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Anti-Flag signs new deal, 'American Spring' due in May

Written by Scott Mervis on .

antiAnti-Flag announced today that it has signed to Finnish label Spinefarm Records and will release its 10th album, "American Spring," in May.

The new album by the veteran Pittsburgh punk band was produced by AWOLNATION's Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman (Funeral for a Friend, Skindred, Helmet) and Anti-Flag and features cameos from Rancid singer Tim Armstrong (on "Brandenburg Gate") and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello (on "Without End").

Spinefarm is a predominantly metal/hard-rock label that boasts such artists as Children of Bodom, Rammstein, Killing Joke, Five Finger Death Punch (in the UK).

Anti-Flag released a statement, saying, "We are excited to announce that our tenth full-length record will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring. There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: Endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d'état, the surveillance state, loss, grief, and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era."

The band added, "It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music -- and music in general -- quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet. If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you. The American Spring is now."

Spinefarm Records general manager Jonas Nachsin called Anti-Flag "a band with a message certainly, and in addition, the music is just as compelling. This album, our first with the band, is just incredible. While we are happy to help deliver it to their legion of devoted fans, our plan is also to extend it out to those who haven't yet been exposed to this treasured act. We are proud that they chose us to bring on American Spring."

It is the first new Anti-Flag album since 2012's "The General Strike," released on LA-based SideOneDummy.

On Jan. 19, the band will do a show at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, N.C., featuring "The Terror State" in its entirety that will be live-streamed as part of a Yahoo concert series at https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/anti-flag.

Anti-Flag Tour Dates:

JANUARY 19 - CHARLOTTE, NC - THE VISULITE THEATRE (The Terror State Show) w/ A Wilhelm Scream and Hungry Girl

JANUARY 29 - CLEVELAND, OH - THE GROG SHOP (The Terror StateShow) w/ Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, The Public

 JANUARY 30 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - EMERSON THEATER (The Terror State Show) w/ Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, and ForeverAtLast

 JANUARY 31 - CHICAGO, IL - REGGIE'S ROCK CLUB (The Terror StateShow) w/ Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir

FEBRUARY 4 - ASBURY PARK, NJ - ASBURY LANES (The Terror StateShow)
w/ Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir

FEBRUARY 5 - NEW YORK, NY - GRAMERCY THEATRE (The Terror State Show) w/ Such Gold and The Homeless Gospel Choir

FEBRUARY 6 - PITTSBURGH, PA - MR. SMALLS THEATRE (The Terror State Show) w/ Such Gold, The Homeless Gospel Choir, and Divorce.

FEBRUARY 12 - TORONTO, ON - HORSESHOE TAVERN (The Terror State Show) w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases

FEBRUARY 13 - MONTREAL, QC - LES FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES (The Terror State Show) w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases

FEBRUARY 14 - PETERBOROUGH, ON - THE RED DOG (The Terror State Show) w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases

FEBRUARY 15 - HAMILTON, ON - CLUB ABSINTHE (The Terror StateShow) w/ The Dying Arts, Worlds Scariest Police Chases, The Penske File

FEBRUARY 17 - LONDON, ON - CALL THE OFFICE (The Terror StateShow) w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases

FEBRUARY 18 - ST. CATHARINES, ON - L3 NIGHTCLUB (The Terror State Show) w/ The Dying Arts and Worlds Scariest Police Chases

MAY 23 - LAS VEGAS, NV - PUNK ROCK BOWLING 2015

MAY 29-31 - Nürburgring, DE - DER RING - GRÜNE HÖLLE ROCK

MAY 29-31 - Olympiapark München, DE - ROCKAVARIA

AUGUST 6-9 - Blackpool, UK - REBELLION FESTIVAL

 

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