ZAKK WYLDE TOPS CANADIAN ACTIVE ROCK CHARTS WITH SLEEPING DOGS
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FEATURING COREY TAYLOR
BOOK OF SHADOWS II OUT NOW
“Whether he’s unplugged or fully electric, Wylde’s guitar skills are never in doubt, and that’s definitely the case on Book of Shadows II. Certainly not a party album, it’s one better enjoyed kicking back, mellowing out and letting the emotions wash over you.”– LOUDWIRE
“Somber, introspective, and Allman-esque, Wylde integrates soulful acoustic singer-songwriting with a strong ensemble and a variety of contemplative moods.” – VINTAGE GUITAR
Toronto, ON – November 23, 2016 – Guitar icon, Zakk Wylde, is rising to the top of the Canadian Active Rock Radio chart with his track, Sleeping Dogs, featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour front man, Corey Taylor. The track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde’s career, reaching #5 in Canada. The previous chart apex was, Ain’t No Sunshine, which charted at #15. The video for Sleeping Dogs was directed by longtime collaborator, Justin Reich, and can be viewed here.
Wylde expressed his gratitude to fans, stating, “Massive thanks to all the Canadian chapters that have made Sleeping Dogs a top 5 single. Means a lot to me that everyone has embraced the song. Thank you.”
This summer, Wylde completed an extensive U.S. and Canadian tour in continued support of his new LP, Book Of Shadows II. Wylde played shows in over 40 cities spread out across the U.S. and Canada, which included a highlighted performance at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal on August 7th, a first for him as a solo artist. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols served as support.
Wylde has been touring with ZAKK SABBATH, serving as support for CLUTCH. ZAKK SABBATH includes himself, bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE), and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) performing only BLACK SABBATH songs. Additional tour dates for January 2017 have been announced (see list below). He will also be participating in the Experience Hendrix Tour, with dates throughout 2017.
Book Of Shadows II was released on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music); Wylde’s 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. In Canada, the album debuted at #2 on the Independent Chart, #2 on the Rock Chart and # 13 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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.
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