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Maryland/DC based doom pioneers Iron Man have debuted a new song from their forthcoming effort, “South of the Earth.” Listen to “The Worst and Longest Day” now via The Obelisk at this location . “South of the Earth” will be released on October 1st via Metal Blade.

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The Iron Man might be rocking all over the world, but he’s having to fly back to the UK for on-going treatment.

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Fan-filmed video footae of BLACK SABBATH‘s entire August 28 performance at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Californai can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
04. Snowblind
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Iron Man
13. God Is Dead?
14. Children Of The Grave

Encore:

15. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that the band’s current tour in support of its long-awaited reunion album, “13”, could very well be his last. Asked why he thought that, Butler explained, “I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up the next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

Butler also said that he’s enjoying the current SABBATH tour, adding, “I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it, because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.”

Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne reunited in late 2011 to record their first new album together in 35 years. Original drummer Bill Ward was on board at first but dropped out over contract disputes.

Progress on the record was slowed first by Ward‘s departure and then by Iommi‘s January 2012 cancer diagnosis.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio that the band members knew this might be their last chance to make an album together. “We knew as a band that people were gonna go, ‘Oh yeah. they’re going in the studio again, it’s never gonna happen,’ you know,” he said. “So we just marched through all the problems and did an album, you know, with Rick Rubin.”

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.



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Ara Harris of Virago Magazine recently conducted an interview with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward about his groundbreaking collection of fine art created from rhythm. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Virago Magazine: What songs have created the most vivid pictures based only on rhythm?

Bill Ward: All of the songs that I played with BLACK SABBATH, but the first song that comes to mind is “Black Sabbath”. It is full of passion and I regard it as our rallying point. So the energy on stage when we play “Black Sabbath” is absolutely outstanding. I visualize just a huge sound and I mean, it’s a huge sound. I put myself into it wholeheartedly to create as much volume as I can with my symbols… whatever I can to add more to this ominous sound. A typical visual would be “Iron Man”. People say… “How did you begin ‘Iron Man’? How did you create ‘Iron Man’? How do you make people think it’s ‘Iron Man’?” So the only thing I could think of was a bass drum. Ozzy put a vocal on and I could see “Iron Man” — I could visualize “Iron Man”.

Virago Magazine: When I first heard about your art, I never imagined that rhythm could produce images that were so intricate. I looked at a lot of pieces and I was particularly fascinated with the piece “Hello I Don’t Think We’ve Met (Yet)”. I think I stared at that piece for about 25 minutes. I could see so many pictures within a picture.

Bill Ward: There has been some manipulation. It’s true, I created a lot of streams and things but there was a lot of camera work that was put into this, as well. So some of the actual faces and figure heads that you can see in there were created by camera imagery. I’m not sure what these guys did, but I think there were some techniques that they might have used to do that. For me, I didn’t actually paint those while I’m drumming, I can’t bring about that image. So, does it feel like that’s misleading now? Is that upsetting to hear?

Virago Magazine: No, it’s not upsetting to hear I’m just wondering how you felt when you saw that picture. Did you appreciate that they did that…that they manipulated with the cameras or would you have preferred them to stay more organic?

Bill Ward: At the time of doing this, I really didn’t have a whole lot of information on what the cameras were going to materialize. As we were doing the shoot, I would say… “Is everything OK?” I was kind of blind. I was handed different colored sticks and I played as much as I could. I played different beats to create as many shapes as I possibly could and a lot of that shows up on the pictures. However, I didn’t know that there was going to be some camera added work. When I saw it, I was like… “Well, that’s interesting. Not quite sure how I feel about that.” But then I was asked to title the pictures and that was when I felt fully involved. Not only as a drummer playing a fury of drum patterns but involved because I was able to look at the pictures and see that there was a lot more happening to me than I was aware of. I’ve been quite emotional lately over issues that were going on. I’ve been sad. A lot of different feelings. So when I looked at the pictures, I thought… “My God, these pictures really seem to actually show my emotions.” For instance, the piece “Grief”. I have no idea how that picture came about. And when I looked at it the only thing I could think about was grief because I’ve been grieving terribly for about eighteen months. And I felt such sadness. So, when I looked at it, I looked at my grief and that’s when it became personal. That’s when it became vulnerable. That’s when it became much more than playing drums with different types of sticks. It became more than just camera people, three of four different cameras going off, lots of different lighting attitudes what have you. It became more than that. It turned into something really therapeutic, really personal, and really vulnerable.

Read the entire interview at Virago Magazine.



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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH‘s August 26 performance at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
04. Snowblind
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Iron Man
13. God Is Dead?
14. Dirty Women
15. Children Of The Grave

Encore:

16. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that the band’s current tour in support of its long-awaited reunion album, “13”, could very well be his last. Asked why he thought that, Butler explained, “I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up the next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

Butler also said that he’s enjoying the current SABBATH tour, adding, “I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it, because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.”

Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne reunited in late 2011 to record their first new album together in 35 years. Original drummer Bill Ward was on board at first but dropped out over contract disputes.

Progress on the record was slowed first by Ward‘s departure and then by Iommi‘s January 2012 cancer diagnosis.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio that the band members knew this might be their last chance to make an album together. “We knew as a band that people were gonna go, ‘Oh yeah. they’re going in the studio again, it’s never gonna happen,’ you know,” he said. “So we just marched through all the problems and did an album, you know, with Rick Rubin.”

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

SABBATH‘s current North American tour winds down on September 3 in Los Angeles.



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– August 29th, 2013 – Rising out of the same Maryland/DC mean streets as fellow US doom pioneers Pentagram and The Obsessed, Iron Man was formed in 1988 as a Black Sabbath tribute band by guitarist Alfred Morris III, whose musical career began in 1977 with mysterious proto-doom cult FORCE. Al’s legendarily heavy, unearthly guitar tone was already much in evidence on FORCE’s ultra-rare 1981 debut EP – and it has only deepened, hardened, improved and refined in the ensuing 32 years.

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Thor: metal-loving LAD

We love it when an actor or actress turns out to be exactly the kind of person we hoped. Yes, Chris Hemsworth – AKA Thor AKA the most metal Avenger ever (apart from Iron Man who is obviously literally really metal) – is a big metalhead who boxes to Pantera and almost injured himself thrashing around to Metallica.

The chaps at Thrash Hits have pointed to a recent interview with Esquire that claims Chris is something of a big fan of Pantera, while Entertainment Weekly published an article saying that one of the actor’s very first albums was Metallica‘s Black Album.

“My cousin, who was educating me on heavy metal, bought it for me,” says the man himself. “I remember at the age of 11 pulling something in my neck from headbanging — being kind of semi-paralyzed from trying to mosh and outdo each other.”

What a total heavy metal LAD.

Thor: The Dark World opens internationally on October 30 and is, we’re fairly confident, going to be immense.

So Thor loves Pantera and Magneto loves thrash? Marvel’s doing alright, eh?

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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH‘s August 14 performance at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
04. Snowblind
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Drum Solo
13. Iron Man
14. God Is Dead?
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave

Encore:

17. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that the band’s current tour in support of its long-awaited reunion album, “13”, could very well be his last. Asked why he thought that, Butler explained, “I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up the next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

Butler also said that he’s enjoying the current SABBATH tour, adding, “I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it, because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.”

Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne reunited in late 2011 to record their first new album together in 35 years. Original drummer Bill Ward was on board at first but dropped out over contract disputes.

Progress on the record was slowed first by Ward‘s departure and then by Iommi‘s January 2012 cancer diagnosis.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio that the band members knew this might be their last chance to make an album together. “We knew as a band that people were gonna go, ‘Oh yeah. they’re going in the studio again, it’s never gonna happen,’ you know,” he said. “So we just marched through all the problems and did an album, you know, with Rick Rubin.”

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

SABBATH‘s current North American tour winds down on September 3 in Los Angeles.






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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH‘s August 12 concert at Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
04. Snowblind
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Drum Solo
13. Iron Man
14. God Is Dead?
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave

Encore:

17. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH kicked off its North American tour on July 25 in Houston, with the reunited group adding four tracks from its new album “13” to a set already filled with SABBATH classics and a few deeper album cuts. The original trio of singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler were joined as on all their live dates so far by Ozzy‘s solo touring drummer Tommy Clufetos. Founding drummer Bill Ward has sat out the group’s activities despite originally being announced as part of the reunion back in November 2011.

Tony Iommi told The Pulse Of Radio a while back how hard it is for SABBATH to make up a setlist. “There are so many tracks that it’s really difficult what to pick, because there’s always somebody gonna go, ‘Oh, why didn’t you play that one? Why didn’t you play this?’ you know,” he said. “And there’s only a limited time you can play as well, so you’ve gotta work out a set that everybody wants to do without upsetting the people that say, ‘Oh, I wanted to hear this. I wanted to hear that,’ you know? But you’ve gotta drop some to put new ones in, and it’s hard.”

“13” is the first SABBATH album to feature Ozzy on vocals in 35 years and the first studio set by the group to ever hit No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.

The group’s reunion plans were delayed in early 2012 by Iommi‘s cancer diagnosis, although he has been receiving regular treatment and the band was eventually able to record and start touring.

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Tony Iommi: He is IRON MAN!

Tony Iommi reckons that life in the Black Sabbath camp is better than it’s ever been right now.

“It’s a great feeling,” he tells the Hartford Advocate. “You can’t beat that feeling of walking onstage, especially with your old mates, you know. I think it’s better than it was 40 years ago.

“You know, we’ve been through a lot of experiences, family things and so on. I think when it comes back to the original guys again, it feels really comfortable. You do get — it comes along with age, I suppose — anxieties and different other things. But when you get onstage and start playing, it all settles down.

“As far as [playing] the whole album [live at some point]: we haven’t tried that yet. We are playing four songs off the album, but I’d be up for doing the whole thing. That’s how we recorded it, so that’s how we can play it. It’s an album that is not impossible to do, if you know what I mean. We didn’t go in the studio and put loads of stuff on. It IS live, so we could go on and play any of those songs.”

Red the rest of the interview here

New Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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