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The Meltdown 3.55


The Meltdown – The Meltdown 3.55

This week I’m excited to bring you the world premiere of Son of the Wind by Jimmy Sisco. I also have new music from Western Daughter, Demon Hunter, and Minus the Bear.

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“Hymns for the Apocalypse” Raises Money for Syria Refugees

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Justin Marler and his band The Quick and the Dead (https://www.facebook.com/quickanddead) have launched an album of punk rock versions of gospel songs called “Hymns for the Apocalypse” to raise money for Syrian refugees. One of the top releases of 2015, the album brilliantly blends the 1990s East Bay punk sound with melodies and harmony. Marler’s journey is a fantastic tale involving the doom-metal band Sleep, seven years in an Eastern Orthodox monastery, and publishing a handmade magazine called “Death to the World: The Last True Rebellion,” which was distributed by Marler and other monks wearing monastic robes at punk shows. The story is detailed in the Austin Statesman newspaper (http://specials.mystatesman.com/austin-punk-monk/). Currently a member of St. Elias Orthodox in downtown Austin, Marler is sending all proceeds from the sale to the Hauran Connection, a project that benefits his parish’s sister diocese, Bosra-Hauran in Southern Syria, which has been devastated by civil war over the past four years. The parishes that remain open in that region have been transformed into relief stations, distributing food, medicine and supplies to anyone in the region regardless of religion. Please support this worthwhile cause.

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The Old-Timers To Release Two Ep’s

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The Old-timers will be releasing two new EPs on August 1, titled “Turn It Up” and “Turn It Off”. Over the next couple of weeks the band will be releasing fun facts about the EP’s, such as who the guest vocalists are and maybe even a sneak peek of a song or two. All proceeds will go towards helping U-turn, a homeless charity in Cape Town, South Africa.

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No Lost Cause to release new “Fight” EP

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Thumper Punk Records is pleased to announce the second release from No Lost Cause called “Fight” on August 18, 2015. Following up their high energy, ska-tinged pop punk debut “NLC”, No Lost Cause put together another set of songs that speaks hope and encouragement to both the believer and unbeliever alike. From Toms River, New Jersey, No Lost Cause is on your side and ready for the Fight. The track listing for “Fight” includes:

1) Your Days Are Numbered
2) So Amazing
3) TPR
4) Fight
5) NGGYU
6) Mainstream (Turn It All Around)

“Fight” is being recorded at Eightsixteen studios in Bayville, New Jersey, with mixing and mastering is by Buddy Eirman.

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Thumper Punk Records and SkyBurnsBlack Records Announce the Release of the “United We Skate Benefit Compilation”

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Thumper Punk Records and SkyBurnsBlack Records are pleased to announce the release of the “United We Skate Benefit Compilation”, a FIVE volume compilation featuring songs donated by 113 bands to raise money for two skateboarding ministries. The volumes are broken down by genre, and feature Punk, Hardcore, Metal and everything in between. All proceeds to benefit skateboarding ministries at the Roots of Hope ministry in Jaco, Costa Rica (run by Aaron “Liberty” Wells of the band True Liberty), and the chapter of Christian Skaters International in Paarl, South Africa (run by Dave Emmerson of the band The Old-timers).

This compilation features artists from a dozen countries, and includes songs in and English, German, Portuguese, Spanish. Regardless of language, this compilation is an effort to show that we’re all really one brotherhood under Jesus Christ regardless of the language we speak.

Volume 1 (Punk) features Christ’s Sake, Metanoia, Banda Grano, Peter118, Darak HC, CPR, Dsarme?, Over Mortal, Novaprole, Heart Like War, A Broken Line, , No More Zombies, The Bruised, Mr. Mustache (Brazil), The Bricks, Plank Eyed Saints, Santa Cruz (SxCx), Street Corner Gospel, Archote, Jesus-Worshiper, A Common Goal, and False Idle.

Volume 2 (Punk) features The Old-timers, Living Fire, Blast From Oblivion, Grave Robber, True Liberty, Reforma Protestante, INFIRMITIES, No Punk Influences, Praiser, Transboard, Broken, Platoon 1107, The Hoax, Ambassadors of Shalom, Foolish Things, No Lost Cause, The Bedlam Saints, The WAY, The Lonely Revolts, Saint Hooligan, Holy Factor, The Inhumans, Madero, Refuge, Grace & Thieves, and Their Throats are Open Tombs!

Volume 3 (Hardcore) features Dangerous Minds, LIV., Rapture, Siervos, Stick Tight, Take Heart, Kings & Daughters, Nossa Fúria, No Complaints, Revivalist, Made Worthy, Judgement Day, Every Knee Shall Bow, Final Surrender, Poured Out, Bloodline Severed, O Wretched Man, Messflesh, Scream at the Sky, Partaker, Far From Sanity, Flawed By Design, and Anschluss Amor.

Volume 4 (Metal) features Aceldama, Adorned in Ash, Azorrague, Black Leather, Broken Jail, Ceremonial Sacred, Demoniciduth, Dies Mortem, Hate Evil, Hawthorn, Intercession, Light to Dead, Mediadhor, Primitive Church, The Right Wing Conspiracy, Saul of Tarsus, Screaming Your Name, Soul Embraced, Soul Factor, Straight from the Grave, The Synics Awakening, and Tenere.

Volume 5 (Metal) features Abated Mass of Flesh, Above the Storm, Armath Sargon, Ascendant, Be Not Betrayed, Blood Thirsty, Broken Flesh, Christageddon, Consuming Fire, Cryptic Rising, Elgibbor, Flukt, Hilastherion, Immortal Souls, Numbered with the Transgressors, Pantokrator, Parallax Withering, Skald in Veum, They Wither, and Throne of Awful Splendor.

Each volume can be independently purchased as digital downloads or in CD format, with discounts for purchases of the entire five volume compilation, from the Thumper Punk Records and SkyBurnsBlack Records webstores. Digital versions are available through iTunes, AmazonMP3 and the usual suspects.

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Peter118 – Make It Or Break It

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There’s something familiar and easy about Peter118’s debut solo record. Make It or Break It is an enjoyable and quick listen. Think the Sex Pistols as fronted by Brian Wilson trying to sound like the Descendants.

I’ll be honest, the lyrics at times strike me as easy and cheesy. Especially on Break Em Out. The lyrics plus the delivery don’t work for me. But it seems genuine and the music fits the lyrics. It’s upbeat and positive. The lyrics are about coming to Christ and making a life change. It’s not prolific or life changing. But Make It or Break It is fun and sometimes you just need some enjoyable music in the background. 4 out of 5 Stars.

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Thumper Punk Records to Release Angel City Cafe Benefit Compilation

Thumper Punk Records is pleased to announce the release of the “Angel City Cafe Benefit Compilation,” an album featuring 30 live recordings of fifteen TPR bands to raise money to support the great Christian music venue Angel City Cafe, in Bellflower, California (https://www.facebook.com/angelcitycafe1).  The release celebrates the 20th anniversary of Angel City Cafe, and its outreach ministry to the homeless and underprivileged. Angel City Cafe remains one of the few places where Christian artists share both their craft and their Message. It also provides jobs, and the occasional meal and shelter, for the local homeless.  It has roots in the community. It matters.  
Participating bands (donating two songs each) include The WAY, The Lonely Revolts, False Idle, Christ’s Sake, Saint Hooligan, Peter118, The Poor Geezers, Ambassadors of Shalom, ABSOLVED, The Hoax, Platoon 1107, A Broken Line, uniSEF, True Liberty and Living Fire.  Thumper Punk Records will be hosting its annual TPR Night at Angel City Cafe again this year on July 11, 2015.
All profits from this album go to Angel City Cafe.  Available for purchase in CD format from the Thumper Punk Records webstore (http://thumperpunkrecords.storenvy.com/collections/35134-all-products/products/12505005-angel-city-cafe-benefit-compilation), and digital versions are available now at the Thumper Punk bandcamp page (https://thumperpunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angel-city-cafe-benefit-compilation).

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The Lonely Revolts – Broken Bones, Burning Hearts

It doesn’t seem to matter how old I get, I am drawn to gritty punk that makes you want to dance and mosh. There’s that part of me that always returns to junior high and high school. Watching skate and snowboard videos, listening to Screaming Giant Records. Nothing else mattered but punk rock and skateboarding!

Broken Bones, Burning Hearts is an album full of songs that are raw and passionate. Instantly I wanted to get up and move around. You can just imagine the fun you would have seeing The Lonely Revolts live. It’s get up and move around punk. Its’t the type of album that drew me to the genre in the first place. Intense, with a message, but remembering that punk rock is also fun!

There’s something about the vocals on Extra Extra, the album’s opener, that reminds me of Lemmy from Motorhead. Scum of the Earth is a social/political/theological take down song that makes for good punk rock. The system must be challenged! White Flags isn’t a ska song, but it has that skanking beat that makes you want to dance. Open Graves, Chariots of Fire, Dead For You, Check Your Pulse, are all circle pit and mosh pit songs. Songs that get you up and moving.

There are a handful of sing-a-long moments, but Broke Bones, Burning Hearts is more about getting people up and moving more than having them sing-a-long. The production feels like the band recorded everything in one take, playing together in the same room. It’s old school!

The Lonely Revolts have released a punk rock gem. It might not come with a lot of accolades or acknowledgement, but this is punk for the true punk rock fan!

4 out of 5 Stars

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A Common Goal/False Idle – Split Decision

I’ve always loved the split ep. A quick glimpse at new music from two bands. Potentially the discovery of two new acts. Or when established bands do a split with a newer, lesser known act (the Stavesacre/Denison Marrs split comes to mind). And always a chance for bands to covering each other. As a fan of both of these bands already, False Idle and A Common Goal’s new split gives me two out of the three things I love about split eps.

I’ve previously described A Common Goal as blue collar punk rock. A band that’s definitely a Boston band! The band’s two new songs on the ep are less intense than some of the band’s previous work. It’s that laid back California cool, Social Distortion thing that ACG does so well. Nowhere Fast and Tow Steps Behind have an almost worn down feel. That life (and punk) isn’t just about blazing a trail forward as fast as possible. The band’s cover of False Idle’s Where Do We Go is a great blend of homage to the original, while making it their own song.

Coming off of an acoustic ep for the band and their frontman, seeing False Idle hit hard and fast on this ep will give fans a reason to smile and breathe deep. The firebrand punk rock False Idle has delivered before isn’t going anywhere. First World Last Place is punk rock in sound and lyrics. Political, meaningful, socially aware. It’s a great song! Say Goodbye comes out even faster before settling into a great melody. False Idle’s cover of The Calvary takes an already great songs, ramps up the intensity and takes the track to a new level!

The spilt ep is great for fans of both bands, those looking for an introduction to the two bands, or someone who just needs some new punk rock in their stereo. I’m looking forward to more new music from both of these bands. 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

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Doug Jutras to release acoustic “Miss That Walk” EP on Thumper Punk Records

Orange County punker Doug Jutras has unplugged and unwound, and sat down with his acoustic guitar to craft three new songs that form his upcoming “Miss That Walk” EP.   Doug blends rock and blues over a musical foundation rooted in a lifetime of punk rock.   Three honest, working class songs that reflect Doug’s own person journey from chaos to clarity through his belief in Jesus Christ.
“Miss That Walk” will be available for digital download through Thumper Punk Records and all major digital retailers on December 9, 2014.  Doug’s previous solo release “God Bless the World, Not Just America” by the band FEAR GOD is also available through the TPR webstore (www.thumperpunkrecords.com).

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