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This Century calling it quits after new album and tour

Sad news for fans of Arizona three-piece (don’t let the picture fool you) This Century. At some point that’ll take place probably later this year, the band will be no more. Here are some excerpts from their official statement:

We have decided as a band that after eight amazing and fulfilling years, we will be closing this chapter of our lives and stepping out into the next. This band has allowed us to grow and learn more about each other than we ever thought we would, and we all feel like we’re better people because of that and because of you guys. We love each other like brothers, we always have and we always will, so we’re happy to say this isn’t a result of anything negative. This Century has been an amazing experience, but we unanimously agreed while we were making this new album that it was time to move on to pursue each of our passions and musical projects. We wanted to see this album through, however, and make it a great final record for ourselves, but more importantly, for the people who have supported us for so long.

We will be releasing our new album Soul Sucker on June 2nd and following that up with some final shows throughout 2015. We’re going to be trying our hardest to get more shows booked both in the US and internationally so we can come and say thank you in person to as many of you as possible. We will also be playing these last shows as our original lineup, so we’re happy to tell you that Alex will be coming along with us! 

So there you have it. The band will return to being a four-piece for their farewell tour, which should take place sometime after the release of their final album, which is due out June 2nd. We’ll keep you posted.

RIP This Century (2007 – 2015).



Beat the Red Light break-up

British skacore band Beat The Red Light have announced that they are calling it a day and are disbanding. The band posted a statement on their Facebook, which can be read below.

Beat the Red Light last released their full-length Salt the Lands back in 2011 through TNS Records.



Fireworks to go on hiatus following US summer tour

According to a recent post on the band’s Facebook page, Fireworks will be going on an indefinite hiatus following their upcoming US summer tour. Here’s what they had to say:

“There’s no way to express how much your love and support has meant to Fireworks – and furthermore, to us as individuals over the last 8 years or so. After these upcoming gigs are ripped, we will be taking a break for awhile to give the other sides of life a try. We really don’t know how long “awhile” is, but you’ll be the first to know when we figure that out. Hope to see everyone this Spring and Summer. Fireworks Forever.”

Fireworks released their latest album Oh, Common Life on March 25th, 2014 through Triple Crown Records. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the band’s future come to light.



First Step To Failure part ways with guitarist

After many months of inactivity, UK skate punks First Step To Failure have announced they will be parting ways with their guitarist Andrew “Weasel” O’Hara, who has been “going through some personal problems” as of late. Here’s what they had to say about O’Hara’s departure and the future of the band:

“Hey everyone. So as you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pretty inactive since we put out our album last summer. Basically our guitarist and best friend Weasel has been going through some personal problems. We don’t want to go into to much detail about what’s up as we want to respect his privacy. Anyway last week Weasel decided to call it a day with us. We are all pretty gutted about it but got to respect his decision. Weasel is one of my closest friends and I can personally say I’ve loved every minute of playing with him over the years. Where does this leave us? Well, after talking it through with Norm and Craig we have decided to keep pushing on. I love this band and none of us are ready to call it a day just yet. We wish Weasel all the love in the world and really hope he can join us again sometime in the future. We will be back. Thank you for reading. One Love, First Step!”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on what the band has in store come to light. For now, I highly recommend giving their 2014 album When Best Friends Become Strangers a listen below.



The Swellers release video for their final show at Groezrock Festival

The Swellers, who recently called it quits, have played their final show. The band went out in style at the annual Groezrock Festival in Meerhout, Belgium earlier this month (May 1st).

You can have a look at their farewell set, caught on video, below.

The band last released “The Light Under Closed Doors” in October 2013 through No Sleep Records.



French Exit to call it quits following four final shows

Los Angeles’ French Exit have announced they will be calling it quits after playing four final shows later this month, and in early June. Here’s what the band had to say about their decision to throw in the towel:

“You’ve gotta admit, it’s time to move on.”

One of us is leaving to do new things in life – and so we’re no longer going to be a band. Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of everything we’ve done – bands we’ve played with, bookers, venues, people whose floors we’ve slept on, and anyone yelling along at a show – there’s too many of you to name. We started this band just for fun, and never thought we’d put out records, play so many great shows, or have other people singing our songs. We’ve made our friends and families during the time with this band. It’s all been ridiculously fun and a huge part of our lives, and we owe you for it.

We have 4 shows left – 5/29 for VLHS’s 4th anniversary, 6/3 in LA with Teenage Bottlerocket, 6/5 in LA for Pussy Cow’s 10th anniversary, and our final show will be Saturday 6/6 at VLHS in Pomona. We’re still setting the bands for that last show, but will update with an event as soon as it’s finalized. We’re going to miss you, and are really going to miss playing. We hope you’ll come out in June to see us and party one last time.

Thank you for everything-
French Exit

The band’s sole full-length album Guts and Black Stuff was released in December of 2013 through It’s Alive Records. Their full discography is available for streaming on their Bandcamp page, and I highly recommend giving it a listen.



Swingin Utters parts ways with drummer Greg McEntee

California punk stalwarts Swingin’ Utters have announced that their drummer, Greg McEntee will be parting ways with the band.

Greg has released the following statement:

Since forming the Swingin’ Utters with friends in the 80’s, I’ve spent most of my life playin’ in the band. So with a heavy heart I announce that I’m leaving. It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve traveled and played music around the world with friends. I’ve met, played with and became friends with some of my most admired musicians. As a kid, music helped me to survive and it was always my dream to tour the world. I appreciate the life I was given and was able to share it with the Utters. To my friends Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski, words fail me. We three have been to hell and back. We remained the core of the Utters and are survivors. To Jack Dalrymple, Miles Peck, all Utters past and present, the decades of fans’ support, Mike, Erin, all at Fat Wreck Chords, Stormy and Leave Home Booking, I thank you fer all you’ve done and I got nothin’ but love fer y’all. Wherever my musical journey takes me next I hope to see y’all and continue our friendships. Peace & love.

Swingin’ Utters last released Fistful of Hollow in 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. The album served as a follow-up to 2013’s Poorly Formed.



Bassist Heiko Schrepel (One Man Army) passes away

Bassist Heiko Schrepel, of the San Francisco punk act, One Man Army has passed away.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

One Man Army released their EP, “She’s An Alarm” on August 28th via Adeline Records.



Emilio Nevarez (The Lucky Eejits) fatally shot while loading out gear at show

Emilio Nevarez, bassist of the Oakland punk act The Lucky Eejits, was tragically killed while loading out gear at a show outside of the Golden Bull Bar around 1AM last night, after finishing a show at the venue located near Oakland City Hall.

His band-mates posted the following statement on their Facebook page earlier today:

“Saturday April 4th our lives shook and have been put to a halt. This is the last thing I feel we would ever have to do collectively as a group and announce. Our best friend, brother and Bass player Emilio Nevarez was taken from us so suddenly by gunfire. Emilio was doing what we always do after our shows and prepping our gear to load back in the van. Just minutes before the tragedy Tyler and myself were walking to get the van to bring up front to load. Before we could even pull It up our brother was gone. We have been in a dark world of sadness and pure confusion as to why this happened to our beloved, beautiful and talented friend. If you knew Emilio you know he would tell us all not cry and not to be sad. He would want each and everyone of us to be strong.He was and will always be to us a strong man and incredible influence to our sound. We want to take a second to give our love, feelings and honor for Emilio’s incredible family who are experiencing pain beyond words. Thank you for giving us a beautiful talented person we could have in this band and scene. We also would like to extend a huge and loving thank you the Punk Rock community from all over for the phone calls, texts and messages to us and Emilio’s friends and family. As a community as friends and as punk rockers we stick together and we are going to to this for our fallen brother Emilio. More information on services will be posted and if you would like to be involved some how keep in touch.

Thank you from the bottom of our aching hearts to each and everyone of you.

Love

Casey FitzPatrick and Tyler Salinas
The Lucky Eejits”

Our thoughts go out to Emilio’s family and friends during this difficult time.



Rotting Out throw in the towel

After 7 years together, Los Angeles hardcore act Rotting Out have decided to throw in the towel, offering little info on why they’re breaking up. Here’s what singer Walter Delgado had to say:

“ROTTING OUT broke up last Sunday. Thanks to anyone whoever cared. It was a great ride and a privilege. Don’t ask why. Thank you everyone.”

The band’s third and final EP Reckoning was released on March 10th through Pure Noise Records. We’ll keep you posted if they announce any farewell shows or anything like that.



Kill Lincoln to go on hiatus following current US tour

Washington, DC ska-punks Kill Lincoln recently announced they will unfortunately be going on an indefinite hiatus following the tour they are currently on, stating that “it wasn’t an easy call for any of us to make and one that’s been in process for a long while, but it’s the best thing for us right now.” The band’s statement can be read in its entirety below.

Kill Lincoln last released an EP titled Good Riddance To Good Advice on March 3rd through Jump Start Records. Their sole full-length album That’s Cool…In A Totally Negative And Destructive Way was released in 2013 on the same label.



Face The Fax throw in the towel, offer free download of new (and final) song “Dreaming of Mist”

After 11 years together, Belgian skate punks Face The Fax have announced they will be throwing in the towel, and to bring things to a close, they’ve released one final song. Check out the music video below, and head over here to download it for free.

Here’s what the band had to say about their decision to call it a day:

“So, here it is: a brand new song and the clip that goes with it!

This one comes an additional message, though: This song and video will be the very last thing we’ll launch at your senses. What? You’ve read that right: after 11 years of trashing about, FTF is done.

Why? Who knows? Our aging bones might’ve gotten too slow for the fast lane. Our egos might not be able to cope with the growing lack of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. One of our managers might have informed each other that one of us.is.out. Or all of us might just be ready to move on and try something else. Most, if not all of us, are already working on new noise in other bands, so you definitely won’t have to miss any of our post-show fragrances.

Of course, after a decade, we can safely say that this band has been a huge part of our lives. We’ll be eternally grateful for the places we’ve been and the people we’ve met on the way. Here’s to everyone that danced along and sang to our tunes, released our EP’s and albums, recorded our songs, put on stages, let us freeload on their booze and went on the road with us.

See you around, Faxateers. FTF out.”

Face To Fax’s final full-length album Basic Human Wrongs was released in 2013 through Funtime Records. That album, along with the rest of the band’s discography can be heard on their Bandcamp page.



Random Hand launch funding campaign for final album

UK ska-punk band Random Hand have started a PledgeMusic Campaign to help fund their final album. The band announced back in February that they will no longer be together after this year and will be going on hiatus. To end their run, they have planned a final tour to go along with this last album. You can check out the pledge campaign page here and donate to the cause as well.

Random Hand’s last full-length album Seething Is Believing was released back in 2011 through Bomber Music. Frontman Joe Tilston has since released a solo record entitled Embers.



Trails are fucking dead

UK progressive-punk band Trails have called it a day.  You can read a lengthy statement from the band outlining their reasons for throwing in the towel below.

The band released their first and last album “Crooked Trees” through Lockjaw Records last September. Head over to their Bandcamp to stream/purchase it – the vinyl & CD are half off!



GhostxShip announce breakup

New York straight edge hardcore band GhostxShip announced the sad news that they will no longer be a band after August 30th, 2015. The group posted a statement to their Facebook page, which you can read below. Although they have stated that they will be breaking up, the band is still playing a string of shows throughout the summer such as weekend gigs and festivals including a 2-day event in Syracuse, NY.

GhostxShip last released their “Carry The Flame” 7-inch on September 17th, 2013 via Seventh Dagger Records.