Saosin Sign with Epitaph Records, Announce New Album


Can you hear that noise? It’s the sound of Saosin fans cheering and crying over the band’s latest announcement. On Wednesday (Feb. 3), the California group took to the internet to announce several big pieces of news. To begin, the band revealed that they had signed to Epitaph Records. Then, they followed that up by confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new album, their third studio record, later this year.

Because confirming a new record and signing to a new label wasn’t enough, Epitaph posted a 30-second clip on their YouTube page which featured what sounds like a new song with the slowed-down footage of frontman Anthony Green in front of a recording studio microphone. Can you feel the chills yet? Check out the clip below.

“Making this record was such a sentimental thing for me,” explained Green about the new record. “You can literally hear us making amends with each other while lamenting on our experiences together. It was very healing and cathartic, and might be the heaviest thing I’ve been a part of since the first EP. Epitaph is a perfect fit for this band.”

In support of the good news, Saosin previously announced a short tour for March. The tour will kick off on March 11 at The Fillmore on Silver Spring, MD and wrap up on April 2 at Extreme Things in Las Vegas. Young & Heartless have been announced as Saosin’s special guest for the trek. The list of impending tour dates can be seen below.


03/11 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
03/12 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
03/13 Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s South End
03/16 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
03/18 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
03/19 Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park
03/20 Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park
03/22 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
03/23 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
03/24 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
04/02 Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing

The confirmation of the new record comes more than two years after rumors began. Back in 2014, the band reunited with Green for Skate and Surf 2014 and a handful of shows. During an interview with Alternative Press, the band hinted that there might be a future with Green. Then, hints became a reality when the band, with Green, went on tour in early 2015 only to play a few new songs and confirm that they were in the process of recording a new record.

Epitaph Records to Give The Ghost Inside All Profits from Albums


Epitaph Record will be giving back to one of their bands this holiday season. On Monday evening (Dec. 14), Epitaph head honcho, Brett Gurewitz revealed that all profits from the sales of The Ghost Inside’s album will be given directly to the band; the record label will not be getting a cut, at all. In the letter, Gurewitz writes, “In light of this tragedy, Epitaph has decided to donate all profits from the sales of all The Ghost Inside’s albums, worldwide, directly to the band – indefinitely.”

This isn’t even the first time the record label has done something to help the band that is still recovering from the tragic accident that took the life of both drivers. Late last month, the label hosted a pop-up shop which was selling merchandise from The Ghost Inside and other Epitaph bands to raise money for the band, their crew, and the families of both drivers.

Read Gurewitz’s complete letter about his decision below.


The Ghost Inside were involved in the fatal bus crash on Nov. 19 while they were in route to Mesa, AZ. The band’s tour bus collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 180, eight miles east of the border patrol checkpoint outside of El Paso, TX. As previously stated, both drivers were killed in the accident while the other eleven people on the bus, which included the band, survived but were hospitalized.

Jonathan Vigil (vocals), Zach Johnson (guitar), Andrew Tkaczyk (drums), and two others were hospitalized in critical condition. The severity of the accident resulted in the band announcing earlier this month that they will on an indefinite hiatus.

If you feel like helping out, feel free to head on over to Epitaph’s website and buy some TGI merch.

Epitaph Records to Re-Release Rancid’s ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’

Rancid’s iconic album, ...And Out Come the Wolves just celebrated its 20th anniversary back in August, but that’s not stopping the band’s record label from reissuing the 1995 record. Epitaph Records has announced that the record will be getting the reissue treatment in November. The reissue will include two never-before-heard tracks that were record at the same time as the album in addition to the previously released 19 tracks.

Pre-orders for the remastered album is currently available on iTunes.

Rancid has been paying tribute to the record throughout 2015. During several of their festival appearances, they have been playing the record in full. Back in January, the played the complete album at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and just this past September, they did the same at Chicago’s Riot Fest. According to the band, they will perform ...And Out Come the Wolves, in full once more during their set at Groezrock 2016 in Meerhout, Belgium.

The ...And Out Come the Wolves reissue will officially be released on Nov. 27.

Listen to Motion City Soundtrack’s ‘Panic Stations’


A week after giving their fans the chance to listen to Panic Stations, their sixth studio album, in full on Pandora, Motion City Soundtrack has now officially released the new record worldwide. In addition to the album being out to the public, the band is also allowing those who have not received the album yet (or are nowhere near their copy), to listen the record on Spotify. Listen to Panic Stations below which includes previously released tracks “TKO” and “Lose Control.”

In support of the new record release, Motion City will be hitting the road this fall. The tour will find the Minnesota group hitting the road alongside The Wonder Years, You Blew It!, and State Champs. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below while tickets to the shows are currently on sale.


Oct 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 20 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Oct 23 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Oct 24 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Oct 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 27 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Oct 28 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
Oct 30 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct 31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Nov 02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Nov 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Nov 05 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Nov 06 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Nov 07 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Nov 10 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Nov 11 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 12 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 13 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Nov 14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Nov 16 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Nov 18 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 19 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Nov 20 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Nov 21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Nov 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Nov 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Nov 27 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Sleeping with Sirens Unleash “The Strays” Music Video


While Sleeping with Sirens were in the middle of their iHeartRadio social media takeover, the band called their fans to assemble to unlock the music video for one of their new songs, “The Strays.”

In no time at all, the fans managed to unlock the video which can be seen below.

The music video features the band walking around a town gathering the “troublesome” teenagers in town who are doing what kids do best; hanging out at junkyards, getting in trouble with police officers, setting things on fire, and making out with their significant others in the rain.

One by one, the troublesome teens begin to join the band as they make their way through the town until they reach an area where all their instruments are set up to put on a show.

We’re not sure how their instruments are just conveniently there, but we’ll say it was some “movie magic” or “music video magic” in this case.

“The Strays” is taken off of the Orlando-based band’s recently released album Madness which was released in March through Epitaph Records.

Sleeping with Sirens will be heading out on tour again in June for their “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour” with The Summer Set and Nick Santino, formerly of Rocket to the Moon.

Tour dates can be seen here.

Refused are No Longer “Fucking Dead,” Reveal New Album


Ladies and Gents, Refused are no longer “fucking dead.”

Seventeen years after the release of their last album, The Shape of Punk to Come, the Swedish band have officially revealed they are back, and it looks like for good.

The band, who recently announced they will be heading out on tour with Faith No More, will be releasing their new album, Freedom on June 30 through Epitaph Records. Check out not only the track list and album art below, but also the lead single off of the album, “Elektra.”



1. “Elektra”
2. “Old Friends / New War”
3. “Dawkins Christ”
4. “Françafrique”
5. “Thought Is Blood”
6. “War On The Palaces”
7. “Destroy The Man”
8. “366”
9. “Servants Of Death”
10. “Useless Europeans”

Refused will be heading out on an US club tour beginning on May 24 at the Punk Rock Bowling Festival in Las Vegas. The tour will wrap up at the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington D.C. on June 5. After a few festival appearances, their tour with Faith No More will begin on July 30 at the Masquerade Music Park in Atlanta.

Full tour dates can be seen here.


May 2 -Meerhout, Belgium @ Grozerock
May 22 – Hünxe, Germany @Ruhrpott Roden Open Air Festival
May 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling Festival^^
May 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory^^
May 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre^^
May 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall^^
May 29 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^^
May 30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile^^
May 31 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door^^
June 1 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^^
July 2 – Gdynia, Poland @ Opener Festival^^
June 3 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom^^
June 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg^^
June 5 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel^^
June 20 – Montebello, QC, Canada @ Amnesia Rock Fest
June 27 -Seinäjoki, Finland @ Provinssi
July 2 – Opener Festival @ Gdynia, Poland
July 11 – Collalbo, Italy @ Rock im Ring Festival
July 16 -Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Fest
July 17 – Slottsfjell, Tonsberg, Norway
July 18 –  Tromso, Norway @ Bukta Tromso Open Air Festival
July 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park**
July 31 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater**
August 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center**
August 2 – Columbia, MA @ Merriweather Post Pavilion**
August 4 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion**
August 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden**
August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum**
August 28 – Leeds Festival, UK
August 29 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Pure & Crafted Festival
August 30 – Reading Festival, UK

^^Refused US Club Tour
**with Faith No More

Sleeping with Sirens Debut “Gold”


Sleeping with Sirens’ new album is just about to be released and in honor of the short period before the record is blasting from fans’ earphones, the band have released another new track.

The new track is titled “Gold” and can be heard below.

“Gold” joins previously released tracks “Kick Me,” “Go Go Go,” “We Like it Loud,” and “Fly” which was released yesterday.

Billboard exclusively premiered the new song and while doing so had the chance to speak to frontman Kellin Quinn about the direction of the band’s fourth studio record and first since their departure from Rise Records.

“I wanted to make a record that reminds me of the album that kind of inspired me to make the type of music we make and to be part of the scene we’re in.”

As for what artists influenced him the most? Muse, Fall Out Boy, Finch, and the Starting Line. Sounds like 2005 is alive and well with the guys from Sleeping with Sirens.

Sleeping with Sirens’ new album, Madness is due out next Tuesday (March 17) through Epitaph Records.

Recently, the Orlando band wrapped up the North American leg of their co-headlining world tour with Pierce the Veil. The tour is slated to hit Europe next week as they begin the European leg on March 20 in Belgium. The tour will reportedly wrap up on April 11 in London.

Set Your Goals Frontman Participates in Tell-All Interview


It’s been about two months since Set Your Goals frontman Matt Wilson released a statement to fans about the current state of the band and what each member was up to, but something Wilson posted on Twitter earlier this month has gotten the attention of fans and some media outlets.

On Feb. 4, Wilson had taken to Twitter to reveal that the band had not seen a dime from the sale of their debut record, Mutiny! as well as merchandise and other things from their former record label, Eulogy Recordings.

Music site, requested an interview with Wilson which ended up revealing a lot of information about what happened behind closed doors during the last decade that not even hardcore fans were aware of.

On major standout from the interview, was the revelation that Pete Wentz was thinking about signing them to his record label, Decaydance. Sadly, it did not happen.

“[During their set that night] Jordan stage dove and knocked a monitor off the stage, which ended up being billed to Fall Out Boy. Their tour manager cornered Jordan backstage demanding payment, but we were all total broke asses at the time and Jordan couldn’t afford to pay him. I think the monitor was $400.”

Instead, Decaydance went ahead and signed Four Year Strong.

That only began the drama behind the scenes after they went ahead and signed with Eulogy. The label, according to Wilson, would use different tactics to scam their own bands.

“One of the many tricks he [John Wylie] used, I think he stole from Victory, where he takes out a full-page ad in a magazine and splits it into four quarter-page ads (one for each band), then charges each band for a full-page ad, therefore requiring four times the cost of what he actually paid in order to ‘recoup.’

We were young and naïve at the time, and didn’t realize that hiring Dave Crisafi, an employee of the label, as our manager was a huge conflict of interest. Dave would always side with Eulogy whenever payment was brought up, and once we learned that this isn’t the way things are usually done, we fired him. We’d developed a friendship with him and everyone at the label, so this was not an easy tie to sever.”

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Eulogy knew how badly the band wanted to leave the label that they told Epitaph Records, who were interested in the band before officially signing them, that they would let SYG out if their contract for $100K.

“Keith (our manager) got in contact with Epitaph Records, who were interested in buying out the remainder of our contract. That pretty much bailed us out of our situation. The amount exceeded $100K, a portion of which was paid up-front, and the rest was to be recouped through sales of our second full-length.”

But for those who are more interested in whether the band will be reuniting anytime soon, Wilson gave a slight hope for that.

“Last time I talked to everyone about the band we all seemed receptive to the idea of playing shows again when it makes sense. 2016 marks ten years since the release of Mutiny! so maybe we’ll play some shows then? Our band has always sort of flown by the seat of our pants, so it’s hard to say this far in advance, but we’ve all agreed it’s best to leave the door open.”

To read the complete, in-depth interview, head on over to Lambgoat here and check out everything Wilson had to say.

Sleeping with Sirens “Like it Loud”

Sleeping with Sirens have started 2015 with a bang by giving fans a brand new song. The new song is titled “We Like it Loud” and was release earlier in the day. But if that wasn’t enough, the band have given their fans the chance to download the new song for free for the next 24 hours on their official website.

Listen to the track below and don’t forget to download it before time runs out.

Sleeping with Sirens have a pretty packed beginning of the new year. The second leg of their co-headlining North American tour with Pierce the Veil begins on Jan. 23 at the Viejas Arena in San Diego and will wrap up on Mar. 4 at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City.

Back in November, they had announced they had signed with Epitaph Records while also releasing a new song titled “Kick Me.” No word on whether these two new tracks will be featured on a potential new record. Their last album was 2013’s Feel.

Sleepwave Appear to Be “Whole Again” in New Video


Sleepwave just wrapped up a mini-tour with Chiodos and We Came As Romans last week and now, the group have given us the music video for “Whole Again,” a track from their recently released debut album.

The video opens with them inside of an industrial warehouse, with the members (and others?) laying on some slabs connected to what appears to be EKG machines. But as the video progresses and in between shots of the band performing the track, we see these so-called “medical experts,” who looks more like vampires, start to draw blood from their “victims.”

Chilling, huh and for some reason reminds us of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” video.

Check out “Whole Again” below.

“Whole Again” is taken from Sleepwave’s debut album, Broken Compass which was released back in September through Epitaph Records.

Sleepwave will reportedly be heading out on tour in 2015 in support of Broken Compass though no official tour dates have been revealed yet.