Black Vatican are a gothic metal/rock band in Kansas City that have released their debut CD The Black Vatican. They spread a dark legacy across all those in our path towards necrotomic domination. Their music is inspired by the shadows of the oppressed members in societies, war, lust, magic, history and mythology. They express this by combining sounds of several different genres into one; from quick black metal riffs to industrial drums, from smooth bass sounds to torturous screams, all wrapped in the beautiful melodies of keyboards and choirs.
Black Vatican is a trio of Erick Ramos, Cole Roberts and Isaac Byrd which create a music that is catchy, suggestive, and tough and touched in an appealing way. In the year 2014 came two cousins out of the broken valleys of Kansas City, singers/songwriters Erick Ramos and Jose Hernandez, after tasting the truths of life’s devious nature. Fueled by their passion for revealing the hidden roses beneath the ashes of broken societies, together they began expressing their love, hate, and fears through poetry and sound in hopes to ignite beautiful flames within those without a voice.