Great news: Black Bottle Riot will hit the studio this December and January!
After a year and a half of playing gigs, jamming in our rehearsal barn and perfecting our sound and songs we’re ready to record our debut album. This means that we won’t be onstage ’till the end of January 2010 (Oudewater Rockcity Fest w/ a.o. Hulkk, Black Bone & Bang Bang Bazooka). We’ll keep you informed on the status of the recordings and the release of this sure-to-be asskicker.
In the last months we did a pile of cool shows @ Popronde, Gesel XL and Polderpop. We tried and tested some new material while still holding some stuff back, only to be heard when the album is finished. Could be you were at one or more of our shows and got yourself a preview!
If you want to catch us live for the last time in the next two months… Get your ass to skatepark Area 51, Eindhoven, November 21st for a night of R’N'R.
We hope you’re all enjoying a good summer. Black Bottle Riot certainly has a creative summer! We’re working on a lot of new stuff: waking up with some kick-ass riffs, arranging songs and writing some lowdown lyrics. Slowly – yes, slowly – BBR is working towards a debut album. Early September we’ll be onstage and rock the curls outta your mullet at the nice & cozy Polderpop Fest.
Waalkade review & pics
The latest gig Black Bottle Riot played was at the enormous Waalkade stage during the Four Day Marches in our hometown Nijmegen. Hot damn! What a day!! Here’s a flattering 3voor12 review. And a video for some atmospheric impressions (also nice for the gearfreaks):
Black Bottle Riot had two great nights in a row. Friday’s Nijmegen Rock City (NRC) Launch Party with our friends of Barbarella and Navarone was an absolutely rockin’ blast! Merleyn was packed on this SOLD OUT nite. Yeah baby! NRC is on the map. Here’s Friday’s 3voor12 review.
Saturday’s Party was Killer. Black Bottle Riot hit the stage together with Sister Johnson, Bob Ross Explosion and our buddies from Bandito. Again, WHAT a night! We presented some new material and the response was very good. Great to see a lot of folks took the opportunity to travel to Groesbeek using the supporter’s bus. And we sold quite an amount of t-shirts, always a good sign! Here’s Saturday’s 3voor12 review.
We’d like to thank Mike & Jord of NRC. These guys are the best. Visit www.nijmegenrockcity.nl for more info. Oh, and we take it that July 19th is in your agenda already? BBR & De Staat @ Waalkade, Nijmegen during the Summerfest. Prepare for a HUGE R’N'R Party, folks!
Black Bottle Riot is one of the 100 selected bands for Popronde 2009.
For those who are not familiar with Popronde: this is not just another festival. Popronde is a travelling music festival, in which 100 bands and artists will take over 23 Dutch cities. Each city has its’ own date, each city has its’ own choice of rock ‘n’ roll, each city will party ’till dawn! This will take place September thru November 2009. There are a lot of cool acts on the Popronde bill, including Hooghwater, The Mad Trist and our Nijmegen City friends of Lea (Slea!!!) and Barbarella.
We have a new T-Shirt design. it’s made by designer Wytse Sterk. Shirts are available in two colors. Orange on brown and yellow on black. For the ladies we have a stylish lightblue shirt with white print. Shirts are already selling like crazy, so be quick. For 10 Euro’s (ex postage) you’re all set for a hot summer! Interested? E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wooooow… Thanx to all the folks who showed up @ Plein 79, Den Bosch, last Sunday! It was one hell of a rockin’ matinee: lotsa amps, lotsa decibels, lotsa good times. It’s always a pleasure to pay a visit to Plein 79, especially when the place is filled with rockin’ folks like yesterday. We played a good 45 minutes ’round 1600ish and we literally gave all we got. Enjoy this pic of yesterday’s gig by PhotoMike… The Fury. The Blast. THE ROCK.
Be sure to witness the next BBR blow-out: Saturday the 31st of January at Little Devil, Tilburg. Buddies on the bill are -YES, once again!- Troy Torino and the low-down psyched-out stonerboys from Maaswater Veenlijk (or, as we call them, Blaaskater Steenpuist).
You will hate yourself forever if you’re not there, next Saturday. No joke.
Last week Black Bottle Riot recorded two originals at the Trailer Trash Studios. They’re called In The Balance and Exit Spoiler. Here’s a short studioreport on the three days we spent in the Trailer Trash Hole – shaping sounds, placing mics, having a good time, puttin’ up a fight, smokin’ some, drinkin’ some, puttin’ out a fire, et cetera, und so weiter. That’s how it goes.