Black Label SocietyJustin Reich

Black Label Society To Begin Work On New Album This Spring


Zakk Wylde‘s spring/summer plans were left open with the postponement of Ozzy Osbourne‘s North American touring earlier this year. Osbourne was once again forced to push back his touring plans in a bid to continue getting a better handle on his health. Wylde himself won’t be kicking up his feet however, instead planning to take advantage of that downtime to write and record a new Black Label Society album.

Speaking of that with, he stated:

“I’m going to do some writing, I guess, in April, and [in] May and June, we’ll [record] and have that one ready to roll. I don’t demo or stockpile shit. Never have. I’m not like Prince, where he’s recording stuff all the time. I just like to come up with a riff or an idea and be like, ‘Why don’t we track that one today?’ It’s like the beginning of a new season. It’s always fun.”

In addition to his Black Label Society duties, the coming months will also see him release a faithful recreation of Black Sabbath‘s 1970 self-titled debut album via his Zakk Sabbath project. Dubbed “Vertigo“, the group set out to record the album entirely in analog during a 24-hour period as Black Sabbath originally did.

A documentary of the recording for that as well as footage from their February 2020 European touring in support of the outing will also be included with the release, It is the the completion of the latter that has seen the outing delayed from it’s original planned February 13th , 2020 release date. That particular date marked the 50th anniversary of the Black Sabbath album.

Black Label Society are out on the road right now with Obituary and Lord Dying, here’s what remains of that run:

03/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club (tickets)
03/13 Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos
03/14 Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino
03/16 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall (tickets)
03/17 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (tickets)
03/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall (tickets)
03/20 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live Biloxi (tickets)
03/21 Dothan, AL – The Plant (tickets)
03/22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (tickets)
03/24 Charleston, SC – Music Farm (tickets)
03/25 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre (tickets)
03/27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory (tickets)
03/28 Hartford, CT – The Webster (tickets) may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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