New Music

IN SHORTS 📱 early August news, incl. new music from BURN, CITY OF CATERPILLAR, ALL OUT WAR; PRIMITIVE MAN, and loads of artists you don’t (and should) know!

ARKLESS live!
NYHC vets BURN have released another new song from their highly anticipated Deathwish Inc. release “Do Or Die”. The new jam is called “Dead Identity” and is available right here! Listen and go here to learn more about the new record.


Screamo band CITY OF CATERPILLAR have announced their final U.S. tour. See the details below.

10/11 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom w/ Thou, Dreamdecay
10/12 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project w/ Thou, Dreamdecay
10/13 Olympia, WA @ Obsidian w/ Thou
10/14 Eureka, CA @ Venue TBC w/ Thou
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Thou, Litany for the Whale
10/16 Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/ Thou, Litany for the Whale
10/17 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room w/ Thou, Children of God, Rats in the Wall
10/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom w/ Thou, Touche Amore
10/19 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Thou
10/20 Goleta, CA @ The Hard To Find w/ Dangers, Coherence
10/21 Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center w/ Litany for the Whale
10/28 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest w/ Hum, Majority Rule, Iron Reagan
10/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Majority Rule, Deep State
10/30 New Orleans, LA @ Zeitgeist w/ Thou, Majority Rule


Boston straight edge act SPIRITS have revealed more new tracks from their upcoming album Unrest, to be released on September 8th.


British screamo band HEALING POWERS and their friends from emo act ARKLESS have just dropped a new impressive split record and they’re taking it on the road this week! Listen and see the dates below.

ARKLESS split

10th – leeds (uk / without arkless) 
11th – brighton (uk)
12th – dortmund (de)
13th – hamburg (de)
14th – copenhagen (dk)
15th – prague (cz)
16th – vienna (at)


COLOR FILM (Daryl Palumbo & Richard Penzone) just dropped a new video for “52 Minds”. New album ‘Linving Arrangements’ is out now on Epitaph Records.


Blackened curst/doom/sludge metal act VVVLV have dropped a new spine-chilling and nightmarish self-titled record that serves an abominable, yet enrapturing experience. Listen below.


Zegema Beach Records has dropped a new split between caustic screamo bandsÂ ĐŒŃŃ‚Đ”Đ¶ and SYNODUS HORRENDA, bringing in a serious dose of heartfelt yells and intriguing melodies.

The split features just over 12 minutes of caustic, screamy and sometimes atmospheric hardcore. The 50 cassettes are each housed in a unique photograph (so there are 50 different covers!) wrapped around a black tape, all within a plastic, resealable sleeve. ĐŒŃŃ‚Đ”Đ¶ play dreamo-violence whose members have spent time in Yaphet Kotto, Makara, Jenny Piccolo and The World That Summer. From Baltimore, SYNODUS HORRENDA are a new band with members that have spent time in Eyelet, ĐŒĐžŃ‰Đ°, Dawntreader and Sunners, to name a few. Their five debut tracks trade off vocals from June and Nick and generally are pulsating, raw and dirty screamo with a heavy emphasis on punk rock and hardcore.


Our favorite folk punk rocker Gab De La Vega has announced even more live dates for this September! There are still a couple of slots available, so don’t hesitate to contact him via epidemicrecords(at)hotmail(dot)com.

05.09 – D – BOOK A SHOW! <<<
06.09 – D – BOOK A SHOW! <<<
07.09 – D – BOOK A SHOW! <<<
08.09 – DK – FREDERICIA – C-Byen
09.09 – S – GÖTEBORG – Bengans
10.09 – S – ARVIKA – Klubb Motvals
11.09 – S – TRANÅS – Plan B
12.09 – S – JÖNKÖPING – Kulturhuset
13.09 – S – STOCKHOLM – Lava
14.09 – S / DK – BOOK A SHOW! <<<
15.09 – D – KIEL – TBA
16.09 – D – LUDENSCHEID – TBA
17.09 – B – NAMUR – Le Petit Bitu FĂȘte Les Wallos
18.09 – D – TRIER – TBA
19.09 – D – BOCHUM – Neuland
20.09 – D – WITTEN – The Curly Cow
21.09 – D – WUPPERTAL – AZ Wuppertal
22.09 – D / NL / B – BOOK A SHOW! <<<
23.09 – D – DUISBURG – TBA
24.09 – D / CH – BOOK A SHOW! <<<


After nearly 4 years of silence, Austrian alt post hardcore WITHERS have shared the first track off their upcoming debut album “Withers”, slated through a Midsummer Records release and to be detailed soon!


DAMIEN DONE ( (ex SHAI HULUD, CULTURE, MORNING AGAIN, AS FRIENDS RUST, interviewed for IDIOTEQ last year) has announced a new EP “Curious Thing”, slated for a September 8th release via Mind Over Matter Records! The new record features a cover of KILLING JOKE’s “Primitive”. The track “Curious Thing” will also appear on a forthcoming full length LP! Watch the teaser below and stay tuned for a full music video!


THE FLATLINERS’ Fat Wreck Chords debut The Great Awake turns 10! This September, the band will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album and FAT debut, The Great Awake. To commemorate the anniversary, the label has pressed up a limited run of just 500 copies on a special color, as part of their unofficial “Fat Classics on Color” series. They commented:

In addition, we have a new entry in the official Original Demos Series: The Flatliners’ The Great Awake Demos. The band unearthed three demos which vocalist/guitarist Chris Cresswell lays out below, along with the band’s story of getting signed to FAT. This 7″ is strictly lstaimited. The 500 color copies are only available in the below bundle, along with the album’s color repress. You can also order a black copy of the 7″ by itself here.

Frontman Chris Cresswell commented:

“Our story with Fat Wreck Chords begins at the very end of the year 2006, when through some lovely people we got hooked up with Fat Mike’s email address, which is **********@********* . *

After hiring a group of top-notch professional musicians who were willing to work for nothing more than the bottom of an ashtray beer bottle and leftover Flats merch from a virtually unattended tour, we ended up with some great sounding demos. I mean these things were fucking mint. We then passed the songs along to Fat Mike under the ruse that it was indeed us on the recordings, and wouldn’t you know it, Mike loved them. Just loved them. He even told us he wanted to hear more!

Well, at this point we figured the was the jig was up. We were up shit’s creek for sure. The musicians we had hired had already skipped town, selling their Flatliners t-shirts at flea markets all around the world for top dollar (literally for $1 each), still sucking on those beer bottle cigarette butts just to get a buzz. After an admittedly mild but also group effort panic attack, we began to see this as an opportunity to make good on our promise, and—this time—send Fat Mike some songs that we indeed did ourselves.

Lucky for you, dear reader, what will, in some circles, go down as some of the shittiest recordings of our career, can now be heard in the comfort of your own home! The real upside though is in those tough-to-navigate musical moments, you can really hear us at our purest: sheer panic and complete confusion as to how we got there.

In the end, we were exonerated for our trickery and even rewarded for our courage, when Fat Mike told us of his desire to release these demos, along with the rest we sent him, as the actual Great Awake album. We begged and pleaded with him for an exorbitant amount of money to not only buy back our Flatliners t-shirts from the now burnt-out and career-hopping flea market queens and kingpins, but to also to record the album for real. And I think we all know how that turned out. Thanks a bunch Mike! I think we technically still owe you some money
”


Minneapolis gritty punk rockers THE SLOW DEATH have unleashed the full stream of their new LP Punishers, available now via Rad Girlfriend Records.


Newcastle, Australia’s fast & raw hardcore punk act RAGE have announced their debut EP “Feel The Burn” on Resist Records. The aptly named pack have unveiled the first track called “Control” and it’s a one hell of a ride! Listen and get more details below.

Originally conceived as a means to fill in free time as other bands slowed down, Rage was formed in mid-2016 and immediately got to work. Shows started to be booked after only a couple of rehearsals and a well received demo tape followed shortly after. Since then, Rage has been hard at work piecing together new music whilst playing shows with a wide range of Australian and International bands both locally and interstate.

With the release of “Feel The Burn”, Rage aim to deliver 5 cuts of slamming hardcore punk, influenced by American hardcore greats, British punks and Australia’s hardest bands. Initial production of the record was handled by Blake Ohlback (Choke, Homesick) and the record was then mixed by Chris Corry (No Tolerance, The Rival Mob) before being mastered by Dan Randall (86 Mentality, The Flex).


90s hardcore strikes back on the newest split between two IDIOTEQ-featured Polish bands RADIANCE and BLACK PALATE. The record will be released via Mark My Words Records, Black Wednesday Records and Sorry Hombre Records and is being presented through a duo of tracks sbelow.


Los Angeles, CA’s STAY WILD have premiered a new music video for their song “The Killjoy Luck Club”, coming from the band’s latest EP livelearnlove, which was released through Panic State Records.

STAY WILD tour dates:

8/24 Prescott, AZ (Thu) @ Hard Luck Tattoo
8/25 Albuquerque, NM (Fri) @ The Fly Honey Warehouse
8/26 Fort Stockton, TX (Sat) @ The Garage
8/27 Austin, TX (Sun) @ The Clubhouse
8/29 Lafayette, LA (Tue) @ The Freetown Boom Boom Room
8/30 Boaz, AL (Wed) @ Maggie’s
8/31 Atlanta, GA (Thu) @ The Mammal Gallery
9/1 Charlotte, NC (Fri) @ The Milestone
9/2 Baltimore, MD (Sat) @ D.I.Y. Fest
9/3 Washington DC (Sun) @ Slash Run
9/4 Asbury Park, NJ (Mon) @ The Wonder Bar
9/5 New York, NY (Tue) @ TBA
9/6 Boston, MA (Wed) @ The Midway Cafe
9/8 Binghamton, NY (Fri) @ The Genome Project
9/9 Canton, OH (Sat) @ Buzzbin Shop
9/10 St. Louis, MO (Sun) @ The Sinkhole
9/11 Omaha, NE (Mon) @ The Milk Run
9/12 Denver, CO (Tue) @ 7th Circle Music Collective
9/13 Salt Lake City, UT (Wed) @ The Beehive Social Club
9/14 Las Vegas, NV (Thur) @ House Of Boof
9/15 Victorville, CA (Fri) @ Frogee’s
9/16 Chino, CA (Sat) @ Hopefest


Berlin’s uncompromising hardcore pack SEEK NOTHING (interviewed last year) are releasing a new EP on Mark My Word Records in the next few weeks and they have dropped a new track and music video called Mint As Fuck!

Lyrics:

Too many bands have too many plans for world domination
They’re licking their wounds and trying to prove that the words just don’t exist
I have a plan to deny these acts of pure desperation
By shining a light on the fountains of shite we let crawl into our lives
Comatose
Pull the plug
Die
These polished sounds they make for polished things


As ALL OUT WAR prepares to unleash their sixth album, Give Us Extinction, through Organized Crime Records this Friday, the entire album is now streaming early! Listen below and catch the band live at the following stops!

8/18/2017 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY w/ Cro-Mags, Brick By Brick, Cold As Life
8/26/2017 CafĂ© 611 – Fredrick, MD w/ Eyehategod, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer
9/23/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA @ Tsunami Fest w/ Integrity, Agnostic Front, Madball, Cro-Mags
10/20/2017 The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK @ Flyover Fest w/ Integrity, 100 Demons
10/21/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ 100 Demons


Vegan straight edge Oi! metal hardcore punks THE RULE (members of FORWARD TO EDEN, CASTIGATOR, STATEMENT, UNBORN) have released a raw, unearthly debut demo via Bound By Modern Age Records. Listen below.


Seattle vegan straight edge hardcore act WAKE OF HUMANITY have released a new 2-track EP called Grotesque Lie EP, available at this location and ready for streaming below. Check it out and catch them live on September 9 in Bremerton, WA.


Closed Casket Activities has signed a new band featurin Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (Deadbeat, Knife Fight), Todd Jones (Nails, ex-Terror), and Todd Youth (Bloodclot, ex-Warzone, Danzig, Murphy’s Law)! The new group is called FIREBURN and will release their debut record, a 12″ EP titled Don’t Stop The Youth, this fall. Check out the new single “Suspect” below and


Digital electro punks MYCIAA have released a music video for their song Chaque Seconde Compte, full of breakneck action, and shocking twists that will make you feel stunned :) Watch, see their upcoming dates below, and stay tuned for more new music as these fellas are about to release their new album “De la violence ordinaire” soon!

MYCIAA live:

August Friday 18th Saillat sur Vienne (87) / Les CheminĂ©es du Rock Festival (FR – 87)
October Sunday 22nd LONDON @ TBC (UK)
October Monday 23rd COVENTRY @ KASBAH (UK)
October Tuesday 24th GLASGOW @ BLOC+ (UK)
October Wednesday 25th EDINBURGH @ THE BANSHEE LABYRINTH (UK)
October Thursday 26th LEEDS @ WHARF CHAMBERS (UK)
October Friday 27th IPSWICH @ THE SMOKEHOUSE w/ PALE GIRLS (UK)


Indiana heavy hardcore mob NO VICTORY have debuted a new murderous jam called “Closer To God”


Post rock veterans MOGWAI have dropped a new video for their song Party In The Dark, coming from their new album, Every Country’s Sun, detailed at this location.

Every Country’s Sun is out 9/1 via Rock Action/Temporary Residence. Pre-order it here.


Shoegazin’ alt post hardcore rockers PREVIOUS LOVE just released their debut EP recorded with Jay Zubricky (Every Time I Die, Pentimento, Head North). The record brings back some of the best memories of the 80s/90s eras and blends it with modern emotive touch thtat’s both charming and enrapturing. Listen below and grab your copy via your favorite streaming service.

Written over long distance phone calls during the winter of 2016-2017, our debut EP focuses on some of the issues faced by us when dealing with the growing pains of starting college, making new friends, and feeling distant from home. No matter how far we were away from each other, no matter how much was going on in our own lives, we didn’t let anything prevent us from writing these five songs. We really hope this record connects with you, and becomes a part of your life the same way our favorite albums have become a part of ours. Recorded in June of 2017 with Jay Zubricky (Every Time I Die, Head North, Pentimento) at GCR Studios in Buffalo.


Legendary D.C. hardcore punk label Dischord Records (MINOR THREAT, FUGAZI, DAG NSTY, EMBRACE, etc.) has made its entire catalogue free to stream online! GO HERE to check it out.

The majority of our titles have now been posted, but we’ll continue to update and fine-tune the site in the coming months. While we will continue to offer digital files for sale on our website in MP3 format, the Bandcamp page will now make it possible to download our releases in lossless formats (WAV, FLAC, etc).


Denver gloomy, devastating metallers PRIMITIVE MAN have announced new album Caustic Set For Release Via Relapse Records! New Song “My Will” is streaming below!

Denver-based nihilistic trio PRIMITIVE MAN returns with Caustic, their second full-length offering of soul-crushing, blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia. Recorded and produced at Flatline Audio by Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation et al), Caustic is twelve songs and over seventy-five minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones, and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle, and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, Caustic serves as a cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.

PRIMITIVE MAN will play a pair of shows supporting Eyehategod later this week as well as Crucialfest at the end of the month with additional dates to be announced in the weeks to come.

8/11/2017 The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Eyehategod
8/12/2017 The Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Eyehategod
8/31-9/03/2017 Crucialfest 7 – Salt Lake City, UT


Bournemouth pop-punk band BUFFALO GO are delighted to reveal details of their debut EP Cave In set for release an independent release on September 5th, 2017. To celebrate, the band have revealed a music video for ‘Caught Up’, the first single from Cave In which see’s the band performing a fast paced rabble rousing track in the most natural environment for a pop-punk band – a packed house show.

Vocalist/guitarist Martyn Combstock explains:

“Writing songs is a cathartic experience and helps to release all the frustrations that we carry around. Caught Up, in particular, is all about dealing with the kind of people who try to hold you back for their own gain. Making the decision to better yourself and become a better person requires a lot of guts but all too often there are people that try to stand in the way. The song is all about keeping a positive mindset and pushing out negative influences so you can grow as a person.”

To support the release of ‘Cave In’, BUFFALO GO will be playing a select number of shows in September with more gigs to be announced in due course:

9/14  Nottingham, Tap ‘N’ Tumbler
9/16 Warrington, The Old Town House
9/17 London, New Cross Inn


Emotive ska punk rockers THE SIREN SIX re-release their 1997 album “The Voice With a Built In Promise” on vinyl via Jump Start Records!  It’s been 17 years since they last shared the stage together, and 19 years since their last proper release as a band, but all that will change August 2017 with the release of The Siren Six’s two proper studio releases The Voice With a Built in Promise, and Young and Professional on vinyl for the first EVER just in time for the band’s first show in nearly two decades with a two show reunion scheduled for Saturday, August 26th at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

The vinyl treatment of both The Voice With a Built in Promise and Young and Professional was undertaken with the utmost care attention paid to bringing the nearly 20 year old recordings back to life.

Longtime Minneapolis friend, Jeremy Trappero (Animal Chin, The Stereo), remixed The Voice With a Built in Promise from the original recording session tapes, and mastering was handled by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Young and Professional was also given a modern touch by Alan at West West Side Music, and the end result for both is a display of the band’s energy, passion, and ability to fuse pop hooks, mod rock, and ska sounds with an almost new found urgency. The vinyl version and newly available digital downloads of Young and Professional also include two additional tracks not originally found on the 1998 Kingpin Records release. Those tracks include the band’s versions of Jimmy Cliff’s “You Can Get It if You Really Want It,” which was originally released on the 1998 Vegas Records compilation Radiolistners Remix, and The Pixies “The Holiday Song,” which originally appeared on the Glue Factory Records Pixie tribute compliation Where is My Mind? A Tribute to the Pixies.


Introduced through an insightful interview for IDIOTEQ last year, Post rock experimentalists WE STOOD LIKE KINGS have announced the release of a new film music project entitled USA 1982, intended as an alternative soundtrack for the American cult movie Koyaanisqatsi directed by Godfrey Reggio. USA 1982 will be released on Friday, September 22, 2017 on CD, LP and digital via german label KapitÀn Platte.

After BERLIN 1927 and USSR 1926, this third opus USA 1982 – the band’s most ambitious project to this day, a musical reinterpretation of a movie famous for its original score by Philip Glass – embodies the musical maturity of the band which since 2012 has devoted itself to the accompaniment of masterworks of silent cinema.

In 2017, despite celebrating its 35th birthday, Koyaanisqatsi remains profoundly modern. The relationship between humanity, nature and technology illustrated by Godfrey Reggio, Ron Fricke and co. in the movie finds itself at the heart of the challenges of today’s society.

At the crossroads between Chopin, Pink Floyd and Explosions In The Sky, We Stood Like Kings play instrumental progressive rock tinted with neonclassical influences thanks to the central presence of the piano.

Around 50 live shows are planned across Europe over the next 6 months!

07/08/17 Pellerhaus NÜRNBERG Germany
08/08/17 Film Festival VADUZ Liechtenstein
09/08/17 Open Air BRAUNBERG Austria
10/08/17 Moviemento LINZ Austria
11/08/17 Programmkino WELS Austria
12/08/17 Stadtkino GREIN Austria
02/09/17 Platzhirsch Festival DUISBURG Germany
19/09/17 Filmhuis MECHELEN Belgium
20/09/17 CC Muze HEUSDEN-ZOLDER Belgium
21/09/17 Willem Twee ‘S HERTOGENBOSCH Netherlands (with Spoiwo)
22/09/17 Offkino BIELEFELD Germany
23/09/17 Die Pumpe* KIEL Germany *USSR 1926
24/09/17 Eiszeit BERLIN Germany
26/09/17 Cinemateket COPENHAGEN Denmark
29/09/17 1000fryd AALBORG Denmark (with Dans og lĂŠr)
30/09/17 Nicolai Biograf KOLDING Denmark
01/10/17 Koki LÜBECK Germany
02/10/17 Cine-K OLDENBURG Germany
04/10/17 BOZAR BRUSSELS Belgium
06/10/17 Cinema ZED LEUVEN Belgium
16/10/17 Cinematte BERN Switzerland
17/10/17 CERN GENÈVE Switzerland
18/10/17 Spielboden DORNBIRN Austria
19/10/17 Slow Club FREIBURG Germany
20/10/17 Ciné Sura ECHTERNACH Luxemburg
23/10/17 Buda KORTRIJK Belgium
26/10/17 De Klinker AARSCHOT Belgium
18/11/17 Music Lab BRNO Czech Republic
19/11/17 p.m.k. INNSBRUCK Austria
20/11/17 Fuga BRATISLAVA Slovakia
21/11/17 DĂŒrer Kert BUDAPEST Hungary
22/11/17 Kinoteka LJUBLJANA Slovenia
23/11/17 Filmstudio VILLACH Austria
24/11/17 Kuhstall SCHWABBRUCK Germany
25/11/17 UT Connewitz LEIPZIG Germany
27/11/17 Trauma im G-Werk MARBURG Germany
28/11/17 B-Movie HAMBURG Germany
29/11/17 Mokry HAMBURG Germany
13/12/17 Les Chiroux LIÈGE Belgium
14/12/17 Le Foyer HABAY-LA-VIEILLE Belgium
23/01/18 Café Glocksee HANNOVER Germany
26/01/18 Orfeos Erben FRANKFURT Germany
27/01/18 Black Box DÜSSELDORF Germany


Canadian label New Damage Records have released a new 14-track 2017 summer sampler, featuring tracks from COMEBACK KID, SILVERSTEIN, and more! GO HERE to listen and grab it for free!


German alt punk rockers THE DEADNOTES premiered a new tour-related song called ‘‘1.20’, premiered at this location and available below. Check it out and catch them live at the following stopes (listed below):

THE DEADNOTES on tour:

10.8. || BRIGHTON, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
11.8. || LONDON, The Beehive Bow
12.8. || LEEDS, Scene Better Days Fest
13.8. || BLACKBURN, Sir Charles Napier +++ NEW +++
15.8. || WORCESTER, Marrs Bar
16.8. || CARDIFF, Buffalo *
17.8. || BOURNEMOUTH, Blue Line Studios *
18.8. || SALISBURY, Feel Good Skate +++ NEW +++
18.8. || SALISBURY, The Winchester Gate *
19.8. || HASTINGS, Flairz *

* w/ Death By Shotgun

01.9. || LUZERN (CH), tba
02.9. || FREIBURG, The Great RĂ€ng Teng Teng
13.9. || WIESBADEN, Kreativfabrik
14.9. || MÜNSTER, Baracke
15.9. || KÖLN, Tsunami Club
16.9. || LEIPZIG, Ostsicht Festival
20.9. || HAMBURG, Astra Stube
21.9. || LÜBECK, Blauer Engel
22.9. || OBERHAUSEN, Druckluft
27.9. || STUTTGART, Juha West
28.9. || BRAUNSCHWEIG, Klaue
29.9. || DRESDEN, Katy’s Garage


Mike Patton’s DEAD CROSS have revealed the full stream of their debut record!

From its inception, expectations were high for Dead Cross, with many left guessing what sort of sound a band featuring Mike Patton on vocals, Dave Lombardo on drums, guitarist Mike Crain and bassist Justin Pearson would have. Their answer was to shake loose the white-knuckled grip of nostalgia that pervades our society and instead tap into the endless potential for uncharted, divine filth. Dead Cross’ debut self-titled LP vacillates from sounding like Godzilla attacking Tokyo to becoming the potential soundtrack of witches catching waves in a hurricane. Its highs are sharp and wicked, its lows ominous and evil, all the while laced with wit and, many times, an element of tongue-in-cheekiness not often found in whatever genre you may want to characterize this band as (Because really, where else would you hear the lyrics, “blow out the candles on the urinal cake” from a “thrash” band?). It is guitar, bass, and drums each acting as engines in a muscle car drag race. Schizophrenic vocals hurl themselves from all angles, Patton using his infamous dynamic range to act as master disorienting ventriloquist. In short, it is foul-mouthed, anti-fascist fun from start to finish.


Halifax indie pop band MAUNO have announced their LP, Tuning, with the premiere of the video for “Helah” on THE FADER. Shot at the end of a European tour the band went on in the spring supporting Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab the video, directed by Tom Chick, sees the members of Mauno exploring the small Welsh town of Harlech and the surrounding countryside. The environment provides a perfect setting for the song’s melancholy tone, its unsteady rhythms building toward crescendos that fold under their own weight as singer/guitarists Nick Everett and Eliza Niemi weave a delicate lattice-work of vocal harmonies, mirroring the desolate beauty of their surroundings.

Tuning is due out on Idée Fixe and Tin Angel on October 13th. In support of the release Mauno will be touring in Europe with Chad VanGaalen. Full details can be found below.

MAUNO tour dates:

9/23 Hamburg (DE), Reeperbahn Festival
9/24 Berlin (DE), Monarch
9/26 Amsterdam (NL), Sugar Factory
9/27 Brussels (BE), Atelier 210
9/30 Paris (FR), Espace B
10/04 London (UK), The Islington (tickets)
10/05 Coventry (UK), Inspire
10/15 Utrecht (NL), EKKO *
10/16 Rotterdam (NL), Rotown *
10/18 Leeds (UK), Brudenell Social Club *
10/21 Copenhagen (DK), Stengade *
10/24 DĂŒdingen (CH), Bad Bonn *
10/25 Lyon (FR), Le Sonic *
10/26 Amiens (FR), La Lune des Pirates *
10/29 Tourcoing (FR), Le Grand Mix *
10/30 Luxembourg (LU), Rotondes *
10/31 Gent (BE), BIB *
* w/ Chad VanGaalen


Swedish punk rockers SATURDAY’S HEROES releases new single and music video ‘The Shame’ from their upcoming album ‘Pineroad’, set for release on Lövely Records the 22nd September. The band is heading out in Europe and is now announcing their ‘Leaving Pineroad’ tour. 

Saturday’s Heroes third album “Pineroad” is set for release the 22nd of September on Lövely Records. “Pineroad” is an homage to the street where two of the bandmembers grew up, a homage to the street, and to the house where the band still rehearse to this day. The home fond bands new album ”Pineroad” is filled with more aggression and rock’n’roll attitude. New bass player Daniel Wiggander joined the band as the new album was taking form and the band gained momentum with the new energy boost. ”Pineroad” is very much what is expected by a punkrock album in 2017 with a few twists and twerks. ItÂŽs a story about growing up, finding yourself and experiencing life.

The album was recorded by Joona Hassinen at Studio Underjord and mastered by Niels Nielsen. Artwork by Johan Lonegran. Saturday’s Heroes have been freqently touring in Europe for the last couple of years and is set to hit the roads again in October. The album was planned to be quickly recorded but when the work started it took the band almost a year to get all the pieces together to make it the album to celebrate their upbringing. For fans of Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and Street Dogs.

29.09.2017 DE Schaubude, Kiel
30.09.2017 DE Schokoladen, Berlin
01.10.2017 DE Proberaum, Hof
02.10.2017 CZ Boss Bar, Podebrady
03.10.2017 CZ Rock cafe, Prague
04.10.2017 CZ M13, Brno
05.10.2017 DE Rumours, MĂŒnchen
06.10.2017 AT SUB, Graz
07.10.2017 SVN Channel Zero, Ljubljana
09.10.2017 CZ Velbloud, Budweiss
10.10.2017 DE Freiraum, PĂ¶ĂŸneck
11.10.2017 DE DonÂŽt Panic, Essen
12.10.2017 DE Dirty Dancing, OsnabrĂŒck
13.10.2017 DE Molotow, Hamburg
14.10.2017 DE Monster Records, Hannover


Death metal veterans EXHUMED have announced their new record Death Revenge on Relapse Records and premiered a new vicious track called “Defenders Of The Grave”! 

Lock the mausoleum doors and chain up the cemetery gates. Long-standing gore metal maniacs, EXHUMED re-emerge with their disgusting new album Death Revenge. The band’s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.


Canadian pop-punk quintet BEARINGS has joined Pure Noise Records’ diverse and growing roster! The band will make their label debut with a new EP called Nothing Here Is Permanent, which will be released on September 8th. They have released a new video for their brand new song “North Hansen”. Watch below.

“We are excited to release Nothing Here Is Permanent through Pure Noise Records. It’s great to have everyone around us just as excited for the EP as we are. We worked so hard to write something we’d be happy with, it feels great to finally be sending these songs out into the world.”
“”North Hansen” is the first song where I opened up about my dad passing away. I wanted to make sure everything felt right before I delved that deep into the loss I experienced. That being said, the song makes a clear point of letting the listener know, that things do get better, you just gotta hang in there.” – Doug Cousins (vocals)


Sabotage Records has released a new sick LP from California fast and raw punk act STERILE MIND! The effort is called Lift The Mask and it’s a killer! Listen below.


JAWBREAKER played their first show in 21 years on August 3rd at a private show at the Ivy Room in Oakland, CA. They will be playing San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop on August 12th and will be headlining this year’s Riot Fest

GO HERE to watch more videos.


GWAR have announced a new album called The Blood of Gods, slated for an October 20th release on Metal Blade Records.

The youth of America have been infected! As the stars of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, your Lords and Masters have GWAR destroyed and pillaged the country all summer long, as only they could. Warped Tour fans and fellow bands alike were molested, mutilated and left emotionally devastated by GWAR’s performances from sea to shining sea. The one and only Beefcake the Mighty, “killed” Billy Hamilton the bassist of Silverstein and then took his place in the band, playing the band’s new single “Ghost”.


Montreal punk act MANSBRIDGE will release their new album ‘Juxtapose’ on August 18th via My Fingers! My Brain! Records and Maps & Continents Records. They are streaming a new song called “Cheese Is Wasted on The Rich”, so be sure to check it out! These guys released their self-titled EP on November 18, 2015 and they were featured on The Rebel Spell tribute album Rebels Sing in 2016.

MANSBRIDGE Tour Dates:

8/18 – Montreal, Quebec
9/8 – North Bay, Ontario
9/9 – Timmins, Ontario
9/12 – Lethbridge, Alberta
9/13 – Calgary, Alberta
9/14 – Kelowna, British Columbia
9/15 – Abbotsford, British Columbia
9/16 – Vancouver, British Columbia
9/17 – Prince George, British Columbia
9/19 – Edmonton, Alberta
9/20 – Red Deer, Alberta
9/22 – Regina, Saskatchewan
9/23 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
9/26 – Toronto, Ontario
9/27 – Hamilton, Ontario
9/28 – St. Catharines, Ontario
9/29 – Ottawa, Ontario


Following packed-out appearances at 2000 Trees and TRUCK festivals, Brighton indie pop trio TIGERCUB have revealed a stunning new video for their latest single ‘The Divided States of Us’ which is out now on all good digital streaming platforms and providers. As well as appearing at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, the band are also pleased to reveal a run of UK headline tour dates throughout October 2017 (see below for details), with the new single alreayd picking up support at BBC Radio One from Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter, John Kennedy at Radio X and crashing onto the Amazing Radio A List.

The track is the first to be taken from their brand new EP titled Evolve or Die set for release on 29th September via Alcopop! Records, and will be available on limited edition red vinyl and all good digital platforms. The first pay-what-you-want pressing sold out in a day to loyal fans via a physical pre-order letter campaign.

The new video is a reference to the white void prison scene from George Lucas’ film THX 118, as front man Jamie Hall explains of the concept: “I see this video as a fresh slate, like we’re building the band and everything surrounding it up from the ground again. We wanted it to feel like we were playing in a huge expansive digital cave.”

“It was filmed in HD in Brighton and then I ran it through a distortion app on my iPhone and basically fucked it up so as individuals we were being divided into three parts every time the music gushes and pours. It’s kind of a visual metaphor for the recording process for the EP in a weird way.”

TIGERCUB live:

26 Aug: Reading – Reading Festival
27 Aug: Leeds – Leeds Festival
02 Sep: York – Bingley Music Festival
16 Oct: Southampton – Joiners
17 Oct: Exeter – Cavern
18 Oct: Oxford – The Cellar
20 Oct: Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
21 Oct: Birmingham – Flapper
23 Oct: Huddersfield – The Parish
24 Oct: Newcastle – The Cluny
25 Oct: Edinburgh – Mash House
26 Oct: Manchester – Star & Garter
27 Oct: Norwich – The Waterfront Studio


Post hardcore act THURSDAY will play four shows in the Northeast in December. Joining them will be PUP and Frank Iero and the Patience.

12/27 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live (no Frank Iero)
12/28 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
12/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/30 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

The band commented:

“Today we’re announcing our last shows for the year. Over the years we’ve used these shows to try out more ambitious set lists and to bring together diverse lineups and spotlight young bands. Glassjaw, Converge, Screaming Females, Circa Survive, Poison the Well, the Blood Brothers, Hotelier, the Gaslight Anthem, mewithoutYou, Lifetime and the Dillinger Escape Plan have all been part of these shows. This year we tried to reflect that mix of nostalgia and discovery by including our old friend Frank Iero (who I’ve known since I drafted him into joining My Chemical Romance, while we were recording their record) and our new friends, PUP (who blew us away when we played together at Northside Festival).

“Speaking of nostalgia, we’ve been discussing what to do about this Thursday reunion. This coming year, we are going to take the show outside of North America and play all the countries that embraced us so thoroughly ‘back in the day’. You can probably guess a few of them. ;-)

“The problem with nostalgia, and memory in general, is that it’s a destructive process. Much like recording over the same cassette, again and again, the quality degrades with each pass. Put in a modern way, our memory is like a hard drive: the more you try to fit on it, the further it compresses, lowering the quality of the new memory and the original experience, too.

“Rather than endlessly overwriting the original experiences that we shared with so many of you, we’ve been discussing how and when to wrap up this trip down memory lane. In the next year, we’ll be announcing our international tours as well as a final group of dates in the US, that will be totally unlike anything we’ve ever attempted to do.

“Beyond that, we will only return in the event of new music. And new music will only come if we feel it’s truly inspired and adds a new dimension to the band. In our humble opinions, there are only a few bands that have put out records worth coming back for. Bands like Portishead and MBV.

“We have loved every minute of these shows. We look forward to the next year and everything it brings.”


Canadian artsy indie rockers KAPTUR released an interesting, totally reimagined cover of :Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen, with a whole different idea for its execution, including tempo, mood and instrumentation.


The ball has well and truly begun rolling for Sydney’s JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED, and now there is no sign of it slowing. Half way through their sold out tour with Ocean Grove, they’ve shared just one more taste of their upcoming Greyscale Records release, with the title and opening track to the album, ‘Dragged Through The Dirt‘.

“We’re thrilled to release our title track from our upcoming debut album: ‘Dragged Through The Dirt’. Easily one of the most epic and cinematic tracks from the album. The song sings of losing a battle in life that we all face, one where we try to escape the toxic people in our life. Perfectly representing the themes in the rest of the album, we knew we had to show this to everyone now just before the album is released!” says guitarist Nick Adams.

The band  continue supporting Ocean Grove on tour this week where they roll into Adelaide on Friday, and Melbourne on Saturday, before taking off on their first Australian headlining tour, playing a range of AA and 18+ shows throughout September, joined by Hindsight, Staunch, and Honest Crooks. After that they head to Europe for a month long run supporting Thy Art Is Murder, Oceano, and After The Burial.

AUSTRALIA w/ Ocean Grove, Broken, and The Beverly Chills
FIRDAY AUGUST 11 – FOWLERS LIFE, ADELAIDE LIC/AA
SATURDAY AUGUST 12 – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE 18+ SOLD OUT

w/ Hindsight, Staunch, and Honest Crooks
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 – YMCA HQ, Perth AA*
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2 – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+*
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 – Crowbar, Brisbane 18+
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle 18+
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 Red Rattler, Sydney Lic AA
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 – RAD Bar, Wollongong Lic AA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide Lic AA
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24 – Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne AA
* Justice For The Damned only

EUROPE w/ Thy Art Is Murder, After The Burial, and Oceano
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 – Backstage, Munich, Germany
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 – Ancient Astronaut, Lausanne, Switzerland
SUNDAY OCTOBER 1 – Substage Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 – Uni, Cardiff, United Kingdom
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4 – Key Club, Sandgate, United Kingdom
THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 – Garage, Glasgow, United Kingdom
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 – Club Academy, Manchester, United Kingdom
SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 – O2 Academy2, Birmingham, United Kingdom
SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 – The Electric Ballroom, London, United Kingdom
MONDAY OCTOBER 9 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, United Kingdom
TUESDAY OCTOBER 10 – Backstage By The Mill, Paris, France
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11 – Connexion Live, Toulouse, France
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12 – Caracol, Madrid, Spain
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14 – CCO, Lyon, France
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15 – Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy
TUESDAY OCTOBER 17 – Flex, Wien, Austria
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18 – Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 – SO 36, Berlin, Germany
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21 – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 – John Dee, Oslo, Norway
MONDAY OCTOBER 23 – Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden
TUESDAY OCTOBER 24 – Logo, Hamburg, Germany
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25 – Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
THURSDAY OCTOBER 26 – Felsenkeller, Leipzig, Germany
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27 – Zappa, Antwerpen, Belgium
SATURDAY OCTOBER 28 – Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany


Punk rock act LANDMINE HEART  have announced their debut 7″ on Aggrobeat Records. The band is a four-headed Dutch punk beast consisting of members who served the last 20 years in bands like Beans, Strike First, Shaggable Sluts, The Yuppies and Bitter Grounds. Landmine Heart plays highly energetic punk rock. Mix this with the attitude of The Damned and The Stooges, the anger of Black Flag, the sleaze of The Hellacopters and the power of Motörhead, then you get the explosive sound of Landmine Heart. Listen below and stary tuned as Aggrobeat Records (The Oppressed, Angelic Upstarts, The Warriors) will release the bands debut 7″ in October!


Silesian groovy hardcore punk rockers SOUL BLAST have released their debut EP called “Juicy, Groovy Cake” issued by Soul Blast! These guys are booking some shos for this Fall and are already plotting a new release. Dive into their funk punk tunes right here and enjoy the vibes, cause they’re real!


Japanese hardcore metallers THORN have debuted a music video for their new track Mosh & Tacos, coming from a new 15 track compilation by Electric Erection Recordings.


Swedish d-beat crust hardcore/metal act MARTYRDÖD have announced a new bassist and a string of live shows in Europe! See the official word below and go here to see new band phoros.

Announcing for all to know. Our bass player Fredrik left the band a while back to focus on family and other projects. We had an awesome couple of years with him at the low end and wish him all the best.
We quickly found a new member in Tim who made his first show with the band just the other day. Welcome Tim!!!

Martyrdöd will play a few shows in Europe in the near future and we also have other great news to announce shortly. Stay tuned for more kÀng!


Tom Delonge’s space rock act ANGELS & AIRWAVES have announced they have a new album in the works.


THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced their final show. It will take place on December 29th at New York’s Terminal 5! Joining them on their farewell performance will be CODE ORANGE and DAUGHTERS! GO HERE to get the tickets.

The band is currently on tour in Europe and still have a string of Australian and New Zealand dates to go. See the schedule below and go here to get more info on that trek and the bands involved.

Aug 10 Kwadrat KrakĂłw, Poland
Aug 11 A38 Budapest, Hungary
Aug 12 Mochvara Zagreb, Croatia
Aug 13 Szene Wien, Austria
Aug 14 Palac Akrof Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 15 Gloria Cologne, Germany
Aug 16 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
Oct 13 Odeon Hobart, Australia
Oct 15 Capitol Perth, Australia
Oct 17 Fowlers Adelaide Sa, Australia
Oct 19 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, Australia
Oct 20 Corner Hotel Richmond, Australia
Oct 21 Metro Theatre Sydney, Australia
Oct 22 Max Watts Brisbane, Australia
Oct 24 San Francisco Bath House Wellington, New Zealand
Oct 25 Kings Arms Tavern Auckland, New Zealand
Oct 27 Liquid Room Ebisu, Japan
Oct 28 Cyclone Tokyo, Japan


ALL PIGS MUST DIE announced 2 shows for this October. They will soon announced more details on their new record, to be released in late 2017 via Southern Lord!

APMD shows

10/19 Brooklyn, Saint Vitus
10/20 Boston, Great Scott


Rochester, NY’s melodic hardcore pop punk rockers SUCH GOLD will release a new EP ‘Deep in a Hole’ on the September 8th via Bird Attack Records.


German melodic post hardcore act ALAZKA have premiered a new song and video “Ghost”. The track comes from their debut album “Phoenix”, to be released on September 1st.

We are absolutely overwhelmed by all your love and support for our new songs ‘Empty Throne’, ‘Ghost’ and ‘Phoenix’ we received so far. It was an intense journey for us to write and record our debut album »Phoenix« and we’re all the more excited for you to finally hear what we have created when it’s released on September 1st. ??
If you haven’t by now – please do us a favour by pre-ordering the album and catching us on our European & UK headline run next month where all our new songs will come to life on stage for the first time. It would mean the world to us!


NJ metalcore act BORN A NEW have premiered a new video for their song “107”. It comes from the band’s Peace Is Dead EP.

Catch them live at Riffs N’ Spliffs Tour with HOUNDS and VCTMS:

8.11 – Columbus, GA @ The Estat*
8.12 – Brandon, FL @ The Noise Box (Florida Fest 7)
8.13 – Decatur, AL @ The Roach Motel
8.14 – Memphis, TN @ Rockhouse Live
8.15 – Murfreesboro, TN @ Autograph Rehearsal Studio
8.17 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
8.18 – Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
8.20 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
8.21 – Buffalo, NY @ Stamps Bar
8.22 – Albany, NY @ Jupiter Hall
8.23 – Worcester, MA @ The Raven
8.24 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
8.25 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill
8.26 – Catasauqua, PA @ The Unicorn Theater

* only Hounds and Born A New


Post-RATM band PROPHETS OF RAGE (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) have released a new jam called “Radical Eyes.” It’s taken off their self-titled debut album, to be released  on September 15th.


London, Ontario’s punk rock act WASTED POTENTIAL have premiered a full stream of their new album Living Up to the Name, to be released on August 30th release on Get Party! Records. GO HERE to listen or get the teaser below.


Ohio metal/hardcore beast HOMEWRECKER are teasing their new album. Recorded at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, IL with Andy Nelson (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos), the album will be available later in 2017 via Good Fight Music.

9/5 Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
9/6 Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
9/7 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Iron Reagan
9/8 Cave in Rock, IL @ Full Terror Assault
9/9 Cincinnati, OH @ North Side Yacht Club w/ Iron Reagan
9/10 Richmond, VA @ The Camel w/ Iron Reagan
9/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/12 Oakdale, NY @ Shakers
9/13 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ The Other Side
9/14 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions


CHOKE UP premiered a new song “Blue Moon”, coming from their new album Stormy Blue, scheduled to be released through Say-10 Records on September 15th. Listen below and catch them live with REBUILDER (see the dates below).

CHOKE UP!


MASTODON, RUSSIAN CIRCLES and RED FANG will be touring Europe this Fall. See the details below and GO HERE to get the tickets.

MASTODON

Nov 10 Berlin, DE @ Berlin Huxley
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
Nov 13 Vienna, AT @ Arena
Nov 14 Herford, DE @ X
Nov 15 Brussels, BE @ AB
Nov 17 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Nov 19 Stockholm, SE @ Munchenbrewery
Nov 20 Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Nov 22 Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA Main Hall
Nov 23 Leipzig, DE @ Haus Auensee
Nov 24 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
Nov 25 Munich, DE @ Tonhalle
Nov 27 Milan, IT @ Live Club
Nov 28 Zurich, CH @ Komplex
Nov 29 Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre
Nov 30 Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal Club
Dec 02 Cardiff, UK @ Great Hall
Dec 04 Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall
Dec 05 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Dec 06 Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria University
Dec 07 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Dec 09 Manchester, UK @ Academy
Dec 10 London, UK @ Brixton Academy

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