Brownout Brown Sabbath Album Stream Available

By Scott Bernstein Jun 17, 2014 12:20 pm PDT

Austin’s Brownout 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 features the psych-funk collective’s outstanding, horn-driven versions of such Black Sabbath classics as “Iron Man,” “The Wizard,” “Black Sabbath” and “Hand Of Doom.”

NPR Music is serving up a stream of Brownout Presents 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 a residency last September at a local club in Austin where the plan was to play every Thursday 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 played 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-length. The rest is history.”

Check out a live version of “The Wizard” from Brownout’s visit to the Fox Theatre:

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