Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Eight Black Sabbath albums to be re-released on vinyl

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Black Sabbath fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike are bound to be stoked on the latest in re-release news. In a series of releases starting on June 22nd, the first eight Black Sabbath albums will be pressed to 180-gram wax and each also includes a CD version of the album. Here’s how the release dates break […]

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More Ozzfest Japan bands announced

Posted by on May 26, 2015

Over the weekend a few more bands were added to the Ozzfest Japan line-up, and none of them were Black Sabbath. Supporting Korn (who are celebrating their 20th anniversary) and Evanescence on Saturday night will be Bullet for My Valentine and Of Mice & Men. On Sunday night, before headliners Ozzy Osbourne & Friends, A Day To […]

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Black Sabbath reunite with Bill Ward… offstage

Posted by on May 21, 2015

One of the biggest stories this year has been Black Sabbath’s very public argument about their drummer. Original drummer Bill Ward had already been replaced for their last album, 13, and was hoping he could join for the last album and tour. However, by publicly talking about it, he annoyed Ozzy Osbourne. The last we heard, Ward […]

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Metal Insider top 5: Metal David Lettterman performances

Posted by on May 20, 2015

After tonight, the late night talk show landscape is going to get a lot more barren, as David Letterman steps down from his long-running Late Show With David Letterman. He’s been a staple since 1982, when Late Night with David Letterman first signed on at NBC. And while Letterman was best known, at least initially, for his […]

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BMG spends some money, buys Rise Records

Posted by on May 18, 2015

Rise Records, the label home to Teenage Time Killer, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men, and Memphis May Fire has been bought up by BMG for an undisclosed chunk of money. Said President of Creative & Marketing at BMG, Laurent Hubert: “Rise Records is more than a record label, it is […]

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Metal Power Rankings: Theres no escape

Posted by on May 1, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. It’s been a long long time since Refused put a […]

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Despite letter from Axl Rose, Indonesian smugglers executed

Posted by on April 29, 2015

When Jakarta governor and Indonesian metal fan Joko Widodo was elected president of Indonesia, metal fans and Indonesians alike rejoiced. The son of a wood seller, Widodo was seen as a champion of social welfare and a break from the authoritarian past of the country’s rulers. However, the President showed that he won’t be swayed […]

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Final Black Sabbath album, tour coming in 2016

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Lately, things in the Black Sabbath camp have been as incomprehensible as Ozzy Osbourne’s speech pattern. First, they were going to play Ozzfest Japan, then earlier this month, they announced that they’d be dropping off. Then it was announced that while the Ozzfest tour was supposed to be their farewell, they were in discussion about […]

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Bill Ward is out of love with Ozzy as war of words continues

Posted by on April 20, 2015

It’s a sad state of affairs when half of the most influential band in metal are squabbling like a bunch of sixth graders, but that’s where we find ourselves in 2015 with Black Sabbath, as original drummer Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne continue to take snipes at each other over the internet. While the genesis […]

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Bill Ward details what he wants in a “signable contract” in new interview

Posted by on April 17, 2015

Founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward took to Facebook two days ago asking for an apology from one-time bandmate Ozzy Osbourne. Yesterday, Ozzy responded, “What the fuck are you on about?” Now today, Ward opens up in a Rolling Stone interview which was took place previous to Ozzy’s statement. Said Ward about getting a “signable contract,” “I wanted to earn some better […]

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