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Broadside share inspiring affirmation ballad “A Light In The Dark”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 12:11 PM (PST)

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While Victory Record‘s Broadside are a lot catchier than most of what we cover over here on the heavy side of the scene, the power poppin’ punk band have loads of heart. In this time of heroes like Bowie, Lemmy and our old Hogwart’s teacher Severrus Snape passing on to Valhalla, even us gruff metalheads can use a little tearjerky with our beef, um, jerky? Anyway…check out the uplifting and reflective, wistful new motivational emo-heavy anthem HERE.

The press release states: Their ode to self-preservation faces the question of life and death, and analyzes a reflective conversation in the mind of vocalist Ollie Baxxter. “’A Light In The Dark’ is an inner monologue of questioning my self-worth, and essentially my strong desire to overcome negativity and be successful,” the vocalist explains.

Wisdom In Chains prepares for European tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:17 AM (PST)

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Pennsylvania hardcore punks Wisdom In Chains are getting ready to tour Europe.

Wisdom In Chains will be touring with Ignite, Terror, H20, Iron Reagan, Twitching Tongues and Risk It.

In addition to tour dates, you can check out music videos for “Violent Americans” and “When We Were Young” off of The God Rhythm here.

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Doll Skin release “Wring Me Out” lyric video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:28 AM (PST)

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Arizona rockers Doll Skin have released a lyric video for their song “Wring Me Out”.

Doll Skin last year signed to David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group, an imprint of Megaforce records. They released the In Your Face EP on October 30.

Doll Skin are preparing to hit the road with Metal Allegiance.

Check out the video for “Wring Me Out” and tour dates here.

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Before Their Eyes release Craig Owens produced “Midwest Modesty”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 12:43 PM (PST)

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Before Their Eyes‘ highly anticipated 5th studio album, Midwest Modesty,is out today via InVogue Records. The LP was produced by Craig Owens and engineered by Nick Ingram.

There’s some cool and inventive melodic guitar and bass work over snappy drums that reminds me at times of The Sleeping, great screams and a more commercial but not obnoxious production. The band sound fired up and committed to every song which means that before you know it you’ve listened to the whole thing. Great vocal performance as well. RIYL  Pierce The Veil, Chiodos, Circa Survive, Haste The Day.

 

Stream the LP in entirety here.

 

Violation Wound and HPGD release “Broken Idol/Elimination Time”

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:58 AM (PST)

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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have released the explosive double album of pure punk rock mayhem from Violation Wound entitled “Broken Idol / Elimination Time” today on CD and Digital formats. Violation Wound features Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess) on guitar and vocals, Matt O’Connell (Fog Of War) on drums and Joe Orterry (ex-Fog Of War, ex-Zombie Holocaust) on bass. Below is the official description:

Violation Wound return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the explosive double album release of “Broken Idol” and “Elimination Time”, together for the first time on one CD! 36 songs of blistering punk/hardcore in the classic way… no trendy mall stuff here, just the real gritty deal! Featuring Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess) on guitar and vocals, Matt O’Connell (Fog Of War) on drums and Joe Orterry (ex-Fog Of War, ex-Zombie Holocaust) on bass. Don’t miss this ripping slab of whiskey soaked adrenalized ferocity! 54 minutes of 100% aggression and kick ass riffs, nothing trendy, wimpy or pretentious. Features killer artwork from Nev for both albums and a foldout poster containing full lyrics. For fans of Abscess, Circle Jerks, The Dead Boys, D.R.I., Eat My Fuk, GG Allin, Motorhead, The Ramones and Sex Pistols

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Poison Tongues premiere music video for “Keep Your Head Down”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:46 AM (PST)

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Detroit metal band Poison Tongues have premiered a music video for their song “Keep Your Head Down”.

“Keep Your Head Down” comes off the EP For Freedom’s Sake via Fast Break! Records.

Check out the “Keep Your Head Down” music video and the For Freedom’s Sake EP here.

Doll Skin release “In Your Face” EP

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM (PST)

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Arizona punk rockers Doll Skin have signed to Megaforce imprint EMP Records.

EMP records was founded by Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

In Your Face was released in North America on October 30 and will drop in Europe on December 18. The European release will be released by EMP in conjunction with Cargo Records.

Check out the “Family of Strangers” video, Doll Skin tour dates and the In Your Face tracklist here.

Please pray for Gary Miller from Bad Brains aka Dr Know.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PST)

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As some of you have now heard, legendary guitarist Gary Miller aka Dr Know of Bad Brains has fallen ill.

I have some details but am not going to tell the whole story in lieu of the band and family not making a statement yet.

Doc is like my mentor and a good friend and my cousin has been involved with him. Plus we share some music connections.

I will just say for now that doctors are doing what they can. He is alive at present and there is some hope.

Please keep that PMA strong for Gary. He has given us so much. Below is a quote from an old interview I did with my friend.

Peace.

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Punk is the genre we cover the least on this site as it is metal’s snotty sister, but when we do write about it…it is usually about War On Women. I’ll go on record and say that the Baltimore band of feminists made INARGUABLY the best punk album of 2015 (followed by Svetlanas and Heartless Breakers at second and third place this year, both of which are slightly more debatable). But War On Women’s S/T record managed to recapture the protest spirit and general fearlessness that made a band like The Gits so important, the co-ed sense of unity and awareness that equal rights go beyond gender.

Punk News has their video for “Say It” HERE. If you have trauma and are easily triggered, be forewarned that it deals with loudly vocalizing your rape or abuse, so any readers or music fans for whom that is difficult here is a heads up ahead of time. Music can make a song’s meaning resonate even more powerfully, and this is a truly powerful and emotional song. And it should be heard. And played loudly at colleges and elsewhere all across the world.

And after you check the new video out over at Punk News, be sure to head back here and read THIS INTERVIEW we did with the band if you haven’t already.

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Total Abuse release “Chew On The Cage”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 11:27 AM (PST)

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Austin, Texas based hardcore noise rockers Total Abuse have released the track “Chew On The Cage” off of their upcoming album Excluded.

Excluded will drop on November 20 and will be the band’s fourth album.

Check out “Chew On The Cage” plus a couple of other Total Abuse tracks here.

Spotify pulls Victory Records music, refuses to pay royalties?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 10:48 AM (PST)

 

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This from our friends at Victory Records. Granted, Victory has a history of disputing with some artists that blew up via the label and then argued over contract issues, but whatever side you take on those instances this Spotify situation is unrelated and seems pretty fucked up. People say things like “no one has to agree to sign up for Spotify” but that’s minimizing the point that it has become an expected outlet for public consumption and that they clearly don’t really care about paying artists well. I’ll side with Intronaut over Metalsucks Sergeant D (a tech dude) on this one any-fuckin-day. Sorry. Spotify blows goats for artists.

You might notice that we try and generally focus on pushing bands and helping careers over here (not dissing other blogs by saying that) rather than ripping bands down (unless they truly suck or have done some really questionable shit like…let fans bully my sister Cambria through continued lies or post transphobic tweets or beat women, etc.). It’s a hard fucking time for bands these days and true believers should be supported in a gross millennial world of Youtube counts determining the value of art. Shut the fuck up and try and be in a real band these days.

“Chicago, October 20, 2015 – Victory Records’ catalog of music was pulled from Spotify last night as a result of Spotify not properly paying publishing revenues due to Victory Records’ artists in blatant violation of US Copyright laws. Spotify also pulled down a very large number of albums that Victory is not the publisher for proving that their internal systems are inadequate. We asked that our catalog not be pulled, that we would amicably work with Spotify, and they haphazardly removed our content regardless. 53,000,000 streams, as per Spotify’s statements, were identified with no publishing royalties being paid by Spotify.

Late yesterday, Spotify sent over a document giving them mechanical clearance to use our music. We could not sign said document for a variety of reasons, most importantly, that it would put us in direct violation of our agreement with Audiam (www.audiam.com). Spotify knows we are in business with Audiam and were essentially asking us to breach/ignore that agreement. The issue of nonpayment for songwriters and composers is a widespread problem and not exclusive to Victory Records’ artists. We understand your frustration with not being able to listen to the music you enjoy (and most pay for via subscription).

The bottom line is that artists and songwriters are not being paid and fans of Victory’s artists cannot listen to the music.

Thank you for your support and we remain hopeful that Spotify will do the right thing.”

Punk rock pals The Red Owls stream “Do You Feel Any Better?”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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https://theredowls.bandcamp.com/releases is where you need to head for some quality, powerful pop punk with hard rock attack for your weekend. I dare any metal drummer to not be impressed with the precise attack of drummer Justin Meyer, even if you aren’t into punk bands. This is a great record.

Formed in early 2015 by ex-members and members of The Ataris, Nightmares for a Week, and Anadivine. The Red Owls came together to record “Do You Feel Any Better?. This EP marks the beginning of their creative pursuit to capture the sounds that their collective influences left ringing in their ears while adding a healthy dose of new life to this nostalgic genre.

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released October 9, 2015Guitar: John Collura
Bass and Vocals: Sean-Paul Pillsworth
Drums: Justin MeyerDrums and Vocals tracked at Nada Recording Studio by John Naclerio.

A Chokehold stage rant becomes big news

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 6:25 AM (PST)

I was minding my own business on Tumblr, when I came across a cross-post from record label A389’s Instagram onto their Tumblr.

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I was only half-interested but I couldn’t help but to be interested when I read the words ‘transgender’, ‘transphobe’ and ‘black lives matter’ amongst others.

The first thing I did was to email the band. I found out first of all that despite Absolute Punk’s initial reporting, the band member in question was Jeff Beckman and not Chris Logan.

I followed up by asking Chris a few questions: “Did Jeff know that the audience member was a woman when he called her a ‘dude’ and ‘him’. And doesn’t it seem ironic, when talking about excessive violence and force to threaten to ‘fucking kill’ someone?”

Chris’s response was short and to the point: “No of course he didn’t know it was a woman.  I guess it could go two ways since the song is about killing cops.  I really have nothing more to add to this.  The damage is done.”

It’s important to back up though, as Absolutepunk provided not only a transcript, but a video.

The conversation-turned-confrontation starts at 3:45

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Get the rest of the story, including a transcript of the conversation here.

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Tierra Y Libertad, released first quarter by Southern Lord Recordings , is cult force Xibalba crushing ball-bas. Ok, I know that was terribly written. Fuck it. The band are unstoppable and now have a new video via Lambgoat.

Press release clip:

In complete DIY fashion, XIBALBA basically took the concept of their classic “Cold” video to the next level, this time the overthrowing an entire neighborhood in their hometown of Pomona, California. Directed, shot and edited by Shawn Skadburg and Matt Welch for Nine/One films, with footage by Danny Mayo and Mike Sogoff, the video for “Guerrilla” features a brutalizing live uprising filmed at a live outdoor show in a Pomona neighborhood, utilizing the voices of their friends and family to carry the message of the track to the masses.

 

Through a premiere at Lambgoat this week, XIBALBA’s “Guerrilla” is now playing RIGHT HERE.

 

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Watertank debuts “Surrender” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:35 PM (PST)

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Nantes natives Watertank have debuted the video for their song “Surrender” ahead of the release of their sophomore LP Destination Unknown via Solar Flare Records.

Check out the video for “Surrender” as well as Watertank tour dates here.

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