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Punk & Hardcore

With Joe Hansen

A killer compilation has been announced featuring hardcore punk bands from New Zealand, South East Asia and Australia. Entitled Bottom of the World, the album features Australian mainstays Shackles, Last Chaos, Havittajat and more. To be released in Australia on Televised Suicide and Lost In Fog Records, the album will be accompanied by an A5 zine and poster.
 
Philadelphia alt-rockers Nothing have announced a national tour this January. Continuing to support their recent album Tired of Tomorrow, Nothing will play Northcote Social Club on Sunday January 29.
 
New York hardcore legends Burn have announced the release of a new album, their first since 2002’s Last Great Sea. Yet to be named, the record has been recorded by Converge’s Kurt Ballou and will be released in early 2017 on Deathwish.
 
Long-running Toronto hardcore punks Career Suicide have announced the release of an upcoming EP and full-length album in the coming months. Although the EP is yet to be named, the album is called Machine Response, reportedly featuring guest vocals by Fucked Up’sDamian Abraham. The band last released the Cherry Beach EP in 2011.
 
Richmond VA’s Iron Reagan, featuring members of Municipal Waste, have announced the upcoming release of their third full-length album. Crossover Ministry will be released on Friday February 3 on Relapse Records. The band last released The Tyranny of Will in 2014.
 
Orgcore punks The Menzingers have announced a second Melbourne show on their upcoming tour after their first show at The Reverence Hotel sold out. The band will play an additional show at The Reverence on Thursday February 9. The tour will be in support of the band’s upcoming album After the Party, due out Friday February 3 on Epitaph.
 
SoCal band Stick to Your Guns have announced an upcoming Australian tour. They’ll play an 18+ show at The Corner Hotel on Friday January 20 and an all ages show at Phoenix Youth Centre on Saturday January 21. The band will be supported on all dates by Knocked Loose, Relentless and Reactions