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Zakk Wylde performing on ‘The Unblackened Tour’ at Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD, April 8, 2015.

Guitar icon Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. Book Of Shadows II was recently named as one of the ““Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016” via

Wylde has been feverishly working on new material since he wrapped up Black Label Society’s “Unblackened” spring tour last year (read live recap and view live photos here). All songs on Book of Shadows II were recorded and produced at Wylde’s legendary home studio, The Black Vatican, which produced several of Wylde’s recent releases. The new effort will be followed by a wave of tour dates in support to be announced soon. (more…)

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

LIVE PHOTOS: Black Label Society, Wino
Review by Greg Maki
Let’s get one thing straight: “Unblackened” does not equal “unplugged.”

Many people, including fans, are under the impression that Black Label Society’s “Unblackened” tour is an acoustic affair, despite the presence of a 2013 live album of the same name that offers definitive proof otherwise. (Of course, the Wikipedia entry on the release begins, “Unblackened is a live acoustic album,” so there’s plenty of misinformation out there.) (more…)


Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Guitar god Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society brought their highly anticipated “Unblackened” (not “unplugged”–there’s a big difference, trust me) tour last night to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, and were on fire throughout a nearly two-hour set. Zakk’s playing has never been better, and a set list that included songs from Pride and Glory and Book of Shadows, along with BLS tunes, was a real treat. We will have a full review and photo gallery online soon, but for now, check out a couple preview images.


Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society

Black Label Society, fronted by guitar icon Zakk Wylde, has announced its spring “Unblackened” tour in the United States. The band originally performed”Unblackened” two years ago as a one-night-only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The show will feature intimate versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, as well as songs from Wylde’s solo album, Book of Shadows, and his Southern rock band, Pride & Glory. (more…)

blacklabelcatacombscover.10230701. Fields Of Unforgiveness
02. My Dying Time
03. Believe
04. Angel Of Mercy
05. Heart Of Darkness
06. Beyond The Down
07. Scars
08. Damn The Flood
09. I’ve Gone Away
10. Empty Promises
11. Shades Of Gray
12. Dark Side Of The Sun (bonus track)
13. The Nomad (bonus track)

Catacombs of the Black Vatican Available 4/8/14 (more…)