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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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Tony Iommi’s cancer in remission, Black Sabbath guitarist says

Posted by on August 10, 2016

One week from today (17), Black Sabbath will begin what’s almost undoubtedly their last ever American tour as a band. The second U.S. leg of “The End” tour will begin on an up note, as guitarist Tony Iommi said yesterday that his cancer that he’s been battling is in remission. The 68 year-old Iommi who has […]

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Album anniversary: Black Sabbath, ‘Masters of Reality’ turns 45

Posted by on July 21, 2016

White it’s roots have been around for years, heavy metal as we know it has existed for 46 years now. It was ushered in on February 15th, 1970 with the release of Black Sabbath’s self-titled LP. And while many bands take years (or if you’re Tool, decades) to release follow-up albums, on this day in […]

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Geezer Butler admits that he used to be a cutter

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is one of the most confident bassists ever. His nimble fingers know their way around a fretboard, and he plays just as hard as Tony Iommi, making the bass a s prominent an instrument as the guitar. However, in an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Butler admits that he wasn’t always […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: guitar players by Sourvein’s T-Roy

Posted by on April 19, 2016

On Friday, April 8, sludge act Sourvein released Aquatic Occult, the fourth full-length and first for Metal Blade Records. The band’s twenty year journey to the label has seen them hit the road with Voivod, High on Fire and Saint Vitus, among many others. The North Carolina band called New Orleans and California home before returning  to […]

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Tony Iommi says Black Sabbath has plans with former singer Tony Martin

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Black Sabbath is on the final stages as a performing band with their current farewell tour, but there are many other things going on behind the band that should get some excited in some sort of level like the announcement of the band working again with former singer of the band Tony Martin. In preparation […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Other Guys)

Posted by on February 25, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. Black Sabbath became particularly relevant to me in the late 90’s. My dad had already introduced me to their Ozzy-era music when I was younger, so by the time the Reunion double live […]

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Lita Ford alleges Tony Iommi abused her in new book

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Lita Ford was untouchable in the ’80s. The former Runaway had a string of solo albums that went gold, and in an era of hair metal dominated by men, Ford stood out. Her forthcoming book, Living Like a Runaway, seems like it’ll be a must-read based on the excerpts that leaked to the New York Post […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Dio era)

Posted by on February 11, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. While all the groups I feature in Criminally Slept-On are established acts with significant fan bases, Black Sabbath is another animal entirely. It’s tough to try touting rare and overlooked material by a […]

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Criminally Slept-On: Black Sabbath (The Ozzy Era)

Posted by on January 28, 2016

In Criminally Slept-On, Schuler Benson takes a look at some of the most underrated tracks from his favorite prolific bands’ back catalogs. I believe Black Sabbath are the quintessential heavy metal band. They ushered in a sound that went on to inform not only their contemporaries, but no less than every single band that’s ever […]

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