"People have these expectations and beliefs that they pin on us," Lyxzén says. "There are some fans who have lived with The Shape of Punk to Come for their entire lives and have decided that's all we are. But now it's time for us to decide what we want our legacy to be. And this album is a good start-over, so to speak."
Refused are no longer dead. The band has announced that they will release their new album, Freedom, on June 30th via Epitaph Records. Head to the replies to stream their new single called "Elektra." Pre-orders for Freedom are now live.
02) Old Friends / New War
03) Dawkins Christ
05) Thought Is Blood
06) War on the Palaces
07) Destroy the Man
09) Servants of Death
10) Useless Europeans
Desaparecidos will release its first album in 13 years on June 23rd titled Payola via Epitaph Records. You can stream a new song featuring Tim Kasher of Cursive called "City on the Hill" in the replies. The album will also feature Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! and the So So Glos as well as many previously released tracks such as "MariKKKopa", "Backsell", "Anonymous", "The Left Is Right", "Te Amo Camila Vallejo", and "The Underground Man".
This tour has been great. Every show was fun. We had a blast with every crowd, every night. Until last night. One of the reasons that we stopped doing this band for a year was because we didn’t like the vibe at the shows. There are some people that genuinely connect with the music in one way or another, and then there are dick heads that seem to get off on ruining everyone’s night. I remember a friend of mine told me that I didn’t need to break our band up. I just needed to remember that at the end of the day, I don’t owe anyone a single thing. We went into this tour...
Falling In Reverse will release their third album, Just Like You on February 24th via Epitaph Records. The band has also released a new song called "Guillotine IV (The Final Chapter)" which you can stream in the replies. Craziest part about all of this? The song's probably the best thing they've ever done.
01) Chemical Prisoner
02) God, If You Are Above…
03) Sexy Drug
04) Just Like You
05) Guillotine IV (The Final Chapter)
06) Stay Away
07) Wait and See
08) The Bitter End
09) My Heart’s To Blame
10) Get Me Out
11) Die For You
The Sidekicks will be heading out on tour next month in support of their new album, Runners in the Nerved World. You can find all of the dates in the replies with another new song called "Summer Brings You Closer To Satan."
01) Hell Is Warm
02) Everything in Twos
03) Jesus Christ Supermalls
04) The Kid Who Broke His Wrist
06) Blissfield, MI
08) Summer Brings You Closer to Satan
09) Century Schoolbook Grown-Ups
10) Satellite Words and Me
11) Spinning Seat
12) All Things Run
The last record was just kind of like, “This is what this is about.” I feel like if you’re a fan of the band and follow our records, you know that I’ve always harped on the same subject and I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of that. I’m gonna write about what I wanna write about and I didn't want to be like, “OK, now that I’ve been writing about this I have to keep writing about it.” So I let myself feel out the songs; I wanted to touch on certain topics, but maybe not so specific as, say, mortality. There’s definitely been topics that are the same for most of the songs but it’s also a different take on...
Epitaph Records and their sister label Anti Records are looking for fall and winter interns. You have to be a current college student and live in the Los Angeles area. If you're interested, shoot an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Guardian recently interviewed newly signed Epitaph artist, Jamie T, about his five year absence, what he's been doing, his new album and there's even a little mention of Absolutepunk.net itself. You can also hear album track "Turn On The Light" there too.
The Ghost Inside will release their fourth full-length album, Dear Youth on November 17th via Epitaph Records. Hit the replies to check out the title track, "Dear Youth (Day 52)" in the replies. You can learn more about the record by checking out my Warped Tour interview with vocalist Jonathan Vigil here.
“It’s a very strange phenomenon,” Ness said. “Most bands that have been around 35 years, their heyday was 35 years ago and they’re still trying to live off that. For us, it was the opposite. Back then we were struggling, guys in a van going across the country broke. It just kind of evolves and progresses, and we’re really fortunate that way.”