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Spyros Stasis

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Spyros Stasis's last content update – Nov. 21, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

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Gnaw - Cutting Pieces album cover

Gnaw

Cutting Pieces, 2017

8.0 / 10

Formed by Khanate's vocalist after the demise of the legendary drone band, Gnaw doubled down on the extreme sound of Khanate, filling the drone/sludge hybrid sound with noise injections and ...

Acephalix - Decreation album cover

Acephalix

Decreation, 2017

7.6 / 10

Setting out with a retro vision of death metal glory alongside a punk sensitivity, Acephalix erupted into the scene with their debut album Aporia. Primitive and relentless, the band appeared to ...

Succumb  - Succumb  album cover

Succumb

Succumb , 2017

8.0 / 10

Established in 2014 as Cloak, this California-based extreme metal act produced an interesting hybrid take on black/death metal. Changing the name of the band in 2017, after their debut demo as ...

Botanist - Collective: The Shape of He To Come album cover

Botanist

Collective: The Shape of He To Come, 2017

8.0 / 10

Botanist belongs in this new generation of black metal bands, of acts attempting to reinvigorate the genre by expanding its scope. Post-rock influences and avantgarde notions find their way into ...

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Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Interviews Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Rebecca Foon is a prominent member of the Montreal experimental music scene. Having participated in acts like Set Fires to Flames, Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Esmerine, she embarked on ...

Dodecahedron

Interviews Dodecahedron

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

After a five year wait, avantgarde black metal outfit Dodecahedron unleashed upon the world their sophomore record, Kwintessens. Catching up with Michel Nienhuis, guitarist and songwriter of the band, we ...

Bobby Kapp

One Question Interviews Bobby Kapp

Posted July 25, 2017, 9:03 p.m.

Bobby Kapp SPB: You (and Matthew Shipp) come from two different eras of the NY free jazz scene. What did you discover in your recording sessions, about either the past ...

Amirtha Kidambi

One Question Interviews Amirtha Kidambi

Posted July 12, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

Amirtha Kidambi SPB: Your new album features a fair deal of spiritual themes, for instance the themes of creation, destruction, rebirth and repetition. Do you feel that themes from your ...

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SPB Exclusive: Nick Millevoi "Just For A Moment, I Stood There In Silence"

Videos SPB Exclusive: Nick Millevoi "Just For A Moment, I Stood There In Silence"

Posted July 5, 2016, 3:39 a.m.

Scene Point Blank is excited to premiere the video from math-rock guitarist Nick Millevoi's new album, Desertion. The amazing “Just For A Moment, I Stood There In Silence” directed ...


Nick Millevoi is probably best known for his work in the insane experimental math rock band, Many Arms, whose latest collaboration with Toshimaru Nakamura was simply brilliant. His personal project however takes on a different route. With his solo album, Desertion, which came out May 20th, Millevoi bridges the gap between the works of Neil Young with Crazy Horse, and the late '60s New York free-jazz scene. That does not mean that Millevoi leaves behind his technical and experimental self, and with a line-up that includes fellow Many Arms member Johnny DeBlase, John Zorn collaborator Jamie Saft and Secret Chiefs 3 member Ches Smith, this aspect is highlighted through the record.

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Infera Bruo releash teaser video for upcoming album

Records Infera Bruo releash teaser video for upcoming album

Posted May 21, 2015, 5:39 p.m.

US progressive black metal band Infera Bruo have released a teaser video on Youtube with excerpts from their upcoming album In Conjuration. The follow up to their previous album, Desolate ...

In the meantime you can check a previous interview with the band here.

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Mamiffer US Tour

Tours Mamiffer US Tour

Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 3:56 p.m.

Following the release of their newest album, Statu Nascendi, Mamiffer are preparing for US tour. The first part of the tour will find them performing alongside Russian Circles, while the ...

With Russian Circles (10th anniversary tour):
 
01/20/15 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
01/21/15 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
01/23/15 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
01/24/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
01/25/15 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
 
With Jon Mueller and William Fowler Collins:
 
02/02/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Spirit Abuse (with Raven Chacon) *
02/03/15 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West (with GOG) *
02/05/15 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA *
02/06/15 Oakland, CA @ Life Changing Ministries *
02/07/15 Chico, CA @ Orange St. Art Studios
02/09/15 Portland, OR (with Daniel Menche) @TBA
02/10/15 Anacortes, WA @ The Buisness
02/11/15 Vancouver, BC @ The Rattle
 
* with William Fowler Collins

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Black Breath Preparing for Third Full-Length

Records Black Breath Preparing for Third Full-Length

Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 6:13 p.m.

Following their two previous full-lengths, Heavy Breathing and Sentenced to Life, the Seattle extreme metal/crust band is preparing to go into the studio to record their third album.

The band will collaborate with Kurt Ballou of GodCity studios for the third time and the album will be released through Southern Lord Recordings. The band expects the recording process to begin in the end of November and run until mid-December.
In the meantime, Black Breath will be giving a live perfomance in Brooklyn:
12/14/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY

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Blind Idiot God: A Retrospective

Posted March 4, 2015, 4:15 p.m. by Spyros Stasis

Now that was a band that I did not really think I would hear from again. Named after the description of the Elder God, Azathoth, in H.P. Lovecraft’s cosmos, this ...

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