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“Trampled Down Below” (Single) by Black Label Society

Artist: Black Label Society
Title: “Trampled Down Below” (Single)
Label: E1 Entertainment
Release Date: 1/8/2018
Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

We’re only about ten days out from the next full length Black Label Society album “Grimmest Hits” and with the timing so close, I was actually surprised to find another single being released with “Trampled Down Below”. Since I’ve already discussed “All That Once Shined” HERE, I figure let’s keep the overview train running. “Trampled” is longer than the other track and begins with a solemn riff and tasty bass and when the twin guitars begin blazing over the pounding drums you find yourself wrapped up into a solid headbanging track.
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“All That Once Shined” (Single) by Black Label Society

Artist: Black Label Society
Title: “All That Once Shined” (Single)
Label: eOne Entertainment
Release Date: 11/20/2017
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

I guess it was about a month ago that I shared the news about not only the upcoming BLS Tour (seen HERE in case you missed it) but also about their forthcoming in January album “The Grimmest Hits”. Well, the time has come for the first single from said album to be given a few thoughts about and here we go into the Berzerker fray to discuss what Zakk Wylde and Company are planning on dishing out. Zakk starts off with a softer voice and riff before a crunching, very Doom-laden flow take over. The tune itself is a powerful and moody groove and when the chorus came in there was some slight Alice In Chains vibe to it. I didn’t mind this at all since today there are influences pulled from everywhere.
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Black Label Society Announces Tour With Corrosion Of Conformity

You might laugh at this but I am still a little bit sore in the feet from my four days of wandering the recent NY Comic Con that took place over the past weekend at the Javits Center. With the borderline exhaustion slowly fading away I was happy to find some easy to post notices such as the new that Zakk Wylde will be bringing the Black Label Society to the masses with a tour that features both Corrosion Of Conformity and Red Fang as support. Take a look at the press release and all the dates below.

The Press Release:
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on a North American tour this winter in support of its upcoming album, “Grimmest Hits”. Joining them on the trek will be CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on all dates, with EYEHATEGOD and RED FANG appearing at select shows.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale for all shows will begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. local time and end on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “BLABBERMOUTH” to access tickets before the general public. The general on-sale for U.S. dates is Friday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The general on-sale for Western Canadian dates is Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
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Black Label Society @ Best Buy Theater (5/10/2014)

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Artist: Black Label Society
Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)
Opener: Down, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies
Date: 5/10/2014
Label: eOne Entertainment

I had last caught Black Label Society during the 2013 Gigantour that featured Megadeth and Newsted (the band with former Metallica/Voivod bassist Jason Newsted in case you were unaware). Now that tour itself actually had three more bands on the daily roster but not during its NYC stop which was instead broken up into two shows and left the one without BLS and Newsted being cancelled. For that show Zakk and the BLS boys were supporting the live release “Unblackened” which is a solid recommendation in my book because it was a heavier version of an Unplugged album and from top to bottom this was some raw stuff. There was even a video release to go along with it. Fast forwarding to where we are this evening, it was now time for what was called “The Revolver Golden Gods Tour” and this event seemed to work in tandem with the magazines own awards show. You’ve heard of “The Golden Gods Awards” right? Good, let’s continue then. The four bands on this touring package would begin with Butcher Babies, Devil You Know, Down and close out with the headlining Black Label Society. Since I always find a massive event like this of interest I would get there nice and early in order to be able to bring you thoughts and images on each of the performers. Butcher Babies would be the first item of focus – here we go.
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Lizzy Borden @ The Bell House (6/1/2010)

You know you are in for an entertaining night when Lizzy Borden comes a calling and wishes to give the Metal Republic forty whacks. It’s been a little over a year since we caught the band when they opened up for Lordi over at Irving Plaza which was at the time called The Fillmore NY (thank the Metal gods that they changed that name back) so I was looking forward to seeing them in action again. To see photos and review text from that Monster Mash of a Metal time just click HERE. There were also a couple of other reasons that this show piqued my interest and they included the band Black Water Rising who were opening up and that the entire affair would be held at The Bell House which was a new venue to me. You can read our views about the gig and enjoy all of the photos by clicking the bands logo below, and then continue on for some other stuff that’s only presented in this blog posting.

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Artist: Lizzy Borden
Venue: The Bell House (Brooklyn, NY)
Opener: Black Water Rising
Date: 6/1/2010
Label: Metal Blade Records

This evening’s entertainment sure got off to a very rocky start and there was no doubt about it. First of all, the venue called The Bell House while being a relatively new one was still growing in popularity but as one of my friends had said, was not really the place for a knock down Metal show. With this in mind I had a lot of curiosity when the L.A. maniac Lizzy Borden and the band that bore his name had announced that a gig would be happening here. The venue is located in Brooklyn and not too far away from my home so in some sense I was looking forward to a shorter trek home depending on the hour that the show would actually end.
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