Aftershock Festival 2021 Performance Times Announced

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Organizers of the annual Aftershock Festival have announced the schedule for this year’s installment of the annual event.

Now in its ninth year, the festival is actually a rescheduled event from 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused the event to be re-scheduled last year. As with its 2019 edition, this year’s installment of the Aftershock Festival is officially sold out. It is scheduled to take place this weekend from Thursday to Sunday at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

The festival grounds are located at 1600 Garden Highway. Sacramento, CA.

Attendees at this year’s festival will be required to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines. Those guidelines are noted here.

The 2021 edition of the Aftershock Festival is scheduled to open at 4:25 p.m. ET Thursday with a performance by Oxymorrons, on the Coors Light Stage. Fit For A King follows at 4:50 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage. Death Angel and Exodus will follow Oxymorrons at 5:25 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively on the Coors Light Stage. Meanwhile back on the Jack Daniel’s Stage, Knocked Loose is scheduled to follow Fit For A King at 5:55 p.m.

From there, Anthrax, Testamentand Cypress Hill will keep the music going between the two stages. Cypress Hill’s performance on the Jack Daniel’s Stage at 8:50 p.m. will close out the evening’s activities.

Friday will see the festival expand to three stages, with music starting at 12:45 p.m. from Contracult Collective on the Coors Light Stage. Ayron Jones will take the stage first at 1:20 p.m. Friday on the Kolas Stage. Performances from acts, such as Crobot, Pop Evil, and Rancid and many others will keep things moving through the day. Metallica will headline Friday’s events beginning at 8:55 p.m.

Moving on to Saturday, American Teeth and The Black Moods will open the day’s schedule at 12:30 p.m. and 12:35 p.m. on the Coors Light Stage and Kolas Stage respectively. Also notable acts featured on the day are those, such as South of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and Atreyu, as well as Anti-Flag, Mudvayne, and Alien Weaponry. The original lineup of The Misfits rounds out the day at 9:10 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage.

Even as the weekend winds down Sunday, the music will not let up. Sunday’s schedule opens at 12:20 p.m. on the Jack Daniel’s Stage with a performance by Law. As the day continues, performances from the likes of From Ashes To New, Pennywise, Mastodon, and Rise Against are also scheduled. Metallica closes out the weekend’s festivities at 7:55 p.m. ET on the Kolas Stage.

Along with lots of music, this weekend’s festival will also feature just as much food, drink and entertainment. The full details on all of that are noted below.

Additional food & beverage, and other experiences onsite include:

·      Caduceus Wine Garden, highlighting Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER.

·      Coors Light Coldstream serving with frosty draft technology, complete with actual ice crystals

·      Deep Eddy Vodka -Deep Eddy’s Dive In Trailer is a place where people come together to enjoy good times that never seem to end. Where strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet. While at Aftershock stopby and see us at the Deep Eddy Dive In Tour and raise a glass to being back together!

·      Dr. Greenthumb’s – Founded by the Godfather of insane brains, B-Real of Cypress Hill 

·       Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program

·       It’s Ronz World –  custom guitars, rock shop and art

·       Jack Daniel’s Mobile Distillery Tour Experience – Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Cheers your friends make your own history at Aftershock when you rock out at the Jack Daniel’s Main Stage with Metallica!

·      KOLAS – Stop by the Loud Lounge to level up Aftershock vibes with t-shirt ripping, body art and more.  KOLAS will also provide dynamic delivery outside the festival grounds.  Stop by the KOLAS footprint all weekend long to learn more!

·      Mortus Viventi  – Live Tarot Card Readings

·       The Blackened Bar – Aftershock is proud to continue the collaboration with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey. The pop-up will feature Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth-shattering music of Metallica. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals.

·       The Loud Lounge – Get heady and hang in the Loud Lounge with Kolas, Clown Cannabis, California’s Finest CBD, Heavy Grass, Dr. Greenthumb’s, Helpful Hemp and more. 

·       Take Me Home – not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001.

·       weedmaps – Located inside the Loud Lounge. Fans can learn about cannabis delivery by downloading the weedmaps app all weekend long. Stop by the booth for fun giveaways and prizes and if you forgot your clear bag, weedmaps has your back. 

Aftershock Festival is presented and produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. More information on the festival is available along with all of the festival’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.AftershockFestival.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AftershockSac

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Deviates Premieres ‘The Liar’ Video; New LP Now Available

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Independent punk rock band Deviates premiered the video for its latest single to kick off the weekend.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘The Liar’ Friday. The song is the third single from the band’s new album, Holding Out, which released today. The album has also produced the singles, ‘40 Days and 40 Nights‘ and ‘Wasted.‘

The video for ‘The Liar’ mixes footage of the band performing its new single in what looks like a warehouse setting that is well-lit by a group of lights, and the story of a young man who apparently is recollecting his friendship with another young man. The imagery is meant to seemingly translate the message in the song’s lyrical theme.

Front man Brian Barbara said of the song’s lyrical theme, “The liar only tells you what you want to hear. Don’t listen to the liar.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Liar’ is much like that of the album’s other singles. The vocals and instrumentation immediately lends itself to comparison to works from the likes of Offspring and Pennywise.

In other news, The Deviates is scheduled to hold a headlining show Dec. 11 and to perform on a series of dates next month with Pennywise. Tickets for all of the shows are available here.

More information on Deviates’ new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.deviatesband.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/deviatespunk

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Deviates Takes On The Negatives Of Addiction In New Single

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Independent punk rock band Deviates is giving audiences another preview of its new album.

The band premiered the album’s new single, ‘40 Days and 40 Nights‘ Tuesday. The song is the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Holding Out, which is scheduled for release Sept. 17. A limited run of translucent blood red vinyl pressings (approximately 500 copies) is scheduled for release Nov. 15.

The premiere of ’40 Days and 40 Nights’ comes less than a month after the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Wasted‘ and its companion video. The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is everything that any punk purist will appreciate with its high-energy guitar riffs and time keeping.

Front man Brian Barbara addressed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“40 Days and 40 nights began to take shape twenty years ago,” he said. “The song is a true representation of Deviates. The lyrics address the ongoing struggles and losses associated with addiction and sadly, ring truer every day. Life isn’t meant to be lived alone. Despair is real. Pick up the phone.”

In other news, Deviates is scheduled to join Pennywise for a handful of live shows this fall. The bands’ dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Tour Dates:

10/7 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Dead Kennedys + Slaughterhouse)

10/8 – The Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + The Line) (SOLD OUT)

10/9 – Fremont Theatre – San Luis Obispo, CA (w/ Pennywise + The Line)

11/5– SOMA – San Diego CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + Urethane)

More information on Deviates’ new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.deviatesband.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/deviatespunk

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Deviates Premieres New Single, ‘Wasted,’ Video; Announces New Album Details

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Independent punk rock band Deviates released its first new music in 20 years this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Wasted‘ and its companion video Tuesday. The song is the lead single from the band’s forth coming album, Holding Out, which is scheduled for release Sept. 17. A limited run of translucent blood red vinyl pressings (approximately 500 copies) is scheduled for release Nov. 15.

Holding Out is only the third album from Deviates. It consists of a total of seven songs.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wasted’ instantly lends itself to comparison to works from Offspring. That is made clear through the vocals, guitar, bass, and drums collectively. No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the premiere of the song and its video.

Speaking of the video, it is a simple presentation. Meant to present a DIY style look, the video features the band performing on stage in a small club setting as the song plays over that visualization.

In other news, Deviates is scheduled to join Pennywise for a handful of live shows this fall. The bands’ dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Tour Dates:

10/7 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Dead Kennedys + Slaughterhouse)

10/8 – The Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + The Line) (SOLD OUT)

10/9 – Fremont Theatre – San Luis Obispo, CA (w/ Pennywise + The Line)

11/5– SOMA – San Diego CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + Urethane)

More information on Deviates’ new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://www.deviatesband.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deviatespunk

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Belvedere’s Latest LP Fits Well Into This Year’s Field Of New Punk Rock Records

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Independent punk rock band Belvedere is scheduled to release its latest album Friday.  Hindsight is the Sixth Sense, the band’s third album, is scheduled for release through Thousand Island Records and Lockjaw Records.  The 13-song record will appeal equally to the band’s established audience base and to punk purists in general.  That is proven in part through the album’s musical arrangements.  They will be discussed shortly.  The lyrical themes presented throughout the album add their own appeal.  They will be discussed a little later.  The album’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the 34-minute album.  All things considered, they make the album a punk purist’s dream come true.

Belvedere’s forthcoming album, Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is a work that fits well into any punk purist’s music library.  That is proven in part through its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements featured in this record are pure punk rock for the most part.  As a matter of fact, when listeners compare the arrangements featured in this album to the works in the band’s existing catalog, the up-tempo, guitar-driven works are everything that audiences have come to expect from the band.  The comparisons to works from the likes of Pennywise, Chaser, and Radio Thieves are just as clear here as in the band’s existing albums for that matter.  While the arrangements do tend to stay true to a familiar sound and stylistic approach in this album, there is at least one song that breaks that mold.  It comes in the form of ‘Retina.’  This song actually opens with something of a thrash style approach that plays out in the song’s choruses.  That sound and stylistic approach, against the band’s more familiar pure punk sound makes this one of the album’s most interesting musical points.  There are other points throughout the album that present some metal influence, but nowhere near as evident in this case.  All things considered, the general familiarity of the album’s musical content gives the noted audiences enough to appreciate. 

The musical arrangements that make up the body of Belvedere’s new album are in themselves reason enough for the noted audiences to take in this record.  They are just a part of what will make the album appealing to the band’s target audiences.  The album’s lyrical themes are just as much pure punk as its musical arrangements.  Case in point is the lyrical theme featured in ‘Retina.’  This song’s lyrical theme takes on the powers that be so to speak.  This is made clear as front man Steve Rawles sings, “We’re placing all our faith in institutions/(When every fuckin’ time they let us down)/Another protest can’t relieve this evolution/What cost, it’s always in your thoughts/You felt the same, the same/A masterful thought takeover/It’s criminal and moreover/Never, regarded, insane.”  The statement here is clear and follows very much in similar fashion as the nearly three-minute song progresses.  It is that defiant, anti-establishment anthem for which punk rock has come to be known over the genre’s history. 

‘Good Grief Retreat,’ one of the album’s singles is another example of how the album’s familiar lyrical themes will appeal to Belvedere’s key audiences.  As Rawles pointed out in a recent interview, “This song speaks of the average worker and the system that benefits off their labour.  While the rich can hide behind laws, regulations and a corporate veil that doesn’t hold them accountable for their actions, the worker never gets ahead and has no chance of closing the wage and lifestyle gap. The Retreat in the title refers to the general populace demanding better conditions.”  Again, this is a topic that is quite familiar to punk bands across the board.  Keeping that in mind, it will engage and entertain listeners just as much as the lyrical theme featured in ‘Retina.’  ‘Peace in Our Time’ is one more example of the importance of the album’s lyrical themes.  It is another familiar commentary about society and everything going on.  From tackling the powers that be, to people’s innate desire to point the finger, this song goes after both.  The statements are illustrated in the song’s statement, “Heedless of the consequence to reap what you have sown/Lay the blame on someone else, to misdirect your own/It’s hard to gauge the loss of innocence/You set the bar, you cast the die/Dead mothers, fathers, sons and daughters/But never tell us why/They question where’s the retribution.”  The overall statement is expanded in another verse, which states, Should I take a dive/Or should i go a few more rounds?/I’m crying on the sidelines as the final buzzer sounds/All the same old butchers/With a different badge in hand/And all that we demand is/Freedom, but not without a price.”  This social commentary is, again, familiar territory for the band and for punk and its fans.  Keeping that in mind, it is one more way in which the album’s lyrical content ensures listeners engaged and entertained in this record.  When it is considered along with the other themes noted here and the rest of the album’s presented lyrical themes, the whole leaves no doubt as to the importance of the album’s lyrical content. That content and the album’s musical arrangements are just part of what audiences will find appealing about the record.  Its sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The sequencing of Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is important to note because it ensures the album’s energy remains high from beginning to end.  There are some subtle variances in terms of the overall stylistic approach to the songs.  That keeps things just interesting enough in that avenue.  The energy though, remains stable from the record’s opening to its finale. Keeping that in mind, the album’s sequencing puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  When it is considered along with the album’s overall content, the whole makes this record a presentation that listeners will appreciate in their initial listen and in hindsight.

Belvedere’s forthcoming album Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is a presentation that will appeal equally to the band’s established audience base and to punk purists.  That is due in part to the album’s musical arrangements.  The arrangements featured in this record are everything that audiences have come to expect from the band.  They are also works that prove familiar to any punk fan what with their up-tempo approaches, and distinct vocal approaches.  The lyrical themes featured throughout the album are just as familiar to all of the noted audiences as the album’s musical arrangements.  To that end, that increased familiarity will appeal even more to the noted audiences.  The sequencing used throughout the album does its own part to keep audiences listening.  It keeps the album’s energy high throughout even with the subtle changes in the arrangements’ stylistic approaches.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make the album a work that holds its own in this year’s field of new punk records.  Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is scheduled for release Friday through Thousand Islands Records and Lockjaw Records.

More information on Belvedere’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://belvederepunkrock.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/belvedere669

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/belvedere669

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Belvedere Debuts New Album’s Third Single

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Independent punk rock band Belvedere unveiled another single from its forthcoming album this week.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Camera Obscura‘ Tuesday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album, Hindsight is the Sixth Sense, which is scheduled for release May 14 through Thousand Islands Records in the U.S. and through Lockjaw Records in Europe and the United Kingdom. It will release through both labels on CD, vinyl, and digital.

The debut of ‘Camera Obscura’ follows that of the album’s lead single, ‘Good Grief Retreat‘ in February, and ‘Elephant March‘ last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Camera Obscura’ is a fiery upbeat punk composition. the machine gun precise drumming, the energetic melodies generated through the guitars and bass, and the catchy vocals make the arrangement a work that lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of Pennywise, Record Thieves, and Chaser, much as with ‘Good Grief Retreat.’

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement comes across as possibly being a social commentary from what can be understood sans lyrics to reference and comment from the band about said content.

Pre-orders are open for Hindsight is the Sixth Sense. Among pre-order availability are three exclusive vinyl variant packages. There are also bundles that feature the items noted below.

Additional merch items include:

– American Socks partnership (limited run of album-themed socks)

– Full line of new t-shirt/tank top

– Album-themed Skateboard Deck

The band’s album has some special guest appearances. Less Than Jake front man Roger Lima, Protest The Hero vocalist Rody Walker, and Wolfrick singer Dylan Toews join the band for some of the album’s works.

The track listing for Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is noted below.

Album Tracklisting:

1. Happily Never After

2. Elephant March

3. The Ides

4. Camera Obscura

5. Retina

6. Chromatic

7. Good Grief Retreat

8. Comrade (feat. Roger Lima)

9. 2 Fast 2 Furious

10. Memento Mori (feat. Dylan Toews)

11. Automate (feat. Rody Walker)

12. Heartbreaker

13. Peace In Our Time

More information on Belvedere’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://belvederepunkrock.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/belvedere669

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/belvedere669

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Belvedere Tackles The Corporate Divide In New Single

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Independent punk rock band Belvedere is taking on a tried and true topic in its latest single.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Good Grief Retreat‘ Wednesday. The song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album Hindsight is the Sixth Sense. The album is scheduled for release May 14 through Thousand Islands Records in the U.S. and through Lockjaw Records in Europe and the United Kingdom. It will release through both labels on CD, vinyl, and digital.

Pre-orders are open. Among pre-order availability are three exclusive vinyl variant packages. There are also bundles that feature the items noted below.

Additional merch items include:

– American Socks partnership (limited run of album-themed socks)

– Full line of new t-shirt/tank top

– Album-themed Skateboard Deck

The band’s album has some special guest appearances. Less Than Jake front man Roger Lima, Protest The Hero vocalist Rody Walker, and Wolfrick singer Dylan Toews join the band for some of the album’s works.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Good Grief Retreat’ is familiar to fans of bands, such as Chaser, Pennywise, and Record Thieves. The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement proves just as familiar for punk fans.

Front man Steve Rawles talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview.

“This song speaks of the average worker and the system that benefits off their labour,”  he said. While the rich can hide behind laws, regulations and a corporate veil that doesn’t hold them accountable for their actions, the worker never gets ahead and has no chance of closing the wage and lifestyle gap. The Retreat in the title refers to the general populace demanding better conditions.”

The track listing for Hindsight is the Sixth Sense is noted below.

Album Tracklisting:

1. Happily Never After

2. Elephant March

3. The Ides

4. Camera Obscura

5. Retina

6. Chromatic

7. Good Grief Retreat

8. Comrade (feat. Roger Lima)

9. 2 Fast 2 Furious

10. Memento Mori (feat. Dylan Toews)

11. Automate (feat. Rody Walker)

12. Heartbreaker

13. Peace In Our Time

More information on Belvedere’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://belvederepunkrock.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/belvedere669

Twitter: https://twitter.com/belvedere669

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Counterpunch Debuts New Single, ‘We, The Role’

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Surf punk band Counterpunch debuted its new single this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘We, The Role‘ Tuesday. The song is the b-side from the band’s recently released single ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed.’ Its debut comes less than a month after the band debuted the song and its companion lyric video.

The record is scheduled for release Jan. 29 through Thousand Islands Records in the United States and SBAM Records in the European Union. Pre-orders for Handbook for the Recently Debriefed are open. Quantities are limited to 100 in each of the record’s three variants.

While the band’s clear Pennywise influence is just as prevalent in ‘We, The Role,’ as in the single’s title song, the musical arrangement featured in ‘We, The Role’ will also appeal to fans of bands, such as Good Charlotte, Simple Plan. That is evidenced in the guitar arrangement and vocal delivery style.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement comes across as a commentary of sorts. Not having an explanation from the band, it is somewhat difficult to determine the topic exactly. It would seem from what can be deciphered that the lyrical theme is a commentary on how society has become in recent years. That is just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as gospel.

More information about Counterpunch’s new single, video and record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.counterpunchrock.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/counterpunchrok

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/counterpunchrok

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Chaser Debuts ‘2020’ Video; Single Pre-Saves Open Now

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Surf punk rock band Chaser debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘2020‘ Monday. The band will make the song available to download Friday. Audiences can pre-save the single now here.

‘2020’ is the third new song that Chaser has released this year following the release of the band’s two-song EP Look Alive. Released Sept. 4, the record features the songs ‘Look Alive‘ and ‘Found Myself Again.’

‘2020’ features a musical arrangement that stays in line with the stylistic approach and sound featured in ‘Look Alive’ and ‘Found Myself Again.’ It will appeal to fans of Pennywise, like the aforementioned songs.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘2020’ is a commentary about everything that has happened this year, according to a statement from bassist Jesse Stopnitsky.

“2020 has been a year unlike anything we’ve experienced in our lifetimes,” said Stopnitsky. ‘2020’ references both the status quo of the socio-political climate, and also our 20/20 vision. Despite the progress made, it feels like we’re regressing as a society. While this song was actually written and recorded before the COVID pandemic, its meaning and relevance definitely intensified as the year progressed.”

More information on Chaser’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://chaserpunkrock.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/chaserband

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/chaserband

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Counterpunch Debuts New Single, ‘Handbook For The Recently Debriefed,’ Companion Video

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Surf punk band Counterpunch debuted its new single this week along with the song’s companion video.

The band debuted its new single ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed‘ Tuesday along with the song’s companion lyric video. The song is the title track in the band’s forthcoming 7″. The record is scheduled for release Jan. 29 through Thousand Islands Records in the United States and SBAM Records in the European Union.

Pre-orders for Handbook for the Recently Debriefed are open. Quantities are limited to 100 in each of the record’s three variants.

Counterpunch’s first new music since the release of the band’s 2014 album Bruises, ‘Handbook for the Recently Debriefed’ presents a musical arrangement whose high-energy guitars and melodic vocals will appeal to fans of bands, such as Pennywise, NOFX, and Bad Religion.

The lyrical content that accompanies the musical content in Counterpunch’s new song comes across as a political commentary. It seemingly hints at a statement about how the Republican Party has tied itself to Donald Trump and the result of that connection.

More information about Counterpunch’s new single, video and record is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://www.counterpunchrock.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/counterpunchrok

Twitter: http://twitter.com/counterpunchrok

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