Zakk Wylde debuts new single ‘Sleeping Dogs’ and reveals track list and cover art for ‘Book Of Shadows II’

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Zakk Wylde has today debuted his new solo single “Sleeping Dogs.”

The track is lifted from the guitar legends’ new album, Book Of Shadows II, due for release on the 8th of April via Spinefarm.

The album is the follow up to Wylde’s 1996 solo album, Book Of Shadows, and features cover art from long-time collaborator John Irwin.

“Sleeping Dogs” is being released as an ‘instant gratification’ track, meaning that fans pre-ordering Book Of Shadows II will receive the new song as an instant download.

Check out “Sleeping Dogs” via the stream below:

Keeping up with the road dog reputation he has accumulated over the decades, Wylde has wasted no time in announcing a run of European dates in support of Book of Shadows II. The tour – including headline shows & festival appearances – will see the guitarist, singer and songwriter perform music from his extensive catalogue and vast spectrum of hits, with full band accompaniment.

Wylde will play:

May 25th: UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
May 26th: France, Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
May 27th: Netherlands, Haarlem, Philharmonium
May 28th: Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
May 29th: Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex 457
May 31st: Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
Jun 01st: Austria, Linz, Posthof
Jun 03rd: Poland, Lodz, Wytwornia
Jun 04th: Czech Republic, Plzen, Metalfest Open Air
Jun 06th: Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Siska
Jun 07th: Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornica Club
Jun 09th: Italy, Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
Jun 10th: France, Grenoble, La Belle Electrique
Jun 11th: France, Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer
Jun 13th: Spain, Madrid, La Riviera
Jun 14th: Spain, Barcelona, Sala Barts
Jun 15th: Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27
Jun 17th: Belgium, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun 18th: Germany, Munich, Circus Krone
Jun 19th: Germany, Nuremberg, Serenadenhof

The full track list for Book Of Shadows II is:

Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows II cover01. “Autumn Changes”
02. “Tears of December”
03. “Lay Me Down”
04. “Lost Prayer”
05. “Darkest Hour”
06. “The Levee”
07. “Eyes of Burden”
08. “Forgotten Memory”
09. “Yesterday’s Tears”
10. “Harbors of Pity”
11. “Sorrowed Regret”
12. “Useless Apologies”
13. “Sleeping Dogs”
14. “The King”

Zakk Wylde 2016 EU Tour Flyer

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Zakk Wylde confirms release date for ‘Book Of Shadows II’

Zakk Wylde - Books of Shadows II promo - 2016

Zakk Wylde has confirmed the release date of his new solo album.

Book Of Shadows II is scheduled to drop on the 8th of April via Spinefarm and will be the guitar legend and Black Label Society mainman’s first solo LP for 20 years.

Wylde has been working on the new material since wrapping up his “Unblackened” spring tour with Black Label Society, recording and producing all tracks at his home studio, The Black Vatican. The new album will be followed by a wave of supporting tour dates to be announced soon.

Wylde is no stranger to showing the lighter, introspective side of his music, having previously released two Black Label Society albums of stripped down material. The Song Remains Not the Same was released in 2011 and included acoustic versions of songs originally released on Order of the Black, and 2013’s Unblackened featured live acoustic tracks recorded at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The new album is the follow up to Wylde’s 1996 highly regarded solo LP, Book Of Shadows.

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Zakk Wylde nears completion of ‘Book Of Shadows II’

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Zakk Wylde has said that he expects to complete work on his album Book Of Shadows II within weeks.

The Black Label Society lynchpin had recently confirmed that he planned to release the album on the anniversary of his original 1996 solo album, Book Of Shadows.

Speaking in interview with Phoenix New Times, Wylde said: “We ended up having about 40 basic tracks we put down. It’s a matter of putting lyrics to them and finishing them up.

“I’ll probably start recording again before Christmas, doing some vocals, then try to knock out as much as I can in January – and the record should be done.”

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Metal All Stars heading for London

Metal All Stars 2014

An all star evening featuring a host of metal’s finest is on its way to the UK capital.

The Metal All Stars event is set to feature appearances from members of Black Label Society, Manowar, Dream Theater, Anthrax, Venom, Megadeth and Testament amongst others. In short, its possibly going to be the finest – and yet shortest lived! – metal supergroup ever seen.

Dream Theater’s James Labrie has shared a message talking about the forthcoming show:

The event takes place on Tuesday 16th December at the Brixton O2 Academy, with tickets available now via Ticketmaster.

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Watch! Black Label Society reveal ‘Angel of Mercy’ video


Black Label Society have released a video for their track “Angel of Mercy.”

The song is taken from the band’s latest studio album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican.

You can watch the video below. Let us know what you think!

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