Called a “rock band beyond definition” by idobi Radio, Black Satellite have been crafting mind-blowing alt-rock for over six years. Comprised of Larissa Vale (vocals) and Kyle Hawken (guitar), the duo came together in their hometown of State College, Pennsylvania and quickly formed a loyal bond that created the foundation for Black Satellite.
Black Satellite is celebrating Friday the 13th with the premiere of the aggressive and hard-hitting music video for “I Don’t Wanna Be Me.” Premiering exclusively with Loudwire, this song was recorded as a tribute to Type O Negative and lead singer Peter Steele leading up to the anniversary of his death this weekend. On the track, singer Larissa Vale shares “We were inspired by the song conceptually, and wanted to take creative liberty in really making it our own. People may say prematurely that ‘it doesn’t sound like the original,’ but it really sounds like us as a band, and that, we are truly proud of. The emotional context of the song remains intact and we hope that fans will enjoy this version as much as we did making it.”
The video features drumming sensation Casey Cooper, and is the second part of this project, alongside the previously released video for “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” On the project, Black Satellite shared “We wanted to release these songs as a tribute to the legacy that Pete left behind. These are big shoes to fill, literally, and we saw it not only as a challenge, but a way for us to experiment and grow artistically. There is definitely something to be said in his music, and covering the songs was our way to recognize that and tip our hats to him.” Both tracks are available across all mediums now.
Black Satellite was named one of Alternative Press‘ “12 Bands You Need to Know” sharing that “Frontwoman Larissa Vale offers an aggressively elegant vocal range that pairs perfectly over Kyle Hawken’s melodic guitar riffs and instrumental work. Each song from Endless effortlessly shows off the duo’s provocative sound and captivating alt-rock essence.” Additional support from the band from outlets like Billboard, Loudwire, New Noise Magazine, Alternative Press and more have continued to validate and solidify Black Satellite’s place in the rock world.
Mastered by Ted Jensen (Muse, Marilyn Manson, Deftones), the band’s debut album Endless paints an almost cinematic landscape, with each track revealing a new facet of the duo’s style and complexity. Pairing influences ranging from Alice in Chains to Gojira with personal, emotional experiences and stories, Black Satellite have crafted a unified body of work that showcases their undeniable range. Vale remarked that with Endless, “We not only confronted our fears head-on, but were completely immersed in them.”
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