Mac Sabbath Super Size Los Angeles, CA

Mac Sabbath
August 5, 2016
Regent Theater- Los Angeles, CA

When you first hear the band name Mac Sabbath, chances are the band is exactly what you think it is. They are a McDonald’s-themed Black Sabbath tribute band. The members of the band dress as McDonald’s characters, yet retain a bit of a rocker look. The members consist of: Ronald Osbourne (vocals), Slayer MacCheez (guitar), Grimalice (bass) and the Catburglar (drums). This ain’t no value meal though. To stay true to a Black Sabbath-turned-junk food band, Mac Sabbath would change the Black Sabbath song titles to match fast food references and change the lyrics to a more comedic feel. The stage was hidden behind a red and yellow curtain and all that could be seen were these two Ronald heads that would spit out fog and lasers during the show. The lights went out  and the crowd cheered as the curtain came down and Mac Sabbath started the show with More Ribs (parody of War Pigs). To anyone that’s familiar with Black Sabbath, you’ll see first hand that Mac Sabbath sounds exactly like Black Sabbath when playing their instruments. Ronald Osbourne would come out in a strait-jacket as he sang the lyrics to the song in War Pigs style, but with the band’s own parody lyrics. Something you’ll notice is how Osbourne literally took Ozzy Osbourne’s stage personality and put it in himself as if he was Ozzy himself from his method of talking to his laugh and stage tricks.

mssc-22Up next was Chicken For the Slaves (Children of the Grave) and Sweet Beef (Sweet Leaf). Keeping up with the fast food theme, Osbourne would regularly bring out items from his grill which was right in front of him and the items included chicken nuggets and beef patties. To show the humor of the band, Osbourne made parody restaurant band names of bands Mac Sabbath has claimed to tour with which included Twisted Sizzler (Twisted Sister), Iron Maidennaise (Iron Maiden), and Dairy Queensryche (Queensryche). Mac Sabbath continued their fast food madness with tracks like N.I.B.B.L.E. (N.I.B), Brand of Doom (Hand of Doom), Organic Funeral (Electric Funeral) and Lord of the Swirled (Lord of This World). Osbourne had many tricks up his sleeve in true clown fashion as he pulled out a giant straw from his crotch and watered fans with ketchup and mustard bottles filled with water. Mac Sabbath was close to finishing the show as Catburglar played the familiar bass drumming to Black Sabbath‘s Iron Man, except changed the title to Frying Pan. So it was interesting to hear the beginning of the song, “I am Frying Paaan!”. Osbourne had a frying pan in his possession and set it on fire as if he was cooking food. Mac Sabbath had even more tricks up their sleeve as Osbourne brought out giant burger balloons for the fans to toss around and Osbourne himself came out with the infamous bat-wich, because everyone should know about the Ozzy Osbourne bat incident. Fans thought the show was over until Osbourne came back out saying they would play the final song as long as the crowd would go in a circle mosh pit. Or as Osbourne put it, a Cinnabon Jovi, but without the Jovi. Osbourne treated himself to the crowd as he came out to crowd surf. The show came to an end and the members of the band came out to bow and thank fans.  If one ever wants to see a truly bizarre yet filling show, Mac Sabbath will be more than capable to super size your life.

Mac Sabbath