Don't Hold Your Breath For A New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Record
For those of you who are huge Zakk Wylde fans and are awaiting a new album, I have some not-so-pleasant news. With a loaded schedule under his belt, it looks like you're going to have to wait until 2014 for more Black Label Society. This was revealed by Zakk Wylde, in a recent interview with Sweden's Metalshrine. Here's the excerpt:
Metalshrine: New Black Label stuff then? Are you working on anything?
Zakk: No, but in August we’re gonna do an “Unblackened” DVD and it’s gonna have strings, piano, acoustic, but still electric with solos and stuff like that. It’s still electric and jamming. Like how we “The Song Remains Not The Same” where it’s like the heavy version of songs reworked on piano and stuff like that. So that’ll be the next thing we do and then we’ll go off and roll with the Canadian chapter and the South American chapter after that and obviously when that’s gonna be out, we’re still gonna be out touring and obviously they’ll probably want us to promote that thing as well, so I would imagine 2014 will be the next studio album with the heavy stuff on it. I was just looking at my schedule and it’s like two or three years, but it’s already mapped out. Obviously shit changes in between and we’ll figure out what the fuck to do, but this way it’s pretty much mapped out. It really is crazy when you think about it. Anything you gotta plan now is gotta be like six months down the road. I mean, as soon as the soccer season stops, they’re already setting up next season. That’s just the way it goes. But right now in the foreseeable future, after we get done with this eight-week crusade and jamming and being with the Boss [as part of the "Ozzy Friends" tour]… we’re having a blast. We jammed the other night and it was a good time.
While it might take a while for a new record, it looks like Zakk isn't going to be out of the public eye as he has plenty of releases and touring to keep him busy in the interim.