On July 30, Black Cobra, Howl, Struck by Lightning and East of the Wall played The Studio as a part of the Weight of the Crown Tour's New York City stop. It was put on by 1,000 Knives, and the whole tour was sponsored by BrooklynVegan. Even after watching aforementioned bands -- and moshing/jumping up and down to their songs -- fans could not get enough of Black Cobra. The two-piece band is known for chaotic and intense sludge, with a relentless powerful drummer and an equally psychedelic riffing master.

So when Black Cobra walked off stage, they instantly got called to play a couple more songs. "Hey, Hey, Hey," a fan yelled to get frontman Jason Landrian's attention. The fan -- who succeeded at getting Landrian's attention -- then made the ultimate show boo-boo. "Play 'Storm Saturn'!" he requested.

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Landrian's replied, "Dude, we just played that." Another fan -- who just couldn't believe what homeboy did -- answered at the same time, "Dude they just played that."

When guitarist Landrian raised his claws (or invisible oranges as some like to call them), he got horns from all over the room. It was like watching a game of Simon Says, yet proved that the duo possessed all the New York City attendees.

East of the Wall, who spent all of July touring with Name, just released 'Ressentiment' via Translation Loss Records. Black Cobra, who spent a month with Weedeater and Saviours in Europa, spent July and August with Howl. And recent Relapse signees Howl just released 'Full of Hell.'