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Black Star Riders Reveal Album Artwork!

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Debut Single: Bound For Glory

Release Date: 24th March 2013

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Debut Album: All Hell Breaks Loose

Release Date: 27th May 2013

 

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), have announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released in the UK on the 27th May 2013.

The band have now exclusively revealed the album artwork below

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The artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Elvgren

The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing.  The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

“Bound For Glory”, the debut single from the album, saw its exclusive first play on Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 radio show on Thursday 21st March 2013. The song is now available to hear here

http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/music_and_videos/online-premiere-black-star-riders-bound-for-glory/

The single and album were produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/JEx9gD8RPz8

 

Confirmed festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS include:

June 1st   Hi Rock Festival – Inzell, Germany

June 2nd  Hi Rock Festival – St. Goarshausen, Germany

June 8th   Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden

Nov. 29th  Hard Rock Hell – N. Wales, U.K.

 

More tour dates to be announced shortly. Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at:

www.facebook.com/BLACKSTARRIDERSOFFICIAL www.BLACKSTARRIDERS.com Twitter.com/BLACKSTARRIDERS

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BLACK STAR RIDERS announces All Hell Breaks Loose!

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Debut Single: Bound For Glory

Release Date: 24th March 2013

Debut Album: All Hell Breaks Loose

Release Date: 27th May 2013

BLACK STAR RIDERS have announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released in the UK on the 27th May 2013.

The album will be preceded by a first single “Bound For Glory”. Set for release on Sunday 24th March 2013, the single will get its first public airing on the UK’s Ken Bruce’s Radio 2 radio show on Thursday 21st March 2013. About the single, BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman Ricky Warwick states: “Bound For Glory – a song for the lost but never lonely, walking tall in the face of everyday adversary, everyone has a story to tell, revolution begins in the mirror!!!”. Guitarist Scott Gorham adds: “When it came time to pick one of these songs as a single, we had a really hard time.  There are so many really great tracks here and everyone had their favourites.  But in the end, we all agreed that Bound for Glory is the perfect choice and represents what Black Star Riders is all about.”

About the origin of the album title, Ricky goes on to say:

“I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing.  The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

The single and album were produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush).

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/JEx9gD8RPz8

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Jimmy DeGrasso Drum Camp Announcement!! – Exclusive Discount for Black Star Riders Fans – see bottom of post for details.

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LEGENDARY DRUMMER JIMMY DEGRASSO

ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER “HARD ROCK & EVERYTHING ELSE”

DRUM CAMP MAY 3RD – 5TH IN OXNARD CALIFORNIA

World-renowned, hard rock /heavy metal drumming superstar Jimmy DeGrasso (Black Star Riders/Alice Cooper/Ozzy Osbourne/Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies) will host Jimmy DeGrasso’s “Hard Rock & Everything Else” Drum Camp May 3rd – 5th in Oxnard, California at the world famous Drum Channel Studios and the Courtyard Marriot in nearby Camarillo, California. Presented by MUSO Entertainment, Jimmy DeGrasso’s “Hard Rock & Everything Else” Drum Camp will offer a limited number of students a total of 24 hours of hands-on, intensive playing alongside one of rock’s most prolific players.

Jimmy DeGrasso’s “Hard Rock & Everything Else” Drum Camp offers three, eight-hour days of hands-on drumming in a small-scale classroom setting focusing on rock drumming styles, playing with a click track, double bass techniques, rudiments, linear phrases as well as Jazz/Latin styles. In addition, you will get incredible insight into the dynamics of being in a band, surviving life on the road and Jimmy will demonstrate, teach, and share experiences from decades of drumming with some of the biggest bands and artists in the world.

The first day of camp students will enjoy a VIP guided tour of the Drum Workshop Factory in Oxnard, California and have the rare opportunity to spend an entire rest of the day working on their chops at Drum Channel studios. The following two camp days will be hosted at nearby Courtyard Marriot in Camarillo, CA.

Register now for Jimmy DeGrasso’s “Hard Rock & Everything Else” Drum Camp and receive a free, one-month subscription to DrumChannel.com.

Space is extremely limited to allow Jimmy to personally guide students through exercises that help hone and improve their drumming skills. Throughout most of the camp, students will play alongside Jimmy on their own, individual practice kits and pedals and benefit from the invaluable experience of drumming with a rock drumming legend.

Sponsors include: MUSO Entertainment, Drum Channel.com, Drum Workshop, ProMark, Sabian and Evans Drumheads.

For more information and to register for Jimmy DeGrasso’s “Hard Rock & Everything Else” drum camp, please visit www.muso-mart.com

Black Star Riders Fans can get a $50 Discount on the drum camp by entering the code ‘Black Star Riders’ into the coupon code box at checkout when purchasing a place at Jimmy’s drum camp – see you all there!!

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BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM TITLE, TRACK LISTING & WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATES!

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BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth), have announced All Hell Breaks Loose as the title of their debut album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which will be released worldwide on the following dates:

  • May 21st – Japan
  • May 22nd – Sweden
  • May 24th –  Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway
  • May 27th – U.K., France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece
  • May 28th – U.S., Canada, Italy, South America

About the origin of the album title, BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman Ricky Warwick states:

“I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing.  The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about.”

Produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush), the track listing for All Hell Breaks Loose is:

01. All Hell Breaks Loose
02. Bound For Glory
03. Kingdom Of The Lost
04. Bloodshot
05. Kissin’ The Ground
06. Hey Judas
07. Hoodoo Voodoo
08. Valley Of The Stones
09. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain’t So Bad

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track “Right To Be Wrong” and a “Making of” DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/JEx9gD8RPz8

Confirmed festival appearances for BLACK STAR RIDERS include:

  • June 1st   Hi Rock Festival – Inzell, Germany
  • June 2nd  Hi Rock Festival – St. Goarshausen, Germany
  • June 8th   Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden
  • Nov. 29th  Hard Rock Hell – N. Wales, U.K.

More tour dates to be announced shortly.

 

Visit BLACK STAR RIDERS online at:

www.facebook.com/BLACKSTARRIDERSOFFICIAL

www.BLACKSTARRIDERS.com

Twitter.com/BLACKSTARRIDERS