This Just In: Imperium Simulacra

Yes – a new Black Cobra album! And it’s out on Season Of Mist, which is the force behind so many important heavy music releases, I don’t even know where to begin. If you’re into this stuff, you’ve probably been at the last couple Black Cobra shows at Gramps and know that these guys rip equally hard live as on record.  A perfect mix of sludge and thrash, with excellent lineage (and ties to Miami’s heavy scene), Black Cobra achieve more as a duo than most bands can do as a 5-piece. Furthermore, their style is accessible enough that even metal naysayers could get into it, well, at least I hope so. But hey – just check out a track below and hear for yourself. If you like what you hear, Black Cobra play Churchill’s on March 24th with Bongzilla and Lo Pan. -MLE

Black Cobra – Imperium Simulacra 2LP
Listen – “Challenger Deep”
“Listening to Imperium Simulacra is like watching an experienced chef at work. His shimmering knives are honed to perfection. First a chunk of flesh is hacked with precision into just the right size. With a sharp blade all the excess fat and gristle are trimmed away in quick strokes until only the lean meat remains. The bloody piece is fried in a hot pan to keep it juicy. Each morsel will be succulent and tasty.

The frying guitars, burning rhythms and rugged vocals on each of the nine new songs by BLACK COBRA are about as delicious. The band was formed in 2001 by guitarist and vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-CAVITY), who was joined by Rafael Martinez (ex-ACID KING, -16, GAMMERA). The duo exploded from the underground with their scathing take on hardcore-fueled sludge metal.

After the release of 4 well-received full lengths, BLACK COBRA have leveled venues first across the United States and increasingly on international stages alongside such cult acts as HIGH ON FIRE, WEEDEATER, PELICAN, THE SWORD, YOB, SLEEP, TORCHE, KYUSS, LIVES and many more.

Now BLACK COBRA are more than ready to take several big steps up the ladder of success and take the world by storm with Imperium Simulacra. Crank up the volume, bang your head, and let this album shred!” -Season Of Mist


Sound wave simulacra – new releases, reissues & restocks…

2Pac – All Eyez On Me 4LP
Al Green – Greatest Hits LP
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (Clear) 2LP
American Football – American Football 2LP
Animal Collective – Painting With CDAnthrax – For All Kings 2LP*
Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare LP
Atlas Sound – Let The Blind… 2LP, Logos LP
Bad Religion – 30 Years Live LP*
Beatles – Beatles (White Album) 2LP, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
Beirut – The Flying Cup Club LP
Bill Evans – Interplay LP
Bill Evans Trio – Explorations LP
Billie Holiday – All Or Nothing At All LP,The Essential Rare Collection LP
Bjork – Vulnicura Deluxe 2LP
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality LP
Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star LP
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus LP, Natty Dread LP, Kaya LP
Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded LP
Caribou – Swim 2LP
Chris Marker – La Jetee LP*
Cian Nugent – Night Fiction LP
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams 2LP
Clorox Girls – S/T LP
Colleen – Everyone Alive Wants Answers LP + CD
Cross Record – Wabi Sabi LP*
Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask 2LP
Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger LP
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane LP*, Blackstar CD, LP, Bowie At The Beeb: Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions 4LP*, Hunky Dory LP*, Man Who Sold The World LP*, Nothing Has Changed 2LP, Pinups LP*, Ziggy Stardust 2LP*
Plastic Pinks – Livin’ On The Coast CS
De La Soul – 3 Ft. High And Rising 2LP
Death – For The Whole World To See LP
Deftones – White Pony 2LP
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses LP
DOOM – Born Like This 2LP
Dr. Dre – The Chronic 2LP
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah 2LP
Eddy Current Supression Ring – Primary Colours LP
Efterklang – Parades 2LP
Entombed AD – Dead Dawn LP*
Etta James – Rocks The House LP
Flaming Lips – Clouds Taste Metallic LP, Transmissions From The Satellite Heart LP, Yoshimi LP
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP, S/T LP
Foo Fighers – S/T LP, Sonic Highways LP
Frank Sinatra – Ring-A-Ding-Ding LP*, That’s Life LP*
Frank Zappa – Apostrohe (‘) LP, Over-Nite Sensation LP
Fred McDowell – I Don’t Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll LP
Fugazi – A Steady Diet Of Nothing LP, Instrument LP
Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop LP, Maggot Brain LP
Galaxie 500 – This Is Our Music LP
Geneva Jacuzzi – Technophelia LP
Gits – Frenching The Bully LP, Seafish Louisville LP
Grateful Dead – American Beauty LP
Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand LP
Hawkwind – Space Ritual 2LP*
Horace Andy – In The Light Dub LP*, In The Light LP*
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell LP
Isis – Celestial 2LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
Jello Biafra & The Melvins – Never Breathe What You Can’t See LP
Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands LP, Stoned & Dethroned LP
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP, Coltrane LP, Giant Steps LP, Sun Ship LP*
John Lennon – Imagine LP
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison LP, Now Here’s Johnny LP*, Sings Hank Williams LP*
Kanye West – 808’s & Heartbreak 2LP+CD, Late Registration 2LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – S/T LP
Leadbelly – Where Did You Sleep Last Night LP
Led Zeppelin – S/T LP
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Blues In My Bottle LP, Bring Me My Shotgun: The Essential Collection LP
Lily & Madeline – Keep It Together CD*, LP*
Logic – Incredible True Story 2LP*
Lou Reed – Rock N Roll Animal LP
Madlib – Shades Of Blue 2LP
Makaveli – The Don Illuminati 2LP
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On LP
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue LP, Round About Midnight (Mono) LP
Minor Threat – First Two 7’s 12″
Modest Mouse – Fruit That Ate Itself LP
Mount Moriah – How To Dance LP*
Murcof – Martes + Utopia 3LP
Murmur – S/T 2LP
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea LP, on Avery Island LP
N.W.A. – 100 Miles And Runnin’ LP, Straight Outta Compton LP
Nas – Illmatic LP
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine LP
No Use For A Name – All The Best Songs 2LP
Ornette Coleman – To Whom Who Keeps A Record LP*
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden 2LP, Sorrow And Extinction 2LP
Patrick Cowley – Muscle Up 2LP
Phil Collins – Dance Into The Light 2LP*, Hello, I Must Be Going LP*
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP, The Wall 2LP, Wish You Were Here LP
Pissgrave – Suicide Euphoria LP
Prince – Purple Rain LP
Propagandhi – Less Talk, More Rock LP
Queen – News Of The World LP
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief 2LP, In Rainbows LP,
Ramones – Ramones Mania LP
Rancid – Honor Is All We Know LP
Real Estate – Real Estate LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits 2LP*, I’m With You 2LP*
Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers LP
Santigold – 99 Cents CD*
School Of Seven Bells – SVIIB CD*, LP*
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson LP
Shannon & The Clams – Sleep Talk LP
Shooter Jennings – Countach LP*
Skratchy Seal – Best Of Skratchy Seal: 10 Years Of Superseal LP
Slayer – Show No Mercy LP
Sleep – Dopesmoker 2LP
Sonic Youth – Bad Moon Rising LP, Daydream Nation LP, Dirty 2LP*, Evol LP, Goo LP*, S/T LP, The Diamond Sea 12”*, Washing Machine 2LP*
Stooges – Stooges LP
Susumu Yokota – Sakura 2LP+CD
Tenement – The Blind Wink LP
The Avengers – S/T LP
The Black Crowes – Shake Your Moneymaker LP, The Southern Harmony & Musical Companion 2LP
The Cramps – Stay Sick! LP
The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II Instrumentals LP*
The Strokes – Room On Fire LP
The Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle LP
Thelonious Monk – The Unique LP
Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler LP, Fortress 7”, Help LP, Mutilator Defeated At Last LP, Singles Collection Vol. 1 & 2 2LP
Thievery Corporation – Saudade LP, The Richest Man In Babylon 2LP
Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country 2LP, Ravedeath 1972 LP, Virgins 2LP
Total Abuse – Excluded LP
Tsunami Bomb – Trust No One LP*
Ty Segall – Lemons LP, Manipulator 2LP, Melted LP, Sleeper LP, Ty Rex LP
Various – Best Of Cuba CD*
Various – After Dark 3LP
Various – Outlier: Recordings From Madagascar LP
Various – The Many Faces Of David Bowie 3CD*
Wet Ones – S/T LP
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2LP
Willie Nelson – Summertime (Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin) LP*
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory OST LP*
Wolfmother – Victorious LP*
Wolfsheim – The Sparrows And The Nightingales 12”
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue