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Black Star Riders – First Trailer For “Heavy Fire”

BLACK STAR RIDERS
BAND RELEASE FIRST TRAILER FOR THIRD ALBUM ‘HEAVY FIRE

A week ago, Black Star Riders announced their third studio album, “Heavy Fire“, set for release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in February 2017. Today, the band have revealed the first video trailer in which frontman Ricky Warwick explains the writing process behind the about forthcoming album and looks forward to the band’s March 2017 UK tour:

When discussing the writing of “Heavy Fire“, Ricky comments: “Myself and Damon Johnson work really well together. We went to our manager’s house in Southern California – he was away for a week so Damon flew in from Nashville and I drove down from my place in LA and we hung out there for a week. I brought in a bunch of ideas and lyrics and Damon brought in some stuff too. By the end of the four or five days we had ten or twelve solid songs together, which was great. We work very quickly together because we’re always very well prepared and we’re always writing individually”

ICYMI, watch the lyric video for ‘When The Night Comes In‘: 

Heavy Fire is now available for pre-order:
Limited Edition Orange and clear vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK Store: http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireNBUK
Limited Edition Digibook CD, CD, Vinyl & Vinyl Pic Disc from Amazon.co.ukhttp://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireAmzUK
Digital Album from iTunes: pre-order now and get the track Œ When The Night Comes In¹ instantly:
http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireIT

The band’s previous album, ³The Killer Instinct², was released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to score multiple radio playlists. A solid year of worldwide touring culminated in December 2015 in an UK arena tour alongside Def Leppard and Whitesnake.

2016 saw the band return to the studio with ³The Killer Instinct¹s² producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Mastodon), at his studio just outside Nashville. The resultant album is Black Star Riders most accomplished work to date. From the immediate riffs of album opener ³Heavy Fire² to the instant hooks of first single ³When The Night Comes In², from the dirty bass groove of ³Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed² to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ³Testify Or Say Goodbye², this is an album that will further cement BSR¹s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

“Angst, passion, power, glory, love, truth, lies, loyalty, questions that begged to be answered. There’s a guitar army comingŠand it’s bringing the ” Heavy Fire”” ­ Ricky Warwick (vocals), Black Star Riders.

“Not many new bands get to record three albums these days. Without doubt this is BSR’S best album so far. We had a great time recording it and can’t wait to play the new songs live on tour in March.” ­ Scott Gorham (guitars), Black Star Riders

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums Œ All Hell Breaks Loose¹ and Œ The Killer Instinct¹ which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n¹ Roll, ŒHeavy Fire¹ will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  The band have also brought in Pledgemusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album¹s release.

Tracklistings below:

CD
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me

The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above Tracklisting plus
Bonus Track

11. Fade

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc

Side One
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
 Side Two
1. Testify Or Say Goodbye
2. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
3. True Blue Kid
4. Ticket To Rise
5. Letting Go Of Me

After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders  (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden¹s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows.

Dates for Black Star Riders 2017 UK & Ireland Tour are:

W/ Gun and The Amorettes (below)
Thursday 2nd March                                                   Tramshed, Cardiff
Friday 3rd March                                                          William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Saturday 4th March                                                    Academy, Dublin
Sunday 5th March                                                       Limelight, Belfast
Tuesday 7th March                                                     Ironworks, Inverness
W/ Backyard Babies and Gun (below)
Wednesday 8th March                                              O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
Thursday 9th March                                                    O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
Friday 10th March                                                       O2 Academy, Newcastle*
Saturday 11th March                                                  O2 Academy, Leeds*
Sunday 12th March                                                     O2 Ritz, Manchester*
Tuesday 14th March                                                   Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 15th March                                            UEA, Norwich
Thursday 16th March                                                 O2 Academy Bristol*
Friday 17th March                                                       O2 Kentish Town Forum, London*
Saturday 18th March                                                  O2 Institute, Birmingham*
Sunday 19th March                                                     O2 Academy, Bournemouth*

Tickets are onsale now. For Ticket Info please visit www.blackstarriders.com

* Tickets from ticketweb.co.uk³Heavy Fire² is released through Nuclear Blast Entertainment on the 3rd February 2017.

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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