Black Anvil

Black metal - United States

Black Anvil Band

New York City has always served as a cultural epicentre for musical innovation. Even more so than incubating genres in their infancy such as hardcore and even glam metal, for which bands like Twisted Sister and KISS long set the stage before the Sunset Strip took the reigns, the empire state has a storied and unique history of taking genres whose roots lie elsewhere and making them its own; whether it be Anthrax reinventing Bay Area thrash, Suffocation and Immolation planting their flag as death metal purveyors at a time when it was a primary export of Florida, or bands like Blondie and the Ramones rivalling the British punk scene, the city has always been at the forefront of musical excellence. And when it comes to New York’s answer to black metal, Black Anvil have not only been a driving force for USBM, but have taken the black metal genre as a whole and made it entirely their own. Now, with full-length number five, the band has once again levelled up their game, presenting a “Regenesis” of black metal.

Here you have 12 tracks of unrelenting yet thought provoking evil, sure to have you take a second & thoroughly re-examined view of what you thought black metal was supposed to be. “This is a more stripped down and aggressive song writing approach. Having time to digest ‘As Was,’ to understand where we were then versus where we are now was key. We always focus inward with our writing, never wanting to repeat ourselves, while also not losing our identity in a stretch to sound different,” explains bassist/vocalist P.

Challenging the norm has always been a core part of Black Anvil’s DNA since their formation in 2007. Upon the release of their debut full-length, Time Insults the Mind, the band quickly garnered the attention of Relapse Records and were presented with a deal. When it came to album number two, the band diverged from the typical approach of their contemporaries and sought an unlikely counterpart to render their vision, tapping engineer “General” George Fullan (The Rolling Stones, Dream Theater) at Mark “The Animal” Mendoza’s (Twisted Sister) Diamond Drop Studio on Long Island, NY. Released in September 2010, sophomore offering Triumvirate received much critical acclaim, notably being revered as an “all-around monster metal album.”

Four years after its release, Triumvirate was followed by Hail Death, a 70-minute journey of intensity that further established Black Anvil as a modern black metal powerhouse. The album was met with praise by publications including Noisey, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Metal Injection, and many more. With the album’s success, the band’s profile rose as they were tapped to participate in numerous prominent tours with black metal legends such as Mayhem, Watain, Urfaust, Marduk as well as dates with Aura Noir, Nachtmystium, Immortal, Eyehategod, Cannibal Corpse, etc. Additionally, the band has appeared at various prestigious festivals including the Scion Rock Fest, Beyond The Gates in Bergen, Norway and the renowned Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands.

In 2017, Black Anvil dropped their fourth studio-album, As Was. Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity that the collective has always been known for, As Was seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art, more diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before. The record proved itself to be a stellar representation of modern black metal and of Black Anvil’s continuous progression and songcraft.

Now, nearly six years after As Was made its mark, Black Anvil is returning with its aptly titled fifth full-length, “Regenesis”. With a new record label, a new album, and a newfound exploration of dark and black metal, “Regenesis” represents a new dawn for the New York City collective. “The concept is renewal, as well as the process/journey to get here outgrowing our past,” explains P. “Black Anvil has always been a departure from our past, a vehicle for us to grow as individuals, like a snake constantly shedding its skin. We don’t look back, but never forget.”

Make no mistake, “Regenesis” is not a departure from Black Anvil’s identity, but rather serves as the latest progression in the band’s ever-evolving sound. The record takes what As Was did best and does it even better. The unrelenting and polished aggression hangs in the balance above dark melodic passages, presenting a dynamic soundscape that serves as the band’s most devastating and existential offering to date. As it’s evident that the band pulls inspiration from unlikely corners, they defy all genre standards and make one thing clear – this isn’t just black metal, this is NYBM.

Line-up:

  • R : Drums
  • P : Bass/Vocals
  • J : Guitar
  • T : Guitar
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
November 3rd, 2022 The Fillmore Silver Spring United States  
November 4th, 2022 Empire Live Albany United States  
November 5th, 2022 MTelus Montreal CDN  
November 6th, 2022 Danforth Music Hall Toronto CDN  
November 8th, 2022 Agora Theatre Cleveland United States  
November 9th, 2022 Bogart's Cincinnati United States  
November 10th, 2022 Piere's Entertainment Center Ft Wayne United States  
November 11th, 2022 The Forge Joliet United States  
November 12th, 2022 The Rave II Milwaukee United States  
November 15th, 2022 Palace Theatre Calgary United States  
November 17th, 2022 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver CDN  
November 18th, 2022 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver CDN  
November 19th, 2022 The Showbox Seattle United States  
November 21st, 2022 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco United States  
November 22nd, 2022 The Wiltern Los Angeles United States  
November 23rd, 2022 The Observatory San Diego United States  
November 25th, 2022 House of Blues Las Vegas United States  
November 26th, 2022 Encore Tucson United States  
November 28th, 2022 Empire Garage Austin United States  
November 29th, 2022 House of Blues Dallas United States  
November 30th, 2022 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City United States  
December 2nd, 2022 Decibel Metal Denver United States  
December 3rd, 2022 The Granada Lawrence United States  
December 4th, 2022 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln United States  
December 5th, 2022 The Apollo Theater Belvidere United States  
December 6th, 2022 The Vogue Indianapolis United States  
December 8th, 2022 The Concourse at the International Knoxville United States  
December 9th, 2022 Georgia Theatre Athens United States  
December 10th, 2022 Jannus Live St. Petersburg United States  
Posted on August 3, 2022

New York City black metal collective BLACK ANVIL will set their fifth full-length, ‘Regenesis,’ to world wide release on November 4, 2022 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label! The band is now revealing the track listing, artwork, and additional album details, which can be found below. The album can be pre-saved on all streaming services HERE.

Posted on December 10, 2021

New York City black metal collective BLACK ANVIL have announced several live U.S. and Canadian performances in support of IMMOLATION! The run will kick off on March 15 in Detroit and will conclude with the band’s homecoming in New York City on March 19. The full run of BLACK ANVIL‘s performances can be found below along with ticket links. Tickets are on sale now!

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