Zakk Sabbath to recreate first Black Sabbath album

Zakk Sabbath releasing limited edition Black Sabbath album

Zakk Wylde's Black Sabbath tribute band, Zakk Sabbath, is recreating Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album to commemorate 50 years since it was released. 

Black Sabbath's original album was recorded during a single session on Oct. 16, 1969, before releasing the Vertigo label the following year. Their first album featured songs like "The Wizard," "Behind the Wall of Sleep," "N.I.B." and more. 

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The recreated album will be called Vertigo, and Wylde said in an interview that his "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."

The recording session will have a film crew present to record the resulting album and limited release of 500 copies. It will be delivered on Feb. 12, 2020 (50 years to the day of the original UK release of Black Sabbath's album). 

Wylde has a lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne's band since 1989, and is the founder of Black Label Society, which he founded in 1998. He formed Zakk Sabbath with Osbourne bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson in 2014. Their drummer is Joey Castillo, former drummer for Queens of the Stone Age. 

Pre-ordering the $100 limited edition record sold out within two hours — and it will never be made available in any other format. So if you're lucky to score one, can we listen with you? 

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