Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles has announced its full lineup. Playing this year are Possessed, Nails, Cadaver, Intronaut, Evoken, Gatecreeper, Graf Orlock, Carcass, Vio-lence, Schammasch, Xibalba, Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, and Mortuous. The event is December 13th-14th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.
Filmmaker Chad Stockfleth spent the last ten years working on a documentary on The Elephant 6 Recording Company, the collective that included The Apples in Stereo, the Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beulah, Elf Power, Of Montreal, The Minders, and Circulatory System. It's out now, but only via VHS. Also, you have to borrow it similar to a library book.
Stockfleth distributed flyers for the VHS at coffee shops and record stores in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Portland, Athens, Los Angeles, and more. The flyers included tabs with a phone number at the bottom that you can tear off. After you call the number, you get instructions on how to get a copy of the VHS, which you are asked to return after viewing. The VHS comes with a library card you are asked to sign, as well. Each VHS also comes with a flyer for you to hang up around town. The film is titled A Future History Of: The Elephant 6 Recording Co and is "available" now.
Following their tour of the Nordic lands this coming October, melodic punk veterans Millencolin will be heading out for an EU tour this coming January. For the 2020 dates, Pkew Pkew Pkew will be in tow.
Millencolin is continuing to tour in support of their recent LP SOS, which was released earlier this year via Epitaph Records. You can check out the dates of both of those tours below.
Out of System Transfer
From a City by the Sea
live in Cambridge
Hello, My Name Is Henry (a novel)
You Don't Think It's Evil
basking in the glow
Regional Justice Center
Off With Their Heads
During the polling for the Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009, 17 different Punknews staffers contributed, and we ended up with 17 different #1 picks for Best Album of the Decade. I engaged in "interviews" (more like conversations) with many of the poll's participants to talk about their #1 picks. These resulted in a discussions that are as varied and dynamic as the contributors themselves.
Over the course of the week Punknews will be presenting these interviews for your enjoyment.
Edmonton's Loser Points have release what appears to be another stand-alone single. The track, "Nostalgia As A Drug," is the second single the band has released so far this summer, the first came along with an announcement that the band was/is working on material for a new album, TBA, on Thousand Islands Records. Loser Points' most recent album, Denial & Error, was released in September of last year.
LP will be heading out on a tour of Western Canada in September. You can check out the new single, as well as those dates, below.
Seaway, Direct Hit, The Anti-Queens, The Penske File and more are scheduled to perform at this years' Blackout Fest in Ontario, Canada. The event, now in its 13th year, will take place over two days in October. You can check out this link for a full roster.
A video from 2012 appears to show Die Antwoord vocalist Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) assault Andy Butler of dance music group Hercules and Love Affair, while Yolandi Visser repeatedly calls Butler "faggot." After the attack as the video still runs, Ninja and Visser are heard discussing an accusation that Butler sexually assaulted Visser moments before the video starts, with the appearance that they are fabricating details about that assault.
After release of the video, which was uploaded to YouTube on August 4th, organizers of both the Louder Than Life and Life is Beautiful events have announced that Die Antwoord have been removed from both festivals.
On Sunday, August 18th, Ninja released a statement on the matter via Die Antwoord's social media. In that statement they make claim that the video has been maliciously edited by their former cameraman in retaliation for his termination several years ago, and that the incident in question was a fight between two parties based on the assault on Visser, and not in any way related to Butler's sexuality. He also states about the accusation that they were fabricating Butler's initial assault on Visser:
Cleveland's Blacklister have released two new singles from their upcoming EP. "Kiss Your Apocalypse" and "Guillotine are both off of the Nihilistically In Love EP, which is due out September. The band is playing a hometown gig with Direct Hit!, as well. You can check out the new songs, and the details of that gig, below.
Punknews is excited to present the premiere of the new song by The Carousers. The pop-punk trio have recorded an acoustic version of the Blink-182 song, "Wendy Clear". The release follows on the heels of another acoustic cover that the Jersey band recorded, Modern Baseball's "Your Graduation" and their self-titled EP, which was released in 2017.
The song will be released on August 26 on Spotify! You can pre-save it by clicking here. Check out the song and a quote about the track by clicking below.
Sheer Mag have released a new single from their new album. "The Killer" comes off of A Distant Call, which is due out this Friday, August 23rd, via Wilsuns RC.
The band will also be heading out on a North American tour this September, and then taking a short break before tackling the EU and UK.
You can check out the new song, as well as those tour dates, below.