While waiting for Santa this winter, ZAKK SABBATH will be coming to a North American town near you. The preeminent BLACK SABBATH tribute band on the planet, featuring guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE, PANTERA), ROB ZOMBIE and OZZY bassist Blasko, and drummer Joey “C” Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) will also bring the new single “Fairies Wear Boots” as a first glimpse of great things to come in their bags.
The new ZAKK SABBATH rendition of this classic track will be released as a vinyl 7″ and sold in an exclusive tour edition starting with the kickoff show at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on December 5. A worldwide direct sales and retail edition of the “Fairies Wear Boots” 7″ on electric green vinyl is also available to pre-order online beginning today.
“Fairies Wear Boots” was originally released as the final track on BLACK SABBATH’s sophomore full-length “Paranoid” in 1970. After a slow introduction, the song develops into a metallic resemblance of a psychedelic blues rocker with a mildly mocking rhythm pattern that fits the tongue-in-cheek lyrics penned by Ozzy Osbourne.
|ZAKK SABBATH US Tour 2023/24|
05 DEC 2023 Sacramento, CA (US) Ace of Spades
06 DEC 2023 Pomona, CA (US) Glass House
08 DEC 2023 Stateline, NV (US) Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
09 DEC 2023 Chico, CA (US) Senator Theater
11 DEC 2023 Salt Lake City, UT (US) The Complex
12 DEC 2023 Grand Junction, CO (US) Mesa Theater
13 DEC 2023 Denver, CO (US) The Oriental Theater
15 DEC 2023 Boise, ID (US) Revolution Concert House
16 DEC 2023 Spokane, WA (US) Knitting Factory
17 DEC 2023 Calgary, AB (CA) The Palace Theater
18 DEC 2023 Edmonton, AB (CA) Midway Music Hall
20 DEC 2023 Vancouver, BC (CA) Commodore Ballroom
21 DEC 2023 Seattle, WA (US) Neptune
22 DEC 2023 Portland, OR (US) Roseland Theater
28 DEC 2023 Minneapolis, MN (US) First Avenue
29 DEC 2023 Green Bay, WI (US) Epic Event Center
30 DEC 2023 Chicago, IL (US) Concord Music Hall
31 DEC 2023 Cleveland, OH (US) House of Blues
03 JAN 2024 Baltimore, MD (US) Rams Head Live!
05 JAN 2024 Sayreville, NJ (US) Starland Ballroom
06 JAN 2024 Boston, MA (US) The Paradise Rock Club
07 JAN 2024 Philadelphia, PA (US) Brooklyn Bowl
09 JAN 2024 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Roxian Theatre
10 JAN 2024 Detroit, MI (US) St. Andrew’s Hall
12 JAN 2024 Greensboro, NC (US) Hangar 1819
13 JAN 2024 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
14 JAN 2024 St Petersburg, FL (US) Jannus Live
16 JAN 2024 Dallas, TX (US) Granada Theater
17 JAN 2024 San Antonio, TX (US) The Aztec Theater
19 JAN 2024 Tucson, AZ (US) Encore
20 JAN 2024 Los Angeles, CA (US) Belasco
|ZAKK SABBATH are a work of love. The band was founded by BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde, renowned for his many years as lead guitarist for OZZY OSBOURNE and now PANTERA, in tribute to the foursome most regarded as the ‘inventors’ of heavy metal: BLACK SABBATH. |
Initially playing shows with a rotating lineup, ZAKK SABBATH released a 12″ EP entitled “Live in Detroit” in 2017.
Having solidified a stable cast with the addition of OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE bass player Blasko and Joey Castillo on drums (also of DANZIG and QUEEN OF THE STONE AGE), ZAKK SABBATH were inspired by the 50th anniversary of BLACK SABBATH’s self-titled debut full-length, tellingly released on Friday the 13th in 1970, to enter the studio for a proper homage to a record which changed music forever.
In a productive DIY process, the songs of the “Black Sabbath” album were faithfully recorded live in the studio following the spirit of the original, which was famously captured in just one day in 1969. ZAKK SABBATH respectfully added their own flair to make for a slightly different flavour, revisiting various live renditions and extending a solo here or slowing things down there, because that’s what the originators tended to do on stage.
ZAKK SABBATH released their tribute to the monumental heavy metal milestone under the title “Vertigo” in 2020, a nod to BLACK SABBATH’s legendary label Vertigo Records.
“Vertigo” was heaped with praise from critics and fans alike. The trio’s first full-length also became a massive global success, underscored by impressive Billboard chart entries such as #5 on the US Hard Music chart, #7 on the Current Rock Albums chart and #27 on the Billboard Top Albums chart. Abroad, it was ranked #1 in Metal Albums in France and #3 on the German Album chart, as well as #9 on the UK Top 40 Rock/Metal chart.
Love will get you far, and pure passion for classic metal drives ZAKK SABBATH beyond all else. The time is now to go out and experience them live, and you can watch this space for further announcements regarding a glorious new album coming soon!
Release date: December 5, 2023
Style: Heavy Metal
Label: Magnetic Eye Records
Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE, PANTERA) – guitar, vocals
Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) – bass
Joey “C” Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) – drums
Recorded at the Black Vatican & Clear Lake Audio
Produced by Zakk Wylde
Engineered by Jay Ruston & Adam Fuller
Cover art & design by Łukasz Jaszak
Layout by Łukasz Jaszak
Available formats “Fairies Wear Boots” is available as an electric green 7-inch vinyl single. An exclusive tour edition of the single will also be available at the band’s shows.