Catch the Sack Grabbath's Nelson premiere at the Spiritbar on Thursday.

Catch the Sack Grabbath's Nelson premiere at the Spiritbar on Thursday.

Nelson’s new Black Sabbath tribute band debuts Thursday

Catch the Sack Grabbath Nelson premiere at the Spiritbar Thursday, March 7

The Godfathers of dark metal have a new Nelson-based tribute band.

Everyone knows that Black Sabbath planted the seed of what is known today as “heavy metal.”  They single-handedly ended the happy-go-lucky hippie era with hits like “Iron Man” and “War Pigs” featuring the eerie vocals of Ozzy Osbourne over Tony Iommi’s dark riffs and the tight rhythm section of Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

Sack Grabbath features two members of Nelson’s Savage Blade: Nikko Forsberg on vocals and Eric Hoodicoff on drums.  Rounding out the lineup is Colin Millar on guitar and Harris Watt on electric bass.

Sack Grabbath plays Sabbath close to the originals without sounding like clones.

“We wanted to have some fun playing some old classics” explains Hoodicoff.

Catch the Sack Grabbath Nelson premiere at the Spiritbar Thursday, March 7 with special guest opener, the electrifying Immune 2 Cobras.

These two acts guarantee to deliver a pounding of intense proportions for only $5 at the door.