(There are SOME exceptions. Like going to see Zakk Wylde play. There’s never a struggle for that one…)
I actually don’t remember when I discovered Black Label Society, but I’ve been a solid fan from the first riff I heard – yes, that good. I remember seeing Zakk perform in BLS, and also with Ozzy, at an Ozzfest in the mid 2000’s. AWESOME.
I’m always kind of shocked when I’m at the gym lifting, and clearly jamming to my tunes…
“What’s on the pod today?”
If you like heavy, badass guitar…like, AT ALL…you HAVE to listen to Black Label.
Zakk’s voice is equally as sick as his Gibson Les Paul “Bullseye” playing (“The Grail,“ as it is affectionately known) – deep, resonant and devoted. The man loves what he does, and his fans love what he produces (the crowd is always great too, by the way.)
I am incredibly grateful, to possibly the sweetest man I have ever met, who took me to see BLS last week. Zakk’s talent is mind-blowing, and to see him perform in person always manages above and beyond – I was SO excited. THAT SOUND!
BlankTV’s YouTube video (Stillborn)
ZakkWyldeVevo’s YouTube video (In This River)
*can’t even deal!*
I’ve been sporting my tees proudly at the gym. I get a lot of “Oh Em Gee” looks from some of the ladies but…I’m a skull kind of girl. 😉 I’ve pretty much been living in these shirts, actually, because I love them that much. I always chop the collar off to make the neckline wider, or totally off the shoulder. #dancerissues #dontlikefeelingchoked
I’ve not found the ladies’ band shirts at concerts to ever be quite as comfy as the guys’ stuff…but the mens’ are great for lifting so…works for me! My cats happen to also have great taste. Don’t judge!
And as far as music goes…it’s got a PROFOUND effect on me, especially if I want to rock the gym floor – I have been known to turn around to get my iPod if I forget it, it’s that important. BLS is one of those bands that will ALWAYS get me amped, even when I’m tapped.
I ❤ DOOM CREW.