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Interviews: Harvestman (Steve Von Till)

Steve Von Till generously took time to speak to Scene Point Blank about the newest Harvestman release, Music for Megaliths. The unintentional dawn of Harvestman ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail

Blag Dahlia is the singer for legendary punk band the Dwarves and co-hosts the podcast We Got Issues. Since forming in the mid-1980s the band ... read more

Interviews: Cult of Luna

Reaching out from Stockholm, Sweden, guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson of Cult of Luna generously took some time to talk about Cult of Luna, and their newest ... read more

Interviews: Body Count

Body Count’s lead guitarist and founding member Ernie C might be one of the funniest, most intriguing musicians in the metal world. He was nice ... read more

Interviews: Justin Walter

Justin Walter recently released his new album, the fantastic Unseen Forces, masterfully conducting a sonic journey through the abstract realms of experimentalism. To further understand ... read more

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SPB stream: Mind Force - Demo 7-inch

SPB stream: Mind Force - Demo 7-inch

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Scene Point Blank is please to share Demo, the 2016 debut from Mind Force. The 4-song 7” showcases a crossover influence that pulls form the likes of Leeway, Cro-mags, Icemen, and Nuclear Assault.

The band will release their follow-up 7”, The Future Of, on July 10 via Tripmachine. Pre-orders are available beginning on June 16.

Mind Force hails from the Hudson Valley and mixes thrashy high energy tempos with NYHC groove. Their 2016 demo was originally released as a cassette on Glacial Records and soon followed by a Euro press on Straight and Alert Records before being pressed on vinyl by Coin Toss Records. 

Listen to demo below:

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Podcast Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 6

We're back with a new episode of the SPB podcast! As always, you can find us on iTunes and other good podcast apps (unsurprisingly, we're called "Scene Point Blank" over there, too). On this month's episode we have music from RadioactivityInfinity Girl and Dead in the Dirt. You can give it a listen below:

Records Pillow Queens 7-inch coming on Specialist Subject

Posted June 27, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Pillow Queens 7-inch coming on Specialist Subject

Specialist Subject Records will release a new 7" in July from Dublin's Pillow Queens. Titled Calm Girls, the debut EP from the all girl, queer indie rock group was self-released late last year and is seeing a rerelease on Specialist Subject.

The group will be touring the UK in July as well.

Records On the new Unsane

Posted June 27, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

On the new Unsane

Unsane - Sterilized

The track listing for Sterilize has been released (below), the first new album in five years from the 29-year's running Unsane.

Sterilize is their 8th album, and officially released on Sept. 29 on Southern Lord. The band will be touring the US beforehand.

Back in 2015, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran answered a 1QI with us.

Records Return of The Perceptionists

Posted June 26, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Return of The Perceptionists

The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif and Akrobatik) will return after a 12-year hiatus with the new album, Resolution. The duo will release their new album on July 28 via Mello Music Group.

Tours 10 years of People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth

Posted June 26, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

10 years of People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth

AJJ will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album, People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People On Earth, with a summer your that includes the band's original lineup of Sean Bonnette on acoustic guitar and Ben Gallaty on stand-up bass. The band was previously named Andrew Jackson Jihad when the album was released.

SPB caught up with the band last year.

 

Bands Horseback and Krieg members form Poison Blood

Posted June 25, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Horseback and Krieg members form Poison Blood

Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg) have combined on a new project called Poison Blood. Formed under with the goal to produce more "straightforward" and aggressive music, the duo will release a self-titled EP on Relapse Records on Aug. 11.

A track listing is included below.

Tours P.O.S. fall tour

Posted June 25, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

P.O.S. fall tour

P.O.S - Chill, dummy

Following the release earlier this year of Chill, Dummy, P.O.S. will embark on a US tour this fall, starting in September. He'll be joined by Blackie on the tour.

Records Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove Under The Covers

Posted June 25, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

On Friday June 23, Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove released a new 11-song covers album with a wide range of artists that range from Jon Bon Jovi to Aaron Lee Tasjan, and The Doors. 

Check out their version of "Blaze of Glory," which originally appeared on the Jon Bon Jovi-led soundtrack to Young Guns II.

Tours Neurosis in South America

Posted June 22, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

Neurosis in South America

Neurosis will bring their live show to South America for the first time this December, as the band has announced tour dates in the continent for the first time in their 30 year history. Specifically, the band will play dates in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

The band also has upcoming dates scheduled in Europe and the USA, listed below.

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Arcadea

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Remember that movie from the 80's where that little rocker kid got sucked into the video game and found himself on that desert planet, where he had to throw jewels into a volcano while battling flying lions that had lasers shooting out of their eyes?No?That's probably because that movie was never made. But if it had been, Arcadea would be the soundtrack.Arcadea is the brainchild of Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist/keyboardist Core Atoms. Adding to the mix Raheem Amlani, ...

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Sydney Film Fest 2017

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June 20, 2017, 8:11 a.m.

Sydney Film Fest Various location June 7-18 2017 It was that time of year again: Every June for 12 days and nights Sydney hosts new films, inspiring and entertaining premieres, ... read more

Boy George @ Café del Mar

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June 19, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

Boy George Café del Mar Sydney, AU June 12, 2017 Despite the focus being on his recent stint as a judge on one of those castings shows down under, Boy ... read more

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June 11, 2017, 4:34 p.m.

Fantastic Food and Drink and Naturally Good Shows ICC Exhibition Centre Sydney, AU June 4-5   Premium. Gourmet. Handcrafted. Delicious. Unique. Extraordinary. Fantastic – a few adjectives and superlatives that ... read more

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Hot Brown Honey Opera House Sydney, AU June 9, 2017 Sass, empowerment and politics rooted in hip hop culture are the pillars that form the foundation of Hot Brown Honey – ... read more

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