BLACK FLAG has reformed and is in the process of putting finishing touches on a new album with founder Greg Ginn on guitar, Ron Reyes on vocals, Gregory Moore on drums and Dale Nixon on bass.
The one constant member throughout the history of BLACK FLAG, Ginn — named one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" — defined the West Coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Greg Ginn also currently plays with GOOD FOR YOU and GREG GINN AND THE ROYAL WE.
Ron Reyes of "Decline Of The Western Civilization" fame was the BLACK FLAG vocalist from "The Church" / "Jealous Again" era. Reyes also currently plays guitar in PIGGY.
Gregory Moore has played with GONE and BLACK FLAG (2003) and brings his relentless and driving drum style to the band.
Notorious for not touring, Dale Nixon nevertheless played bass on the "My War" album and is the author of iconic BLACK FLAG bass lines such as "Jealous Again", "Nervous Breakdown", "Six Pack", "TV Party", "Revenge", "Gimme Gimme Gimme", etc. While Dale has lent his skills to the new album, he is currently contractually obligated for a stint on "Celebrity Rehab". Still, as he has always done in the past, he will continue to provide insight and spiritual guidance to the current bass player.
The seeds of this reformation were planted when Reyes invited Ginn to perform with him at his birthday party some two and half years ago. Needless to say, the party was a blast and the two vowed at that time to work on some songs together. The fruition of those efforts will culminate in the release of the new album later this year.
Far from being a one-time grab, this reformation has BLACK FLAG recording and touring extensively both in the U.S. and abroad.
BLACK FLAG has announced that it will headline the Ruhrpott Rodeo in Hünxe, Germany on May 18. They will also play the U.K.'s Hevy Fest on Sunday, August 4. Celebrating its fifth year this summer, Hevy is a completely independent hardcore, punk and metal festival with over 80 bands across 4 stages. The iconic band will be returning to Britain for the first time in almost 30 years, making their only U.K. appearance of 2013 at the festival.
In the U.S., BLACK FLAG will headline the Muddy Roots Music Festival in Tennessee on Saturday, August 31. Muddy Roots is 100% independent and promotes artists ranging from bluegrass, old country to punk rock and everything in between. It features three days of camping with 60 bands.
For more information, visit www.muddyrootsmusic.com.