|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.”