May 14th, 2006
by Sunday Edition

It's Sunday May 14th, 2006. Sure we all knew it was coming, but it still sucks. There's maybe a reason why bands these days just announce their split as indefinite and vaguely defined hiatus. Even when something like that's widely known, the finality of a break up announcement still manages to sting.

Stories you were talking about this week

It was an amazing run, but Hot Water Music officially drew the curtain closed this week. A house bill in the U.S. seeks to ban social networking sites, including MySpace and even, from schools and libraries. Details on the annual Warped Tour compilation were announced this week, with the full track listing and cover art unveiled. Guitarist Dave Baksh quit popular Canadian act Sum 41 this week, leaving that band's next step in question. Tom Delonge's buzz band Angels and Airwaves posted the track "Valkyrie Missile" this week, and likewise Good Riddance also unveilved a song from My Republic. AFI's "Miss Murder" video hit the net and the band detailed MTV movie awards plans and more. Poor Suicide Machines fans are witnessing the slow implosion of that long running ska-punk act, and the last word on that story is on its way next week. Other stories that had you talking this week included a Descendents branded pair of shoes, a new Slayer EP exclusive to retailer Hot Topic, and details on the upcoming Dead To Me and Good Riddance releases.

Speaking of Hot Water Music this week we published a lengthy interview with Jason Black about the Draft. Later this week we also spoke with Victory act the Black Maria.

Current contests Win a 60GB iPod, more from Taking Back Sunday / Angels and Airwaves Taking Back Sunday and Angels and Airwaves are heading out on tour this summer in support of their respective new albums. To celebrate the bands are giving away a 60 GB iPod, $200 in iTunes Gift Certificates and much more.

This Is Hell

Long Island hardcore outfit This Is Hell are releasing their Trustkill debut Sundowning. To celebrate the long-awaited release, the band would like to give a lucky winner an autographed copy of the album and a t-shirt.

Avenged Sevenfold / Coheed and Cambria Avenged Sevenfold and Coheed and Cambria are co-headlining a tour, and to celebrate they're giving fans a chance to win a guitar, a snowboard or a PSP.

Less Than Jake

Our contest with Less Than Jake may be the first we've ever thrown that includes explosive as a prize. The band's new record In With The Out Crowd streets on May 23rd.

Pistolita / Say Anything / The Bled in Philadelphia

San Diego's Pistolita are hitting the road with Say Anything and the Bled. We just happen to have a pair of tickets to that tour's Philadelphia show on May 20th.

PunkRadioCast - Punk Rock Mix Tape 2006

Internet radio insurgents PunkRadioCast recently released their new compilation Punk Rock Mix Tape 2006. To celebrate we've got a number of great prize packs to give way.


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