Tuesday, November 24 2009

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New Black Flag book due out this month

Music publisher Omnibus Press has announced a new book covering the history of hardcore pioneers, Black Flag. The book is titled Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag and is due out later this November 2009.

Assembled by Stevie Chick, the book features older interviews with Henry Rollins and Greg Ginn and a new interview with Chuck Dukowski. According to SST Records-affiliated Joe Carducci,

The story, laid out from the band’s earliest practices in 1976 to its end ten years later, makes a far more dramatic book than the usual shelf-fillers with their stretch to make the empty stories of various chart-toppers sound exciting and crucial and against the odds.

You can find more information here.
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Pierced Arrows (ex-Dead Moon) sign with Vice Records

Pierced Arrows have signed to Vice Records. The band features Fred and Toody Cole, who spent decades with garage band Dead Moon. It also includes former Severed Head of State member Kelly Halliburton.

The band is currently working on their third album, Descending Shadows, which is expected in early 2010. It was recorded at Portland’s legendary Buzz and Howl Studios and then mastered to a vinyl lacquer at Fred and Toody’s Oregon home.

A new song, “Paranoia,” is on their MySpace page.

Descending Shadows is due out February 2, 2010.
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Members of Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die and Anthrax form new metal outfit

Rocksound (link is temporarily down) is reporting another new side project formed while Fall Out Boy takes a break. The new band features Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley and Anthrax guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano. The band will also feature bassit David Karon.

Joe Trohman explained the project and collaboration:

Scott’s right hand is the reason I got into playing punk rock, hardcore and metal! Having Keith as part of the mix is insane, we all know he writes incredible lyrics but he is also a really good singer. That is showcased in Every Time I Die, but we want him to go more into singing than screaming on this project..

Drummer Hurley is also keeping busy with Burning Empires.
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Every Time I Die to tour with Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club, Trapped Under Ice

Every Time I Die According to The PRP, Every Time I Die will be heading out for a spring tour with Four Year Strong, Polar Bear Club and Trapped Under Ice.

The jaunt will form the band’s 2010 Spring tour in support of their Epitaph Records debut, New Junk Aesthetic in 2009
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P.O.S. talks about collaboration with Dan Yemin

In an interview conducted by our friends at Pastepunk, P.O.S. talked about some potential collaborations with Dan Yemin of Paint It Black:

Me and Dan Yemin have been talking about collaborating for almost two years now, just because, I met him at the Gainesville Fest a long time ago, and we already known that we were aware of each other through various correspondence via Dillinger Four in Minneapolis.

I named that song “Lifetimeā€¦Kid Dynamite” just because the chorus has a reference to Lifetime in it and I just figured it would be a good name for the song and apparently both Dan and Jason are fans of hip-hop, that was cool. I’m hoping me and Dan can collaborate in a big way, I’d like to do more just have him come sing out something or play guitar, I wanna do something big with that guy.

P.O.S. released Never Better in 2009. Paint It Black delivered the Surrender [7 inch] and Amnesia [7 inch] in 2009.

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Dave Grohl talks about Foo Fighters’ hiatus

Foo Fighters are on hiatus with members working on other projects. Nate Mendel is on the road with Sunny Day Real Estate and Dave Grohl has been supporting his new project, Them Crooked Vultures.

Dave spoke to Spinner about the reasons for the hiatus:

I think, to me, the most important thing was to give the audience a break from the band, not even that we need to stop playing, I feel like the world doesn’t need another Foo Fighters record right now.”

You have to consider a place like this, our studio, where when we come in here to do stuff it doesn’t seem like much has changed,” he says. “We might have nicer equipment, we might have a bigger set list, but honestly, it seems like everything around the band has changed in the last 15 years.

Outside of a few things, the way we work is still exactly the same because we never went into making an album feeling like we were the greatest, biggest rock band in the history of music. We’ve always felt like the underdogs. Going into make a record, I think it’s important to feel like you’re making your first record or you’re the underdog because I never felt like we can just rely on the name of the band. There’s no way. We have to actually try.

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Carbon/Silicon release “The Carbon Bubble” for download

Carbon/Silicon Carbon/Silicon, the ongoing project from Mick Jones of The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite and Tony James of Generation X have posted their second album for free download. The band, first announced in 2004, had become known for their open policy towards file sharing, making all recordings available freely online and encouraging bootlegging at live performances. The band has four songs available on their myspace page and countless more on their official website.

The new record follows their 2007 album, The Last Post, and can be found here.
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