Band: Black Water Rising

From: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Song: "Show No Mercy"

Album name: TBA

RIYL: '90s-era Corrosion of Conformity, Kyuss, Texas Hippie Coalition

About the song:

"It's is a song of empowerment about not letting anyone or anything keep you from achieving your goals in life. Basically a big middle finger to those who doubt what can be accomplished through sheer will and determination."

-Black Water Rising drummer Mike Meselsohn

Hailing from Brooklyn, Black Water Rising will be returning with the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The yet to be titled sophomore effort due out this July. "The recipe is the same as the first. I didn't deviate from what I believe Black Water Rising music to be, I didn't set out to grow or mature says frontman Rob Traynor. He continues, "I feel this new album is not much of a departure from the first, and I believe that's a good thing. Besides, I don't think fans would want it any other way. We're still the same band, with the addition of a killer new guitarist, Dennis Kimak who joined us after the departure of our original guitarist Johnny."