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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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Bands Mixtapes to take break

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Mixtapes to take break

Mixtapes have announced that following their performance at Fest 13 the Ohio band will take a hiatus. In their issued statement, they said: After Fest this fall, Mixtapes is gonna go on a break. We ...

Tours Direct Hit-PEARS

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 8:30 p.m.

Direct Hit! and PEARS will be embarking on a tour together beginning in December. Direct Hit! will be supporting 2013's Brainless God while PEARS will be supporting Go To Prison from earlier this year.

Records Broughton's Rules plans second album

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

Broughton's Rules plans second album

Pittsburgh instrumental band Broughton's Rules will be releasing their next album on Relapse Records. The record, dubbed Anechoic Horizon, is their second as a band. It was recorded by Justin Pizzoferrato and contains 8 ...

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Music News Old Point Light's cancer benefit

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:28 p.m. in Music News by Loren

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 ...

Fourward: Volume 1 Track List:
1. Seeds of Man (Billy Bungeroth)
2. Drowning Victim (Travis John)
3. Painted (DFENDR)
4. New Telepathy (Biddy Biddy Biddy)
5. Work (Young Brother)
6. Beth / Rest (Samantha Hershock)
7. Four Forty One [Acoustic] (Drake Dopp)
8. Admit You Exist (Tyler Mitchell Blakslee)
9. Woe Is Us (Chingada)
10. Sound of Joy [Live] (Leave Let Be)

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Records Raw Blow releasing Slow Choke EP

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 6:51 p.m. in Records by Loren

Raw Blow releasing Slow Choke EP

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

Slow Choke Track List:
1. Slow Choke
2. Buzzards
3. Most Days
4. All Kinds of Garbage
5. Don't Try

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Tours Thee Oh Sees' fall tour

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 4:07 p.m. in Tours by Loren

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 ...

Fall Tour
11.05 Las Vegas, NV- The Beauty Bar
11.07 Denver, CO- Gothic Theater
11.08 Kansas City, MO- The Riot Room
11.09 Denton, TX- Haileys
11.11 Austin, TX- Hotel Vegas
11.12 New Orleans, LA- One Eyed Jacks
11.13 Birmingham, AL- The Bottletree
11.14 Memphis, TN- The Hi Tone
11.15 Nashville, TN- The Exit Inn
11.16 Raleigh, NC- Kings
11.17 Philadelphia, PA- Underground Arts
11.18 New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
11.21 Brooklyn, NY- Warsaw
11.22 Montreal, QC- The National
11.23 Toronto, ON- The Hoxton
11.24 Detroit, MI- Lager House
11.25 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
11.26 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle
11.28 Minneapolis, MN- The Amsterdam
12.01 Seattle, WA- The Crocodile
12.02 Portland, OR- Doug Fir (Early Show All Ages)
12.02 Portland, OR- Doug Fir (Late Show 21+)
12.04 San Francisco, CA- The Chapel
12.05 San Francisco, CA- The Chapel
Track listing:
01. Penetrating Eye
02. Encrypted Bounce
03. Savage Victory
04. Put Some Reverb On My Brother
05. Drop
06. Camera (Queer Sound)
07. King's Noise
08. Transparent World
09. The Lens

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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

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 ...

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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