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(record review) Stray From The Path-Internal Atomics(UNFD)

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Long Island˙s Stray From The Path released new album with UNFD. These guys worked hard for over ten years to become a respected well known name in the modern hardcore scene and this new album is a proof of their persistence, zeal and willingness to bring their message to the crowd. The ten new songs are angry, in your face testament to the rotteness of today˙s world and problems that we need to change fast. Stray From The Path created their own sound with some obvious RATM influences but took it to the higher level with rap influenced angry shouted and screamed vocals, heavy hardcore and deep metalic riffs and political and social sensitive lyrics. This album is a great modern hardcore album with songs Second Death and Beneath The Surface being highlights for me personally, but album as a whole is a very strong record indeed!

8/10

(review) Booze & Glory-Hurricane

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At, last here is the new Booze & Glory album. After the tumult with recent years line-up change and taking another road with the band and music direction of the newer material, here is the first full length of the new line-up marking ten year anniversary of the band. Many fans turned their backs because the band no longer sounds the same as before, no longer playing skinhead streetpunk, but they rather chose a more melodic and many say they jumped on skatepunk bandwagon creating some sort of bastard child of streetpunk oi, pop punk and skatepunk. I like this album, but it has one problem, the first half of the album has much stronger and greater songs than the second half. Never Again, Live It Up, Ten Years, Ticking Bombs, The Guv´nor are fantastic and I really enjoyed the record until the second half. There are couple of songs that are not so strong there like Three Points, sorry but I think that many punk bands choose to write songs about West Ham United because it is hit to do so. Also, Elton John´s I´m Still Standing is rather boring cover, plus Goodbye and Darkest Nights that pass you by without notice, decent songs, but nothing special. My Heart Is Burning has superb guitar main melody riff, but there is no memorable anthemic chorus, so I always feel that this song is missing something. I know that guys in the band have special relationship to the song Too Soon, but I gave it a chance, believe me, ten times, but it is just too cheesy pop ballad for me. Much respect to the dead and I don´t mean to slander anyone, but this song just doesn´t work for me. So, this fifth album could have been superb record, but it is only decent one.

(new single) Tim Loud released new single, Things That Matter with TNSrecords!

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The theme of the song looks at how each individual has their own personal struggles within the direction that life takes them. It concludes that if we were all a little more understanding of this, then it might promote more empathy and unity.

The single was recorded, mixed and mastered by longtime producer Kurt Wood at Cornerhouse recording studios, Keighley. The accompanying video was directed by Celina Baluch who also wrote and directed the video to 2018’s Salvation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvRbsVFhae0

A first for TNSrecords, the single is available with BeeBombs or an A5 artwork print. The BeeBombs contain a selection of 18 wildflowers native to the UK and confirmed as “Perfect for pollinators” by the RHS. Easy to plant and distributed in sustainable packaging. The artwork is hand printed on white A5 card.

The single is available for download from Tim Loud‘s bandcamp and all your download/streaming platforms.

(News) Dead Serious Recordings will release exclusive vinyl by Architects-The Here And Now!

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Dead Serious Recordings will be release a limited edition of the Architects record “The Here And Now”

Label Statement:
“We are stoked to announce the pre-order start of “Architects” classic album “The Here And Now”. This album contains tracks withs guest vocals by Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid and Greg Puciato of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Grab your copy now! Those excluive beauties are very limited!”
https://dsdamily.de

100 x Sandstone/Black Smoke
100 x Grey/Black Smoke
100 x White
200 x Green/Black Smoke

https://dsfamily.de

(gig report) Lagwagon/Satanic Surfers/Alo Stari/Fair Do´s-Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia-16.11.2019.

I love melodic punk and this zine is practically full of such music that I love and cherish above all. When I heard about this gig a while ago, it was a must go, because this package is indeed Punk Rock Holiday mini fest hehe, almost like winter edition. The three of us traveled from Zagreb in Irina˙s car, because we went there a day earlier on Friday evening to check out Inteliber in Zagreb, the biggest book fair in these parts.

We arrived in lovely Ljubljana around 5 pm and the gig was not scheduled to start until 7 30 pm, so we had time to eat something, so we found great little Mexican food restaurant and ate some delicious spicy food there.

When I entered Kino Šiška I was amazed with this gig space, it is a former cinema with a lot of space, what is more important, there is no smoking inside, so you don˙t feel like smoked salmon after gig and it is spacious, vast and totally great sounding venue. We greeted friends from Slovenia and Croatia and it was about time to enter because the first band was about to start. FAIR DO´S from UK are no strangers to the pages of this zine, because we reviewed their excellent record out with Lockjaw records some time ago and I was eager to hear the guys play live. Despite going on early they delivered fantastic half an hour set of neckbreaking fast and musically skilled modern melodic hardcore punk with some modern metalcore touches in one new song they presented to us. They reminded me of a mixture between Propagandhi and The Human Project, but they are deliciously fast and I saw such strength emanating from them while playing. Definitely fantastic band to check out live.

ALO STARI from Maribor, Slovenia were on next representing the local scene and I must admit that I am amazed by melodic, energetic pop punk they played with super frontman and lyrics in their own Slovenian language. I was later told that three of the guys played in Trash Candy, so they are no strangers to the scene although this band is relatively new, on scene since April this year with no album released yet. But they definitely showed why are they on tonight`s bill, because I am eager to see them play live again.

I saw SATANIC SURFERS play live a little more than year ago, when we witnessed their great set at Punk Rock Holiday and interviewed them there. It was cool to meet familiar faces again and talk to the bass player Andy and guitarist Magnus again, those guys are so friendly, down to earth and full of positive force. As for their set, the Swedes delivered 45 minutes of energetic fast hardcore punk with Rodrigo doing the drums again as well singing like in old times. The set was made of hits from their still latest album Back from Hell, like Catch my breath, Usurper and couple more, also old hits were in the set although some of the gems were missing due to limited time on stage. The communication with the full house was super, all of us really enjoyed their energy and music. They triumphantly ended their set with Head under water.

It was my third LAGWAGON gig in three years, so I knew that I was in for something great. The new record Railer is for sure one of the best releases this year. They opened their set with one of my favorites from that record being The Suffering. Joey Cape was singing okay, what he couldn`t manage, bass player Joe Raposo covered with fantastic backing vocals added by Chris Rest and Chris Big Bitch Flippin. It was nice to see the band smiling and enjoying their set of oldies Sick, Sleep, Coffee and Cigarettes, but also fantastic new songs like Surviving California, Bubble and Parable. The hits like May 16 and After you my friend were sung by all of us louder than band. This evening was special because it was Joey Cape´s birthday, also Andy from Satanic Surfers too, so they received two fantastic cakes on stage after regular part of the show finished with Razor Burn. Joey tasted cake, took guitar so we knew what was next. The evergreen anthem Alien 8 which we sang like there is no tomorrow and I wanted this show never to end. Such amount of love, good energy, great music, friendship and vibe bands returning to us fans and vice versa. Lagwagon ended their set with Making friends and Stokin the neighbours and I was smiling the whole time with joy after being there, witnessing the gig I will remember as long as I live. There is only one question remaining, why there is no such gigs in Croatia? But maybe it is better that way. I love Slovenia. I love gigs there.

 

THE CASUALTIES Unveils New Music Video; On Tour in North America with Strung Out

In support of their most recent politically-charged studio album Written in Blood, American street punk band THE CASUALTIES unveils their new music video “F*cking Hate You” which showcases their passion and intensity on stage. Also, the band recently released a live studio album via Cleopatra Records titled Until Death: Studio Sessions that highlights their extensive catalog dating all the way back to their 1997 debut. It includes all-new supercharged versions of their classics such as “Unknown Soldier,” “We Are All We Have,” “Punk Rock Love” and more! In addition, they’re currently supporting Strung Out on their Songs of Armor and Devotion Tour and are approaching the home stretch of a 49-show North American trek.

“I did not write this song about mindless violence,” explains bassist Rick Lopez. “It’s a song about frustration. An emotional explosion caused by constantly being misunderstood. I hate being judged for being different.”

THE CASUALTIES is David Rodriguez (vocals), Jake Kolatis (guitar), Rick Lopez (bass) and Meggers (drums).

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Photo by Cecilia Alejandra Blair

(News-new video) Fallbrawl released new video!

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Photocredit: MoLuxImago

Fallbrawl released new video to the song “Helldogs”
The song is taken from the new record “Darkness” which is officially out now.

Fallbrawl Tourdates:
08.11. DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
09.11. BE Hasselt, Muziekodroom
10.11. FR Lyon CCO
11.11. FR Paris, Gibus
12.11. CH Zürich, Dynamo
13.11. DE Karlsruhe, Substage
14.11. DE Berlin, SO36
15.11. DE München, Backstage
17.11. DE Hannover, Faust
18.11. CZ Prag, Meet Factory
19.11. HU Budapest, Dürer Kert
20.11. AT Wien, Flex
21.11. DE Nürnberg, Z-Bau
22.11. DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
27.12. DE Köln. MTC

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