Category: Music

  • Boy Sets Fire (1994-2006)



    PunkNews: it is not with a heavy heart that we write these words but with a head held high. we wanted to collectively inform you that BOYSETSFIRE has decided to retire. thank you all for your support and belief in us over the last 12 years…please know it meant the world to us. BOYSETSFIRE for…

  • Geldof cancels Italian tour after only 45 fans turn up for Milan gig

    From the Guardian: Only 45 people turned up on Friday at Milan’s Civic Arena for a performance by the 51-year-old singer and songwriter. The venue has a capacity of 12,000. Geldof refused to go on stage once he realised the dismally small number of people waiting to hear him perform. Before taking a taxi back…

  • Fat Wreck Chords Sampler 2006

    Fat Wreck Chords Sampler 2006



    From Fat Wreck Chords: Streaming and downloadable sampler, featuring Against Me!, Dead to Me, Good Riddance, Lagwagon, The Lawrence Arms, The Loved Ones, Love Equals Death, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, NOFX, None More Black, Only Crime, Randy, The Sainte Catherines, Strike Anywhere. Here.

  • Manowar to headline Gods of Metal Festival 2007 in Italy

    Manowar to headline Gods of Metal Festival 2007 in Italy



    From Manowar: MANOWAR – the only band to have headlined the Gods Of Metal 3 times – is proud to announce they will make their 4th headlining appearance on the 2007 edition of the festival in Italy on Saturday, June 9th. Along with MANOWAR will be special guests RHAPSODY and HOLYHELL bringing you the Demons,…

  • Heady Metal

    Heady Metal

    From the New York Times Magazine: When I asked Anderson about Sunn0)))’s stage theatrics, his response was almost Warholian in its mastery of spin, laying claim to absolute sincerity while playfully allowing that a certain degree of camp might be involved. What about the robes? I asked. Anderson frowned. “The robe makes it easier for…

  • The Aquabats recruit new guitarist, detail "Charge!!" DVD

    The Aquabats recruit new guitarist, detail "Charge!!" DVD

    From PunkNews: The Aquabats have gained a new member. Eagle “Bones” Falconhawk will be taking over guitar duties from Chainsaw, the prince of Karate who injured himself just prior to May. Here.

  • Feeling Sublime, Ten Years After

    Feeling Sublime, Ten Years After

    From LA Weekly: Still, something about them has stuck. They live on through tribute albums, cover bands and MySpace fan clusters that rival the population of Long Beach. Even now, they poll as one of KROQ’s all-time fan favorites, and Nowell’s Dalmatian, Lou Dog, who died in 2001, has memorial pages littered all over the…

  • Audio Hoaxes and Urban Legends, Part 3: Jud Jud

    Audio Hoaxes and Urban Legends, Part 3: Jud Jud

    From WFMU’s Beware of the Blog: Jud Jud was the band that was too straight edge for instruments. Every song (including their “tuning”) on their 1989 seven Inch The Demos consists of Steve Heritage (in the left stereo channel) and “B” (in the right channel) chanting their manifesto, which consists mostly of the word Jud,…

  • Gorilla Biscuits announce tour dates

    From Punknews: The full routing for the mostly U.S. tour featuring the recently reunited influential hardcore act Gorilla Biscuits has been announced. Victory Records’ Comeback Kid will be acting as direct support on all dates. Here.

  • Eric Adams to release Wild Life and Wild Times DVD

    Eric Adams to release Wild Life and Wild Times DVD

    From Manowar: Heavy metal and outdoor adventuring may seem to be disparate entities, but in fact, they have one distinct quality in common: They are both lifestyles. It isn’t an easy task to find a “casual” metal fan, just as it is an enviable venture to dredge up an outdoorsman who doesn’t live and breathe…

  • Metal Loves You

    Metal Loves You

    From LA Weekly: Over the past decade, as pious citizens have shuddered at metal’s devil horns and tattoos, Korn, Marilyn Manson and Dio have extended a claw to the kids who were being abused, rejected and driven onto the streets. Lamb of God have scientifically demolished the patriotic oaferies of militarism. Cattle Decapitation have bellowed…

  • Descendents launch exclusive Vans shoes

    Descendents launch exclusive Vans shoes

    From PunkNews: Descendents will be launching their own signature Vans shoe on June 1st, 2006. The long-running and influential hardcore/pop-punk act is currently on hiatus while members work as producers, scientists and even the backup band for the Lemonheads. Here.

  • Ukraine rock battles Russian pop

    Ukraine rock battles Russian pop



    From the BBC: Hand-picked by the festival’s organiser, veteran Ukrainian rocker and cultural patriot Oleg Skrypka, they had to fulfil three festival conditions: •    To sing professionally and live (ie – not miming) •    To play rock, hip-hop or anything other than pop •    To sing in Ukrainian. Here.

  • Manowar


    Just noticed that Manowar has an RSS feed (in their news section). Bought Into Glory Ride in 1983 at the Record Exchange, Walnut Creek, California. The same day Jef bought Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All but it was too fast so he sold it to me for $5. Then around that time, bought Mercyful Fate’s Melissa.…

  • This Board is Fast and Danger

    This Board is Fast and Danger

    So many great things over the years, this is one of the best. Can’t believe I’m just now mentioning Ill Mitch, my favorite Russian-American rapper. From Ill Mitch: To person who throw me a fruit to my helmet on street. I know color year and styles of saturn car you drive and I tell my…

  • Gorilla Biscuits to reunite for US tour

    Gorilla Biscuits to reunite for US tour

    From Punknews: United By Walter has confirmed the rumours that influential and beloved hardcore act Gorilla Biscuits will be reuniting this August for a US tour. The tour coincides with the re-release Gorilla Biscuit’s classic second full length, Start Today. The album was originally released in 1989. Formed in the 1980s, the band helped define…

  • Finland Squirms

    Finland Squirms

    From The New York Times: They have eight-foot retractable latex Satan wings, sing hits like “Chainsaw Buffet” and blow up slabs of smoking meat on stage. So members of the band Lordi expected a reaction when they beat a crooner of love ballads to represent Finland at the Eurovision song contest in Athens, the competition…

  • AFI release their first single online, "Miss Murder"

    AFI release their first single online, "Miss Murder"

    Love it or hate it, from Punknews: The first single from AFI’s upcoming full length has been posted on the band’s official website. The track comes from the band’s long-awaited (and delayed) sophomore album, Decemberunderground. The album is expected to contain both “hardcore moments” and more electronc leanings as well as feature backing vocals from…

  • A Marriage made in Metal

    A Marriage made in Metal

    From the Guardian: Today, he finds himself in the unlikely position of becoming the world’s leading heavy-metal cineaste. The first film he co-directed, wrote and produced, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, has been touring the festivals to much acclaim. The editing suite has been hired to cut another documentary, this time about the life of Dennis…

  • Labels Halt Downloads to Increase CD Sales



    From the NYT: “The labels are shooting themselves in the foot,” said Tim Quirk, executive editor of the Rhapsody music service. To the labels, Mr. Quirk advises, “every single track that you are worried about is available for free whether you want it to be or not.”