Remember Black Robot? It's been awhile since we talked about them. The band is made up of a couple former Buckcherry musicians and I wrote about them a couple years ago for Noisecreep. Now, Black Robot has a new singer and is working on a record for release this year. The band has a definite 80s vibe and in some ways sounds a lot like AC/DC. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing a band like Black Robot on the M3 bill.
Here's info on the new singer:
Los Angeles based hard rock band Black Robot welcome new singer Jeremy Aric to the line-up. Jeremy joins the band after the acrimonious departure of former singer Huck Johns. “We’re very excited about moving forward with Jeremy.” Brightman states “He’s a powerful vocalist with range and style that reminds me of the great British hard rock/heavy metal singers of the past. He was able to deliver great performances on the record that will take Black Robot to the next level.”
Black Robot which also features lead guitarist Andy Andersson, has been in the studio finishing their sophomore release set for 2012. The new album sees the return of Grammy nominated producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson) and Grammy nominated album mixer Mark Needham (The Killers). Also returning for an appearance is former Alice Cooper & Queen keyboardist Fred Mandel. The band posted the first glimpse of the new album on their Facebook and YouTube pages which feature guitarist Andersson and bassist Brightman tracking guitar and bass respectively. A heavy, Black Sabbath sounding tune Staring at the Sun can be heard. This is the first sign of new music the band has released since their debut.
Black Robot is a Los Angeles based rock band formed in 2008 by bassist Jonathan “JB” Brightman. Their debut album was released June 8, 2010 on Formosa Records/Rocket Science Ventures. It was praised by critics and received a Top 15 Rock Albums of 2010 nod from Apple’s iTunes and the #5 Song of the Year (Baddass) by Classic Rock Magazine. Brightman is a founding member of the Grammy nominated band Buckcherry, co-writing and performing on their self-titled debut album, as well as their follow-up Time Bomb. Black Robot is managed exclusively by Ron Rainey and Greg Lewerke for Ron Rainey Management, Inc. For further information about Black Robot visit www.blackrobotmusic.com.