Black Star Riders – Announce New Single/Video “Candidate For Heartbreak”

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New Single Candidate For Heartbreak Out Now
Watch Lyric Video Here

New Album: Another State Of Grace Out Now

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“This is Black Star Riders best work yet.” – Mojo
“Another State Of Grace shows there is still life beyond Lizzy.” – Classic Rock
“Courage and empathy, allied to superior song-writing, makes BSR a band to treasure on their own terms” – Planet Rock
“A body of work that stands comfortably with the best Lizzy, whilst carving out their own identity” – Vive Le Rock
“The album delivers precisely what we’ve come to expect: bullshit free, guitar-powered rock ‘n’ roll.” – Metal Hammer
“Another superb shot of classic-spirited heavy rock from masters of their craft.” – Kerrang!
“Every song makes its mark as Black Star Riders blow consistently hot.” – Outlaw Magazine
“This changes everything” – Powerplay
“Vibrant, hard-hitting rock songs.” – Fireworks

In this unusual 2020, Black Star Riders are back with a new single Candidate For Heartbreak, released on 29thMay, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The single was accompanied by a lyric video, available here: https://youtu.be/ti8M-Fd-bjM2020 shaped up to be a very different year to what we all expected. COVID-19 took us by surprise forced us to pause, rethink our way of life and observe an unprecedented scenario unravelling on the world’s stage.  In this new “hibernated” society, the music industry showed its resilience: managing to keep itself alive, it created a sense of togetherness and an even stronger community, through brave songs, never afraid to bring the uncomfortable truths to the table.

Candidate For Heartbreak is Black Star Riders’ contribution to the worldwide reflection on society during these unparalleled times. Mr. Scott Gorham and Christian Martucci created the perfect soundscape, thanks to a sharp and memorable riff, which sets the scene for an intricate rock driven track. Ricky Warwick’s vocals perfectly represent the spirit of the lyrics: energetic anger, tinged with a hint of melancholy, towards a class of politicians who keep lying to the people; and a morbid system that keeps on failing and dividing.

Front-man Ricky Warwick comments: “It’s a rocker! A Scott Gorham and Christian Martucci guitar onslaught. A song about the politics of dancing while the politicians dance around the truth!”

Mr. Scott Gorham further explains: “The song brings back memories of our time in the studio recording Another State of Grace. It was such a great and productive time. We all hope to be back playing to our fans real soon. “Guitarist Christian Martucci adds: “Christian Martucci: “This is a really fun song to jam. I love how the guitars drone around Ricky’s vocals, and the awesome groove from Chad and Robbie!”

Candidate For Heartbreak first appeared as a bonus track on the Digipack CD included with the box-set and limited to 1,000 copies, of the band’s latest record Another State Of Grace. The album reached#14 in the national chart and #1 in the rock chart. The record is a stunning collection of anthemic rock songs recorded at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February 2019 and produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

Unfortunately Black Star Riders performance at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2020 has been cancelled, as the festival was forced to be postponed to July 2021.

UK Tour Dates 2020
Saturday 18thJuly 2020 – Ramblin’ Man Fair – Postponed
Saturday 29thAugust 2020 – Stone Dead Festival

Black Star Riders are Ricky Warwick (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar), Robert Crane (Bass), Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar).

Candidate For Heartbreak is out today and available for purchase or stream here

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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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