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Black Sabbath

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The 21 Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2013

    It's that time of year where our focus is officially shifting from reflecting on 2013 to preparing for 2014. Another 365 days have swept by, full of heavy metal ups and downs, groupies and drug overdoses, mind-blowing riffs and sold-out shows. The state of metal in 2013 certainly hasn't blown my min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Andrew W.K.: Music Is A Tool For Partying

    The are many sides to Andrew W.K. Omni-present is the bloody nose image that adorns his major label debut I Get Wet. There's also his well known propensity to party hard, a lifestyle he's constantly promoting. These two ideas for the basis for a musician who's found an angle that people can latch on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Somehow I Found Some '80s Albums That Still Sound Good

    A few months ago, I took 80's music to task in a little ditty called High School Music: A Reunion from Hell. Of course, I took some shit from some of my friends and classmates, so I promised them I'd try to look at the positive side to the eighties down the road. That moment has arrived. Like t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    Volbeat's Michael Poulsen: The Biggest Mission We Have on Earth Is Finding Love

    Elvis, Johnny Cash, King Diamond, Black Sabbath, Ramones, Fats Domino, Motorhead--these are just a few of the influences that make Danish rock band Volbeat tick. And it seems to work out for them. They've been headlining in Europe for almost a decade, and all of their studio albums have been certifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2013

    Black Sabbath - US Airways Center - 8/30/13

    Black SabbathUS Airways CenterAugust 30, 2013 (View the complete slideshow.)There were more devil horns on display at Black Sabbath's concert Friday night than at an ASU football game. That's not surprising, however, given the band's affinity for dark lyrics, occult-like imagery and satanic referenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Doyle: You Wouldn't Believe How Many Popular Musicians Have Regular Jobs

    Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein is most often identified as a celebrated member of horror punk act the Misfits, brought into the band at the tender age of 16 in 1980. Originally a roadie for the band, he was taught how to play guitar by his brother, Misfits bassist Jerry Only, and Glenn Danzig. He a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Black Sabbath Conjures Up A New Batch of "Evilly Things" on 13

    After a lengthy absence--33 years--Black Sabbath have returned with 13. And unbelievably, this is your grandmother's Black Sabbath. Eschewing a turbulent history that left the band frequently in musical flux and misdirection --particularly those middle years--today's Sabbath, complete again with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    A Black Sabbath Afterparty: FilmBar Hosts "Boot Sabbath: Live & Rare" After Friday's Show

    For the true Black Sabbath devotee, there is only one place to be on Friday night. No, not US Airways Center. Sure, a true devotee would probably pay some shekels to see three quarters of the band that created Paranoid, Masters of Reality, and Volume IV in the flesh, sagging though it may be, someon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi: "The Tensions [Between Us] Have Mainly Been About Business"

    When Black Sabbath broke onto the music scene in 1969, no one was playing music with such heavy intent and darkness. Prior to figuring out their sound, the band was your average jazzy-blues-rock outfit. It was a popular musical form at the time in England, yet, there was just too much of it. Then, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Eight Must-Read Heavy Metal Books

    Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Eight Metal Bands That Killed It at Rock on the Range; See Three in Phoenix Soon

    Founded in 2007, Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range has become one of heavy metal's largest events, and every year, it just gets bigger and better. As Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach said in an interview: "As far as rock festivals in America go, Rock on the Range in No. 1 in my book. Straight f****n e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Black Sabbath to Play Phoenix August 30 on 2013 World Tour

    Black Sabbath -- that is, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler, for the moment -- have been teasing a summer tour of North America for weeks, and when they finally announced the full tour on Thursday it came with an August 30 performance in Phoenix, at US Airways Center. The tour celebrates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Excavating Heavy Metal's Blues and Jazz Roots

    "The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it." --B.B. King "Metal confronts what we'd rather ignore. It celebrates what we often deny. It indulg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Unearthing Metal's Classical Roots

    I wasn't raised on Anthrax or Zeppelin, or anything between in regards to the heavy metal alphabet. No, the soundtrack of my youth was classical music. I competed in classical piano competitions for the better part of a decade, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Black Sabbath: Music For the End of the World

    If the end of days is upon us on December 21, in five short ones we may all be in line at the pearly gates. Or at the gates of Hell. You never really can tell. If it was up to you, which would you actually choose? The question was on my brain while talking with a friend, whose birthday is actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Your Holiday Heavy Metal Gift Guide

    What's the most metal gift you've ever received? I can think of several that stick out: Led Zeppelin vinyl, a miniature model of Dimebag Darrell's Razorback lightning bolt guitar, spike-bedecked high heels that would make a dominatrix envious, a stripper pole paired with a handle of whiskey. But I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    25 Gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions See also: 10 Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You By Reed Fischer Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Is Heavy Metal Really The Devil's Music?

    See also: Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising See also: Megadeth's Dave Ellefson: "Why I'm Trying to Become a Pastor" Last week, I found myself in an awkward conversation with douchebag with a popped collar and frosted tips. He asked me if I worshipped "the Devil," lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Shawn M. Crahan Launch Production Company; Taylor Explains

    There's always been a connection between horror flicks and heavy metal, so it comes as sort of a surprise that it's taken Corey Taylor and Shawn M. Crahan of Slipknot this long to start a Living Breathing Films, a film and television production company aimed at creating "psychological dramas." Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    A "Black" Bands Primer: In Celebration of Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

    Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears​ Okay, seriously. Here us out. This is not a list of bands containing black people (some do, some don't), it's a list of bands with "black" in their band names. I came up with the idea shortly after The Black Lips performed at The Rhythm Room, and waited for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with Five Musician/Novelists

    Nick Cave, author of And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munro​People like to dedicate the month of November to specific tasks. Say, growing a mustache (Movember) or writing a novel (National Novel Writing Month). One dude who clearly knows how to do both is Nick Cave. His books, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Top 10 Songs for Jukebox Warfare

    ​"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." -Sun T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Map of Metal Displays Interactive History of All Things Metal

    Slayer!​Ever wondered where Melodic Power Metal came from or which bands actually play that kind of metal? How about the origins of Crossover Thrash, Grindcore or Speed Metal?Graphic designer Patrick Galbraith and metal historian Nick Grant's Map of Metal has all of that covered. The interactive m ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    August 13, 2010

    Black Sabbath, "Warning"

    ​Song: Black Sabbath, "Warning"Context: Did you know Black Sabbath's debut was released on Friday the 13th? Me either. Records normally come out on Tuesdays, so that took a bit of extra effort.  Warning - Black Sabbath

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    August 13 In Blogs: Elizabeth Gilbert, Barack Obama, Black Sabbath, Food Porn, and John McCain

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio​Metal legend Ronnie James Dio -- the original metal pioneer and former Black Sabbath frontman --  passed away at the age of 67 Sunday morning in Los Angeles. Dio's death was announced by his wife and manager, Wendy, on his website. It's a somber time for fans of the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Black Sabbath's Stem Cell Treatment, David Lynch and Billy Corgan, Passion Pit Mp3

    Electric Mustache: mp3: Passion Pit Remix Max Tundra "Which Song"Everyone's Blog Posts: All Nov. Events @ The Trunk Space: K Recs, Sound Art, Local break-neck rock, Label show cases, punkersIdolator: Aqua Warn Against The Dangers Of Color-Coordinating Your Dinner Parties' MenusNME: Black Sabbath's T ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
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    November 1, 2007

    Various Artists

    The Heavy Metal Box
    (Rhino)

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    October 18, 2007
  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Witchcraft

    The Alchemist
    (Rise Above)

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Smokin'!

    Music to inhale by

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Clutch

    Now and forever

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Panthers

    The Trick
    (Vice)

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Spinal Tapped

    In which our heroine observes a Sabbath

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007
  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Priestess

    Hello Master
    (RCA Records)

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Various Artists

    Invaders
    (Kemado)

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Street Music

    Videos lay down soundtrack for the skateboard generation

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Corrosion of Conformity

    In the Arms of God
    (Sanctuary)

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Blood Brothers

    Crimes
    (V2)

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Black Sabbath

    Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) (Rhino/Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Devil in the Details

    New books document heavy metal's ugly history

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    End of the Century

    The Ramones offer one more burst of brilliance with a new anthology

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Bad Medicine

    Trashman faces a cure that's worse than the illness

  • News

    December 31, 1998
  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Iron Men

    Black Sabbath reunites to take rock once more into the bowels of hell

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