Black Cobra EU/UK with Bison BC and Arabrot kicks off!

4 Jun

Black CobraSan Francisco-based sludge-mangling duo BLACK COBRA are currently uncoiling across the UK/EU taking part in a summer tour with Bison BC and Arabrot, the shows kicked off this week and will culminate in the massive annual three day Hellfest extravaganza in Clisson, France. Running from June 21st through 23rd, this year’s festival includes bands as massive as Kiss, ZZ Top, Danzig and Twisted Sister, with Black Cobra playing on the first day in “The Valley” joining Neurosis, Sleep, High On Fire, Pallbearer, labelmates Black Breath and Eagle Twin and more on one massive bill.

Here are the full remaining dates:

05/06/2013 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
06/06/2013 Exchange, Bristol
07/06/2013 Patronaat, Haarlem – Netherlands
08/06/2013 Magasin 4, Brussels – Belgium
09/06/2013 Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin  – Germany
10/06/2013 Bastard Club, Osnabruck – Germany
11/06/2013 Chemiefabrik, Dresden – Germany
12/06/2013 Juha West, Stuttgart – Germany
13/06/2013 L’Usine, Geneva – Switzerland
14/06/2013 Les Caves du Manoir, Martignv – Switzerland
15/06/2013 Freakout Club, Bologna – Italy
16/06/2013 Lo-Fi Club, Milano – Italy
17/06/2013 Arena, Vienna – Austria
18/06/2013 Feierwerk, Munchen – Germany
19/06/2013 Schalchthof, Wiesbaden – Germany
20/06/2013 L’Entrepot, Arlon – Belgium
21/06/2013 Hellfest, Clisson – France

Released in October 2011 via Southern Lord, BLACK COBRA‘s fourth LP Invernal was one of the most critically acclaimed releases to emerge from the metal/sludge scene that year. Recorded at Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou’s God City Studio and mastered by John Golden (Neurosis, Melvins, Weedeater), the album propelled the most diversified and matured songwriting from the duo to date forward with incredibly thunderous production, the theme to the entire record based on a post-apocalyptic trek to a nuclear infested and mutated Antarctica, inspired in part by the treks of English researcher Ernest Shackleton. The band perpetually toured through the year surpassing their 600th show mark in 2012 since the release of their debut LP Bestial in 2006.

View the band’s ominous video for “The Crimson Blade” and live footage of BLACK COBRA and more at Earsplit’s compound, and if you missed it check out drummer Rafa Martinez’ feature on the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise.

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