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BLACK STAR RIDERS To Release Heavy Fire In February

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:37 AM


New Song Streaming + Pre-Order Available

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Nuclear Blast are pleased to announce the release of BLACK STAR RIDERS third studio album, Heavy Fire, in February 2017. The band will support the album with a full UK and Ireland tour in March 2017.

The band's previous album, The Killer Instinct 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 The Killer Instinct's 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 "Heavy Fire" to the instant hooks of first single "When The Night Comes In", from the dirty bass groove of "Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed" to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on "Testify Or Say Goodbye", this is an album that will further cement BLACK STAR RIDERS' 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 coming…and it's bringing the Heavy Fire!" – Ricky Warwick (vocals)

"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)

Following on from their albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct which have paved the way for BLACK STAR RIDERS to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n’ Roll, Heavy Fire 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 album’s release.

Formats: Limited Edition Digibook CD (incl. bonus track), CD, Vinyl, Vinyl Pic Disc, Digital Album
Nuclear Blast mail order: Limited Orange & Clear Vinyl

Track listing below:

CD

  • "Heavy Fire"
  • "When The Night Comes In"
  • "Dancing With The Wrong Girl"
  • "Who Rides The Tiger"
  • "Cold War Love"
  • "Testify Or Say Goodbye"
  • "Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed"
  • "True Blue Kid"
  • "Ticket To Rise"
  • "Letting Go Of Me"
The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above tracklisting plus bonus track
  • "Fade"
Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc
Side One
  • "Heavy Fire"
  • "When The Night Comes In"
  • "Dancing With The Wrong Girl"
  • "Who Rides The Tiger"
  • "Cold War Love"
Side Two
  • "Testify Or Say Goodbye"
  • "Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed"
  • "True Blue Kid"
  • "Ticket To Rise"
  • "Letting Go Of Me"
Pre Order link HERE
Digital version HERE

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 Sweden’s own BACKYARD BABIES with GUN on the remaining 11 shows.

Dates for BLACK STAR RIDERS 2017 UK & Ireland Tour are:

w/ GUN, THE AMORETTES

  • 02/03 - UK - Cardiff - Tramshed
  • 03/03 - UK - Wrexham - William Aston Hall
  • 04/03 - IRL - Dublin - Academy
  • 05/03 - UK - Belfast - Limelight
  • 07/03 - UK - Inverness - Ironworks
w/ BACKYARD BABIES, GUN
  • 08/03 - UK - Glasgow - o2 ABC
  • 09/03 - UK - Glasgow - o2 ABC
  • 10/03 - UK - Newcastle - o2 Academy
  • 11/03 - UK - Leeds - o2 Academy
  • 12/03 - UK - Manchester - o2 Ritz
  • 14/03 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
  • 15/03 - UK - Norwich - UEA
  • 16/03 - UK - Bristol - o2 Academy
  • 17/03 - UK - London - o2 Kentish Town Forum
  • 18/03 - UK - Birmingham - o2 Institute
  • 19/03 - UK - Bournemouth - o2 Academy
Tickets are onsale now. For ticket info please visit www.blackstarriders.com

Heavy Fire is released through Nuclear Blast on the 3rd February 2017.


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