Germany‘s THE NEW BLACK have released the video to their new single ‘Sharkpool’, and it shows the band going up against sharks, mermaids, seabed beer drinking and chess-playing crabs. All underwater. What an adventure! As the band comments:
„Yes, we actually look like that sometimes…“
The New Black has made their new song “Count Me In” available as a free download on their Reverbnation Page! You can check out new tune in the video below!
German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK do it again: their third album “III: Cut Loose“ will be released on March 15th. The 17-track strong (first edition Digipak) album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) and shows THE NEW BLACK on top of their game.
First teasers are available with the video clip “Count Me In” and a brand new album trailer that includes snippets of the 12 regular album songs.
“III: CUT LOOSE” will be the title of the new album by Germany‘s heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK. It will be released on March 15th via AFM/Soulfood.
Mixing duties were handled by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids) who commented: “These guys completely floored me with their stylish mix of both modern metal and vintage rock ‘n’ roll. This is a band that could get big if things are done the right way!”
“III: CUT LOOSE” was once more recorded and produced by the band themselves. Making-of-footage from the studio can be found at http://www.facebook.com/thenewblackofficial. The album will be released in different configurations, among them a big fat digipak with loads of bonus tracks. There‘s also talk of guest singers, free downloads and video clips with nasty spiders and middlefingers… Details to follow.
In April, The New Black will embark on the “Rock‘n‘Roll Overdose” tour alongside Psychopunch, Motorjesus, ’77 und Supercharger. Dates can be found at www.rocknrolloverdose.de. The trek will conclude on April 28th, when the whole package joins Der W in Neu-Isenburg for a big indoor show.
“III: CUT LOOSE” finds the band finetuning their signature style while keeping heaviness and catchiness fully intact. Their music has been described in the past as such: “This is our kind of party: Black Label Society bring the booze, Pantera spice it up, Thin Lizzy add some taste, and Alter Bridge smooth it over before Metallica turn it black. And you can be there, too!”
The debut album “THE NEW BLACK” was released in 2009, after the pre-production was named „Demo of the Month“ in four major music magazines in their native Germany. The sophomore effort „II: BETTER IN BLACK“ dropped in 2011. THE NEW BLACK have played alongside acts as Volbeat, Alter Bridge and Black Label Society, they have rocked all major festivals like Wacken or Rock am Ring and supported AC/DC in front of 65.000.
German rockers The New Black released their sophomore effort, Better in Black last January without much fanfare. I dig these guys, and I think you will to. Their videos “The King I Was” and “Ballad of Broken Angels are definitely worth another look. Check ’em out!
What a year – and then another one! Things have been moving fast and furiously for The New Black since 2009, with critical praise for their debut album, appearances at every major festival and incredible gigs everywhere. The German quintet opened up for the mighty AC/DC in front of 65,000 rabid fans, supported Alter Bridge on a sold-out German tour, played alongside Volbeat and Black Label Society and dominated at Wacken and at Rock Am Ring…
A pretty eye-opening story, considering that the band was basically formed by coincidence (and heavy drinking), solely for the love of rock, huge riffs and the power of a great song. The New Black’s tale proves once again that authentic music goes a long way – with real musicians, real songwriting and real sweat. There’s no juvenile fist-clenching going on here – it’s more like a knockout punch.
This uncompromising ethic anchors the band’s second release, II: BETTER IN BLACK. While their debut album was an enthusiastic exploration of new territory, these days the band are fully in tune with themselves after laying the crucial groundwork. Apart from the musical abilities needed to do the job, it’s the unmeasurable vibes within the band that really make them what they are – their groove, their sound, their vibe and (again) their songs.
With II: BETTER IN BLACK, The New Black continue their spectacular story, with a professional work ethic and a firm focus on the important elements – the music and the joy of playing it. And, of course, with a huge riff up their sleeves. Big boys just know how it’s done. Check out The New Black’s new clip “The King I Was” below,,
You can get three free downloads of the The New Black’s songs, “Batteries & Rust”, “Everlasting” & “Love is Blue” by signing on The New Black mailing list on the band’s Reverbnation page here!
The German heavy rockers THE NEW BLACK just proudly unveiled the coverartwork for the forthcoming masterpiece “II: Better In Black”. The follow-up for the 2009 debut “The New Black” will be released on January 28th via AFM Records.
To give their fans a little appetizer the band released the digital single “The King I Was” featuring a new song and two rare records of the tracks “Simplify” and “The Man Who Saw The Universe” (both taken from “The New Black”).
Check out the video below to see THE NEW BLACK performing “The King I Was” live.
The New Black has released a new CD earlier this year. Check out their video “Ballad of Broken Angels” below.
The Bio on Germany’s latest metal band, The New Black describes the band like this: “Just imagine Black Label Society inviting the Nickelback guy over for some Thin Lizzy covers, all dressed up in Pantera shirts.” While this kind of sounds like a hot mess of influences, I am not sure if I could say it any better than that. The music on this CD is a cool mix of classic metal and modern hard rock. It is a step above the majority of the stuff you are hearing on U.S. radio stations today.
The New Black’s singer, Fludid has an almost James Hetfield like growl. His voice has just enough coarseness to make the songs interesting. The music on this CD has a much heavier edge than today’s modern hard rock acts. There is some of that distorted guitar sound that haunts U.S. rock radio, but it is mixed with plenty of solos and a dash of Zakk Wylde style pinch harmonics here and there.
There is a lot of cool music on this disc. It is nearly impossible to listen to “Everlasting”, and not bang your head. Once the guitars kick in, it is practically irresistible. “Why I Burn” almost rips off the Pantera type of groove to start off with, but then settles into a very cool, crunch filled rocker. The New Black dishes out a bunch of Thin Lizzyisms in their music. Obviously, the tunes are heavier here, but you can’t listen to “Coming Home” or “Simplify” and not recognize the similarities of their twin axe attack. With that being said, both songs are really well done, and are a good listen. I love the blues harp intro on “Simplify”.
If there was any song on this disc that could sneak onto U.S. Radio, “More Than A Man” will be the one. This song kind of reminds me of Shinedown on steroids. It is an up tempo tune, with a cool modern rock slant.
Even though “50 Ways To Love Your Live’ is not one of my favorites on this CD, there are some really cool riffs that are worth listening to.
Some of the other highlights are “Ballad of Broken Angels”, “Love is Blue”, and “Drive”.
The more I listen to this CD, the more I like it. I believe The New Black has created one of the better hard rock albums of 2009. Check them out on myspace at this link, or at Reverbnation here. If you like what you hear (and I bet you will), you can download a copy of the song “Everlasting” for free from AFM Records here.
Rating: Out of 10
- Why I Burn
- Coming Home
- More Than A Man
- 50 Ways To Love Your Liver
- Ballad Of Broken Angels
- Not Me
- Superman Without A Town
- Man Who Saw The Universe, The
- Love Is Blue
- Welcome To Point Black
The New Black is:
Fludid – Vocals
Christof Leim – Guitars
Fabian Schwarz – Guitars
Gunt Auschrat – Bass
Chris Weiss – Drums
We are proud to announce another new signing on AFM Records: The debut album of „The New Black” will be released in spring 2009. The New Black play Rock. Real Rock, real heavy. With all the good stuff that comes with it: Hooklines, cool leads, riffs galore.
Just imagine Black Label Society inviting the Nickelback guy over for some Thin Lizzy covers, all dressed up in Pantera shirts.
Stay tuned for upcoming news!