Nekromantix

Nekromantix to release live DVD and album

Nekromantix will release a live DVD and a companion CD. The release was recorded in 2019 at the Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, California. It's titled Decades of Darkle is directed by Vicente Cordero, and is intended to be a celebration of the band's 30 years as a band. The lineup for the release is founder/bassist/vocalist Kim Nekroman, guitarist/backing vocalist Francisco Mesa and newish drummer/backing vocalist Rene D La Muerte. It's out via Cleopatra and MVD. See the tracklist below.

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Festivals & Events
Die Antwoord dropped from Riot Fest

Die Antwoord dropped from Riot Fest

The news keeps getting worse for the stars of the 2015 film Chappie, as Riot Fest has announced via social media that they have dropped the South African duo Die Antwoord from this year's event.

Earlier this month a video from 2012 surfaced which shows Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) and Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord perpetrating a hate crime against Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair. Throughout and after physical confrontation initiated by Ninja, Visser repeatedly calls Butler, who is openly gay, "faggot." The pair have been accused of fabricating a story to explain their assault as, later in the video, Ninja can be heard clarifying first that Butler sexually assaulted a young girl, but that story quickly alters to indicate Visser herself was the victim. After release of the video the Louder Than Life and Life is Beautiful events were the first to drop Die Antwoord from their festivals. Die Antwoord has released a statement relating their version of events before, during, and after those depicted in the video. You can see that statement below.

Riot Fest will announce a replacement act at 10am this morning (not specified, but likely CDT). Punknews will update this article appropriately once that act is announced.

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Interviews
Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 2)

Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 2)

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.

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Face to Face

Face to Face to re-release 'Ignorance Is Bliss'

Face to Face are going to reissue Ignorance is Bliss. The album was originally released in 1999 and Antagonist Records is putting out a new version of the album. The 20th anniversary release includes songs from the bonus EP So Why Aren't You Happy and is remastered. It's out November 1.

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Decibel Fest: Los Angeles finalizes lineup

Decibel Fest: Los Angeles finalizes lineup

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.

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Neutral Milk Hotel

Elephant 6 documentary released via VHS loner copies, only

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.

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Interviews
Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 1)

Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 1)

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.

Read more