Black River Drive

About Black River Drive:

Black River Drive is a rock band from Auckland.

Black River Drive’s first single, ‘Bullet for your Gun’, received extensive radio play and reached #1 on New Zealand radio station The Rock, holding that position for 5 weeks The Rock’s weekly countdown. Subsequent single ‘Call The Doctor’ also went straight to #1 on the same countdown staying there for 3 weeks.

Black River Drive’s new album, ‘Quicksand’, sees the band return with riffs to burn and a massive evolution in their sound, which can be summed up as ‘modern rock with a rock and roll heart’.

The band drew inspiration for the album from iconic rock artists including Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC, Tool, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin and Metallica’s seminal Black Album.

The album was recorded over two months in Nashville, Tennessee with US hard rock and metal producer Toby Wright, the man behind albums by the likes of Alice in Chains, Metallica, Slayer, Sevendust and Ozzy Osbourne. It was funded through a $20k crowd funding campaign and received government funding from NZOA. The album was mixed by Australian rock producer/engineer Forrester Savell (I Am Giant, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus) and mastered at Fascination Street in Sweden.



‘Perfect Flaws’ ©2010

Black River Drive ‘Quicksand’ ©2014

Track listing: Doomsday; Grenade; Quicksand; Wake Up; Straight for the Sun; I’m Ready Now; Hold the Line; Everything Must Go; Looking for Something; Enemies and Friends.


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