03/26/2019 - Hello Blacked-Out Hooligans! I guess you could say the past couple months we've been.... "Silent as the Grave...."
Ok bad dad jokes aside.... We have an announcement to make.... It took us a couple months to find the right guy, but we stumbled upon this absolute animal of a drummer... Welcome Christian Boles to the family. We are getting him up to speed on 3 albums worth of content and then we will be ready to hit the road, and start preparing for the future of Blacked Out World... Stay tuned.
01/29/19 - Hey Everyone. Ron here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I've decided to retire from being in bands for the foreseeable future. Which of course means I'm leaving Blacked Out World. I may still do some recording from time to time. But for the most part I'm taking a break from the music industry. I met a lot of great people in the six years I've been with this band. I truly want to thank everyone of you for making me feel like I was a part of the family. Even though from time to time I probably acted like the distant cousin that everyone thinks is a dick.. lol.. I want to wish the band nothing but the best of luck in the years to come. Thanks again!! See ya on the flip. \m/
01/16/19 - Happy New Year!! We'd like to start out the year by finally revealing our first single off the new album " Moon Chaser ". The video was recorded live at one of Des Moines' best local venues. Woolys. Hope you enjoy it. Go to the videos tab to check it out!
06/28/18 - This Saturday June 30th we'll be at Boggs' Hull Ave Tavern with Absolute Power, Murder Earth and As For You. Then next up on July 12th we're heading back to Woolys to play with Shamans Harvest and Alter Within. Go to the Shows page for more info. Then two days later were heading back to Hedrick for the tenth annual Rampage hosted by our brothers in arms.. Section Hate! Too many other killer bands to mention them all. Then we're ending the summer with the annual Backwoods Fest. Once we wrap up our summer show season.. it's back to recording.
04/11/18 - Wanna thank Gravel Switch and Hollowpoint for a bad ass show last Saturday night. Them guys tore it up! First time playing at Overboard on the south side of DsM. Great Venue and sound! Will gladly come back. Also.. New music and Videos coming sometime this summer. Keep an eye out for those. We're currently booking shows for the Spring/Summer season. This year we are finally planning to branch out a bit more and hit some spots we've never been to here in Iowa. So look out Iowa.. We're comin for you!
11/26/17 - We would like to introduce everyone to our new bass player, Heath Haywood. He'll be taking over for brother Josh Finch who decided to leave the band to spend more time with his family. Heath is a very talented bass player with over 25 years of experience. Welcome to family brother!
10/25/17 - Wanna shout out some thanks to Jimmy Kleingartner at Jimmy's Juke Joint for hosting us last Saturday. And for all of the bands we played with, Section Hate, Red Baron, Gravel Switch, Paper Apes, Haliwel, Torn Between and FM Down. Hope to do some more shows with any of those bands down the road. Well more than likely that's the end of show season 2017. Wanna thank everyone that came out and supported us this year. We love you all! Now we really need to hunker down and finish recording. See you all soon!
07/16/17 - One more show this year and we're back to the grindstone of recording. We just got the first batch of shirts in. They look amazing! Right now we only have a limited supply. But soon we'll be working on a new type of store. More info soon. Stay tuned brothers and sisters!
05/29/17 - Hope you are all having a wonderful memorial day weekend. Remember to salute your local members of the armed forces! We have a few shows coming up this summer, then we'll be back to recording. So catch us while you can in 2017. New T-Shirt design is done! We'll be unleashing that very soon. A lot of stuff is brewing so keep checking back here and of course our FB page as well! Oh yeah! Check out or summer shows vid on our YT and FB pages.. It has a sample of our instrumental "Achlys"
04/06/17 - We have finally officially begun recording! We apologize for all of the delays.. Simply put.. We all have jobs and families to take care of. So we can only work 2 days a week. This combined with the fact that we are actually tracking 2 albums, about 18 songs. Which leads in to the next bit of news. Some of you may remember our first album entitled Vol. 1. released back in 2013. This recording was not particularly done with the quality we had in mind. And because we still play some of these songs live and feel they are great songs. We've decided to re-record them and give them the sonic justice they deserve. That being said.. We will be re-releasing it as Vol. 1.5. Release date is undecided at the moment. We've got some shows coming up starting in May. See ya soon!
02/15/17 - Pre-Production has finally finished and we have officially started the recording process for next album. Once again our drummer Ron Letts will be handling the producing/mixing duties. We hope to have all tracking done by the end of March. This will be our first album with Marco Johnston in the lead guitar postition. We are planning on making some behind the scenes vids so look out for those. Stay tuned people.. Thanks for your patience!
08/15/16 - So we know we've been rather quiet for the last few months. We lost our practice space, but thankfully we now have that figured out. But now on to the good news. We have a new lead guitarist. We wanna welcome Marco Johnson to the brotherhood. He's been a long time friend of Nate and Josh's. So he's not exactly new.. just new to this lineup. He'll be making his debut on September 9th at the Hull Avenue Tavern with My Future Sin and Heavycraft.
05/07/16 - Just released our latest video for the song Faithless. It's the final chapter from the Red White and Black album. Now .. onto the next story... III ....We've started recording and it's going very well. So far there's no release date set. That's one of the wonderful pleasures of not being on a label. And having a band member do the production. We can take our time to get it just how we want it. Stay tuned for more updates on the making of " III "