City Life 2008, the next installment in the City Life series, is now available on Steam. To celebrate the arrival we’re offering an additional 10% off now through October 6th.
Play as Batman and his sidekick Robin as you build, drive, swing and fight your way through Gotham City in LEGO Batman: The Videogame. The game is now available in North America for $29.99 and coming soon to other regions.
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Updates to Multiwinia have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:
- Updated translations for French, Italian, German and Spanish
- Fixed exploit that would allow players to spawn Squads/Engineers at will
- Fixed single-Player games advertised themselves on the Metaserver, allowing other players to join
- Fixed game servers on the Local Area Network would show up twice in the server listing, and one of those two entries would be unjoinable
- Fixed a problem which caused the camera to detatch from a Gun Turret you were controlling during Multiplayer games
Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the strange, slow, old people in the community talking…
Dillinger Four‘s hotly anticipated new album C I V I L W A R leaked onto the internet a few weeks back, and the resulting drama has people taking in music magazines, web comics, blogs and elsewhere. We collected statements from some of the involved parties and commentators together for you to check out. We had further updates on Travis Barker’s condition. The Blink-182 / Plus 44 drummer, who was in a jet crash last week and severly burned, is headed for a recovery. The nominees for the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame were announced this week, and the group includes bands like Metallica, Run D.M.C. and the Stooges. This week saw the launch of MySpace Music, and lingering questions on the services’ relationship with indie labels. The music industry is also still struggling with the fact that it’s not 1992 anymore, as evidenced by laments that iTunes has killed the album. Boo hoo.
Sub Pop has signed Orbits, a band featuring Rick Froberg of Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes. Derek Grant of the Alkaline Trio has released a free solo album. The Hope Conspiracy are set to hit the studio soon to record a new EP with Kurt Ballou of Converge. The Bouncing Souls unveiled their cover of Johnny Cash‘s “Man In Black.” North Lincoln is streaming a quartet of new songs. The Ergs are not long for this world, so treat each new song as an event. On the moving pictures front this week we saw a free full length documentary from Michael Moore. Against Me! unveiled their clip for “Borne on the FM Airwaves of the Heart.” Rise Against released “Re-Education (Through Labor),” Jimmy Eat World “Beautiful Day” from Yo Gabba Gabba, and Fall Out Boy “I Don’t Care.” The aforementioned Rise Against has plans to tour Germany with Strike Anywhere, while Face To Face will hit Australia in 2009.
Punknews’ own Ben Conoley is on the road now with Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish and the Flatliners. He’ll be sending in pictures, set lists, tour journals and videos from the trek. This week we had updates from Regina, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and more.
So what’s coming up this week? Look for new releases from Bleeding Through, Star Fucking Hipsters, Unwritten Law and Bayside with tours kicking off from the Futureheads (Australia), Wire (Canada / US), Tegan & Sara / City & Colour (USA), and Against Me! / Ted Leo & the Pharmacists / Future Of The Left (USA)
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Image Entertainment has announced plans to release a new DVD covering the 2007 edition of the annual Warped Tour. Shot during the 13th year of America’s longest-running touring festival, the one-hour DVD features breaking and established bands from the annual summer-long tour.
Live performances include Avenged Sevenfold, Bad Religion, Chiodos, Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Fishbone, Pennywise, Pepper, The Starting Line, Sum 41. Interview segments feature Alkaline Trio, The Almost, Chiodos, Coheed and Cambria, Escape the Fate, Killswitch Engage, Meg and Dia, Paramore and The Starting Line .
The DVD is due out December 2, 2008.
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The band will be embarking on a two-month long U.S. tour starting in Massachusetts on October 10th. The full details and dates of the tour are now listed on the band’s Myspace and below the cut.
Source Continue reading River City Rebels to Release New Album/embark on full U.S. Tour
Low Red Land has joined Thinker Thought Records. The label will be issuing the band’s new album, Dog’s Hymns, digitally via iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, eMusic and other services. The band itself will be self-releasing the CD version.
The band hails from San Francisco, CA and play a distorted brand of alt-country that has likened them to bands such as Son Volt, Lucero, and Drive-By Truckers. You can find some songs on their myspace page.
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As Blood Runs Black, Terror, The Ghost Inside, On Broken Wings and Blood Stands Still will be touring together beginning in mid-October.
Songwriter and band leader Kevin Shields explained:
I realised that all that stuff I was doing in 1996 and 1997 was a lot better than I thought
The record will be the band’s first in 17 years. The band released Loveless in 1991 but split up while trying to record the follow up for major label Island Records.
Source Continue reading My Bloody Valentine to record new album
We’ve posted some new reviews. You can check them out below:
- Rancid – The Music Videos: 1993-2003 DVD
- Dillinger Four / Scared of Chaka – live in Minneapolis
- Bridge and Tunnel – East/West
- New Found Glory / A Day to Remember – live in Farmingdale
- Various – P Is for Panda Mix Tape Vol. 1
- XX Teens – Welcome to Goon Island
- Legion – Saviöur [7 inch]
- Horse the Band / Heavy Heavy Low Low – live in Warren
- Kills and Thrills – Showstopper
- Boris with Merzbow – Rock Dream
No matter what anyone thought of us, we were a blue collar band. We never had the hype that many more recent bands enjoy. We toured our asses off, partied all over the world, and wrote music that we loved to play. Since the Flood never made any money and never turned into a true business.
Why the break-up? Gas prices? Member issues? Yup. But those aren’t the main reasons. It’s just time to move on. For Chuck, Kevin, and Rob that time came sooner than later, but for Dave, Nate, Ricky, Dan and I, the time is now. There’s no anger or bitterness it’s just time to start a new chapter in our lives and careers.
Tracks from the new tribute to late Pink Floyd composer Syd Barrett have been posted. Dubbed Like Black Holes in the Sky, the disc features 12 of Barrett’s songs performed by Kylesa, Jesu, Dredg, Yakuka, Jarboe, Intronaut and more.
You can check them out here.
Source Continue reading Stream Kylesa, Jesu, Dredg, Yakuka tributes to Syd Barrett