[Live Review] Bad Religion, Doornroosje Nijmegen

badreligion_001_photo_lisajohnson_hiresA sold out Doornroosje in Nijmegen gave host to American punk rock legends Bad Religion on an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday evening. Sounds from the Dark Side went to check them out. Continue reading

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Album Year List (2015)

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Happy belated non-denominational winter holiday of your choice, everyone! We’re back with another tombola filled with musical endeavours of our choosing. Round and round it goes, where it stops, no-one knows. Except we do, and here are what we thought were the best albums of 2015. Enjoy.

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Bad Religion – Christmas Songs (2013)

Bad Religion – Christmas SongsIt’s perhaps a small miracle it has taken Bad Religion so long to come up with an official Christmas release. Masters of the harmonious oohs and aahs, seasonal sing-a-longs should be right up their proverbial alley, after all. Of course, there are a number of old (bootleg) recordings of the American punk rock institute burning their fingers on festive evergreens, but 2013 marks the year Graffin, Gurewitz et al release their first real Christmas EP. Continue reading

Bad Religion – True North (2013)

Bad Religion - True NorthWith sixteen albums under their belt and a career spanning over three decades, the American punk rock band Bad Religion is nothing short of an institute. From an impressive run back in the old days with classics like Against the Grain, Generator and Suffer, to the mainstream success of the nineties (and the release of some truly mediocre work in a Brett Gurewitz-less line-up) and the subsequent return to Epitaph Records, the band has seen some incredible highs as well as a few lows, and are still around to underline the fact that no, punk is not dead at all. Continue reading