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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 exclusive: Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening stream

SPB exclusive: Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening stream

Nearly Dead - Idyllic Evening

Scene Point Blank is excited to share a new EP from Nearly Dead this month. Titled Idyllic Evening, the new 10” vinyl release from Learning Curve Records is a 5-song blast of the band’s tattered garage-punk that balances fuzzed out guitars, punishing rhythm and even blasts of trumpet.

The Victoria, British Columbia band formed in 2012 and will officially release Idyllic Evening on May 30.

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Bands 1QI: Breakin' Even Fest, The Bombpops, EORÐESLAJYR

Posted May 24, 2017, 3:21 p.m.

1QI: Breakin' Even Fest, The Bombpops, EORÐESLAJYR
Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook & twitter and we'll post an interview three days each week, typically every Tuesday-Thursday.
 
After our social media followers get the first word, we post a wrap-up here at the site and archive them here. This week check out Q&As with Breakin' Even Fest, The Bombpops and EORÐESLAJYR

Podcast Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 6

Posted May 24, 2017, 2:42 a.m.

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:

Tours Dead Cross schedules US tour

Posted May 23, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

With their debut release scheduled for August, Dead Cross will embark on a US tour shortly after. The band features a number of familiar faces from the heavy music scene, including Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, and Michael Crain.

Bands Ann Beretta returns with new 7-inch

Posted May 20, 2017, 11:21 p.m.

Ann Beretta returns with new 7-inch

photo by Ken Penn

Ann Bertta have a new EP streaming online and available for pre-order from Say-10 Records.

The two song Kill The Lights/ Forever Family 7" will be followed by new new full-lengths, one of new material and another containing re-recordings of older material. Kill the Lights is the band's first new release in 14 years and is streaming here.

Vocalist Rob Huddleston, who has released solo material under the name Foundation, speaks of the new material:

While playing shows again, and more often, we (Ann Beretta) started revisiting songs from the old days, mainly the BITTER TONGUES era, that we hadn’t played live in a very long time; and in some cases ever. At the same time we started writing and playing a few new songs with no real thought of recording or releasing them but really just to have some fun again and to see what a new version of this old band might sound like.

MP3s Needles//Pins leak a new song

Posted May 20, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

Needles//Pins leak a new song

Vancouver's Needles//Pins are giving a sneak peak of their new LP, Goodnight, Tomorrow, officially out on June 30 (Mint Records-Canada/Dirt Cult Records-USA).

"All the Same" is streaming at Exclaim!. The band alsoo has several dates lined up in June and July, listed below.

Records Tiger Flowers EP

Posted May 20, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

Tiger Flowers EP

photo by Loren Green

On June 23, Tiger Flowers will release the new The Vicious Heart EP on Still Water Recordings. The 4 song EP features "chapters," described by frontman Jesse James Madre:

The idea was to loosely tell a story and treat the songs like chapters. The story takes us down a road of loss and betrayal. A warrior comes home to find everything he loved taken from him by the man he was out protecting. For this man, Hell is not the war and the death, it's having nothing to come home to after all that.

Metalsucks is streaming "Court of Vultures" now.

Records Bad Cop/Bad Cop return with second LP

Posted May 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop return with second LP

photo by Lindsey Byrnes

Bad Cop/Bad COp will soon release Warriors, their second full-length album on Fat Wreck Chords.

Out on June 16, the band addresses topics like substance abuse and the recent US elections. It follows Not Sorry, which released in early 2015.

The band is also slated to play this year's Warped Tour.

Tours Ministry embarks on first Australian tour

Posted May 19, 2017, 8:14 a.m.

Ministry embarks on first Australian tour

First Ever Headline Australian Tour for Ministry, the American industrial metal juggernaut led by Al Jourgensen as they take over Australia for 5 shows this September.

As an added bonus for the East Coast shows the Special Guest will be American industrial rockers Filter.

Tours Alice Cooper Australian dates this October

Posted May 15, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Alice Cooper Australian dates this October

Alice Cooper will be touring Australia in October, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of his first Australian tour and the release of is new studio album Paranormal!

Joining him is the one and only Ace Frehley.

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Time Out Pub Awards 2017 Bank’s Hotel Sydney, AU May 24, 2017 Originally created in 1968, the London-based publication Time Out has expanded its editorial recommendations to 108 cities worldwide, ... read more

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