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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 (opens in new tab) 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."

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.