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Latest news: Fri, Jul 07 2017, RIVER BLACK

Latest release: "River Black"

Release date: Fri, Jul 07 2017, US Fri, Jul 07 2017

RIVER BLACK are unleashing their complete self-titled debut album, 'River Black', which has been scheduled for release on July 7th. The American modern metal pioneers in the wake of BURNED BY THE SUN are now exclusively streaming 'River Black' via the official media partners listed below.

Metalobsession (AU)
Marast Music (CZ)
Rock Hard (DE)
Power of Metal (DK)
Inferno (FI)
Metalnews (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Italia (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Kvlt (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Decibel Magazine (US)

RIVER BLACK comment: "We're happy this animal is getting released into the wild. We worked hard on it for a while and it's time has finally come. There are many pictures painted in this music, may it motivate you."

Artwork and track-list of 'River Black' can be viewed below.



  1. Jaws
  2. Honor
  3. Low
  4. Shipwreck
  5. River Black
  6. South by South
  7. Boat
  8. Move
  9. #Victim
  10. Haunt
  11. Sink
  12. Everywhere

'River Black' is now available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop.

Join RIVER BLACK on their official Facebook page!



RIVER BLACK deliver the musical equivalent to a diamond-tipped drill to bore breathing-holes into the crusty rusted armour-plating of the metal-genre in order to let some fresh air into the all too often stale scene.

Their powerful self-titled debut album impresses with undiluted aggression, precisely executed and dead on target. Based on an intimate knowledge of thrash metal history, the Americans have found a modern answer to this classic style, incorporating suitable elements of death, hardcore, and other influences. This is boosted by a massive sound that drops the bomb in your face.

The expertise that RIVER BLACK demonstrate in craft and talent does not come out of the blue. Guitarist John Adubato and drummer David Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE) formed their new creative outlet after the dissolution of BURNT BY THE SUN. The veteran duo felt the need to keep the spirit and energy behind that former collective going, while pushing it a darker and heavier direction. To complete their dream team, Witte and Adubato recruited fellow REVOCATION bassist Brett Bamberger and former BURNT BY THE SUN collaborator Mike Olender for vocal duties.

On completion of their line-up, RIVER BLACK recorded their first album at New Jersey’s Trax East studio (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HATEBREED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) with producer Eric Rachel (SKID ROW, MUNICIPAL WASTE, GOD FORBID).

RIVER BLACK are now ready to drive a vicious spike into the bubble of metallic complacency. Crank up the volume and let 'River Black' hit home hard. Impact is imminent…


Name Instrument
Mike Olender vocals
John Adubato guitar
Brett Bamberger bass
Dave Witte drums

Releases Season of Mist


River Black

General information
: Fri, Jul 07 2017
: Fri, Jul 07 2017
: Modern American Metal
: SOM408
: available




Tour dates

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Fri, Sep 15 2017 US Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie +Artificial Brain +Longest War
Sat, Sep 16 2017 US Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus +Tombs +Longest War
Sun, Sep 17 2017 US New Brunswick, NJ Eastern Bloc +Longest War
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