We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread. Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.
Please join us in sending him love and positive healing vibes during this time.
Indian School and Watch For Horses are releasing a new split 7" in January. We are streaming each band's side a month early - check it out in the replies. The pressing will be 300 white vinyl, 100 purple, and 100 teal - out January 12th via Wiretap Records. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it. Fans of punk rock should enjoy this one.
After the recent (and great) interview with Noel Gallagher discussing music today, he has now sat down with BBC Radio 4 for Mastertapes for more thoughts. Watch a clip here of him discussing U2's decision to give away their album and this idea in general.
"See all this started with Radiohead, didn't it, and people have been reacting to that ever since. Then everybody went mad, I remember the Kaiser Chiefs were like, 'Make your own record tracklist, we'll give you a pound.' What?! You'll give people a pound?! It remains to be seen how Coldplay react to it. I firmly believe we'll all get a knock on the door at some point over the next two years and Chris [Martin] will be stood there. And...
Massachusetts metalcore legends Overcast's discography is being collected and re-released as a 3-CD set titled Only Death Is Smiling on February 3rd via Bullet Tooth. They'll be playing a few shows to celebrate; dates are in the replies.
Jack O'Shea of Bayside has undergone spinal surgery to fix a developing injury from performing. We send our thoughts and prayers to him for a healthy recovery.
So 11 years of headbanging and playing 11lbs plus Les Paul's had led me to spine surgery. A month ago I lost most of the use of my right arm and powered through a tour in Europe. I got home and decided to see a specialist to make sure my physical therapy was correct and was rushed into surgery. I had a 3 level fusion in my cervical spine and should hopefully get most if not all of my right arm back but it's right into intense physical therapy starting next week. Also my nurse is terrible at installing IV's.
Today is our time to come clean and reveal that with great thought and heavy sadness, we as 5 individuals have decided to call time on our journey as Morning Parade.
This is not down to musical differences, nor is it down to interpersonal relationships or band disagreements. It comes down to the simple reality that at this current point, for us to continue any further would be to do so at the detriment of our friendship, our personal, emotional, mental and financial well being, as well our enjoyment of music and memories of our time as Morning Parade.
Morning Parade has given us some of our greatest memories, dream like experiences, hysterical laughter,...
1. Schematic - "Wonderful Christmastime"
2. Ourlives - "Three Kings"
3. Sullivan - "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
4. Trespassers - "Last Christmas"
5. Young Fox - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
6. The Foxery - "Silent Night" / "Carol of the Bells"
7. Over the Ocean - "O Little Town of Bethlehem"
8. Shy, Low - "O Holy Night"
9. Barren Womb - "Beard of Doom"
Update: The chat is now complete. Big thanks to everyone who came by!
Lou, Xavier, Matt, and Aaron from Palisades will be stopping by this thread at 2:30pm PST/5:30pm EST to chat with us. The band will be releasing their sophomore full-length album, Mind Games on January 13th, 2015 via Rise Records, you can pre-order it here. Also, they have announced that they will be on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, you can begin buying tickets on December 12th at 10am local time, dates can be found here.
This week we're back with another AbsolutePlaylist from one of my favorite bands, P.O.D. You might recognize their early radio hits, such as "Youth of The Nation", "Alive", and "Boom", as well as placement in numerous films. They've also collaborated with variety of artists like Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Head to the replies to check out the playlist. The band's new acoustic album, SoCal Sessions, is out now.
I recently sat down with Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, in which we spoke about one of his favorite bands, Madball. We talk about his first experiences with the band, the possibility of new music from Hazen St., and more. You can check it out here.
The first time I saw them live, I actually opened for them. It was Shai Hulud, this local band Brethren, and Madball at Cheers in Miami, around 96'-97'. It was really crazy, the crowd was insane.
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Dream Ritual will release its new self-titled EP on December 9th via 6131 Records. But today you can get a taste of it early by checking out our premiere of the band's EP in the replies. If you dig what you hear, pre-order it today.