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.

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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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.