Black it Out (also known as BIO) is a post-hardcore/pop-punk band based in California. The band formed in 2005 originally under the name Scarlet’s Sonata. The band has gone through several lineup changes, but the members include: Bryan Underwood (vocals, guitar) and Shaun Zizi (vocals, bass, guitar). Described as having “. . .catchy, stuck-in-your-head harmonized guitar riffs, and lyrics that just make you want to sing along,” by Phil M, booking manager of Shanghai; the band released their debut EP I’ll Bring the Gun, You Bring the Bullet in 2006. Tracks from the EP aired on KRXQ 98 Rock’s Local Licks radio show. Around 2007, the band decided to part ways with the original bassist with fill-ins holding down the role until Shaun took the duties over. The band released Trapped in a Sea of Emotion EP in 2009. The same year, the original drummer and the band went their separate paths with the role being occupied by fill-ins. During 2009, the band went on an 8-year hiatus to return in 2017 to start writing and recording their newest album, Resurgence. Resurgence was released on March 29th, 2019.
“. . .a unique sound to the world of post-hardcore and emo with catchy, stuck-in-your-head harmonized guitar riffs, and lyrics that just make you want to sing along. . . I highly recommend buying their new EP, I’ll Bring the Gun, You Bring the Bullet.” – Phil M.
“If you don’t have this, you need to.” – KRXQ 98 Rock’s Lizzy’s Rock-N-Reviews
“I got some really good response from your music (after playing High Heels and Dangerous Streets on Local Licks).” – KRXQ 98 Rock’s Local Licks DJ, Mark Gilmore