Point Blank
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Point Blank


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The best kept secret in music


"Transcending the Mundane Magazine"

“Long Island's Point Blank have proven to be one of the hardest working and most respected independent bands around. They formed just three years ago but with their work ethic they have scored great bills with thrash bands like Kreator, Death Angel, and Overkill, modern day metal like Chimaira and Shadows Fall, and crossover bands Hatebreed and Biohazard. It's appropriate because Point Blank play a style of metal utilizing all three styles.

‘Far Fetched’ kicks Cast the First Stone off with modern groove and guitar squeals- no doubt this is where the Disturbed and Sevendust comparisons come from. "Breathe" is just great metal while the group chanting of "You Don't Stand a Chance" and "Silent Treatment" surely make them popular live songs. "Something to Prove" and "Barren" are laid back for Point Blank and vocalist Alan Koeppel shows a little soul to his usual more aggressive vocal style. "Focus" is more in line with "Far Fetched" as Point Blank go in a modern direction without betraying metal's roots, "Focus" is also Point Blank at their most energetic. Cast the First Stone closes with the cover of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"- an odd ending to a great debut. Album Score: 7.5 out of 10”
- Brett Van Put


"Cast the First Stone" - LP November, 2003
"By a Thread" - LP June 2006


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Long time friends and former bandmates, the members of Point Blank came together in 2000 and quickly made a name for themselves as one of the hardest working, most indomitable metal bands in the New York area. Their previous experiences in metal and hardcore bands have given them the opportunity to develop their chops alongside some of the best in the business.

With years spent sharing a stage with the likes of Shadows Fall, Slayer's Kerry King, Chimaira, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Death Angel, Kreator, Destruction, Exodus, Overkill and Nuclear Assault have helped the band to build a strong following, as well as a thick skin and tireless work ethic. Whether headlining or appearing as a supporting act, Point Blank's dynamic performances have captured the attention of other legendary artists, along with club owners, sound engineers and other industry professionals each time, not to mention their audience. While their music owes its fortitude to the influences of Slayer, Testament, Anthrax, Pantera, Iron Maiden, Kiss and Van Halen, (as well as countless other bands) Point Blank has managed to create a sound which is their own. Their songs combine crushing riffs - raw with aggression, together with haunting melodies, instrumental virtuosity and showmanship to create a hard hitting, ballsy performance that seizes a crowd, making them part of the action. When Point Blank takes a stage, there is a true feeling of ownership and confidence - a palpable energy that rushes through the room, lingering after the final note.

Point Blank celebrated the release of their first full length CD, "Cast the First Stone" by playing an in-store concert at Looney Tunes Records in West Babylon, NY on November 5, 2003, which according to storeowner, Karl Groeger Jr., was "the most successful local band in-store since Taking Back Sunday." A record number of discs were sold that night, earning Point Blank the #1 spot on the store's weekly bestseller list. "Cast the First Stone" was well received by audiences across the US, via internet sales, downloads and limited brick and mortar distribution.

Since the release of Cast the First Stone, Point Blank performed at the legendary Milwaukee Metalfest XVIII, and have been touring throughout the northeast. The band has appeared on News 12's Long Island Band Spotlight, interviewed and received airplay on several college and commercial radio stations. Their music has also been used in two independant films. Point Blank has been featured on Opie and Anthony's nationally aired XM Satellite Radio program several times, which contributed greatly to the band's nationwide popularity and sales.

Currently, Point Blank is preparing to release their second independent full length CD, entitled By a Thread, on June 20th, 2006. Not tampering with success, they will be celebrating their CD Release event that day at Looney Tunes CD store in West Babylon, NY. They plan to continue touring with hard work and dedication toward the goal of bringing their musical career to the next level...and beyond.