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SPB premiere: "Steel Toe Tap" from Thought Vomit

SPB premiere: "Steel Toe Tap" from Thought Vomit

Thought Vomit - Punks Brutal Retaliation/Sync the Skies

Sonoma County thrash punks Thought Vomit are back with another new song from their upcoming Punks Brutal Retaliation/Sync the Skies album, out fully on Oct. 28.

The 2:26 “Steel Toe Tap” combines nihilistic hardcore with metallic guitar that’s repeated across the new record, their fourth full-length as a unit. The new album is described a combining their growing chemistry as musicians with a stripped down sensibility that harkens their earlier work.

Hear the song below.

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Podcast Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 1

Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 1

After over thirteen years publishing on the web (and one book in print), Scene Point Blank has taken to the airwaves and released a podcast! It's hosted by our friend and contributor BJ Rochinich and available right now.

You can preview it below, and subscribe to it on iTunes and other podcast tools by simply searching "Scene Point Blank". Be sure to let us know what you think! Show notes are below.

Records SPB exclusive: Wang Wen's Sweet Home, Go!

SPB exclusive: Wang Wen's Sweet Home, Go!

Wang Wen - Sweet Home, Go!

Wang Wen is set to release their ninth studio album and Scene Point Blank is excited to be hosting an exclusive stream of Sweet Home, Go!, officially out on October 7 (Pelagic Records, Europe) and Oct. 28 in the US.

Written over the last three years, the new record was finished this January with producers Wouter and Lode Vlaminck and features a wide range of instruments delivering sweeping textures over seven post-rock tunes.

Check it out below.

Shows MONO Mofo to return in January

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:35 a.m.

MONO Mofo to return in January

Curated again by Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes, the Museum of Old and New Art will host the ninth installation of Mofo, an avant-garde festival of music and art, from January 18 to 22 in Hobart, and 20 to 22 at MONA itself. 

More than 200 artists, both local and international, will feature over the five days. 

Highlights include an exclusive Australian show of Puscifer, the Australian premiere of Peaches Christ Superstar, mash-up pioneer DJ Z-Trip and the world exclusive premiere of tētēma, the latest project from Faith No More frontman Mike Patton and experimental composer Anthony Pateras. 

MOFO 2017 will continue the series of unlikely collaborations: Regurgitator will reinterpret a classic Velvet Underground album alongside a guest synth player and Chinese-zither and a German theremin virtuoso will team up with Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil and a guest pianist.

MONA will host the new "The origin of art" exhibition and for the festival its catacombs will host Australian artist Guy Ben-Ary who created a “wet analogue” synthesiser called cellF, made from his own body cells in MONA’s Organ Room. American artist Ruth West invites you to put on 3D virtual-reality goggles and trigger deep-ocean survey sounds. And M.E.S.S. (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio) will bring over a collection of vintage synths.

Faux Mo, Mofo’s fantastic late-night art party, will also return. 

Records Coliseum/Doomriders Danzig trib will be reborn

Posted Oct. 20, 2016, 7:35 a.m.

Coliseum/Doomriders Danzig trib will be reborn

The long out of print 2005 2-song cover split from Coliseum and Doomrider, originally on Auxiliary/Level Plane will be reissued on vinyl this Nov. 18 by Magic Bullet Records.

Featuring artwork from Florian Bertmerm Not of this Wolrd will be issue and black, white and clear vinyl next month.

Records Hatred Surge "The KVRX Sessions" Released via Rescued From Life Records

Posted Oct. 17, 2016, 5:29 p.m.

Hatred Surge "The KVRX Sessions" Released via Rescued From Life Records

What comes as an apt surprise from beyond the grave to fans of grindcore this month, The KVRX Sessions by Hatred Surge is currently being distributed via Rescued From Life Records. Prior to disbanding in 2013, Hatred Surge recorded a live performance on KVRX's For The Dead radio show in Austin, TX. The collection of tracks, spanning the bands discography, is currently available through Rescued From Life Records webstore. The LP also includes a flexi 7" comprised of previously unreleased material that was originally recorded for a split to be released after Human Overdose (2012).

These records are essential for any grindcore collection and are available for purchase at

MP3s New song from Thought Vomit

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:51 p.m.

New song from Thought Vomit

photo by Timothy Hill

Four-piece Thought Vom it are stream the new twelve minute song "Sync the Skies" at The Sludgelord, a preview from teir upcoming Punk's Brutal Retaliation/Sync the Skies record that will be released later this month on Oct. 28.

Tours POS on the road in 2017

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:43 p.m.

POS on the road in 2017

Rhymesayers and Doomtree rapper P.O.S has announced a US tour in early 2017, his first US run since he suffered health problems hour yeras ago.

P.O.S is currently working on a new album and has been releasing new material online throughout 2016.

Tours Green Day and Against Me tour dates

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 9:25 p.m.

Green Day and Against Me tour dates

photo by Frank Maddocks

Fresh off the release of new LP Revolution Radio, Green Day have announced the full dates of their North American tour coming in early 2017. They will be joined on all dates by Against Me!

Dates are listed below.

Labels Spill signs with No Sleep

Posted Oct. 16, 2016, 1:24 p.m.

Spill signs with No Sleep

Spill, featuring former members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons, will be releasing their debut album on No Sleep Records later this year.

The Lancaster, PA band has sneak peaked the new song "Can't Keep Cool" from the upcoming Top Ten, set for official release on Dec. 16.

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Jenny Hval has soared into the experimental scene since the release of Viscera, the first album under her own name. The quality of her work, and the scope of her vision continued to take form through a series of excellent records in Innocence is Kinky and Apocalypse, girl and is now reaching a peak with her newest album. Blood Bitch marks Hval's most personal record, as she herself states, featuring themes of blood and vampirism, an aspect that becomes obvious ...

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