Black Label Society

Black Label Society

Corrosion Of Conformity, Telekinetic Yeti

Mon July 16

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

G.A.: $39.50 (Advance) / $44.50 (Day of Show) / The Loft: $50 (Advance) / $55 (Day of Show)

This event is all ages

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Black Label Society
Black Label Society
Black Label Society bandleader Zakk Wylde wields his guitar like a Viking weapon, bashing out thick riffage and squeezing out expressive squeals as if the glory of his Berserker brotherhood depends upon every single note, which of course, it does.

Charismatic beast and consummate showman, Wylde puts his massive heart and earnest soul on display with unbridled, unchained, animalistic passion in Black Label Society, whether it’s a crushingly heavy blues-rock barnstormer or a piano-driven ode to a fallen brother. Each Black Label Society album is another opportunity to top the one before it, but like AC/DC or The Rolling Stones, BLS isn’t here to reinvent the wheel. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It’s a brand we can trust.

Mighty missives like “Damn the Flood,” “In This River,” “Stillborn,” “My Dying Time,” “Queen of Sorrow,” and “Blood is Thicker Than Water” have amassed millions of downloads and streams. They are the soundtracks to sweat soaked revelry, jubilant evenings that descend into bewildering mornings, and adrenaline fueled sports.

Grimmest Hits, the band’s tenth full-length studio album and follow-up to Billboard Top 5 entries Catacombs of the Black Vatican (2014) and Order of the Black (2010), Black Label Society submit new anthems like radio single “Room of Nightmares,” the bluesy “Seasons of Falter,” and Southern-fried “The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away” to the BLS faithful; 12 unstoppable tracks to add to that lifestyle soundtrack.




While members of esteemed rock and metal institutions like Alice In Chains, Metallica, Type O Negative, Clutch, Danzig, and Megadeth have passed through the band’s ranks, Black Label Society has consistently been defined by Wylde’s unmistakable voice and signature guitar sound and the steady rumble of bassist John DeServio. BLS is rounded out, in the studio and onstage, by guitarist Dario Lorina (since 2013) and powerhouse drummer Jeff Fabb (since 2012).

This is as much a band as it is a symbol of strength, honor, commitment, and diehard “society,” as evidenced by the legions of supporters who proudly donned the Black Label Society colors years before motorcycle culture was back in fashion.

Black Label Society are vigilant keepers of the hard rock n’ roll flame, protecting its sonic characteristics and vibe while engaging in reverent study of its chief architects. Given that Wylde’s kids’ are named Hayley Rae, Jesse John Michael (named after his Godfather, John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne), Hendrix Halen, and Sabbath Page, it’s clear that he takes his study of rock n’ roll’s greats very seriously.

To many, Wylde is synonymous with pinch harmonics as much as Chuck Berry dreamt up the duck walk. Zakk’s signature Les Paul Bullseye guitar hangs in the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. His infamous leather bellbottoms hang in the Grammy Museum. His handprints are on Hollywood’s Rock Walk of Fame. He’s performed the National Anthem at major sporting events. He wrote the 2013 Major League Baseball theme for ESPN. He even momentarily joined Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff in Guns N’ Roses. He is a playable character in the Guitar Hero games.

A lifelong disciple of Black Sabbath and the longest serving guitar-shredder for the Ozzman himself, Wylde co-wrote modern Ozzy Osbourne classics like “No More

Tears,” “Mama I’m Coming Home,” “Road to Nowhere,” and “Miracle Man.” Together with Ozzy bassist Blasko and drummer Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age), Wylde pays faithful tribute to the forefathers of metal as frontman for Zakk Sabbath.

Before he graced the cover of every meaningful guitar magazine on the planet, Zakk Wylde was a kid in New Jersey who picked up his instrument before he’d even hit high school. He was still a teenager when he got his demo tape into Ozzy’s hands. Together with the man he affectionately calls “the Boss” (and whose wife and manager, Sharon, he calls “Mom”), Wylde was part of the biggest selling album of the legendary Black Sabbath singer’s solo career, No More Tears, as well as the double-platinum Ozzmosis, and earned a Grammy for the live recording of “I Don’t Want to Change the World.”

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor.

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Corrosion Of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity started in June of 1982 as a US hardcore punk act who expanded their sound and incorporated thrash metal for their groundbreaking 1985 release "Animosity". "Animosity" went on to become one of the first metal/punk crossover records. COC sound evolved further in the 1990s, journeying into a more stoner and southern inspired metal direction. COC are still actively touring and recording today.
Telekinetic Yeti
Telekinetic Yeti
"Abominable is easily one of the best stoner/doom albums I’ve ever heard and is sure to place highly on the top 100 albums of the year. This is not one you’re going to want to miss out on. 9.5/10" - Metal At The Gates

"An album that will surely earn its way on many year end lists for 2017." - Metal Injection

"Its nimble, trippy contents have the loose, free feel of a hippy tripping balls, the tireless charge of a rhino on coke, and the light fuzz of an adolescent boy’s upper lip. You’re gonna love it." - Metal Sucks

"Occasionally, a recording reaches out of the speakers and grabs you — shakes you — doesn’t invite but demands that you trip with it along whatever imagined pathways it produces. Abominable, the first full-length release from Dubuque’s Telekinetic Yeti may just be the first such album of 2017." - Little Village Mag

‘Abominable’ by Telekinetic Yeti has the pedigree and potential to become a milestone record. Maybe it will take a little while. Or maybe it will take longer than that, who’s to say. However, it will leave its mark, sooner or later, there is not a shred of doubt in my mind."
-Guitar Ingenuity

"Telekinetic Yeti have put together a ridiculously strong debut album with Abominable and consequently one that gives a shot in the arm to the stoner doom genre. It’s creative, heavy, addictive and energetic — what more can you ask for?" - Nine Circles

"Eight songs tie together forty one minutes of some of the richest and flat-out HUGE sounding songs to come from two guys in my memory!!" - Taste Nation

"Abominable is an outstanding album, performed and produced masterfully. They compose with a unique freedom their songs that, ultimately, prove to be of little gems. Stuff that many bands with a more complete line-up can safely dream of. Although only two, Telekinetic Yeti have the power of a supernova" - Outlaws of the Sun

"Telekinetic Yeti are not run of the mill, and stand out as being something to look out for in 2017 and beyond." - Super Dank Metal Jams

"Abominable is extremely enjoyable and boasts songs that are destined to stick firmly in your thinkbox for many moons to come. Get this!" - Wonderbox Metal

"The first word that comes to my mind to describe Telekinetic Yeti’s debut is surprising. Surprising to find such a massive and heavy sound which will be shaking both the speakers and the walls of your house. Surprising because if you are caught unaware and not knowing that this is a duo, you would think there are more people behind the creation of this music."
-Doombringer

"Two guys, sounding like more, making a hell of a racket with just six strings and some skins, you just got to check it out" - Desert Psychlist

"After hearing Abominable I can only say that I think Telekinetic Yeti is going to destroy a lot of stages with this album. They prove that you can rock as hard with 2 people as some bands do with 9." - Octopus Reviews

"Telekinetic Yeti leaves a great impression with the album “Abominable” through Sump Pump Records showing that two can do the work and the noise of three, four or five. And more than that, perhaps they have left a challenge: who will be the next duo to challenge the titanic hail of bullets of these two guys?" - Stoned Union Doomed

"This album will ensnare anyone who happens to hear its siren call. Get this in your ears now." - Glacially Musical

"If you're a fan of Sleep, OM and CONAN then you're going to go crazy over this band." - Outlaws of the Sun

"Telekinetic Yeti rise above, partly through nous in structure, the smiling tone underpinned by some bellowing riffs and more melancholic doom output that eradicates any predictability, but chiefly through a few great tunes" Ninehertz
Venue Information:
Monarch Music Hall
8102 N University Street
Peoria, IL, 61615