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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

Interviews: Coffinworm

Back in 2009, When All Became None, the debut album from Coffinworm was dropped like a bomb in the midst of the extreme metal scene. ... read more

Interviews: Electric Six

"I think back in the day there was pressure from management and record companies asking why my hair wasn't slicked back. It was because I ... read more

Interviews: Worthwhile Way

That joy in finding a new band just never goes away. The mediums have changed from the old tape deck to my first CD burner ... read more

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1QI:Hank 3, Doomtree, Withdrawal, Lycus

1QI:Hank 3, Doomtree, Withdrawal, Lycus

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 Hank 3, Doomtree, Withdrawal and Lycus.

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Records SPB exclusive stream: Disastroid

SPB exclusive stream: Disastroid

Disastroid - Missiles

Scene Point Blank is pleased to be hosting the latest from the Bay Area trio Distastroid, Missiles. The record was released last month and can be purchased here.

The 8 song album is their third full-length and follow's 2013's Karoshi EP.

Music News Old Point Light's cancer benefit

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:28 p.m.

Old Point Light's cancer benefit

Old Point Light, a production company founded by ex-Small Brown Bike member Travis Dopp, has announced a three volume digital compilation series to raise funds for The American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. Among the artists included are Chuck Ragan, Tim Kasher, and Rocky Votolato.

The comilations is named Fourward, with volume 1 now on sale via iTunes. Volumes 2 and 3 are still to come.

Records Raw Blow releasing Slow Choke EP

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 6:51 p.m.

Raw Blow releasing Slow Choke EP

Boston's Raw Blow have announced a new EP, Slow Choke. The band has been together for over a decade and features members of Now Denial, Furnace, Bravo Fucking Bravo, and Luau.

Tours Thee Oh Sees' fall tour

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 4:07 p.m.

Thee Oh Sees' fall tour

The Oh Sees will be on tour in the US this fall, starting on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas. The band released Drop this April.

Check out the dates, as well as a song off the record, below.

Records Debut full-length coming from Foreseen HKI

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 4 p.m.

Debut full-length coming from Foreseen HKI

Jouni Turunen

Foreseen HKI will release a debut full-length in November on 20 Buck Spin. The Finnish crossover band has several EPs under their belt, including Structural Oppression, which was released in 2013.

Their full-length will be titled Helsinki Savagery and releases on Nov. 25.

Records New Grenada to re-issue 1996 Braid split 7-inch

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 3:57 p.m.

New Grenada to re-issue 1996 Braid split 7-inch

Celebrating their 20th anniversay, Florida label New Granada Records has announced the re-issue of 1996's split 7" between Braid and Pohgoh.

The long out-of-print EP will be limited to just 200 copies, hand numbered and pressed on clear green vinyl. New liner notes will be included, as the release is part of a series of anniversary reissues by the label.

Records Buzzcocks are set to release new album in November

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 7:57 p.m.

On Nov. 18 The Buzzocks will release a new album via 1234 Go! Records titled The Way.

The band formed in 1976 and last released Flat-Pack Philosophy in 2006. Tour dates are below.

Records New Mike Mictlan later this month

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 5:39 p.m.

Doomtree MC Mike Mictlan will release his second solo LP, Hella Frreal, on Oct. 27 on Doomtree Records. The 10 song record includes production from Cecil Otter as well as RedVelvet Beats, 2% Muck, 1990, Mike Frey, JuanL, and Lazerbeak.

Tours Mark Lanegan Band on tour

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 5:10 p.m.

Mark Lanegan Band on tour

Steve Gullick

The Mark Lanegan Band will go on a US tour later this month in support of their latest album, Phantom Radio, which releases on Oct. 21 on Flooded Soil/Vagrant Records. The band last toured in 2012.

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Vegas

Sagevisule

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200 Words Or Less

The ever elusive Vegas has returned. while the band have released a scant few songs in the years since their full length the band has maintained a sense of quality to those songs released in random spots. So for the wait we receive an ep containing 4 new songs as a reflection of what Vegas is and where they may be heading.The whole shebang begins with a dark riff sounding like something from a Siouxsie & The Banshees song before ...

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Disastroid - Missiles

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  2. Bird Watcher
  3. Unsound Mind
  4. Hellbender
  5. Mighty Road
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  7. Missiles
  8. Machete
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Shitty Weekend

Shit Week

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This thing is all over the map, from freak-out jazz-punk one minute (“Geneva”) to a track of haunting old man ghost noises laid atop a galloping horse, and then band ...

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Yob

Clearing the Path to Ascend

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YOB has been a constant force in the doom metal field. Since their first release, Elaborations of Carbon, they have not ever really disappointed me. Releasing records year after year, ...

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Death From Above 1979

The Physical World

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For a time in the mid- to late-2000s, it seemed as if Canadian drum and bass duo Death from Above 1979 might go the way of Neutral Milk Hotel and ...

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Replica

Beast

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Beast is the latest 7” vinyl release from Oakland’s hardcore punk band Replica. It's the first I’ve heard of them since their 2012 demo cassette, which I was big fan ...

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Jimi Goodwin

Odludek

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After a career spanning more than ten years and 4 critically acclaimed albums as the frontman of Manchester 3-piece Doves, Jimi Goodwin has been waiting quite a while before indulging ...

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Pallbearer

Foundations of Burden

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When Pallbearer released their debut album, Sorrow and Extinction, I was stunned. No matter how good their 2010 demo was, there was no way you could be prepared for an ...

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Empty Yard Experiment

Kallisti

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Music is wonderful and is one of the few things that echoes across the world and can bring people together in unity. Of course, that’s putting the most simplistic of ...

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Shamebirds

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Needles//Pins are something different in the punk rock realm. Well, that’s not true. They’re entirely familiar and warm, yet they have that pizzazz—that’s what the kids are calling it these ...

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Vow

Make Me Yours EP

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Easily the aural equivalent of the light and fluffy clouds that pepper your daydreams, LA duo Vow's second EP Make Me Yours finds them producing a more definitive sound couched ...

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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)

Posted by Aaron H
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

Too Many Rappers: July 2014

Posted by Nathan G. O'Brien
July 18, 2014, 3:34 p.m.

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

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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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