BLACK RIVER DRIVE
Black River Drive's new album sees this New Zealand rock band return with riffs to burn and a massive evolution in their sound, which can be summed up as 'modern rock with a rock and roll heart'.
The band drew inspiration for the album from iconic rock artists including Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC, Tool, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin and Metallica's seminal Black Album.
The album was recorded over two months in Nashville, Tennessee with US hard rock and metal producer Toby Wright, the man behind albums by the likes of Alice in Chains, Metallica, Slayer, Sevendust and Ozzy Osbourne. It was funded through a $20k crowd funding campaign and received government funding from NZOA. The album was mixed by Australian rock producer/engineer Forrester Savell (I Am Giant, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus) and mastered at Fascination Street in Sweden.
This international effort has added up to one of NZ's biggest rock albums of 2014.
Their new album is scheduled for release on November 7th, 2014. The band will be touring nationwide to promote the album throughout November.