Black Skies

Black Skies

 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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Think Black Sabbath, the Melvins, chest-buckling rhythms and colossally writhing guitars.

Biography

Black Skies, a power trio currently based in Chapel Hill, NC, are as fast-moving as the rolling thunderheads
their name so vividly conjures. They formed in November of 2005, began playing out just two months later,
and have been tearing up the interstate ever since, sharing stages across the continental U.S. with
like-minded yet diverse rock bands: Japanese drone-metallers Boris, proto-punk aliens Valient Thorr, plus
Big Business, Kylesa, RTX, The Atomic Bitchwax, Zoroaster, Year Long Disaster, Burning Brides, Jucifer,
Harvey Milk and others.

Taking their cues from sludgy yet dynamic behemoths like Black Sabbath and The Melvins, Black Skies'
music is foreboding, heavy yet spry, and crackles with dark energy. Current personnel includes
bassist/singer Michelle Temple, and guitarist/singer Kevin Clark.

In short: A gathering darkness that casts an oppressive pall over all the sunny pop and goofy indie rock
their hometown can muster. Tired of bands that want to save, revive, or reinvent rock and roll? Meet one
that just plays the shit out of it.

Black Skies released their debut EP in August 2007, Aqua Dogs b/w Family man 7" put out by Chapel Hill
vinyl label Sirena Discos in Spring 2008, self-released Hexagon EP in 2008 and a limited edition 12" of
Hexagon released in 2009 on Chicago label, I'm Better Than Everyone Records

Lyrics

Mancipium Monument

Written By: Black Skies

THEY BUILT IT BRICK BY BRICK FIVE MILES ABOVE THE GROUND. ERODED. EXPLODED. WHAT GOES UP MUST COME CRASHING DOWN. RISE TO FALL. AS WHIPS CRACKED ON THEIR BACKS THEY BUILT WITH PAIN AND PRIDE. HATCHED A PLAN. TOOK A STAND. AVENGING ALL THEIR KIND WHO DIED. RISE TO FALL. THEY STAYED STRONG FOR SO LONG. PRESSED ON WITH HOPE AND HEART. NO MINIONS. NO MASTERS. THEY ROSE AND RIPPED THAT WALL APART. RISE TO FALL.

Discography

Self-titled EP 2007; Self released
Aqua Dogs b/w Family Man 7" 2008; Sirena Discos
Hexagon EP 2008; Self released
Hexagon 12" 2009; I'm Better Than Everyone Records

Set List

Current set list is 45min. of original music.