History & BiographyThe two-piece in charge of Cobra met originally in Miami while home visiting parents over the holidays. A long-distance collaboration between New York City and Los Angeles followed and a self-titled three-song demo emerged in 2004. The band’s Bestial album emerged in 2006. Blackflash Records pressed the band’s demo onto vinyl. The band hit Europe in late 2006 with Blutch.
Black Cobra completed its Southern Lord Recordings debut album, Chronomega, in the summer of 2009. The worldwide release date was set for September 29th, 2009. The band was in Japan and would next proceed to Australia for touring. San Francisco's Black Cobra was denied entry into Canada in June of 2014 and had to, consequently, cancel its northern leg of the North American tour. Season of Mist signed Black Cobra in 2015. The American sludge metal band would enter a studio to record its Season Of Mist debut album for a late 2015 release. It was issued in 2016 instead. The band and Yob toured Europe in 2016.
BLACK COBRA - BESTIAL - AT A LOSS
Black Cobra, despite the label’s insistence, is more a dweller of realms of noise than a full-fledged member of the metal kingdom. Screamed and harsh vocals, noisy distorted music, chaotic delivery and huge riffs that crash-land the listener slither across this recording. It is bestial, yes, but it is not black or death metal. The ethos of hardcore, the crush of grindcore and the power of metal fuse into something indeed bestial and punctuated by short-lived tracks. Broken On The Wheel is the only song that surpasses the 6-minute mark. Fans of Mastodon, Eyehategod and Dystopia should marvel and revel at two guys heaping so much noise unto a disc. Favourite track: Kay-Dur-Twenty... - Ali “The Metallian”