Black Dog Prowl is screaming guitars, door-busting drums, driving bass and powerful vocals. Think of the musical lovechild of Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden combined with the vocal styling of Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison.
Gritty vocalist and guitarist Josh Finver fronts this Washington, D.C., based four-piece that features Robert Peters on lead guitar and an explosive rhythm section made up of bassist Schuyler Allen and drummer Enzo Ferroggiaro. Though the band takes inspiration from rock pioneers that have come before, Black Dog Prowl has a sound that is very much its own and a high-energy live show that is among the best the nation’s capital has to offer.
After the release of Half Truths & Lies in 2010, which OnTap Magazine calls “a spectacular debut,” the band’s underground following in D.C. began to bubble to the surface. Packed venues across the District and a devoted, ever-expanding fanbase were not far behind. BDP’s reputation began to spread to surrounding areas and the band started traveling north to Baltimore and New York City. This band of brothers has found itself sharing bills with such national acts as Truth & Salvage Co., A Thousand Horses and The Parlor Mob (2011 iTunes Rock Album of the Year recipients).
In 2011, with the addition of Peters and departure of founding member Micah McCutchan, the band has taken a grungier turn. BDP has spent the better part of the year working with Scott Robinson in Sonic Sweets Studios on the follow up to Half Truths. Ahead of the January 2012 release of the Vapor EP, the explosive title track has received airplay on Baltimore’s 98 Rock, along with various internet and college radio stations. The music video for ‘Vapor,’ directed by Alex Wohleber, has fans buzzing with anticipation of what the future holds.