BLACK STAR RIDERS - Debut Album Artwork Revealed

March 28, 2013, 6 years ago

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BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band featuring THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH), have revealed their debut album artwork for All Hell Breaks Loose below.

The artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), the legendary US painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. The artworks ties directly to the origins of the album title. Ricky Warwick explains “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seemed to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what Black Star Riders is all about.”

Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release All Hell Breaks Loose worldwide on the following dates:

May 21st – Japan

May 22nd - Sweden

May 24th – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Australia

May 27th – UK, France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, Ireland

May 28th – US, Canada, Italy, South America

About the origin of the album title, Ricky goes on to say: “I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what Black Star Riders is all about.”

Produced and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, RUSH), the tracklisting for All Hell Breaks Loose is:

'All Hell Breaks Loose'

'Bound For Glory'

'Kingdom Of The Lost'

'Bloodshot'

'Kissin’ The Ground'

'Hey Judas'

'Hoodoo Voodoo'

'Valley Of The Stones'

'Someday Salvation'

'Before The War'

'Blues Ain't So Bad'

The first single 'Bound For Glory' can be heard streaming below:

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a special edition digi-pak featuring a bonus track 'Right To Be Wrong' and a Making of DVD.

A 24-minute compilation of behind-the-scenes video reports from the band’s studio time in Los Angeles can be viewed below:

For more details and tour dates visit BlackStarRiders.com.



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