We Come In Peace
The Canadian hardcore punk legend is back for another round on We Come In Peace. This is the Vancouver group’s 18th studio album and features appearances from Headstones' Hugh Dillon ( “Who The Hell Do You Think You Are”, “Bring Out Your Dead” and “Boneyard”), Dead Kennedy's Jello Biafra ( “We Occupy”) and Billy Talent's Ben Kowalewicz ( “Do You Wanna”). Material such as “We Occupy” was written as a reflection on the recent Occupy Wall Street Movement that saw the band help rally support iin Ottawa, Regina, and Vancouver. For more on the making of the album, including the challenges of recording bagpipes, read this featured article in the Vancouver Sun.
Bandleader Joe “Shithead” Keithley is playing select dates in a mini unplugged tour (Red Deer on Sept. 27, Calgary-28, Edmonton-29, and Kelowna-30). According to the band newsletter, D.O.A. is in the process of booking dates for a coast-to-coast tour that should start sometime in October. The band's official website has loads of content and is the place to check first for concert dates.