Currently loving the new Black Emerald material. Think it's a sleeping giant. ”

— Adam Onslaught - TotalRock Radio

'Hell Can't Handle All Of Us'

It is with immense pleasure that we can announce the release of our first album "Hell Can't Handle All Of Us." We held a hometown launch party for the album at the Facebar, where we played the whole album in full for the very first time. Support came in the form of our good friends Thirty Giants from Brighton, Gutlocker – Craig McBrearty provides guest vocals on "Life of Anxiety" and RemnantAndy Gunn guests on "Voodoo Princess." The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Bew and James Billinge of Whitehouse Studios - we are very proud of the album and are very excited to share our work with you. Please see the Store to purchase a copy. Alternatively, digital copies are available on our Reverbnation site.

One For The Road

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"Hailing from Reading, England, a place known for its massive music festivals and not taking any B.S. in their music, enter Black Emerald."

Reading's Black Emerald don't go in for labels on style - if we like it we'll play it. And play it hard, fast and with passion. We like to think that we combine elements of southern rock, stoner metal, doom, blues, thrash, progressive and a smidge of hard rock to create a truly unique sound that cannot be found easily elsewhere. Each member of the band brings their own style and influences into the music which gives Black Emerald a distinctive and collaborative sound. The band comprises of founding member guitarist and vocalist Edd Higgs, bassist and lead vocalist Simon Hall and drummer Connor Shortt.

We like to be out on the road as much as possible and have played all over the Midlands, South Wales and SE England. 2018 has been no exception so far: This March we played the first One Eyed Toad Presents Monthly Metal Showcase before heading out on the Spreading The Fire Tour to promote the Rock Diabetes Fire & Forge Festival. Later this year we will be playing the main Fire & Forge Festival in September in Trowbridge. This November is the second ever Facebarmegaddon in Reading - we played the first one last year and it was ahuge success and has bands queuing up to play. See our events page for more details.

Bookings and Press.

For booking enquiries or press enquiries please contact our manager Marc at Enso Music Management -





Edd, Simon and Connor are happy to announce that Black Emerald are now endorsed by Vocalzone and part of the #VZFamily

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We're super stoked to announce that we are now part of the Enso Music Management family! We join the ranks of CAMBION, Codex Alimentarius, End Of Salvation and many other fantastic bands with Enso managing and taking care of bookings.

We'd like to extend a massive thank you to them for having us on board.

See yous on the road!

Connor, Edd and Simon