On this date, April 8th, Zakk Wylde has released 2 different albums just a couple of years apart. The first one was with Black Label in 2014 and then he dropped his second solo album in 2016. Tonight I’ll feature a track from both.
“My Dying Time” was the first of two singles from Catacombs of the Black Vatican, the ninth studio album by Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society. It was released on April 8, 2014. It was the first BLS album to feature former Breaking Benjamin drummer Chad Szeliga and it was also their first album since the departure of longtime rhythm guitarist Nick Catanese a.k.a. the “Evil Twin” nicknamed for his capability to keep up with Zakk. Nick left Black Label Society in December of 2013.
“Sleeping Dogs” is the 1st single from Zakk Wylde’s second solo album, Book of Shadows II, released on April 8, 2016. There were two versions of the song on the album, the first was just Zakk solo and the second featuring guest vocals from Corey Taylor. Book of Shadows II, comes 20 years after the first Book of Shadows, that was released in 1996. And instead of heavy rock and metal, both of the Book of Shadows albums are more influenced by southern rock, country, blues and Americana music.
Where do Wylde Audio guitars come from? Father Zakk talks us through the birds and the bees of the guitar build process.