Chicago-based pop punk band COUNTERPUNCH kicks off their official pre-order of their third studio album BRUISEStoday. Bruises will be released worldwide on August 5th viaCyber Tracks. Three pre-order bundles will be available through Cyber Tracks’ website ( between now and release date. One lucky person from each bundle will win a limited edition Counterpunch skate deck. Bundles are as follows: 

OPTION 1: Autographed Limited Edition Colored Vinyl (orange w/ red splatter, only 200 available) + Download Card – one vinyl will include a golden ticket for a Counterpunch skate deck.

OPTION 2: Autographed CD + T-Shirt (only 100 available) – one CD will include a golden ticket for a Counterpunch skate deck.

OPTION 3: Digital Download + Immediate Download of Un-released Track "Bonfire"– one lucky person will win a Counterpunch skate deck.

Bruises was produced and mixed by Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, The Menzingers) at Atlas Studiosin Chicago. The 11-track album masterfully blends the sound of '90s melodic skate punk with modern Rise Against-style angst and showcases the band's penchant for three-part harmonies and anthemic choruses. From the No Use For A Name-inspired "Blueprint" to the metallic, riff-laden "Guardrails," to the anthemic "Destroyed By Lions,"Counterpunch has crafted an album for both the new school and old school punk fan. In the meantime, fans can get a taste of their new album by downloading their single "Destroyed By Lions" for FREE here: