Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band led by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde has partnered with the venerable Magnetic Eye Records to release a tribute to the entire Sabbath self-titled debut album. The release will come from MNE records on February 13th, 2020, fifty years to the day of the original Black Sabbath release. Zakk Sabbath’s aim is to faithfully re-record the album in the spirit of the original recordings: live in a fully analog studio, direct to two-inch tape in a single 24-hour period. A film crew will document the process, culminating in a single album and DVD release limited to just 500 copies and delivered to purchasers on February 13, 2020. Vertigo will never be available commercially or digitally in any other format beyond these initial 500, which will be delivered in a single package containing a vinyl LP, CD, digital download code, and DVD. Continue reading
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson is a music lifer, best known as the bassist for Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Sabbath, and also with his company Mercenary Management (Black Veil Brides, Zakk Wylde and more). Dumb and Dumbest Podcast number #135 is streaming now and it’s an Interview with Blasko, Bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Band Manager. Hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), they also offer The Music Marketing Challenge, a low cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below. Continue reading
Matt Pike (solo) of Sleep and High on Fire is the final artist added to the Magnetic Eye Records’ Black Sabbath Tribute, Vol. 4 Redux, the latest in their Redux series of reissues. Pike joins a star-studded Doom Metal genre list of bands including Zakk Sabbath, Thou, Spirit Adrift, The Obsessed, Bongzilla, Whores., Haunt, High Reeper, and Tony Reed. Artwork inspired by the classic Sabbath Volume 4 artwork is Alyssa Mocere. You can pre-order the album at the link below. Continue reading
Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis, Body Count, Zakk Sabbath, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13: This was the lineup that rocked in the new year at Ozzfest New Year’s Eve 2018.
The festivities began in the parking lot of The Forum, located in (not so) sunny Los Angeles directly below one of LAX’s flight paths. The gloomy weather and high-flying airliners, however, were no match for the onslaught of heavy sounds so graciously provided by the fest’s openers: Wednesday 13 with their horror punk antics and crowd-dusting snow blower; Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber fame brought his current heavy hitting band DevilDriver and killed it as usual; and finishing out the outdoor portion of the fest was Black Sabbath cover band Zakk Sabbath, fronted by a purple-kilted Zakk Wylde. Continue reading
Kicking off in a few hours in Los Angeles, Ozzfest 2018 is poised to kick this year’s ass into next Tuesday! Taking place at the Forum in Los Angeles, attendees will enjoy ten straight hours of rock and metal madness to enjoy before they ring in the New Year with Ozzy Osbourne, as he counts down to the stroke of Midnight (PST) and welcomes in 2019. Continue reading
The recently announced Ozzfest 2018 is taking shape! Set for Monday, December 31 at the Forum in Los Angeles, attendees will now have ten straight hours of rock and metal madness to enjoy before they ring in the New Year. Check out the full day’s description below. Continue reading
Psycho Las Vegas has grown and evolved over the years and has shaken off any comparisons to niche European fests and your traditional US fest, itself having no close comparisons, and being its own beast. Having everything under one roof including your stay can lead to late and debaucherous nights for some, packed and planned diverse schedules for the devout, a little compromise of both for others, but an all around good time for all. For a journalist working the fest, it goes by in a blur but you still experience having those stand out moments as well as highlights of your own. Continue reading