Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Black Star Riders share new album update

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick is sharing an update on the band’s next studio album, which will mark the follow-up to 2019’s “Another State Of Grace.”

"The album is actually finished right now and is currently being mastered,” Warwick tells Overdrive. “There are fourteen new tracks on it and we worked with (producer) Jay Ruston who did 'Another State...' here in L.A. and it's sounding great.”

Black Star Riders’ forthcoming fifth album will be their first without founding member Scott Gorham, who announced his departure last fall while revealing plans to relaunch Thin Lizzy, which Warwick will also continue to tour with as lead singer.

"Of course, this was the first BSR album without Uncle Scotty [Scott Gorham, Thin Lizzy], which was strange,” Warwick continues. “He's been on the phone every now and again, checking in on things and I've sent him over the tracks to get his approval and whatnot. We definitely missed his presence in the studio, but I think we've adapted and brought everything down to a four-piece.

"I'm very excited about the albums and we're looking to release the first single this coming September. We've also signed a new deal with Earache Records and the album is expected to be released in January 2023 and we're gonna hit the ground running.”

Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts are currently playing dates on an extensive UK tour in support of his new solo album, “When Life Was Hard And Fast.”
See also:

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