Tag Archives: Black Sabbath

Ozzfiesta canceled because Ozzy needs surgery

Posted by on March 26, 2015

Back in October, just as it was starting to get pretty cold out, metal fans were teased with the idea of an Ozzy Osbourne-headlined destination festival. The Ozzfiesta was set to take place this May 27-31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We say “was,” because the plug has been pulled on it, […]

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Black Sabbath to play final show in Japan this November?

Posted by on March 22, 2015

According to a video message from Sharon Osbourne, Black Sabbath will be playing their “farewell” show on November 22nd at the Ozzfest in Japan. The brief message announces that the Ozzfest will be returning to Japan and that Korn will headline the first night with Sabbath closing the festival (and perhaps their career) on the 22nd. Here’s […]

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Metal Power Rankings: No life til leather

Posted by on March 6, 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. This week, the top spot is taken by a band that’s coming […]

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Tony Iommi writes Indonesian president as execution looms

Posted by on March 4, 2015

When Jakarta governor Joko Widodo was elected President of Indonesia, it was seen as a victory for opponents of the authoritarian regimes that had traditionally ruled in the past. It was also seen as a victory for metal fans worldwide, as he became the first president of any country that was a metal fan, naming Napalm […]

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Stone Sour’s covers EP gets release date

Posted by on March 2, 2015

Stone Sour put out a cover of Metal Church’s “The Dark“, for the horror movie “Fear Clinic,” which came out last month. Now the band has revealed more details about that cover album we’ve been hearing about since late last year. We knew it was titled, Meanwhile In Burbank…, but now we know it will be an vinyl EP, and available April 18th for […]

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Metal Power Rankings: Up the Irons

Posted by on February 20, 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 not always good news that get a band on this […]

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Relive the birth of metal with Tony Iommi and Fingers Bloody Fingers

Posted by on February 19, 2015

67 years ago today, the architect of heavy metal was born. Black Sabbath guitarist Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi was born in the West Midlands of the UK on February 19th, 1948. And while many know the origins of  his sound, there are still some unaware that some of the most memorable riffs in rock history […]

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Black Sabbath meet A Flock of Seagulls, jazz in mash-ups

Posted by on February 3, 2015

What would you get if you crossed Black Sabbath with A Flock of Seagulls? In the early ’80s, you’d probably get a fight that A Flock of Seagulls would come out on the losing side of. However, in the age of technology, Andy Rehfeldt decided to mash up the two bands, and as usual, he totally kills […]

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Iron Maiden, Tony Iommi take stand against ticket resales

Posted by on February 3, 2015

You know what’s the worst? When you want to buy tickets, but the show sold out and the only way to get in is by buying from someone that bought them and is jacking up the prices just to make some money. While that continues to happen here, it’s also prevalent in the UK, where an […]

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Metal Power Rankings: The emperor strikes back

Posted by on January 31, 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. This week, Marilyn Manson, riding critical and commercial buzz, sits atop […]

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