CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Black Label Society – “Stronger Than Death” Turns 20

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

On The Road… with Zakk Wylde – Book Of Shadows II Tour

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One thing about Zakk Wylde he never does what is expected of most guitar heroes. In his nearly 30 year career, he has always thrown curveballs at listeners, paved his own road, and still delivered for fans. Continue reading

Audio: Zakk Wylde- Sleeping Dogs, New Album Pre-orders Available

 

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Guitar legend Zakk Wylde, know for his work with Ozzy Osborne and his own band Black Label Society will return with a new solo album, Book of Shadows II on April 8th from Spinefarm Records. The new single ‘Sleeping Dogs’ can be heard at this link or below:

 

Book of Shadows II is the follow up to Wylde’s previous solo album Book of Shadows, from back in 1999 and the new album is also its successor musically as well as he gets out his chilled out side inspired by The Eagles, Credence Clear Water Revival, and Neil Young . Created with his long time collaborator John Irwin, the pre-orders are live and ‘Sleeping Dogs’ is available as an instant grat track for pre-orders on iTunes.

iTunes Pre-order here

Amazon Pre-order here: 

Deluxe bundle with signed poster: 

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Having a huge year on tap with wide launch of Death Wish Coffee (complete with Superbowl 50 TV spot), and booking a hectic road schedule, Zakk is currently on tour with the Experience Hendrix Tour, Wylde has already participated in The NAMM Show, the 2016 Axes And Anchors Tour, and he will join Generation Axe Tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. and has booked an extensive solo tour of Europe.

 

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Book of Shadows II track listing

1. Autumn Changes

2. Tears of December

3. Lay Me Down

4. Lost Prayer

5. Darkest Hour

6. The Levee

7. Eyes of Burden

8. Forgotten Memory

9. Yesterday’s Tears

10. Harbors of Pity

11. Sorrowed Regret

12. Useless Apologies

13. Sleeping Dogs

14. The King

 

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