Ice-T announces release date for Body Count LP

Ice-T has announced the release date of the new Body Count album. The album will be called Manslaughter and will be released June 10.

Ice-T said:

“People have been asking me to do some music, and I haven’t really been inspired to do hip hop for a while, ‘cause hip hop kind of got really pop to me,” Ice-T said. “But my band always wants to play, so we decided to do an album. We got signed to Sumerian Records. We finished the album. It’s called ‘Manslaughter’. We shot the first video. We did the album cover. It’ll be out June 10. And it’s brutal. It’s brutal.”



Body Count is Ice-T’s hardcore punk/heavy metal band, which he fronts.

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Today’s stream comes from San Jose, CA-based Hard Girls. We’ve got a stream of the band’s new release, A Thousand Surfaces. The trio, perhaps inspired by their time with Jesse Michaels in Classics of Love, get frantic. Although their work still is framed by the reflective songwriting style of b.

More Hard Girls. You can stream the entire album at Punknews.org Please listen, share, and sing along. This is straight up one of the best records I’ve heard in a long time. Listen to the stream and then try not having a great day. TRY!!

Having just returned from tour with The Early November, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) frontman and Count Your Lucky Stars co-owner Keith Latinen spoke with Punknews staff writer Adam Sever to discuss their new releases, the You Will Eventually Be Forgotten LP and the Ribbon graphic no.

ICYMI: empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) and Free Throw currently out on the road. Check the fully-updated Empire! Empire! Bandsintown page to catch them in a city near you.

Also, check out this new interview that Keith did with Punknews.org
http://www.punknews.org/article/55982/interviews-keith-latinen-empire-empire-i-was-a-lonely-estate

Lastly, you can order your copy of Free Throw’s “Those Days Are Gone” TODAY! (the bundle includes a sweet scuba diver shirt)

http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/product/free-throw-those-days-are-gone-lp-shirt

Don’t forget! You can also listen to Free Throw’s “Those Days Are Gone” and the new Warren Franklin & the Founding FathersMikey Erg split on the CYLS Bandcamp

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Viewfinder - Exclusive Album Stream on Punknews / Pre-Order Now from Self Aware Records
  • Do You Even Want Anything; streaming full on Punknews now 
  • Pre-order now from Self Aware Records
  • FFO: Dinasour Jr., The Lemonheads, Superchunk

Charlotte, NC punk record label, Self Aware Records (Late Bloomer, Museum Mouth, Old Flings) welcomed Boone, NC’s Viewfinder to the Self Aware family last month. To celebrate, Self Aware will be releasing Viewfinders debt full length entitled, Do You Even Want Anything? digitally and on a limited number of 100 cassettes. You can purchase those from the Self Aware Storenvy store.

You can currently stream the entire record exclusively on Punknews. You can find thathere and also pre-order the record. 

"On the album, the band takes thick, buzzing riffs of bands like Pavement and Dinosaur Jr and just covered the whole thing in crackling distortion. Yet, they find groom to grow from there, On “600 miles,” there is a slight deviation into surf rock and “Orbs & Ooze” has a guitar solo that sounds like a jetliner ripping itself apart mid-air. Also, they decide to end the album with an Adventure Time reference. That’s so math!” - John G. / Punknews

In Memoriam: Tommy Ramone (1952-2014)

Update: Unfortunately, Tommy Ramone’s passing has been confirmed by Ramones management

A legend and icon of punk rock has died. According to Variety and New York Rocker Magazine publisher Andy Schwartz, Tommy Ramone of the Ramones has passed away. The cause of death was related to treatment to cancer of the bile duct.

Tommy Ramone, born Thomas Erdelyi, formed a band with John Cummings (who would become Johnny Ramone) called The Tangerine Puppets when they were both teenagers. After that band dissolved, Cummings formed a new band which would become the Ramones. Tommy was originally supposed to be the manager, but ended up drumming on the band’s first three albums before deciding to leave the band as a musician. However, Tommy would continue to serve as a producer and songwriter for the band at various points in their career. Before his passing, Tommy was the last surviving member of the original Ramones.

Punknews sends condolences to Tommy’s family and friends. You can click read more to hear Tommy setting the foundation for the beat that would become known as punk rock.

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Spraynard announced their reunion this past spring, pleasantly surprising their entire fan base. When they mysteriously broke up a few years ago, fans were saddened and shocked. They were on track to become a very popular band. Their releases Funtitled and Exton Square were gaining momen.

Here’s a great in-depth interview with Spraynard about their break up and why they’re back together.  

Having just returned from tour with The Early November, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) frontman and Count Your Lucky Stars co-owner Keith Latinen spoke with Punknews staff writer Adam Sever to discuss their new releases, the You Will Eventually Be Forgotten LP and the Ribbon graphic no.

empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) and Free Throw currently out on the road. Check the fully-updated Empire! Empire! Bandsintown page to catch them in a city near you.

Also, check out this new interview that Keith did with Punknews.org. He discusses the recent tour with The Early November, along with the new E!E! release, “You Will Eventually Be Forgotten”, and more!!
http://www.punknews.org/article/55982/interviews-keith-latinen-empire-empire-i-was-a-lonely-estate

Lastly, you can order your copy of Free Throw’s “Those Days Are Gone” TODAY! (the bundle includes a sweet scuba diver shirt)

http://countyourluckystars.bigcartel.com/product/free-throw-those-days-are-gone-lp-shirt

Punknews.org and the Westboro Baptist Church

At the risk of editorializing too much, Punknews (and Spin Media) can absolutely fuck off. Click bait is one thing, but providing a space for Steve Drain to expound on his and the Westboro Baptist Church’s beliefs is absolutely disgusting.

I don’t give a fuck how you tangentially they connected it to punk music. The majority of the interview was Steve Drain promoting his fucking hate group. Providing an absolute piece of human garbage a forum like that is unacceptable.

I don’t give a shit that “lol I asked him about The Dwarves lol.”

Interviews: Rad People Who Make Rad Art: Mitch Clem

Mitch Clem. You know him, most of you love him, and he’s one of the premiere punk rock comics writers today. After penning the punx-satire strip Nothing Nice to Say, he shifted over to more autobiographical, revealing strips, including the recurring My Stupid Life.

Lately, Clem has been working on direct-to-print work, and focusing on issues both inside and outside the punk rock world. Because Clem has a bunch of stuff coming out, features editor John Gentile spoke with him about his influences, his current work, and THA HATERZ.

Click Read More to up the punx.

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The results for your votes for the best albums of August are in. Leading the pack is New Brunswick, NJ-based The Gaslight Anthem. .

Congratulations to calculatordiy for making punknews “Favorite Records from August” list!

You can order your copy of “This Will Come to Pass” over at our web store:

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Laura Jane Grace planning a live Against Me! album, documentary and book

In a recent interview with Exclaim, Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace talked about plans for a new live Against Me! album, her documentary series and a book.

Regarding the live album, Grace says:

"It’s crazy, because at this point, having six studio albums and a bunch of EPs, there are almost a good hundred Against Me! songs," says Grace about the upcoming live album and their storied career. "To have the lineup we have right now and to feel really strong about the way we’re playing and to see how those songs that we’ve been playing for a long time have evolved over however many years… The idea of taking the best of the best and putting together a solid 25- to 30-song record that can reintroduce some songs in their present form and really try to capture what happens when we’re onstage, which is vastly different from what happens in a studio, I just think it’s a cool document and worthwhile to do."


Against Me!’s most recent album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, was released last January.

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Sick of It All take the 'Road Less Traveled'

Sick of It All take the ‘Road Less Traveled’

On September 30th, Sick of it All will release their 10th studio album, The Last Act of Defiance. You’ve already gotten a chance to see the band’s awesome album cover, but now, thanks to Punknews, you can hear a new song from the band. “Road Less Traveled” is a classic-sounding 2 1/2-minute song by the NYHC stalwarts that could have just as easily come out in 1989 as 2014. The album was produced…

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The results for your votes for the best albums of August are in. Leading the pack is New Brunswick, NJ-based The Gaslight Anthem. .

calculatordiy made punknews' Top 20 Favorite Records in August!

check it out, and then see what all the hype is about by ordering “This Will Come To Pass” from our web store!
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