Black Sabbath fans can prepare for a rock “explosion” when tribute band The Sorcerers take over the South West this weekend. The tribute band, consisting of four self-confessed Black Sabbath “fanatics”, will venture down Forrest Highway to play Bunbury’s Prince of Wales Hotel on March 17, before rocking out Margaret River’s Settlers Tavern the following evening. The group’s front man Dan Durack, who wears his passion for the heavy metal band quite literally on his sleeve in the shape of the Vol. 4 album art tattoo, said he is looking forward to sharing his passion with regional crowds. “It’s going to be an explosion of heavy rock and bombast,” he laughed. “Every single member of this band is titled Black Sabbath fanatic so we were really trying to just bring that home. “We just love Sabbath and try to bring as much of that to the show and share it with a crowd of more Sabbath fans.” A regular performer at the Prince of Wales in his youth with the group Three Orange Whips, Durack said returning down south will be a bit of a “homecoming”. “Prince of Wales is where I first started playing live in bands, in the mid-90s, so it always feels wonderful coming back,” he said. “It’s such a pleasure to experience... it serves as a bit of a time capsule of good, foggy memory.” The Sorcerers, named after lyrics in the song War Pigs from Sabbath’s second studio album, focus primarily on the earlier years of Sabbath’s career, Durack saying the group hoped to find a point of difference among other tribute bands. “There’s another couple of other Sabbath tributes around the place, but I just thought we could do something quite different and just really do the early 70s kind of stuff,” he said. “We just can’t wait to get into the van and go down and share some Sabbath with you all, hopefully as close to the original as we possibly can.” Tickets to both Sorcerers shows are available via Facebook.