Black Label Society

The ever-entertaining Zakk Wylde has been talking more about Catacombs Of The Black Vatican, the new Black Label Society album due in April (7 th in Europe, 8th in North America).

BLS recently parted ways with longtime guitarist Nick Catanese and replaced him with Dario Lorina (previously of Lizzy Borden.)

Wylde has told Guitar World magazine about Catanese's departure: “I had called Nick to tell him about the album and he told me that he was already knees deep into doing his own thing and wanted to stick 1,000 percent into it. I told him it was cool and that we loved him and that he'd always have a home here.

Wylde continued: “The thing is no one ever gets kicked out or fired. If you want to go, you're always able. Now we’ve got [guitarist] Dario Lorina in the band, and not only is he a kick-ass guitar player who can shred, but he’s also a really cool dude.”

Of the new album, Wylde says, “I think everyone can expect a lot of fun and excitement. he laughed. "It was like what Chris Farley did in that one skit, where he was selling that hair-care product. Make sure you always use the word 'fun' when you describe it.

“Someone asked me what the difference was between this new record and the other nine. I told them that it's basically all of the songs we used on the other nine records, except they've got different titles now. It's fun and exciting for the whole family!”