This week in the Self Promotion Forum, one can find the wonderfully heavy Native Wildlife. The five piece from Boston create noises that bring to mind the likes of Defeater and they are one of the best up and coming heavy bands around. Their EP, Blackwood is currently available as ‘name your price’ on their Bandcamp page and I highly recommend that any fan of metal or post-hardcore check these guys out, as you certainly won’t regret it. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Just wanted to remind everyone that Cartel be chatting here on the website on Monday, January 28th at 7pm EST and we'll be debuting a brand new song ... so, make sure to mark those calendars and come hang out with the band as you get your first taste of Collider.
The Atlantic may be relatively new to the scene as a band, but on their own they have had their ties. Whether it be Dave drumming for The Best Week Ever or Jessica singing on Sleeping With Sirens' latest acoustic EP, the duo are making a name for themselves. You can stream/download a new track entitled "Wasting Time" featuring Xander of SECRETS on the band's AP.net profile. The song was recorded with Erik Ron (Four Year Strong, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam) out in California a few months back. Give the track a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. And if you missed it, the band premiered another track yesterday on our sister site Purevolume.
Can't make it to Miracle of 86's reunion show tomorrow? No worries, you can stream the whole thing tomorrow on Full Cup. Remember, the show is for the victims of Sandy Hook, so if you can, please donate.
We're back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of Django Unchained.
Not to be confused with the "official" Black Flagreunion, other original members of the band - Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson - are playing together as Flag. Details can be found in the replies.
Update: Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman has tweeted, "The rumors are still untrue, unreal & totally outta this world! *shreds gnar, does surf's up hand signal* Seriously, it's not going down."
PropertyOfZackis reporting that multiple sources have confirmed that Fall Out Boy have returned from hiatus and are preparing to return to the stage in the near future. We've reached out to the band for comment, and so far the word is mum.
Sammy Kay and The East Los Three (ex-Forthrights/ex-Hub City Stompers) have posted a Big Tunes campaign as a pre-order for their new EP Love Letters. The record features appearances by Vic Ruggiero, Chris Murray, as well as members of The Delirians, Upground, Lightning Flash, Hard Times, and the Reggay Lords. You can check out the campaign here.
Black Flag are reforming with frontman Ron Reyes. They'll be playing this year's Hevy Fest in August. It's billed as their only UK appearance of the year, which hopefully means we'll be seeing them stateside.