The Killer Instinct
“Thin Lizzy is a known situation, but with Black Star Riders we’re
moving into uncharted territory and that’s pretty damn exciting. I’mhaving more fun playing right now than I have in years.”
– Scott Gorham (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy)
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release their sophomore studio album “The Killer Instinct” on Nuclear Blast Entertainment in February 2015.
The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for nearly two years playing across the globe. In October 2014 the band gathered in Nashville, TN and entered the studio with Grammy award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is “The Killer Instinct”.
The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and Black Star Riders gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort. From the Irish-tinged rock of “Soldierstown” to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of “Sex, Guns & Gasoline”. From the dirty groove of “You Little Liar” to the acoustic “Blindsided”, this is a band coming of age. “The Killer Instinct” will see Black Star Riders cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.
Damon Johnson (guitar) says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There’s no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent Black Star Riders in 2015.“