Black Cobra

Black Cobra's 'Crimson Blade' video

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Local sludge-metal duo Black Cobra just released its first video off last year's Invernal. The video for "Crimson Blade," which is mostly based in ominous shadows with snippets of the story flashing along with the beat, was directed by Greg Downing, of San Francisco bands Glitter Wizard and Buffalo Tooth. Read more »

Black Cobra

On the Rise: The doomy metal duo keeps pounding it out

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Last year was epic for Black Cobra (www.blackcobra.net); the duo toured with a reunited Kyuss Lives, closed out the night at Yerba Buena's awesome art-meets-metal live show, and released Invernal. The album, full of pummeling hardcore, saw vinyl release last month on Southern Lord, thus kicking of another doomy year for the act that got together way back in 2004 when drummer Rafa Martinez (formerly of Acid King and Gammera) was living in LA and ex-Cavity guitarist Jason Landrian was in NYC.Read more »