Armored Saint will embark on a West Coast tour with headliners Black Label Society and Prong this winter. Armored Saint released their eighth full-length, Punching The Sky, via Metal Blade Records, last year and the band is pumped to finally tour behind the album.
Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:
Download Festival 2021 is postponed to summer 2022, but the fest has wasted little time stacking the bill. Already headlined by Iron Maiden, KISS, and Biffy Clyro, seventy new bands have been added including Deftones, Korn, Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Electric Wizard, and Sepultura. Watch a video teaser with the updated poster and buy your tickets now!
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society has released their None More Black Vinyl boxed set via their longtime label, eOne Music! The set contains all twelve of BLS’s studio albums and a trove of other cool merch and extras. The set retails for $375.00 USD and is on sale now at the link below. To celebrate, the band has released a hilarious commercial, an unboxing video, and a new music video for “Blind Man” from the set, but also from Book of Shadows II. Continue reading
Zakk Sabbath, led by Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne shredder Zakk Wylde, has an unlikely hit on their hands. Released by the great label Magnetic Eye, known for sick bands, tons of stoner doom original releases, and tribute albums, Vertigo, is a tribute to Black Sabbath’s historic debut album which invented heavy metal and doom metal and turned 50 in 2019. The album, released only in physical versions and without online streams still ranked worldwide on the charts, due to physical sales (Deluxe CD vinyl). The label issued a statement on the release in light of charting., which you can see below. Zakk Sabbath also includes legends of rock and metal such as bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queen Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot),
Montreal hard rock and metal band The Naked High released their new EP this spring Tap Into The Evil, and have just released a new video for their single – “Jewel of The Crowd’! The live performance clip features the band’s visceral, heavy nature of the band and what they bring to the table with their massive riffs, bassy grooves. Formed in 2015, their DNA comes from the same well-spring as heroes such as Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Black Label Society, and of course, the kings Black Sabbath! You can watch the clip for “Jewel of The Crowd’ here at Ghost Cult right now!
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society originally was slated to tour this spring with Obituary, and Lord Dying before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The tour was initially rebooked for this summer, but now most of the dates will take place in 2021. The shows will take place from 7/15 to 8/15. Three dates, Louisville, KY at Paristown Hall, St Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live, Charleston, SC at The Music Farm have all been canceled. Fans can get a refund for your ticket at the point of purchase.
Legendary Floridian death metallers Obituary have released a new teaser to social media, in the form of a visualizer. The clip has over 15,000 views already in just two days and came with the cryptic message:
Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society came out of the gate strong on Sonic Brew (Spitfire Records), even though it was a little under the radar for the high-profile Ozzy Osbourne band leader. While Sonic Brew, officially released in 1999 in the US, set the template for the BLS style, coming in about a year later refined what Zakk was aiming for. With better production, a bit heavier right hand, and a little more focus, the songs on Stronger Than Death (Spitfire) shine through. Continue reading