Austin's Brownout unleashed the ''Brown Sabbath Vol.I'' project garnering acclaim from outlets such as NPR (50 Best Albums of 2014), Pitchfork, hardcore Black Sabbath fans and most important of all Ozzy Osbourne himself, while staying true to their Latin Funk roots. ''Brown Sabbath Vol. II'' cranks up the level, rocking harder than the original with a brew of ballistic horns, pummeling guitar-riffs underscored by a funky, driving rhythm section. Ghostland Observatory's Aaron Behrens makes a guest appearance sharing vocal duties with Brown Sabbath lead vocalist Alex Marrero. Hitting harder than its predecessor and keeping closely in line with the original Sabbath material, ''Brown Sabbath Vol. II'' crosses over more to hard rock territory. Brownout's powerful, signature full horn section, dual-guitar attack, funked-up drums and latin percussion return with a vengeance, adding even more weight and texture to create a dark hybrid sound that resonates with groove-laden intensity unique to their interpretation of Black Sabbath's tome. An 8-piece outfit formed ten years ago by members of Grammy Award-winning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Brownout has evolved into a musical force all its own. With a succesful tour of Brown Sabbath under their belt including Bonnaroo and Austin Psych Fest while earning their third Austin Music Award, the band has continued to produce music that is unflinchingly progressive, while evoking the classic influences of artists such as WAR, Cymande and Funkadelic. Brownout now has four albums under their belt including ''Brown Sabbath Vol.I'' (Ubiquity 2014), ''Homenaje'' (Freestyle Records 2008), ''Aguilas & Cobras'' (Six Degrees 2009) and ''Oozy'' (Nat Geo 2012). Tour dates to support ''Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Vol.II,'' will be announced shortly.