Published Dec 04, 2013Some months after Toronto hardcore crew No Warning told us they had reunited to record a new benefit 7-inch to help out a member in the band currently in a "difficult and very serious situation," the group have now announced a pop-up store/record release party to help hock the limited-edition slab of vinyl.
An event listing on Facebook explains that Toronto's Crawford Bar will be selling copies of the record on December 12, with DJs like Fucked Up's Pink Eyes (a.k.a. Damian Abraham), Mr. Jo (a.k.a. Jonah Falco) and Young Guv (a.k.a. Ben Cook, also of No Warning) spinning throughout the night. A surprise live act is also booked to appear at midnight, and there will be a Skype Q&A with No Warning guitarist Matt DeLong, who will be speaking from California.
It's now been revealed that proceeds from the record sales will go to the wife and daughter of former No Warning bassist Zach "Attack" Amster, who is currently serving time in a California state prison.
As previously reported, the 7-inch contains a new No Warning song called "Resurrection of the Wolf" on the A-side, while a surprise cover is to be housed on the flip. The record is being pressed up by Cook's Bad Actors imprint and is limited to 500 copies.
"The music is brutal as ever.... Jordan [Posner, guitarist] is still, in my opinion, one of the best hardcore song writers of all time," Cook had previously told Exclaim! of reuniting with his old bandmates. "It was interesting to get back in a room. Within 30 seconds, it was the same old shit. Me being an asshole yelling at everyone to do shit and them jamming Aerosmith and me telling them to shut the fuck up."
Though the band appearing at the event is being kept under wraps, fans might not want to get their hopes up for a No Warning set. Cook had previously noted that the recording session was more of a one-off experience.
"I have no interest playing live. I don't want dudes yelling in my face or jumping on me," he had stated at the time. "I like creating music with these cats, and that's that. We've been offered lots of money to get back together. Maybe it's selfish of me to decline all these offers based on those reasons, but this band was a very special thing to us at one point. Getting back together for bills like everyone is doing now is cheap and I think it's corny.... No disrespect to bands who choose to do so, just not my vibe."