Mafia (Black Label Society album)

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Mafia
Mafia.jpg
Studio album by Black Label Society
Released March 8, 2005
Genre Heavy metal
Length 48:20
Label Artemis
Producer Zakk Wylde
Black Label Society chronology
Hangover Music Vol. VI
(2004)
Mafia
(2005)
Kings of Damnation 98-04
(2005)
Singles from Mafia
  1. "Suicide Messiah"
    Released: February 15, 2005
  2. "Fire it Up"
    Released: 2005
  3. "In This River"
    Released: September 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Mafia is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band Black Label Society, released March 8, 2005. It is one of the band's most commercially successful releases selling over 250,000 copies in the U.S. The track "In This River" was written before the death of Zakk Wylde's friend and fellow guitarist Dimebag Darrell, but it has since been dedicated to him.

Track listing[edit]

All music and lyrics by Zakk Wylde, except otherwise noted.

  1. "Fire It Up" – 5:01
  2. "What's in You" – 3:00
  3. "Suicide Messiah" – 5:47
  4. "Forever Down" – 3:39
  5. "In This River" – 3:52
  6. "You Must Be Blind" – 3:27
  7. "Death March" – 3:05
  8. "Dr. Octavia" – 0:50
  9. "Say What You Will" – 3:46
  10. "Too Tough to Die" – 2:50
  11. "Electric Hellfire" – 2:28
  12. "Spread Your Wings" – 4:09
  13. "Been a Long Time" – 3:07
  14. "Dirt on The Grave" – 2:51
  15. "I Never Dreamed" (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover, bonus track) – 6:08

The track "Fire It Up" was featured in the 2005 game Guitar Hero. The end of "Death March" quotes the intro to "Fire It Up".

Personnel[edit]

Black Label Society
Additional performances
  • Barry "Lord" Conley – Buchla synthesizer, Minimoog, piano, PolyBox, OutofControl-atron
  • Eddie Mapp – Minimoog on "Say What You Will"
Production
  • Artwork concept – Zakk Wylde
  • Illustrations – Rob "RA" Arvizu
  • Artwork layout and design – Jason Levy, NoLimitAmerica.com
  • Management – Bob Ringe (Survival Management)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2005 The Billboard 200 15
2005 Top Independent Albums 1
2005 Top Internet Albums 15

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "Suicide Messiah" Mainstream Rock Tracks #24
2005 "Fire It Up" Mainstream Rock Tracks #35
2005 "In This River" Mainstream Rock Tracks #32

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