Sad news to hear today that Melbourne's Missing Link Records is closing its doors and ceasing trading as of Friday October 7th. Having been in operation in Melborune's CBD for the past 30 years, Missing Link's shelves were stocked with a wide range of punk and hardcore releases for many years.

smlMindsnaredeck MINDSNARE have released a new preorder deck and pressing of the Gasman 7" to mark the anniversary of their first Ringworm tour all those years ago. Artwork was handled by their good friend Andy "Bloodstains" Murphy, who put together this time lapse edit of the process. Click thru to check it out.

smlTUI_webTRAPPED UNDER ICE have posted a brand new track entitled ‘Born To Die’. The track is cut from their upcoming album, "Big Kiss Goodnight", releasing on October 11th, 2011  through GOOD FIGHT MUSIC for CD versions and REAPER RECORDS for vinyl. Click thu to hear the new song.


Perth band BREAK EVEN have released a preview of a new track titled "Hells Gates" in video form. The video offers a unique insight into life on the road and in the studio with the band. Break Even are set to tour Australia from the 8th of September as main support for the Title Fight / Touche Amore shows.


DOGFIGHT RECORDS have announced the lineup for TAKEDOWN 2011 at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel on Friday October 14th. The event is All Ages and will feature a special reunion performance from SHOTPOINTBLANK along with interstate visits from IRON MIND, DECEIVER, WARBRAIN and OUTRIGHT. Tickets go on sale on Monday September 19th through OzTix.

smltumblr_lqhznsaisk1qg354fo1_500MILES AWAY have announced a US tour in October/ November with BANE, DEFEATER and DEAD END PATH. Thirty four shows in total, two of which being in Canda and some selected shows are also with ROTTING OUT. Click for full tour dates and locations.


Balance and Composure were recently touring the country's venues thanks to Destroy All Lines, but also made time for a few All Age instore appearances Check out some pics and video from the Resist Records instore in Sydney, where the band performed a few songs, one of which being a cover of The Smiths "Big Mouth Strikes Again".

smlharvestcover Before the Hope Conspiracy existed, there was a band called Harvest. Harvest are back together again, having broken up in 1999 and have been writing new material for a new 7 inch out now on Good Fight records, titled “Years Of Defiance, Years of Disgust”. The 7 inch features two new songs, a reworked old song and an unreleased old track.


Legendary former JUDGE frontman, Mike Judge has released four previously unheard Mike Judge & Old Smoke songs on the band's Myspace Page. Two of the songs were demo tracks for an upcoming record that Tom Capone (BEYOND, BOLD) was assisting in production with that never eventuated.

smlhot_water_msuicBack together again, Hot Water Music have self released a new two song 7 inch available now for pre-order, before heading into the studio again after a European tour with Make Do and Mend to record a new full length album for Rise Records. 

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