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PRESS

"We needed a band to bring back the days of party punk with more style and ViB did just that. With a mix of Nirvana and LMFAO/Cobra Starship vibes, seeing them live is a party in and of itself."

- Scenes from the Underground Blog Review

"The Holidays are here! And while you are busy shopping for that perfect gift for mom and dad, the fellas in Violent in Black have dropped a new music video for “Cocaine Road Trip” that you’ll probably be singing during the Holiday gatherings and probably everywhere else." -Scenes from the Underground Blog Music Video Review

"We barely survived [Violent in Black's last show]. It was the wildest night we've had in 15 years." -Steve M., manager of PIANOS

BIO

​We are Violent in Black, a rock band from NYC. We are a power trio. Some people call us ViB (pronounced like "vibe"). Violent in Black's approach to their music is far closer to the brash, hard-driving Seattle style rhythm & blues than the majority of the groups currently riding the beat wagon, & it is probable this refusal to compromise their music to match the 'current sound' is what's gaining them their rising legions of fans. Their performances have an honesty & power about them that makes those of their contemporaries look insipid. They present their balls-out rock with musicality and passion and without a dull moment. While others race to conform to punk and music norms, the boys of Violent in Black are free of tattoos and of concerns as they emanate a raw sound for the devastated. Like the perfect piece of chocolate with no nuts or mints or other distractions, the music is deceptively simple, rich, and so good it might be sinful.

 

Through humble beginnings, the NYC power trio of Joe Berson (vocals, bass), Julian Rhine (guitar, vocals), and Travis Scelia (drums) has been delivering a genuine disdain for conformity while also delivering that beautiful, gut-wrenching, chill-inducing music. Violent in Black (or ViB - pronounced either like "vibe" or one letter at a time like "V.I.B.") is inspiring mutants to accept who they are and helping nobodies to feel alive and find their places. The #ViBers (the band's hardcore fans) are losing their minds to ViB's rock for new times and all times. FFO (For Fans Of): Nirvana, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Alice in Chains, The Beatles, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Green Day, Sublime, Weezer, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine

How Do We Connect?

Please e-mail us: ViolentinBlack@gmail.com

Or our Manager: hankhynson@icloud.com

Our website: www.violentinblack.com

ViB Pics

Music Videos

Violent in Black - Pariah (Lyric Video)
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Violent in Black

Violent in Black - Pariah (Lyric Video)

Talkin' Pariah with Producer Gabe Castesllar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SLzUjVzgW0 Want more Violent in Black? Hit this www.violentinblack.com "Pariah" Like fire from a gun We’re having too much fun We’ll never get enough The kids are on the run run run yeah yeah We’re absent in the light Escaped the endless fight We're not are the only ones We’ve only just begun gun gun yeah yeah We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar Oh yeah! (Guitar Solo) I’ll never let it go Am I the last to know A prize that’s never won I’m wilting in the sun sun sun yeah yeah Like following the flames They’ll never end the game Rejected and redone A song already sung sung sung yeah yeah We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar Don’t have no one to save Don’t have a reason Ain’t got no cross to bear Changing the season Like fire from a gun We’re having too much fun We’ll never get enough The kids are on the run run run yeah yeah We’re absent in the light Escaped the endless fight We're not are the only ones We’ve only just begun gun gun yeah yeah We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar Don’t have no one to save Don’t have a reason Ain’t got no cross to bear Changing the season We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar We’ll never learn from it, we’ll never give up (Whoa oh oh oh) Pariah Desire The Liar Oh yeah Oh yeah Pariah written and performed by Violent in Black Recorded/Mixed at Little Big Studios by Gabe Castellar Want more Violent in Black? Hit this www.violentinblack.com
Violent in Black - Where Is My MTV? (Official Music Video)
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Violent in Black

Violent in Black - Where Is My MTV? (Official Music Video)

"Where Is My MTV?" (Official Music Video) Written and performed by Violent in Black LYRICS: Bury myself down on the chair Watching TV and I don’t care Changing channels, to my surprise Corporate trash staring in my eyes Nothing to hear, nothing to see There is no M in my TV Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Censor bars rip through my small screen The dead will rise from the old scene Cable ads force us to sit still Media till you get your fill Nothing to hear, nothing to see There is no M in my TV Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? My friend works for MTV She’s empty She’s MTV My friend works for MTV She’s empty She’s MTV My friend works for MTV She’s empty She’s MTV My friend works for MTV She’s empty She’s MTV Industry failing, we’re going down Music don’t care about the sound Eyes can’t move off of the iPhone Technology has overgrown Nothing to hear, nothing to see There is no M in my TV Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? Where is my MTV? -- Song audio produced by Hank Hynson/Aria Studios Song mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse Music video written and directed by Dan Jordano 1st Assistant Director-Kat Harley Director of Photography-Micky Staten 2nd Camera Op-Rick Casario Editor-Jesse Gamar CAST The Band: Joe Berson - Bones Julian Rhine - Stones Travis Scelia - Skulls TV Girls: Jordan Acker Federica Morra Mallory Abramovitz Table Dancer: Teela Feliciano Board Members: Charles Berson Lexie Scelia Hank Hynson Jessie Barnes Jr. Club Kids: Charlotte J. Bradshaw Emily Cline Melissa Licciardello Megan McNeil Bryin Brace Sunshine Regan Teller Molly Williams Special Thanks to Ernie Scelia and The Nest Brooklyn Follow Violent in Black: https://www.violentinblack.com
Violent in Black in The "Haunted House"
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Violent in Black in The "Haunted House"

Violent in Black presents: "Haunted House" Audio recorded live/ mixed by Miguel Munoz Girl/Wolf - Molly Williams Filmed/Produced - House of Black Editor- Joe Berson "Haunted House" written and performed by Violent in Black (Julian Rhine, Travis Scelia, and Joe Berson) Follow Violent in Black: www.violentinblack.com https://www.facebook.com/violentinblack https://twitter.com/violent_inblack https://www.instagram.com/violentinbl... Listen on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/vi... Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6mTYk... Listen on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/a... Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/violentinblack Lyrics: Lucid nightmare crawls to me My reality Nothing left to interfere Echoes disappear Take me somewhere I can stay Run so far away Stomach churns and my skin crawls Here to take us all You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah I’m bleeding out, is this the end? Oh yeah You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah Afraid to live, afraid to die When I close my eyes Long time since I’ve seen my face Gone without a trace I can’t sleep inside the void ‘Cause I’m paranoid Stomach churns and my skin crawls Here to take us all You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah I'm bleeding out, is this the end? Oh yeah You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah You are the ghost inside my head, oh yeah You thought it, you fought it Disease is running through my head You thought it, you fought it Disease is running through my head
Violent in Black - Cocaine Road Trip (Official Music Video)
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Violent in Black

Violent in Black - Cocaine Road Trip (Official Music Video)

"Cocaine Road Trip" (Official Music Video) Music written by Violent in Black Music video written by Violent in Black and Rick Casario Directed by Rick Casario Song audio produced by Miguel Munoz Behind the Scenes: https://youtu.be/e_YDp-a4NdA CAST: Joe Berson Julian Rhine Travis Scelia Charles Berson - The Captain Behind the Scenes: https://youtu.be/e_YDp-a4NdA Follow Violent in Black: https://www.violentinblack.com https://www.facebook.com/violentinblack https://twitter.com/violent_inblack https://www.instagram.com/violentinbl... Listen on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/vi... Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6mTYk... Listen on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/a... Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/violentinblack LYRICS I’m flying high on down the road The sun is beating me and I’m losing all control My hands gripped tight behind the wheel Praying to false Gods so they’ll be merciful I’m going deaf, I didn’t hear you, officer, am I under arrest? I’m going blind, I cannot see what’s inside, I assure you it sure isn’t mine I put my pedal to the floor and I’m flying high on down the road The sun is beating me and I’m losing all control My hands gripped tight behind the wheel Praying to false Gods so they’ll be merciful I’m going dumb, had to run when the officer reached down and took out his gun He’s on my tail, don’t know if I’m gonna survive or I’m going to jail Can’t catch me Won’t catch me I’m on a cocaine road trip
Violent in Black - Blessing in Disguise (Official Music Video)
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Violent in Black

Violent in Black - Blessing in Disguise (Official Music Video)

"Blessing in Disguise" from the album "Timebombed" available everywhere FREE at www.violentinblack.com Music and music video written and performed by Violent in Black "Blessing in Disguise" directed by Sarah Alli "Timebombed" produced by Miles Blue Spruce Behind the Scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZP20TBKGWg CAST: Joe Berson Julian Rhine Travis Scelia Follow Violent in Black: www.violentinblack.com https://www.facebook.com/violentinblack https://twitter.com/violent_inblack https://www.instagram.com/violentinblack/ Listen on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/violent-in-black/id1185597138 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6mTYkQgWnIKinJQZvr9cOI Listen on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Violent_in_Black?id=Ag7jbp66fnyotpw6ziektuhnssa&hl=en Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/violentinblack Lyrics (Rhine/Berson) Thought it was a blessing Thought it was a blessing, is it still a blessing when it comes in disguise? Thought there was a meaning Thought there was a meaning, but there ain't no meaning, we're just clouds in the skies Yeah ​ Don't kill me, I'm never wrong x4 ​ Thought that you were suffering Thought that you were suffering, you were just bluffing, I can tell in your eyes Thought there was a lesson Thought there was a lesson, but I'm just guessing you won't learn from your lies Yeah ​ Don't kill me, I'm never wrong x4 Cup of tea, cup of tea None for me Company, company None for me ​ Don't kill me, I'm never wrong x4 ​ Cup of tea, cup of tea None for me Company, company None for me ​ Don't kill me Don't kill me Don't kill me, I'm never wrong Don't kill me, I'm never wrong ​ Don't kill me, I'm never wrong x4

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Show History

 

06/11/2022- THe Local

05/22/2022- The gutter

05/06/2022- The late late

04/27/2022- Bar Freda

04/22/2022- The Late late

04/08/2022- The Late Late

03/25/2022- The Late Late

03/11/2022- Brooklyn Music Kitchen

12/15/2021- The Late late

12/03/2021- Ram's American Pub

11/27/2021- Connolly's Klub

10/31/2021- Bohemian Beer garden

10/12/2021- East Berlin

03/10/2020- Arlene's Grocery

02/21/2020- Goldsounds

02/03/2020- The Bowery Electric 

01/20/2020- Knitting Factory

01/07/2020- Mercury Lounge 

12/22/19- The NEst

12/14/19- Gussy's 

12/06/19- Offside Tavern 

11/22/19- Offside Tavern 

11/18/19- Arlene's Grocery

11/09/19- Funkadelic Studios

11/01/19- Red Hook Roxx

10/26/19- Rockwood Music Hall

10/20/19- The Stone Pony (NJ)

09/13/19- Offside Tavern 

9/08/19- Tompkins Square Park

7/04/19- Star Spangled Banger-Coney Island Brewery

6/29/19- Rockwood Music Hall

6/23/19- Master of Buttons Micro-Con (NJ)

5/27/19 Memorial Day on broadway

5/12/19- The Footlight

05/03/19- The Nest

4/27/19- THe Hideout

3/15/19- Offside Tavern

3/5/19- Arlene’s Grocery

2/17/19- The Nest

1/26/19- The Cobra Club

12/18/18- Gold Sounds

12/14/18- The Footlight

11/24/18- Rockwood Music Hall

11/9/18- Shillelagh’s Tavern

11/4/18- The Nest

10/30/18- Shillelagh’s Tavern

10/19/18- Coney Island Baby

9/20/18- Shillelagh’s Tavern

9/17/18- Amityville Music Hall

8/30/18- Arlene’s Grocery

8/18/18- Pianos

8/17/18- Offside Tavern

7/21/18- Pianos

7/12/18- TRiP (CA)

7/9/18- The Viper Room (CA)

7/7/18- Whisky A Go Go (CA)

6/27/18- Nyack Village Theatre

6/23/18- Pianos

6/1/18- The West End

5/23/18- The Westbury Inn

5/12/18- Pianos

4/28/18- Hank’s Saloon

4/14/18- Pianos

4/8/18- Sek’end Sun

4/7/18- Lucky 13 Saloon

4/6/18- Legion Bar

3/17/18- Pianos

2/28/18- The Well

1/26/18- The Birdhouse (PA)

1/19/18- Connolly’s

1/14/18- Pianos

1/5/18- Wayward Social

12/9/17- Pianos

11/18/17- Lovecraft

10/30/17- Knitting Factory

10/28/17- Shillelagh’s Tavern

9/30/17- Epicure Café (VA)

9/28/17- Shillelagh’s Tavern

9/23/17- The Gateway

9/22/17- The ATC (CT)

7/10/17- Webster Hall

6/17/17- Shillelagh’s Tavern

5/27/17- Whiskey Tango (PA)

4/29/17- The Well

4/22/17- Brighton Bar (NJ)

4/8/17- Club XXXV (NJ)

3/17/17- Brighton Bar (NJ)

2/11/17- Webster Hall

1/17/17- The Silent Barn

1/4/17- Mercury Lounge

12/30/16- Leftfield

12/9/16- The Delancey

11/9/16- Leftfield

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