When Sheffield rock heroes Black Spiders announced their hiatus in 2017, no one in their right minds would have predicted that when the good times, big balls n’ riffs rockers did return, it would be in the middle of a global pandemic.
But that is, of course, exactly what happened and in March of this year, Black Spiders unleashed their highly anticipated brand new self-titled album upon an eager, locked down, rock hungry audience. Yet, despite the album’s thirteen new kicking jams having been recorded in complete isolation, and with new drummer (Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendel) having never been in the same room as the rest of the band, it’s testament to the true.
majesty of their rock powers that ‘Black Spiders’ still manages to sound like five men in a hot and sweaty rehearsal room, tight and upfront and in each other’s faces, rocking the f**k out.
The only piece missing from the jigsaw, and it was a big piece, was the chance to take these new songs onto the stages they belonged and play them loud and direct to a rock music starved audience and thankfully, that time is finally here. Black Spiders have announced five UK shows to get back to doing what it is they do best, and to celebrate the special Record Store Day vinyl release of the album, due July 17th via Dark Riders Records.
On top of this, Black Spiders will also release a new single ‘Give Em What They Want’, taken from the album and launched into the stratosphere with a stomping, hook-laden infectious groove.
You’d think that after almost 2 years of what we’ve all been through, there was a chance to start again at a year zero for the human race, but no, same st, different year, an aptly titled song for the times,” states singer/guitarist Pete Spiby. “However, we’ve been waiting SO long to do a gig and can’t wait to play the new album live and melt some faces…. thank fk!”
Watch the ‘Give Em What They Want’ video below.
Bring it on! Black Spiders are back to rock you.
Catch Black Spiders live at the following dates in July 2021
‘Black Spiders’ track-listing:
1.Fly In The Soup
2.Stabbed In The Back
3.Wizard Shall Not Kill Wizard
4.Back In The Convent
5.Give Em What They Want
7.Death Comes Creepin
9.Rock And Roll
11.No Luck No Bones
12.Down To The River
13.Crooked Black Wings
Black Spiders are:
Pete Spiby (guitar/vocals)
Ozzy Lister (guitar/vocals)
Adam Irwin (bass)
Mark Thomas (guitar)
Wyatt Wendels (drums)