Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society have finally begun work on the follow-up to 2010’s “Order of the Black,” with Wylde confirming that riffs have been written.
â€œItâ€™ll have all the heavy riffs and other stuff everyone knows and loves,â€ Wylde promises Billboard. â€œOrder of the Black was already three years ago, which is pretty insane. But the whole time weâ€™ve been working, touring and stuff like that; itâ€™s not like weâ€™ve been sitting around the house. Itâ€™s crazy because back in the beginning of Black Label we were pumping out an album a year and constantly touring. But donâ€™t mind doing it this way, either.â€
Meanwhile, Black Label Society are set to release “Unblackened,” a special collection of live acoustic re-imaginings and a couple of covers, out September 23, 2013. The album includes an acoustic cover of Bill Withers classic Ain’t No Sunshine.