Thrice confrim new album release, drop lead single


A little over a week after teasing fans with a short clip on Twitter, and a couple of days after confirming the title of their new record, Thrice’s return is now official. On Thursday (March 24), the California-based band uploaded their first single off of their upcoming album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The new track is titled “Blood on the Sand” and can currently be streamed below.

“Blood on the Sand” marks Thrice’s new song in five years with their last release being 2011’s Major/MinorTo Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere is set to be released on May 27 through  Vagrant Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and on the band’s website.

The album art and track list can be seen below.



1.” Hurricane”
2. “Blood On The Sand”
3. “The Window”
4. “Wake Up”
5. “The Long Defeat”
6. “Seneca”
7. “Black Honey”
8. “Stay With Me”
9. “Death From Above”
10. “Whistleblower”
11. “Salt And Shadow”

In support of the recently named new album, Thrice will be hitting the road later this summer. The group will be visiting a slew of locations across North America. The tour, which will also feature La Dispute and Gates, will kick off on June 3 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and wrap up on June 25 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver. The complete list of upcoming summer tour dates can be seen here.

Thrice tease fans with new clip


At the beginning of the year, Thrice confirmed that they were currently working on a brand new album; their ninth studio record. Since that social media confirmation back in early January, little has been revealed with the exception of pictures from the recording studio. On Tuesday (March 15), things changed when the band took to social media, once more, to release a 15-second clip. Like any fans who are eagerly awaiting their favorite band’s new record, speculations have already begun on whether this is one of the new tracks the band has been showcasing on Instagram.

Check out the short clip below.

The newly released clip comes on the heels of the California band announcing a summer tour. The trek will find the five-piece visiting a slew of North American cities throughout the month of June. The tour, which will also feature La Dispute and Gates, will kick off on June 3 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and wrap up on June 25 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver. The complete list of upcoming summer tour dates can be seen here.

The still-untitled record will be the follow-up to the band’s 2011 release,  Major/Minor.

Thrice to Hit the Road with La Dispute, Gates


Just a week after teasing that a brand new album is currently in the works, Thrice has given their fans even better news. On Monday (Jan. 19), the California band, who recently came out of hiatus, announced plans to hit the road this summer. The North American trek is set to begin on June 3 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and wrap up less than a month later on June 25 at The Summit Music Hall in Denver.

Heading out on the road alongside Thrice will be La Dispute and Gates. Pre-sale tickets for the shows are currently available on the band’s website here. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


The news of the upcoming summer excursion comes more than a year after speculation of the band’s return began. At the end of 2014, the band had posted an image on their Tumblr with “Thrice” and “2015” written on it. At the time, fans began to gossip that the message meant they would be reuniting for the tenth anniversary of their fourth studio album, Vheissu. Sadly, the group did not go out on a Vheissu tenth anniversary tour, but they did play several shows including the resurrection of Taste of Chaos in California back in October of 2015.

Thrice Officially Working on New Album


It’s official, work on Thrice’s new album has begun. Over the weekend, an image on Instagram got fans of the California-based band super excited and ready to pre-order the still-untitled record. On Friday (Jan. 8), drummer Riley Breckenridge posted a collage on the social media platform which featured three images of his drum kit and one from outside the recording booth. In the caption, he revealed that he had completed tracking the drums for the impending new album. Breckenridge also confirmed that “guitars, bass, keys, and other goodies” will be recorded “next week” aka this current week.

Check out the image below.

Breckenridge isn’t the only one to have posted something from the recording studio. Guitarist Teppei Teranishi had also posted an image from the recording studio, captioning it, “this is fun,” making reference to the hot mess of cables. One thing that should be pointed out is that both musicians used the hashtag, #TBEITBN in each of their images. We reserve the right to assume that this is the acronym for the new album. Coincidentally, many commentators agree with us because in the comments section, you can see several of them taking guesses as to what the acronym may actually mean.

No matter what, thrice fans can rest assure that a new album will be out this year, after all, the band confirmed that news back in December. This new record will not only be Thrice’s ninth studio album, but also their first album since they came out of their short hiatus. Their last album was 2011’s Major/Minor.

Inaugural Wrecking Ball Fest Revise Line-Up Time Slots

Ever wish you had the power to change a music festival’s schedule just because certain artists that you would like to see play at the same exact time?

This seems to be one of the biggest issues with music festivals that have line-up that feature great artists, but a crazy scheduling process.

As much as you complain about the time slots conflicting, festivals and their organizers really don’t care and in a way tell you to take it or leave it.

Well, as it turns out, there is a music festival out there that has taken the attendees complaints to heart and decided to change their daily schedule.

Wrecking Ball revealed today an updated daily schedule after listening to fans complain about the time slots conflicting.

Why would you have both main stage performance times start and end at the same time? Same for the other two stages.

It looks like the Atlanta festival decided it would be wise to change the times on the schedule so concert goers can at least see 15 minutes of the main bands later in the evening.

Check out the newly revised daily schedule below.



The Wrecking Ball Festival will hit Atlanta during the weekend of Aug. 8-9. The festival is in honor of Atlanta concert venue, The Masquerade, celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Taste of Chaos Tour Resurrected

Ladies and gentle-dudes who grew up in the mid-00s, Taste of Chaos is back!

For anyone who grew up during the era of “emo bands,” Taste of Chaos, the sister traveling festival to Warped Tour, was definitely something you wanted to go to. Unlike Warped Tour, TOC concentrated on heavier bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, and many more.

In 2010, fans of the festival were given the saddening news that it would no longer exist, at least in the United States.

Fast forward five years, and now it has been resurrected from the festival funeral home.

Founder Kevin Lyman had been hinting at a resurrection over the past few weeks, but did not confirm whether the festival would return or if he was just being a troll.

Surprise, it’s back, but with some changes.

Instead of traveling across the country like it had done in the past, Taste of Chaos will stay stationed at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA.

But if its return is not enough to get those dark hearts of yours beating, then the newly announced line-up will do the trick.

Newly reunited Thrice, Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Saves the Day, The All-American Rejects, Dashboard Confessional and more are all slated to hit the stage on Oct. 3.

While the line-up may not be completely heavy, like the past incarnations, it’s nice to see that some veteran TOC bands (Thrice, The Used, Story of the Year) will be featured on the line-up.

Check out the complete line-up below.


Jimmy Eat World
The Used
Dashboard Confessional
The All-American Rejects
Saves The Day
The Movielife
Story Of The Year
Mark Hoppus (DJ set)
Greek Fire


Tickets for Taste of Chaos are scheduled to go on sale beginning Monday (June 22) on their official website which has yet to formally launch. Tickets start at $25 and for those are into camping, the festival will be offering accommodations for that.

Riot Fest and Rodeo 2015 Line-Up Revealed

And  the revelations continue…

Hot on the heels of the Riot Fest Toronto line-up unveiling, festival organizers have now followed up with the list of performers for Riot Fest and Rodeo (formerly known as Riot Fest Denver) which will take place during the weekend of Aug. 28-30 at the National Western Complex in Denver.

Check out the list which includes Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D, The Pixies, Thrice, Alkaline Trio, and many, many more. Like their Toronto counterpart, a handful of performers have been left off the list, but will be uncovered on a later date.

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Riot Fest Announce 2015 Toronto Line-Up

It’s starting to feel a lot like music Christmas thanks to Riot Fest unveiling the first wave of artists for their Toronto dates, set to take place on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 at Downsview Park..

Wu-Tang Clan, Frank Turner, Alexisonfire, and Thrice are just some of the big names heading to Canada for the weekend-long festival.

But don’t get too upset that some artists have been left off the initial release; apparently five names are going to be kept a secret until June 16.

For now, check out the mighty jammed line-up below and if you live in Canada or want to make the trek to Toronto for the show, we suggest buying your tickets after you check out the list.

Watch Footage from Thrice’s First Show in Three Years


Thrice’s big reunion is supposed to take place this upcoming weekend, but the band decided to give fans from their home state of California a little something just in case they couldn’t make it all the way to New Jersey.

Like several of the bands that will be “reuniting” at Skate and Surf Festival, Thrice decided to treat fans to a pre-Skate and Surf show/warm-up gig at the House of Blues Anaheim.

Thanks to audience members who were at the show that we’re pretty sure was sold out, we’ve gotten video footage of the band performing together for their followers following a three-year hiatus. The complete set list for the evening was also upload and can be seen after the videos.


The Earth Will Shake
The Arsonist
Paper Tigers
Stare at the Sun
All That’s Left
The Weight
In Exile
Of Dust and Nations
Come All You Weary
The Artist in the Ambulance


If you’re heading to Skate and Surf this weekend, don’t forget to check out the set times here so you can plan accordingly. You don’t want to miss anyone, especially the reunions.

Skate and Surf Fest Update 2015 Line-Up

Skate and Surf Festival 2015 - Asbury Park, NJ - May 16th & 17th *RAIN OR SHINE

Just when you thought Skate and Surf Fest had announced all the acts slated to take the stage next month in New Jersey, you find out, they weren’t quite done.

Two months after unveiling the so-called “complete” line-up for the weekend-long festival, organizers added a couple of more bands to the already packed line-up.

Joining previously announced acts like the Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Acceptance, Manchester Orchestra and more will be Hit the Lights, Cancer Bats, Diamond youth, No Good News, Souvenirs and lastly, Real Friends.

“Skate and Surf has always been a pretty significant event to us,” reveals Real Friends bassist Kyle Fasel.

“It definitely holds a special place in my heart and memory. Very stoked!”

Check out the announcement below.


For those who have not been keeping tabs on the lengthy list of bands, the newly revised list can be seen here.


Aaron West (Acoustic)
American Nightmare
Beach Slang
Big D & The Kids Table
Cancer Bats
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Cloud Nothings
Diamond Youth
Dropkick Murphys
Elder Brother
Four Year Strong
From Autumn To Ashes
Head North
Hit the Lights
Hot Rod Circuit
Iron Chic
Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band
Light Years
Major League
Manchester Orchestra
Modern Baseball
Motionless in White
No Good News
Pianos Become the Teeth
Poison the Well
Real Friends
Rozwell Kid
Runaway Brother
Small Brown Bike
Sorority Noise
Steady Hands
The Front Bottoms
The Gaslight Anthem
The Parlor Mob
The Scandals
The So So Glos
The Story So Far
The Weaks
The Wonder Years

Skate and Surf Fest will return to their home of Asbury Park on May 16 and 17. Tickets are still on sale so you might want to get them if you haven’t yet.