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Interviews: Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly)

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SPB premiere: "Plastic Bags and Seagulls" by Duvel

SPB premiere: "Plastic Bags and Seagulls" by Duvel

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere a new song off the upcoming debut from Oslo, Norway’s Duvel, titled Attempts At Speech. Today we’re sharing the song “Plastic Bags and Seagulls.”

Guitarist/vocalist Jack Holldorff explains the song like this:

In short, our new single is about an old Russian lady walking about in the royal park, picking up everyone’s empty bottles. The reason that we “know” her, is that we spend most of our free time in this very park. Why? It’s the best park in Oslo. There is more than enough space for everyone to do whatever they want, without bothering anyone. And the police can’t tell you to pour you beer out because it is technically a military area. But anyway, the song is about this old lady and us, and how it feels to have her picking up our garbage.

Listen here: 

Fysisk Format will release Attempts At Speech on May 25. Pre-orders are available now.

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MP3s "Portals" from CHRCH

Posted March 22, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Set to release their second full-length, Light Will Consume Us All, on May 11 on Neurot Recordings, CHRCH have unleased the new song "Portals" as a taste of what's to come.

In addition to the new record, the band will be setting to the road with Fister. They previously released Unanswered Hymns in 2015 (Battleground Records).

Listen to "Portals" here:

Records Wire reissues and Record Store Day

Posted March 20, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Wire reissues and Record Store Day

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Wire's first three records, Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978), and 154 (1979) will be reissued this year and released on CD, special edition CD books, and vinyl by their own pinkflag label. The CD books release on May 18 with CD and vinyl to come out on June 22. The CD books feature unreleased material and rarities. 

In addition to the reissues, the band will also release a box set of 9 7"s on Record Store Day from the group's 1977-1980 period. Hit the jump for more info.

Records The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl

Posted March 20, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

The Dynospectrum 20th anniversary vinyl

Rhymesayers Entertainment is celebrating the 20th anniversary of release The Dynospectrum by releasing a remastered version, the first time it will be available on vinyl. Released in 1998, the group featured MC's Slug (Atmosphere), Musab, I Self Devine (Micranots), and Mr. Gene Poole and was produced by Ant.

WIth a total of 20 tracks (listed below), the vinyl will be in 3XLP format.

Tours Neurosis, Converge, Amenra (oh my)

Posted March 20, 2018, 8:19 p.m.

Neurosis, Converge, Amenra (oh my)

Following dates in Europe this June with Deadkids, Neurosis will hit North America's West Coast in a heavy hitting lineup featuring Converge and Amenra.

Tickets for the tour go on sale March 23.

Bands New High on Fire in late 2018

Posted March 20, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

New High on Fire in late 2018

After spending February in the studio, High on Fire have announced a new album set for release late this year.

"We've definitely pushed ourselves musically on this album. The material covers a broad range of tempos and styles, but the overall sound and vibe are unmistakably High On Fire," bassist Jeff Matz says of the new release, which was recorded with producer Kurt Ballou at God City Studios.

The band last relased Luminiferous in 2015. The band is also confirmed to play the 2018 Psycho Las Vegas festival this August.

Music News Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

Posted March 19, 2018, 8:05 p.m.

Miguel Chen (Teenage Bottlerocket) authors book

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Miguel Chen, bassist of Teenage Bottlerocket (Fat Wreck Chords), has announced his second book.

In addition to actively touring the globe in Teenage Bottlerocket, Chen owns Blossom Yoga in Laramie and Cheyenne, WY.

After previously writing I Want to Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too with Rod Meade Sperry (Wisdom Publications), Chen's newest literary contribution is titled I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too.

Records New song from No Fun At All

Posted March 18, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

New song from No Fun At All

Founded in 1991, Swedish punk band No Fun At All will return with a new album on April 13. To be released on Bird Attack Records the new record features a retooled lineup with former membres of Atlas Losing Grip and Twopointeight joining the band.

Watch a video for "Forth" below, posted along with Euro tour dates.

Tours Alice in Chains update

Posted March 18, 2018, 10:20 a.m.

Alice in Chains update

Alice in Chains has announced an upcoming world news and hints of a new album. The world tour kicks off on August 22 (dates below).

The band is also finalizing their next full-length, the follow-up to 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Records New solo album coming from Problem Daughter's Regan Ashton

Posted March 18, 2018, 12:57 a.m.

New solo album coming from Problem Daughter's Regan Ashton

Regan Ashton of Problem Daughter has announced his debut solo album. The album is set for release on May 11 on La Escalera Records and will be titled To ...And the People You Always Have With You. La Escalera will release it on CD and 12" marble vinyl.

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