News and Latest Happenings
The new line-up of Black Flak pulled together and recorded, produced, and mixed a cover song that was performed while on tour. The warm reception by so many and encouraging words helped the band decide to put out into the world. Clearance from song owners to release the cover is in the works.
Kyson decided to pursue other musical endeavors and left Blak Flak. Our hearts were broken.
September 9-10, 2022
The Post. Festival at The Vogue Theater in Indianapolis Indiana.
USA Mid-West Tour leading up to the Post.Festival:
9/7 Louisville - MagBar
9/6 Columbus - The Summit Music Hall
9/5 Labor Day - Travel day with Jonas
9/4 Chicago - Reggies
9/3 Madison - Dark Horse ArtBar
9/2 Minneapolis - The Terminal
9/1 Lincoln - 1867 Bar
8/31 Kansas City - MiniBar
8/30 Denver - Lost Lake
August 16, 2022
Opening for LA mathrock band Standards and Glacier Veins at Kilby Court
Due to health issues, McKay quit the band and won't join the band on tour. Although a very challenging emotional and logistical blow to our plans, we were graced by the willingness of Duncan Clawson to step in and take McKay's place on guitar. He's Catalogue's Keys player and is a prodigy musician and phenomenal guitarist. We couldn't be luckier to have him with us. Cya on the road!!!
June 21, 2022
Opening act for post hardcore bands from the Mid-west Greyhaven and LIMBS at The Beehive
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!
3rd full album mostly written, recording plans now underway. Expecting an early 2021 release.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
IOP Mixing/Mastering completed, CD production and distribution finalized.
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 ;)
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.
Randy Beasterfield joins the band on the drums.
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 required 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 on the way. A June release expected and looking to book some shows.
May 17, 2017
Final touches on the entirety of the debut album completed. Production and ironing out the final technical aspects of the live show underway in earnest.
Debut album recording completed. Efforts to name the band, album and songs results with the birth of Black Flak and the Nightmare Fighters.
Debut album writing completed.
Summer -Fall 2016
McKay Green, Sean Murphy, Dan Ibarra write and record a strictly instrumental Post-Rock album. All 3 had been members of an Indy Rock band that came apart before it got a chance to get started due to toxicity with the vocalist.