On Saturday August 14th Black Water Rising played The Trocadero Balcony Bar in Philadelphia PA. When they took the stage they had a huge presence that no one could ignore. They ripped into their first song ‘The Mirror’ followed by ‘Hate Machine’ and ‘Black Bleeds Through‘. By this time you could really see the crowd was hooked, and then they went into their single that is being played on Sirius XM Octane ‘Brother Go On’. Followed by ‘We Are the Authority’, ‘No Halos Last Man Standing’, ‘Living Proof ‘, and ‘Rise’. It was none stop energy throughout their entire set. Black Water Rising puts on a phenomenal show. If you have not heard them yet, or seen them live go to their myspace and check them out. You will not be disappointed.
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I ask Guitarist John Fattoruso (Former Stereomud) a few questions before their show. Check It Out.
RN: I noticed you only have a handful of dates, are you going to add more?
John Fattoruso: Because we are not on a label, and we do it all on our own, we have no tour support. It’s done out of our own pocket, so we do limited runs. We’ll do a week and come home. We book tri state area shows. Until something comes through, it’s out of our own pocket.
RN: How is your CD selling? How many have you pushed so far?
John Fattoruso: I think we are up to 4,000 on our own. About 8,000 in downloads. For a band doing it on our own we are proud of ourselves. We don’t have to use the money from our day jobs, we have a band account, and it’s running itself right now.
RN: What are some of the up sides to not being locked in a deal?
John Fattoruso: Because it’s not the universal way of doing an album, there are no worries about chart positions, or A&R people. We don’t have to worry about people telling us what and when to do our thing. We are able to do what ever we have to do. In a way it’s a luxury and in a way it’s not. We have the songs. We have the band. We have the live show. Hopefully it pays off. If not album one then album two. A lot of bands did it that way. Slipknot put out their first album on their own and then album two they went platinum and then they reissued their first self released album. Clutch is another band that did it on their own they built a grass roots following. Our goal is to make a living doing what we do.
RN: I have read a few posts on the internet, people saying they would like to see you guys open for Black Label Society. What bands have you played with?
John Fattoruso: Kings X, Life of Agony, Drowning Pool, W.A.S.P., Nonpoint. Hellyeah was awesome. We opened for J.D.’s (John “JD” DeServio – Black Label Society) band Cycle of Pain. B.L.S. would be an awesome bill. We will play with anybody. We’re not clowns when we get up there, trying to be some other band. We do our thing. People know we have an attuide when we get on stage. People can see a fake from a million miles away. Everyone wants to be Slipknot. Everyone wants to be Metallica. We get up there and we are four fuckin retards from NY. We go up and this is what we do. We don’t act like this guy, we don’t look like that guy. We do our thing and people know we are a real band. Put us on with Alice in Chains, put us on with Lamb Of God, put us on with Slayer and you’re gonna get what we do. And people will get it.
FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT THE BLACK WATER RISING WEB SITES