February, 2016 — Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new single titled “Sleeping Dogs” from his forthcoming solo LP. Artwork, created by Wylde and long-time collaborator John Irwin, is being revealed today along with 14-song track listing. “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.
Pre-order Book Of Shadows II here.
Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II in UK/Europe/Australia/NZ 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 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 and Anchors Cruise, Wylde wasted no time in announcing a run of European dates for 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.
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