San Fran’s heaviest duo, BLACK COBRA, have just confirmed their upcoming support slot for Kyuss Lives!, featuring drummer Brant Bjork, vocalist John Garcia and bassists Nick Oliveri (US dates) and Scott Reeder (Canada dates) of legendary stoner rock gods Kyuss! The second leg of Kyuss Lives! dates will kick off mid-November, and in addition to BLACK COBRA, will feature The Sword as direct support. YOB will also join in the festivities on the Portland and Seattle dates of the excursion. At press time there are 14 shows confirmed, but several more are being added to the routing and will be disbursed to the public in the days ahead.
BLACK COBRA Live:
9/22/2011 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA
BLACK COBRA w/ Kyuss Lives!, The Sword:
11/17/2011 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/19/2011 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/21/2011 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB
11/22/2011 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA w/ YOB
11/23/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/26/2011 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
11/27/2011 Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB
11/29/2011 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/30/2011 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
12/01/2011 Turner Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
12/02/2011 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
12/03/2011 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
12/05/2011 The Palace Theater – Greensburg, PA
12/06/2011 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
BLACK COBRA‘s sophomore album for Southern Lord Recordings, the thunderous eight-song opus Invernal was recorded in eight days this past July at Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou’s God City Studio and mastered by John Golden (Neurosis, Melvins, Weedeater, countless more). Inspired in part by the famed, dangerous treks of English researcher Ernest Shackleton, the theme to the entire record is based on a post-apocalyptic trek to a nuclear infested and mutated Antarctica.
Invernal is coiled to strike with its deadly punk-infused metallic sludge venom on October 11th in North America. Promos of the album, as well as interviews with the members of BLACK COBRA are available now via phone, email, Morse Code, Carrier Pigeon, and will also be available on the upcoming tour.
“…the music conjures nightmarish images of trying to outrun a massive force of nature which, of course, will inevitably catch up with you, overpower you, and destroy you. If that ain’t fuckin’ metal, nuthin’ is.” – MetalSucks
“…like a shotgun blast of thumb tacks, gravel and raw amphetamine – point blank to the face.” – The Bone Reader
“…I still can’t figure out how only two humans can create such a monolithic sonic attack!” – Cvlt Nation