Black Star Riders complete work on fifth album

Author Jad - 14.3.2022

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick spoke to Ireland’s Overdrive about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2019’s “Another State Of Grace” LP.

The album is actually finished right now and is currently being mastered. There are fourteen new tracks on it and we worked with [producer] Jay Ruston who did “Another State Of Grace” here in L.A. and it’s sounding great. Of course, this was the first BSR album without Uncle Scotty [guitarist Scott Gorham] which was strange. He’s been on the phone every now and again, checking in on things and I’ve sent him over the tracks to get his approval and whatnot. We definitely missed his presence in the studio, but I think we’ve adapted and brought everything down to a four-piece.

I’m very excited about the album, and we’re looking to release the first single this coming September. We’ve also signed a new deal with Earache Records and the album is expected to be released in January 2023 and we’re gonna hit the ground running.

We fulfilled our obligations with Nuclear Blast and they did a great job. We were with them for four albums. I’m still part of the Nuclear Blast family with my solo stuff, which is great. We just decided that with all the change that was happening with the band, particularly with Scott wanting to step back, we just decided to make new changes all round.”

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick