Progessive hard rock band BLACK SPACE RIDERS have teamed up with The Obelisk to stream their album We Have Been Here Before, which is set to release this Friday October 21, on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
The band comments “We have put our whole new album on The Obelisk as a stream for free listening. This gives friends, fans and espacially new listeners the chance to get acquainted with the album before investing their hard earned money in buying the vinyl or CD version. We hope many listeners will do just that, because what could be better than listening to a vinyl album or CD on the stereo at home, holding the cover in your hand and looking at it, reading the lyrics? We are very happy and satisfied with the new album and hope we can take many listeners with us on this journey.”
Progressive, heavy psychedelic outfit BLACK SPACE RIDERS’ upcoming full-length We Have Been Here Before will release on October 21st, 2022 via Cargo Records. An out of this world voyage awaits as BLACK SPACE RIDERS journey through an array of thrilling musical offerings.
BLACK SPACE RIDERS launched in 2009 founded by members JE and CRIP in Münster, Germany. Their debut album materialized in 2010 and over a decade later, We Have Been Here Before marks their seventh full-length. The collective strive to deliver a distinctive sound with no musical styles or influences off limits. “Crawling in” swathes a dynamic soundscape of synthesizers, segueing into the heavy groove rhythms of “Crawling (down with everything)”. Bringing a stylistic change, “Almost (the) Lost” sees low, soft intimate vocals with minimalist instrumentation along with reggae inspired melodies and instruments. Gradually building with added distorted guitars as the track progresses, “Almost (the) Lost” transforms into a full heavy arrangement. “AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGH” is a fury of anguish-fuelled punk and hard rock, while the following title track delves further into progressive realms. Concluding the album with the spectacular “Worlds collide dans ma tete” extending over ten minutes in length, BLACK SPACE RIDERS unleash an electrifying finale.
We Have Been Here Before is an odyssey of striking creativity and production. The new album is a fusion of immersive soundscapes, catchy hooks and driving rhythms all accompanied with a Sci-Fi undertone. BLACK SPACE RIDERS have crafted a record that showcases the breadth of their musical capabilities. Their sound is by no means caged inside one genre as it transcends boundaries seamlessly combining a multitude of styles, all while remaining cohesive to their core identity.
JE: lead vocals, guitars, keyboards
SEB: lead vocals, keyboards, percussion
CRIP: drums, percussion, digeridoo
MEI: bass guitar, background vocals