In honor of the holiday season, Zakk Wylde recently stopped by the Loudwire offices to don a Santa cap and perform a recitation of Clement C. Moore's classic Christmas story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. At least that was the plan, until the guitarist grabbed a pen and made a few "changes" to the familiar Yuletide tale.
It starts out innocently enough. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse," booms Wylde. "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there." From there, things take a turn for the violent. We won't spoil his hilarious edits, but we will say this: Wylde's version of Santa Claus prefers knuckle sandwiches to sugar cookies.
Black Label Society are set to release their new album Grimmest Hits — featuring the previously-shared singles "Room of Nightmares" and "All That Once Shined" — on January 18th via eOne. Next week, they'll road with Corrosion of Conformity, Eyehategod and Red Fang for a North American tour, with a European leg to follow; find their full itinerary here.