Black Rheno
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Black Rheno

Sydney, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Sydney, Australia | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Metal Southern Rock




"Burning Bitumen 106.7PBSFM"

With a sound both modern and retro, a mash up of 90’s groove metal, punk and Sludge, Black Rheno come at you. They can turn a room of skeptics into a metal party using their infectious high energy to make you want to jump around. They have strong songwriting, catchy, yet not disposable. The EP Lets Start a Cult is well-crafted piece of music that I think will stand the test of time. Plus they’re good blokes to boot.
Kene Lightfoot
Burning Bitumen 106.7PBSFM - Kene Lightfoot

"Matt Young - King Parrot"

"Black Rheno are a truly unique band that have exploded out of the gates in the last 6 months. It's been very impressive to watch a band possess a totally unique sound, coupled with an energetic and captivating live show and the industry smarts to take the next step.
The combination of heavy grooves and riffs, with the inimitable vocal stylings make the Black Rheno experience something to behold. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the hardworking and down to earth band." - Matt Young


One of the greatest up and coming bands to come from our shores, blending elements of stoner, grind, sludge and groove metal into one lethal cocktail which must include a pineapple. Just watch the brilliant video for album opener, No Time For Numb Nuts below, and you will know what I mean. It features a cameo from Matt Young of Australian grind legends King Parrot.

Black Rheno are as solid as a f**ing cement truck; this EP will pave the way for sludge-greatness.

After the catchy sludge-fest of an opener Lock the Gate sparks some stoner jams with Nano providing dirty riffs and guitar wizardry to crack a smile on Merlin. Bet he didn’t have those riffs in his magical book of spells. Next, we have First World Bitches a track that goes from gritty hardcore with front man Milla releasing more rage than a teen going through puberty for the first time; which turns into a catchy chorus and Dougy punks it up behind the breakneck speed.

If you thought Black Rheno were taking the pace down a notch after the calm intro of Destruction Line you were dead wrong, this was just a build up. Milla lets loose some growls releasing any demons as Nano provides some thick riffs to stomp those demons and Dougy attacks the drums like Godzilla on a rampage through the city. The next track is just that, the aptly titled Rampage with a bluesy feel to it and that stoner groove with resemblance of Clutch. Closing up with Blah Blah Blah, Black Rheno really leave no stone unturned with this all killer no filler EP. One world class band that really make you feel proud to be an Aussie. - Matt Bolton


Still working on that hot first release.



Hailing from Australia, are Sydney's genre bending heavy groove exponents,Black
Rheno. The boys have left an undeniable mark on the scene since their beginnings in late 2015. They’ve built a solid fan base through their high energy live shows
and ability to translate their blend of stoner, sludge, punk, grind, groove metal into a wild and rollicking good time. Already infiltrating the airwaves of Triple J and many other radio stations across the country, Back Rheno possess a fierce DIY no bullshit
approach to every aspect of the band. It’s this all or nothing approach that sees the band winning new fans every time they play.

With a strong focus on developing the scene and building a national audience
through relentless touring, the band operate from their own Sydney based studio ‘Housefox Studios’ and organise a growing local festival each year to showcase the areas talents.
This all-inclusive approach, along with their knack for delivering a consistently thunderous live set of their signature sound is what sets Black Rheno apart.

A Black Rheno show is full of heavy pounding drum rhythms, low tuned
sonic riffage and frontman Ryan Miller's eclectic and unique vocal
style, the Black Rheno live chemistry is something to behold!

They’ve toured relentlessly up and down the Australian east coast, receiving
airplay on triple J and featured on Australia’s Heavy Mag compilation all within a few short months.
And Black Rheno will be hitting the road yet again to finish off whats already been a massive 2016 for an extensive Australian East Coast tour in November and December in support of their debut EP “Lets Start A Cult” and will also soon release a brand new video for the single No Time For Numb Nuts.
Black Rheno are an unstoppable band of brothers hell bent on making a mark in the
Australian and international scene. Their hell raising live show, commanding stage
presence and bone crushing anthems are kicking down doors for the band already in a big way, and nothing seems capable of stopping them.