Black Road EP

by Black Road

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    PRE ORDER GOES LIVE FRIDAY JUNE 4TH AT 7PM CEST

    *Limited quantity autographed by Suzi Uzi and Tim M. available also*

    OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE JULY 23RD

    Ultimate Repress Edition

    Limited to 250 copies
    Single jacket w/ 3mm spine
    Black flood inside
    Full color double sided insert
    Black polylined innersleeve
    Bandcamp download code
    Housed in a PVC sleeve
    45RPM
    Comes on Purple/Blue/Yellow swirl 12" vinyl

    A1. From Hell
    A2. Bloody Mary
    A3. Morte

    B1. Morte (Coda)
    B2. Red
    B3. Black Rose

    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

    DISCLAIMER: DHU RECORDS SHIPS VINYL OUTSIDE OF THE JACKET EXCLUSIVELY TO PREVENT SEAM SPLITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF DAMAGE TO MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER ARRIVES SAFELY. ALL ORDERS ARE SECURELY PACKED, HOWEVER, DHU RECORDS CANNOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW THE MAILMEN AND WOMEN TREAT YOUR PACKAGE.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Black Road EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    **An autographed copy of the Black Road EP Repress 2021, signed by founders Suzi Uzi and Tim M. NOTE: Please specify if you do not want the album COVER signed, and want the signatures in another spot or separate paper. Thank you!**

    PRE ORDER GOES LIVE FRIDAY JUNE 4TH AT 7PM CEST

    OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE JULY 23RD

    Ultimate Repress Edition

    Limited to 250 copies
    Single jacket w/ 3mm spine
    Black flood inside
    Full color double sided insert
    Black polylined innersleeve
    Bandcamp download code
    Housed in a PVC sleeve
    45RPM
    Comes on Purple/Blue/Yellow swirl 12" vinyl

    A1. From Hell
    A2. Bloody Mary
    A3. Morte

    B1. Morte (Coda)
    B2. Red
    B3. Black Rose

    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

    DISCLAIMER: DHU RECORDS AND BLACK ROAD SHIP VINYL OUTSIDE OF THE JACKET EXCLUSIVELY TO PREVENT SEAM SPLITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF DAMAGE TO MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER ARRIVES SAFELY. ALL ORDERS ARE SECURELY PACKED, HOWEVER, DHU RECORDS AND BLACK ROAD CANNOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW THE MAILMEN AND WOMEN TREAT YOUR PACKAGE.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Black Road EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Also includes high-quality album artwork files and band pics.
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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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  • Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    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!

    To our friends in the EU - please order from DHU RECORDS to avoid high shipping costs!

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1.
From Hell 08:01
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
2.
Bloody Mary 04:16
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
3.
Morte 03:54
4.
Morte (coda) 03:00
5.
Red 05:41
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
6.
Black Rose 10:22
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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PRE ORDER GOES LIVE FRIDAY JUNE 4TH AT 7PM CEST

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE JULY 23RD

Ultimate Repress Edition

Limited to 250 copies
Single jacket w/ 3mm spine
Black flood inside
Full color double sided insert
Black polylined innersleeve
Bandcamp download code
Housed in a PVC sleeve
45RPM
Comes on Purple/Blue/Yellow swirl 12" vinyl

A1. From Hell
A2. Bloody Mary
A3. Morte

B1. Morte (Coda)
B2. Red
B3. Black Rose

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

DISCLAIMER: DHU RECORDS & BLACK ROAD SHIP VINYL OUTSIDE OF THE JACKET EXCLUSIVELY TO PREVENT SEAM SPLITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF DAMAGE TO MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER ARRIVES SAFELY. ALL ORDERS ARE SECURELY PACKED, HOWEVER, DHU RECORDS AND BLACK ROAD CANNOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW THE MAILMEN AND WOMEN TREAT YOUR PACKAGE.


ORIGINAL CREDITS:
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: Trey
// Drums: Danny

STONER
DOOM
METAL

From: Chicago, IL, USA.

Est. 2015
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