Sunday, 24 March 2013


2nd band of the week has to go to Black Spiders, if only for their no nonsense brand of rock'n'roll. Anyone who's aware of Pete Spiby's careers to date surely shouldn't have been surprised how good these guys are. Having never gotten chance to see any of his previous bands (Boneyard/Groop Dogdrill/Future ExWife) live i've managed to catch the Spiders twice, first supporting The Wildhearts at Leeds Cockpit and secondly on the J√§germeister tour with Skindred and Therapy? £5 a ticket for that one, it was brilliant!! If you enjoy a good old fashioned rock'n'roll show with catchy as fuck songs and great audience interaction then a Black Spiders gig is for you.

What i also love about this band is their constant work ethic, since releasing the debut single 'St. Peter' they've been shoving out EP after EP alongside an album in 2011, and i hear they're already working on the next one!

Their debut album 'Sons Of The North' is cram packed full of hard rock goodness, every track as addictive as the last, it's a record that's impossible not to like

The EP's are also worth checking out for some classy b-sides and awesome cover songs.

Band Profile:
Pete ‘Spider’ Spiby (vocals and guitar)
Ozzy ‘Owl’ Lister (guitar)
Mark ‘Dark Shark’ Thomas (guitar)
Tiger Si (drums)
Adam ‘the Fox’ Irwin (bass)


2008 - St. Peter (Backstage Alliance)
1  St Peter   
2  I'll Be The Judge   
3  Undertaker Blues

2009 - Cinco Hombres (Diez Cojones) (Dark Riders)
1  Stay Down
2  Jitterbug
3  Skit
4  Meadow
5  Kicked In The Teeth (AC/DC cover)

2010 - No Goats In The Omen (Dark Riders)
1  Just Like A Woman
2  D&B
3  Cold Dead Hands
4  No Class (Mot√∂rhead cover)

2011 - Sons Of The North (Dark Riders)
1  Stay Down   
2  KISS Tried To Kill Me   
3  Just Like A Woman   
4  Easy Peasy   
5  Blood Of The Kings   
6  St. Peter   
7  Mans Ruin   
8  Medusa's Eyes   
9  Si, El Diablo   
10  What Good's A Rock Without A Roll?

2011 - Volume (Compilation) (Dark Riders)
CD-1  St. Peter [Single Version]
CD-2  Stay Down [Single Version]
CD-3  Cold Dead Hands
CD-4  D&B
CD-5  JItterbug
CD-6  I'll Be The Judge
CD-7  Skit
CD-8  Meadow
CD-9  Just Like A Woman
CD-10  No Class
CD-11  Kicked In The Teeth
CD-12  Undertaker Blues
DVD-1  St. Peter
DVD-2  Stay Down
DVD-3  Just Like A Woman

2012 - Kiss Tried To Kill Me (Dark Riders)
1  Kiss Tried To Kill Me
2  Somebody's Fault Not Mine
3  Sons Of The North 
4  Search & Destroy (Iggy & The Stooges cover)

2012 - The Black Album: Covered (Kerrang!)
10 Black Spiders - The God That Failed (Metallica cover)

Official Band Biography:
The band – who consist of Pete ‘Spider’ Spiby (vocals and guitar), Ozzy ‘Owl’ Lister (guitar) Mark ‘Dark Shark’ Thomas (guitar) Tiger Si (drums) and Adam ‘the Fox’ Irwin (bass) have spent the last two years playing for audiences across the UK and main land Europe.
With friends such as Airbourne, Supersuckers, the Datsuns, Stone Gods and Wildhearts among others plus the wowing of festival crowds including Download, Sonipshere, High Voltage, Bloodstock and iTunes Festivals in the UK alone.
iTunes, of course, was very special as the band were chosen by none other than Ozzy Osbourne to open for him at the Roundhouse. Ozzy was so impressed he then offered the Spiders a slot on the UK leg of Ozzfest at the O2 Arena.
With acclaimed EP’s No Goats In The Omen and Cinco Hombres (Diez Cojones) preceding the album release they’ve been winning a lot of friends and influencing a lot of people in the build up to the album release, with features and sterling reviews across the board. But don’t take our word for it...
"Destined to become one of 2011's must haves" said Classic Rock Magazine. "A tireless masterpiece that rocks from front to back. 9/10" say Metal Hammer. "'Black Spiders are pure genius" said the one and only Duff McKagan off Guns N Roses. "5/5 said Big Cheese, "the true sound of rock n' roll in 2011". Rock Sound Magazine proclaimed "their apocalyptic three-man axe assault is aweinspiring". Kerrang! even gave its readers a fright with a poster and shouted about how "this Sheffield based quintet have managed to harness the powers of Angus Young and priapic death punks Turbonegro and distill it into a brew fit for Odin himself".
While the broadcast airwaves have been virtually saturated with their brand "medieval biker rock" (Rock Sound, again...). BBC Radio1 Rock show and the Xfm Rock show have had them in for sessions and stations from Planet Rock to BBC 6Music, Rock Radio and beyond have championed their sounds - with the likes of Scuzz TV, NME TV, Kerrang TV playlisting their videos.
Their debut album Sons of the North was released on 7th february 2011 via Dark Riders / Cargo Records.

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