ALBUM REVIEW: The Used – Heartwork

While everyone is talking about one particular emo band making a comeback in 2020, there has been one band that has been consistent since 2002, The Used. The Ohioans are as relevant now as they were in 2004 and are here to deliver their eighth album Heartwork (Big Noise), produced by John Feldmann (Goldfinger), the album is packed with style—a quick blast of energy and intense rhythm. The album has many guest appearances that will become classic staples. Continue reading

MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: DJ Matt Stocks on Leeds Festival 2002

DJ Matt Stocks is the opening act for the upcoming Fireball sponsored Fuelling The Fire Tour with Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, and Save Ferris next month. In addition, opening support in each city will come from the contest winners of Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition for each city the tour hits. DJ Matt shares his Favorite Concert Memory ever with Ghost Cult, his time well spent at Leeds 2002! Continue reading

Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition Launches with Less Than Jake UK Tour

This fall Less Than Jake returns to the UK with Goldfinger, Save Ferris, Thieves Of Liberty and DJ Matt Stocks performing every night. Not only that Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition will see a new band join each night! Ticket price thereafter is £18. Thieves Of Liberty were the winners last year. Competition is open now and your band could join the tour! Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019. One entry per band, entrants must be 18+ on date of performance and at least two members of the band must be based within 30 miles of the venue they are applying for. Winners will be notified by Friday 9 August 2019 and announced on Monday 12 August 2019. Full terms and conditions can be found below. Continue reading

Back To The Beach Festival, Huntington Beach, California

Travis Barker is a man of many talents. One of those talents is playing host to some damn good shows. The most recent iteration, hot off the heels of Barker’s Musink in March, was in the form of the (hopefully) first annual Back to the Beach festival—a punk/ska/reggae revival wherein Travis joined forces with John “Feldy” Feldmann of Goldfinger fame. Continue reading

Back To The Beach Announces Set Times, 311, Sublime w/ Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone Set To Headline

Back To the Beach Festival, the annual music festival that takes place right in the heart of Huntington Beach, California has revealed their set times for the fest kicking off on April 28th and 29th! It’s two days of great music, beach games for the entire family, food, and drinks galore. Kids under 10 even get in free! You can see the set times below. Presented by Travis (Barker) and Feldy (John Feldman of Goldfinger) The fest features 311, Sublime w/ Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone (w/ the original line up), Goldfinger (ft. Travis Barker), Hepcat, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, The Interrupters, Suicide Machines, Mustard Plug, The Aggrolites,Big D and the Kids Table, The Untouchables and main more special guests. Continue reading

Goldfinger – The Knife

Goldfinger has returned with their first new material for nine years. Titled  The Knife, (Rise Records), their newest opus is an interesting listen for old fans and casual listeners alike. It’s a bit of a mash-up of pop-punk, Ska, and Rock n’ Roll. It’s a lighthearted fun album to listen to; a very California sounding record that evokes beach and waves and even a hint of Sharknado! Goldfinger’s The Knife is poppish; meaning, it’s very easy to listen to.  Continue reading

10th Annual Musink To Host NOFX, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Used, Glassjaw, Goldfinger, Bad Religion, Pennywise

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Now 10 years running, MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker, is set for March 17, 18, and 19, 2017 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert is America’s largest tattoo and music festival, featuring hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low and Slow Car Show, a vendor village and bands. Those bands include  NOFX, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Used, Glassjaw, Goldfinger,  Bad Religion, Pennywise. Continue reading

Video: Black Veil Brides Offer Teaser From New Album Sessions

Black Veil Brides, photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Black Veil Brides, photo©Kevin Estrada / kevinestrada.com

Black Veil Brides, who are in the studio working on their fifth album, released some footage from their recording sessions. You can watch the clip at this link or below:

Black Veil Brides are in the studio with Producer John Feldman known for his own band Goldfinger (‘Here In Your Bedroom’) and produced the third BVB album, Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones. Their last effort, the self-titled album from 2014 was helmed by Metallica producer Bob Rock. The band released its first-ever concert DVD and Blu-ray Alive And Burning, in July 2015 and headlined Warped Tour. The cover artwork for the set was designed by the band’s longtime friend and previous album cover illustrator Richard Villa.

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Amnesia Rockfest Confirm More Acts, Documentary Trailer Streaming

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Amnesia Rockfest has released their full schedule for the full event, happening June 18-21, 2015 in Montebello, QC. The newest additions to the lineup include:

The Dookies (featuring members of Goldfinger playing Green Day‘s album Dookie in full late-night on the Friday, on top of their regular set)

Big D & The Kids Table (A tribute to Operation Ivy late-night on the Saturday, with possibly some special guests)

Beyond Creation
Insurrection
Slayer
Carcass
Down (with Phil Anselmo of Pantera)
Parkway Drive
Bolt Thrower
Hatebreed
The Ataris
RVIVR
War On Women

An Amnesia Rockfest documentary titled Montebello Rock Village: the story of Rockfest is currently in the works, and stream the trailer below. Ongoing project since 2010, the film will finally see the light of day this Fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival. The film will tell the unique story of the event, from its modest beginnings with 500 festival-goers to present-day, now the largest rock festival in Canada.

Over 200 bands will be featured in the documentary. Members of Bad Religion, The Offspring, Pennywise, Korn, NOFX and Lagwagon appear in the trailer.

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Linkin Park, System Of A Down, The Offspring, Slayer, Deftones, etc Confirmed For Amnesia Rockfest 2015

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The 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest has announced Linkin Park and System of a Down will be headlining the Friday and Saturday nights of the event respectively. Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Fat Mike (NOFX) are curators of the 10th anniversary edition.

The Offspring will be doing their album Americana in its entirety; Deftones performing their Around The Fur album in its entirety; and Rancid will be doing their And Out Come The Wolves set.

Some of this year’s new features include having several comedians such as Tom Green, Steve-O from Jackass (first Quebec appearance in 10 years, since the 2004 riot at the Metropolis) and Mike Ward. Several other surprises and secret performances are in store for festival-goers.

The rest of the lineup consists of:

Linkin Park (Headline Friday Night)
System Of A Down (Headline Saturday Night)
The Offspring (performing Americana album)
Slayer
Snoop Dogg
Rob Zombie
Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black – first Quebec appearance)
Pixies
Sublime with Rome
Deftones (performing Around The Fur)
Rancid (performing And Out Come The Wolves)
Bad Religion
Refused (reunion)
Bad Religion
Thrice (reunion)
Coheed And Cambria
Story Of The Year
Flogging Molly
Gogol Bordello
Propagandhi
Goldfinger
Less Than Jake
Good Riddance
Ten Foot Pole
The Bouncing Souls
Satanic Surfers (reunion)
Buzzcocks
Descendents
ALL
The Exploited
GBH
Michale Graves (of the Misfits)
Ministry
Skinny Puppy (first show since 1988)
Parkway Drive
Down
Fear Factory
Atreyu (reunion)
Carcass
Bolt Thrower (rare Canadian appearance)
The Melvins

Quebec Stage
Les Cowboys Frintgants
Banlieue Rouge (one night reunion)
Groovy Aardvark (one night reunion)
Subb (one night reunion)
MAP (one night reunion)
Penelope (one night reunion)
Blind Witness (one night reunion)
Bald Vulture (one night reunion)
Overbass (one night reunion)
Les Ékorchés (one night reunion)
Capitaine Révolte (one night reunion)
Mononc’ Serge
The Planet Smashers

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