the long, bitter winter of 2014, a new player emerges from Baltimore’s
underground music scene. Dueling guitars and heavy-hitting drums from
the backbone of BLACK LUNG and surprisingly no bass.
before Dave Cavalier (voc/git) jumped at the chance to collaborate on a
stripped-down rock’n’roll project with Adam Bufano (guit) and Elias
Schutzman (drums) both well known as members in the psychrock band The
Flying Eyes. Once peers in their local music scenes, these three
friends now toe the line between sonic pain and psychedelic bliss. The
band plays a wicked cocktail of blues, heavy rock, a huge wall of noise
and metal with a taste only BLACK LUNG can provide. There´s a Black
Sabbath-gene in this band but they are not one of these retro bands.
Playing to nostalgia and using old signifiers to excite fans is
important. But more important is pushing ideas forward so the music
doesn’t sound like it was sitting inside a dusty old tape for years.
BLACK LUNG is a 2016 version of all this, they are heavy, they are
noisy, epic and exciting.
With influences ranging from the raw
blues-rock of early 70s to the stoned out riffage of Sleep, BLACK LUNG
skillfully forges a sound that is as heavy as it is soulful. “See The
Enemy” is another monument of heaviness and harshness, but it goes far
beyond doom or anything like that. Sometimes they surprise with a
glimmer of pop tunes buried under tons of guitar riffs. A cover-song
like “Black Rainbow” from St.Vincent on their debut album was
astonishing and unique, same as the 2016 advance single of Marvin
Gaye´s “Inner city Blues”. They combine this unique style of
songwriting, catchy tunes with slow riffs and creepy darkness.
releasing their self-titled debut and being named "Best New Band" by
the Baltimore City Paper, they embarked on a tour of Europe in 2015,
including a performance at the “Rockpalast Crossroads” Festival in
Germany incl. a nationwide TV broadcasting. BLACK LUNG’s new album “See
The Enemy”, produced by J. Robbins (The Sword, Clutch) is scheduled for
release on April 29th via Noisolution. BLACK LUNG will be supporting
the album with a European tour in spring, including an appearance at
the Freak Valley Festival with Graveyard and Dead Meadow.