Interviews
Pustulus Maximus of GWAR on compassion, education, and the IRS

Pustulus Maximus of GWAR on compassion, education, and the IRS

Having dealt with the death of the leader Oderus Urungus over the past few years, GWAR have now licked their wounds and released Blood of the Gods, a powerful comeback album that hunkered down on classic metal riffage and even threw in a little bit of 80s style Judas Priest metal. Now that the band has rebuilt itself with the additions of Pustulus Maximus on guitar and the bestial Blothar on vocals, they've been touring across the world, killing weak humans, doing drugs, and just generally being obnoxious. And no doubt, the world is in a state of chaos even without GWAR's helpful hand. So, Punknews' John Gentile caught up with Pustulus to see how the guitarist and mass murderer was feeling.

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Tiny Moving Parts

Tiny Moving Parts: 'For the Sake of Brevity" and tour dates

Minnesota based emo band Tiny Moving Parts released a music video for their track titled "For the Sake of Brevity". The track is off of the band's upcoming new two-song single titled For the Sake of Brevity / Fish Bowl. The release will be out through Triple Crown Records as a limited edition one-sided 7-inch. See below to check out the music video.

The band will be heading on a US tour with Free Throw and Worlds Greatest Dad then they will head across the pond to play a few shows in the UK this Spring, see below to view the dates.

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Screaming At Traffic: 'YBF"

Screaming At Traffic: 'YBF"

We are pleased to bring to you a super fun Punknews Exclusive video for Winnipeg's Screaming At Traffic. The music video chronicles the happenings of singer/guitarist Jacques Richer's character being depressed and his friends draggings him outside as the band member's wacky antics surround him. The track is called "YBF" and it is written about seasonal depression. "YBF" is the first track off the band's debut album on Little Rocket Records. See below to check out the video.

The band will also be playing a show tonight in Winnipeg, MB, Canada at the Goodwill with Bleed American, Sour Days, and Nice Cops. For more information on the event, you can click here.

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Check out the new sketch by Ellen and the Degenerates!

Check out the new sketch by Ellen and the Degenerates!

Today, we are THRILLED to debut the new sketch by Ellen And The Degenerates! And, on top of that, the band will be releasing their first full length!

Ellen and the Degenerates have been kicking it across Brooklyn for a few years now and their debut album, Return of the Herb, will be out this February. The album is a killer mix of first wave West Coast punk, CBGB's art-rock, and classic era No Doubt (check out thederanged angst of tracks like "Big Bones" and "Not my Friend").

To celebrate the album, the band has filmed a video that follows them on their quest for rock-stardom, and even includes a music-video-within-the-video that is hilarious if you like dissing on bands like Depeche Mode. Speaking to Punknews about the video, singer Elena said, "Hey! It's me, Elena. The singer! We made this sketch because we love art. Enjoy!"

The album is out Mid-February and you can pre-order it here. They're also playing Buschwick on Saturday with Ramona and you can check out the details here. Meanwhile, see the new video below, right now!

Photo credit: Erica Lauren

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Bandcamp opening a record store

Bandcamp opening a record store

Online music company Bandcamp have announced they will be opening a record shop in Oakland, California on February 1st. The shop will feature a diverse selection of records that reflect the variety of music they host on the online site. The space will also be a performance space that will host free all-ages shows for an upcoming video series. They will be having opening festivities on February 1st, 2019 in Oakland at 1901 Broadway starting at 7 pm.

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Tours
Neurosis

Neurosis/Converge (Japan)

Metal band Neurosis have announced "Leave Them All Behind 2019 Tour" as a co-headling tour with the hardcore band Converge next month in Japan, see below to view the tour dates. Neurosis will tour to support their 2016 release titled Fires Within Fires.

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Videos
Authority Zero

Authority Zero: “Ah Hell”

Arizona based punk band Authority Zero released a new music video for their song "Ah Hell". The track is off of their seventh studio LP, Persona Non Grata. You can see below to check out the video.

The band will also be playing a few shows in Europe this spring, see below to check the dates out.

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Fire Next Time: "Party Foul"

Fire Next Time: “Party Foul”

We are pleased to bring to you a Punknews Exclusive premiere for Edmonton punks The Fire Next Time. These guys have spent the last 10 years creating their own blend of folk punk. The band released their fourth full length album this past May titled Knives, which was released through Montreal based label, Stomp Records. Today, we have a music video for their track, "Party Foul". The video chronicles a substance addict puppet that messes up his life with substance abuse. See below to check out the video.

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