PENNYWISE To Release 'Never Gonna Die' Album In April; Listen To Title Track
March 6, 2018
On April 20, PENNYWISE will release its new album, "Never Gonna Die". The legendary punk band's twelfth full-length is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.
Today, PENNYWISE has shared "Never Gonna Die"'s title track: a thrashing and furious look into "the seemingly immortal practice of handing down our ancient biases, prejudice, and religious dogma from each generation to the next," according to Lindberg.
"The goal of the song is to try and get young people to finally say enough, and that the system isn't working," Lindberg adds. "It's going to take a massive evolutionary shift in consciousness to change it, starting with the youth, because unless we do, we'll just have more of the same carnage we've seen happening all over the world reincarnated with every new generation."
Produced by longtime PENNYWISE collaborator Cameron Webb (MOTÖRHEAD, NOFX, ALKALINE TRIO),"Never Gonna Die" came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With its quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, PENNYWISE has built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles — a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history — PENNYWISE began in 1988. The band went on to amass an international following with their relentless touring and a melodic, high-energy sound fusing classic punk, surf punk, and blistering hardcore. Through the years, PENNYWISE has solidified its place in punk history with iconic songs like "Fuck Authority", "Alien" and "Bro Hymn" (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).
PENNYWISE has released 11 albums over the last three decades. Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.
PENNYWISE tour dates:
Mar 09 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Mar 10 - Bend, OR - Midtown Ballroom Mar 11 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House Mar 13 - Victoria, Canada - Capital Ballroom Mar 14 - Vancouver, Canada - Commodore Ballroom Mar 15 - Kelowna, Canada - Sapphire Mar 16 - Calgary, Canada - MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary Mar 17 - Edmonton, Canada - Union Hall Mar 19 - Saskatoon, Canada - O'Brian's Event Centre Mar 20 - Winnipeg, Canada - Garrick Centre Mar 22 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's Mar 23 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium Mar 31 - Chiba, Japan - Vans Warped Tour Japan 2018 Apr 7-8 - Sacramento, CA - Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (State of California Dohney State Beach) Apr 28 - Denver, CA - Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre) Apr 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Isleta Amphitheatre) May 05 - Tucson, AZ - Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Rillito Park Race Track) May 12 - Auburn, WA - Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (White River Amphitheatre) May 13 - Portland, OR - Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival (Portland Meadows)
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