Life of Agony

Life Of Agony and I Scream Records sign worldwide deal.

I Scream Records is very excited and proud to welcome Life Of Agony to the family.

On Saturday April 3rd 2010 I Scream Records will be recording & filming Life Of Agony’s performance at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, the second show of their exclusive European “20 Years Strong” tour. In late 2009 the band performed their debut album “River Runs Red” in its entirety during a few exclusive, sold out, US shows and now, after popular demand, they’re also heading over to Europe to perform a set built around this amazing, legendary album.

The release of this “20 Years Strong” live album, which will also include a free bonus DVD of the complete show at the Ancienne Belgique, exclusive footage and much more, is set for early this Summer.

Crossover-metal kings, Life of Agony, formed in the summer of ’89 and quickly built a cult-following upon the release their now classic, debut album, “River Runs Red” released through Roadrunner Records. The band’s unique sound and honest lyrics have captivated audiences for two decades now. In celebration of this huge milestone, the group has been performing the record that started it all!!

“We’re really excited to capture this moment in time. Twenty years, man, that’s no joke! If you would’ve asked us when we were kids growin’ up in Brooklyn, if we thought that we’d ever make something this important to people around the world, we probably would’ve laughed in your face. But, here we are, still selling out shows after all this time and turning people’s tragedy into hope. Somehow, through the music, we’ve helped a lot of folks out there. And that’s what’s always been most important to us.” – LOA Bassist, Alan Robert

Laurens Kusters says: “We’re very excited about this collaboration. This will be an amazing release, recorded at the Ancienne Belgique, one of the most exclusive European clubs, in Brussels Belgium, the city where I Scream Records was founded in 1994.”

Life Of Agony “20 Years Strong” – European Tour 2010

April 2nd – Effenaar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (sold out)

April 3rd – Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

April 4th – Matrix in Bochum, Germany

Street Dogs – Rabble Rousing

STREET DOGS RETURN TO STUDIO FOR

“RABBLE ROUSING” NEW ALBUM

 

February 1, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Punk rock proponents for social justice, Street Dogs, have announced plans to return to the studio in February to record their fifth studio album and follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2008 Hellcat debut State of Grace.  The band will be recording with bassist Johnny Rioux as producer and Rick Barton (original Dropkick Murphys guitarist) co-producing at the infamous punk rock studio the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado which was built by members of Descendents, All and Black Flag.

 

Punk rock runs deep in the veins of Street Dogs, with former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan’s uncompromising lyrics alongside bassist Johnny Rioux, guitarists Marcus Hollar and Tobe Bean III and drummer Paul Rucker’s fist pumping street punk anthems.  The band burst onto the scene in 2002 and has released a string of classic albums including 2008’s State of Grace, which critics called “a raucous and purposeful working man’s ride” (Dallas Morning News) with “the kind of political streak rarely heard since the Clash” (Cleveland Scene).

 

After incessant tours around the world alongside bands like The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, Anit-Flag, Reverend Horton Heat and headlining tours in US and UK in support of State of Grace, Street Dogs will enter the studio in February ready to shake the system and rally the people like never before on their fifth studio album.

 

“Every time we go into the studio we are trying to make our finest record,” says McColgan. “So on February ninth when we enter the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado that is the goal to make our best record.  Also this record will be more of a rabble rousing punk record than our previous records and have more of an edge and an attack on it.  We will work to all of our strengths on this effort and we are very excited to have Rick Barton co-producing the record.”

 

“Our next and fifth record will capture the purest form of the band to date,” adds Rioux.  “We are making it as if it were our first record. The punk and hardcore songs will be MORE punk and hardcore.  Our Celtic influence and songs will be more Celtic, the folk, folkier and so on.  It’s almost as if we are making records in the reverse of most bands. Ending up back at square one, and square one never sounded better.  Basically, we want to make our new favorite record.”

 

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Pin Points & Gin Joints

THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
PIN POINTS AND GIN JOINTS OUT TODAY
ON THE BAND’S OWN BIG RIG RECORDS

SEE THEM ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE ON DECEMBER 11
for tickets go to:
http://www.1iota.com/events,4490,Jimmy-Kimmel-MIGHTY-MIGHTY-BOSSTONES-outdoor-mini-concert.html

HOMETOWN THROWDOWN #12
HOUSE OF BLUES BOSTON ON DECEMBER 26, 27, & 28

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have stuck more pins in the map and pulled more Gin from taps than they care to remember. Over the years they’ve earned the reputation as one of the hardest touring bands in rock. Now they are back with their first full length studio release in seven years. Featuring 14 new songs “Pin Points and Gin Joints” produced by BossTones Dicky Barrett, Joe Gittleman and producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Street Dogs, Gaslight Anthem) out today on the BossTones Big Rig Records.

The BossTones, comfortable in almost any genre, are also patient and passionate songwriters. Blending ska, soul, punk and metal, and arrow to the heart pop in a way only The BossTones can pull off, singer and lyricist Dicky Barrett is at the top of his game as a brash cynic, a harsh critic and a 60-grit crooner with a heart of gold. His voice as both a storyteller and poet is highlighted in songs about family life, politics, war, art, biker gangs, baseball, ska music legends and blue collar stiffs.

“I’m quite proud of our newest recording Pin Points and Gin Joints. We created this one for the BossTone faithful, for ourselves, and for you. Enjoy.”
— Says Barrett

It’s that time of year again so get set for the BossTones to throw the biggest party of the holiday season, the 12th annual Hometown Throwdown kicks off on December 26 – 28 at the House of Blues in Boston.

www.BosstonesMusic.com

http://www.myspace.com/themightymightybosstones

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Mighty Bosstones/6218402444?v=app_96687436973

www.twitter.com/mmbosstones

Alkaline Trio – New Release

ALKALINE TRIO FORM HEART & SKULL LABEL; NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED EARLY 2010 ON EPITAPH / HEART & SKULL

Alkaline Trio has announced the birth of Heart & Skull, the band’s own label formed in partnership with Epitaph Records. The band will release its seventh album through Epitaph/Heart & Skull in early 2010.

Commenting on the formation of the new imprint, named for the band’s longstanding logo, Alkaline Trio singer/guitarist Matt Skiba said, “We made the decision to form Heart & Skull to put out our own records after having been through every kind of label deal in the industry, big indies, small indies, majors. We knew it was time to adapt to the shifting tides of the music industry and we could not be more thrilled about doing that in conjunction with the team at Epitaph. Taking control of our own label situation was something we always wanted to do but never thought was possible, but now thanks to Brett Gurewitz and the fine folks at Epitaph, it is. All three of us in Alkaline Trio have always had the utmost respect for the music and the work ethic of the Epitaph, Anti- and Hellcat family and now we’re honored to be working together under one big happy roof. Heart & Skull/Epitaph is truly a dream come true for us.”

Alkaline Trio bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano added, “For our band at this time it really makes sense to release our own records, but we wanted to make sure we could partner up with good people who we would want to share in something very special to us. When Brett called and said he wanted to be involved, that was it. Epitaph is a label I’ve admired and supported for more than half of my life! I couldn’t be more excited for how this is turning out!”
Alkaline Trio first emerged from Chicago in 1996 and has since released the full length studio albums Goddamnit, Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, From Here To Infirmary, Good Mourning, Crimson and last year’s Agony & Irony, which was the highest charting record of the band’s career to date. The band is comprised of Skiba, Andriano and drummer Derek Grant, all of whom are partners in Heart & Skull.

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For More Information:
www.alkalinetrio.com
www.myspace.com/alkalinetrio
www.epitaph.com

Youth Brigade Tour Update

UPCOMING ‘LET THEM KNOW’ MOVIE SCREENINGS & YOUTH BRIGADE SHOWS
DROPKICK MURPHYS SHOWS ADDED!

YOUTH BRIGADE DATES
10/23/09 SLC,UT @ In The Venue
10/24/09 Denver,CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/29/09 Dallas,TX @ The Lounge on Elm
10/30/09 Houston,TX @ Walter’s on Washington
11/01/09 Gainesville,FL @ The FEST!
11/02/09 New Smyrna,FL @ Beachside Tavern
11/04/09 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove w/Dropkick Murphys
11/05/09 San Deigo, CA @ SOMA w/Dropkick Murphys
11/06/09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre w/Dropkick Murphys
11/08/09 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
OCT 23 / SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ SPYHOP 1OPM *Q&A WITH YOUTH BRIGADE!*
Slug Magazine and BYO Records presents the exclusive SLC screening of ‘LTK’! This screening will take place immediately after the Youth Brigade show at In The Venue on the same night. Seating is limited (movie is F-R-E-E!) and the only way you’re gettin’ in is to RSVP in advance to: youthbrigade@slugmag.com R.S.V.P now or you’ll be left out in the cold!
OCT 24 / DENVER, CO @ MARQUIS THEATRE 6:30PM *MOVIE/SHOW COMBO!*
Purchase of a ticket ($14 adv / $16 at the door) is good for both the movie and show! Doors at 6:30, movie at 7pm, and show will follow!
[Go to website for more info]
OCT 28 / HOUSTON,TX @ THE MINK ON MAIN 8PM
LEFT OF THE DIAL is proud to present this screening and will be offering archive copies of LOTD Issue #7, featuring a lengthy Shawn Stern article, at the showing. A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Rich Cunningham of Happy Days Records, who is undergoing cancer treatment. A record and book sale will also take place before/after the show to raise funds as well.
[Go to website for more info]
OCT 28 & 29 / SAN FRANCISCO,CA @ MISSION UNDERGROUND FILM FEST
MUFF is an ongoing film festival with monthly screenings held at the Pirate Cat Radio Cafe. MUFF specializes in screening independent and limited released films with the intent of shining the light on marginalized ideas and creating an outlet for the independent film community.
[Go to website for more info]
NOV 7 / AUSTIN,TX @ ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE RITZ (FUN FUN FUN FEST AFTERPARTY!)
We’ll be screening the movie to a lucky crowd as part of FFF Fest’s afterparty festivities! $10 gets you into the best punk doc of the yea! Consider it a worthwhile activity as you’re resting your tired festival feet and taking in some punk history. Also, Youth Brigade will be playing the FFF Fest the following day, Sun 11/8 @ 3:30pm on the Black Stage!
[Go to website for more info]

Becca’s U.S. Debut CD

BECCA’S U.S. DEBUT CD ALIVE!! TO DROP ON JANUARY 5TH

ON SIN (SONYMUSIC INDEPENDENT NETWORK)

KICKIN & SCREAMIN EP OUT NOW

2010 TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

“the stage presence of Joan Jett and Suzy Quattro all rolled into one 20 year old young woman with a bit of a chip on her shoulder and a edge that we’ve not

seen since those two artists hit rock in the late 70s”

– Young Poor And Angry Press, September 2009

Hailing from Portland, OR and now based out of Los Angeles Becca has already made a mark on the international music charts and she is gearing up to do the same in the U.S. as she gears up for the release for her U.S. debut CD ALIVE!! co-written and produced by singer-songwriter Meredith Brooks who had hits herself with such songs as “Bitch” and “What Would Happen.”  Becca’s ALIVE!! to drop on January 5 at all digital outlets and Amazon Disc On Demand via SIN – SonyMusic Independent Network.

Equally adept at belting out full-throttle, female empowering rockers as she is crooning big arena-sized power ballads Becca carves a melodic blast on songs like “I’m ALIVE!,” her vow to live life to the fullest in the wake of the premature death of a friend, and “Turn Up the Stereo,” a cautionary tale to her peers about the dead-end offered by non-stop partying as well as songs examining personal relationships, such as “Turn to Stone,” “Lose You Now” and “Perfect Me,” the expressions of an artist who is wise beyond her years.  Sugary enough to give you a tooth ache until she throws you a sucker punch to the gut!

Look for US tour dates to be announced soon.

ALIVE!! Track listing:

  1. I’m ALIVE!
  2. TURN TO STONE
  3. SHIBUYA
  4. Turn Up The Stereo
  5. Guilty Pleasure
  6. Kickin’ & Screamin’
  7. Lose You Now
  8. EMPTY
  9. Without You
  10. Make You Mad
  11. Perfect Me
  12. Falling Down
  13. I DROVE ALL NIGHT

Check out www.BeccaOfficial.com or

www.myspace.com/beccachanofficial

Follow her at twitter.com/BeccaUSA

Epitaph to Re-issue Classic Blood Brothers

Indie-hardcore Heroes’ Influential albums Revisited and Re-issued
Like Never Before

October 20, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA. – Epitaph Records announces plans to re-issue The Blood Brothers’ classic albums “Burn, Piano Island, Burn,” “Crimes,” “Young Machetes” and “March On Electric Children” on November 17. The CD and digital re-issues will include rare previously unavailable live tracks and videos, music videos and B-sides for the ultimate collectors’ edition.

From 1997 to 2007, The Blood Brothers’ “molotov mixture of suburb surrealism and sonic extremity” (Alternative Press, 2003) rocked and riveted critics and fans around the world. Formed in the suburbs of Seattle, the dueling singers Johnny Whitney and Jordan Blilie along with Cody Votolato (guitar), Morgan Henderson (bass) and Mark Gajadhar (drums) crafted a unique style of convulsive, ground breaking hardcore that was quickly embraced by critics and fans of punk, hardcore and indie rock.

Over their ten years in existence the quintet released five critically acclaimed studio albums (four of which Epitaph is re-issuing), including Burn, Piano Island, Burn, “the most prolific, beautiful, and vital statement of rock since the Stooges’ Raw Power” (PopMatters, 2003), Crimes, the sturdiest bridge between the hardcore underground and indie-rock elitists” (Alternative Press, 2004) and “one of the best of 2006” (PopMatters, 2006), Young Machetes.
Having moved on to other projects, Whitney and Votolato with indie-rockers Jaguar Love and Blilie, Gajadhar and Henderson with post-punk outfit Past Lives, The Blood Brothers called it quits at their creative peak, leaving behind a catalog the helped define a genre and continues to influence bands around the world.

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Skarhead – Drugs Music & Sex

Skarhead’s brand new album “Drugs, Music & Sex” hits US stores on November 17th!

Skarhead was founded in 1995 by Lord Ezec and the EP “Drugs, Money, Sex” was released that same year. Their follow up album, “Kings At Crime” took the worldwide hardcore scene by storm in 1999 and instantaneously became one of the all time classic hardcore records. Today 10 years after the release of “Kings At Crime” Lord Ezec, a street fighting legend from Queens and leader in the hardcore community, is back as frontman of the world’s most infamous hardcore bands!

“Drugs, Music & Sex” is already a classic and Ezec has managed to record another timeless album for those who love a good blend of street brutality and the most ignorant hardcore party anthems a band can create. A record with yet another impressive and distinct list of collaborations featuring some of hardcore’s greatest from the now and legends from the past such as Freddy Cricien, CIV, Eddie Leeway, Jamey Jasta and Armand from Sick Of It All, to name only a few. Thirteen brand new tracks that will shake the fundaments of the hardcore, metal and punk scene!!!

Nekromantix On Tour With Rob Zombie

October 14, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA. – Revered psychobilly trio Nekromantix will be taking their hellacious stage show on the road, joining horror-rock legend Rob Zombie for a cross country spree of mayhem and menace on the Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Tour starting October 29. The tour will also feature Captain Clegg & the Night Creatures last seen rocking a murderous Michael Myers in the recent drive-in classic “Halloween II.”

Fronted by flattopped bandleader Kim Nekroman and his beloved coffin bass, the Nekromantix and their furious sinister sound will help ignite this depraved rock and roll freak show as it detonates in the heat scorched metropolis of Phoenix on October 29th, before rocking the fleshpots of Las Vegas and descending on the decadent streets of Hollyweird and beyond.
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Death by Stereo

I Scream Records signs deal for the European release of the new Death By Stereo album!
In stores in Europe on October 5th!!

I Scream Records signed a deal with Serjical Strike Records, Death By Stereo’s new label, for the release of “Death Is My Only Friend”, in Europe.
Laurens Kusters says: “We’re extremely excited to have Death By Stereo join our, ever growing, European roster.”

Since their inception in 1998, Death By Stereo has been balancing consciousness and chaos with their unique genre-bending amalgam of hardcore, metal and punk.
“Death Is My Only Friend”, the band’s 5th studio album, was produced & recorded by Jason Freese (Green Day, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls) and mixed by Jay Baumgardener (Linkin Park, Evanesance). “Death is My Only Friend” finds the band’s sound venturing into uncharted musical waters and they have created the biggest sounding Death By Stereo record to date.
“We are excited to be at our new home at I Scream Records for our European release. Europe has always been important for us and we can’t wait to come back over.” ads the band.

The European release date for “Death Is My Only Friend” is set for October 5th!

Revolver : “this California hard core quartet continues on it’s tough but tuneful course, nestling blunt social criticism in melodies so upbeat it’s hard to believe the band is as pissed off as it claims.”
Alternative Press : “Ragers like “Welcome To The Party” or “Fear Of A Brown Planet” are reminders that few bands are able to combine melody and unbridled aggression as ardently as DBS-and for the most part, frontman Efrem Schulz’s operatic vocals manage to complement the band’s technically minded music instead of overshadow it.”

Death By Stereo will be on tour in Europe this November as a part of the 2009 Persistence Tour (with Ignite, Evergreen Terrace and more)
November 27th – De Mast in Torhout (Belgium)
November 28th – Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen (Germany)
November 29th – Klokgebouw in Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
November 30th – Backstage Werk in Munich (Germany)
December 1st – Gasometer in Vienna (Austria)
December 2nd – Posthalle in Würzburg (Germany)
December 4th – Garage in Saarbrücken (Germany)
December 5th – Alter Schlachthof in Dresden (Germany)
December 6th – Docks in Hamburg (Germany)

For more info: www.deathbystereo.com
Death By Stereo on myspace: www.myspace.com/deathbystereo