For punk rock fanatics, 2017’s version of Halloween is now a bit more exciting – Reel Big Fish will join a wide array of punk rock bands as being a featured artist on the release of Punk Rock Halloween: Loud, Fast & Scary via Cleopatra Records, a compilation featuring 27 tracks.
Aaron Barrett and crew have achieved many accolades throughout their career spanning back to 1991 when the Huntington Beach ska-punk ensemble were founded. 26 years later, RBF is as widespread as ever and continue to expand their impressive resume. Barrett remains the only original member however, as lineup changes have occurred and several band members have come and gone across the last two decades. One thing that has not changed – their thirst for touring and their ability to continuously appear at the top of the bill of notable festivals and events.
For Reel Big Fish’s contribution to the compilation specifically, their track “Evil Approaches” appears to be a remastered version of the track originally performed by ska notables Forces of Evil which was a side-project formed by Aaron Barrett. The track originally appeared on FOE’s EP from 2005 entitled Four Song Obituary.
Other notable artists featured on the compilation record include Guttermouth, 999, The Adolescents, Buck-O-Nine and more. Check out “Evil Approaches” below and grab your copy of Punk Rock Halloween: Loud, Fast & Scary by clicking HERE!
Reel Big Fish On Tour:
Never one to shy away from theatrical live performances or comedically-themed tours, Reel Big Fish have been soldiers of the road for years. Earlier this year they embarked on their “Beer Run” Summer Tour alongside The Expendables, Tunnel Vision and The Queers for 32 dates.
[Related: Reel Big Fish Announce ‘The Beer Run’ Summer Tour]
Reel Big Fish just wrapped up several tour dates scattered across the UK with support from punk and ska veterans Anti-Flag and The Mad Caddies, and have just recently set sail on the Vans Warped Tour Rewind Cruise which departed out of New Orleans October 28 and heads for Cozumel, Mexico. Keep tabs on all upcoming Reel Big Fish tour dates by clicking HERE!
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Punk Rock Halloween: Loud, Fast & Scary
Article By: Brian Glaser
Listen: Reel Big Fish – “Evil Approaches”