Ricky Warwick

Fri
16
Oct

BLACK STAR RIDERS - The Killer Instinct (Review)

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content: 
84%
Produced By: 
Nick Raskulinecz
Running Time: 
46
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Label: 
Nuclear Blast
Release Year: 
2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
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Catch Up Review / Black Star Riders (featuring Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham) have worked hard over several years to carve out their own identity from using the Thin Lizzy name, releasing two fine albums of original material.
 
Their second album The Killer Instinct sees the band (fronted by Phil Lynott soundalike Ricky Warwick and also featuring Damon Johnson – guitar; Robbie Crane - bass and Jimmy DeGrasso – drums) pick up exactly where the debut left off.
There’s no change in style/direction or sound here – just more of the same easy going, likeable 70s rock with that unmistakable bluesy Thin Lizzy sound.
 
Most of the regular album’s 10 tracks are written by Warwick and Johnson. The pair really captures the raw, rock n roll essence of what Thin Lizzy was all about.
This is a solid album. At 10 tracks, there’s no room for filler, but the highlights include the title track The Killer Instinct, the upbeat opener sounding like it comes straight out of 1979; Finest Hour is a very commercial slice of classic rock; Soldierstown features Gorham co-writing and is as Lizzy as it gets with some great guitar work throughout.
There’s a few take-or-leave tracks in the middle passage before the heavier Gorham co-write Sex, Guns & Gasoline livens things up.
You Little Liar is a 7 minute blues romp featuring Gorham and Johnson in full flight.

A no brainer for fans of Thin Lizzy, 70s rock and the guys involved. Good stuff, if not quite as compelling as the debut.
Score: 
84
 
Tue
24
Mar

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - MICHAEL SCHENKER, EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features interviews with legendary guitar hero Michael Schenker, Europe's Joey Tempest, Ricky Warwick (The Almighty, Black Star Riders) and Western Sand, and is now available for streaming at this link: 
 
 
In the first hour, Michael Schenker discusses the new Temple of Rock album, 'Spirit on a Mission', and selects 3 tracks which reflect the record's diversity. Michael also talks about the band's touring plans for 2015, and confirms that he would like Temple of Rock to be seen as a band in its own right, like UFO or the Scorpions.

Also in the first hour, rising UK rockers Western Sand, who supported Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock on their UK tour last December, talk about their new EP 'Cut You Down To Size', their touring plans, and their Southern Rock influences.

Part 2 kicks off with Europe's Joey Tempest, who looks at the writing and recording of their new release 'War of Kings', which the band have described as the album they always wanted to make. Joey also chooses 2 songs from 'War of Kings'

And The Almighty / Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick shares his memories of the first two Almighty albums, 'Blood Fire & Love' and 'Soul Destruction', both newly reissued in remastered form with bonus discs by Spinefarm Records. Ricky also chooses a pair of tracks from each album.

There's also new music from Whitesnake and Black Star Riders, tribute songs for Bruce Crump (Molly Hatchet, China Sky, White Rhino), AJ Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) and Andy Fraser (Free), and tracks from Black Star Riders and The Amorettes.

You can also listen on Tuesday 24th March12:00-14:00 and Thursday 26th March 07:00-09:00 on  www.totalrock.com

For the best in Rock & Metal News check out www.metalshockfinland.com www.melodicrock.com www.bravewords.com

 
 
Tue
09
Dec

BLACK STAR RIDERS New Album Out Feb 23; Artwork Revealed

Monday, February 23, 2015
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BLACK STAR RIDERS NEW ALBUM ARTWORK REVEALED
 
Black Star Riders Reveal Album Artwork And Tracklistings

For “The Killer Instinct” 23rd February 2015



UK & Eire Tour – March 2015

Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album on Nuclear Blast Entertainment, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe.

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. “The Killer Instinct” will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2 CDs Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only) and the band are pleased to release the album artwork.

Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork ‘It’s a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool.’

The band also announce the full tracklistings for the various album formats below

CD
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

LIMITED 2CD DIGIBOOK
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar


Bonus CD:
1. Gabrielle
2. The Reckoning Day
3.The Killer Instinct (Acoustic)
4.Blindsided (Acoustic)
5.Charlie I Gotta Go (Acoustic)
6.Finest Hour (Acoustic)

LIMITED GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

LIMITED GATEFOLD CLEAR VINYL (Mail Order Only
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015. 

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
The Amorettes are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc

 
Tue
24
Jun

NOIZE IN THE ATTIC TALKS TO RICKY WARWICK

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders will be special guest on this week's episode of Noize In The Attic (Where Your Past Comes Back To Haunt You) broadcasting this Friday 1-3PM EST on WNHU 88.7FM New Haven, CT (streaming live on www.wnhu.net) Ricky talks about their next album, new bass player, Joe Elliott, Alice Cooper and the status of The Almighty, Thin Lizzy and more! Free podcasts are available on iTunes or by following the link at www.noizeintheattic.com where you can also find additional air-times and affiliates.
 

 
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