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Whores. are streaming their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Cornucopia” below. Their rendition of the track is featured on Magnetic Eye Records‘ forthcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s platinum-certified 1972 album “Vol. 4“.

Dubbed “Vol. 4 [Redux]“, that tribute will also feature covers done by Thou, Zakk Sabbath, High On Fire frontman Matt Pike and more. It is one of two new Black Sabbath tribute albums Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing on October 30th, with an additional ‘best of’ set planned as well. You can find the track listings for both outings here.

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Whores. frontman/guitarist Christian Lembach commented:

“It was cool that we got to do ‘Cornucopia‘, because it’s not a typical song to cover. When we were learning the basic structure of the song we found out very quickly why the song is called ‘Cornucopia‘. The song starts in 4/4, switches to 12/8 and back to 4/4, and then the middle section is in 3/4! We smoothed it all out to 4/4 though, because we’re cavemen and proud of it, ha.”

Speaking of the influence the pioneering metal outfit had on him, he offered:

“I remember hearing Black Sabbath for the first time in Boy Scouts, believe it or not. I was predictably terrified. It seemed sincerely evil to my boyish ears. At this point in my life I hadn’t even entered my hair metal stage, let alone my thrash, punk and hardcore stage, so the sound of a dark and downtuned band from a working-class factory town in England seemed like it came from another planet.

I’ve obviously grown up since then, and I’ve seen and experienced enough legitimately scary stuff of my own. I’m able to tap into that feeling though, and I do it often. Legends for a reason.”

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

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