NEW DAMAGED GOODS RELEASES

Hello folks,

 

The 2nd long-player from the Cute Lepers, entitled "Smart Accessories" is due out on December 7th. It’s available to pre-order now from the DG online shop. The limited vinyl comes on a choice of 4 different colours (red/green/white or grey), or a bundle pack of all 4 colours. The CD is a lovely digipack. Click on the cover art to order yours:-

 <http://damagedgoods.greedbag.com/>

“Smart Accessories” is the second album from Seattle’s Cute Lepers who, as I’m sure you know, are a six/sometimes seven-piece band from Seattle, WA equally influenced by first wave punk, mod-revival, power pop, with the spirit of Johnny Thunders…together with occasional hints of doo-wop, early 60’s rock ‘n’ roll and a load of female back-up vocals. Led by chief songwriter Steve E. Nix & Kicks (yes that’s Steve E. Nix & Kicks from seminal Seattle band The Briefs!).

After a couple sold out singles and lengthy tours of the United States and Europe, summer 2008 their debut album "Can’t Stand Modern Music"  was released on DG in Europe and Blackheart Records (yeah… the label Joan Jett started up a few decades ago!), it combined the attitude of punk rock, the style of mod, and the polished sound of pop. The album went on to win the Best Punk Album category in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. Now their back with their second album “Smart Accessories” follows much the same path, 13 new tracks including the recent single ‘Berlin Girls’ along with 12 other future punk-pop classics. The band are doing a lengthy European tour throughout November and December.

If you like the Cute Lepers and punky stuff in general why not check out these 2 recent releases from Damaged Goods…..

Louis Lingg & The Bombs – Hates Your Laws EP (7")

Louis Lingg and the Bombs are goddamn punk-rock-garage-pop-anarcho saviours of the 2 and half minute pop song. They come from Paris where they regularly blow up little bars with explosions of snot and beer fuelled punk rock energy.

The group is named after Louis Lingg, the famous Chicago anarchist who committed suicide on death row in 1887. Some of their songs are ultra-political anarchist punk rock and some of their songs are like children’s nursery rhymes. ALL of their song’s are full of interesting pop hooks and melodies and they are sung with energy and commitment.

The line up:

Josh (ex-Tchiki Boum, ex-In Vitro, Producer of Underground Railroad, Foxglove, First Part, Flashing on Bright, King of Conspiracy and NMA ) on Vocals and Guitar.

Rudi Pourri (from Udigrudi) on Bass and Vocals.

Ben Flob (visual artist) on Guitar and Vocals.

Gilbertmuda (ex- The Troglodites) on Drums and Vocals.

Clem Phlegm (from Foxglove) on keyboards/ Julie Hate on vocals

Their influences:

Punk bands like The Briefs, The Epoxies, Antiflag, Pansy Division and The Dickies. They have a strong love of ’77 style punk like The Buzzcocks, The Clash, The Adverts and The Undertones.

Never forgetting that they are children of the 90s having grown up with bands such as Nirvana, Bikini Kill, Sleater Kinney and The Butthole Surfers. In their song-writing however, their admiration of classic children’s songs is clearly visible, as is their 60s influences; Shirley Ellis, Aretha Franklin and Nancy Sinatra.

Click below to order online:-

 <http://damagedgoods.greedbag.com/buy/hates-your-laws-1/>

Cyanide Pills – Suicide Bomber (7")

This is the second single from Leeds based punk band Cyanide Pills.

It’s a double A-side featuring a punk-pop classic of the future ‘Suicide Bomber’ and then punk garage steamroller that is ‘Black Lightning’. Click on the artwork to purchase online:-

 <http://damagedgoods.greedbag.com/buy/suicide-bomber-2/>  

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REBELLION FESTIVAL-BANDS

Latest additions to  Rebellion  festival Blackpool 2010 are:
 
Stiff Little Fingers
 
King Kurt
 
Bombshell Rocks
 
The Oppressed

Irish punk legends the Defects

Penetration

UK SUBS  and more.

 

Theres still time to get a cheap weekend ticket at £70-before they rise to £90 on Dec ist. Go to www.rebellionfestivals.com  now!!!
 

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COCK SPARRER vSTREET DOGS

STREET DOGS added to COCK SPARRER shows – March 2010
 
The line up for the 2 Cock Sparrer London gigs is now complete. This is the bands first London shows for 18 years. They will be joined on Friday 26th March by AGNOSTIC FRONT, DEADLINE, THE RABBLE and recent additions STREET DOGS who feature original DROPKICK MURPHYS singer Mike McColgan. Saturday 27th March see’s THE BOYS, PENETRATION, UK SUBS and THE EXPOSED joining streetpunks founding fathers.
 

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BILLY BRAGG IN CANADIAN PARLIAMENT

legendary musician  and Clash fan Billy Bragg recently appeared before the Canadian Parliament to talk about the file sharing problem.

The singer and the Canadian New Democratic Party is calling on the government to let artists find a way to make music file swapping a legitimate part of promotion and sales. He is hoping to see new ways to compensate performers while protecting downloaders. One of the options proposed was to impose a levy on MP3 players similarly to how the Canadian government taxes blank CD purchases.

Though that levy is ostensibly to compensate for downloading, the tax is imposed on everyone, even those who do not download music illegally.

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MIGHTY BOSSTONES BOSTON SHOW!

THE MIFGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES have announced the full line-up for their 12th annual Hometown Throwdown, being held at the House of Blues in Boston from December 26 – 28. The band has confirmed that Pilfers and Razors In The Night will support the first night, Darkbuster and The Void Union on the second and Bim Skala Bim and The Pietasters will perform on the third night.

Additionally, the band will be playing on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ in LA on December 11. They will be playing a mini-set for the fans in attendance. T

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CITY INVASION LINEUPS

THIS YEAR’S  BIG CHEESE SPONSORED CITY INVASION LINE-UP IS AS FOLLOWS :
SAT 5TH DEC SHIEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY

SUN6TH DEC LONDON ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY

THE EXPLOITED – ENOUGH SAID
US BOMBS – AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP AS POSSIBLE
THE GRIT – STRAIGHT OUT THE ALLEY
POUNDAFLESH – STRAIGHT OUTTA DERBY!
MORAL DILEMMA – NEW ALBUM ON PUMPKIN RECORDS
THE SKINTS – DEBUT ALBUM NOV 09 ON REBEL ALLIANCE
THE LUCHAGORS – ATLANTA USA
JONNY ONE LUNG – LONDON ONLY
RENO DIVORCE – COLORADO USA
GIMP FIST – NORTH EAST STREET PUNKS
COCK 55 – SHEFFIELD ONLY
GIRLFIXER – LONDON ONLY 

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JOAN JETT / DEBBIE HARRY DOLLS

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Toymaker mattel has announced plans to release three

Ladies of the 80s

dolls . They will feature JOAN JETT Debbie Harry Blondie and Cyndi Lauper. The dolls will be released in December and run at collector-level pricing around $35.

 


 

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STATUS QUO DO GUILFEST

GuilFest 2010***

***Status Quo***

To Headline on Sun. July 18th

 

Status Quo, who have sold over 118 million records worldwide, recorded 64 British Hit Singles and had more hit albums (32) in the UK album charts than any other band apart from the Rolling Stones, have been confirmed to headline GuilFest on Sunday July 18th.

 

Status Quo have notched up 22 top ten UK singles since their first, ‘Pictures Of Matchstick Men’, reached number 7 in the UK chart in January 1968, spending over seven and a half years in the British singles chart in all. 

 

Status Quo, who hold the record for the most appearances on Top Of The Pops (106!) promise to play a plethora of unforgettable rock’n’roll anthems such as ‘Paper Plane’, ‘Caroline’, ‘Down Down’, ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’, ‘Whatever You Want’, ‘The Wanderer’ and ‘In The Army Now’.

 

GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK’s best family festivals.  Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a truly fantastic weekend, featuring 7 stages of live music hosting a mind blowing 200 great acts – including the now famous Rock Cave, featuring some of the best rock acts in the UK; and the Dance Tent – which in previous years has featured huge DJ sets from artists such as Rusko  and Pendulum. 

 

It’s not just about the music at GuilFest though; around the site you can find the hilarious Cosmic Comedy Zone, the Theatre tent, the incredibly popular Farmer Giles Barn Dance, street theatre, arts and crafts, delicious food and drink from all over the globe, bars and cocktail bars, one of the best festival children’s areas on the circuit, The KidZone, and much more besides.  Also – back by popular demand and much larger for 2010 will be the jumping 70’s disco tent. 

 

With Christmas just around the corner, this year the festival is offering a Christmas early bird ticket offer. 1000 weekend and camping tickets are now available at a reduced price with adult tickets reduced by £10 and Kids tickets reduced by £5.

 

On top of the early bird ticket, GuilFest is also offering a group discount!  For every 8 weekend or weekend and camping tickets purchased, festival goers will receive an extra one for free!

These offers are only available until Christmas Eve.

 

Tickets are available from GuilFest.co.uk / seetickets.com or by calling the ticket hotline on 0871 230 1106.

www.Guilfest.co.uk 

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LEMMY PARTIES WITH LOTTERY WINNER

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Here Les, can you Lemmy £45m?

JCOURTESY OF THE SUN NEWSPAPER

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ROCK fan Les Scadding – rolling in it after a �45million lottery win – has celebrated his birthday by meeting Motorhead legend Lemmy.

Les and wife Sam went back stage at a gig and next day returned the favour by inviting the heavy metal group to their hotel suite for a champagne party.

A pal said: "Les is a die-hard fan and was blown away to meet Motorhead. He just keeps saying, ‘I can’t believe it’s real’."

Jobless trucker Les celebrated his 59th birthday with two �55 tickets for him and Sam, 38, for the concert in their home town of Newport, South Wales.

The next night the EuroMillions winners stayed at the five-star St David’s Hotel in Cardiff and swigged �100 bubbly with family and friends.

Les and Sam arrived in a �70,000 Range Rover Sport and hired a �500-a-night suite.

Then they found Lemmy, 63, and his band were staying too and invited them up.

Yesterday the couple had still not emerged at dusk – while Motorhead took their tour bus to their next show in Swindon, Wilts. As Les and Sam prepared for a Caribbean holiday, a friend said: "Les hasn’t celebrated his birthday in years as he never wanted to make a fuss. So it was a dream weekend for him."

The couple are keen to buy Led Zeppelin rocker Robert Plant’s �2.5million mansion, 12 miles from their �150,000 semi.

 

FIVE

winners share Saturday’s �4.2million Lotto ja

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NEW RANCID VIDEO!

 Rancid <http://www.myspace.com/rancid>  premiered a brand new video for ³Up To No Good² over at Babelgum <http://www.babelgum.com/> !    You can watch the video, with the guest appearance from professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, here: http://www.babelgum.com/4003900/rancid-to-good.html    <http://www.babelgum.com/4003900/rancid-to-good.html>   ³Up To No Good² is the 2nd video off of their most recent album ³Let The Dominoes Fall², out now on Hellcat/Epitaph!
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VIVE ALBERTINE-EX SLITS

 VIV ALBERTINE  formerly guitarist and main song writer with The Slits returns to music after a break of 25 years.  VIV, who performed last year at The Slits first reunion dates has opted for a solo career.  She has an EP ready for release in the new year to be followed early summertime by an album. The new material is beautifully uncomplicated, stripped down and raw. "I LOVE Viv Albertine's CD ....It's everything you'd want to hear from The Slits 2009." Thurston Moore  http://www.vivalbertine.com/ http://www.myspace.com/albertine http://www.spinnermusic.co.uk/2009/11/03/ex-slits-guitarist-viv-albertine-re turns-to-music-after-25-years/ www.npr.org/blogs/monitormix/2009/10/concert_review_viv_albertine_o.html <http://www.npr.org/blogs/monitormix/2009/10/concert_review_viv_albertine_o. html>  www.mccookerybook.com/blog/2009/08/viv-albertine-at-boat-ting.html <http://www.mccookerybook.com/blog/2009/08/viv-albertine-at-boat-ting.html>  Catch her live:  November Tue 17th Solo songs at The George Tavern, Whitechapel  Fri 20th Singing solo songs on Resonance radio. 104.4 fm 12.00 midday til 1.00. Late Late Breakfast Show with Tracey Mobley  Solo songs at The Stags Head, Orsman Road, London N1, for launch of Eel Zine.  Wed 25th Gig with her band 'Limerence' at The Bedford in Balham  Fri 27th - Mon 30th Mini French tour - Toulon, Lyon, Dijon, Paris.  December Tue 1st Gig with her band 'Limerence'' at The Macbeth Hoxton.  Fri 4th Gig with band at Inn On The Green, Portobello Road  Fri 11th Interview and pared down band live on The Hub. BBC 6 music  2010 March SxSW  May ATP   
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URBAN VOODOO MACHINE-THIS SAT!

FREE PARTY – Hootananny Brixton, this Sat night:

 

Hey BROTHERS and SISTERS,

It’s 11/11 today – that can mean only ONE thing – it’s PAUL RONNEY ANGEL’s Birthday! CLICK HERE to wish him good cheer! (go on he needs it … he’s feeling like shit today, with a fever, but is still in the studio recording tracks for the next album!)

In celebration, we’ll be throwing a FREE PARTY this Saturday at one of our favourite London venues, The HOOTANANNY in Brixton. Come join the fun – THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE onstage 11:11pm. LADY ANE ANGEL performing her new fire-show and Gypsy Hotel resident dj SCRATCHY on the decks.

DOORS 8:00pm with JC Moody and the Usual Suspects kick-starting the evening.

See you at the bar!

The Urban Voodoo Machine

theurbanvoodoomachine.com | gypsyhotel.co.uk

 
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DKs EAST BAY RAY IN STUDIO

East Bay Ray, of Dead Kennedys fame, has entered El Dorado Studios in Los Angeles this week to begin recording a new project. As of right now, the band name has not been revealed, but it features Skip from the Wynona Riders. The record is being produced by Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime).

The Dead Kennedys declared an indefinite touring hiatus last year due to health issues faced by bassist Klaus Flouride and drummer D.H. Peligro. Skip, from the new project, was filling in on vocals with the touring incarnation of the Dead Kennedys up to last year.

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SIMPLE MINDS GO HI-TEC

Simple Minds today announced they will issue their forthcoming ‘Graffiti Soul’ UK tour entirely on USB sticks directly after each concert. 

Each USB stick will come with an individual serial code number. Fans who attend the forthcoming UK tour dates, which kicks off at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on November 30th, will be able to purchase the live recording USB sticks directly after the concerts and can download the encores once they install the memory stick into their USB port on their computers. To download the encores, the user can automatically hyperlink to www.concert-online.com and can enter the serial code clearly marked on their USB concert stick.

Effectively, fans will be able to purchase a memory stick for all eight of Simple Minds’ UK concerts, and what’s more, every concert will feature a different selection of Simple Minds songs. No two concerts will have the same set list.

The live concert USB stick is the brainchild of Germany’s leading online music live recording company Concert Online, whose policy is to instantly issue fans live concert recordings on customized USB sticks directly after the concerts. Simple Minds are the latest rock band to participate in Concert Online’s live concert USB stick campaign, following in the footsteps of other name bands that include KISS and Madness.

“In addition to buying the USB stick after the concert at the merchandise stall,” says Simple Minds lead singer Jim Kerr, “no matter where you are in the world, you can go online and download the songs from that show, or you can have the stick packaged and sent directly to you. It’s amazing.”

Read the full online announcement here – http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/simple_minds/simple_minds_usb_stick.htm
 

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FREE POP PUNK CD WITH BIG CHEESE

When u subsccribe to the latest issue issue of Big Cheese magazine this month-you will get the cracking new pop punk cd by Set Your Goals. Its power pop/punk of the higest calibre!!

Plus yyou will save £13 off newstand price!!

Subscibe now at www.bigcheesemagazine.com

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CHUCK BERRY UK TOUR

CHUCK BERRY AND HIS ST LOUIS BAND 2009 UK TOUR
 Now 03.12.09 – Sheffield – Octagon

The legendary Chuck Berry returns to the UK
for a full nationwide tour
with special guests at every show
 
Chuck Berry’s music has transcended generations. He earns respect to this day because he is truly an entertainer. Berry, also known as "The Father of Rock & Roll", gained success by watching the audience’s reaction and playing accordingly, putting his listeners’ amusement above all else. For this reason, tunes like "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene" and "Memphis" have become anthems to an integrated American youth and popular culture. Berry is a musical icon who established rock and roll as a musical form and brought the worlds of black and white together in song.
 
Born in St. Louis on October 18, 1926 Berry had many influences on his life that shaped his musical style. He emulated the smooth vocal clarity of his idol, Nat King Cole, while playing blues songs from bands like Muddy Waters. For his first stage performance, Berry chose to sing a Jay McShann song called "Confessin’ the Blues." It was at his high school’s student musical performance, when the blues was well-liked but not considered appropriate for such an event. He got a thunderous applause for his daring choice, and from then on, Berry had to be onstage.
 
GUITAR LESSONS
 
Berry took up the guitar after that, inspired by his partner in the school production. He found that if he learned rhythm changes and blues chords, he could play most of the popular songs on the radio at the time. His friend, Ira Harris, showed him techniques on the guitar that would become the foundation of Berry’s original sound. Then in 1952, he began playing guitar and singing in a club band whose song list ranged from blues to ballads to calypso to country. Berry was becoming an accomplished showman, incorporating gestures and facial expressions to go with the lyrics.
 
It was in 1953 that Chuck Berry joined the Sir John’s Trio (eventually renamed the Chuck Berry Combo), which played the popular Cosmopolitan Club in St. Louis. Country-western music was big at the time, so Berry decided to use some of the riffs and create his own unique hillbilly sound. The black audience thought he was crazy at first, but couldn’t resist trying to dance along with it. Since country was popular with white people, they began to come to the shows, and the audience was at some points almost 40 percent white. Berry’s stage show antics were getting attention, but the other band members did their parts as well. In his own words: "I would slur my strings to make a passage that Johnnie (Johnson) could not produce with piano keys but the answer would be so close that he would get a tremendous ovation. His answer would sound similar to some that Jerry Lee Lewis’s fingers later began to flay."
 
SOME GOOD ADVICE
 
Later in 1955, Berry went on a road trip to Chicago, where he chanced upon a club where his idol, Muddy Waters, was performing. He arrived late and only heard the last song, but when it was over he got the attention of Waters and asked him who to see about making a record. Waters replied, "Yeah, Leonard Chess. Yeah, Chess Records over on Forty-seventh and Cottage." Berry went there on Monday and discovered it was a blues label where greats like Howlin’ Wolf and Bo Diddley recorded. He didn’t have any tapes to show, but Chess was willing to listen if he brought some back from St. Louis. So Berry went home and recorded some originals, including the would-be "Maybellene," then called "Ida May," and drove back to Chicago later that week to audition. Much to Berry’s surprise, it was that hillbilly number that caught Chess’ attention. Berry was signed to Chess Records and in the summer of 1955, "Maybellene" reached #5 on the Pop Charts and #1 on the R&B Charts. Through Chuck Berry, Chess Records moved from the R&B genre into the mainstream and Berry himself was on his way to stardom.
 
THE REST IS HISTORY
 
Berry continued his success with such hits as "Brown-Eyed Man," "Too Much Monkey Business," "Memphis," "Roll Over, Beethoven!" and "Johnny B. Goode." "Johnny B. Goode" is Berry’s masterpiece, as it brought together all the elements of Berry’s unique musical sound. It cemented his place in rock history and led to fame in the 1950s. His popularity garnered him television and movie appearances and he toured frequently.
 
Berry’s incredible success is due to his ability to articulate the concerns and attitudes of his audience in his music. At the height of his success, Berry was a 30-year-old black man singing to a mostly white, teenage audience. Dubbed the "Eternal Teenager," Chuck Berry’s knowledge of the pop market made it possible for him to break color barriers and play to an integrated audience.
 
 
In the 1960s and 1970s, Berry’s music was the inspiration for such groups as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Berry had a number of comeback recordings and in 1972 had the first and only #1 Pop Chart hit of his career with "My Ding-A-Ling. 1986 fittingly saw him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the very first inductee in history. As a tribute to his pervasiveness in the realm of rock, a clip of "Johnny B. Goode" was chosen to be played in the Voyager I spacecraft, proving Chuck Berry and his rock legacy are truly out of this world.
 
 
 
21.11.09 – Liverpool – Olympia Theatre

 
22.11.09 – Newcastle – Journal Tyne Theatre

 
23.11.09 – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow
 
24.11.09 – Leeds – Town Hall

 
25.11.09 – Birmingham – Alexandra Theatre

 
26.11.09 – Oxford – New Theatre

 
27.11.09 – London – Hammersmith Town Hall

 
29.11.09 – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion

 
30.11.09 – Bournemouth – Pavilion Theatre

 
01.12.09 – Newport – Newport Centre

 
02.12.09 – Swansea – Brangwyn Hall
 
03.12.09 – Sheffield – Octagon

 
04.12.09 – Manchester – Apollo Theatre

06.12.09 – Llandudno – Venue Cymru
 
 
 
 

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R.I.P FRED ‘SONIC’SMITH,BILLY MURCIA

Fred "Sonic" Smith † Nov. 04, 1994

Fred "Sonic" Smith

† Nov. 04, 1994 (aged 45)

Fred "Sonic" Smith † Nov. 04, 1994

BILLY MURCIA-NEW YORK DOLLS DRUMMER

Born
* 1951

Died
† Nov. 06, 1972
London, England

Cause of Death
Choked on coffee after an overdose of Mandrax. (

Born
* Sep. 13, 1949

Died
† Nov. 04, 1994

Cause of Death
Sudden fatal heart attack. MC5/SONICS RENDEVOUS BAND
Fred "Sonic" Smith was the rhythm guitar player in proto-punk band the MC5. He later went on to form the Sonic’s Rendezvous Band.

 

 

 

 

 

BILLY MURCIA -NEW YORK DOLLS-SEE BELOW-

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SICK OF IT ALL UPDATE

Lou Koller, the lead vocalist of New York Hardcore legends Sick Of It All, has posted a message online regarding their new studio album. The message reads:

Whats up everyone. Well we’re here Denmark for two days and its dark and cold here! As for us the drum tracks are done! 16 songs in two days, Thats how it’s done! I think Armand buckeled down just to get to go to the scoccer game tomorrow ha ha. The tracks sound brutal!

They released

Death to Tyrants

in 2006.

 

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