A Look in to Black Sabbath’s Work on New Album


It’s been almost a year since Black Sabbath returned from atop their throne at the centre of the Earth, and four months since the band had any big news, having played at Birmingham and the Download and Lollapalooza festivals (and consequently, four months since some of Ozzy Osbourne’s onstage orange juice flew in to my [...]

Watch: Black Sabbath ‘Paranoid’ Live at Birmingham’s O2 Academy


After the entire show was posted in audio format on YouTube, metal godfathers Black Sabbath have taken to their official channel to edit and release a video of their performance of “Paranoid” at Birmingham’s O2 Academy earlier this year. Of course, following original drummer Bill Ward’s lack of participation in the show, the self-proclaimed “true fans” have stormed the internet [...]

Zakk Wylde Names New Son ‘Sabbath’


My heart – normally a bitter, blackened pit of sarcasm and video game references – was warmed yesterday, upon hearing a little piece of touching, heavy metal news. Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society frontman and ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, has decided to name his fourth child ‘Sabbath’ in honour of Birmingham four-piece and pioneers of the [...]

Black Sabbath Invite Fans To Take Part In ‘Iron Man’ Video


Black Sabbath, the fathers of heavy metal, are reaching out a skeletal hand to their fans – asking for help in the creation of a new video for the 1970 anthem ‘Iron Man’. Writing on their official Facebook, the band stated “Back in 1970, bands didn’t release music videos, so we’ve decided to take ‘Iron [...]

Royal Thunder – CVI

Royal Thunder band

Royal Thunder is not a new name around the Atlanta and Savannah metal scenes, but its high time for ears outside the South to hear the gloriously heavy racket the Atlanta rockers have made under the radar. If devastating rock is your particular brand of salvation, Royal Thunder is a band you cannot afford to [...]

Review: Black Sabbath Back In Birmingham: Still A Force To Be Reckoned With


There may have been a wave of controversy surrounding heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath in recent months, but I am here with my ears still ringing to assure you that they are now, as much as they ever were, a force to be reckoned with. Back in their hometown of Birmingham, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and [...]

Black Sabbath Reunion Tour Will Move Forward Without Original Drummer


Black Sabbath will enlist a substitute drummer for their highly anticipated reunion tour after original drummer Bill Ward decided to drop out of the tour.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath to Headline Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Crowd

Tonight Lollapalooza released their lineup for the Chicago-based festival. Set for August 3-5th, the lineup ranges from DJs such as Bassnectar and Justice to heavy-hitting reunion groups such as At the Drive-In and Sigur Ros. Check out the full lineup below or on the festival’s main site.