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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

BSR_AHBL_cover_art

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

2 comments

  1. Stephen - March 30, 2013 3:55 pm

    Fantastic artwork!

    Love the first single, “Bound For Glory”,.

    28 May cannot come soon enough.

    All the best lads!

  2. Dagumol - April 27, 2013 12:35 am

    Like the new single. I am sad to learn that Brian isn’t drummin’ for BSR. I hope to see y’all in Austin, Texas. <— Live music capitol of the world.

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