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6th January 2017

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Black Star Riders are set to release their forthcoming album 'Heavy Fire' on 3rd February via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and today, the band premiere the new video for the second single from the album, 'Testify Or Say Goodbye'.

Frontman Ricky Warwick said about the track: "Power, glory, rock'n'roll with a whole lotta soul...
"You gotta testify or say goodbye
Tell me no secrets, tell me no lies
Get up on the stand look me straight in the eye
You gotta testify or say goodbye"
"...kinda says it all really !!!"

And here's the video right here...

In case you missed it. here's the lyric video for 'When The Night Comes In' which was releasd back in November.

'Heavy Fire' is the follow up to BSR's critically acclaimed albums 'All Hell Breaks Loose' and 'The Killer Instinct'. Here's the tracklisting.

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

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The Limited Edition Digibook CD aslo includes the bonus track 'Fade' and the album is also available in Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl and Limited Edition Picture Disc.


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 sixteen date UK and Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden's own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining eleven shows.

Tour dates are:
With Gun and The Amorettes
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

With Backyard Babies and Gun
Wednesday 8th March: O2 ABC, Glasgow
Thursday 9th March: O2 ABC, Glasgow
Friday 10th March: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Saturday 11th March: O2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 12th: March O2 Ritz, Manchester
Tuesday 14th March: Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 15th March: UEA, Norwich
Thursday 16th March: O2 Academy Bristol
Friday 17th March: O2 Kentish Town Forum, London
Saturday 18th March: O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sunday 19th March: O2 Academy, Bournemouth

Tickets are on sale now right here.

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We spoke to BSR's Jimmy Degrasso last month about 'Heavy Fire'. "This is our most diverse album yet," said Jimmy, adding that "there's a little bit of Motown, you're gonna have some punk rock and some Metal."

Jimmy also talks about his lengthy colourful career which has included stints with Y&T, David Lee Roth and Megadeth, amongst many others. Here's the full conversation.

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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