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Black Cobra

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Formed: 2001
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Black Cobra News

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.

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Genghis Tron Announces US and UK Headlining Tours

GENGHIS TRON has announced more Fall tour dates, including two headlining tours, in support of their acclaimed new album, "Board Up The House."

GENGHIS TRON's U.S. headlining tour will begin in early October, immediately following their cross-Canada tour with label-mates BARONESS. This headlining run will include support for YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates.

Following, GENGHIS TRON will embark on their second headlining tour of the U.K. since the release of "Board Up The House." This tour will also include BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS as well as a special guest performer on the London date. A complete listing of confirmed GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Additionally, GENGHIS TRON has recently seen the release of the first "Board Up The House" remix album via Temporary Residence Ltd. Volume two of five of this 12" remix series is up for pre-order now at this location courtesy of Lovepump United. For more information on these limited edition remix albums as well as audio samples, visit MySpace.com/GenghisTronRemix.

Here are the latest GENGHIS TRON Tour Dates: More...

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Black Cobra Announces New Tour Dates

Blacl Cobra has announced more tour dates in July and August with Slough Feg and then Weedeater

Here are the latest Black Cobra tour dates:

with Slough Feg
Weds July 30th San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club w/ Sour Vein
Thursday, July 31st Los Angeles, California @ Relax Bar
Friday, August 1st , Tempe, AZ @ Stray Cat
Sunday, August 3rd Lubbock TX @ Whiskey Dix
Monday, August 4th Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wednesday, August 6th Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ The Roller, The Lions of Tsavo More...

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Black Cobra Announces More European Tour Dates

Los Angeles doom metallers, Black Cobra, have announced the following European tour dates with SAVIOURS:

5/15 - Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
5/16 - Tilburg, Holland @ 013
5/17 - Hasselt, Belgium @ @ Muziek O Droom
5/18 - Hoogeveen, Holland @ Het Podium
5/19 - Leige , Belgium @ La Zone
5/20 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
5/21 - Wroclaw, Poland @ CRK
5/22 - Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
5/23 - Vienna, Au -ria @ Arena
5/24 - Innsbruck, Au -ria @ PMK
5/25 - Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
5/26 - Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
5/27 - Montpelliers, France @ Mojomatic
5/28 - Nantes, France @ Le Férallieurs
5/29 - Cherbourg, France @ Epicentre
5/30 - Paris, France @ La Mécanique Onlulatoire
5/31 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ La Romanie
6/3 - Madrid, Spain @ La Botie
6/4 - Braga, Portugal @ Siga Pra Bingo
6/5 - Gijon, Spain @ Club Bola 8
6/6 - Basauri Bizkaia @ Centro Civico Basozelai
6/8 - Bo -eaux, France @ Heretic Club

W/ SAVIOURS and SUMA
6/11 - Malmö, Sweden @ Utkanten
6/12 - Oslo, Norway @ Garage
6/13 - Go -enburg, Sweden @ Underjo -en
6/14 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ -e Rock

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Black Cobra To Tour Europe with Saviours

Black Cobra and Saviours will tour Europe for five weeks starting in mid-May. June are yet to be announced and will include Spain and Portugal.

Here are the latest Black Cobra and Saviours tour dates:

Thu May 15th Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Fri May 16th Tilburg, Holland @ 013
Sat May 17th Hasselt, Belgium @ @ Muziek O Droom
Sun May 18th Hoogeveen, Holland @ Het Podium
Mon May 19th Luik , Belgium @ La Zone
Tues May 20th Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Wed May 21st Berlin, Germany @ Pirate Cove
Thu May 22nd Jena, Germany @ Rosenkeller
Fri May 23rd Vienna, Austria @ Arena
Sat May 24th Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
Sun May 25th Milano, Italy @ Circolo Magnolia
Mon May 26th Lyon, France @ Le Sonic
Tue May 27th Montpelliers, France @ Mojomatic
Wed May 28th Nantes, France @ Le Férallieurs
Thu May 29th Cherbourg, France @ Epicentre
Fri May 30th Paris, France @ La Mécanique Onlulatoire

In related Black Cobra news, their "Feather and Stone" will be available on LP on May 27th. This will be gatefold and come with a free digital download of the album too. Expect the first pressing to be 500 black and 500 various marble colors.

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Watch The Sword's New Music Video Online

Stereogum has premiered the viral version of The Sword's new video for "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians." The video is set in a post-apocalyptic world, thousands of years after the end of human civilization. A new race is born - one that has no idea that man had once ruled. The directors, Mike Colao and Josh Litwhiler, used a technique called "rotoscoping", where they traced over live-action film movement, frame by frame. The result is a visually captivating look into what could be the future of the human race as we know it.

You can watch the video here and download an MP3 of "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" here.

Yesterday also marked the release of the band's two-song, 10" picture disc. Although already sold out through Kemado, you can purchase the songs on iTunes.

Here are The Sword's Gods of the Earth Tour dates: More...

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The Sword Releases "Gods Of The Earth" E-Card

Austin, Texas' THE SWORD have unveiled an ecard previewing their new album, "Gods Of The Earth," out April 1st on Kemado Records. The ecard features the first single, "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians," as well as a sneak peak of the video for the track. "Gods Of The Earth" is THE SWORD's sophomore album. Their critically acclaimed debut, "Age Of Winters," was released in 2006.

In addition to the new full length, the group is also releasing a 10" picture disc on March 18th containing "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" as well as the b-side, "Codex Corvidae."

THE SWORD is heading out on tour this March and April in support of "Gods Of The Earth." The confirmed tour dates can be found below: More...

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Black Cobra to Tour UK With The Sword

After the monumental response to the US dates Black Cobra opened for The Sword at the end of last year, both bands will hit the UK in March together, joined this time by Saviours.

Black Cobra in the US with Pelican, Unearthly Trance:
02/28/2008 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
02/29/2008 The House - Dekalb, IL
03/01/2008 Rhino's All Ages Music Club - Bloomington, IN
03/02/2008 The Gargoyle - St Louis, MO
03/04/2008 Hi Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
03/05/2008 Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
03/06/2008 Sluggo's - Pensacola, FL w/City of Ships
03/07/2008 Common Grounds - Gainesville, FL
03/08/2008 The Big Cypress Reservation / Langerado Fest - Clewiston, FL
03/10/2008 The Social - Orlando, FL
03/12/2008 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
03/13/2008 Casbah at Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, NC
03/15/2008 Headliners Music Hal - Louisville, KY w/Your Black Star

Black Cobra in Europe with The Sword, Saviours:
03/25/2008 Rock City - Nottingham, UK
03/26/2008 Carling Academy Oxford - Oxford, UK
03/27/2008 Carling Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
03/28/2008 Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
03/29/2008 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow, UK
03/30/2008 The Sugarmill - Stoke, UK
04/01/2008 T.J.'s - Newport, UK
04/02/2008 Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth, UK
04/03/2008 The Underworld - London, UK
04/04/2008 Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester, UK

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Pelican, Unearthly Trance, Black Cobra Tour Dates

Pelican has lined up a brief tour to supplement their journey to the Langerado Festival in Southern Florida. They will be joined by Unearthly Trance and Black Cobra. Here are the tour dates:

2/28 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
2/29 Dekalb, IL @ The House
3/1 Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's All Ages Music Club
3/2 St. Louis, MO @ The Gargoyle
3/4 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
3/5 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
3/6 Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo's
3/7 Gainesville, FL @ Common Ground
3/8 Big Cypress, FL @ Langerado Festival (Pelican only)
3/10 Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/12 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
3/13 Charlotte, NC @ Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
3/15 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

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Black Cobra Ready New Album, Tour w/ The Sword

Black Cobra are preparing their upcoming "Feather And Stone" release, which according to a press release "is their most volatile culmination of riotous riffs and bruising percussion yet." "The eight-track assault showcases the bands' exploration of gritty hardcore/sludge depravity since their previous outing Bestial." "Feather and Stone" will be unleashed upon humanity on October 30.

While they've been on tour for like a year straight already, their most recent jaunt attacking Japan, and that following multiple successful North American and European tours, the band have been picked up a US tour supporting The Sword.

Here are the latest Black Cobra tour dates:

10/17/2007 12 Galaxies - San Francisco CA w/U.S.S.A., Oxbow, Weedeater
11/24/2007 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco CA
11/25/2007 Relax Bar - Los Angeles CA
11/26/2007 *TBA Arizona
11/27/2007 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Albuquerque NM
11/28/2007 Whiskey Dix - Lubbock TX
11/29/2007 Red 7 - Austin TX w/Slough Feg, The Flood

tour with The Sword and Valient Thorr begins
11/30/2007 The Jackrabbit Lounge - Shreveport LA w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/01/2007 One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans LA w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/02/2007 The Bottletree - Birmingam, AL w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/03/2007 The Earl - Atlanta, GA w/ The Sword, The Roller
12/05/2007 Black Cat Backstage - Washington DC w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/06/2007 Bowery Ballroom - New York NY w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/07/2007 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia PA w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/08/2007 Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/11/2007 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/12/2007 Grog Shop - Cleveland OH w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/13/2007 Reggies Live - Chicago IL w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/14/2007 The Rave Bar - Milwaukee WI w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/15/2007 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/16/2007 Picador - Iowa City IA w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/17/2007 Record Bar - Kansas City MO w/ The Sword, Valient Thorr
12/18/2007 *TBA Denver CO
12/19/2007 *TBA Salt Lake City UT
12/20/2007 *TBA Reno NV

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Black Cobra Post New Song Online

San Francisco's BLACK COBRA has posted a new song, entitled "Red Tide", on its MySpace page. The track will appear on the band's split with ETERNAL ELYSIUM in Japan only, but will see light as a BLACK COBRA-only release entitled "Feather And Stone" for the rest of the world via At A Loss Recordings shortly. The label also released BLACK COBRA's debut album, "Bestial", last year.

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Saviours US Tour Dates

Oakland, CA metal act Saviours will hit the road for a few weeks in August to try out some new material before entering the studio to record their new album The album, tentatively titled "Into Abaddon," is the band's follow-up to their 2006 debut LP "Crucifire." More information will be available about the recording and new album later.

Here are the tour dates:

8/2 San Francisco, CA @ Eagle w/ Black Cobra, Titan, Mammatus
8/3 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian w/ Black Cobra, Rabbits, Diesto
8/4 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Black Cobra
8/5 Missoula, MT @ The Palace w/ Black Cobra
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/7 Denver, CO @ Three Kings Tavern w/ Black Cobra
8/8 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/9 Chicago, IL @ The Note w/ Black Cobra
8/10 Alma, AR @ D'Amico's Music Hall
8/11 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ The Sword
8/12 Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ The Sword
8/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified w/ Landmine Marathon
8/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Warehouse

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Black Cobra US Tour with Rwake

Black Cobra will return from the shores of Europe to start another tour of the U.S. This tour will see them do a bunch of dates with At A Loss alumni Rwake, who has a new album on Relapse called "Voices of Omens."

Black Cobra will be also appearing at this year infamous Emissions From The Monolith episode 9. This year will see kick ass bands such as Kylesa, Blue Cheer, Keelhaul, Minsk, and tons more. The festival has been moved it to Austin and Emos this year.

Black Cobra will then continue their U.S. treck by going it alone until they reach their new base of operations in San Francisco. They will have the last copies of the Oceanic Abyss colored vinyl for sale.

Here are the planned tour dates: More...

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