|About Black Satellite:
Black Satellite is a rock duo from NYC comprised of Larissa Vale and Kyle Hawken. Having been writing music together for several years, Black Satellite is the culmination of a deep-rooted partnership contributing to their unified writing style.
Shortly after launching their first single “Valkyrie” from their full-length album Endless, Black Satellite was requested as support for Starset at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on the strength of their debut.
Billboard describes the album as “the end point one might arrive at after listening to all
of Muse’s catalog and deciding they just weren’t epic enough.”
Black Satellite was named one of Alternative Press’ “12 Bands You Need to Know” in a
print issue of the magazine. They subsequently released two cover songs paying tribute
to Type O Negative, which charted on metal radio.
The band recently concluded writing and recording their sophomore record, Aftermath,
mixed by veteran producer Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Filter, Breaking Benjamin).
Release date to be announced. Their single “Void” is the first taste of the brand new
album. Knotfest commenting on the track: “the first single offers a glimpse into the bold,
stylishly dark sound that has made the duo of Larissa Vale and Kyle Hawken such a
In 2021, they released a cover of Rammstein’s “Sonne” to critical acclaim with Revolver
Magazine describing the track as “a masterclass in metal covers.”
Black Satellite completed back-to-back tours as direct support for John 5, Fozzy,
and Nita Strauss in Fall/Winter 2021/2022, with additional appearances at Metal In The
Mountains Fest and Blue Ridge Rock Fest. Black Satellite also toured supporting Cold
and Sumo Cyco in Spring/Summer 2022. The band joins the Double Trouble Live Tour with
co-headliners Cradle of Filth and DevilDriver starting March 3, 2023.
“New York City-based duo Black Satellite has unabashed, big-time arena-rock aspirations.” – Billboard
“Black Satellite has this strength in their music that stirs up feelings of hope even in the most of haunting places.” – The Huffington Post
“…a rock band beyond definition…” – idobi Radio
“Damn, there is something good happening in the New York Alt-rock scene these days, and the latest example is Black Satellite.” – RARA’s Farm
“…Larissa’s blow-your-mind talent and her badassery for going beyond the “female-fronted” label.” – Raw Femme