Blackcast – The American Dream (single) (2020)
For fans of August Burns Red, Wage War, Currents, Meshuggah
Publicist – Jon Asher – asher[@]ashermediarelations[.]com
Release Date: January 3, 2020
In 2015, in the heat of San Diego, USA, Blackcast started as a 6 piece band featuring two vocalists, 2 guitarists (Dany Khouli and Armand Guerra), a bassist (Hakeem Kelly) and a drummer (Richard Bocanegra). Along the way, there was a falling out with our first 2 vocalists and Blackcast became stagnant until the arrival of vocalist, Tyler Walters, who helped push the band to where it needed to go.
Blackcast was soon able to play alongside big bands such as Born of Osiris, Atilla, Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, Spite, and Bad Omens. For two years they played gig after gig and released two albums, their self-titled debut in 2016 and “Riches to Ruin” in 2017. After that album, life situations and creative differences saw the departure of all the members except for Bocanegra and Guerra. They were replaced by Montgomery Turel (guitar), Luis Perea (vocals), and Richard Orozco (bass).
The new lineup quickly released four banging singles “Against The World” (2018), “Buried Alive” (2019), “Brain Dead” (2019) and “The American Dream” (2020). They are on a roll and can’t wait to show that they are stronger than ever and ready to prove that they still can make ears bleed and heads bang!
Ambition is high, Blackcast has been zoning in on being heavy and dark with all the breakdowns you can handle, and then some. There is more in the works for this collaborative band; focusing on keeping their sound consistent and technical, fans can expect nothing but sheer energy delivered straight to their faces during performances.
The American Dream (3:22)
• All songs performed by: Blackcast
• All songs written by: Blackcast
• Produced by: Richard Bocanegra, Armand Guerra
• Mixed by: Joel Ferber
• Mastered by: Joel Ferber
• Album Artwork by: KM Designz
Recording and Live Band Line Up:
Luis Perea – Vocals
Montgomery Turel – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Armand Guerra- Guitars
Richard Orozco- Bass
Richard Bocanegra- Drums
2020 – The American Dream
2019 – Brain Dead
2019 – Buried Alive
2018 – Against The World
2017 – Riches To Ruins
2016 – Blackcast (Self-Titled)
Shared Stage with:
As Blood Runs Black, Necrogoblikon, Atilla, Born Of Osiris, Hatebreed, Bleeding Through, Unearth, Darkest Hour, As I Lay Dying, The Browning, Betraying The Martyrs, Soilwork, Shattered Sun, Eyes Set to Kill, Poison The Well, Conquer Divide, Asking Alexandria, Upon A Burning Body, Dance Gavin Dance, A Skylit Drive, IWrestledABearOnce, Within The Ruins, Oceano, Dayshell
Tour and Festivals:
2015- All Stars Tour- Pico Rivera, California
Soultone Cymbals, Solar Guitars, DC Drums, Magic Room Brand