It’s been more than a decade since Zakk Wylde brought his Black Label Society to Dublin when he opened for the Prince of Darkness, and Brummie buddy Ozzy Osbourne in 2007
Zombie calls it a day, wishes his fans peace and a good night, and leaves the stage as quickly as he arrived. The lights stay on, and the festival MC takes to the stage for the final time to thank just about everyone and their mother for helping to make this year’s Bloodstock festival great.
Do you know the ONLY place in the UK/Ireland that you can see Trivium, Rob Zombie, Within Temptation, Cannibal Corpse and Black Label Society this year? That’s right… Bloodstock Festival, August 6th-9th 2015 in Derby. Get your tickets now!
I first heard of Zakk Wylde back in the eighties when he recorded and toured with rock legend Ozzy Osbourne. Zakk then went on to form a short lived blues rock trio Pride & Glory. Since the demise of that band Zakk has forged his own musical path with Black Label Society. Bls as they have become to be known are returning to play a UK Tour next month. I managed to secure some time with Zakk while he was touring in the States last week to have a chat.
Appropriately, Wylde retains at least in appearance he’s vocal aptitude. A nice homage is up on the obligatory salute to Dimebag Darrell in “In This River ” , almost bewildered and highly concentrated , he withdraws his characteristic for he’s known muddled vocals and moves to a large extent on pure clean vocals.
The press release hinted at the band’ sound as cross mixed between Black Label Society and Nickelback, the truth is that they have kin of their own sound and integrate modern American hard rock with some more mainstream hooks and antics on the Metal side of things. Is a good listen a few times but i didn’t feel as I was listening to anything powerful in terms of the music composition itself.