Monday, January 7, 2013

Black Star Riders to start recording debut album today

Black Star Riders are set to pick up where the touring lineup of Thin Lizzy left off.

A few weeks ago, Thin Lizzy revealed its plans to adopt the new band name while moving forward with a new recording project, and now it’s happening.

“Two years ago today, Thin Lizzy's reformed line up played their first show in Aberdeen,” posted the band Sunday. “Today, Black Star Riders loaded into the studio in preparation for tomorrow's start to the recording sessions with Kevin Shirley. The rehearsals went very well and the songs are ready. Time to make it happen!”

The album will feature material the band wrote whilst touring as Thin Lizzy and the band says the sound retains that classic feel but is very much its own as well.

Black Star Riders are Thin Lizzy alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums (Alice Cooper, Megadeth, David Lee Roth, Suicidal Tendencies).

Late next month, the group will perform as Thin Lizzy during a series of Australian dates with KISS and Motley Crue, as well as playing some of their own headlining shows in the country.

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