D.O.A.'s album "Hardcore 81" has been named #86 in the top 100 Canadian albums of all time by CBC Radio! You can see the website with the top 100 below.



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Sudden Death Records is pleased to be reissuing the classic D.O.A. album "War on 45" for the 30th Anniversary of it's release.



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USA Farewell Tour

Thursday Aug. 29th, The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA

Friday Aug. 30th, El Corazon, Seattle, WA

Saturday Aug. 31st, Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR

Wednesday Sept. 4, Station 4, St. Paul, MN

Thursday Sept. 5, Crunchy Frog, Green Bay, WI

Friday Sept. 6, Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI

Saturday Sept. 7, Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago. IL

Sunday Sept. 8, Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI

Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013, Bug Jar, Rochester, NY

Wednesday Sept. 11, Bogies, Albany, NY

Thursday Sept. 12, Middle East, Cambridge, MA

Friday Sept. 13, Firehouse 13, Providence, MA

Saturday Sept. 14, Europa, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday Sept. 15, The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

Tuesday Sept. 17, The Note, West Chester, PA

Wednesday Sept 18, Black Cat, Washington DC

Thursday Sept. 19, Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh, PS

Saturday Sept. 21, Rumba Cafe, Columbus, OH

Sunday Sept. 22, Wander Inn, Mishawaka, IN


Farewell to Europe Tour

October 8 to October 27 all dates TBA

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A new interview with Joe Keithley has been posted on the Blurt website.

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Joe Keithley just participated in an interview with Billy Bragg and Mike Watt (Minutemen, Iggy Pop bassist) about the passing of Margaret Thatcher.

The interview airs on CBC One tomorrow at 10 AM EST

To listen to the interview now, visit the CBC website.

Sudden Death Records is delighted to release the new Jenny album Love & Politics. Jenny, hailing from Calgary, Canada, is an explosive four piece group, that adroitly combines tales of love, politics and if I dare say, the Canadian soul. They blend heartfelt folk and riveting punk that gets you four chords and comes perilously close to the truth...



Jenny Press Release

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Meet Joe Keithley and help the Coquitlam Food Bank
Wednesday February 13th, 5 PM - 7 PM
Please bring non-perishable food items to:
DIK's Market House, # 100 - 2918 Glen Drive, Coquitlam

Joe Keithley is hosting this food bank drive for the SHARE Society
Joe has been helping the underprivileged for the last 35 years.

Together we can help create a fair and equitable Canada.

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D.O.A. had 2 fantastic nights at The Rickshaw Theatre with some great opening acts and incredible guest appearances. Several people have written articles about the shows and farewell tour as well as taken photos of D.O.A. and the supporting acts.

Some of the articles and photos are:

Allan MacInnis has written an article for The Straight - Click Here

An article printed in Exclaim! Magazine by Alan Ranta can be found here: Click Here

Jamie Taylor has posted some beautiful photos on Concertaddicts.com - Click Here

Shawn Connor wrote an article for Inside Vancouver: Click Here

Mark Svensson posted a video of "I Hate You" on YouTube: Click Here

Stuart Derdeyn wrote an article for The Province: Click Here

We hope that everyone had a great time at the Vancouver shows and we hope to see you at some point on this final tour.

Thanks to everyone for the great press!



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Joe Keithley's Road to Punk and Politics
NDP candidate hopeful for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain wants to bring DIY ethics to BC's legislature.
By Rachel Bergen

Read Rachel's article here: http://goto.thetyee.ca/t?ctl=16C4B47:E3347F6BEA10A0438154093BEB53A14A8F7D795DAFB9E650&
Thursday, January 03, 2013

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Hi friends, it's a battle of the bands sponsored by PAVI, the music school that I teach at.

It will be held at the Backstage Lounge in Vancouver. first place is 18 hours recording time at Blue Wave Studio, Vancouver, BC, 2nd place is a live music video that we will shoot at the studio. There are only six spots available of 15 minutes each, to enter please send MP3's of three original songs to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please make the files SMALL. We need all entries by December 12th.

OK good luck - Joe Keithley / sudden Death Records / D.O.A.

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A new review has been posted online for D.O.A.'s newest cd "We Come In Peace"

"Classic. Essential. Legendary. All good - and accurate - ways to describe D.O.A. Dig this new album on their own Sudden Death Records, reviewed by The Impaler below for Mass Movement 34, a work in progress. Come on… give punk a chance.

We Come In Peace' is as much a declaration of D.O.A.'s mission on this, the band's 14th studio album of all-new material, as it is a way to identify this collection of songs by serving as the album's title. Always a fiercely political band, D.O.A. have upped the ante here by jumping headfirst into the fray of the messy and chaotic shit-storm that is today's less-than-stable worldwide political environment, tackling the financial crisis, the Occupy movement, shady dealings by top officials, systemic bigotry, and other important issues – both those that have been ripped from the headlines and those that have been culled from buried stories and the underground press."

Read the rest of the review here: http://theimpalerspeaks.com/post/31519877754/2012-09-14-doa-we-come-in-peace

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A new review has been posted online for D.O.A.'s newest cd "We Come In Peace" by bbarratt at http://reviews.wruv.org/

"D.O.A- We Come In Peace
Release date: 2012Jul22
Label: Sudden Death Records
Rating: 5/5

When it comes to hardcore, few bands have stood the test of time as well as D.O.A have. They've managed to remain politically relevant in an age where other bands have lost their edge and their venom. It would not be a D.O.A album if it were not a narrative on the current affairs in the world. "He's Got A Gun" throws a catchy, old-school vibe to back up lyrics that concern school shootings"

Read the rest of the review here: http://reviews.wruv.org/2012/08/we-come-in-peace/

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We thought you'd like to know that a post about "We Come In Peace" by D.O.A. has recently been published on the New Canadian Music website.


Check the site out if you have a chance.

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Withdrawal  : A Bank Heist
A short Film by Clayton Keithley


A short film about two brothers who take part in a daring bank robbery,
this is a thrilling 17 minute film written and produced by my 15 year old son Clayton.
Joe Keithley

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Greg Prato recently reviewed D.O.A's new 7" "We Occupy" for Rolling Stone.

The article can be found here.

Thanks Greg!

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D.O.A. - WE OCCUPY 7”single Limited Edition of 1000 - Available April 20th

We Occupy is the first single from D.O.A.'s new studio album We Come In Peace. The godfathers of hardcore have teamed up with their pal JELLO BIAFRA, to produce an anthem for our age. We Occupy, perhaps surprisingly to the uninitiated, is an upbeat ska based tune, with plenty of D.O.A. rock guitar to power it along. But it's the lyrics that really make it shake. Punk pioneer JOE SHITHEAD KEITHLEY, a big backer of OCCUPY WALL STREET, tells it like it is, we're getting ripped off by the greedy and powerful. Joe asked his long time friend, the incomparable JELLO BIAFRA to sing on the song. JELLO, no stranger to taking on pompous asses and authority quickly agreed. The combo is powerful and timely.

The B side is Who The Hell Do You Think You Are, JOE wrote the music for this at the behest of playwright MICHAEL SCHOLAR, who's play Hardcore Logo: Live is an adaptation of MICHAEL TURNER'S underground classic book Hardcore Logo ( also a film by BRUCE MCDONALD). JOE took the lyrics in TURNER'S book about a fictional punk rock band and came up with a great song. Who The Hell Do You Think Are is an instant punk rock, beery, sing-a-long. This b side will not be included on We Come In Peace.

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