In case you just woke up from a 30-year coma (bummer for you), here’s a quick primer on Strung Out: Way back in 1989, Jason Cruz got the bright idea to start a punk band with his guitar-playing buddies Rob Ramos and Jake Kiley. It wasn’t the kind of plan that required much more preparation than play fast, play loud, play all the time. No one thought this high school band would become a career. Yet here we are, nearly three decades later, and Strung Out is not only still active but thriving, a paragon of punk and an inspiration to thousands of fans (and musicians) worldwide.
Portland punks Abolitionist will release their fourth LP, The Instant, on May 1st. The album is available for pre-order at: https://abolitionist.bandcamp.com/album/the-instant-lp-2018.
Recorded in 5 days at Supernatural Sound Studios in Oregon City, Oregon, by engineer Robert Bartleson, and mastered by the mighty Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, The Instantcompiles 12 punchy tracks, drawing sonically from a variety of punk and hardcore influences. The album also explores (through yet another dystopian storyline) the human tendency to follow the herd in the name of lofty ideals -- often at the expense...
Canada's finest hardcore/punk outfit, COMEBACK KID, have released brand new music in the form of the 2 track single "Beds Are Burning". The single will include the band's cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic as well as the brand new track "Little Soldier”, and will be released on New Damage Records in Canada (Nuclear Blast rest of World).
Make sure to watch the visualizer of "Beds Are Burning" in its full length, HERE.
After a series of sold-out reunion shows on the West Coast, one of Canada’s most influential bands is ready to show the rest of the country what all the hype is about.
SLOW was formed by Thomas Anselmi, Christian Thorvaldson, Stephen Hamm and Terry Russell. Ziggy Sigmund was added to the line-up soon after as a second guitarist. The band released the 7” I Broke the Circle in 1985, followed by Against the Glass in 1986, which featured the legendary “Have Not Been the Same (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD0xeHKAPOA ),” one of the most iconic songs in Canadian music history. The song’s name was even t...