BLACK COBRA Announce Tour Of Australia & New Zealand With Fu Manchu

Following their devastating shows at SXSW last week — both as part of the massive ToneDeaf Touring showcase as well as the Southern Lord/TPOTR/Brooklyn Vegan rager — BLACK COBRA have just confirmed a Spring tour of New Zealand and Australia with stoner rock icons Fu Manchu! The trek hits three cities in New Zealand then skips over to Australia for another eight shows, with several of the appearances confirmed as BLACK COBRA headlining shows without Fu Manchu.

This all comes in addition to the previously announced forthcoming BLACK COBRA tour actions including supporting Corrosion of Conformity through Europe alongside Zoroaster in April on the way to the annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland directly before the new tour, as well as massive North American tour supporting COC once again, along with Torche and Gaza later in the Summer.

BLACK COBRA European Tour w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Zoroaster:
4/04/2012 Schurr – Luzern, Switzerland
4/05/2012 Keller Club – Stuttgart, Germany
4/06/2012 Kulturfabrik – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg
4/07/2012 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
4/08/2012 Desertfest – London, UK
4/09/2012 Matrix – Bochum, Germany
4/10/2012 Amadeus – Oldenburg, Germany
4/11/2012 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany
4/12/2012 Arena – Wien, Austria
4/13/2012 Rock and Roll Club – Romagnano Sesia, Italy
4/14/2012 Feierwerk – Muchen, Germany
4/15/2012 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, Holland

*NEW – BLACK COBRA New Zealand/Australia Tour w/ Fu Manchu:
4/26/2012 Kings Arm Tavern – Auckland NZ (no Fu Manchu)
4/27/2012 San Francisco Bath House – Wellington, NZ
4/28/2012 The Studio – Auckland, NZ
4/29/2012 Cherry Rock Festival – Melbourne
4/30/2012 The Tote – Melbourne (no Fu Manchu)
5/01/2012 The Nation Hotel – Geelong (no Fu Manchu)
5/02/2012 Fowlers Live – Adelaide
5/03/2012 Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom – Sydney
5/04/2012 Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom – Brisbane
5/05/2012 Rosemount Hotel – Perth
5/06/2012 Hi Fi Bar and Ballroom – Melbourne

BLACK COBRA June Tour w/ Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche, Gaza:
6/01/2012 Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC [tickets]
6/03/2012 Exit/In – Nashville, TN [tickets]
6/05/2012 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
6/07/2012 Club 910 – Tempe, AZ [tickets]
6/08/2012 Ink-N-Iron Festival @ The Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA w/ Suicidal Tendencies, TSOL, Torche, Pennywise, COC, more [tickets]
6/09/2012 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
6/11/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [tickets]
6/12/2012 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR [tickets]
6/13/2012 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC [tickets]
6/15/2012 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
6/16/2012 Summit – Denver, CO [tickets]
6/18/2012 Firebird – St. Louis, MO [tickets]
6/19/2012 The Ballroom @ The Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH [tickets]
6/20/2012 Machine Shop – Flint, MI [tickets]
6/21/2012 The Opera House – Toronto, ON [tickets]
6/22/2012 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC [tickets]
6/23/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA [tickets]

BLACK COBRA‘s fourth LP — and second for Southern Lord — Invernal was recorded at Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou’s God City Studio and mastered by John Golden (Neurosis, Melvins, Weedeater, countless more). The theme to the entire record is based on a post-apocalyptic trek to a nuclear infested and mutated Antarctica, inspired in part by the treks of English researcher Ernest Shackleton. Music critics and fans across the globe are calling it the band’s strongest and most dynamic work to date, with massive amounts of acclaim still rolling in since before the album’s release in October.

“#1 Hard Rock Album of 2011” – Magnet Magazine

“… undoubtedly the best representation yet of their sophisticated brutality and mesmerizing heaviness.” – The Aquarian Weekly

“…the songwriting itself finds Black Cobra at the peak of their abilities, and there isn’t a false note anywhere to be found… 8/10” – Metal Injection

“…like a shotgun blast of thumb tacks, gravel and raw amphetamine – point blank to the face.” – The Bone Reader

“As the band marks its 10th anniversary in 2011, they do so with their greatest achievement yet. This is what metal should be.” – The Obelisk

“…a band that seems to always improve on its punishing formula.” – Music Emissions