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Monday, January 28, 2013

Black Flag Reunion, New Album and 2013 Tour

This is some of the biggest news we've heard in awhile and definitely the biggest reunion surprise to date! Black Flag is one of the first and arguably the greatest hardcore band of all time.  Their legendary album "My War" was one of the earliest albums to bridge the gap between hardcore and metal music and help create what would later become the popular sub-genre sludge metal, so needless to say this is big news for both punks metal heads alike.  Let's not waste any more time, check out the official press release:

"Black Flag has reformed and is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new album with founder Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon on bass.

The one constant member throughout the history of Black Flag, Ginn -- named one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" -- defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Greg Ginn also currently plays with Good For You and Greg Ginn And The Royal We.

Ron Reyes of Decline Of The Western Civilization fame was the Black Flag vocalist from The Church / Jealous Again era. Reyes also currently plays guitar in Piggy.

Gregory Moore has played with Gone and Black Flag (2003) and brings his relentless and driving drum style to the band.

Notorious for not touring, Dale Nixon never-the-less played bass on the My War album and is the author of iconic Black Flag bass lines such as Jealous Again, Nervous Breakdown, Six Pack, TV Party, Revenge, Gimme Gimme Gimme etc... etc... While Dale has lent his skills to the new album, he is currently contractually obligated for a stint on Celebrity Rehab. Still, as he has always done in the past, he will continue to provide insight and spiritual guidance to the current bass player.

The seeds of this reformation were planted when Reyes invited Ginn to perform with him at his birthday party some two and half years ago. Needless to say -- the party was a blast and the two vowed at that time to work on some songs together. The fruition of those efforts will culminate in the release of the new album later this year.

Far from being a one-time grab, this reformation has Black Flag recording and touring extensively both in the US and abroad.

Black Flag are excited to announce that they will be headlining the Ruhrpott Rodeo in Hünxe, Germany on May 18th 2013.

Black Flag are excited to announce that they will be playing the UK's Hevy Fest on Sunday August 4th. Celebrating it's 5th year this summer, Hevy is a completely independent hardcore, punk and metal festival with over 80 bands across 4 stages. The iconic band will be returning to Britain for the first time in almost 30 years, making their only UK appearance of 2013 at the festival.

Black Flag is headlining the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee, Saturday August 31st, 2013. Muddy Roots is 100% independent and promotes artists ranging from bluegrass, old country to punk rock and everything in between. 3 days of camping WITH 60 bands.

More festival and tour dates to be announced soon including Black Flag US Tour Fall 2013."

Stay tuned to Idol Threat for updates.

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