Black Sabbath covers are nothing new — but a new cover of "The Wizard" that was premiered on usatoday.com is pretty unique and worth a listen. The band, Brownout, is an eight-piece Austin outfit that respects Sabbath's melodies and big sound, but they also add a bit of funk.
If you love Black Sabbath and old horror movies — and who doesn't? — you might get a kick out of this elaborate new music video by a U.K.-based stoner-metal trio called Gonga and Portishead singer Beth Gibbons.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour has no problem going acoustic. In fact, he’s played loads of acoustic covers, and we must say, he sounds downright bitchin’. Here Taylor tackles the classic Black Sabbath track “Paranoid.”
The 1970 album Black Sabbath introduced the world to four English gents who would go down as the greatest, most influential heavy metal band in history. Twenty-two years later, the band’s hand of doom, Tony Iommi, continues to compose the most withering riffs this side of Hades.
Last year brought us a shiny new Van Halen album — the first, in fact, to feature David Lee Roth behind the mic since 1984. That means the bar was set pretty high for 2013 — at least in terms of major rock events. Luckily, Black Sabbath came along with a killer of a reunion album (OK, partial reunion) called 13, the band's first studio release to feature Ozzy Osbourne since 1978.
A thoughtful Black Sabbath fan has posted clips of the band in action December 22 at National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, and you can check it out below. The two clips, which total 13 minutes, include "Black Sabbath," "Children of the Grave" and other classics.