From L.A comes the sludge two piece Black Cobra. Bringing some of the heaviest music that area has ever spawned, they have gain much acclaim in the underground. The band is back with a new album titled Imperium Simulacra. I was given the honor of speaking with vocalist/guitarist Jason Landrian about the new album as well as his love for Adult Swim.
Can you tell us a bit about your new album? How does it compare to old
ones? Any stories about the writing process?
We approached the album the way we have all of our albums. We wanted to move forward, but allow it to happen naturally. The writing process usually involves one of us presenting an idea or two and then we build and shape the songs from that.
What made you use the “Messenger” to promote the album?
We just felt it was a strong song and was a good representation of what to expect from the album.
I see you have released a song through Adult Swim? How did this come to be? You a fan of the network at all? If so what are some of your favorite shows?
We got approached to be part of their Metal Swim compilation and were excited to do it. It’s pretty much the first and only thing we throw on the TV when we get to a hotel after a show on tour. We’re both big fans of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Tim and Eric, Venture Brothers and of course Metalocalypse.
Any tour to promote your new album?
We’re currently on a 7 week tour right now with Bongzilla, Lo-Pan and
Against The Grain. I’m physically in the van going 70mph as I write this.
Whats your favorite metal two piece?
Big Business although not sure if they’re EXACTLY metal. Tough choice as there are a lot of great ones out there.
With fests like MDF getting a lot of doom on their bills and with bands like Electric Wizard selling out shows fast, do you feel doom is a lot more popular than it was say 10 years ago?
I feel like we’ve seen it get more popular and then kind of settle back for a bit, then get popular again and so on. I think it’s just the nature of underground music.