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Music: Black Cobra

By Reyan Ali · November 17th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends

In its infancy, the pummeling Sludge Metal of Black Cobra wasn’t generated by a full-time “band.” Instead, it was produced by two musicians working remotely from separate coasts. Native Floridians Jason Landrian and Raffa Martinez had long been friends and decided that they wanted to pool their ideas together to create a new project using a little ingenuity.

They’re now based out of California and remain a duo, still delivering a roaring, speaker-rupturing style. Choronomega, Black Cobra’s September full-length from Southern Lord, represents a point of growth for the band as an increased focus on their existentialism-tinged lyrics and engaging album art (by poster artist Alan Forbes) allow them to flesh their material out into something with tangible personality. However, Landrian and Martinez appear to have no plans of expanding past the current ranks. 

They play the Southgate House with Paralyzer and Black Tusk. Get show details and Sound Advice here.



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