About Us

BLACK BONE NATION is a South African Rock band based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Zakk Styles took a leap of faith in 2016 to leave the mundane, corporate world behind to follow his life-long passion and calling for music in the City of Cape Town, South Africa. Shorty after this drastic life change, he and a few fellow friends formed a cover band (Emerald Dream) with the hopes of entering the local gig scene.

The cover trio quickly made the choice to form their own original band due to the number of material being written, besides their cover band project by the members. Shortly after, yet another life altering decision was made by Zakk to relocate to Johannesburg, South Africa, due to the music industry demands, and so bringing with the Black Bone Nation name and image along with him. Soon after he started his new life in the city of Gold, Quentin Grib answered the calling to audition as the new drummer in Black Bone Nation and secured the spot. The two boys have created an unstoppable rock duo and have been playing together ever since.

And the rest as they say, is history.

The band’s influences have since oozed from 80’s Rock legends including Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Zakk Wylde, to new age and current artists. While drawing inspiration from the past and present, the duo wanted to create a sound unique to themselves... With a balance between good old school Rock ‘n Roll, and heart chilled blues for those hang-over days.

Black Bone Nation are currently working in and out of the studio on their self-named EP (Black Bone Nation) to break into the local music scene in 2016, as they work towards contributing to be a part of the heart of the South African music community.

A pinch of salt and a shot of whiskey is all you need to join the Black Bone Nation!