Veteran rock vocalist & lyricist Ricky Warwick has shared backstories on the first five tracks of the new BLACK STAR RIDERS album The Killer Instinct, due out in North America on February 24th. Learn the meaning of the Irish chant in “Soldier’s Town” & how album producer Nick Raskulinecz saved “Bullet Blues” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: Following their appearance on this year’s Monsters Of Rock cruise, BLACK STAR RIDERS will play three U.S. shows this April as special guests to EUROPE. Upcoming dates are: 04/24/15 Potawatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI 04/28/15 House of Blues – Chicago, IL [BUY TICKETS:] 04/30/15 Irving Plaza – New York, NY [BUY TICKETS:] Additional U.S. tour dates will be announced soon. Pre-sale ticket links are available on the official BLACK STAR RIDERS Facebook page. The Killer Instinct, the second studio album by the band Classic Rock magazine calls “the most re-energized and vital classic rock act on the circuit,” BLACK STAR RIDERS features vocalist Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, THE ALMIGHTY), guitarist Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY, ALICE COOPER, BROTHER CANE), guitarist Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY, 21 GUNS), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, MEGADETH), and bassist Robbie Crane (RATT, LYNCH MOB). The album can be pre-ordered in multiple formats (domestic, import, and exclusive vinyl) from The Killer Instinct Landing Page: The track listing for the 2-CD digi-pak version of The Killer Instinct is: 01. The Killer Instinct (purchase the single on iTunes: 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) BLACK STAR RIDERS will play the U.K.’s Giants Of Rock Festival in February 2015, then co-headline a 16-date tour throughout the U.K. & Ireland with EUROPE beginning in early March 2015. Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at Like: Follow: Watch: