As a promotion tour for their current album ‘Heavy Fire’ Black Star Riders has just finished a run of sixteen dates across the UK
I think it’s important if you are a musician or at least a serious one; that you want to start breaking new ground and not doing the same thing over and over.
Overall “Heavy Fire” is an album that is ‘heavy’ and ‘fires’ on all cylinders. Black Star Riders is a vital rock’n’roll engine that energizes and entertains as far as it will go
Rick Warwick, an inspired choice for front-man of BSR shows just why they should be playing arenas with Def Leppard and Whitesnake.
The songs climaxes with an apocalyptic guitar solo that hasn’t served it’s purpose if your ears aren’t ringing. All in all a great hard rock album, that’s safe and traditional in parts, but way more adventurous than the debut album. When the Black Star Riders come to a town near you, be sure to saddle and ride with them.
Thin Lizzy are due to release their second album in February ahead of playing a UK co-headline tour with Europe. Ricky from the band recently flew into the UK to do a quick promo tour for the new release. I chatted to Ricky as he took me through a track by track analysis of the new album and we touched also on a few other topics.
This faithful editor finally got a chance to leave the friendly confines of MGM headquarters, and hit the road for the amazing Black Star Riders, the Thin Lizzy spirited revival.
Apparently its not just on stage where “All Hell Breaks Loose” but also off it as well!!!
In conclusion the evening delivered quality entertainment, and like everybody else that had witnessed the Black Star Riders introductory performance I would be proud to say as per the official event badge and T-shirt that “I was there” “Bound for Glory”? I think that Black Star Riders wont be long in achieving that status, already on the way with current chart placing of the “All Hell Breaks Loose” release. Successfully bridging the past and present of the band this marks a new and exciting chapter in their history, inevitable world domination waits!!!
Black Star Riders will play some European festivals this summer followed by an extensive tour. And after that ….? well it’s probably time for another chapter for the touring Lizzy outfit.