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In a day when crunkcore and neon seems to be far too commonplace, pausing to remember Seattle, WA's Vendetta Red seems utterly necessary. Emerging onto the mainstream music scene with their impressive, rage-filled major-label breakthrough Between the Never and Now, Vendetta Red managed to mix melody and radio-friendly choruses with daunting sonic heights. Lead singer Zach Davidson's captivating vocals and clever wordplay were the perfect complement to snarly guitars and bombastic drums. Though it's been six years since lead single "Shatterday" was relative on radio, not a month goes by the song doesn't make it onto my iTunes playlist. Even to this day, few songs have as strong a chorus...
Gregory Robson on 08/05/09 - 06:36 AM
Hailing from the almighty Atlanta, the Marvelous 3 (fronted by mega-producer Butch Walker) stormed out the gates and brought massive arena-sized hooks to the masses. Scoring a popular hit in 1999 with "Freak of the Week," from their major-label debut, Hey! Album, the band became a leader in the powerpop-punk craze in the late '90's. If you were a fan when they were big, come and share your memories in the replies. If you have yet to hear some of the catchiest melodies likely to ever cross your eardrums, come take a listen.
Chris Fallon on 07/22/09 - 02:25 AM
How many of you miss Anadivine? The former Militia Groupers were one of the best bands at blending pop sensibilities with progressive and technical musicianship. Zoo has aged gracefully over the years, and still remains as a near-perfect bridge between accessible and intricate. If you've never heard of these guys before...now is the time. If you were a fan back when they were making music -- we'd love to hear from you as you break out the tunes and discuss the band in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 07/09/09 - 12:40 PM
When I was in high school, Further Seems Forever was one of the bands that shaped my musical spectrum. Three albums, three different lead singers, three different approaches. 2001ís The Moon Is Down featured Chris Carrabba before he was the crooner of Dashboard Confessional, while 2003ís How To Start The Fire put Jason Gleasonís fiery vocals on display. This band meant a lot to me, and now is a great time to discover the different styles of FSF. If you were a big fan, weíd love to hear your recollections of the band in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/20/09 - 01:53 AM
Two new featured bands today, both releasing albums this Tuesday. You can read Jeremy Aaron's very positive review of the new one from delightful indie-pop act Camera Obscura here, and Drew Beringer's praise of a more mature As Cities Burn record here.
Garett Press on 04/16/09 - 04:25 PM
The creativity of our website members knows no bounds. Now, as a case in point, check out the Paint Your Own Album Art thread, in which members recreate album art using a paint program, then other members name the titles of the albums. Here's a great example courtesy of one talented artist. Yes, we know, our general forum is the new mecca for art afficionados.
Adrian Villagomez on 04/16/09 - 12:46 AM
AbsolutePunk.net has been named on Stuff Scene Kids Like. This is an accomplishment we're quite proud of, considering we've joined the illustrious ranks of Jeffree Star and Jac Vanek's bracelets. Gee, thanks. Seriously though, it's a fun read. Check it out.
Anton Djamoos on 03/13/09 - 01:47 PM
Check out my interview with Propagandhi's Todd Kowalski, the fuel behind the group's last three furious albums.
From the InterviewI don't know if I feel like [critics] totally understand, but their interpretations are close enough that itís fine. Sometimes it seems like they're not even listening to the same record that I thought we made. [Plus] there are always people who just want to tear you down because they disagree with the general message.
OKComputer1016 on 03/04/09 - 11:16 AM
The blogs here at AbsolutePunk.net aren't all about personal life issues. TJ Wells, a regular over at the Entertainment forum, uses his blog to post movie reviews. He covers movies both new and old, and he also proves the versatility of our blog system. You can learn more about the blogs here, like how to import your AP.net blog into facebook or twitter - as well as how to add a photoblog/mobile blog to your page.
Adrian Villagomez on 01/21/09 - 01:05 PM
We've been collecting End of the Year lists from important bands, label personnel and industry folk for our annual feature. This is the last call - if you'd like to contribute, please email your "best of 2008" lists to aoty@absolutepunk.net. To get an idea of how these lists work, please see our lists from last year. Please remember: this is not for regular AP.net members.
Julia Conny on 12/22/08 - 11:41 AM
What do you think Fall Out Boy's new album will sell in its first week? Submit your guesses in here, and the person closest to without going over the number listed in next week's Soundscan will win a mystery FOB-related prize. All of the rules are in the replies. Contest entries will close at midnight Pacific time tonight.
Tony Pascarella on 12/16/08 - 09:43 AM
Back in June, Jason asked you guys what exclusives you wanted to see most. It helped us greatly in choosing features and I think we've done a good job of fulfilling a bunch of those requests. Now we'd like to ask for your suggestions once again: Which records coming out in the next six months or so would you like to get some early soundbites from?
Garett Press on 10/14/08 - 09:17 PM
Did you know that you can change the amount of posts you can view per page on AP.net, up to 50 posts? Some find this makes browsing the hundreds of comments in threads easier so you don't have to change pages so often. Edit your profile options to make this change. Now that we've helped you, feel free to help us post AP.net banners and widgets around the Internet. Not that we're guilt tripping you or anything...
Anton Djamoos on 07/03/08 - 08:54 AM
Blogging about hating your roommates may be the hottest thing on the Internet, but AP.net is probably a close second. Spread the word or we may just write a similar blog about you.
Anton Djamoos on 05/21/08 - 10:16 PM
Bindi Irwin and her Crocmen may be the hottest thing the Internet has going for it now, but AbsolutePunk.net is probably a close second. Spread the love and share the musical goodness today!
Anton Djamoos on 12/06/07 - 07:32 AM
AbsolutePunk and Vegoose Festival are teaming up to bring you a new contest to win a pair of tickets and VIP passes to see Rage Against The Machine, Daft Punk, Muse, Mastodon, Iggy & The Stooges, Gogol Bordello, Queens of the Stone Age, The Shins, Ghostface Killah and more on Halloween weekend in Las Vegas. Find all of the details here and start submitting your Halloween pictures!
Paul Tao on 09/10/07 - 12:49 PM
For months, the staff of AbsolutePunk.net has been working to create a list of bands that we feel have limitless potential to be the next big thing worthy of your ears. Without further ado, we bring to you:

Anton Djamoos on 08/09/07 - 10:06 PM
Check out our photoblog at Buzznet to view some new pictures from the Dallas, TX Warped date including shots of The Matches, Scenes from a Movie, Mayday Parade, Bad Religion, and our very own Blake Solomon.
Adrian Villagomez on 07/17/07 - 04:08 PM
Don't forget our great contest with We The People Records where we are giving away a 30 GB iPod as well as several CDs from WTP artists. Enter here - the deadline is coming up in a couple weeks.
Paul Tao on 01/04/07 - 11:33 AM

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