2013 saw Ghost Cult crown Surgical Steel (Carcass) as our inaugural Album of the Year in a democratic aggregated vote process, untouched by editorial hands (other than the sliding of the abacus balls from one side to the other – or rather the logging of votes and the use of a rather rudimentary spreadsheet), a format we continue to utilise as the years pass, and the seasons grey. Our dedicated team of writers, editors, photographers make their submissions on demand following a month of much wringing-of-hands and profanities being aimed into the editorial mailbox.Continue reading →
Multi-platinum, award-winning band blink-182 will be back on the road in the summer of 2024 with a stadium and arena tour through North America. Following the massive success of their colossal global outing and recent headlining festival performances at When We Were Young Festival, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker will hit some of the biggest venues nationwide next year, debuting their new album One More Time … for the first time in the U.S. and Canada.
The pop-punk genre will never die. It’s fresh, fun, sometimes a bit silly, and wholly needed in a world full of stress and hate. People need music that makes them happy. People need music that will put a smile on their faces. People need music that will invoke a fresh breeze, wind in their hair, and a joyful being. Thank Gallus for the new album We Don’t Like the People We’ve Become (Marshall Records).
Live Nation /Ticketmaster have come under fire in recent years for what many concertgoers and bands decry as price fixing and artificially inflating ticket pricing, and scalping/reselling. The brand has been under investigation by the US Government after a major public outrage by fans after ticket fiascos such as Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and recently Blink-182. Live Nation has been the past recipient of irefrom metalheads after proof of collusion with bands to create a resale market with major bands, such as Metallica, causing a major embarrassment for the band. In their rebuttal to the case being made against them (one of which is that they hold an unfair monopoly on the entire concert industry) they claim they are not unfair and entrants into the field for ticket sales have caused them to defend their brand. Check out Live Nation’s response to the investigation below. Continue reading →
Thanks to TikTok trends resurrecting decade-old (and older) pop-punk and emo hits and spreading them like wildfire to a new surge of listeners, there has been a nostalgic Noughties emo revival. Between the majorly sentimental lineup of the When We Were Young Fest and bands like My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Thursday, Blink-182, Sunny Day Real Estate, and others, snapping out of hiatus and flooding stages once again, it should come as no surprise that Pierce the Veil is rejoining the ranks.
Blink-182 has shared their new single and video, their first from their new album Edging, due in early 2023. The track and video for the song “Edging” is their first with their current reunion with co-founder Tom DeLonge in ten years. The band announced a reunion with Tom,Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker for a new album and world tour worldwide trek includes their first-ever performances in Latin America along with stops in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The tour starts in March 2023 and is scheduled to run through February 2024. The band will also drop their new single “Edging” this Friday, October 14, marking the first time in a decade that Mark, Tom, and Travis have been in the studio together. Pre-order the new album merch, watch the the video below and stream the track on all DSPs today!
Major news as Blink-182, one of the biggest selling Pop Punk bands of all time, has announced its biggest tour ever, a colossal global outing with Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker reuniting for the first time in nearly 10 years. Produced by Live Nation, the worldwide trek includes their first-ever performances in Latin America along with stops in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The tour starts in March 2023 and is scheduled to run through February 2024. The band will also drop their new single “Edging” this Friday, October 14, marking the first time in a decade that Mark, Tom, and Travis have been in the studio together. Watch the trailer announcing the reunion and the tour below!
Tom DeLonge may have just played his hand and could be reuniting with Blink-182 after more than seven years out of the band! He updated his Instagram account this weekend and added that he“plays in Blink -182” – a mention of his former platinum selling pop punk band that had not been there in ages. Coupled with the fact that the band members had openly discussed reuniting following Mark Hoppus’ recent battle with cancer, and more recently Travis Barker’s health scare, and even current Blink frontman Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio saying publicly that he wasn’t even sure he was in the band (Blink) anymore,and signs point to yes!
With the majority of rock bands using their platforms to speak out about common world issues through blunt execution, Australian trio Dune Rats acknowledges those issues with their own amusing perspective. Their new album Real Rare Whale (BMG) was written in an effort to fight off the negativity brought on by the pandemic using rowdy feel-good tunes. With this new release, the band says, “Life is hard, but let’s have all the fun we can while we’re here.”Continue reading →
According to published reports Travis Barker, legendary Punk drummer known for Blink-182 and The Transplants, creator of MusInk festival, and producer of pop stars like Willow, Avril Lavigne, Machine Gun Kelly and others, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles. His condition is unknown at the present time, but he tweeted ominous “God Save Me” while en route to the hospital, and his daughter posted asking for prayers for her father as well. Travis has wed two months ago to celebrity Kourtney Kardashian, and had recently had his home profiled on HGTV where he discussed working from his home studio and the current state of his happy life. We’ll update this news and follow up with more information as it develops. Get well soon Travis!