Black Label Society Announce “Sonic Brew” 20th Anniversary Reissue & Tour

Black Label Society have announced that they will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Sonic Brew”, titled “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19”, on May 17 via eOne Music. The effort has been digitally remastered and it will come with some bonus tracks including a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl.“

Zakk Wylde commented:

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance. We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids. I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor‘s ‘I Will Survive’ dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

This is the first in a series of reissues from eOne Music, who are also planning to reissue “Stronger Than Death“, “1919 Eternal“, “The Blessed Hellride“, “Hangover Music Vol. VI“, “Mafia” and “Shot To Hell” as well.

In other news, the group have also announced a “Sonic Brew“ 20th anniversary tour. The band will be playing two nights in every city and are planning to perform the album in full on the first night and a set of fan favorites on the second night. Here’s the dates:

04/24 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/25 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/27 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
04/28 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
04/30 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/01 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
05/04 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/06 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
05/07 New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/14 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/18 Clarksville, TN – O’Connors
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05/23 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

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Black Label Society Premiere “Trampled Down Below” Music Video

Black Label Society have premiered a new video for their song “Trampled Down Below.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “Grimmest Hits.” The clip, which was directed by Dan Sturgess, was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Black Label Society Announce Second Leg Of North American Tour With Corrosion Of Conformity & Eyehategod

Black Label Society have announced another headlining tour with Corrosion Of Conformity and Eyehategod. Telekinetic Yeti will also perform on select dates when Eyehategod are not present.

Tour Dates:

07/14 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rock Fest
07/15 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration Music Festival
07/16 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (with Telekinetic Yeti) (no Eyehategod)
07/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Telekinetic Yeti) (no Eyehategod)
07/18 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
07/20 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/22 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
07/23 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
07/25 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
07/27 Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at The Fairgrounds
07/29 Hartford, CT – The Webster (with Telekinetic Yeti) (no Eyehategod)
07/30 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
08/01 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
08/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
08/03 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
08/05 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
08/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
08/08 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
08/09 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
08/10 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
08/11 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Watch Zakk Wylde Perform Acoustic Versions Of Black Label Society’s “The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away” & “Room Of Nightmares”

Footage of Zakk Wylde performing acoustic versions of Black Label Society’s “The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away” and “Room Of Nightmares” at Planet Rock in London, England has been shared and can be seen below. Both tracks are off the band’s latest album “Grimmest Hits.”

Former Black Label Society Guitarist Nick Catanese Pleads Guilty To Sending Sexually Explicit Messages & Images To A 14-Year-Old Girl

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Black Label Society guitarist Nicholas Catanese has pleaded guilty to “unlawful contact, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.” This news comes after the 46-year-old was caught sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl via Instagram. Some of those messages included pictures of his genitals, requests for nude photos of her, and descriptions of various sex acts. The girl was a student at the School of Rock Castle Shannon in Pittsburgh, PA, where Catanese previously worked, before getting fired after an incident with another female student. The police were alerted to the allegations by the music school’s owner, David Blackrick. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel has scentenced Catanese to five years of probation and 25 years as a registered sex offender. He has also been ordered to avoid contact with minors and is not allowed to use any Internet-capable computers.

Black Label Society Cancel Two More Shows Due To “Severe Illness”

Black Label Society previously cancelled their January 8 show in Montreal and their January 9 show in Toronto due to Zakk Wylde suffering from “severe illness,” and have now cancelled their January 10 show in Grand Rapids and their January 12 show in Oklahoma City as well. New dates will be announced soon.