There are two ways to approach the prospect of a new Black Cobra record. One is an exclamatory “Fuck yes!” followed by the boarding up of windows, the shoring up of foundations and whatever necessary domicile improvements you might make so that when you finally get your hands on such a thing and play it at the appropriate volume it doesn’t actually destroy the place you live, and the other is, “What’s ‘heavy’?” in which case you’ll probably want to gurd your loins before being introduced. Either way you go, confirmation of a Feb. 26 release for Black Cobra‘s awaited fifth long-player is only good news. If the hatches need battening down, we can get to that later.
Word of Imperium Simulacra comes just days after the two-piece finished a tour with YOB after wrecking their van as they’ve wrecked so many hearts and minds in their nigh on 15 years together, and it brings the first audio from the offering as well in the opening track, “Challenger Deep,” which can be found under the art, PR wire info and links that follow here:
BLACK COBRA announce new album, stream new track
Critically-acclaimed metal duo BLACK COBRA have released new details of their forthcoming album ‘Imperium Simulacra’. The album will see an international release through Season of Mist on Feb. 26 across several CD, LP, and cassette formats.
BLACK COBRA have also released the first track taken from ‘Imperium Simulacra’.
Regarding “Challenger Deep” the band comments, “The song refers to the deepest measured point in the ocean. It’s loosely inspired by the film “Warm Gods of the Deep” as well as our fascination with the extremes of the natural world. We’re very excited to present you with the newest offering from our sonic bestiary. Enjoy.”
The artwork and track list for ‘Imperium Simulacra’ can be found below.
1. Challenger Deep
2. Imperium Simulacra
3. Fathoms Below
4. Eye Among The Blind
5. The Messenger
7. Dark Shine
8. Sentinel (Infinite Observer)
9. Technical Demise