The official lyric video for the song "Soldierstown" from BLACK STAR RIDERS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's second album, "The Killer Instinct", which was released on February 24 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2013's "All Hell Breaks Loose" was recorded in October 2014 at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON).
Commented BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman Ricky Warwick: "'Soldierstown' is a song with a dark and poignant lyric tempered with a huge Celtic guitar riff. Sometimes pulling the covers over your head is not enough..."
BLACK STAR RIDERS will cap a successful 2015 with two headline shows in the U.K. in December 2015. These shows are in addition to their guest slot on the fast selling DEF LEPPARD/WHITESNAKE double bill in the same month.
On the band's forthcoming U.K. tour, Ricky added: "To say we are excited by by being part of the WHITESNAKE/DEF LEPPARD bill is an understatement. It's always great to go on tour with your friends and BLACK STAR RIDERS will also have been on tour in Europe four weeks prior to this... So we will be well oiled and fired up for it!"
BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Damon Johnson stated about the making of "The Killer Instinct": "Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world-class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There's no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent BLACK STAR RIDERS in 2015."
BLACK STAR RIDERS last year parted ways with bassist Marco Mendoza and replaced him with Robbie Crane (RATT, VINCE NEIL, LYNCH MOB).