Saturday, May 21, 2016

HARM DONE interview

by marcs77

I got to know Alexis and the DIY Straight & Alert label/mailorder, and recently zine, when this French guy befriended me on fb and started sending press-releases about the stuff he was putting out through his own label (rather old-schoolish East Coast NY HC stuff indeed including his old band Raw Justice) and then at some point, it was in 2014, like out of a hat-trick I've learned about this new band that named themselves HARM DONE; first thing the caught my attention was the grim blackened imagery of cover artwork and the German Gothic lettering they did choose for their band moniker. What these guys play? Old-school NYC hardcore? Straightedge hardcore? Well, as soon as I listened to their music I understood they were totally about playing some straight-forward, obnoxious, obscure blend of hardcore and everything in between from there to death metal.
HARM DONE is the new band Alexis plays in and their music, including the debut full-length “Abuse/Abused”, has been released on Straight & Alert.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sweden's THE BRONCO released music video off new EP "State Of Emergency"

Sweden's punkrock trio THE BRONCO just released the music video for the song "State Of Emergency" off the eponymous new EP out through Longbay recordings.

The title track "State of Emergency" is very much inspired by the present political situation in their native Sweden, as it closed it’s borders last autumn and declared state of emergency. The same goes for Sound of Guns, written after a gang related shooting killing eight people.

Matt Dee (voice/guitar): "State of Emergency" is honest old skool punk-rock’n’roll, warts and all. I grew up with glam, pop and punk. This EP is a mix of all that music.

Watch the video here

Sunday, May 15, 2016

DOGHOUSE releases music video for new track "Off With Their Heads"

Serbian melodic punk rock band DOGHOUSE have put out a music video for their brand new track
"Off With Their Heads", which is the first song the band released from their upcoming album on Morning Wood Records.

The working title of the new album is "Never Cry Wolf" and is scheduled for release in September 2016.

Watch the video here

MOOSE BLOOD announce new album "Blush" to be released August 5th 2016

There's a new wave of EMO revival going, now you know it!, if you hadn't already smelled it in the air. Read on about new record from UK's

UK-based emo band, MOOSE BLOOD, have announced the release of their sublime upcoming album "Blush," which will be available worldwide on August 5th 2016 via Hopeless Records.
Their brand new single "Honey" got premiered as Rockest Record on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter.
Fans can listen to the song as well as check out the awesome new music video for ‘Honey’ now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel.

Watch the video here

Sunday, May 1, 2016

NOFX, "Hepatitis Bathtub" autobiography and new song

NOFX is a band that over is three decades long career has chosen not to give out that much when it came to interviews, also considering the lineage of the ensemble. Not that they never got interviewed; there are quite a few published on the web as well as on magazines, especially those they've been doing over the last 10 years, and a fine selection of older shit on the old Nofx's official website, but when I learned of their biography seeing the light of day in 2016, well, that left me a bit suprised, positively bewildered indeed! -time to learn some cool fun fucked up stories, right?
On April 12th 2016, "The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories", the full story of California punk legends Nofx got released through Da Capo Press.
Soon after the release of the book, to support it at its best, the foursome hit the road for a string of dates for the "Hepatitis Bathtub" tour in the USA and will be crossing the pond to tour Europe starting early June with the Switzerland to play both headliner shows and festivals including Download and Tolmin's Punk Rock Holiday.

Nofx has also a new record in the can, the follow-up to 2012's "Self Entitled", to be put out this year. No release date has been revealed yet but Fat Wreck Chords just released an audio-only-clip for the new song "Hepatitis Bathtub".

Listen to it here

Saturday, April 30, 2016

COMMITMENT records to release new chapter of "Youth Crew" compilation

Straightedge xCOMMITMENTx records just announced they will release a new chapter of pretty famed youth crew/positive hardcore compilation named "YOUTH CREW".
The series was started back in 2008 by Positive and Focused Records with the aim of supporting new and upcoming youthcrew bands and, eight years after the first 7" record release, the comp has now reached its fifth edition.
"Youth Crew 2016" marks the 50th Commitment's release milestone right in the year The Netherlands' label celebrates 20 years since its inception.

You can stream here the compilation currently up on bandcamp

SAD BLOOD share new video for song "The Worriers" off “Legion Of Gloom” Ep

It isn't so wrong talking about EMO revival since recently lotta bands playing emoish songs have been popping out here and there. The true emo never died indeed!, anyway, read on about London, UK's SAD BLOOD...

After releasing the first single from their forthcoming EP a couple weeks back, SAD BLOOD are swinging for six again with a new video for their track "The Worriers". Filmed on a total budget of £0, Sad Blood prove you don't need big money to make a video that's both fun and righteous .

Sad Blood are real pleased to announce their second EP "Legion Of Gloom", out digitally on May 6th. Sad Blood are one of the better examples of the 'emo revival', drawing influence from Into It. Over It., Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral and Algernon Cadwallader. Although Legion Of Gloom clocks in at under 15 minutes long it doesn't fall short of leaving you comfortably satisfied. With its real laid back attitude drenched in a thick layer of puns and innuendo.

Catch the video for "The Worriers" here:

Jamey Jasta talks about the frustrations found in the lyrics on new album "The Concrete Confessional"

Surely many of you already know HATEBREED is coming out with a brand new record via Nuclear Blast on May 13th 2016. Read on this press-release packed of Hatebreedian things...

On HATEBREED's upcoming album, "The Concrete Confessional", the lyrics grapple with a number of the injustices and frustrations that people are experiencing in today's society. Songs such as 'A.D.,' 'Us Against Us,' and 'Looking Down the Barrel of Today' speak to these issues.

"Sometimes it's not so easy to have a positive mental attitude," said HATEBREED's lyricist Jamey Jasta, "but at the end of the tunnel, there is light." Hear more of what Jasta has to say about the new album on this brand new video clip: