Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Beloved Orange County, CA rockers Zebrahead will release 'The Early Years- Revisited ' on April 21 via Rude Records. The full length album features re-recorded versions of all the fan favorites, classic party anthems that we all know and love including ‘Playmate Of The Year’ and 'Falling apart' , plus a bonus track and one new song.
Bassist Ben Osmundson says; 'We're excited for everyone to hear The Early Days - Revisited! It is 11 of the fan favorites from the past re-recorded with Matty singing on them.... and 2 new songs for everyone to check out. It was fun to go back and re learn these old songs from the first 3 albums. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making this!"
Co-vocalist Matty Lewis, adds, "I'm also excited to release one new song that we have been working on for a while, as well as a song that wasn't on 'Call Your Friends' It is a good pre-cursor to our next album, and hope you enjoy them!"
"It was great to have the early songs recorded with with Matty and Dan. The recording process was seamless because we play a lot of the songs live. I am looking forward to the fans listening to the new versions. I think they are going to be excited to hear what we have put together." states co-vocalist Ali Tabatabaee.
Formed in 1996, Grammy-nominated Zebrahead has released a total of 10 studio albums and is known for their eclectic music style that incorporates punk, rap and alternative rock. Over the years the band has toured with the likes of Less Than Jake, Green Day, Blink -182, MxPx, The Bloodhound Gang, Bowling For Soup and many more.
Having graced the UK with their unrepeatable touring antics many a time, which include an on stage tiki bar that trust me, is fully functional, Kerrang! gave the band 5K’s for their performance at last years Slam Dunk festival stating “Zebrahead see the room at capacity for the first time today. The California pop punkers bring the party-literally!”
About Zebrahead: Many bands make an entrance into a particular scene, make a statement, and are suddenly yesterday's has-beens after an album or two. But after a dozen years, half a dozen albums, scores of countries, countless miles, a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for their blistering cover of Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' and immeasurable faces rocked, it's not entirely surprising that Orange County-based rock act Zebrahead have been able to not only maintain a distinct relevancy to the core fan base that grew up with the act, it's also been able to consistently break new ground and appeal to newer generations of audiences.
"What's strange is that kids are getting younger and younger every time we tour," says Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee. "I really don't know where they hear us or where they get our music from, but it truly is inspiring for us to keep writing and making music to see these kids showing up to the show and being such hardcore fans. I can't explain it. We're really fortunate."
So, what's the big secret to such great fortune? Credit the quintet's truly innovative and ingenious meld of punk, hip-hop and alternative rock, which crosses over musical bounds, not to mention songwriting that's infallibly infectious. When Zebrahead first broke ground, erupting into the Southern California rock scene in the mid-'90s, the act was instantly recognized as a pioneer of a hybridized genre that, to this day, has not only lasted, but continues to flourish both domestically and internationally. And with members Ali Tabatabaee, Dan Palmer (guitar), Matty Lewis (vocals/guitar), Ben Osmundson (bass) and Ed Udhus (drums) fully engaged in their craft, Zebrahead's continued drive has no chance of letting down anytime soon.
1. Check 2. Get Back 3. Jagoff 4. Someday 5. Playmate of The Year 6. Now Or Never 7. Wasted 8. Rescue Me 9. Into You 10. Hello Tomorrow 11. Falling Apart 12. Sex, Lies and Audiotape (bonus physical only) 13. Devil on My Shoulder New Song
HANG THE BASTARD are stoked to announce their first UK headliner tour of 2015! Furthermore the band was confirmed as direct support for Corrosion Of Conformity in the UK in March. HANG THE BASTARD can't wait to get back on the road supporting their album 'Sex In The Seventh Circle'.
The band comments: “We are more than excited to be back playing shows and to be back on the road in the UK after a tough couple of months. Tom is feeling a lot better after his back problems and we are ready to play some riffs! Coupled with that, we are honoured beyond belief to be a part of this historic COC tour. We really can’t wait to visit some of the places we haven’t been to in a long time. It’s gonna be heavy and it’s gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!”
You can watch the video for 'Sex In The Seventh Circle' here:
'Sex In The Seventh Circle' is available in the following formats (all pictured above!): Ltd Edition, CD Digipak (incl. 2 additional tracks) 180g Gatefold black Vinyl + CD 180g Gatefold red Vinyl + CD (limited to 600 copies)
HANG THE BASTARD live:
with Corrosion Of Conformity
Mar 7 Manchester - Academy 2 Mar 8 Glasgow - Garage Mar 9 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms Mar 11 Bristol - Bierkeller Mar 12 Colchester - Arts Centre Mar 13 London - Electric Ballroom
Mar 16 Liverpool - The Shipping Forecast Mar 17 Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms Mar 18 Sheffield - Corporation Mar 20 Birmingham - Oboleck Mar 22 Southampton - The Firehouse
2015 festival dates
Mar 14 Hammerfest Apr 25 Desertfest London
The Houston post-hardcore band Concepts released their debut EP Transitions today! The record marries the aggressiveness of Woe, Is Me with clean vocals that would win over any Jonny Craig fan. You can currently stream it in full via Revolver Magazine.
Transitions was produced by the band themselves and the mastering was handled by Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens, Alesana, Issues). The track "Mirrors" features Aaron Kadura of Fit For A King.