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US stoner metal band Black Lung to kick off their »Dark Waves« European Tour this weekend!

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Baltimore, Maryland based stoner metal band Black Lung will kick off their »Dark Waves« European Tour this weekend, starting at Freakout Club in Bologna, Italy.

»Dark Waves« European Release Tour:
17.11.2022 IT, Bologna – Freakout Club w/ Vadva, Holy Giant
18.11.2022 IT, Nimis – Lupus in Fabula w/ Buss
19.11.2022 IT, Brixen – Astra Kulturzentrum w/ Deadsmoke
21.11.2022 IT, Zero Branco – Altroquando /w Little Boy Lost
22.11.2022 SL, Ilirska Bistrica – MKNŽ w/ Buss
23.11.2022 AT, Vienna – Arena Beisl Erdberg
24.11.2022 CZ, Bílina – Moskva
25.11.2022 DE, Jena – KuBa w/ Mother Engine, Bushfire, Wedge, Velvet Two Stripes, VUG
26.11.2022 DE, Leipzig – Noels Ballroom
27.11.2022 DE, Berlin – Urban Spree w/ Dool
28.11.2022 DE, Cologne – Sonic Ballroom
29.11.2022 DE, Tübingen – Hausbar
30.11.2022 DE, Karlsruhe – Alte Hackerei
01.12.2022 DE, Mannheim – TBA
02.12.2022 DE, Münster – Rare Guitar w/ Power Rage
03.12.2022 DE, Kiel – Die Kieler Schaubude w/ DeGreaver
04.12.2022 DE, Bielefeld – Drum Hard w/ Ornamental
07.12.2022 HR, Pula – Monteparadiso w/ Pomelo Chess Society
08.12.2022 HR, Zagreb – Vintage Industrial Bar w/ My Pitbull Lucifer
09.12.2022 IT, Trieste – Kulturni Dom Prosek Kontovel
10.12.2022 IT, Cagliari – CuevaRock Live

Artwork by Kuba Sokólski Illustration

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

In the winter of 2014, the trio of Adam Bufano, Elias Schutzman (both founding members of The Flying Eyes) and multi-instrumentalist Dave Cavalier emerged from Baltimore as Black Lung. The band quickly set themselves apart in the crowded field of psych-doom and heavy-blues bands by eschewing a bass guitarist, instead of finding the backbone of their sound in the interchange of fuzzed-drenched guitars, deep driving drum beats, and Cavalier’s raw, blues-tinged vocals. Following the release of their self-titled debut in 2014, Black Lung was named “Best New Band” by the Baltimore City Paper and embarked on their first European tour. The tour was capped with a performance at the Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, broadcast on German national television.

In 2016, Black Lung released their sophomore album »See The Enemy« on Noisolution Records. Produced by J. Robbins, guitarist and frontman for post-punk icon Jawbox (and producer for The Sword and Clutch), See The Enemy saw the band building on the strengths of their debut while at times pushing into garage-psych territory in the vein of The Black Keys and Jack White. They followed the release with a headlining European tour, notably appearing at Freak Valley Festival and Desertfest Belgium alongside bands like Graveyard, Dead Meadow and All Them Witches.

After several more years of touring and songwriting, Black Lung returned with »Ancients« in 2019. Produced by Frank Marchand (producer for The Obsessed), it found the band taking even more adventurous departures from doom and psych-rock tropes. The album was followed by another successful release tour in the EU and in late 2019, guitarist Adam Bufano amicably departed the band. Shortly thereafter, guitarist Dave Fullerton (member of the post-rock trio Deaf Scene) joined the fold only to find the world turned upside down by Covid-19. Despite the setbacks and ripples of doubt across the whole of the music industry in 2020 and 2021, Black Lung pushed forward with their new lineup and quietly stayed hard at work on their fourth album.

Despite the setbacks and ripples of doubt across the whole of the music industry in 2020 and 2021, Black Lung pushed forward with their new lineup and quietly stayed hard at work on their fourth album. For the new release, the band was inspired to leave behind the power trio convention and add bass player Mac Hewitt (ex-The Flying Eyes) into the mix. Produced by J. Robbins and mixed by Kurt Ballou (member of Converge and Grammy winning producer for High On Fire), the new album »Dark Waves« dropped in summer 2022 on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

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Black Lung is:
Dave Cavalier – Guitar & Vocals
Elias Schutzman – Drums
Dave Fullerton – Guitar
Mac Hewitt – Bass

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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