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This is John G bringing you an April Fools Review Update! I love today. Here is an April Fools Wednesday Trivia Time: What member of Fucked Up once was in a drum battle against Nick Jonas?
Meanwhile, today's reviews are:
Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Slayer has released more details about their new album. The band recorded 13 tracks, though it's possible only 10 will appear on the album. The release is currently being mixed and mastered and was produced by Terry Date at Hollywood Henson's Studios. Deceased Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman recorded music for one track that will appear on the album, before passing away. Gary Holt of Exodus, who has been touring with Slayer, recorded some solos on the album.
The release is expected out later this year via Nuclear Blast.
Posted by aubin on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Modern Life Is War are planning a reissue and a series of full album shows to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2005 sophomore album, Witness. The album has been remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
It also features redesigned packaging for both the CD and vinyl versions; with the vinyl version coming in a a deluxe gatefold jacket with a 12-by-12-inch, 28-page booklet. Both formats also include additional liner notes from listeners worldwide. That is due out June 2, 2015.
The band has announced a number of festival shows as well as their Witness full album shows. You can click Read More for all of those.
Punknews is thrilled and honored to debut the first taste of the new Night Birds album. As you know, the band is currently working on their next LP, due out this year on Fat Wreck Chords. Well, they've sent us a track from new release. Frontman Brian Gorsegner spoke to Punknews:
You can find the new track on the band's Punknews.org Profile
Virginia's Turnover has released a video for a new track titled "New Scream." "New Scream" is featured on their new album, Peripheral Vision, which will be released on May 4, 2015 on Run For Cover Records. Turnover released Magnolia in 2013.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Before he was a famous actor, Ben Stiller was in high school and in high school, he started a punk band. That punk band was called Capital Punishment. They had a very limited-release album called Roadkill. Well, Captured Tracks is re-releasing the album this fall. It's remastered and has bonus tracks. You can hear the remastered "Confusion" below.
Posted by sam on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Detroit's Fireworks has announced that they will be going on a US and Canada tour this summer. They will be touring the east coast with Turnover and Sorority Noise. The west coast will include Weatherbox and Dry Jacket. Fireworks released Oh, Common Life on March 25, 2014.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
An army of pop superstars have announced a new streaming service. Yesterday, Alicia Keys, Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Jack White, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jay Z, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Usher, Calvin Harris, and Chris Martin attended a New York City press conference to announce the launch of Tidal.
The artists stated that Tidal was a different form of streaming because it is (at least partially) artist owned with the above reference acts having ownership interest in Aspiro, the Norwegian company creating the product.
Jay Z stated to Billboard:
Tidal offers CD-quality music streaming of more than 25 million songs and high-def video streaming of 75,000 videos at $9.99/month for standard sound quality and $19.99 for top-shelf audio. Several punk and metal labels have already joined the service.
Chris Farren has announced a new release. The EP will be called Where You Are and it will be out April 7, 2015. Brian fallon appears on one of the tracks. You can hear the title track below.
APRIL FOOLS!!!! None of the stories that we posted earlier today were real. We are very, very, very sorry for being bad little boys and girls. next year, we promise our April 1 stories will be 100% real. Regular content resumes for the rest of the day.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
UPDATE- This article is 100% false. April fools!
In what will clearly be a shock to the punk rock community, Masked Intruder have been found not guilty of the recent spree of van break-ins. During a drama filled emergency preliminary hearing, the band's attorney, Joshua S. Frank, showed that the band could not have possibly committed the recent series of van break-ins because, at all times during the break-ins, Masked Intruder were actually serving time in county jail for unrelated burglary offenses. In fact, the band just happened to have been released from prison a few minutes before being picked up again.
In an even more shocking turn of events, the real perpetrator was discovered during the hearing. During the hearing, Old Man Markley was in the public seating area and kept yelling, "Lock 'em up! Lock 'em up!" Finally, the bailiff went to remove Old Man Markley from the courtroom. During the scuffle, a collection of items fell out of Old Man Markley's pockets including four brightly colored masks, switch blades and a complete set of plans establishing how Old Man Markley intended to frame Masked Intruder for the crime in order to corner the market on themed pop-punk. Anyway, as Old Man Markely was handcuffed and dragged out of the court house, Old Man Markley was heard shouting, "... and I would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you meddling punks!"
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