Uncategorized

Hello world!

April 24, 2017

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

20 Years Of Hell: Vol. IV Goes Live!

February 20, 2014

We have posted Vol. IV of our 20 Years Of Hell subscription series via the subscription website! This volume is a RAGER and includes re-recorded versions of “The WTO Kills Farmers” from ‘For Blood And Empire’, and “No Future” from ‘A Benefit For Victims Of Violent Crime’!  Those that have subscribed, can now download the songs on the subscription site, or you can stream “The WTO Kills Farmers” courtesy of our friends over at PureVolume.com!

US subscribers can expect their records in the mail starting next week. If you are not a subscriber, there’s still a chance to purchase a subscription in our ONLINE STORE! There are now LESS THAN 100 out of the 500 that were available! Subscriptions also give you access to exclusive content on the subscription site. Be sure to get your’s soon before they’re all gone!

Peace & Respect,

Anti-Flag

“POWER TO THE PEACEFUL” COVER CONTEST

February 7, 2014

We’re hosting a new cover contest alongside our friends at A-F Records! This is the first time we’ve held a cover contest and we’re excited to see the results! Contestants will cover our song “Power To The Peaceful” from our record ‘The Terror State’.  This contest runs from 2/7/14 to 3/7/14! Here’s how to enter:

1. Utilize your skills on ANY instrument to cover/re-imagine Anti-Flag’s “Power To The Peaceful” from ‘The Terror State’ record. Remember, you’re using your imagination to create your own unique cover. We will not be accepting submissions of individuals only playing along with the track. Have fun with this! Get creative! NOTE: If you wish to submit a FULL BAND cover, you may. However, if a band wins the contest, they will win a prize as a band (no individual prizes).

2. Record the cover video of the song. Your video does not have to be visual.

3. Upload to YouTube with the title “Power To The Peaceful – Anti-Flag Cover Contest”, and include your name in the description.

Prizes:

Grand Prize – Your choice of a 20 Years Of Hell Subscription OR a signed Anti-Flag drum head/”BACON” test pressing.

Runner-Up – signed Anti-Flag drum head.

Contestants have ONE MONTH to enter starting February 7, 2014.

Submissions will close on March 7, 2014, and winners will be picked by the band.

GOOD LUCK!

Support Independent Art And Literature!

November 20, 2013

Support independent art and literature. Pick up the new book “Existentialism The Musical” by our friend Derek Zanetti of the Homeless Gospel Choir. It’s a great look at the fractured American dream and the hope that rebellion can bring! Don’t wait! Get it now!

http://www.themusical.bigcartel.com/

And check out Derek’s music here: https://www.facebook.com/TheHomelessGospelChoir

“20 Years Of Hell” 7inch Vinyl Series Video!

June 15, 2013

WE’VE MADE A VIDEO EXPLAINING WHAT THE NEW “20 YEARS OF HELL” 7-INCH VINYL/ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION SERIES IS, AND HOW IT WORKS!  

CHECK IT OUT HERE!  AND ORDER YOURS HERE!

Anti-Flag Launch “20 Years Of Hell” 7-inch Vinyl / Online Subscription Series from A-F Records on Vimeo.

ARTIST ADAM VASS (LA DISPUTE) AND ANTI-FLAG RELEASE LIMITED EDITION PUSSY RIOT BENEFIT T-SHIRT AND POSTER

August 17, 2012

Today in Russia Judge Marina Syrova found Nadya, Katya and Masha, three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, guilty of “hooliganism” for their anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Although not surprised, we are greatly disappointed at the news of Pussy Riot’s guilty verdict and sentencing of two years in prison.

Anti-Flag and Adam Vass have joined forces to release a special limited edition t-shirt and exclusive poster with all profits benefiting Pussy Riot.

“When I first found out about the persecution of Pussy Riot, I was shocked that such a thing could exist in our world. Most of my friends and I have similar attitudes as the defendants, but I’ve never had to worry about being jailed for the idea. I immediately wanted to do whatever I could to help. With the help of the guys in Anti-Flag, we’ve come up with something I can be proud of as an artist and that can help people who need it right now.” –Adam Vass

“The women of Pussy Riot have put a face, a sound and a voice to the struggle for human rights in Russia. But their work is much more than that. They have put fear in to the power structure of their country, and the support they’ve received globally has done the same. It is our duty to keep their agenda and their welfare a part of the public discourse. As prisoners of conscience the story of Pussy Riot is only a victory if the story is being told.

With these shirts we hope to keep their story alive. Wear one to school, to the dinner table at home, even make your own Pussy Riot shirt, stencil their logo and name everywhere… Make people question who are Pussy Riot and provide them with the answer: anyone who stands up for what they believe.” – Anti-Flag

Order the T-shirt HERE (http://store.anti-flag.com)
Order the Poster HERE (http://adamxvass.bigcartel.com)

———————————————————————————————————–

Anti-Flag, in addition to having called for Pussy Riot’s release, have recorded a version of Pussy Riot’s punk prayer “Virgin Mary, Redeem Us of Putin“ It can be heard here: www.soundcloud.com/antiflag/punkprayer

Adam Vass artworks can be found online at http://www.adamxvass.com; you can also find him on a stage near you with La Dispute (http://www.ladisputemusic.com).

Attn: Germany! SHOW CHANGE. Anti-Flag will now be playing Hamburg July 29th!

July 25, 2012

Due to issues out of our control, Anti-Flag will NOT be performing at Force Attack festival. Instead of taking the day off we have decided to turn a negative into a positive and continue to try and raise awareness for Russian activists Pussy Riot with a special show in Hamburg DE.

ANTI-FLAG
plus special guests
29.07. Hamburg – Knust
Einlass: 19:00 Uhr – Beginn: ca. 20:00 Uhr
Tickets: 12,00 Euro (2,00 Euro will be donated to Pussy Riot legal defense)

Additional donations and/or care packages are welcome and will be forwarded.

Tickets can be purchased online at: http://retail.ticket-web.de/knust/?gotoperformance=2255

——————————————————————————–

Aufgrund von Ereignissen, die außerhalb des Einflussbereichs der Band liegen, werden ANTI-FLAG nicht auf dem Force Attack Festival am Sonntag spielen.

Statt einen Tag frei zu machen hat die Band beschlossen, etwas Positives aus dieser Situation zu machen, und mit einem Konzert in Hamburg weitere Aufmerksamkeit für die Russland inhaftierten Pussy Riot zu generieren.

ANTI-FLAG
plus special guests
29.07. Hamburg – Knust
Einlass: 19:00 Uhr – Beginn: ca. 20:00 Uhr
Tickets: 12,00 Euro (2,00 Euro gehen als Spende an den PUSSY RIOT Verteidigungsfond)

Weitere Spenden und/oder Geschenke für z.B. deren Kinder sind willkommen und werden von uns weitergeleitet!

ANTI-FLAG RELEASE SONG IN SUPPORT OF RUSSIAN ACTIVIST BAND PUSSY RIOT

June 20, 2012

Dear Friends and Family,

Punk rock is much more than a t-shirt, a sound, a record, or a band, and it knows no borders or nationality. Punk rock is a community and a family that spans around the globe. By now you may have heard that three members of our community, three young women who are members of the band Pussy Riot, are being detained by the Russian authorities for performing their protest song ‘Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin’ in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral on 21 February 2012.  The three have been charged with “hooliganism” under Article 213 of the Russian Criminal Code. If found guilty, they could be jailed for up to seven years.

Pussy Riot embody the spirit of punk rock which speaks truth to power that inspired the members of Anti-Flag to start our band and dedicate ourselves to the punk rock community and the planet. The Russian authority’s actions against Pussy Riot are clearly an attack on freedom of thought, opinion and artistic expression which must be protected for any society to be free. Anti-Flag calls for the immediate release of Pussy Riot and all prisoners of conscience. Whether it be trumped up charges levied by police against Occupy protestors, or the trumped up charges levied by the Russian authorities against the members of Pussy Riot, there is no difference in the police-state tactics that those in power will stoop to in order to oppress those who are willing fight for equality and justice for all, not just the wealthy few.

We need everyone’s help in this fight! We are trying to help in our small way by releasing this cover of Pussy Riot’s ‘Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin’ in order to raise awareness.

Here are some ways you can help…

-Spread the word to your friends and family about Pussy Riot’s unjust incarceration.

-DONATE!!! Pussy Riot need money for their legal defense fund! No amount is too small or too large. http://freepussyriot.org/de/node/65

-TAKE ACTION with Amnesty International! Help Amnesty tell the Russian authorities to drop all charges and release Pussy Riot! http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=517749

“…The song calls on Virgin Mary to become a feminist and banish Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin. It also criticises the dedication and support shown to President-elect Vladimir Putin by some representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church. The performance was part of wider protests against Putin and unfair elections in Russia. This, and the anti-clerical, anti-Putin content of the song’s message, appears to have been reflected in the severity of the charges that have been brought against the three women.” -Amnesty International

For more information please visit freepussyriot.org
In Solidarity, Anti-Flag

ANTI-FLAG: PUNK-PRAYER “Virgin Mary, redeem us of Putin” (Pussy Riot Cover) by antiflag

Lyrics to Punk-Prayer “Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away” by PUSSY RIOT
Lyrics via http://freepussyriot.org/content/lyrics-songs-pussy-riot

(choir)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away

(end chorus)


Black robe, golden epaulettes
All parishioners crawl to bow
The phantom of liberty is in heaven
Gay-pride sent to Siberia in chains

The head of the KGB, their chief saint,
Leads protesters to prison under escort
In order not to offend His Holiness
Women must give birth and love

Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!
Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!

(Chorus)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist
Become a feminist, become a feminist

(end chorus)

The Church’s praise of rotten dictators
The cross-bearer procession of black limousines
A teacher-preacher will meet you at school
Go to class – bring him money!

Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
Bitch, better believe in God instead
The belt of the Virgin can’t replace mass-meetings
Mary, Mother of God, is with us in protest!

(Chorus)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away

(end chorus)

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES NEW ANTI-FLAG VIDEO “THIS IS THE NEW SOUND”

March 8, 2012

Hello Friends!
OUR NEW VIDEO IS HERE! We shot the video for “This Is The New Sound” a couple of weeks ago at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH – the same place The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. The AMAZING folks at Amnesty International USA are debuting the video today at www.amnestyusa.org/antiflag

The National Defense Authorization Act makes it more likely that anyone–including you–could be held indefinitely without charge or fair trial. You could be like Shaker Aamer. He’s been held by the US government at Guantanamo for over 10 years without charge or fair trial, despite the British government’s request that he be released to his wife and children in London. Like all people held without charge by governments around the world, he should be charged and fairly tried or released. The right to a fair trial protects all of us from abuse.

“The erosion of human rights should always be taken seriously. We wanted to find a creative and clever way to introduce these ideas into the discourse about our new record “The General Strike”. This video is
a culmination of that idea, yea, maybe we’ll talk about how funny it is to see puppets beating the hell out of us, but we’ll also discuss the idea that people are being held in prisons without fair trials, and the promise Obama has made to shut down Guantanamo Bay has yet to be fulfilled.” –Anti-Flag

Amnesty International and Anti-Flag have worked together on a number of important causes, taking campaigns on tour with the band in the United States and overseas, and now they have teamed up together to speak out against indefinite detention with Amnesty International premiering the new video.

“The passage of the NDAA represents a further erosion of human rights in the United States and we are excited to be partnering with Anti-flag to help get this message out to a wider audience.” Tom Parker, Policy Director for Terrorism & (Counter)terrorism and Human Rights for Amnesty International USA

Take action now at: www.Amnestyusa.org/NDAA

In addition you can also find information about (NDAA) and sign the ACLU’s petition HERE.

Keep fighting the good fight! (And keep an eye on those puppets in Washington and beyond…)

MUCH RESPECT.

ANTI-FLAG

March 6, 2012


Every person who walks through the door for “The General Strike” Record Release Tour in March will receive an exclusive download card, featuring 3 songs from “THE GENERAL STRIKE” and 2 UNRELEASED EXCLUSIVE SONGS. These shows are also the only place you will be able to get a copy of the new CD and Vinyl album prior to March 20th.

THE GENERAL STRIKE RECORD RELEASE TOUR
Anti-Flag with The Flatliners and Have Nots

03/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
03/07 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
03/08 New York, NY – The Studio
03/09 Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/10 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Redwood Art Space
03/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
03/12 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03/13 Chicago, IL – Reggies
03/14 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

The exclusive download card you receive with ticket purchase will be made available at the show.