Zakk Wylde has recently debuted brand new single ‘Sleeping Dogs’ as the first release from the his highly anticipated first solo release in 20 years: ‘Book of Shadows II’. Further details of the album have also been released, with the announcement that it will consist of 14 new tracks, and artwork provided by John Irwin, and a full track listing.
Book of Shadows II Track list.
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
‘Book of Shadows II’ is due for release on April 8th via Spinefarm Records, those that pre-order ‘Book of Shadows II’ via iTunes will be rewarded immediately with the single as an instant gratification track. Also available via Amazon music, you can purchase the single and pre-order ‘Book of Shadows II’: here.
Zakk released his first solo album ‘Book of Shadows’ back in 1996 while between recording Ozzy Osbourne records and it soon grew to be a fan favourite, with tracks being performed on the recent live Black Label Society release, ‘Unblackened’. Showcasing the acoustic talents has never been something far away from Zakk on any release, which can really delve into the soul, and the long awaiting ‘Book of Shadows II’ will play very much like the open book the first solo release did.
Zakk Wylde is a man that never stops, if he is not recording in the home studio The Black Vatican, then he is out on the road touring. 2016 will be no different, already having had the pleasure of being part of the 2016 Axes and Anchors cruise, he has just announced dates for hitting the road across Europe starting mid May with a full band, playing music through the ages of his monumental back catalogue for what will undoubtedly seem a much more intimate gig experience with one of the finest guitarists of our time.
European 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, Zagre, 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