Black 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. Strip away pretension, forego the focus on shiny perfectionism, and the heavy rock roots of massive guitars, drums, bass and vocals evoke primal feelings and channel universal urges more complicated styles seldom touch. They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but in the…
Musicians Brady Dastrup, Gerrick Dastrup and Shaun Christiansen began playing as the Heavy Metal band Kings Peak in November of 2011, with guitarist Drew Beacco joining in late 2013.
These individuals came together to write the music that they felt was missing from the heavy metal genera. Their music is full of melody, speed, intricate rhythms and harmonies.
Bringing the influences of great old and new metal bands and artists of other genres such as Mastodon, Metallica, Rush, Opeth, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Down, Shooter Jennings, and many others.