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 13 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 17 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 two 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 s**t, 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 f**k!”
Bring it on! Black Spiders are back to rock you.
Catch Black Spiders live at the following dates in July
Wednesday 21st July – Chester Live Rooms
Thursday 22nd July – Leeds Key Club
Friday 23rd July – Southampton Joiners
Saturday 24th July – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
Sunday 25th July – Steelhouse Festival Ebbw Vale
‘Black Spiders’ track-listing:
- Fly In The Soup
- Stabbed In The Back
- Wizard Shall Not Kill Wizard
- Back In The Convent
- Give Em What They Want
- Good Times
- Death Comes Creepin
- Nothing Better
- Rock And Roll
- Free Ride
- No Luck No Bones
- Down To The River
- Crooked Black Wings
Black Spiders are:
Pete Spiby (guitar/vocals); Ozzy Lister (guitar/vocals); Adam Irwin (bass); Mark Thomas (guitar); Wyatt Wendels (drums)