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Crippled Black Phoenix share stark video for new track Blackout 77

Crippled Black Phoenix
(Image credit: Konrad Röhringer)

UK dark prog rockers Crippled Black Phoenix have shared a stark video for their new track Blackout 77 which you can watch below. The song reflects on the New York City power failure of 1977 which resulted in citywide looting and arson.

It's the first new music to be released from Crippled Black Phoenix's upcoming album Banefyre, which will be released through Season Of Mist on September 9.

"A story of when, just for a night, the underclass, the downtrodden, the subjugated and outcast, all exploded in a rage when the power in New York City went down," explains Justin Greaves. "The tension of years of oppression and abuse was released. For one night the freaks made themselves known and fired arrows to the sky. Blackout 77 is one part of our Banefyre, The Musical journey. Fitting with the other tales and laments giving light to life’s outcasts, the freaks, the different. Who’s laughing now?"

At the same time Crippled Black Phoenix have announced a run of European and UK live dates for August and September with labelmates Impure Wihelmina and shoegazers MØL.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.