Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Chapel Hill, NC doom trio BLACK SKIES recently kicked off a string of tour dates in support of their latest EP, Hexagon, just issued as a limited edition 12" via I'm Better Than Everyone Records. This will mark the band’s first time ever playing on the West Coast!

From the aptly named opening track "The Quiet Before the Storm" through the thundering conclusion of "Chain Of Command," BLACK SKIES throw their heavy hat into the ring with Hexagon. Together for just over three years, guitarist/vocalist Kevin Clark, bassist Michelle Temple and drummer
Cameron Weeks weave their songs with well-thought and executed riffs playing alongside a churning organic groove. This is tonal chemistry befitting of a legendary band sharing the same initials, yet with a decidedly American flavor. Through hard work BLACK SKIES has been making waves across the eastern half of the United States and continue gaining momentum with tours booked throughout 2009. If these six tracks serve as a fitting prelude of greater things to come, the next waves of attack from this sonic strike-force will truly be something to behold.

6/18/2009 Cobra Lounge Bullwhip Solution - Chicago, IL w/Imperial Battlesnake,
6/19/2009 The Picador - Iowa City, Iowa w/Russian Circles and Coliseum
6/20/2009 O’leaver’s Pub - Omaha, NE w/Bloodcow
6/21/2009 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO w/Mobile Deathcamp Workhorse
6/22/2009 Burt’s Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT w/Old Timer, The Water’s Deep Here
6/24/2009 Funhouse - Seattle, WA w/Sod Hauler, Dark Skies
6/25/2009 East End - Portland, OR w/Danava, Radio Moscow, Dark Skies, Dudelord
6/26/2009 Cafe Coda - Chico, CA w/The Abominable Iron Sloth!
6/27/2009 Annie’s Social Club - San Francisco, CA w/Totimoshi
6/28/2009 The Z Club - San Luis Obispo, CA
6/29/2009 The Scene Bar - Glendale, CA
6/30/2009 The Radio Room - San Diego, CA
7/01/2009 The Slurp - Tempe, Arizona w/Drone Throne
7/03/2009 Headhunter’s - Austin, TX
7/04/2009 JJ’s Bohemia - Chattanooga, TN w/Night Of The Wolf and more
7/17/2009 Divebar Raleigh - Raleigh, North CA
8/14/2009 Devilneck Metalfest @ Lenny’s - Atlanta, GA
8/15/2009 The Milestone - Carrboro, NC w/Giant Squid, Grayceon


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