What is the best heavy metal band of all time?

This is purely a subjective question, however most reasonable modern homo sapiens would say it is Black Sabbath. They are the architects and godfathers of hard rock and heavy metal music. Every guitar riff that you hear today is derivative of a Black Sabbath riff that was recorded in the 1970s. Iron Maiden and Metallica…

“13″ Black Sabbath Album Review Notes and Thoughts

-Ozzy Osbourne reunites with Black Sabbath for first studio album since 1978. -In all honesty, it took a several full-album plays for “13″ before warming up to it. -The new songs initially sounded forced, like the band tried too hard to reproduce their early sound without pushing the envelope any further than they have in…

Live Video of Black Sabbath O2 Academy Birmingham Now Available

Update (5-20-12): Videos from the Black Sabbath May 19 Birmingham show are now available. Watch them below! “Iron Man” (thanks to @maniac1705) “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” Snippet (thanks to @dewiejudge) “War Pigs” (thanks to @SanktuariuM) “N.I.B.” (thanks to @llamzrt) “Into The Void” (thanks to @SanktuariuM) “Symtom of the Universe” Jam (thanks to @llamzrt) “Children of the…

Tommy Clufetos – Black Sabbath Drummer For The Summer

As we predicted earlier, Tommy Clufetos will play drums for the Black Sabbath “reunion” shows starting with the O2 Academy show in Birmingham this evening. He is an excellent drummer who has performed and recorded with Ozzy Osbourne since the Scream album. I was a huge fan of Clufetos when he performed with Rob Zombie’s…

Black Sabbath Announces Substitute Drummer

Following original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward’s statement of why he will not be performing with the band this summer, Black Sabbath have released a statement of their own. According to the band, they have picked up a substitute drummer for the summer gigs. Upcoming Sabbath shows include Birmingham on May 19, Download Festival on…

Bill Ward – Black Sabbath Talks Fail, No Reunion Summer 2012

Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward will not be reuniting with the rest of the band this summer. Ward issued an official statement regarding the manner on his website BillWard.com. He is especially sorry that he cannot perform with guitarist Tony Iommi who has been battling cancer. From a Sabbath’s fan perspective, this is very…