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Brooklyn NY, United States

Blacklist is a band from Brooklyn, New York comprised of Josh Strawn (vocals, guitar), Ryan Rayhill (bass), Glenn Maryansky (drums), and James Minor (guitar). They are one of the flagship bands of painter Pieter Schoolwerth’s Wierd Records imprint. The band creates atmospheric modern rock music that has been described as “anthemic,” - The Guardian UK, “darkly romantic,” - The Village Voice, and “a much-needed anomaly in NYC’s music scene.” - Other Music. They are sometimes classified as part of the post-punk revival, though the sound is generally more dense, sonically incorporating elements of shoegaze and heavy metal with coldwave. The members often cite influences like My Bloody Valentine, Motörhead and Black Sabbath alongside bands like The Comsat Angels, Wire, Killing Joke, and The Sound.

Blacklist’s first EP was self-released and is currently out of print. The Solidaire EP was then released including a cover of seminal French coldwave band Asylum Party’s song “Pure Joy In My Heart.” The band’s debut LP, Midnight of the Century, was released digitally on May 26th, 2009 and on CD on July 28th, 2009. It was mixed by Ed Buller and mastered by Howie Weinberg. The album title is a reference to the revolutionary Victor Serge’s novel, Midnight in the Century.


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  • PetitSagittaire

    Listening to this band because of Vaura [2]

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • penigra

    US Power Metal Band

    19 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Blasphemicluv1

    Check out Josh's other new project called Vaura. Really awesome. Actually the reason why I'm checking out Blacklist.

    23 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Iamjustapeasant

    Da oni oxyenni prosto!

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Iamjustapeasant

    Very nice

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • desp0ndency

    God, how I want more of their masterpieces. Sigh.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • starbearer-

    Love that song Exit. Classic death rock type song. Love the guitar sounds!! Very well mixed.

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
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    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Yao_yang

    Korean Blacklist

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    such nice sound from this band...yay fellow NY'ers

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Stehleiter

    I don't think we will see another album. This is what I found on FB: "...after giving it a go for over 6 years, Blacklist has for all intents and purposes called it a day - at least for the forseeable future. All of the members are focusing on other bands or interests at the moment." Too bad. Blacklist was the best band I discovered in the past 10 years.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Penvmbra

    New album, please please!!

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BirdmadGirl78

    These guys have made it into my top 10 favourite bands. Really hope they play the UK soon, loads of people over here really want to see them.

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • kamilstec

    @ash29k, you are twat, cos' Blacklist is new (temporary, we hope..) name for Blindspott band, and Blindspott plays Nu-Metal

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • LRPohlmann

    really fucking beautiful sound!

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ash29k

    some twat head just tagged these guys as nu metal.... gets on my shits when people who know feck all about music decide to tag..... any hoo, great band, great tunes.... much needed lately!!

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • ZelosWilder88

    What modern goth should be. Keep up the good work

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • caterpillargal

    Looking forward to seeing the band at Wave Gotik Treffen along with my favourites Ikon.

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • thetrogg

    i am surprised peter murphy is not cited as an influence

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • vandenio

    love love love this music

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
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