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MEST release ‘Masquerade’ first single with original line up since 2005

After successfully reaching their Kickstarter goal, MEST have released the first single from their upcoming full length. The original line up recorded the new material with Cameron Webb, and although signing initially to Cyber Tracks (El Hefe from NOFX’s label), have opted to release it via Kickstarter. No date for the record has been announced, but the first single ‘Masquerade’ is available now on all streaming platforms.

Check out the song below.



Mest (pop punk) original line-up to release new material on El Hefe’s label Cyber Tracks

Mest are to release their first record with the original lineup since 2005. Last week, they announced that the new music, out next year, would be on Cyber Tracks (owned by El Hefe of NOFX and his wife Jen). Cameron Webb is set to produce the new material.

In a video with DJ Rossstar,  the singer Tony Lovato discusses their new sound along with an interesting story about Green Day from 2002. Check it out below.

Mest released four albums with producer John Feldmann between 2000 and 2005 with their original lineup.  They broke up in 2006, but Tony Lovato continued the band with other musicians filling in and released one full length.  In 2015 the band reformed for the odd Chicago and LA show, and this is the first news of the original four recording together again.



SBÄM Fest (Austria) announces first wave of bands: Snuff, Mest, Authority Zero, I Against I, Spanish Love Songs, etc

Whether you’re still basking in the afterglow of this year’s summer festival season, or lamenting the fact that it came and went before you had a chance to plan for it, it’s apparently already time to start gearing up for next year. As you start compiling your options here’s a festival that should absolutely be on your radar. SBÄM Fest is a three day shebang hosted in Wels, Austria from May 1st through the 3rd.

45 bands will be playing across 2 stages, and the festival has just announced it’s first wave: Snuff, Mest, Authority Zero, I Against I, Spanish Love Songs, Antillectual, The Human Project, Dead Neck, Slimboy, You Know, and Antimanifest. I don’t know about you, but I’m already sold.

Get more info and purchase tickets before they sell out on the fest’s official website.



Hawthorne Heights celebrate anniversary of “If Only You Were Lonely” with plans to play album in full

Hawthorne Heights have announced plans to play their 2006 record “If Only You Were Lonely” in full at this year’s Three Headed Monstour. The album, a classic for fans of the band, featured hit single “Saying Sorry” and was a gold release for the group. With regards the decision to play the record in full frontman JT Woodford had the following to say:

“Any time you revisit a portion of your past, you can expect to be met with a storm of emotions leading to a flood of memories. It has been a tremendous joy to sift through these memories, photos, and songs from the “If Only You Were Lonely” days, nearly a decade ago. We simply had our fans in mind when choosing to perform that album front to back, because great memories should be celebrated with the people you love”

Full details of the Three Headed Monstour can be found on the website, including schedule and ticket information.



Music Video: Newdrive – “Gone Forever” featuring Mest’s Tony Lovato

Swedish punks Newdrive have premiered a music video for their song “Gone Forever”, which features Tony Lavato from Mest. You can watch it below.

“Gone Forever” is taken from Newdrive’s as-yet-untitled upcoming album, which is expected to be released early next year.



Hawthorne Heights, Mest and The Ataris to embark on “Three Headed Monstour”

Hawthorne Heights, Mest and The Ataris will embark on the “Three Headed Monstour” in February and March 2016, with support from Handguns and London Falling. On this tour, Hawthorne Heights will perform their 2006 classic album If Only You Were Lonely in its entirety. The dates and locations are below.

Hawthorne Heights last released the EP Hurt this past September. Mest, who recently reunited their classic lineup, last released the acoustic album Broken Down a year ago, and their last full-length studio album, Not What You Expected, was released in 2013. The Ataris are reportedly finishing their long-awaited new album The Graveyard of the Atlantic, which will be their first since 2007’s Welcome the Night.



Mest announce reunion with classic lineup

Chicago pop punk act Mest have announced that they are bringing with the classic lineup of Tony Lovato (lead vocals, guitars), Jeremiah Rangel (lead guitar, vocals), Matt Lovato (bass) and Nick Gigler (drums) back together for a tour. The band writes:

“Mest was formed in 1995 on the SouthSide of Chicago in a town called Blue Island by the singer Tony Lovato and his cousin Matt Lovato the bassist. After touring the world for many years and releasing 5 records the band decided to part ways in 2005. No talks of ever playing together again had taken place until a couple months ago when Matt sent a message to Tony telling him his daughter was learning Mest songs on the bass guitar and she demanded he tell him. Through that one message it lead to the conversation of what it would be like to get on stage together with the original lineup and play a couple shows. Tony and Matt then contacted Jeremiah and Nick. Moving forward with all 4 members on board Mest have decided to get back up there and do what they always did best. Put on an intense and most importantly fun punk rock show. What the future holds has not been discussed. “The only thing we know as of right now is that we want to get on stage and have some fun” Stated Singer Tony Lovato.

Select Dates to be announced….

And make sure to tag all your fellow Mest fans and friends in the post as we’ve always counted on our fans to spread the word about MEST. Thanx” 

Mest last released the acoustic album Broken Down a year ago, and their last full-length studio album, Not What You Expected, was released in 2013.



Mest release acoustic album “Broken Down”

Mest released a new acoustic album entitled “Broken Down” on March 25, 2014.

Not What You Expected was released last year and was Mest’s first studio album since Photographs, which was released in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records before breaking up in the following year.



New Song: Mest – “Goodbyes”

Even though Chicago-based pop punk band Mest will be releasing their sixth studio album Not What You Expected as a free download over the next few weeks, the band has put up a stream of their song “Goodbyes” for anyone who is unsure of whether or not they want to use up their bandwidth on the download.

You can check out “Goodbyes” here. If you like the new tune, you can head on over to Mest’s website and sign up to get a new song every week until all eleven tracks are available.

Mest will be releasing Not What You Expected one song at a time each week, having started on September 24th. It is Mest’s first studio album since Photographs, which was released in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records.



Music Video: Mest – “Radio (Something to Believe)”

Chicago-based pop punk band Mest have premiered a music video for their song “Radio (Something to Believe)”, taken from their latest album Not What You Expected. The video is available to watch at this location.

Not What You Expected was released earlier this week and is Mest’s first studio album since Photographs, which was released in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records before breaking up in the following year.



Mest to release new album tomorrow

It’s been two years since Mest announced that they were working on a new album. Well, the band just announced on their Facebook page that the record, titled Not What You Expected, will be finally be released tomorrow (September 24th) as a free (or pay-what-you-want) download on their website.

Not What You Expected will be Mest’s first studio album since Photographs, which was released in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records before breaking up in the following year.



Call the Shots release “I’ll Pop Your Punk” video

Australian super-pop punk band, Call the Shots have released a video for their second single, “I’ll Pop Your Punk”.  The song is from their new EP, When Everything Goes Wrong and features Tony Lovato from Mest.

The album was released April 5th of this year by Shock Entertainment and Takedown Records. 
You can watch the video here.



New Song: Mest – “Radio (Something to Believe)”

It’s been a while since the last time we heard what was going on with Mest. Well, the band is offering a free download of their new song “Radio (Something to Believe)”, which is actually a collaboration with Tom Denney (formerly of A Day to Remember). Go here to download it.

Mest, who released one new song last year, is currently working on a new album for a summer release. It will be their first since Photographs, which came out way back in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records before breaking up in the following year.



Mest premier music video for “Almost”

Occasionally-reunited pop punk rockers Mest have premiered a music video for their new single “Almost” and you can check it out here.

The band is planning to release a new album this spring. No further information (title, release date, etc.) has been revealed, but when we get some updates, we’ll post them here.

Mest’s last studio album Photographs was released in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records before breaking up in the following year.



Mest stream new single “Almost”

Occasionally-reunited pop punk rockers Mest are streaming their brand new single “Almost” and you can give it a listen right here.

The band is planning to release a new album this spring. No further information (title, release date, etc.) has been revealed, but when we get some updates, we’ll post them here.

Mest’s last studio album Photographs was released in 2005 on Warner Bros. Records before breaking up in the following year.