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The Word Alive Part Ways With Bassist Daniel Shapiro

The Word Alive have kept things pretty low key this summer after a busy stint on last year’s Vans Warped Tour. Still, significant changes have taken place in the group since: ex-drummer Luke Holland left the group at the beginning of the year, and now the other half of the rhythym section will join him. The group announced bassist Daniel Shapiro has parted ways with The Word Alive. Both parties made it clear they are on good terms. Check out statements from both the band and Shapiro after the jump,…

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Alternative News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

Waterparks Announce Headlining Tour

Did you miss out on seeing Waterparks this past spring? Well, if you like them and dig pop-punk, you’re in luck. The group announced a stacked headlining tour across North America. Joining them as support will be As It Is, Chapel, and Sleep On It. Check out all of the exciting details in a tweet from Waterparks after the jump! For more Waterparks, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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News Pop Punk 

Real Friends Announce Headlining Shows

Do you live in Ohio? Are you a fan of pop-punk? If you are, Real Friends have a surprise for you. The group announced they will be performing two headlining shows in Columbus and Toledo, OH, respectively this September. Joining them as support will be Jetty Bones. Check out all of the details in a tweet from Real Friends after the jump! For more Real Friends, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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News Pop Punk 

WATCH: As It Is, “Hey Rachel (Acoustic)”

While promoting their latest album, okay., As It Is stopped by Hot Topic headquarters. The result? An exclusive acoustic take on one of their newest hits. The group performed a stripped down version of “Hey Rachel.” It adds emotional weight to the already impactful song. Check it out after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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Metal News 

August Burns Red Announce New Album

August Burns Red have been teasing a new album for quite a bit. Metal fans can now rejoice, because there is finally a date for new material. The group announced their next album, Phantom Anthem, drops October 6th. This will be their second album on Fearless Records. Check out a tweet from ABR after the jump, which includes a teaser! For more August Burns Red, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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News Pop Punk 

WATCH: Grayscale, “Love Yourself (Justin Bieber Cover)”

The covers just keep coming with the release of Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7. Grayscale was featured on the compilation, offering a take on Justin Bieber‘s monster hit “Love Yourself.” They followed up with a new music video, too. The clip’s packed club setting and performance shot make it a fun watch that drives their pop-punk vibe home. Check it out after the jump! For more Grayscale, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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News Playlists 

Mandy’s Mixtape #2: The Best of Punk Goes Pop

Beginning back in 2002, Fearless Records released their first cover compilation Punk Goes Pop Vol. 1, a collection of alternative and punk artists covering the top pop hits of that year. 15 years later, the Punk Goes Pop series has branched out even further with the introduction of albums like Punk Goes Acoustic, Punk Goes Classic Rock, and Punk Goes Christmas. Today, the series is still going strong, with the 7th volume being released just this past Friday. For this month’s Mandy’s Mixtape playlist, I’m throwing it back to the best, standout tracks of Punk Goes Pop throughout the years….

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Album Reviews News 

ALBUM REVIEW : Sworn In – All Smiles

The ever changing music scene comes and goes, especially within the genre of post-hardcore and metalcore. One of the scenes most iconic bands who made a name for themselves early on within this genre has been Illinois act, Sworn In. Formed in 2011, Sworn In, consisting of Tyler Dennen (vocals), Eugene Kamlyuk (guitar), Derek Bolman (bass), and Christopher George (drums), are still fairly new and building their career within the metal scene. As a powerful four piece, Sworn In pride themselves on making music that suits their abilities and strengths within…

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Metal News 

WATCH: Wage War Premiere Making of ‘Deadweight’

Wage War are dropping a new album, Deadweight, August 4th. They’ve already premiered two singles, “Stitch” and “Don’t Let Me Fade Away.” To give fans a deeper look at the album, they’ve premiered a new video through Loudwire. The “making of” feature shows the band discussing their sophomore album’s creative process, and some new music is shown off as well. Check it out after the jump! For more Wage War, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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Pierce The Veil Announce Special Edition ‘A Flair For The Dramatic’ Vinyl

Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s already been ten years since Pierce The Veil made their impactful debut with their album A Flair For The Dramatic. It’s something worth celebrating, and the band are already on it. Fans can snag a special ten year anniversary edition of the album on vinyl. Check out more information, including where to preorder, in a tweet from Pierce The Veil after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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