Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Watch some guy cover Black Sabbath with a water bottle bass

Posted by on September 15, 2014

What’s it take to upstage Geezer Butler? Trick question – you can’t. However, some guy came close by fashioning a bass out of a water bottle, a board and two strings, and pulling off a pretty impressive cover of “Iron Man.” According to the description, YouTube user Tychsen81 and his friends made the instrument with […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Tyr’ by Black Sabbath turns 24 years old

Posted by on August 20, 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 Black Sabbath’s third album to feature Tony Martin, Tyr, which was released 24 years ago today. After the awesome Headless Cross album with Tony Martin, Sabbath followed it up with a bit […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Born Again’ by Black Sabbath turns 31 years old

Posted by on August 7, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 31 years ago today, Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan replaced Dio, and gave a whole new style to Black Sabbath with the release of  Born Again. This is the first Sabbath album since […]

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Yep, heavy metal spin class is a thing

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Brooklyn is no stranger to trends, trend pieces or metal. Every now and then, the three combine. for something that’s either awesome, a head-desk moment, or a combination of the two. We’re talking about a borough where there was a black metal tasting menu, for the love of satan. Brooklyn’s St. Vitus was the place […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: musicians that came back from health issues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. As we write this, Primus drummer Tim Alexander has just successfully underwent triple bypass heart surgery following a heart attack on Friday. An update from the band suggests that everything went well, stating: “The Mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Last in Line’ by Dio turns 30 years old

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 30 years ago today, Dio released the followup to his legendary Holy Diver, and called it The Last in Line. Just yesterday we spoke about the greatest albums of 1984, and of course, this is one […]

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Would you see Black Sabbath for $4.28? UK fans are

Posted by on June 30, 2014

Last year, Black Sabbath toured for the first time in years in support of 13. If you were lucky enough to see the band, you probably paid dearly for it. However, for their show coming up this Friday at BST Hyde Park in Britain that Tony Iommi said might be their last show ever, tickets were […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Eric the Red’ by Týr turns 11 years old

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 11 years ago today, progressive folk metal innovators Týr released their second full length album, Eric the Red. First, I must point out that Týr was inspired by the Tony Martin-era Black Sabbath album cover of […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Dehumanizer’ by Black Sabbath came out 22 years ago

Posted by on June 22, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 22 years ago today, Dio rejoined Black Sabbath to create one of their heaviest albums of all time, Dehumanizer. Dehumanizer is truly one of the most underrated albums of all time in my […]

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Birmingham Venue that booked first ever Black Sabbath show, The Crown, to close

Posted by on June 20, 2014

The iconic Birmingham, England venue The Crown is being sold to Japanese developers for a rumored £1.2 million. Although it may look like any ordinary small venue, The Crown was a stepping stone for such bands like early Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. By stepping stone, I mean that this was where the first ever […]

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