US rock outfit BLACK MAP have debuted new song ‘Run Rabbit Run’, taken from their all new LP In Droves coming out next year. “The song is one of my favourites 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.”
‘Run Rabbit Run’ is available on all major streaming services and will be offered as an iTunes free download for fans who pre-order the album.
BLACK MAP will release In Droves on Friday 10 March 2017 via Long Branch Records (Europe) and Entertainment One (Rest of world). The band 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.
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).
BLACK MAP combine flourishes of beauty alongside the bombast and a modern sensibility that nevertheless will not sacrifice its raw realness.