For the first time here today and exclusively on AXS fans can listen to “Bella Donna,” the latest track from edgy 3-piece hard rockers The Black Moods. “Bella Donna” delivers a straight dose of raw bluesy metal that music fans will find delightful. The song will be released on June 1, 2018, with a week-long celebration of shows at the Circus Mexicus Festival in Rocky Point, Mexico. The summer tour kicks off June 16 in Prescott, Arizona. This Arizona band has certainly been generating a lot of regional buzz over the past few years and due to their live performances and several treks across the U.S., the rest of the country is starting to catch on to this fine gem of a band.
The track “Bella Donna” is a grungy, raw, honest blend of rock and blues with a funky hook. With influences from Led Zeppelin and The Doors to Foo Fighters and Tom Petty, The Black Moods dirty rock n roll sound has universal appeal. 2018 has been a big year for The Black Moods. The guys finished recording a six-song EP produced by Johnny “Johnny K” Karkazis (Plain White T’s, Pop Evil, Disturbed) and they will be hitting the road for a summer tour. The band has played support dates for some monster heavy hitters including Shinedown, Janes Addiction, Everclear, Eve 6, Candlebox, Blues Traveler, Butcher Babies, Gemini Syndrome and Disturbed.
The band even had the opportunity to open for the man behind the inspiration for their name, Robby Krieger of The Doors. Joshua (guitar), Chico (drums) and Jordan (bass) claim that one night while watching a music documentary about The Doors, they heard Ray Manzarek say, “watch out, Jim [Morrison] is in one of his black moods.” This is what inspired them to write a song called “Here's To Black Moods,” the band name grew from there.