Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Black Sabbath is back !!! # by Márcia Schwarz Perel

This summer, the legendary Jurassic heavy band Black Sabbath is not only recording music but also touring. But what is the best of all, Sabbath will be performing with its original line up.

Starting on April 20th, Ozzy, Tony, Geezer and Bill will tour Australia, Japan, stop in Europe and on October 4th, they will do a pit stop in São Paulo.

Image Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Black Sabbath is one of the bands that originated heavy metal. Their nervous and unique sound paved the way to giants like 
Sepultura and Cinderella.

I am no expert on this band, I enjoy their sound and recognize some songs. Doing some research to write about them, I discovered some facts worth sharing.

The name of the band originated after a Boris Karloff film called Black Sabbath. It was originally to be just the name of their first song on their first album. It ended being the name of the band. They started a blues band called Earth. The name Earth was already taken, so they changed the name and together the sound too. They rehearsed across from a movie theater that played horror movies. The band was shocked to see how popular these horror movies were. They figured that a dark sound would be popular too. Around that time, most bands were playing songs about love and peace. Sabbath wanted to be unique bringing a gothic sound.

In 2005, Black Sabbath was inducted to the UK hall of fame. Ozzy always wondered how come they have not been inducted much earlier. The award was presented to the band by their friend Brian May. In 2006, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the band, but Tony was unable to get their award home, since it was confiscated by airport security as a weapon.

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In 2002, Ozzy, Tony, Phil Collins and Palladino from The Who played Paranoid at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s 50th year on the throne. Prince William and Harry approached Tony wanting to know how come they have not played the song Black Sabbath to the Queen.

According to Ozzy, this new album, called 13, is the most important one of their careers. If you are a fan of metal or simply a fan of good music, try to check out Black Sabbath’s concerts this summer. 

You can check the dates at: concertboom.com/blacksabbath

by Márcia Schwarz Perel 
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