Posts Tagged ‘punk rock’

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Corrosion of Conformity, from left: Pepper Keenan, Woody Weatherman, Reed Mullin and Mike Dean.

Corrosion of Conformity, from left: Pepper Keenan, Woody Weatherman, Reed Mullin and Mike Dean.

Corrosion of Conformity, or COC, has a long, complicated history, starting with its formation in the early 1980s as a punk band and enduring a multitude of lineup changes until reaching the peak of its popularity in the ‘90s. After the band went on hiatus in 2006, the trio that recorded the 1985 album Animosity—bassist/vocalist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman and drummer Reed Mullin—reunited in 2010 to tour and eventually release two new albums. Last year saw the return of guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, who had spent nearly a decade focusing on the supergroup Down, completing the reunion of the classic ‘90s lineup responsible for albums such as Deliverance (1994) and Wiseblood (1996). Writing is underway for a new album, possibly to be released later in 2016, and the band is hitting the road for a few headlining shows before a longer tour with Lamb of God and Clutch. Live Metal’s Greg Maki recently caught up with Mullin to talk about the tour, the reunion, the new album and more. (more…)

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The Offspring are excited to announce the release of a new song called “Coming For You“. A digital single is available now at store.offspring.com in MP3/Lossless/FLAC formats and the song is also now available via Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and other digital services. The Offspring will continue to tour worldwide in 2015 starting with an April 4th show in Tempe, AZ (Tickets Here) with more dates to be announced soon. Listen inside now! (more…)

michale-graves-illusionsMichale Graves, former lead singer of The Misfits and staunch supporter of the West Memphis Three, has led a storied career and is definitely not content with artistic mediocrity. Graves has historically been recognized as a aggressive punk rock artist, but has recently evolved into a phenomenal acoustic artist. This transition first manifested itself on Graves’ previous effort Illusions, which included tracks written by Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three. Illusions is an amazing album and one of Graves’ best, but his new live album Illusions Live/Viretta Park stands as the pinnacle of his career musically and may be one of the best live albums in recent memory. (more…)

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Spider of Powerman 5000: "The Spirit of Rock"

Spider of Powerman 5000: “The Spirit of Rock”

The spacesuits are long gone, but as a band, Powerman 5000 is as strong as ever, touring the country in support of its latest album, the punk-rock-fueled Destroy What You Enjoy. When the band hit the Recher Theatre in Towson, Maryland, frontman Spider sat down with Jason Price and Jeff Maki of Live-Metal.net to discuss the new CD, the surprise success of the 1999 breakthrough Tonight the Stars Revolt! and more. (more…)

Fear-before-mouthFear Before the March of Flames’ third release, The Always Open Mouth (Equal Vision), is a highly ambitious recording for the Denver, Colo.-based band. The name of the band would make most think metalcore, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many bands attempt to blend genres of music, but fail miserably. Fear Before the March of Flames combines alternative metal, industrial, punk rock and a heavy dose of art rock into one cohesive unit, making The Always Open Mouth one of the most interesting recordings in some time.  (more…)