“Black Spiders are pure genius!” – Duff McKagan
Scott Ian – “Alert the media! Grandpa Metal likes something new!”
In June 2008 Pete ‘Spider’ Spiby (vocals / guitar), Ozzy ‘Owl’ Lister (guitar) Mark ‘Dark Shark’ Thomas (guitar) Adam ‘the Fox’ Irwin (bass) and Tiger Si (drums) came together for the first time as Black Spiders. They released debut single ‘St Peter’ shortly after and started making a name for themselves with some thrilling live shows. Metal Hammer Magazine said; ’The Black Spiders bring the party and they bring it hard – one of the finest live shows on the British circuit” and the band went on to play for audiences across the UK and mainland Europe, building a fiercely loyal and ever growing fanbase.
(Big Cheese Magazine) “the true sound of rock n’ roll”
“their apocalyptic three-man axe assault is awe inspiring” Rock Sound
(Classic Rock Magazine) “Unhinged genius…they simply reek of charisma”
Headline shows followed, as well as opening for some good friends, and also some heroes of theirs, including; Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, Volbeat, Airbourne, Supersuckers, Turbonegro, Dwarves and slaying crowds at festivals in the UK including; Download, High Voltage, Bloodstock and iTunes Festivals. The iTunes festival, of course was very special as they were chosen from 500+ bands by none other than Ozzy Osbourne himself to open for him at the iconic Roundhouse. Ozzy was so impressed he then offered the Spiders a slot on the UK leg of Ozzfest at the O2 Arena! They were then invited to play China, where they headlined a series of festival shows at the Olympic Stadium and came back to the UK to headline on the Jagermiester Stage at the Sonisphere Festival
It was at Sonisphere they filmed the now infamous Black Spiders The Movie, capturing the band in all their glory, live and dangerous in front of 5,000 baying fans:
F**K YOU BLACK SPIDERS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjou6eTez-w&hd=1
(Kerrang Magazine) “another monolithic slab of thunderous rock…this Sheffield based quintet have managed to harness the powers of Angus Young and priapic death punks Turbonegro and distil it into a brew fit for Odin himself”
The band released two acclaimed EP’s ‘No Goats In The Omen’ and ‘Cinco Hombres (Diez Cojones)’ which preceded the acclaimed debut album ‘Sons of the North’ – released in Feb 2011 across the UK and Europe. The album reached the Top 5 in the Official UK Rock Charts and spent 9 weeks on the German Rock chart. Riding the wave of acclaim ‘Sons’ received, they completed two sold out UK headline tours and were nominated for awards in Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Album Of The Year’ category after they declared Sons Of The North was; “Destined to become one of 2011’s must haves” and the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in the Best UK Band Category who said the album was; “A tireless masterpiece that rocks from front to back…9/10”.
At the tail end of 2011 and the start of 212 they took some time out to write and work on the tracks that now make up the second full-length album ‘THIS SAVAGE LAND’ – set for release in September 2nd in the UK & Europe. They entered the studio in late 2012, once again with Matt Ellis, who produced Sons Of The North, at the controls. The mission was simple – get in and blast out ten killer tracks that beat the listener into rock n roll euphoria! From the opening moments of Knock You Out the sound is unmistakably Black Spiders – chewing up influences ranging from AC/DC to Sabbath, ZZ Top to The Stooges and spitting them out the other end in their own snarling mix.
“The Black Spiders have released a brand new track and holy fuck, its awesome!”…
…was Metal Hammer Magazines was reaction when Teenage Knife Gang, a teaser from the new album recently hit the internet. The legendary Scott Ian even tweeted; “Alert the media! Grandpa Metal likes something new!” when he heard it!.
With the album launching on Pledge Music and their deal with DoubleCross worldwide signed in May, and the new album on the horizon, tour dates in the diary and the fans all awaiting their return, 2013 and 2014 look set to propel the Black Spiders even further down the road to glory!
The sound of Lemmy and Tony Iommi brawling their way across a bar, alternating between smashing each other across the head with bottles & drinking their contents (Vans Off The Wall)
The media support has been incredible from the very start with the likes of the BBC Radio1 Rock Show and Xfm Rock shows both inviting the band to play live sessions and press, TV and radio stations including; Kerrang TV, Kerrang Radio, Metal Hammer Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine, Kerrang Magazine, Scuzz TV, Rock Sound Magazine, NME TV, Big Cheese Magazine, BBC 6Music, Planet Rock Radio, Rock Radio all featuring the band.
THIS SAVAGE LAND the new album IS RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2ND in the UK