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Black Water Rising

From: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Black Water Rising Releases New Official Video

Black Water Rising is still riding high following the release of second album "Pissed and Driven" late last summer.

Continuing the onslaught, BWR has completed work on a video for the song "Dance With the Devil." Anthony Prince of Equator Productions directed the video and the bar scenes were filmed on location at Brooklyn Metal Bar Lucky 13 Saloon. Today the band presents the video through RevolverMag.com, and you can see the clip below.

The band has also lined up some shows for June, including appearances with Scorpion Child, Crobot and Adrenaline Mob.

6/1 - New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall w/Scorpion Child & Crobot
6/6 - Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar and Music Hall w/Adrenaline Mob
6/8 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz w/Adrenaline Mob More...

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Kill Devil Hill Announces North American Tour

Kill Devil Hill announced a headlining North American Tour in support of the forthcoming release "Revolution Rise." The album is set to drop on October 29th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

Featuring Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, former Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, ex-Pissing Razors singer Dewey Bragg and acclaimed session/touring guitarist Mark Zavlon, Kill Devil Hill combine a classic feel with fresh energy. The band recently offered fans their first taste of 'Revolution Rise' with the release of "Crown Of Thorns" (listen here).

Support for the tour will come from Eyes Set To Kill, Girl On Fire and Black Water Rising. The tour kicks off October 26 in Ramona, CA, and runs through the month of November. Exclusive VIP packages including early admission to soundcheck and the show, a meet and greet with the band, a VIP laminate and t-shirt, and an autographed 8x10 are available for all shows by visiting this location.

Confirmed dates are:


26: Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage * / **
27: Fullerton, CA - Slidebar **
28: Chico, CA - Lost On Main **
29: West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre **
31: Tucson, AZ - The Rock ** More...

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Black Water Rising Releases New Track

Black Water Rising is back with the follow-up to band's self-titled debut. Sophomore album "Pissed and Driven" will be released August 13th through Metalville/E1. The album art was created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Manowar, TYR).

Today Black Water Rising has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to premiere the second song from "Pissed and Driven." The song entitled "Last Man Standing" can be heard below. Frontman Rob Traynor comments:

"Last Man Standing' is a heavy groove monster that faithfully continues the BWR lineage with big riffs and a strong sociological message about the innate human condition of war and our certain descent into oblivion as a failed species bent on eventual self eradication."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Show No Mercy
2. Last Man Standing
3. Pissed And Driven
4. Dance With The Devil
5. Along For The Ride
6. Fire It Up
7. All Gone
8. The Allure Of Self Destruction
9. Broken Man
10. We Are The Authority More...

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Pit Stories: A New Level of Stage Diving

We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Johnny Fatts of Brooklyn heavy rock/metal band Black Water Rising shares one of his thousand pit stories for your entertainment, taking stage diving to a whole new level.

So it was 1992 or 1993 at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC and Pantera was in town on the Vulgar Display tour. They did 2 nights if I remember correctly and me being a metal fanatic, I had to go both nights like I normally do when one of my favorite bands plays multiple nights. Me being the nutjob that I am, I naturally HAVE to be up in the front and make myself be the most noticed idiot in the room so the band knew I was there and was the craziest fucker in the crowd. Night #1 they opened with "Fucking Hostile" and the place goes ape shit, kids climbing to the middle of the PA system which in height was about stage level maybe a little lower and diving off. So I jump the barrier and do a dive or 2 off the PA. It was fun but it just didn't cut the mustard for me and since everyone was doing it, it wasn't very memorable so I had to outdo myself and everybody else. The show carries on and there were the circle pits and crowd surfers, etc.etc but I still wasn't pleased with my pit performance yet HAHAHA!!!!

Night #2 they open with "A New Level" and that being my favorite at the time I lose my shit completely. I already knew what I was going to do before I got to the show but didn't expect that song as the opener and it made it that much better. So the lights go out and I jump the barrier to the PA again, this time the middle wasn't good enough so I climbed my crazy ass to the very top of it without anyone seeing me. Now this is about 6-8 ft above stage level so I'm pretty high up there, the lights go on and here I am standing on top of the PA above Pantera in front of about 4,000 maniacs all yelling jump. Security now see me and start to try and climb the PA to get me, now the band sees me and all I hear is Phil Anselmo yell "JUMP", so I dive off of this fuckin' thing and freefall directly on top of my friends and smashed my nuts right on one of their heads. YES IT HURT A LOT!!!!! That by far is one of my best pit stories and to this day I am still pissed that it never made it to the Pantera home videos, would've loved to see what it looked like from a different set of eyes HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Black Water Rising just added some more summer dates. In the meantime, check out some of their music on the band's MySpace player.

Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Black Water Rising Adds More Summer Dates

Black Water Rising has added additional shows to their summer schedule including a June 19th date in Long Branch, NJ with Cycle of Pain. The new dates are listed below with more to be added soon.

June 19th - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar w/ Cycle of Pain
July 10th - Merrick, NY @ Juggs 'N Strokers
July 30th - Seymour, CT @ Dewey's Pub
August 21st - Rowland, PA @ WHEELIEFEST 2010
September 11th - New Bedford, MA @ New Wave Cafe

In other BLACK WATER RISING news, the band recently had a chance to talk to the New York Hard Rock Examiner at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY where they played with Drowning Pool and Nonpoint.

You can check out the interview below:

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