Do you know what “a bulldozer through the soul” feels like? Have you ever caused a sonic death blast without knowing it? Guitarist Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY, ex-ALICE COOPER/BROTHER CANE) and vocalist/lyricist Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, ex-THE ALMIGHTY) sure as hell do. These two topics, discussed alongside the tales of support from their parents, their youth in their respective hometown communities, and their first bands, have been captured in Part 2 of the Nuclear Blast Artist Profile Series on BLACK STAR RIDERS. Check out the intimate conservation with Damon & Ricky on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: Due out in North America on February 24th and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON), The Killer Instinct - the second studio album by BLACK STAR RIDERS – is a talking book collection of perfectly crafted short stories seasoned with harmonized guitar riffs, barbed wire choruses, and a level of musicianship that will stand the test of time. One listen to “Through The Motions,” “Finest Hour,” “Soldierstown,” and “Sex, Guns & Gasoline” proves melodic hard rock is not only alive & well, but thriving. Featuring guitarist Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY, 21 GUNS), vocalist Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, THE ALMIGHTY), guitarist Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY, ALICE COOPER/BROTHER CANE), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, MEGADETH), and bassist Robbie Crane (RATT, LYNCH MOB), The Killer Instinct is a lustrous contribution to the chronicles of rock’s still-evolving history. The album can be pre-ordered in multiple formats (domestic, import, and exclusive vinyl) from The Killer Instinct Landing Page: BLACK STAR RIDERS will play three shows in the U.S. 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. Catch up on all things BSR on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. BLACK STAR RIDERS will play the U.K.’s Giants Of Rock Festival this week, co-headline a 16-date tour throughout the U.K. & Ireland with EUROPE beginning in early March, return to the U.S. to appear on the Monsters Of Rock cruise in April, and perform at England’s Download Festival this June. Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at Like: Follow: Watch: