Black Map To Release New Album “Melodoria” In November, Premiere New Song “Chasms”

Black Map will be releasing a new album, titled “Melodoria,” on November 5. You can find a lyric video for the effort’s first single, “Chasms,” below:

“Melodoria” Track Listing:

01. “Chasms”
02. “Super Deluxe”
03. “Nothing Over Me”
04. “Capture The Flag”
05. “Madness”
06. “Witching Hour”
07. “Left For Dead”
08. “In The Wires”
09. “Burnout (Do You Mind)”
10. “Melodoria”

Ben Flanagan said the following about the new record:

“Music and art, to me, has always been a kind of human binding agent. Even amidst the pure chaos of our world, here is this thing that’s there to excite us, to comfort us, and to help us get through it.”

Mark Engles added:

“We went for a very direct approach early on with the tunes on the first album (“…And We Explode“). The natural progression into ‘In Droves‘ was to branch out into other areas of our influences and music we enjoy. ‘Melodoria‘ is yet another step out onto different limbs of our tastes and abilities.”

Black Map Added To Chevelle’s November Tour

Black Map have been added to Chevelle‘s November U.S. tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

11/04 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/05 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
11/06 Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Indoor Music Hall
11/09 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona International Speedway
11/13 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach
11/14 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
11/16 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/17 Richmond, VA – The National
11/18 Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater
11/20 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

Black Map Share Billy Idol & U2 Covers Medley

Black Map (dredg, The Trophy Fire, etc.) have shared a new covers medley featuring Billy Idol‘s “Eyes Without A Face” and U2‘s “Exit.” Ben Flanagan commented:

“We had wrapped up the recording of our forthcoming album and still had the bug to create. At rehearsals we started jamming on covers from bands that influenced us in various ways and this whole thing just really came together. We wanted to be ambitious and combine a couple great songs that we felt would blend in a way that allowed us to put our own stamp on. While the album is getting finalized we wanted to give fans something special to enjoy before dropping new original music, which is right around the corner.”

Black Map Sign With Minus Head Records

Black Map have signed a new deal with their old label home Minus Head Records and are planning to release a new album in spring 2021. Ben Flanagan commented:

“Minus Head was where everything started. They took early interest in us and it made a world of difference for our confidence as a band going forward. Re-signing with them feels like coming full circle and returning home.”

Black Map Announce UK Dates

Black Map have announced a headlining UK tour with Black Orchid Empire and Randolph’s Grin. These shows will take place after their previously announced European dates.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Huddersfield, UK – Parish
05/31 Milton Keynes, UK – The Craufurd Arms
06/01 Bridgewater, UK – Cobblestone (Black Map only)
06/02 London, UK – Camden Rocks Festival (Black Map only)
06/03 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
06/04 Manchester, UK – Gulliver’s

Black Map Announce May European Dates

Black Map have announced some May European shows. Here’s the dates:

05/20 Bern, SWI – Rossli Bar
05/23 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
05/24 Leipzig, Naumanns Im Felsenkeller
05/25 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
05/26 Berlin, GER – Badehaus
05/27 Koln, GER – MTC
05/28 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

Black Map Surprise Release New EP “Trace The Path”, Premiere “Let Me Out” Music Video

Black Map have surprise released a new EP titled “Trace The Path.” You can check that out below, along with a new video for “Let Me Out.“ You can also head to Loudwire to read a new interview with bassist/vocalist Ben Flanagan about the effort and their upcoming tour.