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Music: Dirtnap Records: History 101

People are going to remember 2020 – though maybe not the way we all imagined back on January 1. Dirtnap Records had originally envisioned a ... read more

Music: Only Death Is Real #9

Finding new music to explore has become many people's escape since the world of 2020 changed for the worse. In times of struggle music has ... read more

Interviews: Primitive Man

Primitive Man is one of the filthiest, meanest sounding bands active in North America. Metal usually strives for an extreme aesthetic, but few succeed with ... read more

Regular Columns: Scatenato Ma Non Troppo #1

Each and every week, Scene Point Blank receives hundreds (and hundreds) of submissions for possible coverage. Some of these are really cool (Beck’s collaboration with ... read more

Interviews: Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

“SKA SKA SKA First new Chinkees in 18 years!” To the layman, seeing those words pop up in their email inbox on an otherwise uneventful ... read more

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Video Premiere - "Hope Like the Ocean" by Bares His Teeth

Video Premiere - "Hope Like the Ocean" by Bares His Teeth

The current world environment has allowed many things to happen, some not so good, and some optimistic. I recall a dialogue I saw online back in the early days of the pandemic that essentially said publishers should get ready for a flood of manuscripts due to creative types being shut in and having a lot of time to create. Post-hardcore group Bares His Teeth came about as a product of our current, uncertain times. Featuring former & current members of band such as Eso-Charis, Dead To Fall, Living Sacrifice, Lovedrug, Norma Jean, NTVTY, SPACESHIPS, Subsist, and Unwed Sailor, the group is currently working on their debut, set for release in early 2021, and has contributed “Hope Like the Ocean,” which releases on digital platforms this Thursday, September 24th, to the Friends Club Records compilation On Second Thought, which also features material from the likes of The New & Very Welcome, Virginity, Curtail and more.

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Records SPB exclusive: Outro Records Sampler

SPB exclusive: Outro Records Sampler

For our featured stream this September, we’re excited to host an SPB exclusive sampler from Outro Records, based in Thousand Oaks, CA.

The sampler below has 16 songs in total, including The Rippertons, King Flamingo, The Slop, Richie Ramone, and a whole lot more. If you hit the “+” sign in our music player you’ll see the full track listing.

In their own words, “Outro Records started in 2017 with a mission to release all the great RocknRoll we were hearing in small, packed clubs everywhere. Young bands playing real instruments in full rebellion of the trash mainstream was shitting out!”

Records Scalp debut to come on Creator-Destructor

Posted Sept. 28, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

Scalp debut to come on Creator-Destructor

Creator-Destructor Records has announced the upcoming debut LP form southern California metallic hardcore group Scalp. Get a taste for what's to come below, via an embed of the single "Bastard Land."

The song is one of 10 on the Domestic Extremity album, which releases officially on Nov. 13. It will be released on vinyl and via digital platforms.

Scalp released a demo last year, preceding the upcoming LP.

Records Glorious Depravity: coming soon

Posted Sept. 28, 2020, 6:40 p.m.

Glorious Depravity: coming soon

Translation Loss Records has announced the release of a debut full-lengthy by Glorious Depravity, a new band consisting of Doug Moore (Pyrrhon), Chris Grigg (Woe), Matt Mewton (Woe), George Paul (Mutilation Rites), and John McKinney (Cleanteeth).

Seven songs in total, the new album is called Ageless Violence and releases Nov. 27. It's described as paying tribute to extreme metal of the late 1980s-early 1990s while showcasing modern flourishes and unexpected twists and turns. The lead single is "Ocean of Scabs."

Ageless Violence was recorded in Sept-Oct. 2019 by Grigg and was later mastered in early 2020 by Alan Douches.

Records Red City Radio to bring Paradise

Posted Sept. 27, 2020, 2:48 p.m.

Red City Radio to bring Paradise

photo by Jered Scott

Pure Noise Records will release a brand new full-length record by Red City Radio on Dec. 4. Titled Paradise, the new 12-song record was recorded at The Cereal Box in Edmond, OK with Mike Kennerty (of the All American Rejects), who also produced and recorded SkyTigers in 2018. It was mastered at the Blasting Room by Jason Livermore, and its the first record featuring bassist Derik Envy, who joined the group last year.

“We took the album title from the song of the same name,” vocalist/guitarist Garrett Dale says of the new record's title, “which is about finding your own paradise – even if that’s just a hard journey you’re going to take. That’s what paradise means to me – a paradise of the mind, finding truth and peace and love through your honest, horrible realities. It’s all how you look at it, all perception. Paradise can even be a prison if you look at it that way.”

Check out "Baby of the Year" form the upcoming record after the jump. 


Records Atmosphere to release new album The Day Before Halloween

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 4:56 p.m.

Atmosphere to release new album The Day Before Halloween

photo by Shelly Mosman

Fittingly titled, Atmosphere will release a new album named The Day Before Halloween on Oct. 30 this year via Rhymesayers Entertainment.


A lead single, "“Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome," debuted this week as well, with a video directed by Jason Goldwatch, shared below.

Slug and Ant, who comprise the duo, are also involved with the latest album by Felt, 4 U, released earlier this year.

Labels Chat Pile 2021

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 3:59 p.m.

Chat Pile 2021

photo by Bayley Hanes

Sludge rock band Chat Pile, formed in 2019 in Oklahoma City, has signed with The Flenser with plans for a 2021 full-length.

Featuring Raygun Busch (vocals), Luther Manhole (Guitars), Stin (Bass), and Captain Ron (Drums), the band play sloud, sludgey noise rock and has previously released an EP titled Remove Your Skin Please. The name, Chat Pile, is a reference to chat, a waste product from lead mining.

Videos Mr. Bungle "Eracist" video

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 1:37 p.m.

Mr. Bungle "Eracist" video

photo by Eric Larsen

Among the many surprises of 2020 is a new Mr. Bungle record -- their first since California in 1999, four years prior to the lauch of Scene Point Blank for those who are keeping score.

The band has re-recorded The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny, which releases Oct. 30 on Ipecac Recordings.

To keep the momentum building, checking out a new video to "Eracist" below.

Tours Thurston Moore Group November tour

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 1:19 p.m.

Thurston Moore Group November tour

photo by Vera Marmelo

Thurston Moore Group has announced a short European tour, starting in November for masked, socially distanced crowds. Moore just released By The Fire this week -- the seventh solo record from the Sonic Youth cofounder.

Records Dave Hause presents Patty & Paddy covers album

Posted Sept. 26, 2020, 12:18 p.m.

Dave Hause presents Patty & Paddy covers album

photo by Kyle London

Dave Hause, who recently released a single called "Your Ghost" about George Floyd, is following that up with two new covers EPs, titled Patty & Paddy. The EPs are tributes to two of Hause's favorite musicians (of two different styles): Patty Griffin and Paddy Costello (Dillinger Four). Hause brings in several guests on the covers, including Brian Fallon, Jaura Stevnson, Jake Bount, Will Hoge, and Bartees Strange.

“With the pandemic rolling in and all of our touring plans cancelled, it seemed like a great time to try some home recording, and to do this project that I’ve always wanted to try,” Hause says of the project.

Grab a full track listing below, along with Hause's rendition of Griffin's "Long Ride Home."

Both EPs release digitally on Oct. 23.


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Beyond the Floor

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When Aussie hardcore troupe Geld held a launch party for their previous album Perfect Textures two years ago they played, among other things, some cover songs from Hawkwind and Sick of it All. According to their label Iron Lung Records the band will have a digital launch of their brand new lp Beyond the Floor and cover songs this time round will span everything from industrial to indie. This should give you an idea of what kind of hardcore band ...

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