Black Label Society will be making a long overdue return to Boise on Friday, April 18 at the Knitting Factory as part of the Revolver Golden Gods Tour. Special guests for the tour will be Down with more to be named later. Black Label Society has spent much of this winter putting the finishing touches on the band’s new record, “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” which is scheduled for release by E1 Music on April 8, just in time for Treasure Valley fans to get ready for the show. This marks the first chance for Boise fans to check out new guitarist Dario Lorina who got his start in Jani Lane’s solo band before spending a number of years with Lizzy Borden.
Since their late nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has 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.
Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes in modern history, 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.
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.
Black Label Society continues to enthrall fans around the globe, and "Catacombs of the Black Vatican" is another incredible piece in the band's catalog. The first single, “My Dying Time” can be heard in the video box above.
Tickets for the show are only $29.50