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AU Vol. 16–5 Issue 95

Saturday, 01 August 2020 00:00 Published in Volume 16

Absolute Underground #95 - Special memorial issue dedicated to SNFU's Ken Chinn a/k/a Mr. Chi Pig.

also in this issue:

  • Support Canadian Venues
  • Mr. Chi Pig Eulogy by Mr. Plow
  • Mr. Chi Pig Memorial Photo Collage by Cat Ashbee
  • Nardwuar vs Chi Pig
  • BLKR
  • Unleash The Archers
  • Open Your Mouth and Say Mr. Chi Pig
  • Mr Pig Has Left The Building by Chris Walter
  • Marc Belke
  • Joe Keithley
  • SNFU
  • Rebel Priest
  • The Slackers
  • Sons of Butcher

AU Vol. 16–3 Issue 93

Monday, 20 April 2020 16:20 Published in Volume 16

Absolute Underground #93 - COVID-420 Special featuring important information about how to stay safe and high during this global pandemic. Learn the real origins of 420, your endocannabinoid system, sharing weed not germs, 7 livestreams to watch this 420, and how to clean your bong without iso.

Also in this issue:


  • Kelly Watson-Schutz Memorial
  • Chain Whip
  • Weed Olympics
  • Untimely Demise
  • The Lef7overs
  • Uriah Heep
  • The Dictators - Andy Shernoff
  • Michael Alago
  • Cannabis Corner
  • Psycho Fest - Royal Thunder
  • Psycho Fest - Monophonics
  • Titty Titty Bong Bong
  • Jesus Loves - Jesus Hates
  • Corona Zombies
  • Sasquatch Brothers

Metal Blade Records

Monday, 23 March 2020 15:14 Published in Underground News

YYCMA Awards

Monday, 23 March 2020 14:55 Published in Underground News

AU Vol. 16–2 Issue 92

Saturday, 01 February 2020 00:00 Published in Volume 16

Absolute Underground #92 - Special exclusive interview with Powerclown's lead singer Dan Scum from Yokohama Prison in Japan.

Also in this issue:

  • Alien Boys
  • Fully Crazed
  • Third Chamber
  • Choices Made
  • The TV Dead
  • Sasquatch Brothers
  • Subculture
  • Tessitura
  • David del Castillo
  • Absolute Horror - Tobe Hooper
  • Lee Aaron
  • Michael Schenker Fest

AU Vol. 16–1 Issue 91

Sunday, 01 December 2019 00:00 Published in Volume 16

Absolute Underground #91 - Special 15th Anniversary issue featuring horror icon Robert Englund. Also Tommy Chong, Rob Halford, and Dean and Terry from Fubar

Also in this issue:

  • Angry Snowmans
  • The Black Halos
  • Dave Lombardo
  • John Waters
  • Hellyeah
  • A Very Terry X-Mas
  • Gross Misconduct
  • Poison Idea
  • Cathedral of Tears
  • Dee Wallace
  • Remembering Ryan Nicholson
  • Thank you to our readers for 15 years

AU Vol. 15–6 Issue 90

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 00:00 Published in Volume 15

Absolute Underground #90 - Halloween Issue featuring interviews with Frankenhooker's Patty Mullen, Butch
Patrick (Eddie Munster), Barbara Steele, Sid Haig (RIP), Dee Wallace, Tuesday Knight, and Lisa Wilcox. 

Also In This Issue:

  • The StiffS
  • Chron Goblin
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Psycho Fest Las Vegas
  • Nashville Pussy
  • Sore Points
  • The Adicts
  • Cro-Mags - Harley Flanagan
  • Gatecreeper
  • Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin - Deep Red
  • The Damned - Dave Vanian

AU Vol. 15–5 Issue 89

Thursday, 01 August 2019 00:00 Published in Volume 15

Absolute Underground #89 - Summer Festival Issue - featuring interviews from Hellfest and Rebellion Festival. Including ZZ Top, Municipal Waste, Hank Von Hell, Archspire, The Dwarves, Cockney Rejects,
CJ Ramone, UK Subs, Cock Sparrer, Ruts DC, and many more.

Also in this issue:

  • Bret “The Hitman” Hart
  • Demons and Wizards
  • Sabaton
  • Dropkick Murphys
  • Testament
  • Lamb of God
  • Amon Amarth
  • 999 - Nick Cash
  • Resistance 77
  • Bandits UK
  • Infa-Riot
  • Steel Pulse
  • Sacred Reich
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Destruction

AU Vol. 15–4 Issue 88

Saturday, 01 June 2019 00:00 Published in Volume 15

Absolute Underground #88 - Punk Rock Bowling issue featuring interviews with The Undertones, Dead Boys, Pennywise, Fear, The Weirdos, JFA, The Exploited, Flipper, The Dickies, Sick Of It All, and more. We also talk to Judas Priest's Ian Hill as well as the Sex Pistols original bassist Glen Matlock

Also in this issue:

  • Crimson Witch
  • Heavy Trip
  • Concrete Funeral
  • Barn Burner
  • Turbulent Hearts
  • The Bollweevils
  • Stza Crack
  • David Yow
  • 45 Grave
  • The Darts
  • Winston Smith
  • The Zeros
  • Sloppy Seconds
  • Soma Snakeoil
  • Rodney Anonymous - The Dead Milkmen
  • Tom Green
  • Karrion
  • Steel Panther

PUNK IN DRUBLIC - Interview with Anti-Flag

Thursday, 13 June 2019 19:58 Published in Underground News


AU: Who are we talking to and what are you most famous of infamous for?


My name is Chris 2. I play bass and sing in the band Anti-Flag and consider Mario Lemieux to be the single greatest hockey player of all time. 


AU: What first got you into Punk Rock?


A cousin of mine gave me a cassette with Bad Religion on the A side and a band called Cringer on the B. The rest is history. 


AU: Brief origin of your band.


The band began in 1993. The first record Die For The Government was released in 96. I joined the band end of 98. 21 years later we still make punk records and challenge nationalism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fascism and war with every song we write. 


AU: Describe your sound for people who have been living in igloos.


We love The Clash. 


AU: What was the genesis of the  Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival?


That’s more of a question for Fat Mike and NOFX. We’re just honored to play any stage in front of any amount of people. 


AU: What makes Punk in Drublic such a unique event? What can people expect if they check it out?  


From the ones we’ve done we know that it’s the confluence of people who hold a specific era of punk rock close to their hearts. We’re on the fringes of that era, but have found ourselves welcomed and are grateful for that. Expect to hear songs that you cut your teeth on. Expect to be surrounded by like minded community and folks from all walks of life, what punk rock should be. 


AU: Anything special planned for your performance at the Canadian Punk In Drublic shows?


We use these shows to go through the entire era of Anti-Flag music. We play songs from our first record to our newest. We’re hopeful to meet new people and celebrate our community with old friends as well. 



AU: I'm assuming there will be some awesome food available as well? Anything people should definitely chow down on at the festival to help soak up the alcohol?


I only care about it if it’s vegan. 


AU: What other bands are playing with you that people should be stoked to check out??


Bad Religion is where it begins and ends.


AU: There seems to be some cool Canadian punk bands on the bill as well. Do you have any favorite Canadian punk bands form the past?


Gob. Marilyn's Vitamins.


AU: What do you like best about Canada, or about playing shows in Canada?


There is a great history with celebrating punk rock. About caring about more than just yourself. That focus on empathy makes the shows feel more important and impactful. 


AU: Any extra-intoxicated tales to share from previous Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festivals?


People come out to the shows and have fun. We are hopeful that in that they take care if themselves and the others around them. 


AU: Anything else you would like to promote?  


Our last record American Fall came out Nov 2017. We are tremendously proud of the work and are doing our best to share it. 


AU: Final words for Canadian fans of Punk and Beer?


Don’t fight it. Feel it.




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