U.S./Irish hard rockers BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their hotly-anticipated third album Heavy Fire on the 3rd of February via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band premiere the new lyric video for 'Heavy Fire', the album¹s thundering opening track. Lead vocalist/guitarist Ricky Warwick explains about the track, "Only fools would believe that rock n roll can rejuvenate a world in the throes of a collapsing civilisation that's coming under heavy fire from all asunder. But what if the would-be fools are right?"
From the immediate riffs of album opener Heavy Fire to the instant hooks of first single When The Night Comes In², from the dirty bass groove of Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on Testify Or Say Goodbye, Heavy Fire is an album that will further cement BSR's reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts. Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognised as a power force in the modern day of Rock n¹ Roll, Heavy Fire will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Tracklistings as follows: CD 1. Heavy Fire 2. When The Night Comes In 3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl 4. Who Rides The Tiger 5. Cold War Love 6. Testify Or Say Goodbye 7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed 8. True Blue Kid 9. Ticket To Rise 10. Letting Go Of Me The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above Tracklisting plus Bonus Track 11. Fade Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl Limited Edition Picture Disc Side One 1. Heavy Fire 2. When The Night Comes In 3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl 4. Who Rides The Tiger 5. Cold War Love Side Two 1. Testify Or Say Goodbye 2. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed 3. True Blue Kid 4. Ticket To Rise 5. Letting Go Of Me After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden¹s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows. Dates for Black Star Riders 2017 UK & Ireland Tour are: W/ Gun and The Amorettes (below) Thursday 2nd March Tramshed, Cardiff Friday 3rd March William Aston Hall, Wrexham Saturday 4th March Academy, Dublin Sunday 5th March Limelight, Belfast Tuesday 7th March Ironworks, Inverness W/ Backyard Babies and Gun (below) Wednesday 8th March O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)* Thursday 9th March O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)