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Jul 25

Set it Off Playing New Song Live -

Set it Off have been playing a new song, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” live. Check out a video in the replies.

He is Legend Stream "Smoker Scoff" -

A new He Is Legend song titled “Smoker Scoff” can be heard at Metal Injection and in the replies.

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Norma Jean Announce August Tour Dates -

Norma Jean is heading out on tour in August. Dates in the replies.

Brendan Kelly Kids Album? Mike Park's Working On It. -

In a recent interview with Punks in Vegas, Mike Park (Asian Man Records) revealed that he’s asked Brendan Kelly to do a children’s album for his Fun Fun imprint.
I’ve already talked to Brendan and he’s on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.

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Exclusive: Blue Friend Song Stream -

Tokyo-based screamo band Blue Friend will release their debut full-length I Will Be Your Friend in September via Dog Knight Records. It’s twenty-five minutes of dissonant, harsh screamo in the vein of classics like Beau Navire or modern groups like Old Gray. Today we’re got an exclusive stream of the track “Kowai.” Hit the replies to check it out, and then you can pre-order the LP via Dog Knight’s site.

Anberlin: The Exit Interview (Part III) -

In celebration of this week’s release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we have been posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band’s 12-year career. The final installment with guitarist Christian McAlhaney is now available here, while part II with vocalist Stephen Christian is here and part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
From the moment they asked me to be in the band, it’s been pretty epic, honestly. I feel very blessed and very grateful to have been able to have done this in two different bands now. Most musicians and kids growing up who had dreams and aspirations of being in a touring band, I’d say for 99% of them it doesn’t work out. It doesn’t pan out. For me to have done it once in Acceptance – toured, been on a label, put out records – that’s an amazing, amazing thing. To do it twice, and even on a bigger scale with Anberlin, I feel extremely blessed.

The Boxer Rebellion Gearing Up For 5th Album -

It looks like The Boxer Rebellion are demoing for their fifth album.

AP.net Interview: The Ghost Inside -

You can read our interview with The Ghost Inside here. The band is set to release their fourth full length album in the fall on Epitaph Records, which includes guest vocals from Jason Butler of letlive.
Lyrically, it’s about the fact that I’m getting a little older now, and it’s about the opportunities that you have when you’re younger. When you first start getting into adulthood, you have so many open doors and so many opportunities and so many places to go and things to do – literally, the world is whatever you want it to be.

AbsolutePlaylist: The Best of Rise Records -

It’s pretty hard to argue that Rise Records isn’t one of the top independent record labels out there. Thinking about it, the first time I had ever heard of the label was when Drop Dead, Gorgeous played at a Christian festival Tomfest in July of 2006. I remember learning about new bands through the label’s sampler CD’s (remember those?) - this was one of my first exposures to bands like The Devil Wears Prada and more. The following AbsolutePlaylist is a collection of what I consider to be Rise Records very best - hopefully you find a new artist or two to check out and support. Definitely include links to your own favorites in the replies.

Staff Content (07/25/14) -

“You called in a fake propane emergency? That’s a $50 fine after I report it.”
Staff Interviews The Ghost Inside (Jake Denning)