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Album Review: Ink Bomb – “Fiction”

Intelligent song-writing is present on this record of truth. Dutch act, Ink Bomb, take the punk formula and raise hairs and hell. Within a few minutes, when the album Fiction blasts the cobwebs, friction breaks loose, and those turbulent lyrics draw in attention and interest rapidly. The lyrics describe doom and fear. The world is in disarray, and Fiction is a compendium of punk scores tuned in like a TV aerial into the core of drama.

The guitar strokes are always fundamental and Fiction is an exploration of diverse chords. Instrumentation is pivotal to a band which utilise every aching moment. Delivering these pounding songs is their calling. By conveying through the brazen lyrics, they imprint their stories quickly, chronicling the times when hope escaped them, when hurt burrowed profoundly.

The members of Ink Bomb want to breach above the top layer. They don’t want to hit the mainstream, but they crave to reach the top floor. This is not a port of call, but their hearts beat for justification. Writing these words takes time, but they can be misjudged or placed aside. Ink Bomb’s ability at creating lyrics that are poignant is a talent in itself. From the start, the poetry may consume, but it’ll leave a lasting impression.

Fiction sparks with Brittle. A song which is fast-paced and charged. The chugged out guitar parts offer abrasiveness and loud moments. Scourge explains to us the decline of the world and warped reality. The digital age is reaching supremacy. Midnight In The Desert is an intelligent assessment of mental instability. Happiness is distant. Dreams are cut up strips of fear. Behind the guitars is a bubbling bassline and quick fired drumbeats. Cauterize is an emotional affair. Its stripped back, it’s raw and cathartic. Enemies are spotlighted, pinpointed and ready for a fiery wrath.
Ink Bomb are supremely talented. They’re a band expressing themselves fully. With their collection Fiction, they look for an act of kindness and a more stable world.

4.5/5 Stars



Show Review: PUNK & TACOS 9/15 Poughkeepsie NY (Hub City Stompers, Kyle Trocolla, Babe Patrol, etc)

On an absolutely perfect Sunday afternoon I was able to catch an old fashioned Sunday Matinee show at a cute little Mexican restaurant called Mole Mole in Poughkeepsie New York. Where not only was the weather perfect, the food exquisite , and the entertainment excellent, but the entire concept of a free afternoon show featuring all of the above was, well, astonishing these days.

Please read on below and I’ll explain.



Bad Religion discuss new album “Age Of Unreason” in mini documentary

Check out the new ‘Age of Unreason’ mini doc, where Bad Religion discusses the new record ‘Age of Unreason’ and what it’s like to still be proud of the music you’re putting out after 40 years. Check it out along with the band’s current tour dates below.

“Age Of Reason” was released in May via longtime home Epitaph Records.



MakeWar sign to Fat Wreck Chords for new album “Get It Together”, release music video for new song “Oh, Brother”

MakeWar’s last release, Developing a Theory of Integrity, was released in 2016. 

Allow us to introduce the newest member of the Fat Wreck Chords family, MakeWar. Their album Get It Together drops on November 1st, but you can check out the video for their first single “Oh, Brother” below along with a more detailed (and hilarious) introduction to the band via Pulitzer Prize caliber write-up that Brendan Kelly (singer/bass player of The Lawrence Arms).

MakeWar will be heading out with Lagwagon and face to face next month. Don’t miss them!



The Menzingers share video for new song ‘Strangers Forever’

As we get closer to the release of The Menzingers new studio album, they have treated us to a third single ‘Strangers Forever’. 

On the song, singer Greg Barnett said “Lyrically, the song is inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, ‘Anna Karenina’. In it, the character Darya Alexandrovna learns of her husband’s infidelity and declares: ‘Even if we remain in the same house, we are strangers — strangers forever! The idea of becoming a stranger to someone you so intimately know stuck with me and became the overarching narrative to this song.”

‘Hello Exile’ is out on Epitaph Records on October 4th. Check out the video for ‘Strangers Forever’ below.



Hidden Home Records Say “Happy Birthday” With Free Bandcamp Catalog

Boise punk label Hidden Home Records has made everything on their Bandcamp “pay-what-you-want” for the rest of the month. All donated proceeds will serve as a birthday gift to their mail guy, Mike.

HHR’s catalog features music by Filthy Hearts, Forever Unclean, Wicked Bears, and more. The label’s owner wrote in an Instagram post:

“[Mike] has happily chosen to do all of our mail order from Idaho since I moved across the country for my career. He is a one-in-a-million friend and deserves the world. Happy birthday Mike, I couldn’t do it without you. For the rest of September, everything on our Bandcamp is pay-what-you-want in celebration of MIIIIKE. All donations will go to him, cuz we rarely break even as it is. Link in bio.”

You can visit the Hidden Home Records Bandcamp here, or check out their new compilation below if you’re unfamiliar with the label.



Mobina Galore (Punk, Canada) Stream New Album “Don’t Worry”

Winnipeg-based punk duo Mobina Galore have just released their latest album. The effort is titled Don’t Worry and you can listen to it below. Of course, if you like it, buy it to support great underground music.

The previous release from Mobina Galore was the single from February this year, “Zoë (It Ripped Me Apart)”.



Free Sergio (Skate Punk, Israel) Stream Debut Album “Arrows”

Israeli melodic punks Free Sergio are allowing fans to stream their entire debut album. The effort is titled Arrows and you can check it out below.

You’ll also find some autumn European tour dates for the band below too.



Tio Rico (Punk, UK) Stream “Don’t Tell Me To Smile” From Forthcoming Album, “Shit Show Pony”

Manchester-based punks Tio Rico have a new album in the works and to get you lot in the mood for it, they’ve been good enough to stream a track from it ahead of its release. The album itself is called Shit Show Pony. It’s due out on November 22 via Horn & Hoof Records.

If you can’t wait that long for some new Tio Rico in your life, check below. You’ll find the teaser track from the new record, “Don’t Tell Me To Smile”. Enjoy!



2nd Annual Red Rocks Beer Festival: Punk in Drublic

Beer/Music Fests are all the rage these days, but we’ve had a gaping hole in that department over the last year or so here in the US ever since punk legend Fat Mike and his trailblazing Punk in Drublic Fest was banished after making insensitive comments following the Las Vegas mass shooting. But things have blown over as they seem to do over time and the Festival has made it’s triumphant return to the States. We sent Anarchopunk down to snap some shots when the tour rolled through Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside of Denver and he didn’t disappoint (anyone other than his wife). Check out his write up and a full gallery below!



The Lungs Release Video for New Track “Vizitant”

Central Valley based punk trio, The Lungs are back with a new track and they made a video for it! Comprised of nearly 3,000 individual photos beautifully shot from the back of a ’98 Ford Explorer and stitched together, this is quite possibly the greatest (non-porn) video to ever come outta The SFV! Check it out.. even though you can’t fap to it… well, we guess you could but it would be weird. We don’t care either way, just watch it below.



Avoid One Thing’s Joe Gittleman Breaks Down “Right Here Where You Left Me” Track By Track

It’s Friday the 13th, which means that it’s the official release date for the brand new Avoid One Thing album! The album is called Right Here Where You Left Me, and marks the group’s first full-length since 2004’s Chopstick Bridge, and finds the core trio of Joe Gittleman, Amy Griffin and John Lynch joined by a crew of guests that includes original Avoid One Thing guitarist Paul Delano (Mung, Darkbuster), Tim Brennan (Dropkick Murphys), Dave Minehan (The Replacements, The Neighborhoods) and the one-and-only Ted Hutt.

You can pick up a copy of Right Here Where You Left Me wherever you buy music – like here – and you can also head below to catch a track-by-track rundown of the album from the one-and-only Gittleman himself!



DS Exclusive: Suck Brick Kid (Orlando pop punk) – “Get Even” from upcoming album “Salt To Taste”

Happy Friday, boys and girls!

Dying Scene are fired up to bring you the lead single from the debut full-length from Orlando, Florida’s Suck Brick Kid! The track is called “Get Even,” and it appears on the pop-punk sextet’s upcoming album Salt To Taste, which is due out October 25th on Smartpunk Records.

Here’s what the band’s frontman Grant Tchekmeian has to say about the track:

“The song is about wasting your life (or a chunk of it) on a significant other. Anyone who has dealt with a cheating ex that lies constantly can relate with the range of emotions that flood in. I wanted to put myself in a friend’s shoes and write about how they felt while dealing with that shit.”

Check out the video for “Get Even” below. Pre-order Salt To Taste here while you’re at it!



Dangers Of Love (Punk, London UK) release new single, “This Musn’t Be The Place”

Dangers Of Love (London based punks led by Giles Bidder of Great Cynics) have released a new song following the release of their debut, self-titled EP.

The track, “This Musn’t Be The Place” is out now, and you check it out using the player below with the band’s upcoming dates with Big Nothing.



Vinnie Caruana releases new track ‘Alone’ from ‘Aging Frontman’

The Movielife’s Vinnie Caruana has released a new track from his forthcoming ‘Aging Frontman’ EP.

‘Alone’ is the second to be revealed from the EP, which is out on 4th October via Big Scary Monsters in the UK.

“This song has had many faces,” says Caruana “It was born in a one room studio while I was writing with my friend Alex Fitts. It’s a daydream where I am in the upside down and I’m a stranger to the ones I love. And so I roam.”  

Check out the song and his forthcoming tour dates below.