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Break The Silence Announce Vinyl Release of 2003’s Near Life Experience


Chicago’s Break The Silence (Ft. Dan Precision of 88 Fingers Louie) have announced the first ever vinyl release of their 2003 Hopeless Records debut album, Near Life Experience.

Due out November 26th on Thousand Islands Records, the pressing limited to 300 units includes redesigned artwork by ECH, comes in two different colored variants with download code including bonus track “Comfort In Cold Blood”. Additionally, a thematic skateboard deck has been announced. Pre-orders are live now.



About Break The Silence:

When former 88 Fingers Louie and Rise Against guitarist Dan Precision joined the little-known Chicago-area hardcore project All Else Fails in 2002, it set off a chain reaction that formed a whole new band. Precision came on board just as All Else Fails’ vocalist was leaving, so he and AEF members Brian Phee (guitar), Jay Gronwick (bass), and Mike Ford (drums) decided to start fresh. Renaming themselves Break the Silence, the band tapped area vocalist Dan Wintercorn and settled on a sound mixing California-style punk revivalism with melodic and hardcore elements. Break the Silence signed with Hopeless Records after a 2003 showcase at South by Southwest, and headed out on the Warped Tour the following summer. Near Life Experience appeared in February 2004, and Break the Silence supported the album with road dates throughout the rest of the year. Precision then left the band in the fall of 2005 to concentrate more fully on his production career.

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(review) Authority Zero – Ollie Ollie Oxen Free


Zero Crew are back with new album and it is a full length bomb. Authority Zero are for sure one of the best live bands in the punk rock scene nowadays, so much energy, so much epic moments. After an excellent e.p. serving as kind of announcement for the new record, this time there are 13 songs mixing melodic hardcore, punk, reggae and ska in one epic and energetic bomb. The title song is a hit, I listened to it on previous e.p. and now for ten times in a row, such uplifting chorus and emotion in one song. Also The Good Fight, The Back Nine, Don´t Tear Me Down featuring guest performance by none other than Jim Lindberg of Pennywise are hits not to be missed and becoming instant Zero evergreens. Also, there is a guest performance by Igari Shuhei of HEY-SMITH on Ear To Ear, also being one of my personal favorites. This is probably one of the top three Authority Zero releases in the history of this excellent band. My recommendation.

New FAT’S 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY VINYL SERIES – Good Riddance – A Comprehensive Guide To Moderne Rebellion!


The feeling is definitely there! You can snag your copy of Good RiddanceA Comprehensive Guide To Moderne Rebellion, the next release in our 25th Anniversary LP series, right now! Make sure to check out the sweet bundle with a classic Good Riddance T-Shirt. We’ll be shipping the standalone vinyl immediately, and the bundles at the end of the month. Rock on!