21 November 2017
new album AMORETUM Vol.1 will be released on the 26th january

We are proud to announce the January 26th release of our new album AMORETUM Vol. 1.





"The internationally acclaimed predecessor REFUGEEUM  brought the band renown with its mixture of thoughtful, sensitive themes and hard, atmospheric rock. Two years have passed since then, two years in which the world has not necessarily become a better place in the eyes of most people.

War, terror, displacement, destruction, rejection and nationalism dominate the headlines. Or, as a wise little green fellow once said: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

“All you need is love”, countered the BEATLES in 1967. The response of BLACK SPACE RIDERS in 2018 is Amoretum, a made-up word comprising “amor” and “arboretum” to symbolize a protective garden and a germ seed of love. And so the new song cycle of BLACK SPACE RIDERS is all about the conflict between fear-hate-rejection-darkness on the one hand, and love-empathy-care-light on the other. For, how else should we overcome hate, if not with love?

Musically, this conflict is consistently put into practice by a band that beats its own path and is constantly developing. The electronic experiments of the BEYOND REFUGEEUM EP of 2016 have been reduced sonically and cleverly integrated into the powerfully sounding songs. Between fat, dirty riffs and trippy delays, everything that sounds good is allowed; the album is interspersed with a flowing groove throughout and an ever-present atmosphere that embraces the listener. Heavy, sometimes proggy, often psychedelic, always engaging and almost catchy and danceable, Amoretum Vol. 1 takes us by the hand, shows us the dark side, and then wants to give us the hope back that we so often painfully miss.

The album flows from song to song as if from a single cast. The listener wonders after 45 minutes whether everything is really already over, and wants to go back to the beginning again immediately.

But of course everything is not over after 45 minutes in the world of BLACK SPACE RIDERS. The band also announces a second 2018 … AMORETUM Vol. 2 is waiting for us, while we are looking forward to AMORETUM Vol.1"


17 October 2017
BSR-Blog: Chapter IV online now!

Please enjoy the 4th chapter of our Online-Blog, written by Norma and find our about "51 expectations" of your favourite spacerockers:



01 October 2017
New Bassist: goodbye SAQ, hello MEI !

Goodbye SAQ, hello MEI !

The BEAR will leave the spaceship (in his own words: "after nearly 10 years filled with heavy-psychedelic-head-exploding space-music and gallons of beer"). 

Our founding member, bassist and beloved friend SAQ has decided to leave BLACK SPACE RIDERS due to increasing other obligations. For his own legacy he played a fantastic bass on our new album that will be released in the beginning of 2018.

Our new bassist is MEI, a young and very talented lady, who also contributed some very groovy basstracks on a couple of songs that will also be included on our next release. 
We will be happy to meet you on tour again in 2018 giving you the opportunity to say: "Goodbye SAQ, hello MEI !“

20 July 2017
Update: Next Album :: Recording Sessions

We have finished the live-recordings. Had a wonderful time with our dear friend, engineer and producer Role Echolotse at Die Tonmeisterei. We will continue in august, adding vocals and a little bit of overdubs. A lot of music! Beautiful sound and music, colourful, sometimes strange, unexpected ....

28 May 2017
BLACK SPACE RIDERS will enter the studio in mid-July to record new material

The thematic journey and musical cycle that covered our last album Refugeeum and the subsequent Beyond Refugeeum EP has been completed.
We have written a lot of interesting and new songs, too much material to fit on a classic double album. These are tracks that are flirting with different musical styles ... looking outside the box. We will start recording in July and then we'll see what we're going to do with this giant pile of music. In the beginning of 2018 there will definitely be a new release from us. Watch out!