Monikers preparing debut full-length

Orlando, Florida’s Monikers are currently finishing up the recording process of their debut full-length and songs for a split with Columbus, Ohio’s Delay. Featuring an ex-member of the long defunct Discount, the album titled Wake Up is scheduled to be released on Kiss of Death Records by May of this year and will be coming out in Vinyl/CD/Digital Format.

The full-length is a follow up to the Eat Your Young EP and split seven inches with Banner Pilot Pilot and The Urchin, as well as being featured in Year two of the Art of the Underground Single Series. Monikers intend to tour extensively following the release of their debut album.
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Dropkick Murphys plan “Meanest of Times” limited edition

On March 11, 2008, the Dropkick Murphys will be releasing a special limited edition version of their 2007 album, The Meanest of Times. The disc will include five bonus tracks. A included DVD will feature a mini-movie on the band’s St Patrick’s Day charity breakfast in Boston, the music video for ‘The State of Massachusetts’, behind the scenes making the music video of ‘The State Of Massachusetts’ and a celebration of the band’s trip to victory with the Boston Red Sox.

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100 Demons, 108. Blacklisted, Madball at “This Is Hardcore 2008”

This Is Hardcore Fest 2008 has partially unveiled the lineup for the 2008 edition of the annual festival. Set to take place in Philadelphia, the event will take place from August 22nd to the 24th at the Starlight Ballroom.

The current lineup includes 100 Demons, 108, Blacklisted, Ceremony, Cheap Tragedies, Colin of Arabia, Death Before Dishonor, The First Step, Know The Score, Let Down, Madball, Meltdown, The Mongoloids, No Turning Back, Shattered Realm, Strength For A Reason and Wisdom In Chains. More additions are expected in the coming weeks.

You can find more details on their myspace page.
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Flogging Molly acoustic session posted

Alternative Press has posted online a 30-minute acoustic session with in celebration of their new album, Float, which is in stores today. You can stream the session, which features acoustic versions of “No More Paddy’s Lament,” “Float” and “The Lightning Storm,” here.

The band has also made a full stream of their new album available on their MySpace page. The record is the follow-up to Whiskey on a Sunday which was released in 2006
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The Offspring post tour update, debut new song live

Huntington Beach, CA’s The Offspring have posted an extensive update on their official website. They had this to say:

“The Offspring rocked two sold out festival dates in Australia this past weekend. In Brisbane, record breaking temperatures scorched the crowd during the day but after sunset the crowd cooled off and erupted when The Offspring‘s set started. The band offered up the new song “Hammerhead“ to the Brisbane fans and debuted “Half-Truism” to the crowd in Sydney.Click here to see photos from the shows. On to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.”

While debuting new tracks live doesn’t help out non-Australian fans itching for new content, frontman Dexter Holland previously discussed many details about the new album in an interview with The band is currently recording a new album with producer Bob Rock and Josh Freese on the drums, while Pete Parada has been playing with the band live.
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12 Cent releases “For the Win!”

Boston/San Diego-based 12 Cent have released their second album, For the Win. The record is the follow up to 2002’s Bastard Music. The band has also recorded a track for the recently announced tribute to Kid Dynamite.

You can check out music from the new album on their myspace page.

The band is also producing a DVD documentary on their history. You can check out the trailer for Life in Boner City right here.
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