Black Road EP

by Black Road

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    **These are the last few remaining cassettes ever! They were not sold previously because they contain a crack in the outer jewel case. The cassettes are in perfect quality and have not been opened!**
    The first cassette release by the mighty DHU Records, mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator). This original cover, artwork design, and layout was done by Suzi Uzi. It is different than the artwork featured on the CD and (coming soon) vinyl releases. Very limited run!

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  • Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl SIGNED BY BAND
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Gatefold Vinyl - "Black Road EP" on 33rpm hot wax from DHU RECORDS (Netherlands). Mixed & mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator).

    This is a VERY limited run, available in 3 color options:

    1. Bloody Mary Edition - **SOLD OUT!!!** solid bone white vinyl with black and red line splatter.

    2. From Hell Edition - **SOLD OUT!!!** solid blue and yellow spin melted blend with slight red splatter.

    3. Morte Edition - **SOLD OUT!!!** see-through deep magenta with blue/purple splatter.

    DHU RECORDS are SOLD OUT of all editions of this vinyl.

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  • Limited Edition Digipak CD
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD digipack release from BloodRock Records, with cover art by Nick Gurley and layout/design by Suzi Uzi. Features an 8-page booklet insert with lyrics and pictures.

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about

Black Road is a four-piece sultry stoner/doom band from Chicago, IL. Founding members Tim M. and Suzi Uzi write the riffs and lyrics, with Casey Papp (bass) and Robert Gonzales (drums) creating a heavy and harmonious rhythm as the backbone. Formed in the summer of 2015, Black Road has had lineup changes that have pushed the band to become stronger and more focused. Just before acquiring the newest members in fall of 2016, Black Road signed with DHU Records (Netherlands) for a vinyl and cassette deal. Later in early 2017, they signed with BloodRock Records (Italy) for the CD release.

After almost one full year of gaining their new bassist and drummer, Black Road was finally ready to reveal their self-titled debut EP. This album features two songs that had already been established by the previous lineup, and 4 new tracks that were created out of sheer inspiration. The album is a DIY labor of love - originally tracked and recorded by Suzi Uzi and Brad V Earl. The tracks were sent to Tony Reed (Mos Generator) at HeavyHead Recording Company in Washington to be mixed and mastered. Each song has a different feel, meaning, and place within the album.

The first single released to the public was track 2, "Bloody Mary" - the shortest lyrical song on the EP. A music video followed up the release, and gained instant popularity.

"Chicago's mystical occult stoner/doom unit Black Road invite you to tread terra retro via their first official video, 'Bloody Mary'. The new single is a pulsating tune laden with ruts of fuzzed riffs, vintage vibes, and some bluesy vocals." (Pat "Riot" Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor at Riff Relevant)

This single was also featured on "Doomed & Stoned in Chicago (2017)", alongside other Chicago metal and stoner rock bands. The mix for the original release of "Bloody Mary" is not the one which is heard on the Black Road EP. This older mix can be purchased as a single on Black Road's Bandcamp page (mixed by John Morrison and Suzi Uzi).

The second and final single released before the album went public was track 1, "From Hell".

"Daaaaaamn, BLACK ROAD have a bonafide hit on their hands with "From Hell." This is the first track from the Chicago rocker's upcoming EP, 'Black Road' (2017)." (BillyGoat - Doomed & Stoned)

"From Hell" was originally released within the compilation "DHU Records Sampler MXVII Vol. II", now available on Bandcamp. This sampler includes songs from bands currently on the DHU Records roster.

"Morte" (track 3) is an instrumental composition, written, recorded, and performed by Suzi Uzi. The song features Tim performing layered acoustic guitar tracks, also recorded by Suzi.

"Morte (coda)" (track 4) is the continuation of the original "Morte" track - featuring electric instrumentation. Tony Reed contributed a vintage mellotron track to this particular song, adding layers of complexity and depth - perfectly capturing the darkness and horror movie feel intended by Suzi.

"Red" (track 5 on the EP) can be described as "the song that started it all". The original demo recording released by Black Road in early 2016 caught the eyes and ears of DHU Records. Feeling an immediate connection with the head of the record label, Black Road knew they wanted to go with DHU for the first release. "Red" has evolved and gotten heavier - just like the entire band.

Closing out the Black Road EP is track 6, "Black Rose". This is the longest song on the entire album, and can almost be considered the grand finale ballad. The outro of this song incorporates live audio captured by Suzi after a storm.

"Thank you to everyone who helped us make our dreams come true. We hope you enjoy our debut EP, and we look forward to many more songs and releases to come!" - Black Road 2017.

credits

released October 6, 2017

Vocals/Lyrics/Piano: Suzi Uzi
Guitars: Tim M.
Bass: Casey Papp
Drums: Robert Gonzales
Mellotron [Track 4 "Morte (coda)"]: Tony Reed (Mos Generator)

Tracked/Recorded: Brad V Earl & Suzi Uzi
Mixed & Mastered: Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Company
Cover Art: Nick Gurley Artwork
Album Layout & Design: Suzi Uzi

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Black Road Chicago, Illinois

// Vox + Lyrics: Suzi
// Guitar: Tim
// Bass: Casey
// Drums: Rob

FUZZ + DOOM + STONER ROCK

From: Chicago, IL, USA.

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Track Name: From Hell
Take away all of the green in life
And we pay the ultimate price

Take away all of what's great in life
And we'll make a huge sacrifice

Take away all of the green in life
Decimate no matter what we try

Take away all of what's great in life
And in Hell our dreams will die

Hell, you are from Hell

Wreaking havoc and that's no doubt
We knew we had to shut you out
Yeah once we thought we had you beat
You left us behind in bitter defeat

Taking all of the green in life
You know we surely paid the price
The worst parasite you will know
Now back to hell you should go

Hell, you are from Hell
Track Name: Bloody Mary
When darkness strikes
She comes scratching
Ripping the flesh
Drawing your blood

Say it three times
You'll be regretting
But it's too late
The damage is done

Don't speak her name
The doom is real
It's more than a myth
Pain you will feel

Bloody Mary

Look at your reflection
Turn off your light
Fear rises inside you
Anticipate the fright

When darkness strikes
She's not merciful
Ripping the flesh
Drawing your blood

Don't speak her name
The doom is real
It's more than a myth
Pain you will feel

Bloody Mary
Track Name: Red
He wasn't wealthy
Not a well-off man
He worked hard
Did the best he can

Loved his family
For them he was strong
But what he did
To some it was wrong

Long rolling fields
Of bright Red dreams
With velvet petals
Waving in the breeze
Long rolling fields
Of bright Red dreams
With velvet petals
Waving in the breeze

Tending day and night
Taking great care
Healing the pain
Of people aware

Praised by many
But still on the run
Looking over his shoulder
Rides into the sun

Long rolling fields
Of bright Red dreams
With velvet petals
Waving in the breeze
Long rolling fields
Of bright Red dreams
With velvet petals
Waving in the breeze

Bright Red dreams
Track Name: Black Rose
In the garden so peaceful, where the beautiful things all grow
The solstice begins so slow and the signs of winter will show

Days become shorter and the sun seems unsure
The clouds have gone now, leaving only the starless azure
In the morning shall come rebirth of the sable's prey
But in the glow of that light we start to see the decay

For this is bittersweet, with death comes new life
No amount of grace could prevent this strife

Black Rose

After the light must come the night
It's only dark before the dawn
and in the end we shall move on

Black Rose

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