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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:

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.


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  1. Jeff Ross - March 8, 2013 9:42 pm

    Can’t wait for this guys ! I have followed all of your careers for so long,now for all of you to be together ,this should be absolutely slammin’.I have the US release date written on my calendar !
    Hear Ya, See Ya soon.

  2. TedG - March 12, 2013 12:21 pm

    Can’t wait to hear it! Looking forward to US tour dates in the future.

  3. Angus - March 12, 2013 1:50 pm

    First time for many years I am looking forward to a new album.
    I’ll be thinking of Phil & Gary when I listen to it.

  4. Mel - March 12, 2013 3:07 pm

    Cant wait for this album you guys rock!

  5. Mary Griffiths - March 14, 2013 8:23 am

    Sooooo looking forward to hearing new stuff. You guys rock my world :)

  6. Big Chief - March 19, 2013 3:31 pm

    With so much talent in this line up, can’t imagine anything but awesome tracks. Best wishes and much success to BSR.

  7. Vince - March 27, 2013 12:09 am

    Any idea when the album will be released in Australia?

  8. Ian - April 16, 2013 12:52 pm

    Just downloaded the new single, can’t wait for the album and uk tour dates. It just works so well. Phil would be so proud.

  9. Christian - June 5, 2013 7:46 pm

    Thank you so much, Ricky!!
    Although nothing and no one compares to that legendary Lynott/Moore/Gorham/Downey combination … this album could not be any better. I’ve seen him live with Thin Lizzy – that Warwick guy fully fits the shoes he has been given. An adequate man for quite a job …

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