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Old Wounds second LP update

Posted March 27, 2015, 3:07 p.m.
Old Wounds second LP update

Old Wounds, set to play in Ottawa tonight in the midst of a tour, will be releasing their second full-length later this year.

Titled The Suffering Spirit, the band wrapped up recording prior to their current tour. It is expected to release this summer on Good Fight Music.

March27 - Ottawa, ON @ Le Bistro w/ Cult Leader28 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck w/ Cult Leader29 - Kitchener, ON @ Maxwell's w/ Cult Leader30 - Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Cult Leader 31 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
April1 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Biohazard, Sworn Enemy2 - Richmond, VA @ The Haunted Mansion3 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade4 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge5 - Jacksonville, FL @ Southeast Beast Fest w/ Biohazard, Life Of Agony, Earth Crisis6 - Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza7 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Retro8 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Go Deep9 - York, PA @ Skid Row Garage w/ Go Deep

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Lord Mantis line-up changes

Posted March 24, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
Lord Mantis line-up changes

Chicago's Lord Mantis have announced a line-up shake-up, with members leaving and numerous new additions.

The new line-up includes members of recently disbanded Indian, as follows:

Founding drummer Bill Bumbardner and lead guitarist Andrew Markuszewski (Avichi, ex-Nachtmystium), with new members Will Lindsay (Anatomy Of Habit, Abigail Williams, ex-Indian, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Wolves In The Throne Room) on bass, Dylan O'Toole (ex-Indian) on vocals, and Scott Shellhamer (American Heritage, ex-Mares Of Thrace) on guitars. Former member Greg Gomer will also be working on future studio efforst of the band.

The new group is planning to record an EP soon.

In related news, a new band dubbed Missing has formed with Charlie Fell (Abigail Williams, ex-Lord Mantis, ex-Avichi), Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams, ex-Lord Mantis, ex-Aborted) and Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, ex-Nachtmystium), joined by Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice, Twilight), Sanford Parker (Corrections House, Twilight, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Minsk), and Fade Kainer (Statiqbloom, Theologian).

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Bands 1QI: Jon McKiel, Botanist, Rat Storm, Strawberry Runners

Posted March 24, 2015, 5:25 a.m.

1QI: Jon McKiel, Botanist, Rat Storm, Strawberry Runners

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days each week, typically every Monday-Thursday.   After our social media followers ...

Bands Blur play new album in full, reveal new track Lonesome Street

Posted March 23, 2015, 3:34 p.m.

Blur play new album in full, reveal new track Lonesome Street

Blur gave a live airing to their upcoming album The Magic Whip at a 300-capacity secret show in West London last Friday, and this week unveiled "Lonesome Street", their third and final pre-release track from ...

Bands Earth Crisis 7-inch in May

Posted March 21, 2015, 6:34 p.m.

Earth Crisis 7-inch in May

Earth crisis has announced a new 7", The Discipline, due on May 19 via Bullet Tooth Records. In addition to the 4-song EP, also on CD, the band will be playing a few select dates ...

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Bands Windhand record with Jack Endino

Posted March 20, 2015, 11:35 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Windhand record with Jack Endino

Tony Lynch

Windhand are in the studio with Jack Endino recording a new album, set for release this fall on Relapse Records. The new album, currently untitled ...

May 3 - Atlanta, GA The Masquerade ^
May 4 - Atlanta, GA Center Stage Theatre ^
^ with Sleep

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Bands Chokehold discography collection

Posted March 18, 2015, 1:34 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Chokehold discography collection

A389 Recordings will be releasing a complete discography collection of '90s hardcore band Chokehold. The record, titled Sell It For What It's Worth, will ...

Bands 1QI: Caffiends, The Brokedowns, Audio Antihero, The Ergs

Posted March 17, 2015, 12:58 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl Prime

1QI: Caffiends, The Brokedowns, Audio Antihero, The Ergs

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview four days ...

Andrew (Caffiends)
SPB: How old were you when you first learned a musical instrument?
Andrew: Here at Caffiends we take every interview as a huge honor and we are hoping to one day be able to answer this question. However, no one in Caffiends actually knows how to play their instruments, we are just really good at faking it. 
Jon Balun (The Brokedowns)
SPB: You scream a lot. Has that gotten easier or harder on your voice as you're no longer in your 20s?
Jon: I have talked to my personal physician. He strongly agrees with my strict regimen of cigarette smoking and whiskey shots to warm up the ol' vocal  cords. He also recommends that Kris, Eric, and  Moose take turns rabbit-punching my throat for a few minutes before playing. This is essential to getting that sweet quality that my voice possess. Honestly, my voice feels the same. It's actually kinda weak for the first 2 days of a tour. Then, it sustains.
Jamie (Audio Antihero)
SPB: What is the best pop song of the last 10 years?
Jamie: I'm not deliberately rockist (I swear!) - but since “teen” started appearing in my ages, I've never really liked radio/Top 40 music all that much, so I'm probably not the best person to ask. Firstly I was going to say "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley but that Cee Lo Green guy is the absolute fucking abyss...then I strongly considered "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and Pharrell as that song is gorgeous and in truth probably is my favourite pop song of the past 10 years. But I'm gonna be a dickhead and choose "Hoeski" by Zack Ryder instead. 
As much as I don't particularly like pop music, I do particularly like Pro Wrestling. And pretty much my favourite thing in music is the beautiful sound of frantic desperation...and this is the most desperate god damn pop song I have ever heard. A lower tier (and underrated) WWE wrestler's last ditch effort to make his evil bosses take notice by channeling his Jersey Shore styled gimmick into an absurd parody (?) of a misogynistic break-up song. Foolproof. It even has a rap bridge where he hints at his social network prowess ("like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter - you broke my heart twice, okay, I'll admit I'm bitter"). I think it actually sold quite well, which makes sense given that it's catchy and most WWE fans still think Theory of a Dead Man are a pretty cool band.
Mikey Erg
SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show?
Mikey: For the most part I'm usually more excited than nervous. Sometimes I can get a little nervous if it's a big crowd or if it's a band that hasn't gotten to rehearse all that much, but that usually goes away after the first song.

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Bands Upset premiere song from upcoming EP '76

Posted March 17, 2015, 11:48 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Upset premiere song from upcoming EP '76

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Los Angeles' Upset have shared "Glass Ceiling," the first single from their March 31 EP '76, set for release on March 31 on Lauren Records ...

TOUR DATES:3/30 Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock *3/31 El Paso, TX - The Loversprout *4/1 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas *4/2 Ft. Worth, TX - The Grotto *4/3 Houston, TX - The Shop *4/4 New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar *4/5 Birmingham, AL - Seasick Records *4/6 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *4/7 Durham, NC - The Pinhook *4/8 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery *4/9 Philadelphia, PA -  *4/10 Brooklyn, NY - Shae Stadium *4/11 Pittsburgh, PA - Modern Formations *4/12 Cincinnati, OH - Woodward Theater *4/13 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen *4/14 Milwaukee, WI - Cocoon Room *4/15 Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon *4/16 Fargo, ND - The Hawk's Nest *4/18 Missoula, MT - The Real Lounge *4/19 Moscow, ID - The Pizza Pit *4/20 Seattle, WA - The Black Lodge *4/21 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar *4/22 Arcata, CA - The Farmhouse *4/23 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
* = w/ Colleen Green

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Bands New Built to Spill in April

Posted March 17, 2015, 9:22 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New Built to Spill in April

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Built To Spill have returned with a new album, Untethered Moon, which will be released on April 21 on Warner Bros. Records with a limited ...

Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates:
03/27     Boise, ID                                                  Treefort Music Fest
04/10     Visalia, CA                                               Cellar Door
04/11     San Luis Obispo, CA                             SLO Brew
04/12     Indio, CA                                                 Coachella Festival
04/13     Santa Barbara, CA                                 SOhO
04/14     San Diego, CA                                        Irenic
04/15     Los Angeles, CA                                    Shrine Expo Hall(w/ Brand New)
04/16     Tucson, AZ                                              Rialto Theatre
04/17     Phoenix, AZ                                            Crescent Ballroom
04/18     Flagstaff, AZ                                            Orpheum Theater
04/19     Indio, CA                                                 Coachella Festival
04/20     Las Vegas, NV                                         The Bunkhouse 
05/09     Atlanta, GA                                             Shaky Knees Music Fest
NEW Headlining dates:
05/10     Carrboro, NC                                          Cat’s Cradle
05/11     Charleston, SC                                       Music Farm
05/12     Jacksonville, FL                                      Jack Rabbits
05/13     Ft. Lauderdale, FL                                 Culture Room
05/14     St. Petersburg, FL                                 The State Theatre
05/15     Orlando, FL                                            The Social
05/16     Tallahassee, FL                                       Sidebar Theater
05/17     New Orleans, LA                                  Howlin’ Wolf
05/18     Houston, TX                                            Warehouse Live
05/19     Austin, TX                                               Stubbs BBQ
05/20     Dallas, TX                                                Granada Theater
05/21     Oklahoma City, OK                                ACM Performance Lab @ UCO
05/22     St. Louis, MO                                          The Ready Room
05/23     Omaha, NE                                              Slowdown
05/24     Minneapolis, MN                                  Varsity Theater
05/26     Madison, WI                                           High Noon Saloon
05/27     Indianapolis, IN                                      The Vogue
05/28     Detroit, MI                                              St. Andrews Hall
05/30     Chicago, IL                                              Metro
05/31     Grand Rapids, MI                                  Founders Brewing Co.
Supporting Death Cab For Cutie:
07/08     Troutdale, OR                                        Edgefield Amphitheater
07/09     Bend, OR                                                Les Schwab Amphitheatre
07/11     Berkeley, CA                                          Greek Theatre Berkeley

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Bands Elsinores finish recording new LP

Posted March 16, 2015, 2:59 p.m. in Bands by Loren

The Elsinores, who last released Dreams of Youth, have wrapped up recording for their next album which will be titled New Forms. A release date ...

Bands New Noisem on the way

Posted March 13, 2015, 12:12 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New Noisem on the way

Noisem - Blossoming Decay

Noisem will soon release their second album, Blossoming Decay, this spring on A389 Recordings. The record takes a darker approach than 2013's Agony Defined ...

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