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BLACK ROSE will be playing at The Penny Gill in Spennymoor alongside fellow North East Rockers WARRIOR on Sunday 27th March at 4 o'clock.

BLACK ROSE recently recorded some new tracks at the Hairy Monster Studios in Hull, England.
The band worked with Adrian Jenkinson of Salem who produced the new material.
Hopefully this will get an official release sometime in the near future, here is a link to some 1 minute samples from the session.

Confirmed BLACK ROSE are to appear at EL Infierno summer Rock Festival in Monte Gordo, Portugal August 2015, more details to follow.

Interview with Steve Bardsley from Black Rose on Sunday 27th July -

BLACK ROSE have been confirmed to play at the brilliant North East Rock Festival Brofest 3 in 2015.

First gig of 2014 is at the PLAY IT LOUD festival in Italy on Sat March 15th 2014. Other bands on ther bill include Holocaust, Salem and Muro.

A bit quiet on the gig front at the moment but we're working on some new material and it's sounding really good

Some great reviews of Black Rose at Brofest from rock websites.

Black Rose, a last moment addition to replace Battleaxe... slayed.
Seriously. - Steel and Fire

Black Rose rock as hard as any younger band while transforming the roon into a scene straight from the 1980's. - Iron Fist

Black Rose got BroFest#1 off with an adrenalin fuelled kick in the crotch! - Nosleeptillsaltburn rock blogspot

It's been confirmed that the gig at The Office in South Shields on April Friday 19th has the fantastic North East band Chaos Asylum as Special Guests.

Mark Gregory has his review of brofest UK and an interview with Black Rose on his new Rock blog site :

Loveshock album has now been released on High roller Records and is available to buy now !

This is the CD version of the fantastic looking vinyl record released last year which has 13 tracks of early demo material all digitally remastered..... a definative collectors item.

A massive thanks to all the fans who turned out on Friday to see us ( and all the other bands ) at the first ever BroFest.This looks like it was a big success and hopefully many more BroFests to come in the future.

Next up is the Ku Bar on March 28th along with our buds The League Of Souls and a young up and coming band Soul State so see you all there.

It's just been confirmed that we are to open for the very first BROFEST nwobhm festival on Friday March 1st at Northumbria University.

More details can be found at the Brofest website here :

Due to unforseen circumstances the gig at The Swan on March 28th 2013, has now changed venues to The KU Bar in Stockton.

A big shout to everyone who came to the Forum gig, thanks for making the journey on such a horrible cold night.
We're hoping to announce some dates for 2013 very soon so watch this space and have yourselves a Merry Christmas.

Update on the LOVESHOCK CD version - The release date will now be in March 2013

Another review of the Cure album is at Metal Guide EU and they gave it 5/5

A big shout out to Mr Jim Beerman for playing and promoting the new album on his Top Rock Radio show.

Unfortunately due to technical reasons the Cure album didn't feature on DJ Beermans show on Sept.30th, but will now be aired this coming Sunday Oct.7th.
The Show will play three tracks from the new album and be on between 7 - 8 pm GMT.
CURE FOR YOUR DISEASE is going to be featured on Top Rock Radio hosted by DJ Beerman on Sunday Sept 30th, 3:00pm - 9:00pm GMT

High Roller Records are releasing a CD version of the LOVESHOCK vinyl album later this year.

A review of Cure For Your Disease is at Planet Mosh by Dennis Jarman who gave it 9/10

We've got a Christmas ' Rock Bash ' coming up on December 13th at The Darlington Music Forum.
Admission will be £5 on the door and more info will be available soon !
Support will be Teesside Rockers League Of Souls.

We've just added a fan video on our media page of ' Sucker for Your Love ' from HOA 2012.

What a fantastic couple of days we've just had, firstly The Swan gig in Billingham, what a great night and thanks to everyone who turned up to see the show, with a big shout out for the LOS boys who opened up and performed a terrific set, and also to Marti from Exposed and Greg for the amazing sound.
Next up was the HOA in Germany and Wow !! what a great day we had over there.Those guys were fantastic, 2500 crazy metal heads at a really well organised little gem of a Rock Fest.We met guys from bands all over the world and the fans were just amazing.Many Thanks to Thomas and Jurgen, Hopefully we can come back and do it all again sometime.

Our new albums are now available to buy direct from us, see Media page or email at for more information.

The Swan gig in Billingham on Thursday 26th July has now been finalised. Doors open at 8 pm with support from local Teesside band League Of Souls and admission is £3.50 payable at the door.This will be a nostalgic return to a venue BLACK ROSE used to play regularly in the 1980's

The second album to be released this year is a limited edition vinyl record of 500 copies called ' LOVESHOCK ' and will be on the High Roller record label.
This record will feature 11 tracks including some previously unreleased demo material, plus a re-release of the original 7" single ' NO POINT RUNNIN ' b/w  ' SUCKER FOR YOUR LOVE ' so this is gonna be a real collectors item.

Info about this record can be found here

The first of the three new albums to be released in 2012 is out on May 21st, called The Early Years Remastered & More on the Hellion label, it's available to pre-order from Amazon now !

A couple more interviews after Hammerfest IV - GET YOUR ROCK OUT  and North Wales Pioneer

Hammerfest IV BR review at ROARROCK

BLACK ROSE are to play a warm up gig prior to their appearance at The HOA festival at The Swan Hotel in Billingham, Teesside on Thursday July 26th.The Swan used to be a regular gig for the band back in the 1980's and this will be a nostalgic return to the venue through Exposed Rock Night promotions.

An interview with Rowena Lamb from Planet Mosh after Hammerfest IV.

BLACK ROSE and Metalizer Records in Germany have agreed a deal to release the ' Cure For Your Disease ' album on CD as a limited 1000 pressing and it should be available in time for the HOA gig in July.The album has only previously been available as a download.

The band would like to thank everybody who saw them at Hammerfest on Thursday, it was a fantastic night and we hope to see you guys again very soon.Check out the new pix in the Photo Gallery !

With Hammerfest now just a few days away an online pre gig interview is at Roar Rock

 A limited edition vinyl record of BLACK ROSE very early demo tapes is to be released on High Roller records in the summer of 2012.

BLACK ROSE have been confirmed to play at Hammerfest 4 on Thursday March 15th at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park.

BLACK ROSE are set to release a new album of early material taken from demo's, singles and albums up until 1984, through the German label Hellion Records in 2012.
The album is tentatively titled ' The Early Years - Remastered ' and will feature 16 tracks which have been digitally remastered, including 8 previously unreleased songs and may possibly be available on vinyl as well as CD.

BLACK ROSE have been confirmed for the to play at the HEADBANGERS OPEN AIR Festival 2012 in Germany.
The band will be playing on the main day which is Sat 28th July and the festival takes place at Brande, near Hamburg and attracts around 2 - 3000 heavy metal fans from all over Europe.
Bands will be appearing from the UK, Germany, Holland, Denmark, France, Sweden, Italy, USA and Australia, including 80's rock band RIOT.
The band will be playing a 1hr set of early classic rock songs from their 1st demo, album, ep's and singles and they will also be doing a
" meet and greet " for all their European fans.

Due to so many other bands both in the UK and around the world with the name Black Rose - The band are changing their name to Black Rose UK

The band are currently in talks with Hellion Records based in Germany about a possible CD release of some older Black Rose material

After a successful return to the stage for the first time in over 20 years at the recent ' Cradle Will Rock ' fest in Shildon, Co.Durham, the band are now looking to do some more gigs, having already been asked to headline a festival in Belgium next year.

Black Rose Live at HOA crowd


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