08/11/11: Ludicra is no more!
Sad news from our friends in beloved "Grey Metal" band LUDICRA:
"The door is officially closed on Ludicra. It was a great trip, but all things have their end. Alternative Tentacles was an early supporter of Ludicra, and we appreciate their faith and their help to achieve what we could with out little rock band. Thanks."
Doktor Ross Sewage
Minister of Filth
We'll be sure to keep you up to date on what's next for the Ludicra crew!
07/04/11: AT e-mail fixed!
An intrepid techie fixed our insanely broken e-mail system on Sunday, so e-mail away, true believers!
Meanwhile, orders are being packed and shipped as usual. If you have questions, please leave a message for Jared at 510-596-8984 or fax us at 510-596-8982.
Note: the office will be CLOSED on Monday for the July 4th holiday, in honor of BBQs & hand-held explosives.
06/17/11: 32nd Birthday 32% 3-for-2 sale!
To help celebrate our 32nd birthday, we're offering 3-for-2 32% off CD deals on some of our punk, spoken word, and twang gems! Only through the weekend!
04/18/11: A.T. bands on tour... the season begins
As the weather warms up, bands are hitting the road, nationally and internationally.
Europa is hot right now! LUDICRA and THE BELLRAYS are currently crisscrossing Europe. SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB begin their European tour April 28. RATOS DE PORAO do some European shows April 21-30.
Back in the states, CITIZEN FISH will get the West & Southwestern U.S. dancing starting May 12. And DASH RIP ROCK continue their never ending tour of Southern bars & casinos that no other A.T. band would be welcome in, playing somewhere way below the Mason-Dixon practically very weekend. GIT SOME haven't announced dates yet, but are currently organizing an East Coast tour. If you're a booker reading this, book them!
Last, but certainly not least, JELLO BIAFRA & THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE play Northern California shows April 20-23, play in Las Vegas April 29-30, and have a record release party coming up soon to be announced. Come June, they head to Europe themselves for a month of touring.
Click on our TOUR page for details about dates. We post new dates when we get word of them.
04/01/11: Jello Biafra endorsed for mayor by San Francisco Bay Guardian!
The SF Bay Guardian endorses Jello Biafra for Mayor of SF!
03/01/11: Application period for job is closed!
Good luck to everyone who applied. Carry on, nothing more to see here!
02/20/11: We are hiring!
Alternative Tentacles is hiring for a Promotions Coordinator. All of the details are here.
Inquiries about the position will only be accepted at the 2011job at alternativetentacles.com e-mail. All other inquiries will be ignored.
02/02/11: Pasazer CD Compilation
Our friends at the Polish punk magazine Pasazer not only put Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine on the cover of Issue 27, they also included a CD sampler of Alternative Tentacles songs from recent releases! The artists included are Subhumans Canada, Amebix, Ratos De Porao, Alice Donut, Triclops!, Articles Of Faith, Pansy Division, Cross Stitched Eyes, and many more jammed onto one piece of plastic. Pick up a copy if you can!
01/20/11: AMEBIX Announce New Album Title & Release Date
The darkest hour is upon us. The legends have returned. AMEBIX, one of the best-loved and most influential bands in heavy music, have spent the last two years working towards this, a defining moment in heir storied career - the release of their first collection of all-new material since 1987.
On September 20, 2011, upon the cusp of the autumnal Equinox, the new AMEBIX album will be released. Entitled Sonic Mass, these nine songs represent the past, present, and future of the band, and will enthrall and inspire longtime fans and new converts alike. As dark, crushing, and honest as anything on their classics Arise! and Monolith, but imbued with a lifetime of hardship, raw emotion, and eternal hope, Sonic Mass is the album AMEBIX have always wanted to create.
The album was recorded at Rock Cottage in Derbyshire and The Lodge Studios in Northampton, England, and engineered, mixed and produced by AMEBIX drummer Roy Mayorga. Sonic Mass will be released digitally and on CD by Alternative Tentacles, with a deluxe 12" vinyl edition from Profane Existence.
Formed in the late seventies and hailed as the godfathers of crust punk and extreme metal, AMEBIX had long lain dormant until the addition of drummer Roy Mayorga (Nausea, Crisis, Soulfly, Stone Sour), a DVD release, and a string of 2009 reunion shows reignited the flame. The band's resurrection first resulted in the release of 2010's Redux EP, which features live and rerecorded versions of several of the band's best-loved classics, including "Winter," "Chain Reaction," and the immortal battle cry, "Arise." The songs were remixed by Mayorga and Redux is available from Profane Existence on CD, 12" LP and digitally. Now, the time has come to finish what they started. A whole new chapter in the AMEBIX saga has begun.
Rob Miller: Vocals/Bass
Stig C Miller: Guitars
Roy Mayorga: Drums/Keyboards/Mandolin
12/29/10: Black Bat is BACK! (just in time for 2011!)
All of your favorite sizes, from Girlie Large to 5XL, are back in stock of the classic Black Bat Shirt!
12/18/10: Slim Cessna's Auto Club & Munly on NYE!
12/09/10: The BAT takes on ROCK BAND!
Slim Cessna's Auto Club "Americadio" is now available to play on Rock Band!
10/25/10: Chicago! Slim Cessna's Auto Club Tickets
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win free entry to the Slim Cessna's Auto Show at the Empty Bottle on November 3 with "Slim Cessna" in the Subject line and your full name in the email body. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email by November 2
10/21/10: Terminal City Ricochet and The Widower, SF screening
A reminder about Sunday's screening of both The Widower and Terminal City Ricochet at San Francisco's own Artists' Television Access!
It's Sunday October 24th and seating is limited! Get there on time!
$6 to see The Widower at 7 pm
$6 to see Terminal City Ricochet at 9 pm
$10 for the double feature!
Jello Biafra in person Q&A at the end!
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