Hot Water Music in December with Naked Raygun, Ninja Gun

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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Anti-Flag, United Nations, The A.K.A.s, and Ruiner plan “Demand in DC” for Inauguration Day

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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Ubisoft Expands Steam Catalog Into South and Central America

All Ubisoft games on Steam are now available in South and Central America. This includes hits such as Far Cry 2, Assassin’s Creed, Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Silent Hunter III, Beyond Good & Evil, and dozens more.

For the full list of games, check out the Ubisoft catalog page.
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Revelation posts free 22-song downloadable sampler

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 complete recording for new album

Earth Crisis 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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The God Awfuls become Brand New War

Punk act The God Awfuls have decided to rechristen themselves Brand New War. The LA-based band explained:

After​ much debat​e,​ we have decid​ed to play under​ a new banne​r,​ a new name,​ if you will.​ Being​ the God Awful​s has broug​ht 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 conti​nuing​ to make music​,​ like the demo you heard​ poste​d on our page,​ and are going​ to do it out on the road again​.​ But for us, it was time for a chang​e.​ The music​ is a bit diffe​rent,​ but the senti​ment is the same.​ There​ will be more music​ poste​d on the “​BRAND​ NEW WAR” Myspa​ce in Decem​ber.​.​.​.​.​ We are going​ to put a recor​d out in the not-​too-​dista​nt futur​e,​ 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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The Ruining, Red Fang, Fatter Than Albert

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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Dawn of War: Soulstorm Update Released

Updates to Dawn of War: Soulstorm have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Dawn of War: Soulstorm

  • Fixed Sisters of Battle Holy Icon resource bug.
  • Fixed Dark Eldar Observer Soul Powers bug.
  • Fixed Eldar Harlequin’s Dance of Death ability that reset the player’s resources.
  • The Illusory Monolith will no longer become real if there are Flayed Ones inside.
  • Addressed an issue with trainers working in multiplayer games.
  • Observers can no longer use Dark Eldar soul powers.
  • Fixed Sisters of Battle holy icon resource exploit.
  • Dias of Destruction Dark Scythe ability will no longer be fired multiple times in a single use of the ability.
  • Sisters of Battle Mine Fields no longer leave their flame effect if they are destroyed before being fully constructed.
  • The Daemon Prince healing in combat modifier will no longer apply repeatedly as the player issues attack orders against enemy heroes.
  • Sisters of Battle Thermal Plasma Generator armor type changed to building medium.
  • Furious Charge will now properly affect Cultist Aspiring Champions.
  • Warp Spiders will now properly prioritize infantry targets over vehicles when automatically attacking.
  • Seraphim Veteran Superiors will now benefit from Zealot Charge.
  • Dark Reaper Exarchs now benefit from optics upgrades.
  • Tau Listening Post Rail Guns now improve the weapons DPS against all target types.
  • Tau Broadside Battlesuits will now animate properly.
  • The Hellion Squad Succubus’s melee weapon will now properly increase in damage when Power Blades is researched.
  • The Tower of Carnage add-on will now give the same resource bonus as the other races listening post add-ons.
  • Torture Amp hotkey changed to M.
  • Righteous Fever on Repentia squads will no longer turn off when the squad “leader” dies.
  • Missionary Lay of Hands hotkey changed to Y.
  • Battle Sister squads with heavy bolters using an attack move command will now properly attack at their max range of 40 meters.
  • Smite can now target commander units.
  • Entangle will no longer be unavailable on Guardian squads when a Farseer is attached.
  • Tankbusta rockets can no longer attack ground.
  • Tactical Missile Launchers can no longer attack ground.
  • The Celestian Veteran Superior now benefits from Blessed Armor research.
  • Skyray Gunships now have a fire on the move penalty.
  • Archon special attacks now do damage at the appropriate time during the animation.
  • IG Heavily Fortified Listening post upgrade now properly increases the damage of the listening post.
  • The Penitent Engine’s Flamers fire on the move penalty has been increased to be in line with other walkers.
  • The Eldar AI will no longer build a Support Portal before the requirements are met.
  • The Raven’s Short Circuit can now target vehicle high.
  • Immortals reassembly radius reduced to 20.
  • Targeting Optics now properly increases the sight and weapon range of the Firewarrior squad leader.
  • Targeting optics now properly increases the sight range of the Stealth Suit squad leader.
  • The Honor Guard Kasrkin Sergeant now affected by Kasarkin Armor research.
  • Abilities that disable combat on vehicles will now properly disable special attacks as well.
  • The Ork forces in the campaign will now always use the proper colour scheme.
  • Hellion Honor Guard jump ability will now properly recharge.
  • Space Marine Storm Bolter accuracy on the move penalty reduced to be in line with other units.
  • Grey Knights now take up only slot in a transport.
  • Space Marine research, Wargear: Power Fists can now be researched in the single player campaign.
  • Honor Guard Cultist Squads now benefit from Unholy Sight research.
  • Guardian Plasma Grenades will now damage Monster armor types.
  • Techpriests now start on stand ground stance.
  • Honor Guard Heavy Weapons Teams no longer use population cap.
  • Macharian Cross now properly boosts the speed of all Command Squad members.
  • The Hammerhead holographic clone armor type changed to vehicle medium.
  • Honor Guard Broadside Battlesuits no longer use population cap.
  • The Tortured Slave’s morale will now properly recover when it reaches its maximum.
  • Honor Guard Reaver Jetbikes can now decapture points.
  • Sluggaboyz ranged_attack_range affecting their AI behavior adjusted.
  • Ogryns, Ogryn Bone’eads, Kasrkin Sergeants, the General, all Psykers and Priests now do morale damage.
  • Guardsmen Sergeants morale damage increased.
  • Hellhound’s Let It Burn ability now does morale damage.
  • Added death explosions to Imperial Guard vehicles.
  • The Broadside Railgun now has a piercing value against infantry low.
  • Corrected tooltips on the Tau Commander stating that he didn’t have a melee attack.
  • The Shas’Vre Fusion Blaster damage against infantry heavy high increased to match the other damage values.
  • Drone Squad unburrowing now does morale damage.
  • Kroot Shaper now has Feral Leap like other Kroot infantry.
  • Fixed a bug with Tau’s Iridium Armor wargear not working properly.
  • Tau vehicles now have death explosions.
  • Barracuda’s Missile Pods now fire simultaneously.
  • Barracuda’s Ion Cannon morale damage increased slightly.
  • Crisis Suit Missile Pods can no longer attack ground.
  • The Krootox now uses their own sound set instead of the Carnivores’.
  • Enabled the Snare Trap’s sounds.
  • Fixed an incorrect fire on the move penalty on Haemonculus’ Destructor and Splinter Cannons.
  • Soul essence spawned by the Slave Chambers with Torture Pit Add-on can no longer spawn in inaccessible locations.
  • Dark Eldar generators death explosions now have proper morale and damage values.
  • Tahril no longer takes up population cap.
  • Adjusted the min damage value of the Ravager’s right side Disintegrator.
  • Archon Tahril now benefits from the Poisoned Blades upgrade.
  • Fixed a bug with the Trophy Rack wargear not affecting Tahril’s melee weapons.
  • Psyocculum now increases the range of Veteran Superior’s pistols to match the ranges of her squad members’ weapons.
  • Adjusted the damage of the twin Penitent Engine melee weapon to match the main melee weapon.
  • Added morale and physical damage to Sisters of Battle generator death explosions.
  • Fixed a bug with the Sisters of Battle Emperor’s Blessing wargear that was causing infinite health degeneration.
  • Added a death explosion to the Excorcist.
  • Added hotkeys for the different Field Logistics upgrades and Mechanized Production Efficiency. >> Add the actual hotkeys.
  • Enabled the Living Saint’s sync kills.
  • Fixed Ecclesiarchal Servitor’s get up animation.
  • Fixed Death-Cult Assasin’s get up animation.
  • Fixed Missionary’s get up animation.


  • Reduced the maximium heavy weapons capacity of cultists to 2.
  • Chaos Heavy Weapons research now increases Cultist max heavy weapons by 2.
  • Hell Talon damage against vehicles and buildings reduced by 10%.

Dark Eldar

  • Haemonculus Lab requisition cost increased to 200 requisition/50 power.
  • Hall of Blood cost reduced to 225 requisition.
  • Cruicible of Malediction duration reduced to 6 seconds.
  • Scourages minimum broken time reduced to 5 seconds.


  • Call to War research time reduced to 45 seconds.
  • Ranger damage reduced by 10%.
  • Farseer cost reduced to 220 requisition/80 power.


  • Hellhound fire on the move penalty increased to 0.4.
  • IG Listening Post addon cost increased to 100 requisition/60 power.
  • Kasrkin Grenade cooldown increased to 60 seconds.


  • Necron global power upgrade cost reduced to 350 power.
  • Necron global power upgrade 2 cost reduced to 550 power.


  • Stormboy squad cost increased to 180 requisition.
  • Grot infiltration cost increased to 50 requisition/20 power.
  • Big Mek teleport cooldown time increased by 10 seconds.
  • Nob squad building damage reduced by 10%.
  • Trukk buildtime increased by 5 seconds.

Sisters of Battle

  • Inferno Pistol research cost increased to 50 requisition/30 power.

Space Marines

  • Smite cooldown increased by 15 seconds.


  • Firewarrior commander damage decreased by 10%.
  • Kroot shaper buildtime reduced to 20 seconds.
  • Vespid jump starts half charged.
  • EMP grenade duration time reduced by 5 seconds.

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John Doe (X) and Jello Biafra answer 10 questions on the election

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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