There is good news today for all our metal head friends in Australia with the announcement that Black Label Society have been signed by Riot Entertainment to their roster for Australia and New Zealand.
Riot are well known Down Under for their distribution and tour promotion of hundreds of metal bands and labels but the signing of Zakk Wylde is noteworthy and quite the coup, with Riot set to release a new Black Label Society album next year. Riot Entertainment Owner/CEO John Howarth stated, “Riot’s and my history with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society goes way back to the beginning of Black Label Society’s career. We have released every BLS album down here ever since, except for one. Zakk is like family and it’s an honour to work with BLS again. We are really excited about the reports we are receiving and can’t wait to hear the finished product. We are getting ready to fire up the machine and really push the new album over the top here in Australia. Zakk knows we will get down and dirty again to push this album. We are really looking forward to Zakk and the boys touring again here in 2011!”
Zakk Wylde commented, “John and the Riot team have done the BLS camp proud down under. We’re glad to be back with our Aussie brothers and sisters and look forward to tearing it up in Australia in early 2011.”