Black Label Society will be making a long overdue return to Boise on Friday, Apr. 18 at the Knitting Factory as part of the "Revolver Golden Gods Tour." Special guests for the tour will be Devil You Know and Butcher Babies. 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 Apr. 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.
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, and 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.