Thin Lizzy

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
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

 
Mon
30
Jun

ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON - SCOTT GORHAM

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Monday, June 30, 2014
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In episode 24 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Mitch along with RUSS DWARF sit down with Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy guitarist, SCOTT GORHAM. The three discuss the band's current plans as well as look back at THIN LIZZY's career, the making of a 'brand' name and Scott's guitar collection. In the second half of the episode, Mitch is joined by members of TAX THE HEAT to discuss their new EP as well as using social media to find a fan base.

For more about the BLACK STAR RIDERS visit:http://blackstarriders.com

For more about the TAX THE HEAT check out:http://www.taxtheheat.com

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit:http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes & Spreaker.

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And the Official Facebook page is:http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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