Never good news to hear, but BACKTRACK frontman James Vitalo recently suffered a seizure that landed him in hospital, forcing the band to cancel a run of shows. Staring down the barrell of some expensive medical bills, the hat is currently being passed around for donations.


The last time the DESCENDENTS released a new album was "Cool To Be You" back in 2004. Now some 7 years later, both singer Milo Aukerman and drummer Bill Stevenson have suggested they may hit the studio soon to record some new material. "We've always got new songs" answers Milo "the big question is when are we going to have the time to do it".


Sydney band HOMEWARD BOUND's debut album "Chorus Of Cast Offs" is out today in all good record stores or available online through the Poison City Records webstore. They'll be launching the new album at Blackwire Records in Sydney on Saturday night with Brisbane's Army Of Champions making the journey down for the show. Also playing are Deadly Visions and Firearms.


On Saturday December 17th at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, RESIST RECORDS will be throwing their first Xmas party, that's free for all to attend. Playing on the night will be A Death In The Family, I Exist and Toy Boats. Be sure to RSVP to book your door spot.


Sydney's CIVIL WAR team up with Adelaide's ANTE UP for two shows on the first weekend of December in Melbourne. Playing both an Over 18s and an All Ager, make sure you get out to these shows Victorians. Civil War is made up of ex mebers of Perist, while Ante Up is made up of former God So Loved The World members.


For the ultimate collector or fan boy, DOGHOUSE RECORDS has announced a limited run of cassettes for some popular releases, kicking things off with a 200 copy dubbing (not pressing) of La Dispute's latest album "Wildlife" and Young Statues "Self titled" album.


Give Up The Ghost will be reforming for two New years Eve shows in December. These are the first Give Up The Ghost shows since their sudden hiatus taken almost eight years ago. Meanwhile DEATHWISH will be rereleasing both "Background Music" & "We're Down Til We're Underground" on vinyl.


San Francisco’s Alcatraz joins the Arrest Records Australia roster, their debut full length “Smile Now Cry Later” will be available from Friday 11th of November, with pre-orders up now. Alcatraz features ex members of FIRST BLOOD and SET YOUR GOALS.


Bridge Nine Records has gone on a H2O frenzy launching 4 separate preorders for the new covers album "Dont Forget Your Roots", the final installment in the city 7 inches with "DC" as well as reissuing H20's original self titled album.


Queensland's DRIVEN FEAR's new album 'Contender" is up for pre-order and for a limited run, comes with a run of 50 hand numbered photo books. This new 14 track album was recorded at Melbourne's Three Phase Studios with Sam Johnson (Mindsnare, Toe To Toe, Day Of Contempt).

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