Featuring the instantly recognizable vocals of former Trouble (and current The Skull) front man Eric Wagner, the doom group BLACKFINGER – which also features guitarist Terry Weston (Dream Death, Penance) – has unveiled a music video for their song “Afternow.” Filmed in the band’s rehearsal room, with additional footage added and edited by Rafael Ortega (Helsott, Ayreon), the clip can be seen at this location. Says Wagner, “I think ‘Afternow’ is about wondering why things are the way they are when they don’t really need to be. Maybe if we could only catch a glimpse of where we came from, it might be enough to change the future. (Wishful, I’m afraid.)”
“Afternow” comes from BLACKFINGER’s just-released M-Theory Audio debut, “When Colors Fade Away.” which The Obelisk says “brims with not-to-be-missed vitality.” The album can currently be streamed on all digital platforms, while physical copies on CD and limited-edition blue/black marbled vinyl – which feature photos from Matt Bluejay and a striking graphic design by Al Oaks – can be purchased at M-Theory Audio’s online store and at select retailers worldwide.
BLACKFINGER has also announced a record release show, which will take place in Wagner’s current hometown of Pittsburgh at the venue Howlers on Oct. 28. The group will announce additional performances in the coming weeks.
Renowned and still cherished for the classic material he recorded with Chicago’s Trouble for over two decades, Wagner began sowing the seeds for BLACKFINGER soon after he left Trouble in 2008. After removing himself from the spotlight, he began intently writing material of a more personal nature, which would ultimately yield the musical inspiration for BLACKFINGER. Over the next few years, Wagner and his new band mates would meticulously craft and commit 11 tracks to tape – songs that would ultimately become the group’s self-titled debut (Wagner’s first recorded output since Trouble’s 2007 release “Simple Mind Condition”).
“When Colors Fade Away” is a powerful collection of songs that picks up where the debut album left off, but takes the listener even further down the path less-traveled. Featuring sonic landscapes of endless peaks and valleys, “When Colors Fade Away” will satiate even the most ardent of doom fans, yet also appeal to those beyond with its exquisite craftsmanship and beautiful storytelling.
M-Theory Audio is the new label recently launched by Marco Barbieri, former president of Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast America. The label’s burgeoning roster also includes such notable acts as Finnish hard rockers Santa Cruz
When Colors Fade Away is available now on CD or limited-edition blue/black marble vinyl at the label’s shop at www.m-theoryaudio.com/store or downloads at www.theblackfinger.bandcamp.com