Seattle, WA / San Francisco, CA
blackQueen started in 1998 in San Francisco out of the need to practice ritual magick via soundtrack horror metal, with stage antics and costumes that were ominously dark, yet sometimes bordered on the ridiculous and preposterous. Utilizing live ritual, pyrotechniques, and subversive promotional tactics, blackQueen soon became known as a powerful and obscure musical entity, in the SF metal scene, and also to the average listener, and performance art fan.
Thier first effort and demo, 'Witch Metal' was recorded on 4 track and represented the bands willingness to be completely DIY, yet also to distance themselves from hardcore and black metal, by never venturing too far into either influence, yet remaining as a soundtrack to an end to the world of man thru the underground powers of esoteric witchcraft.
The second release. 'the Antropocalypse' was recorded at Lucky Cat Studios by Kurt Schlegel, and was the first metal record to ever use oceanic terrestrial intelligence as its subject matter.
A Thousand Shall Fall
Santa Cruz, CA
Emerging as a duo in the Summer of 2010 with the musical engineering prowess of Kevin Loftus and the guitar styling's of Dhruva Noel, A Thousand Shall Fall was a metal-based recording group with hopes of gaining a few more members and turning it into the real thing. In late August the duo became a formidable trio with the addition of Daniel Johnston, a highly skilled guitarist previously part of various local bands such as Descending Forth and others. With the addition of Dan A.T.S.F. found a direction for their music and added an important piece to their onslaught. In late 2010 Jesse Williams joined on vocals, and in early 2011 Gena Krupa joined the band to finalize the A.T.S.F. lineup. Currently in the process of composing, booking, and recording the band's sound is strongly melodic while simultaneously staying true to the heavy hitting rhythms they've all grown fond of. Keep your eyes and ears open for some upcoming tracks on Myspace other sites and look out for A Thousand Shall Fall coming to a city near you in 2012.
Above The Storm
Santa Cruz, CA
Gut Dumpster Demo...ultra limited limitation that is now forgotten (2009)
Shark Warfare Demo...50 copies on DIY cassette tape (2009)
Infernal Warbeasts of the Necrotorium...Split 7" with Nexwomb, 220 copies, 80 on atomicvomit yellow. (2011)
Goatshark Abominator...Split pro-tape with Goatfago, 200 copies first press (yellow cover), now in second press limited to not as many copies as the first press (blue cover.) (2011)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for merch, we have shirts, pins, stickers, patches and the second pressing of the Goatfago tape available. Email for pricing etc.
Formed in 2008, didn't do anything cool or worth listening to until recently. Played about ~25 shows in the Monterey Bay Area over the last 3 years. Shark thrashing bestial warthrash.
923 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060