When Sheffield rock heroes Black Spiders announced their hiatus in 2017, no one in their right minds would have predicted that when the good times, big balls n’ riffs rockers did return, it would be in the middle of a global pandemic. But that is, of course, exactly what happened and in March of this year, Black Spiders unleashed their highly anticipated brand new self-titled album upon an eager, locked down, rock hungry audience. Yet, despite the album’s thirteen new kicking jams having been recorded in complete isolation, and with new drummer (Planet Rock DJ Wyatt Wendel) having never been in the same room as the rest of the band, it’s testament to the true majesty of their rock powers that ‘Black Spiders’ still manages to sound like five men in a hot and sweaty rehearsal room, tight and upfront and in each other’s faces, rocking the f**k out.


The only piece missing from the jigsaw, and it was a big piece, was the chance to take these new songs onto the stages they belonged and play them loud and direct to a rock music starved audience and thankfully, that time is finally here. Black Spiders have announced five UK shows to get back to doing what it is they do best, and to celebrate the special Record Store Day vinyl release of the album, due July 17th via Dark Riders Records.


On top of this, Black Spiders will also release a new single ‘Give Em What They Want’, taken from the album and launched into the stratosphere with a stomping, hook-laden infectious groove.


“You’d think that after almost 2 years of what we’ve all been through, there was a chance to start again at a year zero for the human race, but no, same s**t, different year, an aptly titled song for the times,” states singer/guitarist Pete Spiby. “However, we’ve been waiting SO long to do a gig and can’t wait to play the new album live and melt some faces…. thank f**k!”


Watch the ‘Give Em What They Want’ video HERE:


Bring it on! Black Spiders are back to rock you.


Catch Black Spiders live at the following dates in July 2021


Wednesday 21st July 2021 – Chester Live Rooms


Thursday 22nd July 2021 – Leeds Key Club


Friday 23rd July 2021 – Southampton Joiners


Saturday 24th July 2021 – Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms


Sunday 25th July 2021 – Steelhouse Festival Ebbw Vale


‘Black Spiders’ track-listing:


  1. Fly In The Soup
  2. Stabbed In The Back
  3. Wizard Shall Not Kill Wizard
  4. Back In The Convent
  5. Give Em What They Want
  6. Good Times
  7. Death Comes Creepin
  8. Nothing Better
  9. Rock And Roll
  10. Free Ride
  11. No Luck No Bones
  12. Down To The River
  13. Crooked Black Wings


Black Spiders are:


Pete Spiby (guitar/vocals)

Ozzy Lister (guitar/vocals)

Adam Irwin (bass)

Mark Thomas (guitar)

Wyatt Wendels (drums)


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