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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.

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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.

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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.

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Laura Jane Grace starts advice column

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by mark on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EST)
Laura Jane Grace After the success of her recent webseries, True Trans, Laura Jane Grace is now adding "advice columnist" to her list of extra-musical endeavors. The Against Me! frontwoman is starting an advice column on Noisey's website titled "Mandatory Happiness." Fans are invited to e-mail Grace their questions to be answered on the website, with their anonymity assured if so desired.

Against Me released Transgender Dysphoria Blues in 2014 to wide critical acclaim. The band will be touring the southeast US in February.


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Punknews Podcast: Episode 229

Posted by adam on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST)
Podcast On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, John Gentile and Greg Simpson get the year started with a look back at 2014 and the releases we loved. This show features far more music than usual, so keep note if you normally can't bare to listen to us yammer incessantly, this is for you. We rock tunes this episode from Bad Canoes, Cloud Nothings, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Dwarves, New Swears, Parquet Courts, Single Mothers, Sonic Avenues and World / Inferno Friendship Society.

Click Read More to stream or download the show. You can subscribe to the Punknews Podcast via RSS (note we've got a new feed, so check your stuff if it hasn't automatically redirected), on iTunes or with the Stitcher app for iOS and Android. We love reading your mail on the show so send us your feedback via e-mail.

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