Black Label Society has released their second single and video for “End of Days” from the upcoming album, Doom Crew Inc., which arrives on Black Friday, November 26th, via MNRK Heavy.
The video for “End of Days” leans heavy on comedy, where we can watch Zakk’s Burger House vs. J.D.’s Chicken Shack chase each other, dressed as a bear and koala, when they accidentally walk into a music video with Dario and Jeff as rappers, aka Shrimp Boat and Yung Chikin.
Director Justin H. Reich explains the comedic approach:
“If there is one thing that Zakk loves, it is comedy. More specifically, classic comedy (ala Mel Brooks, etc.) We both love it, and I think that’s why we work so well together. We both operate on that same wavelength where if he sends me a kernel of an idea and I immediately know where to take it. The “End of Days” video idea started with Zakk sending me viral videos of a panda and bear chasing each other through a mall, which I thought were hilarious and gave us a great starting point to create our own original story. It gave us plenty of funny moments and introduced characters normally not seen in a Black Label Society music video – luckily we were able to pull it off and create something fun and buzzworthy that BLS fans all over will enjoy.”
[Photo credit to Jen Rosenstein]
The upcoming 12-track album is both a tribute to the band’s “first to bleed, last to leave” road crew and a salute to their legion of fans. The songs are “odes to celebration and mourning, the soundtracks to jubilant evenings and bewildering days” as recorded in Zakk’s home studio, the Black Vatican. On this album, Zakk trades solos and twin-guitar parts with Dario Lorina, backed by longtime bassist John “J.D.” DeServio and drummer Jeff Fabb.
Frontman Zakk Wylde adds:
“We incorporated Father Dario even more into the solos, doubling with me and being more involved in that regard. It really, truly is a two-guitar album, more so than ever. A twin guitar band, whether it’s the Allman Brothers or Judas Priest, with harmony lines, unison lines, and trading off solos. It stemmed from the live shows, where we’d both go into the crowd and extend songs like ‘Fire It Up.’”
Black Label Society are also on their Doom Trooping Over North America tour that started on October 1st and will continue through with openers Obituary and Prong through November 28 ending in Albuquerque at the Sunshine Theater.
Those remaining dates are:
Nov. 04 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*+
Nov. 05 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live*+
Nov. 06 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater*+
Nov. 07 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*+
Nov. 09 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*+
Nov. 10 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater*+
Nov. 11 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory*+
Nov. 13 – Columbus, OH @ Kings of Clubs*+
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit*+
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues*+
Nov. 16 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center*+
Nov. 18 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom*+
Nov. 19 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre*+
Nov. 20 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre*+
Nov. 21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*+
Nov. 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater*+
Nov. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues*+
Nov. 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*+
Nov. 27 – Denver, CO @ Summit Theater*+
Nov. 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*+