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Blackened!!!!! - October 16, 2013

The fall calendar is complete through 2013 with some amazing shows in store...Ever wanted to see Blackened play something other than Metallica? Show up at Mojoes November 1st at 8:30 PM and you will see it!! Upset that the Northwest venues have closed? Come to Durty Nellies Oct 16!!! Did you miss the Epic Blackened/Hairbangers Ball show last March? Come to 115 Bourbon Street Dec 7, bc its on again!!

BLACKENED ORIGINAL ALBUM RELEASE - October 30, 2012

Blackened will release their debut original album this December, 2012!!!

Blackened Promo Video (Long Version) - April 19, 2012

John onstage with Metallica!!! - February 2, 2012

Blackened's John Dent onstage with Metallica December 5, 2011 for Metallica's 30th anniversary show.

Pro Shot Video 11-19-10 - March 21, 2011

Bourbon Street DVD/CD - November 29, 2010

Cool news, we decided to film and record our 11-19 show at 115 Bourbon Street. So if you werent one of the thousands to see it live or if you wanna try to find yourself in the masses of metal maniacs, we should have a DVD available by the end of the year!!

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE REVIEW - August 9, 2010

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE’S DISCOVERIES SERIES REVIEW BY CORTNEY HARDING

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You certainly know what the doctor ordered with quartet Blackened, based in Lockport, Ill. It’s doubtful that Metallica has played in the community of 25,000, so why not offer the surrounding suburbs a tribute band with the chops, stamina (the act has been known to play for more than 3 hours onstage), musicality—and setlist—to mimic the enduring headbangers? John Dent, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, is as adept a musician as James Hetfield, joined by Vince Ochwat on mad drums, Justin Welsh on bass and James Snedeker, Jr., on squealing lead guitar. With more than 100,000 profile views on MySpace, props as SuburbaNites Magazine’s Best Chicagoland Heavy Rock Band in 2009 and a touring schedule as packed as any major label act, the band’s following is undeniable, and they aptly apply the goods to disc with a handful of their own tracks, like “Time To Die”; and “Death Smile,” which howls and yowls, “Enrage, ripping skin, melting off your face/Destroy, alive or dead, there is no hiding place.” Sweet! Bands peak and ebb, but Metallica is one of few whose minions are in it for life. The sweaty raw passion exhibited by Blackened demonstrates that even with eyes wide open, tribute bands can deliver the goods as well as their aging icons.

Blackened Live, 3-6-10 Bourbon Street, Master of Puppets(Metallica) - May 20, 2010

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