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Spyros Stasis

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Spyros Stasis's last content update – Jan. 15, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

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Foret Endormie - Etire dans le ciel vide album cover

Foret Endormie

Etire dans le ciel vide, 2017

7.9 / 10

Led by Falls of Rauros' Jordan Guerette, Foret Endormie takes quite a different route to what we can expect from the black metal guitarist. This chamber ensemble draws its influences ...

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 ...

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Matthew Shipp

One Question Interviews Matthew Shipp

Posted Dec. 23, 2017, 4:41 a.m.

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

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 ...

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SIGE early 2018 releases

Labels SIGE early 2018 releases

Posted Jan. 15, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

Extreme experimental label SIGE is releasing collaborative works featuring Nick Yacyshyn, Brian Sepanzyk, House of Low Culture, Daniel Menche, Caustic Touch, EMS, Keiji Haino and SUMAC. Visit their website for ...

Nick Yacyshyn & Brian Sepanzyk - Compulsion OST
Score for the film Compulsion composed by SUMAC/Baptists drummer Nick Yacyhsyn and Waingro guitarist/vocalist Brian Sepanzyk, this bleak journey through harsh synths and acoustic guitars is the perfect accompaniment for Sepanzyk's horror film. The cassette release is already out, and a digital version is on the way. The cassette is limited to 75 copies housed is full color printed sleeve and jewel case.
House of Low Culture/Daniel Menche/Caustic Touch/EMS - 4 Way Split
Featuring four heavyweights of experimental music, this new four way split is the perfect trip for anyone that enjoys towering drones, elusive soundscapes, textural motifs and relentless noise. It also features the first new material from House of Low Culture (Aaron Turner, Faith Coloccia) in four years. The record is housed in a sleeve with photography by Menche and design from Coloccia. Originally released by Accident Prone Records. 
Keiji Haino/SUMAC - American Dollar Bill - Keep Facing Sideways, You Are too Hideous to Look at Face on
Super limited edition of 6 copies, these are the test pressings housed in jackets painted by A. Turner. As you can imagine these have been sold out, so you can just despair over them.  The album is to be released on the 23rd of February from Thrill Jockey.
 

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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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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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