New Jersey's Blakjak Signs with Chavis Records ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, May 27, 2007

New Jersey's Blakjak Signs with Chavis Records

BlakjakBLAKJAK, who call themselved New Jersy's "most dangerous band" have inked a deal with CHAVIS RECORDS for the release of Pleasure In Pain. BLAKJAK is currently in Aarius Studios in Sayersville, NJ recording their debut with guitar virtuoso/producer Jack Frost (Seven Witches, Bronx Casket Company, Smell The Glove, Frost, Savatage) at the helm engineering and producing. PLEASURE IN PAIN will be mixed and mastered by Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning).

After playing many local shows in the NJ area, the summer of 2006 saw the band heading out to the west coast to play the Whisky A GoGo in California. Since then they have graced the stage with Winger, Buckcherry, and are playing several dates with W.A.S.P. this summer in the U.S. and Canada. The band will also be special guests for several shows with Jack Frost’s (Seven Witches/Bronx Casket Co.) new project Smell the Glove. BLAKJAK's press release describes their music as "rock [and] roll with a classic style of hard rock branding it with their own style and adding just enough heavy courtesy of Mr. Frost." BLAKJAK have lined a up a North American tour dubbed The Poor Tour for the summer of 2007. The Poor Tour will take them up and down the east coast, into Canada and out west.

Currently announced tour dates are:

Jun 17 2007 10:00P The Kathedral Toronto, Ontario
Jun 22 2007 10:00P Fireside, Denville, New Jersey
Jul 28 2007 7:00P House of Blues Orando
Aug 24 2007 7:00P opening for W.A.S.P. @ Starland Ballroom Sayreville, New Jersey
Sep 22 2007 8:00P Indy Metalfest Indianapolis, Indiana

PLEASURE IN PAIN will see a late summer / early fall 2007 release. BLAKJAK will continue to support the release through the end of 2007 and 2008.