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Black Smoke Trigger LP on the Horizon

Kiwi rockers announce release of debut LP “Horizons”

Fresh off their recent UK tour dates with Bruce Dickinson, BLACK SMOKE TRIGGER,the rising rock sensation from New Zealand, will release their highly anticipated debut album Horizons on August 2nd. Alongside this exciting announcement comes the release of their latest single, “Sun Cries Red,” accompanied by a captivating performance video.

Speaking on today’s announcement and their latest track, Charlie Wallace, guitarist of Black Smoke Trigger shares, “‘Sun Cries Red’ came to life while we were in pre-production for the album ‘Horizons.’ After the initial writing session, we stayed up all night recording the demo. Dan finished his bass part and went to bed, and the rest of us continued on in an alcohol-fuelled recording session. After going over and over the song, adding different layers in our AirBnb in Nashville, Dan burst out of his room absolutely pissed off that we had been going so long and so loud, which was kind of hilarious. We needed to finish the demo, so of course, we just continued on. A couple of days later, when I was recording the guitar solo in the studio, he said ‘Where did that solo come from!?’ which was possibly one of the funniest moments from recording the album. After explaining it was written when he was all pissed off that he couldn’t sleep, he said ‘well I didn’t realize you were writing epic stuff like that,’ it was good fun.

The song lyrically is about looking back at something that is important but neglected, seeing something in a shadow of its former glory.

Continuing the recording process, producer Nick Raskulinecz suggested we experiment by adding a string section to the song, Josh ended up writing all those parts and it took the song to another level.”

“We are beyond excited to finally release the album ‘Horizons’, it has been such a crazy journey to get to this point and we poured everything we have into it.”

Pre-order Horizons in various formats/bundles including limited edition coloured vinyl here.

Horizons tracklist:

Phantom Pain


The Way Down

Perfect Torture

Proof Of Life

Learn To Crawl

Set Me On Fire


One More Chance (Don’t Let It Slip Away)

Never Dies

Sun Cries Red


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Andi Callen (Contributing Editor)

Original punk. Done everything there is to do in music, except run a record label! Addicted to noise and taking photographs of live music. Based on NW England, I've previously contributed to Louder Than War, MancAndi, The Punk Site, and Backseat Mafia, where I was Punk/Post Punk & Live Editor. Part of the original review team when Rocksound Magazine first started.
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