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Black Star Riders - Another State of Grace (Sept 2019)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by FourWalledWorld, May 17, 2019.

  1. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New album coming on 6th September.

    The first single is up now:

    01. Tonight The Moonlight Let Me Down
    02. Another State Of Grace
    03. Ain’t The End Of The World
    04. Underneath The Afterglow
    05. Soldier In The Ghetto
    06. Why Do You Love Your Guns?
    07. Standing In The Line Of Fire
    08. What Will It Take?
    09. In The Shadow Of The War Machine
    10. Poisoned Heart

    There also appears to be a bonus track on the CD of the box set edition (BLACK STAR RIDERS - Another state of grace ):
    11. Candidate For Heartbreak
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  2. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Video for "Another State of Grace":
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  3. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia
    I have the rest. might get it but its getting a bit samey
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  4. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Another new single "'Ain't the End of the World":
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  5. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    Listened the album a few times since friday. Overall a strong one imo.
    Difficult to compare to the previous 3 just yet, I'll have to live with it for a while longer.

    Anyhow - first three tracks are pure Thin Lizzy (perhaps not what they want to hear, but hey!) and would fit on any classic Lizzy album imo.
    Last track is a strong one too, while Warwick's lyrics shine all the way through. "Why do you love your guns" is sadly more and more relevant

    Black Star Riders "Another State of Grace" — Rock Solid great new interview with Warwick on this podcast, with an in-depth track by track commentary on the new album
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  6. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    No love for this?
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  7. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I forgot to post my thoughts after the release. I like it. So far, I definitely enjoy it more than "Heavy Fire" which didn't hold much replay value for me.

    "Tonight the Moonlight Let Me Down" may be one of their finest tracks.
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  8. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    First 3 tracks are very strong. The rest of the album keeps growing on me. Seeing them live in 4 weeks, and from what I gather they have dropped any Lizzy songs from the set. Fine by me, as I think a "best of" from the 4 albums makes for a hell of a set list.
    (have been able to catch Lizzy a few times since the 2012 re-launch, but not yet seen BSR)
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  9. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    Saw BSR last weekend. Superb show, and it really brought home what the band has to offer across their 4 albums. The set was very strong, and the band was tight as hell.

    judging from the activity in this thread, this is a long shot...but anyways;

    They talk about auditioning people in LA for the new guitarist, Martucci, and how none of the about 10 guys before him made the cut. Any idea of any of them were name players?
    Also, same goes for the drummer's position. They auditioned about 10 guys before they found Chad. Any idea who?

    (fun fact on a slightly related note; now former guitarist Damon Johnson was one of the guys Bon Jovi auditioned to replace Sambora)
  10. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I'm not sure of any of the other potential guitarists/drummers.

    I'll admit, I was doubtful if they would continue as well without Damon Johnson but Christian Martucci is doing an excellent job live and in-studio (judging by "Another State of Grace").
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  11. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

    At The Stereo
    I saw them on their first tour & they were great.
    Mostly Lizzy material back then & I'm sure that has changed with each new album, all of which I own.
    We need a live release from them now.
  12. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    been hoping for a live dvd/blu ray!!

    there are some decent pro shots from Germany, but they're already a few years old, and two albums have been released since.
    The gig I saw in late 2019 was GREAT, all original material, and a band on fire.

    Well worthy of release
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  13. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes, their last tour was excellent, possibly the best time I have seen them live (and it was with no Lizzy material at all).

    I read recently that they are hoping to reconvene to record the next album in the summer.
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  14. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Chattanooga, TN
    Agreed a live release would be great.
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  15. Eiricd

    Eiricd Forum Resident

    a new album is apparently demoed and ready to be recorded - fingers crossed they can get it out later this year.
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  18. WarEagleRK

    WarEagleRK Forum Resident

    Chattanooga, TN
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