Exclusive Premiere: BLACKWATER DROWNING – “Violent Ends”

Delivering hard hitting metal from Salisbury NC, Blackwater Drowning have made a name for themselves playing on some of the biggest stages in the underground scene. With their mix of technical musicianship and brutal vocals, the band has shared those same stages with many international recording acts.

With the start of the New Year, the band made their way back into the studio to begin working on their follow up to their debut release, “Deity”. The first track from the band’s new material, “Violent Ends”, shows an evolution of the band, shining more light on their drummer, Chris Peavy, along with the addition of a rhythm guitarist, Chris Jones. Lead guitarist Jeremy Bennett shows off his fretboard pyrotechnics, with vocalist Morgan Riley delivering her signature brutal vocal delivery as well as added screams from Bassist Aria Novi.

With the release of new music, the band wanted to release their first music video, to give fans a look at what their live shows look like as well as to showcase each member of the group. The video was filmed on location at the Historic Milestone Club in Charlotte, NC. The Milestone, being the main stopping point for many underground bands as they make their way through the state, has developed a legacy in the local and underground music scene. It is currently one of the last independently owned and operated clubs in the Charlotte area, giving many bands the opportunity to take the stage and cave their own piece of the venue’s history.

The music video was filmed and directed by James Geiser of Antihero Magazine and was co-directed by Megan Waller. Also released was a four-part Behind the Scenes Miniseries, filmed by Sabrina Lee of the HD Boyz.


Blackwater Drowning is:

Vocals: Morgan Riley

Bass/Backup Vocals: Aria Novi

Lead Guitar: Jeremy Bennett

Rhythm Guitar: Chris Jones

Drums: Chris Peavy

About Blackwater Drowning:

“We are Blackwater Drowning, a metal band from western NC blending equal measures of melodic and aggressive elements to form a sound that has something to offer every listener.

In our few years as an active band, we have played in seven surrounding states and had the pleasure of opening for such acts as: Butcher Babies, Wednesday 13, September Mourning, Gemini Syndrome, Stitched Up Heart, Mushroomhead, Sumo Cyco, 9Electric, Saint Diablo, Kissing Candice, A Killer’s Confession, Otep, Fire From The Gods, and Doll Skin.”

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