(book review) Do What You Want The Story Of Bad Religion – Jim Ruland and Bad Religion

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I have waited for a long time to read this one and now that I have, I must say that I am satisfied with this book. Bad Religion are one of the most important punk rock bands in the world and especially in melodic punk hardcore genre and they recently celebrated 40 years in the scene. This book is an autobiography of all ups and downs, from early days till today. Depicts all line-up changes and heartbreaks, alcohol and drug abuse problems and major label controversy. Also, this book has healthy dose of anecdotes that I wanted to read about mixed with more historical contents, like the rise of Epitaph Records and all that punk rock boom in the nineties. This band was always special to me, because through their album Generator I discovered melodic punk and skatepunk scene and my life hasn´t been the same since, that being my other love besides metal. This book is easy to read, it is interesting and doesn´t let up until the very end making you go play all your favorite BR records and songs over and over again celebrating this great band. I saw them play live only once in 2018 and I will definitely check them out as soon gigs and festivals start again. Until then, go get this nice book.

(review) Dropkick Murphys – Turn Up That Dial

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Dropkick Murphys are back with new tenth full length record, it has been four years since the last full length. This is the most known punk rock band from Boston and we all know their history, from Bruisers till now. Now, I must admit that I love first records when DM were more streetpunk oi and less celtic punk, but that is my personal taste. That doesn´t mean that there were no good songs on later albums, but I never could say that I found newer albums good in their entirety. This one is no different. There are eleven songs on this one and melody is here, energy is here, great vocal lines and choruses are here, but I still miss something. Like DM now sound more like Pogues and less like punk rock band they were. Besides title song, Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding and Smash Shit Up are my personal favorites on this album. Rest is too weak.

Gulguta reveal the first single and artwork cover from their 4th album!

Grindcore band Gulguta‘s new album “Andzía” doesn’t have a release date yet but the band just reveals the opening track “Fille du Vent”.
You can listen to “Fille du Vent” at this location https://www.facebook.com/gulgutagrindcore/videos/2809126346084084
“Andzía” will be a conceptual album based on a song from polish folk. Polish artist Darek Zawiązalec designed the artwork cover for the band.
Gulguta are:Roby Rauber: VocalsStéphane Maroux :GuitarsYann Panda: GuitarsAntonio León Garrido: BassRaúl Fernández Márquez: Drums, keyboards, vocals
Guests:Laura Knowles: Vocals
Album recorded in Kira studio, produced by Raul Fernandez Marquez