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Well, it's the world. Included in the world are many countries, odds are that yours is one of them.

More seriously, Tim Krysko's punkinternational.com is a great resource to find out about many bands from around the world. Tim also provides us with a weekly International Spotlight helping to bring some much deserved attention to these bands.

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Armenian police targeting "emo kids"
Armenian police forces have begun a concentrated effort to single out alleged "emo kids," according to this report. The efforts came about after the recent suicides of two teenagers rumored to be fans of emo music and according to the report, officers have visited schools, searched the belongings of kids wearing distinctive clothing that might be…
2010-12-30 12:00:01

All-American Rejects to support Blink 182?
All American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter is hinting that his band may be providing support for Blink 182's forthcoming reunion tour. In a MTV interview he noted: We will be going out with a nondescript band that is rumored to be reuniting. That's about all we can say about that,But it's going to be a big deal, and everybody's going to be there, so, 'Hey,' in advance. There's at least three [people in the band]... I think it's a ska band, so it might be 20.…
2009-05-12 14:00:01

Australian man plans to open the first skate-park of Afghanistan
The New York Times has an article about a 34 year old man from Melbourne, Australia who plans to open the first skate-park to ever exist in war-torn Afghanistan. Oliver Percovich is hoping to use the skateboarding school as a way to help encourage students into after-school activities like English and computer classes, which are otherwise reserved for the elite. The news paper describes the park as "a decrepit Soviet-style concrete fountain with deep fissures. The tangle of…
2009-01-28 11:00:02

Red Tape Parade / End of a Year detail upcoming album, Mitch Clem art
Germany's Red Tape Parade have revealed details for their upcoming split 7–inch with New York City's End of a Year. The split will be released on German–based Cobra X Records next month. The split will contain two songs from each band; one original and one cover of the song that gave the other band their name. End of a Year has "William Kennedy" and Seaweed's "Red Tape Parade." Red Tape Parade has "Towns" and the Embrace classic, "End of a Year." You can also…
2008-05-06 09:00:03

Brain Failure (with Chuck D): "Beijing Calling"
China's Brain Failure have posted their new single which features Chuck D of the legendary Public Enemy. The track comes from their upcoming album, titled A Box On the Broken Ball which is due out April 30, 2008.…
2008-04-29 14:00:03

Stampede leaves ten dead at Indonesian metal concert
10 people were killed and dozens injured after a stampede broke out at a metal concert in Bandung, Indonesia. The show took place Saturday night and featured local band Beside. Doctors are reporting that most of the deceased were teenagers who were trampled during the stampede at a club which some say was filled over capacity, although no official reports have been made. Our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the…
2008-02-10 18:00:06

Devil In Me posts new track, album features Sick Of It All, No Turning Back, For The Glory members
The Portuguese hardcore band, Devil In Me, have debuted the title track from their forthcoming album, Brothers In Arms. The album was recorded and produced by Miguel Marques (Easyway, TwentyInchBurial, More Than A Thousand) at Generator Studio and mastered by Alan Douches (Misfits, Madball, Sick Of It All, Bad Brains, Sepultura, Snapcase, H2O, Strike Anywhere) at West West Side Music Studio, in New York. The album is the follow up to 2006's Born To Lose is scheduled for a March release. Featuring 12 new songs…
2007-01-26 09:15:02

Turkey's Self Torture posts new material
Turkish hardcore act Self Torture has posted a new track titled "Hate, Anger, Fury." The song has been posted online at their myspace page . The track will be the title of the upcoming video. Band's new album "Dead Center", due on November 2007 via the Anger Epidemic Records. The new CD was recorded at Midas'in Kulakligi Studios in Ankara - Turkey. The band recently finished mixing of the new album. …
2006-11-24 09:00:07

Skumdum (Sweden)
Eduardo Taú of Wreck The Place Fantastic reporting in with our International Spotlight. The spotlight features updates and music downloads from bands outside the North American market. This week we're headed to Sweden: "Take a stand for what you believe in," is what vocalist Pierre screams in this Skumdum song. That's also what this fast and furious partypunk band from Skelleftea, Sweden is all about. Live and enjoy, soon we'll all be dead. That is Skumdum.The band has been…
2006-10-19 23:00:02

Kerrang! award ceremony winners
Kerrang Magazine held an awards ceremony last evening in London. Lostprophets ended up being the big winners, taking home awards for Best Album and Best British Band, while Slayer were inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame and AC/DC's Angus Young was voted as the Kerrang! Legend. …
2006-08-25 22:00:02

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