B L A C K | L A K E S create a sound which deliberately blurs the boundaries between hard rock and alternative metal, drawing on a wide range of influences from across both scenes.
Their debut album 'For All We've Left Behind' was recorded in the Welsh capital with premier hard rock and metal producer Romesh Dodangoda and released in Feb of 2022 to critical acclaim, including being named Album Of The Year by four different outlets including ERB Magazine & East London Radio. The various singles released from the album were played extensively across national radio including ERB, Kerrang! and the BBC.
Despite the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the band have still managed to achieve a number of accolades since their formation in 2018, including being named both a GREAT MUSIC STORIES band of the year, and Live band of the year, both in 2021, a critically acclaimed redux set released exclusively for the Spirit of Wildfire festival and making the final of the HARD ROCK HELL - Highway to Hell competition at the 02 Academy.
Most recently, the band reached the final of Kerrang! Radio's 'The Deal' competition, which could have them playing at Download Festival, as well as working with Marshall Records.
BLACK | LAKES have already begun working on their sophomore album whilst continuing to play live across the UK in support their debut. With a string of live dates booked throughout 2023, the band are keen to build on the momentum that's been created to date, and remain incredibly focussed on what comes next.
"Thunderous and Eloquent"
- ADAM WALTON - BBC RADIO
"Black Lakes could be playing to thousands very soon"
- WYATT WENDELS- PLANET ROCK
"Massive riffs and big anthemic choruses"
- JOHNNY DOOM - KERRANG! RADIO
"Intense, passionate, highly skilled and intelligent"
- CLAIRE HILL - EMERGING ROCK BANDS MAGAZINE
"BLACK | LAKES unleash a masterful universe of sound"
- GUY BELLAMY - GREAT MUSIC STORIES
Photos: Megan Jenkins
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