Bay Area's devastating duo BLACK COBRA has completed work on its fourth full-length album, "Invernal", for a fall release via Southern Lord Recordings. The follow-up to 2009's "Chronomega" was helmed over a week-and-a-half period by CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou and his GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and is described in a press release as "BLACK COBRA's most honed and diversified material to date."
While BLACK COBRA's full-on tour cycle for "Invernal" has not yet began, as it undoubtedly will very shortly, the band have in the meantime been confirmed for several shows over the coming weeks, including an appearance at the Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles on August 18 alongside EYEHATEGOD, PENTAGRAM, WINTER, PELICAN and more, a direct support spot for HIGH ON FIRE in Oakland on August 27, an appearance at MusicFest Northwest festival in Portland and more. A rigorous amount of touring will continually be announced through the rest of 2011.
Formed by drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ACID KING) and guitarist/vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-CAVITY), BLACK COBRA catapulted themselves onto the scene in 2001 with their ravenous, upbeat and ultimately unique style of punk/hardcore-fueled sludge metal. They were picked up almost immediately by indie At A Loss Recordings, becoming the band's label home for the release of their debut full-length, "Bestial", and follow-up album, "Feather And Stone". By 2009, with the band then virtually a household name to the tens of thousands of fans who've seen their flooring live performances over the years, BLACK COBRA signed with juggernaut Southern Lord Recordings for the release of "Chronomega", the band's most diverse material to date.