Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Black Star Riders begin recording sophomore album

Thin Lizzy-offshoot Black Star Riders have entered a recording studio in Nashville to begin pre-producton sessions for their sophomore album.

The band have posted a photo (above) of guitarists Scott Gorham and Damon Johnson in the studio.

Expected next spring, the follow-up to 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” will be produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked on projects with such artists as the Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush and Mastodon.

"I was a fan of the first album, and I'm really excited about the songs they've written for their new record,” said Raskulinecz. “I'm really looking forward to getting into the studio with them to help bring those songs to life."

Black Star Riders had originally planned to record with Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, but his schedule with that band and his side project, Down N’ Outz, will keep him busy in the months ahead.

“It is with great reluctance that I have had to pull out of the production job for the BSR 2nd album,” explained Elliott recently. “When I agreed to do it after a great meeting with the boys, it was at was at a time when Def Leppard weren’t exceptionally busy. Things changed & I found myself in a situation where the amount of time I could allocate to the album would not have done justice to the record or the band. They deserve someone who can do the job without rushing it or having to bail out half way through due to other commitments.”

“I KNOW they’re are going to make a great 2nd album & maybe sometime down the road we can revisit the idea of working together again,” he continued. “Myself, Ricky & Scott have a very long standing & firm friendship which goes back decades!! I wish them nothing but the best & much success with the new album.”

See also:

Black Star Riders lose Def Leppard singer as producer for sophomore album
Black Star Riders announce UK tour
Black Star Riders welcome new bassist
Black Star Riders announce more US dates
Search Black Star Riders at hennemusic