Black Label Society

Black Label Society
15:45 - 16:35 North Stage
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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2007 / 2011 / 2012 / 2014 / 2022

Genre

Heavy Metal

Country

United States

Biography

Few guitarists capture the imagination more than American guitarist extraordinaire Zakk Wylde. For many years he was Ozzy Osbourne’s partner in crime and in the meantime, his own band Black Label Society built a large and often fanatical worldwide fan base. Despite a pretty turbulent lifestyle, Wylde has always kept his eye on the ball when it comes to his music. He co-wrote many of Ozzy’s later hits and was the Madman’s faithful sidekick on stage. Black Label Society was founded in 1998 and released its debut ‘Sonic Brew’ in the same year. Wylde made his recording debut with Pride & Glory and when they disbanded he embarked on a brief solo outing. Things really started happening for Zakk with the formation of Black Label Society. The band’s bluesy and southern-rock inspired metal hit a nerve with the public at large. On the first four albums he not only took care of the vocals but also recorded all of the instrumental parts with the exception of the drums. When Zakk’s twenty-year plus tenure with Ozzy ended, the talented multi-instrumentalist stepped it up a gear on the Black Label Society front. He perfected his signature southern metal on ‘Skullage’ (2009) and ‘Order of the Black’ (2010). On their latest album ‘Doom Crew Inc.’ (2021) a more prominent role is reserved for second guitarist Dario Lorina , which mirrors their live shows, where the Wylde-Lorina tandem likes to trade solos and improvise. (#GMM22)