Black Map Sign to Minus Head Records; New Album Coming Spring 2021

Black Map, the San Francisco-based power trio that features members of Dredg (Mark Engles), Trophy Fire (Ben Flanagan) and Far (Chris Robyn), have re-signed to Bay Area label Minus Head Records.

“Minus Head was where everything started. They took early interest in us and it made a world of difference for our confidence as a band going forward,” said Flanagan. “Re-signing with them feels like coming full circle and returning home.”

““It’s an honor to be working with Black Map again,” added label founder Brad Hardie. “They are exactly what we are looking for in a band, so it just feels right to be onboard for another chapter in their legacy.”

Black Map formed in 2013, releasing a pair of full-length albums: In Droves (2017) and …And We Explode (2014) as well as two EPs: Trace The Path (2018) and Driver ( 2014). Alternative Press compared the band’s early EP to “Antenna-era Cave In” and “pure Quicksand-esque Gold,” while Metal Injection called out the trio’s “interesting composition techniques,” calling Black Map’s music “compelling” and “powerful.” Engles, Flanagan and Robyn have spent the last several years touring internationally, both as an opener (Chevelle, Bush, Circa Survive), performing on a variety of festivals (“Louder than Life,” “Rise Above Fest,” “Carolina Rebellion,” “Aftershock”), and headlining hundreds of their own dates.

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