June 3, 2022

Civil Army is the latest single from Poland’s BLACK RIVER, out now alongside the official music video, helping launch the pre-order for their new album, Generation aXe, which is set for release on CD and digital on June 24 through Crusader Records/Golden Robot Records.  Vinyl will follow in early 2023.

Generation aXe focuses on the band’s anger at what they see happening in the world. They decided to express it in their music and “vomit all this venom”. The result is a collection of songs written without calculation but in full anger – closing out with a furious version of The Doors’ classic, Break on Through.

Generation aXe

  1. Oxygen
  2. Joker
  3. Whiplash
  4. Under My Flag
  5. Generation aXe
  6. Crossover Love
  7. Civil Army
  8. Burn It
  9. Motherless
  10. Inner Hell
  11. Break on Through (bonus track)


BLACK RIVER features Tomasz ‘Orion’ Wróblewski and Dariusz ‘Daray’ Brzozowski, joined by Piotr ‘Kay’ Wtulich and Artur ‘Art’ Kempa (guitars) and vocalist Maciej Taff.

Another music export from Poland, BLACK RIVER consists of musicians from bands such as BEHEMOTH, DIMMU BORGIR, VESANIA, ROOTWATER and NEOLITHIC. Playing mean Rock / Metal with each new release, they gain a lot of new fans. They debuted in 2008 with the album Black River, which garnered a lot of positive reviews and firmly established the band’s position in the market, and not just in Poland.

After the success of their first album, they entered the studio once again in 2009 and the world saw another album entitled Black ‘N’ Roll. The album was released all over the world and received only positive reviews that brought the band to ever wider waters. Unfortunately, at that moment, the singer’s health problems stopped BLACK RIVER’s activities for several years. They came back with a big bang in 2019 with their new album Humanoid and proved that they still know how one should use instruments to play metal, the music that flows in their veins.

Their music is a true and unbridled tribute to the tradition of heavy playing, on which BLACK RIVER musicians grew up. Playing live concerts is their true strength where the band’s professionalism and skills puts them at the top of the performers in its genre.


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