The band’s new album ‘Melodoria’ arrives next week
Black Map have revealed the music video for “Super Deluxe.” The track is the latest taste of their forthcoming album Melodoria which arrives on February 18 via Minus Head Records. Stream the official clip below.
“‘Super Deluxe’ is a song we’ve been really excited for people to hear as soon as we finished writing it,” says Ben Flanagan. “It kind of encapsulates all of the things I love about being in this band in intertwining beauty, darkness, mystery and heaviness all together in one web. We wanted a video that would do justice and shine light on all of those things and we are really happy for it to finally be out in the world.”
The Bay Area band have released a trio of songs in the lead-up to the album’s release”: “Witching Hour” (https://youtu.be/jc8fiqkq2XY), “Left For Dead” (https://youtu.be/4ks96XVhuLw), and “Chasms” (https://youtu.be/KijxR8H_W8o). The group also released both guitar and bass playthroughs for “Left for Dead,” which can be viewed via their YouTube channel.
Album pre-orders are on-sale now, with the collection available on both standard white vinyl and a limited-edition white vinyl with black and yellow splatter, CD and digitally with various limited-edition merch.
“Music and art, to me, has always been a kind of human binding agent,” singer/bass player Ben Flanagan explains of the album the band co-produced with Zach Ohren (Chelsea Grin, Machine Head). “Even amidst the pure chaos of our world, here is this thing that’s there to excite us, to comfort us, and to help us get through it.”
“We went for a very direct approach early on with the tunes on the first album (… And We Explode). The natural progression into In Droves was to branch out into other areas of our influences and music we enjoy,” explains guitar player Mark Engles. “Melodoria is yet another step out onto different limbs of our tastes and abilities.”
Following the 2017 release of In Droves, a sophomore slump-defying set which furthered the group’s incursion into rock radio without sacrificing an ounce of musical integrity, Black Map married themselves to the road. Major festivals extended invitations, resulting in head-turning sets at Chicago Open Air, Aftershock, Rock Allegiance, and Louder Than Life, plus a “Best New Artist” nomination at the first-ever Loudwire Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Black Map – Melodoria [Minus Head Records, 2022]
- Super Deluxe
- Nothing Over Me
- Capture the Flag
- Witching Hour
- Left For Dead
- In The Wires
- Burnout (Do You Mind)