Carbon Black

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Carbon Black
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Background information
OriginWollongong, NSW
GenresThrash, Groove metal
Years active2013 - present
Associated actsNekrofeist, Demigod, Mortal Sin, Shadows in Ruin, Primal Intent, Blackened Angel
MembersDamon Bishop, Rob Giles, Jon Hurley, Steve Giles
Past membersLuke Cook, Gus Sassi

Band Members

  • Line-Up
    • Damon Bishop (guitar)
    • Rob Giles (bass)
    • Jon Hurley (vocals)
    • Steve Giles (drums)
  • Former members
    • Luke Cook (drums) 2013 - 2016
    • Gus Sassi (drums) 2013

Band Information

Carbon Black was formed in Wollongong in April 2013 by Damon Bishop and Rob Giles, immediately after the dissolution of their previous band Nekrofeist. Drummer Gus Sassi came from Shadows in Ruin and singer Jon Hurley is ex-Primal Intent. Sassi departed before the release of their debut EP. Mortal Sin's Luke Cook joined the band after some shows with Daryl Murphy (Primal Intent). In early 2015 Carbon Black appeared with Dave Ellefson and late in the year opened for Hellyeah in Sydney. Cook was replaced by Rob Giles' brother Steve, who had been with Demigod with Bishop and Carbon Black released End of This in 2018, going on to support tours by Max and Iggor Cavalera, Voivod and Ross the Boss. The band's second album was released in May 2022 and features an appearance by Ripper Owens.



2018 End of This Independent
2022 We Remain Independent


2014 Principium Independent