Black Spiders were established in 2008 by Pete ‘Spider’ Spiby, Ozzy ‘Owl’ Lister, Mark ‘Dark Shark’ Thomas, Adam ‘the Fox’ Irwin and ‘Tiger’ Si Atkinson.
From the first Black Spiders show carnage ensued, a gauntlet was thrown. They claim to 'smote every show and festival appearance with a ferocious live set' with the support of fiercely loyal and ever-growing fan base.
In 2011 Black Spiders headlined a series of festival shows at the Olympic Stadium in Beijing and returned to the UK to headline the Jägermeister Stage at Sonisphere. Most recently they triumphed at Download in 2012 on the Sabbath day.
Totally independent, releasing four EPs and a debut album on the band's own label Dark Riders (with help from Jägermeister UK and Cargo Records distribution) Black Spiders' blend of hard rock has seen them play with a huge variety of other rock bands and their no nonsense approach has won them praise from fans including Duff McKagan and Ozzy Osbourne.
A new album is anticipated for release in 2013.
Artist: Black Spiders
EP: Kiss Tried To Kill Me