Hot Water Music have announced two more shows in their ongoing reunion tour. On December 27th, the band will be at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL with Naked Raygun and Ninja Gun, and on December 31st they will play the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA with Ninja Gun and another band to be announced.
The band released Til the Wheels Fall Off in 2008.
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Eyeball Records have launched a free sampler to coincide with election day. The compilation was sponsored by Rock The Vote and features songs from Pompeii, The Stiletto Formal, Astronautalis, Man Without Wax, E For Explosion, An Albatross, Wolftron, The Bronze Episode and Metroid.
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It is Election Day in the United States, and all of us hope that our American readers will take the opportunity to cast a ballot today. Please visit this page to find your local polling location and use this day to make yourself heard.
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Anti-Flag, United Nations, The A.K.A.s, and Ruiner will be celebrating Inauguration Day – January 20th, 2009 – with a special performance at the Black Cat in Washington, DC.
Dubbed “Demand in DC,” Chris #2 of Anti-Flag explained:
If history has taught us anything, let it be this: We are the writers and shapers of our stories, not Presidents, prime ministers, or any politician for that matter. Regardless of the outcome of this election, it will be up to us, The People, to continue to push for the progression of human and environmental rights. This show is evidence.
Also participating are artists include: HorseBites, Charles Stanley Doll IV, MIke Ski, Mitch Clem, Erik Davidson, David S. Holloway, Kencredible, Ben Lande, and many more.
Together with local DC sponsor Shirts for a Cure, DEMAND IN DC will feature “Quilts for a Cure,” auctioning off four giant quilts made of the over 200 band t-shirt designs that the cancer research benefit has released since it’s inception.
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The Bronx‘s brand new album is streaming now. The record is titled The Bronx III and is due out November 11, 2008. It is the follow-up to The Bronx II which was released in 2006.
You can check it out here
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Revelation has posted a new free sampler featuring 22 songs from a variety of artists both on the label and distributed through RevHQ. Bands include Trapped Under Ice, Bishop, This Time Next Year, Deadly Sins, Sabertooth Zombie, La Dispute, The Wonder Years, Touche Amore, And Then There Was You, Tyrant, Halo Of Gunfire, H2O, Energy, Cruel Hand, Auxes, Signs Of Hope, Heavy Hearted, Smoke & Mirrors, Better Left Unsaid, Catalepsy, Oblige and Decades.
Titled Scene Not Heard, the sampler will be given out with upcoming orders but can be downloaded in its entirety or track-by-track here.
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Earth Crisis has completed recording for their Century Media debut. The group is self producing the record and produced Tue Madsen (Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted) will handle mixing and mastering duties.
We just wrapped up tonight and we are very excited for everyone to hear what we’ve come up with. We’ve been holed up at Castle Recording Studios in Utica NY for the last 21 days slaving away, and I know this sounds cliche, but it truly could be the best Earth Crisis release to date! No really, I know every band says that when they finish something new, but…….REALLY! Now we have 3 nail biting weeks to wait until mixing begins.
The band served as the mouthpiece of America’s militant vegan, straight-edge movement throughout the ’90s, detailing the ideas of animal and human liberation, drug-free living, and personal empowerment through hardcore song. This movement spawned activists who took the law into their own hands, burning down fur farms and freeing animals directly.
In a recent interview, the band promised that the new full length would be a mixture of their acclaimed full length, Destroy the Machines and major label debut, Breed the Killers.
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Punk act The God Awfuls have decided to rechristen themselves Brand New War. The LA-based band explained:
After much debate, we have decided to play under a new banner, a new name, if you will. Being the God Awfuls has brought so much to all of us. But alas, what’s past is past, and it’s time to put it to bed and move AHEAD. We are continuing to make music, like the demo you heard posted on our page, and are going to do it out on the road again. But for us, it was time for a change. The music is a bit different, but the sentiment is the same. There will be more music posted on the “BRAND NEW WAR” Myspace in December..... We are going to put a record out in the not-too-distant future, under the name, BRAND NEW WAR. This is the name of the band.
The band released Next Stop Armageddon in 2004.
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Philadelphia’s melodic hardcore/punk act The Ruining have a new song titled “Sharon/Gordon/Spencer/Barto” and you can check it out on their myspace page.
Punk/metal act Red Fang have a new video for their track, “Prehistoric Dog.” You can find that right here.
New Orleans-based jazz-tinged ska-core outfit Fatter Than Albert have just released a new free full-length album. Entitled The Last Minute, it can be downloaded from Community Records.
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Congratulations! You’re the lucky reader of the 48th edition of the Punknews.org Vinyl File. This column aims to keep you informed of upcoming releases as well as spotlighting interesting releases, your favorite bands’ own collections and labels with a history of vinyl releases worth talking about. As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.
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On the heels of a recent feature with Henry Rollins, The Sundance Channel has posted the next two in their series on the election. The two new features include conversations with Jello Biafra and John Doe and promise a “series of political blogs and exclusive content that will provide an independent look at the election.”
Jello had a more cynical look at Barack Obama, who is very popular with many independent musicians, he cautiously notes:
Let’s not forget it was not Bush but Clinton who gave us NAFTA, the WTO, the Telecom Act of 1996 that opened the floodgates for Clear Channel and Fox News, and laugh out loud Abstinence-only sex “education.” Clinton signed Newt Gingrich’s cruel welfare reform bill at the urging of Al Gore. And, yes, it was Clinton who planted the seeds of the economic meltdown when he gleefully deregulated the banks.
You can read Jello’s interview here.
John Doe noted:
There will never be a candidate that is far enough left wing for me. It’s a travesty that all candidates now-a-days have to be millionaires.
You can find John Doe’s piece here.
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