I stand corrected on there being very little in the way of Christmas releases this year from metal and hard rock bands. Apparently Black Label Society just released an EP of 3 Christmas tracks entitled Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good. For an EP with a name that long this was so under the radar that it took Testament’s Facebook page linking an article to Gibson.com naming the top 10 best hard rock and metal Christmas albums for me to find out. And while that list is suspect on some of it’s choices what caught my eye was Black Label society’s entry. What the fuck, when did that happen? Well if you go to the Itunes page it was released on November 1st. I would have thought this would have made all of the major metal news sites but I guess not. And it’s the hazards of having a crap ton of wall feeds with band news and other feeds because BLS did post about it on occasion on their Facebook. I must have missed the occasional pimp out of this. It’s an Itunes only deal so don’t try and look for a cd at your local store or at Amazon and it consists of three instrumental acoustic tracks.They are as follows:
1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
2. O Little Town of Bethlehem
3. Wonderful world
These tunes are done with no frills and no vocals as stated before just Zakk and others playing a few standards. For $2.99 it’s a decent buy to add to your Christmas playlist so check it out even if you’re not a Black Label Society fan.