Chapel Hill doom trio BLACK SKIES recently wrapped up a successful month-long romp through the US. Founding members Kevin Clark and Michelle Temple were joined by recent recruit, ex-Des Ark drummer Tim Herzog. Together they pummeled the masses into submission with their new lineup, new tunes and a high energy live display of sonic power and general ass kickery they’ve built their name upon.
Said Clark of the tour: “This was, without a doubt, the best tour we’ve had to this point. The only downside to the whole thing is that it’s not still happening. Obviously some shows were better than others, but there was something positive to take away from every night of the tour. Thanks to all the killer bands we played with, old & new friends who set up shows & gave us places to crash, the venues for giving us places to play, and most importantly, all those who stood up front & rocked out with us. We could not have done this without you! We can’t praise Tim enough for getting ready in such a short time leading up to the tour. His playing ability, experience, and attitude all played a large part in helping make us a better overall band. We are extremely pleased that he has decided to stay on board, and look forward to finally recording a new record and hitting the road again soon.”
Check out an interview conducted by Emily Hingle of Metal Undeground with the band during their stop in New Orleans at Checkpoint Charlie’s. Check it out here:
“Covering three S’s – Southern, stoned and psychedelic – with equal aplomb, BLACK SKIES laid down some seriously sweaty, sludgy sounds, and we can’t wait for them to cruise through town again, though we are kinda worried that their bassist contracted some sort of flesh-eating mega-virus by going barefoot on the Springwater stage.” — Nashville Scene