The Young Rochelles: "Don't Let it Last"

The Young Rochelles: “Don't Let it Last”

We are pleased to bring to you a Punknews Exclusive premiere of ramones punk trio The Young Rochelles new track. The track is called "Don't Let it Last" and it will be released on their upcoming digital live album, It's Alive, Too!. It's Alive, Too! was recorded in Brooklyn's Knitting Factory in Fall 2017, the record contains 18 tracks, including two live Ramones covers. The raw live record will be released this Friday, June 22nd, 2018 through Sounds Rad Records. You can click here to order the live album and limited t-shirt bundle. See below to listen to the track.

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Tours
Strife

Strife (California)

Strife have announced some California tour dates that are scheduled August. The band will be playing their 1997 album In This Defiance in its entirety at these shows. They will also be playing a normal set at the Garden Amphitheatre in Garden Grove, CA. You can see the list of tour dates below.

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Videos
HiGH record Punks In Vegas session

HiGH record Punks In Vegas session

Members of HiGH recently performed a Stripped Down Session for Punks in Vegas. They played the songs "Who You Know," "Evil Gene" and "Find It." The band last released Evil Gene in 2017 via Wiretap Records. You can watch the videos below.

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Gravves: "This Is Bliss"

Gravves: “This Is Bliss”

A video for "This is Bliss" has been shared by Wales-based alt-punk outfit Gravves. The song is from their EP Oh the Joy. The EP was released in April via Loner Noise Records and is the follow-up to their 2017 debut Rattle.

Watch the video below.

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Cro-Mags, DRI, Full of Hell to play Maryland Deathfest 2019

Cro-Mags, DRI, Full of Hell to play Maryland Deathfest 2019

The first wave of acts have been announced for Maryland Death Fest 2019. The festival takes place May 23-26, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage. The first wave of acts playing include Cro-Mags, D.R.I., Full of Hell, Hideous, Immolation, Indian, Mortician, Scour, Brutality, Chasm, Frightmare, Grotesque Organ Defilement, Guttural Secrete, Outre-Tomb, Pestilence, Skaphe, Squash Bowels, Sulaco, Tomb Mold, Vault Dweller, and Germany’s Blood, Sweden’s Unanimated, Brazil’s Violator, and Sweden’s Vomitory. More bands will be announced later.

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Aiden

William Francis of Aiden accused of running abusive sex cult

According to a lengthy report by the Daily Beast, William Francis, singer of Aiden allegedly was the ring-leader of a sex cult. According to the article, Francis physically and emotionally abused women, dislocated a woman's jaw and gave her a black eye during "rough sex", used other women to entice young women into the cult, encouraged underage women to change his identity on their cell phones to avoid detection, demanded women send him large amounts of money, and even had women sign contracts in their own blood. According to the daily beast, the blood contracts said, in part, "My body is His to use in any way He should choose, and I will never object to any actions He chooses to perform, or have myself perform on Him. There is no limitation to what kind of pain I am willing to endure for my Master."

Francis has issued a statement replying to the accusations: "The truth is: I went into the police for questioning about these allegations earlier this year. After showing the detective my side of the story, including private communication, he recommended no charges be pressed, because it was clear the behavior was consensual. “I have, in the past, engaged in heavy role play and bondage relationships WITH consent. However, I do not engage in that sort of play anymore. And for anyone who feels as though I have hurt them or violated their consent, I am sorry. It won’t ever happen again. There are lots of things that have been said that are outright lies. I have never been with underage girls. I have never been involved in a ‘sex cult."

This week The Federal Way Police Department in Washington state declined to press charges against Francis.

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Watch the new video by Popes of Chillitown!

Watch the new video by Popes of Chillitown!

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Popes of Chillitown!

Have you ever skanked in front of castle ruins? Popes of Chillitown have. In their new vid, the ska punk group warps from beach to city to ruined castle and back. The zone jumping is soundtracked by a modern take on two-tune, with a new wave buzz juicing up the up strokes. A certain whimsy ala Madness permeates the whole thing, and just like those legends, this band slips a dark undercurrent below the ostensible happy jam. There's still some cool tricks left in ska and this group has found a good number of them.

You can pick up the new album right here and watch the new video below, right now!

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The Mountain Goats

Mountain Goats release song dedicated to wrestler Sasha Banks

The Mountain Goats have released a song for WWE wrestler Sasha Banks. It's called "For Sasha Banks" and you can check it out below. The band stated "We here in the @mountain_goats acknowledge @SashaBanksWWE as the Boss and we know no road worth traveling doesn't have some bumps and we promised her this song several years back and I wrote it last week and here it is." The band released the wrestling concept album Beat the Champ in 2015.

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