Chris Roybn from FAR, and vocalist/bassist Ben Flanagan from Trophy Fire. Through years of touring together in Dredge, FAR, and Trophy Fire; Mark, Chris, and Ben became good friends. They joined forces to create something heavier, darker, and slightly sinister. After jamming together for a month or so, Black Map released their first EP in February 2014 (recorded at Hellam Sound with producer Aaron Hellam) and went on tour with Chevelle, playing shows with bands like Crosses, Tombs, Pelican, and Kill Devil Hill. Their first full length album “And We Explode” was released in October 2014 via minus HEAD RECORDS.
Black Map will be going on tour with Chevelle and Dinosaur Pile-Up in January 2017, kicking things off in their hometown of San Francisco.