Zakk Wylde has announced his solo album, Book of Shadows II, will be released on April 8 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). While it’s been 20 years since Wylde’s last solo album (Book of Shadows, 1996), the vocals on his first single, Sleeping Dogs, is as if no time has passed at all. With his calm soothing tone, with just a slight hint of a man who has been around the world a few times, he brings you right back to that moment in time when he created something so opposite of what everyone, at the time, knew him for.

Book of Shadows II celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original release. The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community.

Brand new tracks like Sleeping Dogs, Tears of December, Darkest Hour, Harbors of Pity and The King are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis. Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.

The artwork for the album was created by Wylde and longtime collaborator John Irwin and can be seen below along with the 14-song tracklist.

A special pre order bundle, that includes a Book Of Shadows II CD signed by Zakk plus a 17″ x 11″ poster, is available here. Bundles are limited to 1,000.

Pre-order on iTunes here and receive Sleeping Dogs immediately. Listen to the audio below. A CD version is available on Amazon here.

Keeping up with his road dog reputation, there is no immediate down time in 2016. Not only is he participating in the 2016 Generation Axe Tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, he is currently on tour with The Hendrix Experience Tour featuring some of the biggest names in Rock N Roll celebrating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix.


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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