BLACK STAR RIDERS’ Damon Johnson Talks About His Life Changing Albums; Video

In the video below, Damon Johnson of Black Star Riders reflects on his ten life changing albums:

His ten life changing albums:

KISS – Destroyer
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping
AC/DC – Back In Black
Van Halen – Van Halen II
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush
Aerosmith – Rocks
Steve Earl – I Feel Alright
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood
Billy Joel – The Stranger

Black Star Riders are set to release their forthcoming album, The Killer Instinct, on February 20th (Europe), 23rd (UK), 24th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
In anticipation of the release, frontman Ricky Warwick sat down to discuss each of the new tracks.The second part of that track by track series is now online. See both parts below:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Do you know what “a bulldozer through the soul” feels like? Have you ever caused a sonic death blast without knowing it? Black Star Riders guitarist Damon Johnson and vocalist/lyricist Ricky Warwick sure as hell do. These two topics, discussed alongside the tales of support from their parents, their youth in their respective hometown communities, and their first bands, have been captured in Part 2 of the Nuclear Blast Artist Profile Series.

Check out the intimate conservation with Damon and Ricky below:

 
Part 1 of the Black Star Riders Nuclear Blast Artist Profile Series can be seen below:

The Killer Instinct will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2-CD Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only).

Warwick talks about the new artwork “It’s a bit of a continuation from All Hell Breaks Loose, people will see the link, it’s very rock n’ roll. It’s going to look cool.”

Formats are as follows:

Limited 2CD Digibook

“The Killer Instinct“
“Bullet Blues”            
“Finest Hour”            
“Soldierstown”           
“Charlie I Gotta Go”       
“Blindsided”
“Through The Motions”
“Sex, Guns & Gasoline”
“Turn In Your Arms”
“You Little Liar”

Bonus CD:
“Gabrielle”
“The Reckoning Day”
“The Killer Instinct” (Acoustic)
“Blindsided” (Acoustic)
“Charlie I Gotta Go” (Acoustic)
“Finest Hour” (Acoustic)

CD
“The Killer Instinct“
“Bullet Blues”            
“Finest Hour”            
“Soldierstown”           
“Charlie I Gotta Go”       
“Blindsided”
“Through The Motions”
“Sex, Guns & Gasoline”
“Turn In Your Arms”
“You Little Liar”

Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl

Side A
“The Killer Instinct“
“Bullet Blues”            
“Finest Hour”            
“Soldierstown”           
“Charlie I Gotta Go”

Side B
“Blindsided”
“Through The Motions”
“Sex, Guns & Gasoline”
“Turn In Your Arms”
“You Little Liar”

Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (Mail Order Only)

Side A
“The Killer Instinct“
“Bullet Blues”            
“Finest Hour”            
“Soldierstown”           
“Charlie I Gotta Go”

Side B
“Blindsided”
“Through The Motions”
“Sex, Guns & Gasoline”
“Turn In Your Arms”
“You Little Liar”

“The Killer Instinct” lyric video:

In the footage, Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson surprise a couple of randomly selected fans who pre-ordered the brand new Black Star Riders album, The Killer Instinct, from the Nuclear Blast USA web shop.

Black Star Riders have confirmed their appearance at this year’s Download Festival – England’s premiere summer rock event taking place at “the spiritual home of rock,” Donington Park. The multi-stage music festival will also host Kiss, Judas Priest, Mötley Crüe, Faith No More, Muse, and Slash.

In the US, Black Star Riders will play three shows this April as special guests to Europe following their appearance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise.

Show dates:

April
24 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
28 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Additional US tour dates will be announced soon.

Fonte: Bravewords.com

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