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Below is our complete Blackout 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.
Brooklyn-based music blog The Bent Unit will be hosting the first annual Sludgefeast on November 15th. The 1-day celebration of metal, doom, sludge, noise, and psych will include headliners Naam and White Hills, along with 9 more bands rounding out the bill.
Moreover, Naam recently announced that this would be the band's last performance ever, meaning the final set of the night will also be the final set of a band that has truly carried the torch of heavy music in Brooklyn for the past 5+ years.
The organizer of the festival comments: "It will be sad to see them go, but we're happy to say that we'll see them out in the blaze of glory they truly deserve."
More details are available at the Facebook event page here, and the lineup will be as follows:
It's Not Night: It's Space
New York City stoner doom trio Blackout will bring quaking riff rituals to Canada later this month on a four-date mini tour through Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.
This will mark the band's first time ever on Canadian soil, with Blackout commenting: "Wang dang poutine bang! Blackout is taking their filth to the streets of Canada! We are so psyched and surprised that none of us have DUIs! Canada here we come!"
4/17/2014 Smiling Buddah - Toronto, ON
4/18/2014 Café Dekuf - Ottawa, ON
4/19/2014 Turbo Haus - Montreal, QC
4/20/2014 Sous Sol Du Cercle - Quebec City, QC
Today, the gatekeepers at Pitchfork.com shake some pavement with a premiere of "Anchor" from NYC psychedelic doom makers, Blackout. Check out the song at this location. The following press release was also issued about the track:
"Perfectly loud, trippy, and fuzzed-out, the tune comes by way of the trio's forthcoming We Are Here debut, slated for release later this month. Recorded at Vacation Island Studio with engineer/producer Rob Laakso (Diamond Nights, Swirlies, Kurt Vile), the red-eyed, six-track beast of long player has been reaping praise from fans and critics nationally for its inexorable riff worship and planet rupturing bottom-end."
"We Are Here" is due out October 25th, and the track listing is:
New York psychedelic doom act Blackout premiered the new track "Amnesia" over at The Obelisk at this location. The song appears on the forthcoming debut LP "We Are Here," which the band will self-release on October 25th.
"We Are Here" was recorded at Vacation Island Studio with engineer/producer Rob Laakso (Diamond Nights, Swirlies, Kurt Vile). The six track beast of long player is already earning critical fuck-yeahs for its inexorable riff worship and planet rupturing bottom end. The band will play an album release show on the release date at The Acheron in Brooklyn, NY with Hector's Pets, Balam and Jovian Drifts.
The track listing is:
A three song sampler can be heard over at this location.
NYC psychedelic doom trio Blackout is pleased to announce the release of the "We Are Here" debut. The album will be released independently on October 25th, 2013.
Comments the band in a collective statement: "We are really excited to get this record out. We're not a methodical band and our biggest hope was that the record sounded like us in the jam room... heavy, slow, and drunk. So that's exactly what we did... drank lots of beer and let Rob do his thing. The whole session was pretty blurry but we're psyched with the results."
The track listing is as follows:
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Blackout has released a three-track album sampler, which can be heard below or over at Bandcamp. The band's publicist also issued the following press release:
"With food, beer and America at the forefront, it only makes sense guitar player/vocalist Christian Gordy and drummer Taryn Waldman would meet at Gordy's 2011 July 4th cookout in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Waldman, a former Hooter's waitress turned big time commercial film editor, and Gordy, a one-legged bartender/artist/BBQ enthusiast were an oddball couple for NY's heavily-styled metal scene.
"The duo began rapidly banging out monolithic snail-paced riffs that could party as much as they could crush. Blackout — referring to blackout drunk, the absence of light, or a mobster hit on an entire family — was the only appropriate title for the band.
"With a three-song demo recorded at the now defunct Headgear Studios in the bag, Waldman set out on the task of stalking and acquiring drum wizard Justin Sherrel for the bass position. The sound filled out and quickly grew like Chuck Berry's mustache. Now with Sherrel's nitty-gritty, rhythm-heavy mud beneath an electrical tide of riffs and explosions, the mighty river of sludge was primed to lurch forward. More...