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Black Cobra

[Black Cobra is] a band of concision, pacing and respect for the ear and attention span, a bassless two-piece that plumps out its low end and whose epics last only six minutes or so... Whatever they do on their records, they can reproduce live, and slightly more vividly. They made loud music in a small room -- in fact, in this ideal dream of a small room -- sound as good as it can.

They blazed through every track of the new album and a few from the past ("Five Daggers," "Negative Reversal," "Chronosphere"), and finished with the same change-up that the end of "Invernal" brings. First "Abyss," slow and grooving, with swing and syncopation. Then "Obliteration," the set's shortest song, at what sounded like the fastest tempo they could responsibly manage. [NY Times]

After a string of dates with The Sword and Kyuss Lives! (that included shows at the Paramount Theater in Long Island and Wellmont Theater in NJ), Black Cobra kicked off a tour with Zoroaster and The Body on 12/11 at Saint Vitus with local favorites Gang Signs (who now include bassist Denis Bramley of Trenchgrinder amongst their ranks). Pictures from that Brooklyn show adorn this post.

Black Cobra continues its trek eastward after more dates in the Northeast tonight (in Allston, MA), concluding a few days before the holidays in their home-state of California. All dates and more pictures from Saint Vitus are below...

Gang Signs

Gang Signs

Gang Signs

Gang Signs

Gang Signs

Gang Signs

The Body

The Body

The Body

The Body

The Body

The Body

The Body

The Body

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Zoroaster

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra

Black Cobra



BLACK COBRA - 2011 TOUR DATES
12/13/11 Great Scott, Allston MA w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/14/11 AS220, Providence RI w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/15/11 Black Cat, Washington DC w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/16/11 Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/17/11 Siberia, New Orleans LA w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/19/11 Emo's, Austin TX w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/20/11 The Conservatory, Oklahoma City OK w/Zoroaster, The Body
12/21/11 Launchpad, Albuquerque NM
12/22/11 Rogue, Scottsdale AZ
12/23/11 The Z, San Luis Obispo CA
04/15/12 Roadburn Festival, Tilburg Holland

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Comments (12)

I can get into this shit too. Hell yeah!

- Taindor

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2011 4:17 PM

Is that Kenneth the page with a neck tat?

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2011 4:25 PM

The Body manages to combine fat rock and sausage rock. Double fail.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2011 4:34 PM

zoroaster and Black cobra killed it. gang signs and the body, oof. no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2011 4:51 PM

You forgot my bread sticks Taindor.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2011 2:52 AM

Cool Zoroaster pics. That lighting is rad.


Oh, and uh....Sausage comment.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2011 3:10 AM

That's a pretty sinister neck tattoo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2011 9:25 AM

Thank you so much for sharing these pics and info

Posted by generikum | December 14, 2011 9:29 AM

The Bodys routine is getting old. Boooringg...

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2011 11:29 AM

i enjoyed all the bands (even the first one) but i feel like the body is waaaay overrated

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2011 7:07 PM

Is that Kenneth the page with a neck tat?

Posted by Myegy | February 9, 2012 9:32 AM

I gotta say black cobra rules.

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 3:02 PM

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