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BLACK STAR RIDERS - CD art 2-9-15With last week’s release of their sophomore album The Killer Instinct, melodic hard rock super group have secured their second appearance on the American Billboard charts in less than two years.  A celebrated contribution to contemporary rock music, The Killer Instinct has debuted on the following American Billboard album charts:

  • #6 – Heatseekers
  • #22 – Hard Music
  • #118 – Current Albums

Across the Atlantic, The Killer Instinct has debuted at the following positions and charts:

  • #2 – U.K. Rock Top 40
  • #2 – U.K. Indie Top 40
  • #3 – Swedish Rock/Metal chart
  • #13 – U.K. Top 200
  • #23 – German Top 100
  • #29 – Ireland’s Top 100
  • #29 – Swedish Top 60
  • #171 – Netherlands Top 200

Having just played a sold-out show in Belfast, Northern Ireland yesterday, will take the stage in Glasgow, Scotland this Thursday & Friday.  The band performs throughout the U.K. for the rest of March on their current tour with Swedish rockers EUROPE.

is comprised of the following all-star line-up of seasoned musicians:

  • Guitarist Scott Gorham (THIN LIZZY, 21 GUNS)
  • Vocalist Ricky Warwick (THIN LIZZY, THE ALMIGHTY)
  • Guitarist Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY, ALICE COOPER, BROTHER CANE)
  • Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, MEGADETH)
  • Bassist Robbie Crane (RATT, LYNCH MOB)

Watch the official videos for the album’s title track The Killer Instinct and the Finest Hour single (the featured “Record of the Week” on BBC Radio 2!) on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Check out BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Damon Johnson & vocalist Ricky Warwick performing the album’s title track on’s Front Row Exclusive here:

The Killer Instinct can be streamed in its entirety on Spotify with commentary by BSR vocalist Ricky Warwick:


BLACK STAR RIDERS will be playing five U.S. dates (three as special guests to EUROPE) following their appearance on this year’s Monsters Of Rock cruise:

04/23/15  Kewadin Casino – Sault St. Marie, MI

04/24/15  Potawatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI (with EUROPE)

04/25/15  Fineline Café – Minneapolis, MN

04/28/15  House of Blues – Chicago, IL  (with EUROPE) [BUY TICKETS]

04/30/15  Irving Plaza – New York, NY (with EUROPE) [BUY TICKETS]

Pre-sale ticket links are available on the official BLACK STAR RIDERS Facebook page.

The Killer Instinct was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON) and is a perfectly crafted collection of musical short stories seasoned with harmonized guitar riffs, barbed wire choruses, and a level of musicianship that will stand the test of time.  One listen to “Soldierstown,” “Through The Motions,” “Finest Hour,” “Blindsided,” and “Sex, Guns & Gasoline” proves the timelessness of emotions evoked by quality songwriting.

BLACK STAR RIDERS’ 2013 debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose, debuted on the following four American Billboard charts:

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