Hailing from Australia, are Sydney’s genre bending heavy groove exponents Black Rheno. Leaving an undeniable mark on the scene since their beginnings in late 2015, they’ve built a solid fan-base through their high energy live shows and ability to translate their blend of stoner, sludge, punk, grind, groove metal into a wild and rollicking good time.
It's been a wild ride in this short time, having toured the country time and time again headlining & co- headlining for some of the country's best heavy acts such as Psycroptic & King Parrot, as well as supporting international bands such as Napalm Death, Brujeria, Red Fang, Revocation, Lock Up, Bongzilla, Philip H Anselmo and an upcoming tour with EYEHATEGOD across Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
With a trip to the USA to showcase at South By South West in Austin Texas and playing shows along side Ringworm, Darkest Hour and Iron Reagan while in the states, Black Rheno have cemented that fact they are out to take things to the next level.
Black Rheno is:
Milla | Vocals
Dougy | Drums
Nano | Guitars
News & Updates
Sydney’s genre bending heavy groove exponents Black Rheno are stoked to announce they will release their debut album, Noise Smasher, on October 25. Right after they launch Noise Smasher out into the wild, Black Rheno will decimate stages around Australia supporting sludge legends Eyehategod in November. Preorders are available here.
Noise Smasher is an absolute face tearer of a record that traverses all the best bits of heavy music with big fat thunderous riffs, grinding blasts and thrashed out periods of intensity that slide into hugely groovy hooks. Think an an unholy merger between Clutch, Pantera and Napalm Death.
The first single “Human” – which premiered on triple j’s The Racket this week – is a bit beefy in subject matter as it grapples with loss, deep hurt and the intense suffering that gives life meaning. The video, however, is a cracker of a time with Black Rheno appearing where you’d least expect them at the flick of a switch. Don’t believe us, just watch. One of the best videos you’ll see this year, promise. Even Rage agrees, making the film clip a Wild One this week.
Black Rheno have built a reputation from their intense live shows and all or nothing attitude, which is something they carried over into the studio and poured into their debut. Noise Smasher was captured at Housefox Studios in Sydney with their vocalist Ryan Miller putting in overtime as the producer. The band also worked closely via intergalactic trans-communications (email) with Kurt Ballou (Converge) from GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. Black Rheno demoed and tweaked their way until the band and Kurt felt everything was just right, then Black Rheno hit the studio hard to lay down this self-produced debut record with Kurt stepping in on the mix.
Since their inception in 2015, this three-piece power house have left an undeniable mark on the scene. They’ve built a solid fan-base through their high energy live shows and ability to translate their blend of stoner, sludge, punk, grind, groove metal into a wild and rollicking good time. They’ve crisscrossed the country several times in their short tenure, playing alongside esteemed belters Napalm Death, Brujeria, Red Fang, Psycroptic, King Parrot, Revocation and Lock Up, to name a few. Black Rheno also took their wares to South by Southwest in 2017 and most recently did a lap of Australia with Phil Anselmo & The Illegals.
The chance to catch Black Rheno live will be in November when they support sludge heroes Eyehategod.
Nov 1 - Osaka, Fanj Twice
Nov 2 - Nagoya, Grow
Nov 3 - Tokyo, Cyclone
Nov 4 - Tokyo, Shinjuku Dues
Nov 7 - Perth, Badlands
Nov 8 - Adelaide, Enigma
Nov 9 - Melbourne, Max Watts
Nov 10 - Hobart, Brisbane Hotel
Nov 11 - Canberra, The Basement
Nov 13 - Newcastle, Cambridge Hotel
Nov 14 - Sydney, Crowbar
Nov 15 - Brisbane, Crowbar
Nov 16 – Wellington, Valhalla
Nov 17 – Auckland, Whammy Bar