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American Steel announce new 7-inch “State Of Grace”

San Francisco punk act American Steel have announced they will be releasing a new 7″ EP, State Of Grace, on February 22nd via Fat Wreck Chords.

You can check out the title track, and the other song from the record, “Should Have Died Young (Playing Rock and Roll),” below.  You can pre-order the release here.

The band’s last album, Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, was released in 2009 via Fat Wreck Chords.

10 Punk Songs That Will Get You Stoked (curated by Dying Scene editor Lauren Mills)

Ever wonder what the folks who run Dying Scene have been listening to lately? We’re going to pretend you said “yes” to that question and feature a curated playlist from a different DS editor each week with the intent of exposing you to some new kickass punk bands. This week’s playlist is brought to you by Dying Scene editor Lauren Mills (that’s me!).

For this week’s theme I decided to pick songs that make me happy. Upbeat songs aren’t the only ones that put me in a good mood. Sometimes somber songs can be cathartic and make you feel less alone in life. Discover some great new tunes, and find out what makes me tick by streaming my personal picks below.

American Steel recording a new song

San Francisco punk act, American Steel. are recording a new song today. Here’s what they had to say:

Heading into Sharkbite today to record a song.

The band’s latest album “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts” was released in 2009 on Fat Wreck Chords.


Live Video: American Steel- “Dead And Gone”

Some footage of American Steel‘s performance at this weekend’s “Death To False Hope” fest has started to make its way to the interwebs. You can check out a performance of “Dead And Gone” here.

“Dead And Gone” is off the band’s album “Destroy Their Future” which was released in 2007.

Death the False Hope Fest announces first round of bands (including American Steel, Mixtapes, Luther, and more)

Digital punk label Death to False Hope Records has announced the first draft of bands for their third annual Death to False Hope Fest. Bands that will be playing include American Steel, Blacklist Royals, Mixtapes, Banquets, Red Collar, Luther, Arliss Nancy, Hold Tight!, Gunner’s Daughter, Worship This!, The Scandals, Downbound City, Old Flings, This Is Your Life, Almost People, Drag Your Chains, Museum Mouth, The Radio Reds, and Ascetic Parade.

The event will take place in Durham, NC on May 10th and 11th at Motorco Music Hall. Tickets are available here. (Be warned though: tickets have been going so fast that the site temporarily crashed).

DTFH Fest Annouces Date/Initial Line Up

Death To False Hope Records has posted their initial line up for their annual festival in Durham, NC with promise of more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.  Check out the initial line-up here.
The event will take place May 10/11th at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC.


Ryan Massey (American Steel) founds Lugosi Records; announces tons of plans

Ryan Massey (American Steel and Communique) has founded a brand new record label, called Lugosi Records, and announced that he plans to re-release American Steel, and Communique’s entire back catalogs, as well as his new band, The Reckless Kind’s debut album, “Golden Age Thinking,” which you can check out a new song from here.

Here’s what Ryan had to say about why he started the label:
Lugosi Records is an idea that has floated around for years, and was finally made a reality when Lookout Records saw fit to disband, returning all rights to master recordings back to the artists. We are fortunate that a number of labels friendly to our cause (such as it is) would have been happy to re-release the old Amsteel and Communiqué albums for us. But I have always wanted to have a venue for putting out records by bands that I really enjoy. So, distribution was secured, funding scoured for, and now we find ourselves in business (such as it is). As for the future of Lugosi, Ryan had this to say: The old American Steel and Communiqué albums will be re-pressed and once again made available. In some cases, remastering and repackaging may be necessary as some of the original materials have been lost. We will also be putting out a handful of new releases a year. In the current climate, it is challenging for musicians to make even the most meager of livings. Yet I find that the importance of music in most people’s lives is undiminished – it is just consumed in new ways. Hopefully this little label can lend some small amount of support to artists who care deeply about their craft, and everyone can have some fun to boot.” 

The label will be hosting a show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on August 24th to celebrate the opening of their doors. (you can get will call tickets here) The re-release of American Steel’s “Rouges March” and the debut full-length from The Reckless Kind will coincide with the show.

Random Cover Song: American Steel cover Alkaline Trio’s “Dead And Broken”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from s American Steel with their rendition of Alkaline Trio‘s “Dead and Broken.” The cover appears on the “Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records” soundtrack. The original version appear on Alkaline Trio’s split with One Man Army.

You can check out both versions here.

American Steel interviews with San Francisco Chronicle

Fat Wreck ChordsThe San Francisco Chronicle interviews American Steel. The interview gets into the history behind the band name, how the band came together and the making of their albums. Lead vocalist Rory Henderson talks about their album, “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts,” which was released July of this year of Fat Wreck Chords. Henderson says, of the albums first track “Emergency House Party”:

I wrote it on the day of a last-minute house party we threw…It was the middle of winter and we were bored and everyone was pretty depressed. I said, “You know what, stop whining. Let’s have a party tonight.” Someone poured oil on the floor and there was dancing. We called it the Crisco disco. … I think it set the tone for the record.

American Steel has some upcoming shows. To see if they are playing a show near you, check out the Dying Scenes Shows page.

American Steel release new album “Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts”

images3“Dear Friends And Gentle Hearts” is available today on Fat Wreck Chords! This will be American Steel’s second album since they reunited, so let’s see if they still have what it takes! Check out their myspace page to hear some tracks off the new album.

This is a follow up to their album released in 2007, “Destroy Their Future”.

Album release, tour dates, and new song up for American Steel

fat9“Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts” hits the stores July 21st on Fat Wreck Chords. This will be American Steel’s fifth full length album….will it be as good as the first four? You can get a taste of what the album will be like by going to their myspace page and listening to “Safe and Sound”.

They will be touring all over California and hitting up Arizona as well, so don’t miss out when you can hear the songs live…it always makes you appreciate the album just a little bit more (if they’re good of course..) Go to the Dying Scene show’s section and start marking your calender.

American Steel MP3 available

fat2American Steel have posted the first track from their upcoming release, “Dear Friends Gentle Hearts”, out July 21st on Fat Wreck Chords. You can check out the song “Emergency House Party” at their myspace page.

American Steel Unveils Tracklisting and Cover Art for New Album


American Steel have just unveiled the name of their upcoming release on Fat Wreck Chords. The album will be titled “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts” and is due to hit stores July 21st. You can find the complete tracklisting and cover art on fat wreck chords.