Pennywise to Release First Album with New Singer

Southern California punk veterans Pennywise is set to release their 10th studio album, All or Nothing, on April 27 through their longtime label Epitaph Records.

This will be the band’s first album release with former Ignite member Zoli Téglás taking the helm as lead vocalist after founding member and singer Jim Lindberg called it quits in late 2009. Téglás had already begun to fill in for a waning Lindberg a few months earlier as the former Pennywise front man was unable to perform due to commitments involving production of his book-turned-documentary, Punk Rock Dad: No Rules, Just Real Life, which chronicles the 46 year olds’ foray into fatherhood and everything that came before it, as well as a look into his developing writing career.

In a recent interview, guitarist Fletcher Dragge explained how much more civil the recording sessions for All or Nothing were as opposed to previous efforts with Linberg, although the process was not without its drama.

Téglás made a name for himself in the local Orange County scene as the lead singer for punk rock outfit Ignite, although he has worked with several legendary hard rock acts along the way, such as filling in on vocals for legendary cult band The Misfits as well as a collaborative effort with Motörhead.  Along with music, Téglás is lead volunteer for Pacific Wildlife Project who works along the California coast rescuing and rehabilitating marine birds and mammals.

Epitaph Records is owned by punk pioneer and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Along with Pennywise, the California based label is also home to such notable punk rock acts such as Rancid and Social Distortion.

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