Black Fortress of Opium

Cambridge, MA
Alternative / Goth / Americana
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Howdy ,

We want to let you know about many awesome things happening in our corner, as we are still celebrating the release of our new album "Stratospherical."

2 New England shows :::

Our Tony and Joel clones are on back order, so we're mixing it up a bit configuration-wise for these!

Friday May 25th

at Radio

379-381 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA
9pm, 21+

Come see the Black Fortress of Opium Trio of Doom (sans Tony) perform our power trio version of the songs at the newest rock club in Boston.  In fact, it's our first time playing there, so come on out and help us make a good impression over there.

Also performing:

 BIRDSMAKEBIRDS (feat. Chris Mascara)
PETER BUZZELLE & SOUL CLINIC BIBLE SCHOOL crystal-clear vocals over power-pop infl. by Morrissey & Eliott Smith
VARSITY DRAG (feat. Lemonheads co-founder Ben Deily)


and then, marking our return to Witch City...


Friday June 1st

at Gulu-Gulu Cafe

247 Essex St

Salem, MA

free, all ages

Black Fortress of Opium kicks things off at 8:30PM at this very cool lounge and restaurant.  Joining us on bass at this gig will be the talented Curt Florczak...

Also performing: Engine Judy "combining the sexy psychedelic dream of a hippie road trip with the gritty undertow of a biker bar band in blues country"


Recent kick-*ss reviews of the new album:

Daykamp Music

New York Music Daily

Ryan's Smashing Life
Boston Band Crush



We are getting on a plane, and then in a van and hitting the West Coast for a few select dates.  We are pumped for this.  Please help us spread the word if you know folks out there!


June 17th, 2012
The Crocodile (back bar)
2200 Second Ave
Seattle, WA

All ages, bar w/ ID
Also performing: Bill Horist

"Bill Horist [explores] the guitar’s continued presence as a vital and still challenging form of musical expression.” (Willamette Week). Since moving to Seattle in 1995, Bill Horist has established himself as a noted improviser/composer/performer along the West Coast and beyond. In the past decade, he has appeared on over 40 recordings and has performed almost 700 concerts all over the world and throughout the US, and has performed and/or recorded with Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, KK Null, Matt Chamberlain, Trey Gunn(King Crimson), Chris Cutler, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), William Hooker, Trey Spruance (Mr.Bungle/Secret Chiefs 3), Eugene Chadbourne, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Illusion of Safety, Steve Fisk, Eyvind Kang, Wally Shoup, Jessica Lurie, Mason Jones, as well as members of Earth, The Boredoms and Larsen among others.

June 21st, 2012
Tin Can Alehouse

1863 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA

21+, 9PM

June 23rd, 2012
Silverlake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

***Early show - 6PM***
Also performing: Those (feat.JJ Watson)

"Those's music is instrumental and evocative.  Those establish a signature sound that touches on New Wave and Western scores whilst simultaneously evoking British anorak bands, Kiwi rock, and Aussie underground bands of the '80s, albeit cleaner and less shambolic." - Amoeba Music blog


Take care and enjoy the sunshine.

Ajda | Tony | Joel | Yuri


"Superb."  Simon Lewis and Steve Palmer, Terrascope

"Anthemic nature recalls Velvet Underground at its finest and adds other influences skillfully. This album has a variety of styles, and it all works together as an impressively cohesive work "  Anna Maria Stjärnell, Collected Sounds

"Led Zeppelin meets Siouxsie And The Banshees. Awash in a sea of swirling guitars and enchanting harmonies"  Johnny Anguish, Daykamp Music


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