Well, here's a blast from the past. Black Flag, the iconic '80s SoCal hardcore band, recently announced in a press release that a new album is in the works. Set to be released later this year, the record will feature guitarist and BF founder, Greg Ginn, alongside singer Ron Reyes, drummer Gregory Moore and
possible Ginn pseudonym bassist Dale Nixon.
Ginn and Reyes were the masterminds behind the reunion, deciding to collaborate once again after the two performed together at Reyes' birthday over two and a half years ago. The resulting quartet is a contentious iteration of the band, which has over the years included musicians like Keith Morris, Henry Rollins, and more.
Later this year, the band will be performing at the Ruhrpott Rodeo in Germany, the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee, and Hevy Fest in the UK. The latter show boasts a Black Flag lineup of Ginn, Reyes and former drummer Julio Roberto "Robo" Valverde Valencia.
In addition to the festival circuit, an official Black Flag tour is set for this fall. However, this is not to be confused with a tour planned by the newly formed FLAG, consisting of original Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris, original bassist Chuck Dukowski, drummer Bill Stevenson (a member from 1983 to 1985), and guitarist Stephen Egerton of the Descendents and All. According to SPIN, this group will tour the US in 2013 as well and perform "sets that pull from all eras of Black Flag's history."
What do you think about Rollins not being included in the line-up? We're curious...