Jettblack

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Country England

Style Hard Rock/Glam Metal

Profile Jettblack is a metal band from High Wycombe, England. They take their influences from metal bands from the 1980s and early 1990s to create new tracks and given the conventions of the time a new lease of life. They cite their influences as “Anything up until about 1994”. Originally known as skate rock band Skirtbox, who released two albums between 2000 and 2003.

2008 took them touring with Airbourne and playing a variety of high profile summer festivals such as T in the Park, finishing off the year headlining the third stage at Hard Rock Hell Festival. In 2009, Jettblack played sets at Download Festival and Relentless Boardmasters.

2010 saw Jettblack added for two dates at the London Roundhouse at the end of the Kerrang! Tour. The year also saw the releasing of their debut album, “Get Your Hands Dirty” on 7 June 2010. They previously launched their single at a special gig at the Purple Turtle in Camden, London. This was followed by a number of one-off gigs including supporting Reckless Love at the historic Barfly, Camden and supporting Papa Roach in The Netherlands before returning to the Relentless Boardmasters Festival and a set at the UK leg of Ozzfest. In September, the band rejoined with Finnish Rockers Reckless Love, supporting them on their ‘Back to Paradise’ UK tour.

In 2011, Jettblack supported Australian rock group Grinspoon in their UK tour before embarking on their own co-headline tour with Heaven’s Basement. They then played the Jägermeister Stage at Sonisphere UK 2011 where they were joined on-stage by two female fire-eaters during their song “Two Hot Girls”. They also played a number of small acoustic sets at the festival that same day. In September 2011, They played at Merthyr Rock Festival before setting out on another UK in November with Fozzy.

On 30th May 2012 they played their first solo headlining show, at a launch party for their new album to a sold out crowd at the Borderline in London. Their second album Raining Rock, was released on 4th June 2012. They will undergo their first full tour as a headliners in the UK during October 2012.

2013 found the band with a new record titled “Black Gold”  a 13-track collection that includes covers of three hard rock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart and AC/DC) but also a brand new song “Red Horizon”. There’re guest appearances from members of Deep Purple and Black Star Riders, plus the new Jettblack single – a revised version of Black Gold, a track from their recent Raining Rock album. 

Jettblack’s latest release Disguises is their third full-length album, with a further two EP’s also under their belts. Disguises marks a departure from working with producer Dan Weller, who was at the helm of their freshman and sophomore releases. James Loughrey, known for his work on Skindred’s last two albums, produced and recorded this latest opus at Stronghold studios.
Disguises sees a heavier, more mature sound with progressive yet melodic song writing. Unlike their first two albums, where Jon Dow and Will Stapleton shared song-writing duties, all tracks on Disguises were written by Will Stapleton, with exception of ‘Kick In The Teeth’.
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– Get Your Hands Dirty [2010]
– Raining Rock [2012]
– Black Gold [2013]
– Disguises [2015]

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