Black Cobra

Sludge Metal - United States

Black Cobra Band

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 fuelled sludge metal.

After the release of 4 well-received full lengths, BLACK COBRA have levelled 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!


  • Jason Landrian : Guitar, vocals
  • Rafael Martinez : Drums

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on September 12, 2016

BLACK COBRA have already kicked off their European tour in support of doom icons YOB at the prestigious Incubate festival last weekend. The heavy road trip of the American sludge duo will continue to burn stages for over a month throughout Europe in support of their current album ‘Imperium Simulacra’. See below for a lit of confirmed shows.

Posted on June 28, 2016

BLACK COBRA have announced a European tour in support of doom icons YOB. The heavy road trip of the American sludge metal act will kick off at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on September 11 and continues for over a month throughout Europe. A list of all currently confirmed dates can be viewed below.

Posted on December 22, 2015

BLACK COBRA are firing off new crushing track taken from their forthcoming full-length ‘Imperium Simulacra’, which has been slated for worldwide release on February 26th. The song “Eye Among The Blind” is exclusively streaming with the official media partners below.

Posted on April 23, 2015

BLACK COBRA will kick of their European tour in the UK at London’s Desertfest tomorrow. The hardcore-fuelled sludge metal act will be joined by ACID KING for the first part of their road rage until Innsbruck, Austria on May 9th and then continues without the Californians for six more shows. A full list of concerts can be viewed below.

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