The story of

The Black Tear

Why we’re living proof that blood is indeed thicker than water.

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We’re Felix & Michael and in the fate-turning year of 2019 we founded The Black Tear.  But it wasn’t the first time our musical interests crossed ways. After a painful split-up, not very long ago we decided to put aside our egos and resume doing what we’ve always done best: creating heart-breaking, earth-shaking music.   

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Since their early childhood, cousins Felix Cerny and Michael Oppitz were enthusiastically making music during Felix’ yearly summer visit. 

It wasn’t until the fate-turning year 2009 the cousins finally decided to found a band. Blackmonkey soon was born and two albums (“Love & Lies”, “Rohvisionen”) and a couple of single releases followed.

Pretty much out of the blue, Blackmonkey split up in 2016. The musicians parted ways, but didn’t join any other projects.

Many hoped for it, but nobody really expected it. Yet, only 2 years after splitting up, Felix and Michael reunited. Mentally recharged and with a suitcase chock-full of new songs it was time for a new face, a new style and a new name. The Black Tear was born.

The band’s debut album “Second Skin” was released on 1st of December. At the same time, the video of their single “After the rain” was published.

Check Out our Most Recent Video "After The Rain"

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