Misfits announce new single, new guitarist, new tour

Contributed by DesertBurst92. Posted by johng on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Image Following Dez Caneda's departure from the band, The Misfits have made several announcements. First, they officially announced their new guitar player and co-vocalist. Those duties will be handled by Jerry Only's son, Jerry Jr. Second, the band announced the release of a new 7-inch single. The single was written by Jerry Only and will include the songs "Zombie Girl" and "Vampire Girl." Third, the band has announced a fairly extensive tour where they will be playing Static Age plus other songs. Certain cities will also get a second night where the band will also play Walk Among Us and Earth AD in full. As to Cadena, the band stated:
"Dez began with the ‘fits as a special guest on the 25th Anniversary tour in 2001, and shortly after became the permanent guitarist through to present. We all wish Dez the best with his future endeavors, and the Misfits begin a new chapter."
You can see the tour dates below.

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Public Enemy announces new LP

Posted by johng on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Public Enemy Public Enemy have announced a new LP. The album will be called Man Plans God Laughs. It will be out July 14, 2015 via Spit Digital. A vinyl version will be out the week after. The album was produced by by Gary G-Wiz and Carl Ryder. Frontman Chuck D ha stated that the new album was influenced by Kendrick Lamar and Run the Jewels.

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Exclusive Videos: Class of 86: “Phase Change”

Posted by johng on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Image Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new video by Class of 86. The video is for the tune "Phase Change."

In the video, the band tears through some mid-'80s-inspired skate punk and crossover thrash during the most sacred of all shows, the glorious house show. But, during the revelry, one party-goer finds that he doesn't quite fit in with the group and gets booted from the house. He makes his way back home and well... Stephen King would dig this.

You can order the Future on Fire album at Paper + Plastick right here. Meanwhile, you can watch the video below.

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Tours: Carcass / Napalm Death / Obituary / Voivod / Herod (Europe)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by johng on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Carcass, Napalm Death, Obituary, Voivod, and Herod have announced a European tour. It will be called the "Deathcrusher" tour and starts in the fall. You can see the dates below.

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The Menzingers to support The Offspring on UK dates

Contributed by alex101. Posted by sam on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
The Menzingers The Menzingers have announced that they will be opening for The Offspring for two dates in Manchester and London this summer. The Menzingers released Rented World in 2014.

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New Review Update: June 30, 2015

Posted by adame on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
ImageIt's Adam E., bringing you four new reviews, including the first release from Refused since 1998. Remember 1998? It was the year "Titanic" dominated the Oscars, France won the World Cup and Google was founded. Do you have any other 1998 memories?
You can check out any of our reviews right here

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A linguistics professor explains the “pop-punk” vocal

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Image In one of the weirder stories to combine pop-punk, linguistics, Lookout Records and Blink-182, Atlas Obscura asked a Stanford professor about the evolution of the "punk" vocal style attributed to everyone from Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols to Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, and The Offspring.

In short, the professor explains why "singers from all over California had influenced singers from as far afield as Minnesota, Ontario, Maryland, and South Florida." Check it out here.

As for the mystery of why Travis Barker and Iggy Pop can't afford shirts, that remains untold.

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Media: Sedge: “Hide Behind the Fuzz” (Exclusive)

Posted by johng on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by Sedge. It's called "Hide behind the fuzz" and it's off their upcoming Selective Reasoning album due out Aug 1. Pre-orders will be here.

You can hear the tune below.

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On Tour With Lemuria photo essay series posted

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by mark on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Lemuria Derek Neuland has toured with Lemuria several times over the past few years, handling roadie and merch duties, as well as taking thousands of photos over that span. Recently, Neuland has taken to posting his photos and memories of life on the road in an ongoing series of photo essays. Says Neuland:

I am very grateful and feel very privileged that I have been able to see a good chunk of the US and Canada thanks to Lemuria. While I definitely worked hard on tour (selling merch and loading/unloading gear), I know they could get many people to tour with them and I always feel lucky that they continue to bring me along.

The series is titled "On Tour With Lemuria," and you can check out parts one and two here.

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Media: Coheed & Cambria: “Jiggery-Pokery”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image Coheed and Cambria have posted a stream of their music arrangement of Justice Antonin Scalia's dissenting opinion in the recent Supreme Court decisions that supported Obamacare and legalized gay marriage in all 50 US states. Scalia's dissent has been picked apart both for it's incredulousness over the decision, but also for some of the more colorful language used therein. The band arranged some notable parts of his opinion and you can check it out below.

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Media: Gatherers: “Assembly”

Posted by aubin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Image Gatherers (formerly known as Gatherer, singular) have released a new song from their upcoming album. The record is titled Quiet World and is due out July 31, 2015 on Equal Vision Records.

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