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Black On High / Bio

Omaha, NE is about as small of a city as you can get. The music scene is very tight niched, everyone knows everyone. Scott Armstrong (Fornever/Hollowed) and Dan Cinotto (Downshift/Narcotic Self) were no exception. After years of playing shows together in their respective bands, in the winter of 2008 they felt it was time to work together and bring something new to the scene. They decided to work under the moniker of ‘Black On High’, which refers to the last page of The Dresden Codex (Mayan book of prophecies), which depicts the destruction of Earth by a great flood.

With the release of 2010’s ‘The First Seal’ (which is available on most major music websites, you should go get it…), Black on High’s distinctive throw back sound to the early nineties had started to take shape. The band cited Alice In Chains, Kyuss, and Rush as major influences. Not long after that, B.O.H. went back into the studio and recorded ‘With Regards’. A six song EP recorded at SubStar studios in Omaha, NE. Working with producer Ben Sieff, the band took the new music in a different direction from where ‘The First Seal’ left off. Once recording was finished, the band found themselves going in separate directions. The EP was shelved for the time being, with only one song leaking out. The track ‘Translucence’ has been the only song to surface from those recording sessions. Dan and Scott decided to reform the band with a different direction.

In late 2010, Brent Johnson (Hello From Ghost Valley) was added on drums, and James Doke (Disposable Heroes) on bass. The music has been taken down a much different path than the previous two records. While the band’s love for early 90’s heavy music still comes through, new influences have started to mold the BOH sound.
In early 2013, after the departure of James Doke, Danny Monaghan has joined the team just in time for pre production work on the follow up to 'Gnomad'.

General Info

Band Members
Scott Armstrong (Guitar and Vocals), Dan Cinotto (guitar), Danny Monaghan (Bass), Brent Johnson (drums)
Artist Name
Black On High
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Hard Rock / Modern Rock

Contact Info

Omaha, NE

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