New York, NY (November 4, 2021) Black Label Society releases their second single and video for “End of Days” from the upcoming album, Doom Crew Inc., out Black Friday, November 26 via MNRK Heavy.
Today, Heavy Consequence premiered the music video for “End of Days.” Watch Zakk’s Burger House vs. J.D.’s Chicken Shack chase each other dressed as a bear and koala when they accidentally walk into a music video with Dario and Jeff as rappers, aka Shrimp Boat and Yung Chikin.Watch the video via YouTube.
“If there is one thing that Zakk loves, it is comedy. More specifically, classic comedy (ala Mel Brooks, etc.) We both love it, and I think that’s why we work so well together. We both operate on that same wavelength where if he sends me a kernel of an idea and I immediately know where to take it,” said director Justin H. Reich. ”The “End of Days” video idea started with Zakk sending me viral videos of a panda and bear chasing each other through a mall, which I thought were hilarious and gave us a great starting point to create our own original story. It gave us plenty of funny moments and introduced characters normally not seen in a Black Label Society music video – luckily we were able to pull it off and create something fun and buzzworthy that BLS fans all over will enjoy.”
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 album is available digitally on CD, vinyl and deluxe edition,pre-ordernow.
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.’”
Doom Crew Inc., tracklisting
1. Set You Free
2. Destroy & Conquer
3. You Made Me Want to Live
4. Forever and a Day
5. End of Days
8. Love Reign Down
9. Gospel of Lies
10. Shelter Me
11. Gather all my Sins
12. Farewell Ballad
Black Label Society has completed multiple sold-out shows from their Doom Trooping Over North America tour that started on October 1 and will continue through with openers Obituary and Prong through November 28 ending in Albuquerque at the Sunshine Theater. Tickets on sale now.
U.S. Tour Dates
Nov. 04 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*+
Nov. 05 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live*+
Nov. 06 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater*+
Nov. 07 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*+
Nov. 09 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*+
Nov. 10 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater*+
Nov. 11 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory*+
Nov. 13 – Columbus, OH @ Kings of Clubs*+
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit*+
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues*+
Nov. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center*+
Nov. 18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*+
Nov. 19 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre*+
Nov. 20 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre*+