News and Latest Happenings

"Dear Diary"


September 9-10, 2022

The Post. Festival at The Vogue Theater in Indianapolis Indiana.

A Mid-West Tour leading up to the festival will also be happening. Locations and dates TBA.

April 29, 2022

A send off party with our good friends I Hear Sirens at Aces High Salloon, SLC before their EU tour.

Dec 18, 2021

A Dark Winter's Night event along with Seeking Tragedy at Aces High Saloon, SLC

Oct 29, 2021

Pre-Hallow's Eve show with friends Hetaera and The Great Silence.

Aug 27, 2021

Opening act for Day 2 of Crucialfest 10. Very excited!!!

Aug 8, 2021

Wonderful interview and review with Heavy Blog Is Heavy.

July 22, 2021

Official release of 'Ad Meliora', available on all streaming platforms and on CD via Post.Recordings.

Live premiere and chat with the band via Where Post Rock Dwells on YouTube.

July 15 & 16, 2021

Back to back headliner shows at Urban Lounge and Loading Dock.

Made new friends with Born of Two Nations, Seeking Tragedy, Let's Get Famous, Cudney, Satyre.

Great times and learning experiences were had, broken guitar strings and all ;)

June 22, 2021

3rd preview track for 'Ad Meliora' released, 'Chapter 6: I've Grown, I'm Growing, I'm Still Unknowing'

June 12, 2021

1st album review for 'Ad Meliora' by Veil of Sound.

Very kind words regarding our newest labor of love and also a dive into our history.

May 22, 2021

2nd preview track for 'Ad Meliora' released. 'Chapter 3: Fall Before You Wake (feat. Sara Lloyd)

Video interview with Dave from Post-Rock Promo.

May 1, 2021

Playing the Urban Lounge, SLC along with The Great Silence and Decent Animals. SOLD OUT SHOW!

April 22, 2021

Signed to Post.Recordings distribution label.

Album announcement, 'Ad Meliora' to be released July 22, 2021.

First preview track released, 'Chapter 1: Why Do You Live So Hard?'

Feb 27, 2021

Playing the Urban Lounge, SLC along with Spirit Machines and MSKING. SOLD OUT SHOW!

Feb 20-27, 2021

Recording of our 3rd Album at the beautiful Archive Recordings with Wes Johnson, Engineer level: Pro!

Winter 2020

3rd full album mostly written, recording plans now underway. Expecting an early 2021 release.

Fall 2020

New band member, the very talented Kate Hoffmeister will lend her voice and creative force to the new direction Black Flak's music is taking.

Summer 2020

Tour and Post.Fest plans went up in smoke due to world wide pandemic. Tour to be rescheduled for Summer 2022.

March 19, 2020

Released a Single - Negative Paradigm Shift.

February 6, 2020

Playing at Metro Music Hall with a handful of local talent for night of darkness ;) Playing some new songs as well as a few of our past favorites.

November 20, 2019

Playing at Kilby Court along with Consider The Source and Telesomniac, we'll be trying out some new music live.

October 2019

Official writing of our 3rd album has begun, 3 new songs nearing completion.

September 13, 2019

Playing the Urban Lounge along with Arsenic Addiction, Pinewalker and The Great Silence.

August 2019

Amazing line up change underway, Samuel Dumont has joined us on the drums, we couldn't be more excited.

June 27, 2019

Playing the Urban Lounge along with Unholy Ghosts and The Cold Years

June 12, 2019

Radio interview with DAve Crespo on The Spo Show.

March 2019

Band/Album review by Echoes and Dust

Album review by Labandzi Spiew, Poland

February 1, 2019

Heavy Blog Is Heavy Editor's Picks - January 2019

We're happy to have Kyson Van Dyke, a very talented guitarist and friend, join us as another guitarist to add his sweet layers to our sound.

January 12, 2019

Release party and concert, A Night of Post-Rock, at The Royal in SLC, UT.

January 10, 2019

Official release of 'It's Only Permament'.

October-December, 2018

IOP Mixing/Mastering completed, CD production and distribution finalized.

May-August, 2018

All recording and sampling for the new album is complete. Next steps include production, mixing, mastering, then off to presses!

April 19, 2018

Playing @ Funk 'n Dive Bar with I Hear Sirens and Coastlands

February 20, 2018

Playing @ Metro Music Hall with I Hear Sirens, Holy Fawn and Visitors

January 19, 2018

Live show @ The Loading Dock for a locals only showcase.

December 12, 2017

Nominated for Best Release and Best New Act for 2017 by Post Rock Instrumental. Didn't win, but were certainly honored to have even been recognized. We'll get'em next time ;)

Nov-Dec 2017

2nd Album composition is underway.

October 31, 2017 - All Post-Rock Halloween show @ Kilby Court.

October 19, 2017 - The Loading Dock.

October 1, 2017

SLUG Magazine Review HERE.

September 2017

Randy Beasterfield joins the band on the drums.

July-August 2017

Writing and recording new songs while Sean heals. We'll plan to start playing shows again when he's back on his feet...errr...foot ;) Stay tuned!

July 7, 2017

First concert review by Chris Whitehead, Reach Provo

July 1, 2017

Album review from Korean music critic @komeda.tistory.com (excerpts translated from Korean):

"...a high degree of perfection in the visualization of the delicate texture of the sound produced...as well as the musical image of the message that they wanted to include throughout the album.

Their unique post-rock sound and narrative are impressive. Late night, even at low volume, the sound that fills the room is very satisfying. It's a musical pleasure to feel."

June 30, 2017

Live @ Gezzo Hall, Provo UT. Sean toughs it out and plays the full show, blown up ankle and all, now we'll take a break and let Sean heal.

June 25, 2017

While fly-fishing in a local river, Sean got shot by a random irresponsible target practicing shooter. His ankle is severely injured and will require multiple surgeries.

June 22, 2017

Excerpts from our first album review (translated from Russian) :

"...start the music, close your eyes and see...you'll create your own scenes from the gloomy pages of human civilization. It will be "silent film", accompanied by the sublime, sad and mournful music. A minimalist rehearsal of soft melodies, dynamic cascading builds, gripping tremolo guitars, a steady solemn beat of drums, sweeping ambient textures and meaningful sample programming (including fragments of military radio intercepts, speeches by Neville Chamberlain and Ronald Reagan, quotations from Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Hardy and Wilfred Owen)."

"...the "cinema" you will see will be new and all your own. "Once We Knew the World Well" - a moody work, emotional and expressive, very listenable, and in its stylistic niche clearly competent. For fans of post-rock and instrumental soundtrack music, it's definitely worth a try." - Igor Gorelyi, R.A.I.G Records (click here for full article).

June 13, 2017

Debut Album released, it's the culmination of the last year's labor of love. We're pleased with the results and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Music available on multiple streaming services HERE.

May 25, 2017

Album art complete, CDs ordered and are on their way. We anticipate a June release and will look to book some shows soon.

May 17, 2017

Final touches on the entirety of our debut album is complete. Physical and online copies available for purchase soon. Currently working on production and ironing out the final technical aspects of the live show.

March 2017

Debut album recording complete. Efforts to name the band, album and songs results with the birth of Black Flak and the Nightmare Fighters.

January 2017

Dan Ibarra officially joins the 'Hikari' project and the remaining songs are completed.

Summer -Fall 2016

McKay Green and Sean Murphy begin writing and recording a joint project temporarily titled 'Hikari' while playing in the band Sonnen along with bassist Dan Ibarra. Towards the end of the year, Sonnen members have a falling out with the vocalist of that band and these 3 get together to finish a strictly instrumental Post-Rock album.


The day Sean got shot: