On April 20, Pennywise will release their new album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band’s twelfth full-length album, 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.
Pre-orders for Never Gonna Die are available HERE.
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.”
Listen to Never Gonna Die here:
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.
NEVER GONNA DIE TRACK LISTING:
1. Never Gonna Die
2. American Lies
3. Keep Moving On
4. Live While You Can
5. We Set Fire
6. She Said
7. Can’t Be Ignored
8. Goodbye Bad Times
9. Can I Get A Little Hope
10. Won_t Give Up the Fight
11. Can_t Save You Now
12. All The Ways U Can Die
14. Something New
SEMINAL ALBUM FULL CIRCLE TO BE PLAYED IN FULL FOR FIRST TIME EVER
One of the most defining albums in punk rock history is without a doubt ‘Full Circle’ by PENNYWISE.
2017 sees the 20th anniversary of the exhilarating, inspiring and brilliant album that helped define a genre. ‘Full Circle’ is the emotional and pivotal album that followed the tragic death of founding member and bassist Jason Mathew Thirsk. Dedicated to the memory of Thirsk, ‘Full Circle’ is hard as nails, reflective and ultimately redemptive.
For the first time in history PENNYWISE will be performing ‘Full Circle’ in its entirety. Australian fans will get to witness one of the most blistering and emotional performances ever by the Hermosa Beach legends.
There is only one other band on the planet worthy enough to join this crushing tour and of course that band is…THE BRONX. Famous for leaving a trail of exhausted, boozy, sweaty and supremely satisfied bodies in their wake, THE BRONX will be unleashing a reckless level of energy; no barriers, no pause for breath, just a barrage of scuzzy LA punk. Their brand new album ‘V’ will be out September 22.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 3RD AUGUST,
9AM LOCAL TIME
Friday 27 October – Forum Theatre, Melbourne – 18+ Saturday 28 October – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane – Licensed All Ages Sunday 29 October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Licensed All Ages Tuesday 31 October – Nex, Newcastle – 18+ Thursday 2 November – HQ, Adelaide – 18+ Friday 3 November – Metropolis, Fremantle – 18+