Black Label Society will release their 11th studio album, Doom Crew Inc., on November 26 via Entertainment One (eOne). The album will be available digitally on CD and vinyl plus a deluxe edition that includes vinyl, CD longbox, cassette and more.
Today, the band released their first single, “Set You Free” – along with the absurdly ridiculous video.
The 12-track album is both a tribute to the band’s “first to bleed, last to leave” road crew and a salute to the legion whose support, stretching back to 1998, rivals that of the KISS Army. The stomping, heavy, bluesy, recklessly unhinged hard-rock-metal quartet are part invading horde, and part traveling carnival – summoning caffeine-fueled cacophony on records and the stage.
The songs are odes to celebration and mourning, the soundtracks to jubilant evenings and bewildering days recorded in Zakk’s home studio, the Black Vatican. On this album, Zakk trades solos and twin-guitar parts with Dario Lorina, backed by the rumble of longtime bassist John “J.D.” DeServio and powerhouse drummer Jeff Fabb. “We incorporated Father Dario even more into the solos, doubling with me and being more involved in that regard,” said frontman Zakk Wylde. “It really, truly is a two-guitar album, more so than ever. A twin guitar band, whether it’s the Allman Brothers or Judas Priest, with harmony lines, unison lines, and trading off solos. It stemmed from the live shows, where we’d both go into the crowd and extend songs like ‘Fire It Up.’”
Black Label Society will hit the road this fall on the Doom Trooping Over North America tour starting October 1 in Sacramento at Ace of Spades with openers Obituary and Prong through November 28 ending in Albuquerque at the Sunshine Theater. The band will then finish up the tour from December 27-31 with Prong and Armored Saint.
Doom Crew Inc. track listing:
01. Set You Free
02. Destroy & Conquer
03. You Made Me Want to Live
04. Forever and a Day
05. End of Days
08. Love Reign Down
09. Gospel of Lies
10. Shelter Me
11. Gather all my Sins
12. Farewell Ballad
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Black Label Society Announces New Album, ‘Doom Crew Inc.’