Bye 2023, hello 2024

Good day to all you music lovers! We finished off a great, busy year with a BANG – two sold out nights at the most Rock ‘N’ Rollinest venue of our hometown Nijmegen! Yes, that would be Merleyn. Back in 2008 we played our first gig at Merleyn and it was a blast. We supported…

Live Recordings: 29th & 30th December 2023 at Merleyn, Nijmegen

‘The best sound you can get is an intimate club room, where you’ve got four walls and the sound just bounces. That’s the way this music is meant to be heard’. – Bob Dylan. Friends! We feel that we’re currently in the best musical shape we’ve ever been, brimming with passion and a ravenous hunger…

Music video for ‘Burning Desire’

Friends! Our newest album “That’s Amore” is out for one month and it has been a great ride so far! Thank you so much for supporting us: we see a lot of familiar & new faces at live shows, you stream this stuff like crazy on spotify and you buy that hot stuff like you’re…

What a reception!

Well, it’s been two weeks since we launched ‘That’s Amore’ and what a party has it been since then! Thank you to our loyal fans for coming out to our shows, supporting R’N’R by spending some hard earned euros on our merch (new shirt design available at shows!) and spreading the news wherever you can.…

‘That’s Amore’ is out on the streets!

Hell yeah, friends! Here it is: our fifth album! THAT’S AMORE. Come and buy it at a show or send us a message to order your copy. Of course it’s out on all digital platforms (a.o. SPOTIFY), but we suggest you get the physical album so you can experience this baby in the way we…

Artwork of ‘That’s Amore’

Dear friends, honest music lovers, As the release of our fifth studio album That’s Amore is almost due, we feel it is time to elaborate on the beautiful packaging that keeps the vinyl and compact disc warm & safe. For us it certainly is a design that fits the band in its’ current phase, including…

Music video for ‘Long Road Down’

Well good people, we might be on tour in Germany momentarily (it’s a blast!), but we sure ain’t slacking. Oh no sir… Because here is the first music video from ‘That’s Amore’: Long Road Down. Turn it up & act silly. Learn the lyrics & sing along at a show. Thanx for sharing. Sharing is…

Studio talk: the power of restriction

Music lovers, we hope you’re having a good day! We certainly do, since we move towards the release of ‘That’s Amore’ in a fast pace. While we’re working behind the scenes to get the production, promotion and distribution rolling, let’s take a moment and tell you something about the recording process of our 5th studio…

4 facts about the new album

Music fanatics! Here are 4 facts about our new album ‘That’s Amore‘ we’d like to share with you right now: We chose the title ‘That’s Amore’ because that’s what we are all in need of right now; a little bit of love… Don’t you think so? Also it stands for the way we experience our…

Coming up: That’s Amore!

Friends, it’s about that time! We’ve got a new album coming up and it is titled ‘That’s Amore‘. Release show: Friday 21st April 2023 at Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Our 5th studio album is the one where it kind of feels like we’ve come full circle: it’s got the energy and vibe we associate with our debut…

Pubcast!

Friends, let’s not be macho about it: WE MISS YOU. We miss meeting you all, we miss being on the road, we miss loading and unloading our van filled with heavy musical equipment. BBR is all about that wolfpack attitude, as you know. It’s so cool to that vibe of working and hanging together, like…

Extra hometown gig sold out within a day!

Yesterday we announced an extra gig on Friday April 3rd in our hometown Nijmegen to celebrate a good night of R’N’R music in a dive bar. It’s obvious you keep an eye on our social media posts, because it’s already sold out! No need to go and weep, because you still can catch us live…

The Song Remains The Same …but what’s happening here?

2019 was a year in which BBR released ‘Fire’ (4th studio album), played more instore shows than ever before, hit the sale charts with our non-hyped album promotion and we had a focused run of shows to support the album release. We rounded it off in the best way we thought is possible: in a…

FIRE in the Charts

Dear friends, Our new album “Fire” has been out for a couple of weeks now and it’s going quite good! Since the release we played a bunch of instores, radio stuff and live shows with a great response from the audiences – resulting in good sales for CD’s as well as LP’s and a solid…

“FIRE” IS HERE

Dear friends, we’re very pleased to present our new album… FIRE. This is our 4th studio album, filled with 9 originals about life’s twists and turns. Now, let me tell you why we are a bunch of proud guys. It’s a real looker to start with. Packed in a gatefold with two enormous, beautiful photos…

Bye 2018… Hello 2019!

Dear friends, we’d like to thank you all for a great year! We played dozens of shows, made new friends, hooked up with old buddies, ended this year with another sold out show at Doornroosje (and experienced the hair of the dog the day after),wrote and recorded new originals for our upcoming album FIRE, compiled…

Fall Tour 2018; 10 years of BBR

Dear friends, starting today we’ll hit the road again! We’re very excited now we can reach out to YOU, having spent the last months rehearsing at De Basis, recording and mixing at Galloway Studio, finally mastering at Hofa Studio in Germany… and now we’ve completed ‘FIRE’, our 4th album to date, we can warm up…

“FIRE” coming up!

Dear friends, The past few months have been quite busy and we’re now completing our 4th album which will be entitled FIRE. Slowly we’ll pick up where we left and get ready for the road Fall ’18. Tour will be all around the country. Expect lots of new songs when you see us live… we’re…

Hello 2018!

Dear friends! We’re so glad 2018 is here and we hope you had a nice start of the new year, together with some good folks and a drink or two. We sure did at Royal in Mill last Saturday, where a lot of you showed up and welcomed 2018 with an old school night of 2…

OFF THE ROAD, INTO THE STUDIO

Dear friends, Together with YOU we had one hell of a great night at Doornroosje 28th December, which was the last of our Indigo Blues Tour. The supports The Liquid Machine and The Fuel gave it their best – thanx guys! Our last-of-the-year-celebration gig was a short one for us (just over 80 minutes), but…

* New drummer: Mark Weerts *

Dear friends, we’re very pleased to let you know that Black Bottle Riot is back on the road after 4 months. In the meantime we’ve been jamming, rehearsing and writing with our new drummer Mark Weerts. This is the only line-up change we’ve gone thru since our take off in 2008. We’ve known Mark for…

End of 2015: Closure

Last Sunday we closed 2015 with a very special gig in our hometown Nijmegen. Thank all of you for coming out and making Pieter’s last gig on BBR drums one hell of a party. In the past 7 and a half years we’ve written, composed, rehearsed, recorded, toured, laughed, fought, smoked and drank till we…

Statement from Pieter Hendriks

Dear friends, here’s a personal message from drummer extraordinaire Pieter Hendriks. “All good things come to an end. With that said I’m announcing my retirement as the drummer for Black Bottle Riot. After seven awesome years with great shows, tours and comradery I’ve entered a new phase in my life. It’s not possible to commit…

Live clip for ‘Around The Sun’

We struck upon many beautiful sceneries when we crossed Spain last week, so we decided to catch some of the desert on film. We also brought a small field recorder and played an acoustic rendition of ‘Around The Sun’. It felt like the right time and the right place. Enjoy.

Release party = Sold Out

Yeah baby! Our third release party will be one hell of a party once again. All tickets are sold in presale, so no tickets available at the door. For those that miss out on this one: don’t worry, we’ll make it up to you! Promised. See you Saturday!

Teasers of new tracks

Be sure to keep an eye on our FaceBook page, because we’ll upload some short videos with snippets of new tracks! “III: Indigo Blues” will be released September 11th 2015. We started off last Wednesday with a fragment of ‘Heart Of Stone’. Until the release, we’ll follow it up with snippets from ‘Time & Time…

“III: Indigo Blues” Release

Our third album “III: Indigo Blues” will be out Friday 11th September and we’ll celebrate it with YOU a week later at the Plu, Nijmegen! Show tickets over HERE. This album is quite special to us. More than ‘Black Bottle Riot’ (debut album) and ‘Soul In Exile’ we feel this is a personal and intense…

BBR @ DTRH15

Wow Friends! Thank you all for the massive response we received at the Teddy Widder stage at Down The Rabbit Hole 2015. We played some new tracks as well and you all ate it like hungry lions. An excellent way to round up before the summer break, as this was the last gig we did before…

Two festivals till Summer Break

Dear friends, before we prepare ourselves for the upcoming release of our third album Black Bottle Riot is featured on two festivals: 20th June @ Elektra Tuinfeest, Sliedrecht, with a.o. Hans Dulfer, Truckfighters and Yawns. 26th June @ Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, with a.o. Ryan Adams, The War On Drugs and Seasick Steve. See…

Album #3 in the making

We have moved on in the last nine days. Without light, fresh air and a social life – but with something to smoke, drink and burn. We’ve emptied our system. It turned out a bit darker than you’ve heared before from us. We knew we wrote some heavy songs, but now we had to do…

Thank you!

Thanx for a great year! We’re in this together, friends. SEE Y’ALL IN 2015! COOL STUFF COMING UP!

View full show at Metropool, Hengelo

Here’s BBR’s full show from last weekend supporting Blackberry Smoke. The boys only had 25 minutes, but as you can see it was an energetic and lively gig! Setlist: Bright Light City Backseat Boogie Trying Too Hard In The Balance Rambling Fever Stay Hungry

New album in the works

Good news, friends! At this moment we’re writing a bunch of new tracks for our third album, which we will record early 2015. As you may know, we like to move everything around a little bit. This means we won’t revisit the exact same paths we already stepped on. Prepare for some tracks that show…

Open Season

BBR opened the festival season with a BANG at Paaspop, Schijndel! Thanx for the great response at Bart’s THUNDERBOLT stage. We’re in this together, folks. Let’s enjoy the ride. These pics are shot by De Koen Rutten. More over here!

Back on the Road

Last week we played our first two shows in almost two months – Noorderslag was the last before our break – and it was great. Thanx to the stages Tivoli (Utrecht) and Luxor Live (Arnhem) and our fellas in Black Stone Cherry, Shaking Godspeed and Texas Radio! And of course to the good folks we…

At The Juke Joint Tour coming up

  New tour coming up! We joined hands with two lowdown and dirty bands… We’ll get in the van with the insane Shaking Godspeed (new album coming up!) and gutbucket groovers Texas Radio (bluesy organ and slide stuff!) just to make sure you all will waste your hard earned cash on some beers and gutsy merch. Check…

Two Tall Southern Tribute Tales

Hey friends, A lot of you came out to the Southern Tibute shows we participated in, so thank YOU for your presence and ambiance! We had a great time paying hommage to the greats of Lynyrd Skynyrd (January 23rd and 24th) and The Allman Brothers Band (February 6th). As for now, these are the only…

Thank you, Groningen!

Thanx folks! We had a great time partying with you all at Noorderslag! We only had 45 minutes to do our thing, but we experienced a great vibe of people that sang along (ha! some knew the words better than Mr Simon), clapped their hands and drank a beer or two. It felt like home…

2014 starts at Noorderslag!

Hello out there friends, Although we planned on blocking gig offers this January and February, we couldn’t say no to the ES/NS fest. We played Eurosonic January 2012 and it was a total blast. Now we’re invited to demolish the Oosterpoort upcoming Saturday and of course we hope to see you there! Make sure to…

‘Stay Hungry’ & ‘Exit Spoiler’ live @ W2

Two live tracks from the Cortoville Presents tour with Tenement Kids and Gingerpig, November-December 2013. Thanks to the wonderful crew at W2 for shooting these vids. It was the third gig BBR played at W2 and we’re looking forward to the next one!

Merch package sale

Affordable merch price tags have been one of our main focus points since we started out. To close off this year and start the new one in style we have this merch package offer for all Dutch orders: choose a shirt + choose a CD + 7″ + shipping costs = just 20 euros. Send…