NewsJune 3, 2008 1:18 AM ET6,081 views

Black Market Activities signs Sweet Cobra

Official press release: Black Market Activities proudly announces the addition of Sweet Cobra to the family. The band's Hawthorne Street Records release, "Forever," will be reissued through Black Market Activities on June 24th. An admiration for '70s inspired groove rock and remnants of a hardcore driven past brewed the foundation for Sweet Cobra. The mind-boggling grooves and sludgy, down-trodden guitar riffs make avoiding toe-tapping nearly inescapable. Driven by murky grooves, Sweet Cobra incorporates the disgruntled fervor of hardcore as the finishing touch. Sweet Cobra formed in 2002 with drummer Jason Gagovski (Suicide Note) and vocalist/bassist Botchy Vasquez (The Killer). Guitarists Robert Lanham and Matt Arluck later joined on to complete the line-up. The band made its debut on Seventh Rule Recordings with "Praise," introducing Sweet Cobra's boundary defying sound. Picking up where "Praise" left off is 2007's "Forever," originally released through Hawthorne Street Records. "Forever" offers eight songs, encompassing a similar reefer madness, with production by Greg Norman (Pelican) and mixed by Sanford Parker (Minsk) at Volume Studios. Check out Sweet Cobra online here.

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yourbandsucks 6/2/2008 10:21:28 PM

first post again


xvegeedgex 6/2/2008 10:24:59 PM

fcking sweet, indeed.


khann 6/2/2008 10:26:38 PM

saw it coming


forumdrama 6/2/2008 10:29:57 PM

Sweet! Another band to jump on the BMA roster that will get absolutely nowhere because BMA doesn't promote their bands at all.


thetowerofrome 6/2/2008 10:33:53 PM

sweet cobra is the fcking shiznit


thetowerofrome 6/2/2008 10:34:53 PM

forumdrama..... seriously 4 post since 2005?


thetowerofrome 6/2/2008 10:35:36 PM

14*..........


tardarm 6/2/2008 10:37:13 PM

fck yeah*grabs crotch and buckles at the knees*


xfightmex 6/2/2008 10:50:42 PM

okay sweet. another shitty band on the worst label ever.


master_of_profits 6/2/2008 11:31:49 PM

fck yeah. these guys deserve it.


RobertRedford 6/2/2008 11:50:31 PM

this is odd


brettnbutler 6/3/2008 12:03:23 AM

niiiiiiiiiiice.


LORDSHREDDER 6/3/2008 12:11:28 AM

I've got a sweet cobra in my trousers.


WOOOOOOOOOOOO 6/3/2008 12:21:15 AM

what happen to BMA? this is the worst band i have ever listened to. I am pissed that i just wasted a minute of my life. Guy is Gay.


xfightmex 6/3/2008 12:22:38 AM

this band should have a solid first week in stores. 10 units sold?


xslick_mcfavoritex 6/3/2008 12:47:22 AM

Sweet Cobra is sooooooo much better than this. Should've stayed with Seventh Rule or Hawthorne Street.


marching_band_rules 6/3/2008 3:00:57 AM

saw these guys on halloween with hewhocorrupts and they bored me to fcking death. i dunno


remingtoncountry 6/3/2008 4:23:59 AM

love this band, but why bma?


Chicken_Gang_Bang 6/3/2008 5:36:54 AM

crap band


thereapersson 6/3/2008 6:23:03 AM

Great! Now they'll be able to charge 20 bucks per CD after shipping! BlackMarketActivities sucks dck.


onemeansquid 6/3/2008 10:46:02 AM

awesome band, but odd choice...


SyracuseMetalNerd 6/3/2008 1:20:02 PM

I figured everyone knew this since it's already being advertised in the Metal Maniacs ad this month


sharkfight 6/3/2008 1:53:54 PM

oh shit, yea how could i have forgotten about Metal Maniacs magazine?


mht 6/3/2008 3:20:58 PM

up next for BMA: Hewhocorrupts and Phoenix Bodies


picturesofme 6/3/2008 7:25:51 PM

great band.


hot_salvation 6/3/2008 7:45:54 PM

Awesome band


proximoafaxmachine 6/6/2008 1:26:35 AM

i love this band.





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