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Blackout announce release of new album via RidingEasy Records in March | Stream new song via CVLT Nation
“It’s heaviness on a truly mind-imploding scale, and the
most beautiful ugly music I’ve ever heard.”
This March Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed “pillars of rock and
roll righteousness” will release their new, self-titled album through Los Angeles’ equally
badass record label RidingEasy Records.
Blackout was initially formed by guitar player/vocalist
Christian Gordy and drummer Taryn Waldman at Gordy’s July 4th cookout in the
Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn,
New York back in 2011. Waldman, a
former Hooter's waitress turned big time commercial film editor and Gordy; a
one-legged bartender/artist/BBQ enthusiast were (by their own admission)
something of an oddball couple for NY's rigid metal scene. Yet with no
direction and zero discussion both connected instantly and instinctively began
banging out massive caveman jams against a patriotic backdrop of food, alcohol
and the stars and stripes.
In fact as far as names go, choosing Blackout – suggesting a
power crash, sudden and temporary loss of consciousness or a mob hit on an
entire family – was a total no brainer.
In the months that followed the pair recruited close friend
Justin Sherrell on bass duties, and as things began to get louder and
considerably heavier in November 2012 the trio entered Vacation Island Studio
with engineer and producer Rob Laakso (Diamond Nights, Swirlies, Kurt Vile) to
record their debut release We Are Here. Choosing to self-release the album on
vinyl in early 2013 it garnered plenty of acclaim from some of the hottest
blogs du jour and was praised for its Melvins-esque ferocity and pounding
Sleep-like groves. “Blackout get it right, hammering jam after jam, pound after
pound. The smoky swirls buzz with electric accusations and shock-therapy
repressions.” (Heavy Planet)
Following an extensive gigging regime in, around and way
beyond New York’s
city limits with acts like Acid King, Weedeater and Trouble the band took to
the studio once again in the summer of 2013 to record a body of new songs.
Songs that strictly worked off the riffs spontaneously summoned during practice
sessions where old material was revived, ideas hashed out and sounds reworked
into the record you will soon hear in full. Songs that make up Blackout, the
band’s eagerly awaited follow up and soon to be released revelation on
Blackout by Blackout will be released worldwide on
RidingEasy Records on 31st March 2015.