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After two years of being broken up, Providence's VERSE are excited to announce that the band has reformed and will be playing shows and recording a new album in 2012. VERSE's first show back is scheduled for February 11th at AS220 in Providence alongside Defeater, Soul Control and Sweet Jesus.

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The Matador Records blog posted details of Ceremony's first release for Matador yesterday afternoon. The "Hysteria" b/w "I'm A Bug" 7 inch will hit stores January 17 and is a prelude to their upcoming LP that's expected next year.

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The long shelved final LP from Boston punks, The Explosion will finally see release on February 14, 2012 via Chunksaah Records. Bury Me Standing was initially supposed to be released in the Spring of 2007 as their second album on Virgin Records, then after they were dropped was planned to be the initial release for Paper + Plastick Records, which obviously never happened.

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If you're in Sydney this Saturday night, get down to the Lansdowne Hotel for the final Easy Company show for the year as they team up with the Tenants. Who the fuck are the Tenants you may ask? Well the Tenants won Triple J Unearthed in 1998 with the song "You Shit Me To Tears".

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Over March and April 2012, San Francisco’s DEAD TO ME and Reno’s COBRA SKULLS will team up for an Australian tour covering four states over nine dates. These two bands embody the modern day punk scene and will be teaching “Aussies” a thing or two.

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Poison City is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of BILLY NO MATES 'Duck, Duck, Goose!' album. Starting in 2004 as a recording collaboration by SNUFF/ GUNS N' WANKERS/ THE TOY DOLLS main-man Duncan Redmonds.

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Finally after a Soundwave festival appearance, a Manning Bar sideshow then a Foo Fighters arena tour, like most Fucked Up fans I was beginning to think I'd never get the chance to see this band in a small room, an atmosphere that best suits their stage persona and music.  

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The Smoot family just released a statement regarding the official cause of death of GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot. Cory had played the character of Flattus Maximus for over ten years, and was discovered dead on the band's tour bus on Nov. 3 2011. He was aged just 34.

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Melodic punk pioneers BODYJAR have released preorders for the vinyl pressing of their milestone album "No Touch Red". Limited to only 300 copies and with a variety of preorder packages available, you'd want to get in quick for this one.

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The Lemonheads are set to release new album ‘Hotel Sessions’, an intimate recording documenting a Sunday night in the early ‘90s that Evan Dando spent recording new songs with just an acoustic guitar in a hotel room in Bondi Beach, Australia.

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