The idea of a "viking funeral," in which a fallen warrior's remains are set out to sea and then set on fire, is somewhat of ... read more
Indietronica trio Panama has just put out their Always EP. It's a dreamy batch of groovy, lustrous dance songs that are reminiscent of fellow Australian ... read more
When it comes to talk about "heavy" bands and which ones reign supreme, it's virtually impossible not to mention Eyehategod of New Orleans, LA. Self-described ... read more
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 Iron Reagan, Fake Problems, Herra Terra and Raging Nathans.
Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:44 a.m.
Dads, set to release I'll Be the Tornado in October (6131 Records), have announced a North American tour with support from Tiny Moving Parts, Nai Harvest, and Choir Vandals on various dates.
Dads is also scheduled to play at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver and, later, at Fest 13. Dates are below.
Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:37 a.m.
The Self Hel Festival will take place in Philadelphia on Oct. 4at Festival Pier in Penn's Landing. Bands to play include A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, The Wonder Years, Motionless In White, The Story So Far, Chiodos, Gnarwolves, and more. The fest, curated by A Day to Remember, took place previously in San Bernardino, CA and will return to California in March 2015.
Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 8:11 a.m.
Black Map, a band comprised of Mark Engles (Far/†††, Chris Robyn. and Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire), will released their debut album …And We Explode on Oct. 28 via Minus Head Records.
The band has a European tour scheduled for Oct.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 12:25 p.m.
The always busy Melvins will release a new album titled Hold It In on Oct. 14. In addition to the new record, to be released on Ipecac Recordings, the band will follow with a US tour startin gon the 15th.
The record was recorded as a quartet, the band's first with such an arrangement since The Bride Screams Murder (2010). Their upcoming tour will feature Paul Leary and JD Pinkus playing with the group.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:34 a.m.
Relapse Records has inked Valkyrie to the label. The Viriginia band formed in 2002 and includes brothers Jake and Pete Adams (Baroness, Samhain), Alan Fary (Earthling), and Warren Hawkins.
The band has two prior full-lengths and several 7"s under their wings. A new full-length, consisting of 8 songs, is planned for 2015 on their new label.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:21 a.m.
Lemuria has announced the recording of a 7" with Mark Ryan (Mind Spiders, The Marked Men, more), to be released as part of the Turnstile Comix series from Silver Sprocket. The 7" will include a Mitch Clem comic based on the band.
Lemuria will also be playing at the upcoming Riot Fest shows in Toronto and Chicago along with several other bands.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
Primus will release a new album, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, on Oct. 21 on ATO Records, followed by a fall tour.
The record will be their first full-length in nearly 20 years and the line-up includes Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim Alexander. "The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record," Claypool says. The record pays homage to 1971's film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 10:13 a.m.
Negativland will release a nwe album, titled It's All in Your Head, exploring the concept of belief in God. The double Cd will release on Sept. 28 on Seeland Records. It is their first release in 6 years.
Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 7:46 a.m.
Now on tour with The Black Lips, The King Khan and BBQ Show will soon be performing and releasing under the name Bad News Boys, which was their original name back in 2003.
A record will be issued on In the Red next year by the duo.
It’s difficult to find a decent single-track LP these days. A classic is Sleep’s Dopesmoker (disregarding the album’s live bonus material). The title track is a 63 minute-long sludgy opus about Jesus getting stoned in the desert. It’s definitely one of my favorite albums of all time, too. Another brilliant one-track album is The Great Barrier Reefer by Bongripper, a truly grand 78 minute-long post-metal suite.Now enter Christos Fanaras’ Impermanence. It’s sole track - the namesake - is 44 minutes ...
I must admit, before I sat down to watch this I wasn't exactly excited to listen to Circle Jerks vocalist Keith Morris talk about punk rock for the millionth time. ...
The Hold Steady has been on quite a ride. They went from “New York bar band” to critical and indie darlings to, now, wavering somewhere on the edge of the ...
With an extremely downbeat and aggressive sound, Austin, Texas four-piece band Glue follows up their noisy and vulgar 2012 demo with a 2014 self-titled 7” that picks up right where ...
Wrong Side of History is the debut 7” by Chicago upstarts Earth Girls. This piece of weighty green wax (via Grave Mistake in the United States) was recorded during the same ...
I’m not sure what this says about me, but I like Astpai’s Burden Calls just fine but it takes until they pull a sample from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original) to hit that ...
Musically tight and lyrically inventive, Pittsburgh, PA-based, self-proclaimed “slacker rock” group Girl Scout seems to draw inspiration from various indie rock groups of the ‘90s and early 2000s - it ...
Proving that Italians can do the doomy, post-metal thing just as well as anyone else, mysterious and methodical five-piece group John, the Void’s 2014 self-titled EP (which actually runs a ...
Despite the fact that the man’s been dead for more than two decades at this point, the reputation of GG Allin, self-described “public animal #1” who aimed to bring the ...
Hour-long songs can be somewhat of a hard sell. For starters, there has to be an audience of listeners who are willing to carve out the time and sit and ...
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
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
Too Many Rappers: July 2014 7/18/14 - Minneapolis, MN Commuting earlier than usual this morning means it’s nice and cool. I ride by a kid who’s wearing an old 3rd ... read more
Guided By Voices, Crystal Stilts Irving Plaza New York, NY July 11, 2014 Photo courtesy of Gerald McBoing-Boing See Guided By Voices before you die. ... read more
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