Black Box Revelation is a band influenced by American Blues, British Pop Invasion, and it's Psychedelic Rock offspring. In 2008, when the first album of Black Box Revelation was released, New York Times describes the rock duo perfectly: “The Black Box Revelation is two Belgian teenagers, Jan PaterDnoster on guitar and Dries van Dijck on drums, whose debut album, “Set Your Head on Fire” (Beverly Martel/T for Tunes), stomps its way toward garage-rock and proto-punk, with Mr. Paternoster yowling like Iggy Pop or Mick Jagger and calling for love. Every so often they strip the music down to something slow and bluesy. But the Black Box Revelation isn’t purely retro. They are just as happy with a drum-machine beat and a heap of overdubbed percussion, as long as the music makes its happy, trashy crash.
Over the years Black Box Revelation has been able to write rock n roll history, being the first Belgian artists to appear on The Late Late Show with David Letterman, recording in L.A. with producer & Queens of The Stone Age guitarist Alain Johannes, supporting Meat Puppets, Beady Eye, Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop and Seasick Steve, playing tours through the US and Europe, their music turning up in TV series such as Sons of Anarchy and True Blood.
In 2011, the band released their third album My Perception, including the hit singles, Rattle My Heart and My Perception. For the album Highway Cruiser with hits Gloria and War Horse gathered with Thomas Brenneck (Charles Bradley, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson). On September 30 a live album was released with a selection of songs that were recorded live at Cactus Festival, Couleur Café and Rock Werchter.
The Belgian rock band was formed in 2005 by vocalist and guitarist Jan Paternoster and drummer Dries Van Dijck. The band achieved great reviews with their debut Set Your Head on Fire and second album Silver Threats, which both turned into golden albums.
After both becoming fathers in recent years, the duo is going into the studio inspired by their new role and eager to challenge their selves in making this new (6th) release their best album yet.