Allout Helter

Allout Helter

The Notion Of Control

Bird Attack Records

Rating: 3.5/5




Allout Helter have returned with their sophomore album The Notion of Control, their first major release for Bird Attack Records, that furthers the bands’ reputation for pushing the boundaries of melodic hardcore, their pedigree is further enhanced as the album is produced by Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream. The Notion Of Control represents the second chapter in Allout Helter‘s history and sees them deliver an album that captures the essence of their intense live shows.

The Notion Of Control is an album that is full on from the brutal opener A Thief In The Night to it’s closing number, Passengers. Every track is a brutal blend of melodic hardcore and gruff punk with a touch of crossover thrown into the mix, this is especially prevalent around the guitar sound that carries a more technical intricate sound that is beloved of metal and crossover bands, but the rest of their sound is defiantly punk rock. Tracks such as my personal favourite Maximum Helter evidence a stronger pure hardcore sound, but for the most part this is a more technical precise variation of melodic hardcore.

With their second album Allout Helter have released an intense political blast of melodic hardcore, but crucially it’s one that separates itself from the pack by engaging a few other influences to carve out their own niche in the flourishing melodic hardcore scene. This a relentless album of furious political melodic hardcore that, aside from the occasional breakdown, doesn’t pull a single punch, meaning that some of the tracks do tend to blur into each other as their is no respite on this album, but don’t interpret that as a bad thing and fans of established acts such as Propagandhi, Strung Out and H2O should ensure that they check out Allout Helter‘s latest release

The Notion Of Control can be pre-ordered via Bird Attack Records here

Tours: The Flatliners / A Wilhelm Scream

Flatliners ILThe Flatliners are heading on tour in November with A Wilhelm Scream in celebration of the tenth anniversary of The Great Awake.  The band will preform the full album, and A Wilhelm Scream will preform a full set of their classic album, Career Suicide.

Tour dates are below.

The Flatliners‘ latest LP, Inviting Light can be ordered via Rise Records here.

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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Added To ‘It’s Not Dead 2’

It's Not Dead 2017Me First And The Gimme Gimmes have been added to the already stacked lineup for It’s Not Dead 2, one of the America’s largest punk rock festivals. It’s Not Dead is returning to Southern California’s Glen Helen Amphitheater on August 26th after a two-year break. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes join previously announced co-headliners Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, plus A Wilhelm Scream, Buzzcocks, Channel 3, The Casualties, Down By Law, The Exploited, The Flatliners, GBH, Good Riddance, Guttermouth, The Interrupters, Kevin Seconds, Mad Caddies, Off!, Runaway Kids, The Selecter, The Toasters, Wraths, U.S. Bombs, Voodoo Glow Skulls and many more

Tickets for It’s Not Dead 2 can be purchased here

It’s Not Dead Festival Returns To California For 2017

It's Not Dead 2017Old and new-school punk rock fans demanded it, and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has delivered, It’s Not Dead, one of the country’s largest punk rock festivals, is returning to Southern California this summer, after a two-year break. It’s Not Dead will once again invade the Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds on Saturday, August 26, with another massive line-up of bands on four stages.

Tickets for It’s Not Dead will be available from 9am on Monday 20th March here

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Paper + Plastick Records Release Compilation For This Year’s Fest

paper-plastickPaper + Plastick Records has released a free downloadable compilation in the form of this year’s Road To The Fest 15.  The compilation includes tracks from Blacklist RoyalsAspigaThe SlackersAfter The FallProtagonistA Wilhelm Scream, and many more.

Download the comp from the label here.

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Video: A Wilhelm Scream – ‘Walkin’ With Michael Douglas

A wilhelm ScreamMassachusetts hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “‘Walkin’ With Michael Douglas” and appears on their latest full length LP, Partycrasher, available now via No Idea Records. 

Watch the video below.

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Tours: Pennywise / Teenage Bottlerocket / A Wilhelm Scream

PennywisePennywise, A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket will be heading on tour this March.  Pennywise continues to support their latest album, Yesterdays, released last year on Epitaph Records.

Full details can be found below.

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Frank White streams All Glory Is Fleeting

Detroit’s Frank White is streaming their new album, All Glory Is Fleeting, on their BandCamp page.

The new record features musical contributions from A Wilhelm Scream‘s MIke Supina on the song “Martha Shaw”, and from The Swellers‘ Ryan Collins on “Fade Away”.

Gnarwolves Release New Album, Announce UK Tour Dates

GnarwolvesBrighton, UK punk band Gnarwolves (and a staff pick from 2013) are heading out on a series of shows across the UK and Ireland supporting A Wilhelm Scream initially and then joining up with Plymouth trio The Woahnows.

Gnarwolves have also just released  their new record, The Chronicles of Gnarnia, a compilation featuring tracks from their previous EP’s Fun Club, CRU, and Funemployed  via Pure Noise Records.

The track list for the album and tour dates are listed below:

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A Wilhelm Scream – Devil Don’t Know

A wilhelm ScreamMassachusetts hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream have announced their new full length LP, Partycrasher will drop on November 5th via No Idea Records. This will be the bands 6th full length, and first since 2007’s Career Suicide.

You can stream the track, “Devil Don’t Know,” from the new album here.

A Wilhelm Scream Announce New Record / Tour

A wilhelm ScreamMassachusetts hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream have announced their new full length LP, Partycrasher will drop on November 5th via No Idea Records. This will be the bands 6th full length, and first since 2007’s Career Suicide. Trevor Reilly (Guitars/Vocals) said this about finally releasing the record and joining up with No Idea:

 “The last few years have been a whirlwind, and we are so proud and excited for our fans old and new to finally hear Partycrasher and play all these songs live. And to work with a label like No Idea is a dream come true, as I remember vividly poring over the No Idea catalog over at Nuno’s apartment when we were kids idolizing Hot Water Music and the dozens of other rad post hardcore bands they were always known for putting out.”

You can stream the track, Born a Wise Man, from the new album on the bands soundcloud page.

The band will be hitting the road in support of the new record at the end of October, starting with an appearance at both pre-Fest in Tampa, FL and TheFest in Gainsville. Full tour dates below:

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Live Concert Review

Strung Out, A Wilhelm Scream, I Am Ghost

Live (Aug. 17th, 2007)

Dinwoodie Lounge - Edmonton, Alberta




As music from The Nightmare Before Christmas started to play through the speakers the crowd started moving to the stage in anticipation for the first band of the night. The soft music and the gloomy lights were a good introduction but as soon as I Am Ghost hit the stage there was a perceptible sigh in the crowd and many people turned away and headed to the beer gardens. The instant the band came on stage everyone knew what to expect: emo/screamo that Victory Records has been promoting heavily over the past few years despite they being on Epitaph Records. The fact that the singer looked exactly like Wil from Aiden didn’t really help much either. It’s not that they were bad, but I Am Ghost was just the wrong band to open up for Strung Out and A Wilhelm Scream. Their performance was pretty good, the drumming was great, the singer, while not having that strong a voice, was energetic albeit slightly stereotypical – really the only downside in their performance was that their guitarist seemed bored as hell and just the fact that it wasn’t the right band to open up an old school punk show.

After a short change over, A Wilhelm Scream hit the stage and finally it turned into a punk show. The band that Bill Stevenson calls “one in a million” came out and proved why they have that kind of respect. Ripping through songs like The Rip, Famous Friend & Fashion Drunk, Killing It, William Blake Overdrive, Me Vs. Morrissey In The Pretentiousness ContestLess Bright Eyes, More Deicideand more the band played a set featuring a wide selection of songs. They even played the crowd a few new songs from their upcoming album, Career Suicide. The sound was perfect, the guitars ripped through the speakers as the drum kick got the pit moving and Nuno ran around the stage screaming into the mic with urgency. While they didn’t do anything above and beyond, the band was just consistently strong throughout their entire forty five minute set. The banter was slim but used in the right ways and it all added up for a very memorable show and the right opening act for Strung Out.

Being one of the most prominent names in skate punk for well over the past decade, Fat Wreck Chords‘ Strung Out drew a veteran punk crowd to the Dinwoodie Lounge and everyone knew every single song from the set. Opening with Blackhawks Over Los Angeles, the band played songs from their entire career and showed everyone that they still know how to rock even after all these years. Their polished skate punk fused with metal and insanely fast riffs was the perfect remedy for a summer night as the crowd pulsated with Jason Cruz and his band mates. Like A Wilhelm Scream before them, Strung Outdidn’t do any crazy gimmicks or anything outrageous. Instead, they just played their music fast, hard and strong. They didn’t hold anything back and neither did the crowd and the veteran punk band made it a real solid punk rock show that happens all too rarely.

Tours: The Flatliners – US/Canada + Europe

FlatlinersCanadian punks The Flatliners are heading back out on the road in 2013, with dates announced in both North America and Europe. Support for the eastern leg comes from Austrian band Astpai and The Holy Mess while out west A Wilhelm Scream, Such Gold and The Sheds join the fun. Across the pond, Brighton based skate punks Gnarwolves jump on the bill.

Full tour dates:

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Tours: A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream has announced their upcoming tour schedule including late 2012 and early 2013 dates.  The dates include stops along the Eastern US as well as in Australia.  The band is currently working on a full length follow-up to their 2009 self titled EP (Paper + Plastick Records).

Check out the dates below.

A Wilhelm Scream – Boat Builders

A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream is streaming a brand new song.  The track is titled “Boat Builders” and is set to appear on their new 7″ vinyl release, due out soon courtesy No Idea Records.

Give the disc a listen below.

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A Wilhelm Scream Plans New Album In 2013

A Wilhelm Scream A Wilhelm Scream has announced in an interview with AMP Magazine that they are aiming to release their next full length album in Spring 2013.  The band explains in an interview:

“My plan has come to fruition. Mike [Supina, guitar] arranged and wrote a few songs on the record and they’re great. He also came up with the lyrics and melodies for those songs. I think this record is going to be a much more collaborative effort from everybody, adding all the wonderful stuff they do, you know? I mean, I basically said, “Hey, who’s the best bassist I know? Brian Robinson. Okay, let’s get him in the band. Who’s Nick Angelini? There he is. He feels the music.” Then Brian called up Mike. We have a very creative and awesome lineup. It’s great when everybody writes their own stuff; everybody has the same sense of pride and ownership in our music.”

The album will follow their 2009 self titled EP.

Tours: Less Than Jake / A Wilhelm Scream / Junior Battles

Less Than JakeLess Than Jake has announced a collection of tour dates between Riot Fest Toronto and Riot Fest Dallas, with Riot Fest Chicago included in the middle. The tour includes support from A Wilhelm Scream and Junior Battles, and is part of the band’s 20th Anniversary Tour.

Tour dates can be found below.


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Tours: A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream has announced a bandful of show dates between June and July.  The band continues to support their previous self titled EP, and recently entered the studio to work on their long awaited follow-up.

Dates can be found below.

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A Wilhelm Scream Enter Mixing Stage Of New Album

A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream has announced that they have entered the mixing phase of their next full length.  The band writes on Facebook:

“New record is now in the hands of Mr. Bill Stevenson…mixing has started”

The new album will follow 2007’s Career Suicide and their recent self titled Paper + Plastick EP.

Tours: A Wilhelm Scream (Europe)

A Wilhelm ScreamA Wilhelm Scream has announced that they will be heading on an extensive tour of europe.  The kicks off in March and will see the band visiting countries including Russia, Romania, Italy, and France to name a few.  The band continues to support their previous full length EP.

Tour dates can be found below and are followed by a string of Canadian dates in May.

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Tours: Strike Anywhere

Strike AnywhereStrike Anywhere has announced a US/Canadian tour alongside A Wilhelm Scream, Dead To Me, and The Copyrights.  The band continues supporting their recent full length, Iron Front (Bridge Nine Records).

Support includes Leftover Crack, No Trigger, Bridge & Tunnel, and more on select dates.  Complete listings can be found below.

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Watch Garageland On Aux TV

GaragelandThe first episode of the recently expanded 30-minute version of Garageland is now online for streaming. The punk tv show is produced in joint-partnership between Aux TV Exclaim! magazine. The first episode features interviews and live footage from A Wilhelm Scream, The Menzingers and GBH

Click here to watch.

New Photos: Comeback Kid, Madball, A Wilhelm Scream, Living with Lions

Living With LionsIt seems that Dwayne is never done. Earlier today we posted some new photos of Portugal. The Man, but that’s not the only band Dwayne has been shooting.

As Comeback Kid‘s Through the Noise Tour came through Winnipeg at the Garrick Centre, Dwayne was able to snap some great live photos of all the bands on the bill. That means we now have new live photos of:

Living With Lions
– A Wilhelm Scream
– Comeback K id

Also, while you’re at it, don’t forget to read the new interview with A Wilhelm Scream here.

New Interview: A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm ScreamDwayne recently had the chance to sit down with Nuno Pereira from A Wilhelm Scream on their stop over in Winnipeg on the ‘Through the Noise Tour’. They talked about work on a new album, made fun of Ed Hardy guys and talked about hometown heroes Propagandhi among other things.

Read the interview here.

A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm Scream

Nuno Pereira

Paper + Plastick Records
By on September 15th, 2010 at Garrick Centre, Winnipeg MB



I recently had the chance to sit down with Nuno Pereira from A Wilhelm Scream on their stop over in Winnipeg on the ‘Through the Noise Tour’. We made fun of Ed Hardy wearing douche bags and talked about hometown hero’s Propagandhi among other things. It is always fun talking to people who are passionate about what they do. If you have never heard of A Wilhelm Scream take the time to listen up and listen repeatedly because this band rips in so many ways. Read More…

A Wilhelm Scream and The Riot Before Back in Print

Paper + Plastick RecordsA Wilhelm Scream’s self-titled EP and The Riot Before’s 2010 release, Rebellion, are back in print in 3 new colors and 2 new colors respectively on No Idea Records and Paper + Plastick.

The vinyl can be ordered here.

A Wilhelm Scream To Enter Studio In August

A Wilhelm Scream Trevor Reilly has revealed that the acclaimed post-hardcore band will enter the studio in August.  Details are still scarce, but Reilly’s post reveals that the new material will take the form of a full length on Paper + Plastick Records.  The band last released their self titled EP in late 2009, and their last full length in 2007.

Read the entire update here.

Videos: A Wilhelm Scream – Australias

A Wilhelm Scream have posted a new video from their self-titled Paper + Plastick Records debut EP.

The video is for the song Australias and can be seen below.

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Comeback Kid Signs To Distort, Plans Fourth Album, Tours Canada

Comeback KidDistort Inc. has signed Winnipeg’s Comeback Kid. Lead vocalist Andrew Newfeld commented on the signing saying:

 “Distort’s pedigree supporting heavy music in Canada made joining forces with the label a no brainer. We’ve known Greg [Below] and some of the other people at Distort for a good while.  They have always been a helping hand, expecting nothing in return, so signing with them seemed like a long time coming. After all these years as a band, it’s nice to work with a label as experienced and dedicated as Distort. At this stage in our career, it’s the best home for Comeback Kid.”

Comeback Kid will release their fourth studio album Symptoms + Cures through Distort in Canada on August 31.  The eleven track album was produced by Eric Ratz (Cancer Bats, Billy Talent) and Kenny Luong (Cancer Bats, Billy Talent).
After a summer festival run in Europe & the UK, Comeback Kid return to take over stages across Canada with Madball and A Wilhelm Scream. The tour kicks off in Vancouver on September 10 and will wrap up in Quebec City on September 27. The dates are below. Read More…

Win a Xaviere Guitar signed by A Wilhelm Scream

Revolver Magazine is hosting a contest in which winners will receive a signed guitar by none other than punk metal gurus A Wilhelm Scream.  The press release also hints at big announcement for the band next week, so stay tuned.

Enter the contest here.

A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm Scream

Nuno Pereira

Nitro Records
By on Saturday, April 15th, 2006 at Powerplant - Edmonton, Alberta



This was my first interview of three on the Tour and Loathing Tour, and it kicked off the evening perfectly. Nuno was a great guy, gave some funny answers and was fun to talk to. Chris, who sat quickly near us playing his PSP added a few comments throughout the interview too; and sadly, I never did end up hearing “Bodies and Suitcases”, oh well, maybe next time. Thanks to Ray and Lexie for setting it up, and to Nuno for doing it. Read More…