Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of BLACK LAVA, the newly born experimental groove metal band from Australia! The band is gearing up for their debut release via Season of Mist.
The band comment on the signing: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with SoM, and it was literally our first choice of label to work with, so to be accepted and be amongst the SoM team once again is a dream for us. Ben Boyle and Dan Presland have worked with the team before (Vipassi, Ne Obliviscaris), so we knew this would be the perfect fit for the band. Exciting things are planned on the horizon, and we are eager to push forward with the support of SoM!“
Formed late 2021, after months of setbacks and turbulence of the uncertain 2020/2021 period – Ben (Vipassi, AMDBL, Hadal Maw) and Dan (Vipassi, AMDBL, Ne Obliviscaris) got together for a creative session to try and inject some spark back into their musical lives.
Some ideas were formed, and before long, an idea and concept came to mind. Quickly realizing the project’s sound, Tim Anderson (Blackhelm) and Rob Watkins (Blackhelm) were recruited, and two months later an entire record was written. The band then entered Bushido studios to record their debut between Christmas and New Year in 2021. The record was then mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West side.
Dan Presland: Drums
Ben Boyle: Guitar
Rob Watkins: Vocals
Tim Anderson: Bass