The Black Year is a young rock band from Yass, Australia. The band members are: Sam Koster (Drums & Percussion), Stephen Reinhart (Rythm Guitar/bass) and Jack Steward (Lead Guitar/bass). They formed the band when all three were only 7 years old and with no experience as a band whatsoever. However they had a strong passion for music that got them where they are today. Their musical influances include AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Foo Fighters. The Black Year have headed into the studio to record their first CD album "After The Storm" which is expected to be released 01/01/07.