List of cover versions of Black Sabbath songs

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This is a list of recorded Black Sabbath covers or samples by notable artists. It does not include bootleg or unrecorded live performances, or any unreleased demo recordings.

Black Sabbath British heavy metal band

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

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It includes, but is not limited to, the following:

A National Acrobat

Second track on album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

<i>Garage Inc.</i> 1998 compilation album of cover songs by Metallica

Garage Inc. is a compilation album of cover songs by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on November 24, 1998, through Elektra Records. Over 2.5 million copies have been sold in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA. It includes cover songs, B-side covers, and The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, which had gone out of print since its original release in 1987. The title is a combination of Garage Days Revisited and their song "Damage, Inc.", from Master of Puppets, and the album's graphical cover draws heavily from the 1987 EP. The album features songs by artists that have influenced Metallica, including many bands from the new wave of British heavy metal movement, hardcore punk bands and popular songs. As of August 2013, the album has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. It marks the last album to feature bassist Jason Newsted who would quit the band three years later in 2001.

After Forever

Second track on their album "Master of Reality".

Biohazard (band) American band

Biohazard is an American band formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 1987. They are acknowledged as one of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip hop. The earliest lineup consisted of bassist-vocalist Evan Seinfeld, guitarist Bobby Hambel, and drummer Anthony Meo. Guitarist-vocalist Billy Graziadei would join the band soon after, changing the band to a four-piece. Since February 2016, the lineup has consisted of Graziadei, Hambel, and Danny Schuler.

Nativity in Black are two Black Sabbath tribute albums that came out in the 1990s and 2000s. The albums were recorded with various heavy metal bands paying tribute to Black Sabbath for their influence on the heavy metal genre of rock music.

Aurora Borealis is an American black metal band from Waldorf, Maryland. The band was founded by guitarist Ron Vento and drummer Tony Laureano in 1994. In 1996 they released their first EP, Mansions of Eternity. In 2013, the band signed with Xtreem Music.

Air Dance

Sixth track on the album "Never Say Die!"

Behind the Wall of Sleep

Third track on their album "Black Sabbath".

<i>Beneath... Between... Beyond...</i> 2004 compilation album by Static-X

Beneath... Between... Beyond... is a compilation album released in 2004 by the band Static-X. It is a compilation of previously unreleased tracks, remixes, cover versions, and the band's original demo tracks. A track with the same title appeared as a bonus track on iTunes version of the band's album Cannibal, released three years later.

Macabre is an American extreme metal band from Chicago, Illinois. They blend thrash metal, death metal, and grindcore to form their own unique style dubbed murder metal. Lyrically, they have a strong focus on serial killers, mass murderers and a touch of sick gore humor. Most lyrics are based upon true stories and are about real infamous personalities. The content of the lyrics is historically accurate, and band members actually have known and met with convicted serial killers such as John Wayne Gacy on a personal level. They also have a side project called the Macabre Minstrels that play acoustic camp fire songs. Their current label is Decomposed Records.

<i>Behind the Wall of Sleep</i> (EP) extended play

Behind the Wall of Sleep is an EP by Macabre released in 1994 on Nuclear Blast Records. It contains three new tracks and one cover of Black Sabbath's song "Behind the Wall of Sleep" from their 1970 debut album Black Sabbath.

Black Sabbath

First track on their album "Black Sabbath".

Amber Asylum is a highly variable San Francisco-based music group that serves as a platform for composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Kris Force. The current lineup of Amber Asylum includes, in addition to Kris Force, Fern Lee Alberts (Deathgrave), Sarah Rosalena Brady and Becky Hawk (Laudanum). Other members and performers have included Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Annabel Lee, Martha Burns, long-time collaborator Jackie Perez Gratz, Erica Stoltz, Wendy Farina, Lorraine Rath, Sarah Schaffer, John Cobbet, Eric Wood, Leila Abdul-Rauf, Chiyo Nukaga, Andrew Veskoukis (Akphaezya) and Sigrid Sheie.

Flower Travellin Band Japanese band

Flower Travellin' Band were a Japanese rock band that was formed in 1967. They were connected to Japan's counterculture movement and noted for their mixture of early heavy metal with psychedelic and progressive rock. They received wide acclaim from critics but failed to achieve commercial success and separated in 1973 to pursue individual careers. The band reunited in late 2007, but permanently disbanded after the 2011 death of vocalist Joe Yamanaka.

<i>Anywhere</i> (Flower Travellin Band album) 1970 studio album by Flower Travellin Band

Anywhere is a 1970 album by Japanese rock band Flower Travellin' Band. It was their first release under the Flower Travellin' Band name and the first to feature the classic line-up of Joe Yamanaka, Hideki Ishima, Jun Kozuki and Joji Wada. AllMusic rated the album 3 out of 5 stars, describing the music as a "unique mixture of progressive daring, psychedelic eccentricity, and muscular, heavy rock austerity".

Changes

Third track on their album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4"

Eminem American rapper and actor

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time in hip hop, with Rolling Stone placing him in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and labeling him the "King of Hip Hop".

<i>Recovery</i> (Eminem album) 2010 studio album by Eminem

Recovery is the seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on June 18, 2010, by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records as the follow-up to Eminem's previous album Relapse (2009). Originally planned to be released as Relapse 2, the album was renamed to Recovery when Eminem found the album musically different from its predecessor.

<i>Prince of Darkness</i> (Ozzy Osbourne album) 2005 box set by Ozzy Osbourne

Prince of Darkness is a box set of four CDs by Ozzy Osbourne released in 2005. The first two CDs are Osbourne's solo work containing various studio recordings, live tracks, b-sides, demos and outtakes, and the last two CDs are collaborations on disc three and cover songs on disc four. The cover versions were recorded for this box set compilation, but were released on a stand-alone album entitled Under Cover later in the year.

Children of the Grave

Fourth track on their album "Master of Reality".

Children of the Sea

Second track on the album "Heaven and Hell".

Cornucopia

Seventh track on their album "Black Sabbath Vol.4".

Die Young

Sixth track on the album "Heaven and Hell".

Dirty Women

Eight track on album "Technical Ecstasy"

Disturbing the Priest

Third track on the album "Born Again".

Electric Funeral

Fifth track on their album "Paranoid".

Fairies Wear Boots

Last track on the album "Paranoid".

Hand of Doom

Sixth track on the album "Paranoid".

Headless Cross

Second track on the album "Headless Cross"

Heaven and Hell

Fourth track on the album "Heaven and Hell".

Hole in the Sky

First track on the album "Sabotage".

I

Ninth track on the album "Dehumanizer".

Into the Void

Last track on the album "Master of Reality".

Various artists have covered the song, including

Iron Man

Fourth track on the album "Paranoid".

It's Alright

Third track on the album "Technical Ecstasy".

Killing Yourself to Live

Fifth track on the album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

Letters from Earth

Fourth track on the album "Dehumanizer".

Lord of This World

Sixth track on the album "Master of Reality".

Megalomania

Fourth track on the album "Sabotage".

The Mob Rules

Fifth track on the album "Mob Rules".

Neon Knights

First track on the album "Heaven and Hell".

Witchery covered this song

Never Say Die!

First track on the album "Never Say Die!".

N.I.B.

Fourth track on the album "Black Sabbath".

Over and Over

Last track on the album "Mob Rules".

Cover versions of "Over and Over were performed by:

Paranoid

Second track on the album "Paranoid".

Cover versions of "Paranoid" were performed by:

Planet Caravan

Third track on the album "Paranoid".

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

First track on the album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

Sabbra Cadabra

Fourth track on the album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

Shock Wave

Fifth track on the album "Never Say Die!".

Sleeping Village

The intro to "Sleeping Village" has been performed by many Black Sabbath tribute bands.

Snowblind

Sixth track on the album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4"

Solitude

Seventh track on the album "Master of Reality".

Spiral Architect

Last track on the album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

St. Vitus Dance

Ninth track on the album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4".

Supernaut

Fifth track on the album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4".

Sweet Leaf

First track on the album "Master of Reality".

Symptom of the Universe

Third track on the album "Sabotage".

The Sign of the Southern Cross

Third track on the album "Mob Rules".

The Wizard

Second song on the album "Black Sabbath".

Time Machine

Sixth track on the album "Dehumanizer".

Tomorrow's Dream

Second track on the album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4".

TV Crimes

Third track on the album "Dehumanizer".

Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes

Last track on the album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4

War Pigs

First track on the album "Paranoid".

Wheels of Confusion/The Straightener

First track on the album "Black Sabbath Vol. 4".

Who are You

Sixth track on the album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".

Wicked World

Last track on the album "Black Sabbath".

Zero the Hero

Fifth track on the album "Born Again".

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