Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day to heat up your night? Black Tar Superstar together with Westside Bowl and The Swamp Records are giving you your ticket to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Livestream event! High quality sound, video feed, multi-camera angle and professional stage/lighting capturing the essence of Black Tar Superstar’s ritual that is live and in your home for free! They will be performing the »…Old Gods, Awaken!« EP in it’s entirety including some new tasty treats to feed your doom addictions! There are 3 locations to view this dark romance:
• Black Tar Superstar’s Facebook page
• Westside Bowl’s Facebook page
• Westside Bowl’s YouTube channel
The event code is https://fb.me/e/CeQodF2E
The band comments: “Our Devils of the Swamp Livestream tour kicks off this Sunday, February 14th 8pm EST. We are so fucking stoked to bring you all into the fire that is our beautiful darkness! We just wanna first thank all of our fuckin Superstar fans out there from this great nation, Canada, the UK, Slovenia, and all around the world for supporting us! And to all our brothers and sisters in the bands we’ve come to know in this crazy times, we love you Inferous, Grave Next Door, Puresonic Outcasts, Sinsation, Coastal Fire Dept., Human The Hoofed Beast, Empty Black, Clay Soldiers, Radian, Night Goat, Green Hog Band, and so many others! To our sponsors Dirtbag Clothing, Fuzzy Cracklins, Sara Whizbanger, Heather Lawson, Soultone Cymbals, Buzzbin, Pure Rock Radio, Andrew Davie and Westside Bowl. We love y’all! We are the Devils of the Swamp, and we’re here to do the Devils work 🤘😈🤘 2 virtual merch tables during the show through our Bandcamp and The Swamp Records. We look forward to seeing y’all Sunday night at 8pm EST on Westside Bowl’s FB, YouTube and our FB page. Warm up that big screen TV, grab a drink, squeeze your lover tight, crank up that fuckin volume and step into the circle with us!”
Black Tar Superstar is a doom/stoner/sludge metal band from Akron, Ohio. The band was created by bassist/vocalist Chad Perkins who at the time, wrote and recorded all the songs over a 3 to 4-year period in his basement with a drum machine playing all the parts himself. In the Spring of 2020, he wanted to have a live full band collaborating on these very dark, doom filled tracks, creating a bone crunching sound to bring these songs to life. He then enlisted drummer Steve “Reaper” Komlody to give it a more aggressive, groovier style of drumming. He then added guitarist Jason McCraken, who brings a sludgy, southern vibe to the riffs. Lastly, adding guitarist Logan Komlody, who provides a very aggressive and percussive style to the riffs with perfectly placed pinch harmonics.
This Sabbath/Down/Danzig/Type O Negative like quartet coming together, have blended heavy and groove together to form a huge wall of sound. Other influences include: Neurosis, Acid Witch, High On Fire and countless others. Their songs discuss a variety of topics such as the occult, apocalyptic themes, loss of love and history. First they learned a variety of Chad’s own material and now they have just started to write together; someone introduces a new riff, they jam it out and everyone puts their spin on it. The first two songs they wrote together as a band were »Hail To The Succubus« and »Serial«.
The band released their debut EP, »…Old Gods, Awaken!«, on October 30th, 2020 via The Swamp Records.
Black Tar Superstar is:
Chad Perkins – Bass, Vocals
Steve “Reaper” Komlody – Drums
Jason McCraken – Guitar
Logan Komlody – Guitar