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Music: City Of Ships Album Stream

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 12:12 p.m.

City of Ships has been going strong right out of the gate since forming in 2005. The Richmond-based outfit has been touring constantly and promoting a series of vinyl and CD releases through various independent labels - even self-releasing a tour EP in 2008. The group is now preparing the ... read more

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Music: The Catalyst Album Stream

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 12:11 p.m.

Richmond, Virginia has a rich history in the punk and hardcore world. And as the years have passed by, the city remains a hotbed for new and exciting bands to emerge from. The Catalyst is a perfect example. Throughout the past seven years, they have unleashed a slew of recordings ... read more

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Music: Unreal City Album Stream

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 12:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh was once a bustling city booming with economic success. But over the years the city has slowly slipped into a depression that has filled the streets with pessimistic and bitter individuals. This sentiment of despair is showcased in the music of Unreal City and their debut full-length, Ephemeral Subsistence, ... read more

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Interviews: Set Your Goals

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:43 a.m.

Set Your Goals have become one of the most talked about bands in the hardcore and punk music scenes, but with good reason. The band generated a huge buzz with their self-titled EP on Straight On Records. In support, the band hit the road with fellow Cali cohorts Life Long ... read more

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Interviews: Shook Ones

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:40 a.m.

  Just like most bands, Shook Ones formed out of the demise of several other bands. Since then, the Bellingham, WA five-piece has been churning out an energetic mix of melodic hardcore and pop punk. Staff writer Michael recently corresponded with the band via email as they are in the ... read more

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Interviews: Polar Bear Club

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:37 a.m.

The Fest 8: SPB Interviews Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland Dan Padilla, Tiltwheel Nothington Dear Landlord Off With Their Heads Outbreak Used Kids Less Than Jake Polar Bear Club Broadway Calls Scene Point Blank: Can you introduce yourself? Jimmy Stadt: I am Jimmy from Polar Bear Club; I ... read more

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Interviews: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have accomplished a lot in a decade and half. They've toured the world countless times over and have released a slew of recordings that have garnered them praise from fans and critics. Scene Point Blank spoke with guitarist, drummer, and ... read more

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Interviews: Converge

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

When Converge released Axe to Fall it quickly became a front-runner for album of the year. The long-running hardcore band once again found new ways to impress and surprise even the most open-minded listeners with the music that comprised the album. Scene Point Blank spoke at length with vocalist Jacob ... read more

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Interviews: Justin Pearson

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

One thing you can count of with a Justin Pearson project is that the music is going to something exciting. With his latest project, All Leather, Pearson and company push the boundaries on punk to a whole new level. Scene Point Blank got the details on new group as well ... read more

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Interviews: Unholy

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The roots of Unholy can be traced to lineage of guitarist Jonathan Dennison and his many years within the hardcore community. Unholy fuses those roots with classic metal influences into a volatile concoction. Scene Point Blank spoke with the guitarist about the band's new found life, lyrical inspiration, and much ... read more

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Interviews: Trash Talk

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Trash Talk always has something on their plate. Whether it is a new release, a new tour, or a one-off festival performance, the band is always up to something. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with the band about reaching out to new audiences, the independent music world, life on the ... read more

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Interviews: Good Old War

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The music business is filled with inflated egos and individuals craving adulation. So when you come across an artist that is the complete opposite of that, it's quite a relief. The gentlemen of Good Old War are just that, sincere songwriters that are quite humble about the craft that they ... read more

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Interviews: Rise & Fall

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Belgium. The first thing that springs to my mind is their waffles. The second? I think they make lots of beer, though I think they spell it "bier." Anyway. It might seem a bit out of place for the same location to offer the likes of Rise and Fall. The ... read more

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Interviews: These Arms Are Snakes

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Thanks to their awe-inspiring live performances These Arms are Snakes have been leaving fans enamored. Let's not forget the band's fantastic recording catalog either. Three full-lengths and a slew of split recordings have graced us over the years - all showcasing the band's dynamic songwriting and lyrical talents. Scene Point ... read more

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Interviews: Murder By Death

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

While many artists write songs, Murder by Death vocalist and guitarist Adam Turla takes a more literary approach, writing narratives that tell detailed stories as opposed to songs. Turla's unique writing approach has allowed the Bloomington, IN outfit to defy genre-defining limitations and gives the band one of the most ... read more

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Music: Pass The Mic: Record Labels and Artists on 2008

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Scene Point Blank is now in our third year of the "Pass the Mic" feature as part of our evaluation of the best music of the year. With this year's "Pass the Mic" feature, we turn to some of our favorite bands, record labels, and other music business friends to ... read more

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Music: Field Studies Album Stream

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Music: Field Studies Album Stream

Field Studies is the product of friendships formed on the road together last year. Austin, TX post-rock outfit This Will Destroy You and Austin/Brooklyn, NY ... read more

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Interviews: Suicide Note

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

After a brief hiatus, Chicago-based Suicide Note has emerged with a distinguished sound and a brand new full-length album. Scene Point Blank spoke at length with drummer Jason Cagovski about their latest long-player as well as other projects he's currently involved with. Scene Point Blank: Greetings fine sir, could you ... read more

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Interviews: Minus The Bear

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Minus the Bear; is there really anything else that needs to be said about this band? Probably not, but Scene Point Blank caught up with bassist Cory Murchy during the at the Cleveland stop of their headlining tour to discuss the band's acoustic EP and other happenings. Scene Point Blank: ... read more

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Interviews: Thrice

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

With each release Thrice continues to develop and refine their sound, creating more textured, layered, and dynamic music. Scene Point Blank caught up with vocalist and guitarist Dustin Kensrue at the Cleveland stop of their current tour alongside Rise Against. Scene Point Blank: Today is the first day of the ... read more

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Interviews: Russian Circles

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Music lovers first took notice of the stellar guitar playing and pounding rhythms on Russian Circles 2006 release ?Enter.? Earlier this year, with ?Station,? and those same fans and many more became enamored the awesome sounds that Russian Circles put to tape. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with guitarist Mike ... read more

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Interviews: Know The Score

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Know the Score play no-frills in your face hardcore. If you've been disappointed in the recent output of faux-hardcore bands, then this is the band you've been looking for. Scene Point Blank spoke with bassist Nicholas Smith about the band's beginnings, lyrical inspirations, upcoming projects, and lots more. Scene Point ... read more

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Interviews: Killing The Dream

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

For the past five years Killing the Dream has been delivering blistering metallic hardcore that is infused with a tinge of melody. This intense musical experience is only heightened by the personal and introspective lyrics of vocalist Eli Horner. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with Horner about the reincarnation of ... read more

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Interviews: Skin Like Iron

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay, Skin Like Iron play gritty, raw, and intense hardcore punk. Do you really need to know anything else? Scene Point Blank recently had the opportunity to speak with Skin Like Iron vocalist/guitarist Alex Capasso about the band's upcoming releases as well as some of ... read more

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Interviews: The Carrier

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Carrier has quickly gained a following in the hardcore community thanks to their impassioned lyrics, powerful music, and energetic live shows. Scene Point Blank spoke with The Carrier's vocalist Anthony Traniello about the band's choice of label, their upcoming 7" release, and first U.S. tour. Scene Point Blank: First ... read more

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Interviews: Anti-Flag

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Anti-Flag is a band that has always worn their beliefs on their sleeves. The politically conscious punkers will see the release of their sixth full-length this Spring and take the road to promote its release. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with bassist Chris #2 about the band's new release as ... read more

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Music: Pass The Mic: Artists and 2007

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Last year we introduced you, the readers of Scene Point Blank, to a new feature, "Pass the Mic," as part of our evaluation of the best music of 2006. We asked some of our favorite record labels to tell us their thoughts on the music of the year. With this ... read more

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Interviews: Last Of The Believers

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Chris Chasse and the other members of Last of the Believers have quite the impressive resume when it comes to hardcore and punk bands. In spite of all that, the band has done it on their own, self-releasing a five-song EP that has been praised across the board. Scene Point ... read more

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Interviews: Go It Alone

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

For the past five years, Go it Alone have steadily made a name for themselves not just in their native Northwest hardcore scene, but also across all of the U.S. and Europe. The band has survived constant lineup changes and a near fatal injury. Nevertheless, Go it Alone has soldiered ... read more

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Interviews: Allegiance

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Hardcore music hasn't changed much from its earliest incarnation. While bands have continued to churn out aggressive music year after year; one thing has defined hardcore music more than anything: passion. Hailing from San Francisco, Allegiance is a band that epitomizing hardcore. Their music sets crowds into a frenzy and ... read more

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Interviews: Die Young (TX)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Die Young (tx) are a band who have survived the American Nightmare curse of band name issues to go on to make some of the most inspiring hardcore around. Michael caught up with vocalist "The Rev. White Devil" to find out more. Scene Point Blank: You go by The Rev. ... read more

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Interviews: New Found Glory

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The Ramones and The Clash pioneered pop-punk. The Descendents gave it a harder edge. Green Day brought it to the mainstream. New Found Glory took all this and re-wrote the book on it. Scene Point Blank corresponded with New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki via email about all things Coming ... read more

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Interviews: Pride Kills

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

The hardcore scene has always been a force to be reckoned with in the great state of Texas. But thanks to overwhelming praise from their peers, bands like Will to Live, Far From Breaking, and Pride Kills have been able to gain national notoriety. Pride Kills guitarist Chris Conflict recently ... read more

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Interviews: Verse

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

On the evening of January 9, I drove into San Francisco to attend a hardcore show. Knowing that Verse would be playing I wrote up a bunch of questions prior in hopes they would okay an interview. Not only did they accept the interview, but I'm pretty sure one of ... read more

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Interviews: The Rise

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Every few years, a band releases an album that will change the face of music. Typically this is because of its music. But it is the manner in which Reclamation Process, the latest album from The Rise, is being released that is garnering them so much attention. Cory Kilduff discusses ... read more

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Other Reviews: Review: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

There are spoilers contained within this review. After the credits have rolled, Ben Stiller's character White Goodman reappears on the screen after being humiliated in the International Dodgeball Tournament. Goodman states that 'once again the good guys won and the bad guys lost.' He goes on to further explain how ... read more

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Interviews: Four Questions With: Derek Hess

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Cleveland, Ohio artist Derek Hess has accomplished many things since he first lifted a pencil to the blank page that set before him. It was during the late-eighties that Hess first put his talent to work, designing fliers for the very same shows he was booking. It didn't take long ... read more

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Interviews: Red Sparowes

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Scene Point Blank's Michael caught up with Red Sparowes' Josh Graham and Greg Burns at the Cleveland stop of their US tour. While situated in a quaint park cattycorner to the venue, they discussed the origins of the band, what we can expect in terms of new material, and how ... read more

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