After an almost 3 year absence, the B9 Mystery Pack is back and better than ever! This year we have 2 packs to choose from. Each pack is strictly limited to 500 and each includes their own exclusive 7" on colored vinyl, as well as an exclusive enamel pin! Both the record and pin are ONLY available via Mystery Packs. Beyond those 2 items that you're guaranteed to get, we will be throwing in a TON of extras. This could include vinyl, CDs, t-shirts, banners, posters, stickers, pins, and much more. We will also be raiding our vault and giving out a handful of test presses and rare records to a few lucky buyers! Mystery Packs are currently a pre-order item and are expected to ship within the next 3-4 weeks. **NOTE: If you'd like a chance to get a t-shirt, please write your size in the "notes" section of your order. CLICK HERE TO ORDER!
Bridge Nine Records is thrilled to announce that the midwest powerhouse hardcore band SPINE will be releasing new music with the label in the coming year. Veterans of the scene, SPINE features members of Weekend Nachos, Sorry Excuse, Blindside USA and Keef Mountain, and the band has released several demos and splits on Bad Teeth Recordings. SPINE has toured across North America and have played seminal hardcore music festivals such as FYA Fest, Damaged City Fest, and Midwest Blood Fest, and putting out a full-length on Bridge Nine seemed like the next logical step for the band. Drummer John Hoffman commented, "We've previously done a few 7"s, a split, and our 1st album all on my label Bad Teeth Recordings. Bridge Nine will be the first opportunity we've ever had to work with another label. Everyone at B9 seems as excited as we are to release the long-awaited second SPINE album. We're very grateful for the signing."
Hailing from Kansas City, respectively, SPINE play the type of hardcore that’s unforgiving and uncompromising. The band takes a unique perspective on the genre, fusing late 80’s youth crew inspired punk such as Youth of Today and fuses it with the grit influenced by bands such as Despise You and Think I Care. Needless to say, SPINE will feel right at home on Bridge Nine.
SPINE will finish writing their sophomore LP this summer and it will be “…a slight departure from our earlier records, but in the best way possible. I've just been listening to a lot of Cro Mags while writing for it, if that matters to anyone,” commented Hoffman. Following the completion of their LP, SPINE will tour both the east and west coasts around the album release. Look for more news and information to surface soon. In the meantime, check out SPINE on Facebook and Bandcamp.
Malice At The Palace are streaming a brand new song, "My Target", from their upcoming split EP with Jesus Piece. "My Target" kicks right off with breakneck speed and intensity, blurring the lines between metal and hardcore like some of the great bands from the 90's. Listen HERE. Pre-orders for the 7"EP, as well as merchandise, are still available HERE. The Jesus Piece / Malice At The Palace 'Split' EP hits stores on May 19th.
War On Women release new music video for "Second Wave Goodbye" off their self-titled release!
Pre-orders for the Jesus Piece and Malice At The Palace 'Split' EP are now live on the B9 Store. Jesus Piece kick the split off with 2 brutally heavy and discordant metallic hardcore anthems. Malice At The Palace, fresh off an LP released by Six Feet Under, are back with 2 new songs continuing to perfect the 90's hardcore sound they're known for. Mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit (Twitching Tongues, Nails) and mastered by Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Code Orange). There are 3 colors of vinyl available as well as various merchandise for each band. The EP hits stores on May 19th.
Alternative Press are premiering the first song from the EP, "Deny Reality", by Jesus Piece. You can check that out HERE.
Make sure to catch Jesus Piece and Malice At The Palace on tour together starting May 11th.
H2O will be kicking off their latest European excursion this week in Zurich for Impericon Festival on the 21st. The tour will be continuing through May 5th in Barcelona. For more information on each show, please visit the band's artist page HERE. H2O will be touring in support of their latest full-length album, Use Your Voice.
Jesus Piece and Malice At The Palace are teaming up with Bridge Nine to release a new split 7"EP on May 19th. Jesus Piece kick the split off with 2 brutally heavy and discordant metallic hardcore anthems. Malice At The Palace, fresh off an LP released by Six Feet Under, are back with 2 new songs continuing to perfect the 90's hardcore sound they're known for. Mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit (Twitching Tongues, Nails) and mastered by Audiosiege (Nails, Obituary, Code Orange). Both bands will be hitting the road together in support of the release as well. Find info and dates below.
WAR ON WOMEN CONFIRMED TO PLAY 2017 VANS WARPED TOUR
Presented by Journey’s, see War On Women on the road June 16th through August 6th / Read their statement below...
Baltimore’s War On Women have been riotous and outspoken since the first day of their formation in 2011. The band screams and shreds about topics such as women’s rights, trans rights, rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, abortion, and other vitally pertinent social issues. Today, War On Women have announced that they’ll participate in the duration of 2017’s Vans Warped Tour.
War On Women commented:
“Playing all 40 dates of this year’s Warped Tour is a great opportunity for us as a band to use our privilege for something positive. We don't have to deal with the day-to-day struggles that many people of color, LGBTQIA folks, people with disabilities, or undocumented people have to face just to exist, so we feel like we're in a unique position to infiltrate what could be a hostile environment, and ensure that women's voices are heard, from an intersectional feminist perspective. Safer space/DIY/art space shows can be transforming and life-affirming, even vital to people's survival, but we've always believed that we have the ability to take on the unsafe spaces, and we hope that our involvement can lead to a more victim-centered, and overall welcoming, environment for all.”
War On Women’s existence couldn’t be any more poignant than it is at this very moment; with America’s current sociopolitical climate, the timing is more important than ever to put women’s stories into the forefront of heavy music. War On Women are excited to spread their message to concert-goers and hope they inspire fans to “do better, and realize that they’re not alone in their struggles,” commented vocalist Shawna Potter.
Potter, who is the founder of the Baltimore chapter of Hollaback!, a movement to end street harassment, has been tapped to do a workshop every day of Warped Tour called "Creating Safer Spaces: You Have the Power to Shape Your Scene.” Since Shawna and the rest of the band will be busy with performances, they've recruited Canadian activist Kira-Lynn Ferderber to run the Safer Scenes 2017 tent, where kids can go to learn how to be good allies to others and support diverse scenes, pick up information on local-to-them resources, talk to each other, and more. They’ll concentrate more on gender-based harassment and violence, in addition to addressing all forms of harassment and discrimination. Potter commented, “Thanks to Warped Tour's support and generosity, we've been able to address an issue that really matters to us, and hopefully in a cool way. While we always want people to feel comfortable talking to the band about the struggles they go through with harassment and discrimination, this summer we have the ability to be more proactive and concrete by educating attendees on how to make their local music scenes more safe and tolerant. We thought, ‘What happens when people leave Warped Tour and see shows at home?’ I wanted people to feel empowered not only as victims, but as allies, to create the kind of tolerant scene everyone deserves.”
Warped Tour 2017 will certainly be one for the history books; this year’s lineup features one of the most impressive and important in the tour’s history, and the focus on betterment overall will be vital. “It's not really about us, it's about the idea - that we can all take part in creating the world we want, and that there are specific actions we can take to support others and move towards a more equitable world - we just have to do them! These ideas are so much bigger than one band. Honestly, every band on every tour should always be calling out sexual harassment, racism, and accessibility issues - in front of their audiences, and for their audiences,” said Potter.
War On Women’s magnum opus, their self-titled album, was released in 2015 on Bridge Nine Records and was recorded in collaboration with J. Robbins at Magpie Cage. The band has been on the road incessantly in support of the record, which included dates in the US, UK and Europe with bands like Refused, Propagandhi, Anti-Flag, Jello Biafra, Iron Reagan and more, in addition to a highly coveted slot on last year’s Riot Fest. Check out War On Women on tour all summer long on Warped Tour, and buy advance tickets to the tour here as well as to the “Creating Safer Spaces: You Have the Power to Shape Your Scene” workshop here.
WAR ON WOMEN, ON TOUR:
June 16 Seattle, WA
June 17 Salem, OR
June 21 Albuquerque, NM
June 22 Phoenix, AZ
June 23 Las Vegas, NV
June 24 Salt Lake City, UT
June 25 Denver, CO
June 27 Nashville, TN
June 28 Metaire, LA
June 29 Atlanta, GA
June 30 Orlando, FL
July 1 St. Petersburg, FL
July 2 West Palm Beach, FL
July 4 Wilmington, NC
July 6 Charlotte, NC
July 7 Camden, NJ
July 8 Wantagh, NY
July 9 Hartford, CT
July 10 Scranton, PA
July 11 Virginia Beach, VA
July 12 Mansfield, MA
July 13 Darien Center, NY
July 14 Burgettstown, PA
July 15 Holmdel, NJ
July 16 Columbia, MD
July 18 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 19 Cincinnati, OH
July 20 Noblesville, IN
July 21 Auburn Hills, MI
July 22 Tinley Park, IL
July 23 Shakopee, MN
July 24 Milwaukee, WI
July 26 Maryland Heights, MO
July 27 Bonner Springs, KS
July 28 Dallas, TX
July 29 San Antonio, TX
July 30 Houston, TX
August 1 Las Cruces, NM
August 4 Mountain View, CA
August 5 San Diego, CA
August 6 Pomona, CA
* top photo by Ben Jones
After nearly two years off the road, Derek Archambault’s (Defeater) Americana outfit Alcoa will be bringing its barebones, bleeding heart folk to stages across the country with a gamut of East Coast and Midwest shows. Check out all the tour dates below.
What began as Archambault’s relief from the bareknuckle hardcore of Defeater has become a formidable roots outfit boasting two albums and a flurry of EPs and singles.
After nearly a decade of being relegated as a side project, Alcoa realized its current form in 2013, when Archambault enlisted a troop of collaborators (including his now wife, Alyssa Archambault) to create the band’s proper debut, Bone & Marrow.
Alcoa followed up the triumphant entrée with 2015’s Parlour Tricks, a thin-skinned, big band dive into the trials of illness, toxic relationships, and the thrill of new love. If Alcoa fans have learned anything from the band, it’s that good things come with time—this tour is no different.
See Alcoa on tour this spring and stay tuned for more news to come soon.
ALCOA, ON TOUR:
05.19.17 Lancaster PA @ Lizard Lounge w/ Spur
05.20.17 Philadelphia PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Spur
05.21.17 Wilkes-Barre PA @ The Other Side w/ Spur + No Spill
05.22.17 Richmond VA @ House of Abe w/ Jake Clarke
05.23.17 Asheville NC @ The Odditorium w/ Jake Clarke
05.24.17 Nashville TN @ That 70’s House w/ Jake Clarke
05.25.17 St Louis @ The Firebird w/ Jake Clarke
05.26.17 Chicago IL @ Subterranean (Basement) w/ Jake Clarke
05.27.17 Bled Fest in Howell MI
05.28.17 Cleveland OH @ Mahall’s (Locker Room) w/ Jake Clarke
With a few East Coast reunion gigs under their belt, Ruiner are heading west for a run of California shows with Strange Ways. Dates can be found below...
May 18th: The Colony in Sacramento, CA w/ Strange Ways
May 19th: Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA w/ Strange Ways
May 20th: Che Cafe in LA Jolla, CA w/ Strange Ways
May 21st: Gilman in Berkeley, CA w/ Strange Ways
We just tossed up another round of test pressings on eBay to help raise funds for some big upcoming projects. This week we have the following...
Backtrack 'Lost In Life' LP (limited to 20)
No Warning 'Ill Blood' 2xLP (limited to 20)
Bent Life 'Never Asked For Heaven' LP (limited to 20)
Backtrack 'Lost In Life' LP (limited to 20)
Crown Of Thornz 'Nothing But Tragedy' 7" (limited to 20)
These will all end around 12PM EST on Sunday (3/5). Get your bids in here: http://www.ebay.com/usr/b9closet
We spent the better part of 8 months scanning and taking pictures of every variant of every Bridge Nine release (like 280 titles or something) to build a new fully updated discography for the label. Test pressings, record release versions, every vinyl color and cover variant, tapes, CD's, you name it. Now it's up! Visit Bridge9.com/discography to see literally *almost* every variant of everything we've ever released (*and let us know if you have something that we don't!)
Got something below that you'd like to trade us? Some of them are more common pressings, maybe upgrade your copy? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Right now, we know we need:
B9R224 - Octaves / Caravels split 12" - European tour cover version (black vinyl - red cover AND blue cover)
B9R203 - Backtrack "Lost In Life" LP / United Blood 2014 cover (of 50), Life & Death cover (of 125)
B9R152 - Polar Bear Club "The View, The Life" 7 inch / orange vinyl (of 300)
B9R140 - Have Heart "10.17.09", blue vinyl (of 1000)
B9R135 - Cruel hand "Cruel Hand" 7" single - Stephen King cover green vinyl (of 50)
B9R134 Ceremony "Rohnert Park" special cover / blue vinyl (of 99), white (2nd press)
B9R130 Ceremony "Sick" 7" record release cover (of 99)
B9R103 Cruel Hand "Prying Eyes" 1st press purple/gray marble (of 1,300)
B9R097 Ceremony "He God..." 7" Sound & Fury cover (of 99)
B9R096 Have Heart "Songs To Scream..." LP
-Sound & Fury '08 cover (of 60)
-Records release cover (of 50)
B9R093 Verse "Story of a Free Man" 7" red vinyl (of 700)
B9R087 Ceremony "Scared People" 7" 2nd press split black/white vinyl (of 1000)
B9R086 Ambitions "Stranger" LP - orange/spatter (of 400)
B9R077 Panic "Strength In Solitude" 12" - 2006 edition, all 3 versions (/200, /300, /500)
B9R063 Blue Monday "Rewritten" LP - record release cover, Sink with Cali cover, Rivalry Records showcase cover (pic disc),
B9R053 For The Worse "The Chaos Continues" 7" blue vinyl (of 300)
B9R035 Give Up The Ghost Year One 12" - Reflections press black spatter (of 500)
B9R034 Terror "Lowest of the Low" - 2nd press clear vinyl (of 1000)
B9R031 Holding On "Question What You Live For" LP - Modern Life is War final show press /40
B9R028 Panic "s/t" - record release alternate cover / stamped clear vinyl / (of 35)
B9R026 Champion "Count Our Numbers" 7" on purple (2nd press)
B9R018 Death Threat / OMDB split 7" - red tour cover / green vinyl (of 100)
B9R011 Shark Attack "Blood In The Water' 7" - "Fuck Philly" stamp (of 50)