Despite listening to the genre for close to twenty-five years I am not well versed in the Australian Hardcore Punk scene; that changes now with Melbourne’s Geld and Currency // Castration (Relapse Records), the band’s third album. I have since learned that there is a thriving scene that includes the likes of Primitive Blast and Nerve Damage and clearly, I have a lot of catching up to do.
Dropdead, Jimmy Eat World, Panopticon, Best Coast, Goya, members of Landmine Marathon and their related bands, and many more will perform at Butler Fest this Saturday, November 21st, a virtual fest to benefit Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler and raise funds for expenses related to his recent liver transplant. Tickets are available at the link below. Your ticket purchase will gain you access to the full event the day of the initial stream and On-Demand (meaning, you can watch this later). The full lineup for Butler Fest can be seen below.
Punk music continues to be the most outspoken genre of heavy music in terms of political/social issues. This is no different from the hardcore punk/grindcore outfit known simply as Dropdead. Formed back at the beginning of 1991 and has released many recordings over the years, this is only the third studio album, however, it has come about in perfect timing. Simply titled Dropdead 2020 (Armageddon), is a twenty-four-minute sonic attack on all things evil such as the ever-growing right-wing extremists, animal abuse, and overall human stupidity.
Hardcore Punk legends Dropdead has shared a new single and video for the track “Flesh And Blood“. The song comes from their forthcoming new self-titled album, their first full length in over 20 years. You can pre-order the album from the Armageddon Label at the link below. Continue reading →
Legendary Rhode Island hardcore punk band and activists Dropdead have released a ten-song, digital compilation of unreleased demos via the Armageddon Label, and offshoot of the Armageddon Records shops in New England. The sales from the release will go to fund a new van after theirs was stolen in Montreal June first. The band continues to work on new music for release at a future date, as frontman Bob Otis recovers slowly from his 2017 motorcycle accident. The band recently got off tour (when their van was stolen), performed at Maryland Deathfest this year and has booked other shows this year, such as the legendary Obscene Extreme Festival next month. Please support this band any way you can!Continue reading →
Dropdead frontman Bob Otis was injured in a motorcycle crash on July 18th where he skidded out on his bike in Providence, RI and rolled 25ft. Although he was wearing his helmet, he broke six ribs and suffered other injuries. Bob has a history of back and other medical problems, and this latest injury just compounds things for him physically and financially. His friends have launched a Gofundme for Bob to help with the medical bills. Please give if you can, to this artist who has given so much with his words, music and his own devotion to charitable causes.Continue reading →
Thrashmasters Municipal Waste have announced a brief east coast tour with Gangreen, Dropdead, and Savage Master. The band is still touring behind last summer’s Slime And Punishment album, released last June via Nuclear Blast. The band is also participating in the anniversary party for Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pennsylvania on June 9th, before heading over to Europe for summer metal festivals. Continue reading →