Black Dog Barking

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Black Dog Barking
Studio album by Airbourne
Released 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21)
Genre Hard rock
Label Roadrunner
Producer Brian Howes
Airbourne chronology
No Guts. No Glory.
(2010)
Black Dog Barking
(2013)
Singles from Black Dog Barking
  1. "Live It Up"
    Released: 25 March 2013
  2. "No One Fits Me (Better Than You)"
    Released: 10 May 2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rock Hard (de) 8.5/10[1]
Metal Blast 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]

Black Dog Barking is the third studio album by the Australian hard rock band Airbourne and the follow-up to their 2010 album No Guts. No Glory.. The album was released in Europe and Australia on 20 May 2013, and worldwide on 21 May 2013.[5]

Background[edit]

It was announced in November 2011 through their official Facebook page that since mid-2011 the band had been working on a new album.[6][7] The album's name, Black Dog Barking, was announced in early February 2013.[8] Following this, the band released the following statement:

A lot of thought and effort has gone into this record not only by the band, but by the production crew who worked countless hours, seven days a week, even through Christmas and New Year’s Eve to achieve the best possible performances, backed by real undying tones. Now we’re handing it over to you... so crank it up, crack a beer and stick some rock ‘n’ roll in your ear!

—Airbourne, Airbourne UK Fansite

The Album was released on 21 May 2013 via Roadrunner.[9] Black Dog Barking is Airbourne's first full-length album not to feature the band on the cover art. The artwork was once again created by Australian artists The Sharp Brothers, who also did the cover artwork for No Guts. No Glory. According to David Roads, the idea behind the album title was, to use the Black Dog as a metaphor for the bands ability to break the rules, especially not to care for db limits.[10] At the end of 2013 Airbourne toured Europe, supported - amongst others - by the Swedish band Corroded.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ready to Rock"   5:24
2. "Animalize"   3:03
3. "No One Fits Me (Better than You)"   3:06
4. "Back in the Game"   3:25
5. "Firepower"   2:59
6. "Live It Up"   4:26
7. "Woman Like That"   3:14
8. "Hungry"   2:56
9. "Cradle to the Grave"   3:22
10. "Black Dog Barking"   2:59
Total length:
34:54
Deluxe edition
No. Title Length
11. "Jack Attack"   2:52
12. "You Got the Skills (to Pay the Bills)"   3:33
13. "Party in the Penthouse"   3:09
Bonus Disc: Live At Wacken 2011
No. Title Length
1. "Raise the Flag"    
2. "Born to Kill"    
3. "Diamond in the Rough"    
4. "Chewin the Fat"    
5. "Blackjack"    
6. "Bottom of the Well"    
7. "Girls in Black"    
8. "No Way But the Hard Way"    

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
Australian Album Charts[11] 17
Austrian Album Charts[12] 11
Finnish Album Charts[13] 12
French Album Charts[14] 31
German Album Charts[15] 5
New Zealand Album Charts[16] 19
Norwegian Album Charts[17] 38
Spanish Album Charts[18] 87
Swedish Album Charts[19] 13
Swiss Album Charts[20] 9
UK Album Charts[21] 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kupfer, Thomas. "Rock Hard review". issue 313. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Matt Miller. "Airbourne - Black Dog Barking". Metal Blast. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  3. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Black Dog Barking". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Dom Lawson (16 May 2013). "Airbourne: Black Dog Barking - review". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Airbourne UK Fansite: Airbourne's third album". Airbourne UK Fansite. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Airbourne Facebook Page". 
  7. ^ "Facebook New Album Comment". 
  8. ^ "Airbourne Facebook Page: Black Dog Barking.". 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Airbourne Announce Release Of New Album 'Black Dog Barking' - Stereoboard UK". Stereoboard UK. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "AIRBOURNE - ALIVE AND KICKING - entertaim.net Interview David". 11 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "australian-charts.com". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "austriancharts.at". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "finnishcharts.com". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "lescharts.com". Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "charts.de". Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "charts.org.nz". Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "norwegiancharts.com". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "spanishcharts.com". Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "swedishcharts.com". Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "hitparade.ch". Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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