Interviews
Daggermouth

Kenny Lush of Daggermouth

In the past several years many nostalgic punk rock bands have rediscovered themselves and decided to hop back in the van (or plane) and get back into the studio as of late. Coming out of Vancouver, Canada, Punknews' Dan Donald had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Daggermouth’s guitarist Kenny "The Loose Cannon" Lush. Lush is known for many things, but they chew the fat over his experience as a professional wrestling champ and as a Canadian punk rock veteran returning to the stage and slugging it out in 2018.

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The English Beat

The Beat featuring Ranking Roger to release new album

Ranking Rodger of the The Enlgish Beat will release a new album this Friday. It's credited to The Beat Featuring Ranking Roger, it's called Public Confidential and it's out via DMF records. Meanwhile, in a video interview, Roger detailed the recent series of health issues he has had, including multiple tumors, strokes, and lung cancer, and talked about his recovery. Roger stated that he hopes to tour soon. See the interview below.

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Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls announce 'Crucial Moments' and tour dates

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Jersey's Bouncing Souls. The band has announced a brand new 6-song EP. The EP is called Crucial Moments and it will be released through Rise Records on March 15th, 2019. The EP is released along side an accompanying book filled with photos and memorabilia from the band's 30 years and stories from fans. Along with the EP announcement the band released a music video for the title track of the album, see below.

The Bouncing Souls will be heading out this year spending their 30th year touring the US, UK and Europe with support from The Bronx, Strike Anywhere, Off With Their Heads, The Casualties, Swingin' Utters, Crazy and the Brains, Sharp Shock, Bar Stool Preachers on select dates. See below to view the full list of dates.

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Shitty Friends

Shitty Friends on hiatus, guitarist forms 'Mind Rot'

Lancaster hardcore punkers Shitty Friends are now on hiatus. However, Shitty Friends guitarist Steve Taylor has formed a new band and moved to drums. The new band is called Mind Rot and also includes Joel Sanchez of Metalwülf on guitar and vocals and Malik Rhodes]] on bass and vocals. The new band has released two singles. "Flesh Hammer" and "Battle Ox." You can hear those below. Shitty Friends' final release was Crime Line [7-inch] in 2015.

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NOFX

NOFX release studio update

NOFX are currently in the studio recording their new album. Bassist/vocalist Fat Mike posted some updates that gave more details into what the new album will include. According to Mike's updates, Bill Stevenson is producing the new album. The album also includes contributions from John Wickersham of Youth Brigade, Karina Deniké from Dance Hall Crashers, Yotam Ben Horin from Useless ID

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Harley Flanagan to Headline the Punknews Spring Social in Philly on March 22!

Harley Flanagan to Headline the Punknews Spring Social in Philly on March 22!

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Have we got an AWESOME concert for you this Spring! This year marks the 30th year of the seminal crossover album Best Wishes and we have got a special treat put together. Harley will playing a TON of songs from Best Wishes to celebrate that album's third decade, as well as a ton of stuff from Age of Quarrel as well as some new stuff!

On top of that, we've got a killer slate of opening acts. Philly's own The Droogettes will bring their killer brand of punk and oi! NYC's Ellen And The Degenerates will play before that with their amazing brand of art-punk-hardcore! And, the show opens with UK hardcore punkers Natterers, playing their first USA show ever!

This is an intimate show, and it's expected to sell out- so if you want to go, advanced tickets are HIGHLY recommended. The whole thing is March 22 in Philly and it will rule! You can check out the Facebook event here and pick up tickets right here! See you there!

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Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan to tour with Cannibal Corpse

Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan to tour with Cannibal Corpse

As you may know, about six weeks ago, Cannibal Corpse's Pat O'Brien was arrested for burglary and other issues.. For the band's upcoming tour, Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal will fill-in for Pat O’Brien. The band issued a statement: “Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer‘s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture, Red Before Black) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role - he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.”

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