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Music: Two years without Hydrahead

Founded in 1993 by Aaron Turner (of Isis and Mammifer, among more), Hydrahead made a very big impact on the underground music scene of the ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: T (Vegas) - No Way But Out

escape the confines of your fate / don't be a prisoner in someone else's scheme / leave behind and bury what is dead / relief ... read more

Interviews: Dropkick Murphys

The Dropkick Murphys have been a mainstay in the punk rock community for nearly twenty years. The band has developed a fiercely devoted following through ... read more

Interviews: Murder By Death

It's a little while after soundcheck and I've lined up shots of Jameson along the corner of the bar. I motion towards the drinks as ... read more

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Premiere: Sleeping Weather's "I'll Find a Way"

Premiere: Sleeping Weather's "I'll Find a Way"

Today Scene Point Blank is excited to host a brand new song from Denver's Sleeping Weather. The song, "I'll Find A Way" will appear on the band's upcoming split with Placeholder, to be released later this year on Escapist Records.

The three piece band is named after a Small Brown Bike song and likens their sound to The Promise Ring. They released I Was Just on My Way Out earlier this year.

Check out the song here.

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Bands 1QI: Infera Bruo, Author and Punisher, Bombshell Rocks, KEN Mode

1QI: Infera Bruo, Author and Punisher, Bombshell Rocks, KEN Mode

One of our features 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 Infera Bruo, Author and Punisher Bombshell Rocks and KEN Mode.

Records Aliens in the Outfield EP form Diarrhea Planet

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:07 p.m.

Diarrhea Planet, fresh off 2013's I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, will release a new EP called Aliens in the Outfield on Nov. 18.

The EP will release on vinyl and digitally. The group also contributed a song on the upcoming While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records compilation.

Bands Pharaoh on tour, new album

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:25 p.m.

Pharaoh on tour, new album

New Jersey doom/sludge trio Pharaoh will release their first full-lenth later this month on Halloween. The record is titled Negative Everything and will be issued by A389 Recordings.

They are currently on tour with Homewrecker.

Bands 2015 - Year of the Goatsnake

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

2015 - Year of the Goatsnake

Goatsnake has completed work on a new full-length album, their first since Flower of Disease (2000).

The Los Angeles based band features Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa),  Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Earthlings?), and new bassist Scott Renner (Sonic Medusa, Sourvein). 

The band, first formed in 1996, will release the new album next year on Southern Lord. They are scheduled to play at Maryland Deathfest 2015 as well.

Records Weezer's Death to False Metal on vinyl

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

Weezer's Death to False Metal on vinyl

Weezer - Death to False Metal

Weezer's Death to False Metal album, originally known as Odds and Ends, will be released on for the first time on vinyl by SRC on Nov. 11.

The 11 song record will be pressed on 180 gram black vinyl with lacquers and mastering done by Kevin Gray.

Bands Bombshell Rocks returns

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 6:07 p.m.

Bombshell Rocks returns

Swedish street punks Bombshell Rocks have announced that original vocalist Mårten Cedergran is back with the group and they are working on new material. A new song, "Without Destination" can be heard here and will feature on their new LP Generation Tranquilized, which releases in North Amiercan on Nov. 25 via Pirate's Press. 

The band is planning to tour in 2015.

Records New Hierophant out soon

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 6:04 p.m.

New Hierophant out soon

Italy's Hierophant will be releasing a new LP, Peste, on Nov. 25 via Bridge Nine Records. The LP is 10 songs in total and follows last year's LP Great Mother : Holy Monster LP. 

Tours CDC European tour

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:27 a.m.

Hardcore group CDC have announced a European tour this fall. The Lansdale, PA band, who last released new material in 2009, recorded five sonce earlier this year with Will Yip, expected to come out in early 2015.

Dates are below.

Records Red Hot Rebellion released story/song via Paper + Plastick

Posted Oct. 26, 2014, 8:43 p.m.

Red Hot Rebellion released story/song via Paper + Plastick

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Dayton, OH's Red Hot Rebellion will release "Black Magic Dynamite" as a part of Paper + Plastick's Story/Song series in which a comic book is paired with a 7" release. The song will also apear, later, on the band's upcoming full-length, titled The Mission, which is due for release in 2015.

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Gaslight Anthem & Against Me! @ First Avenue

Posted by Loren
Oct. 22, 2014, 5:50 p.m.

The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Cory Brannan First Avenue Minneapolis, MN October 15, 2014 It had been many a year since I’d seen Against Me! and I hadn’t seen Gaslight ... read more

Pixes @ State Theatre

Posted by Loren
Oct. 14, 2014, 6:02 p.m.

The Pixies, Royal Blood State Theatre Minneapolis, MN October 11, 2014   There’s a lot that can be said about The Pixies and their 2014 tour—well, about any tour of ... read more

Concert Review: Alice in chains Live 8/13/2014

Posted by Jon E.
Aug. 21, 2014, 8:53 p.m.

Lethbridge is a suburb of sorts to Calgary to give you, the reader an idea of the towns size. Usually the Enmax (where this show took place) is host to ... read more

Arcade Fire @ The Forum (Night 1)

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Aug. 21, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

 Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Arcade Fire are currently shaking up North America with an enchanting spectacle of a tour. I caught the tour in Los ... read more

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Charnia - Dageraad

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 5:09 p.m.

Scene Point Blank and Consouling Sounds are excited to be giving away two copies of Dageraad, the debut from Belgium's Charnia. The 5 song record covers a lot of ground in 39 minutes, hitting on sludge, post-metal, drone, and ambient atmospheric moments. Check out here, and be sure to enter to ... more information

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