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

Think Fast! Records

Think Fast! Records Signs Worldwide Distribution Deal with Trustkill Entertainment

Up and coming rising hardcore label Think Fast! Records has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Trustkill Entertainment. The label’s bands and releases will be in good hands with Trustkill’s global network of executives and marketing/distribution partners in the physical, digital, and mobile landscape.

“We’re very excited to have a label like Trustkill get behind our distribution efforts. Our new deal will allow a growing hardcore/punk label like Think Fast! to be spread on a larger scale and on a global level” comments Think Fast! co-owner, Ryan O’Connor.
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Os Mutantes


Revered Tropicália band Os Mutantes have emerged after thirty-five years to record a sumptuous new album entitled Haih or Amortecedor due out 09-08 on Anti Records. The new songs are the result of an astonishing collaboration between band leader Sergio Dias and Tom Zé, renowned Brazilian musician and fellow instigator of the Dadaist influenced cut and paste Tropicália movement. The result is an album which both captures the classic Os Mutantes sound while moving it distinctly forward.

When the first new song “Teclar” debuted in July, Pitchfork remarked: “Lead Mutante Sergio Dias isn’t trying to sound like a kid anymore, something more veteran figures should probably try when they record new stuff. The track is slower and more languorous than the Os Mutantes of old. Hints of Eastern melodic scales and pastoral British folk creep in alongside the mix of traditional Brazilian music and Beatles-informed psych that first brought this band into the game.”

The Mutantes are now set to premier a second song off their anticipated new album today at www.stereogum.com. Like most of the new songs, “Anagrama,” is collaborative composition between Dias and Zé. The result is an enthralling mix of modern psychedelia and sensuous folk pop.

“When I first wrote this song it was too personal but I loved the melody,” Diaz explains. “So underneath there are lines of some other lyrics that I am singing. It’s a very poetic love song but it was just too personal, so Tom Zé did this really amazing thing where he cut off the last syllable of every word so you would have to figure them out in your head. There is a telephone voice referencing the other lyrics. The music is kind of a here there and everywhere, a bossa nova with a bit of Loving Spoonful in the guitar.”

The band will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning August 28th in Los Angeles.
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Phantom – The New Piracy


Here all tracks release here:

Los Angeles based band, Phathom-Matthew Sikora (Vocals, Guitar), Jason Stone (Guitar, Vocals), Yannick d’Assignies (Bass, Vocals) and Anton Tilgren (Drums) are ready to give away two more tracks from their latest CD ‘The New Piracy’. Instead of your tradition street date release the band has opted for an ongoing online campaign where they will give away 2 new songs each month as free downloads. The first 4 songs have already hit the Internet produced by Charlie Paulson of Goldfinger/Black President and co-produced and recorded by Mike Sutherland (Pennywise, Pepper, as well as Phathom’s “Zombie Love”). This month’s tracks are titled, “Bliss” and “House Of Glass”.

Since the band’s formation and in the spirit of DIY Phathom has remained independent of any record label aid and currently resides with Hardline Entertainment under the management of Ken Seaton.

The Phathom online campaign has the support of Rockstar Energy Drink’s site www.RockStar69.com and www.Gibson.com, www.TheInterlude.com and www.addicted2shows.com who will also be posting the songs for free download.

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Skinlab – The Scars Between Us

Skinlab’s upcoming album ‘The Scars Between Us’ is now streaming in its entirety at http://tunelab.com/2009/08/12/album-stream-skinlab-the-scars-between-us/

The album stream is only available for a 72-hour period, and TuneLab.com is the only place you can hear the entire album. ‘The Scars Between Us’ hits US stores on September 15th via Stand Up and Deliver Records.

It Dies Today – Free Download

The wait is over and Trustkill band IT DIES TODAY are set to release their long awaited album LIVIDITY, out September 15. Look for the band to kick off a tour with Vanna and Arsonists get all the girls on September 10 in support.

Free download of a brand new track now at The Gauntlet.com.

Hailing from Buffalo, NY IT DIES TODAY formed in 2001. The group creates a blend of brutal riffs and punishing breakdowns that are coupled with huge anthemic and driving melodies. This dichotomy within their sound has gained them fans across the metal, hardcore and rock scenes. At their formation, most band members were only 16 years old and although now only in their early 20s this is a band who has already accomplished more than bands twice their age and they have only just begun.
Look for the true strength, ability and resolve of this band to explode with “Lividity” on September 15.

Live with Vanna and Arsonists Get All The Girls
September 10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
September 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
September 13 – South Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
September 14 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 16 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
September 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
September 18 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
September 19 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
September 23 – Houston, TX @ The Java Jazz
September 24 – San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
September 27 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
September 28 – Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
September 30 -=2 0Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
October 6 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
October 10 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
October 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
October 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
October 17 – Toronto, CA @ Wreck Room


Blink-182 Limited Edition Shirts

blink-182 has teamed with photographers Jered Martin http://jeredscott.com and Lisa Johnson http://www.myspace.com/lisajohnsonphoto to create special limited edition t-shirts for each stop on the tour. The shirts will be limited to 182 pieces per night. Once they are gone they are gone. The screens and film will be destroyed and never printed again.