Thou Release Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Wheels Of Confusion”

Thou have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Wheels Of Confusion.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“I think I was most excited about making that first section really heavy. The Sabbath version doesn’t have a rhythm guitar track, and Iommi is playing that lead, so I thought that was a good chance to really lay into those root notes and pull all of the weight and emotion that we could out of the chord progression. Playing that lead part over those chords is just an incredible experience for me; so much feeling for so few notes.”

He also added:

“Overall, though, translating the song was a bit of a challenge. There’s a lot of live studio ‘on the fly’ stuff happening, some fairly sloppy playing, and the transitions are just really weird overall. Somehow it all works though. I hope we were able to do it justice.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]

Zakk Sabbath Release Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Under The Sun”

Zakk Sabbath have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Under The Sun.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.

[via Loudwire]

Whores. Share Cover Of Black Sabbath’s “Cornucopia”

Whores. have released their cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Cornucopia.” This track is from Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming tribute to Black Sabbath‘s “Vol. 4.“ That effort is titled “Vol. 4 [Redux]“ and it will be released on October 30 alongside a “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” tribute album.

Whores. frontman 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.”

He also added:

“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]

Magnetic Eye Records To Release Two New Black Sabbath Tribute Albums In October

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing two new Black Sabbath tribute albums on October 30. This includes “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and “Vol. 4 [Redux].“ You can find the details for those below:

“Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Earthless – “Never Say Die”
02. Caustic Casanova – “Wicked World”
03. Summoner – “A National Acrobat”
04. Black Electric – “Sweet Leaf”
05. Rwake – “The Writ”
06. Chad I Ginsburg/Jess Margera/Scott Reeder/James Rota – “NIB”
07. Year Of The Cobra – “Planet Caravan”
08. Hippie Death Cult – “Fairies Wear Boots”
09. Leather Lung – “Hole In The Sky”
10. Mooner – “The Wizard”
11. Solace – “Electric Funeral”
12. Howling Giant – “Lord Of This World”
13. Elephant Tree – “Paranoid”
14. Brume – “Solitude”
15. Saint Karloff – “Sleeping Village”

“Vol. 4 [Redux]“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike (of High On Fire) – “FX”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Green Lung – “Snowblind”
07. WHORES. – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St. Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun”

Caustic Casanova‘s cover of “Wicked World” from “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and Spirit Adrift‘s cover of “Supernaut” from “Vol. 4 [Redux]” can be found below:

Matt Pike, The Obsessed, Thou, Etc. Cover Black Sabbath For New Tribute Album

Magnetic Eye Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new tribute to Black Sabbath’s “Vol. 4.“ The compilation, which is titled “Vol. 4 Redux,” will feature covers recorded by Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), The Obsessed, Zakk Sabbath, Thou, etc. An April 2020 release is expected.

Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion / The Straightener”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike – “Fx”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Bongzilla – “Snowblind”
07. Whores – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St – Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun / Every Day Comes And Goes“