Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pep Rally - Dead Line (1996)

01. Happy Guy
02. Mr. Punk
03. Breakdown
04. Maybe
05. Unhealthy Days
06. I Think...
07. Kinder Surprise
08. Surf God
09. Faith
10. Easy
11. I Live Alone
12. Don't Turn Your Back
13. Face Value
14. Why

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Pep Rally was a melodic punk rock album from the US. This album was released in 1996 by One Foot Records.

- Sample song: Faith -

Rise Against full show at Hurricane Fest 2012

Rise Against playing live at the Hurricane Festival 2012 in Scheeßel, Germany.

00. Intro (10:52)
01. Survivor Guilt (12:17)
02. Ready to Fall (15:39)
03. Collapse (Post-Amerika) (20:05)
04. The Good Left Undone (23:44)
05. Help Is on the Way (27:32)
06. Disparity by Design (32:22)
07. Drones (35:51)
08. Re-Education (Through Labor) (39:52)
09. Blood to Bleed (44:31)
10. Satellite (48:59)
11. Prayer of the Refugee (53:11)
12. Swing Life Away (59:07)
13. Make It Stop (September's Children) (1:03:40)
14. Give It All (1:08:37)
15. Midnight Hands (1:12:56)
16. Savior (1:17:30)

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Friday, June 29, 2012

FanKaz - Slow Victims For Fast Predators (2009)

01. Intro
02. Against
03. Immovable
04. The Battle Cry For A Knight!!! Yyyaaayyy!!!
05. Attention! Attention! There's Black Hole In Town
06. L'ultimo Incontro Di Due Grandi Amici Alle Pendici Della Cascata
07. Don't Look The Cam When You Browse The Grass
08. Perso
09. Senz'Anima
10. Away From You
11. Senza Titolo
12. Via Di Gua
13. Revenge

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FanKaz was born on June 2003 to create their own melodic-skatecore-style songs. After many changes in the group’s line-up, after friends’ comings and goodbyes, the line-up is momentary settled: Ricky (guitar and vocals), Mora (bass and vocals), Pole (drums) and Elio (guitar). The band that inspires these tree guys to play is Belvedere, as all those bands that belongs to Skatepunk and technical hardcore scene, like This is a Standoff, A Wilhelm screm, BigWig, Strung out, Action men, Pendleton, Forus, SunEatsHouers, LagWagon, Venerea and so on…

- Sample song: Senz'Anima -

No Use For A Name performs On The Outside

See below a video of No Use For A Name performing 'On The Outside' at D-Tox Rockfest 2012.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Out Of Date releases new demo song from upcoming EP

The italian skate punk band Out Of Date released a demo song entitled 'This Day Is Not Grey' from their upcoming EP.

Click here to listen to the new song

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The Sheds - Self/Doubt (2012)

01. Self Doubt
02. Slash And Burn
03. Heart
04. Counting Sheep
05. Namesake

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The Sheds are a 5-piece outfit hailing from Agoura Hills, California. They play fast, technical punk rock tinged with the grit and intensity of melodic hardcore along with the pop sensibility of 90’s ska acts. The Sheds feature three brothers: Mac, Evan, and Morgan Miller, along with close friends Mark Blaker and Tony Cappocchi who round out the lineup.

- Sample song: Counting Sheep -

Main Line 10 releases video for Accidents

Music video by Main Line 10 performing Accidents from the album 'Stick'Em Up' (C) 2012 Tresert Records.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Decline releases music video for $hit Yeah!!

The australian skatepunk band The Decline released a music video for the song $hit Yeah!! from the album 'Are You Gonna Eat That?'.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lifeline Lost - Your Turn Is Last EP (2012)

01. Fold Away
02. Victims
03. Constant Refiner
04. End of Days
05. Anchors

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Lifeline Lost is a melodic punk rock band from Finland. Sharp guitars with a lot of melody, pounding bass and drums, from aggressive to smooth vocals bring you the best of Finnish punk rock!

- Sample song: Constant Refiner -

Bedtime for Charlie - Take What's Yours (Much the Same) - Studio Footage

Footage from Bedtime for Charlie's "Bright Light City Skyline" recording session. Italy, Rome. Hell Smell Studio, 2012.

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Lagwagon, Useless ID and Hogwash @ Paris


Lagwagon video

Useless ID video

Hogwash video

New Half Heartd Hero song: Vessel

Stream below a new Half Hearted Hero song entitled 'Vessel' from their upcoming full length.

- Sample song: Half Hearted Hero - Vessel -

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Monday, June 25, 2012

VA - A Tribute To Much The Same (2012)

01. Symphony Of Distraction - What I Know
02. Halfway There - Gut Shot
03. The Down And Outs - Conclusion
04. Branch - Seasons Change
05. Trick Shots - Hits Home
06. Counterpunch - Living A Lie
07. Hopeless Dew - Liar
08. District Never Sleeps - Wish
09. Adrenalized - The Greatest Betrayal
10. Bedtime For Charlie - Take What's Yours
11. Rejected Kids - Still Falling
12. Criminal Colection/Punkhart - Stitches
13. Curbside - For Those Left Behind
14. Cleave - Masquerade
15. Straightline - Picking Up The Shattered Pieces
16. Jet Market - Skeletons

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A Tribute to Much The Same.

- Sample song: Adrenalized - The Greatest Betrayal -

Nollie To Glory streaming new album: They Just Might

Nollie To Glory
is a melodic punk pop band from Spain. They have some mid-tempo punkpop song but also some other cool fast songs. Stream their new album 'They Just Might' below.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Skatepunkers interviews 'No Trigger'

On the 7th of June, No Trigger stopped in the small city of Lodi, in Italy, to play one of their last headliner European shows for the 2012 Tycoon release tour. We sat with Tom and Jon to talk about their music, Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce and, obviously, skatepunk.

Francesca: Hi Guys!
Tom & Jon: Hello!

Do you want to introduce yourselves to the readers of skatepunkers?
T: Hi! My name's Tom and I play in No Trigger
J: I'm Jon and I also play in No Trigger.

So how's the tour going and how long are you staying in Europe?
T: The tour's going great! We actually started in Belgium and then we just did a week or so in the UK. We've played Slam Dunk fest and we went all the way up to Aberdeen and came all the way back down, and we just crossed back into Europe...uhm...and we have about four shows left...
J: It's my turn to talk! T: Yeah, sure! We're only in Italy for this one show, and the last time we were here was last year, when we were playing Groezrock, and we just did six shows. We played in Bologna, and it was phenomenal! So hopefully tonight will be fun too. That's what we're hoping.

So you didn't play Groezrock this year, but was it a good experience in 2011?
T: The Groezrock we played last year was probably the best show we've ever played. EVER. It was my favorite show we've ever played. But, Groezrock, you usually can't play it two years in a row, so hopefully next year we'll be playing it again.

So you played last year without a new full length out, but only two songs, right? Why did it take you so long, five years, to have a new record released?
T: You know, we've all been busy, very busy with work and trying to get our lives together, you know, after touring for probably three or four year.
J: We waited five years before even considering touring another record. We had already toured the entire world off Canyoneer. But we finally did it! And we're all very happy with it.
T: Yeah, we put out the two songs because we weren't sure if we were going to really do the album and we were like "Let's just do a 7" because we can and it's easy”. And then we just decided, "Fuck it! Let's do the full length!". We actually wanted to do a full length all the time, but it's really tough when you have five different people doing five different things and it's all real life stuff: like, some of us own houses, some of us have jobs where you can't get days off. Like, this is the only vacation that we're taking the whole year. This is our only tour, and it's two and a half weeks, so we were really lucky to be able to have these days off. This is one of the only 25 shows that we're playing this year, and we decided to come to Europe. We're not playing the States: we had like five shows in the States, and the rest is this tour.

About your new record, Tycoon, I can feel that something has changed from your previous works: it's not a huge change, but somehow you taste a more mature and thought out sound.
T: Well, you know, it is different. When we recorded our first CD, Canyoneer, we were young, and we were recording with one of our heroes meaning we were really nervous and trying to record it as perfect as possible, and I honestly think that a little bit of personality was lost in that CD. I love that record, but this one has more balance, more personality, and I think that's what came out, you know.
J: We're all older now. We started writing Canyoneer probably eight years ago, so there's a lot of musicianship that has grown, so it became a little bit more personal on this record. And there was a little bit more freedom as well, on how we wanted to record Tycoon. We didn't have a time restriction or anything like that, we recorded it in our own home state, which gave us the freedom to come in and go as we pleased.

How was it, so, to have your first full length recorded under Dexter Holland label, Nitro Records?
T: We did't really work with Dexter, he just gave us money! [Laughs] F: Really? So you never met him?
T: Oh we did! We met him, once, but he gave us money, and then we worked at Nitro, with other people. But yeah, we met him once, and he was nice. J: Offspring's awesome! T: Ok, Dexter's great. Dexter got us to a point that we probably would have never reached without Nitro label!
J: He makes great hot sauce! Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce, and it is sooo good. T: It is actually phenomenal, it's so good. J: It's the perfect amount of spicy and you can put it on anything! Pizza, cheeseburgers...

Amazing! So the last question...
T: Is Jon single? F: Is he? T: Yes he is.

No, seriously. Since is about the melodic hardcore/skatepunk scene, what do you think of it nowadays? Is it making a comeback?
T: I guess here's the thing: that is the exact scene I grew up in. I'm thirty now, but all I listened to back then was melodic punk and hardcore and I skateboarded all the time. So did he [Jon]. I think the whole band, maybe four out of five, grew up like this. So we've been entrenched in this forever. It did kind of die out, I don't know why. I mean, I do know why: maybe people just got kind of sick of it, but there are still some diehards out there who fucking love skatepunk. But I think that right now people are starting to associate it, you know, with not even just our type of music but like even popper or even harder music. Like skating and punk, I don't know, it's kind of all over the place...I don't skate anymore...none of us in the band does anymore, but we used to, a lot! So I can't tell you what all the skaters are listening to.
J: But it's definitely making a comeback, I mean, you notice it, with bands like Bad Religion still putting out CDs. To me, that's skatepunk, you know. And then you've got bands like The Swellers, who are also in the fast skatepunk scene.
T: And then you've got bands like Title Fight (awesome), bands that are still doing that. J: Yeah, it's definitely there. With all the bands that are coming out right now, it's definitely there. He [Tom] brought up Title Fight, they're awesome and they play fast... they just remind me of the music I used to listen to. Right when I heard them for the first time I was like "Fuck!" I would listen to this band in ten years, I would listen to them when I was fifteen. You know, I love it. Keeps heated up. And this is really good for bands like us!
T: We're like...we know where we stand: we're kind of in between hardcore and...we're in between the Fat Wreck kind of stuff and Bridge 9 kind of stuff. We're right in the middle, we could play either way. We could play a show with NOFX, we could play a show with Bane. By the way I appreciate it [Skatepunk] but the kids are into definitely different stuff, but having bands like Title Fight really helps....Did I mention we're terrible at interviews? [Laughs]

So, interview is over! Do you wanna add something for the people on Skatepunkers?
T: Thank you so much,!


Thanks Francesca for the interview.

For A Reason - Maps And Mazes (2009)

01. M&M's
02. 40-Minute Train Back to Home
03. The Emperor's New Suit
04. Best Kept Secrets
05. Casting Off (where's Your Sailing Permit)
06. Another Day
07. Intentions
08. Rat Race Madness
09. The Deceivers
10. Maps And Compasses, Shovels And Ropes
11. Frame of Discontent

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For A Reason, melodic punk rock from Japan.

- Sample song: The Deceivers -

Edward In Venice streaming new album: Muori

The italian punk/hardcore band Edward In Venice, which plays some kind of screaming melodic hardcore, is streaming their new album 'Muori'.

Click here to listen to the new album

Alucard - After Dark (2006)

01. After Dark
02. Run To Extremes
03. Resignation Song
04. Peasants To Panws
05. Pitchfork Revolution
06. RC
07. Summer's Coming
08. There With You
09. Snapshot
10. The Month Of Mars

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Alucard were a punk rock band from Sterling Heights, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit and had been playing since 2005. They refer to their style of music as “shredcore,” playing fast and melodic punk rock. They released a self titled EP called “Alucard” and their debut full-length in 2006, entitled “After Dark”. In January 2008, guitarist Mike Supina joined A Wilhelm Scream, following the departure of Chris Levesque. Later that year, guitarist Ryan Collins began playing with The Swellers, following the departure of bassist Lance Nelson, and then guitarist Garrett Burgett.

- Sample song: After Dark -

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Curbside - The Sound I Know (2012)

01. Breaking In
02. 54 Queen Street South
03. Saving Face
04. Days In Strides
05. 200 BPM
06. Distance
07. Dragged Away
08. Live To Leave
09. For Those Left Behind
10. Side Effects
11. Get It Going

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Curbside is a skate punk band from Canada featuring members of Handheld.

- Sample song: Breaking In -

Bedtime for Charlie streaming 'Take What's Yours' from the Much The Same tribute album

Bedtime for Charlie's version of "Take What's Yours" by Much the Same (from Chicago,IL), for the tribute compilation out on Japanese label Torch of Hope Records.

Click here to listen to the cover song

Reset will be releasing new album this summer

Reset is a punk rock band that formed in 1993 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As you can read on their facebook page or below, they will be releasing a new album entitled 'The Antidote' this summer:

We are happy to announce the name for the new RESET album will be "The Antidote". The release coming this summer .
Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le nouvel album de RESET qui sortiera cet ete s'intitulera "The Antidote".

Friday, June 22, 2012

Straightaway will start recording the new 13 songs album this July

From their facebook:
Out of around 30 songs we wrote since Democracy Of Spreading Poverty we've agreed on 13 songs that should make it on Last Exit To Nowhere. We're starting the recording and tracking drums on July 30th. The countdown has begun my friends! We hope you are as stoked as we are about this!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nathan Detroit - Milestone-Hindsight EP (2012)

01. Milestone
02. Hindsight
03. What She Said (Bonus Demo)

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Nathan Detroit is a southwest based pop-punk band heavily influenced by the late 90’s alternative emo movement and by fast NOFX style skater-punk on top of bands like Biffy Clyro and newer punk stuff like The Story So Far.

- Sample song: Milestone -

Jet Market is dead

We're sorry for not posting any news for a long time… we're posting this now because we thought it was just and necessary to clarify our situation. Jet Market broke up. For how things are today we're not doing any last gig or tour and we're really sorry about that. The reasons why we broke up are many and it will be reductive to justify them all with a standard "all good things come to an end". Despite this, we really wanted to send our biggest hug to all the people who always supported us during these 14 years.
To who helped us out by booking gigs and tours, recording music, replacing members that quit the band, giving us a place to sleep or something to eat, to those who sang our songs in their room or shouted them out under the stage. You'll never know how much this all meant to us. Jet Market have been a big part (and sometimes even the most important part) of our life. Be sure that each and everyone of us will carry in his heart all the years spent playing in this band and, most of all, all of you who supported us and loved our music. Thank you for that.
It has been an amazing journey, the best ever taken.
Jet Market, 1998 - 2012.

They have also added a final acoustic song to the post.
Click here to listen to listen to it

Slick Shoes writing new EP

After so many years, Slick Shoes is recording a new EP.
From their facebook:
Quick Update for you! Ok, we are currently writing songs for an EP! Also, we will be playing as many shows as physically possible after we are done recording. Please, don't hold your breath for a national tour anytime soon as all of us are family men. Some of us with kids, some with pets, some of us with lots of both! We definitely all have one thing in common, and that is we all have lots of responsibilities other than SS. We all love writing and playing music too, and have missed all of you fans. We all agree we have die hard, dedicated fans, most of which grew up with us and are now growing old with us and that means a lot! So we start this new chapter,part-time and probably DIY. Anyhow, it’ll probably be quiet for a while on this page while we write, but when we start recording or anything new pops up we will let ya know.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Contrabandit - Greatest Hits, Volume 3 (2012)

01. Unstiched
02. Unglued
03. The Debts
04. It's Complicated
05. Check Out The Checkout
06. Isolation Pay
07. Wait On
08. Everything I Never Said

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Contrabandit is a 5-piece skate punk band based out of Ottawa, Canada formed in 2005.

- Sample song: Isolation Pay -

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Offspring - Days Go By (2012)

01. The Future Is Now
02. Secrets From The Underground
03. Days Go By
04. Turning Into You
05. Hurting As One
06. Cruising California (Bumpin' In My Trunk)
07. All I Have Left Is You
08. Oc Guns
09. Dirty Magic
10. I Wanna Secret Family (With You)
11. Dividing By Zero
12. Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell

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Days Go By is the ninth studio album by the American punk rock band The Offspring, due for release on June 26, 2012 It is their first album in four years, following the release of Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace in 2008. Days Go By will also be their first recording to feature drum work by Pete Parada, who joined the band a year before the release of Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. The drum tracks were also recorded by session musician Josh Freese, who provided the same role on the band's previous two albums.

- Sample song: Dividing By Zero -

Kill The President releases first single from upcoming EP

The spanish melodic hardcore band Kill The President released a new song entitled 'Back To The 90's from their upcoming EP.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

The Offspring performing new songs

See below a video of The Offspring playing new songs. Quite fast, quite good.

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Not My Problem - Not My Problem (2012)

01. B. Junior
02. Etiópia 1985
03. Hospital Geral Do Estado
04. Pátria Amada
05. Seculo XXI
06. Sem Ter Paz
07. Tragédia
08. Um Por Ninguém, Todos Por Um

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Not My Problem is a skatepunk band from Brazil.

- Sample song: Etiópia 1985 -

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Curbside streams new album: The Sound I Know (including the Much The same cover)

The canadian melodic punk band Curbside (featuring members of Handheld) is streaming their new album The Sound I Know.

Click here to listen to the new album.

Check the forum or their facebook page for further news.

After The Fall finishing their new record

From their facebook:

We are back from canada. Good Riddance killed it. Now it's time to finish our new record. Next show: Saturday July 21st at Upstate Concert Hall 7PM! MORNING GLORY & AFTER THE FALL

Chaser is (essentially) done

From the skatepunkers forum:
Hey guys, I don't know if you know this yet, but Chaser has called it quits. We played our last show in April. It was fun, but everyone was moving on, being more active in other things: work, families, etc. Just normal life. We all still talk, though a few members have moved out of state. We're thinking about keeping the tradition of playing annual desert party. Even though Chaser is essentially done, there will be some more news. I can't say exactly when (I don't even know), but I would like to think this year.

If you don't know Chaser, I suggest you check them out:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flying Frogs - The Beginning EP (2012)

01. Live Or Die
02. Habit Doesn't Make The Man
03. Living Each Moment
04. Your Legacy To The World
05. Under The Light
06. Never Hopeless
07. A Great Story
08. Fly

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Flying Frogs is a melodic hardcore / skate punk band from Torelló, Spain formed in 2011.

- Sample song: Never Hopeless -

Stream the new Local Resident Failure album: A Breath Of Stale Air

The australian punk rock band Local Resident Failure is streaming their new album: A Breath Of Stale Air that you can buy here. If you like what you listen, you can download a 128kbps webrip from here. The proper version will be posted as soon as someone shares it.


Tony Sly from No Use For A Name talks about his solo project and the new NUFAN record

Read here the entire interview.

NUFAN hasn't released a record since 2008's The Feel Good Record of the Year. Are you working on new material?

I really want to make a record with the new line-up because I'm excited about the sound, and we need a record to go on tour. If you keep touring the same places and playing the same music over and over again, it gets monotonous and you're milking the fans.

Propagandhi releases remake song: 'Free John Hinckley'

From their website:

Remember that remake of “Bullshit Politicians” that was supposed to be on the that comp years ago but then wasn’t on that comp for some silly reason that no one involved cares about anymore? well, in honour of the total handing over of the country’s keys to corporate interests by Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party (i wish they’d conserve something for once), also known as Bill C-38, we dug up said track from the deep within the Propagandhi archives and put it on that thing called “band camp”. you can take it for free (i think) or you can buy us a virtual beer and a smoke with a donation while you follow the link in the description to see what’s so bad about favouring multinational corporations over the people that actually live here. who knows? maybe one or both of us can actually get out from in front of our computers and join those already trying to do something about this dark day. crazier things have happened.

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