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Litterboxx Podcast welcomes Damon Johnson & Ricky Warwick

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Katy Irizarry & Zeena Koda of the Litterboxx Podcast welcome Damon Johnson & Ricky Warwick to Episode 10 (BSR audio begins @ the 30:36 mark).

Find out the backstory on how the band got hooked up with producer Nick Raskulinecz, the skinny on Nick’s dream band, and the new BSR album, The Killer Instinct.


Mark Strigl of TALKING METAL welcomes Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson

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Mark Strigl of TALKING METAL welcomes Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson of BLACK STAR RIDERS for this episode.

Interview topics include the new BSR album The Killer Instinct (to be released in North America on Feb 24, 2015), Nick Raskulinecz, Robbie Crane, Thin Lizzy, Def Leppard, Brother Cane, Jimmy DeGrasso, and the possibility of continuing on without Scott Gorham.

The interview with Ricky & Damon begins at the 14 minute mark.  Listen to the audio interview here:



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MUSIC ENTHUSIAST Magazine interviews Ricky Warwick & Damon Johnson (with several laughs!):


ROCK GUITAR interviews Damon Johnson:

The Killer Instinct is BLACK STAR RIDERS’ sophomore release, recorded in conjunction with new producer Nick Raskulinecz, and this record sees the ante upped – their debut album set the bar high with its great selection of songs and performances, but after a lengthy stint on the road and a second trip into the recording studio, BLACK STAR RIDERS have emerged as a much stronger and cohesive unit.”

 – interviews Ricky Warwick:

Warwick has a powerful momentum going for him, and he is not looking back.”

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“Simply one of the best hard rock bands currently residing & working on this planet. This is the first great album I’ve heard in 2015 . . . it’s gonna be a tough one to beat.”


“BLACK STAR RIDERS are keeping the classic rock sound very much alive. Bravo to them.”




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Today, direct from Hollywood, California at 3 p.m. PACIFIC / 6 p.m. EASTERN / Midnight CET, long-time music journalist & Inside Metal filmmaker Bob Nalbandian will be hosting BLACK STAR RIDERS vocalist Ricky Warwick for a live interview about his prolific career and the band’s second studio album The Killer Instinct, which is due out in North America on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The interview can be streamed live on  Fans can call the studio line with their questions: 855-878-4652.

Recorded with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON), The Killer Instinct 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.


Watch the lyric video for the album’s title track + two studio reports on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:


BLACK STAR RIDERS’ second studio album can be pre-ordered from The Killer Instinct Landing Page in the following formats: digi-pak + exclusive band logo t-shirt bundle, jewel case CD, black vinyl LP gatefold, and an exclusive clear vinyl LP gatefold (imported & limited to 300 copies).

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The 2-CD digi-pak version includes two bonus tracks and acoustic versions of four album tracks. The track listing 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


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.