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SLAVES Announce Break-Up, Will Live On Through Jonny Craig’s Face Tattoo

SLAVES Announce Break-Up, Will Live On Through Jonny Craig’s Face Tattoo

You may have missed the news a couple of weeks ago, so to provide an update on the clusterfuck that is SLAVES, guitarist Alex Lyman announced he would be leaving the band after their current tour with Capture The Crown ends in the U.S Now, in true Jonny Craig half-assed fashion, the band have lazily announced the band is now over, updating their Facebook with the message “Tonight in Sacramento and tomorrow in Santa Cruz are the last Slaves shows EVER. Come send the band off with us.” RELATED: SLAVES Release Shit Cover of JUSTIN BIEBER’s ‘Sorry’ The post was met with a mixture of surprise and hilarity, with one fan revealing that “Everyone attending are guaranteed one free laptop!” And another switched-on fan observing that “Nothing with Jonny Craig ever lasts lol”. Jonny Craig founded Slaves in 2014 with former Four Letter Lie and D.R.U.G.S drummer Tai Wright, along with Lyman and former guitarist Christopher Kim (who left the band last year) and have released two studio albums, the most recent being 2015’s Routine Breathing. With Lyman reported to be the main composer, it’s no surprise that the band has now announced their demise, although some fans are understandably upset that the band has sprung it on them seemingly out of the blue. Tonight in Sacramento and tomorrow in Santa Cruz are the last Slaves shows EVER. Come send the band off with us. ❤️ Posted by Slaves on Saturday, April 9, 2016 It’s unlikely JC fans will be disappointed for long, however, with the macbook-swindling madman very likely to join or begin another project soon – once he... read more
STRAY FROM THE PATH Vocalist Unveils New Band ‘AFTERPARTY’

STRAY FROM THE PATH Vocalist Unveils New Band ‘AFTERPARTY’

Current STRAY FROM THE PATH vocalist Drew York and former drummer Dan Bourke have released the first single from their new band, AFTERPARTY. The new song, entitled ‘Leaving’ is about as far removed from the politically aggressive hardcore sound of Stray From The Path you can get, with an evident emo/pop punk influence and clean singing. The song is taken from their seven-track EP I Hope You Don’t Make It Home available now via Bandcamp. It was produced by auditory master Will Putney, so you know it’s going to be a top-tier listening experience. You can check out the new song below and also stream their EP I Hope You Don’t Make It Home. I Hope You Don't Make it Home by... read more
MOTLEY CRUE’s Vince Neil Fights Nicolas Cage, Loses

MOTLEY CRUE’s Vince Neil Fights Nicolas Cage, Loses

This past Thursday saw a “huge physical fight” break out inside Las Vegas’s Aria Hotel between Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil and actor Nicolas Cage. According to TMZ (*cough*), Cage came to the rescue after Neil attacked a woman who had asked for his autograph, and footage has been acquired of the pair outside the hotel lobby (which you can view below). In the footage, Cage tells Neil to “stop this shit now”, and it’s very intense; it could probably be a movie within itself. A criminal investigation has also reportedly been launched into Neil’s... read more
RAMMSTEIN To Sue German Goverment Over Financial Losses

RAMMSTEIN To Sue German Goverment Over Financial Losses

Insane dildo-wielding, fire-breathing German industrial lords RAMMSTEIN are mounting a legal case against the German government for financial losses relating to their 2009 album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (There’s Enough Love For Everyone) for the tune of €66,000 (AUD $99,600). The band claims the excessive censorship applied to the album upon its release forced them to destroy or store more than 85,000 copies, leading to the massive financial blow. The German government are keen censorship advocates, with all media subject to indexing by an agency who can censor material if it’s considered harmful to young people, bearing the catchy appellation ‘Federal Department For Media Harmful To Young Persons’. Liebe Ist Für Alle Da was censored by the agency under grounds of pornography, with the cover-art, lyrical content, and video clips relating to the album all doing their part to rustle the collective jimmies of officials. Most notably, their clip for song ‘Pussy’, which featured the fellas bumping uglies with several prolific German porn stars, with you having to head over to Pornhub to watch the original version. Although, perhaps the funniest thing to take away from this unfortunate situation is the striking irony of the German government attempting to censor Rammstein for being edgy in the context of artistic expression and depicting perfectly legitimate sex acts between consenting adults, yet censor their own media when, gee, I don’t know – 1,000 women are sexually assaulted by migrants in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. Here’s hoping Rammstein can quash the censorship ruling and stick it to old man Merkel with the impending... read more
NOFX To Release Tell-All Book ‘NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub & Other Stories’

NOFX To Release Tell-All Book ‘NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub & Other Stories’

Punk legends NOFX are gearing up to release their book NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub & Other Stories, a tell-all insight into the pioneering madmen’s 30-year career as one of the most hectic bands of our time. Each chapter is reportedly written from the perspective of a different member of the band, providing a unique look into their personal history and achievements as opposed to simply focusing on the collective history of NOFX, covering everything from addiction, death of loved ones, and family struggles. NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub & Other Stories was written by former Dead Kennedys frontman and award-winning punk filmmaker Jeff Alulis (AKA: Jeff Penalty), who fronted the San Francisco punk band from 2003 – 2008 and has worked on numerous punk-themed projects, most notably the Youth Brigade biopic Let Them Know: The Story Of Youth Brigade & BYO Records and the Backstage Passport series with NOFX. In a recent interview with Alternative Press, drummer Erik ‘Smelly’ Sandin spoke of some of the more confronting topics in the book, including his struggles with drugs and alcohol. ”…I’d come to terms with a lot of my past already. I’m in recovery for drugs and alcohol, and that has a lot to do with it. Drug and alcohol addiction isn’t necessarily the drugs, it’s the damage in the past and how you deal with it. So I’d already come to terms with a bunch of it. What was and is difficult is how is my father going to react when he reads it. He was not the most pleasant person to be around when I was a child, but we’re... read more
Phil Bozeman Reveals New WHITECHAPEL Album Will Feature Clean Vocals, Elitists Salty

Phil Bozeman Reveals New WHITECHAPEL Album Will Feature Clean Vocals, Elitists Salty

WHITECHAPEL frontman Phil Bozeman lightly salted dozens of deathcore elitists earlier this week when he declared there will be clean vocals on their upcoming record, due to be released later this year. Citing Randy Blythe’s singing on the most recent Lamb Of God album as inspiration, Bozeman has since clarified that only two songs on the record will feature clean vocals. ”We all thought it was really cool how Randy [Blythe] from Lamb Of God wasn’t afraid to try some manly melodic vocals on their last record. So Phil’s diving into that a little and seeing where it goes. He’s actually got a great singing voice.” There's only 2 songs on the record that have clean vocals. Just an FYI. — Phil Bozeman (@phillybo) April 7, 2016 The as yet untitled album will be Whitechapel’s sixth studio effort and the follow up 2014’s Our Endless War, with Bozeman also revealing that vocal tracking has now been completed. @phillybo thats so gay — [email protected]@AGE (@anthonymalloch) April 7,... read more
STRAY FROM THE PATH Release New Song Dedicated To THE GHOST INSIDE

STRAY FROM THE PATH Release New Song Dedicated To THE GHOST INSIDE

New York hardcore act STRAY FROM THE PATH have taken time out from hating the establishment to record a new song dedicated to fellow hardcore bros THE GHOST INSIDE. The new song entitled ‘Talking Tragedy’ is available via Bandcamp, with all proceeds generated from the song to go directly to The Ghost Inside. Stray From The Path released an accompanying statement with the new song, speaking of how they’ve risen through the ranks with their friends in The Ghost Inside beginning way back in... read more
KE$HA’s Rape & Abuse Claims Dismissed By Judge, Contractual Issues Remain

KE$HA’s Rape & Abuse Claims Dismissed By Judge, Contractual Issues Remain

The enduring legal battle between singer Ke$ha (Kesha Rose Sebert) and producer Dr Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) has taken another turn, with the pop starlet suffering a major defeat when all but one of her eight claims of rape and abuse were dismissed by New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich. In the 27-page decision, Kornreich elaborates on the nature of Sebert’s claims and brings to light a number of points as to how and why she settled on dismissal. In 2013, Sebert failed to record any new material, and thus, Gottwald commenced a breach of contract action in New York. “Immediately thereafter”, Sebert brought action alleging claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender violence, which again, allegedly all occurred in California. Particularly on the matter of what the New York statutes commonly refer to as “hate crimes”, which Sebert alleged Gottwald violated, Kornreich ruled that “Every rape is not a gender-motivated hate crime”, and also rejected the singer’s suggestion that all of Gottwald’s alleged threats over the past decade were motivated by a “hate crime” agenda. Basically, there were quite a lot of holes in Sebert’s story. Judge Kornreich noticed this, and thus wrote: “Kesha’s abuse allegations didn’t state a time, place, or specific type of conduct … Her claims of insults as an artist, her looks, and her weight are insufficient to constitute extreme, outrageous conduct intolerable in civilised society”. The only claim that wasn’t dismissed was the one related to contractual issues, which will be discussed further on April 13; Kornreich concluded that “The remaining arguments of the parties were either unnecessary to reach or were... read more
WEEDEATER & CONAN Announce Joint Australian/NZ Tour

WEEDEATER & CONAN Announce Joint Australian/NZ Tour

Everybody’s favourite dirty sludge trio, WEEDEATER, have announced that they’ll be teaming up with UK ‘caveman battle doom’ outfit CONAN for a fuzzed out romp around the southern hemisphere this July. The double bill tour will be Weedeater’s first visit to Australia in their 18 year history, despite a number of previous attempts by promoters to bring the trio down under; most notably for the ill-fated Corrosion Of Conformity tour of 2014, which was ultimately cancelled when Sydney promoters, Redline Music, were forced to cease trading due to tax litigation. Liverpool’s Conan will be returning to our shores for the first time since 2014, in support of their latest album Revengeance. Tickets are on sale now through W.A promoters/masters of shitposting (seriously, don’t click ‘attending’ on the Facebook event. These cunts post ten times a day), Life Is Noise. Weedeater’s latest album, the Steve Albini engineered Goliathan is available now through Season Of Mist. Tuesday July 12 San Fran, Wellington Wednesday July 13 Kings Arms, Auckland Thursday July 14 Crowbar, Brisbane Friday July 15 Manning Bar, Sydney Saturday July 16 Max Watts, Melbourne Sunday July 17 Rosemount Hotel,... read more
SAOSIN Release Another New Song ‘Racing Toward The Red Light’

SAOSIN Release Another New Song ‘Racing Toward The Red Light’

Emo/post hardcore legends SAOSIN released a new song entitled Racing Toward A Red Light from their long-awaited comeback album Along The Shadow. The new track follows the first single The Silver String, (appearing to have been filmed in the same session), and is another promising display of things to come, with a considerably heavier sound than the previous single. Along The Shadow is the first new material from the band in over seven years, and the first to feature original frontman Anthony Green since their debut EP Translating The Name. The new album is out May 20th via Epitaph Records, with preorders available through the official Saosin website. WATCH: Racing Toward A Red... read more