Order of the Black

Order of the Black
Studio album by Black Label Society
Released August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
Genre Heavy metal
Length 49:03
Label E1 Music, Roadrunner, Riot Entertainment
Black Label Society chronology
Shot to Hell
(2006)
Order of the Black
(2010)
The Song Remains Not the Same
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Metal Assault 7.5/10 stars[2]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars [3]
Sound In The Signals 4/5 stars [4]
Metalholic 8.1/10 stars [5]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [6]
Consequence of Sound 4.5/5 stars [7]

Order of the Black is the eighth studio album by the heavy metal band Black Label Society. It was released in North America on August 10, 2010 through E1 Music. In New Zealand and Australia it was released by Riot Entertainment (with special cover art) and in Europe through Roadrunner Records.[8] The first single "Parade of the Dead" was released on June 16. The second single of the album entitled "Crazy Horse" was released June 22.[9] On August 9, 2010, the album was posted to AOL music for streaming in its entirety (minus bonus tracks).[10]

Target released an exclusive edition of the album with a 50-minute bonus DVD for a limited time.[11] The DVD features "Trakk by Trakk with Zakk", a song-by-song overview of the album where Zakk Wylde talks about his lyrical and musical inspiration for the songs. It will also feature a solo performance of the song "The Last Goodbye" from the 2006 Shot to Hell album and an exclusive tour of the BLS Bunker. This is the only studio album with Will Hunt.

Order of the Black sold around 33,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter the Billboard 200 chart at position number 4. To promote the new album, Black Label Society performs at OCC's retail store and showroom a free show taped for an upcoming episode of American Chopper.[12]

Contents

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Zakk Wylde, except bonus tracks. 

No. Title Length
1. "Crazy Horse"   4:04
2. "Overlord"   6:05
3. "Parade of the Dead"   3:36
4. "Darkest Days"   4:17
5. "Black Sunday"   3:23
6. "Southern Dissolution"   4:56
7. "Time Waits for No One"   3:36
8. "Godspeed Hellbound"   4:43
9. "War of Heaven"   4:09
10. "Shallow Grave"   3:37
11. "Chupacabra"   0:49
12. "Riders of the Damned"   3:23
13. "January"   2:20
Total length:
49:03
Exclusive Best Buy/Napster tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Junior's Eyes" (Black Sabbath cover) Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward 5:24
15. "Helpless" (Neil Young cover) Neil Young 4:34
International release
No. Title Length
14. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith) 3:37
Amazon.com MP3 edition & Australian Release
No. Title Length
14. "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) 3:38

Personnel

Production
  • Produced by Zakk Wylde
  • Associate producer – John DeServio
  • Engineered by Adam Klumpp
  • Mixed by Zakk Wylde, John DeServio, Adam Klumpp
  • Mastered by George Marino
  • Management – Bob Ringe (Survival Management)
  • Publicity – Carise Yatter (Hired Gun Media), Darren Edwards
  • Marketing, Internet – Jim Baltutis (Concepts in Concert), Denner Vieira, Angela McGill
  • Artwork, layout, and design – John Irwin (John Irwin Design), Zakk Wylde

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
German Albums Chart [13] 31

References


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