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Pennywise Announce New Album; Stream New Song

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Pennywise will release their new album, Never Gonna Die, on April 20th. Today they’ve debuted the title track and pre-orders are now up. You can find the full press release below.

    On April 20, Pennywise will release their new album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band’s twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die 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 have 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 their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have 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 have solidified their place in punk history with iconic songs like “Fuck Authority,” “Alien,” and “Bro Hymn” (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).

    Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), All or Nothing (2012), and Yesterdays (2014). 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.

     
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  2. alkalinexandy

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    Well. That sure is a Pennywise song.
     
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  3. AlwaysEvolving21 Mar 6, 2018
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    Killer song. Sounds like Pennywise with a taste of Bad Religion. Hopefully the rest of the album is as good as this song.
     
  4. shawnhyphenray

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    Was not expecting this. This made my day!
     
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  5. shawnhyphenray

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    I was thinking the same. I pressed play, then got sidetracked and for a second thought Greg Graffin would start singing.
     
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  6. DaveDalva

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    Don't care if it sounds like every other Pennywise song. Love it.
     
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  7. gnar182

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    ahhh yeah, today is a good day.
     
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  8. Furman

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    I could not get into Yesterday’s for the life of me! This song sounds way more promising & I totally get that Bad Religion vibe. Also dig the message.
     
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