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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.



Introducing Fast and Angry Punk Act: Facelift

When the sun’s out and I’m feeling carefree I love my ska and pop-punk. When I’m feeling nostalgic and wistful I skew towards Menzingers or emo. When I’ve had three cups of coffee and need an outlet for the nebulous discontentment that silently builds behind the exterior of my stoic demeanor I turn towards hardcore-punk. That’s where I’m at this morning so when a request to check out the debut album from Californian skate-punk/hardcore act Facelift hit my inbox it was perfectly timed. This music is raw. It’s fast as hell. And it’s f’ing pissed off. Oh, and it’s riddled with metallic riff breakdowns which absolutely clinched it for me (give it 2:20 into the album opener to see what I mean). Turn up the volume and let off some steam with me by streaming “Sinceforevertilwhenever” here.



DS Photo Gallery: Against Me! perform “Searching For A Former Clarity” and “New Wave” in Boston (w/Cursive, Dilly Dally)

While I think the idea of full-album shows can be a cool one, particularly if its an album the listener has a sentimental connection with, I think that they also invite a lot of space for potential letdown; an album performed as a single unit might work well on its own but can also frequently mess with the flow of a full-length headline set. The double album show, however, can be pretty great; you get the natural ebb and flow and crescendo that comes with the experience of listening to an album, then you get to reset and start the process over again halfway through the show. And when the show contains two albums that were released back-to-back, it also allows a unique, retroactive insight as to what the songwriter or the band was going through at that time period.

To that end, Against Me! brought their two-night, four-album mini-tour through Boston last week for a couple well-attended nights at the 1000-capacity Royale nightclub. Yours truly attended the first night which, if you’re keeping score at home, meant getting Searching For A Former Clarity and New Wave in succession. Released in 2005 and 2007 respectively, these represent the band’s last album on Fat Wreck Chords and subsequent first major label album for Sire Records. They were also written during the second half of the eight-year reign of George W. Bush. The country was constantly at war, conservatism ruled the day, and the country was on the brink of an economic collapse, themes that we’re struggling with on an exponential scale a decade-plus later. On a more personal level, they also found Laura Jane Grace exploring themes of gender and identification and isolation, things that would all get blown open on 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues. The band looked and sounded great on this night; Grace’s voice was probably the best I’ve heard it at any point in the last half-decade. It was the first time I’d seen Andrew Seward perform in Boston since returning to his previous role as the band’s bass player, and as much as I loved watching Inge Johansson play and perform, there’s something comforting about seeing the three-headed monster Grace flanked by Seward and longtime ax-man James Bowman with the eternal sparkplug that is Atom Willard providing the gas pedal. I know I mixed metaphors there, but whatever. The double-album show also gave a chance for the band to pull out a few deep cuts that haven’t been played in a long, long time; Grace remarked that time had taught her it was okay to hate the New Wave track “Stop,” but that time has also taught her it’s okay to get funky when listening to that song if you want to.

Support on this quick run of Against Me! shows came from Omaha’s Cursive and Toronto’s Dilly Dally. The former, a long-running six-piece post-punk collaborative are still touring in support of last year’s Vitriola and it’s 2019 companion Get Fixed. The latter are a band that I was not really previously familiar with unfortunately, but they’re a dynamite force. In short order, they’ve perfected a sort of explosive, post-grunge sound that is somewhere between Bikini Kill and Sonic Youth and maybe Smashing Pumpkins but the good Smashing Pumpkins of like 1994.

Head below to see our full photo rundown. For whatever reason, none of the bands involved were really lit from the front, allowing the viewer a more ethereal experience and the amateur photographer an awful lot of frustration. I just kinda leaned into the poor lighting and hoped for the best, particularly where the oversaturdated red light during Dilly Dally’s set is concerned.

 



Agnostic Front discuss the recording of “Get Loud”

Agnostic Front release their 12th studio album, Get Loud, via Nuclear Blast on November 8th. Following the recent release of first single “Spray Painted Walls“, the band have uploaded a video discussing the recording of the album.

Have a watch below. Album pre-orders are up now.



Left Behind release new track “Outside The Body” ahead of album

West Virginia’s Left Behind are streaming a new track ahead of their upcoming Pure Noise Records album No One Goes To Heaven. “Outside The Body” is the sneak peak of the record that is out on November 15th. Pre-orders are up now.

Have a listen below.



D.R.I. to play two Hawaiian shows in February

Crossover thrash icons D.R.I. have announced its first shows of next year’s world tour, which will kick off with two shows at the Anna O’Brien’s club in Honolulu on February 7th and 8th, making it the first the first time since 2011 that the band has performed in Hawaii.

According to their official website, D.R.I. will tour also South America with Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich in March, followed a month later by a tour of Australia; dates are currently to be announced for the time being.

D.R.I. last released the EP But Wait…There’s More! in 2016 via Beer City Records. They have reportedly been working on a new full-length studio album, which will be their first since 1995’s Full Speed Ahead.



DS Exclusive: Ett Dödens Maskineri Premiere Lyric Video for “Leviatan”

If you’re a fan of loud fast Swedish hardcore then Ett Dödens Maskineri is the next band to add to your radar. Today Dying Scene is proud to premiere this killer new lyric video set to the imagery of humanitarian disassociation. Swedish lyrics to the tune of humanist ideology, the denunciation of demagogues, and a revulsion at catalytic ethnocentrism clouding a society based on fear and distress clamor with a ruthless form of crust punk sure to set any circle pit to motion, and any questioning mind to wonder for compassion amidst “Sweden’s Humanitarian Ruins”.

Sveriges Humanitära Ruiner is the new EP out on Suicide Records, released October 17. It’s available on streaming services with order info available here soon. Stream the new music video for “Leviatan” below. (ffo: NOFU, Discharge, (Late) Falling Sickess)



The Blamed release new album “The Church Is Hurting People”

Californian Christian Post-Hardcore veterans The Blamed have released their new album. The Church Is Hurting People is out now on Indie Vision Music. The record is their first full length since returning from a hiatus than began in the mid-2000s.

Have a listen below.



Refused announce North American tour release new video

Swedish hardcore legends Refused have announced they are heading across North America later on this winter. Featuring fourteen stops, the band will play shows on both sides of the border, with a handful of Canadian dates. Joining Refused on tour will be Metz and Youth Code.

Check out a full list of dates below as well as the latest offering  “Economy of Death” from Refused.

The tour comes hot off the release of Refused latest album War Music, which came out earlier this week. Be sure to check out the new album and grab your tickets for the upcoming tour as shows will likely sell out quickly.



Cro-Mags stream “From The Grave”

NY Hardcore legends Cro-Mags are to release the follow up to their “Don’t Give In” EP, which came out early this year and was their first new material in two decades. “From The Grave” is another three song offering – and pre-orders are up now.

It’s out 6th December – with the title track available to listen to now. Check it out below.



New Music: Ramallah – “The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll”

It’s been an awfully long time since we were graced with a new album from White Trash Rob and the gang, but Ramallah are finally back! The Boston hardcore vets released a firebrand new EP called The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll yesterday via Sailor’s Grave Records. It’s an eight-song shot across the bow of those folks who somehow haven’t quite figured out that we’re living in dire straits right now. Check it out here.

Ramallah’s last release was The Truth…It’s Colder Than A Morgue Slab And Harder Than A Coffin Nail,” which was a stand-alone single in 2016. Their last true album was 2005’s Kill A Celebrity.



Stray From The Path release video for new track “Actions Not Words”

Long Island hardcore mainstays Stray From The Path release their ninth full-length album, Internal Atomics, out November 1 via UNFD. After recent single “Kickback“, the band have released a video for another advance track.

Have a watch of “Actions Not Words” below.



DS Exclusive: Jumpstarted Plowhards (Mike Watt, Todd Congelliere and friends) stream debut album, “Round One”

Earlier this week, it was our esteemed privilege to bring you a lengthy interview with the legendary Mike Watt. Read it here if you missed it. Among the many things we covered was his brand new “proj,” Jumpstarted Plowhards. It’s a collaboration between Watt and Todd Congelliere (F.Y.P., Toys That Kill), and features a different drummer on each track. Among the guests are George Hurley (The Minutemen), Patty Schemel (Hole, etc), Jerry Trebotic, Raul Morales and more.

Today, we’re beyond stoked to bring you the debut of the Round One, the debut album from Jumpstarted Plowhards. It’s due out on Recess Records next Friday (October 4th); pre-order here…but check it out in all its esteemed goodness down below!



Agnostic Front release video discussion on new album

Agnostic Front release their 12th studio album, Get Loud, via Nuclear Blast on November 8th. Following the recent release of first single “Spray Painted Walls“, the band have uploaded a video discussing the album title and ideas behind the record.

Have a watch below. Album pre-orders are up now.



Ramallah (hardcore) streaming new song “The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll”

Boston hardcore-punks Ramallah are streaming the first song off their upcoming album. “The Last Gasp Of Street Rock N’ Roll” also happens to be the title track to the October 4th release. The new album will feature eight new tracks and will be released through Sailors Grave Records.

Check out the new song below.

This is the first new release for Ramallah since the 2016 single “The Truth…It’s Colder Than A Morgue Slab And Harder Than A Coffin Nail.”