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Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for the track “Sleeping Dogs” from his forthcoming solo LP. Long-time collaborator Justin Reich was welcomed back to direct.  “Black Label Brethren O’ Doom Father Justin Reich did another amazing job directing the video,”says Wylde“I asked Father Justin to capture the sights, sounds, smell and feel of the first day my parents dropped me off at kindergarten. Watching the video made me realise why I’m so fond of reading and vegetables.”

You can check out the video here:

Grammy nominated SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR front-man COREY TAYLOR appears on the “Sleeping Dogs” album version as well. Wylde continues, “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.”
“Sleeping Dogs”, “Tears of December” and “Lost Prayer” are now available as iTunes instant grat tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will get the single immediately.

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Zakk Wylde will release “Book Of Shadows II” on April 8th, 2016 via Spinefarm Records, his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s “Book Of Shadows”LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favourite.

The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of “Book Of Shadows” helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. 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 humour, and instantly recognisable pinch-harmonic-driven blues-based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.

Keeping up with the 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 and Anchors Cruise, Wylde wasted no time in announcing a run of European dates from May 25th through June 19th in support of “Book Of Shadows II”.  The tour – including headline shows & festival appearances – will see Wylde perform music from his extensive catalogue and vast spectrum of hits, with full band accompaniment.

Tour dates:

05.25  UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

05.26  France, Paris, Cabaret Sauvage

05.27  Netherlands, Haarlem, Philharmonium

05.28  Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier

05.29  Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex 457

05.31  Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus

06.01  Austria, Linz, Posthof

06.03  Poland, Lodz, Wytwornia

06.04  Czech Republic, Plzen, Metalfest Open Air

06.06  Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Siska

06.07  Croatia,  Zagreb, Tvornica Club

06.09  Italy, Milan, Teatro Degli Arcimboldi

06.10  France, Grenoble, La Belle Electrique

06.11  France, Bordeaux, Le Rocher de Palmer

06.13  Spain, Madrid, La Riviera

06.14  Spain, Barcelona, Sala Barts

06.15  Spain, Bilbao, Santana 27

06.17  Belgium, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting

06.18  Germany, Munich, Circus Krone

06.19  Germany, Nuremberg, Serenadenhof


“Book of Shadows II” Tracklist:-

1. Autumn Changes
2. Tears of December
3. Lay Me Down
4. Lost Prayer
5. Darkest Hour
6. The Levee
7. Eyes of Burden
8. Forgotten Memory
9. Yesterday’s Tears
10. Harbors of Pity
11. Sorrowed Regret
12. Useless Apologies
13. Sleeping Dogs
14. The King


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