Monday, December 8, 2014

Black Star Riders reveals album details

Metalnews Power of Metal.dk
 
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«, on February 20 (EU), 23 (UK), 24 (US) 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« will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2-CD Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only).

BLACK STAR RIDERS front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork “It’s a bit of a continuation from »All Hell Breaks Loose«, people will see the link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool.”

Full tracklisting is as follows:

LIMITED 2CD DIGIBOOK
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

Bonus CD:
01. Gabrielle
02. The Reckoning Day
03. The Killer Instinct (Acoustic)
04. Blindsided (Acoustic)
05. Charlie I Gotta Go (Acoustic)
06. Finest Hour (Acoustic)

CD
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

LIMITED GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL

Side A
1. The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3. Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go

Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

LIMITED GATEFOLD CLEAR VINYL (Mail Order Only)

Side A
1. The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3. Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go

Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

Pre-order your copy of »The Killer Instinct« at the following link: http://smarturl.it/BSRTheKillerInstinct

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 BLACK STAR RIDERS dates are:
06.-09.02. UK Minehead - Giants of Rock Festival
02.03. IRL Dublin - Olympia
03.03. IRL 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
18.04. USA Miami, FL - Monsters Of Rock Cruise

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