Black Label Society’s John “JD” DeServio: “We’re Definitely Gonna Be Doing A New Record”

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Black Label Society’s John “JD” DeServio revealed that the band are planning to work on a new album. The bassist said the effort was supposed to be recorded already, but the coronavirus pandemic hindered their plans.

DeServio said the following:

“We were supposed to have a record recorded already. So, who knows when that’s gonna happen. Stay tuned. Hopefully sooner than later. And all the shows, I think they all got canceled this year for everybody, which really, really sucks. But we’re definitely gonna be doing a new record. So keep tuned for that one.”

He continued after being asked if the group have already written new music for the effort:

“I’m sure Zakk’s [Wylde] got a bunch of riffs written. I’m sure he does.”

DeServio also added the following about the songwriting process:

“Zakk just comes up with riffs and ideas, and then we put ’em down and make a song out of it, and then that’s it. It’s pretty easy. It’s pretty simple. A lot of times, he’ll have the whole song done and then will throw down the guitar for us and then we build. A lot of times we’ll just be in the studio and he comes up with stuff and then we just start jamming on it and make that a song. Like, ‘Crazy Horse’ was the last song written on that ‘Order Of The Black’ record [2010], and it was the opening song. We had to spend an extra week doing something, and if we never did that extra week, we wouldn’t have gotten a couple of them songs, which is pretty cool.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Black Label Society, Obituary, & Lord Dying Tour

Black Label Society have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with Obituary and Lord Dying. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tour Dates:

08/08 Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste.
08/14 Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino Resort (Black Label Society only)
08/17 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
08/18 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
08/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
08/21 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live (Black Label Society only)
08/22 Dothan, AL – The Plant
08/23 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
08/25 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
08/26 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
08/28 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
08/29 Hartford, CT – The Webster

Black Label Society commented:

“BL FAMILY, we are excited to announce that we were able to reschedule the postponed dates for you quickly,” says frontman Zakk Wylde. “We will be DOOMTROOPING back to you with Obituary and Lord Dying this August! Tickets and VIP Upgrades are on sale now!”

Black Label Society Postpone Remaining Dates On North American Tour With Obituary & Lord Dying

Black Label Society have postponed the remaining dates on their North American tour with Obituary and Lord Dying due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Berserkers! We are postponing the remainder of our North American Crusade. Rescheduled dates will be announced next week so please hold on to your tickets. Thanks to everyone that came out to the shows and everyone please stay safe and healthy. We will see you all very soon!”

Black Label Society To Work On New Album This Spring

During a recent interview with Billboard, Zakk Wylde revealed that Black Label Society are planning to work on a new album this spring. He said the following:

“I’m going to do some writing, I guess, in April, and [in] May and June, we’ll [record] and have that one ready to roll. I don’t demo or stockpile shit. Never have. I’m not like Prince, where he’s recording stuff all the time. I just like to come up with a riff or an idea and be like, ‘Why don’t we track that one today?’ It’s like the beginning of a new season. It’s always fun.”

Dates Revealed For Rescheduled Black Label Society, Obituary, & Lord Dying Tour

Black Label Society, Obituary, and Lord Dying have officially announced the dates for their 2020 tour. The trek was originally scheduled to take place this month, but it ended up getting cancelled within an hour of being announced.

Tour Dates:

02/26 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
02/27 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/28 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
02/29 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/03 Seattle, WA – Showbox Presents Showbox SoDo
03/04 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
03/06 Grande Prairie, AB – Revolution Place-Bowes Event Centre
03/07 Calgary AB – MacEwan Hall
03/08 Edmonton AB – MidwayYEG
03/10 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
03/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
03/13 Sault Ste. Marie, MI – Kewadin Casinos – Sault Ste. Marie
03/14 Bowler, WI – North Star Mohican Casino
03/16 Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
03/17 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
03/20 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live Biloxi
03/21 Dothan, AL – The Plant
03/22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/24 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
03/25 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
03/27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
03/28 Hartford, CT – The Webster

Black Label Society, Obituary & Lord Dying Tour Announced & Cancelled Within An Hour

Earlier today, Black Label Society, Obituary, and Lord Dying announced a tour together, but it was apparently cancelled within an hour. Black Label Society and Obituary have yet to comment, but Lord Dying issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen sudden circumstances beyond our control, this tour is no longer happening.”

Black Label Society Announce North American Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder & Alien Weaponry

Black Label Society have announced a headlining North American tour. The Black Dahlia Murder and Alien Weaponry will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/11 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
09/13 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
09/14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
09/15 Missoula, MT – The Wilma
09/16 Billings, MT – Pub Station
09/18 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
09/19 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/21 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
09/22 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/23 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
09/25 Fayetteville, AR – Fayetteville Town Center
09/27 Turtle Lake, WI – St. Croix Casino
09/28 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
09/30 Kitchener, ON – Elements
10/01 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10/02 Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena
10/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/05 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
10/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
10/10 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/11 Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
10/12 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall (with Toke) (no Alien Weaponry)
10/13 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel Concert Lounge (with Toke) (no Alien Weaponry

Black Label Society Premiere New Video For “Bored To Tears”

Black Label Society have premiered a new video for their song “Bored To Tears.“ The track originally appeared on the band’s 1999 album “Sonic Brew” and it has since been digitally remastered for the 20th anniversary edition of the effort. That release is called “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19” and it will be available on May 17

Zakk Wylde commented:

“With the new Black Label Supah-exciting technicolor dream coat high calorie burning video for ‘Bored to Tears,’ I told Black Label director o’ doom & delight, Father Justin Reich, that I wanted to do an ‘EXCITING’ and ‘TOUGH’ looking video in the movie genre style of Clint Eastwood & Charles Bronson.

After seeing the video, apparently Father Justin Reich doesn’t know who these LEGENDARY FILM ICONS are or has them confused with two other actors named Clint Eastwood & Charles Bronson. Every time I watch this video I’m more confused than I was during the previous viewing.“

Black Label Society Premiere New Video For Unplugged Version Of “Spoke In The Wheel”

Black Label Society have premiered a new video for their unplugged version of “Spoke In The Wheel.“ This version of the track is from the new 20th anniversary edition of “Sonic Brew.” That release is called “Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19” and it will be available on May 17. As previously reported, the group will be hitting the road on a “Sonic Brew” 20th anniversary tour this spring.

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