Zakk Sabbath’s Black Sabbath Tribute Album Enters the Global Charts Without Streaming


Zakk Sabbath, led by Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne shredder Zakk Wylde, has an unlikely hit on their hands. Released by the great label Magnetic Eye, known for sick bands, tons of stoner doom original releases, and tribute albums, Vertigo, is a tribute to Black Sabbath’s historic debut album which invented heavy metal  and doom metal and turned 50 in 2019. The album, released only in physical versions and without online streams still ranked worldwide on the charts, due to physical sales (Deluxe CD vinyl). The label issued a statement on the release in light of charting., which you can see below. Zakk Sabbath also includes legends of rock and metal such as bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queen Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot),

 

Jadd Shickler of MER comments: “When the guys from ZAKK SABBATH came to us with the idea to commemorate Black Sabbath’s 50th anniversary by re-creating the first album from start to finish but limiting it to just 500 copies with no digital release, we were enthusiastic, supportive, but also a little bummed that a lot of metal fans would probably miss out on something really special with it being so limited”, reveals the label director.  “We were beyond stoked when Zakk, Blasko and Joey changed their minds and we were able to present this record as a worldwide release, and based on the chart positions we’re now seeing in Germany, France, and the USA, it seems like the world of metal fans agrees! ‘Vertigo’ is an amazing tribute to the originators of metal and doom, and it’s exactly the kind of record that validates our existence as a label and fulfills us as heavy music fans.”

Buy the album here:

https://mer.lnk.to/ZakkSabbath-Vertigo

CHART ENTRIES

USA

#3 Top New Artist Albums

#5 Hard Music Albums

#5 Internet Albums

#7 Current Rock Albums

#14 Emerging Artist Albums

#15 Heatseekers

#23 Tastemakers Albums

#21 Current Album Sales

#27 Billboard Top Albums

#37 Top Vinyl Albums

 

Germany

#3 Top 100 Album Charts

#3 Midweek Album Charts

 

UK

#9 Top 40 Rock/Metal Chart

#34 Top 100 Independent Chart

 

France

#1 Metal Album Charts

#157 French National Charts

 

Switzerland

#29 Album Top 100

 

Belgium

#146 Album Charts

Zakk Sabbath “Vertigo” album cover

Tracklist

  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

 

Formats

 Digipak CD

 Limited edition purple vinyl [sold out]

 Limited edition red vinyl [sold out]

 Limited edition yellow vinyl

 CD/DVD hardcover book incl. behind-the-scenes interviews and a making-of

 

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