Alkaline Trio Release New EP

Alkaline Trio have digitally released a new EP simply titled “E.P.” The effort comes with three tracks, “Minds Like Minefields,” “Radio Violence,” and “Smokestack,” and it can be streamed below. You can also pre-order a limited edition 7″ featuring “Minds Like Minefields” and “Radio Violence” HERE. Matt Skiba commented:

“With the tour postponed and the current state of the world, we feel and hope that some new music will help people transcend the uncertainty and possible fear they might be feeling, if even for a few minutes. Music has always had a way of helping us all cope with unpleasant times. We can only hope that ours can do the same for our fans on some level. We hope you enjoy the songs.”

Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio Postpone North American Tour

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have postponed their co-headlining tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bad Religion posted the following on Instagram:

Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio Announce North American Tour

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have announced a co-headlining North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
03/27 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/28 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/30 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/01 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
04/02 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/04 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
04/06 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
04/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/08 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo RiverWorks
04/10 Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
04/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/14 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/17 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/18 Chicago, IL – Radius
04/19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club

The Damned Things Premiere “Cells” Music Video

The Damned Things, the band featuring Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), and Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), have premiered a new video for their new song “Cells.” This track is from the group’s new album “High Crimes,” which will be released on April 26. Trohman commented:

“Normally, when career bands say they made a record for fun, they didn’t – but we actually did. Maybe that’s why this band doesn’t have a career? Anyway, we’re genuinely proud of it. Check it out, and watch the video to see how severely injured we got during the process!”

“High Crimes” Track Listing:

01. “Cells”
02. “Something Good”
03. “Invincible”
04. “Omen”
05. “Carry A Brick”
06. “Storm Charmer”
07. “Young Hearts”
08. “Keep Crawling”
09. “Let Me Be (Your Girl)”
10. “The Fire Is Cold”

The Damned Things Confirm New Lineup, Announce New Album “High Crimes”

The Damned Things have officially confirmed their new lineup. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) and Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die) recently exited the group and as previously rumored Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined as their new bassist. The rest of the lineup consists of original members Scott Ian (Anthrax), Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy). The band will be releasing a new album titled “High Crimes” on April 26 and are currently booked to perform at Welcome To Rockville on May 4 and at Epicenter on May 11.

Trohman talked about the new album with Kerrang!, saying it was originally going to be an EP “but then it got to the point where [they] just made a whole record.” He continued:

“The more we put into it, the more we were, like, ‘Okay, let’s just do this,'” he said. “I hate using the terms ‘organically,’ because it’s a pretty shitty buzzword, but it happened organically. [Laughs]”

He also added:

“I originally wanted to open the record with this song called ‘Storm Charmer’ because it was really slow and ominous, which is probably a bad idea. [Laughs] I think I love ‘Cells’ — that is one of my favorite songs on the record. ‘Cells’, ‘Omen’ and ‘Carry A Brick’ are some of my favorites.

Honestly, I’ve been sitting with the demos for nearly two years, and I still haven’t got sick of any of it. I don’t listen to it in a self-serving way. I’ll listen to them and think, ‘When am I going to hate them?’ And every time I listen to them, I really like all these songs. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a record and found there’s not a lot I would change. With making anything, I could tweak it forever, but I think with this one, the mentality was just: go in, write these songs, and when they’re done, they’re done. Don’t overthink anything. Hopefully, by approaching it in a ‘Let’s make them sound really cool and not tweak them forever’ stance, then they would be the rawest possible version. I though the last record was definitely a little flippant in production, and I just wanted to pull back on that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) Reportedly Joins The Damned Things

Scott Ian (Anthrax) has shared a new photo that seems to suggest that Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) has joined The Damned Things. Though not confirmed, some believe he could be replacing bassist Josh Newton (Shiner, ex-Every Time I Die), who is absent in the picture. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax) recently confirmed his exit from the band as well, but as he said, the group already have enough guitarists, so it is unlikely that they will need to replace him. The band, which also features Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die), Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), are currently booked for Welcome To Rockville (May 4) and Epicenter (May 11).

[via The PRP]

Alkaline Trio Premiere New Song “Blackbird”, Reveal Details For New Album “Is This Thing Cursed?”

Alkaline Trio have premiered a new song titled “Blackbird.” This track is from the band’s new album “Is This Thing Cursed?,” which will be released on August 31.

“Is This Thing Cursed?” Track Listing:

01. “Is This Thing Cursed?
02. “Blackbird
03. “Demon And Division
04. “Little Help?
05. “I Can’t Believe
06. “Sweet Vampires
07. “Pale Blue Ribbon
08. “Goodbye Fire Island
09. “Stay
10. “Heart Attacks
11. “Worn So Thin
12. “Throw Me To The Lions
13. “Krystalline

Alkaline Trio Announce U.S. Tour

Alkaline Trio have announced their first U.S. tour in three years. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

08/03 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory *
08/04 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
08/06 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
08/08 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre *
08/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom *
08/10 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
08/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
08/13 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre *
08/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! *
08/16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
08/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
08/18 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues *
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
08/21 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA *
08/22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
08/24 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works *
08/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade, Heaven *
08/26 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues *
10/04 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *
10/08 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo *
10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex *
10/12 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium *
10/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *
10/15 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
10/16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre *
10/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *

* with together PANGEA