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The Black Clouds

The Black Clouds

Alternative / Hard Rock / Rock Spring Lake, NJ  US
No Reason
No Reason
I'll Be Gone
I'll Be Gone
Nothing Left To Take
Nothing Left To Take


2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands, Homdel, NJ Winner: The Black Clouds


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    Jul 12

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm
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    Aug 7

    New York, NY, US | 12:00pm

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    Aug 15

    Washington, DC, US | 4:00pm

    SUMAC - Black Clouds TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY 5/29 @ 10AMSumac is Aaron Turner from Isis, Brian Cook from Russian Circles/Botch, Nick Yacyshyn from Baptists.The seed of SUMAC was planted somewhere around the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, sown upon the smoldering ashes of guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turners former band ISIS. Turner had seen his prior project reach full fruition over the span of thirteen years, and it had reached the end of its lifecycle. ISIS had come to define an entire genre of architecturally meticulous and sonically nuanced metal, but at some point all the corners had been mapped, all the fortifications constructed. There was nothing left to build. Turner continued his musical path contributing to the deconstructed panoramic soundscapes of Mamiffer, the misanthropic crowd-baiting sludge of Old Man Gloom, the exploratory electrical whirr of House Of Low Culture, and a slew of studio projects running the gamut from slow-crawling minimalist pop (Jodis), to fiery d-beat punk (Split Cranium). In the midst of all these endeavors however, Turner tended to another venture, one that germinated slowly, its DNA already charted but its flesh still to develop.SUMAC finally began to bloom in 2012 when Turner caught a set by Vancouvers raging crust band Baptists. Drummer Nick Yacyshyn stormed through the songs, supplementing the bands blitzkrieg energy with dexterous idiosyncratic fills and modulating drum patterns. Turner realized the rhythmic underpinning had been found, and shortly thereafter made contact with Yacyshyn. With this duo now comprising the core of SUMAC, the band developed quickly. Their debut album sprouted from a set of carefully composed guitar demos, a string of intensive days holed up in the forests of Vashon Island for writing and rehearsals, and a quick recording session booked while the songs were still growing. Turner recruited Brian Cook (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch) to fill in on bass duties, hammering out the low-end lurch and cementing the foundation to the songs. The Deal was born.With SUMAC, noting the members prior accomplishments isnt an indirect excuse for The Deals existence; its a road map through the briar of their jagged labyrinthine compositions. Across the span of the albums six songs, SUMAC takes multiple turns through unexpected territories: textural hums, math-metal, harsh noise, Caspar Brtzmann-inspired free-jazz. But all roads lead to a destination that epitomizes the members passionate dedication to heavy multi-deminsional musicbludgeoning riffs, tension-building structures, disorienting seismic shifts in tone, timbre, and tempo. If there was a simple way to summarize The Deal, its that its an incredibly smart and emotionally sophisticated record, which may initially appear as a single minded brutish assault. SUMAC is not suited for cursory listening.



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  • Rock of Ages (Artist)
    Rock of Ages
    Heard you on ReverbNation radio and became an instant fan! I liked you facebook page too. Thanks for the great music!
  • Jeff Crew - APRA Member - (Artist)
    Jeff Crew - APRA Member -
    Stopping by to show my support. Great songs on your profile, Keep up the great work, - JC
  • Multi-Instrumentalist Available (Artist)
    Multi-Instrumentalist Available
    Rock on! I am reminded of Nirvana.
  • Suthurn Swaggur (Artist)
    Suthurn Swaggur
    Y'all ROCK.
  • MykoMan (Artist)
    "Fray" is a great tune! Enjoying my listen here. Stop by my page when you can, let me know what you think. Your support is greatly appreciated.
  • Kindred Spirit (Artist)
    Kindred Spirit
    Good solid Rock! Nice work guys!


  • Photo by: Sandi Murphy, GoLightly Photography
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Dan Matthews - Guitar/Vocals, Neil Hayes - Guitar/Vocals, Gary Moses - Bass, Cory King - Drums



Sounds Like: The Toadies, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Them Crooked Vultures

Manager: Dan Matthews

Bio: The Black Clouds are an independent American rock band from
central New Jersey. They are currently finishing their new record
"After All". With legendary Seattle rock producer Jack Endino at the
helm, "After All" was recorded at the Foo Fighters' Studio
606 in LA through the the Sound City N...See Full Bio

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Q: Why did you guys take off one of your best songs? I'm not sure what it was called but I know it's not there anymore.

A: Just changing things up. Go to CdBaby - http://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/TheBlackClouds - or Soundcloud -http://m.soundcloud.com/the-black-clouds - and take a listen. Let me know which one. Dan

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