Blackened Death Rock - United States

Cloak Band

Unyielding darkness and brutality emerge from the deep south of the United States. Atlanta, GA based quartet CLOAK blend the sounds of black metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and homegrown Southern sludge to create their own unique and menacing sound.

Their debut full-length, ‘To Venomous Depths,’ (2017) was met with critical acclaim upon its release. Decibel Magazine placed it at #20 among their “Top 40 Albums of 2017,” solidifying the band’s place among the heavy metal elite. Now, CLOAK is back with ‘The Burning Dawn,’ a riff-heavy and groove-laden follow-up that proves the band are still rife with fresh ideas.

Conceptually, the record comes from a place below the surface where the sleepless and sinister dwell, and is absorbed by the darkest of dreams and the most primal desires. Musically, this exploration takes the gothic nuances of its predecessor while abandoning any hesitation in exchange for a more aggressive and vehement spirit.

While rippers like “On Poisoned Ground” and “Into the Storm” deliver a fury of soulful aggression, songs like “Lifeless Silence” and “The Fire, The Faith, The Void” offer a darker, gothic essence, ultimately displaying CLOAK’s multi-faceted and dynamic musical diversity. So, raise your fists and set fire to the world; this is ‘The Burning Dawn’.


  • Scott Taysom : Vocals & Guitar
  • Max Brigham : Guitar
  • Sean Bruneau : Drums
  • Billy Robinson : Bass
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
June 30th, 2022 Ace's High Salt Lake City United States  
July 1st, 2022 The Shredder Boise United States  
July 2nd, 2022 Terror Fest Seattle United States  
July 5th, 2022 Elbo Room Jack London Oakland United States  
July 6th, 2022 Supply Long Beach United States  
July 7th, 2022 Brick by Brick San Diego United States  
July 8th, 2022 Underground Phoenix United States  
July 9th, 2022 The Dungeon El Paso United States  
July 10th, 2022 Hi Tone's San Antonio United States  
July 11th, 2022 The Lost Well Austin United States  
July 12th, 2022 Santos New Orleans United States  
Posted on May 23, 2022

Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK will be joining ACID WITCH on the road starting tomorrow, May 24, in Cleveland, OH until May 28 in Pittsburgh, PA. There will also be a very special Philadelphia, PA show on May 25 in which the band will be supporting VIO-LENCE, CORONER, and EXCITER at Underground Arts! The full run of shows and ticket links can be found below!

Posted on March 4, 2022

Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK have now announced a new run of spring tour dates in support of ACID WITCH. CLOAK will join the tour for four dates starting on May 24 in Cleveland, OH until May 28 in Pittsburgh, PA. There will also be a very special Philadelphia, PA show on May 25 in which the band will be supporting VIO-LENCE and CORONER at Underground Arts!

Posted on October 27, 2021

Atlanta black metal outfit CLOAK will be kicking off their headlining U.S. tour tomorrow, October 28 in Lexington, KY! The trek will conclude in the band’s hometown on November 14. The full run of dates can be found below and you can find more information HERE.

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