Horns Up Rocks recently conducted an interview with guitar icon Zakk Wylde. You can now watch the chat below.
Wylde has debuted the official video for his new single titled “Sleeping Dogs” from his forthcoming solo LP. “Sleeping Dogs” will also be available as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately. An additional pre-order bundle is also available offering a “Book Of Shadows II” CD signed by Zakk plus a 17″x11″ poster. Limited to 1,000 bundles.
The album version of “Sleeping Dogs” will include a guest appearance by SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor.
Says Wylde: “”Having Father Corey Taylor’s brilliant voice sing on ‘Sleeping Dogs’ fulfilled my vision of the two of us as the modern-day SIMON & GARFUNKEL. We may not be as legendary, talented or as handsome as those two, but we’ve eaten at some of the same restaurants as them.”
Zakk Wylde will release “Book Of Shadows II” on April 8 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Zakk’s first solo release in 20 years is the highly anticipated follow-up to 1996’s “Book Of Shadows”, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. “Book Of Shadows II” was recently named as one of the “Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016” via RollingStone.com.
Wylde has been feverishly working on new material since he wrapped up BLACK LABEL SOCIETY’s “Unblackened” spring tour last year. All songs on “Book Of Shadows II” were recorded and produced at Wylde’s home studio, The Black Vatican, where several of Wylde’s recent releases were made. The artwork was created by Wylde and longtime collaborator John Irwin.
As fierce and diverse as his work in BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, “Book Of Shadows II” offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs”, “Tears Of December”, “Darkest Hour”, “Harbors Of Pity” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American guitar hero.
Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful stint on the 2016 Axes & Anchors cruise, Wylde wasted no time in announcing his participation in the 2016 “Generation Axe” tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.
“Book Of Shadows II” track listing:
01. Autumn Changes
02. Tears Of December
03. Lay Me Down
04. Lost Prayer
05. Darkest Hour
06. The Levee
07. Eyes Of Burden
08. Forgotten Memory
09. Yesterday’s Tears
10. Harbors Of Pity
11. Sorrowed Regret
12. Useless Apologies
13. Sleeping Dogs
14. The King