The Bay Area’s devastating duo BLACK COBRA have completed the recording process of their upcoming fourth full-length album, set for release in the Autumn months ahead.
For the recording of this, the band’s second release for Southern Lord Recordings, BLACK COBRA recently ventured across the continent to pound out their anticipated new album, the follow-up to 2009’s massively well-received Chronomega. This time around the outfit enlisted the talents of Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and his God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts for the first time. After a brutal week-and-a-half in the notorious lair, ‘COBRA hammered out what will soon be known to the world as their almighty fourth full-length album, the album title now confirmed as Invernal. A full track listing, album art and other specific details will be announced in the shortly, but from an advance listen to the unmastered output of this savage outfit, we are confident in confirming that this is BLACK COBRA’s most honed and diversified material to date, and will definitely tear your face off completely.
While BLACK COBRA’s full-on tour cycle for Invernal has not yet began, as it undoubtedly will very shortly, the band have in the meantime been confirmed for several shows over the coming weeks, including an appearance at The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 18 alongside Eyehategod, Pentagram, Winter, Pelican and more, a direct support spot for High On Fire in Oakland on August 27, an appearance at MusicFest Northwest festival in Portland and more. A rigorous amount of touring will continually be announced through the rest of 2011.
BLACK COBRA Live:
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 [tickets]
8/27/2011 Uptown – Oakland, CA w/ High On Fire [tickets]
9/08/2011 Dante’s – Portland, OR @ MFNW [tickets]
9/22/2011 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA
Formed by drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) and guitarist/vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity), BLACK COBRA catapulted themselves onto the scene in 2001 with their ravenous, upbeat and ultimately unique style of punk/hardcore-fueled sludge metal. They were picked up almost immediately by indie At A Loss Recordings (Rwake, Minsk, 16, Dark Castle, etc.), becoming the band’s label home for the release of their debut full-length, Bestial, and follow-up album, Feather And Stone. By 2009, with the band then virtually a household name to the tens of thousands of fans who’ve seen their flooring live performances over the years, BLACK COBRA signed with juggernaut Southern Lord Recordings for the release of Chronomega, the band’s most diverse material to date.
The incredibly hard-working two-piece unit have endured near inhuman amounts of touring over the past few years, both headlining and supporting on countless tours, and including shows alongside international acts such as Mastodon, Sleep, Baroness, High On Fire, Pelican, The Sword, Kylesa, Weedeater, Torche and many others. They’ve also hit the festival circuit worldwide including Hellfest, Dour Fest, Stoned From The Underground, Scion Fest, and The Missing Link Festival and more.