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Black Table

From: NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Black Table News

Below is our complete Black Table news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Black Table Posts New Song

New song "Helm" has just come online, which is a track off Black Table's upcoming sun-dimming atrocity of an album, "Obelisk."

Led by the gut-wrenching screams of frontwoman-powerhouse Mers Sumida, Black Table presents a version of extreme music that twists, turns, weaves, and unravels. Sludgy post-rock teeters on the edge of a blackened hellscape – the band traverses truly dismal realms and also catches glimpses of brightness and triumph.

The album was produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Leviathan) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), and will be released October 14th via Silent Pendulum Records in the US, and Moment of Collapse Records in Europe. More...

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Black Table Streaming "Gargantua"

Black Table's new song "Gargantua," taken off upcoming album "Obelisk," is now available for streaming below.

The album features twisting, turning, sludgy post-rock sliding into a blackened hellscape, led by the vocals of frontwoman Mers Sumida and double-bass drumming of Michael Kadnar (also a member of the reformed The Number Twelve Looks Like You and German act Downfall of Gaia).

"Obelisk" was produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Leviathan) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice). The album comes out October 14th on Silent Pendulum Records in the US, and Moment of Collapse Records in Europe.

Sumida says the album deals with "depression as a human condition, explored through the mythologies of various cultures, like Aztec, Mohawk Indian and European literature." More...

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Black Table Releases New Video

Black Table has announced the October 14th release of debut full-length album "Obelisk." Check out a music video for first single "Obtuse" in the player below.

From upstate New York, Black Table rips open a portal to a darker world. Producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Agalloch) captures Black Table's sound and unifies it in epic fashion on "Obelisk." Atop this foundation, frontwoman Mers Sumida's hellish vocals completely decimate.

"Obelisk" was recorded and mixed by Anderson at The Dillinger Escape Plan's Backroom Studios, and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice). It follows the band's 2012 debut EP, "Sentinel," and will be released on Silent Pendulum Records in the U.S. and Moment of Collapse Records in Europe. The cover art is by French painter Eric Lacombe and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Equilateral
2. Obtuse
3. Helm
4. Shadow
5. Gargantua
6. Cromagnon
7. Homo Ergaster
8. Closing More...

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Black Table Wraps Up Album Recording

U.S. metal band Black Table has checked in from the end of recording sessions for a new album with this update:

"Today is our last in the recording studio. It's been an amazing experience. Challenging and inspiring. Billy has taken 'Obelisk' where it needed to go. Right into the depths of a black hole, spinning wildly, into an event horizon.

"We can't wait to release it! A deep thank you to Billy Anderson, and everyone at BackroomStudios in N.J. Gonna miss that arcade super hard Kevin!" More...

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest Changes Location

The inaugural September installation of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the new open-air camping metal fest, has moved slightly Southeast, from its initial placement in Southern Pennsylvania to White Hall in Harford County, Maryland.

Set to take place September 25th - 27th, 2015, the new location of Shadow Woods Metal Fest is similar to the previous site, with deep woods, cabins and tent camping fields, yet is slightly closer to both Baltimore and Philadelphia, making it even more accessible to East Coast metallers planning on attending the diverse three-day festival.

Since initial announcements, Menace Ruine dropped from the lineup and was replaced by Black Table, yet the remainder of the Shadow Woods Metal Fest lineup remains the same, including lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath, along with twenty-six additional acts. The fest is also likely to be the first live performance for the surviving members of Wormreich since the tragic vehicle crash in April.

There will be ZERO ticket sales at the gate for the festival -- advance presales to those 21 years of age and older is the only way into the fest, and is still BYOB. The lineup consists of: More...

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Black Table Splits With Bassist

U.S. outfit Black Table has issued the following announcement about splitting with bassist Matt Mellon:

"Matt was an important part to our sound and made us unique in many ways, but we are parting ways as priorities change and evolve.

"We wish him all the best and we will always admire and respect his work as a musician. We were lucky to work with him and it's not going to be easy to find someone to replace such a unique musician." More...

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Black Table Releases EP Online

New York/New Jersey based experimental metal act Black Table has released the "Sentinel" EP online. You can hear the tracks below, or buy the album on a name-your-price basis at this location. The "Sentinel" track listing is as follows:

1. Heist 06:20
2. Sentinel 08:38
3. To Tear Down 04:00
4. 1942 05:29

“Sentinel” was recorded and mixed at Trax East Studio with Eric Rachel, and mastered at West West Side with Alan Douches. A 12” vinyl will be released by Battle Stag Records this month. More...

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