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Cop Problem

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Below is our complete Cop Problem news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Cop Problem To Play Punk Island

The South Philly punk/hardcore activists in Cop Problem will raid Brooklyn for a one-off show providing support for NYHC act Sheer Terror this Friday, May 23rd.

The FREE gig will take place at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with additional support from NYC punks Agitätor and All Torn Up.

Cop Problem will also return to NYC in one month, as one of the many bands confirmed to participate in the mammoth DIY undertaking, Punk Island. Nearly one hundred punk and hardcore bands from across the lands will invade Staten Island for the biggest annual gathering of this fully free, all-day, all-ages gathering, including All Torn Up, Inhuman, Darkside NYC, The Banner, Vice, Concrete Cross, and dozens more.

5/23/2014 Brooklyn Night Bazaar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sheer Terror, Agitätor, All Torn Up
6/21/2014 Punk Island - Staten Island, NY

Additional tour dates are being slated for July and August, as the band begins to harness new material for the follow-up to the "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP.

Cop Problem's second official release, "Buried Beneath White Noise" is out now on 7" wax via The Compound in North America and through Prejudice Me in Europe, as well as digitally via the band. More...

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NEM&HF Finalizes 2014 Lineup

The promoters of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, currently gearing up for the sixteenth consecutive annual run of the event this April, have finalized this year's lineup with the addition of Detroit party crew Wilson.

Additionally, three local bands won the recent Break Thru Music's Battle for Metal Fest competitions for a chance to perform at the event. This now adds Death Rattle to the Thursday lineup, Carnivora to Friday's, and Acius to the bill on Saturday.

This year's festival takes place from April 17th - 19th in Worcester, MA and ticket info is available right here. The finalized lineup is as follows:

Thursday - April 17, 2014
All That Remains
Bleeding Through
Broken Hope
Cop Problem
Darkest Hour
Death Rattle
Julius Seizure
Kublai Khan
Rivers of Nihil
Scars of Tomorrow
The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Years Since The Storm More...

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Cop Problem Announces 7" Release

South Philly punk/hardcore activists Cop Problem release second EP "Buried Beneath White Noise" digitally in the Fall of 2013, and now a physical manifestation is arriving. The 7" is coming via The Compound in the U.S. with a European release due via DIY label Prejudice Me.

The platters are at the plant and will be delivered in just over a week, in a deuce of color schemes. Not only will the planned black wax pressing of 300 copies exist, but an additional pressing of 200 copies of an experimental new color pattern is being put into production for a special pressing only Cop Problem and The Compound will be selling; the pressing melding a translucent dark green with Coke-bottle clear which the pressing plant has never done.

Pre-orders are available over at this location. Cop Problem will also be on the road in the coming weeks with Enabler. Currently announced dates are as follows:

4/17/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Fest w/ Enabler
4/18/2014 The Worthen - Lowell, MA w/ Enabler, Matahari, Los Bungalitos
4/19/2014 Grand Victory - Brooklyn, NY w/ Enabler, Go Deep, Agitator
4/20/2014 Backroom Studios - Rockaway, NJ w/ Enabler, Ides, Hell Mary, Iron Born, Grit
4/21/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Enabler, Outer Heaven

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Unearth And Kadavar Added To NEM&HF 2014

As the mammoth lineup of audio obliteration continues to expand, the organizers of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival are pleased to bring Massachusetts metalcore merchants/NEM&HF alumni, Unearth, as well as German psychedelic space rock perpetrators, Kadavar, to the stages!

Additionally, the sorcerers behind the NEM&HF are eager to officially welcome the first annual Best In Brutality Tour to its maniacal three-day ambush. The punishing five-band tour package will level Worcester on Thursday, April 17th and features the co-headlining assault of esteemed deathcore brutalizers, Oceano, and legendary death metal titans, Broken Hope, alongside the combined sonic destruction of Fallujah, Rivers Of Nihil, and Kublai Khan.

Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary, the iconic New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will commence on April 17th and run through April 19th. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To NEM&F Lineup

The latest round of additions to the continually-expanding lineup for 2014's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been disclosed, including Massachusetts' own '90s hardcore punk act, Sam Black Church.

Confirmed as one of the main headliners of the event's third night, Saturday, April 19th, Sam Black Church's set at NEMHF 2014 will mark only the third performance since the group initially disbanded at the turn of the century, and first in Central Massachusetts since the late '90s.

Stated the band upon being asked to take part in the massive event this Spring: "It is amazing what the man we used to know as Ogre has done with the New England Metalfest! We are fucking excited to be a part of it once again!"

The organizers of the fest comment: "Formed in Boston, in June of 1988 by Jesse "Jet" Crandall (vocals), Ben Crandall (guitar), Richard G. Lewis (bass), and J.R. Roach (drums), Sam Black Church was known for their energetic live performances, playing a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash. Over the years sharing bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Fear, and Helmet, they were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States during the 1990s. After releasing three full-lengths on Taang! Records, they left to join Wonderdrug where they remained until they retired in 2000 after releasing a total of seven albums. Since disbanding, Sam Black Church reunited for a sold-out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston, and played a another sold-out performance at Hometown Throwdown #16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston on December 29th, 2013. A documentary of their career by Duncan Wilder Johnson entitled Leave Behind a Groove in the Earth is scheduled for release in 2014."

Also now confirmed to invade this year's festival are Oceano, Scars of Tomorrow, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, InDirections, and Julius Seizure on Thursday, April 17th, and Reflections on Friday, April 18th. The setup for Saturday, April 19th has also been lengthened with Texas In July, Obey The Brave and the aforementioned Sam Black Church performance. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Enabler And Cop Problem Playing NEM&HF

Milwaukee's morose hardcore/punk outfit Enabler and Philly's activism-driven hardcore d-beaters Cop Problem have both been added to the opening night of this year's installment of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, with a regional run of live dates being locked down flanking the gathering.

Just in time for the Spring thaw, these two infectious and aggravated acts will tackle a run of East Coast tour dates together surrounding their sets kicking off NEMHF 2014 on Thursday, April 17th, where Enabler and Cop Problem will join that day's lineup already including All That Remains, Bleeding Through, Broken Hope, Emmure, Fallujah, Gideon, Kublai Khan, Obey The Brave, Rivers of Nihil and Years Since The Storm, with more still to be announced.

The full routing will be announced in the coming days, joined by an even more extensive tour itinerary for Enabler.

While the the two bands have randomly shared the stage previously, this upcoming tour is the first official excursion Enabler and Cop Problem will embark on together, as the band's ties have been further tightened under the banner of Earsplit's new label sect, The Compound. The emancipation of Enabler's "Flies" EP on Samhain 2013 marked the introductory title from The Compound, and now one of the label's next releases will be the 7" vinyl version of Cop Problem's "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP in March.

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Cop Problem Kicking Off Mini-Tour

Following a week-and-a-half November tour through the Midwest, Cop Problem will this week pack the van back up for a Northeastern mini-tour.

Alongside brethren in Old Lines, this Friday, December 6th, Cop Problem will travel north to invade Danbury, followed by Brooklyn on Saturday, before returning to Philadelphia for a hometown throwdown on Sunday night. Stay tuned for additional tour actions to be announced into and through 2014.

Catch the band live on the dates below, or you can hear the band's newly released "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP after the jump.

12/06/2013 Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury, CT w/ Old Lines, Empty Vessels, Bad_Decisions
12/07/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Passage, Capacities, Old Lines, Lords of Death
12/08/2013 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia w/ Old Lines, Heathen Reign More...

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Cop Problem Posts Full New EP Online

Philadelphia-based activists Cop Problem have taken their latest battle cry, "Buried Beneath White Noise," to the streets this week by self-releasing the EP.

Surging with the most anguished and enraged anthems from the quartet to date, corralled by engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure), today Invisible Oranges unleashes a stream of the EP's four crushing tracks. Check out the full stream below.

This Friday, November 1st, Cop Problem embarks on a week-and-a-half mission in support of the EP's release, kicking off with an Earth First Benefit show in Baltimore before heading out through the Midwest and back to the East Coast. Dates are as follows:

11/01/2013 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD @ Earth First! Benefit
11/02/2013 The Murder Room - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Complete Failure, Unstitched, Meth Quarry
11/03/2013 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Grin And Bear It, Youth Forgotten
11/04/2013 Center Street Free Space - Milwaukee, WI w/ No Brainer
11/05/2013 The Sound Cellar - Chesterton, IN
11/06/2013 The Owl Farm - Nashville, TN W/ Old Lines
11/07/2013 Al's Sidecar - Lexington, KY w/ Old Lines
11/08/2013 The Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
11/09/2013 Café Bourbon Street - Columbus, OH w/ Old Lines, Webrain, Bastards
12/06/2013 Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury, CT w/ Old Lines, Bad Decisions
12/07/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Old Lines More...

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Cop Problem Streaming "Bear Witness"

As Philly-based Cop Problem prepares to release the new "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP this week, Cvlt Nation today hosts the white-knuckled bombast and venomous lyrical content of the opening track, "Bear Witness." Check out the track below.

Recorded with engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, "Buried Beneath White Noise" will see a digital release through Cop Problem's Bandcamp page. A 7" version to be issued as a split release between Earsplit's new label division, The Compound, in North America, and Prejudice Me Records in Europe, by the end of the year.

Cop Problem has confirmed a ten-day November tour planned for the Midwest, followed by a series of East Coast performances before additional dates are announced for next year. More...

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Cop Problem Reveals New EP

Philadelphia-based hardcore punk demonstrators Cop Problem have completed work on their newest recordings, and are preparing to release them in the form of the blistering four-track, "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP.

Recorded in early September with engineer/producer Will Yip (Paint It Black, Circa Survive, Balance & Composure) at Studio 4 in Pennsylvania, "Buried Beneath White Noise" will see a digital release through the band directly on October 24th.

A special vinyl pressing will be issued in late 2013 via a direct cooperation with Earsplit's new division, The Compound, for North America while longtime activist label Prejudice Me Records will be handling the European release.

To help propagate the word on the "Buried Beneath White Noise" EP, Pitchfork today unloads the closing track from Cop Problem's newest barrage of audio attrition with the enraged "American Spring" right here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Bear Witness
2. From Within
3. Who Really Pays?
4. American Spring More...

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Cop Problem Announces New Tour Dates

Philly crust unit Cop Problem has freshly booked the band's newest DIY tour, beginning in just two days. Dates are available below, and the following press release was issued about the run:

"The band will charge down the East Coast with a rash of shows along their voyage to the eleventh installment of the massive The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Cop Problem will share the stage this Friday, October 26th with mainstays such as Asshole Parade, Code Orange Kids, DNF (members of Touche Amore, Trash Talk), Wild Tribe, and more, The Fest 11 set to feature over three hundred bands including From Ashes Rise, Negative Approach, Propagandhi, 7 Seconds, Anti-Flag, and Ceremony, to name just a few.

"The band recently inducted newest member George Grimaldi (Less Life) on bass, with the rest of the CP lineup rounded-out by vocalist Deborah Cohen, guitarist/vocalist Randon Martin and drummer Joshua Cohen.

"Cop Problem continues to tour in support of the band’s mutinous self-titled debut 7" EP, which hit streets via War Torn Records (US) and Prejudice Me Records (Europe) last Spring. The three raging tracks on Cop Problem were recorded by Will Yip (Blacklisted, Converge, Paint It Black, Lauryn Hill) at Studio 4, and the cover art commissioned to world-renowned artist/tattoo artist Jason Angst. Stream the entire EP right here." More...

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