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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.

Hank III
SPB: Who has the best “metal voice” of all time?
Hank: To me Oderus Urungus because of his approach was a bit more unique and different and he is for sure in my top 5 singers of all time....
Sims (Doomtree)
SPB: If you could get any producer you haven’t worked with to provide beats for a song, who would you pick?
Sims: If I could work with anyone I suppose it'd be Kanye West. I think he's one of the most talented composers in the world. His vision for how songs should build, layer, and decay is absolutely incredible. And I feel like he gets the best out of the people he's working with. 
Runners up: Hudson Mohawke, DJ Shadow, DJ Quick
Adam Dyson (Withdrawal)
SPB:How do you choose your album art?
Adam: I've always felt that the artwork and presentation of a record is just as crucial as the music contained on it. It's important because it immediately sets a mood, and the recorded music itself fulfils the pre-conceived feelings you'd get looking at the cover. We're lucky that we have a support group of likeminded artists who are interested in expression through imagery with the same passion that we have for music. Often, I'll bounce ideas off them based on the feel the record gives off, or a central theme of the songs. Or sometimes not. "Faith, Flesh & Blood" was about offering everything about yourself to someone, but with the artwork that we worked with on Give Up ( we just went for straight up religious smut. He'll be working with us on our new LP. Price isn't an issue; we've lost money making cardstock, silver embossed covers, glow in the dark and invisible ink covers. Anything to be different and interesting. Above all, support look for artwork that is original and evocative.
Jackson Heath (Lycus, guitar/vocals)
SPB: You manage to build an impressive atmosphere in your records which also enhances your lyrical themes. What inspires your lyrics?
Jackson: Having done politically-tinged lyrics in the past, we nowadays are focusing on looking inward and writing based on personal experiences. There’s something special when you write about depression or tough times you’ve overcome and people connect to it. We all go through rough times, it’s just part of life. When it comes down to it, music is a source of catharsis for us. The lyrics should reflect this as well by channeling the obstacles life throws you and making something beautiful from it. 
In regards for other’s to contact in the doom realm, our buddies in Dispirit, Funerary, Forn, Noothgrush and Brainoil might be into it… Don’t have contact addresses for all of them but they all either have Facebook or Bandcamp pages. 

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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.

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

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Tours Thee Oh Sees' fall tour

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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 ...

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Records Debut full-length coming from Foreseen HKI

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 4 p.m. in Records by Loren

Debut full-length coming from Foreseen HKI

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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 ...

Helsinki Savagery Track Listing:
1. Slam Savagery2. Death Injection3. The Prowler4. Market Target5. Bonded By United Blood6. Interlude7. Structural Oppression8. Delusions Of No Consequence9. Both Sides Lose10. Paving The Way

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

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 3:57 p.m. in Records by Loren

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 ...

Records Buzzcocks are set to release new album in November

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 7:57 p.m. in Records by Loren

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 ...

1 - Keep On Believing2 - People Are Strange Machines3 - The Way4 - In The Back5 - Virtually Real6 - Third Dimension7 - Out Of The Blue8 - Chasing Rainbows / Modern Times9 - It's Not You10 - Saving Yourself

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Records New Mike Mictlan later this month

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 5:39 p.m. in Records by Loren

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 ...

HELLA FRREAL Track Listing1. benicio del TORSO2. MID-WEST-COAST3. THA BRINK4. JUNIOR BLIND (feat. Greg Grease)5. WILD AT HEART6. SUPER 'MERICA7. so so STRAYNGE8. LESS TALK (feat. Aby Wolf)9. SELL OUT (feat. Ceschi)10. CLAPP'D

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Tours Mark Lanegan Band on tour

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 5:10 p.m. in Tours by Loren

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 ...

MARK LANEGAN BAND Autumn Tour: 10/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune10/30 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre11/03 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge11/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Wolf Building11/08 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall11/09 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

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Shows Maryland Deathfest XIII taking shape

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 4:57 p.m. in Shows by Loren

Maryland Deathfest XIII taking shape

As Maryland Deathfest XIII takes shape, which will take place May 21-May 24, 2015, Neurot Recordings will have three artists playing, namely Neurosis, Ufomammut, and ...

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest III10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest - Austin, TX11/22/2014 Bestia Festival - Mexico City, Mexico5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD
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Records Beastmilk reissues coming soon

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 3:44 p.m. in Records by Loren

Beastmilk reissues coming soon

Magic Bullet Records has announced the US reissues of two early Beastmilk records, the Use Your Deluge EP and White Stains. The releases originally came ...

Use Your Deluge Track Listing:
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