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Black Map Debuts New Single, New LP Details “Run Rabbit Run” Available For Streaming Now

Bay Area rock outfit BLACK MAP have debuted an all new song titled “Run Rabbit Run” from their all new LP coming out next year. “The song is one of my favorites on the record and definitely one of the most intense,” says frontman and bass player Ben Flannagan. “It also really encompasses a lot of what the whole album is about: the damage that’s caused by just blindly following and veering from our individuality; from the elements that make each of us unique.” 

The new track is available on all major streaming services and will be offered as an iTunes instant gratification track. Fans who pre order the album today will get “Run Rabbit Run” immediately as a download.

Black Map will release In Droves on Friday March 10th 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and SPV overseas. The band only wrapped up production on the effort last month with Aaron Hellam at Oakland’s Hellam Sound (The Trophy Fire) and created an ambitious but no less intense sophomore set, a boundary smashing, down-tuned heavy rock slab.

After a successful run with CHEVELLE this year, the band will be heading back out on the road at the top of 2017 for another round. A full list of dates hitting much of the western half of the U.S. can be seen below.

w/ ÆGES,State to State,Bones
Nov 30 West Hollywood, CA – The Viper Roomw/ Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
Dec 06 San Francisco, CA – The Independentw/ Chevelle,Dinosaur Pile-Up
Jan 13 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Jan 14 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jan 15 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
Jan 17 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
Jan 18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Jan 20 Riverside, CA – Riverside Auditorium
Jan 21 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Jan 22 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Jan 24 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Jan 26 Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterBlack Map creates music driven by the pulse of their early genesis as a trio who packed itself into a rehearsal room with pure intentions, a 12-pack and a boundary-smashing lack of prohibitions or rules. Their commitment is to each other, to what feels right; to meditation on big riffs that lurch and churn, dripping with atmosphere, powering bold and evocative statements.The band is the union of three established Northern California rock musicians, driven by a shared dedication to big riffs, big drums and powerful, straight-ahead, all enveloping rock n’ roll. Black Map consists of the versatile voice and walloping bass groove of Ben Flanagan (Trophy Fire), the wall-of-sound big riff histrionics of guitarist Mark Engles (dredg) and the unstoppable driving force and tasteful skill of drummer Chris Robyn (Far).

Cover photo by Jen Cash.

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