BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO RELEASE “UNBLACKENED” ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO ON SEPTEMBER 24TH

blacklabelsocietyband2013 Unblackened, a new live DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video from Black Label Society will be released on September 24th, 2013 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. [Pre-book Order Date September 9, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]

Additionally, Zakk’s label home, eOne Music will release the audio version of the Unblackened DVD under the same name. The double disc release will have six additional tracks not found on the DVD including two acoustic versions of Queen Of Sorrow and Won’t Find It Here, and covers of Leon Russel’s Song For You and Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers.

Since their early nineties inception, Black Label Society, formed and helmed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of hard rock. Their penchant 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. Unblackened, however, unveils another side of the band.

Filmed and recorded earlier this year in high definition at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, Unblackened is Black Label Society presenting their songs in a whole new light, with greater use of acoustic instrumentation. Wylde plays both guitar and piano, with Nick Catanese on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals, Chad Szeliga on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano, and Greg Locascio providing additional vocals. Their stripped-down approach highlights the subtler nuances of the songwriting, without losing any of the fire or intensity. Classic tracks like Stillborn, The Blessed Hellride, In This River, Throwin’ It All Away, Losin’ Your Mind, and many others are still punctuated by the stinging, searing solos that fans know and love, while showcasing the versatility of the band.

In addition to the concert, Unblackened is rich in bonus material. A new interview with Zakk, photo gallery, music video for Losin’ Your Mind, and a feature with Wylde visiting HM Prison Stocken in the UK are all included.

Zakk Wylde, who has been called one of the true guitar heroes of the past 20-plus years, 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, of which Wylde wrote all the music. Bestowed with such accolades as “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 Unblackened is another incredible epitaph in the band’s canon.

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Comments

  1. Through his 20 years with Ozzy, his work with BLS, quitting the sauce when needed, and still maintaining a great sense of humor about life and himself, Zakk has proven to be an amazing person and contributor to metal and hard rock music.

  2. Soon to be followed by Reblackened.

  3. Off topic a little bit here, but I saw Eddie’s tweet on Jake E. Lee and apparently Sharon Osbourne not wanting to credit any of his writing contributions. What’s with that woman? Ozzy may be the so-called Quarterback, but he lost his vital left guard when Bob Daisley got fired. The writing was never as good afterwards. It’s night and day – both the music and the songwriting after Rhoades and Lee were gone. Very clear to see who was contributing what.

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