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Spyros Stasis

Senior Staff Writer

Athens/Birmingham

Spyros Stasis's last content update – Feb. 20, 2017, 5:35 p.m.

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Burial Hex - Throne album cover

Burial Hex

Throne, 2016

8.3 / 10

I have the feeling that Burial Hex has been around for a long time. I do not know why I get this impression, and it is true that the project ...

Downfall Of Gaia - Atrophy album cover

Downfall Of Gaia

Atrophy, 2016

8.0 / 10

Downfall of Gaia is a prime example of the underground post-hardcore and post-crust scenes. Starting off in 2008, the band came into the prominence with their debut full-length, Epos, a ...

Various Artists - Selvans / Downfall of Nur - s/t Split album cover

Various Artists

Selvans / Downfall of Nur - s/t Split, 2016

8.4 / 10

Both Selvans and Downfall of Nur are prime examples of the quality of underground black metal. Both bands do not register their sound with the bitter traditional approach of the ...

Lorn - Arrayed Claws album cover

Lorn

Arrayed Claws, 2017

7.8 / 10

I still remember when Lorn released their debut full-length, Towards the Abyss of Disease, where their raw and unapologetic black metal blew me away. Their sound was well structured, and ...

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Psalm Zero

Interviews Psalm Zero

Posted Oct. 31, 2016, 4:26 p.m.

Psalm Zero returns a few years after the release of their debut album The Drain with the excellent Stranger to Violence. In this interview Charlie Looker, the main man behind ...

Inter Arma

Interviews Inter Arma

Posted Sept. 25, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

There was something distinct about Inter Arma and their sound from the very start, with their first release Sundown, but since then these guys have truly erupted into something terrifying ...

SUMAC

Interviews SUMAC

Posted June 21, 2016, 3:35 p.m.

In 2015 SUMAC released their debut album, The Deal, offering a first taste of their musical vision. Heavy riffs and unearthly grooves, coupled with a free form spirit ruled over ...

Tombs

Interviews Tombs

Posted June 4, 2016, 8:38 a.m.

The story of Tombs has been nothing if not turbulent. Line-up changes have been a constant issue with the band, but they have not affected their music in a negative ...

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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 ...

Spyros Stasis's bio

Sound engineer, sonic manipulator, record hunter and writer/contributor for a variety of webzines.

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