Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

Black Map, featuring members of Dredg/Far, unveil …And We Explode Cover Art

Oct. 6 2014, San Francisco – Black Map, the Northern California trio from members of Dredg (Mark Engles), Far (Chris Robyn) and The Trophy Fire (Ben Flanagan) have unveiled the cover art for their debut full-length, …And We Explode, which is set for an Oct. 28 release via San Francisco label Minus Head Records.

The twelve-song record was recorded at Hellam Sound in Oakland, Calif. with Producer Aaron Hellam, who had worked with The Trophy Fire in the past.

The band join Chevelle for a European outing later this month, returning for a pair of hometown shows in San Francisco and Sacramento in mid-December.

Black Map (w/Chevelle through Nov. 6)

Oct. 26  Manchester, UK  Academy 3

Oct. 27  Birmingham, UK  Academy 2

Oct. 28  London, UK  Electric Ballroom

Oct. 30  Antwerp, Belgium  Trix

Oct. 31  Paris, France  La Maroquinerie

Nov. 3  Munich, Germany  Backstage

Nov. 4  Berlin, Germany  C-Club

Nov. 5  Cologne, Germany  Stollwerk

Nov. 6  Hamburg, Germany  Knust

Dec. 11     San Francisco, CA  Bottom of the Hill

Dec. 12     Sacramento, CA  Blue Lamp

In the brief time since the band’s inception, the hard rock trio has been described by their hometown alt-weekly, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, as “epic, guitar-driven, smart-art-rock-meets-anthemic-metal” with Alternative press saying the band’s music is “a recipe for weirdness, but the talented lads in Black Map make that weirdness all their own.”

Justen Bieber