News Posts

Death Ray Vision, where hardcore punk meets metal, has signed to Metal Blade Records for the release of their upcoming new album ‘No Mercy From Electric Eyes’!

New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front are going to tear it up in Germany and Belgium in February on a mini European tour!

Sludge metallers Alienatör are streaming their full new album ‘Regrets’ in full right now in anticipation of the official release tomorrow!

Maggie Lindemann released her album ‘Suckerpunch’ last Friday, filled with belters of pop punk tracks and shared a video for the track ‘cages’!

Estonian pioneering modern metal band Horror Dance Squad brings with their blend of pop, punk and metalcore another breath of fresh air this summer with their latest single Ego Death, out via Inverse Records!

The New Jersey punks of Pollyanna unleashed their energetic new single and video ‘Mars’ from the upcoming new album ‘Slime’!

Slay Squad unleashes yet another track with ‘BEAM’, mixing deathcore, punk, hip hop and techno into one crazy sound!

As a complete opposite for White Void, Black Void has signed with Nuclear Blast to bring their blend of punk and black metal into the world with their first album ‘Antithesis’ out soon!

Hungarian Celtic punk pirates Paddy and the Rats announce their new album and unveil a first track!

Simple Plan teamed up with Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley to deliver the anthemic new single ‘Ruin My Life’!

Album Reviews

Pittsburgh punk rockers Anti Flag have released their 13th album ‘Lies They Tell Our Children, a “conceptual” album about the state of the world that we currently live in, with 7 out of the 11 tracks featuring guest artists. Out via Spinefarm Records.

The Interrupter’s fourth album ‘In the Wild’ expands on their own inimitable mix of punk and ska without alienating their fan base.. Out on Hellcat/Epitaph.

‘Going Viral’ – a truly fun release from the Canadian punks Modern Terror that will make you forget a bit about the past 2 years of pandemic misery.

Sublime sleazy garage grunge full of swagger, bravado, confidence and great, great tunes.

‘Atavistic Black Disorder/Kommando’ is essential for the die hard fans of Mayhem.

EXIL play fast, stupid music with smart lyrics permeated with a sense of alienated bleakness. Much of the lyrical bantering deal with the above, life in the big city, and the mind-shattering daily life of modern Western society.

The pillars of truth: let’s smash them down with heavy guitars, energetic drums and strong vocals. This is what As We Suffer, from Ottawa (Canada), is doing with their debut album.

Rat King’s ‘Vicious Inhumanity’ scores high in its first half, but leaves somewhat to be desired towards the end.

Some classic Celtic punk/rock from the German outfit Fiddler’s Green!

4 Swedish girls are kicking some serious ass with their infectious rock and the outfit Browsing Collection!

Lists

2023 starts off with quite the bang with new releases from VV, Anti-Flag, Imperium Dekadenz, Turmion Kätilöt, Katatonia, Kiberspassk, …and Oceans, Obituary, Suasion, Dropout Kings and Vėlių Namai!

Some of our most anticipated released for May 2021, warning: there is way more exciting music being released, this is only a small selection…

It wasn’t all bad in 2020. Although it seemed like that sometimes. An example are these awesome albums that were released this year. The bands couldn’t tour, but I’m sure they will the first moment they can. Enjoy!

Photo Reports

Canadian Billy Talent stopped in Munich to celebrate a night of celebration, friendship and love of neighbors, with support from the British Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls and Berlin based punk rock outfit Pabst!

The Australian up-and-coming metalcore outfit Polaris made Backstage Munich explode with the help of their friends of Alpha Wolf, Great American Ghost and Stepson!

A while back, Bring Me The Horizon set fire to the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia with the help of the varied support with Knocked Loose, Grandson and Siiickbrain!

Punk rock fans were spoiled on a Saturday a couple of weeks ago when the absolute legends of hardcore punk GBH turned On The Rocks in Helsinki into a complete chaos of old school punks and new school punks dancing and partying like there’s no tomorrow. An event by Loose Mind Productions and support from Broken Trend and Likaiset Pikkarit.

With The BossHoss, one of Germany’s most popular bands right now, we didn’t expect anything less than joy, animation and party at their show at the Tollwood Summer Festival in Munich!

Agnostic Front – the pioneers and godfathers of N.Y.H.C. – made a stop-over on their 40 year anniversary European tour at the Cafe Central in Weinheim last month and turned the place in one big moshpit!

Canadian hard rocker Danko Jones was finally back to rock the legendary Finnish rock club Tavastia in Helsinki! The pictures…

Today we celebrated The Kids playing for 45 years (!) in one of the most beautiful historic venues in their home town. And they brought along the next generation with Midnight Tattoo and Captain Kaiser!

Black and white photograph of Janez Detd singer Nicholas Vanderveken surrounded by young girls in white shirts and dark polka-dot skirts and holding pompons.

Janez Detd filled played a packed Vooruit for their “Beenies & Blockheads” Rewind Show, a throwback to 1998 for an enhusiastic crowd.

Brutus

Pictures of the recent Brutus concert in Trix, Antwerp with support band Junior.

Gig Reports

We caught Lydia Lunch & Marc Hurtado playing Suicide and Alan Vega songs at The Caves in Edinburgh, and it wasn’t for the lover of sweet and tender music, quite on the contrary!

The Damned recently did one last tour with the original line-up and our reporter went to check out the stop at the O2 Academy in Glasgow for what turned into a celebration of old school punk with support from Penetration, TV Smith and The Bored Teenagers and Smalltown Tigers!

At the “Does This Look All Killer No Filler tour” stop at Vorst Nationaal in Brussels, Cassyette provided us with something new to check out while Simple Plan and Sum 41 provided a true trip though memory lane.

The old school “Brummie Hardcore Punks” of GBH came to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album ‘City Baby Attacked by Rats’ and started a riot at On The Rocks in Helsinki with support from Broken Trend and Likaiset Pikkarit!

After 5 long years, Canadian rock ‘n’ roll machine Danko Jones finally came back to the legendary Finnish rock club Tavastia!

The Used is celebrating their 20th anniversary and are touring through North America visiting smaller venues to give back to their fans!

Prime Time: an event showcasing the talent that 3 bands of the Danish Prime Collective stall brings forth…

As closer for my weekend, I caught the show of melodic hardcore greats Ignite in Helsinki!

Satanic Surfers have a special kind of bond with Belgium, or rather with the Belgium punk rock family. Their very first gig in Belgium was in Ostend actually and they were more than happy to be back. Even while it was in a tiny basement, no fucks were given this evening.