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.