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Playing Favorites is an interview series where creative people pick a topic and tell us their five favorite things about it. Opinions expressed in this series are those of the interviewees and do not reflect the opinions of S.W. Lauden or The Big Takeover.
Black Sabbitch, the all female Black Sabbath cover band, has been redefining the tribute band concept over the last decade. The band—featuring Alice Austin (vocals), Emily Burton (guitar), Melanie Makaiwi (bass) and Angie Scarpa (drums)—are music festival favorites, sharing bills and stages with acts ranging from Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and Iggy Pop, to The Flaming Lips, Danzig and Ty Segall. New to the majesty of Black Sabbitch? Visit the Black Sabbitch website, or check out some incredible live performances on the Black Sabbitch YouTube page.
4. Hand of Doom
I love “Hand of Doom” because of the true musical journey this song takes you on. Like most Sabbath, there are many parts and many vibes within one song, but this one in particular is a real journey, as a listener and a player.
3. Into the Void
Master of Reality
“Into The Void” is heavy as fuck, groovy as fuck and punk rock as fuck. A pit never fails to break out when we play the bridge on this one! And that’s pretty much all I live for.
2. Wheels of Confusion
How to explain my love for “Wheels of Confusion?” It’s just epically groovy and when Sabbitch plays this one live and we are really in the pocket, it’s magical.
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