Wednesday, March 28, 2012

CD Review: The Black Spiders Decend Upon The U.S. With "Sons Of The North"

U.K. rockers the Black Spiders are ready to infest the United Sates with their new album entitled “Sons Of The North.” The new album comes out April 17th through Dark Riders/Red Eye and is full of hard rock riffs and in-your-face vocals.

The album begins with the hard hitting attack of “Stay Down” as the band makes sure you’re listening to what they have to say. The bluesy guitar groove of “Easy Peasy” features a rock duet between lead singer Pete Spiby and Danni Maibaum. The duel guitar attack of Ozzy Lister and Mark Thomas is felt throughout the album, especially in the AC/DC sounding “Just Like A Woman.” The band’s first single is “KISS Tried To Kill Me” as the band pay homage to one of their idols. The song was also given the approval of KISS lead singer Paul Stanley. The highlight of the album is the 7-plus minute heavy rocker “Blood Of The Kings” as the drumming of Si Atkinson keeps the song motoring. The band takes a page out of Black Sabbath’s book with the deep, full guitar sound of “St. Peter,” before hitting the the gas once again for “Medusa’s Eyes.” The album closes with more classic guitar riffs and powerhouse drumming in “What Good’s A Rock Without A Roll?”

The Black Spiders have spread all over Europe performing with Volbeat, The Supersuckers and Monster Magnet. Even Ozzy Osbourne personally chose them to open the UK Ozzfest festival. Their schedule is packed with U.K. dates before heading to the Sweden Rock Festival. Visit the band’s website at for more information.

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