BLESSED BLACK to release new album in 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio doom quartet Blessed Black are excited to announce that they will be recording a new full-length album to be released in 2021. 

More info will be coming in the next few months!  The band will also be releasing a new single on Feb 12th.

About Blessed Black

Does the world really need another doom band? Probably not, but that might be why Blessed Black should be the next band on your radar. Transcending genre barriers and infusing influences from the worlds of traditional heavy metal, post punk, grunge, while incorporating the best elements of the doom genre, Blessed Black is primed and ready to be the new name in the crowded stoner / doom landscape.
Formed in October of 2017, what started as a few riffs and a casual hangout in a dirty Cincinnati band space quickly became a project of passion and determination amongst four friends. Frontman and guitarist Joshua Murphy brings a plethora of experience to the table as a member of the accomplished thrash metal band War Curse, complimented by the creativity of fellow guitarist and long time friend Chris Emerson, the seasoned chops of drummer Ray Bates, and powerhouse bassist Brad Bellamy.
Blessed Black unleashed their debut album titled Beyond the Crimson Throne in January 2020. The band said of this seven-song offering, “ Beyond the Crimson Throne is a representation of the journey we took together as musicians, finding our sound and learning to become a band. The result is better than we could have imagined and we hope you all enjoy it.” 


  • Joshua Murphy – Vocals/Guitar
  • Chris Emerson – Guitar/Backing vocals
  • Brad Bellamy – Bass/Backing vocals
  • Ray Bates – Drums

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