Does the world really need another doom band? Probably not, but that might be why Blessed Black should be the next band on your radar. Transcending genre barriers and infusing influences from the worlds of traditional heavy metal, post punk, grunge, while incorporating the best elements of the doom genre, Blessed Black are primed and ready to be the new name in the crowded stoner / doom landscape.
Formed in October of 2017, what started as a few riffs and a casual hangout in a dirty Cincinnati band space quickly became a project of passion and determination amongst four friends. Frontman and guitarist Joshua Murphy brings a plethora of experience to the table as a member of the accomplished thrash metal band War Curse, complimented by the creativity of fellow guitarist and long time friend Chris Emerson, the seasoned chops of drummer Ray Bates, and powerhouse bassist Brad Bellamy.
Blessed Black will unleash their debut album titled “Beyond the Crimson Throne” in 2020. The seven song debut, produced by Brian “Bone” Thorburn of Threshold Studios, will feature re-released versions of the band’s singles “The Black Gate” and “Stormbringer,” with the best yet to come. When asked about “Beyond the Crimson Throne,” Joshua Murphy had this to say: “This album is a representation of the journey we took together as musicians, finding our sound and learning to become a band. The result is better than we could have imagined and we hope you all enjoy it.
Read our review here.