“It’s a bit of a continuation from All Hell Breaks Loose…. people will see the link. It’s very rock ‘n’ roll,” states BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist & songwriter Ricky Warwick about the artwork for the band’s sophomore album The Killer Instinct, due out in North America in early 2015 on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
After touring the globe in support of their world-acclaimed 2013 debut album All Hell Breaks Loose, the band entered the studio in Nashville, Tennessee this past October to record their second release with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON). The result is a rich collection of story-based tracks (“Soldierstown,” “Finest Hour,” “Blindsided,” “Sex, Guns & Gasoline”) rooted in master craftsman performances by vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarist Damon Johnson, guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, and bassist Robbie Crane. The North American 2-CD digi-pak version of The Killer Instinct will include two bonus tracks and acoustic versions of four album tracks. The track listing is: 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) After their appearance at the U.K.’s Giants Of Rock Festival in February 2015, BLACK STAR RIDERS will co-headline a 16-date tour throughout the U.K. and Ireland with EUROPE beginning in early March 2015. They’ll return to the U.S. to perform on the Monsters Of Rock cruise to the Caribbean in April 2015. View upcoming BLACK STAR RIDERS tour dates on the band’s official Facebook page. Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at www.BLACKSTARRIDERS.com. Like: www.facebook.com/BLACKSTARRIDERSOFFICIAL Follow: Twitter.com/BLACKSTARRIDERS Watch: www.YouTube.com/BLACKSTARRIDERS