Capital of metal

Black .44

Black .44

Helsinki

Stoner - Metal

BLACK .44
plays stoner and southern influenced metal and comes from the capital area of Finland. The Band was founded in spring 2011.

In May 2012 Black .44 went to record their first demo-EP at IVK-studios, Helsinki. A Self-titled demo-EP was released in fall 2012. The demo-record got some great feedback in the Finnish metal media. The first gig took place in the famous underground Club PRKL in Helsinki on 01 August 2014. Well worth the wait – the show was a success! This was followed by more gigs in Helsinki and it’s neighboring cities the highlight being a Tuska Festival 2015 afterparty show at On The Rocks in June 2015.

Black .44 released their first full-length album “No Blanks” in fall 2015. It’s an ass-kicking riff-based 9 track metal album with some stoner, sludge and southern wibes. The band wanted to keep things quite simple and make a groovy, catchy and rocking metal album that gets your head nodding and your fist in the air. An album that is just pure fun to listen to. No Blanks was released 28 August 2015 via Inverse Records and it debuted nr. 19 on The Official Finnish Charts and nr. 4 on Rumba-magazine most sold albums chart.

Recently the band has rocked some live shows on a regular basis. The summer of 2016 reached its climax when Black .44 threw a couple of shows with Dave Evans (Ex-singer of AC/DC) and made its festival debut in Karjurock. After a few more gigs, Black .44 started to work on their second album. Project “I Define Discipline” started on November 2016 in Jyväskylä at SN-Audio Productions. The band working on the album and it will be set to release in the near future.

Black .44 songs tell dark stories about your regular hometown murderers, these sick weirdos and those poor souls that just happen to be born crooked or just always seem to make the wrong choices in life. Masculine vocals, crooked lyrics and strong and powerful riffs added by a pinch of that good old southern groove, are the trademarks of Black .44. Highly recommended for fans of Black Sabbath, Down, Alice in Chains and Pantera who like their favourite music with a little modern twist.

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