Following the announcement of new guitarist Sam Wood, Black Star Riders, the Anglo American rockers featuring Ricky Warwick (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Robert Crane (Bass Guitar) and drummer Zak St. John, are excited to release their new single ‘Riding Out The Storm‘, which is accompanied by a video, directed and produced by famed video maker Tony Aguilera (Jerry Cantrell, Killer Be Killed, Orianthi) in Los Angeles.
Ricky Warwick comments: “As we get older, sadly we start to lose the ones around us who we love, having lost both my parents and some dear friends in the last few years I’ve started to question and look at my feelings on my own mortality and morality. I’ve come to realise that death is a part of life and even in the darkest days (that we all get sometimes), I’ve come to understand that every aspect of life should be an intensified experience and never taken for granted.”
He continues: “The video was shot in downtown Los Angeles and directed by Tony Aguilera. I love the cinematography and different camera filters that Tony used during the shoot. I think it complements the essence of the song, which conveys reflections of mortality and consequences of choice. Life must end eventually, but love doesn’t.”
‘Riding Out The Storm‘ is taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Wrong Side Of Paradise‘, which features 11 tracks, and was recorded in the Autumn of 2021 at Studio 606 in Northridge California and Toochtoon Sound in Redmond Oregon with producer and longtime BSR associate, Jay Ruston. The album is being released via Earache Records.
‘Wrong Side Of Paradise‘ is available for pre-order worldwide: here. Formats include: limited coloured vinyl (including green, blue, red and black/white split), black vinyl, signed CD, cassette and digital download. A special edition of the album containing two bonus tracks can be found on CD (which comes with a 24-page song booklet) and USB stick formats. Various collector bundles are also available, including one with an exclusive 12”.
Wrong Side Of Paradise
Better Than Saturday Night
Riding Out The Storm
Catch Yourself On
Don’t Let The World (Get In The Way)
Green And Troubled Land
This Life Will Be The Death Of Me
Cut ‘n’ Run (Bonus Editions Only)
Suspicious Times (Bonus Editions Only)
The band’s UK tour in February 2023, a special 10th anniversary run of dates, as well as their headline sets at Planet Rockstock and Earache Records‘ 35 Years Of Noise party, see the band welcome back guitarist Scott Gorham and original drummer Jimmy DeGrasso for the celebrations.
UK Tour Dates:
Saturday 11th February Belfast, Limelight
Monday 13th February Nottingham, Rock City
Wednesday 15th February Norwich, UEA
Thursday 16th February Ipswich, Corn Exchange
Friday 17th February Manchester, O2 Ritz
Saturday 18th February Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
Sunday 19th February Leeds, O2 Academy
Tuesday 21st February Cardiff, Tramshed
Wednesday 22nd February Bristol, O2 Academy
Thursday 23rd February Glasgow, SWG3
Friday 24th February Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Sunday 26th February London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets are on sale now from here
Special Guests Michael Monroe and Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons on all shows except Belfast where Trucker Diablo open.
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