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A teaser for the forthcoming BLACK SABBATH DVD, “Gathered In Their Masses”, can be seen below. The set will contain footage from the band’s tour in support of its long-awaited reunion album, “13”.

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that the band’s current tour 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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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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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

Bring Me The Horizon have released a creepy new video for the exquisite Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake, taken from this year’s show-stealing Sempiternal, out now.

Earlier this week, Bring Me The Horizon gave fans the chance to remix the similarly awesome Can You Feel My Heart.

To find out how you can flex your mix-muscles, head over to http://www.bringmethehorizon.co.uk/remix, where you can download the necessary audio stem files and submit your entry. The best entries will get featured on Bring Me The Horizon’s official site!

BMTH play the following dates later this year:

Oct 30 Glasgow O2 Academy
Oct 31 Newcastle O2 Academy
Nov 2 Birmingham O2 Academy
Nov 5 Manchester Academy
Nov 6 London O2 Brixton Academy

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Don Doty, the original lead singer of classic late ’80s /early ’90s California thrashers DARK ANGEL, has released the following statement regarding the band’s upcoming reunion plans:

“Our dearest fans,

“It is with sadness that I see the events of the last days… and I cannot believe how far things have gone.

“When I headed out to start a reunion, I would have never dreamed things would have gone this far.

“I am saddened that you, our dearest fans, had to see this whole mess, and for my part, I apologize.

“There were many reasons why I left [DARK ANGEL] after ‘Darkness Descends’ — family but also drugs. I had lost my way and did what I thought was best for me and my family. Perhaps that was selfish of me.

“There had been at that time and afterwards other things going on in [DARK ANGEL], and should I be a lesser man, I would go and open that old can of worms. But it has been a long time, and some things should stay private for the sake of everyone involved. There is right and wrong on all sides, and that is all I shall say about this.

“I had hoped that the old grudges would have laid long enough for us as a band to be able to get over them and remember the good times of our friendship and give our fans the reunion they had asked for. Sadly, I was wrong, and I will take this opportunity to apologize to our fans for my mistake. I thought we could all be friends again and I opened my arms to all of my old friends without excluding anybody. Sadly, the things that were said to my face were not the things that had been said behind my back, and this lead to the current mess.

“I will not allow this to continue and stain our legacy any longer. The rest of the band have shown what they wanted, and I will obey their decision.

“If there is no room for Don Doty in DARK ANGEL, I will find my place somewhere else. I did not imagine my return to music to happen outside of DARK ANGEL, but life is full of surprises.

“I will not give up.

“I wish my fellow members of [DARK ANGEL] all the best with a reunion that will hopefully go better than the one in 2002.”

DARK ANGEL‘s management issued a statement yesterday accusing Don Doty of displaying a “lack of responsibility” by posting “false information” and starting “unfounded rumors” that have been “creating confusion” among the group’s fans. The management confirmed that DARK ANGEL will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 with a lineup that will feature Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass). Guitarist Eric Meyer is also expected to be involved.

Doty made an online posting earlier this week in which he claimed that Hoglan would not take part in the DARK ANGEL reunion because Gene was “unable to make the practices” due to his “many commitments.”

DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin said in a statement last month that any talk of the band’s reunion was “premature,” and added that “when I was last in the band, Ron Rinehart was my singer. And IF the band were to come back and continue. he would STILL be my singer. He was our rock when we needed him and there is NO WAY I would do this without him. He and I talk daily and are as close now as ever. If anything, all this talk has brought us all back into more frequent contact! Which is a wonderful thing.”

DARK ANGEL released two albums with Don Doty on vocals — 1984’s “We Have Arrived” and 1986’s “Darkness Descends” — before he exited the group and was replaced by Ron Rinehart (after a brief stint with Jim Drabos in 1987). The band issued two more studio LPs — 1989’s “Leave Scars” and 1991’s “Time Does Not Heal” — before calling it quits in 1992. Rinehart, Hoglan and Meyer reassembled DARK ANGEL more than a decade ago but were forced to abandon their reunion plans after health issues reportedly put an end to Rinehart‘s singing career.

Asked what he has been doing since leaving DARK ANGEL in 1987, Doty told Germany’s Radio Gehacktes last month: “It’s a long story, and at the same time, it’s a short one. I basically started a family and showed up to my last show [with DARK ANGEL] and told the guys, ‘Hey, look, [I have a] baby [on the way] and I can’t be on the road and do the family thing; it was just too hard for me. There were too many beautiful women in the world and there were too many other opportunities to go off the deep end, and I just could not do that. So with that being said, I took a step back and I told the guys, ‘There will be a day and I will come back and we will finish what we started.”

Doty added that his reasons for wanting to put DARK ANGEL back together are pure. “I’m here for the fans, because they’ve been there for me and it’s their turn,” he said. “Let’s get back and let’s have some fun.”

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"Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake" by Bring Me The Horizon from the album Sempiternal, available now!

The post BRING ME THE HORIZON Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake video appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

A rather spiffing pro-shot video of Bring Me The Horizon playing a stunning Sleepwalking at Reading 2013 has been put online.

Have a look below. Fair to say that this was absolutely epic.

Setlist

Shadow Moses
Chelsea Smile
Go to Hell, for Heaven’s Sake
The House of Wolves
Can You Feel My Heart
Diamonds Aren’t Forever
Sleepwalking
Blessed with a Curse
Antivist

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Video footage legendary BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler and his tech, Terry Welty, talking about Geezer‘s Hartke setup on the band’s “13” world tour can be seen below.

Butler recently spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about the band’s new album, “13”, and current North American tour, which hit Toronto, Ontario, Canada last night (Wednesday, August 14).

Asked if he still feels up to his powers as a musician, Butler said: “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.”

When pressed to elaborate on why he thinks this will be the last BLACK SABBATH tour, Butler said: “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 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.”

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi said he’d love to make another record with the band — but admitted that it all depends on how his health holds up. Iommi, who was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012 and continues to undergo treatment for the disease, told CT.com, “It’s a question that’s been asked a few times. I don’t really have an answer. Because of my treatments and stuff I can’t commit to doing another two years or anything like that. I have to play it as it comes now.”

Iommi added, “I’m really enjoying it. If the rest of the year goes well, then we’ll look at it and see if it’s possible to do another album. It would be very nice to. 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.”

Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler reunited last year to record “13”, their first album together since 1978.

The reunion was marred by Iommi‘s illness and founding drummer Bill Ward’s refusal to participate over a contract dispute.

With RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s Brad Wilk sitting in on drums, the band and producer Rick Rubin ended crafting “13”, which came out in June and became the group’s first-ever No. 1 album in the U.S.

When The Pulse Of Radio asked Ozzy recently about the possibility of doing a follow-up to “13”, he replied, “If we do do another album, it’d be great, but if we don’t, this will be a nice way to round it up. The only sad thing is that Bill never played on it.”

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Geezer Butler: living legend

Black Sabbath bassist and certified heavy metal god Geezer Butler has offered his thoughts on whether Black Sabbath’s current world tour will prove to be their last.

“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,” he tells The Chicago Sun-Times. “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.

“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 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.”

Read the full interview here

Whatever happens, 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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BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recently spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about the band’s new album, “13”, and current North American tour, which is scheduled to hit Toronto, Ontario, Canada tonight (Wednesday, August 14).

Asked if he still feels up to his powers as a musician, Butler said: “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.”

When pressed to elaborate on why he thinks this will be the last BLACK SABBATH tour, Butler said: “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 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.”

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi said he’d love to make another record with the band — but admitted that it all depends on how his health holds up. Iommi, who was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012 and continues to undergo treatment for the disease, told CT.com, “It’s a question that’s been asked a few times. I don’t really have an answer. Because of my treatments and stuff I can’t commit to doing another two years or anything like that. I have to play it as it comes now.”

Iommi added, “I’m really enjoying it. If the rest of the year goes well, then we’ll look at it and see if it’s possible to do another album. It would be very nice to. 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.”

Iommi, singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler reunited last year to record “13”, their first album together since 1978.

The reunion was marred by Iommi‘s illness and founding drummer Bill Ward’s refusal to participate over a contract dispute.

With RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s Brad Wilk sitting in on drums, the band and producer Rick Rubin ended crafting “13”, which came out in June and became the group’s first-ever No. 1 album in the U.S.
When The Pulse Of Radio asked Ozzy recently about the possibility of doing a follow-up to “13”, he replied, “If we do do another album, it’d be great, but if we don’t, this will be a nice way to round it up. The only sad thing is that Bill never played on it.”

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

Bring Me The Horizon have released a video for awesome new track Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake, taken from unbelievably rad latest album, Sempiternal, out now via Search And Destroy.

Catch the lads tearing Reading and Leeds a new one in a couple of weeks’ time.

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