(record review)BLAST BOMB-Burn History & Live Today(Undead Artists)

Blast Bomb have a new record blasting your way via Undead Artists and I was one of the lucky ones who listened to the record and reviewed it for this zine.

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Blast Bomb are from Hamburg, Germany and they have much of a rock n roll attitude in their music, being the mixture of punkrock, crossover and even having some stoner parts. The four songs on this record are raw sounding and dirty rockin pieces of music, but do not be fooled. Underneath all that rawness and dirty guitar lie excellent heartfelt melodies, excellent lyrics and well placed guitar hooks that make you want to listen more and just can˙t wait for the full length to come out. For me personally, the best song on this record is Live Today sounding, this is just me, like a mixture of Body Count and Suicidal Tendencies. In my opinion this song differs a bit from the rest of the material, but maybe I am just imagining. Don`t get me wrong, all of the songs on this record are awesome. Get the record and discover it yourself!

7,5/10

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/blastbombhamburg/

https://www.facebook.com/Undeadartists/

 

(news)Authority Zero Releasing 7th Studio LP ‘Persona Non Grata’ on December 7th

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On December 7th, long-running Mesa, AZ-based melodic punk/rock/reggae act Authority Zero will release Persona Non Grata, their first studio self-release since their debut EP album Patches in Time over 17 years ago.

On release day, the band will play a free acoustic set at Tempe’s Zia Records at 7pm. Fans that pre-order the record via Zia (bit.ly/AuthorityZia) will also receive a wristband for admittance to an album signing.

On December 8th, Authority Zero is set to play an album release show at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona.

The release of Persona Non Grata will be followed by an early spring European Tour in 2019 and a summer headlining tour of the United States.

Vinyl/merch pre-orders and digital pre-saves are now available at:
https://ffm.to/azpng.ODL

Vocalist Jason Devore says, “The writing process for recording our new album (Persona Non Grata) was simply awesome. The music and lyrical content came together so organically in such a short amount of time given that our last record, Broadcasting To The Nations, only came out a year ago. Mike, Dan, Chris, and I put our hearts into this one and we are all extremely proud of the work we were able to do as a collective. The music and sound are classic Authority Zero but with a slightly revised approach. For the fans as well as ourselves we strive to give each record its own individual character and life.”

Persona Non Grata was recorded at The Blasting Room Studios.
Produced by Bill Stevenson, Andrew Berlin, and Jason Livermore
Mixed & Mastered by Jason Livermore

Since ’94 Authority Zero has brought their unique blend of anthemic melodic-punk, ska, and reggae tone to the masses. A lot has changed in their 20 plus years since the band’s inception but they have always found a way to persist and thrive in todays ever-changing music landscape. “It’s been a long and adventurous trek”, says Jason Devore (singer/songwriter). The band was formed in Mesa, Arizona by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations of what the project could become. With the release of their debut album, A Passage in Time (2002, Lava Records), the band’s career gained momentum and they quickly found themselves on the road, touring extensively with acts such as Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly, H20, and many more. Over the past ten years Authority Zero has gained international acclaim, spending time on the European festival circuit as well as stints in Australia, Russia, Japan. They have released a total of six full length studio albums, many holding spots on Billboard’s Chart and their music has been featured in numerous video games, tv shows, and movie soundtracks. The band’s many successes have been accompanied by a few bumps in the road including a slew of line-up changes, music industry letdowns, as well as having their van, trailer and equipment stolen while on tour in Texas. The secret to their longevity is simple; keep it pure and believe in your music.

Now, 24 years since the band’s inception, the future remains as bright as ever for Authority Zero, consisting of singer Jason DeVore, bassist Mike Spero, guitarist Dan Aid and drummer Chris Dalley. In June of 2018, the guys got back to work at legendary Fort Collins studio, The Blasting Room (Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX) to record their seventh full-length album, Persona Non Grata with producer and iconic punk drummer, Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/Descendents/ALL).

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(record review)TWENTY2-Nice Knowin Ya(Morning Wood Records/New School Records)

After more than ten year hiatus Twenty2 released the new ep via Morning Wood Records (Europe) and New School Records(USA/Canada). I consider myself lucky being able to listen and review this record for our zine.

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Coming from Montreal, Canada, Twenty2 have been active from 1997.until 2007. In 2013.they regrouped and slowly started to work on the new material and here it is. This record contains 6 songs of melodic punkrock/skate punk with great melodies, uplifting guitar hooks and anthemic choruses made for you to pogo, love, dance and sing along. If I must compare the music to some bands, it would be like my favorite No Use For A Name crosses paths with Good Riddance(another of my favorite bands) and here it is! There are some guest performances by Stephen Edgerton(The Descendents) on I´d rather die which is my favorite song on the record, totally reminding me of NUFAN and Tony Sly´s songwriting style. There is also a guest performance by  Al Nolan from The Almighty Trigger Happy. This is not fast, hardcore stuff, this is punkrock with emotions and heart to back it up. Great stuff!

8,5/10

Links:

Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twenty2intl

Morning Wood Records: https://www.facebook.com/MorningWoodRec/

New School Records: https://www.facebook.com/newschoolrecords/