Blackhole (band)

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Origin Hemel Hempstead, England
Genres Hardcore punk, rock
Years active 2006-2010, 2015-present
Labels Search and Destroy Records
Website Official MySpace
Members Richard Carter
Andreas Yiasoumi
Nick Mitchell
Max Hart
Alex Hunt

Blackhole were an English hardcore punk band from Hemel Hempstead/Berkhamsted. The band was formed in 2007 by singer Richard Carter and guitarist Andreas Yiasoumi when their previous bands fell apart.[1] They have toured across the UK with Cancer Bats, Every Time I Die, The Ghost of a Thousand and Johnny Truant, along with others. They are currently signed to UK record label Search and Destroy. The band members are Max Hart on bass, Alex Hunt on drums, Nick Mitchell and Andreas Yiasoumi on guitar and Richard Carter on lead vocals. Richard Carter is the brother of Frank and Steph Carter from British hardcore punk band Gallows. It was announced on the band's Facebook page that they had parted ways in November 2010. In September 2015 it was announced that Blackhole has reunited to support former Gallows vocalist Frank Carter with his new band The Rattlesnakes on their Blossom tour in October.


After forming in 2006, the band recorded a 4 track independent EP. However it was not until 2009 the band had a studio album released. After being picked up by the Search and Destroy record label, the band worked on recording new material. With the help of name producer Colin Richardson, who built upon the band's hardcore punk roots and added a hint of alternative rock influence to it, Dead Hearts was released on 7 September 2009. The band were chosen to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2009 (only in the UK) on the Jägermeister stage, as well as headlining the Red Bull stage at that year's Download festival. Blackhole recently finished opening on a UK tour for melodic metalcore band Underoath, along with the British post-hardcore band We are the Ocean during March 2010. Blackhole played at Slam Dunk Festival 2010 on the Imperial Clothing stage with Your Demise, Devilsoldhissoul and Azriel.



Dead Hearts
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Studio album by Blackhole
Released 7 September 2009
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 39:06
Label Search and Destroy
Producer Colin Richardson


  • Dead Hearts (2009)


Year Song title Album
2007 "Not That This is a Bad Thing" Single
2009 "Scared to Change" Dead Hearts


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