The Blackout Pact

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The Blackout Pact
Origin Denver, Colorado
Genres Post-Hardcore, Punk, Alternative[1]
Years active 2003–2006, 2008–2016
Labels Eyeball Records
Associated acts Sleeper Horse
Only Thunder
Tin Horn Prayer
The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill
Members Mike Herrera
Cory Trendler
Joe Ramirez
Billy Joe Bailey
Wisam Alshaibi
Seth Piracci
Past members Justin Hackl
Ian Johnsen
Mike Delmonico
Nate Reisig

The Blackout Pact is a post-hardcore band from Denver, Colorado. They formed in the early summer of 2003. The band is influenced by Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms, and Murder City Devils.


In October 2004, Geoff Rickly signed The Blackout Pact to the indie label Astro Magnetics. Rickly also produced their first CD Hello Sailor. They went on to tour with such bands as Fight Paris, Drowningman, The Lawrence Arms, The Fall of Troy, Folly, The Draft, Rise Against, The Number 12 Looks Like You, Yellowcard, Heavy Heavy Low Low, Silverstein, Mae and more. In 2005 they released a video to the song "We Drink So You Don't Have to."

December 2008, as reported newly on their Myspace site, The Blackout Pact have decided to come back from the hiatus and start recording again. Now with a new label: Eyeball Records. The band will start recording on January 2009, and the releasing date is expected to be on spring of the same year. The new EP will be called "Wolves In The Lazarette". This will be the second release material since the 2005 Hello Sailor album.

Former frontman Mike Herrera played guitar and shared vocals in a project called Sleeper Horse, which completed a mid-west tour and opened for The Draft, Gaslight Anthem and others before disbanding in 2007. Herrera is currently sharing vocals and playing banjo, mandolin and harmonica in the folk/punk outfit Tin Horn Prayer, which is set to release their second LP Grapple The Rails via Paper + Plastic in October 2012. Their first album Get Busy Dying was released in 2010 on Bermuda Mohawk Productions. Herrera Can also be found playing guitar in the math rock group The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill Former TBOP guitar player Justin Hackl is now playing with the band Native Daughters.

On October 6th, 2015, Mike Herrera died in his sleep at the age of 33 seemingly ended any future plans for The Blackout Pact to continue. [2][3]

"The Blackout Pact's Biography on their official Myspace site". January 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2009.</ref>

Band members

  • Mike Herrera - Vocals
  • Cory Trendler - Guitar/Backing Vocals
  • Joe Ramirez: Guitar
  • Billy Joe Bailey - Bass/Backing Vocals
  • Wisam Alshaibi - Drums
  • Seth Piracci - Spiritual Advisor

Former members

  • Ian Johnsen: Guitar/vocals
  • Mike Delmonico: Guitar
  • Justin Hackl: Guitar/vocals
  • Nate Reisig



Album Cover Date of Release Title Label US Billboard Peak US sales
September 27, 2005 Hello Sailor Astro Magnetics


  • We Drink So You Don't Have To


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External links

  • Official Myspace Site
  • The Blackout Pact on
  • The Blackout Pact on (former label)
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