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Zakk Sabbath Release Their Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath”


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Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band comprised of frontman/guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Joey Castillo (ex-Danzig/Queens Of The Stone Age), are streaming their cover of Black Sabbath‘s eponymous track “Black Sabbath” below.

You may recall that Zakk Sabbath had set out to pay tribute to this year’s 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath‘s 1970 self-titled debut album by covering it in full. To that end they announced they would be tackling it in the same way Black Sabbath themselves did, recording it live in the studio on analog recording equipment in a 24-hour period.

It’s unclear if they were able to achieve their lofty goal, but they certainly didn’t make their originally planned release date. Previously set to come out on February 13th of this year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of “Black Sabbath“, their take on the legendary album will now meet a September 04th release on Magnetic Eye Records. No digital release is currently planned for the album, with physical pre-orders available here.

The group have christened their version of the album “Vertigo“—a nod to Black Sabbath‘s label at the time. Speaking to Rolling Stone of why the trio decided to launch a Black Sabbath tribute in the first place, Wylde offered:

“If any of the guys in Black Sabbath get a gambling problem and go broke, then this band could actually give them more gambling money. When Black Sabbath went out on ‘The End’ tour, they signed contracts with promoters that they’ll never tour again, so we devised Zakk Sabbath so we could eventually do, ‘Zakk Sabbath, featuring Ozzy Osbourne.’ Then we’ll do, ‘Zakk Sabbath featuring Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.’ Then we’ll get Tony [Iommi] and Bill [Ward], and it will be ‘Zakk Sabbath featuring the original Black Sabbath,’ and they can go out and tour again, and we’ll be completely out of the band. That way everybody can still pay their light bills or support their gambling problem. [laughs]”

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