NSW metallers CARBON BLACK have released a new music video and first single “Under Order” from the monstrous third album “We Remain” to be released May 6th. Mixed by Kevin ‘Caveman’ Shirley and featuring guest vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, the brand new music video is directed by acclaimed horror filmmaker Adam Jordan and stars kickboxing sensation Shakira Pacana.
Recorded piece-by-piece throughout the last eighteen months, the album “We Remain” is a hard hitting statement of perseverance and tenacity. Australian bush fires, political unrest, isolation and the global pandemic fueled a collection of furious personal songs that dig deep into their experiences of the last two years and pull no punches.
Featuring guest vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth) on the track ‘Under Order’, this is their most ambitious project to date. The album was by mixed by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Dream Theater, Silverchair, Iron Maiden) during lockdown in his studio in Sydney, Australia. Recording sessions were engineered and produced by Lachlan Mitchell (Nazxul) at Parliament Studios, Sydney. Mastering was overseen by Alan Douches (Mastadon, Clutch) at West West Side, NY. Album artwork and animation is by Mike Morphett (Mortal Sin, Alcatrazz).
CARBON BLACK have shared the stage as a support act with the likes of HELLYEAH, MARTY FRIEDMAN, CAVALERA brothers Max & Iggor, DAVID ELLEFSON, VOIVOD, and MANOWAR founder Ross the Boss, while appearing at numerous Australian metal festivals.
During lockdown the band put their collective energies into re-recording an early track “Mourn” for an isolation video, which went on to gather over fifty thousand views on Facebook.
The band have spent the last several years shaping, sculpting and refining what has become their monstrous new album, We Remain, which will be unleashed on May 6th 2022! “We Remain” CD and merch is available for Pre Order now at carbon-black.bandcamp.com