Order of the Black
Order of the Black Studio album by Black Label Society Released August 10, 2010 Genre Heavy metal Length 49:03 Label E1 Music, Roadrunner, Riot Entertainment Black Label Society chronology Shot to Hell
Order of the Black
The Song Remains Not the Same
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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. 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. On August 9, 2010, the album was posted to AOL music for streaming in its entirety (minus bonus tracks).
Target released an exclusive edition of the album with a 50-minute bonus DVD for a limited time. 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.
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" 2:20Total 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 Amazon.com MP3 edition & Australian Release No. Title Length 14. "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) 3:38
- Zakk Wylde – vocals, guitars, piano
- John DeServio – bass, backing vocals
- Will Hunt – drums
- Nick Catanese – guitar (does not perform on album)
- 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
Chart (2010) Peak
German Albums Chart  31
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- ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/album50
Zakk Wylde · John DeServio · Nick Catanese · Chad Szeliga
Phil Ondich · Craig Nunenmacher · Steve Gibb · James LoMenzo · Mike Inez · Robert Trujillo · Will Hunt · Johnny Kelly · Mike Froedge
Studio albums Compilation albumsKings of Damnation 98–04 · Skullage Live albums VideosBoozed, Broozed, and Broken-Boned · The European Invasion – Doom Troopin' Live Singles"Bored to Tears" · "Born to Lose" · "Counterfeit God" · "All for You" · "Like a Bird" · "Bleed for Me" · "Bridge to Cross" · "Demise of Sanity" · "Stillborn" · "The Blessed Hellride" · "House of Doom" · "Suicide Messiah" · "Fire It Up" · "In This River" · "Concrete Jungle" · "Blood Is Thicker than Water" · "Parade of the Dead" · "Crazy Horse" · "Overlord" · "The First Noel" · "Darkest Days" Related articles CategoriesBlack Label Society Albums · Black Label Society Songs Book:Black Label Society · Portal:Heavy metal
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