoring the standard gimmicks in the process.

The Sparring are playing next in southern California as well as a couple of dates in Texas. To view the dates, click here.

Video: Authority Zero posts studio episode #3 for “The Tipping Point”

Reggae-punks, Authority Zero, recently finished recording their new full-length album “The Tipping Point” and to get you fired up they’ve posted the third video update from the studio.  The most exciting part of the update is that it features a good clip of a new song from the album at the end.

Watch it here.

“The Tipping Point” is due out on April 2nd via Hermosa Beach based indie label Hardline Entertainment (US/Canada/Japan), Concrete Jungle (Europe/UK) and 3wise Records (Australia).

Authority Zero announce new album “The Tipping Point”, stream new song

Reggae-punks, Authority Zero, have announced plans to release their fifth full-length studio album, “The Tipping Point”, on April 2nd via Hermosa Beach based indie label Hardline Entertainment (US/Canada/Japan), Concrete Jungle (Europe/UK) and 3wise Records (Australia). In anticipation for the release, the band is streaming the first new song from the album, “No Other Place,” right here.

Pre-orders are available here.

Music Video: Hoist The Colors – “Gordie Lachance”

Los Angeles seven-piece Irish/Americana-influenced folk-punks Hoist The Colors have premiered a music video for their song “Gordie Lachance.”  It’s more of a mellow track but a great one for a lazy pre-Thanksgiving meal afternoon.  Check it out here.

The song appears on the band’s new album “Miles To Go Before We Sleep” released last month via Hardline Entertainment and streaming here.