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From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Black Cobra 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.
With the deadly release of Black Cobra's fourth full-length "Invernal" coming to North America this Tuesday, October 11th, today BrooklynVegan is hosting a stream of the album in its entirety. Check out all of "Invernal" from now through Tuesday when the album is released, right here.
Black Cobra will hit the road across North America supporting Kyuss Lives! and The Sword for three weeks this November and December, which will be followed by the band's first full-on headlining tour supporting the new album and a continuous stream of fresh dates to be announced through the coming months.
Kyuss Lives!, featuring original KYUSS members John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork along with guitarist Bruno Fevery, has announced a handful of additional U.S. tour dates. These new shows are as follows:
November 18 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
December 7 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
December 8 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
December 9 Long Island, NY Paramount
December 10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont
KYUSS LIVES! will take the stage in New Orleans, Houston, Austin and Dallas, TX this week. Footage of the band rocketing into its set at NYC's Terminal 5 -- with its hit "Gardenia" -- this past Friday night (September 23) can be viewed below:
KYUSS LIVES! has made special fan VIP upgrade packages available which will allow concert goers to both connect with the band personally and collect rare KYUSS LIVES! merchandise
Here's the complete list of remaining KYUSS LIVES! North American tour dates: More...
The previously-announced second leg of the Kyuss Lives! North American tour dates this November, featuring Black Cobra and The Sword in support, has just expanded to include five additional dates. The new dates include Los Angeles at the beginning of the tour, and four new East Coast shows at the end of the tour (Baltimore, MD, New Haven, CT, Huntington, NY, Montclair, NJ). Dates are as follows:
11/17/2011 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
11/18/2011 Wiltern Theatre - Los Angeles, CA **
11/19/2011 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
11/21/2011 Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR w/ YOB
11/22/2011 Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA w/ YOB
11/23/2011 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
11/26/2011 Flames Central - Calgary, AB
11/27/2011 Edmonton Event Centre - Edmonton, AB
11/29/2011 Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB
11/30/2011 First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
12/01/2011 Turner Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI
12/02/2011 Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
12/03/2011 Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
12/05/2011 The Palace Theater - Greensburg, PA
12/06/2011 Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
12/07/2011 Ram’s Head Live - Baltimore, MD **
12/08/2011 Toad’s Place - New Haven, CT **
12/09/2011 The Paramount - Huntington, NY **
12/10/2011 Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ **
[** = newly announced tour date]
San Francisco duo Black Cobra has just been confirmed as support for Kyuss Lives!, featuring drummer Brant Bjork, vocalist John Garcia and bassists Nick Oliveri (US dates) and Scott Reeder (Canada dates) of Kyuss. The second leg of Kyuss Lives! dates will kick off mid-November, and in addition to Black Cobra, will feature The Sword as direct support. YOB will also join in the festivities on the Portland and Seattle dates of the excursion. At press time there are 14 shows confirmed, but several more are being added to the routing and will be disbursed to the public in the days ahead. Details are as follows:
BLACK COBRA Live:
9/22/2011 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA
BLACK COBRA w/ Kyuss Lives!, The Sword:
11/17/2011 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/19/2011 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/21/2011 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB
11/22/2011 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA w/ YOB
11/23/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/26/2011 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
11/27/2011 Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB
11/29/2011 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/30/2011 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
12/01/2011 Turner Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
12/02/2011 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
12/03/2011 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
12/05/2011 The Palace Theater – Greensburg, PA
12/06/2011 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
The mammoth five-date The Power of the Riff will invade the West Coast this week, kicking off with the main festival in Los Angeles this Saturday. Those in charge of the event want people there early to check out the new bands that are playing first, so the first 50 people through the doors at both the L.A. show this Saturday as well as the Seattle show on 8/18 will receive a $50 Converse Gift Card. Full show orders and set times for all five shows are posted below.
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Upstairs (The Echo)
Doors @ 12:00
PLAGUES 12:30 – 1:00
HARASSOR 1:15- 1:45
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP 3:30-4:00
BAPTISTS 4:15- 4:45
SKIN LIKE IRON 5:00-5:30
MASAKARI 5:45- 6:15
BLACK BREATH 7:30-8:15
Doors – 2:30
EARLY GRAVES 3:00-3:30
BLACK COBRA 4:30-5:00
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 5:15- 6:00
TRAP THEM 6:15- 7:00
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Doors – 7:00 pm
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 8:30-9:00
BLACK BREATH 9:15-9:45
TRAP THEM 10:00-10:30
WINTER 12:00 -1:00 More...
Southern Lord Records is offering a free compilation download to promote its "Power of the Riff 2011" tour, which starts on August 13. The 20-track mix tape is a tool to promote the bands on the upcoming East Coast tour.
Some of these artists include All Pigs Must Die, Baptists, Eyehategod, Pentagram, Black Cobra, Pelican, Noothgrush, Winter, Trap Them, etc. The download also comes with flyers from the upcoming tour.
To download a copy, click this link
The Power of the Riff 2011 Mix Tape contains the following tracks:
1. All Pigs Must Die "Pulverization"
2. Baptists "Good Parenting"
3. Eyehategod "Jack Ass in the Will of God"
4. Masakari "Trapped In The Mold"
5. Alpinist "Hak Nam"
6. Skin Like Iron "Consequences"
7. Early Graves "Wraiths"
8. Seven Sisters of Sleep "Sundown"
9. Pentagram "Call The Man"
10. Black Breath "Children Of The Horn"
11. Plagues "Breathing"
12. Harassor "Glory Raped"
13. Acephalix "Interminable Night"
14. Black Cobra "Negative Reversal"
15. Aeges "Roaches"
16. Slave "Rise Of Shame"
17. Trap Them "Carnage Incarnate"
18. Noothgrush "Oil Removed"
19. Pelican "Strung Up From The Sky"
20. Winter "Eternal Frost" More...
The Bay Area’s duo Black Cobra has completed the recording process of the band's upcoming fourth full-length album, set for release in the Autumn months ahead.
For the recording of this album, the band’s second release for Southern Lord Recordings, Black Cora recently ventured across the continent to pound out the follow-up to 2009’s "Chronomega." This time around the outfit enlisted the talents of Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and his God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts.
The album's title has been announced as "Invernal." A full track listing, album art and other specific details will be announced shortly. Black Cobra also has the following upcoming live shows:
7/30/2011 El Rio – San Francisco, CA w/ Hot Lunch, Lecherous Gaze, Hightower
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA @ The Power Of The Riff
8/27/2011 Uptown – Oakland, CA w/ High On Fire
9/08/2011 Dante’s – Portland, OR @ MFNW
9/22/2011 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Rafa Martinez of Black Cobra shares a story from their Japanese tour a couple years ago and has some video evidence to go along with it:
It was September of 2007 and it was Black Cobra's first tour in Japan. We had just released our second album as a split with Eternal Elysium and we were touring with them in support of the release. It was the third day of the tour and the crowds had been great but nothing like we were about to see.
That day we played in the city of Kawasaki which lies in the outskirts of Tokyo. The crowd was going absolutely bananas. There was a kid in the front row that looked like he was having a seizure. We were playing the last song of the set and it was almost the end of the song when all of a sudden someone from the crowd climbed through the barricade onto one of the PA speakers and stage dove only to find that no one in the crowd noticed his audacious acrobatics... Everyone was too busy pitting so no one caught him and the dude flew head first right through the eye of the slam pit on to the dance floor. Splat!
Check out a video of the events below:
Black Cobra will record a new album in 2011; stay tuned for more info. In the meantime, you can check out some of their past music on the band's MySpace player.
Check back next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories.
Scion and Adult Swim have come together to release a new free compilation titled "Metal Swim." The compilation features rare and unreleased tracks from Isis, Torche, Skeletonwitch, Death Angel, Red Fang and many others. The "Metal Swim" compilation is availbe for streaming and free download at this location.
Here is the "Metal Swim" tracklisting:
1. Death Angel -Truce
2. Skeletonwitch – Bringers of Death
3. Torche – Arrowhead
4. Ludicra – Path of Ash
5. Kylesa – Forsaken
6. Black Tusk – Fatal Kiss
7. Red Fang – Hank Is Dead
8. Black Cobra – Frozen Night
9. Saviours – Dixie Dieway
10. Witch Mountain – Veil of the Forgotten
11. Isis – Pliable Foe
12. Jesu – Dethroned
13. Pelican – Inch Above Sand
14. Zoroaster – Witch Hammer
15. Withered – Extinguished With the Misery
16. Boris – Luna
Southern Lord recording artist Black Cobra will be embarking on "The Weight of the Crown" U.S. tour starting in June. The currently announced dates are as follows:
7/16 Portland OR @ Satyricon w/Howl
7/17 Seattle WA @ Comet Tavern w/Howl
7/18 Boise ID @ Red Room w/Howl
7/20 Denver CO @ Larimer Lounge w/Howl
7/21 Lawrence KS @ Jackpot w/Howl
7/22 Minneapolis MN @ Triple Rock w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/23 Madison WI @ Frequency w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/24 Chicago IL @ Empty Bottle w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/26 Columbus OH @ The Summit w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/27 Rochester NY @ Bug Jar w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/28 Boston MA @ Great Scott w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/29 Providence RI @ AS220 w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/30 New York, NY @ Webster Hall Studio w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
7/31 Philadelphia PA @ North Star w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/1 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/2 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/3 Raleigh NC @ Volume 11 w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/4 Charlotte NC @ Casbah / Tremont Music Hall w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/5 Atlanta GA @ The Earl w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/6 Memphis TN @ Hi Tone w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/7 New Orleans LA @ Hi Ho w/Howl, Struck By Lightning
8/8 Dallas TX @ Skillman Street w/Howl, Monarch
8/9 Austin TX @ Emo's w/Howl, Monarch
8/11 Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad w/Howl, Monarch
8/13 Los Angeles CA @ LA Approved Fest w/Howl, Monarch
8/14 San Diego CA @ Casbah w/Howl, Monarch
8/15 San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/Howl, Monarch
Southern Lord recording artists Black Cobra and 16 will be holding a free show on June 4th in Los Angeles, California. Here are the details:
Date: Fri June 4 th 2010
Show: 8:30pm start
Age Restrictions: 21+
1123 Vine Street
Los Angeles CA 90038-1670
Salem Rose Music Presents has teamed up with Vegas Star Bookings to bring a different kind of music festival to Las Vegas. "Doom in June" Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 5th at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89130), is intended to be an annual event every June that will kick off the summer with some of the best names in Doom and Stoner Rock Music. The musical styles are held near and dear to those dedicated to the cause and Marco Barbieri, owner of Salem Rose Music, is a longtime fan and supporter of the underground music scene and wanted to put his own spin on things.
“With only a handful of Doom and Stoner Rock fests around the world we've decided to support these genres by throwing our own party to be held every year in June in Las Vegas. June 5th marks the inaugural 'Doom in June' Fest and we're preparing for a special day showcasing some of the finest emerging bands in the styles.”
15 out-of-town bands will be coming to Las Vegas to perform including Fireball Ministry, Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride the Sun, Supergiant, Behold! The Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion. The event starts at 2pm and goes for 12 hours. Advance tickets are available now for $20 from brownpapertickets.com.
For more information, check out the fest's MySpace page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Lord is the latest label to release a free compilation on Amazon.com. You can download their “Resurrection” sampler, which includes an exclusive Sunn 0))) track “Isengard (Chopped And Screwed).”
Here's the free Southern Lord “Resurrection” sampler tracklisting:
1. Wino "Release Me" (5:53)
2. Pelican "Embedding The Moss" (7:44)
3. Eagle Twin "Murder Of..." (12:08)
4. Wolves In The Throne Room "Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog" (10:33)
5. Black Cobra "Omniscient" (3:17)
6. The Accused "The Splatterbeast" (2:37)
7. Orcustus "Asphyxiokenisis" (3:51)
8. Black Breath "Murder" (4:12)
9. Virulence "Blank Stare" (5:44)
10. Earth "Junkyard Priest (Live In Vienna)" (8:23)
11. Sunn O))) "Isengard (Chopped And Screwed)" (6:51)
Like Nuclear Blast's free compilation, however, it may only be available to those in the U.S.
In related news, Southern Lord recently slashed prices at their online store, with most CDs now $10 and double CDs and package deals reduced as well.
Atmospheric doom metallers BATTLEFIELDS will kick off a short string of US shows on March 13th in support of their latest full-length album "Thresholds Of Imbalance" released last year. The tour begins in Minneapolis at Triple Rock with A Storm Of Light and will run through 11 cities, including three appearances at SXSW in Austin, TX, before coming to a close in Fargo, ND on March 27th.
BATTLEFIELDS 2010 US tour dates are as follows:
3/13/2010 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ A Storm of Light
3/14/2010 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Junius
3/15/2010 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA w/ Junius
3/16/2010 Mojo’s - Columbia, MI w/ Junius
3/17/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR w/ Junius
3/18/2010 Rock Island Live - Wichita, KS w/ Junius
3/20/2010 Plush (SXSW) - Austin, TX
3/20/2010 The Metropolis (SXSW) - Austin, TX
3/21/2010 Red 7 (SXSW) - Austin, TX
3/22/2010 Super Happy Fun Land - Houston, TX
3/23/2010 Bear’s - Shreveport, LA w/ Junius
3/24/2010 The Muse - Nashville, TN w/ Junius & Black Cobra
3/25/2010 Jackpot Saloon - Lawrence, KS
3/26/2010 The Syd - Sioux City, IA
3/27/2010 The Aquarium - Eurolaunch! Fargo, ND
"Thresholds Of Imbalance" was recorded at The Devil's Workshop in Minnesota with drummer/engineer Rob Schmidt and was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance Audio.
California's High On Fire will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour in celebration of their upcoming album "Snakes for the Divine." The three week trek will launch in March in Minneapolis, MN and will include support from Priestess, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
3/13 St Augustine, FL Harvest of Hope
3/17 Austin, TX Mohawk
3/31 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
4/1 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
4/2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
4/3 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
4/5 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St
4/6 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
4/7 Cambridge, MA Middle East
4/8 Milford, CT Daniel St
4/9 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
4/11 Washington, DC Black Cat
4/13 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/15 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
4/16 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington
4/17 Austin, TX Emo's
4/18 Dallas, TX The Loft
4/20 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
4/22 Tempe, AZ Club House
4/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
4/24 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
4/25 San Diego, CA Casbah
Chicago's The Atlas Moth has announced the following tour dates in support of their latest album, "A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky:"
11/03 - The Kickstand - Gainesville, FL w/ Dark Castle
11/04 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL w/ Dark Castle
11/05 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL
11/06 - The Warehouse - Jacksonville, FL w/ Dark Castle
11/07 - Lenny's - Atlanta, GA w/ Across Tundras, Dark Castle
11/08 - The Hangar - Greenville, SC w/ Dark Castle
11/09 - The Reservoir - Carrboro, NC
11/10 - The Triple - Richmond, VA
11/11 - Starlight Ballroom - Philadelphia, PA w/ Wetnurse
11/12 - Sidebar - Baltimore, MD w/ Wetnurse
11/13 - Court Tavern - New Jersey w/ Wetnurse
11/14 - The Sweatshop - Providence, RI w/ Wetnurse
11/15 - Unit 11 - Allston, MA w/ Wetnurse
11/17 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/ Dark Castle, Wetnurse
11/18 - The Spot - Akron, OH w/ Dark Castle, Sofa King Killer, Rue
11/20 - Elbow Room - Ypsilanti, MI w/ Dark Castle, Ganon
11/21 - Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI w/ Dark Castle, Ganon
11/22 - Carabar - Columbus, OH w/ Dark Castle, Struck By Lightning
11/23 - Belvederes - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dark Castle, U.S. Christmas
11/24 - The Vollrath - Indianapolis, IN w/ Dark Castle
11/25 - Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Dark Castle, Black Tusk, Black Cobra, Plague Bringer More...
In anticipation of the release of their fourth full length album, "What We All Come To Need," PELICAN will celebrate with an in-store performance at Reckless Records in Chicago followed by an album listening party on October 16th at 11:30 pm at Kuma's Corner, a renowned restaurant/bar responsible for dozens of burgers named for fellow members of the Metal pantheon. Here they'll unleash the "Pelican Burger"; a ten ounce Kobe Beef patty, with pan seared scallops and lardons, in a garlic white wine sauce on top of a parmesan crisp, and served with white wine-garlic Aioli.
PELICAN has also announced several more in-store appearances along the way when they hit the road this month. The US tour kicks off on October 18th, alongside label mates BLACK COBRA. See the full tour routing below.
Pre-orders for the new album will begin online this Tuesday, October 13th at the Southern Lord website as well as on Pelican’s own webstore. Exclusive content will be available from both to celebrate this release, including a special mailorder-only double disc version.
Pelican's fourth full-length release "What We All Come To Need" will be released by Southern Lord on October 27th. Interviews, photos, bio available on request.
Here are the PELICAN in-store performances:
10/16/2009 Reckless Records (Wicker Park) / 1532 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL - 7:00 pm
10/22 2009 The Record Exchange / 1105 West Idaho St, Boise ID - 5:30 PM
10/24/2009 Easy Street Records (Queen Anne) / 20 Mercer St, Seattle WA - 3:00 pm
10/25/2009 Jackpot Records (Hawthorne) / 3574 SE Hawthorne St, Portland OR - 3:00 pm
**this is a DJ SET, Pelican will be playing their favorite records
11/1/2009 End of an Ear / 2209 South First St, Austin TX - 3:30 pm
Here are the PELICAN Fall US tour dates: More...
A full American Fall PELICAN tour has been announced. The tour begins just days before the release of the band's upcoming Southern Lord Records debut, "What We All Come To Need," which comes out on October 27th. A variety of bands will be joining PELICAN on the tour including labelmates BLACK COBRA for most of the dates.
PELICAN will also join EARTH, SUNN O))) and EAGLE TWIN for the Southern Lord showcase in the Blackened Music Series at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple later this month.
Here are the latest PELICAN Fall tour dates: More...
At A Loss Recordings has announced that they will be selling a limited number of Japanese editions of Black Cobra's "Bestial" album, and the label now has them available for pre-order. Pre-orders start shipping August 24th.
The track listing for the Japaese import of "Bestial" is as follows:
1. One Nine
2. Thrown From Great Heights
3. El Equis
6. The Cry Of Melora
7. Broken On The Wheel
8. Sugar Water
9. El Doce De Octubre
10. Sombra De Bestia
12. Dragon and Phoenix
These are the same tracks available on the "Bestial" North Amercian / European version except that it also contains the song "Dragon and Phoenix" from the "Feather and Stone" album, which was not previously available in Japan.
The packaging consists of:
- Foldout/Matchbook Style jacket with green foil stamping, circle die-cut on thick cardboard
- All new art, 6 panel poster,sticker, b/w 2 panel insert, full color 4 panel insert all by Alan Forbes
- Vellum insert
- limited to 1000 due to cost of materials
Those in Japan and Australia will be able to buy these direct from Black Cobra on their upcoming tours. Here are those tour dates: More...
Southern Lord Records has issued the following announcement about Black Cobra finishing the recording of their new album:
"Black Cobra have completed their upcoming Southern Lord Recordings debut album, Chronomega. With a tentative worldwide release date set for September 29, 2009 the album’s nine tracks rage with BLACK COBRA’s patented megacrushing, groove-heavy style of fuzztone doom-metal angst. With the grandmaster of sludge Billy Anderson manning the soundboard for this mammoth recording, Chronomega promises to be one of the most tonally destructive and overall damaging releases of the year.
"Check out the Black Cobra and Earsplit MySpace pages to hear the new track 'Negative Reversal' from the upcoming album now!"
The "Chronomega" track listing will be as follows:
1. Negative Reversal
5. Zero Point Field
6. Lightning In His Hand
7. Storm Shadow
8. Glacies En Spiritu
9. Nefarian Triangle
10. Behaved (Buzzov*en cover - bonus track for Japanese CD and vinyl release)