FORCED ORDER Announce Fall And Winter Tour Dates

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Southern California hardcore outfit Forced Order have booked both fall and winter tour dates on both American and European soil. From October 9 to November 7, the band will be playing a handful of shows in their home state alongside Ceremony, Soul Search, Burn and Trapped Under Ice. On November 18, the band will join Turnstile on a European trek that will extend through November 30. Finally, the band have booked another handful of California shows with Foundation that will commence in January of neat year. All of those dates can be found after the break.

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SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE To Release “Human Performance IV” Thru TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS

The fourth and final installation in the Human Performance series of EPs by storied North Bay hardcore band Sabertooth Zombie is set for a March 3rd release on Twelve Gauge Recs. The legacy and roots of SZ go deep into the hardcore scene of the Bay Area. Some of their peers include Ceremony, Trash Talk, and No Statik, among others. No Sir, another top quality Bay Area hardcore band, share members with the Tooth. No Sir’s breakthrough Lp, ’13’s The Future Is Bright, was released on Twelve Gauge. Do you see what’s going on here ,people? Do you see a pattern?  You see how everything ties in here?

Always the hardest rockin’ and bluesiest hardcore band of their scene or perhaps even their generation, SZ on their newest release Human Performance IV, draw upon a legion of disparate influences and inspirations for the recording, (recorded and mixed by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios and mastered by Piper Payne),
from Merle Haggard and Pink Floyd, to outlaw country, Jack Kerouac, and noise rock everything adds up to what is sure to make for an interesting headphone listen and hopefully, (fingers crossed), energetic live show.

Continue on after the break for the EP’s album cover art, track listing, and a link to live footage of Sabertooth Zombie’s performance at Anaheim’s Chain Reaction.

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Dark Blue Streaming Debut Album “Pure Reality”

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Philadelphia rising post-punk outfit Dark Blue (members of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black and Ceremony) are streaming their October 7th-due Jade Tree Records debut LP, Pure Reality, over at Death And Taxes Magazine.  Check the stream via here, pre-order Pure Reality here and catch Dark Blue at one of their upcoming shows, details below.

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GRAF ORLOCK Streaming New Track “Nursing A Hangover”; Announce Tour With DANGERS And HOLY

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Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.

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I Hate My Job: Josh’s Mid-Work Week Playlist Vol. 1

How many of you hate your jobs? How many of you can listen to your music while working? Well fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it), I can answer yes to both questions.

The following is a new segment in which I will give you a playlist based on the songs I find myself listening to over and over again while working. Originally I had planned to do this with full albums, but quickly realized I only listen to a handful of album. So in order to be less redundant I’ve decided to limit myself to ten songs a week. Continue reading to find out what songs I am annoying my co-workers with this week.

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TITUS ANDRONICUS To Tour With CEREMONY This Fall

Indie punk band Titus Andronicus have announced a Fall North American tour with Ceremony in support of their upcoming album, Local Business (October 23rd). In addition to the tour, Titus and Ceremony will be releasing a split tour 7″ that will feature Titus Andronicus’ song “In A Big City”, which can be viewed below, and a new Ceremony track entitled “Everything Burns”. I hated the new Ceremony but I have faith in Titus Andronicus since I enjoyed their last record, The Monitor. One can only hope. Here are the tour dates and “In A Big City”.

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September Staff Picks: Josh’s Albums To Get Intimate To

Aight, well it looks like we recently started a new column featuring our staffs most listened to albums for the month in question. So I guess I am now forced to do this for you guys. Anyway, the albums listed below are the albums that are currently controlling my cd player, itunes, and spotify library. Go ahead and listen to them, you probably will end up getting some action!

OUTKAST – Aquemini

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Review: CEREMONY-“Zoo”

By Lane Oliver

Ceremony made their presence known with the 2006 bludgeoning hardcore manifesto aptly named Violence Violence.  Since then the band has gone on to change their sound quite a bit; eventually incorporating elements of indie, alternative and old school punk into their style. Their new album, Zoo, shows the band making another sonic change. But is it for the better?

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CEREMONY To Release Covers EP In August

California’s Ceremony are set to put out a covers EP on August 9th via Bridge 9 Records. Wow. This is a hell of a year for cover albums, Caliban released the Coverfield EP, Dying Fetus are soon to release History Repeats… and Aurora Borealis put their compilation of covers up for download here and now Ceremony are putting out an EP featuring covers of such bands as Pixies, Crisis and Vile as well as others. I have never been huge on Ceremony but I look forward to seeing their takes on these tracks. I’m pretty much on the “not sure” end of the spectrum as of now, but we’ll see. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed Caliban’s cover EP. Maybe I’ll dig it. Bring it on. You can pre-order the EP here. The band will also be touring quite a bit this year. Check out the dates after the jump.

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
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