Music News — January 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm



On the Friday 11th April, 2014 the ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ will be opened in Australia and New Zealand…. And Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will finally reveal the secrets that lie deep within!

‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ (to be released via Bullet Proof AU / Universal Music Australia) is the first all new studio LP from Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society since 2009’s ‘Order of the Black’ it was preceded by the collection ‘The Song Remains Not The Same’ and most recently, the band releasedUnblackened’ which found Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society in a mellower mood in a performance taped at Club Nokia in Los Angeles last year.

Watch the ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ teaser here:

Since their late 90’s inception, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, have been at the forefront of their 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. Fuelled by fiercely loyal fans and signature merchandise Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society have stamped themselves as a brand in today’s music culture that continues to grow.

Zakk Wylde is without doubt one of the most decorated guitar heroes in modern history. As Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years (in addition to his work with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society), this long term partnership led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling No More Tears, for which Wylde wrote all the music.

In addition to holding Guitar World Magazine’s MVP four years straight Wylde has been bestowed with such accolades as “Best Rock Guitarist” from Guitar Player, “Metal Guru” from the recently held Classic Rock awards in the UK, “Golden God” by Metal Hammer, 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.

One of the few true rock stars out there today, Wylde cuts a striking presence with his Vikingesque appearance and signature guitar artillery. Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society continues to engage and amass fans from around the globe, and ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ is set to have his loyal stalwarts armed for action as they marshal rabid new fans to the fold.

The ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ are about to be opened and once they are there is no closing them………stay tuned!

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