Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck, two friends from Dilbeek, started playing together (with Jan's brother Tim Paternoster as vocalist and Marquez on second guitar) as "The Mighty Generators", at the respective ages of 12 and 14 years old. It was during this period that the two of them started jamming together as well. These jam sessions would lay the foundation to their new group: Black Box Revelation.
In 2006 they arrived second, The Hickey Underworld took the first spot, in Belgium's influential Humo's Rock Rally contest. The Mighty Generators made it to the quarter-finals.
The Black Box Revelation started recording their album "Set Your Head On Fire" mid 2007. The album was produced by Triggerfinger drummer Mario Goossens, mixed in Los Angeles by Greg Gordon (who had previously worked with Wolfmother, Jet and Soulwax), and mastered in New York by Fred Kevorkian (Iggy Pop, U2, The White Stripes).
Their single "I Think I Like You" rapidly rose to the top of the radio charts. Peter Afterman and the Major League Baseball club Pittsburgh Pirates later bought the rights to "I Think I Like You".
In June 2008, the Black Box Revelation started their first tour in the United States. They performed gigs in San Diego, West Hollywood and New York.
In Feb 2010 they released their second album "Silver Threats", with the singles "high on a wire", "sleep while moving", "do I know you" and "love licks". This album was also produced by Triggerfinger drummer Mario Goossens, mixed in Los Angeles by Greg Gordon (who had previously worked with, and mastered in New York by Fred Kevorkian
The single Lust or Love was released on 14 February 2011, whilst the band was working on their third album with Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age) in Hollywood, LA.
Black Box Revelation released a new single on June 1, 2011 called, "Rattle My Heart". It's the lead single from their 3rd and forthcoming album, My Perception, which is worldwide due out October 3, 2011.