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If you like pop punk watch out for The Kanz! Here is the new single!

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We always love to introduce new bands and new music to the enthusiasts out there so we are very happy we can present you London based pop punk band The Kanz. 

These guys recently released their brand new single called Carpe Diem and it is a nice piece of combination between punk ferocious riffs, pop sensibility and great melody just perfect for humming along while walking around and making your day better. So, go support the band on their Fb page, and listen to the single and share it around. Remember: Support your scene! Without your local scene there would never be a global scene! Every one of your favorite bands started somewhere!

 

Ink Bomb are about to release another charity cover song. This time it is Bad Religion´s song!

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Photo: Matthijs Mekking

Melodic punk rock band Ink Bomb from Nijmegen (NL) will once again be selling a cover for charity this year. The foursome will release an entirely unique acoustic version of the song Cease, originally by punk rock veterans Bad Religion. It will be released on December 18. The band will donate all proceeds to Brigada de Alter, a volunteer fire brigade that tries to extinguish the forest fires in the Amazon.

Instore tour in Nijmegen
To garner more attention for their annual charity cover Ink Bomb has scheduled a number of
instore tour performances in the city center of Nijmegen on December 22. “The great part is that people then cannot only donate online but also in real life,” says bassist Arina Banga. “We are big fans of books and records, so we are looking forward to perform our acoustic set in the midst of these things!” The locations of the instore tour are library De Mariënburg, record store De Waaghals and comic store Señor Hernandez. The schedule will be announced later.

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Brigada de Alter is a voluntary fire brigade, partly consisting of member from an indigenous tribe living in the Amazone. Since the election of new Brazilian president Bolsonaro the rain forest is
more under pressure than before. “The funds we collect with the Cease cover will be used to buy safety gear, oxygen masks and helmets, so that the volunteers can protect themselves,” according to Banga.
“We discovered this organization through Minor Operations Bookings,” adds singer Joost Hoedemaeckers. “These are people who organize punk shows in the Dutch city Haarlem, one of which we got to play last November. They also have a fund raising organization that collects for several different charities: Minor Operation Donations. In the last few months they have been collecting for Brigada de Alter. We wanted to raise money for an environmental charity so we are happy we could work with them. It is also important to us that the proceeds are used in a very concrete, direct way so we can show people who buy the single how their money is being used.”

Earlier donation covers
This is the fourth time Ink Bomb is selling a cover for charity. Last year the Nijmegen band covered Black Me Out by Against Me! for the LGBTIQ+ organization Outright Action International. In 2017 and in 2016 the proceeds went to the Surf Project and Kledingbank Nijmegen respectively.

Biography
When the members of Dutch melodic punk rock band Ink Bomb stepped in their practice space for the first time in 2015, they never met before. Fast forward a few years later and the band released two EPs, three singles for different charities and finally their debut album Fiction (August 2019). Fiction is the culmination of their hard work over these past few years and showcases the band’s trademark sound: fast, aggressive songs that might not always follow standard song structure, but always features great melodies with a healthy dose of melancholy.

The release of the EPs Invincible Summer (2016) and Swim (2017) piqued the interest of people from many corners of the earth, leading to shows in multiple countries as well as praise in a variety of magazines, websites, radio shows and podcasts. The band has been compared to scene veterans such as Bad Religion, No Fun At All, Pulley and Ten Foot Pole.

Another defining trademark of Ink Bomb is their preference to do everything themselves: recording and mixing songs, writing press releases, booking shows and releasing records. This might originate from the DIY ethos in the punk rock scene but is probably a result of their stubbornness. The effort that the band puts in creating Fiction, resulted in a record that is above all a perfect representation of everything that is Ink Bomb.

Our Darkest Days joined Thousand Islands Records, watch the video for new single When Dust Settles!

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Quebec City veteran punk rockers Our Darkest Days are thrilled to announce that they have joined the ranks of Thousand Islands Records. A new album is in the works and will see the light of day next year, serving as a follow up to “A Common Agony”, released in 2016.

To pair with the announcement, Our Darkest Days has unleashed a video of a brand new single “When Dust Settles”, a first song that put on display how fast, technical and shredding the new album will sound like. You can watch the video below.

“When Dust Settles” will be available via all digital platforms on December 13th. Spotify Pre-Save available HERE.

About Our Darkest Days:

Our Darkest Days is a fast Canadian melodic/skatepunk band formed in Quebec City in 2012, by former members and old friends, singer Vince Fournier, guitarist Dann Greene, guitarist Russ Almond and drummer Matt Leclerc. Bassist Jam Gosselin joined the next year. Most of the members have been around playing punk rock fury for about 20 years, and still keep their flame as strong as always. After years of work, Matt Leclerc has been replaced by new drummer Guillaume Fortin in 2015 who increased the songs speed, and Russ replaced by Claude Plamondon who left in 2016. The line up was finally completed by the missing piece of the puzzle John Leblanc, who joined later in the same year.

By working and playing with music, they defined a unique and original sound that would stand apart among any other bands. However, they’ve been influenced a lot by 90’s punk rock bands such as Ignite, Propagandhi, Lagwagon, Good Riddance, Strung Out etc. Their first demo was released in 2013, followed by a split in Fall 2014 with Set It Back. They played several shows in Eastern Canada.

After two years of live performance, they moved forward to a new writing process and entered studio for their first full length “A Common Agony”, with Fréquences Productions (Pierre Lemire & Michael Fontaine) with mastering done by Daryl Phenneger. The album is fueled with thirteen mindblowing tracks, and a very energic and technical “unleash the beast” sound with fast drums, solid bass and guitar riffs, flawless pickings and solos, powerful and harmonious vocal melodies, many sudden stops, and an instant ear-catching throughout the whole album that leaves you wanting more. “A Common Agony” was released in November 2016. Two music videos for songs off of that album saw light of day, “The Burden Of My Sins” (ft. Michel Garcia from FORUS) and “Ceaseless”.

In late 2019, Montreal-based independent record label, Thousand Islands Record, announced the addition of Our Darkest Days to its roster, with the initial details about a new album coming out in 2020 revealed.

Our Darkest Days: Facebook | Spotify | Youtube | Instagram

Thousand Islands Records: Website

The Deadnotes Releasing New Album ‘Courage’ on February 14th, 2020 via 22Lives Records. New single and tour dates are here!

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Freiburg, Germany-based indie-punks THE DEADNOTES are pleased to announce their new album ‘Courage’ will be released 14th February 2020 through their own newly-established label 22Lives Records.

To celebrate the news the band have shared a new single from the album, titled ‘Hopeless Romantic’, together with a spirited new tongue-in-cheek music video which sees the band perform on a chat show where they are joined by a panel of dubious personalities.

Watch it HERE: https://youtu.be/u-R6rOOMENY

Album pre-sales are available now via their label shop https://22livesrecords.com/

Courage Tour 2020:

27.02. Oberhausen (DE), Druckluft

28.02. Bremen (DE), Tower

29.02. Münster (DE), Sputnikcafé

01.03. Cologne (DE), Tsunami Club

03.03. Stuttgart (DE), Juha West

04.03. Frankfurt (DE), Nachtleben

05.03. Leipzig (DE), Conne Island

06.03. Berlin (DE), Cassiopeia

07.03. Hamburg (DE), Astra Stube

09.03. Munich (DE), Feierwerk

10.03. Vienna (AT), Rhiz

11.03. Prague (CZ), Rock Café

12.03. Lucerne (CH), Schüür

13.03. Freiburg (DE), Waldsee

16.04. Glasgow (UK), Bloc+

17.04. Manchester (UK), Gullivers NQ

19.04. London (UK), The Old Blue Last

Brutal Assault 2020.-Twelve more bands added to the line-up!

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December is a happy month for many people, so this is no exception to the Underground extreme music fans and followers. The crew which organizes Brutal Assault festival decided to make us happy with another line-up update with new bunch of booked acts. Brutal Assault is for sure one of the best European festivals concerning extreme music and next year Czech Republic is a place to be, precisely Fortress Josefov.

The bands that are announced in this group are: As I Lay Dying, Benighted, Blood Incantation, Bloodbath, Butcher Babies, Devin Townsend, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Mayhem, Sacred Reich, Soen, The Agonist, Uada. 

Tickets: https://shop.brutalassault.cz/

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/493050868165392

List of confirmed acts so far: 1914, ARCTURUS, AS I LAY DYING, ASPHYX, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, BENIGHTED, BEYOND CREATION, BLOOD INCANTATION, BLOODBATH, BUTCHER BABIES, CATTLE DECAPITATION, CRADLE OF FILTH, DARK FUNERAL, DESPISED ICON, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DRACONIS INFERNUM, EVOKEN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, FEVER 333, FRONTIERER, FUELED BY FIRE, HAVOK, HENTAI CORPORATION, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, KATATONIA, KVELERTAK, LIFE OF AGONY, MANES, MASS INFECTION, MAYHEM, ME AND THAT MAN, MYRKUR, MYSTICUM, NECROPHOBIC, NOCTURNUS AD, OTTONE PESANTE, PENSÉES NOCTURNES, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS PERFORMING A VULGAR DISPLAY OF PANTERA, PSYKUP, RAZOR, RING OF SATURN, SACRED REICH, SHADOW OF INTENT, SIGH, SOEN, STATIC–X, THE AGONIST, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, UADA, VADER, VENOM, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, WORMROT

Matt Megrue releases his solo album in February 2020. Here is the first song!

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Continuous evolution is the name of the game for Charleston, SC songwriter, Matt Megrue. From fronting the Atlanta pop-punk outfit, The Unusual Suspects, to the indie rock stylings of Loners Society, to now releasing music eponymously blending punk, emo, Americana and 80’s pop-nostalgia, no two records ever sound the same.

South Carolina, based singer-songwriter Matt Megrue (The Unusual Suspects, Loners Society) will release a new LP ‘The Mourner’s Manual’ on February 7th .

Album pre-orders and merch bundles are now available at: www.mattmegrue.com (available on smoky gold vinyl, CD and digital).

A lyric video for the Mourner’s Manual’s opening track “We” is streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1QJhtvCUBM&feature=emb_logo.

A music video for the song “Afterglow” is also streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFPVqNR3XWw&feature=youtu.be.

In a message to fans on his newly re-launched website, Matt writes, I cannot believe that this day has finally arrived. I have lived it in many a dream over the last few years, and yet, here we are. My first solo LP, The Mourner’s Manual, is finally here. I began this project as 2016 was coming to a close with the help of Sean and Brendan Kelly and, over the next three years, we saw it to completion. The Mourner’s Manual is Loss. Love. Anger. Hope. Longing. Vulnerability. Spirit. May you find a little bit of that here. Think less, feel more. Yours en mourning.

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Who is Matt Megrue:

Birthplace: Riverdale, Georgia

Current Home: Charleston, South Carolina

Genre: Rock, Heartcore

Associated Acts: Loners Society, cashout, County Line Strangers, The Unusual Suspects

Has Shared Stages With: The Civil Wars, Manchester Orchestra, Hawthorne Heights, Sugarcult, Flickerstick, Shawn Mullins, Futurebirds, The Constellations, Cowboy Mouth, Ross Childress (Collective Soul), Jordan Igoe, A Fragile Tomorrow, Ponderosa.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/mattmegrue

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mattmegruemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattmegrue

Website: www.mattmegrue.com

Bandsintown: www.bandsintown.com/a/5360435