Soft Kill are releasing their new album Dead Kids, R​.​I​.​P. City on November 20 via Cercle Social Records/Cobraside, but first they’re releasing a tribute 7″ to UK punk/Oi! vets Blitz on TKO Records!

They’re covering both songs from the classic 1983 single “New Age” and its b-side “Fatigue,” and it’ll include artwork by original Blitz bassist Mackie, who also designed the artwork for Blitz’s first three singles. The “Fatigue” cover features guest vocals by Jerry A from Poison Idea, with drums by Adam Bulgasem (Black Mountain, Dommengang, Holy Sons).

Release date for the physical record is TBA (soon though), but keep an eye on TKO and Soft Kill‘s pages for updates.

Soft Kill’s Tobias Grave had this to say about the project:

“After we posted the ‘New Age’ cover, Mark Rainey from TKO / Cascade Record Pressing reached out with the insane idea of recreating the 7” with Jerry A (Poison Idea) doing vocals for ‘Fatigue.’ I’m pretty sure I told him ‘yeah, you put that together and we’re down’ and within a couple days it was confirmed. If that wasn’t bucket list enough, Mackie from Blitz who also did all those original drawings for the 7” covers stepped up to do the art. Probably the coolest project we’ve ever been part of.”


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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