German extraterrestrial heavy rockers BLACK SPACE RIDERS and Rock Hard Magazine have joined forces to present the band's newest opus, D:REI, in full just days ahead of its official release date. Due out on January 24 on the band's own BSR label with distribution through Cargo, D:REI can now be heard in its entirety at the link below.
Stream D:REI in full HERE.
The recently released video for the song "Give Gravitation to the People" is now playing at this location.
CD Pre-orders: http://blackspaceriders.com/
Vinyl (+CD) Pre-orders: http://blackspaceriders.com/
On the new opus BLACK SPACE RIDERS are even more colorful, louder, softer, harder, atmospheric, gripping, and above all exalted! D:REI is an exciting journey through rock, metal and psychedelia; the soundtrack to your very own sci-fi epic. The riffs are heavy, inspiring and enduring. The songwriting is classic, the arrangements full of devotion. The two lead vocalists play off each other without seam, interlocking and assuring that the music will lodge in your memory. D:REI is groovy! Sometimes slowly dooming, sometimes oppressively rocking, then irresistibly funky...and suddenly you are dancing around the warp core. And it is all wrapped up in a sound that is natural, transparent, open, yet powerful, and elegant, as it timelessly circumnavigates the retro-trap
Is D:REI a concept album? Form your own opinion! Read more about this story of retreat, outbreak, total destruction, escape, transformation and new beginnings at www.blackspaceriders.com/drei.
Metal Hammer [5/7] - "Monstrous intergalactic Reef semi truck hit atmospheric soundscapes, the pace varies from steaming hyperdrive to the weightless throttling"
Rock Hard - [8/10] "...a record that sets the mental cinema in transition, but do not affect over-ambitious and, with the most original, what the local scene has published lately."
EMP - "... Black Space Riders present in" D: rei "so powerful and atmospheric as ever. In top form the quintet provides a philosophically flavored, this wonderfully heavy outgoing concept album from ... Very cool!"
LIFT - "Warning: This music leads to expansions of consciousness ... The doomy heaviness of Black Sabbath covers rocking riffs and swirling structures to all, there is mantra-like vocals for the next trance."
Nocturnal - "... the guys are unique. A really good album with unusual sounds."
Music Scan - "The 13-track comprehensive rock epic captivates"
Progressive X Grooves Radio - [8/10] "Strongly recommended listening"
Mwiemetalblog - [8/10] "Take the effort and enjoy the trip"
JE: Lead vocals, guitars, melodies, riffs, words
SEB: Lead vocals, melodies, words
CRIP: Drums, vocals, additional songwriting
SLI: Guitars, additional songwritingSAQ: Bass guitar, additional songwriting