Release Date: April 30th, 2012
Hermosa Beach’s punk rock specialists Pennywise are a band that has prevailed through many dramas. In 2006, bassist Jason Thirsk committed suicide during his battle with alcoholism and in 2009 their long-term vocalist Jim Lindberg quit the band, making way for Ignite frontman Zoli Teglas to take the reins in 2010. It was almost four years between 2008’s ‘Reason To Believe’ and their new Epitaph release, ‘All Or Nothing’. When bands take an elongated period of time between releases, it’s often the case that fans may lose interest and become sceptical of the forthcoming record. Before listening to this record, I was hopeful that it would deliver.