Let's try this again! Tonight (not now!), we'll host our next edition of We'll Do It Live. Tonight's guest will be Chris 2 of Anti-Flag, who released A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013 yesterday via Fat Wreck Chords.
He'll be here from 7-8 p.m. EST tonight, so get those questions ready and we'll see you back here this evening!
You can click Read More for the digitally remastered "Underground Network" that appears on the record.
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Happening Now: Watch OFF!, La Sera, The Muffs: Kim, others play the BURGER RECORDS BoogalooFunny Or Die and Dave Foley welcome The Ramones to HeavenHere's an in-depth look at Rudimentary PeniGet a grammer edumacation from Al YankovicWatch OFF! destroy Amoeba MusicWatch Mike Yannich buy recordsDeath Grips, Death Cab for Cutie drop out, Modest Mouse, Murder City Devils sign on for funfunfunfest Animal Style Records reissues thrice's 'Identity Crisis' on vinyl
Hostage Calm have premiered their video "Your Head / Your Heart" that will appear on their forthcoming album Die on Stage, due out September 16, 2014 via Run For Cover Records
You can click Read More for the video and the album art, plus tracklisting for the new record.
Ian Watkins of LostProphets has lost his appeal. The basis of the appeal was Watkins asking for a reduced jail term. Currently, Watkins is serving 29 years in incarceration plus six years under license for offenses involving sexual conduct with infants.
Watkins, who was not at the hearing, was represented by Queen's Counsel (similar to a public defender) Sally O'Neil. O'Neil argued that because Watkins pled guilty to his charges thus preventing disturbing images being shown in court, he was entitled to a reduction. The judges disagreed with one judge stating that the crimes were "of such shocking depravity that they demanded a lengthy prison sentence."
Additionally, a woman who was jailed along with Watkins for aiding Watkins in is crimes, and who also was a mother of one of the victims, also had her appeal denied. That person, who is being kept anonymous under UK law because her child was a victim, was sentenced to 17 years in prison. She appealed under the grounds that she was immature when she committed her offenses, but was denied. A second woman, also involved in Watkins' crimes, did not appeal her 14 year sentence.
The Muffs are streaming their new album, Whoop Dee Doo. It's their first in ten years and is due out out July 29, 2014.
Find it here.
Once again the Punknews Podcast is classed up by the inclusion the ever insightful Joel Tannenbaum of Plow United. Joel joins Adam White and John Gentile for a chat about recent stories, including the title track of the new Gaslight Anthem record, Pup's Buzzcocks cover, Death From Above 1979's return, the new Morrissey record and Google's acquisition of Songza.
This episode also features music from Plow United (naturally), Rubrics and Average Times.
Click Read More to stream and/or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS or iTunes. We're also now featured on Stitcher, so grab their app for iOS or Android. As always, you can send us your feedback in the comments section or via e-mail.
Cassavetes have posted a new song from what will be their debut for Black Numbers. The record is titled Oh So Long and is due out late summer.
Check out the song here
The Alpine-by-way-of-California rock group Arnocorps is looking to correct a great injustice. You see, for the past thirty years, an Austrian actor named Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken ancient tales from the Alpine region, brought them to Hollywood and sold the plot to the highest bidder. The story of a man fighting against a beastly, physically superior opponent all by himself in a jungle? Originally from the Alpines. The tale of a man fighting against a younger, more advanced version of himself in order to protect a family he barely knows. Yup, from the Alpines. The epic of a poor, barbarian peasant who would be king -- you got it -- actually an ancient Alpine tale dating back to Pre-Christian Europe.
But, not only has Schwarzenegger used these tales for his own gain, he has corrupted them. What used to be tools for inspiration, tools for self-betterment, tools for gaining greater understand of the world, have been reduced to mere Hollywood schlock.
And that's where Arnocorps comes in. On their Alternative tentacles release of The Greatest Band of All Time, the band takes back these wonderful stories and restores them back to their true meaning -- all to a pumping, thunderous, heavy metal soundtrack. Because Arnocorps is on a mission to spread the Alpine legends and their messages of positivity, features editor John Gentile spoke to Holzfeuer, Arnocorps' frontman, about the album, the band's fitness program and what do to if you are attacked by the Predator.
Adam E. back with three new reviews. Yesterday I received an invitation to my 15-year high school reunion. Should I go? I mean, the thought of potentially getting stuffed in a locker again by a football player is pretty enticing.
Today's reviews are:
The first teaser has been posted for the upcoming sequel to SLC Punk that began shooting last summer. Titled Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2, the film doesn't follow the Matthew Lillard's character - who was the lead in the original - but catches up with other characters from the original.
The sequel raised $87,000 on Indiegogo.You can click Read More for the video.
The Raveonettes have both announced and released a new album today. The record is titled Pe'ahi and is out now.
They've also released the first single from the album. You can click Read More for the video.
Madball are going on a UK tour. They'll be joined by Breaking Point and Coldburn.
You can click Read More for the dates.
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