Black Label Society have released a new music video today for their song, Spoke In The Wheel, from their upcoming LP, due out this spring. Directed by long-time director and collaborator, Justin Reich, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band since Trampled Down Below was released last year from the Grimmest Hits LP.
Black Label Society will release Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 on May 17, 2019, via Entertainment One (eOne). Spoke In The Wheel is available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive that single as an instant download. Spoke In The Wheel is available on all streaming services today. Pre-order bundles including teeshirts, posters, vinyl, and even a turntable are available now. Click here for more.
Thanks to a new arrangement with record label Entertainment One (eOne), the band’s back catalog is now all in one place, uniting the band’s earlier work with their more recent output. The “re-blended” version of their classic debut is resurrected bigger than ever without sacrificing its familiar kick. Plus, there are two bonus cuts: a full band/piano version of Spoke In The Wheel, and an acoustic take on Black Pearl.
Black Label Society has also announced their 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour, a brand-new batch of 2019 North American tour dates in conjunction with the new release. The band will play two shows in each market – the first night will feature Sonic Brew played in its entirety, while the second night will see the band play a set of greatest hits. Support will come from Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax. Black Label Society will also participate in U.S festivals, Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville on this run.
Dates begin April 24 at The Oriental Theater in Denver, with two stops in Toronto on May 14 and 15, and wrap up in Los Angeles at the famous El Rey Theater for two nights ending on May 23. Tickets are on sale now.
Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19 is nothing like the infamously awful, failed experiment of New Coke. This is the original formula, like Coke Classic, but spiked with Viagra, the Captain America super soldier serum, and triple the caffeine.
It’s less of a floor-to-ceiling remodel than it is a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for another crazy house party. Zakk Wylde and crew were careful not to mess with the magic captured on the long lost two-inch tape. Instead, they blessed the master with some note-for-note enhancement, spicing up /Sonic Brew/ with a perfected recipe.
“I don’t want to hear Led Zeppelin II redone, with the band just replaying the whole record,” notes the charismatic frontman and gregarious guitar icon. “The performances and everything is a snapshot in time. We just added on top of what was already there on the original recordings. It’s like we went in and did surgery on this thing. We took the original CD master and added things that made it stronger.”
The Black Label Society studio discography is like an instruction manual on how to expertly craft heartfelt, no holds barred, heavy metal infused American hard rock. “Sonic Brew was the beginning. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years,” Zakk marvels.
Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable shredding have made him a beloved figure to rock audiences the world over. One part invading-horde, one part traveling carnival party, Black Label Society continues to engage and inspire, powered by caffeine and cacophony.
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April 24 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 25 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
April 27 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 28 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
April 30 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 1 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 6 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 7 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
May 11 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
May 14 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 15 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
May 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
May 18 – Clarksville, TN – O’Connors
May 22 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre