Black Map Tease New Song “Left For Dead”

Black Map have shared a teaser for their new song “Left For Dead.” The full track will be released on November 19. It will also appear on the band’s new album “Melodoria,” which is set to be released on February 18.

Black Map Delay New Album “Melodoria” To February

Black Map have postponed the release of their new album “Melodoria.” The effort will now be available on February 18.

The band commented:

“We wrote and recorded a great record we are incredibly proud of and couldn’t be more excited to share with you. We’ve also been rehearsing nonstop to bring you another great live show. But having both our fall national tours unexpectedly and beyond our control be cancelled we’ve decided to move the release of Melodoria to February 18th, 2022.

With that, we’ll be rolling out a couple more new tracks shortly across all our streaming/social sources. Stay tuned.

If you have pre-ordered any merchandise, it will begin shipping in early November.

Thanks for your patience and support. We’ll see you on the road next year.

Much love,
Ben, Mark & Chris“

Chevelle Cancel November Tour

Chevelle have cancelled their November tour with Black Map. The band issued the following statement:

“We regret to inform our fans that we are unable to move forward with our planned November tour dates. Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances to the same scale our fans deserve. Touring is our life and performing live for our fans is the best part of our job. We are disappointed to not hit the road again but we are making good use of this time to write new music. We want to thank our fans for supporting NIRATIAS and we will see you back out there!”

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

Faith No More To Replace Limp Bizkit At 2021 Aftershock Festival

Faith No More have been added to this year’s Aftershock Festival. The band will be replacing Limp Bizkit, who have decided to cancel all of their 2021 dates. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Faith No More, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Death Angel, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX,and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, DED, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.

Bush & Stone Temple Pilots Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Bush and Stone Temple Pilots have announced a co-headlining tour. Black Map and Devora will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/30 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre (feat. Black Map)
10/01 El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (free show) (feat. Black Map)
10/03 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (feat. Black Map)
10/05 New Orleans, LA – Champions Square (feat. Black Map)
10/06 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (feat. Black Map)
10/08 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park (feat. Devora)
10/09 Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre (Stone Temple Pilots only) (feat. Devora)
10/09 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field (Bush only)
10/11 Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater (feat. Devora)
10/12 Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre (feat. Devora)
10/14 Quapaw, OK – Downstream Casino (feat. Devora)
10/15 Brandon, MO – Brandon Amphitheatre (feat. Devora)
10/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre (feat. Devora)

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.”

Misfits, In This Moment, August Burns Red, Etc. Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, and Oxymorrons.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, Dropkick Muprhys, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Ayron Jones, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Des Rocs, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Black Map, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: Misfits, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Mudvayne, Body Count, Asking Alexandria, Atreyu, Badflower, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Bones UK, Alien Weaponry, The Black Moods, Blame My Youth, South Of Eden, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, Mammoth WVH, From Ashes To New, The Blue Stones, Law, All Good Things, Higher Power, Tempt, and The Cold Stares.