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Eight-Piece Austin Band Brownout Cover Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" — Listen

Black Sabbath covers are nothing new — but a new cover of "The Wizard" that was premiered by usatoday.com is unique enough to merit a listen or nine.

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 to the mix.

The band's new album, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, reinterprets the songs with a horn section, Latin percussion and more. Check out "The Wizard" below — and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook!

"'The Wizard' was the first song we jumped at when we brought the Sabbath idea to life," Brownout's Adrian Quesada told usatoday.com. "It fit Brownout like a glove. You can hear that energy and excitement on the recording."

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.