Black Seal
Background information
Origin Delray Beach, Florida, USA
Genres Psychedelic Rock
Years active 2011 - 2013, 2019 - Present
Current members Astaroth Crowley
Robb Erwin
Past members Thomas Beals
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Black Seal are a psychedelic rock band originating from Delray Beach, Florida. They are noted for mixing elements of punk, doom, proto-metal, and garage rock with psychedelia.[1][2][3]


The core duo of guitarist and vocalist Astaroth Crowley and drummer Robb Erwin formed in 2011, expanding to a trio for live shows the following year with the addition of bassist Thomas Beals. Black Seal released their first single “On This Day You Lose Faith” in 2012.[4] In 2013, their self-released debut EP Pyre followed. Pyre was featured in Heavy Planet’s "Sunday Sludge" column and a song from the EP, “Conestoga Breaks Down”, was included in several heavy psych/stoner rock compilations.[5][6] That same year however, Black Seal went on hiatus as Astaroth Crowley relocated to Portland, Oregon.

In 2019, founding members Astaroth Crowley and Robb Erwin reunited as a duo to record new Black Seal material for the EP Sati.[7]


Black Seal "Conestoga Breaks Down"

Black Seal "Conestoga Breaks Down"

Black Seal - Durango Night Ride

Black Seal - Durango Night Ride

Pyre EP (2013)

Sati EP (2019)


Current MembersEdit

  • Astaroth Crowley - Guitars, Bass, Vocals
  • Robb Erwin - Drums, Percussion

Former MembersEdit

  • Thomas Beals - Bass

External LinksEdit


  1. Chicago Doom Confederacy
  2. Broward-Palm Beach New Times
  3. The Burning Beard
  4. Beached Miami
  5. Heavy Planet
  6. Bong Hits From the Astral Basement
  7. Stoner Hive
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