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1QI: Infera Bruo, Author and Punisher, Bombshell Rocks, KEN Mode

1QI: Infera Bruo, Author and Punisher, Bombshell Rocks, KEN Mode

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 Infera Bruo, Author and Punisher Bombshell Rocks and KEN Mode.

Galen (Infera Bruo)
SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus?
Galen: One that doesn't break down is preferable. We generally end up renting a van so it's typically not a problem. Sometimes if there's a back-line we'll drive cars, which feels pretty stupid but can save a few dollars. We've never been in a bus but I'm sure there are some nice ones out there. A few years ago I was planning on living in a van. Probably an Econoline or something like that. Then I realized that it would suck to live in a van and got back to working and paying rent.
Tristan Shone (Author and Punisher)
SPB: You are building your own instruments and that is quite impressive on its own. How do you go about building those “Drone/Dub Machines?” 
Tristan: It is a long process where I initially have an idea of a sound and also a motion that I think would be satisfying to marry to that sound. When these two elements come together in my mind I am then able to really geek out on the details of design and fabrication. Usually the machines I make have a direct relationship to the technology I am working with in my job (e.g. large electron microscopes, precision optical equipment, CNC machinery) and I adapt some of the technical elements to my designs various forms. After that I take the CAD model and machine the parts and assemble. For the next few months I program the functionality of each to work with various music software and just learn to play the damn thing. 
Christian Määttä (Bombshell Rocks)
SPB: How has your local music scene changed since you were last active?
Christian: Well, the majority of us live in other cities today so it's hard to keep up with the local scene in Västerås where we are from. But I know there is a new generation of kids struggling to make themselves a name. The biggest change is the lack of good venues. Most of them have been shut down unfortunately. But people in the scene have always been creative and have always found ways to put on concerts, so I’m not worried
Jesse Matthewson (KEN Mode)
SPB: You recently released a live recording done at the BBC, what was recording there like and was it something you wanted to do/thought about at all? 
Jesse: The recording experience at BBC was on a short list of some of the coolest things we've been able to do as a band! I honestly never thought we'd be doing one, and now I hope we can do another in the future so we can release an LP combining the two sessions...I always loved the Unsane - Peel Sessions LP growing up, so if we can have our own, that'd be a pretty excellent feather in our caps. 

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Pharaoh on tour, new album

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:25 p.m.
Pharaoh on tour, new album

New Jersey doom/sludge trio Pharaoh will release their first full-lenth later this month on Halloween. The record is titled Negative Everything and will be issued by A389 Recordings.

They are currently on tour with Homewrecker.

Negative Everything track list:
1. Recease
2. The Slasher
3. Degenerator
4. Spared
5. Dusted
6. Barthalomew
7. Crying Mother
8. Drag
 
Tour Dates:
10/27 Vancouver, BC @ 333 *
10/28 Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston *
10/31 Davis, CA @ RBU *
11/01 Reno, NV @ HOLLAND SHOW SPACE *
11/02 Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project *
11/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos *
11/04 Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place *
11/06 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
11/07 Lubbock, TX @ District Oyster Bar *
11/11 Baton Rouge, LA @ Hound Dogs *
11/12 Pensacola, FL @ Handle Bar *
11/13 Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem *
11/15 Tallahassee, FL @ Shanty Town *
11/16 Atlanta, GA @ Marlon’s Mansion *
11/17 Columbia, SC @ Foxfield *
11/18 Richmond, VA @ Biggs BBQ *
11/19 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar Tavern * w/ Noisem, Eternal Sleep, Ilsa
11/20 Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker *
11/21 Albany, NY @ Bogies *
11/22 Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up *
11/23 Bay Shore, NY @ Even Flow *
11/24 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 *
11/25 Quebec City L’Agitee *
11/27 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck *
11/30 St Catherines, ON @ Detour *
* w/ Homewrecker

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Bands 2015 - Year of the Goatsnake

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 8:10 p.m.

2015 - Year of the Goatsnake

Goatsnake has completed work on a new full-length album, their first since Flower of Disease (2000). The Los Angeles based band features Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa),  Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Pete Stahl ...

Bands Bombshell Rocks returns

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 6:07 p.m.

Bombshell Rocks returns

Swedish street punks Bombshell Rocks have announced that original vocalist Mårten Cedergran is back with the group and they are working on new material. A new song, "Without Destination" can be heard here and ...

Bands Garrett Klahn solo 7-inch

Posted Oct. 26, 2014, 4:59 p.m.

Garrett Klahn solo 7-inch

Garret Klahn, front man of Texas Is the Reason, has announced a solo 7" titled I Don't Care At All, to be released Nov. 18 by Rise Records. The record will be limited to ...

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Bands Ragnarok names vocalist

Posted Oct. 26, 2014, 4:05 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok has named a new vocalist after Hans Fryste's departure earlier this year. Taking over microphone duties will be current ...

Bands Box set from Ulver now open to pre-order

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 5:32 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Box set from Ulver now open to pre-order

Ulver - Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997

Century Media has opened pre-orders for Ulver's Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997 box set, which is available in both cd (5 discs) and LP (4 ...

Contents of the CD box:
Hardcover 5CD box with 16-page booklet
CD 1: Vargnatt
CD 2: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
CD 3: Kveldssanger
CD 4: Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
CD 5: Nattens Madrigal - 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995
Contents of the LP box:
LP I: Vargnatt
LP II: Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr i 5 Capitler
LP III: Kveldssanger
LP IV: Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne til Ulven i Manden
MC: 4 track rehearsal, summer 1995
Poster (size 60 x 30 cm)
32-page booklet in LP size (carrying same content as the CD box booklets)
 
 
Stocks are very limited and availability is based on a first come, first serve basis!

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Bands Mixtapes to take break

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 8:55 p.m. in Bands by Loren

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 ...

Source: punknews.org

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Bands 1QI:Hank 3, Doomtree, Withdrawal, Lycus

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 3:42 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl Prime

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 ...

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 (ingivingup.blogspot.ca) 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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Bands Neurosis festival dates

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 10:56 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Neurosis festival dates

Neurosis is set to play a few live dates in the near future, starting with Southwest Terror Fest, followed by Housecore, Maryland Deathfest, and more ...

NEUROSIS Tour Dates:
10/18/2014 Rialto Theatre - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
10/19/2014 The Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Subrosa, In The Company Of Serpents
10/23-26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest - Austin, TX
11/19-23/2014 Bestia Festival - Ciudad, Mexico
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD

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Bands Russian Circles celebrate tenth anniversary

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 10:49 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Russian Circles celebrate tenth anniversary

This December and January, Russian Circles wil play several shows to mark their tenth anniversary, including dates with Mutoid Man. The band first formed in ...

RUSSIAN CIRCLES TOUR 201412/10  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
12/11  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
12/12  Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
12/27  Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater 
* w/ Mutoid Man

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Bands Swans re-issuing back catalogue on vinyl

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 11:11 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Swans re-issuing back catalogue on vinyl

On OCtober 28, Young God Records will re-release Filth, the debut of Swans on vinyl. The release also sets off a series of Swans' back ...

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