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Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Rolling Stone names their top 20 metal albums of the year

Posted by on December 9, 2016

  Rolling Stone gave a hint as to what their list of the best metal of the year might look like last week when they named Cobalt’s “Beast Whip” one of the 50 best songs of the year. In fact, that was the only metal song on the list. No Metallica, no Deftones, no anything […]

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Find out what Temple of the Dog, Ghost, Black Sabbath and more made on the road

Posted by on November 30, 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve had a lot of metal to peruse on Billboard Magazine’s Boxscore, but they appear to be making up for it with this installment. The reunion of Temple of the Dog, Black Sabbath’s last-ever Los Angeles show, some Five Finger Death Punch shows (including the one that was cut short […]

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Here’s an alternate version of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

Posted by on November 18, 2016

While Black Sabbath’s last tour is coming to a close- the band shows no signs of slowing down. Last week they re-released the Paranoid album as a deluxe box set. Among the many goodies included are demos, live performances and new mixes. But it’s not just another box set. And what makes this one special, you ask? Well […]

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Geezer Butler says his life will be empty without Black Sabbath

Posted by on November 10, 2016

This weekend, Black Sabbath will play their last-ever show in America in San Antonio. After that, they’ve got 15 more shows that will find them playing South America before closing out their career in 2017 with a show in Ireland and a handful of shows in the UK. While Ozzy has announced that he’s working […]

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Study finds pop music is way druggier than Black Sabbath

Posted by on November 9, 2016

If you give people enough time, they’ll make an academic study about anything. In fact, that recently happened, as two guys from the National Institute on Drug Abuse have released a study about Black Sabbath and drugs. Yep, the band who’s singer took acid every day for two years and authors of songs like “Sweet […]

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Tony Iommi says new Black Sabbath album is a “maybe,” but no touring

Posted by on November 4, 2016

  It must be hard to end something you’ve been doing for almost your entire life and that’s what the legendary Black Sabbath is going through right now with their final tour. The band will call it a day next Febuary when they play their final show in their hometown Birmingham in the UK but […]

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On H.P. Lovecraft’s unaddressed racism in heavy metal

Posted by on October 17, 2016

  You’re a diehard metalhead, so you know the themes; tentacles, Elder Gods, formless shadows, and cosmic madness from beyond reality. The literary imagery and subject matter of early twentieth century weird-fiction godfather H.P. Lovecraft have been co-opted by extreme metal bands since the genre was born. And not without good reason; the two are […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: Superhero metal songs

Posted by on October 5, 2016

  Today is the kickoff of New York’s Comic Con. While the San Diego incarnation of the convention is the largest, New York is gaining on it. While comic cons are about as old as heavy metal (San Diego’s started in 1970), they’ve grown from their humble origins encompassing just comic books to a place where […]

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Find out how much Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Black Sabbath made on the road

Posted by on September 8, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. This week, we have some of the highest-grossing bands in rock and metal this year pulling some impressive six-digit figures […]

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The Ozzy Osbourne/Bill Ward war of words continues

Posted by on September 2, 2016

With Black Sabbath inching towards the end of their touring career, you’d think that Ozzy Osbourne and former drummer Bill Ward would mend fences. In fact, if Ward was to pop up at the occasional Sabbath gig Steven Adler style, it would make everyone in the audience extremely happy to see at least a temporary reunion […]

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