Saturday, November 22, 2014

New Black Star Riders album in February

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Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album »All Hell Breaks Loose« in 2013, BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release a new studio album, »The Killer Instinct«, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour

The band toured 2013’s »All Hell Breaks Loose« for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON) to start recording the follow up. The result is »The Killer Instinct«. Ricky Warwick explains, “Life's not fair, never has been, never will. Sometimes you have to live with a killer instinct just to survive in the ongoing pursuit of happiness. Because nobody can do for you what you should be doing for yourself.”

»The Killer Instinct« tracklist:
01. The Killer Instinct
02. Bullet Blues
03. Finest Hour
04. Soldierstown
05. Charlie I Gotta Go
06. Blindsided
07. Through The Motions
08. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
09. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and BLACK STAR RIDERS gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort. From the Irish-tinged rock of ‘Soldierstown’ to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of ‘Sex, Guns & Gasoline’. From the dirty groove of ‘You Little Liar’ to the acoustic ‘Blindsided’, this is a band coming of age. »The Killer Instinct« will see BLACK STAR RIDERS cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.

Damon Johnson says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There's no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent BLACK STAR RIDERS in 2015” 

BLACK STAR RIDERS head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with EUROPE throughout March 2015. Full dates are:

02.03. UK Dublin - Olympia
03.03. UK Belfast - Ulster Hall
05.03. UK Glasgow - ABC
06.03. UK Glasgow - ABC
07.03. UK Newcastle - O2 Academy
08.03. UK Leeds - O2 Academy
10.03. UK Nottingham - Rock City
11.03. UK Cambridge - Corn Exchange
13.03. UK Manchester - Academy
14.03. UK Wolverhampton - Civic
15.03. UK Exeter - Uni
16.03. UK Bristol - O2 Academy
18.03. UK Bournemouth - O2 Academy
19.03. UK Norwich - UEA
20.03. UK London - Shepherds Bush Empire
21.03. UK London - Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets are available from all usual outlets 

THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc.

More BSR Shows:
06.-09.02. UK Minehead - Giants of Rock Festival
18.04. USA Miami, FL - Monsters Of Rock Cruise

The new album will be released February 20th (EU), 23rd (UK) and 24th (US), 2015 through Nuclear Blast. 

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