In honor of Halloween it’s another couple of killer covers to get you into that morbid mood!
Canadian hardcore punk band Cancer Bats with their cover of Black Sabbath’s “NIB”. The members of Cancer Bats have also toured and recorded as a Black Sabbath cover band under the name Bat Sabbath. They released an EP in 2013 on Metal Blade Records under the Bat Sabbath name titled ‘Bastards of Reality’ which consisted entirely of Black Sabbath covers. 5 Sabbath songs in all, it featured their takes on Children of the Grave, Into the Void, Iron Man, War Pigs and the version of NIB you just heard.
Stoner metal band Orange Goblin with their cover of Black Sabbath’s “Hand of Doom”. The song was a bonus track on the Japanese version of their debut album ‘Frequencies from Planet Ten’ released in 1997 on Rise Above Records. Orange Goblin was originally formed in 1995 under the name Our Haunted Kingdom in London, UK and they have covered Black Sabbath more than once. They recorded versions of Into the Void and Symptom of the Universe as well as performing several other Sabbath songs live over the years. And just like Death Angel I played for you last night, Orange Goblin is a band on this years Ozzfest Meets Knotfest lineup taking place next weekend at in San Bernardino, CA. They will be performing on Saturday Nov, 4 with the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne headlining and closing out opening night! The band also just headlined the annual two-day HRH Stoner vs. Doom Festival in Sheffield, UK on 1 October 2017.