Zakk Wylde Premieres New Song, "Sleeping Dogs"

Zakk Wylde has debuted a new single, "Sleeping Dogs," from his upcoming solo album, Book of Shadows II.

The longtime Black Label Society guitarist also has unveiled the album's cover artwork, which was created by Wylde and John Irwin, his longtime collaborator. You can check it out—along with "Sleeping Dogs" and the full track listing—below.

Book of Shadows II will be released April 8 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). The disc, his first solo release in 20 years, is the followup to 1996’s Book of Shadows. The album is available for preorder at and iTunes.

Keeping up with his road-dog reputation, Wylde will take part in this year's Generation Axe Tour with Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Head here for more information. He also just hit the road with the Hendrix Experience Tour, which celebrates the music of the late Jimi Hendrix. You can check out all the dates here.

Book of Shadows II Track List

  • 1. "Autumn Changes"
  • 2. "Tears of December"
  • 3. "Lay Me Down"
  • 4. "Lost Prayer"
  • 5. "Darkest Hour"
  • 6. "The Levee"
  • 7. "Eyes of Burden"
  • 8. "Forgotten Memory"
  • 9. "Yesterday's Tears"
  • 10. "Harbors of Pity"
  • 11. "Sorrowed Regret"
  • 12. "Useless Apologies"
  • 13. "Sleeping Dogs"
  • 14. "The King"

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.