BLACK WATER RISING is a collection of soul-baring, angst-ridden, riff-heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional Hard Rock songwriting. Giant guitar-driven monster riffs served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. It’s just real good, old-school, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK!
BLACK WATER RISING is a name that fits this band like a glove. The philosophy of BWR is fairly simple: they ain’t lookin’ to reinvent the wheel, they just want to give it a much-needed alignment in these musically stale times. Enough bullshit!! Crank up your speakers, sit back, and let the music tell the rest of the story...
"BWR is bringing stoner rock back! They have updated the sound with fluent grooves and unyielding vocals...” – Kayla, SIRIUS/XM On-Air Host
“We picked up on “Brother Go On” from the NYC band Black Water Rising I heard on Sirius/XM, I sought out the track, added it, and watched the phones ring with requests and curiosity calls.”
– Mike Sanders, WGBF
“One of the most promising in the current crop of heavy bands. The self-titled debut is a smoking showcase of huge tones and brutal riffs.” - GUITAR PLAYER Magazine
“WINNER - 2009 DOOBIE AWARD - BEST ROCK ARTIST” – HIGH TIMES Magazine