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SPB premiere: Fight Death by The Path/Psychic Weight

SPB premiere: Fight Death by The Path/Psychic Weight

The Path/Psychic Weight - Fight Death

2020 has made collaboration between individuals harder, but not impossible. Today Scene Point Blank is sharing a full stream of a new split between The Path (VT) and Psychic Weight (MA). Fittingly titled Fight Death, the record showcases two heavy bands -- one of each side of the wax -- and releases on State of Mind Recordings on July 17.

Like any good split, both bands are distinct but with common overlapping traits. The Path leans on the circle pit side of things (including a Warzone cover), while Psychic Weight play with brutal, sledgehammer furiosity, offering 11 new songs in total on the record.

Check it out here:


Jon, vocalist of The Path, offers an origin story:

Around Halloween 2017, The Path was asked to play a show at a very strange bar in central VT. It was a tight space and was appropriately packed and everyone was ready to go bananas. This is when I first saw Psychic Weight. Mind blown. They were aggressive and heavy without falling into corny chugga chugga silliness. Their sound was new but familiar at the same time. They brought me back to bands like Deadguy and Kiss it Goodbye. I was fucking HOOKED! When booking our record release show for Chaotic Good we dragged them up to play behind a junk store in Burlington. Once again, world rocked. This is when I asked them to do a split with us. I knew that both sides would create an incredible record and I'm extremely proud of the final product.
This split also gave us an opportunity to collaborate with Ugly and Proud Records (eur) and Struggle Records (asia) who are both doing cassette runs for their area. Knowing that there are kids in Bulgaria and the Philippines moshing to Psychic Weight and The Path is the coolest thing to me. I love building relationships throughout the worldwide DIY community and I'm grateful for the connections and support we've received so far.

As a bonus, SPB has a stream of last year's Chaotic Good in our bountiful archives. Enjoy that and take note that The Path has plenty more in the works. Nothing is finalized at the moment, but the band says to "Keep an eye on State of Mind Recordings, Blind Rage Records and Ryvvolte Records to make sure you don't miss some sweet stuff!"
Psychic Weight will soon enter the studio as well, with additional new tunes to come.

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SPB exclusive: Old Ghosts - Crow

SPB exclusive: Old Ghosts - Crow

Old Ghosts - Crow

Our featured stream this month comes courtesy of State Of Mind Recordings and Old Ghosts, who share the brand new full length, Crow. Fueled by anger with an underlying sense of hope, Crow is the second full-length from the Buffalo, NY-based group.

In a recent interview with No Echo, vocalist Derek explains:

I think most of the songs end up being questions about how we treat the world, each other, and ourselves. Are we able to change our ways? Can we get past regrets and imperfections? Will we fight for the marginalized or just stand by? 

Pre-orders are available from State Of Mind now. Check out the record here:

In addition to the full-length, Old Ghosts also released a split with Bystander earlier this year.
Crow is available on LP and CD in the USA and Canada, and also on LP and cassette for fans in Europe.

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