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The Ocean is a monstrous band--and not just by their formidable reputation. The band has seen scores of members come and go over their life span, but one figure has remained a constant presence over their thirteen-year history: frontman Robin Staps. We at SPB had the distinct honour of asking him a few questions about the band, their new album Pelagial, and the philosophy behind it. Scene Point Blank: Congratulations on the release of Pelagial! Judging from the critical reception, the album seems to have gone over amazingly well. Robin Staps: Cheers. Yeah, I'm pretty excited about how everyone is raving about the record. Scene Point Blank: Firstly, you mentioned in an interview that vocalist Loïc Rossetti's ...
After a series of demos, EPs and splits, blackened doom/sludge overlords Sadgiqacea released their debut full length False Prism, a devastating album of raw ...
Let's go back to 2011, to when Andy Curtis-Brignell signed the death warrant for his solo, black metal of sorts project, Caïna. We ...
An in-depth discussion with a band or artist, generally in the form of a straight Q&A – no editorializing.
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Album streams, our Set List "top five..." features, our year-end "best of" lists and other music-related miscellany.
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Quite literally, a one question interview conducted with a member of the music scene. Also known as 1QIs, we post these first to our social media on a near-daily basis, with the archival piece here. Check 'em out.
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Contributions on a range of topics from a range of industry figures: musicians, filmmakers, editors and more.
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A melting pot of mixed content: movie, book and even video game reviews. Updated sporadically, but eclectically.
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A semi-regular column exploring new and rising local bands and artists deserving of attention.
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Let's go back to 2011, to when Andy Curtis-Brignell signed the death warrant for his solo, black metal of sorts project, Caïna. We spoke about it at length and the final record, Hands That Pluck, was a fitting tribute to closing a chapter in life. Come the end of 2012 and Andy was talking about breathing new life into Caïna, making new music and maybe even playing a couple of shows. Litanies of Abjection was released and it signaled a complete turnaround from the music we'd heard previously -- which is by no means a bad thing ...
Fest recaps are tough. It’s a 4-day* event with over 400 bands. By my spotty count, I saw at ...
Audacity just released a new record, Butter Knife, on Suicide Squeeze this fall, following last year’s Mellow Cruisers (Recess ...
Fest 12 is Scene Point Blank’s seventh time in Gainesville. In that time we’ve talked to more bands ...
Scene Point Blank: I’m always interested in how people blend their personal and professional lives. You’re currently an ...
After our pre-festival coverage of Beacons 2013, we spoke to a couple of the headliners: Fucked Up and Wire. Read ...
Scene Point Blank: How has the tour been going so far? The Pete: It’s been great, been fun. Scene ...
We post a variety of features in recurring series – click below to browse them.
A collection of items grouped by topic, eg. "Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs" or "Top 10 best '77 punk releases". Browse 12 features
A roundup of coverage of the annual punk rock festival held in Gainesville, Florida Browse 4 features
A life lived and lessons learned by Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers. Browse 4 features
Our annual roundup from Gainesville, FL's famous Fest. Browse 4 features
A collection of coverage rounding up the year 2012, covering our favorite albums, shows, bands, and more, as well as asking record labels and bands about their past twelve months in music Browse 3 features
A cookery column by Nick, vocalist with metal band The Famine. Veggie/vegan friendly! Browse 3 features
A wide-ranging guest column written by BJ from Ancient Shores, mainly covering film but extending into philosophy and aesthetics too. Browse 3 features
A semi-regular column where we choose a specific area and give a local scene report. Browse 1 features
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