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Black Label Society's Suicide Messiah Debuts At No. 1

Black Label Society's new single, "Suicide Messiah", is No. 1 most added at both Active and Mainstream Rock formats. This week's adds include monster rock stations WRIF/Detroit, MI and KUPD/Phoenix, AZ. Many stations added the single early, including the huge WAAF/Boston, MA and KISW/Seattle, WA.

The video for "Suicide Messiah" is currently wrapping production and will be serviced to video outlets in early February. "Suicide Messiah" is the first single from the new Black Label Society album, "Mafia", due out on Artemis Records on March 8.

In other Black Label Society news, Zakk Wylde and company just performed to a sold-out crowd at Los Angeles' House Of Blues. A nationwide tour is scheduled to kick off on March 10 in Tempe, Arizona.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. tyler writes:

f*** i cant wait till the new record comes out man, i know it will be some good sh** man and cant wait to learn some of the new riffs and solos on the guitar

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2. DerailTheTrain writes:

Whatever they're doing, Black Label Society are on the right track. Last week, "Suicide Messiah," the first single from the album, was the #1 most-added song at mainstream and active rock radio, which should help build buzz and anticipation for the LP's March 8 release. The song is a crunchy, pounding slugfest with shuddering vocals that sound like a cross between Ozzy and Axl Rose. But while the sound is basically familiar, the subject matter is new for Wylde.

"It's my take on power trips and the way people follow blindly, whether it's Jesus or George Bush or one of those freaks overseas that we're fighting a war against," he explained. "People always need something to put their faith in and they choose these power-crazy mother----ers in the name of religion."

For Wylde, this is an epiphany. That he's incorporated the idea into lyrics for his new album is even more revelatory. After all, here's a wild-eyed guy whose drinking exploits are as legendary as his outstanding guitar playing — a dude who has crashed cars into trees for kicks.

~taken from mtv.com............sounds like Zakk doent subscribe to the Bush administration so much anymore, epiphany indeed....wonder what may have caused the paradigm shift there? any ideas?guesses?

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