Nashville>Melbourne>Sweden>NZ: Black River Drive rock the world to make 'Quicksand'

Black River Drive's new album QUICKSAND was produced by Toby Wright in Nashville, had additional guitars tracked by Zorran Mendonsa in Auckland, mixing by Forrester Savell in Melbourne and mastering by Jens Borgen Fascination Street in Sweden.

Black River Drive's new album QUICKSAND sees the 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. 

QUICKSAND is scheduled for release on November 7th, 2014 and will be available fromJB HiFiAmplifieriTunes and all good digital outlets. The band will be touring nationwide to promote the album throughout November.


The band has shot studio performance music videos for all ten tracks on the album, and are releasing one video a day via The Rock from 29th October until the album is released on November 7th.  Check out the video for their latest single 'Grenade'.



Thurs Nov 6 – Rhythm, New Plymouth

Fri Nov 7 – The Royal, Palmerston North

Sat Nov 8 -  King St Live, Masterton

Sat Nov 15 – Altitude Bar, Hamilton

Fri Nov 28 – Churchill’s Live Music Venue, Christchurch

Sat Nov 29 – Rattle & Hum Bar, Nelson