AUSTIN’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK BAND BLACK HEART SAINTS
RELEASE NEW SINGLE “TWO DRINKS IN” VIA CLEOPATRA RECORDS
OUT NOW ON ALL PLATFORMS! HERE
Black Heart Saints, consisting of Josh LeBlanc (Vocals), Mark Sean (Guitar), Nathan Flores (Drums), and Ian C.G. (Bass), proudly announced the release of their latest single, “Two Drinks In” today, December 1st with legendary label Cleopatra Records. To complement this high-octane release, the band has dropped an exhilarating music video, skillfully directed by the visionary talents of Static Heart Productions.
Black Heart Saints exploded onto the scene with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock and a modern intensity, and a bravado that is clearly backed by talent. With endorsements by some of the most respected rock personalities and critics such as Eddie Trunk, Lou Brutus, and Jose Mangin from SiriusXM Octane, Black Heart Saints stands atop the “new wave of classic rock” pantheon and is destined for a bright future. In recent years, the studio singles “Reach the End”, “Lines”, and “Misery” topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio Charts, paving the way for appearances at SXSW Festival, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and serving as the support act for national artists such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Ace Frehley, Sevendust, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Dirty Honey, and more.
Setting the stage for commercial success early in the band’s career, the band was awarded #1 Best Rock/Metal Act at the prestigious Austin Music Awards, being recognized alongside other local luminaries such as Willie Nelson and Black Pumas. In 2019, their first full-length release ALIVE, drew acclaim from fans and critics alike and led to the now famous “Road to Sturgis Tour.” Putting Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test, the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe, and the group earned the respect and devotion of a whole new audience base. This experience catapulted Black Heart Saints to the West Coast where they completed an extensive tour, including a headline performance at the famed Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA.
Although 2020 proved to be a particularly challenging year for the entire entertainment industry due to the global pandemic and subsequent shutdowns, Black Heart Saints quickly adapted to the unprecedented conditions by partnering with distinguished brands Harley-Davidson and Loop.tv for exclusive streaming performances that captured audiences from all around the world. In 2021, the band was named an ‘Artist You Need to Know’ by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Rapidly ascending to perform some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints have built an impressive resume, and have been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts. Highlights to-date include:
• Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Full Throttle Saloon) in 2022/2021/2020
• Upheaval Festival Mainstage Performer 2022
• 2021 Fort Hood Army Base / USO Independence Day Headliner
• Myrtle Beach Bike Rally 2022 Performer
• 2020 Loop.tv Music Festival Performer (over 2 million viewers)
• Official 2020/2019/2018 South by Southwest Artist
• 2019 Austin Music Awards Winner – #1 Best Rock/Metal Act
• Music videos featured in over 5,000+ gyms across the US and Canada
• Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
• ESPN X Games Performer
• Named an ‘Artist You Need to Know’ by Rolling Stone Magazine
“I’ve been friends with Brian Perera (President/CEO of Cleopatra Records) for years, and with today’s uncertain musical landscape, it’s great to have a label like Cleopatra Records behind us,” says talent manager, John Gomez. “Brian and his staff are dedicated to rock and very focused in the right places to help bring Black Heart Saints’ music to market, build their audience, and reach new heights,” Gomez adds.
In 2023, their new single “Human Xstacy” charted Top 40 on the Billboard Active Rock Charts and was produced by Geno Lenardo (FILTER, DEVICE), mixed/mastered by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns ‘N Roses, Sons of Apollo, Asia), and A&Red by Gene Simmons of KISS and manager John Gomez, which led to Black Heart Saints returning to the road. The band performed a round of shows with Steel Panther in the Carolinas (as direct support) at the end of January, in February opened for Daughtry and showcased at the 10th Annual rock curated event, #HAPPENS, in Las Vegas, then In March, the band was direct support for some shows in Texas with the power trio supergroup The Winery Dogs. On April 22nd, Black Heart Saints performed the main stage at Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio with P.O.D. and Saint Asonia, and also opened for the legendary band King’s X in Austin,TX on May 25th and in Houston, TX on May 27th. The band also played the main stage at Upheaval in Grand Rapids, MI in July with Bring Me The Horizon, Lamb of God, Falling In Reverse, Halestorm, Dorothy and many more great bands. Dangerous & dirty, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.
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