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.Read more
Heavy noise rock band Daughters have announced new supports for their upcoming US and Canada tour. Blanck Mass was originally announced to support the band but has since dropped off due to personal circumstances. Daughters will now be joined by Wolf Eyes, Cult leader, Gouge Away, Jaye Jayle and Hide on select dates. See below to view the details.Read more
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.Read more
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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.Read more
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!
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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.Read more
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Green Day's Dookie album, Asian Man Records will release a compilation of bands from the current 924 Gilman scene covering that album. Gilman Street's Ripoffs is out mid February and you can see the track list below.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Anti-Fascist melodic punks Strike Anywhere is heading to the land down under to play a few shows with Adelaide’s Paper Arms. Paper Arms will be reuniting for this run of dates after calling it quits in 2016. Tickets for this run of dates are on sale now. Strike Anywhere last released In Defiance of Empty Times in 2012.Read more
Abbotsford, BC post-punk group Blessed has announced their first full length, an 8-song independent release titled Salt. They'll release it on April 5. This week the band premiered the pensive, slow-burning album track "Disease" at Paste. It's the second preview from the album, following the tightly-wound "Thought" single shared a few weeks prior. This new record follows the band's critically lauded 2017 EP II, as well as a split 7" last year with the Winnipeg noise-punk group Tunic.
Blessed recorded Salt at Montreal's Break Glass Studios with Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes recording and mixing. The band features Drew Riekman, Matt McKeen, Reuben Houweling, Mitchell Trainor, and Jake Holmes.Read more