The seventh edition of Epitaph Records’ “Punk-O-Rama” compilation series will be released June 25 and feature 19 tracks from the likes of Rancid, Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise, the Hives, and Bouncing Souls.
Following the series’ modus operandi, “Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7” will be specially priced at $5.98. Epitaph says the first six volumes have collectively sold 1.7 million copies worldwide, and the most recent four volumes have reached The Billboard 200. “Vol. 6” debuted at No. 80 on the tally in June 2001.
“Vol. 7” features songs from many Epitaph artists’ recent releases, but also includes four previously unreleased tracks: Guttermouth’s “My Girlfriend,” from its forthcoming album due out in July; Death By Stereo’s “Wasted Words”; Hot Water Music’s “Wayfarer”; and Swedish garage act the Division Of Laura Lee’s “Black City,” the title track from the group’s Epitaph debut, due in August.
Epitaph’s punk/ska imprint Hellcat released the third volume in a similarly budget-priced compilation series, “Give ‘Em the Boot,” in February.
In other Epitaph news, the label has entered into a partnership with Warner Bros. to release two of the Hives’ albums in North America, Billboard Bulletin reports. The group’s “Veni Vidi Vicious,” originally out on Epitaph in September 2000, will be relaunched later this spring by both labels.
Here Is The Track Listing For “Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7”:
Millencolin, “Fingers Crossed”
Hot Water Music, “Wayfarer”
The – International Noise Conspiracy, “Up for Sale”