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Tag Archives: Tony Martin

Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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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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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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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: ‘Headless Cross’ by Black Sabbath turns 25 years old

Posted by on April 17, 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 Tony Martin-era magnum opus, Headless Cross. Released on April 17th, 1989. Here we have, in my opinion, the best album of the Tony Martin-era of Sabbath. One of my favorite […]

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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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Today in Metal: ‘Cross Purposes’ by Black Sabbath came out 20 years ago

Posted by on January 31, 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 Cross Purposes. To start, I must state that I absolutely love the Tony Martin era of Sabbath. It’s my second favorite era, behind Dio. A fun fact about this album […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Most Bizarre Reunions

Posted by on January 28, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Crazy to think how within a few hours, we suddenly had TWO Black Flag reunions to choose from. Hell, even one version of the punk icons plan to record a new album. But the circumstances of the multiple Black Flags […]

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