Published Jan 28, 2013Last week, the punk reunion circuit got a little convoluted, with news that two separate line-ups of hardcore heroes Black Flag would be out on the road, playing the hits. It looks like one of them, however, will also have some new tunes in tow, since it's now been revealed that band founder/guitarist Greg Ginn and company are wrapping up recording sessions for a new LP.
The news comes via a press release from Ginn's SST imprint, which claims Black Flag are "putting finishing touches" on their first album since 1985's In My Head, which will arrive later in 2013. Details have yet to be given on the set beyond that, but the lineup will be Ginn on guitar, the re-instated Ron Reyes on vocals, and Ginn's Gone-mate Gregory Moore on drums. It also looks like Ginn laid down the low-end, using his old alias of "Dale Nixon."
The band also revealed they'll be touring extensively, though so far just they've only announced extra performances at Ruhrpott Rodeo in Hünxe, Germany on May 18th, and the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee on August 31 on top of the previously noted stop at the UK's Hevy Fest.
Don't forget that FLAG, the band featuring former Black Flag members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Bill Stevenson and Descendents guitarist Steve Egerton also have concerts set up this year, though neither act have anything set up in Canada just yet. You can see the details on their respective tour schedules here.