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Anchor Arms return from the grave to release new album “Dancing On Your Grave” for free

Well this is a mighty fine surprise.  Gainesville punk act Anchor Arms called it quits back in 2010 but now out of nowhere they’ve gone ahead and released a brand new album titled “Dancing On Your Grave”.  What’s even better is they’re offering it up for free download via Death To False Hope Records.  Stream and/or snag it here.

The band’s last LP, Cold Blooded, came out in 2008 on Fail Safe Records.

New Music: 3 Tracks from Dark Country (ex- Anchor Down)

The guys from Anchor Down have been keeping busy since the band split almost a year ago. The newest project to emerge is Dark Country, who have put 3 tracks Dark Country, Blessings, and Take Shape for streaming and download on their BandCamp site. No word on whether the band has inked a deal or is planning a release, but we’ll keep you posted.

Anchor Arms calls it quits

James Austin (Anchor Arms lead singer/guitarist) confirmed today that rumors of the band’s demise were indeed true as he moves on full time with his new project Eight Ghosts.  Here’s his full statement which includes an update on what’s going on with Eight Ghosts:

well, it’s been awhile, and a lot of people have asked me about the arms lately and or told me they’ve “heard rumors” so i figure i should probably address the state of our band. the reality is that we’re pretty much done, i’d disclaim it with a “never say never” type thing, but we really haven’t talked much lately and things got weird. i take the entirety of the blame for our demise. i have a lot of emotional issues and suffer from maniac depression and a severe panic disorder. it can certainly make me extremely difficult to deal/work with and at times is debilitating. often times when i’ve wanted to travel or do things with the band, my mental status has made it literally impossible for me to do so. i try my ASS of everyday to do better and be better with it, but it is a daily struggle. i gave everything i had to give to anchor arms and i know craig, brian and nick did as well. at the end of the day, i’m sure they simply couldn’t continue to work with me in a situation where i was an integral part of the process, i sang and played guitar, kinda hard to do a vocal free show. i wish things could’ve been different believe me, but i think a new start might help us all out. i’m now performing as Eight Ghosts and am currently recording songs for a split 7″ with current Casting Out/former Boy Sets Fire vocalist Nathan Gray’s solo project. that’s coming out on Fail Safe Records soon, then after that i’m doing a full length which will be co-released on Death to False Hope Records and Fail Safe. the arms guys and i haven’t spoken much lately, i think space is a good thing for now. i love and care deeply for those guys, but being friends is more important to me that playing music with them. Nick is back playing full time in Assassinate the Scientist and i think craig and bri are just enjoying some time with loved ones right now. i’m going to tour with Eight Ghosts starting regionally in about 2 or 3 months, nationally after that, so if you want me to play where you are, please lemme know and i’ll get there. you can reach me at [email protected], here or on the eight ghosts facebook thing. if you ever listened to an Anchor Arms song, came to a show, enjoyed what we did etc, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! it meant a lot more to us that i can express here. sorry for being crazy.

Anchor Arms’ last LP, Cold Blooded, came out in 2008 on Fail Safe Records.

Free song download: Anchor Arms – “Don’t Just Stand There, Somebody Toss Steve Vai a Capri Sun”

anchor-armsLast month, Anchor Arms hooked up with Roger from Less Than Jake and recorded a couple of songs. One of those songs, Don’t Just Stand There, Somebody Toss Steve Vai a Capri Sun, is now available for download on Anchor Arms bandcamp page.

Ex-Boysetsfire and current The Casting Out singer, Nathan Gray, will be releasing a 7″ alongside Anchor Arms singer James Austin on Fail Safe Records. The 7″ is due out sometime this summer. Keep checking back here at Dying Scene for more information as it becomes available.

New Song: Anchor Arms’ “Shooting Northwestern”

failsafeAnchor Arms have posted a new song on their MySpace page entitled Shooting Northwestern. The song is off an upcoming split “7 with Vacation Bible School which will be released on Fail Safe Records (don’t ask us when, cuz we don’t know!).

Nathan Gray (Boysetsfire/The Casting Out) and James Austin (Anchor Arms) release 7″

bsf-aaEx-Boysetsfire and current The Casting Out singer, Nathan Gray, will be releasing a 7″ alongside Anchor Arms singer James Austin.  The split will feature solo material from each artist, one dude per side.  Says James of the collabo:

“I’m really excited to do a split 7″ with an artist I admire so much.  While Anchor Arms continues to search for a drummer, I have some free time on my hands, and I feel like I needed to get in touch with my inner pussy and write some slower jams.  The songs aren’t country or folk, just songs that I’ve written recently that are the kinda things I’d play sitting on my bed and whatnot.”

The 7″, out this summer, is a preview of each artist’s solo Fail Safe Records full-length which currently have unknown release dates.

Got mad drumming skillz? Wanna join Anchor Arms?

Lamentably, Anchor Arms’ drummer, Merk, will be departing from the band following their appearance on the Harvest Of Hope Festival mid-March.  Anchor Arms member, James, says that Merk will be leaving to focus on his growing family.  Interested parties should contact the band at [email protected] to inquire further.  Best of luck to you, Merk!

Anchor Arms’ last LP, Cold Blooded, came out in 2008 on Fail Safe Records.

Members of Anchor Arms, Spanish Gamble, and Homemade Handgrenade form BallsxDeep

failsafe1James from Anchor Arms, Ryan and Randy from Spanish Gamble and Bobby Franchise from Homemade Handgrenade have joined forces to form the punk “supergroup” BallsxDeep.

The band is being called a “guerilla style hardcore outfit” and they are currently writing, booking shows, and planning an EP for release on Fail Safe Records later this year.

Why did they choose the name Anchor Arms?

anchorarms1Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it.  We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene.  Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s Gainesville, FL’s punk band Anchor Arms.

James from Anchor Arms was kind enough to fill us in on the Anchor Arms naming tale. The story goes as follows…

“We had started playing together in Dec of ’07 and were a band for a couple of months before we came up with a name.  Many awful options that were ALMOST our name were; The Dicks FL, Robert Johnsons Rifle, Duck Hero Of the Day, The Steroid Era and probably a few other horrible ones that i can’t remember. I was at work one day and I was day dreaming about Spongebob Squarepants episodes.  I suddenly remembered the one where he gets those sweet blow up arms that make him look strong so he can punk Sandy Cheeks at Muscle beach with how jacked he looks.  I recalled that they were called Anchor Arms and I thought it was pretty cool.  I went home that day and looked into it and it wasn’t taken, so we snapped that bitch up! I feel as though I am kind of an adult, human spongebob, so it kinda worked out well.  In fact, I recently purchased that SpongeBob greatest hits CD that is in stores now and features 17 hit songs from the show.  That and the new Bane EP.”

And there you have it.  Quite possibly the first and only punk band name inspired by Spongebob Squarepants…

If you’ve got a good band name origin story, or want us to research one for you, message us on the Dying Scene facebook page.

Anchor Arms benefit show and Split 7″ with Vacation Bible School

anchorarms2Friday, January 15th Anchor Arms is going to be doing a benefit show in Gainesville, FL to help Nick Poot (brother of Jeff Poot, from Kiss Of Death Records band Witches With Dicks) who was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma,  pay off his medical bills. James from Anchor Arms had the following to say about the show…

“I really think that this is the most important thing we’ve ever done as a band, we’d LOVE to help him out with some money as I know 1st hand how tough medical issues can be on your wallet. This past year my mother, brother and myself all dealt with some serious medical issues and it was tough.”

So if you guys are in the area make sure you attend the show..and if you’re not in the area get in your car and drive there! It’s for a good cause.

In other news…Anchor Arms will be putting out a brand new 7″ at Rad Fest this year. This split with Vacation Bible School will be releasing on Fail Safe Records.  The Anchor Arms side will feature an alternate version of their 1st single, Eight Ghosts from their upcoming full length album The Morning Pistol releasing on Kiss Of Death Records.  Right now you can get their split with Madison Bloodbath by visiting and

Interview: Anchor Arms talks with Two Dudes Radio about upcoming album

anchorarms Anchor Arms talked with Two Dudes Radio this morning and left no stone unturned.  They discussed everything from the band’s influences to the new bass player to the upcoming album. Even deeper, the band discussed the way they believe their music individualizes them from others. To hear all the details about Anchor Arms, listen to the interview here.

The band is also selling this shirt to help pay off medical bills incurred by Phil Hill (Teen Idols/Screeching Weasel).  Phil was jumped the other night while defending a girl being accosted by 4 dudes outside a bar (full story here).

Last chance to win Harvest Of Hope comp and signed Anchor Arms album

failsafeAlright, people.  It’s your last chance to win this week’s prize (double disc Harvest Of Hope Fest comp featuring a crap load of awesome punk bands and a signed Anchor Arms Cold Blooded LP) for the Fail Safe, Harvest Of Hope giveaway.  All you have to do is go to this story (Contest: Harvest Of Hope Fest Giveaway – Week 1) and click the “re-tweet” link.  So simple, a cave man could do it!  We’re picking a winner today so GO now.

Contest: Harvest of Hope Fest Giveaway – Week 1

harvest-of-hope-festThe second annual Harvest Of Hope Fest is taking place March 12th through 14th, 2010 in St. Augustine, Florida and our friends at Fail Safe Records are doing their part to raise awareness for the event by giving away a new prize each week until the fest begins right here on Dying Scene.

This week’s Prize: 1 copy of The Harvest Of Hope comp (double CD) AND a signed copy of the Anchor Arms LP, Cold Blooded.  Also, each week’s winner will be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize: the entire Fail Safe catalog AND 2 tickets to the Harvest Of Hope Fest.

To win is easy, just re-tweet this post and we’ll choose one or more of you re-tweeters as winners.  Don’t forget to follow Dying Scene on Twitter or we won’t be able to direct message you to tell you you’ve won.  We’ll announce in the comments below once we’re out of the week’s prizes.  The Grand Prize winner will be announced on March 4th.

The Harvest Of Hope Fest is a three day, multiple stage alternative music festival that will benefit and raise awareness for the Harvest of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides financial, educational, and medical aid to migrant farmworkers all over the country.

Anchor Arms annnounce spilts coming up with Vacation Bible School, Sharks Come Cruisin’, and Vinyl Collectives Under The Influence Series, and discuss their upcoming record

kiss-of-death-recordsAnchor Arms sure have a busy year ahead of them. They are going to be doing a 7″ split with their friends Vacation Bible School, a 7″ split with Sharks Come Cruisin’ (out on Mind Over Matter Records), and then a split for Vinyl Collectives Under The Influence. To round it all out they have their own full length record, The Morning Pistol, coming out some time in 2010 on Kiss Of Death Records…they are currently finishing up the writing for the album. Make sure you keep checking back for more news on the release dates.

Anchor Arms released their last full-length, “Cold Blooded” on Fail Safe Records in 2008.

New Song: “High Noon” off Anchor Arms upcoming split 7″ with Madison Bloodbath

kiss-of-death-recordsAnchor Arms just put up their new song High Noon on their MySpace page. This song is off their upcoming split 7″ with Madison Bloodbath, releasing next month on Kiss Of Death Records. Check it out, and let us know what you think.