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Authority Zero – Bayside

Authority Zero BTTNAuthority Zero have premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Bayside” and will appear on Broadcasting To The Nations, which will be released via Bird Attack Records on June 2, 2017.

Listen to the song below.

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88 Fingers Louie To Release New Album Via Bird Attack Records

88 Fingers Louie TYFBAF88 Fingers Louie are back with a new album, Thank You For Being a Friend, their first in 19 years, the Chicago based punks will be releasing the new LP via Bird Attack Records on Friday June 30th 2017 on vinyl, CD and digital formats. A lot has changed since 88 Fingers Louie last released an LP, shortly after the release of a split EP in 1999 the band called it quits due to differences in vision for the band’s future. Its previous members went on to form and join almost a dozen new bands in the wake of their demise (Rise Against, The Story So Far, Paper Mice, Alkaline Trio and many more), theirs is a story with many stops, starts, ups and downs, but what’s most important is that they are back with a new LP.

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Authority Zero To Release ‘Broadcasting To The Nations’ LP

Authority Zero BTTNSince 1994 Authority Zero have brought their unique signature blend of anthemic melodic punk and reggae to the masses. A lot has changed in the twenty plus years since the band got their start and they’ve found a way to persist and thrive in today’s ever changing music world. Now, moving in to mid-2017, Authority Zero are back with their new album, Broadcasting To The Nations, which will be released via Bird Attack Records on June 2nd.

The Bird Attack Records website is here

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Authority Zero Announce Details of Album Launch Party

Authority_Zero_record_release_show_2017Authority Zero have announced their sixth full-length album, Broadcasting To The Nations, is scheduled to be released on June 2nd through Bird Attack Records. The band have announced that the release party for Broadcasting To The Nations will take place on June 3rd at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ, tickets for the launch party go on sale Friday, April 14th. The band entered Fort Collins, Colorado’s legendary The Blasting Room Studio in December of 2016 to start work on their album with producer and iconic punk drummer Bill Stevenson at the helm, more details regarding the release of Broadcasting To The Nations will be announced shortly

You can order tickets for the Broadcasting To The Nations launch party here

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One Hidden Frame

Harmful Content

Bird Attack Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

One Hidden Frame were formed in 2002 right next to the Russian border in Lappeenranta, Finland, the band has now been around for over a decade and has undergone numerous line up changes over the years, the current incarnation of One Hidden Frame are now more active than ever and they have developed a heavier more aggressive sound for their latest album. Harmful Content was released a few days ago, on the 17th March 2017, via Bird Attack Records and the album is now available for download, and also on extremely limited edition vinyl.

One Hidden Frame have made a few forays into Europe, including an appearance at Punk Rock Holiday, and now it appears that they are intent on making an impact outside their home turf with the release of Harmful Content. The opening What I’d Rather Say Is… verges on post hardcore before the album kicks into the full on melodic hardcore of From Maidan To Tahrir, from this point on the album veers between the various incarnations that hardcore has spawned over the years in an intense and emotional, if not somewhat familiar, manner.

One Hidden Frame delivers a mix of melancholic 90s skate punk and melodic hardcore, it’s a mix that will definately appeal to fans of the likes of Propagandhi and Pennywise. This is a solid nine tracks of emotive hard edged punk rock that will hit the spot the for fans of the more intense side of post hardcore, and obviously established fans of melodic hardcore. For me there is nothing on Harmful Content that I haven’t heard before, but having said that this is an album that is well delivered and faultlessly produced, and it’s one that should earn them new devotees outside of their native Finland.

Harmful Content can be purchased and streamed here

One Hidden Frame‘s Facebook presence can be found here

One Hidden Frame Release ‘Harmful Content’

One_Hidden_Frame_-_Harmful_ContentFinnish shredders One Hidden Frame have released their fifth full-length album, titled Harmful Content, through, the album features nine tracks of riff infused melodic punk and if you love Propagandhi, you’ll definitely want to check this album out. One Hidden Frame were formed in 2002 right next to the Russian border in Lappeenranta, Finland, the band delivers a mix of melancholic 90s skate punk and melodic hardcore without fear of adding emotion to their music.

One Hidden Frame‘s Facebook page can be found here

You can purchase and stream Harmful Content via Bandcamp here

One Hidden Frame Release Video For ‘Exploding Head Syndrome’

One_Hidden_Frame_-_Harmful_ContentOne Hidden Frame have released a music video for their song Exploding Head Syndrome, the track is taken from the band’s fifth full length album, Harmful Content, which is scheduled to be released on March 17 2017 through Bird Attack Records.

You can pre order Harmful Content here

One Hidden Frame‘s Facebook page can be found here

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One Hidden Frame To Release ‘Harmful Content’

One_Hidden_Frame_-_Harmful_ContentFormed in 2002 right next to the Russian border in Lappeenranta, Finland, One Hidden Frame deliver a mix of melancholic 90s skate punk and melodic hardcore, having been around over a decade, as well as having gone through some line up changes in recent years, One Hidden Frame are more active than ever as they develop a heavier, more aggressive sound that will resonate with fans of Propagandhi. The band will be releasing their fifth album, Harmful Content, on March 17th through Bird Attack Records, the album can now be pre-ordered through Bandcamp, where you can also stream the first single, Exploding Head Syndrome.

Harmful Content can be pre-ordered here

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F.O.D.

Harvest

Bird Attack Records / Effervescence Records / Funtime Records / Bells On Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Belguim’s F.O.D. are a four piece punk rock band that are now well established on the punk scene on their home turf, now the release of their latest full length, Harvest, via Bird Attack Records, Effervescence Records, Funtime Records and Bells On Records, depending on your choice of format and location, will hopefully serve to further spread their name beyond the borders of their home country. F.O.D. have built a steady live reputation with their catchy melodies and vocal harmonies, and Harvest is a seventeen track album that delivers those qualities in abundance. Harvest was released on the 7th February and is available on CD and vinyl, on clear and black variants, as well as digitally.

F.O.D. kick things off in fine manic style with 41, an ode to those of who are getting a bit older but are refusing to grow old gracefully, from this point on the album powers it’s way though seventeen tracks of accomplished melodic punk rock. The album rarely takes it’s foot off the gas, although tracks such as There’s A Place (Where We Can Go To) and High Street Gloria do provide some breathing space, but first and foremost this is an album of full tilt melodic punk rock that wears it’s influences firmly on it’s sleeves. When compared to their previous albums Harvest comes across as a slightly darker more aggressive album, but this isn’t at the expense of their trademark style, the melodies and catchy as hell choruses are still an ever present feature.

Harvest is an album that carries a hefty influence from the likes of Green Day, Descendents, Lagwagon and Bad Religion, but that’s not to say this is any way a reproduction of those bands, F.O.D. have very much added their own character into the mix to produce a heady mix of their influences, that is delivered with a distinctly European twist. Whilst there isn’t anything on Harvest that will surprise you, there is certainly more than enough to delight F.O.D.‘s established fanbase, and any fan of the aforementioned bands.

Harvest can be purchased and streamed here

F.O.D.‘s website can be located here

Straightline Release ‘Generation Lost’ Music Video

Straightline VVGerman melodic skate punkers Straightline have released a music video for their song Generation Lost, the track is taken from the band’s new album, Vanishing Values, that is available now via Bird Attack Records.

The Punk Site review of Vanishing Values can be read here

Vanishing Values can be purchased on all formats and streamed here

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Straightline

Vanishing Values

Bird Attack Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

German melodic skate punkers Straightline will be releasing their latest album, Vanishing Values, worldwide tomorrow, February 10th 2017, through Bird Attack Records. The quartet, who reside in Munich, Germany, have previously released three albums, and an identical number of EPs, all of which are filled with fiery metal riffs built on a solid punk rock backbone. Their latest album, Vanishing Values, brings together the best elements of their past releases in a twelve song package, one that demonstrates why Straightline have built a loyal following that brings metalheads and punks into the fold in equal measure.

Vanishing Lives opens with Generation Lost, a furious hybrid of punk rock that incorporates the less self indulgent elements of thrash metal, including breakdowns and, thankfully brief, technical guitar solos. The album continues to vary the balance, Pleonexia leans towards a stronger influence from melodic hardcore with the metal elements on the back burner, whilst Not Afraid takes things back into the thrash realm, The album continues to veer wildly, combining their influences to produce a unique fusion of thrash metal, punk rock and melodic hardcore, and even touches of dub and folk punk, that you can’t help but be impressed by.

Straightline have produced an album that will please fans from both camps, Vanishing Lives is an album that has managed to balance the competing influences perfectly, it’s wouldn’t take a genius to guess that I prefer the tracks that have a stronger punk influence, but I didn’t encounter anything on the thrashier tracks that had me reaching to skip to the next track. You can detect a hefty influence from the likes of Propaghandi, Strung Out, Good Riddance and Lagwagon in their sound, these are married perfectly to the influences from the parallel universe that metal and thrash inhabit to produce an impressive crossover album, this is not any easy trick to pull off, but it’s one that Straightline have managed to make sound effortless.

The Bird Attack Records Bandcamp can be found here and their website is here

Straghtline‘s Facebook page can be found here and their Bandcamp is here

Our Darkest Days Release Video For ‘The Burden Of My Sins’

our-darkest-days-acaOur Darkest Days have released a music video for their song The Burden Of My Sins, that features Michael Garcia from Forus. The track is taken from their latest album,  A Common Agony, that is available now on CD and Digital formats via Bird Attack Records.

The Punk Site review of A Common Agony can be found here

A Common Agony can be purchased here
 
The video For The Burden Of My Sins can be viewed below

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Darko

Bonsai Mammoth

Bird Attack Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Guildford, UK based melodic hardcore quintet Darko have unleashed their latest release, Bonsai Mammoth, via Bird Attack Records (US),Lockjaw Records (UK), Torch of Hope Records (JP) and Giljotina Records (SI). Despite Darko‘s longevity this is their debut full length and it follows on from the steady stream of EP’s and singles that have littered their history. The album was released yesterday, the 3rd February 2017, and is now available to purchase on vinyl and CD, and Bonsai Mammoth can also be streamed and ordered digitally.

Bonsai Mammoth starts with some light, almost jazz, chords, this worrying start is thankfully short lived, at the 25 second mark the album jump starts with the frantic hardcore infused skate punk of the opening track, Life Forms. Bonsai Mammoth continues in this vein, with the exception of the brief mellow strains of The Chernobyl Effect, a track that acts as a brief mid point intermission to the relentless punk assault. The pace and intensity contained on Bonsai Mammoth is unrelenting, but the style in which it is delivered remains varied, encompassing hardcore, melodic hardcore and skate punk, along with a few technical math rock flourishes that add a technical element to their delivery.

This is the sound of a band that is experiencing something of a renaissance in their sound, Darko have been with us for a while now, their debut EP was released back in 2010, and Bonsai Mammoth sounds tighter and more focused and intense than anything Darko have previously released. This is a somewhat relentless release, with the sole exception of the brief instrumental that acts as a mid distance marker, that is a full on hardcore assault from start to end, one that sits at the extreme end of the melodic hardcore spectrum. As Darko approach the milestone of a decade together Bonsai Mammoth is an indicator that this is a band that clearly has a lot more to offer.

Darko‘s Facebook presence can be found here, their Bandcamp is here and their website is here

Bonsai Mammoth can be streamed and purchased via Bird Attack Records here

F.O.D. Announce New Album ‘Harvest’ Via Bird Attack Records

FOD HarvestF.O.D. have announced they will release their new album Harvest on February 7th 2017 through Bird Attack Records. F.O.D. bring their furious melodic punk rock on their latest release, you can feel the anger and angst, both personal and political, throughout the album.

You can stream the first three singles from Harvest, Crew You, American and Act Of Consecration via Bandcamp.

Harvest can pre-ordered on clear and black vinyl variants, CD, or digitally via Bandcamp here.

Darko Release ‘Bonsai Mammoth’ Album

Darko Bonsai MammothDarko have officially released their new album, Bonsai Mammoth, on all formats through Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Torch Of Hope (JP). Darko will play a special one off European release show on February 18th at Desi, Nuremberg before returning to the UK for a series of tour dates that precede an appearance at EXIT Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia in the summer.

Bonsai Mammoth can be streamed and ordered here (UK) and here (US) and the ltd edition cassette can be purchased here

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Darko Announce Tour Dates And Stream of New Song

Darko Bonsai MammothDarko have announced the first batch of 2017 tour dates in support of the new album, Bonsai Mammoth, which will be released on on February 3rd via Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Torch Of Hope (JP). The tour dates include a hometown release show in Guildford, a European release show and an appearance at EXIT Festival in Serbia.

You can stream the new track Set In Our Ways here,

Bonsai Mammoth can be pre-ordered here (US) and here (UK)

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Antillectual Announce Latin American Tour With Satanic Surfers

antilletual tour Jan 17Antillectual have announced they will to return to Latin America, for the first time the band will tour across the entire continent, going from Brazil to Mexico and everywhere in between. Brazilian label Fusa Records released Antillectual‘s album Engage in Latin America on January 16, 2016, while Bird Attack Records released the album worldwide on July 29, 2016. You can stream Engage in full here.

Antillectual will be touring Latin America with Satanic Surfers, the band will also be touring their home country, Netherlands, accompanied by local heroes and special guests at all shows.

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Darko To Release ‘Bonsai Mammoth’ Via Bird Attack Records

Darko Bonsai MammothUK skate punkers Darko have announced they’ll be releasing their upcoming album, Bonsai Mammoth, on February 3, 2017 through Bird Attack Records. The Guildford, UK skate-punks’ new record suitably shines a light on the big issues we all currently face, and encapsulates all of the modern age frustrations that are now ripe for exploitation by our best and brightest punk bands.

The Bird Attack Records Bandcamp page can be found here

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Destroy The Line

War

Bird Attack Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Destroy The Line, who were formerly known as Regress, are a progressive thrash punk quartet from Jacksonville, Florida, they started life as a side music project in the spring of 2015 and are formed from the ashes of numerous Floridian bands including Hatrick, Flag on Fire, Stradladder, Danka, Shadow Agency, His Name Was Iron, Hatchet Face and In Whispers. After building a local following through their live performances, including support slots for the likes of 88 Fingers Louis, they recorded a demo in the summer of 2016 which brought them to the attention of Bird Attack Records, and now less than a year after their formation their debut EP, War, has been released.

The four track War EP opens with the frantic introduction to Ordinary, this carries elements of both punk and thrash which meld together to form a satisfying crossover, the pace builds up on the EP’s title track, with it almost bordering on metalcore during the verses before breaking down into an anthemic chorus. The intensity continues to build across the EP, the urgent beat of Trenches veers further into the thrash influences with a relentless track before you head into the EP’s finale, Between Me And You. This final track eases back slightly from the strident thrash stylings that had become more prominent and, whilst still a frantic number, reverts back to the crossover style and brings the War EP full circle.

The dual vocal style, frantic rhythms and metal influenced riffs do become somewhat repetitive, something I find common in crossover bands, but having said that this is a promising debut from a band that have quickly gained a solid reputation as a live act, and Destroy The Line have produced an EP that seems to capture their essence. Whilst the approach does vary I can’t help feeling that this is something I’ve heard before, there is a predominance of metal infused punk, and punk influenced metal, bands out there and the format that many of these bands choose seems to be set in stone. Destroy The Line have made an EP that indicates they have a promising future, I just hope that they can follow the own path rather become lost amongst the herd.

 The War EP is available from today, the 13th January 2017, via Bird Attack Records here

Destroy The Line Release War EP

destroy-the-line-warDestroy The Line, also known as DTL and previously known as Regress, are a progressive thrash punk quartet from Jacksonville, Florida, that started life as a side music project in the spring of 2015. Destroy The Line are formed from the ashes of numerous Floridian bands including Hatrick, Flag on Fire, Stradladder, Danka, Shadow Agency, His Name Was Iron, Hatchet Face and In Whispers. Today, Destroy The Line have released their debut release, the War EP, through Bird Attack Records.

The EP is available via Bandcamp here as well as iTunes, Spotify and all digital platforms.

Darko Release Music Video For Their New Single, “Hiraeth”

Darko Bonsai MammothDarko have shared their new single, Hiraeth, and it’s accompanying video, the track is taken from the new album, Bonsai Mammoth, which will be released on all formats on February 3, 2017 through Bird Attack Records (US), Lockjaw Records (UK) and Torch Of Hope (JP). With musical salutes to riff-thrashers like Protest The Hero, straight-up skate punk legends Strung Out and the melodic hardcore of Comeback Kid, Bonsai Mammoth delivers wholeheartedly and shows a real progression to the band’s sound, a continuation of a journey this band of DIY brothers are only just beginning.

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Straightline Announce New Album On Bird Attack Records

Straightline VVGerman melodic skate punkers Straightline have announced they’ll be releasing their upcoming album, Vanishing Values, worldwide on February 10, 2017 through Bird Attack Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, you can now stream the first single, Not Afraid, on Bandcamp, where you can grab the track as a Name Your Price download. The quartet, who reside in Munich, Germany, have three full-lengths and three EPs under their belt, filled with fiery metal riffs built on a punk rock backbone, their latest album, Vanishing Values, brings the best styles of their past releases together in a twelve song package designed for one hell of a ride.

You can stream and download the track, Not Afraid, as name your price download here

Destroy The Line Release Video For Title Track Of The ‘War’ EP

destroy-the-line-warDestroy The Line, also known as DTL and previously known as Regress, are a progressive thrash punk quartet from Jacksonville, Florida, that started life as a side music project in the spring of 2015. Destroy The Line are formed from the ashes of numerous Floridian bands including Hatrick, Flag on Fire, Stradladder, Danka, Shadow Agency, His Name Was Iron, Hatchet Face and In Whispers. Their debut EP, War, is now available for pre-order via Bird Attack Records and will be released on the 13th January 2017

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Video: Darko – Hiraeth

darkoUK technical punk act Darko has released a new music video for the song “Hiraeth.”  The song is lidted from their upcoming new album, Bonsai Mammoth, which is due out on February 3, 2017 via Bird Attack/Lockjaw Records.  The album follows their recent EP, Sea Of Trees.  

Watch the video below.

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Destroy The Line To Release ‘War’ EP

destroy-the-line-warDestroy The Line, who were formerly known as Regress, are a progressive thrash punk quartet from Jacksonville, Florida, they started life as a side music project in the spring of 2015 and are formed from the ashes of numerous Floridian bands including Hatrick, Flag on Fire, Stradladder, Danka, Shadow Agency, His Name Was Iron, Hatchet Face and In Whispers.

Their debut EP, War, will be released via Bird Attack Records on the 13th January 2017

Pre-Orders for the War EP will be available from today, the 6th January 2017, here

Wraths Release Second Vinyl Pressing Of Debut Album

wraiths-lpWraths are made up of skate punk veteran Jim Lindberg, of Pennywise, and his band of cohorts, including members of 1208 and The Darlings, they channel the ghosts of punk’s past, combining the dark guitar driven tones of TSOL and Dag Nasty, and the glaring sun bleached angst of the Descendents and Circle Jerks. Wraths debut album was released last April and the first vinyl pressing of their debut album sold out fast, so Bird Attack Records have released a second pressing, on alpine white vinyl. There are only 200 of these in the Bird Attack Records store so if you want a copy you’ll have to be quick

Wraths debut album can be streamed and purchased here

Video: Antillectual – Follow That Bike

AntillectualNijmegen, the Netherlands’ Antillectual has premiered a new music video from their latest full length.  The song is titled “Follow That Bike,” and and is from Engage, which is available now via Bird Attack Records

Watch the video below.

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Our Darkest Days Release ‘Ceaseless’ Music Video

our-darkest-days-acaOur Darkest Days have released a music video for the song Ceaseless, the video takes you on the road with Our Darkest Days on the overnight drives from city to city whilst on tour. Ceaseless is taken from their latest album, A Common Agony, that is available now on CD and digital formats via Bird Attack Records.

A Common Agony can be streamed and purchased here

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Our Darkest Days

A Common Agony

Bird Attack Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 
Our Darkest Days are a Canadian quintet who deliver melodic punk rock, the band formed only four short years ago, in that time the membership of the band seems to have been in constant turmoil, but they now seem to have a steady line up, and this newfound stability preceded the recording of their debut full length, A Common Agony, that has been released via Bird Attack Records. The album features guest appearance by Denis Buckley, from 88 Fingers Louie, and Michel Garcia, from FORUS, to add to the already muscular sound that Our Darkest Days produce.
 
A Common Agony opens with an ominous roll of thunder prior to the opening power chords that signifies what you’re in for, from this point in you get a relentless assault of punk rock, but one that has elements of melodic hardcore hardwired into it’s DNA. There is no place to hide once you’ve put A Common Agony through your speakers, this is thirteen shots that are fired from the same gun in quick succession. Our Darkest Days have produced an album that owes a hefty debt to 90’s punk rock, I can especially hear an influence from Strung Out, but I also detected a hint of metal in the guitar style, alongside the punk and hardcore influences, and it’s this blend of styles that stops A Common Agony being just a straight recreation of the bands that informed their sound.
 
If I had to criticise the album, and that’s kinda what I do here, it’s that A Common Agony is relentlessly played in the same style, there is very little variation across the thirteen cuts. Whilst what they are damn fine at what they do, I always feel that you need some variety in a release, whether that means upping the pace, or bringing it down, just something that would highlight the fine dual guitar attack that is their hallmark, rather than this being the norm throughout the album. A Common Agony is a razor sharp slab of melodic punk rock that is only a few tweaks away from hitting the mark, this is a fine first foray by Our Darkest Days and this is a band that will be worth keeping an eye on.
 
A Common Agony can be purchased here
 
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MUTE

Jean-Philippe Lamonde

Bird Attack Records
By on November 7th, 2016 at JH Sojo, Kesse-Lo (Leuven, Belgium)

 

 

With Remember Death, MUTE released one of the most anticipated skate punk records of the year. Lead single Fill The Void quickly became a fan favourite and it wouldn’t surprise us if the album reached a few end of year lists come December. Just like you’ve come to expect from the Québec four piece, Remember Death is a fast record with melodic songs that are packed with guitar solos. During MUTE’s European tour, we had the chance to sit down with lead singer and bassist Jean-Philippe Lamonde and talk about the band’s first release in 5 years.


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Guttermouth Stream ‘The Human Mulligan’ And Confirm US Tour

guttermouth-legal-ncsRude Records have announced the release of The Human Mulligan, the new single from Guttermouth, the track is taken from their upcoming EP, New Car Smell, that is due out on November 25th, New Car Smell will be released worldwide in collaboration with Bird Attack Records. The EP is the follow up to Got It Made, their first EP of new music in 10 years, which was released in early July. Guttermouth have also announced US tour dates that run from November 2016 to March 2017 where they will be touring with the likes of Get Dead, The Cryptics, Agent Orange, The Queers and Atom Age.

New Car Smell can be ordered on physical formats here and downloaded here

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