American punk rock band The Suicide Machines are counting down the days to the release of their first new album in 15 years.

The Suicide Machines are back together.

The band were formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1991, and disbanded in 2006 after releasing six full-length albums which blended punk, hardcore and ska.

Despite being signed to a major record label for their first four records, The Suicide Machines never enjoyed real mainstream success.

However, they did achieve a lot of underground recognition through relentless touring, including many stints on the Warped Tour.

Revolution Spring is The Suicide Machines’ first album in 15 years.

Though the band had several line-up changes over the years, founding members Jason Navarro and Dan Lukacinsky remained regular fixtures until the break-up.

The band reunited, without Lukacinsy, in 2009, and have played occasional shows ever since, but last year they entered a Michigan studio with producer Roger Lima of Less Than Jake to make a new record.

The result, Revolution Spring, is their first slice of new ska-core since 2005’s War Profiteering Is Killing Us All, and will be released on FAT Wreck Chords on March 27. You can pre-order it here.

The Suicide Machines have already released the first taste of the new record, lead track Awkward Always.

Navarro said: “Everyone just kind of got inspired, that’s all. I think we were watching all these other bands ride a wave of nostalgia and we didn’t want to be lumped into that, so we started writing a couple of songs and it went from there.

“We all felt we wrote such a good record that there could be no home for us other than FAT.

“It’s an honour to be in the DIY house they built and be included with so many legendary bands. Feels like we are finally home.”

The latest line-up of the band is the same one which reunited in 2009 – Navarro on vocals, Justin Malek on guitar, Rich Tschirhart on bass and Ryan Vandeberghe on drums.

Gary Welford
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