Shotpointblank are set to play their final show ever, next Friday night at the Bald Faced Stag in Sydney. To set the mood, Midnight Funeral Records have uploaded the previously unrecorded bonus digital only track, 'Empty Words' from the LP version of 'Heart of a Disbeliever' that came out in June.


As far as Hardcore Festivals go it doesn't get much better than Sound And Fury. Check out part 1 of this pretty cool documentary on the origins and organisation of the fest mixed in with some interviews and live footage of Ceremony, The Bitter End, Defeater, FocusedXMinds, Not Sorry, Down to Nothing, DYS and more


Bridge Nine Records has signed midwestern hardcore band Expire. The band is currently writing new material and will enter the studio early next year. The band had this to say: "We're almost done writing the LP and couldn't be more stoked to be putting it out with Bridge Nine."


Earlier this year Earth Crisis released 'Neutralize the Threat,' their sixth studio album on the Century Media label. Now they've just dropped a video for one of the tracks in that of "Total War". 


The Gaslight Anthem have moved on from Side One Dummy Records to join the Mercury Records label. They also have a digital EP due out in December made up of 4 covers of the likes of Pearl Jam and The Animals as well as a new track and a redone version of "Boxer".


The Soundwave 2012 lineup has finally been announced, well the first 61 bands. Not really that much to get excited about unless you're a huge fan of bounce metal. The Cro Mags, Street Dogs, Raised Fist, Hatebreed and Biohazard are probably the bands people are most looking forward too for a sideshow.


PEE RECORDS released a stream this week of the first track from the new DRIVEN FEAR album "Contender" which is due out next month. Titled "Wolf Tickets" the new track features guest vocals by Scott McFadyen of TOE TO TOE. "Contender" will be released on 11/11/11


Rancid's Tim Armstrong is launching a new musical theater series for the web, Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater. A cross between Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Twilight Zone, RockNRoll Theater will feature half-hour episodes with Armstrong serving as the narrator. The debut episode, "Dante," features AFI's Davey Havok and Lars Frederiksen. 


If your having a bit of a rough day and struggling to make it through your Thursday then this will hopefully put a smile on your dial. The wants of The Ramones versus the wants of the Misfits in pie graph form. Some people have way more time on their hands than me..


So having hit over 100 votes it was time to wrap up our Mindsnare poll. And the winner was a dead heat between "Hanged Choked Wrists Slit" and "The Death". Personally I voted for "The Death" as that record just blows my mind from start to finsh.


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