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ROCKTAGON: Black Map vs Through Fire [VIDEOS] [VOTE]

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 It’s the REV 96.7 ROCKTAGON! Two bands enter, one band leaves!

Every Tuesday night at 6pm, Choad will play two songs that will battle all week in the ROCKTAGON. You be the judge and vote for your favorite song below. Voting begins Tuesdays at 6pm and will continue through the week until the following Tuesday at 2pm.

The Returning Champion: Black Map

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BlackMapVEVO via YouTube
BlackMapVEVO via YouTube

Black Map (stylized as BL∀CK MAP) is an American post-hardcore supergroup based out of San Francisco, California. The trio consists of Ben Flanagan on bass and vocals, Chris Robyn on drums and Mark Engles on guitar. The band most recently has toured with ChevelleBush, and Circa Survive.

Black Map formed following a hiatus from the members’ respective bands: Dredg (guitarist Mark Engles), Far (drummer Chris Robyn), and The Trophy Fire (vocalist/guitarist Ben Flanagan). The band’s first release was a four song EP, titled Driver, released in February 2014. On October 27, 2014, the band’s debut LP, …And We Explode, was released through Minus Head Records. Their second full length album, In Droves, was released on March 10, 2017, through their current label EOne.

Read more about Black Map at Wikipedia.

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The Contender: Through Fire



Through Fire is an American hard rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, founded in 2015 by songwriter, guitarist and producer Justin McCain. They signed a deal with Sumerian Records and released their debut record in 2016. Their debut single “Stronger” peaked in the top 30 on the mainstream rock chart.

In December 2015 Justin McCain, the founder of Emphatic, announced his new band “Through Fire”. He also announced that a new album will be released in 2016. Through Fire embarked on tour with Adelitas Way for Jan/Feb 2016., a tour with Nonpoint July/Aug 2016, and have scheduled a Fall run with Sick Puppies for Sept/Oct 2016. “Stronger” was the official theme to WWE’s Backlash 2016 Pay Per View.

The band announced signing to Sumerian and debuted the music video to their first single as Through Fire, “Stronger“, on January 29, 2016. It was released on iTunes on February 5, 2016. and reached #1 on iTunes, as well as #1 on Octane. Stronger was aired on the Stanley Cup Finals and was also used in the trailer for the 2016 action, drama film Fight Valley featuring former UFC champions Miesha Tate, Holly Holm & Cyborg.

The band’s debut album Breathe was released on July 1, 2016, and debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

Read more about Through Fire at Wikipedia.

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