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Made in NYC… and TX: An Interview with The Casualties new frontman, David Tejas

B & W Photos courtesy of Adan Cedillo / Flier by Kaia Bellanca Beggs

David Tejas is the new lead singer of The Casualties now for two years running. He’s been on tour alongside the The Casualties for fifteen years with his other band Krum Bums, and his newer project Starving Wolves. Read that story below.



The Casualties release video for “Fucking Hate You”

The Casualties have released a video for “Fucking Hate You”, a song from last year’s Written In Blood. The video has been released to coincide with the band’s Fall tour.

Check the video and tour dates below.



DS Photo Gallery: Strung Out and The Casualties – Boston, MA

Strung Out brought the US leg of tour in support of their ninth studio full-length, Songs Of Armor And Devotion, through Boston’s Brighton Music Hall last Sunday night. Boston circa 2019 can be a bit of a notoriously fickle market when it comes to punk rock, particularly when it comes to bands who stem from the Fat Wreck/Epitaph glory days. Those that were present at the what I’d call “respectably attended” and dimly-lit gig were in for a treat, because Strung Out circa 2019 still slay.

The Simi Valley icons kicked off their set with “Rebels And Saints,” the first track from Songs Of Armor And Devotion. As an ode to not only the band’s longevity but to the legion of fans that’ve stuck by them through the course of the last three decades, it seemed a pitch-perfect way to set a tone for the evening. What followed was a few dozen tracks from across the band’s storied career. Of course genre-defining albums like Twisted By Design and Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues were well represented, but so to were (my personal favorite) Transmission.Alpha.Delta and the 2016 stand-alone single “Crows.” The encore even included their cover of the Ozzy classic “Bark At The Moon” that I think dates back to one of those Punk Goes Metal compilations from like twenty years ago. It was yours truly’s first time seeing Strung Out with new drummer RJ Shankle in the fold, and I can attest to the fact that he’s a rock-steady breath of high-energy fresh air in the mix, peppering the band’s set with blistering fill after blistering fill. Frontman Jason Cruz’s voice seemed a little strained, the result of leaving it all on stage for the last couple weeks of East Coast dates – and the last few decades if we’re being honest. The two-headed guitar monster that is Rob Ramos and Jake Kiley still shred just as heavily as ever, and Ramos’ harmonies serve as a great balance that smooths out Cruz’s rougher, visceral vocal edges. And bassist Chris Aiken…well, he’s become one of my favorite artists in this little scene for a reason; he was battling a few technical difficulties on this particular night, but still provided his steady, heavy undertones while bounding side-to-side the length of the stage for the duration of the band’s set.

Support on the duration of this run comes from none other than New York City street punk vets The Casualties. I don’t profess to be the biggest Casualties-style fan in the scene. That said, the band are just as earnest as ever, and it’s always good to see the leather jackets and liberty spikes come out for a night of revelry that’s becoming fewer and farther between in one of the most expensive (read as: least street punk) and gentrified places in the country.

Check out our photo rundown below. And mea culpa to local openers D-Sagawa; pre-show burrito run ran a little long, so we missed all but the last notes!



The Casualties release video for “Borders”

The Casualties have released a video for anti-Trump track “Borders”, a song from last year’s Written In Blood.

The band on the video: “This is a stripped-down video from our hearts that cuts to the bone. We wanted to show the band in our most raw form and give the viewer an idea of the different faces that this ‘border issue’ affects. Also, we’re not holding back on how we feel about Trump. This is lyrical machine gun fire pointed right between the eyes of this asshole and anyone who follows him! The video is visually and musically a protest song of our generation and we’ve had enough! Fuck your President and fuck your wall.” Have a watch below.



Strung Out announce fall tour with support from The Casualties

Strung Out’s new album Songs of Armor and Devotion will be released August 9 on Fat Wreck Chords, and the band will be extensively touring the US in the fall so fans can hear and experience the new songs live. Support for the tour will be provided by The Casualties, and you can find the dates below. Tickets can be purchased here.



Album review: The Casualties “Written in Blood”

Street punk stalwarts The Casualties have released their eleventh studio album, Written in Blood. This album marks the end of the Jorge Herrera era and introduces David Rodriguez from Starving Wolves as the new voice. Where both of them engage a style of unhinged chaos being pushed to the edge of restraints, David’s vocal delivery is less raspy and a little cleaner. The difference is minimal but refreshing and could potentially open the doors to new listeners.

The album opens with the drums of war leading us in a march with blaring sirens in the background. “1312” which stands for A.C.A.B. and is an acronym for All Cops are Bastards, is an open protest of the police and their methods. It encapsulates exactly what to expect moving forward, a fury laid upon frenzied guitar licks and a call to war rhythm.

Next up is “Fucking Hate You” a blitzkrieg of anger because apparently The Casualties fucking hate you. “Ashes of My Enemies” follows with a oi-sounding tune that will imbed itself in your brain with its infectious guitar work and catchy sing-a-long chorus. This style of soaring guitar riffs overlaid with a chant along chorus is widely used on this album, most notably with “Guard Dogs”, the titular “Written in Blood”, and “Ya Basta”which is delivered entirely in Spanish.

There is a distinct fiery pit-opening chaos that permeates this album. From the classic punk rage of “Demolition” to the borderline thrash metal “Feed off Fear” to the state destroying “Smash” there is an urgent need to grab some friends and start a circle pit. However Written in Blood is not pure vitriol as “Lost” showcases a depth of emotion over trying to carry on with the loss of a loved one. Accentuated by some drastic tempo changes, the song delivers this emotion without sacrificing the albums ridiculously high energy.

The album ends as it starts with marching drums sending us off to war with the social injustices being forced upon us. “Fuck your president and Fuck your wall, Fuck your border and Fuck you All” being repeated over and over is the perfect point to end on. A direct unapologetic middle finger that blurs the lines between street punk and hardcore delivered with a fury that is unmistakably The Casualties.

4.5/5 Stars



The Casualties (hardcore) stream new album “Written in Blood”

NYC-based hardcore band The Casualties are now streaming their new album, “Written in Blood”, which you can listen to below.

“Written in Blood”, released through Cleopatra Records. It is The Casualties’ first studio album since Chaos Sound, which was released in 2016 via Mist Records.



The Casualties stream new track “1312” off of upcoming album “Written in Blood”

The Casualties are now streaming one track off of their upcoming album, “Written in Blood.” The track, “1312,” is available via Cleopatra Records as an immediate download with the pre order of the album. The album is set to officially drop on October 25th.

Check out the new track below!



The Casualties to begin recording new album in May

The Casualties have just announced that they will be hitting the studio in May to start recording their new album with Bill Stevenson (Descendants, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore. Both have previously collaborated with the band on releases.

This is all the information we have as of now but we will keep you updated as we know more!

 



The Casualties premiere music video for title track off upcoming album “Chaos Sound”

The Casualties have releases a music video for the title track off their upcoming album Chaos Sound and you can check it out below.

The band will release Chaos Sound on January 22, 2016 through Season of Mist Records. It is The Casualties’ first studio album since Resistance, which was released in 2012.



New Episode of Dying Scene Radio – Pickles speaks with John Holmstrom (founder/Punk magazine) at Howl! Arts, NYC during the zine’s 40th anniversary exhibit

On this 40th episode of Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles speaks with John Holmstrom (founding editor/Punk magazine) at Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project (located on the Lower East Side, NYC) during the 40th anniversary exhibition of his pioneering publication. Watch the full video interview HERE! Also, Elena Venetia is back after a bit of a hiatus as she joins Bobby “in-studio” to co-host this week’s show. TONE LO-KI joins the conversation, too. FUN FACT: Don’t step on PEARS or your shoes’ll turn to apple sauce!

DISCLAIMER: Dying Scene Radio is not for the overly sensitive. If you’re easily offended by political incorrectness, curse words or sarcasm, then what are you doing listening to a punk rock podcast anyway?! All of the tracks spun and headlines reported on herein are sourced from Dying Scene, but not all of the views and opinions expressed by Bobby Pickles or guests are shared by Dying Scene.

With special commentary from Pittsburgh, PA’s No Person, and Italian punks LATTE+.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Violent Femmes – Memory
No Person – The Cleavers Go Cutthroat
Safe and Sound – Dream
Silver Snakes- Glass
Weezer – King of the World
LATTE+ – It’s OK for Us
The Casualties – Chaos Sound
Ship Thieves – Born into This
Basement – Aquasun
King Prawn – Smoke That Shit
Interview w/ John Holmstrom (founder/Punk magazine)
Megadeth – Dystopia
River Oaks – Let You Down
Love Is a Fist – We Want Justice
Piffbreak Arcade – Road Rage
The Lucky Eejits- East Bay Ratz
Ignite- You Saved Me
Gameday Regulars – Pale Reflections
The Phenomenauts – I’m With Neil
Lionheart – Pain
Letdown- I’m Not Complex, I’m Just From One
Cables and Arms- Hang the Moon
FORGETABOUTIT – Compete Or Die



The Casualties stream new album ‘Chaos Sound’

The Casualties are streaming their new album, Chaos Sound, over at AP. You can listen to it here.

The band will release Chaos Sound on January 22, 2016 through Season of Mist Records. It is The Casualties’ first studio album since Resistance, which was released in 2012.



The Casualties streaming new song “Brothers and Sisters” off upcoming “Chaos Sound” album

New York punk legends The Casualties recently announced that they will release their new album “Chaos Sound” on January 22nd, 2016 through Season of Mist Records.

Last month the band revealed a new track from the album, and today we have another, available to stream. The track is entitled “Brothers and Sisters” and you can check it out here.

Have a look at the upcoming album’s track list here, and pre-order here.

“Chaos Sound” will be The Casualties’ first studio album since Resistance, which was released in 2012 through Season of Mist.

 



The Casualties announce new album, stream new song

New York punk legends The Casualties have announced that they will release their new album Chaos Sound on January 22nd, 2016 through Season of Mist Records. The album’s track listing is below, and pre-order is available here. The Causalities are also streaming a song from the new album, titlted “Running Through the Night”, which you can also check out below.

Chaos Sound will be The Casualties’ first studio album since Resistance, which was released in 2012 through Season of Mist.



The Casualties announce New Year’s Eve shows in Las Vegas

The Casualties have announced a couple of shows coming up this week. The band will be performing in Las Vegas New Year’s Eve at The Dive Bar, before heading to California for a few shows, finishing up in Mexico on January 9th.

You can check out full list of dates and locations below.

The Casualties released Resistance in 2012 through Season Of Mist Records.