In support of Zakk Wylde and crew was Hatebreed and Butcher Babies at the London Music Hall.
After braving the elements in Northern Ontario, and even experiencing a vehicle break down at -30 degrees, Black Label Society pulled the mighty BLS train into London, Ontario.
Building on the momentum of playing every major festival in the US over the last year or so, the Butcher Babies started things off. Heidi Shepherd and Carla Coates delivered the goods, with their aggressive, double frontwoman attack. Pacing back and forth, like tigers on the prowl, they fully engaged the crowd and let everyone know the show had begun. Hatebreed took over where the Babies left off. The crowd was involved from the start, singing along word for word and crowd surfing endlessly up to the stage.
And now it was time. Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society took to the stage in a cloud of fog and wailing sirens. Zakk can shred like no other, and they thrilled the capacity crowd with a setlist comprised from the several albums in the BLS library, including “In This River,” Zakk’s tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell.