Minus Head Records sign Bay Area Trio, Black Map (band feat members of Dredg, Far and The Trophy Fire)

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Minus Head Records sign Bay Area Trio, Black Map (band feat members of Dredg, Far and The Trophy Fire)

Photo credit: Ray Blanco

San Francisco, May 19, 2014 – Minus Head Records, home of Death Valley High and Incite, have signed Bay Area trio Black Map.

Black Map, who the San Francisco Bay Guardian described as “epic, guitar-driven, smart-art-rock-meets-anthemic-metal,” features guitar player Mark Engles (Dredg), singer/bass player Ben Flanagan (The Trophy Fire) and drummer Chris Robyn (Far/Crosses).

“We are really excited to be working with Black Map,” said Brad Hardie, Minus Head Records’ label owner. “These vets bring an aggressive edge to their new material.”

Black Map is currently at Hellam Sound in Oakland, Calif. recording their full-length debut with producer Aaron Hellam.  The album is slated for a fall release. Black Map self-released Driver, a four-song EP, earlier this year. “I’m Just The Driver,” a song featured on both the EP and forthcoming full-length, is streaming via YouTube: http://youtu.be/HMSxBtKcDiM.

Black Map tour dates:

June 15     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s (w/Pelican & Tombs)

July 10     Raleigh, NC     Oak City 7 (w/Kings X)

July 11     Philadelphia, PA     The Fire

July 13     Brooklyn, NY     The Knitting Factory

August 16     San Diego, CA     The Casbah (w/Ilya)