will release a full-length tribute to the music of metal gods Black Sabbath next Tuesday,
when Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath hits stores and online outlets. The LP
the psych-funk collective's outstanding, horn-driven versions of such Black Sabbath
as "Iron Man," "The Wizard," "Black Sabbath" and "Hand Of Doom."
NPR Music is serving up a stream of Brownout
Brown Sabbath in all its glory a week ahead of its June 24th release date.
The project stems from a residency Brownout played in their hometown of Austin. "We booked
residency last September at a local club in Austin where the plan was to play every
with a different theme each week," said Brownout's Greg Gonzalez in a press release. "One
night was break-dancing music called Brownout II: Electric Boogaloo; another night we
the entire James Brown album Black Caesar as Brown Caesar; one week was a hip-hop night
called Fear Of A Brown Planet; and for the last night, we did a Black Sabbath tribute as
Brown Sabbath. All of the shows went well, but Brown Sabbath sold out. The audience went
crazy for these versions. As a result, we decided to record an EP of Sabbath and once
Ubiquity Records got wind of the idea, they asked if we would consider doing a full-
The rest is history."
Check out a live version of "The Wizard" from Brownout's visit to the Fox Theatre:
[Published on: 6/17/14]