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Interviews: Dave Hause

Dave Hause seems tired but enthusiastic. He's just finished the first two weeks of shows on the Devour America tour. There will be another fifty-six ... read more

Interviews: Northcote

Matt Goud apologizes for being late and offers to buy me a coffee. He says that he's really grateful I would take the time to ... read more

Interviews: Kodaline

From writing songs in a bedroom in the Dublin suburbs to selling out venues all over Ireland and the UK, Irish four-piece Kodaline have been ... read more

Interviews: The Gaslight Anthem

For most bands in the punk rock community, success comes with a price. Whenever a band achieves a new level of popularity through radio play ... read more

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1QI: Billy West, Morning Glory, Vacation, 20 Buck Spin

1QI: Billy West, Morning Glory, Vacation, 20 Buck Spin

Our newest feature here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.

After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Billy West, Morning Glory, Vacation and 20 Buck Spin.

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Records SPB exclusive stream: Counterfeit i

SPB exclusive stream: Counterfeit i

Counterfeit i - Still vol II

Scene Point Blank is excited to host a new stream, the new EP Still Vol. II from Chicago’s Counterfeit i.

The three piece group eschews label associations, playing a mixture of loud soundscapes and melodies layered over distant drums. Vol. I was released in 2013 and Vol. II will officially be available on April 8.

Shows Scion Rock Fest set for May 17 in Torrance

Posted April 20, 2014, 6:33 p.m.

Scion Rock Fest set for May 17 in Torrance

On May 17, the sixth annual Scion Rock Fest will take place with High on Fire and Machine Head headlining and numerous other noteworthy bands scheduled to play. The festival is in Torrance, CA and also includes King Buzzo, Red Fang, Windhand, Big Business, and many more, listed in full below.

Shows This Is Hardcore Fest 2014

Posted April 20, 2014, 4:35 p.m.

This Is Hardcore Fest 2014

This Is Hardcore Fest will take place this year from July 24-27 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. The stacked line-up includes Nails, Ringworm, Slapshot, Madball, Killswitch Engage, The Explosion, DropDead, Converge, CIV, Bl'ast, Angel Du$t, and many more, listed in its entirety below.

Bands Enabler to release a new full-length this spring

Posted April 20, 2014, 11:28 a.m.

Enabler to release a new full-length this spring

Busy band Enabler will release their second LP this spring on The Compound/Creator-Destructor.

The new album, their second, is titled La Fin Absolue Du Monde, which translates to "the absolute end of

the world." 

An extensive touring schedule is also planned. The band's first full-length, All Hail the Void, was released in 2012 on Southern Lord.

Bands Ex-Cult debut "Not a Threat"

Posted April 20, 2014, 11:24 a.m.

Ex-Cult, set to release Midnight Passenger on April 29, have debuted the song "Not a Threat."

The 10 song record was recorded in January and will see its release on Goner Records. The band will be touring in May.

Records New Frontier(s) 12-inch out soon

Posted April 20, 2014, 10:22 a.m.

New Frontier(s) 12-inch out soon

In May Tiny Engines will release the White Lights 12" from Frontier(s). It is the band's first release since There Will Be No Miracles Here (No Sleep Records, 2010) and started as a 7" before expanding into as longer playing 12" format.

The band includes members of Elliott, Falling Forward, Mouthpiece, and The Enkindels.

MP3s "Oxygen" from new Swans record

Posted April 19, 2014, 10:22 a.m.

"Oxygen" from new Swans record

Swans have premiered "Oxygen" from their upcoming To Be Kind, a 2xCD/3xLP set due for release on May 13 (Young God Records).

Swans previously released The Seer in 2012. Check out the song below.

Labels R.A. sign with B9

Posted April 19, 2014, 10:19 a.m.

R.A. sign with B9

R.A., or Rude Awakening, have joined Bridge Nine Records. The Merrimack Valley, MA hardcore band will release their first full-length and label debut later this year. Ten songs have been recorded.

Bands Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde releasing first solo disc

Posted April 19, 2014, 10:16 a.m.

Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde releasing first solo disc

Chrissie Hynde, former lead vocalist of The Pretenders, will release her solo debut on June 10 on Caroline Records.

Says Hynde on the process of releasing her own record, "It's the first album with my name on it,but it's not a solo album. In fact, making this album was more of a collaboration than any Pretenders album ever was."

The record contains collaborations with such artists as Neil Young, John McEnroe and Joakim Ahlund of the Caesars. It is titled Stockholm and pre-orders are currently available.


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The Faint

Doom Abuse

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It came as a surprise to everyone. The Faint sprung up from the ground out of nowhere after being gone for a few years. They came out of the dark to celebrate Danse Macabre's 10-year anniversary. What people didn't expect was for them to accompany the tour with new music. At their merch booth, fans had the chance to purchase a 12-inch with 4 new tracks. Most of the tracks showed promise over the underwhelming, Fasciinatiion. Their new album, Doom Abuse, is a big ...

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Helms Alee’s Sleepwalking Sailors is a ferocious asteroid of post-hardcore, doom metal, and noise rock. The Seattle-based trio’s third album, released on Sargent House Records, hurls you through a deathly metal ocean, ...



Whiskey and Blasphemy

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Whiskey and Blasphemy (Xnihilo Records), the 11-song debut album from Canadian trio Blackrat, is a grittily produced 28 minutes of totes gnarly extreme metal. Like holy metalheads Aura Noir and Sodom, Blackrat combines the Satanic themes and ...


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Capitalist Kids/Tight Bros. - split 7"

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If sweet and easy pop punk is your thing, this is the split for you. Capitalist Kids take Side A, fresh after releasing Lessons on Love, Sharing, and Hygiene. They play Mr. ...



III: Beneath Trident's Tomb

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Twilight is a difficult band to define. Throughout the years, since their inception back in 2004, the band has seen some very interesting line-up changes which obviously resulted in the ...




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Post-hardcore merges the experimentation of noise rock with the energy of hardcore punk. During its first two decades, post-hardcore was pretty underground, but it produced notable acts like Shellac, Fugazi, and Big Black in ...


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Apparently this band is called “Brain Flannel.” I don’t know what that means, but as somebody capable of reading the English language, I’m pretty sure it’s actually “Brain Unequal To.”Empty ...


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Show Review: Chuck Ragan @ Triple Rock

Posted by Loren
April 19, 2014, 9:03 a.m.

Chuck Ragan, White Buffalo, Jonny Two BagsTriple Rock Social ClubMinneapolis, MNApril 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Chuck Ragan perform, and that was with his ... read more

From Indian Lakes @ Studio at Webster Hall

Posted by Eli Zeger
March 28, 2014, 1:59 p.m.

Written by Eli ZegerPhotos by Hadar Sagi From Indian Lakes     From Indian Lakes is a group of five pretty boys who make poppy emo music, but with post-rock riffs ... read more

Show Review: Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Inter Arma

Posted by Chris Brown
Feb. 24, 2014, 8:17 a.m.

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