Interviews: Jen Razavi and Poli Van Dam (The Bombpops)

The Bombpops have been a force to be reckoned with in the Los Angeles and San Diego punk scenes for nearly a decade. By releasing several EP’s through Red Scare (and self-releasing another in early 2015), playing tons of local and DIY shows and opening for bands such as Swingin’ Utters, The Suicide Machines, NOFX and the Descendents they have made quite a name for themselves. 2017 is going to be their year though. They were recently signed to Fat Wreck Chords and they are releasing their first full-length called Fear of Missing Out on February 10, 2017.

Punknews editor Ricky Frankel caught up with vocalists and guitarists Jen Razavi and Poli Van Dam to talk about getting signed to Fat Wreck Chords, the new album, the label “female-fronted band,” how Brandon Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket helped with what would become one of the songs on the new record, the current Los Angeles punk scene versus the San Diego punk scene and quite a bit more. Plus, Ricky introduces the theme song for his podcast interviews! Listen to the conversation below or on iTunes.

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Jagged Vision Posts New Song “Feeble Souls”

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Norwegian sludgey noisemakers from Jagged Vision just premiered a second new song off their forthcoming second full-length “Death Is This World” – check out "Feeble Souls" below.

March 10th will see the worldwide release of “Death Is This World” via Fysisk Format and pre-orders are now available at this location.

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New Review Update: New Reviews for January 23, 2017

Today’s reviews are:

  • Prince Daddy and the Hyena – I Thought You Didn’t Even Like Leaving
  • Reel Big Fish / Anti-Flag / Ballyhoo – Live in Philadelphia
  • Camp Cope / Cayetana – Split EP [7-inch]

You can check out any of our reviews right here. 
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Horn Posts Entire New Album “Turm Am Hang”

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Pagan black metal outfit Horn today streams the entirety of seventh album, "Turm am Hang," which can be heard below. The album is officially set for international release on January 27th via Iron Bonehead Productions for the vinyl LP version and features the following track listing:

1. Alles in einem Schnitt
2. Turm am Hang
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Steve Adamyk Band: “Swallow You Whole (Feat. Mike Krol)” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is very excited to debut the new tune by the The Steve Adamyk Band!

“Swallow You Hole” is frikkin ripper that borrows as much from the first wave of speed-addled punk as it does angry, messed-up garage rock. In the video, our protagonist eats a frozen hot dog for breakfast and then decides to go on a robbing spree. Chaos ensues!

Speaking to Punknews about the video, Adamyk said, “‘Swallow You Whole’ was shot in Montreal by Jeff Edwards of Hoboslang and features guest vocals from LA crooner Mike Krol. It’s a song about fucking up and not caring, with a partial homage to the late-great Jay Reatard.”

The tune is off the band’s upcoming album Graceland, which you can order through Dirtnap records. Meanwhile, check out the new video below, right now!
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Amelia Grimmett Issues Update On Steve’s Health Following Surgery

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Vocalist Steve Grimmett – who had part of his leg amputated earlier this month – remains in a South American hospital after being refused flight home when the airline disallowed him to board on Saturday evening. Grimmett has been battling a life-threatening condition for a week after being rushed to a local hospital in Ecuador; the singer was amids… Read More/Discuss on Metal
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Festivals & Events: Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags, Title Fight to play Outbreak Fest

Gorilla BiscuitsThe UK’s Outbreak Fest have announced the lineup for their 2017 festival. Outbreak Fest is a two day hardcore festival in Canal Mills, Leed, UK. The festival will take place from April 29th and 30th. The festival have announced performances from Gorilla Biscuits, Turning Point, Title Fight, Cro-Mags and much more. For more information on the festival, you can click here.
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Mastodon Teases New Album With 2nd Short Video “Am I prepared? That is the question.”

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Mastodon posts another hilarious teaser video for its forthcoming new album, which is expected out this spring. The band recorded the effort with Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Korn etc.).

Check out now "Am I prepared? That is the question." below.

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Feb. 7 proclaimed Clash Day in Washington, “Nick Jones” named as guitarist

Two days ago, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee named February 7, 2017 “Clash Day” for the state of Washington. Inslee cited the band playing the Paramount theatre in Seattle, Washington as the basis for the Proclamation. Band members named in the proclamation included Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, and curiously, “Nick Jones.” Clash Day appears to be a one-day event and not an annual celebration. Hear one of Nick Jones’ songs below.
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Satan Posts “Perdu Dans Cordoue” Video

[unable to retrieve full-text content]French black/punk outfit Satan (not to be confused with the U.K. band of the same name) has released a music video for "Perdu Dans Cordoue."

The track appears on the band's second album "Un Deuil Indien," to be released February 17th on vinyl via Throatruiner Records, Witch Bukkake Records, and Deaf Death Husky Records.

01. Orchidée
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