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Jan 22

BLACK COBRA stream new track “The Messenger”, announce tour with BONGZILLA

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Critically-acclaimed metal band BLACK COBRA have released the new track “The Messenger”. “The Messenger” is the third new track revealed from their forthcoming album ‘Imperium Simulacra’ and  was featured as part of their live set on their recent tour with YOB. “The Messenger ” is streaming now at The Obelisk. ‘Imperium Simulacra’ will be released worldwide on Feb. 26 and is available for pre-orders here.

The artwork and track list for ‘Imperium Simulacra’ can be found below. BLACK COBRA previously premiered “Challenger Deep” here, and “Eye Among the Blind” here.

Track list:
1. Challenger Deep
2. Imperium Simulacra
3. Fathoms Below
4. Eye Among The Blind
5. The Messenger
6. Obsolete
7. Dark Shine
8. Sentinel (Infinite Observer)

BLACK COBRA have recently announced an extensive North American tour. The tour, sponsored by CVLT NATION, kicks off on Feb. 26 in Madison, WI, and sees the band touring alongside BONGZILLA and LO-PAN with additional support from KINGS DESTROY and AGAINST THE GRAIN. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

BLACK COBRA was formed in 2001 by guitarist/vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-CAVITY) and Rafael Martinez (ex-ACID KING, -16, GAMMERA). The band exploded from the underground with their scathing take on hardcore-fueled sludge metal. After the release of 4 well-received full lengths, BLACK COBRA have leveled venues across the country and internationally alongside HIGH ON FIRE, MASTODON, WEEDEATER, PELICAN, THE SWORD, YOB, SLEEP, MORBID ANGEL, and more.

Updated BLACK COBRA news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and BLACK COBRA’s official website and Facebook page.

BLACK COBRA tour dates
All dates with Bongzilla and LoPan
Against The Grain Feb. 26- Mar. 17
Kings Destroy Mar. 19- Apr. 8

Feb. 26 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Feb. 27 Iowa City, IA @ Oasis
Feb. 28 Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Mar. 1 Missoula, MT @ The Palace
Mar. 2 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Mar. 3. Seattle, WA @ Highline
Mar. 4 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Mar. 5 Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
Mar. 6 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Mar. 7 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
Mar. 8 San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
Mar. 9 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
Mar. 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
Mar. 11 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 12 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 13 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Mar. 15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Mar. 16 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Mar. 17 Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Mar. 18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar. 19 Austin TX @ SXSW
Mar. 20 Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
Mar. 21 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Mar. 23 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Mar. 24 Miami, FL @ Churchills
Mar. 25 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
Mar. 26 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Mar. 27 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
Mar. 28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Mar. 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Mar. 30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Mar. 31 Hamden, CT @ Outer Space Ballroom
Apr. 1 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Apr. 2 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
Apr. 3 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Apr. 4 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
Apr. 5 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Apr. 6 Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch
Apr. 7 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Apr. 8 Chicago, IL @ Reggies

What the press is saying about BLACK COBRA:
“As the band marks its 10th anniversary in 2011, they do so with their greatest achievement yet. This is what metal should be.” The Obelisk

“No longer just getting by on primal brutality, Landrian and Martinez are hell-bent on making an album that can hit as hard sitting at home as it does in a club.” About.com

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