In May last year, Zakk Sabbath revealed they would pay tribute to Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album by re-recording it as faithfully as possible to mark the record’s 50th anniversary.
It’s now been announced that vocalist and guitarist Zakk Wylde, bassist Blasko and drummer Joey Castillo have recorded the tracks for an album they’ve titled Vertigo – named after Vertigo Records who issued the original back in 1970.
It’ll be released on September 4 through Magnetic Eye Records with Blasko explaining: “We recorded a live EP and were wondering what we could do next as a cover band – so the 50th album anniversary came just at the right time.
“Compared to Paranoid, which is almost like a best-of record, the bulk of the material on Black Sabbath is deep-cut, really experimental stuff that was never thoroughly explored, so that was a challenge, not to forget that we wanted to meet our own high standards.”
To mark the news, Zakk Sabbath have released a stream of the opening track, Black Sabbath and revealed Vertigo won’t be available on digital or streaming platforms.
Blasko says it’s to “make the release feel authentic to the time when vinyl ruled the earth,” and adds: “It was such a cool time for those of us that grew up during that time.
“The fan experience with the physical product is irreplaceable with digital and streaming. We wanted to capture that authenticity.”
Vertigo will be released as a Digipak CD, on CD/DVD which will include a hardcover book with interviews and making-of footage, and on limited edition yellow vinyl. It’s available to pre-order now.
Zakk Sabbath: Vertigo
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
3. Wasp / Behind the Wall of Sleep / N.I.B
4. Wicked World
5. A Bit of Finger / Sleeping Village / Warning
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- Black Sabbath - Greatest Hits - Smooth Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 09:19)on October 3, 2022 at 9:33 am
BLACK SABBATH Greatest Hits (1977 UK 10-track vinyl LP featuring a compilation of their classic hits including Paranoid, Changes and Sweet Leaf. The smooth picture sleeve [VG+] has some storage wear & the vinyl is Excellent NEL6009)
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BLACK SABBATH Born Again (1983 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the eleventh studio album by the English heavy metal band featuring Ian Gillan on vocals. The glossy picture sleeve has some wear mostly to the edges and a small split / indentation on the spine but comes with the lyric printed inner which has little wear and the vinyl has only light signs of play VERL8)
- Black Sabbath - Neon Knights + Sleeve - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 12:56)on October 3, 2022 at 9:33 am
BLACK SABBATH Neon Knights (1980 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including a live recording of Children Of The Sea. The paper picture sleeve displays some light wear and the vinyl is Excellent with only light signs of play SAB3)
- Black Sabbath - Tomorrow's Dream - 1st - Wide - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £18.00, $19.98, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 16:36)on October 3, 2022 at 9:33 am
BLACK SABBATH Tomorrow's Dream (Classic original 1972 UK wide centred 7" vinyl single on the Vertigo 'swirl' label, also including Laguna Sunrise. The vinyl comes issued within the wavy-cut Vertigo 'swirl' company die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains Excellent with a few cosmetic surface marks)
- Black Sabbath - Seventh Star - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $55.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Sep-2022 16:25)on October 3, 2022 at 9:33 am
BLACK SABBATH Seventh Star (1986 UK 9-track vinyl LP - Chronologically, this was the twelfth studio album from Black Sabbath and is labelled 'featuring Tony Iommi', however, strictly speaking, Iommi is the only original band member to perform on this album, alongside long-time friend & former Deep Purple bassist Glen Hughes on vocals. Housed in a glossy glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve displays some light general wear mostly to to the edges & corners, whilstthe vinyl looks barely played)