Yesterday American metal veterans Black Label Society, led by the inimitable Zakk Wylde, released their first single from upcoming new album Doom Crew Inc., Set You Free – check out the absurdly ridiculous video for this first single below!

The twelve-track album is both a tribute to the band’s “first to bleed, last to leave” road crew and a salute to the legion whose support, stretching back to 1998, rivals that of the Kiss Army. The stomping, heavy, bluesy, recklessly unhinged hard-rock-metal quartet are part invading horde, and part travelling carnival – summoning caffeine-fuelled cacophony on records and the stage.

The songs are odes to celebration and mourning, the soundtracks to jubilant evenings and bewildering days recorded in Zakk’s home studio, the Black Vatican. On this album, Zakk trades solos and twin-guitar parts with Dario Lorina, backed by the rumble of long-time bassist John “J.D.” DeServio and powerhouse drummer Jeff Fabb. “We incorporated Father Dario even more into the solos, doubling with me and being more involved in that regard,” said frontman Zakk Wylde. “It really, truly is a two-guitar album, more so than ever. A twin guitar band, whether it’s the Allman Brothers or Judas Priest, with harmony lines, unison lines, and trading off solos. It stemmed from the live shows, where we’d both go into the crowd and extend songs like Fire It Up.”

Doom Crew Inc. Tracklisting:
Set You Free
Destroy & Conquer
You Made Me Want to Live
Forever and a Day
End of Days
Love Reign Down
Gospel of Lies
Shelter Me
Gather all my Sins
Farewell Ballad