BLACK SPIDERS

It was a hot summer night in June 2008 when 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. Soon after they released debut single ‘St Peter’ 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.

The band released two acclaimed EP’s preceding their debut album ‘SONS OF THE NORTH’ – released in 2011. 

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’ 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”.

The band’s second studio album ‘THIS SAVAGE LAND’ was released in 2013, 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

In June 2017, the Sheffield rock beasts took a well-thought-out decision and went on hiatus, waving goodbye to an army
of loyal fans with some sonically charged sold-out shows at London’s House Of Vans and Sheffield’s Corporation,
before retreating into the shadows to lick their wounds and shed their skins.

During the summer of 2019, the seeds of a Black Spiders return were planted, when singer and guitarist Pete Spiby began floating the idea with guitarist Ozzy Lister, to start writing new material.

Former drummer ‘Tiger’ Si Atkinson was unavailable to rejoin the line-up, so after a week or two of grooming, the band
took a chance on Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendels to occupy the drum stool. Without having played with him, and in some cases,
never having met him, they demoed some of the songs through the wonders of modern technology and booked the studio
(Axis Studios in Doncaster) with producer and engineer Matt Elliss, who had recorded both previous Black Spiders albums. Everything was going to be ok. All they needed now was Wyatt’s power animal name…

The music came together thick and fast and before long the band had recorded enough songs for a new album
and a new chapter in ‘BLACK SPIDERS’ was ready…..

In November 2020, with the world still in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic and after a long year of very little fun and even less rocking, from out of the silhouettes the band returned with the release of ‘Fly In The Soup’, the first new Black Spiders music in six years. And it felt good. Just under four minutes of prime riff-crammed rock action, a stadium filler waiting to happen, and exactly the feel-good shot in the arm the world needed, while we await that other vaccine.

A new dawn broke in Black Spiders world, with the release of the new record in March 2021, one where the sun never sets, the party vibe is set to ‘high’ and the drinks are on you……

It was a hot summer night in June 2008 when 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. Soon after they released debut single ‘St Peter’ 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.

The band released two acclaimed EP’s preceding their debut album ‘SONS OF THE NORTH’ – released in 2011. 

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’ 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”.

The band’s second studio album ‘THIS SAVAGE LAND’ was released in 2013, 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. In June 2017, the Sheffield rock beasts took a well-thought-out decision and went on hiatus, waving goodbye to an army of loyal fans with some sonically charged sold-out shows at London’s House Of Vans and Sheffield’s Corporation, before retreating into the shadows to lick their wounds and shed their skins.

During the summer of 2019, the seeds of a Black Spiders return were planted, when singer and guitarist Pete Spiby began floating the idea with guitarist Ozzy Lister, to start writing new material.

Former drummer ‘Tiger’ Si Atkinson was unavailable to rejoin the line-up, so after a week or two of grooming, the band took a chance on Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendels to occupy the drum stool. Without having played with him, and in some cases,
never having met him, they demoed some of the songs through the wonders of modern technology and booked the studio (Axis Studios in Doncaster) with producer and engineer Matt Elliss, who had recorded both previous Black Spiders albums. Everything was going to be ok. All they needed now was Wyatt’s power animal name…

The music came together thick and fast and before long the band had recorded enough songs for a new album and a new chapter in ‘BLACK SPIDERS’ was ready…..

In November 2020, with the world still in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic and after a long year of very little fun and even less rocking, from out of the silhouettes the band returned with the release of ‘Fly In The Soup’, the first new Black Spiders music in six years. And it felt good. Just under four minutes of prime riff-crammed rock action, a stadium filler waiting to happen, and exactly the feel-good shot in the arm the world needed, while we await that other vaccine.

A new dawn broke in Black Spiders world, with the release of the new record in March 2021, one where the sun never sets, the party vibe is set to ‘high’ and the drinks are on you……

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