Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Living in LA, you tend to do a lot of fantasizing about living in other places. For me, Portland is the ultimate “if only I had the balls to get the fuck out of here” destination. Rent is like ten bucks, nobody works, and if you’re down with the rain its like a hessian Never Never Land. The very best thing about Portland though, second only to the strip club/steak house combo The Acropolis, is the completely shredding and tragically under hyped band DARK BLACK. Think Fucking Champs x Mercyful Fate, sophisticated but not pretentions, stony but not dusted, technical but still laid.
Playing with Dark Black is a privilege in PDX as live performances are rare but a heads to up to touring bands that have hopes of getting DB on the bill: they’re going to shred twice as hard as you and you’re probably going to look like assholes. Although their master level ripping is both epic and triumphant, as a spectator you cant help but feel unworthy in the shadow of their mountainous riffage. If I taught guitar lessons I’d leave flyers outside all their shows.
Feel free to “preview” their new record by clicking on the download link below, however, this is a contemporary band and the album is brand new so I would encourage you to support these guys in anyway you can. The record is available directly through the band on their myspace and while you’re there I would recommend picking up one of their sweet new shirts, which of course, come only in black on black.
Dark Black Myspace
Editor's Note: Illogical Contraption would like to take a moment to welcome aboard yet another member to our ever-expanding Writers Legion. Seanford is a hella mass tight Bro from L.A. who kills the drums for the uber-shredding PROFESSOR. His presence here is a testament to all things wicked and profound. HAIL!