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The American South is well-known for its rich musical history, which includes the blues, jazz, and more recently, it being home to numerous bands playing a sludgy variety of metal. Although emerging out of this scene initially in the mid-2000s, Savannah, Georgia's Baroness has shown with each album that a band can evolve, yet still incorporate aspects of where they began. With the debut of their double LP, Yellow & Green, this month the band continues to push the limits of American metal. Punknews staff interviewer Andrew Clark spoke with guitarist/backing vocalist Pete Allen via e-mail about the band's origins, current tour plans, and what he misses most when away.
Chicago black metal outfit Nachtmystium will be releasing their next album - Silencing Machine - on July 31, 2012. To that end, we've got some great prizes to give away. A first place winner will get a copy of the new album on a test pressing LP, a cassette, a CD and t-shirt, making you the master of al music formats and pretty adequate with clothing. Failing that you can still win the album on CD, cassette and a shirt so there is something for everyone provided "everyone" is three lucky people.
Slicing Up Eyeballs is reporting that for the 35th anniversary of the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, a three disc plus DVD reissue is underway. Due out September 24, 2012, the set will include the entirety of a newly remastered Bollocks, plus demos, B-sides, live cuts including Spunk: The Official Bootleg .
The set will include a hardcover 100-page book 1977 Diary, a replica 7-inch of God Save the Queen, a 3-foot-by-5-foot promotional poster, reproductions of the original promo stickers and a copy of the original handwritten lyrics to "God Save the Queen."
Today's stream comes from San Francisco, CA-based One Man Army. We've got a stream of a new song, "I.T.I.A.L.S", from their upcoming EP She's an Alarm . The EP is the band's first release since 2004 and was mastered by Mass Giorgini (Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Screeching Weasel).
The EP is due out August 28 via Adeline Records who will also be releasing One Man Army's first two records, Dead End Stories and Last Word Spoken, digitally for the first time.
You can listen to "I.T.I.A.L.S." on their Punknews.org Profile
OFF! are hitting the road in September, traveling through the southern US with Negative Approach. Along the way, the bands will be supported by Power Trip and Double Negative on various stops. OFF! released their self-titled debut earlier this year; Negative Approach released Friends of No One in 2010.
A less-than-specific new Tweet from Tom Delonge of Blink 182 and Angels and Airwaves suggests that we can expect some changes from the long-running pop-punk outfit. Delonge, who is no stranger to hyberbole, said this:
They last released Neighborhoods in 2011.
In a far more detailed piece than we've seen before, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace talked to the UK's Guardian about gender dysphoria, transitioning and what's next for Against Me!. The lengthy piece talks about the dawning self-acceptance:
Laura talks about revealing the news to family and her brother specifically:
Read the entire interview here.
Rolling Stone has a new video from Hot Water Music for their song "State of Grace," which appears on their latest album, this year's Exister . Singer/guitarist Chuck Ragan says of the song:
The band will be touring North America in the fall, playing headlining shows, as well as dates with Rise Against and the Gaslight Anthem.