It’s always (at very least) fascinating when players from the more extreme end of metal — death, black, etc. — decide to take on doom or stoner rock. Remember the first Sahg album? There’s a whole bunch of bands like that out there. Not all as good as Sahg, of course, but acts like Chrome Division, Helltrain — even Spiritual Beggars could fit into the category if you wanted them to badly enough.
Black River features members of Behemoth and Dimmu Borgir, among others, and I think what I like best about their video for the song “Lucky in Hell,” is that, although it features a good looking female protagonist, it’s not your typical rock and roll bullshit misogyny. I’ll be honest, if it was, I probably wouldn’t be posting it.
Here’s “Lucky in Hell,” followed by PR wire info about Black River‘s sophomore outing, Black ‘n’ Roll, which is due out in the States next month:
All-star band Black River, which features within its ranks members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Neolithic and Rootwater, are proud to unleash their first video for the song “Lucky in Hell” which comes off their upcoming new full-length Black ‘n’ Roll. The video features one of the most talented and popular Polish actresses — Magdalena Cielecka — who’s won several important awards over the years at cinema festivals in Edinburgh, Geneva, Tokyo and Gdynia, among others.
Black ‘n’ Roll is Black River‘s second full-length and offers 45 minutes of gritty, bar-ready riff rock anthems! The long player was recorded at Studio Sonus and Studio Gdansk, engineered by Malta (Behemoth) and debuted at #20 on the official Polish charts upon its European release earlier this year. Said guitarist Kay of the offering: “It has the taste of good whiskey, it smells with sweat of girls dancing at the strip bar and with odor of car tires burnt on tarmac.”
Black ‘n’ Roll will be released in North America by Armoury Records/Eagle Rock on July 20.
Black River is:
Taff – Vocals (Neolithic, Testor, Geisha Goner, Rootwater)
Orion – Bass (Behemoth, Neolithic, Vesania)
Daray – Drums (Dimmu Borgir, Neolithic, Vader, Masachist, Faust et al)
Art – Guitars
Kay – Guitars (Kayzen, Kashtany, Neolithic)
Tags: Armoury, Black River, Poland