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Grew up in Sacramento in the punk scene, moved to Denver and have been there ever since. Punk / Hardcore.

What gifts to give bands on tour

What gifts to give bands on tour

Jon Walker (Panic at the Disco!) wrote a short, insightful blog about what gifts are actually practical for bands on tour.

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The Forerunner Debuts New Track Excuses

The Forerunner Debuts New Track Excuses

Check out the new song from The Forerunner called “Excuses” from their upcoming album Deceptions.

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The Rugged Spud – s/t

Review : The Rugged Spud – s/t

SoCal’s The Rugged Spud put together a 9-track God-glorifying album of HXC/metal tunes. For fans of Sleeping Giant / xLooking Forwardx / Piteous Vendetta

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Katie Herzig tour w/Waterdeep, Jay Nash, Andrew Belle…

Katie Herzig tour w/Waterdeep, Jay Nash, Andrew Belle…

Folk singer/songwriter Katie Herzig is hitting the road with her full band, check out the dates and get out there!

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Dave Barnes – Stories To Tell

Review : Dave Barnes – Stories To Tell

Singer / Songwriter Dave Barnes releases his 5th full-length album titled Stories To Tell. RIYL Matt Wertz, Mat Kearny, Jason Mraz

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MxPx – Plans Within Plans vinyl preorder

MxPx – Plans Within Plans vinyl preorder

MxPx’s Plans Within Plans is up for pre-order on vinyl.

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Young Noah – Mixtape Vol. 1 free

Young Noah – Mixtape Vol. 1 free

Pick up the new 7-track mixtape from up-and-coming Christian rapper Young Noah off of Clear Sight Music (Flame’s label) for free. Download the mixtape here.

Flame – The 6th

Review : Flame – The 6th

Christian rap veteran FLAME releases his 6th album titled The 6th, and while it isn’t his best work there are still bright moments.

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Sev Statik – Sinderblock free

Sev Statik – Sinderblock free

the new 7-song EP Sinderblock from Sev Statik (Deepspace5) is free to download via his bandcamp page.

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Sho Baraka – Get Wise

Music Video : Sho Baraka – Get Wise

Rapzilla.com presents the second music video from the King Kulture project, “Get Wise” by Sho Baraka (116, High Society Collective)

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Life In Your Way post vinyl for Kingdoms

Life In Your Way post vinyl for Kingdoms

Get your vinyl copy of Kingdoms quick! Only 100 pressed of each color (transparent blue, white/red, and coke bottle green). Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!

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Andy Mineo (C-Lite) – I Am UNYC

Music Video : Andy Mineo (C-Lite) – I Am UNYC

Andy Mineo (formally C-LITE) posts a video titled “I Am UNYC” where he talks about how he became and artist and how he came to know Christ.

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JSON – Growing Pains full album stream

JSON – Growing Pains full album stream

Rapzilla has posted the entire album JSON – Growing Pains for stream over at their soundcloud page here

Declaration AD – I Can’t Ignore

Review : Declaration AD – I Can’t Ignore

Declaration AD, a HXC from New Zealand releases their debut full-length titled I Can’t Ignore. For fans of Strongarm, Advent, and mature HXC.

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Declaration AD – I Can't Ignore

Review : Declaration AD – I Can't Ignore

Declaration AD, a HXC from New Zealand releases their debut full-length titled I Can’t Ignore. For fans of Strongarm, Advent, and mature HXC.

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Honest Abe – Someone Punch Abel

Review : Honest Abe – Someone Punch Abel

Honest Abe is a 2-piece band from SoCal (bascially guitar & cello). Their challenging debut release is a 6-song EP titled Someone Punch Abel and it’s excellent.

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Honest Abe – Hormones video

Music Video : Honest Abe – Hormones video

Here’s a new video for “Hormones” by Honest Abe (Glory Kid Records).

The Feel Good Drag – demo

Review : The Feel Good Drag – demo

The Feel Good Drag is a three-piece rock group based in Germany. They have released a 3-track demo EP on bandcamp for free that features their style of sunshine-infused rock’n’roll

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Lecrae, GRITS, Sho Baraka, KJ-52 featured on benefit compiliation King Kulture

Lecrae, GRITS, Sho Baraka, KJ-52 featured on benefit compiliation King Kulture

Rapzilla.com in conjunction with Syntax Distribution releases the compilation album King Kulture. Proceeds from the album benefit Ecole de la Borne, a school in the Congo with scholarships and school supplies.

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Rugged Spud now on iTunes

Rugged Spud now on iTunes

SoCal’s spirit-filled hardcore group Rugged Spud is now available on iTunes

Comrades

Interview : Comrades

Blood And Ink Records have recently signed Virginia’s 3-piece post-hardcore group Comrades.  Blood & Ink have released a compilation of Comrades songs from between 2010-2011 titled “Collections: 2010-2011″ that you can check out here.

I recently completed an email interview with the band, so take a second and get to know Comrades:

 

 First tell us a little background on the band, who you guys are, where
 are you based out of, what style of music do you guys play?
We are based…

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Katie Herzig Music Video and Tour Announced

Music Video : Katie Herzig Music Video and Tour Announced

Katie Herzig posts a video for her song “Make A Noise” as well as announces a US Tour.

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Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – Open Your Eyes

Music Video : Maylene and the Sons of Disaster – Open Your Eyes

Check out the brand new music video from Maylene and the Sons of Disaster for their song “Open Your Eyes”, below.

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Life In Your Way – Who I Am

Music Video : Life In Your Way – Who I Am

Melodic hardcore act, Life in Your Way, have posted their brand new music video for the song “Who I Am”. You can view it below.

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Playdough “Road Doggin” Tour Video

Music Video : Playdough “Road Doggin” Tour Video

A look at the touring life of MC Playdough in this short 6 minute video titled “Hot Doggin”

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Stand Together Fest – Nashville, TN
The Kings Kids – Set Sail and Seek…

Review : The Kings Kids – Set Sail and Seek…

The Kings Kids release their 2nd full-length album Set Sail and Seek… full of Oi / Street punk songs for fans of Flatfoot 56, Swingin Utters, Street Dogs and Rancid.

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Best of 2011 by Brian Mercer

Best of 2011 by Brian Mercer

 Top 20 Albums

Balance & Composure – Separation
David Bazan – Strange Negotiations
Life In Your Way – Kingdoms
Touche Amore – Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
Close Your Eyes – Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts
Nick 13 – Nick 13
Lights – Siberia
Hundredth – Let Go
Gideon – Costs
Counterparts – The Current Will Carry Us
Matt Wertz – Weights and Wings
Ironwill – Unturned
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
Chiddy Bang – Peanut Butter and Swelly
Playdough – Wed White and Wu
Dinner and a Suit – Since Our Departure
Propaganda -…

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From The Eyes of Servants – From The Eyes of Servants EP

Review : From The Eyes of Servants – From The Eyes of Servants EP

Check out From The Eyes of Servants and their 6-song self-titled EP on Red Cord Records. For fans of Take It Back / Close Your Eye

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Absolved – This One Goes to Seven

Review : Absolved – This One Goes to Seven

SoCal punk band Absolved release their 7-song album This One Goes To Seven on Thumper Punk Records.

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Righteous Vendetta – Lawless

Review : Righteous Vendetta – Lawless

Righteous Vendetta have produced a relevant, impacting album in Lawless that will be a mainstay for fans of the modern metallic hardcore trend.

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A Plea For Purging – The Life And Death of A Plea For Purging

Review : A Plea For Purging – The Life And Death of A Plea For Purging

A Plea For Purging release their fourth full-length and it’s amazing.

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Hundredth – Let Go

Review : Hundredth – Let Go

Hundredth release Let Go, their follow-up to last years highly-rated When Will We Surrender. Let Go is full of passionate energetic hardcore and will be a contender for Album of the Year.

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Paradox – Mending

Review : Paradox – Mending

Paradox is back with a new album, Mending, with support from DJ Sean P and spots from Freddie Bruno, Syntax & Sivion and more!

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Thisl – Beautiful Monster

Review : Thisl – Beautiful Monster

Thi’sl releases his best album yet – Beautiful Monster, full of midwestern beats and killer raps.

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The Hoax – Stumbling Through

Review : The Hoax – Stumbling Through

Punk/hardcore outfit The Hoax released their album Stumbling Through on Thumper Punk Records back in the spring. It’s pretty impressive, check it out!

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Unshackled – The Overcoming Years

Review : Unshackled – The Overcoming Years

Check out this review of street punk band, Unshackled (Thumper Punk Records), by BMer

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Haste the Day – Haste the Day vs. Haste the Day

Review : Haste the Day – Haste the Day vs. Haste the Day

The last album to be released from Christian metalcore legends Haste The Day; Haste The Day vs. Haste The Day. Features Jimmy Ryan and the original members playing the old song and the current HTD lineup singing the rest!

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Serianna – Inheritors

Review : Serianna – Inheritors

Fans of August Burns Red / Haste the Day should check this release out by Serianna called Inheritor

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The Shiny Darks – Stab At Love EP

Review : The Shiny Darks – Stab At Love EP

The Shiny Darks bring back that old punk rock n’ roll style on their free 4-song EP called Stab At Love

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