Posts Tagged “Sabbath Tribute”

– 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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“Sabbath Cadabra” is a compilation album released by Metal Hammer Greece, which features Greek bands covering tracks from BLACK SABBATH’s entire career.

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A new fourteen song Black Sabbath tribute compilation titled “Hands of Doom” is streaming over on bandcamp . The introduction to it is written by well-known Italian writer Stefano Cerati, who has released the book “Masters Of Reality” on Black Sabbath’s lyrics

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According to InGoal Magazine, Massachusetts recreational hockey goaltender Liz Conner has had a BLACK SABBATH-themed goalie mask created by Headstrong Grafx.

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In the immense 172-page Metal Hammer Black Sabbath tribute issue on sale right now, we talk to some of metal’s biggest names about the influence of the Godfathers of heavy music – including MetallicaSlayer, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Behemoth and many more! Here’s what Phil Anselmo had to say:

“You know what’s strange? I remember being a very young boy, like still riding in the car with mom and shit, before they had seatbelt laws, kids riding in the back and all that crap in the 70s, and the local radio in New Orleans would play Am I Going Insane. And I loved it. I loved that fucking song because I was a kid, and it stuck inside my head. I was living in the neighborhood in New Orleans, where I didn’t know that many kids around me and all my friends were several blocks away. And not all of them were chasing music as much as I was. And I was getting into the Iron Maidens and shit like that, and I had an Iron Maiden shirt, which at the time was kind of unique in my neighborhood. I guess I’m talking about ‘83. Finally I was out and about one day in the neighborhood and I saw this other kid wearing an Iron Maiden shirt, so I walked directly up to him and I was like, “Man, you like Iron Maiden?” and he’s like, “Oh yeah!” Anyway, this dude was a drummer and I was a singer. We were little kids talking about being in a band and all this shit. He ended up being the first drummer in my first garage band. And he had been a heavy metal collector. He was like a year older than me, so he had like a year’s worth of chasing music on me, so we went back to his house and listened to music, music, music, music. And that was obviously one of the first times that I heard the ominous-sounding Black Sabbath that we all know and love. That is definitely one of those memories – sitting in his bedroom, smoking terrible marijuana that didn’t really work at all, and listening to Black Sabbath. But I’ll never forget the day he came home with the Sabotage record, he called me up and said, “Dude, you gotta get over here right now. You gotta get over here. You thought you’d heard all the best Black Sabbath but just wait!” and we fucking listened to that Sabotage record and it just smoked us, man. It left such a fucking impact.”

Phil Anselmo: Dude

“In ‘96 I flew out and jammed with Iommi in the studio, when he was doing his solo record, with a lot of guest artists, and we had an incredible, productive session. Basically I was just handed a bunch of Tony Iommi riffs, while he sat back. You know this is kind of humourous, but I think he has a good enough sense of humour that if he reads this article he might chuckle… but his big ass was sitting there eating trays of sushi and sipping white wine, while I’m sitting there putting his damn riffs together! It was awesome. He was always like, “You go there, Phil!” with a big smile on his face. We were working with this engineer guy named Bob Marlette, and Bob would wear these baggy-ass fucking sweat pants in the studio, and Tony Iommi would sneak up behind him and de-pants him, it was fucking hilarious! And we came up with three songs in three days, man. I’ve known those guys for at least eighteen years or longer, and we were always the band that played right before Ozzy or right before Black Sabbath. Bless his heart, ol’ Osbourne used to go out there and do a set of Ozzy, then come back out and do a set of Black Sabbath – that hard-working, bad-ass motherfucker. Unbelievable. So we were very integrated with these guys, and they have always, always, always been the sweetest group of individuals. And not only that, I cannot leave out the fact that with Pantera and Down, I did shows with the Dio incarnation of Black Sabbath. Ronnie Dio as a person and as a singer… when you listen to that motherfucker on stage, I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anybody more powerful. There’s something about Ronnie Dio that was just fucking monstrous, almost inhuman, night after night. But on a personal level – Geezer, Tony, Ozzy, Dio, Bill Ward, Vinny Appice… they’re all just the sweetest, most encouraging, taking-you-under-the-wing-type guys you could come across, man. Just always delightful. After they got to know me and knew how much I loved them them, they presented me with a gold Sabotage framed record and a framed platinum Paranoid record. I still have ‘em hanging up on the wall in my house. Those are prized possessions, man. That’s like dreamworld shit. Only a fool would leave out what Black Sabbath brought to the heavy metal genre.”

We feel ya on that. Find out who else has their say on Black Sabbath in the amazing new issue, out now and featuring a free CD and Download posters!

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Has it really been 20 years since Vulgar Display Of Power?!

In the new Metal Hammer issue – featuring a massive Black Sabbath tribute with an interview with Sabbath themselves and testimonies from everyone from Slayer to Machine Head and Rush to Alice Cooper – we take a lengthy look at the legacy of Pantera‘s epic Vulgar Display Of Power, 20 years on since it smashed the world to bits.

We interview Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown about the legacy Vulgar Display… has left behind, and unsurprisingly, Phil looks back on it with in typically Phillish fashion.

“Hell or high water, no one was gonna fucking stop us, me or whatever from doing that,” says the Down singer. “So thankfully the audience absorbed it and appreciated that, and here we sit, doing an interview and talking about it 20 years later.”

He adds that at that point in their career Pantera were a “very tight-knit fucking team. Everyone had to carry their own weight and if you deserved criticism, you fucking got criticism. It wasn’t to be taken in a bad way. It was to be taken to make you stronger.”

Wanna read more? You’ll just have to order the current issue, then.

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Has it really been 20 years since Vulgar Display Of Power?!

In the new Metal Hammer issue – featuring a massive Black Sabbath tribute with an interview with Sabbath themselves and testimonies from everyone from Slayer to Machine Head and Rush to Alice Cooper – we take a lengthy look at the legacy of Pantera‘s epic Vulgar Display Of Power, 20 years on since it smashed the world to bits.

We interview Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul and Rex Brown about the legacy Vulgar Display… has left behind, and unsurprisingly, Phil looks back on it with in typically Phillish fashion.

“Hell or high water, no one was gonna fucking stop us, me or whatever from doing that,” says the Down singer. “So thankfully the audience absorbed it and appreciated that, and here we sit, doing an interview and talking about it 20 years later.”

He adds that at that point in their career Pantera were a “very tight-knit fucking team. Everyone had to carry their own weight and if you deserved criticism, you fucking got criticism. It wasn’t to be taken in a bad way. It was to be taken to make you stronger.”

Wanna read more? You’ll just have to order the current issue, then.

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In the immense 172-page Metal Hammer Black Sabbath tribute issue on sale right now, we talk to some of metal’s biggest names about the influence of the Godfathers of heavy music – including Metallica, Slayer, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Behemoth and many more!

“Choosing one ultimate Black Sabbath track is impossible!” laughs Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. “Symptom Of The Universe because it’s so powerful, crushing and relentless. Sweet Leaf because it was my second gig with Ozzy in Las Vegas back in 1996. Sweet Leaf was the cue for me and Ozzy to launch into this primal sumo stance, we spontaneously put it into motion, labelling this dance the Crab Walk!

“The title track Black Sabbath was the first song I remember hearing. I was 11 years old and my best friend’s stoner brother said, ‘Listen to this song and stare at the album cover.’ It was in a dark garage with black lights and lava lamps. I had nightmares after that. I was never quite the same…”

We feel ya on that. Find out who else has their say on Black Sabbath in the amazing new issue, out now and featuring a free CD and Download posters!

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Well, how’s this for a seal of approval? Vinnie Paul had a flick through our current Black Sabbath issue, which also celebrates 20 years of Pantera’s Vulgar Display Of Power, and gave it the thumbs up!

As a part of our immense, 172-page BLACK SABBATH tribute in the new issue of Metal Hammer – also featuring tributes from Metallica, Machine Head,Slayer, Phil Anselmo, Mastodon, Rush, Alice Cooper and more – we actually chat to Ozzy and Geezer themselves about their incredible legacy and what they have planned for their set at Download 2012. There’s a FREE SONS OF SABBATH CD featuring Electric Wizard, Blood Ceremony, Church Of Misery and more… as well as FREE POSTERS for UK readers! How about that?

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To celebrate the arrival of Metal Hammer’s immense Black Sabbath tribute, the magazine asked Testament Eric Peterson to name his favorite Sabbath tracks.

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