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Below is our complete SSS 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.

SSS Streaming Full New Album

Liverpool-based crossover act SSS (Short Sharp Shock) will release Prosthetic debut "Limp.Gasp.Collapse" on November 10th.

The effort, that Decibel Magazine calls “angrily bludgeoning,” consists of 14 jarring tracks which can now be streamed in advance of its release. Listen in below, courtesy of AllMusic.com. Catch SSS at one of these upcoming dates throughout the UK:

11/11 Manchester, UK – The Roadhouse (with Entombed)
11/14 Sheffield, UK – Lughole
11/15 Liverpool, UK – Maguire’s Pizza Bar
11/16 Brighton, UK – The Hope
11/17 Antwerp, BE – Music City
11/18 TBA
11/19 Lyon, FR - Warmaudio
11/20 Poitiers,FR - Le Zinc
11/21 Paris, FR – Klub
11/22 Lille, FR – La Rumeur
11/23 London, UK – Camden Underworld (with Slapshot) More...

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SSS Streaming "Slave To Persuasion"

Scheduled for release on November 10th in North America, "Limp.Gasp.Collapse." - the Prosthetic debut from Liverpool crossover act SSS (Short Sharp Shock) - features the trio’s heaviest, most dynamic work to date.

SSS today unveils a new track from the album, titled “Slave To Persuasion,” which can be streamed below. "Limp.Gasp.Collapse" is available for pre-order at this location. You can also see the band live on these dates:

11/11 Brighton, UK – Prince Albert
11/23 London, UK – Camden Underworld More...

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SSS Releasing New Album

Uncompromising crossover outfit SSS (Short Sharp Shock) will release the band's Prosthetic full-length debut, "Limp.Gasp.Collapse." on November 10th. Prosthetic comments:

"With a background deeply rooted in the UK hardcore underground, SSS truly embody the 'crossover' tag, bringing together an aggressive hardcore attitude, punk/crust defiance, metal precision and grindcore’s raw intensity.

"The band’s gritty style draws from such heavyweights as Discharge, DRI, Napalm Death, Infest, Terrorizer and Mötorhead. Nonplussed as always, the enraged lyrical content of SSS rails against a misanthropic modern age while never losing that self-effacing sarcasm that can cut the self-righteous to the quick. Alongside years of venomous live shows and an urgent socio-political message that is more important today than it ever was, here is a band that asks you to finally open your eyes and look around.

"Surely the band’s most dynamic and heaviest work to date, the message of 'Limp.Gasp.Collapse.' is bold and uncompromising, its playing showing a band on top of their game. Artwork was completed by Richey Beckett (Metallica, High on Fire, Converge, Kvelertak)."

Check out the below video stream of the track "Dead Wood" featuring Carcass’ Jeff Walker on guest vocals. More...

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SSS Streaming Song From "Manipulated Living"

Liverpool-based crossover outfit SSS (Short Sharp Shock) has revealed a track from the band's new 7-inch release and Prosthetic debut “Manipulated Living.” Listen to "Beige" in the player below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.

Released concurrently with holiday Bonfire Night, SSS vocalist Foxy added, ”The 5th of November, ‘Bonfire Night,’ in the UK has historically been a day of dissent. The release date for ‘Manipulated Living’ on this national day of civil disobedience is apt. Instead of swallowing a diet of low-grade universal deceit, choke down some ‘Beige’ instead. It’s packed chock-full of grind and hardcore nutrition, with a mosh-heavy aftertaste to wake you up. Express yourself to the fullest extent in a nonviolent peaceful manner on this day – light the blue touch paper and stand well back.” More...

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SSS Kicking Off European Tour

British crossover thrashers SSS are due to kick off a mini tour tonight - Wednesday, October 10th - in Bristol, UK.

The "Overgrown" tour will see the band performing a string of shows in the UK, Belgium, and Netherlands, including a performance at Bloodshed Fest in Eindhoven on October 13th. SSS frontman Foxy comments:

"We have been underground writing new music. It's finally time to crack the crust from our eyes and get out and play it. We only like to tour when it's worthwhile. So a slew of new concrete skateparks, hectic European festivals and touring with Negative Approach are more than good enough reasons."

SSS bassist Mark Magill adds: "Can't wait to get out on tour this week. A few shows on our own, then hitting the mighty Bloodshed fest to catch up with mates old and new, and finishing off with a run playing with Negative Approach. Perfect. The thing I'm most looking forward to is Glasgow - deep fried black pudding. It's been too long."

See SSS on tour at the following shows: More...

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SSS Announces European Shows

British crossover thrashers SSS have confirmed a new string of shows, which are set to take place this October. The "Overgrown" mini-tour kicks off on October 10th, with the band performing a number of shows in the UK, as well as two shows in the Netherlands and one in Belgium.

SSS bassist Mark Magill comments: "It's been too long since we've been out and about, so we thought we'd remedy that and have a short blast in the UK, Holland and Belgium in October. We'll be playing some new songs live before disappearing back to our rehearsal room again to carry on working on writing album number four! See you out there!"

View the tour flyer at this location and catch the band on the following shows:

Oct. 10 - Bristol, UK - The Croft
Oct. 11 - Brighton, UK - Prince Albert
Oct. 12 - Tessenderlo, Belgium - JH Tessloo
Oct. 13 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Bloodshed Fest *
Oct. 14 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat **
Oct. 15 - London, UK - The Underworld **
Oct. 16 - Manchester, UK - Star and Garter **
Oct. 17 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks **


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SSS To Appear In New Music Series

British crossover thrashers SSS are due to be featured in an episode of a new music series called "No Sleep Till," brought to you by Vice and Vans.

No Sleep Till offers a candid, fly-on-the-wall view of life on tour, through the eyes of four of the most explosive bands on the circuit. The series follows SSS, Cerebral Ballzy, The Bronx, and Trash Talk or 24 hours each, giving fans an inside view of the guys behind the bands, the music they've dedicated their lives to making, and the fun, carnage and chaos involved in being a band on tour.

SSS bassist MARK MAGILL comments: "Vice Magazine and Vans asked us if they could follow us around for a day. We said yes, they pointed their cameras at us and we wished we lived a life of rock 'n' roll excess, so that we'd be more interesting to watch than the normal people we actually are. We discovered that we're pretty good at clay pigeon shooting and North Wales is very depressing in December. We didn't win at bingo, either."

Keep an eye out for the episode featuring SSS on March 14th. Watch the No Sleep Till trailer at this location.

SSS' new album, Problems to the Answer, features 25 snarling tracks and is available now worldwide on CD and limited edition picture disc LP.

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SSS Announces More European Shows

British crossover thrashers SSS have confirmed the final dates for a headlining European tour, which kicks off this Friday, October 28th in Lisbon, Portugal. The band will be hitting the road in support of the new album, "Problems to the Answer," and it will be the first full tour with new members Stu Taylor (guitar) and Dave Archer (drums).

SSS frontman Foxy comments:

"2011 has been a turbulent time for SSS but now we are finally in a position to tour our new record, Problems to the Answer. The new lads, Stu and Dave, are eager to get out on the road and we are all counting down the days. We will hit 11 countries this time around. We can expect the unexpected as we're taking this tour back down to a DIY level, which we think best suits the band's outlook. See you all very soon..."

See SSS on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Oct. 28 - Lisbon, Portugal - Santiago Alquimista (Vans Off the Wall Music Night)
Nov. 04 - Sevenum, Netherlands - Walhalla
Nov. 05 - Aalst, Belgium - Jeugdhuis Ypsilon
Nov. 06 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
Nov. 07 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Nov. 08 - Weimar, Germany - Gerbe 3
Nov. 09 - Mülheim, Germany - AJZ
Nov. 10 - Trier, Germany - Ex Haus
Nov. 11 - Kassel, Germany - Hotspot
Nov. 12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice
Nov. 13 - Katowice, Poland - Arkady UI
Nov. 14 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Nov. 15 - Torino, Italy - United Club
Nov. 16 - Milan, Italy - Lo-Fi Club
Nov. 17 - Bern, Switzerland - Cafe Reithalle
Nov. 18 - Paris, France - Le Cafe de Paris
Nov. 19 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms

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SSS Announces New Lineup

British crossover thrashers SSS, which recently released "Problems to the Answer" (reviewed here), has announced the addition of two new members to the band.

Joining the group are Stu Taylor (guitar) and Dave Archer (drums), who both also play in Liverpool-based stoner metal act The Bendal Interlude,, and who replace outgoing members Pete Broom and Dave Fergusson. View a photo of the new line-up at this location.

New SSS guitarist Stu Taylor comments: "To have joined SSS is great. Having been in a band with Foxy before, we are used to each other's working methods. Mark is an experienced bass player and we immediately gelled as a band. Gonna be good times to come - new songs, new tours, new experiences. We can't wait."

SSS frontman FOXY adds: "The untimely departure of two members of SSS prior to the release of 'Problems to the Answer' was unfortunate. However, in that time we have found a new drummer and guitarist. Stu and Dave are a solid unit. Having been in a band with them before and to have watched them shred Liverpool for years, they were the natural choice. We are made up; they have joined up. With the prospect of touring and writing new material, it's an exciting time for SSS and we can't wait to get out and finally play again."

SSS has the following upcoming shows:

Sep. 07 - Manchester, UK - Star & Garter (w/ CANNABIS CORPSE)
Sep. 23 - Nottingham, UK - MG Ballroom (w/ GAMA BOMB, ONSLAUGHT)
Oct. 07 - Leeds, UK - The Well (w/ SICK OF IT ALL)
Oct. 28 - Lisbon, Portugal - Vans Off the Wall Music Night

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Napalm Death Frontman Appears On SSS Album

British crossover thrashers SSS have revealed that Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway will appear as a guest vocalist on the band's forthcoming new album, titled "Problems to the Answer."

Greenway performs guest vocals on the tracks "The Kill Floor," "Here Comes The Neighbourhood," and "Roar." The new album "Problems to the Answer" is due to be released in Europe on June 6th and in North America on July 12th.

Barney Greenway comments on his guest appearance: "Foxy really knows his musical onions and when he had some parts for me to do, I knew it was going to be a gas. The main part had a Discharge-y feel to it, so I was sold on that instantly. Went in, shouted, went home. No fucking about. Good stuff."

SSS frontman Foxy also added, "Barney was on a shortlist of one - it was him or no one. Knew he'd be into the direction of our latest musical outing and the stance the songs take were right up his street. Some serious barking was required and his dulcet tones didn't disappoint." More...

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SSS Comments On Upcoming Album

British crossover thrashers SSS recently finished recording their forthcoming new album, which is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.

The new album, titled "Problems to the Answer," was recorded at Whitewood Studios in the band's home town of Liverpool and is produced by Rob Whitely along with SSS bassist Mark Magill.

SSS frontman Foxy explains the title of the new album:

"The title Problems to the Answer gives outspoken practical solutions to problems faced in everyday life. External factors shape not only today, but yesterday and into tomorrow. SSS attempts to provide answers - for better or worse - in our most vicious recording to date."

SSS have been documenting the creation of the new album as it happens. Check out the updates and photos from the recording of the album at the band's official blog at this location.

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Just For Fun

Christmas Metal 2010 Roundup

Another Christmas is just around the corner, which means jolly fat men in red suits scaring the bejeesus out of crying children and uncomfortable dinners with family members who don't actually like each other. Christmas isn't just caroling and spiked egg nog though, it's also another opportunity to rock out with some metal steeped in the holiday spirit. We already gave Christmas the metal treatment with a list of the top 10 most metal light shows, as well a new edition of the Rockstar Ramblings describing what aging rockers really want to get under the tree. Slipknot front man Corey Taylor also recently posted a Christmas music video here. To keep December heavy, we've also rounded up a list of the 2010 Christmas and Anti-Christmas rock and metal songs available online.

First off is the 2010 edition of the Misantrof AntiRecords "Holy Fucking AntiChristmas" compilation, which features 15 punk, instrumental, and metal tracks tearing the most commercial holiday of the year a new one. You can stream or download the songs here, and the track listing is as follows: More...

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SSS Offering Free Christmas Song

British crossover thrashers SSS are spreading some festive metal cheer by offering a free song, titled "Merry ChristmaSSS." The Christmas themed track from the Liverpool based band can be found at this location. You can also check out the lyrics for the song at this location.

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SSS Announces European Shows

British crossover thrashers SSS have confirmed dates for a European tour, which starts at the end of July. SSS, who have been taking a break and working on new material since a recent Irish tour in April with label mates Gama Bomb, will kick off the "Wreck and Annoy" tour in their hometown of Liverpool, before heading off to mainland Europe a few days later.

SSS vocalist Foxy comments: "That's right... Our 'Wreck and Annoy' Euro tour kicks off this August. We can't wait to get out into Europe and make some noise. Always mega to see the sights and sounds of new cities, play with some mega bands, eat new food, catch up with old friends and make new ones. Plus rattle some brand new songs for our third LP, 'Problems To The Answer'. We will have an über-limited run of our new SSShred SSSleds decks, ideal for shralping the many skate parks, gutters and scalps en route. Time you lot, and ourselves, got some sun - see you then."

Catch SSS live in Europe at the following shows:

30.07.10 Liverpool, England - Mello Mello
05.08.10 Hanover, Germany - Musikzentrum (w/ SLAPSHOT)
06.08.10 Leisnig, Germany - Sucks'n'Summer Open Air Festival
07.08.10 Pinkafeld, Austria - Alte Gerberei
08.08.10 Vienna, Austria - Tüwi
09.08.10 Bratislava, Slovakia - Obluda Club
10.08.10 Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
11.08.10 Chemnitz, Germany - Subway To Peter
12.08.10 Jaromer, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
13.08.10 Ieper, Belgium - Ieper Festival
14.08.10 Newport, Wales - Le Pub

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Earache Records Free Xmas Show In London

Thursday December 17th Earache is throwing a free Xmas party at The Purple Turtle (Crowndale Road, Camden Town, London, United Kingdom). The lineup includes:


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SSS Prepares For Slaughterday Festival

British crossover thrashers SSS recently completed a UK tour with Canadian punks CANCER BATS, and the band are now gearing up for the Slaughterday Festival, taking place this Saturday, 23rd May at the Purple Turtle in
Camden, London.

SSS drummer DAVE FERGUSSON comments:

"Looking forward to going down to London again this Saturday to play. Loads of boss bands on the bill and hopefully my drum stool won't break like last time in front of 300 people, on my arse with legs in the air haha!! Gonna be playing songs off The Dividing Line and our first LP. After this, I think we're gonna hibernate for a bit to finish writing our third album, so get your long and short-haired heads down there and join in the madness!!!"

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Doomriders, Disfear Split and Tour Dates Revealed

To celebrate their long standing friendship, Disfear and Doomriders have paired up to release a brand new limited split 7" EP, a joint effort between Disfear's own self ran label, Disfear Records (European territories) and Doomriders' label home, Deathwish (all other territories).

With Doomriders, we get a glimpse into their progression since "Black Thunder" in the soon to be classic, "Crooked Path," which is "easily one of their best songs" according to the announcement.

On the other side, Disfear unleashes the hook laden "Fear And Trembling," their first effort since their classic "Live The Storm" album was released by their current label home, Relapse Records.

A special Disfear Records' "Tour Edition" of this release will be available directly from the bands on their upcoming European tour, while the Deathwish version will be available for Pre-order very soon.

Here are the latest Doomriders tour dates: More...

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SSS Announces Release Of Album "The Dividing Line"

British crossover thrashers SSS have confirmed a string of UK shows with the hardcore punk act Fucked Up. Following on from the band's recent announcement of a UK tour with Doomriders and Tortuga, SSS have also revealed that they will be playing a special show at Zavvi in Manchester on 18th October. This will be a special release gig for the band's new album, "The Dividing Line," and entry is completely free.

Due to be released on October 20th in Europe and November 11th in the USA, "The Dividing Line" is SSS's second full-length album and has the band once again delivering a mixture of classic thrash with a raw punk attitude, with 20 tracks of skate-friendly anthems.

In anticipation of their upcoming new album, "The Dividing Line," SSS recently made another brand new track available for streaming. The new song titled "Can't Burst The Bubble" can be streamed from the band's myspace page.

Fans who purchase "The Dividing Line" from select indie stores across the UK will receive an exclusive free Skate And Destroy 7" vinyl including four non-album tracks. More...

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