Madison, Wisconsin band Cold Black River has been nominated for Metal Artist of the Year by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry. The nomination was announced Monday February 27 along with artists in other musical categories such as Blues, Bluegrass, Rock, and more.

“We certainly didn’t expect this.” said Eric Cobb, lead vocalist and bass player for the band. “Congratulations on the WAMI nod.” said a promoter via Facebook. I asked, “What are you talking about?” so he sent us the link to the announcement. After a little back and forth, trying to figure out how this happened, we decided what the Hell, let’s just roll with it.”

Cold Black River was formed in 2015 by Eric Cobb, Jeremy Roseland (guitar), and Aaron Kanitz (drums). “We wanted to craft a stripped-down heavy sound with doom metal influences, decent hooks and, vocals you could hear and understand. We think our sound has given us a broader audience and allowed us to reach more people with our music.”

When asked about being nominated the band said:
“We are honored to be considered in such great company.”

Former nominees for MAMA (Madison Area Music Association) Awards, as well as performers in the MAMA Breakthrough Artist competition 2016, the boys seem poised to go somewhere with their sound.

Their latest release “Ancient Depths”, available on Riff Reaper Records, can be heard and purchased on Cold Black River’s bandcamp page or at one of their many live shows.

Catch Cold Black River at Roundup Saloon in Green Bay April 15, Sabbatic Bar in Milwaukee May 12, or Reptile Palace in Oshkosh May 13.

Follow the band on Reverbnation, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram. For more information please contact Jeremy Roseland at 608-577-4457 or email info@coldblackriver.com.
Booking at: booking@coldblackriver.com

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