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Formed: 2000
From: Greeley, CO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cobalt News

Below is our complete Cobalt 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.

Cobalt Announces Fall Tour

Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic metal duo Cobalt will return to the road next month supporting doom rock legends The Obsessed. Cobalt will join the tour on October 8th and level over a dozen cities through October 27th with a final hometown headlining show on October 30th. See all confirmed dates below.

Cobalt w/ The Obsessed:
10/08/2017 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
10/09/2017 Old Nicks - Eugene, OR
10/12/2017 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/13/2017 The Pin - Spokane, WA
10/16/2017 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
10/17/2017 Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI
10/18/2017 Barauerhaus - Lombard, IL
10/19/2017 Woodward Theater - Cincinnati, OH
10/20/2017 Trixies - Louisville, KY
10/21/2017 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
10/24/2017 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
10/25/2017 The Cafe at Parlor - Newport, RI
10/26/2017 Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
10/27/2017 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
10/30/2017 Hi Dive - Denver, CO w/ Worry, Fathers * COBALT headlining More...

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Cobalt Gearing Up For Summer Tour

Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic wasteland metal duo Cobalt will take to the streets this June on a near-month-long headlining tour.

Set to begin June 19th in Phoenix, Arizona, the journey will pillage its way through twenty-two venues coming to a close on July 12th in Dallas, Texas. Support on the first leg comes from Alabama-based doom and gloom bringers Null, while the second leg features support from Iowa sludge unit Aseethe. See confirmed dates below.

Comments Cobalt multi-instrumentalist/mastermind Erik Wunder, "We are excited to hit the road once again in the US this summer, along with other bands we have handpicked to join the wild ride across North America! It has been an amazing few years getting the live Cobalt band together and running, and we have put together a show that is sure to exceed expectations for what a live Cobalt incarnation is capable of. More info to be announced soon, see you all out there!" More...

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Cobalt Gears Up For September Tour With Mantar

Cobalt will kick off a North American tour next week, slated to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through September 24th in Denver, Colorado.

The Slow Forever Tour 2016 includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina and Basilica SoundScape in Hudson, New York as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC.

Support will be provided by Germany's infernal metal duo, Mantar. Catch the bands live on these upcoming dates: More...

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Cobalt Announces Tour Dates With Mantar

Colorado-based progressive apocalyptic metal duo Cobalt today confirms details of a fall live takeover.

Set to commence on September 1st in Seattle, Washington and run through nearly two dozen cities, the voyage includes an appearance at Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina as well as a special performance with Wolves In The Throne Room in Washington, DC.

The trek will come to a close on September 24th in Denver, Colorado. Support will be provided by Germany's infernal metal duo, Mantar. Catch the tour on any of these upcoming dates:

9/01/2016 Highline - Seattle, WA
9/02/2016 Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR
9/03/2016 Golden Bull - Oakland, CA
9/04/2016 The Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
9/05/2016 Yuca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
9/07/2016 Mohawk - Austin, TX
9/09/2016 Hopscotch Fest - Raleigh, NC **
9/10/2016 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
9/11/2016 The East Room - Nashville, TN
9/13/2016 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
9/14/2016 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/15/2016 DC9 - Washington, DC w/ Wolves In The Throne Room **
9/16/2016 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
9/18/2016 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
9/19/2016 The Garrison - Toronto, ON
9/20/2016 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
9/21/2016 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
9/22/2016 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
9/23/2016 Riot Room - Kansas City, MI
9/24/2016 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
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Cobalt Posts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Colorado blackened thrash metal outfit Cobalt premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Slow Forever", which will be out in stores March 25 through Profound Lore Records.

Check out now "Slow Forever" in its entirety below.

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Cobalt Premieres New Song "Beast Whip"

Colorado blackened thrash metal outfit Cobalt premieres a new song entitled "Beast Whip", taken from the upcoming new album "Slow Forever", which will be out in stores March 25th through Profound Lore Records.

Check out now "Beast Whip" below.

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Cobalt Issues Band Update

Erik Wunder from Colorado-based outfit Cobalt has checked in with the following update about the band's status:

"It is with great sadness that I have to announce the following: I will be moving forward with Cobalt without my brother Phil.

"His recent activities have made it impossible for the two of us to continue on a creative path. We started Cobalt 12 years ago, and our music has carried us through many storms. I am extremely proud of what we have done. But our ideals no longer match, and it is time to keep going.

"I’ve been working rigorously on the material for ‘Slow Forever,’ and I am set to enter the studio in June 2015 to begin tracking. The loss of Phil is a devastating blow, but I can’t let what has happened stop me from completing my work.

"I am still unclear as to who will be doing the vocals on the album. I have some people in mind. Or I may do them myself. We’ll see. But it is ultimately sad to lose Phil’s relentless presence and savage force.

"More will be posted as it develops. Thank you to everyone who has supported Cobalt over the years and continues to support the band."

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Cobalt Splits With Phil McSorley

Phil McSorley has issued the following announcement about parting ways with U.S. outfit Cobalt:

"I have decided to quit Cobalt. I am grateful for what Cobalt started from, and the impressive amount of people affected by its music. I still feel a connection with the work we did, but I no longer feel that I am a part of its vision.

"Cobalt started with Erik and I making angry and heartfelt music, that later moved into more expressive music. It held a ton of symbology to my life, and for its help in making me who I am I am grateful.

"I will continue to make music on my own terms, but for me Cobalt is best left where it is. Thanks to all for the years of friendship and support. If Erik continues to create under the name Cobalt I support his decision. He was always a genius anyway."

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Cobalt Announces New Tour Dates

Profound Lore Records has checked in with the following announcement about new Cobalt tour dates:

"It’s been a really long time coming, but Coblat is finally going to be playing the first official live shows beginning at this year’s Maryland Deathfest where the band will be playing the opening Thursday, May 23rd evening and will go on right before the mighty Bolt Thrower (Evoken and Pallbearer also playing that day too). After MDF, Cobalt will continue on a small trek beginning on May 27th and bringing the destruction with the depraved band Lord Mantis."

The dates are as follows:

05/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest*
05/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
05/28 – Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile
05/29 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
05/30 – Philedelphia, PA @ Mill Creek Tavern
05/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
06/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
06/02 – Boston, MA @ Cambridge Elk Lodge
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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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Cobalt Complete Work On "Gin," New MP3 Posted

Colorado blackened avant-war metal duo COBALT has completed work on their new album, entitled “Gin,” set for release on March 17, 2009 via Profound Lore Records.

The duo of Erik Wunder and Phil McSorley (who is currently deployed in Iraq) has "churned out not only a darker and equally epic and violent outburst, but a more surreal, angrier, emotional and ritualistic observation than its two predecessors (“Eater Of Birds” and their “War Metal” debut respectively). Like a churning maelstrom ready to engulf and level all in its wake, “Gin” is an album that comes across as the outcast diseased blackened extreme metal cousin to SWANS, NEUROSIS, and KILLING JOKE."
The tracklisting for “Gin” goes as follows:

1. Gin
2. Dry Body
3. Arsonry
4. Throat
5. Stomach
6. A Clean Well Lighted Place
7. Pregnant Insect
8. Two Thumbed Fist
9. The Old Man Who Lied For His Entire Life
10. A Starved Horror

An MP3 for the track “Arsonry” can be downloaded here and more material can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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Cobalt Finish Tracking Instruments

As revealed by the studio report in the new issue of Decibel that just came out, COBALT are currently in the studio laying down the ground work to their follow-up to "Eater Of Birds."

The instrument tracking is now complete and the next step will be for Phil McSorley to lay down his vocals (sometime this month). The duo will then take a bit of a break until April when final mix-down and all loose ends will be tied up and mastered.

As revealed by the article, the album will be entitled "Gin." It will be set for release though in early 2009, but sometime late June, Profound Lore Records will be releasing a very limited special EP. The EP will feature a new track from "Gin," two exclusive non-album tracks, and "Ritual Use Of Fire" in its entirety (this track is 34 minutes alone). This special EP, which will be selling "cheap as hell" according to the label, should hold fans over until the release of "Gin."

In elated news, "Eater Of Birds" made the Terrorizer magazine best of 2007 list ranking in at number 13 (out of 40).

Read the full article at Decibel Magazine.

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