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Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Black Market Activities has announced the signing of Chicago's SWEET COBRA. The band's Hawthorne Street Records release "Forever" will be reissued through Black Market Activities on June 24.

SWEET COBRA will play day two of Dudefest in Indianapolis on June 21 at Zanies Too.

An admiration for '70s-inspired groove rock and remnants of a hardcore-driven past brewed the foundation for SWEET COBRA. The mind-boggling grooves and sludgy, down-trodden guitar riffs make avoiding toe-tapping nearly inescapable. Driven by murky grooves, SWEET COBRA incorporates the disgruntled fervor of hardcore as the finishing touch.

SWEET COBRA formed in 2002 with drummer Jason Gagovski (SUICIDE NOTE) and vocalist/bassist Botchy Vasquez (THE KILLER, CHALLENGER). Guitarists Robert Lanham and Matt Arluck later joined on to complete the lineup. The band made its debut on Seventh Rule Recordings with "Praise", introducing SWEET COBRA's boundary-defying sound. Picking up where "Praise" left off is 2007's "Forever", originally released through Hawthorne Street Records. "Forever" offers eight songs, encompassing a similar reefer madness, with production by Greg Norman (PELICAN, RUSSIAN CIRCLES) and mixed by Sanford Parker (MINSK, BURIED AT SEA) at Volume Studios.

SWEET COBRA has shared the stage with MASTODON, PELICAN, CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE, ISIS, COALESCE and many, many more.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/sweetcobra.

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