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Below is our complete Final Conflict 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.

Final Conflict Streaming "Ashes To Ashes" Re-Issue

In celebration of its re-unveiling this week, Final Conflict's "Ashes To Ashes" is now streaming online in full via the player below.

Initially released on Pushead's Pusmort Records in 1987, then later released via Relapse Records in 1994, the debut LP from the iconic Los Angeles hardcore punk perpetrators now comes available via Tankcrimes on vinyl and 2XCD.

The original "Ashes To Ashes" tapes were found, baked, restored and transferred by Ulysses Noriega at The Laundry Room Recording Studio in Los Angeles, and remastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Studios in Austin, Texas.

The 2XCD version includes a 1985 demo on the bonus disk while the vinyl edition includes a 12" x 12" 24-page book with lyrics, photos, flyers, commentary and more plus a foldout poster. The first pressing comes in three color schemes: splatter (mailorder exclusive), red, and black wax. You can also see Final Conflict live:

4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze - Oakland, CA
5/23/2014 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD
5/24/2014 Punk Rock Bowling - Las Vegas, NV
6/14/2014 Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ 1984 More...

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Final Conflict's "Ashes To Ashes" Seeing Re-Issue

The mischief makers at Tankcrimes are extremely honored to announce the reissue of "Ashes To Ashes," the 1987 debut LP from Los Angeles hardcore punk outfit Final Conflict. This new edition is due out April 15th, and the label also comments:

"Influenced by the British punk severity of bands like Discharge and one of the first groups to fuse hardcore's simplistic and manic audio fury and heavy metal's musicianship with any degree of success, the spiky-haired punks in Final Conflict manifested a sound that would go on to be emulated by hundreds of bands to come, none ever reaching the level of raw power this LP delivered. Originally issued on Pushead's Pusmort Records in 1987 then later released via Relapse Records in 1994, this monumental release now find's a new home at Tankcrimes Records.

"Available on vinyl and 2CD, the original Ashes To Ashes tapes were found, baked, restored and transferred by Ulysses Noriega at The Laundry Room Recording Studio in Los Angeles, California and remastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Studios in Austin, Texas. The 2CD version includes the 1985 Demo on the bonus disk while the vinyl edition includes 12" x 12" 24-page book with lyrics, photos, flyers, commentary and more plus a foldout poster. The first pressing comes on in three color schemes: splatter (mailorder exclusive), red and black wax."

In commemoration of its release, today Vice's music portal Noisey offers up a stream of "Abolish Police" (available below). The album's track listing is: More...

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Tankcrimes Offering Free Compilation

In honor of the upcoming Brainsqueeze II Fest, the Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records is pleased to offer up the "Have You Seen My Mind" compilation.

A FREE for all free-for-all, the mammoth collection features an exclusive re-recording of Municipal Waste's "Insurance Fraud" from the band's split with Crucial Unit, new hymns from The Shrine and Fucked Up, a remastered version of Final Conflict's "Crucifixion," a bonus tune from Obsessor, sexy numbers from Ghoul, Iron Reagan, BAT, Cannabis Corpse, a bonus bonus track for downloaders and more.

Stream the compilation below, or download your copy of the release at Invisible Oranges here. More...

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Brainsqueeze Festival Trailer Available

In celebration of the second edition of Brainsqueeze Fest, the enablers at Oakland-based Tankcrimes Records, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine, offers up a maniacally side-splitting new teaser video. Check it out below.

Elaborates fest founder/Tankcrimes big cheese Scotty Heath, "The reason it took me four years to have a second Brainsqueeze is because we didn't have a new and better idea for a second commercial, the first one was a fucking phenomenon. Then this great idea came along so I booked the gig. Created by the same team as before of Ross Sewage and Mark Reategui who actually work completely separate from each other. They fucking nailed it."

Set to commence April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club, which will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show, the gargantuan Brainsqueeze gala features more than a dozen face-raping acts including Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul and Negative Approach. More...

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Tankcrimes Records Announces Brainsqueeze II Fest

Oakland's Tankcrimes Records are pleased to announce Brainsqueeze II Fest will take place on April 18th and 19th at the Oakland Metro and April 20th at Eli's Mile High Club. The festivities will include BBQ and an Andrei Bouzikov art show. Expect performances by Municipal Waste, Final Conflict, Ghoul, Negative Approach and Fucked Up. Many of these artists will showcase new material set for release on Tankcrimes in the coming days. More...

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Power Of The Riff Now A Week Away

The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.

Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.

In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.

The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.

Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:

Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult

Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising

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