The Skinny: Confuse & Conquer, the mammoth new full-length studio LP from Portland, Oregon’s reigning kings of punk, Poison Idea, is officially available worldwide via Southern Lord, and is now available for streaming in its entirety.

Setting everything in its path ablaze with their nonstop, energetic, pummelling punk assault for three-and-a-half decades, the album is an instant classic for all Poison Idea fans as well as one of the most undeniably important releases in the punk/hardcore realms this year. The band’s first new album since 2006’s Latest Will And Testament, and first since the passing of their great friend and guitarist, the iconic Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts, Confuse & Conquer boasts thirty-five minutes of thundering, infectious rage recorded in the band’s hometown by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise) at Audiosiege, and proves that absolutely nothing can stop this legendary act and all attempts are futile.

Confuse & Conquer is out now on Southern Lord, available on coloured 12” vinyl and CD including shirt and vinyl bundles.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.