Anti-Flag cancels tour due to injury

The BBC is reporting that Anti-Flag has canceled their European tour. At a recent gig at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, frontman Justin Sane broke his collar bone after stage diving into the crowd. The band commented that Sane “landed awkwardly and that was that”. The shows are expected to be rescheduled.

The band is supporting 2008’s The Bright Lights of America.
Source Continue reading Anti-Flag cancels tour due to injury

David Soloway leaves Saves The Day

Guitarist/background vocalist David Soloway has left Saves The Day. David first played on the band’s second full length,Through Being Cool although he was a member of Sefler before the band changed their name to Saves the Day. He is also the bassist for Two Tongues and will remain with theTwo Tongues.

After a lot of thought and many conversations with my good friend Chris, I decided that it was time for me to leave Saves the Day. This is one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make. I will miss the connection that I was able to participate in making with so many of you through our music. Music is a form of expression and communication that I hold in the highest regard, and I consider myself lucky to have been able to share it with Chris, Manny, Durijah, Pete, Eben, Reed, Ted, Bryan, Sean, Justin, Alex, and Damon.

I give thanks to all of them, but without all of you who have listened over the years we would’ve just been pissin’ in the wind. So thank you. I wish Chris, Manny, and Durijah the best of luck with Saves the Day, and I look forward to playing more music with Two Tongues and who knows what else.

The band last released Under the Boards in 2007 and are working on the third part of the triology, Daybreak, to be released later this year.
Source Continue reading David Soloway leaves Saves The Day

Fabchannel shutting down

Fabchannel, the online video site which has hosted exclusive live performances from Buzzcocks, Alexisonfire, Aggrolites, Pennywise, Flogging Molly and others will be shutting down.

The site’s CEO explained:

A great number of record labels still won’t allow us to record their artists. This prevents us from offering what we need to keep Fabchannel alive.

The current archives will continue to be available until Friday, March 13th.
Source Continue reading Fabchannel shutting down

Dredg / Torche / From Monument To Masses

Dredg have added another block of dates to their upcoming tour with Torche and From Monument to Masses will be touring together in April. Both Torche and Dredg have new releases scheduled this year. Torche will be releasing Healer / Across The Shields on March 13, 2009 and Dredg will release The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion on May 19, 2009 via their own Ohlone Recordings label.

Source Continue reading Dredg / Torche / From Monument To Masses

March 8th, 2009

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…

The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday
This week’s most popular stories

The Chicago event promoter ordinance is back before that city’s License and Consumer Protection Committee. The current version of the legislation would still require promoters to obtain $300,000 in liability insurance on top of paying fees ranging from $500 to $2,000. Promoters are worried that could make DIY shows all but impossible. Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh have reunited Sublime on a Nevada stage a new a singer by the name of Rome. Montreal punk band Reset has also reformed with their No Worries era line up. Two members of the band now play in popular act Simple Plan. The Runaways movie is progressing, with news this week that actresses Dakota Fanning and Kristin Stewart will appear in the movie.

NOFX have unveiled the 12 song track listing for their upcoming alubm Coaster. American Steel have announced their new record, due in June. The band is asking fans to submit pictures of their American Steel tattoos for use in the album artwork. Broadway Calls will record with producer Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room later this year. This week saw new audio from MxPx covering the Descendents “Suburban Home.” We had full album streams of Propagandhi‘s Supporting Caste, New Found Glory‘s Epitaph debut Listen To Your Friends, and the Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation featuring Silverstein, A Static Lullaby, and Bayside. This week also saw streams of tracks from Frank Turner and Austin LucasUnder The Influence entry. To our bemusement and ultimate horror, the anime-goes-punk compilation was also previewed. Social Distortion will head to Europe this year for festivals in Switzerland, Italy and Sweden. The Bouncing Souls also graced us with a video this week, showcasing their new track “Airport Security.”

I Can’t Control My Fingers I Can’t Control My Brain
New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives is proud to present a new feature from Mike Hale (Gunmoll, In The Red). Having packed up his belongings, moved out of his apartment, and committed himself to living as a touring musician, Mike will have some tales to tell. Check out Episode 1 and Episode 2 of For Those Still Standing.

Remember to keep hammering on the 5.0 Beta. Let’s work the kinks out now and ensure your best future Org experience (That sounds dirty doesn’t it?). As always we brought you new Streaming Music including the new record from Winnipeg teen heartthrobs Propagandhi, Saskatchewan-based three piece garage punk act Ultimate Power Duo, Riverside, CA’s No Bragging Rights, and Sackville, New Brunswick’s lo-fi singer / songwriter Shotgun Jimmie. So what’s coming up this week? Look for new releases from Attack In Black, Austin Lucas, Cursive, Propagandhi, New Found Glory, Shotgun Jimmie, and the Riverboat Gamblers with tours kicking off from Street Dogs / Swingin Utters / Shot Baker (US), Bouncing Souls / Dillinger Four / The AKAs (US), Cursive (US), Dropkick Murphys (St. Patrick’s Day shows), This Is Hell / Dead Swans / the Blackout Argument (Europe), and the Phenomenauts (US).
Source Continue reading March 8th, 2009

Friday, March 6 2009

We’ve posted some new reviews. You can check them out below:

You can check out any of our 8109 reviews right here
Source Continue reading Friday, March 6 2009

Deathwish launches free sampler

Deathwish has launched a new, free sampler featuring a wealth of material from releases on the label. The MMIX includes 19 songs, of which 15 are previously unreleased and two behind the scene videos. Songs come from across the label’s roster: The Hope Conspiracy, Narrows, Lewd Acts, Coliseum, Victims, Reign Supreme, Trap Them, Nails, Rot In Hell, Mother Of Mercy, Carpathian, 108, Resurrection, End of a Year, Doomriders, Pulling Teeth, Integrity, Supermachiner, J Bannon and Rise And Fall.

Grab a copy here.
Source Continue reading Deathwish launches free sampler

The Riptides plan release on Asian Man Records this fall

Asian Man Records will be putting out The Riptides‘ next full-length release. The band posted an excerpt from the Asian Man Newsletter in a MySpace bulletin:

The Riptides just sent us an update for the recording of their new record. It will be recorded in May at Sonic Iguana with Mass Giorgini (Screeching Weasel) producing & Philip Hill (Teen idols) engineering. Drum duties will be handled by Dan Lumley (Riverdales, Squirtgun). Watch for a September release on vinyl and cd. In the meantime, their split with the Queers will keep the fans happy until the full length is done…

Check out the rest of the newsletter here.
Source Continue reading The Riptides plan release on Asian Man Records this fall

Settle: “I Saw an Inferno Once”

Recent Epitaph Records signing, A href=””>Settle have posted some new music and detailed their forthcoming debut for the label. The record is titled At Home We Are Tourists and is due out May 19, 2009. The band promises influences like Elvis Costello to the Liars and was produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Army Navy, Yo La Tengo) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Jimmy Eat World, Pete Yorn, BRMC)

Check out “I Saw an Inferno Once” on their myspace page.
Source Continue reading Settle: “I Saw an Inferno Once”