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Video: Black Label Society Announce Release Date for New Album, 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican'

As we've reported, Black Label Society have been gearing up to release a new album in the spring. Today, however, the band announced its official release date.

Catacombs of the Black Vatican, their ninth studio album, will be out April 8.

The band also has released a brief video teaser for the new album, and you can check it out below.

The clip finds guitarist Zakk Wylde delivering the lines, “Face your fear. Accept your war. Destroy and conquer. Within the catacombs of the black vatican.” The clip also shows the words “Strength,’ “Determination,” “Merciless” and “Forever.”

Black Label Society recently parted ways with guitarist Nick Catanese and added a new guitarist, Dario Lorina of Lizzy Borden. “I’m excited to officially announce that I’ve joined Zakk Wylde in Black Label Society,” Lorina said. “I’d like to extend sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your continued support and warm welcome. It truly means the world.”

For more about the new Black Label Society album, check out the all-new February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For more info, head to the Guitar World Online Store.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.