ADOLESCENTS are one of America’s most popular punk bands. They were formed by original AGENT ORANGE bassist Steve Soto and singer Tony Cadena (Re ex) in 1979 in Fullerton, California. Along the way they recruited the Agnew brothers from SOCIAL DISTORTION and in 1981 released their self titled debut album “Adolescents“ which would become one of the most in uential Southern California punk rock albums of all time. Along with BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG and MINOR THREAT they are one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore / skate punk scene. Over all those years the band has in uenced many of today‘s later punk groups, including BAD RELIGION, NOFX, FACE TO FACE, GOOD RIDDANCE, THE OFFSPRING, PENNYWISE, RISE AGAINST, SLAYER and FU MANCHU.
The rst line up disbanded in late 81 but the band returned in 1986 with a new drummer and a new record “Brats in Batallions”. Re ex left in 1988 and the band released one more record “Balboa Funzone” before disbanding in 1989. The band once again reunited in 2001 for a 20th anniversary tour and have continued performing ever since. With a few line up changes Soto and Re ex have taken the ADOLESCENTS across the US, Europe, Japan and South America and they released "OC Confidential", their rst studio album in 17 years in 2005.
Finally since 2011 the band has been more productive than ever. After their successful album in 2011 „The Fastest Kid Alive“, their great EP „American Dogs in Europe“ in 2012 and their records „Presumed Insolent“ (2013) and „La Vendetta“ (2014), the band decided to take a small break. But now they‘re back and ready to release their 5. studio album on Concrete Jungle Records!
And the new album is a blast! Produced by Paul Miner (DEATH BY STEREO, H2O, ATREYU), „Manifest Density“ has a powerful sound without losing the typical ADOLESCENTS‘ charm. Songs such as „Nightcrawler“ and „Ratcather“ are great and catchy Cali-Punk anthems with intellectually sharp and critical lyrics.
Once again ADOLESCENTS achieve an album that combines the old and the new. „Manifest Density“ will be released July 8th, 2016 on Concrete Jungle Records as CD, ltd. col. 12“ LP + MP3 and Digital Download. In July and August they‘ll also return for an extensive European tour!
Tom van Laak
Sang A Klang