Special Guests: Children of Bodom, Clutch & 2 Cents
(Chicago, IL) – Zakk Wylde and his Black Label Society have nabbed their highest album debut ever, with the stunning new album Order of the Black (E1 Music) coming in at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album and #1 on the Billboard Hard Music Album charts this week, respectively. At a time when record sales are down across the board (and have been for years), this bow is all the more impressive since it significantly surpasses the debut of the last Black Label Society album (Shot To Hell) in both units and chart position.
This Saturday, November 6, BLS will descend upon the landmark Congress Theater in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Bolstered by heavy rotation on MTV’s iconic Headbanger’s Ball, Zakk and crew are joined by Children of Bodom, Clutch, and 2 Cents for their first Chicago proper show since early ’09 and the only show in the Illinois/Wisconsin/Iowa area.
Tickets are now available at www.congresschicago.com.
Of Black Label Society frontman/lead guitarist Zakk Wylde, Guitar Edge declared, “The reinvigorated guitarist shreds with precision and articulation…with this effort, he shows once again why he’s one of the true guitar heroes of the past 20-plus years”, while The New York Post stated, “On the hard rock band’s eighth studio album, frontman Zakk Wylde is clean, sober and living up to his name with a monument to metal music and shredder guitar.”
After Zakk Wylde’s well-documented year of trials and tribulations, the highest Black Label Society album debut of all time proves, without a doubt, that Zakk is back…and with a vengeance! Wylde’s media profile is at an all-time high; he can be seen gracing the covers of the October issue of Guitar World and the September/October issue of Revolver, respectively.
About Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society
In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, graced countless magazine covers and is a major influence to a new battalion of rock guitarists. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him to create the now iconic Black Label Society in 1998. In the decade plus since, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring legions of fans (known as Berserkers) all over the world to follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever (SDMF for short). Wylde and his Berserkers have established a heavy metal institution true to the vision of uncompromising, unfiltered and unrestrained rock n’ roll. To date, Black Label Society has sold more than 3.5 million albums.