(April 18, 2016 — New York, NY) Entertainment One (eOne) breaks into the Top 10 this week with Book of Shadows II, the new album by guitar icon Zakk Wylde. The album debuts at #2 on the Independent Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart and # 6 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
eOne Music’s hard rock and metal roster also includes established acts like Ace Frehley, High on Fire, Pop Evil and Crowbar, alongside up and comers such as Black Crown Initiate, The Contortionist and Avatar.
Book Of Shadows II was on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Zakk Wylde’s first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of ShadowsLP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite.
The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been,Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.
Keeping up with his road dog reputation Wylde has accumulated over the decades, he is treating 2016 no differently. Having just wrapped up a successful run on the The Hendrix Experience Tour featuring some of the biggest names in Rock N Roll celebrating the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. Wylde has wasted no time heading out on the road on the 2016 Generation Axe Tour featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.In addition, eOne also celebrates the #1 album in the country with The Lumineers’ Cleopatra, released on Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company. The album debuts this week at #1 on the Top 200 Chart, The Independent Chart and the Top Current Albums Chart.
“This is beautiful music derived from a grizzly bear of a man who has inherited a special beam from the sky and translated it into a lithe and empathetic musical sit-down with his fans.”BLABBERMOUTH 8.5
1. Autumn Changes
2. Tears of December
3. Lay Me Down
4. Lost Prayer
5. Darkest Hour
6. The Levee
7. Eyes of Burden
8. Forgotten Memory
9. Yesterday’s Tears
10. Harbors of Pity
11. Sorrowed Regret
12. Useless Apologies
13. Sleeping Dogs
14. The King