The Melvins have released more details about their upcoming LP. The release is called Hold It In. Playing on the album is original Melvin Buzz Osborne, almost original Melvin Dale Crover, Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers, and Paul Leary also of The Butthole Surfers. The release is slated for an October 14, 2014 release date via Ipecac Recordings.
Meanwhile, Amphetamine Reptile records will be releasing at least one vinyl single to support the release. The first one slated for release is for the new track “Bride of Crankenstein.” There is no release date on that single yet.
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Moral Mazes, which includes Jonah Matranga of Far, Jeff Dean of Dead Ending, Darren Zentek of Office of Future Plans and J. Robbins of Jawbox are streaming their new album. which is due out September 2, 2014 on Bridge Nine Records.
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Orlando, FL’s Henrietta have released a stream of their debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding. The album is due out August 26th, 2014 on Animal Style Records. You can pre-order the record here.
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Controversy is nothing new for The Dwarves. For three decades, they’ve been accused of promoting drugs, of promoting violence, of promoting misogyny. A brief glance at album covers and song titles — naked women and tunes like “Smack City” abound — does add credence to that proposition.
But, if you peer below the surface, it becomes quickly apparent that there is more than dick-driven punk rock going on here. And that’s precisely what the bands new album, The Dwarves Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll makes clear. As the band strips away the layers of rock music, looking for a source or common thread in this great genre, the band also reveals their own underlying drives and strategies. Is the naked girl on the album cover just a picture of a good looking girl, or is she really a question about you and your reaction to her?
Because the new album is simultaneously one of the band’s hardest-driving and peppiest releases to date, features editor John Gentile spoke to frontman Blag Dahlia about the LP, his underlying message and the Bible, of course.
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This is John G bringing you a reviews update and that means it’s also time for Wednesday Trivia Time! This fellow is not only a world-famous sword maker, but also, an extremely influential punk rocker. Who is he?
Today’s reviews are:
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On Tour: The World is a Beautiful Place… / The Hotelier / Rozwell Kid / Posture and the Grizzly
The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die are headlining a fall tour with support coming from The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture and the Grizzly.
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Anti-Flag's label, A-F Records has announced a new compilation of protest songs for charity due out November 18, 2014. The disc is titled This Concerns Everyone and it will include contributions from Tom Morello, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Erica Freas (RVIVR), Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves, Justin Sane and Chris #2 (Anti-Flag) among others.
The charity for the compilation is Right to Heal.
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Xerxes have posted a new song from their upcoming album, Collision Blonde. The record is due out October 21, 2014 and follows Would You Understand? [7-inch] and Our Home Is A Deathbed.
Find the song here.
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Baldy Longhair Records and Fleeting Youth Records know how to do a cassette mixtape right. On September 27, which is also Cassette Store Day, the labels are teaming up to release the Two Way Tie for Last mixtape compilation. The release is packed with 38 bands from both labels, runs 97 minutes, has a ton of rare and exclusive music, and a little birdie told us that it will be cheap!
But, you can also check out two cuts from the release right now. We’ve got one track from Ailment called “Seein’ Black,” which is a frantic garage rocker. Then, we’ve got a live rendition of “Vanity Fair” by Crazy and the Brains which completely transforms the punk tune into an ambient soundscape before whipping the throttle to max thrust.
You can find the two new tunes here and see the tracklist below.
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No Sleep Records has signed “virtual” band Puig Destroyer. The band, who take their name from Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and play a mix of hardcore and grind not unlike their other namesake.
Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Thrice, records his drum tracks in Orange County and Ian Miller, bassist of Kowloon Walled City, lays down the bass in his home studio in Oakland. Mike Minnick, singer of metalcore outfit Curl Up and Die, does his vocals in Chicago. Scott Evans records Jon Howell’s guitar and mixes their records in his Oakland studio, Antisleep Audio
They will be releasing their debut through the label on September 30, 2014. You can check out a song from the record here.
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