ominous black is a heavy psychedelic beard metal band hailing from philadelphia that consists of jason verdone (Ex – Jesus in the MeatGrinder and Simon Belmont), chris kauth and newly added evan pontell-schaefer (ex Eternity Void and currently of Sadgiqacea and Decieverion) that started in late 2007.
Ominous Black is proudly sponsored by Saluda Cymbals and the mighty Emperor Cabs.
Zero=One April 2009
Repressed Memories of the Collective Subconscious August 2010
Split with Sadgiqacea January 2011
Split with Dutchguts October 2011
Anthrosphere Volume III January 2012
Self-titled 10” August 2012
ominous black have completed 5 full us tours, played countless weekend tours, and played sxsw in 2011. they have shared the stage with mouth of the architect, the body,
cough, thou, before the eyewall, ocean, across tundras, jucifer, indian, let the night roar, battilus, raise the red lantern, east of the wall, rebreather, woods of ypres, deadhorse, krieg.
check back for tour/show updates! news coming soon.
look for two new releases from ominous black in the near future on anthropic records.
“Equal parts delicate and crushing, they weave together strands of soaring post-rock with crashing cymbals, raw-throated roars, and monolithic riffs, beautifully staining the lot with brushstrokes of psychedelia”-Metal Sucks
“All the Sleep heritage mixed with the Neurosis one in a sapid and terrific mixture with something of Khanate in the vocal’s approach. There’s even something of the best math-rock (old Don Caballero, not the boring descendants). You see it’s not the usual “let’s doom as others did before us” style”-Forgotten Songs
“They are the soundtrack to the mass exodus of the last remnants of genetically engineered life-forms who were left for dead with an ark of a spaceship on a dying planet.”-Bronze God Music
“A sort of “where have you been all my life?” kind of record, Repressed Memories is simultaneously soothing and beautifully psychedelic. The minimal vocals belted out by drummer (Wud) are executed with such intensity that the presence of a mic may as well be just for show. Jason Michael Verdone’s guitar is stellar, weaving with Christopher Kauth’s bass—conjuring up images of space deserts and moon weed.”-Boston Dig
“No matter where I start, the fact remains the same – these guys will crush your skull. The ripping vocals make their seldom appearance from behind a thick bass and an ever escalating guitar, and that’s the way I like it. For one, I always found it hard to understand how a drummer can be on singing duty in a metal band, especially one pumping so much power as Wud here, but he handles it beautifully.”-Cult Metal