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New Review Update: January 26, 2015

Posted by johng on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Image This is John G bringing you four new reviews. Today, we complete our archive of reviewing every Jesse Michaels fronted band. Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Common Rider, Classics of love- Jesse Michaels has made an insane amount of great music. Which is your favorite? I have to go with that bulletproof CoL LP.

Today's reviews are:
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Ambitions releases 'Surface To Air' EP, announces release shows

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by sam on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EST)
AmbitionsHardcore act Ambitions has gotten back together and have released an song that will be featured on their new EP titled Surface To Air. The three-song EP is now available on iTunes and on the band's Bandcamp page. The group last released Stranger in 2007.

The band have also announced two record release shows. They will be playing with Make Do And Mend on these dates.

You can click Read More for the dates and song.

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Videos: Napalm Death: “Smash a Single Digit”

Posted by mark on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM (EST)
Napalm Death Grindcore legends Napalm Death have released a video for "Smash a Single Digit." The video, produced and directed by Michael Panduro, consists of 1093 handmade drawings (all done with ink-on-paper by Lisbet Fredslund), with 225 solely of the face of vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway. The vocalist says of the clip:

Couldn't be happier with the 'Smash A Single Digit' video clip. It shows nothing of dignity or life's fundamental pleasures only a snapshot of those unfortunate enough to only be deemed as numbers for production quotas in this world. When a 'digit' has therefore been expended, it is rubbed out (or consumed leaving no trace, as in the case of this video). In my opinion, Michael Panduro and the team produced a real work of art and I think the general style holds some really nice future artistic possibilities for NAPALM DEATH."

Napalm Death's 15th studio album, Apex Predator - Easy Meat, will be released on January 26, 2015 via Century Media. The following day, the band will be embarking on a US tour with Voivod, Exhumed and Iron Reagan You can click Read More for the video.

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Videos: Strung Out releases studio journal for 'Transmission.Alpha.Delta'

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 3:10 PM (EST)
Strung OutStrung Out have posted on their Facebook page a studio journal for their upcoming release, Transmission Alpha Delta. Transmission Alpha Delta is set to be released on March 24th, 2015.

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Dropkick Murphys ask Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop using their music

Posted by adame on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EST)
Dropkick Murphys Boston's Dropkick Murphys have asked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop using the band's music "in any way." In a tweet, the band stated:

"@ScottWalker @GovWalker please stop using our music in any way...we literally hate you !!! Love, Dropkick Murphys"

Over the weekend, Walker used the band's track "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" during his appearance at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

You can click Read More to see the tweet.

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Update: Tom Delonge leaves Blink-182

Posted by johng on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:20 PM (EST)
Alkaline Trio According to Radio.com, Tom Delonge has left Blink-182. Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio is scheduled to take his spot at the band's upcoming Musink Music show. In a statement, the band said:
“We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors.”
Update: 4:35pm est: Tom Delonge is now claiming that he did not quit the band, though it is unclear if he is technically still "in" the band. On several social media sites, Delonge stated, "To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in… Apparently those releases were ‘sanctioned’ from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ….. #Awkward #BabyBackRibs”

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Tours: Teenage Bottlerocket / Masked Intruder (Europe)

Contributed by Timnotthealbum. Posted by mark on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EST)
Teenage Bottlerocket Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder are teaming up for a brief run of European dates in April. You can see the dates after the jump.

In December, Teenage Bottlerocket announced they had begun recording the follow-up to their previous full-length, Freak Out! In the interim, the band released the single American Deutsch Bag. Masked Intruder continues to tour behind their 2014 release, M.I.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: Torche: “Loose Men”

Posted by aubin on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:30 PM (EST)
Torche Torche are premiering another new song. This one is called "Loose Men" and comes from Restarter which is due out February 24, 2015.

The band also recently announced a headlining tour with labelmates Nothing.

Find the new song here.

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Tours: Code Orange / Harm's Way / Eternal Sleep (USA)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Code OrangeCode Orange have announced that they will be touring with Harm's Way this March. Eternal Sleep will be joining them on this tour. Code orange released I Am King in 2014.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Tours: RX Bandits (USA)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by mark on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Rx Bandits Rx Bandits have announced a series of dates covering both the West and East coasts. You can see the dates after the jump.

The band's last album, Gemini, Her Majesty was released last year.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: Restorations: Treehouse Sessions

Posted by sam on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:30 AM (EST)
Restorations Treehouse Sessions have released a session with Philadelphia's Restorations recorded back in the fall of 2014. The session features live performances of "Separate Songs" and "Misprint," both of which were on their 2014 release of LP3.

You can click Read More for the video.

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