Rebellion festival will announce 2 very special-big name headliners on Sunday- and Vive Le Punk knows just who they are!! Once is a bonafide UK punk legend and the other is from America. Stay tuned for news on the bands-it looks set to be the biggest Rebellion festival yet!!

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Hardcore metal leaders HATEBREED are set to release their long-awaited new covers album, “For The Lions” via Century Media Records in Europe on May 11th, 2009 and E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) in the US on May 5th, 2009.
The songs on “For The Lions” were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The 4 new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has ever recorded and include “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).
“For The Lions” was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris and if you scroll through the player at the band’s MySpace you can now check out a snippet of “Suicidal Maniac”, so head over to:!
See below for the complete track-listing of “For The Lions”:
Slayer – Ghosts of War           
Cro-Mags – It’s The Limit
Suicidal Tendencies – Suicidal Maniac
Sepultura – Refuse/Resist
Metallica – Escape           
Bad Brains – Supertouch/Shitfit
Misfits – Hatebreeders           
D.R.I. – Evil Minds
Madball – Set It Off           
Sick Of It All – Shut Me Out
Black Flag- Thirsty           
Negative Approach – Sick Of Talk
Crowbar – All I Had I Gave           
Merauder – Life Is Pain
Agnostic Front – Your Mistake           
Judge – Hear Me
Obituary – I’m In Pain          
Subzero – Boxed In
In additional HATEBREED news, the band announces the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak
Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean’s decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you’ll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We’re family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.”
Sean M. Martin comments "After 10 years, I’ve decided to leave HATEBREED. This in no way reflects my personal relationship with Jamey, Chris, Matt and Frank, they’re four of my closest friends and I’ll always love them with all my heart. I want to thank all of the fans as well as the guys in the band and crew, past and present, for giving me some of the best times of my life."
The band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD “Live Dominance” (originally released in September 2008 in the US & Canada via Koch Records) will finally be released via Century Media Records in Europe on March 23, 2009, including the entire main show’s audio as bonus live CD! Click on the following link to check out the DVD trailer:
Furthermore, HATEBREED will be playing at the following European Festivals:
June 20th, Bilbao (Spain) – Kobetasonic Fest
June 21st, Clisson (France) – Hellfest
June 28th, Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Festival
July 3rd, Munster (Germany) – Vainstream Rockfest
July 4th, Roitzschjora (Germany) – With Full Force
July 6th, Tolmin (Slovenia) –  Metalcamp Festival
For more info on HATEBREED, please visit: <> 

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ORIGINAL LINE UP KILLING JOKE + 5 more confirmed for
 ATP: The Fans Strike Back festival, May 2009!

KILLING JOKE are one of the most exciting acts to be picked so far for this May’s forthcoming ATP: Fans Strike Back event. For this festival half of the line-up is chosen by All Tomorrow’s Parties and the other half is voted for by every fan that buys a ticket. Today sees the addition of six new artists to this event, which takes place from the 8th-10th May 2009 at Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead, England.  Tickets are on sale now and are selling fast!

First are three new additions to the FANS voted side of the bill:
Legendary post-punk giants KILLING JOKE return with their original line-up. They are one of the most influential British rock bands of all time; not only being a major influence on the emergence of the Industrial genre, and having a much wider influence on many forms of rock music over their 13 album lifespan; but also achieving some popular success and major cult success worldwide. They have been covered by bands including Metallica and Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl later drummed on the band’s 2003 self-titled record). LCD’s Soundsystem’s Losing My Edge is arguably based on Killing Joke’s Change, and Nirvana famously gave up the royalties to Come As You Are after admitting they’d stolen it’s riff from Killing Joke’s Eighties. 2009 will be their 30th anniversary.

Other Fan voted bands this week are THE MAE SHI (who recently turned heads with a tribute song to Christian Bale) and SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS. Here’s what the fans have picked so far with many more to come:

In addition ATP have added LIAM FINN (son of Crowded House’s Neil), post-rock newcomers THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and alt-folk act HUSH ARBORS to their side of the bill. Here’s what ATP have chosen so far:
THE JESUS LIZARD / DEVO / SLEEP performing Holy Mountain, selections from Dopesmoker + more / SPIRITUALIZED  / YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS perform Colossal Youth /

Continuing their tradition of mixing artistic fields; ATP have also invited Pete Fowler (most famous for his work with Super Furry Animals) to present an exhibition of his work at this event.
Tickets to the event are on sale NOW from,,, and
All tickets include a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon, with around 40 acts set to play live across the weekend. There are four pubs and DJ sets through till late, plus three nights in a self-catering chalet or room only accommodation all with private bathroom suites and TV’s.
Butlins, Minehead looks out across a superb sandy beach. The site is equipped with a supermarket, newsagent, cash points and restaurants. Onsite facilities include a cinema, Splash Water World – a sub-tropical environment that has a huge wave pool, a swimming pool, 3 flumes and also a flume based raft ride – Ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade. Sports include Archery, Football, Basketball, Darts, Petanque, Fencing, Kwik Cricket, Netball, Rounders, Table Tennis, Outdoor Bowls and Crazy Golf.
Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£150 + booking fee per ticket)
Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£160 + booking fee per ticket)
Butlins Holiday Resort Minehead, Somerset , TA24 5SH is located near Glastonbury.
By road: Heading north the simplest route is to take the M5 to Taunton (Junction 25), then take the A358 and A39 to Minehead. Heading south on the M5, you can follow the signposts for the A39 from junction 24. Butlins Minehead Holiday Resort is just half a mile along the seafront road from Minehead town centre.
By train or rail: If you are travelling by train, the nearest main line station to Minehead is Taunton. A bus transfer service is operated by Southern National between Taunton Station and Minehead. This service is available at an additional cost. On Mondays to Saturdays, there’s approximately an hourly service, with the last bus leaving Taunton Railway Station at 10:15 pm. On Sundays and Bank Holidays services run every 2 hours from 9:35 am – 9:35 pm. For general information call Southern National on 01823 272033. Please note that National Express coaches stop inside the main entrance.


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Gary Numan New Live Dates –
          April 23 Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall (adv £18.50)
          April 24 Liverpool 02 Academy (£17.50)
          April 25 Sheffield Academy (£17.50)
          June 10 Bristol Academy (£17.50)
          June 11 Oxford Academy (£17.50)
          July 25 London Shepherds Bush (£25).
Gary Numan has just announced a series of dates in  2009, following his first Australian tour in nearly 30 years in March. Numan  is also working on two new albums ˆ Dead Son Rising, an album of new  tracks built out of demos he re-discovered last year, and Splinter, the  full follow-up to 2006’s Jagged, which will be released in early 2010.  He’s also recently released a DVD of the 2008 Replicas Tour, which  reached Number 3 in the UK chart.

Numan is one of the most covered and remixed artists of  the last 30 years. A roll call of those artists who have performed or sampled  his songs is virtually a who’s who of modern music. They include Damon Albarn  (Blur), Afrika Bambaataa, Jarvis Cocker, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails,  Marilyn Manson, Sugababes, Basement Jaxx, Smashing Pumpkins, St Etienne, GZA  from the Wu-Tang Clan, Armand Van Helden and DJ Hell.

The likes of Kurt Cobain, Devo and Tricky have also  namechecked him as an influence, a trend that is continuing with a new  generation of artists such as Little Boots, Late Of The Pier and Santogold. As  the NME now argue, ‘Numan’s influence on electronic music is  unparalleled.’ <> <>


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In what is perhaps the most unusual compilation seen so far this year, a number of Anime (Japanese Animation) voice actresses have collaborated on a new album where these actresses perform classic punk rock songs by the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Blondie, The Offspring, Green Day, Rancid, The Exploited, Ramones. The Stooges and more.

The Anime News Network had the scoop. The record is titled Legendary Punk Songs Collection and is due out February 25, 2009. Sadly, we could not find samples of these songs.

You can click Read More for the details.

  1. Halko Momoi – "Sex and Violence (The Exploited)
  2. Haruna Ikezawa – "Basket Case (Green Day)
  3. Kaori Shimizu – "White Riot (The Clash)
  4. Mai Kadowaki – "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) (The Offspring)
  5. Rie Tanaka – "Anarchy In The UK (SEX PISTOLS)
  6. Yuko Goto – "London’s Burning (The Clash)
  7. Halko Momoi – "Call Me (Blondie)
  8. Haruna Ikezawa – "God Save The Queen (SEX PISTOLS)
  9. Kaori Shimizu – "Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
  10. Mai Kadowaki – "Search and Destroy (Iggy & The Stooges)
  11. Rie Tanaka – "Ruby Soho (Rancid)
  12. Yuko Goto – "Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
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Mutiny Festival

Bridlington Spa, East Yorkshire
Date: 16th May 2009
£30 Adults
£20 under 16’s
Box Office: 01262 678258



Whilst many mainstream festivals are closing down in the credit crunch the punk festival scene is booming. Further proof of a strong grass roots sub-culture is provided by the latest addition to the scene calendar.


   Mutiny, named after UK punk rock heroes Goldblade’s recent top album, is based in Bridlington, East Yorkshire and looks set to be a big success. Promoted by two newcomers to the scene (Ant Hall and David Fisher) and fired by the DIY spirit of punk rock, it’s very much a fan’s event and looks set to be a big hit with hundreds of tickets being sought even before advertising began. Bands and fans are flying in from all over the world for this celebration of the roots radical.


   The one-day event will be held at the twenty million pound, newly re-furbished, Bridlington Spa in East Yorkshire. This is a part of the country that has traditionally been starved of pop culture but with excellent communications and plenty of accommodation; it is the perfect location for an event of this scale.


    An all day event (2pm till midnight) with a market place of stalls and a very strong and varied bill that encompasses old school punk, Ska and new generation UK bands…


Stiff Little Fingers

Neville Staple (Formerly of The Specials)

Anti-Nowhere League



Sonic Boom Six

Strawberry Blondes

Random Hand

Middle Finger Salute

Comply or Die

Play Daisy


    Tickets are £30, which will be for wristbands and re-entry. Further proof of the generational reach of new millennium punk rock is that under 16s are welcome (under adult supervision).


The festival cherishes the memory of Sophie Lancaster the ‘Goth’ girl who was beaten to death by ‘youths’ in a park in Bacup as she tried to stop the 5 youths who were attacking her partner, Rob. The event fully supports The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and S.O.P.H.I.E. campaign







 Because every time a kick and punch was aimed at Sophie and Rob it was aimed at the whole punk/Goth/alternative community and Sophie was part of our community.


    Sophie’s mother, Sylvia will be at the festival to speak to everyone like she had been doing at recent GoldBlade gigs


     The festival is a celebration of the community of punk rock, a scene that goes far deeper than the music. It celebrates its brilliant timeless music and the ability to unite people from all over the world with exciting bands that genuinely touch people with very little hype.

   If you want any more information please check out the festival website <>  (myspace) <>  or email David Fisher via <>  or <>



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THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG – 25 Years On The Toll Road
New Album : ‘Devil On The Wind’
Label: Irregular Records and distributed through Proper
Catalogue Number:IRR069
Release Date: May 2009
2009 sees THE MEN THEY COULDN’T HANG celebrate their 25th year of raising hope, hackles and hellfire through the street corners and country lanes of Britain and beyond….
Coming together as penniless buskers they played their first show as both an accident and a laugh; a philosophy that still holds true a lot of the time. But added to that earthy humour and vitality has grown an explosive collision of folk and rock and an implacable social conscience that has seen them thrill and inspire 3 generations of concert goers with their euphoric blend…
This 25th year sees them release ‘Devil On the Wind’, their first new album for 6 years – and will also see a series of celebratory shows designed to showcase the band’s innate assets – literacy, empathy, melody and blow-your-mind rocking power. 25 summers young – still ferocious after all these years….
8th May. Holmfirth festival with Eliza Cathy – Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
15th May – Leeds – Academy as special guests to the Wonderstuff
17th May  – Bristol – Academy as special guests to the Wonderstuff
18th May  – TMTCH headline surprise 25th anniversary gig (venue to be announced)
19th May  – Liverpool – Academy as special guests to the Wonderstuff
20th May  – Glasgow – Academy as special guests to the Wonderstuff
21st May – Newcastle – Academy as special guests to the Wonderstuff
22nd May – London – Shepherds Bush Empire as special guests to the Wonderstuff
30th May – Thomas Paine Festival – Diss Museum, Garboldisham, Norfolk
+ More Dates to be announced

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‘Let The Tribe Increase’
14 track CD only: 49 minutes:  Label: Overground Records
Cat. No. OVER 122VP CD
Release Date: 6th April 2009

In many ways The Mob were the archetypal anarcho punk band. Formed in
Yeovil, Somerset in 1979 the band soon spent their time permanently on the
road in a convoy of trucks before squatting in Brougham Road, Hackney – a
street of houses that accommodated many punk and counter-culture types.
Until their demise in 1983 they remained an integral part and a huge
influence on the anarcho, traveller and free festival scenes.

Their first release was the 1980 Crying Again single on their own All The
Madmen label, followed later that year by the Ching cassette. 1981 saw
another single the hugely popular and haunting Witch Hunt soon followed by
their now legendary Crass single No Doves Fly Here, both taking anarcho punk
into new musically unchartered waters.

1983 saw the release of their now legendary album Let The Tribe Increase, an
album that saw them moving away from the constraints of the punk sound as
they continued to push the musical boundaries. This trend continued in their
epic single The Mirror Breaks.

The Mob’s invlovement with the counterculture saw them playing gigs with
archetypal hippies Here & Now and Androids of Mu as well as being actively
involved in the Persons Unknown and Centro Iberico anarchist centres and the
Black Sheep Housing Co-operative.

Eventually The Mob dissolved with Joseph Porter joining Zounds before
founding Blyth Power.

Let The Tribe Increase includes the full album, both tracks from the Mirror
Breaks 7" and a previously unheard demo version of Stay, all professionally
remastered. Packaged in a 12-page booklet it contains a band history and the
events that surrounded the recording of the album by Kill Your Pet Puppy
fanzine editor Alistair Livingston.

Track Listing:
Another Day, Another Death/ Cry Of A Morning/ Dance On (You Fool)/ Prison/
Slayed/ Our Life Our World/ Gates Of Hell/ I Wish/ Never Understood/ Roger/
Witch Hunt/ Stay (demo)/ The Mirror Breaks/ Stay


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Whoever thought those legends would be advertising butter and car insurance!!! This from the BBC!
By Stephen Dowling
BBC News Magazine

Iggy Pop’s endorsement of car insurance has prompted accusations of selling out. But does anyone really care any more?


As the flailing, wild-eyed frontman of US garage-rock band The Stooges, Iggy Pop helped pioneer punk long before the Sex Pistols.

His solo career is approaching its fifth decade. Live, he’s earned a reputation as one of rock’s most exciting performers, with a frame that’s not so much athletic as freakish.

So why is one of rock’s most iconic rebels now selling car insurance on TV? Will we ever be able to listen to his music in the same way again? Or are we now inured to the fact that at some point our cultural heroes are going to turn round and exhort us to buy, buy, buy?

As the new face of insurers Swiftcover, Pop writhes and gyrates like a toddler after too much red cordial, declaring that what he’s really selling isn’t car insurance but "time", a confusion that will no doubt be cleared up when he cashes the cheque.

Some of Pop’s more faithful fans have not taken well to this. An army of possibly now ex-supporters have vented their spleen on music message boards and blogs. Posters featuring his ads have been defaced with the words "sell-out", the ultimate insult.

Compromising integrity

"Selling out" is a phrase that has come to haunt many a politician, public figure or entertainer. It’s the perfect description to tar those seen to compromise their integrity in favour of money, power or mainstream acceptance.

John Lydon, the occasional frontman of punk pioneers The Sex Pistols, caused many an old punk to splutter at the television when he appeared plugging Country Life butter last year. Comedian Denis Leary – who had become a cult star in the US with a rant-driven stream of black comedy – annoyed some of his fans with his endorsement of Holsten Pils lager. And Sting has still not recovered from agreeing to front a smug promo for Jaguar.

But is this just a generational thing? Would fans of Pete Doherty take such exception seeing him selling cough medicine or train tickets? If Amy Winehouse was unveiled as the new face of a coffee brand, would the sales of her next album plummet?

Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks: "If you do an advert then you are off the artistic register forever"

Acerbic American comedian Bill Hicks summed up a hardcore view that chimed with an anti-consumerist niche in the 80s: "If you do an advert then you are off the artistic register forever."

Hicks died of cancer, aged 32, before even having the chance to tarnish this zero-tolerance stance by endorsing financial services, but that philosophy hasn’t died with him.

In the entertainment world, "sell-out" has also crystallised around an independent, anti-major label stance of bands born out of the punk and new wave scene of the late 1970s.

In the 1980s, amid the culture of conspicuous consumption, indie musicians regarded any overt attempts to be successful as compromising rigid ideals about artistic integrity. These included avoiding being signed to a mainstream label and refusing to take part in activities seen as crass and overly commercial, like making expensive videos.

What makes us accuse our heroes of selling out? Why do we feel they have abused our support?

For writer Zoe Williams, the Iggy Pop ads are not a concern because, crucially, she is not a fan – his insurance endorsement isn’t interfering with any memories she has of buying Raw Power or going to see him in concert. This is part of the mix – we have to some kind of relationship with the artist in question in order to be disappointed or betrayed.

But, she says: "If Morrissey was on an ad, that would appal me. It’s not that he’s as pure as the driven snow, but there’s a kind of integrity. He’s a commercial refusenik." And, crucially, she’s a fan.

John Lydon
John Lydon Country Life (pictured)
Denis Leary Holsten Pils
Lou Reed Honda scooters
Black-Eyed Peas Pepsi
Mitchell & Webb Apple Mac

Journalist and author Andrew Mueller says we bring our own personal feelings to the art we love, and react badly to it being treated lightly.

"I think consumers object to their favourite songs being used in ads less out of any sense that the artistic integrity of the work is being tarnished, more out of a sense of ownership.

"We love songs because they remind us of someone/something, and it’s annoying when we find ourselves having no choice but to associate them with bathroom freshener."

Those accused of "selling out" are sometimes also called "whores". Williams says: "Calling someone a prostitute is incredibly offensive because we feel sex is sacred. I think art is similar."

Williams was unhappy at the Mac and PC ads in 2007 starring Peep Show comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb – arguing that comedians earn our trust with their routines and humour. "Comedy is intimate; it turns on qualities we share, not those we can only admire," she wrote then.

To Williams, Webb and Mitchell have sold out because she identifies almost too readily with them. "It’s a bunch of middle-class people with exactly my education and opportunities. And they probably didn’t get paid that much for it."

This is art that has always been mixed with commerce

Michael Berube

American academic Michael Berube tackled the subject in an essay called Cultural Criticism and the Politics of Selling Out.

He came to the subject with something more than just an academic interest – in the 80s he was a fan of hardcore US bands such as Husker Du, who were accused of selling out when they signed to a mid-size record label. Many of their fans refused to listen to subsequent records.

With music, he says, "this is art that has always been mixed with commerce". But like many counter-cultures, the music scene that created artists like Pop began with an uncommercial edge that only gradually filtered into the mainstream. "They had no idea this was ever going to be incredibly successful."

Mr Berube may live in Pennsylvania but thanks to the internet he has seen the ads, and says they cause a serious "ick reaction".

Iggy Pop in 2007

Would you buy car insurance from this man?

The ads, Mr Berube says, feature cognitive dissonance – where something attempts to balance contradictory ideas. "Here’s Iggy Pop, shirtless, haggard, and he’s concerned about putting his papers down too."

He adds: "The line about ‘selling time’ – it’s a guilty conscience. And at the end he yells ‘Get a life’ with the anarchist symbol. Anyone who knows that symbol sees how jarring that is."

He laughs. "If I ran into Iggy Pop at an intersection, I would hope he had car insurance, though."

Modern audiences may immune to the shock though. "I wonder if people now don’t just expect it to be business as usual," Mr Berube suggests.

Marketing analyst Craig Smith agrees. "There are so many more commercial aspects to what any given celebrity does these days. They’re promoted and marketed and advertised to an inch of their lives. I don’t think people now are surprised to see their heroes appear in an ad."

Artists develop, mature, their edges get softened, and they wake up one day fretting that they haven’t saved enough for their retirement. All the while, their fans often hang on to an idealistic memory.

But if an ad agency suddenly wants to attach their one-time rebel yell to car insurance, or holidays to Australia, should we judge them?

As the recession bites and sales of music plummet, Pop’s decision may not look so out of place. And the term sell out may lose some of its sting.


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Big Cheese & Viva Le Punk UK Street teamers WANTED!
Hi rockers!!,
Were looking for dedicated, exciting and enthusiastic people to join our new street team which will involve itself in the promotion of all things music related!
We are all over the UK so no matter where your town or city, Dundee to Dalston we want to hear from you.

We need street teamers to spread the word! we’ve got flyers, stickers and all sorts of promotional stuff for you to distribute in your town to get the wordout about Big Cheese and Viva le punk! Digitally you can Bulletin about us, add our banner to your myspace page.

In return our chosen teamers will recieve free Cd’s, stickers and gig tickets, depending on what we are promoting in your town and how involved you want to be.

If you’re interested email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it and tell me why you think you would be perfect for street teaming, whats bands you like and a bit about yourself and any ideas you have for inventive street teaming!
Look forward to hearing from you – I will be in touch!l

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 This young band from Leeds really caught our attention. They just signed to Damaged Goods so check em out now!! cheers VIVE!

Release Date: 23RD FEBRUARY 2009

This is the debut single by Leeds based punks Cyanide Pills!.
This was the best demo we heard last year so we’ve finally got round to releasing it…and there’s lots more to come.
‘Break It Up’ is a short sharp two minute audio assault which sounds like a great lost single from ’79. If you like Buzzcocks, The Boys, The Briefs and the like then you’re gonna love this. There are 2 equally ace tracks on the flipside – “Mail Order Bride” and “Stick ‘Em Up.”
"SO who cares about Cyanide Pills?
Who cares about lead singer, Phil? A recovering alcoholic and substance abuser (we use the word ‘recovering’ in a very loose way). He seems to annoy everyone he meets. People think he’s a complete c*nt. He says he’s misunderstood, but he’s not, they’re spot-on. He’s had no musical training and I really think that shows.
Who cares about the drummer, Chris? He works in a shop all day long, bored out of his mind, selling fags and porno magazines to van drivers and alcopops to under-aged kids with ASBO’s. He plays drums like Keith Moon’s retarded brother.
Who cares about rhythm guitarist, Sy? He works as a mechanic (ever see the video to The Vapors Waiting for the Weekend? well it’s like that day in day out). He’s the one with the greasy face. He can’t play guitar solos as he crushed his hand at work putting my car through its M.O.T. (It failed).
Who cares about bass player, Coz, who’s always heavily medicated due to violent outbursts? Who seems to have channeled her rage into learning how to play the bass and looking after the band finances (which literally runs into tens of pounds!). She plays bass like a machine, i.e. with no feeling what so ever.
Who cares about lead guitarist, Alex, who’s Norwegian and communicates to the others with a series of shrugs and grunts? For some reason people think he’s attractive (which pisses the others off). I had the impression he lives in a cave. He plays guitar like a drunken virtuoso.
To sum it up they are a bunch of dysfunctional misfits, outsiders, people with ‘baggage’ and untrustworthy losers. But they make a great sound, so forget this biog crap and go listen to them. It’s the only thing they can do well." It’s on clear Yellow vinyl as well….
Cyanide Pills are:-
Phil Privilege (Shouting) Alex A (Picking) Sy Pinkeye (Strumming)
Chris Wrist (Banging) Coz (Twanging)
Upcoming shows
8 Feb       Retro Bar               Manchester <>

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Gallows confirmed to release ‘Grey Britain’ May 4th
Track-listing announced
‘The most anticipated album of 2009’ Rock Sound – January 2009
Gallows will be releasing their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’ album on May 4th. Produced by GGGarth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rise Against, Rage Against The Machine) at London’s RAK Studios and titled ‘Grey Britain’, Gallows second album is a swift upper-cut to the face of anyone expecting the band to have tamed their sound for mass consumption. If anything, Gallows sound nastier and more feral than ever before, but there’s a progression in the music that will smash any pre-conceived notions about the band to bits. And this is a record that comes with a message from a band with something to say, viciously documenting life in Britain today.
The Track-listing is as follows:
01 The Riverbank
02 London is The Reason
03 Leeches
04 Black Eyes
05 I Dread The Night
06 Death Voices
07 The Vulture (Acts I & II)
08 The Riverbed
09 The Great Forgiver
10 Graves
11 Queensberry Rules
12 Misery
13 Crucifucks
Gallows will also tour the UK in May at the following dates.
May 2009
2nd Brighton Concorde 2
5th Sheffield Leadmill
6th Manchester Academy
8th Glasgow ABC1
9th Newcastle Academy
10th Leeds Met Uni
12th Nottingham Rock City
13th Norwich UEA
15th Oxford Academy
16th Birmingham Academy
18th Bristol Academy
19th Portsmouth Pyramids
21st London Forum
25th Belfast Limelight
26th Dublin Academy <> <> <>

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The  Northern Irish punk legends will be  on tour this March/April 2009.

16th March 2009 – Ulster Hall, BELFAST (Northern Ireland)
17th March 2009 -Barrowland, Ballroom GLASGOW (Scotland)
18th March2009 – O2 Academy, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
19th March 2009 – The Canteen, BARROW-IN-FURNESS
21st March 2009 – Academy 2, MANCHESTER
22nd March 2009 – The Engine Shed, LINCOLN
23rd March 2009 – Rock City, NOTTINGHAM
24th March 2009 – The Assembly, LEAMINGTON SPA
26th March 2009 – O2 Academy, BRISTOL
27th March 2009 – The Hub, PLYMOUTH
28th March 2009 – O2 Academy, OXFORD
29th March 2009 – The Palace Theatre, BRIDGWATER
31st March 2009 – Concorde 2, BRIGHTON
1st April 2009 – The Cresset, PETERBOROUGH
2nd April 2009 – The Opera House, BOURNEMOUTH
3rd April 2009 – The Forum, LONDON

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Welsh street punks the Strawberry Blondes play a hometown show in Newport TJs 21st Feb with the Kings of the Delmar, Deadbeat Deluxe and Casual Storm. Its only £5 to get in and there will be a ton of free stuff to be given away.The Blondes are about to record their second album which will feature a number of high profile punk rock guests. More news at

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After various management people pulled the plug on the last ever punk show at the Astoria-Conflict and a cast of (literally) Thousands will put on the GATHERING OF THE THOUSANDS show in April.With 2 brilliant stages featuring all kinds of punk , rock and rock n roll bands-this is the big show London has been waiting for!!!

Details below-

The gathering of the thousands
At the coronet theatre
26-28 new Kent road
London se1 6tj
0207 701 1500

Good Friday april10th
£15 advance  £20 on the door
6pm to7am
Main stage
Conflict with no one
Romeo must die
The grit
Rubella ballet
Pig iron
Extinction of mankind
Dirty love
babar luck
Lost Cherrees
Active Slaughter
The Dual

Performance by Dangerous Dolly and Miss Dolly Blow Up

Second stage
The Jim Jones revue
The loyalties
Kill casino
Moral dilemma
Defcon Zeroe
White light parade
The veil
Union x

dj for main and second stage
Vodka…….batman….riyad…sideshow…nina….seamus666…..soulscraper 69……dave rox….Apollo…..
Club room rock “n” roll floor
Old man shaun…….chris setzer……faithandbelladear…….yompinguy…….

Tickets available online from and

Also resurrection records (Camden) all ages records (Camden) and sister ray (Berwick st)Housemans(kings cross),mortarhate records,pobox 448 eltham London se9 20s England

Drinks promotions on the night

Please respect our neighbors and leave the venue quietly thank you. ……xxxxxxxxxxxx


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Big Cheese & Viva Le Punk UK Street teamers WANTED!
Hi rockers!!,
Were looking for dedicated, exciting and enthusiastic people to join our new street team which will involve itself in the promotion of all things music related!
We are all over the UK so no matter where your town or city, Dundee to Dalston we want to hear from you.

We need street teamers to spread the word! we’ve got flyers, stickers and all sorts of promotional stuff for you to distribute in your town to get the wordout about Big Cheese and Viva le punk! Digitally you can Bulletin about us, add our banner to your myspace page.

In return our chosen teamers will recieve free Cd’s, stickers and gig tickets, depending on what we are promoting in your town and how involved you want to be.

If you’re interested email me at and tell me why you think you would be perfect for street teaming, whats bands you like and a bit about yourself and any ideas you have for inventive street teaming!
Look forward to hearing from you – I will be in touch!l


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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS announce the first of a string of summer festival appearances.
 The band, featuring Ed Kuepper on guitar, will headline at German festivals Southside (Neuhausen Ob Eck) and Hurricane (Scheesel) in June, Scotland’s T in the Park on 10th July and Oxegen Festival in Ireland on 11th July. 
Kuepper, formally of Australian bands The Saints and Laughing Clowns, completes the current Bad Seeds line up of Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydler, Jim Sclavunos and Conway Savage.

Kuepper has been, and continues to be, a significant influence on contemporary Australian music. He formed the original version of the proto punk band The Saints in 1973 whilst in high school and when the original Saints split he formed what, in the eyes of many, was an even bolder enterprise, Laughing Clowns. 
The Clowns broke up in 1984 and Kuepper launched a prolific solo career which has seen the release of more than 20 albums and several film and soundtrack projects. His latest studio recording was ‘Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog’ in 2007
 This full schedule of festival dates promises to include some of the best and most exciting festivals that Europe and the British Isles have to offer. These festival dates mark the band’s first European appearances since their sold-out London Troxy shows in November 2008. More details will announced very soon.

> Festival info:-
> Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Mute are set to release their first four albums in a series that will see the band’s entire album catalogue digitally re-mastered and remixed in 5.1 surround sound.

> All 14 albums will be available as re-mastered CD and as a deluxe Collectors Edition starting with the release of From Her To Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks and Your Funeral… My Trial on March 30th 2009.

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"Welcome to the Year of the Cyco, it’s been a long, long wait"

2009 is finally here and the new year is gonna be very good for all the Cycos and Suicidal Maniacs. New Suicidal Tendencies CD! New Cyco Miko CD! New Infectious Grooves CD!

And now you can get a preview before it’s in stores.

Suicidal Records presents "Year of the Cyco" to give you a taSTe of what’s to come! CD is now only available thru the bands website. Get your copy, pass on the link and hook up your friends and warn your enemies! And blaST it long and loud!

Year of the Cycos featuring Cyco Miko, Infectious Grooves and Suicidal Tendencies…

now "WELCOME to the CYCO side!"

Suicidal also play LA’s Hollywood Palladium on March 28th with Biohazard.

more news go to 

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