BLACK CITY

Biography

BLACK CITY initially started out as BLACK WIDOW in late October 1978 already. By November 1981 the name had been changed to BLACK CITY and the line-up in those days consisted of vocalist Luc Now, guitarists Bart Verlinden and Fred De Wolf, bassist Luc Van Ham and drummer Geert Philips.

In 1982, after a row with vocalist Luc Now, guitarist Fred De Wolf left. Fred's replacement was Gerd Peeters. After a couple of support slots to such Belgian Rock bands as SCOOTER and RICK TUBBAX & THE TAXI'S, BLACK CITY recorded its first demo. Plans to record and release a 7" later on in 1982 had to be postponed due to guitarist Bart Verlinden leaving the band. Not because of the usual musical differences, but simply because he couldn't combine being in the band with his job any longer.

From then on the band decided to continue as a quartet and in early 1983 the band's first vinyl release (recorded at Blits Studios in Langklaar) saw the light of day at last. In May of 1983 BLACK CITY entered Humo's Rock '83 talent contest. And although they were the runners up from their selection date at the Manhattan in Leuven, they didn't advance to the finals. They did however receive an 'incentive bonus award' of 250 Euro!

Later on in 1983, when the band was ready to unleash their newly written repertoire, BLACK CITY lost its rehearsal space. On October 22nd 1983 the band played a 5-year-anniversary gig at Zaal Sint-Jozefskring in Kapelle o/d Bos.

By the end of 1984 BLACK WIDOW had thrown in the towel. Vocalist Luc Now surfaced in TOP SECRET from 1985 onwards.


Discography

1982 : Demo {?}

1983 : American Dreams / Quinni (7", B.L.T.S)

BLACK CITY - American Dreams / Quinni (frontcover)

Consulted people

IF YOU WERE A MEMBER OF BLACK CITY, OR IF YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BAND, PLEASE CONTACT ME!


First posted

January 18th 2008


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