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.
Says Zakk Sabbath: “We’ve partnered with Magnetic Eye Records, a cornerstone of the industry strongly rooted in the very sub-genre spawned by SABBATH, to ensure maximum quality. We’re asking you to join us in our continued celebration of the greatest heavy metal band of all time and the record that started it all! Take this journey with us through this project and be among the 500 faithful to receive the total doom-filled package.”
The pre-order for ZAKK SABBATH’s “Vertigo” was sold out within two hours after it was made available on Tuesday.
Zakk commented: “Thanks to everyone that pre-ordered. We will keep you updated on the progress of the album and documentary along the way.”
Zakk Sabbath also features bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson and drummer Joey Castillo.