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Music: Top Five Acts We're Excited About at Pitchfork 2017

Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park in Chicago for it's twelfth year (except 2005's "Intonation Music Festival" tag) July 14-16. As usual, it's three ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Blag Dahlia - Blag Dahlia’s Hate Mail (July 2017)

Dear Blag,Why are you so old and such a white man? Don’t you know that old white men are the cause of all the trouble ... read more

Music: Scene Point Blank's Favorites: The Year So Far (July 2017)

Remember 2016, when things were simple? We've got bad news for you: we're almost halfway to 2018. Or midway through 2017 if you're that kind ... read more

Music: Dark Mofo 2017

Hobart, Tasmania June, 2017 MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, does not do advertising. If you have visited, you will know that it ... read more

Interviews: Lilac Lungs

Detroit four-piece Lilac Lungs aimed to create a safe space with their recently released debut album Eventide, which confronts fears and friction that's buffered by ... read more

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SPB premiere: "Vegan Bake Sale" by Michael Crafter

SPB premiere: "Vegan Bake Sale" by Michael Crafter

Michael Crafter - Mince for the Recently Retired

SPB is excited to share "Vegan Bake Sale," the first track from Michael Crafter's debut full-length.

After 20-plus releases in eight years, Michael Crafter will release Mince for the Recently Retired on July 25.

According to the band's Dave Bate:

Mince for the Recently Retired is the Chinese Democracy of the Sydney underground mincecore scene. 19 Tracks of power-violence, grind, a dash of sludge and a tonne of humour, this is also Michael Crafter's first recording with their current 4 piece lineup and is a massive step up from their lo-fi garage days.

Check it out:

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Records SPB exclusive: Bréag Naofa - II

SPB exclusive: Bréag Naofa - II

Bréag Naofa - II

This month Scene Point Blank is pleased to debut the newest LP from Bréag Naofa, II. Out soon, the LP delivers 40 minutes of doom-ridden sludge that’s equally harsh and atmospheric.

The band, whose name roughly translates to “Holy Lie” explore issues that negatively affect the human experience, including (as their name suggests) religion.

Check it out below, and stay tuned for a new EP from the band as well.

II officially releases on August 11 via Halo of Flies (US) and Shove (Italy).

Tours Eyehategod hit the road with Negative Approach and Cro-Mags

Posted July 19, 2017, 10:02 p.m.

Eyehategod hit the road with Negative Approach and Cro-Mags

Eyehategod have announced a thirty-nine date tour, their longest since vocalist Mike IX Williams underwent a liver transplant last December.

Starting in August, the band will travel and play shows with Negative Approach, Cro-Mags, The Obsessed, and Mountain of Wizard. A full listing of dates, venues, and artist line-ups is included below.

Records Pkew Pkew Pkew +One

Posted July 16, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Pkew Pkew Pkew +One

SideOneDummy has announced a re-issue of Pkey Pkew Pkew's self-titled debut, but with the addition of a new cong called "Cold Dead Hands."

In reference to the new track, the re-isse is retitled as +One and is available now. SPB talked with the band last year, when the album was first released.

The band is currently wrapping up a run of US dates with The Flatliners.

Bands New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.

New Doomtree offshoot Shredders drops EP

Four members of the Doomtree hip-hop collective have launched a new project titled Shredders. Featuring P.O.S, Sims, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger, the quartet just released their self-titled debut.

The three-track EP also features a guest appearance from Mike Mictlan on "Ions." Check out a Soundcloud embed below.

Records Circa Survive return

Posted July 16, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Circa Survive have released a video for "Lustration," a song off their new album to be released on Sept. 22.

Titled The Amulet, it's the band's sixth full-length, to be released by Hopeless Records.

They will also be touring the US this fall, including dates with AFI.

Labels Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

photo by Tracy Nguyen

Jesus Piece, currently supporting Darkest Hour and Havok on a US tour, have signed with Southern Lord.

The hardcore band has previously released EPs, one self-released, another on Bridge Nine, and will issue their first full-length on Southern Lord in 2018.

Tour dates are below.

Tours The Smith Street Band - USA tour

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

The Smith Street Band - USA tour

The Smith Street Band - Don't Fuck With Our Dreams

The Smith Street Band have announced a full US tour in addition to their upcoming performance at Riot Fest in Chicago.

The band will tour with The Flatliners and Astronautalis.

Tours Kreator and Vader set sights on Australia

Posted July 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Three years after they successfully pulverized the nation, Kreator are back to thrash and grind Australian audiences into sheer bloodlusting ecstasy. Since the 1980’s Kreator have been unleashing powerful slabs of Teutonic thrash-metal upon their fans, and 2017 sees no letup in the onslaught, with the band’s latest opus“Gods Of Violence” receiving some of the most superlative reviews in the band’s career.

Joining Kreator on this crushing double bill is one of the Pioneers of the Death/Thrash scene, Vader, who return to Australia from Poland after 7 long years. 

WATCH: Kreator's ‘’Gods of Violence’' 

MP3s Listen to Tunic's Boss

Posted July 15, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Listen to Tunic's Boss

photo by Adam Kelly

Winnipeg punks Tunic are streaming their new EP Boss at The Alternative. The 4-song EP comes out on July 21.

Catch them on tour now (dates below).

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Crazy Horse About To Gallop Down Under

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July 19, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

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