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Black Lodge is American industrial – rock band founded by Johnny Royal in 2012. They premiered the first music video Never Clean in May 2013 and released self – titled EP in October 2013. Now fans which called the Coven wait for the first full album The Diary of Tomahawk. This is the story of modern witch and her journey from usual “normal” life to unexpected world of dark magic.

It has begun in Never Clean music video and continues in Drag and Thankful music videos. Black Lodge founder and lead guitarist/synthesist Johnny Royal explains for Bloody disgusting:

In chapter 2 [Drag] of The Diary of Tomahawk, we begin to see the storyline unfold a lot more. Key characters are revealed and the nature of who they are begins to be seen. Tomahawk stumbles into a ritual being conducted by a coven of witches who are a part of The Great Lamia. During the ceremony, the Grand Master of The Great Lamia, Breviculum, is seen invoking the spirit-birth of the demi-god, The Raven. Tomahawk is given an ancient Akkadian-Sumerian celestial map and is offered the choice of finding out who she really is and where she is descended from.

Black Lodge has worked with co-producer Jeordie White/Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) and producer Lee Miles (Rise Against, Puddle of Mudd), Zach Webb, Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails) and Johnny K. Also they had American tour with Pop Evil. Artist Wayne Robinson (Marvel Comics: Wolverine, Captain America) illustrated the graphic novel for The Diary of Tomahawk.

The story of Tomahawk’s journey will be continued in the next videos and we surely can’t wait to see them all.

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Daniel Sahagun

Daniel Sahagun

Vocal

Picture made by Grayson Lauffenburger

Johnny Royal

Johnny Royal

Guitars/Synth

Picture made by Grayson Lauffenburger

Nero Bellum

Nero Bellum

Synth/Bass

Picture made by Grayson Lauffenburger

Raanen Bozzio

Raanen Bozzio

Drums

Picture made by Grayson Lauffenburger

BLACK LODGE

INTERVIEW 2015
MADE BY JULIE PAVLOVA

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Black Lodge band inspires other to create something really beautiful! Leslie Ruiz and April Dalaman from Mousai Industries were inspired by song A thousand faces by Black Lodge and edited this interesting video!

Watch The Music Video Premiere For Black Lodge’s “Drag”

“Drag” was recorded at The Real Creative and was co-produced by Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson and A Perfect Circle fame) as well as Lee Miles (Rise Against) and is mixed by Sean Beavin (Nine Inch Nails). Also, part 1 of a graphic novel done by Wayne Robinson (Marvel Comics: Wolverine, Captain America) is available for download now at the band’s Official Website.

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Black Lodge Premiere New Self-Titled EP

Growing up, I would fully immerse myself into the bands that I loved: Iron Maiden, The Misfits, Marilyn Manson, Morbid Angel, NIN. When I started writing this record, I wanted to create the same experience for the listener that made me fall in love with music when I was a kid: memorable songs, great videos and cool artwork. We brought all of those elements into this record and have incorporated a great deal of alchemy and the occult in our songwriting process and story arch

Johnny Royal

Black Lodge Premiere New Music Video, “Never Clean”

Black Lodge lead guitarist Johnny Royal remarks, “Jeordie’s musicianship is extraordinary. He has become a mentor and a great friend to the band. Lee Miles brings a powerful dynamic to our recording sessions and when combined with Jeordie’s ethereal approach to songwriting, an explosive dark soundscape is materialized throughout The Diary of Tomahawk.”

Johnny Royal

Black Lodge’s Johnny Royal gives thanks to being Dragged but Never Clean

This EP is the first half of the full-length album we have coming out next year called „The Diary of Tomahawk”. So there are two levels of what the songs are about. There are 13 chapters of this story – 13 songs, 13 music videos, and a comic book is all being tied into this unique story. The storyline to it is the music and bringing out that light and awareness into the world through this medium. So the songs on the top level start with the first chapter „Never Clean”, which is about introducing this young American witch who’s descended from this line of witches, her bloodline on her mother’s side takes place in this ritual, with something happening with her father in their home. So in the first video of „Never Clean”, you see this horrible thing happening and it starts off with the band telling her story through her journal we’re both there sensing one another but have not come together yet.

The second chapter „Drag”, is about the willingness to step through the door, when this girl steps through the door she becomes that depth and views these different powers happen. As she goes through the story the next third chapter „Thankful”, produced and co-written by Lee Miles crosses over into this dark world with these dark forces and they need to be balanced. The other level is a story of love and the lyrics are about not feeling clean or holy in a sense of matter where love is not being strong between two people. The lyrics in „Drag”, deal with feelings and ideas of someone being dragged down. So the music’s objective is being on all of these levels and emotions, a lot of people go to music to experience happiness and joy, but a lot of people look for answers from another aspect. So we’re playing by informing people on who you’re meant to be by walking into the light and dark sides of the world walking in-between the two.

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The comparison is the similarities between the constant struggle for the character/ Tomahawk is our goddess and goes through this pain and horrible things. Through the end she goes through this transformation. The songs will go darker and I don’t mean heavier I mean the seriousness and the lyrical content will be darker but find the light.

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The band has not been together very long when I put it together, I handpicked everybody and started writing everything first before rehearsing wanting to get the sound and direction we were going for first. So then we worked on the EP for the past year, then our first show was for friends at a studio in Hollywood in June, hen we had gone on tour.

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