Following the announcement of their forthcoming studio album Wrong Side Of Paradise, masters of anthemic rock ‘n’ roll Black Star Riders are thrilled to announce the second single taken form the new record: Pay Dirt, out globally on 7th September 2022, via Earache.
Pay Dirt further showcases the band’s songwriting evolution and is the perfect sneak peek of what fans can expect form the new record.
Front-man Ricky Warwick comments: “Rock’n’Roll is my lover, friend, enemy, ally, religion and saviour. Rock’n’Roll is my life. Christian Martucci and the late Todd Youth wrote the music for this.
And when I heard it, it stank with defiance and attitude. It didn’t need changing, just some words to echo the power of the chords. It’s an ode to Rock’n’Roll… But also a dig at those that don’t learn their art and don’t play from the heart!”
Wrong Side Of Paradise features 11 tracks, it was recorded in the Autumn of 2021 at Studio 606 in Northridge California and Toochtoon Sound in Redmond Oregon with producer and longtime BSR associate, Jay Ruston.
About the album Ricky adds: “I am very proud of this record, Black Star Riders’ fifth release and the first with our new and exciting relationship with Earache Records.
As with all BSR albums, ‘Wrong Side Of Paradise’ is an anthemic statement of intent, driven by ferocious guitars and thundering drums.
A special edition of the album containing two bonus tracks can be found on CD (which comes with a 24-page song booklet) and USB stick formats. Various collector bundles are also available, including one with an exclusive 12”.