AltScene

BLACK SABBATH

Black Sabbath are an English heavy metal band, formed in Aston, Birmingham in 1969 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. A total of 22 musicians have at one time been members of Black Sabbath. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth and renamed to Black Sabbath in 1969, the band began incorporating occult- and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars and achieving multiple platinum records in the 1970s. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and the often apocalyptic prophesies of the horrors of war.

Black Sabbath are cited, along with Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, as pioneers of heavy metal. The band helped define the genre with releases such as quadruple-platinum Paranoid, released in 1970. They were ranked by MTV as the "Greatest Metal Band" of all time, and placed second in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" list, behind Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stone has posited the band as 'the heavy-metal kings of the '70s'. They have sold over 15 million records in the United States alone and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and were included among Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's heavy alcohol and cocaine usage led to his being fired from the band in April 1979, after which he began a very successful solo career, selling more than 55 million albums. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. After a few albums with Dio's vocals and songwriting collaborations, Black Sabbath endured a revolving line-up in the 1980s and 1990s that included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin. In 1992, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album, Reunion. The 1979–1982 and 1991–1992 line-up featuring Iommi, Butler, Dio, and Appice reformed in 2006 under the moniker Heaven & Hell until Dio's death on 16 May 2010.

On 11 November 2011, the original band members announced that they were reuniting and recording a new album.[11] The band are scheduled to perform a headlining slot at the Download Festival on the 10th of June 2012, followed by a world tour.

PEOPLE WHO LIKE BLACK SABBATH

Frossen Vintersjel88

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 04:26

BlackWolf_91

Missouri
United States

Jan 18, 2020 04:26

XxMr.MisunderstoodxX

North Carolina
United States

Jan 18, 2020 04:12

Nattmara

Leicestershire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 04:05

No.1_queen_of_rock

Melbourne
Australia

Jan 18, 2020 04:04

Fireworks

Suffolk
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 04:00

Jackfreak

Leicestershire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 04:00

Hallowedbthyname

North Carolina
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:59

⚡️krissy13⚡️

Queensland
Australia

Jan 18, 2020 03:59

Shadow_dweller89

West Midlands
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:55

Jay_Von_Doom666

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:54

General_Popeye

Minnesota
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:52

Crow

Maine
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:51

Mother Motionless

Kentucky
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:50

The f**kin Reject 1312

New Jersey
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:48

Pagan25

Kent
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:36

Darkmagics903

Texas
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:35

TheeOwlMan

New York
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:28

EmperorHelvetegyt

Kansas
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:26

THEHORNLESSGOAT

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:25

WolfScorpion82

Massachusetts
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:21

Jezebeth Deumos Baal

Wisconsin
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:18

Holidays in the Sun

Essex
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:17

Joey

Tennessee
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:15

Stellar Synne

Nevada
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:14

BoomTownBlues

Pennsylvania
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:11

Dracula666

Texas
United States

Jan 18, 2020 03:10

Ash_williams🤘

Argyll
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:10

Mike

Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:08

Robin Jansson

Dalsland
Sweden

Jan 18, 2020 03:07

Premature Burial

Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:03

sceadugenga14

Lancashire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 03:01

Tad88

North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:51

James E. Russell

Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:50

MrBee

West Lothian
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:48

Charlie_29

New York
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:48

Echo

Oklahoma
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:36

LilithRaven94712

Louisiana
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:26

gotunk

Washington
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:23

Fallow171

West Midlands
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:20

U53RN4M3_H3R3

London
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:20

Jamezneckbeard

West Midlands
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:18

Alonewolf

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:17

Gothicfairy

Louisiana
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:12

TooManyQuarks

Ohio
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:09

Felix

Surrey
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:06

Alloyed_Obscurity

Illinois
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:05

RedFalky

Cumbria
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 02:03

Thatonememeguy66

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 02:02

915speedkam

Florida
United States

Jan 18, 2020 01:59

noone

.
Estonia

Jan 18, 2020 01:57

Paradox

New South Wales
Australia

Jan 18, 2020 01:52

Pater Paragon Giovi 333

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 01:51

Sepdos

Devon
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:48

Deadsoul666

Massachusetts
United States

Jan 18, 2020 01:46

Sharpy6566

Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:42

Winter_Madness

Texas
United States

Jan 18, 2020 01:38

Wolf

Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:35

Otter

Gwent
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:31

No

Leipzig
Germany

Jan 18, 2020 01:28

jae337

Indiana
United States

Jan 18, 2020 01:27

Nico Luna

Gwent
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:20

Pierced-Cleopatra

West Midlands
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:17

DarkLord666

New York
United States

Jan 18, 2020 01:16

DemonKing

ONTARIO
Canada

Jan 18, 2020 01:16

AlexMetal

Kent
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:12

English_Rose

Merseyside
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:11

Hippycore

Suffolk
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:03

lukerocker94

Hampshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 01:01

BeautifulSeaWarrior

Quebec
Canada

Jan 18, 2020 00:53

DJ Villan

West Midlands
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 00:51

Honeybunny21

Missouri
United States

Jan 18, 2020 00:48

Belial (INTJ)

Maine
United States

Jan 18, 2020 00:45

Hairy Happenings

East Riding of Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 00:44

sombereo loco

London
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 00:40

Vill

Athens
Greece

Jan 18, 2020 00:39

Skyshadow

Cornwall
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 00:34

Robbie

California
United States

Jan 18, 2020 00:33

ミスフィト ゴジータ

Pennsylvania
United States

Jan 18, 2020 00:29

ReverseMetalCactus

Derbyshire
United Kingdom

Jan 18, 2020 00:26