2011 is the year for BLACK OIL. During this year alone, the Brazilian / California-based metal band finished recording their upcoming major release, “Not Under My Name,” recorded and produced by Logan Mader (Soulfly, Gojira ,Devildriver) at Edge of the Earth Studios in Hollywood ,Ca., generated four music videos ”Numn, Terrorization,Cpu-Samba” and the up coming video “Amazonia”, headlined the Tattoo Expo in both California and Tijuana, Mexico and are now preparing for a U.S. tour in October and November. The fusion of metal, samba and powerful environmental awareness makes BLACK OIL stand alone.
Whiplash.net, South America’s #1 website for metal gave “Not Under My Name” its highest score and even compared it to the significance of SEPULTURA’s “Roots,” a landmark album in metal.
The 2nd album from BLACK OIL is brazenly political and isn’t afraid to speak the truth. Songs like “Eyes Of Gaza” and “Terrorization” have already been raising eyebrows and the cd hasn’t even hit the shelves yet. A limited edition of “NUMN” was released in January 2011 for South American distribution and radio play. A wide variety of radio stations and internet stations have been playing “Great Divide” and “Amazonia,” including KISS fm in Brazil, Radio Vertical fm104.7, Xpression 88.7 in Mexico and many college and web radios around the world .The video for “Terrorization” has also made regular circulation on ALL-TV in Brazil and on Headbang TV Sweden
Formed in January 2006, BLACK OIL has traveled across both the U.S. and South America, with tours that have gone from Tijuana to the very southern tip of Brazil . They have co-headlined with many bands, including PATHOLOGY, DESTRUCTION, CJ RAMONE, ASESINO, THROWDOWN, and WINDS OF PLAGUE to name a few. Upcoming shows include playing with ASESINO at Slidebar in Anaheim , Ca and playing at The Whisky A-GoGo for FOX TV’s Project Independent, showcasing the best unsigned metal bands. On October 8, 2011, they headline The Metal & Hardcore Festival in Puerto Rico and then return for a tour in Texas .
BLACK OIL’s original sound comes from a unique blend of cultures and years of experience. Guitarist and founder, Addasi Addasi has traveled well over thirty countries, picking up many styles and riffs along the way. All these cultures mix together to form very powerful metal. Vocalist Mike Black brings his own originality with guttural growls and a defiant yell heavily influenced by the voices of Cavalera and Anselmo, yet retaining an originality that gives the band its own signature sound. With Mike Gomez on drums and Jessie Sanchez on bass, all the pieces of the puzzle fit tightly. And loud.
The large-scale release of “Not Under My Name” and the coinciding “ Amazonia ” video will mark a new era in metal. Time for change is now.