Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

New & Noteworthy, April 15: Picture Perfect

Posted by on April 15, 2014

New & Noteworthy, April 15th – Picture Perfect With a slew of new releases that will satiate every metalhead’s appetite in some form, this week’s list does not disappoint! Check it all out to see what’s in store!   Triptykon, Melana Chasmata (Century Media) After 2010′s triumphant debut Eparistera Daimones and the companion Shatter EP, Triptykon went fairly quiet, to the […]

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Ozzy Osbourne would be up for another Black Sabbath album

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Black Sabbath are currently out on the final leg of touring in support of 13, so it’s about time for people to wonder what the band is going to do when said touring is complete. Is a follow-up to 13 possible? If so, Ozzy is apparently up for it: “Everybody asks me if there’s going to be a […]

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In Defense Of Their Good Name: Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath

Posted by on April 3, 2014

It’s hard being a Black Sabbath fan when your favorite era of the band isn’t the Ozzy era. A typical conversation I have with other Sabbath fans goes something like this… Them: “Oh hey! You’re a Black Sabbath fan?” Me: “Yeah, but probably not the same type as you.” Them: “What do you mean?” Me: […]

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Which of the following metal rumors are true?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Chances are, you spent the better part of the day wondering whether something unbelievable was true or if it was part of an April Fool’s prank (yeah, sorry about that). With that in mind, we decided to play a little game. We’ve compiled eleven “rumors” that have made their way around the metal community over […]

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Metal Insider’s top five: Best and worst Black Sabbath albums

Posted by on March 31, 2014

From the late sixties to the present day, few musical acts have had the sort of lasting impact that Black Sabbath can claim. They pioneered a sound which countless musicians have emulated, although none were able to truly duplicate. Tony Iommi developed a fairly unique style of guitar playing, employing power chords, heavy distortion, and […]

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Sabbath, Soundgarden, Faith No More to play British Musical Festival

Posted by on March 30, 2014

Got plans for the 4th of July yet? Probably something really American, right? Or maybe you can spend it in London at the British Summer Festival. Black Sabbath are headlining, Soundgarden and Motörhead are playing as well. But arguably the highlight of the fest is Faith No More, who will be playing their first show since […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Number of the Beast’ by Iron Maiden turns 32

Posted by on March 22, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Iron Maiden’s breakthrough album, The Number of the Beast. One of the true metal classics. This is another album that I can’t say much about that hasn’t already been said. Bruce Dickinson […]

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Black Sabbath to release Ozzy-era ’70s albums in box set

Posted by on March 7, 2014

It’s a known fact that the first four Black Sabbath albums are the holy grail of the band. And while their later ’70s output was written in a haze of drugs and alcohol before Ozzy Osbourne was fired in 1979, there’s still some merit on even their bad ’70s albums. That’s why collectors will want […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 2/28: Our Predictions For The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yup, it’s that time of year again. The nominees for the 6th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced this week. Thus, the Metal Insider […]

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Guns N’ Roses to headline Golden Gods Awards; Nominees anounced

Posted by on February 26, 2014

The always-polarizing Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show presented by Epiphone has been announced for Wednesday, April 23 in Los Angeles, and they’ve got some pretty legitimate acts playing this time around. Guns N’ Roses will headline the sixth annual event, with Axl Rose (aka the band’s only original member) receiving the ‘Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement’ Award. […]

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