BLACK SKIES: Tour Update + New Show Added

North Carolina doom trio BLACK SKIES, who kicked off their US tour July 1st , are currently demolishing the masses with a new lineup, new songs and a high energy live display of sonic power they’ve built their name upon. Founding members Kevin Clark and Michelle Temple are joined by recent recruit, ex-Des Ark drummer Tim Herzog.

Said Michelle from the road: “The our is going great! In Pittsburgh, Chicago and Iowa City where we’ve played before and people have seen the band’s various lineups, the new material has been very well-received, some saying it’s our best yet! This was our first time as a band to Columbus and Madison. Both shows went really well and we plan to make these regular stops on future tours. We’ve made new friendships with some great bands as well. My personal favorite so far was Rebreather from Youngstown. Awesome guys and amazing band! We have the night off tonight (July 6th), our only day off during the 24-day tour, so we’re going to find a good spot to camp somewhere then it’s off to Denver to play with Black Lamb! We’re looking forward to getting back at it and playing every night until the tour ends in Nashville. We all feel very grateful for everyone’s support and for the ability to be able to do this!”

Check out live footage of BLACK SKIES earlier this spring at the Milestone in Charlotte, North Carolina. (note: footage does not feature Tim Herzog):

BLACK SKIES Tour Dates – July 2010:
7/07/2010 3 Kings Tavern – Denver, CO w/ Black Lamb
7/08/2010 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Old Timer
7/09/2010 Rocky Canyon – Boise, ID w/ Beautician, Uzala
7/10/2010 The Comet – Seattle, WA w/ Triumph Of Lethargy, Baltic Cousins
7/11/2010 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Salvador, Norska
7/12/2010 Jambalaya – Arcata, CA w/ Sean
7/13/2010 The Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Prizehog, Flood
7/14/2010 The Stork Club – Oakland, CA w/ Prizehog, A Fashionable Disease
7/15/2010 Wave Coffee Shop – Cayucos, CA ** Just added!
7/16/2010 Relax Bar – Los Angeles, CA w/ Music Hates You
7/17/2010 The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale, AZ w/ Via Vengeance
7/18/2010 Rio Grande Satanical Gardens – Albuquerque, NM w/ Leeches Of Lore
7/21/2010 Checkpoint Charlie’s – New Orleans, LA w/ Landmine Marathon, Classhole (members of Eyehategod, Hawg Jaw, Spickle, Outlaw Order)
7/23/2010 The Buccaneer Lounge – Memphis, TN w/ Galaxicon
7/24/2010 Springwater Supper Club – Nashville, TN w/ I Am The Tower, Across Tundras

“…these Chapel Hill, NC, sludge enthusiasts hit the ground running with their debut album, and finish at as much of a sprint as the parameters of crusty doom allow.” — Metro Spirit

“BLACK SKIES put a big emphasis on how much groove their music has, as each track has some catchy riffs that really give the band a lot of energy and attitude.” — Cosmos Gaming