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’. The track, titled “Challenger Deep” is streaming at Lambgoat.
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
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.
San Francisco’s strenuous metal/doom duo, BLACK COBRA, has unfortunately been denied access into the United States’ northern neighboring country.
While amidst their North American tour — which was nearly entirely comprised of Canadian dates, with BLACK COBRA co-headlining alongside Anciients, with opening support from Black Wizard — the band was denied entry into the country for virtually no reason. Having invested thousands of dollars into merch for the tour, they decided to tough it out and try again at a different access point, where again they were denied, with no explanation, and after thorough inspections of their vehicle and gear. This forced the band to return to California instead of performing in more than twenty cities across Canada.
BLACK COBRA today issued the following collective statement to their fans on the debacle: “As many of you already know, we were denied entry at the border of Canada. Because of the financial strain this has put on us, we were forced to cancel the remaining tour dates in the US as well. In the meantime, we will continue working on our forthcoming record and are looking into booking another tour in the US. We apologize to our fans and thank you for your continued support.”
New US BLACK COBRA tour actions will be confirmed immediately and announced in the coming days; no Canadian dates will be scheduled. Stay tuned for further transmissions.