Sometimes in life we all have to move on, to branch out and evolve, and the same can be said for music bands at times - but when that happens, all new good things can arise. In the case of the legendary band Thin Lizzy, despite the sad loss of lead vocalist and bassist Phil Lynott, the Thin Lizzy-legacy has moved on in Black Star Riders.
Formed late in 2012, Black Star Riders put out their first two studio albums, All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and now that two-year cycle will continue with the release of their third installment in 2017. Named Heavy Fire, the upcoming album will officially be released on Feb. 3 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment and from what music lovers have already heard from it it's sure to be a winner.
And though February will be here before we know it, Black Star Riders have graced their followers with a video for the second official single from the album, the song "Testify Or Say Goodbye" - click here to check it out now.
"'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 goodby...' Kinda says it all really," exclaimed Black Star Riders front-man Ricky Warwick.
Just following the release of their new album, Black Star Riders will be heading out on an extensive European tour beginning on Mar. 2 and running tirelessly through the 19. And with the Sölvesborg (Sweden Rock Festival) scheduled for June, there will most likely be more dates announced between the two so stay tuned to AXS for more from Black Star Riders in 2017.