Black Label Society to release remixed/remastered Sonic Brew; announce 20 Years Of Sonic Brewtality Tour

Black Label Society will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut effort Sonic Brew with a remixed and remastered version of the effort. The effort, rechristened Sonic Brew – 20th Anniversary Blend 5.99 – 5.19, will arrive on May 17th through eOne Music. Bandleader Zakk Wylde said of the new version:

“The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance. We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids.”

The new version will also feature two bonus tracks: a full band/piano version of “Spoke In The Wheel” and an acoustic version of “Black Pearl”. Wylde adds:

“I wanted to re-blend and re-choreograph this release to be the most brewtal and dance-tactic album since Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ dominated the dance floor at Studio 54!”

Having acquired the licenses to Black Label Society’s entire catalog, eOne Music will also be reissuing the following albums: Stronger Than Death, 1919 Eternal, The Blessed Hellride, Hangover Music Vol. VI, Mafia, and Shot to Hell. The titles will arrive over the next few years…

In addition to the re-release of the record, the band will be out on the road this spring celebrating the 20th anniversary. The trek will features two shows in each city. The first night will see the group playing the record in its entirety, while the second will be a set of greatest hits. Supporting them on the run will be Conan and The Atomic Bitchwax.

4/24 – Denver, CO | The Oriental Theater
4/25 – Denver, CO | The Oriental Theater
4/27 – Dallas, TX | Canton Hall
4/28 – Dallas, TX | Canton Hall
4/30 – Chicago, IL | Concord Music Hall
5/01 – Chicago, IL | Concord Music Hall
5/04 – Jacksonville, FL | Welcome To Rockville
5/06 – New York, NY | The Bowery Ballroom
5/07 – New York, NY | The Bowery Ballroom
5/11 – Rockingham, NC | Epicenter
5/14 – Toronto, ON | Opera House
5/15 – Toronto, ON | Opera House
5/17 – Columbus, OH | Sonic Temple
5/18 – Clarksville, TN | O’Connors
5/22 – Los Angeles, CA | El Rey Theatre
5/23 – Los Angeles, CA | El Rey Theatre