LAST NIGHT: SLASH AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES
"Last night's Slash show began with a quick set from Houston's own Black Queen Speaks, who were snagged for the cherry opening slot by the influential guitarist himself. The band is no stranger to the House Of Blues stage, gracing the main hall numerous times."
Houston Press, 9/10/2012
DONNA’S MUSIC SCENE
"There is a ferocious elegance to Black Queen Speaks – this band of four strong personalities with varying influences is a musical summit, each member bringing his own 'language' to the creative process, described by D2 (Vik Day, guitarist) as a "sometimes brutal process involving an excruciating number of hours to arrive at the synergy of a song."
Donna McKenzie,103.7 FM
BLACK QUEEN SPEAKS USES CD RELEASE FOR FIREFIGHTER RELIEF
"With the release of their seven-song EP Campeador, they are exploring a whole new level of honesty and rawness, as well as the lyrical twists of phrase that made listening to Guns N' Roses such a life-changing experience."
Houston Press, 9/9/2011
BLACK QUEEN SPEAKS UNLEASHES NEW EP
"Black Queen Speaks is all over the map on its new EP Campeador — and it makes perfect sense.The seven-song project snakes through grunge, pyschedelia, metal and even a few Santana-esque grooves. The end result, however, is cohesive and compelling. Singer Mike Blas, guitarist Vik "D2" Day, bassist Pez Lopez and drummer Josh Skiffington have an intense chemistry, both on record and onstage."
Houston Chronicle & 29-95, 9/8/2011
BLACK QUEEN SPEAKS: THE PERFECT BAND WEB SITE
"Facebook remains a very viable alternative for bands, but it can onlybe a matter of time before the public moves on again. Therefore, it is important for bands to relearn the art of an effective Web site. In the spirit of our guide to common social media mistakes musicians make, here is our walk through on why www.blackqueenspeaks.com is the site other bands should emulate."
Houston Press, 1/21/2011
BLACK QUEEN SPEAKS CHECKMATES OTHER FUNK-ROCKERS
"Their music is an electric fusion of hard rock, blues, and funk, a combination that has made us fairly leery of many, many more inept bands. What Black Queen Speaks bring to the table is, well... not sucking at it. The result is electric and dirty, music that acts as a neon sign spotlighting the kind of sex that was illegal in this city until recently. It's hate music to make love to, is what we're trying to say."
Houston Press, 1/14/2011
BLACK QUEEN SPEAKS, SINGS ROCK 'N' SOUL
"Heavy rock guitars and drums with old-school soul flourishes."
Houston Chronicle & 29-95, 5/23/2009
SINGER CREATES HIS OWN SOUND
"Danceable and driving beats coupled with a fusion of funky bass and thick bluesy guitar riffs. The music is fresh and sticks to the ribs."
University of Houston Daily Cougar, 9/25/2009