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Black Label Society

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Black Label Society is a heavy metal band formed by former Ozzy Osbourne/Pride & Glory guitar player Zakk Wylde in Los Angeles, California in 1998. They have released ten albums to date, eight of which are studio albums. The band, aside from Wylde consists of bassist John "JD" Deservio, drummer Jeff Fabb, and rhythm guitarist Dario Lorina.

The band is not to be confused with Zakk Wylde's solo project (sometimes known as Book of Shadows after its only album) or with Pride & Glory, Wylde's southern rock band. Read more on Last.fm

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Why we need Rise Against now more than ever

August 20th, 2014

Rise Against have achieved both commercial and critical success. The former is the result of a well-formed career but to be as widely appreciated by the music press, a band needs to have some substance to their style and with the word ‘punk’ so easily used as a stick to beat some in the genre, David Keevill explains why Rise Against are flying the flag the highest at the moment.

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Over the last few weeks, pictures and videos of the devastating air attacks in Gaza have filled social media. Accompanying the outpouring of grief and sympathy for those unwitting civilians caught in the crossfire between Hamas and the Israeli military is (rightly) anger on behalf of those unable to defend themselves. As anybody with a first, second or third hand opinion wades in to shout ill-formed slurs at their chosen target, Twitter and Facebook – the 21st Century’s soapbox equivalents – have become a cacophony.

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Download Festival 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 16th, 2014

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You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Black Label Society @ Download Festival 2014 – 13 June 2014

June 13th, 2014

Black Label Society @ Download Festival 2014 setlist:
My Dying Time
Godspeed Hell Bound
Destruction Overdrive
The Rose Petalled Garden
Heart of Darkness
Suicide Messiah
Concrete Jungle
Stillborn

Click here to see the rest of our Download Festival 2014 coverage.

Download Festival 2012: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

June 28th, 2012

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It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.

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Download Festival 2012: Black Label Society @ Main Stage – Sunday, 10 June 2012

June 10th, 2012

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Zakk Wylde came out wearing a Native American head-dress, and the Black Label Society stage banner featured lots of Chinese dragons. We’re not sure what the mixed message we’re getting here is supposed to be, but we figured it was best to let it lie and to let Black Label Society get on with the business of bombarding us with pinch harmonics. [Read more →]

Download Festival adds 14 more bands to their 2012 line-up

February 1st, 2012

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Download Festival have announced a veritable swathe of additional acts that will be gracing their festival at Donington Park this Summer. There’s even a fair few heavyweights in this announcement, including Megadeth, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Slash, and Thrash Hits’ personal favourite purveyors of intellectual metal, Five Finger Death Punch.

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Interview: Godsized – Neil Fish on how they got the support slot on the Black Label Society tour

March 14th, 2011

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We went to see Black Label Society at Hammersmith Apollo last month and Jesus H Hetfield, our ears are still ringing. While we were there we just had to ask Godsized on how an unsigned metal band from Croydon, with only two EPs to their name, gets to support Black Label Society on the entire European leg of the Berzurkus 2011 Tour.

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Live & Photos: Black Label Society + Godsized @ London Hammersmith Apollo – 21 February 2011

March 1st, 2011

Zakk Wylde could easily be the most metal guitarist of all time. Last time he played Wembley Arena with Ozzy he was the support and the headliner. He even had his own half hour solo in the middle of the latter set and was on stage for pretty much three hours straight. That’s pretty metal. So we thought we’d head down to Hammersmith Apollo and try counting the number of pinched harmonics the mountain man had to offer in one night. We lost count before the first song had finished…

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