Guitar icon and Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde has announced a brand new studio album entitled “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” released April 7th via Mascot Label Group in the UK and Europe. Listen to the single “My Dying Time” below.
“Catacombs of the Black Vatican” is the first all-new Black Label Society studio album since “The Order of the Black” (2009), which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
In 2013, the band released the 2-CD set and DVD “Unblackened” which found Black Label Society in a mellower mood in a performance filmed at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Since their inception in the late 1990s, Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of the rock genre. Their taste for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation.
Zakk Wylde, hailed as one rock’s greatest guitar heroes, served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years in addition to his work with BLS. This collaboration led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling “No More Tears,” for which Wylde wrote all the music.
Recently bestowed with such accolades including “Metal Guru” from the UK’s recently held Classic Rock Awards, “Golden God” by Metal Hammer and the “Best Guitarist” Award from Revolver Magazine, Wylde has proven time and time again that his songwriting, guitar prowess, and on-stage persona, along with his larger-than-life personality, have made him a force to be reckoned with.
Black Label Society continues to captivate fans around the globe. “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” promises to be another incredible chapter in the band’s catalogue.
Photo credits: Steve Johnston