Just Another Manic Monday: Black Cobra, Howl, Eagle Claw @ Emo's, 8/9/10

While this is technically my second show to write about after moving back to Texas, it was my first metal show in what will become my new scene. My new scene…. I really kind of hate that phraseology, but that’s what it is. And while I spent a lot of time kind of dancing around […]

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8 x 8: Mastodon, BTBAM, High on Fire, Baroness, Priestess, Valient Thorr, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. @ The Fox Theater Oakland, 5/8/10

8 bands. 8 hours. Mastodon. Bison. Black Cobra. At the Fox Theater. Baroness. Priestess. Thor(r). Fire. And one other thing that didn’t fit. These are the kinds of connections my brain was making in the down time between sets at The Missing Link show. This one-off show, where two tours collided, was a monstrous metal […]

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SXSW '10: Venomous: Black Cobra, Rwake @ Encore, 11pm, 3/20/10

I took my last stroll down Sixth Street, taking in the spectacle of people around me. I arrived at my final destination, Encore, a bit before 11p. I was supposed to be on the list for tonight’s show, but when I went to check in, they told me that list was actually for the previous […]

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HRC Happy Hour: Black Cobra @ Amoeba SF, 2/5/10

Some people go out for drinks after work on Friday. I prefer to go see one of SF’s loudest bands for free at one of the best record stores in the world. I had never been to one of Amoeba’s in store performances before. I was really interested in how this worked logistically, especially with […]

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Death Rattle: Black Cobra @ Annie's Social Club, 12/19/09

I was enjoying a rare evening out at a really nice restaurant in Woodside with friends and made it back into the city a bit later than expected. I had intended to see Death Angel at Slim’s, but as I started to make my way up there and look for parking, it was too late. […]

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Thinking Woman's Metal: Pelican, Black Cobra @ The Independent, 10/27/09

After probably five failed attempts at seeing local metal duo Black Cobra, I finally made it to a show. Man, had I been missing out. First off, these two guys are loud. It should be illegal for two people to make that much noise with only a drum set, guitar, and screams….at least, that’s the […]

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