Latest Happenings and Journal of our Highlights

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 Festival plans went up in smoke due to world wide pandemic. Tour to be rescheduled for Summer 2021.

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

We are pleased to announce that Randy Beasterfield is now joining us 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 (excerpts translated from Korean):

"...a high degree of perfection in the visualization of the delicate texture of the sound 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'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 joins the 'Hikari' project on the bass. The remaining songs are completed.

Fall 2016

McKay Green and Sean Murphy begin their joint project temporarily titled 'Hikari'. Not happy with the direction of their former band, they set off to write and record a strictly Post-Rock album.

The day Sean got shot: