Black Spiders first full-length studio album ‘This Savage Land’ seven years ago features 13 new songs including lead single ‘Fly In The Soup’ PLUS a cover of ‘Good Times’ (the hit single by The Easy beats, written by AC/DC Angus and Malcolm’s older brother George, and covered by INXS & Jimmy Barnes on The Lost Boys movie soundtrack) .
Fans who pre-order the album right here will receive the non-album instant-grat track ‘Tunnel Of Love’.
Following their new album release Black Spiders are set to appear at Steelhouse Festival on the weekend of Friday 23rd July 2021 alongside the likes of Europe, Anthrax, Therapy?, Those Damn Crowes, Phil Campbell, and many more.
Commenting on the making of their new album, Pete Spiby says: “It’s certainly been a strange process, in unfamiliar territory. We started to look at how we could do it given the restrictions and not only that, but we had to replace our original drummer too. More obstacles thrown in our way to smash through.! We found a way. For us and probably most other bands, we would usually take a riff or song idea to a rehearsal and thrash it out ‘till we either had something or it ended up in the song graveyard!
“This time around we couldn’t do that, so myself, Ozzy and on occasion Adam Irwin (bass player) started to send ideas back and forth until we had something to work with in GarageBand. We got to a point where we had enough song ideas with basic structure to go into a studio proper, at a convenient time, to put something down. It was at this point when we had to look for a new drummer.”
With former drummer ‘Tiger’ Si Atkinson unable to commit to the new album, the band brought in Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendels to take over on drums. Black Spiders then went back to Axis Studios in Doncaster with producer and engineer Matt Elliss, who helmed both previous Black Spiders albums.
Reflecting upon the record’s themes, Spiby said they took inspiration from THE greatest heavy metal band of all time.
“We had to dig down deep to pull out some gems and what would we want from Black Spiders,” questions Pete. “Probably not just your regular boys adventure stories, so I looked at themes for the songs, in the bands that I held dear and what was relevant to my and our lives, as a lot had gone on personally for us all, over the time we have been away (Black) Sabbath had all the answers I needed…war, vengeance, mental health, death, conservation & climate change, where are we from? Relationships, friendships, our flaws. Where are we going? Alien life and Mother Earth – some of which made the record.”
Pre-order Black Spiders new album here.
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
6) Good Times
7) Death Comes Creepin
8) Nothing Better
9) Rock And Roll
10) Free Ride
11) No Luck No Bones
12) Down To The River
13) Crooked Black Wings
Ahead of the Black Spider’s new album, they’re releasing a brand spanking new four track EP ‘Deaf Proof’, featuring the track ‘Good Times’, out 12th February 2021. In the tradition of previous Black Spiders EPs, the band tackle The EasyBeats classic and give it some UmmmpH!!
1. Good Times
2. The Weight
3. Ancient Astronaut
4. Power In Darkness
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