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Megadeth, Pantera and Busta Rhymes are among the artists contributing tracks to a Sabbath tribute album...

Ozzy Osbourne, Busta Rhymes, Megadeth, PANTERA, MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY are among the artists contributing to a new BLACK SABBATH tribute album, nme.com can reveal.

The album, called ‘Nativity In Black 2’ will be released on June 5 in the US and July 3 in the UK through Virgin/Priority Records.

The album is the follow-up to the 1994 record ‘Nativity In Black’, which featured covers of Sabbath tracks by Biohazard, Faith No More, Ugly Kid Joe, Therapy?, Megadeth and Sepultura.

On the new album, Primus have collaborated with Ozzy Osbourne on a cover of ‘N.I.B’ from Sabbath‘s 1976 album ‘We Sold Our Soul for Rock & Roll’, while Busta Rhymes offers his version of ‘Iron Man (This Means War)’, which also featured on his 1998 album ‘Extinction Level Event’.

The full tracklisting for the album runs: Godsmack‘Sweet Leaf’, Machine Head‘Hole In The Sky’, Static-X‘Behind The Wall Of Sleep’, Megadeth‘Never Say Die’, System Of A Down‘Snowblind’, Pantera‘Electric Funeral’, Primus featuring Ozzy Osbourne‘N.I.B’, Slayer‘Hand Of Doom’, Soulfly‘Under The Sun’, Head (PE)‘Sabbra Cadabra’, Monster Magnet‘Into The Void’, Busta Rhymes‘Iron Man (This Means War)’.

Ozzy is also currently working on a new solo album for Epic Records, slated for release in the summer.